My Journey with CHIC Med-Aesthetic #4 (Part #1) | Lash extensions : Overview and test patch

Hey there my lovelies,

Welcome back to  my Blog and to my to first post for this year, on my journey with Chic Med-Aesthetic Clinic at Skyparks.  If you missed any of my previous post with regards to my experience with Dermal Lip filler and my LHR you can catch them here and here.
Today I bring you my consultation for eyelash extensions.  Most women (I know I do) always want things that they cannot achieve themselves or that they do not have.  Admittedly this topic can be a great beauty divider.  Ask any two women who has had eyelash extensions done and they’re bound to give two completely different reviews. While one will say she’s addicted forever to lash extensions (falsies/mascara who?), the other will say she was completely turned off after one try. There is a good chance that they say that they found that their real lashes went away with it. So what’s the deal? Are eyelash extensions the busy woman’s dream (no makeup, no problem) or every woman’s nightmare (bald eyelids!)?

This is not my first time doing eyelash extensions but the third.  Unfortunately, excluding the first time I did them, the other two times (done at two different salons) I had a very bad allergic reaction to what I  can only guess was the glue used.  However, this is still a big mystery to me as I do sometimes apply falsies and I never had any problems there.
So, needless to say I am back at it again which means that I love having lash extensions done. I have really small lashes so I just love the amplified look they give me (speaking from my first experience) and I did not see a any difference after with regards to my real lashes, however having said that I did not refill them as you are meant to as I had done them for a special occasion and back then I did not feel the need to add this additional expense!
So I entrusted CHIC with my 4th time experience (4th time the charm!!! fingers crossed).  I went in to meet, Stefanie the beautician who does said lash extensions and after speaking to her about my previous experiences she was kind enough to suggest we do a test.  As a norm, this is not done at CHIC, as they have not had anyone getting an allergic reaction but in my case she advised that it would be better.
Obviously with me being me I had some questions to ask so before we got started, I fired away and Stephanie was kind enough to answer 🙂
What are the most common types of lash extensions?
 I have to say the J-curve lash is the most commonly used type of lash curve and usually clients come in with the natural look in their mind, so the J-curve is the best option and size varies from 8cms to 13 cms, but one can go smaller or bigger.  I always like to assess the client’s eye shape and guide them to the best possible outcome.  However, we do carry the C-curve but it is usually requested by our foreign clients.
How long does it take to apply lash extensions?
A full set requires an 1hr to be done.
Can the glue gets in your eyes?
No, as lash extensions are attached with your actual lash and no glue comes in contact with the eyelid.
What happens when you cry?
It rarely happens, but when it does, client will ask me to continue with the application.  If it persists, the under eye patches will help soak the tears.
How often do you need to get lash extensions infills?
This is needed every 3 to 4 weeks.
Do lash extensions fall out over a certain period of time?
Yes, they will, same as your natural lashes do.  New lashes will grow in their place and this is why infills are important as I will add more extensions to the new grown lashes.
Can you shower right away? Are there products you should absolutely avoid?
Yes, you can, but do avoid getting your lashes wet for a least 12 hours, even better 24hrs.  With regards products do avoid oil based makeup removers cleansers and lotions as they will melt the glue used.  Glue takes a good 24 hours to become water proof.  I suggest to use make up wipes to take off your eye make-up.
Is it okay to also wear mascara?
No, it is not recommended as the mascara will clamp your extensions, which will result in ruining the extensions look. Any other make up can be worn anywhere apart your lashes.  Try avoiding oil-based make-up as it can migrate onto the lashes.
Will your natural lashes get harmed or damaged?
No.  As I said before the glue used will in time weaken and extension will fall naturally just like your natural lashes.
What questions should you ask when searching for a reputable salon or professional?
Just like you would with a hairstylist or any other professional do your research, who would you want to go to and how long they have been working in this field. Look at before-and-after photos, read reviews and always make sure they use a reputable brand of products that are in line with EU standards.  Also, that they are licensed and lash-certified.
Unfortunately, by the time that will be published, despite the patch test I did get a minor eye irritation same as the previous times. I have to admit that after working with Stephanie, the previous two times, I felt a pinch during the application however Stephanie was delicate at all time and I did not feel anything – truth be told I almost slept!!

Safe to say that I can now confirm that I have become allergic 😦
Until next time,

XOXO
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Disclaimer: As a token of appreciation, I was given the opportunity to have this treatment done, for the purpose of this review.  All opinions reflect my own personal experience and are in no way CHIC Med-Aesthetic has influenced the content of this post – All thoughts on the treatment are honest.