Sunday, August 11, 2013

Eyelash Extensions

Hey everyone!

I didn't get any swatching done this week.. and I didn't buy anything (other than food items) this week.. sooo.. I guess that means that I will just fill this void day with my post about getting eyelash extensions - yay!

I had been thinking about getting them for quite some time - mostly because I absolutely hate my eyelashes. I feel like some sort of creep every time I bring this up, but I actually look at girl's lashes from the side all. the. time. I swear every girl I look at, their eyelashes are perfectly curled, have great thickness, and look amazing. I look at mine from the side: stick straight and short. Rad.

Sure, when I do my make-up, get my lashes all curled and mascaraed, they look great.. for maximum 45 minutes. Fake eyelashes are fun, but I don't want to have the hassle of applying them every single day either.

Now, some of you are probably like me.. and when you think eyelash extensions, you think of those massively long lashes that brush your eyebrows and then quickly nix the whole idea.. BUT.. it honestly isn't like that.

On Tuesday, I was out with a friend, and I kept looking at her lashes (like the creeper that I am) and I finally said: 'hey, did you get eyelash extensions?!' She had. At that moment the stars, planets, etc, aligned and I knew I had to get some for myself.

I took to kijiji and poured over the various ads. I finally settled on one.. the reason, and I even told Sarah this - is because her ad was error free and it made me feel comfortable. (side note: in the end, it also doesn't hurt that she lives right by me.. awwwesome!)

I was in contact with her on Wednesday afternoon, and had an appointment booked for Friday evening.

Just before I left for my appointment, I decided to snap some photos - I figured I could probably make a blog post about the whole process. My before photos..


Look at those little nubbly lashes. Yet I think my sister has great lashes, and so does my brother. Why did I get stuck with these weak babies?

I got to Sarah's place, and we talked a bit about the process. She really put me at ease about the whole thing. I mean, having a strange chemical (some glue) near your eyes isn't the most comforting of thoughts, but she definitely made the process sound less horrifying.

Basically, the extensions are attached to your existing lashes.. nothing too scary about that! She then placed these little white pads under my eyes, but over my bottom lashes.. That was probably the worst part of the whole thing, and it didn't bother me. In fact, not many eye-things bother me.. Probably because I'll touch my eyes and rub my finger around them just to bother people (I'm a very strange person.. I admit it). Once those pads were in place, it was go time.

The process takes over an hour, but under two.. and you get to just rest your eyes the whole time. I was told that many people just go to sleep - and I probably could have, but I was just taking in work the entire time.

When it was all over, my left eye was being kind of stubborn - some of the lashes just didn't want to separate so I could open my eye - it wasn't a big deal, got it handled quickly. Then when I got to see them.. I was so happy! I had the eyelashes that I always stare at on others. I finally had lashes that weren't terrible!


Afterwards, she went over upkeep and certain products to use/avoid (basically anything with oil will break down the glue and you probably won't get a good amount of wear time from them) - I ended up picking coating sealer that provides the lashes with a longer life, and some oil free make-up remover and primer.. Because I do love my eye shadows.. She also had mascara and eyeliner available - which I might check out on my next visit.

I know that this look wouldn't be for everyone, and some people think it is 'silly', but I could not be happier! I also really like it because I feel like I wouldn't even have to really bother with any make-up, and I'd still look bright-eyed.. who wouldn't love that!?

If you're reading this, you're interested, and you live in Saskatoon - you should go check out this ad and get in contact with Sarah - you won't regret it!!

Take care everyone, and I will see you soon!!

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