I received a full set of eyelash extensions from Amazing Lash Studio in exchange for this post… all opinions and my enthusiasm are, as always, my own.
You know how every so often, you discover something that completely changes your entire beauty game? These discoveries are truly the reason WHY I started my blog. You know how much I love to share the things I love with you. And the newest thing I love? Eyelash extensions. I am OBSESSED.
My entire beauty routine has completely changed, for the better, and it’s all because of my newest “discovery”. If it wasn’t for a friend of mine recommending I did a quick search into something like Portland Eyelash extensions in order to get these extensions done before we headed off on our summer holiday, I don’t think I would have even gone ahead with it. I see many people on social media get this done and I’ve always been intrigued, but now that I have done it, I love it so much. This just changes everything. A discovery which… to be honest… I sort of think other people have already discovered and been keeping to themselves! But you know I’d never do that to you! Now that I’m more aware of them, I’m aware of other people who apparently do it, and it’s a LOT more people than I thought! That gorgeous girl you think always has flawless makeup? Eyelash extensions. Kylie Jenner? Eyelash extensions. Your fave blogger? Eyelash extensions.
They look so natural and pretty, I look instantly awake and gorgeous… I’ve never in my life gotten so many compliments! I literally sat next to a lady on a bench at the mall yesterday who complimented me on them and asked me all about them. (She then also asked me in 5 minutes : 1) if I was married 2) but, why not? 3) how old am I? 4) did I have a boyfriend? 5) don’t worry I will soon, with those lashes! 6) what do I do? 7) what’s blogging?) But I digress– you had to have noticed how bomb my lashes look lately. I haven’t even been wearing any eye makeup in my last, like 10 outfits posts, which is truly life-changing. You may have also noticed that I’ve become quite the fan of the makeup-free selfie and Snap. (Something I would NEVER have done before!) Let’s be honest– if there’s a product that makes me look pretty enough to feel comfortable Snapchatting without makeup… I’m sold.
Speaking of, If you follow along on Snapchat, you’ve already heard me rave about how amazing I think they are and how much I love Amazing Lash Studio. When they reached out to me and invited me to come out and try a set, I was actually REALLY excited. I get emails all the time inviting me to try stuff out, and to be honest, 9 out of 10 times, I pass. When you’re invited to try something out as a blogger, there’s that expectation that you’re going to share about it, and I always tell people that, for me, I’m ONLY posting about something if 1) I really loved it and 2) I think it’s something you guys would want to know about. My blog is about the things I love and the things that I think YOU’D love, and I’m not interested in just posting something just to post. That said… lash extensions… YES. I have no qualms shouting from the rooftops about how much I love my new lash extensions and how much I love my new lash gal, Beatrice, at Amazing Lash Studio in Coral Gables. In fact, I was going to just include a little blurb in an outfit or beauty post about the lashes, but loved them so much, I decided to dedicate a full post to them, answering all your questions. (Because you guys have already asked questions!)
How long do they last?
A full set of lash extensions lasts 2-4 weeks, depending on how well you take care of them and your activity level. Keep them clean, try not to sleep on your side or stomach, and stay away from oil free products around your eyes for best results!
How much do they cost?
Lash extensions can get pricey, but that’s what I really loved about Amazing Lash Studio, they were super affordable. Your first full set of lashes is $79.99. They offer a membership package that costs $59.99 per month and with it you get one eyelash refill and any additional services 25% off. (You can also shop their exclusive products at a 10% off discount!) If you choose not to become a member, refills are $79.99. Refer a friend and you get a $10 credit! (So if you go, tell everyone that I sent you 😉 ) Really, the $80 is a small price to pay for fab lashes all month long, and YOU DON’T HAVE TO BUY MASCARA EVER AGAIN.
What kind do I get?
It depends on your eye shape as well as what you’re going for. Amazing Lash studio offers 4 different styles that enhance different eyes. I did the Gorgeous lashes, which is an all-over thicker, fuller lash that’s major drama. (Granted, they still look really natural!) If you want something super subtle, you can go for the Natural, which follows your natural lash line. If you have smaller eyes, opt for the Cute style, which has longer lashes in the middle, making your eyes look larger. If you want to elongate the eye, you can do the Sexy style, which is longer on the outer corners.
There are also different lengths, I got the 13s. (You can do 15s! I definitely didn’t need the 15s, even with the 13s, I can’t really wear my glasses at night lol!)
What can I expect from my appointment?
Schedule an appointment ahead of time. You’ll get a reminder text confirming, which I love, because if you forget to make a note of the time or date, they’ll remind you! When you arrive, you’ll fill out your paperwork (nothing too serious!) and then be taken by your lash tech into a quiet, private room. They’ll turn off the lights, you’ll lay on what looks like a massage table and they’ll ask you to close your eyes. They’ll apply some soothing gel pad under your eyes during the process and they do put some tape down so you don’t open your eyes. (Don’t worry, it’s not weird!) Application takes approx 90 minutes.
By the way– my cousin was actually allergic to the gel pads, so make sure that if you have weird allergies, you let them know ahead of time!
If you have allergies or any sensitivities, let them know. They have both a regular glue and a sensitive glue, so if you need the sensitive, make sure you ask for it!
How do I take care of them?
Clean them every day with a gentle cleanser (I use Cetaphil!) and keep them brushed out with a soft bristle spoolie. Stay away from any products containing oil, as well as waterproof mascara or eyeliner. Honestly, you don’t even need eyeliner. If you absolutely want to do a dramatic eye look, though, go for something oil free. I’m using Maybelline’s Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel liner.) Try to sleep on your back, which I’ve totally gotten used to btw. (Also, sleeping on your back is better for you, no wrinkles when you’re old.)
Where can I get them?
As I’ve said, Amazing Lash Studio is THE place. I love it, it’s pink and pretty, super girly, and it’s just a relaxing place. I go to the Coral Gables location, but if you’re not in Miami, there are locations all over the country! If you DO go to Coral Gables, ask for my gal Beatrice. I’ve heard wonderful things about Danielle and Roxy as well. Ask for one of them and you’ll be good to go!
Tell me in the comments: have you ever gotten lash extensions?? What do you think?
Thanks for reading!