Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lash extensions: 30-day update

It's already been over a month since I got my eyelash extensions! If you missed my original post, you can check it out here. I've gotta say - I just absolutely love them. They're such a game changer for me and how I look. They instantly glam up my face and I really don't know how I ever survived without them! Simply put, I'm obsessed. Like whoa.

Now that I've seen a few of them fall out - I have to correct one of my statements from that original post. I had said the extensions were glued NEXT TO my real lashes, which is not the case. They are actually applied TO my real lashes. I had assumed it was similar to how fake lash clusters are applied to your eyelids, mainly because it seemed so tedious and impossible to apply them to each individual lash! But, I was wrong. Since they're attached to your real lashes, they simply fall out as your regular lashes would do on their own.

Top: Day 1 without and with makeup | Bottom left: 1st set of lashes at day 30 | Bottom right: After my first fill

Sorry for the extreme closeups, but I just wanted to show you how they looked at day 30. There were a couple of places where I noticed bare spots, but for the most part, they stayed on pretty well. Since I got my original set in California, that unfortunately meant that I had to get my fills from a different salon, and I wondered how this would look. Luckily, everything seemed to work out well - here's what went down:

1. She taped down my bottom lashes so they stayed out of the way. They did this during my initial appointment as well, I just didn't realize that's what they were doing! 

2. She went through my lashes removing the extensions that were growing out, leaning sideways, or about to fall out.

3. She ended up using a little bit thinner of a lash than what was used for my initial set. However, she applied TWO of these thinner lashes to one of my real lashes vs. just one on one. She said the double lash application will help the extensions last closer to 6 weeks vs. 4. And she also said it will create more of a voluminous effect, making me look like I have even more lashes, not just longer lashes. She also used lashes with a B curl and said my previous lashes looked to be a C curl. The new lashes don't seem to hit my sunnies or my eyeglasses the way the old lashes did, and I assume it's because of this curl. 

4. The appointment took right around an hour, and she charged me $45 for the fill.

5. She suggested that I make another appointment in about two weeks, which should allow the remainder of the initial lashes to fall out, and she can complete the fill using all the same type of lashes. I personally can't tell that I have two different types of lashes on, but I'm interested to see how it will look when they are all uniform.

Lash Extensions by Salon Whimz

Mascara (bottom lashes only): Clinique | Eyeliner (bottom lashes only): Physicians Formula | Foundation: Tarte | Blush: MAC Peachtwist | Lips: Cherry Carmex

I just can't speak highly enough about them. I realize this is quite an investment, but I am more than willing to take this out of my shopping budget because I feel like I was born with the double A cup of lashes! I honestly haven't worn eyeshadow since Christmas. That's not to say I won't ever wear eyeshadow again, because I will. I just don't think it's worth the effort just to go into the office every morning. The lashes are such a showstopper in and of themselves. People actually compliment my lashes now and seem genuinely surprised when I say they are extensions. No one has ever noticed my lashes before, regardless of what kind of mascara I used! They just make me feel pretty. Simply put.

If any of you decide to take the plunge, I trust that you will report back to me asap! 


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  1. Oooh, Carylee!! Loving the long lashes and how natural they look! So jelly that you don't need any makeup, you look so adorable without it!! You are tempting me to try these...but I'll keep following your posts to make sure I can handle the time and the $$$ before I take the plunge. Have a great week!

  2. This is amazing! I've always wanted to see the real results of this, and you look incredible!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

  3. I love the close-up photos so I can see the detail and impact of the lashes. I found the website of a place nearby that does this, but they said they did lash extensions so I was thinking that's NOT what you had, but now it sounds like it is! So I need to call for pricing. How nice to be able to skip mascara and eyeshadow most days!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  4. I have ALWAYS wanted longer lashes but have been too afraid to try this!

  5. Wow, I'm really impressed at how fantastic they look! I'm not even sure I would have noticed that you needed a "fill". I was just wondering how these were working for you this morning as I was applying mascara, so perfect timing! Decisions, decisions!! :-)
    thanks for keeping us posted on your experience!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  6. It sounds very cool! before you, I had no idea this was even a service you could get!

  7. The day 30 picture speaks for itself! Love how gorgeous they look on you...

  8. Ahhh, these look even better than the originals did! You look beautiful, doll!

  9. Wow! I've never heard of lash extensions, these are amazing! If they last a month, that is pretty cool! Thanks for sharing!


  10. Oh wow...I have never come across lash extensions, but they look amazing! I feel like I want to get similar ones, hehehe...

    - Che


  11. Loved reading your experience with extensions - must be so amazing to wake up with thick & fluttery lashes! I always thought extensions would look ropey near the end - but your lashes still looked so pretty even right before you got them filled! Please keep sharing updates - the one thing I worry about is damage to your lashes over time (like you know how they say applied hair extensions can damage your hair..I'm wondering if it's completely different for lashes <---not to be pessimistic at all, and I hope all your lashes stay healthy - I just appreciate you taking one for the team and experimenting for us LOL!

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  12. They look great on you. I got some extensions while on Christmas vacation. I thought it would be fun to have them for New Year's Eve. What kind of extensions did you get? I was totally overwhelmed by how many styles the tech had to offer. All I knew was that I wanted them to look natural and to have a curl since I have stick straight lashes. So just curious what you ended up getting for yours.

    1. I will be back at the salon on Thursday and will ask! I just trusted her to pick what she thought would look best on me!

  13. Beautiful. I am considering getting some myself!

  14. I didn't even know this was possible, but wow! Looks great! Thanks for sharing this with us for Tuesday Talk! - Jess

  15. These look amazing on you! So va-va-voom! Thanks for linking this up with #AllAboutYou beautiful lady