Happy Friday! Last night I had my first appointment ever for lash extensions! Lash Extensions are something that I have thought about getting for a while, and for whatever reason, I woke up this week and thought “hmm this seems like a good week to get some longer lashes!”. SO called Lash House and asked for their soonest appointment! (I am very impulsive when it comes to these things)
At Lash House a lovely young girl Joan applied my lashes and she was a pleasure. The whole process took about two hours, and she was very tentative to the style, length and fullness that I wanted! (Full, longest in the middle, and slightly wispy is what I asked for). You can see the FABULOUS results from my before and after photos above!
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Livingston, New Jersey 07039
My initial reaction “WOW! I AM A GODDESS”. 12 hours later I still feel like a goddess; however, the concerns of what you can and can’t do while living your life with lash extensions have become a reality. The main things that concern me are: MAINTENANCE. You need to get your lashes filled every two weeks! I am a busy lady, I may as well move in there! AVOID WATER AND STEAM. This rule is strictly enforced within the first 48 hours, but boy oh boy oh how I would have loved to splash some water on my face this morning! OIL FREE PRODUCTS. This was not a concern to me at first because I have oily skin in general, so I always do my best to not use any products that would add more oil to my face, but then I got to thinking: No Smashbox oil primer? What’s in my concealer? Will I need to stop using my amazing NARS concealer that I love oh so much? Whats in my setting spray? Can I no longer use my toner facial mists? I am pretty sure the answer is no to all of those questions, so I am currently taking these two weeks before my next appointment to decide if I can live without all of those things everyday! Those may be some adjustments that I am unable to make. ALSO! Sleeping on your face (which I do) and rubbing your eyes is a BIG no no! I did not realize how often I do those things (keep in mind that it is Friday morning and I only got these on Thursday night lol)
So with all of that being said, do I love my lashes? YES YES YES! I feel so fabulous, and Joan did a FLAWLESS job! I just need to decide if this chore is something I can keep up with full time!
Down below I listed all of the FAQS from Lash house which goes more in depth into the dos and don’ts that I mentioned above! You may be wondering, Bella didn’t you know all of these things before getting your lashes done? OF COURSE I DID, I was just too blinded by excitement to apply these terms and conditions to my life lol. AND like I said, I am very impulsive when it comes to these things!!
All of your questions answered from the Lash House:
What is the eyelash extension procedure?
This procedure is done in the lying down position. Your certified professional will first clean and prime the eye area. Anti-wrinkle pads are then applied to cover your bottom lashes so the top and bottom lashes do not stick. If needed some tape is placed to gently lift the lid for more separation.
Then starts the application, eyelash extensions are applied one by one, they are placed 1 millimeter from the base of the lash with an adhesive that has ingredients used by plastic surgeons in the U.S for suture-less wound closure.
How long does the application take?
It generally takes 1.5 -2 hours to apply a full set of eyelash extensions. Touchups usually take an hour, again depends on the amount of lashes needed.
Will lash extensions damage my natural lash?
NO, As long as it’s applied by a certified professional it causes no harm to your lashes
How long do the lash extensions last?
The look can be maintained indefinitely with touch up every 2-4 weeks. Typically eyelash extensions stay in place until it naturally sheds.
How do I care for my eyelash extensions?
The first 48 hours are very important because the adhesive has to completely dry. If not it will crystallize, causing them to be itchy and fall out faster (without a natural lash attached). After the recommended time its wear and go, use the recommended products and they will last.
• eye makeup remover and cleanser
• protective coating
AVOID ANY OIL-BASED PRODUCTS, MECHANICAL EYE LASH CURLERS AND NEVER USE WATERPROOF MASCARA!!
Let me know if you have ever had or currently have lash extensions (if you have, please give me tips on how to live my life), or if you are thinking about getting them! I will keep you posted throughout the next two weeks as to how they look, how many have fallen out ect on my IG story @bellabeeblog !
Have a fabulous weekend!