Last night I had the privilege of attending a rad media event for the Blink Lash Boutique location opening in Solana Beach—and the biggest perk of all was complimentary lash extensions (shown in both photos above)!! I’ve been so curious about them as tons of my mom friends swear by them, so I wanted to do a quick post on the pros and cons of lash extensions for those curious, and then get some input from you guys on your thoughts on whether or not you’ve ever try (or have ever tried) them.
- You wake up looking awesome // Aside from maybe brushing a clean lash brush through your extensions, you literally have to do nothing. Yesterday, I actually left the house without doing a single thing to my face and it was amazing.
- Saves you tons of time // Sort of similar to what I mentioned above, having lash extensions means you don’t need to waste time doing your makeup in the morning if you’re okay with a more natural look, and (my favorite) you don’t need to waste precious evening time removing mascara.
- You can’t feel them // This might not be true for all lash extensions, but the ones that Blink did for me literally feel no different than my normal, mascara-free eyelashes. I was so worried my lashes would feel heavy but that’s not the case. I feel like I have bare lashes, but look like I have mascara on (or naturally AMAZING lashes).
- It’s not cheap // These are definitely way more expensive than just putting on mascara in the morning! Like, over $100 for the initial set and then $50+ for fills.
- You need time to spare for regular appointments // Getting the lashes put on took about an hour. I trust that touch ups take less time, but it’s still a factor. And if you’re a mom, you’ll need to factor in who can watch your kid(s) when every few weeks to a month when you get your touch up done.
- You have to be cautious // The oils on your fingers break down the adhesive, as does excessive water or sweat. That doesn’t mean you can never touch your eyes or exercise, and obviously you have to shower! But you do need to be careful to make sure the lashes last as long as possible.
Overall, I don’t know that I’m sold on doing this regularly strictly because of the cost, which is steep for me. (So you better believe I’m going to savor every day these babies are on my eyes!) But, I would consider it for a big vacation in the future if I wanted to feel put together but not have to put any effort into it. And though my wedding ship has sailed, if I could go back in time I would totally have done this for my wedding day and honeymoon!
What do you think? Would you ever try lash extensions? Why or why not?