A few months ago I posted about my very first experience with eyelash extensions (see post here) and so if you read it, you’ll know how besotted I was with my new long, perfect lashes. As someone who has rather short and stubby natural lashes, it was such a lovely feeling to get up each morning and not having to worry about lathering on the mascara (nor taking it off before bed) and to be able to enjoy my holiday panda-eye free. With prior experience in lash strips (or false lashes worn for nights out) I did have nightmares about walking round for a month feeling as though I was lifting weights with my eyelids, however they turned out to feel as natural as humanly possible – in fact, I forgot they were there entirely.
So when the opportunity arose to have another half lash set fitted, I jumped at the chance. I don’t want to go overboard and say I’m addicted (I am) but I absolutely love the feeling of wearing no mascara, yet still looking ‘made up’. The Lash Perfect Bar in Carnaby Street, who kindly fitted the last set for me, were again – more than accommodating, welcoming me as though I was an old friend as I lay down for the 45 minute fitting treatment. Unlike last time, I kept it together and didn’t fall asleep (it is very relaxing though) and within under an hour, I skipped (well, I wanted too) out of the shop with my new perfect set of lashes.
With no swimming pools, harsh sun or dodgy plane air conditioning to tackle this time around, I was intrigued to see just how long the lashes would last this time around – as the previous set started looking rather sparse around the third week and by the forth, had completely disappeared. After having them fitted in November (the 7th I believe), I am pleased to say that it’s now the 16th and I still have a few left. They may be stragglers and they certainly don’t look as full as they initially did, but with a lick of mascara, they still look very voluminousness and much longer than my natural lashes.
How to make your lash extensions last longer:
- Don’t use any oil based cleansers or eye make-up removers around the area of your lash extensions, as this could break the bond and cause premature losses.
- Don’t use normal mascara on your lash extensions, especially in the first few weeks when the set is most full. The Lash Bar offer a special water based mascara in black which jazzes up the lashes for a more dramatic effect.
- Try not to rub your eyes or pick out any lash extensions, as this can not only damage the falsies – but your natural lashes too. The extensions will fall out on their own, in keeping your natural lash cycle.
For more information on Lash do’s and don’ts or to book, please visit Lash Perfect’s website here.