I’m not a very glitzy person. Makeup is like a foreign language to me. I still don’t understand what ‘baking’ your face means (sounds a bit Sylvia Plath to me) and aside from the occasional running out the door while putting mascara on, beauty hasn’t been a real priority for me. I grew up watching my sisters get up early to apply layers of foundation, powder and eyeshadow. I swear they went to school everyday looking like Miss America, I on the other hand went to school wearing tie dye dresses and knee-high fringe moccasins with my hair straggling down to my tush. I guess you could say I was sort of the “black sheep” of the family when it came to beauty (which never made sense to my mother, who is basically the spiritual embodiment of Marilyn Monroe). So if you’re anything like me, beauty trends are probably a bit intimidating to you. I mean with words like plucking, tweezing, waxing, sculpting and extending how could you not be intimidated?
With that said, I decided it was time for me to open my mind and try something new. After doing my research to find what beauty trends seemed most appealing (and less invasive), I figured eyelash extensions would be perfect for me. How minimalist, I thought! Eyelash extensions give you the appearance of spending hours applying mascara without having to do any of the hard work. How perfect for a plain Jane like myself. So I reached out to the experts at The Lash Method. They were more than happy to invite me in for my first full set of lash extensions.
The Lash Method made sure I was calm and collected before my procedure. I told them what I was looking for and warned them of my fear of glam. They answered any and all questions I had and helped me feel comfortable. After laying me down in a comfy chair, my technician gently shut my eyes and began carefully applying faux lashes to my natural lashes. Let me tell you, these people are a special breed. There is no way on Earth I would be able to do the job these lash technicians do. You have to be ridiculously patient and steady. Two things I am certainly not.
The process took about 2 hours, so not as minimalistic as I initially thought. But, it was painless, relaxing and honestly I almost fell asleep a few times. My eyelashes looked incredible and natural, they listened to everything I asked for.
While I couldn’t imagine doing this procedure every two weeks as recommended, I can completely understand the appeal. For this plain Jane, it has been a real treat waking up in the morning and running out of the house without a worry of makeup, but I think for now I’ll stick to applying my mascara in the parking lot.
Before and after eyelash extensions
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