Wednesday, February 26, 2014

How to get Beautiful Long Eyelashes! (+Give away!)

I've tried tons of different ways to achieve long lashes; serums, lash strips, weird at home remedies, you name it!  All of these options either take forever or are just a big hassle to do everyday. 

When Lash Spot opened upstairs in the New People building, I was super EXCITED! I signed up for their lash extension service right away. Honestly, I'm a pretty lazy person so anything that will facilitate my morning make up routine is worth trying! The lash extensions were so long and voluminous that people thought I was wear eye make up even when I wasn't!

I actually got the extensions done 2 weeks ago, so I decided to write a review of them now that I've had them for an extended period of time.

Booking the Appointment: It was super easy to book an appointment. The manager was very polite and personally called me to confirm my availability. That was a huge PLUS in my book! I've had a lot of other salons treat me very rudely because I look a lot younger than I actually am. The staff here were very friendly and helpful when I asked them about the different services and prices that they offered.

My Esthetician:  I didn't know any of the staff who worked there yet so they paired me with an esthetician that was free during that time. My esthetician was named Kara, she was SUPER SWEET!! Ask for her if you are interested in getting extensions!

The Process: 
1- Before I got the extensions, they asked me to remove my contacts and the makeup around my eyes. I recommend just coming without make up or contacts! 

2- Picking your lashes: 
They have 2 types of lashes: C-type and J-type. 

Curly C-type
Natural J - type

Kara started by asking what type of look I was going for and how long I wanted the lashes to be. They will tailor the service to what you want. I didn't really know what lashes to choose so I just let Kara choose for me. 

I got the Ultra Lash service which is about 100 lash extensions per eye! 

3- The Eye Mask: To make sure the glue didn't touch my lower lashes, she gave me a moisturizing eye mask that covered my bottom lid. That eye mask itself was AMAZING!! I usually have extremely puffy, tired eyes but the mask totally refreshed my bottom lid and calmed my eyes.

Moisturizing Eye Mask!

4- Gluing on the Extensions: Each lash needs to be individually separated to glue on the extension. To my surprise, I could barely feel a thing! You're not suppose to open your eyes once the esthetician starts gluing the extension to avoid any chances of any glue getting into your eye. My service took about 2 hours.  I actually just fell asleep within a couple minutes since it was so relaxing. When I woke up, she was pretty much done with the whole service.

At the end, Kara spent about 10 minutes separating some lashes that were stuck together. It was a little irritating for my eyes, but it wasn't painful at all. It just felt like a slight tug on my lashes.

When I looked in the mirror I was SHOCKED at what a difference it made!! All the lashes were gorgeously curled and added so much volume to my natural lashes! They felt light and didn't irritate my eye lids at all. I was extremely happy with the results! It was like I took a 2 hour nap and woke up with beautiful lush lashes haha.

Here are the results:

Right after service, no makeup.

With some light eye liner only.

With Makeup♥

Here are some of the care instructions they gave me:

* For the first 24 hours you're suppose to keep them completely dry! If you get them wet, the glue can get weakened and cause the extension to fall out quickly.

* Don't use waterproof mascara, it can weaken the glue. Honestly the extensions are so dark and full on their own, you don't need mascara!

* Don't pull at the extension because it might take out your real lash too!!

After 2 weeks of having the extension, I'm still very happy I got them done! I get a ton of compliments. Thank you Lash Spot ♥ 

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To celebrate the opening of their San Francisco branch, we are giving away $25 gift cards towards any Eyelash Extension service at Lash Spot!

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