Wimp to WOW with lash extensions by Lash Lab

Hey my lovelies,
After reading so many raving reviews and having my mini experience with lash extensions a few weeks back…I decided to go for it; to get myself a full set amazing fluttery lashes! So I booked an appointment with the lovely Kym from Lash Lab who is an expert in the field of lash extensions.

Lash Lab is based in the heart of Brick Lane London in Shoreditch, near Old Street which makes it very convenient for people based in the city plus central & east London. They specialise exclusively in semi-permanent extensions for your eyelashes. At Lash Lab, your lashes will be tailored to suit your eyes, face shape and, of course, your personal preference!

Kym offers only full lash sets (priced at £85) and no half or “demi” sets, or “just a few in the corners” because she feels that more lashes add more definition, fullness and longevity to your set. Natural sets look more luscious and fluffy, and bolder sets more sumptuous and dramatic. Incomplete sets are often difficult to blend in with your natural lashes since there are so few lashes to go around, resulting in a look that appears unfinished.

So just in case you are new to all of this, let me explain what eye lash extensions actually are!

Semi-permanent eyelash extensions are the latest beauty craze to take over the world. Wimpey, thin, light lashes are transformed – one lash at a time – into a long, thick, luxurious set. The process involves attaching single strands of high quality synthetic eyelashes, one by one, onto your own natural lashes to mimic, enhance, and “extend” your own natural lashes. A variety of extensions are applied to add volume, length and curl. Styling of lashes will be tailored to suit your eyes, face shape and, of course, your personal preference.

How long do eyelash extensions last? Lash extensions when looked after properly should last 4 to 6 weeks. Over time you will shed your extensions as you lose your natural lashes, and through every day wear and tear. Your lash extensions will become sparse over time, and in-fills can be applied to replace the extensions that have fallen off.

 Lash extensions are really delicate and you do need to take care of them and be gentle to avoid them falling out prematurely.  Exposure to steam, very hot temperatures or water, touching, picking, or rubbing your lashes can weaken the adhesive bond on your extensions and cause them to fall off.

So two weeks ago I went to Lash Lab to get my new fluttery lashes applied by Kym. On arrival she talked me through the process and consulted me on what kind of look I was hoping for. I didn’t want a ‘Jordan‘ or very over the top fake lashes look so I asked for natural looking fluttery lashes – basically me but better! The idea would be that they will look the same (or maybe a little bit better) than they normally do when I curl them and wear mascara. After the consultation I was told to lie down on a comfortable massage couch and after about 1 1/2 hours (which was spend chatting to the lovely Kym and OK maybe a little snooze) the procedure was done!

Did it hurt? No, a propert application of lash extensions should not hurt. The extensions are attached to your natural lashes and not the skin and therefore clients do not feel a thing.

The below before and after pictures were taken on the day, actually at the salon, directly after application. In the before pictures I am wearing NO make up and in the after shots it’s just my new lashes without any mascara! Impressed? I am :)


How do the eyelash extensions look and feel after the procedure?
Eyelash extensions should look and feel like your natural lashes, and to the untrained eye no one can tell they are not your natural lashes. You should not feel any pain or discomfort in or around your eyes after the procedure. Lashes should be clean and well separated with no clumping or lumps of adhesive visible. Kym told me she has carried out numerous remedial work on clients who have had dangerous and poorly applied eyelash extensions elsewhere where the client has experienced clumping, pain, discomfort, or damage to their own natural lashes – this is not normal! I didn’t feel a thing and I have had them for two weeks now and I don’t feel any pain or discomfort. They feel soft and you don’t really notice they are there (feel wise that is!)

There are numerous reports floating around that eyelash extensions will damage your own natural lashes which was a concern I had before doing the procedure. Kym assured me that properly applied eyelash extensions should not damage your natural lashes. Clients should not experience pain to their eyelids or premature shedding of their natural lashes. Lash extensions may be removed with professional gel remover, and once the extensions are taken off your natural lashes should remain intact and in its normal condition. If I experience otherwise after 3-6 weeks, I will report it here!

Top: Before
Middle and Bottom: After with no makeup!
   
Overall, I have to say it was a brilliant experience and so far am still loving my lashes. It’s so nice to wake up every morning and having dark, long and curly lashes. Doing my eye makeup these days is such a breeze with no curling or mascara required :)
Have you ever had or considered getting lash extensions? At £85 it is quite the luxury expense but I think it’s great if say you are going on holiday, for your wedding or if you have a month where you have a few special occsaions on; then it’s definitely worth the money!

Fore more information on how to transform your lashes from wimp to WOW visit the Lash Lab website or call on +447 807 421 345 to make a booking.

6 Responses

  1. These look amazing – really natural! Want it doing now! x

  2. Wow.. It looks Gorgeous!

  3. They look absolutely great! I would so love to try them out too! <3

  4. Wooooowww it looks absolutely amazing! My friend got some extensions too but hers look very unnatural and over the top. Anyway, I’m not sure I could afford this but I would really like to try it!

  5. Wow! That looks amazing! Love it! <3

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  6. Wow they look great! Lash extensions are amazing, really do change the way you look day to day. Kym seems a lovely girl and regularly recommends me to her clients as I am a spray tanner in the same area, Never Too Tanned, http://www.nevertootanned.co.uk. I will have to pay her a visit one day!