Saturday, March 12, 2016

My "Amazing Lash" Experience!

As I get older, I notice the grays coming out in my hair and more laugh lines appearing on my face. I think about what I can do to brighten up my appearance.  I am not one to succumb to botox or fillers or even permanent makeup since there are needles involved and I'm a scaredey cat, so when I had the opportunity to try lash extensions, it was an ideal situation!

Amazing Lash Studios are retail salons that apply semi-permanent eyelash extensions to the curve and size of your natural lashes. The process takes about 90 minutes. The first decision was to pick a style.  They are four types: Natural, Cute, Sexy, and Gorgeous.  I selected the Natural style with a medium length lash.

The process requires you to lay down and a type of gel pad is placed at the water mark of your lower lid to keep your lower lashes separate.
I didn't take to this so well as I felt that the pads were poking my eyeballs.  I told my technician, Danielle, that I didn't think I could have my eyes closed for 90 minutes with these on.  She was very kind and took them off immediately and ended up taping my lower lashes down instead, one eye at a time.  She shared that when she had it done for the first time, she was really anxious and jittery. That made me feel better already. Throughout the process she constantly asked if I was comfortable and was very responsive to any of my needs. Soothing music played in the background and a blanket was even offered to me. I think I really lucked out since Danielle is the regional trainer for Amazing Lash Studios for the San Diego and Imperial Valley regions.

The process involves the technician wearing a ring of sorts that holds the glue. She then dips individual lash extensions in the glue and applies each one to your own lash. Here's Danielle working her magic. The ring is on her third finger. (Danielle has on Gorgeous style lashes.)

Some people may not be use to having someone touch their face for that long, but Danielle was very gentle and made me feel very comfortable.  She told me that most people end up taking a nap while she works on them!

Here's a picture of my first eye completed!  Notice the difference?

In no time at all I was done, probably before 90 minutes expired. It was an easy process and painless! The results are really custom since every one has their own unique count of lashes.  My sister also had her lashes done. Here is a picture of hers. She also chose Natural style with medium length.

Here's a close up of one of my eyes.

I was told that the lashes usually last 3 - 4 weeks depending on how well you take care of them. Amazing Lash has a membership price where you can come back and get refills. They also sell various eyelash products and gift cards as well.

I have gotten so many compliments on how natural and pretty my eyelashes look.  What a boost for a gal at my age I have to say!  I am surprised at how "ready" my eyes look when I wake up in the morning.  I don't feel the need to line my upper lid with eyeliner or use mascara!  I really like them so far!

Please check out Amazing Lash Studios in Mission Valley or Carmel Valley!
They can be found on social media as well:
Facebook - AmazingLashStudio
Twitter -     AmazingLash   #AmazingLashSD
Instagram - AmazingLashStudioMissionValley

Disclosure: My sister and I were given complimentary services in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are my own.

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