pocket of blossoms: eyelash extensions

helloooo party people!
have you ever wanted to try eyelash extensions, but are too scared or find them too expensive for a trial run?

today i am going to talk a little about some pros and cons of eyelash extensions!
i got extensions two days before my engagement pictures so that my lashes would be full and long. i think sometimes eyelashes fade away in pictures because of distance or lighting. i went to sirene lash in provo. she has a mini salon in her basement with one of those fancy salon chairs (sweet right?)! something i'm slightly embarrassed about, but i find completely natural, is that i fell asleep while she was putting on my lashes! haha the process takes about an hour and a half of lying back in a chair with your eyes closed. so naturally...sleeping is an option. okay, let's get to it!

pros:

-no makeup necessary// the whole time i had the extensions i didn't have to do my makeup...sometimes i put on some foundation and did my eyebrows, but that's about it!

-last all day// my mascara usually wilts away by the end of the day, but with extensions you have beautiful, voluminous lashes all day, every day.

-visible in pictures// a lot of the time my eyelashes do not stand out in pictures the way i'd like them to, and eyeliner makes me look scary so that's a no go, but the extensions stand out and looked amazing for engagement pictures!

cons: 

-can't rub your eye// i love being able to rub my eyes when i'm tired, or when i get water in them in the shower, but with extensions you can't because you'll pull the lashes out...and most likely your natural lashes out with them

-spot clean face// because i was not able to rub my eye, it was difficult for me to wash my face.

-sparse towards end//the extensions will fall out by themselves if you don't use eyelash glue remover, so around two and a half weeks after the application they start thinning out. this means that the outside part of your eye could have a lot of lashes holding on strong, but the inner part have no lashes left. and maybe it's vice versa on the other eye. so it looks weird and it's hard to salvage.

one way to remove the extensions that i found successful was...

taking a hot shower so the steam loosens up the glue
then rub eyelashes with olive oil on a cotton ball
pull gently.

conclusion: weigh the pros and cons and decide for yourself if eyelash extensions are worth it for you! some ladies fill them regularly and some get them for special occasions.

if you want to try eyelash extensions and are in utah county, then try sirene lash! she's so awesome that she put me to sleep while she was putting my extensions on...what more could you ask for?
has anyone else tried eyelash extensions before? let me know what you girls think of them!