About two years ago, I shared a post comparing falsies with lash extensions. While I admitted how lovely the lash extensions looked and the ease of not having to apply mascara or even eye makeup for that matter, I did miss the whole process of applying eye makeup. Yes I know, I’m a walking contradiction. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, and suddenly I decided, stuff this, I’m going to get them done. Again. I do have rather valid reasons though.
There were a number of reasons that made me decide to have them.
Having to be up at 5:30am each morning to not only get ready, but to get the kids’ lunches and snacks ready for school, takes a whole lot of time. Time I simply do not have to waste. The lash extensions gives an illusion of having fuller lashes, therefore, minimising my need to apply mascara. It also means I can skip tight-lining my eyes too as it also darkens my lash line. Basically all I need to do is to apply some BB Cream, fill in my eyebrows and apply some lip balm. The school I work at does not encourage any eyeshadow, blusher or lipstick, so really, having these extensions just makes me look less frumpy.
Unlike other members of my family – Mr. C, the two girls and even Master 10 – I have sad looking lashes. They are short, sparse and well… almost non-existent. So call it vanity because that’s what it really is! Vanity! Yes, I am vain – so sue me. While the length and curl of the extensions took a lot of getting used to, I’m now sort of fine with how it looks. At least I’ll know what to ask for the next time I go for my re-fills. Less curl please.
I think it’s just pure laziness on my part, but having these extensions sure eliminates the need to apply eyeshadow when I’m too lazy to apply any! Now, when I go out for my date night, I can finally just concentrate on my contouring (which is minimal by the way), eyebrows (need a lot of work in that area!) and some amazingly bold lip colour. Voila! I’m done!
Day 1 of getting my eyelash extensions
Having these lash extensions wasn’t without any issues though. Unlike my previous experience, this time, I found the eyelash glue to be rather sensitive for my eyes. My right eye was a little bit red for about two days. Everyone thought I looked tired. Definitely NOT the look I was going for!
The lashes were too long and curly, which made it rather noticeable when I first got them. I wanted something that looked a lot more natural and I think it was way too curly for me. Plus, the length also meant I got poked in the eye by one of the lashes. OUCH! Don’t ask me how that happened, but it did happen.
Other than that, I have been pretty happy with my eyelash extensions and will be going back to have them re-filled in a few weeks time. This time though, I’ll have to ask for slightly shorter and less curly.
A week after having them done and in “full” makeup
Have you had eyelash extensions done before? Would you go for it?
I had mine done through Lashes by Shiz, who operates her business on Sundays and by appointment only.
**P.S: This was a service that I paid fully for.