Post # 1
So, I think I’ve crossed the threshold into panic-splurge mode, and just bought a Groupon for eyelash extensions because I NEED TO HAVE THEM! There are a bunch of old threads with very differing reviews on them, and I thought I’d throw the topic back out to see what everyone has to say!
Have you had them done? What was your experience??
I was thinking of getting them done the weekend before my wedding, so that I have some time to get used to them. What do you think, bees?
Post # 3
Oh boy, be careful! I got some a couple years ago and my eyes HATED it. They turned bloodshot red and itchy and I did everything they told me not to do in order to get the darn things to fall off faster. My lashes weren’t back to normal for a few weeks at least.
Post # 4
Ok, I have been getting mine done for years now. Heres the skinny- There are different types of “lash extensions” Synthetic (Which have a thick and full look, but poked me in the eyes after a week or so) Sily, (Which I love and use the most, but are thinner and not as dramatic for pictures etc) and Mink… never got those, seems too pricy and I like silk just fine.
Some people (Including myself) have had allergic reactions to the glue. You will know right away, if your eyes go bloodshot or get pussy, or itch really bad. If this happens, go back right away and have them removed. (I am allergic to only one type of glue, and as long as it doesnt get used its just fine for me.)
For me, id get them applied the day before the wedding, (They will fall out, and you dont want to have weird missing places for your wedding photos)
HAVE FUN AND CONGRATS!
Post # 5
I had them once for about 3 seconds…..well not really but I had them taken off the next day. She used SO much glue that I couldn’t fully close my lids, even to sleep. Awful. That was at the very beginning of the extensions trend though so she probably didn’t have a lot of expertise and did a crappy job.
My mom had them for aobut a year a few years ago and she liked them, although she overdid the drama (I think)….she had really full and dramatic extensions so when she was wearing natural makeup it looked out of place.
I do think you can get them done well if you find the right place/person. Just go easy, you can always go back to add more if you want. I have a friend that has them and it looks a wee bit “drag queen” to have them too long and too voluminous.
Plus….set your mind for a shock when you get them removed, you’ll think your natural lashes are sparse and short and awful, but only because you’ve gotten used to thinking the extensions are how natural lashes look.
Post # 6
I have had these done several times before (mainly for special occasions) and LOOOOOVE them
i always go to salons who use xtreme lashes and have never had a problem.
Although completely agree wtih @cdncinnamongirl – your natural lashes look like stumps when you get them removed cuz your used to such lovely long lashes!! you can keep going in every couple of weeks for infills though which are only a margin of the original cost.
I will 1000% be having them done for the wedding!!!!!!!!! 🙂
Post # 7
@Cassiopeia: i had a HORRIBLE experience with a Groupon eyelash extension… The technician knew she wasn’t making as much money so her work was the same parr. She just chose one length for the lashes and they were plastic, hard, and super synthetic I lost a good portion of my lashes. Thankfully they grew back, but it took about a month. They hurt my eyes. AND, she used shitty glue, it was so strong my eyes were red for 2 days. GOOD LUCK and be careful, they are your eyeballs, not nails or toenails. It’s a really big deal and luckily nothing permanent happened to me. I just stick to strip lashes now.
Post # 8
I had them and although they looked stunning they drove my eyes crazy. My eyelids were mildly swolen from them. My eyes were bloodshot. It seemed like I felt every blink like a piece of sand was there. They took a while to get off – like a week. I wish they had worked because they looked nice. Dont get them right before your wedding if you have never had them before.
Post # 9
I had them done for the wedding. My friends and sister had tried them and looked amazing so I decided to try it too. It was fabulous. I didn’t need to use mascara and eyeliner for ages.
I also got a groupon, but it was for a place that specializes only in eyelash extensions. I would be really apprehensive about going to a salon that suddenly decided to cash in on the latest trend and did a quick crash course and is now “fully certified.” I went to the salon about 6 weeks before the wedding, in case I got a bad reaction to the glue or didn’t like how they looked. The tech was really good and explained how to care for them and the different kinds/lengths/curl effects for each type. I tried mink first, and while they looked the most natural in terms of thickness and curl, they got really floppy in the shower and would poke me in the eye! I tried the synthetics after that and found them more comfortable. You also get a lot more choice in terms of length and thickness. Initially, I could feel a bit of the glue but after a day or so, it felt completely natural. A good technician will make sure the glue isn’t excessive or causing your eyelids to get stuck or cause irritation.
If you’re going to do it for your big day, I’d say go try it out now to make sure you don’t get a bad reaction to the glue, (and have time to remove them and for the swelling to go down if you do!) and get a refill just before the wedding 🙂
Post # 9
I’m having lash extensions too and I’m using MaxiLash serum nightly on my lash roots which is amazing… My real lashes are much healthier! It’s a great lash serum, and it keeps its promise, http://www.maxilash.com
Good luck! 🙂 /Kathy