When it comes to having knowledge of the latest in beauty products, services, you name it, I will be the first to admit that I am typically one step behind. I’ve never really considered myself to be much of a beauty guru (minus those years in middle school when I unfortunately thought I was… yikes) and have always found myself opting for simple solutions to everyday beauty.
I remember a few years ago when I had first been introduced to the new concept of eyelash extensions. Sure, I had heard of false lashes, as I’d been wearing them for years between skating competitions and dance recitals, but the idea of everyday lash extensions that looked naturally beautiful came as surprise.
“They can do that?!” I thought. Ha, how clueless was I!
I remember seeing them for the first time in my sorority house at the University of North Dakota. My big, who was always uber fabulous and on top of all the trends, had the most fabulous lashes. They were so long, full, and just all around gorgeous. And me, being a little freshman, looked up to her and thought, “wow, I want that.”
When I approached my big about her stunning lashes, she laughed and let me in on her little secret.
“They’re not real.” she’d said. I was shocked.
Curious, I went ahead and did some looking into eyelash extensions considering the pros and cons of splurging on such a luxury. With a sigh, I had came to the conclusion that for the time being, my once in a while falsies would have to do with my current budget and my desire to fulfill a gorgeous natural looking everyday set of lashes would have to wait.
That is until three years later when I found The Lash Refinery.
Since my initial introduction to eyelash extensions back in 2015, I was crazy about the idea, however, I didn’t let myself get hooked in on it. But recently I’d been feeling as though I needed a change, something to freshen up my everyday routine and give me a little bit of a beauty boost. What the heck, I thought, and went ahead and booked myself an appointment with Alexandra at The Lash Refinery in Edina.
Well guys, here is the consensus. It’s been one week since my first ever eyelash appointment and guess what… I am hooked (as I knew I would be!) Why on earth did I not do this sooner!?
I honestly never quite understood the whole craze towards getting eyelash extensions, perhaps it was because I had talked myself out of it so many times or because I had never actually tried it, but truth be told, I can now truly attest that they are MORE than worth it and here are my top three reasons why I made the move on eyelash extensions.
MY TOP 3 REASONS FOR LOVING EYELASH EXTENSIONS
- Simplicity: One thing a lot of people don’t know about me and will probably find surprising is the fact that I haaaaaate getting ready in the mornings. Literally, dread having to do my hair, makeup, all that jazz. Personal stylist where ya at? Kidding – but really… Where am I going with this exactly? Well, my point is, this past week having eyelash extensions has made getting ready in the mornings SO much less dreadful. I kid you not, I have been able to roll out of bad, do my daily morning routine and forget the hassle of applying all sorts of mascara and eyeliner to make my eyes pop. Having eyelash extensions has been a game changer. Instead of brushing coat after coat of mascara that only tends to crumble by the end of the day, I simply grab a little brush and spread out the lashes, and it’s as easy as that; Gorgeous, lengthy lashes in seconds.
- Less is More: Who knew having longer, thicker lashes could make such a difference in your overall appearance? Well, apparently not me. When I went to my appointment, completely makeup free, I was amazed when I looked in the mirror after the lashes had been applied and seen what I felt was an entirely new me. I don’t know what it is with these lashes, but ever since I’ve had them I have been wearing so much less makeup in my daily routine. I’ve never really worn much, but since the addition of the lashes I have opted out of eyeshadow, mascara, eyeliner almost everyday and sometimes have even gone completely bare… something I rarely ever do in public, which leads me into my third reason for absolutely loving my new lashes.
- Confidence: As I’ve mentioned, I am absolutely no beauty guru whatsoever. Quite honestly, I have no idea how to apply highlighter, have never had my brows done, don’t use a primer and if you’re not already cringing, I could go on… Despite my little knowledge in the beauty area, I’ve managed to get by 21 years just fine with my simplistic routine, but never have I ever confidently gone in public without even the slightest dash of foundation to hide my insecurities. Well, until today that is, when I went to the gym for the first time completely makeup free. And I credit these lashes every single bit for giving me the confidence to do so. I may sound ridiculous, but I am convinced that eyelash extensions are the “beauty boost” I have been waiting for and I have felt more confident in my natural, bare faced beauty than ever before.
If I haven’t convinced you enough, I suggest trying out eyelash extensions for yourself because I get it… it took having my own experience with extensions to fully understand why they are so incredibly great. But take my word for it, because I have a feeling you won’t regret it!
Lastly, one more HUGE thank you to Alexandra at The Lash Refinery for this gorgeous classic full set. I am beyond happy with how they turned out!
Interested? Feel free to reach out to me with ANY questions about my experience with eyelash extensions or contact Alexandra to get your appointment booked today! Also, be sure to share your photos with me! I would love to see your gorgeous lashes <3
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