I have always know that my eyelashes kinda suck.
They’re long, but they are stick-straight and very light brown. I’ve looked at my Dad’s profile and can say with 100% certainty that they’re his fault.
For special occasions I’ll glam them up with mascara and eyeliner and a curl, but my daily make-up routine is mostly just a dash of eyeliner along my top lid before hustling out of the front door.
Here’s a photo of me looking tired, but with zero eye make-up on and my plain ol’ natural lashes:
When I first heard about eyelash extensions I thought they were pretty ridiculous.
I mean, seriously?
Extensions applied one-by-one to each individual eyelash? Who has time for that? More importantly – who can AFFORD that?
Eyelash extensions typically run upwards of $100 to $200 for the initial set and then god knows how much for a refill.
I was curious about them, kinda wanted to investigate them for our wedding, but had pretty much written them off due to cost and ridiculousness.
…Until I saw a Groupon for them at Bonne Vie Salon in Winter Park…
It was $55 for a full-set of extensions so I figured I couldn’t go wrong. I’d get to try them out well in advance of our wedding and it would leave me plenty of time to grow my lashes back out in case I had some kind of crazy reaction and everything fell out.
So I got my Groupon, scheduled my appointment, and after a fantastic lunch with Vicks I headed over to this snazzy salon in downtown Winter Park.
When I laid down in the chair, I looked like that photo above.
When I sat up, I had *no* eye make-up on whatsoever, and I looked like this:
I immediately rushed over to Cody’s house, where we went out for drinks and took cute photos:
Two refills and three months later, I am completely addicted. I never have to wear eye make-up anymore, I’ve all but abandoned my eye liner, and I feel like I look 5 years younger in every photo. Each refill costs $55 plus a tip, and takes about 30 to 45 minutes to apply.
So yeah. I’m not ashamed to admit it. In fact, I will totally own it: I am an eyelash extension addict.