Lashes before, blonde and sparse, but thick. Nothing too bad, but nothing too great either. Kim Kardashian, I am not. (Ahem, she gets extensions, I'm willing to bet a million bucks).
To get started, she used medical grade tape and affixed my lower lashes down (so they wouldn't glue to the uppers during the process- sealed eyes are a bad thing, I take it) and it didn't hurt. It felt weird, but not painful. She combed out my lashes, applied a few protein removing/cleansing serums to get things all hygienic-like. Then the extensions began.
Nicole was great, working steadily while I chattered and even while my cat climbed up to see what was going on. Lying on a table exposed for an hour or so will make you shiver- so take it from me, get a cover to keep warm. It took the amount of time Nicole quoted, about an hour and a half to get both lashlines fully extended. Why do I keep thinking, "Pimp my Lash?" Obviously I don't get paid for my jokes.
The final result!!
If you have a wonk eyelash, the extension will follow the natural direction of your lashes, but I like it. It seems more 'real'. Here I am, with my lashes all long and fierce!
For placement, Nicole applied them more centrally on my lid and avoided the tear duct because she said sometimes they'll irritate people if the extensions go too close to either end of the eyelid. I'm glad she did because they are so long, you'd struggle to wipe at your eye or apply makeup if you had every single little lash suddenly an inch long. I might get a few shorter ones near the inner eye and then longer still at the edge next time- but look at these! Wow!
After it was done, you do have a sense of being sleepy and heavy eyed. I left feeling a little puffy from laying, but loving my new look. They shocked me at first, they looked so well, fake. But after an hour or so I felt so sexy. I felt like I had Bambi eyes- so lush and young and I don't know if I can go back to my normal eyes. These are like the best falsies you can buy- but they don't come off!
My husband says he loves my 'big, bright eyes' and for me, I don't feel so porcine- with my close set, squinty eyes. I don't know if I could rationalize $40 every 3 weeks for them, but Nicole is very affordable and I'm going to add this to my maintenance list. Let's see, hair color/blowout, nails, lashes...what's next boobs and tan? Good grief?! No thanks. At least not until I hit 40. For now though, I consider these to be an A+ invention and I plan to keep it up. Great thing is, this has simplified my makeup. I have awesome eyelashes and I hardly use mascara and my makeup just looks more powerful and effective with lashes like this. I'm so happy I did this!
Nicole is available for appointments in the Northern Utah area and is a doll. Feel free to make an appointment with her at 435.650.0333. Tell her Tianne sent you along!
How about you? Do you like your lashes? Would you get extensions? Tell me honestly- I'd really like to know! Have a lovely weekend and thanks for reading my blog!
Have a great day,