Being of Asian descent, I was born with short, straight and sparse eye lashes. The complete opposite of what dreamy lashes look like. Don’t even get me started on the bottom ones, I think I have two or three altogether.
I am usually on the run between school & activities, errands, gym, etc. that my make-up routine is minimal. When I am make-up free, I look tired and feel incomplete. I’ve also been relying on strip lashes on nights out since mascara alone isn’t giving me the oomph I need. I figured it’s time to get extensions.
What are eyelash extensions? They are single strands of curved, synthetic lashes that are applied to your individual eyelash to create a fuller, longer look.
I booked an appointment at the nearest Lola Lash Bar. I opted for the synthetic lashes; silk and mink lashes were also options. My lash technician was very knowledgeable and “installed” the longest, thickest lashes that my natural ones can accommodate. An hour and a half later and hello fabulous!
Even though the lash extensions I chose were synthetic, they look like natural lashes. I may even be able to fool people into thinking I was born with it. I have had them for quite sometime now and it makes a huge difference in how I look and even with how I feel.
The cost is about $90 for a full set of synthetic lashes and increases with the other options. The cost to fill the lashes is $45 and it is recommended to have the lashes filled every 2-4 weeks. I do treat them with care so they last closer to 4 weeks.
I am very happy with the decision to get the eyelash extensions. Sometimes it’s nice to dash out the door and not have to worry about putting on makeup. The only thing I have to change is maybe the amount of times I bat my eyelashes!
Here are the Before and After pictures: