All About the Lashes with 'Lashed Up'12/14/2016
The last time I wore false lashes I had a horrible allergic reaction to the glue, which always gets applied to your skin, not the lashes. I swore off lash strips after that incident! Not to mention they are heavy, bulky and a pain to apply, even if you get it right the first try! So I started doing some research on extensions which is where I came across Lashed Up in Skippack and met the lovely owner, Melissa.
Melissa is a certified Xtreme Lash stylist and has the ability to customize your lashes to the exact look you're going for! You want drama? You got it! You want all natural? She can do that too! My lashes are short and sparse (although, Melissa told me everybody says that when they come in)! My goal was a natural, everyday look and I am seriously blown away by the results! I really cannot feel them! It is a completely different experience than false lash strips! Most of the time I forget I have the extensions, until I look in the mirror :) I love being able to leave the house make-up free and still feel feminine and pretty!
If you have any questions about the process, the Xtreme Lashes® website is a great resource, but here is a basic rundown of the application procedure...
What to Expect:
Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent, natural-looking, synthetic eyelashes applied one by one to each individual natural lash. They were developed to mimic your natural lashes; its design features a tapered tip with a thicker base to resemble the look and feel of a natural lash. You can expect your initial eyelash extension procedure to be scheduled for up to 3 hours (mine took under 2 hours). This time allows you to rest and be pampered as your Xtreme Lashes® Lash Stylist transforms your lashes to the customized lash look you have selected. With Xtreme Lashes' diverse inventory of over 600 individual styles of eyelash extensions, you and your stylist can design a tailored look to compliment your natural beauty.
The Eyelash Extensions Procedure:
Prior to the application, your stylist will conduct a thorough consultation allowing you the opportunity to help design your customized lash look. During your Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extension application, you will comfortably recline with your eyes closed. The application is painless and relaxing! Melissa told me many of her clients typically fall asleep during the process.
During the application, your stylist will isolate an individual natural lash, then; he/she will expertly bond one eyelash extension to one natural lash. This technique creates a seamless look and feel as if these eyelash extensions were your own.
To ensure your safety during and after the procedure, eyelash extensions are never applied to your skin; only to your natural lashes. Additionally, they are adhered to your natural lash using a safe and proprietary line of Xtreme Lashes® Adhesives.
To keep up with your lashes, there are certain things you need to avoid. Products that contain oil, waterproof mascara (but you won't need mascara at all!) and things with fibers such as cotton balls will deteriorate the bond. Xtreme Lashes are the number one brand on the market. You can go to their website and find a stylist near you if you are not local to Lashed Up.
This photo shoot is the only time I've worn make-up since getting the extensions and I took it off carefully using a make-up remover wipe. Other than that, these lashes are very little maintenance. After a few weeks you will need to get a refill because your lashes naturally fallout and regrow. That appointment will take a fraction of the time your initial visit takes.
When you find something you love, you share it with everybody!
Lashed Up is offering 20% off a full set of lashes to anyone who books an appointment before Christmas! All you need to do is mention The Penny Parlor!
Special thanks to: