I am all for saving time when it comes to getting ready in the morning and if I can come up with a solution that allows me to snooze my alarm one more time then I’m happy. I wear mascara and eyeliner every day and I’ll admit, doing those wings takes time! I wanted a quicker, easier way of defining my eyes without having to redraw a wing 5 times at 7am when I am yet to consume a coffee. In come eyelash extensions.
A friend of mine over a year ago always had the most incredible lashes and I actually booked in with her eyelash extension lady but my hungover self missed the bus, never got there, and never booked again.
Fast forward a year and I FINALLY got around to having them done. I went to a little place called Beauty On The Go in Holborn, Central London. It’s a quiet street so you wouldn’t find it unless you went looking for it and in comparison to the various glamorous salons dotted around London, this one looks a little… sad to say the least.
You could be easily put off by the exterior of the place but do not let that dissuade you. The service makes up for the decor! The lovely lady who does your eyelashes is called Wendy and she is so easy to talk to and puts you at complete ease. You have a patch test about 24 hours before your appointment and then your actual appointment takes around an hour. I actually found it quite therapeutic listening to the music being played and lying there with my eyes closed.
I had my lashes done a week ago now and I’ve only had a couple fall out, they still look pretty perfect. Wendy asked me what kind of look I wanted and somehow understood exactly what I meant when I said “I want you to be able to tell that they’re fake, but I don’t want them to look fake.”
Since having them done I haven’t worn any eye make-up at all and it has saved me so much time! I even feel like I can get away with just filling my eyebrows in a little and wearing no other make-up. It’s weird the difference something so small can make! I think they look pretty natural and have had nothing but compliments.
I will definitely be going back and keeping you guys up to date with how long they last!