LOL NO! HAHA ARE YOU SERIOUS? I wish!
Deja vu? If you have been reading my blog for a while and you feel like you’ve seen this post before, you have. I wrote about my eyelash extensions over two years ago, but since then some things have changed. For one, I started getting my eyelashes done by someone different than the person I was going to when I wrote that post, and two, they are a different type and experience altogether.
I got a really good response to my FAQ post about my tape-in hair extensions so I decided I’d write the same type of post for my eyelash extensions. After all, I get asked about my eyelashes literally almost every day. I carry around my girl’s business card to supplement my answer because it happens so much. I’ve given her card to my infusion nurse, the girl who served me at Burrito Jax the other day, MANY of my students, girls on the bus, girls in restaurant bathrooms, friends… OKAY YOU GET IT, just let me know if you have any questions 😉
Who does your eyelashes?
Aliona Abramova is my ride or die lash girl. I joke that she’s my second longest relationship. She is fantastic and I can’t recommend her enough. You can check out her work on Instagram and you can book an appointment and read more information on this website. AND! OMG! She’s also opening up her own lash studio (in Bedford) with technicians trained by her and using only her supplies this spring! SO EXCITING! I feel like I’ve seen Aliona’s business grow from the ground up and I’m so proud to see her branching out and conquering the HRM lash game.
What kind do you wear?
I’ve been getting 2D volume eyelash extensions since July 2016. 2D lashes are two very thin, wispy lashes attached at the base. Essentially, 2 lashes are applied to each individual natural lash. I personally like volume extensions because they’re lighter weight (therefore less damaging) and I love the thickness and volume they provide. Before July 2016, I always got Aliona’s regular lash extensions. The regular lashes are applied on a 1:1 ratio. Those lashes are also very thick and full in their own right. You can see Aliona’s website for examples. She also offers 3D and Russian volume eyelashes.
Do you feel them? Do they itch?
Good quality eyelashes should feel weightless and should NOT itch. Before finding Aliona I’d tried out many other reputable salons in Halifax, paid way more money, and ended up with low quality extensions. I always ended up ripping them off my eyes because they were uncomfortable, itchy, and applied with too much glue. Well-applied and high quality lashes should not weigh down your eyelashes.
How long do they last?
I’ve waited more than 5 weeks between lash appointments and have still received raving compliments about my eyelashes, but I tend to love the way my lashes look up until the 3 week mark. After 3 weeks they still look great, but I personally notice a difference in appearance and fullness at about that point. I tend to get mine filled between 3-4 weeks.
Do they damage your eyelashes?
Some can, but mine don’t. Again, it’s about experience, technique, and product quality. My eyelashes are still in good health after over two years of consistent extension wear.
Is it uncomfortable to have them applied?
Not at all! You’re lying down the whole time with your eyes closed. I usually fall asleep and I don’t feel anything.
Do they fall out? Do you have to get them removed?
You can get them removed if for some reason you want that… lol
Eyelash extensions fall out with your own natural lashes. Aliona has more info about this on her website, but we all have a natural lash cycle. It’s just more noticeable when extensions fall out because they’re way bigger than our own lashes.
Well, let’s see: I feel glamorous without even trying. I feel prettier. I love the way they make my eyes look. I feel put together with no make up on (note: I’m comfortable not wearing make up in the first place, but this is a bonus). I save time in the morning. I don’t have to remove stubborn mascara at night. I seriously love them and wouldn’t have been getting them for over 2 years consistently if I didn’t adore having them.
Cons: There is (obviously) a fair bit of maintenance. At times, it can be tricky to get an appointment (though I can’t call that a con–I’m incredibly happy for Aliona and her success <3 ) They can be expensive. You, like me, can get addicted to having them.
OH ALSO: I realize that my eyelashes are incredibly dramatic and probably way more glam than many people would personally like. That’s cool, you do you! Aliona can do a much more natural look if you request it, but I think she’s well known for her glam style.
Any questions? Let me know in the comments or on Instagram! Also, check out Aliona’s Instagram and book in with her or her assistants (just not when I want an appointment 😉 )