You may have read a couple of tweets when I got my Eyelash Extensions done a couple of weeks ago…. I got a little Groupon vouchers and thought it’d be the prefect opportunity to try them out… I liked the idea of not having to wear any mascara during my holidays!
So off I went to the Senses Salon in JLT, armed with my vouchers and the hope of fuller, more dramatic, glamorous lashes.
I was very warmly welcomed and the process was explained clearly. The technician then took me into a cabin and proceed to apply the lashes, one by one. The whole thing took about 1h30. Went I first looked into the mirror I just went WOW!! I wanted dramatic, well I got dramatic! Must admit it took me a couple of days to get used to it but once I did I absolutely LOVED it!!
2 and half weeks in, I love them even more (they are supposed to last about 3-4 weeks). I did loose a few here & there, but that’s fine cos it actually give me a more natural look. I actually think I’ll ask them to only apply a few here and there next time to keep it a bit more ‘natural’.
I’ve not worn mascara on my top lashes since then which is cool. I only apply a little to my bottom lashes to balance things out. I do sometimes take an old mascara brush and apply a little hairspray to keep them separated and in place but that’s about it.
The only downside? You can’t quite wet your eyes so I’ve had to wash my hair separately, make sure I don’t apply water to my eyes when cleansing my face… but other than that, they are super duper easy to maintain and I got LOADS of compliments!
Check out this great article on the ‘Do’s & Don’ts of Eyelash Extensions’ for more info: http://www.glamour.com/lipstick/blogs/girls-in-the-beauty-department/2012/07/the-dos-and-donts-of-eyelash-e
You’ve gotta forgive me for the lack of ‘proper’ photos!
I took a little selfie on my way to the salon and another afterwards and I admit they are not the best ones. It’ll still give you an idea of the before and after results though….
I highly recommend Senses Salon! The girls there are so lovely. The Groupon I got was for AED99 for a full set and I’m pretty sure they’ll do more offers so keep an eye out! If you have any questions let me know in the comments section….