I love big lashes. I coat mine in layers and layers of mascara and if I could (money and getting-ready-in-the-morning time permitting), I would probably wear huge false eyelashes everyday! So when Asma Docrat, the lovely lady who owns Boudoir Lashes asked if I wanted to try lash extensions, I was at the tube station in a flash. (Not quite, but I was very excited!)
I arrived at the 'Boutique' along Pelham Street and met Asma, who explained the whole process to me and gave me a disclaimer to sign. We then discussed how I wanted my lashes to look and once we'd decided, Asma showed me to the therapy table and got to work.
First she taped down my lower lashes with Micropore - this is done to avoid any sticky situations, keeping the glue used on the top lashes, away from the lower ones. I must admit, I was prepared for the whole experience to be painful and traumatic but it was all fine! My eyes felt a little dry, but a couple of minutes, I'd already forgotten about the Micropore.
I then closed my eyes and Asma began the meticulous task of apply the lash extensions, one lash at a time. She was lovely and chatty and the hour and a half flew by!
The treatment, which is currently £60 until December 30th, involves the application individual synthetic lashes to your own lashes using super strong Novalash glue and so long as you follow the simple aftercare advice, they should last for around 4 weeks. Mine have been on for just over a week, and although a couple of lashes have fallen out, they're still looking good as new.
If you have a special occasion coming up or are escaping the British weather for a sunny holiday, I would really recommend individual lash extensions. They are noticeable (cue the numerous "Wow, your eyelashes have got so long!" comments) but still natural-looking and the joy not having to scrub off all my layers of mascara every night brings, is a good enough reason on it's own!!
Applied free for consideration and review