Guys, I did something only the cool young ones do. I went and got lash extensions! I know, who am I even? Turns out it’s not just the club hopping, contour loving young ones who get lash extensions…even mummas from the burbs do it. In fact women EVERYWHERE are doing it and have been for years (I’m sooo beihnd the times).
I wanted lash extensions for my Bali trip, which by the way is Monday! Only four more sleeps and I’ll be sucking on a bintang, bartering with the best of them and praying to ALL the gods that Bali belly stays the fuck away!
I figure a holiday in high humidity where I can’t wear makeup called for lash extensions. My last Bali holiday I looked like a sweaty mess, so this time I’m going armed with lashes and bold lippy.
A few years ago I had NO lashes, chemo took my hair and I was all meh, whatevs…but when it took my lashes I sobbed. Thankfully they grew back and I’ve not let anyone near them since…until now.
The best in the biz
I put the call out for the best lash lady in the biz and my wonderful community reccomended Lashes By Samantha, so I messaged her and booked an appointment. Today was the day, appointment day!
The process was painless and took about an hour and a half. Samantha was adorable and we had a lovely chat while she worked her magic. Here’s the before and after…
and now I look like this!
I’m not gonna lie, handing over $140 was a little painful but that’s the price I pay for
vanity lashes. Refills are $70 and need to be done every 2-4 weeks, depending on how I care for my long lovely lashes.
How to care for lash extensions
I’ve already had a tonne of enquiries as to how to care for lashes so here are the top tips…
-Do not get them wet in the first 24 hours…or you turn into a gremlin. Nah, just kiddding, but you will weaken the adhesive.
-avoid steam rooms and saunas.
-do not rub your eyes, pat them dry.
-don’t use lash curlers or tint or perm your lash extensions.
-use oil free eyeliners and use oil fre eye makeup.
-use a gentle cleanser like micellar water, always oil free cleansers.
I’m loving myself sick already and reeeealy love that I can get away with wearing zero eyemakeup 🙂 Who knows if I can afford the upkeep, but I’m gonna try.
Have you got lash extensions? Got any hot tips on aftercare?
Til next time,