Monday, February 6, 2017

Amazing Lash Eyelash Extensions Review

If you know me, you know I LOVE a big lash!  I was super excited to hear that Amazing Lash Studios were coming to my town of Elk Grove and when they asked me to partner up with them, I was ecstatic to try out some lash extensions!  It took me a few months after they opened to get to a point in my life where I could get the lashes and you KNOW how I love to do a thorough review for you all.   (While I did receive some services for free, I give 100% honest opinions of products whether I pay for them or not.)
Lash extensions are little light weight extensions that are glued directly onto your lashes with a semi-permanent glue.  They last 2-4 weeks depending on how fast your lashes grow and how often they fall out which varies from person to person.  Amazing Lash uses glue that is formaldehyde-free and they use a sterile application process where they soak their tweezers in disinfectant solution then sanitize them in a UV sterilizer.  After you get your lashes, you can't wash them or touch them for about 48 hours.  You can shower but you need to make sure no water or steam gets on your lashes.  This helps the glue to set.  

My first set of lashes went on at the end of October.  I loved loved loved the results but I have sensitive eyes and had to find a way that worked for me with the lashes.  Thankfully, the team at Amazing Lash Studio Elk Grove worked with me to figure out the best way for me to get lashes.  I use what they call "Sensitive Procedure" which is where the lashes are glued further away from the lash line.  However, since the lashes are further out they can grow out quicker.  If your eyes are not sensitive, I would try the regular way so you can get the most out of your lashes.

The first time you go, you'll get your full set.  This will take about 2 hours.  I suggest wearing comfy clothes and you can even take a nap during your application.  You will lay on a padded massage table (face up, obviously) and there's a pillow, a cushion that goes under your knees, and they cover you with a soft and cozy blanket.  They put on soothing music and you can choose to talk to your lash stylish or you can nap or I'm SURE you could bring in ear buds and listen to an audio book but I've never tried that.  Once I tried just laying in silence but that makes it seem like you've been there FOREVER, once I tried napping but I'm pretty self conscious of my snoring, and what works for me is chatting with my gal.  I'm a social person and hearing about someone's school and family is really enjoyable to me and it makes the time go by faster.  My lashes usually last about 3 weeks but there has been one time when I needed to come in closer to 2 weeks to get a fill.  The fills are much faster, usually under 1 hour.
Before and After - sorry about the lighting

I've done something that the average person hasn't done.  After I figured out the regular procedure wasn't going to work for my eyes, I had all my lashes removed and waited a few days before getting a new set.  I've seen my lashes underneath and they are perfectly fine and actually nice and full.  The extensions did not hurt my lashes at all.  I've also already tried two different styles of lashes; The Gorgeous Style and The Cute Style.  I think The Cute Style suits my face better though it's hard to tell in the photos.  I think you can tell when I'm looking forward and not smiling but I don't take pictures like that.

Cute Style Lashes
Cute Style Lashes
Cute Style Lashes 
Gorgeous Style Lashes
Gorgeous Style Lashes
I can't explain to you how much I love having lashes!  I've never been a person who looks in the mirror with no makeup and thinks "oh, I look so cute" but I do with the lashes on.  I don't even put on very much makeup anymore.  It takes me about 5 minutes to apply some face makeup, lipstick, and I'm good to go.  I didn't realize how much time I was spending on eye makeup.  I'm someone who struggles with self confidence and I think the time, money, and bit of care that goes into having lashes is worth every single bit if I can look at myself and be happier with me.  I feel like I look more like myself, is that weird?  It's not about changing who I am or what I look like, it's about putting forth the best version of who I already am.

If you are in Elk Grove and want to get lashes, please use my referral link to make your appointment and put in Ashley Newell as the blogger. My lash stylist is Kaozer and I LOVE LOVE LOVE her!  She's efficient, friendly, and I feel like she cares about me.  Plus she does an awesome job on my lashes!  I hope this review helps you!  Leave me a comment if you have any questions.

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Justine Y @ Little Dove said...

That is so awesome, they really look incredible! I'd be nervous to get extensions for some reason, but it seems like you had a great experience!

Elizabeth_Bethezda said...

They look really nice. I've been thinking about doing lash extensions but just haven't gotten around to it.

Unknown said...

You look so FAB! I haven't allowed myself to get eyelash extensions because I know I'd love them and want them at all times, and the way my bank account is set up.... (lol Kevin Hart).

Emily Bogner said...

I used to get eyelash extensions and I've had good experiences and a horrifying experience. I'm so glad you had a good experience!

Ashley Newell said...

My friend had a horrible one years ago and I was so afraid to try it for the longest time but I think they have made advances in this area over the last few years.

Leslie @ This is For Keeps said...

I used false eyelashes on my wedding day, but haven't tried lash extensions otherwise. Honestly? I didn't even realize these existed (they last 3 weeks?? wow!). You look fantastic with these lashes!

Emily: Three boys and a girl blog said...

I have never tried lash extensions. They look great!

Sparkles and Lattes said...

I love getting lashes, but the upkeep cost is soooo crazy.

Dara @ Not In Jersey said...

I've never even heard of doing this! You look really great and the before and after picture makes it very obvious how much they differ from your regular lashes.

My thrift store addiction said...

Really pretty!

Jessica Kessler said...

Wow! You eyelashes look amazing! I'd never heard of doing this before, but now I'm intrigued.

Danielle Siero said...

How much fun! I have never used anything like this before...

Tif Nichols Fannin said...

This is so neat! I'm currently trying a lash booster gel.