I apologize for the beauty hiatus, readers! I got a new job and I’m adjusting to a new schedule and working to fit blogging into the mix. So let’s talk about this new job– it’s a far commute that requires me to wake up early and for a beauty-lovin’ later gator like me this posed a challenge. Luckily, I knew one solution…
I’ve written about these before and loved them, but stopped enjoying the luxury of lashes when money became tight.
Because I know this will be a highlight question, here’s a little info on typical prices.
Price: Initial application ranges from about $90-$160 depending on the salon. // Lash touch-ups range from about $45-$80 depending on the salon, lash loss and the amount of time between lash fills.
So. Are eyelash extensions for you?
If you’re crunched for time in the morning, extensions are calling your name. I get up, add a bit of concealer, blush and brow powder and go! If I’m really in a bind, I just get up and go. The extensions make my eyes look so much bigger, I feel wide-eyed, awake and natural but you know my secret.
If you love wearing lashes but hate putting them on everyday, you know what to do.
If you have some extra money or want to add a lash certificate to your Christmas list, try them and see what you think! Do some research on great techs in your area– be leery of hair salons/nail salons that do extensions… if the price is too good to be true ($25-$45 initial application… it may be). I found my lash tech through word of mouth, a friend-of-a-friend who had great lashes. In this case, the outcome spoke for itself. To top it off, the lash tech–Ashley O’Boyle–has 10 years of experience doing lashes.
If you have super sensitive eyes and are bothered by strip lashes, they may not be. I will say, that extensions feel lighter to me than strip lashes. You don’t have to worry about them poking the corner of your eye and the only time I really notice them is when I first wake up and my eyes feel a bit heavy. The sensation fades quickly on the days that this happens. Beauty is pain… just kidding!
If you are a MUA, YouTuber, blogger or one who simply loves experimenting with different lash looks frequently, they may not be for you either. Extensions mean you can’t vary your lash look too much, but you can still wear eyeliner and eyeshadow. Just make sure to use oil-free makeup remover so it doesn’t eat away at the lash glue! You can also ask your lash tech to play with various lash looks! Did you see when Desi Perkins had her lashes done to resemble Queen B’s?!
After about 2 1/2 weeks, I had my lashes filled and here they are! (Excuse the unflattering, bad-quality photos). I went for a size thicker in the lashes themselves for a more glamorous look.
I’m really satisfied with the way they turned out, and I hope this little review helps you decide if they’re right for you! I know a lot of people are on the fence about them… I was, too!
Until next week, (I hope)
PS: My new job is in LA, so I’m officially “that LA writer,” ayy!