Last year, I discovered how important eyelashes were to me. I know, sounds weird, but for the first time, I got eyelash extensions (read my post on what I think you should know before you go!). Even after I gave up the regular refills, I invested in an eyelash curler, great mascara and growth serum. I became obsessed!
Just as 2017 was the year of the eyelashes, I think 2018 I’m now obsessed with eyebrows. (What will 2019 bring??) Now, I’m all about filling in my brows and even going darker, joining the dark eyebrows light hair club.
Thankfully, I have found a spot that feeds both my lash and brow obsession: The Lash Lounge in Memorial Green. I got to visit the new, and ADORABLE, studio last week and I got eyelash extensions and an eyebrow tint. Now, a week in, I’m obsessed with my new look!
A quick lesson for those who have no clue what I’m talking about… what tf are eyelash extensions? No, they are not glue-on fake eyelashes. They are individual lashes permanently glued onto your natural lashes to thicken and lengthen your lashes. It’s pretty incredible that this is even possible — lashes are so tiny, right??? The process is about 2 hours (45 min to an hour for refills). A full set starts at $200, but it’s $99 a month to be a member, which includes two monthly refills.
When getting the extensions in, it’s not, well, super comfortable. My eyes always water, which is not great for the gluing process. I had to hold a fan most of the time, haha. However, I know a lot of people who have no problems and take a nap during the process. Everyone’s eyeballs are different.
A week of the lashes, I am so impressed with how well the lashes are staying on (I think I’ve only lost like 3, wait 4, lost one while writing this lol). And they look so good! My lash technician explained to me that she gave me the longest lashes they allow — she measured my lashes and told me they have rules on how long they are allowed to go, which sounded like good quality assurance. They don’t want to give you hella long lashes that fall off!
TLL’s brow services includes threading, extensions and tinting/perming. Not knowing ANYTHING about brows, I opted for the tinting. I know how “in” dark brows are, and while I think my brows are pretty dark for my fake blonde hair, I went for it. Yolo. My technician told me she’d go a little darker than medium but not full on black brows, which was reassuring. She slathered on the dye and 5 minutes later…
Wow, it was DARK! It was like looking in the mirror at a whole different me. It definitely took some getting used to, but now I really love the look.
If you feel inspired to try something new at The Lash Lounge, tell ’em I sent ya and getcha a makeover!