Before becoming a mom, I looked forward to the appointments I would schedule for myself after work, or on lunch breaks. Going to the salon for some color, grabbing a lunchtime pedicure, and an hour and half lash extension appointment were some of my favorite times to chill out. As much as I do miss those “treat yourself” moments, I wouldn’t want to be spending my free time any other way than with my little guy. Prioritizing my time has become a huge learning curve as a parent, but there have been so many ways I have been able to accomplish this, including doing some of my own beauty treatments at home. Like Lashify lashes. As you know, I’ve always been a huge lover of all things beauty, so when I heard that I could do my own lash extensions at home, I was instantly curious!
My Lash Extension Experience
For over 3 years, I dedicated a great deal of time (and money) to have a professional lash tech give me eyelash extensions. I absolutely loved the salon and team that took care of me. Lash extensions, in general, are really a great way to feel good about yourself, no matter how much time or effort you have to put into your look. I really loved that I could have such a minimalist makeup look, without ever needing to put on mascara.
Once Harrison was born, I knew that there were definitely going to be times and instances where I just wasn’t going to be able to put on my full glam to go somewhere with him. Lash extensions were such a great confidence booster, even for when I needed to run out for more formula at a moments notice. I don’t think there will ever be a time when I don’t use false lashes of some sort, simply because of the convenience and time no longer wasted on my everyday routine! I used to spend about an hour and half each month to get my lashes refilled and looking good. I just knew that with that sort of regimen and time commitment, it was going to be hard to fit into my schedule with my baby and full time work. That being said, I still did my best to get in as often as I could to make sure they were staying full. I will say, as much as I love my lash extensions, it was just an added service I needed to get done before big events, which again, who the heck has time for that as a full time working mom!
Unfortunately, Covid has changed many plans for all of us. Not only are our gatherings with the ones we love harder to accomplish, but so many everyday parts of our lives have been uprooted. Knowing how bad California got hit, I had the expectations that I wouldn’t be returning to a salon for quite some time. I knew I definitely needed something to bridge the gap, especially as the working from home zoom meetings became more and more frequent. I started losing some of my lash extensions as we got more into this quarantine and knew I had to find a solution, fast! So, as anyone would, I started checking out at-home methods, and strip lashes seemed to be the most common. I wasn’t a huge fan of the majorly dramatic and fluffy lashes so I opted for a few lighter options. After giving a few brands a go, I was finding that the strip lashes just weren’t for me.
My Lashify Experience
Feeling defeated after my first DIY lash attempt at home, I was complaining to my friend about how much I missed my lash extensions. She had recently given Lashify a try and could not stop raving about how wonderful the product was. At that point, I was already really intrigued, because I felt so bare without the comfort of my lashes always looking put together! She told me that she ordered The Control Kit a few months prior to our conversation, and now she was a frequent customer. I trust her and also knew that I desperately needed a lash solution that worked!
If you’re new to the lash extension world or even just new to Lashify, they really have a wonderful website that gives great tips and information about their product and lashes in general. I headed over to the FAQ page before I placed my order, and I am so glad that I did! There you can find out everything you would need to know about the lashes, the process, and which products you will need to buy.
To start out, you purchase The Control Kit which will be a one-time purchase via Lashify’s site. This kit will give you all of the tools you will need for your first application, and the tools for application for any additional fills you complete yourself! The application process is definitely not the easiest beauty regimen I have ever done, but now that I’ve done a few rounds, I definitely feel more comfortable and confident in the process.
One of the greatest aspect of Lashify, in my opinion, is their revolutionary take on false lashes. Their patented Gossamer lash is hand-made and virtually weightless. I feel like Lashify really put in their research and experimentation to create a product that seamlessly fit on the underside of our lashes, making them blend in so well with natural lashes. Another unique aspect of the Gossamer lash is the fact that were designed to slowly disintegrate after several uses to avoid damaging any of your natural lashes. While not completely water proof, they are water resistant, so normal activities like swimming and showering won’t impact them too much, though too much exposure to heat or moisture could diminish the bond between your lashes and the false ones.
Now that I’ve been hooked on Lashify for a few months now, I’ve been able to experiment with different colors and textures that they provide. Right now I have a few favorites that I alternate between when I place my orders. My first bunch of favorites are the Core Gossamer Curl lashes in sizes C14 and C12, Volume Gossamer Fluffy using the size F12 and also Volume Gossamer Fluffy Truffle in size F12. I use a little bit of both sets in the black and brown colors. I feel like this gives me a really good natural look while also giving them volume and a wispy length! Lashify offers most of their lashes in a wide variety of lengths, so I definitely had to experiment a little before finding the perfect length that matched my natural ones.
My experience thus far with Lashify has been beyond amazing and anyone who I have spoken to over the past few months have definitely heard me rave about them! I am still new and no expert yet but the results have been so pleasing, I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon. I’ve saved myself time, money, yet I still feel confident and ready to jump into a zoom meeting at a moment’s notice.
Have you tried Lashify lashes yet? Let me know about all of them in the comments!