Maybe I’m Born With It! Maybe It’s Eyelash Extensions

I am officially 48 hours post from having eyelash extensions done. To say I am more excited today than the day I had them done is an understatement. That is very telling about my 1st impression. After watching tons of YouTube videos on the process and care of extensions I thought I was a pro going in. Meh not so much. First the major details.

I made my appointment for 1pm on Tuesday at Amazing Lash Studio and I specifically asked for a seasoned lash stylist. I like to be on time to appointments so I arrived roughly 25 minutes before my  scheduled appointment. That gives me time to complete paperwork, browse Instagram and think about how I will rule the world one day. Let me tell ya the front desk apparently gets late arrivals ALL of the time because the look of shock arriving early for my 1:15 appointment was wait what? Yes 1:15 somehow my 1:00 was changed to 1:15. Problem #1.  On top of that they scheduled me with another stylist and they tried to play it off like I didn’t have the name of the original person I booked with.  I had to ask did Suzie (name changed for the post) work there?  They finally said oh yeah she had to leave on an emergency so we can put you with Jan( again name changed for the post) at 1:00 instead. At this point I am agitated because the YELP reviews I have read on this place are starting to come true.  I saw Jan come in at 12:45 but somehow I still ended up in her room at 1:15. That was Problem #2.

Jan was very friendly but for some odd reason I thought she would have been more helpful in assisting my pick which lashes would look best for my eyes. Wrong! There are 4 lash styles and varying lengths you can choose from.  Cute, Natural, Sexy and Gorgeous. I wanted natural but noticeable. Somehow we ended up with the Gorgeous style. Maybe since she suggested they work best for those that wear glasses. Heck I don’t know there wasn’t much consulting going on.

The Gorgeous style is  supposed to be longer and thicker along the entire lash line and full all over. Jan had this style and they were beautiful on her. As I positioned myself on the table I asked apprehensively are you sure these will look ok with my small eyes? Absolutely was her reply. All I had to do was endure the music and laying still for 2 whole hours. Boy was that a long 2 hours. Really it was 2 hours. For some reason I thought that was an exaggeration.  There was no pain and I barely felt any tugging.

After my 2 hours of fun was over I was able to hop off the table, walk to the front and be given after care instructions at that time. You are probably wondering how I looked. Guess what I have no clue. I was not offered a mirror in the room to take a look. I am guessing there is a reason for that but I have no idea what that is. Maybe if you hate em you can’t complain until you are home. I excused myself to the restroom, tried to get a good look and was completely underwhelmed.  This was absolutely Problem #3 The young lady checking me out said she loved them but that was after they swiped my card and wanted to know when I could schedule my maintenance appointment. UMMM never was racing thru my head.  So let’s get back to the aftercare. For 48 hours there are things that you just can not have done to your lashes.  My most painful are noted below

  • No getting the lashes wet
  • No sleeping face down or on your side
  • Pretty much use oil- free everything
  • No cotton swabs or anything cotton on the face

My head was reeling with how am I supposed to follow my skin care routine or sleep! A mess I tell ya.  I would love to say that the whole experience was peaceful, relaxing and that I just can’t wait to do it again. Alas it was just ok. I do like my lashes 100% more today than Tuesday. Perhaps they just have to wear on you. I will say if I ever do it again I will select a different style and maybe a totally different location.

On a scale of 10 eyelashes. I give it a strong 6. Tell me have you had extensions done? If so did you love it or hate it?

P.S yes the brows are ratchet that was fixed. I already miss mascara.

before and after

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (insert music notes and squeals) The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access is here. Now thru July 21st card members can snag the deals before the sale opens to everyone. These are some of the items I am coveting at the moment. The booties have my name on them and the Ted Baker watches are swoon worthy. What are your must have items from the sale?

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List by naturaltwist featuring a handbag tote

Zoya 3 Free Deal!

Why yes I would love new polish for the new year! Check out the amazing deal from http://www.zoya.com

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Let me know what colors you select!

Wet n Wild at Dollar General

Dollar General the store that always has me purchasing things not on my list. That extra piece of candy or stationary always finds a way into my cart. Today the extra 3 items was nail polish, totally not surprising.

Wet N Wild hase some new $1.00 goodies that have debuted at Dollar General. Of course I had to get some pics for you all.

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These 3 gems came home with me. Loving the new bottles also.
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From l-r are Black Creme, Grape Minds Think Alike and Sparked

Have you spotted any of the new items at your local Dollar General?
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Swatch Saturday: Julep’s Lissa

Oh Julep I love you so with this color! Today’s swatch Saturday is featuring the oh so beautiful Lissa. This is a turquoise, pool blue color of pure deliciousness.

One coat and this baby was opaque and ready to show out. The only down side is that the formula is thick making it a little difficult to apply. The wear time totally makes up for the formula. I applied this nail color on a Wednesday and I didn’t notice chipping until Saturday and it was very minimal. I did apply one of the Julep Speed Dry topcoats so I am not sure if that affected the result of the manicure.

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I give this lacquer a strong 4 nail tips out of 5.

If you are interested in giving Julep a try and getting some free goodies you can check it out here!

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July my US friends!!! Have a fantastic and safe holiday.

 

Wild for Wet n Wild

As I was browsing the beauty isle at Walgreen’s these gorgeous colors caught my eye from wet n wild. These are a limited edition collection and I haven’t noticed them anywhere else.  The colors are bright and perfect for the summer for your fingers and toes! And the names are fantastic. Contact High and Trippin on the Boardwalk really make me chuckle.

What colors are your must haves from the collection? I picked up A Venice Day, Coast to Coast and Trippin on the Boardwalk.

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