I’ve been thinking about getting lash extensions for over a year. I’ve heard from tons of people how they are life changing and then from others DO NOT DO IT!!! It will wreck your real lashes. Well you know me I have to make my own decisions on these type of things…. so I finally made an appointment and this was my journey.
Why is it every time someone has talked to me about their fab lashes they didn’t tell me how completely uncomfortable the process was?!?!?! I literally was about to jump out of my skin. They tape your eyes shut and then tell you to relax and whatever you do don’t try to open your eyes….ummm ok. You don’t know me-I can’t sit still if my life depends on it!!!! I listened to my ipod and finally after an hour or so the technician pulled my ipod out and said “Emily PLEASE go to sleep. You keep moving and your eyeballs are moving constantly.” Ugggg sorry. I’ll try to mediate. Or pray. Or make a to-do list in my head. Finally after a 2 hours of laying on a table I was released….
I like the profile look even more than from the front. But see in the pix how some lashes are pointing down. It was was like my lashes had a mind of their own. Sometimes I’d be walking down the street and I was instantly blinded by my lashes…it was like their were in charge and I was the vessel.
Remember this pix? I took this when I was writing about the magical potion you can get from Rite Aid (http://bit.ly/qgm2eb) . The lashes look great but I can’t sleep at night!!! I literally am freaking out during the night that I am pulling out my lashes. I sleep with a sleep mask (which I looked on the web and it was said that it helps protect them) but it doesn’t matter- I’m exhausted. I have never in my life thought about my lashes more than in these few days. I have so many more important things in my life to focus on!
Even though I was told I could put mascara on them I was too scared. Finally after a week I got the nerve to do it. Once again I liked them EVEN more. But I am still tired. I can’t sleep and washing my face in the shower and at the sink gives me heart palpitations.
Lashes stayed in for 2.5 weeks.
PROS– Look fabulous. You get tons of questions about your lashes – asking are they real, what mascara do you use, what do you think about extensions. I felt instantly more glamorous even if I was just running errands in my neighborhood with not a drop of make-up on.
CONS– I have to say my lashes are HALF the length they were before. I have a chunk of lashes missing on my left eye. Every time I put on mascara I’m mad because I did this to myself. Also the process was miserable for me. The thought of going back for touch-ups every 2 or 3 weeks is time-consuming and expensive. Not to mention sleeping and washing your face is difficult.
I would much rather plop on a strip of lashes and call it a day. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this blog and share with me your experiences. What do you think lash extnensions?!?!?! xoxo, Loftiss