Good morning my loves! I am so excited to share this new post with you. If you are anything like me, big beautiful lashes are one thing I never leave the house without. Unfortunately for me this doesn’t come naturally, it requires multiple step by step techniques to make my lashes look big and bold. Although I’ve experimented with false eyelashes, I am not a huge fan of how they feel on my eyes, and would prefer applying a few layers of mascara instead, but this still can be time-consuming. And without the right products I never seem to get the results I desire. Luckily I have discovered Rosalash! Today I am going to share everything about my lash extension experience with you – why I love them, maintenance, where to go, and more!
Where to go for lash extensions
Rosalash is an elegant little lash boutique, close to the shores of the beautiful Okanagan Lake in Kelowna, BC. Sara Zarkob is my Lash Artist, she is a top certified technician and Co-founder of Rosalash Extensions. Sara is very detailed oriented and very passionate about delivering the best services possible to each and every client. For a full list of services available at Rosalash and more details about Sara and her sister, check out rosalash.com. Mention code FITFABLASH for 20% off your first set.
What kind of lashes
Rosalash offers both classic or volume lashes, I love volume!!! The first step to getting lash extensions is choosing the right length and style for your eyes. After discussing what kind of result I was looking for and inspecting the shape and condition of my natural lashes, Sara told me that my natural lashes were strong and healthy. Therefore, they could handle the long voluminous lash extensions. Although this isn’t the case for everyone! Choosing the wrong type of lashes could be potentially damaging to your natural ones. An experienced lash artist, like the ones at Rosalash would help you choose what type of lashes would best for you.
Maintenance is something that can be different for everyone. Although a good set of lashes can last up to six weeks, the experts at Rosalash recommend that their clients get a fill at least every 3 weeks. Some woman may still have full looking lashes after 4 weeks, but as your extensions grow out they can twist and begin to cause damage to your natural lashes. Lash fills take about an hour and half and the price can vary, depending on the type of lash you get and how long you wait between your fills.
Another thing to keep in mind for lash maintenance, is daily makeup removal and face washing. With lash extensions, try to avoid any eye make-up remover and cleansers containing oil, as it may cause your lash extensions to fall off faster. Although it is very important to keep your lashes clean to avoid any product buildup and to prevent any potential bacteria from getting in your eyes. At Rosalash you will be provided with a detailed followup after each lash appointment, on the proper care of your extensions. A the end of the day, each person is different. Your lash maintenance comes down to personal preference.
Makeup and extensions
The number one reason I love having my eyelash extensions. Is I NEVER have to wear mascara – because I don’t have to!!! For my everyday makeup, I can simply wear barely there eye makeup (other than some very subtle eye shadow). Unless I’m heading out to an event, then I may glam things up with a bit of liner and mascara on the lower lashes. With eyelash extensions you will find that it looks like you’re alreasdy wearing eyeliner on the top. It’s amazing!!!
I wouldn’t recommend applying mascara to your eyelash extensions. Not only is not needed, but they won’t last as long and it can be really difficult to clean the mascara from your lashes.
Why I love my lashes
Living an active and busy lifestyle, working out 6-7 days a week and always on the go, doesn’t leave me a lot of time to put on a full face of makeup everyday. So, still wanting to feel somewhat “done up” even if I’m just heading to the grocery store or meeting a friend for coffee, my lashes make all the difference!
I also love having my lashes done because I can wear a minimum amount of makeup during the day and still look glamorous. With lash extensions my makeup takes me less than 10 minutes to do each morning.
Hope this answers any questions you might’ve had about eyelash extensions! Let me know in the comments below if you would like to know more. Overall I’d just say – do your research on the lash artist before you get them done! And again, lashes are totally a personal preference thing. Some people really don’t like them, but I LOVE having mine 110% and plan on keeping them for a while!
*all images courtesy of Rosalash, follow them on Instagram @rosalash for more beauty inspiration!