Monday, March 20, 2017

Eyelash Extensions

I can't even begin to count the number of times in my life that I've considered fake eyelashes, because that number is zero.

I never even knew this was a thing.

Two weeks ago my friend gave me her Groupon for a full set of mink eyelashes. She wasn't going to use the Groupon, so she asked me if I wanted to try it, and heck - you only live once.

Those are my fake eyes.

This same friend has given me no less than $500 worth of beauty-related items this past year for FREE. If I didn't know any better, I think she's trying to tell me something.

Anyhow, I was a little worried that this experience wouldn't go well after reading the two Yelp reviews for Rich and Rare Lash Bar; however, I'm happy to report I had a great experience.

It was a Saturday morning appointment, so Brian stayed home with Cam while I had the morning to myself. I could relax and enjoy my free eyelash treatment.

If you're a mom to a toddler, then you can attest that this was a "Rich and Rare" morning.

I got home from the appointment and immediately stood about two inches from Brian's face and did this move:


Brian was like "Uhhh....what am I supposed to be looking at?"

"My eyelashes."

"Oh ok, uh, they look good, but I can't really remember what they looked like before."

So FYI - Do not expect any men in your life to notice the lashes.

For comparison, we went to dinner at Kanki that night with friends and all of us girls were sitting at the bar waiting for a table. About an hour into our wait, I was like "I forgot to tell y'all I got eyelash extensions this morning" and all three girls - in unison - were like "OMG WE KNEW SOMETHING LOOKED DIFFERENT! YOUR LASHES LOOK AMAZING!!!"

So FYI - The females in your life will notice.

Here's some Q & A for those that might be considering this:

Would you do it again?
Probably not, unless it was free again, but I would recommend this place for sure. She did an outstanding job.

Describe the experience.
Very easy and relaxing. She does put this sticky gel pad on your bottom lid to hold down your bottom lashes, so if you are finicky about stuff near your eyes, that's the only bad part. Your eyes are closed as she individually glues on each lash, so that part was easy.

How long will they last?
Supposedly a month or more. They will fall out over time with your normal lash growth. You cannot get them wet for 24 hours, so be sure to shower before you go. You also shouldn't wear mascara if you want to get the longest wear, but you honestly don't need mascara with these. Also, you should not sleep with them up against your pillow, which is hard for me since I sleep on my stomach.

Do they feel weird?
Yes and no. You cannot feel them at all until something touches them. When you touch them, it definitely has a stiff and noticeable feeling. The next time you shower, take notice of how often you rub your eyes. I never realized this, but it was very weird not being able to rub your eyes in the shower. Technically, she said that you can wash your face like normal, but it definitely feels uncomfortable when your hand or washcloth is touching the lashes.

What do they look like?
She'll ask you your length preference and your reason for getting the lashes - special occasion or daily wear? I said daily wear. I already have naturally full lashes, so I can't imagine getting any more dramatic without being scary. My friends at dinner on Saturday thought it looked like I had curled my lashes and had on mascara, which I had done neither. One friend actually purchased the Groupon that night, so I would say everyone thought it looked really great.

Here's the Groupon. Full Set Mink Lashes for $89.

Overall, I am very happy with the results!

2 comments:

  1. LOL. I love reading your blog, Kelly! And I've always wondered about those eyelash extensions so this was super interesting to read about! I'm shocked that even with a groupon its $89 though! What a generous friend you have! :)

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  2. I do agree that it's really expensive and yes, my friend is beyond generous! I'm curious to see how long they will actually last. If it's super long-lasting, then that amount MIGHT be worth it. Maybe. We shall see. :)

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