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.
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!
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!
Middle and Bottom: After with no makeup! ♥
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.