Lashes For Days!

October 19, 2017 6 Comments

Eyelash extensions are literally little fake individual eyelashes that are glued one by one to your natural lashes at the base, by an aesthetician. The extensions “grow out” with your natural lashes, and fall off when the lash does. Lash extensions semi-permanently enhance the length, thickness and fullness of natural eyelashes. 

There’s three types of eyelash extensions you can choose from: synthetic, silk and mink. Size availability ranges from 6 mm to 17 mm. The cost of this service can range anywhere between R500 to R850, depending on the type and number of lashes applied, and the entire process usually takes an hour to two hours. Eyelash extensions normally last around 3–4 weeks, at which time they begin thinning and falling out.

Here are some of the comments I have read from ladies that have had eyelash extensions:

  • they make me feel confident
  • they make me pretty even when I wake up
  • I feel sexy - in a natural way
  • they make my eyes look bigger and more awake
  • It is what I have always wanted
  • I don't need that much mascara

I mean WOW! Just wow who wouldn't want this? Oh wait I forgot to add one that stood out for me: it is waaaaay quicker than trying to grow one's own natural lashes. At this one point I can definitely agree on because when you get eyelash extensions they are done and dusted in 2 hours whereas with growth serum this can take anything from 2 -3 months.

But we can never just look at things from one side right we need to look at the bad things as well. So are there any cons to have eyelash extensions? 

  • Maintenance - every 2 -3 weeks you have to have them filled
  • Cost - you end up paying the minimum amount which is R250
  • So in one month you pay R500 to have them put on then another R250 to have them filled - then at least another R250 after another 2 -3 weeks
  • My maths takes me to R1000 in 2 months (right)?
  • Spider leg lashes now these are the worst - and I have to agree - they look pretty 'weird' in  a bad way

  • allergic reactions are quite common - so if you have sensitive eyes this should be avoided
  • be very careful of the glue that is used - make sure it is from a legit source

While eyelash extensions are expensive, and high maintenance, they can also give you the lashes you have always wanted and enhance your natural beauty. I recommend you spend time researching different technicians in your area, and always make sure they are licensed and certified. Avoid eyelash glue that contains harmful ingredients like formaldehyde, as they can cause an allergic reaction.

And on a final note give your lashes a break every now and again - by trying the lash growth serums on the market. If my maths is correct getting eyelash extensions is waaaay more expensive than trying to grow your own lashes. Check at these images below - this is Long 4 Lashes by AA Cosmetics and I have to say for me it looks good, healthy and natural.

See it on the website!

And lastly as promised you can win L4L serum AND mascara. All you need to do is 1) share the post and 2) tell me why you need Long Lashes :)

Have a wonderful day further.

Gxxx




6 Responses

Jabulile
Jabulile

October 20, 2017

I #Long4Lashes because I feel and knoe that they will enhance my eyelashes and would love to feel and see how natural they look and feel

#glamorecosmetics

Brenda
Brenda

October 20, 2017

With my little to no eyelashes I definitely need to try the permanent eyelashes as I literally #Long4Lashes

Xelia
Xelia

October 19, 2017

Sometimes we don’t realize how important lashes are until you actually wear a false lash. As a drag queen, I personally cannot live without my falsies, lashes just simply put an entire look together. The truth is, it does give you confidence, even when you’re not wearing makeup; having a lash on just makes you look 100 times more fabulous!

Caty Faurie
Caty Faurie

October 19, 2017

I am a natural strawberry blonde, so I’ve been blessed with the tiniest thin light lashes. And due to current health issues my hair is even thinning out further, which leads me to look like a lash-less lizard.

If I don’t wear mascara the day, people ask me whether I’m alright because I look sick! And having sensitive eyes means I always have to watch out which chemicals I put close to my eyes otherwise I look like I have red-eyes or cried for several weeks.

So for me I’d absolutely love to get lash extensions but I’d probably walk around with the best lashes ever around swollen eyes. My best bet would probably be trying to improve what nature gave me.

Galieja
Galieja

October 19, 2017

I dont always like applying mascara but it definately completes a look. Long lashes will have the same effect minus the effort :)

Jeszal Williams
Jeszal Williams

October 19, 2017

I loved the way they looked but they felt uncomfortable and left my eyes red. That was in 2012 and I hope the application process has improved since then, if so I would love to do them again

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