Sunday, August 26, 2012

On The Lash

Those of you who might know my lacking girly tendencies... don't faint in shock! I, yes me, I have had eyelash extensions!

I haven't gone completely round the twist, it's just that my local beauticians had a reduced price deal- £45 instead of £85 for a full set, for one of their new members of staff to build a portfolio. So I thought I'd have a go.

The girls use Nouveau Lash extensions, the whole process took about 2 hours- trying to stay awake with my eyes shut for 2 hours- HELL! It's not in the least bit painful, and I couldn't even feel that much which surprised me too.

As you can see, I went for a very natural look, and as I have short lashes anyway, for some, the above will look like nothing at all, for me, it's a vast improvement. In hindsight, I might have upped the volume of lashes, because it's almost a tiny bit too subtle, even for me.

The other thing I wish I'd known beforehand, is that getting them wet is a bit of a no-no. You can, but apparently they last much better if you don't- no standing face on in the shower, for me, a bit inconvenient, but not the end of the world I suppose.

These babies are supposed to last around 2 weeks before they need infilling or just leaving alone- the come off as the lash the extension is attached to falls out, so the wear on the should appear in a very natural way. I'm not sure whether I'll be keeping them up yet, I think at present, my inclination is that lash extensions- certainly at their full price, would be better suited to an event, where they're applied in a more dramatic style, and you reap the benefits for a couple of weeks.

I was a bit disheartened when they seemed to start coming off a few days after application- but amazing service as ever, from the girls, who promptly offered to top them up free of charge! 

Ladies who've had extensions before- any thoughts to add?


Magic Magpie said...

They look great, my friend had them and they lasted really well too.

Unknown said...

They look great! Love trying out new things like this, it's good to try everything once I think! Especially at a bargain price! :) X

Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

Chloe said...

Thanks- they have lasted really well now, the needed a bit of reapplication but they're doing awesomely!

Alex said...

Seems a wee bit pricey for an everyday thing (I am a beauty miser though - I never spend on salon treatments!) but they do look lovely and like you say, for an event I can see it being worthwhile.

Chloe said...

Definitely too pricey for everyday, I might have discount infills, but I wouldn't go for maintaining them all the time, plus it's a touch annoying that you're not really supposed to get them wet much... showers are not as satisfying when I can't face into the jet!