I’ll Never Look
So I have always been blessed with very long lashes and have never felt a need to have anything done to enhance them. A quick lick of mascara, a brush through and I was good to go.
This is my lashes ‘Oh Natural’ though,
More recently however, I have wanted a little more oomph in my lashes to the point I went and tried LVL lashes. This is a process of tinting and lifting the lashes to create a natural lift of your lashes.
Now, I liked the results but felt they fell very quickly on me so the lifting wasn’t exactly great for me. I also didn’t notice anything better in the darkness of them either so I decided then that LVL wasn’t for me. I needed something else.
I have used strip lashes before but I find that am constantly worrying about them. They lift near my inner corner no matter how much I try. I can deal with them for a night but after that I am done! This doesn’t work for me as I want something that I can get up and go!
Eyelash extensions were the next step for me. Now I am lucky enough that my very lovely friend, if your local to Wiltshire you can check out her Facebook, was looking for models. I decided to give them a go and see if they might be the answer to my troubles.
The first thing I will say it that this can take up to two hours. The reason being is that each small extension is painstakingly attached to your individual eyelashes. This is why the results are so good. That being said if you don’t have the two hours to spare you probably shouldn’t get them done because there is no rushing here.
The results were just stunning and I was really blown away by it. I have to say the LVL experience left me disheartened. They look natural and feel really light to the point I don’t notice them. I can get up in the morning do a ‘no make up’ routine and it just adds a fresh look to my eye area, nothing else needed.
You need to have them in-filled every two weeks to keep them healthy and looking nice but there a number of other points you should bear in mind.
Keep oil away from them as this will loosen the glue and they will fall out faster. Avoid waterproof and oil based makeup in the eye area for the same reason again. Try to use only water based products on them to keep their luster and life. You may ‘wash’ them with a solution of 1 part baby shampoo to two parts water. I have been using un-perfumed wet wipes to clean them and the baby shampoo.
I will never look back again to be honest! Yes, they may take a bit of up keep but they are so, so worth it and I am so pleased with the results. If you are looking for that something extra in the eye area this is it!!
Let me know in the comments if you have tried these and what you thought? Let me know if you want to! Also a huge thank you to my lovely friend once again for giving my eyelashes LIFE!!
Lots of Love,