I know you've all been waiting with baited breath for a recap of my bachelorette party, and I promise it's coming...once I figure out my new Mac. Yes, I got a new computer and if you've been following me on Twitter you know that I sort of hate it. Hate is a strong word, I know. So maybe what I actually hate is having to learn a completely new operating system. So once I figure it all out, you'll get a recap. Let me just say that it was a BLAST.
But for now I want to talk about something that we all know is true but no one wants to admit. Size matters. Don't lie and tell me it doesn't matter to you, because I'm going to call BS. Yes girls, so many of us wish for thick, full, and long....
EYELASHES! Get yer minds outta the gutter!
A few days before my bachelorette party I was playing around with make up and fake eyelashes. While I'm pretty darn good at doing my own make up, I pretty much SUCK at applying fake eyelashes. The glue and the placement...it's just a mess. I even used Miss Rainbow's awesome tutorial, but alas, they looked and felt weird.
Frustrated, I remembered posts from Mrs. Caramel and Miss Fro Yo who both got eyelash extensions with amazing results. I did a bit of Googling and found Exclusive Eyelash Designs and Spa. I pondered the price for about 5 minutes and decided it was totally worth it. Luckily she was able to fit me in the next day!
Since I know you're waiting for pictures I'll get to those first then explain the process.
My eyes before (no make up...I can't believe I'm posting this.)
So 2 hours and about 200 individual lashes later I had this:
So how exactly does it work? First you start with a clean face. No lotion whatsoever. Next, you settle in for a nice 2 hour rest. A quick procedure it is not, my friends. But look at the results! The person applying the lashes tapes down your eyelids and pulls the skin around your eyes taught so she can see each individual lash. Then the magic happens. She applies a synthetic lash to each individual lash. Each. One. Not your skin, your lash. That's just crazy to me and I know I would never have the patience to do that for a living. A few hours (and a few hundred dollars) later you have some long-ass lashes.
Upkeep is pretty easy: sleep on your back and don't get them wet. Also, don't use any oil-based products around your eyes. Oh, and no mascara allowed!
I paid about $250 for my eyelashes. I know, that's a lot of money. I know. I actually got a "deal" (if you want to call it that) because she applied about 100 lashes per eye which usually costs $400. I'm not really clear as to why I got this deal, but I wasn't about to question it ;) It's recommended that you go in every 2 weeks for a refill (which costs about $50) but I don't think I'll be doing that. However, I will definitely get these again for the wedding day. I'm sure there are better things I could spend my money on, but hey, we all have our priorities. Mine just happens to be my vanity!
I'm happy to answer any questions so feel free to ask away in the comments!
Is there anything you're splurging on for your wedding?