Happy Monday 🙂 I am a sucker for anything that picks me up and gives me energy. Usually that pick me up comes in the form of a double shot of espresso or a good gym workout, but sadly those kind of pick me ups wear off after a long day. I never thought something cosmetic could give me a 24 hour a day “pick me up” until I discovered eyelash extensions. I have always been a huge fan of lash extensions, I got them days before I gave birth to Wyatt and at 9 months pregnant feeling like a beached whale, nothing was better than a little glam in my life in the form of lucious lashes (thanks Amber!)!
Today I have teamed up with one of my favorites, Lashes By Brandi! She is a lash queen, and ladies these lashes will not disappoint! We are doing an amazing $150 giveaway so you can get your first set of lashes FREE! Head over to my instagram to enter.
What I love most about Brandi’s lashes is that they are comfortable and feel very natural. I am not a huge makeup girl (I wish I could be) so these give me the “umph” I need to feel great and as put together as possible! With Brandi you are able to choose the style, and lash size that best fits your look. Here I chose the glam lashes, which are not the longest but have the most dramatic curl and give off a very “full” look.
I have listed below some questions I had in mind, as well as some frequently asked questions. If you have any others please comment and we will do our best to answer!
What are Lash Extensions? Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasions or for day to day wear.
Will your natural lashes get harmed or damaged?
The biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. They do not. If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes. If lashes are applied properly and to each individual lash, they won’t fall out.
How long does it take to apply lash extensions?
Applying a full set of lashes takes about two hours, and can be maintained year-round with touch-ups recommended every three to four weeks. A half set of lashes are an economical alternative to achieve a similarly dramatic effect, applied as filler to thicken natural lashes, or applied outward from the eye for a specialized look.
Do lash extensions fall out over a certain period of time?
Since each lash extension is attached to a single eyelash, they will fall out naturally along with the natural growth cycle of each lash. We recommend a touch-up every three to four weeks.
What happens if glue gets in your eyes?
Since your eyes are shut the whole time lash extensions are being applied, no glue will ever get into your eye.
Is it okay to also wear mascara?
If you are planning to wear mascara in addition to the extensions, only use it on the tips of the extensions and with a very light hand. This will be enough to give your eyes that “pop” along with the extensions. Using mascara at the base of the extensions will get very clumpy.