Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Eyelash extensions

A while ago when I was living in London I came across the idea of eyelash extensions. Now, as I worked in central London in a store selling makeup and beauty items I always felt the need to look my best. When I first found out of a place to have them done I immediately had to have them done, even with the £100 ish price tag. Yes, expensive I know but they look so pretty! I'm a sucker for long eyelashes and would love to be naturally blessed with them but that is not the case I'm afraid, so alternative measures needed to be found.

I use false eyelashes for a night out and have tried Talkia eyelash growth treatment which you apply to your lashes for a few months and they are supposed to grow slightly and fall out less. Yes, that is what it did and my eyelashes were a bit longer and definitely fell out less. But that was about it, I still use it every now and again when I feel I need it but I still didn't have the effective I was longing for.

So I found a mobile beauty therapist who specialised in Jinnylashes (supposedly the best ones for this kind of thing) and I had them applied to my lashes, lash by lash for around 1 and a half to 2 hours - yes a long long time to lie on a flat beauty couch and let me tell you my bum was very numb by the end of it! So I walked away with lots and lots of lashes applied to my lash line to create a lovely long lash effect. I was so pleased with the results. They lasted in perfect condition for about 4 weeks and slowly one by one fell out with my own eyelashes. Towards the end I did have some randomly long extensions left which did look a bit odd but I managed to soak them off with an oily eye make up remover.

I didn't have to wear mascara, however on nights out I applied a special oil free mascara that would not ruin the lashes, just to give a bit more of a dramatic look. I could not use an oil based remover so used 'simple' eye makeup remover as it contains no oils which would remove the lashes.

I loved them. I really did. I could have had infills when they started to fall out which would be cheaper than the initial payment but I didn't want to keep up with the maintenance and only really wanted them for a special occasion.

At the time I had them I didn't really take any pictures of the lashes themselves but I have many pictures of them where I randomly blinked at the wrong time whilst someone took a picture so they are not great but the best I can do.

Has anyone thought about or had eyelash extensions?



  1. Honey....I have! I am asian and have reallllly contemplated getting them. I think you just made my decision. They are pretty worth it! How long does urs last?

    -Chiara @ mylittletiara.blogspot.com

  2. hey, well about 4 weeks perfect if you after them and dont rub them, and then over the next few weeks they fell out one by one as my own lashes grew out. quite a while really. they look so good, i would reccomend them! x

  3. Heyy... I got lash extensions @ Blink in Selfridges and they lasted for aaaaages. My only bugbear is that towards the end they start to look a bit ropey... and me being quite fidgety kept trying to pull them off!! Sami xx

  4. Yeah I wasnt so keen on that part and I did pull a few out to try and even them out but I loved them so much when they were like new that I would put up with that part again :o) x

  5. very good to know! :)
    i'm thinking of getting eyelash extensions for when i go abroad in the summer (:

    sarahbox04.blogspot.com xx

  6. Although some of these eyelash growth products can really help in improving the appearance and condition of your eyelashes, most of them have been proven to be ineffective and using them will just waste your time.

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