Why I will Never get Eyelash Extensions again

How Eyelash Extensions Ruined my Natural Eyelashes

I’m definitely not new to beauty treatments and have had all sorts done over the years but one beauty treatment I had never tried was eyelash extensions. (Spoiler Alert – I am never getting them done again!)

Two beauty treatments I have on a monthly basis are a brow wax and tint and gelish nails, so when I was at my local beauty therapists I decided that seeing as I was going on holiday the next week I wanted to treat myself to eyelash extensions as well. The treatment was reasonably priced at just £10 so I thought I had nothing to lose if I didn’t like them.

I hadn’t done any research about eyelash extensions so didn’t know really what the treatment entailed. All I knew is that it was adding false lashes to your natural eyelashes.

When I went into the treatment room I lay down on the bed and closed my eyes for the beautician to start. What I wasn’t prepared for was the extreme burning sensation when the glue was applied to my lashes. My eyes were stinging like mad from the fumes of the glue and I was struggling to try and keep my eyes open for the glue to set. The treatment lasted around 15-20 minutes and the whole time my eyes were stinging and watering.

After the treatment I looked in the mirror and I felt like a clown! The lashes seemed huge and so thick I thought they looked odd. I also wasn’t expecting them to affect my vision so much, that really took some getting used to. After a bit of getting used to I absolutely loved the look of them and it cut time down on my makeup routine not having to do my eyelashes so I was chuffed.

One thing I didn’t realise was actually how much I rub my eyes and not being able to do this was a pain. Trying to wash my face in the shower, taking my makeup off and even applying eyeliner were all made more difficult by having the lashes on as I was having to take extra care around the eye area.

After having them on for a week some of the eyelash extensions started to fall out leaving my lashes with large gaps that just looked ridiculous.

Once all the eyelash extensions had fallen out I was horrified. I was left with gaps where some of the eyelash extensions had pulled my natural eyelashes out and my lashes were so thin they just looked dreadful. I had such nice eyelashes before and I can’t believe I jeopardized them for this cheap treatment! It will probably take months for my eyelashes to grow back and I bet they will never be the same as they were before having eyelash extensions.

I’m NEVER EVER going to get a treatment done again that I know very little about and I’m going to do my research into what can happen if it goes wrong.

Have you ever had a horror beauty treatment? Tell me your tales so I don’t feel as miserable about mine and we can all sulk together.

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  1. June 26, 2016 / 3:00 am

    Oh no, sounds like an absolute nightmare :(! I've been thinking about eyelash extensions for a while, so thank you for this insight! x

  2. June 28, 2016 / 9:17 am

    This sounds like such a bad experience! I have been thinking about getting them done but think that avoiding damaging them would take a lot of effort.

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk | Amy x

  3. June 29, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    I've always been nervous about eyelash extensions. With any treatment it really pays to do your research first. Definitely read reviews for the salon or beauty specialist to see if others were happy with the experience. They should always do a patch test, and you should be able to tell them what look you want. I'm terrified of the extensions pulling my lashes out so I don't know if I would ever do it, though it must be fab to wake up with perfect eyelashes. Great post! Thank you for sharing your experience xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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