Monday, 17 February 2014

Eye Lash Extensions Excitement

Hey Ladies
So over the weekend I decided to treat myself and try something new, after much debate I went and got eyelash extensions!! I have always been an avid user of strip lashes however they are a pain in the ass when you are in a hurry. I find that they can be a bit much for an everyday look as well even though I’m all about the eye makeup. So after much research I went and got eyelash extensions done by a beautician Vivian who deals with Christoph Eye Couture extensions in Tullamore, you can find her Facebook business here here  for any information or to find salons near you.

I arrived at the appointment with no mascara on as requested as it makes the process much harder and thinking about it logically the eyelashes could be glued to the mascara instead of the natural eyelashes which would definitely shorten the life span of your new fabulous lashes. The whole process took about an hour for a full set of eyelashes which involved me keeping eyes closed for the whole process which was surprisingly not too bad however I would like to apologise for the amount of twitching I did. There is just something about someone at my eyes that makes me twitch; I wouldn’t exactly be an ideal candidate for a makeup doll.

She talked me through the process as she knew I was interested in the process, for my eyelashes she used multiple silk lashes in varying lengths from 8mm, 10mm and 12mm. This gave me a natural look with varying lengths; the eyelashes were stuck to my own individual lashes with glue. The glue doesn’t sting or anything I kind of expected it to but it was fine I didn’t even notice it so it’s a very comfortable beauty treatment. I had a million questions for her about whether to wear mascara or not and how to take off my makeup without damaging the eyelashes and she was great giving me ideas like not using anything oil based to remove my eyelashes to make them last longer. I will post some general queries and answers courtesy of reveal underneath who also offer training courses if your interested in learning how to do these yourself or just to get the most out of your eyelashes. You should get about 2-3 weeks out of the eyelashes if you take care of them, I’ve had them on for a few days now and haven’t noticed any falling out naturally, I may have been a bit heavy handed putting on my eyeliner and pulled out one of my own eyelashes but other than that they are really holding their own.

You can clearly see the difference it makes to your eyelashes; it’s amazing not to have to worry about mascara and still having long full lashes. The best part is that people keep thinking there my own lashes and comment on how lucky I am to have such long lashes. The sign of a good beauty treatment is when it looks natural and people don’t automatically assume there fake so these eyelashes get a huge thumbs up from me.

Do eyelash extensions make your own lashes fall out?

No, definitely not this is a myth.  It is important to have your lash extensions applied by a qualified operator who uses to quality product. The eyelash has a growth cycle, which means they are constantly being replaced like your hair.  If you pull so hard on an extension lash and pull out your own natural lash there will be no new lash ready to grow to take its place and you will have to wait 6-8 weeks for that lash to grow.

Can you still wear eye makeup?

Yes, but you won’t need mascara and you may even find you won’t need eyeliner, but you can still use eyeliner and eye shadows as usual but remember to remove with a product that does not contain oil of any kind as this will affect the glue. Eye Couture recommends removing eyeliner and eye shadow using our CEC remover pads. To remove eye shadow wet a cotton wipe and eye make-up remover and gently remove eye shadow in a side and upward movement not down onto the eyelash extensions. Wiping down towards the lashes will cause a build-up of makeup on the lashes and may reduce the life of them.

Can you wear mascara?

You won’t have to.  You can roll out of bed looking great and best of all it will make your lashes look like you’re wearing mascara 24/7 without the clumping, streaking and smudging look that you get with mascara. No more running and streaking mascara which is fantastic for brides on their special day. If desired you can wear a non-waterproof on the lower lashes but remember to use an eye makeup remover that contains no oil.

How long do they last?

Approximately 4-6 weeks if you respect your new lashes and take care of them.  Remember this is a semi-permanent beauty procedure.  Do not be duped by those who promise “permanent” extensions or attachments that last for 2+ months. A real lash’s life cycle is around 25-28 days, and as yours grows and fall out, so will the synthetic ones that are attached. If your hair and nails grow quickly then that may indicate that your lashes also are growing, shedding and renewing themselves quickly so you may find that your lashes will not last as long as someone whose hair growth is slow.
Your lifestyle and what work you do will also make a difference how long they last.  A ladies lashes working in the food industry where there is a lot of heat, steam and oil may not last as well as a lady who works in an air-conditioned office.  Eyelash extensions will not last for three months; this is false advertising by salons and inexperienced people.

Eyelash extensions were applied a few days ago and now a few lashes have fallen out – why?

As explained above the lash has a growth cycle and unfortunately it is hard to determine which lash is ready to fall out naturally so it is unpredictable when applying the synthetic lashes.  Each day we can lose 3-5 natural lashes, but often they fall out unnoticed unless they fall into your eye, but when eyelash extensions are applied we are more aware of when they shed as we know the extensions are there plus they are longer, darker and thicker.  If you sleep on your stomach with your face squashed into the pillow or you favour sleeping on one side you may notice the lashes may not last as well as the other side.
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So there you have it my experience with eyelash extensions it’s pretty clear I’m already hooked on them and can’t wait to get them done again. The beautician I went to is located in Tullamore here business page can be found here if you want to book an appointment the eye lashes are €55 and are on special in February for €45 , I’ve uploaded some pictures of her beauty room where I had the extensions done also.

Till then ladies thanks for visiting, enjoy the blog, 
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Meghan xxx

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