Oh yes, I’m kind of a late bloomer but like what I always tell my friends “I’d rather bloom late than wither early, haha” So there, let me bat my eyelash, I mean lash extensions with utter glee! How do you like ’em?
So while cruising the newly opened outdoor mall at Kapolei (Oahu, Hawaii) almost two weeks ago, I chanced upon Lavish Kapolei (nail, wax and lash bar); with its posh interiors and opening day promotion (20% off on all services), I got swayed right away. But see, I’ve been wanting to try lash extensions for the longest time, I just couldn’t find a decent place close enough to home. Fortunately, I didn’t have to make an appointment that day (mind you I was one of the first customers) so after a short discussion with lash stylist Alicia, I settled for natural (I forgot the exact name but it has about 40 lashes or so). I told you I’m a noob, or maybe my excitement precedes thirst for knowledge. C’mon, it’s the weekend, mind has to chill too! Alicia told me it’s going to take at least 1.5 hours which I didn’t mind at all. She placed eye gel pads then proceeded with lash placements. The equally excited husband called me after one hour asking if I got his text, not knowing that my eyes were shut the entire time so I told him no and sent this photo.
I was told that retouch can be done in 2 or 3 weeks and it’s normal to see lash fall every now and then. I probably counted 4 lashes that fell so far so let’s see how long will my “vanity” last. Meantime, I have already conditioned myself to go more glam next time, meaning expect dramatic lashes in time for the holidays!
Given that I have sensitive eyes, the entire process and lash extensions didn’t irritate my eyes at all. When wet, the lashes clump up like tarantula but they do dry down nicely. I was given a small brush similar to mascara brush so I can comb the lashes every now and then. One thing I am enjoying is that I can forego mascara and eyeshadow and settle for just lipstick and BB or CC Cream (Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick Disorderly and Purlisse Bb Cream as photographed above).
are you a late bloomer too? what have you done quite late in the ballgame?
10 thoughts on “Wow! Lash Extensions (My First)”
Oh, I'm so jealous! They look fabulous! Wish my dry eye problem would go away so I could do this but I wake up with crusty eyes every morning.
Thanks Allison! Crusty eyes go away so Allison can try it her way!!!! How's that for a chant?
They really look amazing!! I would love to get lash extensions and brow microblading done!
You are so lucky!! Your lashes are gorgeous!! I can't wear them anymore as I developed an allergy to the glue. 🙁
Your lashes look so lush!
What beautiful lashes. This is something I'd be very interested in too.
I love lash extensions. They look great on you. I've been doing them for about a year.
They look fabulous! I want!
They look amazing! I've always wanted to try lash extensions but I don't think there are many options near me (yay for small towns!)
Wow, your lashes look gorgeous!