Sunday, September 27, 2009

No Fuss Beauty - Luscious Lashes

I remember a time when I thought that the most beautiful woman on Earth was Smurfette. I am pretty sure that was the same year that my brother dared me to eat a piece of dog food (and I did) – okay so that was quite some time ago. As an adult, I have the long, blonde hair but impossibly long lashes? Maybe with a little help…

Eyelash extensions are one of the fastest growing beauty trends and for good reason. My morning make-up regimen is significantly faster because I don’t have to bother with mascara. Also, I feel like I need less make up because the lashes are so gorgeous (and attention getting!)

Recently, I was scuba diving in the Yucatan Peninsula and getting into and out of, salt water all day long. Yet, I still had long, black eyelashes without a trace of raccoon eyes.
Eyelash extensions are tremendously popular with brides because of the “Wow!“ Factor. A word of caution: after you get them, you’ll be hooked.

The only place to go is Flutter Lash Studio in Lincoln Park. Their work is very high quality and you’ll love the feel (think girly-girl nirvana meets noveau-chic.) Joan did my full set (a full set is the only way to go in my opinion) and I was so relaxed that I fell asleep. Definitely have them do a quick eyebrow shaping as well.

A few things to keep in mind:
  • Your first appointment can take up to 2 hours but the follow-up appointments (every 2 – 4 weeks) will only take an hour or so.
  • After you get them on, you will need to keep your face dry for about 24 hours (this is so that the glue can set.)
  • With proper care, your eyelash extensions will last indefinitely (with only minimal touch-ups). I recommend staying away from oil-based products and steam or intense heat.
Flutter uses the Xtreme Lashes® line which is the highest quality product available. I made the mistake of trying other products in the past because I was traveling and I was sorely disappointed.

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