Good Afternoon friends!
I’m excited about todays post because I’m talking lashes!! They’re my favorite beauty product and they’re all I need to feel like I’ve put myself together. What can I say, I’m a simple gal. If I could somehow receive an endless supply of lashes… PLEASE SIGN ME UP!
So I’m going to do a totally unsolicited run down on both glue on lashes and lash extensions. I’m a HUGE advocate for both options- but as of late I’m going through a glue on lash phase and loving it. But hopefully this’ll help you with your lash endeavors if you’re curious about either option 🙂
Glue on lashes are my OG. I’ve been gluing these babies on for YEARRRS now. I’ve become freakishly good at just throwing them on, but for y’all that have difficulty, it’s really just a matter of practice I PROMISE. The more you do it the easier it gets- so don’t give up!!!
My personal favorite style is wispy with medium volume and as natural-looking as you can get with fake lashes (lol). So out of all the brands and styles I’ve tried, these KISS lashes are my all-time favorite. And let me tell you, it took A LOT of trial and error before I came across these ones. I also love that they come in packs of 5!!! It’s awfully convenient for me because I love wearing mine daily, especially when I was going into an office daily, so to keep them consistent was key.
Here’s a closer look….
With these, I can get a solid 5 days from one pair but depending how gentle I am with them I could likely go a full week. Nevertheless, I keep it to about 5 days just for sanitary reasons. I’m sure to be careful when pulling off the glue residue and I’ll very lightly wipe them down with a make up remover wipe since I’m taking off my make up anyways.
Life Hack (if you wear glasses): Curl your lashes!!! Some of the more glam lashes even if I curl them are still a bit too long but these KISS ones are perfect length.
As for glue, this is my favorite one below. I prefer an applicator brush opposed to the tube, like Duo usually sells. For reference I purchase this right off of amazon. I’ve never had any issues, no eye irritations, nothing (and friends, I’m just being honest when I say I’m so prone to pink eye, gross but true). Never had problems with this ever. I can also go morning to night without them lifting at all.
I was getting my lash extensions done consecutively for just short of 2 years. I actually stopped last year around this time to which I’ll explain why later.
WHY I GOT THEM: Out of pure convenience. At the time I decided to cave I was going into an office every day for work and truthfully, gluing on lashes in the wee hours of the morning half asleep was not the most fun… So waking up with lashes already on my face was pure bliss.
CLASSIC VS VOLUME: Classic is one extension attached to one natural lash 1:1. Volume is when multiple lashes are attached to one natural lash. I’ve seen a lot of places also offer mega volume which if you could assume goes beyond natural volume. I’ve always went with volume.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET A REFILL: I would go as needed but it ranged within every ~2 weeks on most occasions. Keeping in the back of your mind that it varies, sometimes week 2 they’re still full and beautiful while on the otherhand, week 2 they could be wonky with gaps. (Prices I’ve experienced: I’ve gone to two different places, one in Massachusetts and one in Colorado, and both places charged $60 for 2 week refill, $80 for 3 week, and anything after 3 could be a new fill which is another story. Of course, prices will vary, I’ve seen as low as $50 for 2 weeks and $70 for 3 weeks. One thing’s for sure, it ain’t cheap!)
WHY I TOOK THEM OFF: Extensions definitely require daily maintenance in order to keep them clean and for them to last longer. Part of which, getting them wet can cause them to fall off quicker so I’d use very very minimal water near my eyes and y’all this girl loves to scrub her face, eyes and all…And on the DL it’d drove me crazy that I’d have to be mindful of my eyes. *Personal problem, I know* Another personal problem, as I said above, I’m very prone to pink eye (don’t know why but it sucks), and I did get pink eye a couple times- and it’s no ones fault. The places I went to were clean as heck I truly trusted both places and I did my due diligence to take care of them by cleaning and brushing them but it still happens. For reference, I have not had pink eye since removing my lashes a year ago. And lastly, I’m a winged liner kind of gal and I really did not want to wear any eye make up with the extensions. I know people that do but I personally didn’t want to. And my last reason, I really wanted to give my natural lashes a break.
OVERALL THOUGHTS: I really loved them, despite any con’s, I’d still get them again and probably will at some point!
PROS AND CONS
Since removing my extensions a year ago, I will admit my lashes were very minimal and short immediately after. I was pretty bummed about it so I started reusing this lash serum that I’ve loved for quite some time. I used to use it daily before getting extensions and swear by it that it works!
My lashes now (a year later) have recovered and I give all my thanks to Grande Lash. I get mine from Sephora. I’ve also heard great things about Babe Lash but I haven’t purchased it myself yet.
Okay now the fun part! I want to hear from you, where do you stand with lashes? Are you a glue on, extension, or considering either?! What was your experience with lashes? Do you rather one or the other? Let me know 🙂
If you’re questioning whether to use lashes or to get extensions, I hope that this has helped you. And as always, if you have any more questions in regards to lashes just let me know down below!