Lash Extensions with Boudoir Lashes

Yesterday I went in for my first lash extensions ever. I have been ooing and ahhing over them for about a year now but was never too sure if there were right for me and I didn’t want to end up with bad ones. After doing research I found that Asma at Boudoir Lashes is one of the best, they are quite pricey but sometimes you get what you pay for really.

I spent some time googling Asma and Boudoir Lashes before agreeing to get it done. Although lash extensions aren’t permanent I want to make sure it was something that wouldn’t ruin my lashes and that I would be happy to have for at least a month.

I went done to Boudoir Lashes new home over in Shoreditch and although she is still setting up it looks like it’s going to be really nice.

After filling in a consent form and having all my questions answer (I always have a lot of questions), I was led downstairs to the treatment room where Asma prepared me for the lashes.

She explained that different peoples eyes and lashes require different extensions, I said that I usually like quite dramatic eyelashes and how natural they looked wasn’t really a big issue for me. I like that I was made to feel super comfortable with a cusion for my legs and a blanket as I often get cold lying in treatment rooms.

Asma cleansed my lashes and combed through them so they were prepped for the extensions. By far the strangest part was getting my bottom lashes tapes down, it’s a really strange feeling and although it is uncomfortable at first it’s not too bad after a little while. It is also quite difficult to keep your eyes closed in a very bright room but essential as she must see where she is placing the lashes.

The actual process is pretty easy although at a few times I did find it slightly uncomfortable but never painful but I have quite sensitive eyes anyways so that could be why. It took about an hour and a half for a full set as each eyelashes is individually glued on and after that I was free to gently open my eyes. The lashes are applied to your own lashes rather than to your skin and therefore fall out when your natural lashes do.
BEFORE

 BEFORE WITH MASCARA

 AFTER

First thoughts
Compared to strip lashes they are quite natural but I love how comfortable, curly and natural they look. I just look like I have amazing lashes! Wearing no mascara is a plus too, as I honestly spent an extra 10minutes in bed this morning! As you can see from the pictures it looks like I am wearing a very good mascara but it has more of a curl and is more fluttery.

The thing that is a little annoying is that you have to be very careful with them. No water or even steam on them for first 24/48 hours, no oils, moisturisers, mascaras, cleansers or anything like that on them-ever! (well for as long as they last) and no rubbing as doing so will shorten the lifespan.  You even have to be careful not to sleep on your front!

This is day one and first impressions but I’ll check in sometime next month for a full review!
For more info check out the website here: http://www.boudoirlashes.co.uk

What do you think of Lash Extensions?

EDIT: Boudour Lashes is offering my readers 50% Off a full set of lashes making them just £65! T&C’s apply- Please contact Asma for more info
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50 Comments

  1. 12th February 2013 / 9:21 pm

    If you're wearing eyeshadow how do you clean it off? Are you able to use something like Bioderma?

    • 13th February 2013 / 10:15 pm

      Nope you are not, you clean as close as you can to the lash line without disturbing it and then use a cotton bud and water gently! X

  2. 12th February 2013 / 9:22 pm

    I would absolutely love to get these, I have the most rubbish eyelashes ever (in my opinion anyway!) and would love to get these to make them a bit nicer but i have an awful habit of rubbing my eyes when I am tired and you saying you can;t use mositurisers or oils or anything on them, I would panic whenever I took my eyeshow and eyeliner off incase I pulled half of them out :
    They look amazing though, your ones in particular are gorgeous the way they curl so nicely! So pretty and feminine 🙂 xxx

    http://xosarah-loves.blogspot.co.uk/

    • 13th February 2013 / 10:16 pm

      I know it is quite a task being careful. Glad you like them! X

  3. 12th February 2013 / 9:24 pm

    These look amazing, I've been contemplating them for ages!

    xxx

    • 13th February 2013 / 10:19 pm

      Thanks, I had been too! X

  4. 12th February 2013 / 9:28 pm

    I got some lash extensions done the other day but they were only a week lasting. I can however say though, they pretty much ruined my natural lashes, which were already sparse and weak. The extensions fell out naturally, taking with them two or three of my own long lashes each time!! Now I have little stubbly lashes :'( I hope yours are much better and look foresrd to a full review!! They look beautiful! xxxx

    • 13th February 2013 / 10:20 pm

      I think you have to be really careful where you get them done, I've read lots of review on these and am hoping they'll be good! I'll keep you posted! X

  5. 12th February 2013 / 9:33 pm

    These are amazing! So pretty!
    I've had week lasting ones and found they didn't last that long. Looking forward to hearing your review. I'm already getting tempted to try the ones that last a month. x

    Amzyinwonderland

    • 18th February 2013 / 12:08 pm

      I'll do an update soon X

  6. 12th February 2013 / 9:39 pm

    I'd love eyelash extensions but I've heard too many horror stories to try it – yours look amazing though! So natural x

    lamourjosie.com

    • 18th February 2013 / 12:09 pm

      Oh really!? Luckily these seem great, I think it depends on where you get them done! X

    • 18th February 2013 / 12:10 pm

      Yes, I think you would struggle a little! X

    • 18th February 2013 / 12:18 pm

      They are a little X

  7. 12th February 2013 / 10:15 pm

    They look amazing!!! I want them 🙂 xx

  8. 12th February 2013 / 10:29 pm

    These look amazing. I often wonder about lash extensions but I like to wear a lot of eyeshadow lately so don't think I'd be good at not getting cleansers near them. They look so pretty though. xx

    • 18th February 2013 / 12:20 pm

      So do I, I think you just have to be extra careful, remove the eyeshadow with a cleanser and then near the lash line with water X

    • 18th February 2013 / 12:21 pm

      You have to do lots of research, Asma is great! X

  9. 12th February 2013 / 10:54 pm

    Holy crap they look amazing but I'm not sure I could go without mascara, lol! x

    • 18th February 2013 / 12:21 pm

      It was tough at the beginning, getting easier X

  10. 13th February 2013 / 12:09 am

    they look fantastic, so long and dark!

    • 18th February 2013 / 12:22 pm

      Haha it's not too difficult X

  11. 13th February 2013 / 12:39 pm

    I absolutely love lash extensions – I honestly feel awful without them now! The only annoying thing is, like you say, the maintenance of no products etc. So worth it though! xx

    • 18th February 2013 / 12:23 pm

      Do you get them a lot them? I would be interested to see their effect of your lashes long term X

  12. 13th February 2013 / 1:58 pm

    Wow! the difference is incredible. Beautiful lashes!

  13. 13th February 2013 / 6:18 pm

    Lashes are quite easy to look after there are certain things you cant do but thats how you prolong the lashes. Im doing a special offer right now at 50% off so book in if you want to try them!

  14. 13th February 2013 / 9:46 pm

    They look amazing! I'm awful for rubbing my eyes so it's probably not for me, but they definitely look really pretty! xxx

    seeking–serendipity.blogspot.com

    • 18th February 2013 / 12:12 pm

      It takes a little while to get use to not rubbing your eyes but itsn't too hard XX

  15. 14th February 2013 / 2:44 pm

    This was really helpful! I've been wanting them for ages but was scared off after my friend got them done and the cut off her natural lashes!
    I'm tempted to get them myself after reading this review…

    holly-boots.blogspot.com

    • 18th February 2013 / 12:11 pm

      Oh no! That sounds horrible, I think it depends on where you get them done really, Asma is great X

  16. 18th February 2013 / 7:10 pm

    These look gorgeous and I definitely agree that you get what you pay for when it comes to lashes, I got mine done for the first time in London for £10! But they ended up ripping out my natural lashes, never ever again. I really want them done again and I'll only have them done when I can splurge on them xx

  17. 21st April 2013 / 10:00 pm

    I too had a bad experience with my first eyelash extensions. They'd bee glued to my own quite a way up the stem and pretty much ruined my own.

    For a while I was too scared to get anymore but its all about making sure the person doing them actually knows what their doing!

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