Sunday, February 13, 2011

Eyelash Extensions

A couple weeks ago I went and got eyelash extensions to see what all the hype was about... All I can say is OMG!  How did I ever live without them?!?!  Normally my morning routine takes me anywhere between an hour and an hour and a half (this includes shower)  With eyelash extensions... 25 mins!  I haven't felt the need to wear makeup because I look like I wake up ready!  How perfect is this?!  The issue I had with getting the extensions was the cost!  I mean who can really afford to get eyelash extensions done every 2 weeks?  The cost of them is anywhere between $60-$400 depending on the type of lashes you get, and where you get them done. 

Now the best eyelash extensions that you can get are the individual ones.  They glue individual lashes to your natural lashes.  This process is quite time consuming and the most expensive option.  It takes about 2 hours and the average cost is about $250 bucks!  Ouch!  The other option is the lashes that are grouped together.  They have about 3-5 eyelashes per bunch and are glued to a couple of your eyelashes at a time.  This also happens to be the procedure I opted for!  It cost me $60 big ones and in the end I was quite happy with the results!  I also got a ton of compliments on them, and a 70 year old lady approached me at the spa to ask me if they were real, and then wanted to know where I got them done because she had to have them!  It was actually quite cute!  Anyways,  I did the math and figured it out... if they last two weeks, that's about $4.00 a day (if you need to justify it to your other half). 

I was in town and stopped in at the beauty distributor to see what they had in there.  I was in luck! I found some extensions, glue, and my grand total was.... $11.58. That was for the glue (which should last for quite awhile), and for the lashes. I got 56 individual lashes which should last me a couple of applications. It was a lot easier than I initially thought once I got the hang of it. I think they turned out rather great! I'm happy with them, and its Mascara free for me!

before:  Keep in mind, I still have a few extensions on from when I had them done.  I just wanted to show you the difference it made!

Before:  You can see how much longer the extensions are compared to my natural lashes

After:  My first attempt, so it can only go up hill from here!  I love how much thicker my lashes are with them on.

After:  They are beautiful!  I got some glue on my lids (the little brown spot)  Make sure when you are doing this (if you so decide to) that you buy glue that matches your eyelashes.  Mine is a dark brown colored glue.  You'd want a blond colored one if you have lighter lashes.

The final product!  Look how vibrant it makes my eyes.  It is such a natural look, but I love it!  All I have on is a tiny amount of cover up, a quick splash of blush, and a tiny swipe of lip gloss.  TA DA!  My fairy godmother couldn't have done better if she would have tried!


Natasha said...

Let me know how the ones you put on yourself worked!!


They have worked wonderfully! The best part is... I can just replace them once they come off! So its a constant upgrade. I also think they are less harsh on your own eyelashes! I think Mine look better than the ones I had done!