Got my Novalash Eyelash Extensions Refills

If you have been following my blog, you would have read about my experience with Novalash eyelash extensions. If you have short or sparse lashes and do not wish to go through the hassle of applying mascara or fake lashes daily, then you can seriously consider doing eyelash extensions. Just check out my previous blog entry HERE on my experience.

For more information such as price packages & locations, please CLICK HERE. Now for my readers, a special promo price at 30% off! Please use the PROMO CODE: BeautyAffair30 (Expires 30th Nov 2012)

30% off listed menu for selected eyelash extension service :
NovaLash Lash Technician
1st Set Natural $129 –> $89
1st Set Full Glamourous $159 –> $109 **Recommended**

Ok, let me share more about my refills experience. It has been about 3-4 weeks since my first extensions, I had them in around 12mm initially. Now, I got to try out 14mm and some highlights in green which are so subtle, you can’t really catch it on camera.

My lashes before they were removed, as you can see that it has gotten quite messy without proper care too.

Now, check out my natural lashes after removal:

As you can see, it’s still intact which shows that Novalash eyelash extensions do not ruin your natural lashes. Because the extensions are placed on your real lashes with a special gentle lash glue that does not harm the natural lashes at all. You need not worry about losing lashes and getting bald spots.

Now check out my 14mm new extensions which gives my lashes more volume.

I’m totally digging the 14mm ones because they are much more like the falsies I’m used to wearing. The effect is more obvious especially since now I usually skip eyeliner for work.

I was also given the Novalash Nighttime Conditioner/Cleansing Pads to care for my lash extensions. As it’s really difficult to find a makeup remover that does not contain glycol.

3-in-1 conditioner, cleanser & makeup remover pads cleanLASH by NOVALASH®  were designed to not only remove dirt, pollutants and any make-up your clients wear, but will also prolong the life and radiance of their extensions by conditioning and restoring moisture. These cotton pads have been saturated with pomegranate seed extract to detangle and promote healthy lashes and help to reduce flipping and tangling of the lashes, while simultaneously nourishing the eye area.

It’s a highly raved makeup remover on TotalBeauty.com getting 10.0 top marks! I’ve tried it and it easily removes even the most stubborn liquid liners I’m using.

If you are keen to try out the Novalash experience, please use the PROMO CODE to get 30% off: BeautyAffair30 (Expires 30th Nov 2012)

30% off listed menu for selected eyelash extension service :
NovaLash Lash Technician
1st Set Natural $129 –> $89
1st Set Full Glamourous $159 –> $109 **Recommended**

Check out my NovaLash Eyelash Extensions

You know how they say that the eyes are the windows of the soul. And I truly believe in this statement, hence, I’m always dolling up my eyes with false eyelashes, iris-enhancer contacts and eyeliner. I’m very used to wearing falsies daily and there is the hassle of having to apply and remove it. Also, because the fake lashes are applied on the lash line, it might inhibit the growth of my own natural lashes overtime. What’s more, much care must be taken when removing the lashes. As frequent tugging and pulling will result in wrinkles and saggy,droopy lids.

So having a lash extension was quite a saviour for me, though I did not have quite a good experience the previous time I tried it out. It was lash extensions done on the lashline which Jocelyn had recommended against.

Novalash lash extensions are adhered onto the lashes itself and not the lashline. It’s also safe for pregnant ladies and even kids because it does not contain formaldehyde. Which is a big deal for me since I’m expecting and have been avoiding chemical treatments even for my hair.

Just a little background info on the company offering this wonderful lash extension services:

LOLITAgroup is headed by Jocelyn, who has been certified by NovaLash since 2009 and appointed as a NovaLash trainer & distributor for Novalash in 2011. NovaLash produces award winning medical grade eyelash extension adhesive in USA FDA inspected facility, rendering it to be one of the healthiest professional eyelash extension system.

At LolitaGroup, they use both Novalash SENSITIVE adhesive and Novalash Platinium Bond adhesive, to cater for theirvarious client’s need. All their client’s eyelashes are meticulously applied one strand at a time basing on NovaLash technique. The process is painless and your natural lash will not suffer premature drop, and the result is natural and longlasting.

 So you can see I was rest assured that I was in good hands. According to Jocelyn, I had 2 layers of lashes and my lashes were considered long for an Asian. Haha, I was really surprised at that.

Check out my natural lashes, the eyepads are placed beneath my lashes to protect my lower lashes and also allow the technician to work with ease on my upper lashes

Next, she selects lashes which are suitable for me:

Jocelyn used around 200 strands of lashes on me and merticulously did one lash at a time.

It is an intricate process that also involves the seperation of the newly added lashes after each round so that the lashes do not clump together. And the natural lashes would be to grow normally.

It was an estimated 1.5 hours to do a set of lashes for me. The overall process was painless and seemingly quick. In fact, it took around 2 hours in the end as Jocelyn mentioned that I had quite a number of lashes.

Check out the end result; natural-looking lashes which I could call my own:

Don’t mind the whitish stains on my right eyelid, it’s the fake eyelash glue residue.

Side view of my lash extensions:

As you can see it’s much more natural looking as there is no blackish strip unlike the fake eyelashes. Now, I was worried about the maintenance as I am a very hassle-free person. I couldn’t stand my previous extensions because I had to try to avoid water and all that. But I was pretty pleased to learn that I need not avoid water with these set of extensions, in fact, I could go swimming if I wanted. I don’t need to wear goggles in the shower! Haha! I just needed to avoid glycerol, an ingredient in oil-based makeup removers. That was really simple then! Refills are recommended every 3-4 weeks.

So I’ve been having these lashes for 10 over days and so far, I’m loving it. In fact, I’ve been cutting down on eye makeup and going for the more natural look. I feel confident too even without makeup as my eyes are made up in such a natural manner.

And as my natural lashes grew, the extensions were pushed forward and curled up even more naturally. What I have on now are mostly the 12mm lashes, I will be getting these removed and be updating again with a fuller set of lashes. I’m hoping for long, dolly 16mm lashes!

Most people complain about their natural lashes dropping off due to eyelash extensions and getting all bald over the lid area. I will then see for myself that Novalash will not harm my natural lashes in such a manner. Do stay tuned for my post then 😉

For more information such as price packages & locations, please CLICK HERE. Now for my readers, a special promo price at 30% off! Please use the PROMO CODE: BeautyAffair30 (Expires 30th Nov 2012)

30% off listed menu for selected eyelash extension service :
NovaLash Lash Technician
1st Set Natural $129 –> $89
1st Set Full Glamourous $159 –> $109 **Recommended**

[Review] The Face Shop Make Up Tool Eyelash Glue

This wasn’t a planned purchase but because I had absent-mindedly forgotten to pack my makeup pouch with me on my trip to Cebu. And apparently, the Pinoys are so blessed with long lashes, they do not need false eyelashes like me. So it was really difficult to find eyelash adhesive over there until I chanced upon The Face Shop. My first few false eyelashes were from TFS as they were pretty and rather reasonably-priced.

Anyway, let’s get back to the eyelash glue. It was very very cheap in Cebu though I’m not sure how much it retails for in Singapore. And I think a little goes a long way for this nifty tube, its nozzle isn’t that big like Ardell’s so it won’t spill and cause a mess. So it’s very worth the money spent!

What I liked best was that it was super sticky, so if you did not apply your lashes properly and there’s a slight gap between the lash bone and your eyelid. All you needed to do was to press gently and it would just stick on like as though you just applied fresh glue. I know certain brands can’t do this trick at all. You would need to apply a new coat of glue just to get it to stick but not for the TFS eyelash glue.

However, it’s pro turns into its only con too as being that sticky meant removal wasn’t going to be a breeze. I would still say this is a decent eyelash glue but it certainly doesn’t top my list. I mean, I won’t mind using it if I did not have any other options.

Overall Rating: 

Also check out my other eyelash adhesive reviews: Heroine Make & Ardell

Caring for your lashes

image credited to life123.com

Here comes the question I dread. Do you care of your lashes? Honestly-speaking, I don’t, in fact, if they could speak, they would be protesting about the neglect. So I remember my sunscreen, moisturizer and even at times my eye cream but yet, I just forget about my eyelashes. Short & rather sparse, I was never proud of them anyway.

I’m a fan of false lashes and use them regularly. So the constant tugging at my lash line and lashes whenever I remove them will cause a strain and possibly droopy lids in future. That is why I have to more careful.

And because I use a lot of eyeliner & false eyelashes. This means that removal is really important, when removing the false eyelashes. Do not tug at the lashes but use an oil-based makeup remover such as the ones below by Maybelline or Biore.

Dab a little of the remover on a piece of cotton wool and slowly remove the eye makeup and false lashes by rubbing gently in an upward motion. The glue from the false eye lash would naturally break down and loosen from your lash line. As the area around the eyes are delicate, do not pull at it or you might end up with droopy eye lids like a bull dog.

And for added care, use a lash tonic like DHC’s Eyelash Tonic. This conditioning gel nourishes lashes prone to breakage and encourages a more robust lash line. Aloe, watercress, and comfrey seal in moisture for greater elasticity. The curved applicator brush helps you distribute the gel evenly from lash root to tip. Use it under mascara during the day and as a bedtime treatment.

I have read so many positive reviews for this lash tonic so you could give it a try. Previously, I have gotten one from an unknown brand through a spree and it worked wonders too.

You can really notice the difference after several usage – Longer, stronger lashes but of course, this is not for the lazy. Like they say, there ain’t any ugly women, only lazy ones. I gave up shortly and therefore, my lashes are back to their miserable, neglected state.

So I guess I have to buck up and treat my lashes with the proper care they deserve. Afterall, the eyes are the windows to the soul 😉

Check out tips on how to grow healthier lashes here: http://www.myfatpocket.com/beauty/good-looks/4-steps-to-healthier-lashes.html

From SASA, False Eyelashes aka Falsies Review

If you know me personally, you’ll know that I just simply can’t live without my falsies.

Why wear falsies? Because they open up the eyes and we all know that the EYES are windows to the soul. Don’t you wanna have dazzling eyes??
With falsies and the right eye makeup, you can smoother anyone with your glaze.

This is a bargain gem! I never knew SASA stocked such cheap affordable fake lashes.

These cost S$4.90 for 6 pairs, yes, you didn’t read it wrong. That’s like S$0.82/pair!! Really worth it but personally, I still prefer my Model21 lashes because they are softer and more naturally.

The lashes and lash bone of this Korean (I see Korean words on the packaging) falsies are stiffer but still decent enough and can be compared to The Face Shop’s lashes too; which are kind of stiff too in my opinion.

Here’s how the above lashes in model no. 703 look like when worn.

Do note that I had layered 2 pairs; one on top of the other to create a more volume look.

What brand of falsies do you go for?

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