All About My Lash Extensions | Lash Edit

. 17 August 2018 .
The biggest beauty change I've made in the last while has been my venture into the world of eye lash extensions. Since then I've been obsessed and ensure they're regularly filled in when needed (which is around every 2-3 weeks). I'm totally here for them and say f**k off to anyone who says you can't get them done because they make you 'super fake' or 'high maintenance' - just do what makes you happy and if getting some lashes put in makes you happy, then go for it. 

My lashes are naturally dark brown, very scarcely placed and short so you can imagine I used to use the life out of my lash curlers and my better than sex mascara (which is still bomb btw). In a way, I see getting lash extensions done as a method for saving money on the mascara you would have purchased in their place. I can't speak for all salons but prices can range from between £50 - £150 for the first session and between £20 and £40 for every refill. The first session was €80 and then each time I pay between 25 and 35 euros for my refills. It's so worth the investment though!

The above picture is me after my very first lash extension appointment. It took around 45 mins (although I really didn't notice the time go by; I was chatting away as usual), and once you reopen your eyes for the first time they do sting a little from the glue but that's completely normal. The beautician should usually either fan or pump air into your eyes to stop them from watering and then you're good to go really. The sensation takes a little time to get used to and if its windy that day, you'll definitely see your lashes fluttering about a bit. After that you will hardly notice they're there, only now you have a full set of gorgeous semi-permanent lashes that make you look great even on your most tired of days. I LOVE that. 

The only drawbacks I can think of are the fact that you have to be quite delicate with them when washing your face or showering, they do obviously fall out and once they become quite sparse they can look odd (but not for long), and if you wear a lot of foundation around your lashes they can get dirty (but you can always wet a spooli and brush them out - that can help). Other than that the advantages are endless. On a personal note, when I went in for my first refill I did mention that I preferred a few less lashes on the sides of my eyes because they're quite small and that was quickly rectified, and she does them perfectly every time now (you may notice the difference in the photo below). 

Me after my first refill
My personal experience since having these put in has been great overall. I never worry about no makeup days (not that you should but that's just me), I always feel like I look a little bit less like a child with them on (my baby face will not get the better of me lol) and after a couple of weeks (aka before my refill session) they don't look all that bad despite the loss of maybe half of them. I generally lose my lashes when I'm asleep because I barely notice them falling out when I'm awake, which makes me feel a lot better. Maintenance wise, you just need to brush them out from time to time when they're a little clumped together or out of place, but that's literally it!

If you had any fears or reservations about getting this done then I hope that I've helped you make your mind up or at least informed you a little more about the process because I know there's a lot of stuff on the internet about the drawbacks and inconveniences of getting these done. I hand over heart love them and would recommend to anyone who's looking for a fuller set of lashes that last. 

The biggest beauty change I've made in the last while has been my venture into the world of eye lash extensions. Since then I've been obsessed and ensure they're regularly filled in when needed (which is around every 2-3 weeks). I'm totally here for them and say f**k off to anyone who says you can't get them done because they make you 'super fake' or 'high maintenance' - just do what makes you happy and if getting some lashes put in makes you happy, then go for it. 

My lashes are naturally dark brown, very scarcely placed and short so you can imagine I used to use the life out of my lash curlers and my better than sex mascara (which is still bomb btw). In a way, I see getting lash extensions done as a method for saving money on the mascara you would have purchased in their place. I can't speak for all salons but prices can range from between £50 - £150 for the first session and between £20 and £40 for every refill. The first session was €80 and then each time I pay between 25 and 35 euros for my refills. It's so worth the investment though!

The above picture is me after my very first lash extension appointment. It took around 45 mins (although I really didn't notice the time go by; I was chatting away as usual), and once you reopen your eyes for the first time they do sting a little from the glue but that's completely normal. The beautician should usually either fan or pump air into your eyes to stop them from watering and then you're good to go really. The sensation takes a little time to get used to and if its windy that day, you'll definitely see your lashes fluttering about a bit. After that you will hardly notice they're there, only now you have a full set of gorgeous semi-permanent lashes that make you look great even on your most tired of days. I LOVE that. 

The only drawbacks I can think of are the fact that you have to be quite delicate with them when washing your face or showering, they do obviously fall out and once they become quite sparse they can look odd (but not for long), and if you wear a lot of foundation around your lashes they can get dirty (but you can always wet a spooli and brush them out - that can help). Other than that the advantages are endless. On a personal note, when I went in for my first refill I did mention that I preferred a few less lashes on the sides of my eyes because they're quite small and that was quickly rectified, and she does them perfectly every time now (you may notice the difference in the photo below). 

Me after my first refill
My personal experience since having these put in has been great overall. I never worry about no makeup days (not that you should but that's just me), I always feel like I look a little bit less like a child with them on (my baby face will not get the better of me lol) and after a couple of weeks (aka before my refill session) they don't look all that bad despite the loss of maybe half of them. I generally lose my lashes when I'm asleep because I barely notice them falling out when I'm awake, which makes me feel a lot better. Maintenance wise, you just need to brush them out from time to time when they're a little clumped together or out of place, but that's literally it!

If you had any fears or reservations about getting this done then I hope that I've helped you make your mind up or at least informed you a little more about the process because I know there's a lot of stuff on the internet about the drawbacks and inconveniences of getting these done. I hand over heart love them and would recommend to anyone who's looking for a fuller set of lashes that last. 

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