So I've recently discovered how some girls have AMAZING lashes. Yes, there are several women here in NYC who go to their doctors for Latisse® but I've found a less invasive way to get gorgeous lashes. While in Asia, I used to get my eyelashes permed once in while, but that process merely curls them for extended periods of time.
Recently, thanks to a group-buy website, I decided to give myself eyelash extensions! Just around the corner from my workplace, it was convenient and affordable, thanks to Tippr! I did my research and its perfectly safe, as safe as using mascara. The process is tedious, it takes about 2 hours to get a full set done because each lash extension is applied to each of your own individual lashes. I got to choose my curl and length and even fell asleep in the process!
2 HOURS LATER: GORGEOUSLY long & luscious eyelashes. It looks like I'm wearing falsies but they feel like my own! I did go for a more dramatic look so mine were curlier & longer than a natural look.
1 WEEK LATER: A few have fallen out but they have weathered a facial, spinning & cardio kickboxing. Maintaining them isn't as hard as I thought. No rubbing of your eyes (which isn't good for you anyway = wrinkles!) and avoid any oil based products (like makeup remover). So far, so good. My only gripe is I had no idea how fast eyelashes grow! As they grow, the extensions sometimes get heavy and get weighed down and sometimes can be a little annoying. Nothing an eyelash comb can't fix.
END RESULT: I think I am doomed. I love these eyelashes so much I'm afraid that once they do fall out, I'll miss them too much. Yet another beauty ritual to keep up with! As if waxing, facials, laser hair removal isn't enough! It also doesn't help that my boyfriend thinks they look fabulous! HA!