I get so many questions about my eye lash extensions I figured I’d write a blog post to answer the most frequently asked questions.
First of all, I’m obsessed with my lashes! I’ve been getting lash extensions for about 3 years and it has become my splurge! I stopped getting my nails done regularly so I could afford to get my lashes done. Some people are blessed with long curly natural lashes, and unfortunately that’s not me! Having lash extensions has been amazing for me, but it’s important to know they do require maintenance and upkeep. Let’s get into the FAQ!
Who do you go to? I go to Lashes and Love by Jen in La Jolla. I have been going to her for several years now and I don’t know what I would do if she moved! She is seriously the best. I walk out feeling like a million bucks every single time.
How long does it take? It takes about one and a half hours to get my lashes filled. A lot of people take a nap during their appointment but Jen and I use the time to catch up. If you’re doing a full set expect to be there for two hours.
How often do you go? I go every two to two and a half weeks, but some people can go longer without needing a fill. Brushing and washing your lashes is essential in order to maximize retention! The photo below shows my lashes after two weeks, and the photo on the right shows what they look like after my fill.
Do you wear mascara? Nope! That’s one thing that I love about having lash extensions, I don’t have to do a single thing before walking out the door.
Can you get them wet? It’s recommended to wait 24 hours after getting extensions before getting them wet but after that it is totally fine!
How do you wash your face? I still wash my face just the same as I always have—you can see my routine here. I make sure to wash my lashes as well using a downward gentle motion with the tips of my fingers. It is not recommended to use any products with oil as it can make the extensions slide off so do be sure to check any products you’re putting on your face!
If you live in the San Diego area and are looking for an amazing lash artist check out Jen! I promise you won’t be disappointed!