(Closed) Eyelashes, nothing to bat an eye at

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

i’ve had the more temporary ones done before…and i loved those. they lasted about 2 weeks. probably would have lasted longer is i could have stopped sleeping on my face.

 i dont know anyone who has gotten them personally. but this is the first time i’ve heard negative things about them. other reviews i’ve heard at the salon i go to are raving.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’ve had Xtreme Lashes done and they lasted 6 weeks before the last few fell out.  They were so high maintenance.  You can’t rub your eyes, you have to use their special mascara and their special eyelash curler, you can’t wash your face as you would normally do (have to avoid the eyes), you had to be careful how you sleep and you had to brush on the eyelash conditioner every few days so they stay natural looking. 

I have to admit, they looked so good (I have short and straight Asian lashes) but they get kind of nappy after the first 3-4 weeks and tend not to fall the in right position and can stab your eyeballs! (not fun at all!)  You either have to get them refilled or wait until the rest of them fall out naturally because they are glued to your real lashes. My friend, who is a cosmetician, used me as a guinea pig so I had them done for free.  I would not pay the $200 for them or even the $75 refills (to be done every 2-3 weeks).

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

My experience was similar to Meli’s.  Except it only looked nice for about 2 weeks on me.  I have severe allergies, so rubbing my eyes is a frequent "no-non" I was guilty of.  I also tend to roll around in my sleep alot, so when they started to go haywire and do the stab you in the yes or point downwards thing – I gave up and decided it wasn’t a daily thing I could keep up with.  However, I would do it for the wedding.

Besides the extensions – a lot of my co-workers have now converted to the growth conditioner you put on your eyelashes to prompt them to grow longer and thicker.  They swear by it, but I may wait on that expense (over $100 a bottle) til closer to the wedding.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Ugh. I was soooo tempted by them previously but am very fidgety about my eyes (they itch at the hint of ANYTHING) so guess I won’t be going ahead with them.

Do you have the same problems with temporary fake eyelashes? I’ll avoid rubbing my eyes on the day anyway as it would mess up my makeup, but what if I CRY? (wayyyyyy to possible, I cry over anything) 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

My fI really would like me to get them done for our wedding but I’ve never had them done before so I’m somewhat unsure about gettin them done.

 Does the salon purchase them or do you have to bring them in?  Clearly I have no idea.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

agentrv007– From my understanding, the salon provides everything. You just pay them to put them on.

I know the the "reputable" places in the OC/LA area charge a LOT for them (probably $200-$300 for the initial application) but I’ll probably take my chances and go to the hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese beauty shops to get mine done.  I was thinking about testing it out before the wedding, but it’s not an expense I can really afford to do twice.  I’ve heard nothing but great things about it, though.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Thanks Briannie, I didn’t know that.  I’ll probably have to call around and see if anyone does them around here.  We live in a small town.  Hopefully they won’t charge TOO much.  What about those fake ones I’ve seen in like Walmart.  Are those different?  Do they look utterly ridiculous? 

Post # 11
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Wannabee

I sell an eyelash conditioner that stimulates the growth of lashes making them thicker and longer. It’s called Enormous Lash and is 95 dollars. You can get it on my site: sammi924.intuitbeautydiva.com

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