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So I have been pretty lame at blogging the last few weeks because of traveling all over the place. San Fran, then Canada. In fact I totally forgot to post the tid+bits link up! So I will be back and at it the rest of the week. While my blogging has been sparse, my instagram has been pretty dang active!


I have had a lot of questions since I posted the pictures on my instagram of my eyelash extensions! So I figured I would do a post about them. I have resisted getting eyelash extensions for awhile now. They are very popular here in Utah, and so I have heard all sorts of good things and bad things about them. I have very sensitive eyes, and they are a pricey. So I honestly figured I would never try them.

Well, I work at a cosmetology school! They tend to talk you into things like going platinum/chopping your hair off, and tinting your eyebrows. It wasn't long before a student convinced me I should try them. Plus, she was going to do them for me for almost nothing! So I figured, now is my time to try these suckers out and see if I actually like them or not. 

I wont lie, getting them put on sucks! It takes forrrrever, and by the end of it your eyes are tired and irritated and you just want to be done. The process is extremely tedious, I mean, they are putting a fake eyelash on every single individual lash. That takes time!

So right after they were done, my eyes were tired and irritated from the whole process of just laying down for forever, and I just wasn't sure about these things. But by the next morning it was if nothing had ever happened. I didn't feel them, they didn't bother me, no irritation, nothing. I was surprised because I have some pretty sensitive eyes! But that is my first advice to you about these, they SHOULDN'T be irritating, and they shouldn't hurt at all.

Another thing I was worried about was how everyone claims they ruin your natural eyelashes. Here is the low down on it. First, you have to make sure that whoever putting them on is using all the proper equipment and glue and has been trained. Your lashes naturally shed throughout the month. Everyone's "shed" rate is different, but in general most are every three weeks. If you notice your lash falling out, it is simply because your eyelash now has a giant on attached to it. Normally you would hardly notice when your eyelashes shed. 

If whoever is doing the extensions is not trained properly and they are not putting them on each individual lash and are getting them on multiple ones, that will pull your other lashes out when the one sheds. That is not good. So if you are noticing a lot coming out in "clumps" etc. That is an indicator you should probably have someone else do your lashes for you.

Getting eyelash extensions is no different then getting hair extensions. Is it great for them? No. Does it do some damage, yes. But no different then brushing too hard and ripping some hair out of your head. However, if applied correctly, they shouldn't be ripping your eyelashes out, and should cause minimal damage. There is a student here who claims they have helped her eyelashes grow! Because she isn't putting make up on and rubbing it off every day, and consonantly rubbing her eyes etc. She has seen them become healthier and longer when she doesn't have the extensions on.

I have noticed I touch my eyes less, which is probably a good thing in regards to ripping my own eyelashes out, and wrinkles haha When all is said and done, I absoulty LOVE them! I have pretty good skin, so sometime I just wake up and go, I am already "put together" for my day. It has been really nice for while I have been traveling, because I don't have to worry about my make up. I can just put some chopstick or gloss on and it looks like I have a full face on! These are definitely a TIME SAVER! I think I will keep them around for awhile :)

SOME TIPS...

Don't play around with them or pull at them! You should receive a little eyelash brush from the person doing your lashes. You can use this to guide them back into place when you wake up with them all over. Don't go pulling at them!

Try not to sleep directly on your face. 

Don't get them wet the first 24 hours of having them.

If you tend to rub your eyes a lot, I have learned a great technique which is good for you even if you don't have lash extensions. You use your fingers to rub the eye lid, but do it parallel to the lash line. I am not really sure how to describe it perfectly, but hopefully you get the idea. 



So if you live in the area, you should send Harley a message! She did a great job, she is funny and talented. She was just picked to go to New York Fashion Week with Aveda, pretty awesome! Here is her facebook if you are interested in her pricing and availability. 

Speaking of Aveda, did you know that the Aveda Institute in Provo is doing a $5.00 Summer Promo? That is $5.00 for all of their services! You could get a hair cut, 90 minute facial, and your nails done for $15.00 Oh and the nails are all OPI and you get to keep the bottle of nail polish after. That is a manicure and a nail polish worth $8.00 for $5.00!!! Yeah, you guys should really get in here! 




78 comments

  1. Your eyelashes seriously look amazing! This is something I've been wanting to do for ages but I didn't know anyone who got them done so I didn't have a first hand account of what it was like. You are totally giving me the guts to go get it done!!

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  2. The before and after is amazing! I completely want to get mine done, now!

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  3. these look amazing! i have been wanting to try them, but my eyes are sensitive too + it's super pricy around here... maybe i will give them a whirl though. the time savings seem worth it ;)

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  4. I know what I'm doing when my sister comes to town next week!

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  5. holy cats!! They look amazing, she did a great job!

    <3 kelly elizabeth

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  6. The eyelash extensions look great. I have been doing them for about two years and it looks like she did a good job!!:) That is awesome about the special the institute is having, i need to go down there. I work at Remedez Aveda salon! love Aveda!!!
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  7. I've always said as soon as they come up with "permanent" mascara, I'd pay anything! These look great!

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  8. Wow! Your eyelashes look INCREDIBLE! I love seeing the before & after!

    Chelsea from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles

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  9. I love how your eyelashes look. Makes me think about getting it done. Hanna Marie

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  10. Ahh you're really making me want to get these now. I'm so envious by the whole wake up and go thing. That would save me soo much time.
    Also PS thanks for posting about that Aveda promo! I had no idea but I'm definitely going to be coming in for a facial now.

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  11. these turned out really great! I have barely any eyelashes at all, so extensions would be so great for me.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  12. holy eyelashes. so jealous right now.


    annnnnd i'll be at aveda every day this week. thanks for the heads up.

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  13. Whaaaat. $5?! Mind blown. I think my friend mentioned $5 haircuts, but I didn't know about the other services. So awesome.

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  14. You got me so excited, but I do not live anywhere near Provo!

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  15. Your eyelashes rock! I need some so bad. My eyelashes are so short. Ok, 5$? That is awesome. I need to come get my nails painted!

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  16. I have never heard of eyelash extensions, but I love the look of them. I am trying to brave with my style lately as well. I caved into the ombre fad and have loved it. Jealous you have girls just begging to show you the beauty world!

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  17. wow - drastic difference. it looks like you're wearing complete eye make -up . love it

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  18. Eyelash extensions I could do without...mine are plenty long enough as it is....but gosh a $5 haircut would be awesome! Too bad I won't be in Utah until November.

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  19. I always thought about doing lash extensions but I just can't afford for them to do ANY damage to my natural lashes. However yours look amazing!!!

    Also, I sleep slam dunk on my face so that wouldn't work anyway ;)

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    1. You kill me Raven... :) &yes, slam drunk on your face WOULD mess them up a bit... haha

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  20. Wow, they look so beautiful! I don't know if I'd have the patience for them. Might have to look into it.


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  21. I have never had eyelash extentsions, never had any desire to have them.............but I will add that my second daughter was born with the longest eyelashes I have ever seen on a baby and she still has awesome lashes

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  22. I wish I lived in Utah!!! I would totally go!

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  23. I've gotten mine done a time or two and it always just bugged me too much! But they really look gorgeous on you!!

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  25. Glad you liked it! I am eyelash extension certified and I could not stand doing it. So tedious just like you said. I also had them put on once and it drove me nuts. I hated the crunchy feeling of my lashes haha. Yours look great! I am also loving all the changes at at the Institute! It looks like things have gotten much better since I went to school there, probably because of you my dear! :)

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  26. Oh I'm so glad you tried them! You look incredible!!!

    Taking that beauty plunge was the best thing I've done for myself in awhile. My eyes are super sensitive as well and I wasn't sure. They really are worth it though for some people, and with getting 10+ doses of my eye drops in every day they make my life so much easier. Love that you are sharing this today. :)

    xoxo.

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  27. I've been sooo tempted to try them! They look great on you!

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  28. These extensions look great! I wish I was in Provo so I could take advantage of those $5 deals!

    Shannon
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  29. Your eyelashes look amazing! I've thought about getting extensions but I was really unsure what the process was like. Thank you for posting this!

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  30. Wow it looks amazing, think I'll try someday...

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  31. NOOOO! Extend this deal! I'm moving back to Provo the 28th :( I am so sad, but in other news I love the lash extensions, I'm trying to work up the nerve myself to get them done

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  32. Very interesting.
    I've been curious on eyelash extensions for a while too, but never knew anyone who tried it. I will have to give her a call or message. Your eyes are pretty!!

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  33. Wow! They really stand out! That's pretty cool!

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  34. Your lashes look amazing! I've been contemplating investing in extensions because I have short and straight lashes. It's not in my budget right now, but I'm definitely going to look into it when it is because yours look so great!

    xo Brandi- Cupcakes and Curves

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  35. I've had my eyelashes permed before, but haven't gotten extensions. Do you ever find that they rub on the inside of your glasses? I'm a little afraid that it'd get crowded in the space between my face and my glasses since wearing mascara always ends in black streaks on my lenses :/

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    1. Even my natural lashes will rub against my glasses depending on the style. If you are worried about it, you can actually get them in all different lengths and you can go shorter. Beauty of these is you DON'T wear mascara with them, so they wont smudge!!

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  36. Thank you so much for posting this!! I have always wondered about eyelash extensions and yours look amazing! So when you have them, you don't even have to wear mascara, right??

    Sarah @ Life As Always

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    1. No mascara Sarah!!! Its amazing and my favorite thing about having them!!!

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  37. I've been wearing eyelash extensions for a few months now. I noticed that when I leave my contact lenses in my eyes don't sting at all. If I remove my contact lenses I do get some stinging going on too.

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  38. They look amazing! Love the idea of not having to put makeup on and actually making your eyelashes healthier in the process. Harley definitely did a fabulous job with yours.

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