Fluttery Eyelashes for a Fortnight| Eyelash Extensions Review

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Dependent upon whether you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may or may not know that I recently had Eyelash Extensions applied for my mums wedding last month. If you don’t follow me…why not? You know you want to! If you do follow me you may be one of the lovely people who have asked to to blog about this experience, so this is for you.

I had wondered and slightly panicked about what to do with my eyelashes for the wedding day, as like many of you, I am obsessed with having big fluttery lashes and normally achieve such a look either through multiple layers of mascara of with fake eyelashes. I had originally toyed with the idea of wearing fake eyelashes, but as the wedding was a two day affair, both days being very long, I worried that fake eyelashes would not stay put for the duration and I didn’t want to have to keep applying glue and reattaching them. When my mum said she was getting Eyelash Extensions for the wedding and her honeymoon my mind was made up… I would have them too.

I went to Bellissimo Beauty Studio in Kendal and booked myself in for an Express Eyelash Extension Treatment. I would have preferred the Deluxe Eyelash Extension Treatment but there was no available appointments that fitted into my schedule. The difference between the two treatments is that the Express Treatment attaches the false eyelashes in clutters of around 6 as opposed to attaching a single fake eyelash to each of your own eyelashes. The Express Treatment is one hour shorter than the Deluxe Treatment, so only takes half an hour; preferable for those of you with busy schedules, that need to fit appointments in after work like I do. Finally the Express Eyelash Treatment is designed to last for 2-3 weeks, compared to the 4+ weeks that the Deluxe Treatment does. The Deluxe Treatment also allows for the eyelashes to be topped up and maintained, so you don’t have to wait for them to fall out.

The treatment itself was at first a little strange, the beautician firstly removed all my eye makeup (nothing strange about that) but then she stuck my bottom lashes down with a large white sticker. This was quite uncomfortable at first as it is placed very near to your eyeball, and even for a girl who wears contact lenses, it was strange having the sticker touching my eye in such a way, after a while it become more tolerable. The beautician then got to work on my eyelashes; she attached a cluster of around 6 fake eyelashes one at a time to my own eyelashes with a black glue. As the treatment only lasted half an hour the discomfort from the sticker was tolerable and it was nice to just lie back and relax, especially after a busy day at work. I was advised to not wear mascara on the eyelash extensions, and to remove my eye makeup with a none oil based remover; this would help prolong the life of the lashes.

At first the eyelashes felt very bizarre as they were attached to my eyelashes as opposed to my lash line like fake eyelashes are. My eyelids felt quite heavy, and I was really conscious of how long they were. The strangest feeling is when you shower after having them done, as the water is heavy on them and they feel like they will fall out; thankfully they don’t!

The pictures above show me with no mascara on the fake eyelashes at all, there really is no need to as they looked long and dramatic without. My mum got the Deluxe Eyelash Treatment and in comparison to hers mine were more dramatic. I actually preferred my dramatic look compared her her more natural style.

I lost a couple of the clusters of eyelashes within the first week, but it was not obvious. It was the second week when a clutter on the inner corner of my eye became loose and stuck up continuously that it became obvious; you can see said eyelash in the picture above. They have only just all fallen out, some I encouraged others fell out in my sleep, and I only started wearing mascara again today. So overall the eyelash extensions lasted for 3 weeks.

I feel completely naked without my eyelash extensions now; I miss my big flirty eyelashes, I miss not having to put mascara on, thus giving myself an extra 10 minute in bed, I miss having the confidence to go out of the house without a scrap of makeup on! Overall I’m sure you have guessed that I would definitely get eyelash extensions again. I paid £25 for the Express Treatment, so I think they are fantastic value and perfect if you have an event, special occasion or holiday. Next time I plan on having the Deluxe Eyelash Extension Treatment so I can have them topped up, however I’m going to give it a couple of weeks, as I want to let my eyelashes have a rest, I’m sure they are quite tired of carrying the extra weight of the extensions.

Have you ever had eyelash extensions? What was your experience, did you enjoy them? Would you have them done in future if you haven’t already?

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. Really good review! Not sure how well I would cope with something so near my eye though xxthewondersofwardrobes.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. great review i love eyelash extensions, i had them done once in a salon and liked it but now do them myself and love it so much more, as i have more control over how many and how they look and plus loads cheaper..they look great though xx http://rockinitmywayx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks so much Rebecca. It was a little strange, put thankfully you don't have to put up with it for too long 😀 xx

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  4. Cat0805 says:

    I tried doing some a few months ago but didn't get the right glue so they feel out. I have thought about doing them myself, but these look so much better than when I do them lol. Thnaks for your comment 😀 xx

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  5. Judy says:

    These look gorgeous! xx

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  6. Cat0805 says:

    They were fantastic! I miss them already! xx

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  7. They look so lovely 🙂 I've toyed with the idea of getting eyelash extensions before but have been worried that they would make my natural lashes fall out. Did you find that having them made applying & removing the rest of your eye makeup harder?Charlee, MYSTRINGALINGhttp://mystringaling.blogspot.co.uk/XX

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  8. Cat0805 says:

    I did worry about this also, but I still have my eyelashes thankfully :DI noticed I had to be more careful, before I would just wipe all my makeup off with a face wipe, with the eyelash extensions I use a proper eye makeup remover and cotton pad. Although sometimes the cotton pad would stick to the eyelashes so you had to pull that off lol. But it didn't make it any significantly more difficult xxx

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  9. Efia Sulter says:

    I had some done when I went to London and they were only a tenner but lasted like 3-4 weeks. I think they look great but when taking them off you have to be so careful! Yours look lovely!effytalkslife.blogspot.co.ukxxx

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  10. True says:

    It looks so natural! It looks stunnin!-True

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  11. Kaz says:

    These look brilliant! I'm so rubbish at putting false eyelashes on myself so something like this every once in a while seems like a fab alternative!Kaz x

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  12. These look brill soo natural – I once saw a pic of a girl I'm NOT fan of and she had the worst stuck on eye lashes. Yours are AMAZING and I'm your newest follower hehe Fancy checking out my blog and following back please?Rachaelhttp://thenew62.blogspot.co.uk/xxxxxx

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  13. Cat0805 says:

    Wow yours were even more of a bargain than mine. Thanks for your comment xx

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  14. Cat0805 says:

    I know, I was very impressed with them. thanks for your kind words 😀 xx

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  15. Cat0805 says:

    It's a lot easier than having to do them yourself, very low maintenance 😀 xx

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  16. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks so much darling, must just of got a good salon that knew what they were doing 😀 I will definitely check out your blog thanks so much for following xx

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  17. Dianna says:

    I love this!I would love for you to visit my blog:@www.adventuresinherstilettos.com

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  18. Cece says:

    Wow! They look pretty, is it painful?

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  19. These are so striking and they really enhance your eye color too. Very insightful post :)-Eziikintoo.blogspot.com

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  20. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks for your comment doll, will check it out 😀 xx

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  21. Cat0805 says:

    No not painful at all. Can't feel them on your eyelashes, it's just the sticker and application process that was a bit strange xx

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  22. Cat0805 says:

    Aww thanks for you comment darling. I'm missing them lots! Xx

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  23. You look pretty!! I want this too, I think I will buy it for myself as a Holiday present :))) Ixx

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  24. Hana Bailey says:

    I would love to have these done :)You look lovely.www.countrybumpkinlover.blogspot.comIm new to this. Could people check out my blog and let me know what you think? :)ThanksHan xxx

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  25. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks darling, they will definitely look for your a holiday 😀 xx

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  26. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks han, I will definitely check out your blog 😀 xx

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  27. Heidi-likes says:

    They look beautiful! Good price too :)http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Cat0805 says:

    There were such a bargain 😀 Thanks for your comment darling xx

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  29. Hola Bambi says:

    I'm so tempted to get eyelash extensions!! X

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  30. Cat0805 says:

    I would recommend them, life is so much easier without having to worry about your lashes 😀 xxx

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  31. Rosie Means says:

    They look great on you! I actually contemplated getting eyelash extensions but I was scared that they would rip some of my real lashes out. Thanks for the review :)Rosie xogorgeouslyglowingmakeupblog.com

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  32. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks Rosie. I think I was lucky, but you do have to be careful as think on some people they have pulled some out. But they do grow back 😀

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  33. Edris Ali says:

    Long eyelashes is a good solution for immediate result, but be aware that no matter what type of extension you get they will thin out your natural eyelashes. Other thing to keep in mind is the maintenance and restriction of having eyelash extension.

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