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How Eyelash Extensions Changed My Life

selfie I think it kind of seemed weird to a lot of people that knew me well that I wore (and maintained!) individual eyelash extensions for a straight six months this year. At 31, I barely wash my face in the morning let alone wear makeup, and no amount of fine lines or wrinkles appear to be convincing me otherwise.

So when I established a monthly eyelash budget, I think it probably threw a couple of people. But here’s the thing about eyelash extensions…you wake up in the morning looking like you’ve already curled your lashes and layered on the mascara (or, whichever order you do those things in) except there’s no dark residue situation {which I always seem to have going on, no matter how early in the day it is} or clumpy stick lashes. I’m telling you, it’s MAGICAL.

I’ll be honest, it stings a little when you get them, but there [doesn't appear to be] any long-term damage, and if you do your shopping carefully it’s cheaper than the brush-on hair-growing stuff and doesn’t change the color of your iris. If you’ve got a good cosmetician, they’ll do some tricks so that it doesn’t sting much a all. After that, you’re saddled with sore lid muscles for about a day (really only your first time, or if you’ve let them fall off completely between applications) before you’ll stop noticing they’re there. My advice is to trim them so you can still wear the eyewear of your choice without brushing against your lenses.

I wore them from May through December getting them “filled” every 3-4 weeks (the extensions fall out along with your regular lashes, but otherwise you can swim, shower, sweat, and do a fair amount of yanking of them without any problem.) I took them off around New Years to give my lids a break, but I’ve since decided that my lids don’t need a break from looking freaking amazing. Also, I noticed that waking up looking half done inspired me to finish the job. Somehow my fake eyelashes were the first thing since the birth of my daughter that have managed to move me to get dressed on a morning that I have nowhere to be. Magic I tell you.

Have you ever had eyelash extensions? Next up I’m trying a lower lash dip to compliment mine.

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