Last week, after being in the beauty industry for over 15 years, I finally got to try something I have never done before! I got eyelash extensions! I’ve had the chance over the years, but something always stopped me from taking the leap, the cost, the process, the time involved, I don’t know. But last week, my friend Amanda and I, took the plunge at Amazing Lash Studio in Mission Valley!
I went in with very, very limited knowledge about how the process worked, despite being on the industry side of things. For those who haven’t been to this location (it’s pretty new – it opened last fall!) it’s in the IKEA parking lot, near Oggi’s and IHOP! Super simple to find, and tons of parking! The studio is gorgeous, bright white with pops of hot pink, and a big gorgeous chandelier!
We were greeted by amazingly friendly staff, asked to fill out some forms – basic personal info and some questions about allergies and medical stuff – you know, since they are going to be near your eyes. Then we were offered orange juice and mimosas while we waited.
Here’s my before picture. No makeup, no mascara, no lashes… and I have pretty decently long lashes.
Our appointment time was 10:00, but showed up early to fill out all the forms. The stylists were running a bit behind, but we just enjoyed our mimosas and relaxed (something that rarely happens to moms). It’s good to know that this process will take anywhere from 1-2 hours, so make sure that you’ve got time and aren’t rushed. I didn’t have anywhere to be until 1:00.
When I was taken back, I got to talk to my stylist Lori for a bit, explained the look I wanted and she was insanely helpful with picking which lashes would work best for what I wanted. I wanted a change, something that would be noticeable but not obvious, definitely full and made my eyes look bigger. She knew exactly what to do and we got started.
I laid down and got comfy, and she brought me a blanket in case I got chilly. Then she placed pads under my eyes to protect my lower lashes and started applying the extensions. My eyes aren’t super sensitive, but did water a bit. It’s an odd feeling, but after the first few lashes were applied, it didn’t bother me anymore. We talked about the beauty industry, and her background, as well as mine. We talked about our kids and families. She was insanely nice, and made the entire process go by super quick, despite my appointment almost being 2 hours long.
Check out my lashes halfway though! HUGE difference, right?!
After it was all said and done, I had a brand new full set of long, luscious lash extensions!
Look ma! No mascara!
YUP! Those are my LASH EXTENSIONS! How fabulous right? They are insanely comfortable to wear – I don’t even know I have them on, unlike false strip lashes. The only time I realize they are on is when I wash my face, or brush against the lashes. I can wear makeup comfortably, and it’s easy to sleep with them on as well! If you have any questions, leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you!
Right now, Amazing Lash Studio is offering a first time deal for a full set of lashes for $79.99! So find a location near you, and get some!
Thank you so much to the ladies at Amazing Lash Studio in Mission Valley for the beautiful lashes and swag bag! I can’t wait to come in and get a fill soon!