September 13, 2012

Get WOW Lashes With Eye Lash Extensions

Long full lashes are the ultimate feminine accessory on a woman's face in my opinion.  Mascara is one of the 3 products I refuse to leave the house without because my eyes disappear when I'm not wearing it.  It is also one of the most popular beauty products women buy worldwide because sales in mascara rose 11% last year - so apparently I'm not the only one loving my darker lashes.

 {My new set of Novalash extensions!}

So the fact that these photos are of me with ZERO mascara or eye liner applied is crazy...WHAT??!! Both of these products are usually what it takes to fake a thicker lash line for me.  How did I get such WOW lashes?? Answer. LASH EXTENSIONS.  Photographs speak a thousand words, so here ya go.  I will give you my personal breakdown of this application experience at the end.

Pretty amazing before and afters huh?? Here is what I'm sure you want to know about them because these were things I was curious about as well!!  And if I don't answer a burning question you have about these miracles of lash - leave me a comment below and I promise to respond back.

1.  How much does it cost?  This service was $150 for the first time application.  I'm sure this differs depending on your area and salon used however.  "Fill-ins" is what it's called when you have to get them updated when certain hairs start to shed away and you need to fill in the gaps - that varies from $50-75 depending on how many must be replaced.

2.  How long does it last?  My "lash builder" told me 3-4 weeks depending on how your natural lashes react to the whole process.  It depends on how you treat the lashes (makeup removal and such) and your natural lash composition and how they react to the glue and all.

3.  Did it hurt during the application?  No, it didn't hurt.  Were there moments of being uncomfortable, yes.  You can't feel anything when the lashes are being glued and placed on top of your natural lashes, it just feels odd when the person applying them has to tug or pull apart lashes that get stuck, but no biggie.

4.  How long did it take for the application?  Mine took an hour of laying on my back with my eyes closed (not too shabby!).  Again, time varies depending on how dramatic of a lash line you want to go.

4.  Can you wear eye makeup with them on?  Yes, but you are told not to wear waterproof mascara with them (will break down the glue) and I was told it won't be necessary to use an eye lash curler bc they already come pre-curled which is awesome!!  It's going to be tricky applying eyeliner bc they are so long and already curled, so I will have to let you know how that goes when I get the courage to try eye liner!!

Yes, these are pricey to get and to keep up, but man am I thrilled with the results.   True story- I woke up this morning and the first thing my hubby noticed was my eye lashes!  You wake up not even needing mascara!!  I don't know how long mine will last until they will need fill ins, which will probably determine if I decide to keep up with them or not.  I might have to start getting loans from my kids piggy banks if I do decide to maintain them...Ha!!

*BIG shout out to my lash builder, Olive, from City Salon and Spa here in Athens.  You did an amazing job with my vision of how much lash drama I wanted! If you are interested in this service, definitely drop into their spa for this lash luxury and tell her you saw her fab work on JSM! ** 

Have you ever had eye lash extensions?  What was your experience?


Larsen's said...

I love how those look on you! Please let us know later on, how long they last and anything else we should know.

My question is, I LOVE wearing liquid liner on top...will that mess up the lashes/glue? And I wonder about removing the liner at night - I usually take a q-tip to try to get every last bit of my eye liner off. That is my only concern. I wouldn't want to ruin my beautiful lashes! Any thoughts?

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

GORGEOUS JENNY!! Amazing!! I'd love to try this someday.

Ana Carla McCarthy said...

I tried once, but after 2 weeks some of them felt and i decided to take them out! But I love it! You look so beautiful, make up, hair and eyelashes!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

Every time I do false lashes I look like a drag look stunning!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

Marisa said...

LOVE!!!!!!! You look gorgeous as ever Jenny!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the pictures and info! I'm looking for a good place in Gwinnett County to possibly get them. Any suggestions?

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@Larsens - I can hardly apply eye liner honestly bc they are so long! I don't think it would necessarily mess up the glue, it's just too difficult to do liquid behind these things! I've been using qtips to remove eye makeup for sure.
@Tracy - you are very sweet!
@AnaCarlaMcCarthy- thanks so much for the compliments! I'm going on the 2nd week, and none have fallen out yet, but I can see the growth for sure. Hoping they continue to hang on!
@Cathy - HA!! Drag queens are pretty stunning though:)
@Unknown - I don't know of any locations personally that do them in Gwinnett, but maybe search Novalash extensions in the Atlanta area and maybe some spa's that do this service will pop up.