Eyelash Extensions with Blink by B.
Lets be serious for just a moment ladies. Who is honestly throwing out their mascara every three months? I'll wait .....
I enjoy wearing eyelash extensions mainly because most mascaras irritate my eyes. Strip lashes are more economical, but they look like windshield wipers on your eyelids, & pull on your delicate peepers. As I approach 30, I'm even more conscious of how much I pull & tug on that area.I found Blink by B. on Groupon, & gave her a call to see if she would honor the advertised price instead of purchasing the deal.
I am not a fan of Groupon, so I skrt skrt on them religiously.
She was running a special on the natural set the Busy Bee, so I quickly booked my appointment for that upcoming Saturday morning. She was in a studio in my neighborhood, but it has recently closed. I have since opted for her mobile services because who doesn't like house calls? Three weeks later I wanted to get a fresh set for my graduation, and she had no problem taking off my existing set to give me more volume and length for my big day. She suggested the Honey Bee set, as I still wanted something more natural looking. Two weeks later I got a refill just to be sure that I wouldn't come back home bald after my two week backpacking trip. Otherwise, I probably could have pushed my refill out for 3-4 weeks.
I am loving the lash extensions that Bernice applied. These soft mink lashes are full without looking gaudy. She was very professional in listening to the looks that I wanted, & executing it perfectly. Sometimes you don't get asked, & technicians will give you whatever with whatever they have. There has been very little shedding, which makes it even more worth my coins (the last technician I saw, I felt the need to go back weekly to every other week).
If you aren't familiar with eyelash extensions, it is a beauty process in which silk, mink, or synthetic eyelashes are semi-permanently applied individually to your real eyelashes. You can choose the length & volume that you need to fit your lifestyle. Sets include a range of lengths & number of lashes to be applied. They typically last anywhere between 2-4 weeks, depending on your natural hair loss and level of activity. They must be professionally removed or fall out naturally, which leads me to some tips & tricks:
Do NOT pull on your lashes or attempt to remove them. They WILL damage your lashes & create gaps for future applications.
Do NOT constantly expose them to moisture. Swimming and sitting in saunas is fine, but you may experience less retention.
Do NOT use oily products near your lashes if you want to prolong them.
Do NOT use regular mascara on your eyelash extensions. They will damage your lashes & leave them crusty.
Do NOT wear eyeliner every single day.
Do NOT sleep on your stomach.
Do stand away from the shower stream & steam.
Do use a hand towel to wash your face instead of splashing.
Do bring your contact case to store your contacts during services. You don't know how sensitive you will be to the glue.
Do brush your lashes daily to keep them from going all over the place.
Do wear makeup as you normally would.
Do take a lash nap, as services take 60 - 120 minutes.
I can honestly say, "I woke up like this!". Other than the essential brows, cheeks, and lips, I honestly don't feel the need for anything more than a little tinted moisturizer. This Georgia heat isn't forgiving for a daily beat. I do occasionally use eyeliner, and Boscia's Charcoal Makeup Melter removes every particle without sacrificing my lashes' wear. No excess shedding here! There's a bring a friend special so your whole squad can look FABULOUS together. Step up your glow up ladies, and add this beauty service to you waxing, hair, and makeup budget. No one wants their lashes disappearing in the pool or in the ocean.
Do SLAY with a more natural look than strip lashes.
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