All About My Eyelash Extensions

March 28, 2017

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I'm Hayley — helping moms do more in every aspect of their life. Mom of 3, entrepreneur, and homeschooler!

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I’m constantly getting asked if these are my real lashes (I wish!), strip lashes, or lash extensions so I wanted to do a video all about my eyelashes extensions and where I go! I started getting my eyelashes done a few months ago and have since become addicted. Especially as a new Mom, it can be hard to find the time to get up and look presentable everyday. With eyelash extensions all I need is five minutes to put on my base (aka foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush) to feel my best! Here are some frequently asked questions I get about them:

  1. What are your specific length, color, and curl? I get the “J” curl, color is darkest brown, and I get all different kinds of lengths to make them blend better. The inner corners are 12’s and they go all the way up to 15’s. I’ve heard of people getting their eyelashes done with just one size, but in my experience they look so much better and more realistic when combining different sizes!
  2. How you take care of them, deal with eye makeup, etc? I rarely wear eye makeup anymore. I probably only wear it once a week or for special events and if I do I only put black liquid liner on my outer lash line so as to avoid it coming in contact with my extensions. I use an oil free makeup remover to wipe away any makeup near my eyelashes and I never rub my eyes. My eyelash lady advises that I let the water run over my eyelashes in the shower and if needed gently wash them with baby shampoo.
  3. How do you get them to last as long as possible? To be honest, that all depends on where you get them done and if you have a true professional applying them. I’ve had friends that have had them applied in nail salons and half their eyelashes ended up falling out! My lash lady only applies individual lashes and not clusters to your eyelashes so they don’t weigh down your natural lashes and pull them out. I have let my extensions naturally all come out on their own before and my real lashes looked like they did before getting extensions! Also, not rubbing your eyes and applying minimal makeup around your lashes helps them last longer too.
  4. Do you ever feel stressed that they are falling out? At first yes! I always cringed a little when I would wake up and see a few on my pillowcase, but honestly my eyelash lady is SO GOOD at what she does that her lashes last for 4+ weeks (see picture below!) so I don’t mind seeing a few fall out overtime.
  5. Is it worth the price and up keep? 100% YES. At least for me it is. Since I film and photograph so much of my life, applying false lashes to make my eyes pop before each video or photoshoot felt too time consuming. I love how easy it is to get ready now! If I can treat myself to one thing that makes a huge difference it’s false lashes!
  6. With your eyelash extensions, can you use makeup remover to take off your eyeshadow? I’m afraid that if I get them, they will fall out like crazy when I wash my face. You definitely have to be careful when it comes to washing your face. I avoid the eye area with my cleanser and never rub my eyes. After a while you get used to not tugging at your eyes and you become more gentle with your skin, which I think turns out to be a bonus because you aren’t causing wrinkles!
  7. Do your eyelash extensions get in the way of your vision, like can you see them, or feel like they are bulky, similar to when you wear strip lashes? First off, they aren’t like strip lashes at all. I forget they are there until I look in a mirror for the first couple of weeks after a fill. It’s only right around the time I need a fill (for me that’s 4 weeks) that they start to grow out with my natural lashes and droop down a bit.

^^^ My eyelashes 3 weeks right before getting a fill. They are still so full!

The lady I go to is a lash GODDESS! She travels to Modesto and Manhattan Beach for her clients.

See her work on Instagram here!

Book an appointment online here.

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My eyelash extension essentials:

Oil Free Makeup Remover: I love this one to take off eyeshadow and eyeliner. I feels like water on the skin!

Spoolie: For brushing out my lashes daily.

Baby Shampoo: For washing them once a week.

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  1. Yvonne says:

    Omg I live in modesto! I am totally going to try and book an appointment. Thanks!

  2. Amanda says:

    I love your eyelashes. I’ve been thinking a ton about getting some & this may have just sold me… haha:)

  3. Joanne says:

    I would love extensions but I’m such a chicken. Yours look amazing on you.

  4. Jordan says:

    I know you’ve gotten lash extensions before and then I guess let them fall out? How was that process? I currently have them now and just wondering if I will look crazy if I let them fall out and not get them filled. And did you notice any change in your real lashes once they were gone?!

  5. Kristle gage says:

    How long do you get your extensions I’ve never had them but love yours id like to try them out

  6. Ellie says:

    I love the result on you 🙂 You look so pretty 🙂 I used to take care of my extensions and my own lashes, – many girls forget how important it is. In my youth, I was using castor oil with great results, and now as a business woman, I prefer something more convenient, like Cherish Lash serum with a very comforting brush. Thanks again for the article and your nice photos 🙂

  7. Nice blog.The pics are pretty good.What lip shade have you used?it looks pretty good.

  8. Alexa Coco says:

    I have read your blog its really informative.

  9. Beauti says:

    I love that extra long spoolie you show in the photos. Where can I order some for myself?

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  11. Kathi says:

    Hey, thanks for the wonderful blog. I am using Eyelash extensions from the past 2 years. It’s been a long time using this product and I must say it is quite beneficial as it makes you look more pretty and you can feel more confident. They are lightweight and natural. It plays an important role for women, though small, they can decorate “The Window of Our Heart”. It’s a dream for many women to own natural and thick eyelashes. So, I will highly recommend this unique product and every woman should give it a try.

  12. Tina says:

    Hi those eyelashes look so good on you.
    I really love the before after look.
    I think mega volume lashes would fit you even better.

    Tina from Wimpernverlängerung Salzburg

  13. Franziska says:

    very helpful.
    I always had problems with my lash extensions. now I know why.
    thank you for sharing.
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  14. Amelia Silva says:

    Love this personal experience on eyelash extensions! Have you tried lash lifts yet? another great alternative to extensions

  15. GB Salon says:

    Nice Blog thanks for sharing: eyelash extensions Brisbane :

  16. Arcadia says:

    Thanks for sharing your own personalised journey and for answering so many of the questions that a lot of people have who are on the fence! I’m sure your experience will convince a lot of people who are on the fence to take the plunge 🙂

  17. Nice post, thanks so much for sharing your great eyelash extension experience with us. Keep posting this type of valuable information. If you are looking eyelash extension salon in Denver then Glitzy Lashes is the best option for you.

  18. Gabriela says:

    eu amo extensões de cilios e lash lifting, gostei bastante do seu post !!!

  19. Aisha Riaz says:

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Keep sharing new information. I mostly do the eyelash extensions from salon Mirrors Beauty Lounge Dubai. They have an experienced technician.

  20. hatta tour says:

    The experience you can share is informative and readable for all and post in nice for me.

  21. Anusha says:

    Thanks to the creator for sharing the detailed information about the eyelash extension. But have you ever tried the eyelash growth serum? because using extension for few months it hurt my natural eyelashes. So I’m using lustrous lashes natural eyelash lash growth serum

  22. aldijoy says:

    I really appreciate reading the post here and also it’s great that the people here are giving their opinion which is really useful for me to decide whether it is good or not. Thank you so much for this detailed info you shared. For a newbie like me , it’s totally helpful for me. I’ll surely follow everything here. Do visit Original True Glory Hair for all your hair needs
    Thank you once again!

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