A vlog-style review spanning over 5 weeks – lots of before and after shots, updates week by week and and my objective review!
Additional pictures and information below the video 😉
- The salon that I picked was Love Those Lashes in Paddington, Sydney (there is also a sister store in Melbourne). Click here to visit their website. Thank you to Laura for helping me research 🙂
- My technician was Jodi, she was super knowledgeable. She also had a British accent which is automatic win, to me.
- I received a Full Set of ‘Silk’ Extensions (a man-made, cruelty free fibre).
- The fibres were of 0.15 thickness and between 10-13mm in length. They were positioned in a ‘cat eye style’, with the longer fibres towards the outer corner of the eye.
- The full set of ‘Silk’ Extensions cost 210AUD and removal cost 35AUD. This is just a guideline and Australia tends to be pricy.
- Removal involved a gel soak, by which the extension detached from the natural lash. It took about 20 minutes.
… in text, for those of you who hate videos. I was super impressed by both the outcome and the longevity of the lash extensions; they looked feathery and fluttery from day one to the final five week mark (in my opinion, you can take a look at the shots below and decide for yourself).
I found the extensions to be surprisingly convenient: I avoided the eye area when cleansing and combed them daily with a clean spoolie but otherwise, I just went about my business (which included swimming!). I didn’t wear eye makeup or mascara but should you opt to wear some, careful removal with an oil-free remover is recommended. As someone who tends to sleep face down (I can’t help it!), I was concerned that I’d be dislodging and splaying the lashes as I slept but they were far more resilient than I anticipated (probably due to the synthetic fibre).
I know there are a lot of strong opinions out there regarding lash extensions and their effect on the natural lashes. Personally, I couldn’t tell the difference between my natural lashes prior and post extensions (pictures below), although I do have quite strong lashes. I don’t think lash extensions are for everyone; your best bet would be to have a consultation with a reputable technician so they can access your natural lashes. Lifestyle is a big factor too, if you: habitually rub your eyes, insist on oil based removers, can’t forego false lash strips etc, then your experience may differ from mine.
Would I get them again? Absolutely. Next holiday I will definitely get another full set, it was so refreshing to be able to omit all eye makeup. I also felt as though the volume and length detracted from my puffy eyes (don’t tell me they aren’t because I know they are).
Will I have them done permanently? Probably not. False lashes and heavy eye makeup are a reoccurring element in my tutorials – you ought to be delicate with lash extensions to achieve best results.
MOAR Pictures, shall we…
Final shot below: before the lash extensions were applied and after the lash extensions were removed. They look pretty similar to me.
Hope some of you found this helpful 🙂
This video is not sponsored. I sought the service and the company kindly offered the application complimentary (although I paid for removal). I was not obliged to do this review, it was my idea and all opinions are my own.