When it comes to my summer beauty routine, I like to keep it as simple as possible – especially with my girls now being out of school.
Usually, just a few swipes of mascara, blush and concealer will suffice. Hair gets piled into that messy mom top-knot and into a simple sundress or yoga pants I go.
I’m always looking for beauty shortcuts, which is why I’m a huge fan of eyelash extensions.
The professional certified lash extension stylist is a former dental assistant who takes great pride in creating beautiful lashes for her clients. I’m not gonna lie, I felt smokin’ hot as I left her studio – a one-time beauty experiment has me hooked on having pretty peepers.
In addition to having eyelash extensions for my trip to Mexico last winter, I’ve been wearing them since the end of June, which has included a camping trip, visit to the waterslides, and just lounging around my house in my yoga pants with the kiddies.
If you’re considering having them done, but need a little convincing, here are 5 reasons why eyelash extensions will change your summer.
1- Shave Hours off Your Beauty Routine
The best part of waking up (aside from hot coffee in your cup) is not having to put on a lick of makeup. The extensions shaved a good 10-15 minutes off my morning routine, and on date night, Jason couldn’t believe how fast I was ready to go. I usually fuss with those false lash strips, but they’ve been in temporary retirement this summer.
The only strange part is having to blow-dry my lashes with a hair dryer after showering. You’re given a cute little eyelash brush to pack in your purse to make sure they’re always perfect too. Trust me, it doesn’t take long until it feels totally normal to brush and dry them.
VM tip: If you want your new lashes to last as long as possible, brush them several times a day. My last set lasted 3 whole weeks (even when spending a week camping and swimming), which was amazing.
2- No More Melting
With eyelash extensions, there’s no reason to sweat the sweltering heat. I went to an outdoor wedding on a hot day and didn’t have to worry about my mascara melting off my orbs or the corner of my strip lashes lifting.
3. Embrace Your Inner Mermaid
Don’t fear getting your face wet this summer – I promise you aren’t going to end up looking like a raccoon when you resurface from the water at the pool or lake this summer. And who cares if the kiddies splash you in the face, you’re still gonna look fab thanks to your new eyelash extensions.
4. Let Her Cry – If the Tears Fall Down Like Rain
It’s been over three weeks since I had my last appointment, and I’m still getting tons of compliments on my lashes. So far, they’ve survived a stormy camping trip; swimming in the lake, visit to the waterslides, mommy meltdown and both a tearful funeral and wedding.
5. Because You Deserve It!
Aside from colouring my hair, I’m not one to splurge on beauty products or treatments. This summer, I’ve challenged myself to a sober summer – rather than spend $30 a week on wine, that goes into my summer lash fund. I have always been envious of women with long lashes, but the ones I’ve been born with are pretty plain Jane. Some gals splurge on nails, I’d rather pain my own toes and go for pretty peepers.
Whether you’re going away on holidays, getting married or just want to rock some pretty peepers at the playground, lash extensions are definitely the way to go. Just make sure to do your research and go with a certified stylist who is well versed in proper sterilization procedures.
If you’re looking for someone locally, I definitely recommend Jenn Cools over at Live Love Lash. Her home studio is located just off 70th Ave and 200 St in Langley. To schedule an appointment, contact Cools at 778-808-1106. For more information, visit the Live Love Lash fan page on Facebook.
Enter to win a FREE FULL SET of Eyelash Extensions at Live Love Lash, valued at $110. You must be 18+ to enter. Contest closes at midnight Aug. 10/16. Good luck.
CONTEST CLOSED! Congrats Linda Horn!
Disclaimer: While I received a complimentary set of lash extensions, all opinions are my own.