Doe Eyed

Thursday, January 7, 2010
A week before Christmas I finally made it to Noir Lash Lounge to get lash extensions. I had only heard good things, so I was eager to pump up my lashes for the holiday season. You know how it is, your family always wants to take pictures during gift opening and you're still half asleep.

I was certainly pleased with the results! My lashes were fuller, longer, and curled, instantly giving me that wide-eyed and bushy-tailed look. I felt doe eyed. For the rest of the day I couldn't stop looking at my lashes at every opportunity I got. They significantly decreased the time for makeup application - concealer, blush, high lighter, done! It's almost 3 weeks later and I still have quite a few lashes.

Don't think it was all sunshine and rainbows though. I did have one lash that had become unstuck from my lid, but was still adhered to my lash itself, that would poke me everytime I closed my eye. It was livable at first, but then it became painful, so painful that the only option I had at that point in time was to just try to get it off. I ended up pulling it off…plus a few lashes. I have since learned that it's better to cut the lash off than rip it out - but desperate times called for desperate measures. If it had been possible, I would have headed to Noir where they can remove the lashes for free.
The verdict? Will I get them again? Yes, definitely. However, I won't become a full fledged lash addict. I try to make my makeup and cleansing routine as basic as possible. Having to be constantly conscious of the lashes wasn't difficult, but was occasionally trying. Thus, I was wary to wear eyeliner because I didn't want to spend all the time and effort to take it off. Lazy? You bet. I loved the way they looked, I loved the ease they provided in my daily makeup application (especially going to work). But they're not for me in terms of a long term commitment. I'd rather use that money towards shoes.
I absolutely cannot wait until I can put my face directly under the shower head again.


adela said...

the lashes look great on you!!! very well done :)

the only thing that stops me from getting those lashes are that i like to rub my eyes. a lot. and when i take off my make up, i rub the shit out of my eyes too HAHAHAHAH

ko0ty said...

You look gorgeous! Is it easy to damage the lashes when taking off eyeliner?

lisa said...

Thanks for an honest review of the ups and downs of eyelash extensions! They look really good on you.

nicole said...

Wow the lashes look better on you than it did on my skimpy lashes!! hahahha it probably helps that you're mixed and have double eyelids. Damn Asian eyes!

I feel you on the eye poking and having to pull some off because they're not off but they're not completely off either.

Nevertheless, they look amazing!

Erin said...

thanks for the comments ladies.

i definitely rub my eyes a lot, so it's been tough on me. but it's been a good way to break that habit!

Jenn said...

Your lashes look amazing! But judging by your bottom lashes, it looks like you had plenty to begin with :) Ugh, I remember the first morning waking up with eyelashes, I completely forgot I had them and rubbed my eye and it ripped one (only one surprisingly) right out. Painful!!

It's been hard at times with the makeup remover, and it's especially gross if you wear eyeshadow, because the loose powder tends to fall on the lashes and gets them dirty and all gunky. What eyemakeup remover do you use? I found that Quo's remover (the blue bottle) was pretty good.