Lift your spirits…and your lashes

What is an eyelash lift?  Think of a perm but for your eyelashes.  It’s an alternative to eyelash extensions that lifts your natural eyelashes.  If you’re like me and have long eyelashes already and don’t want to go the route of getting extensions, I highly recommend lash lifts.

The procedure takes about 45 minutes, and the best part is, you can take a nap during it.  There’s no pain or scary parts during the process.  Plus, the results can last up to 6 to 8 weeks.

I’ve been getting lash lifts for a little over a year now and I absolutely love them.   While everyone may have their own preference, I’m all for lash lifts and this is why:

  1. It’s cheaper then eyelash extensions.

    • Lash lifts can range in price at different places but can be anywhere from 50 – 75 dollars.  That’s less than half the cost for a set of eyelash extensions.

  2. It’s less maintenance.

    • A last lift can last up to 6 to 8 weeks.  You don’t have to worry about looking crazy over time as you may with eyelash extensions when they start to come off.  The only post care required for lash lifts is in the first 24 hours.  You can’t get your lashes wet for 24 hours.  Also, unless using a special mascara, no eye makeup either.  If you are a stomach sleeper, try to avoid sleeping in a position that could mash your lashes and change the shape. After the first 24 hours you are good to go!

  3. It doesn’t ruin your natural lashes.

    • Have you ever had a set of fake acrylic nails?  How were your nails after you had them removed?  Weak, brittle, and ruined?  Eyelash extensions can mess with the growth of your natural lashes. I’ve even heard horror stories of girls losing all of their lashes from extensions. While everyone is different, I’ve never experienced any issues with eyelash lifts.

  4. You can wear mascara and makeup after a lash lift (after the first 24 hours).

    • While I’ve never had eyelash extensions,  I’ve heard about having to be extremely careful if applying and removing mascara so you don’t lose eyelashes.  I mean if you think about it, the only thing keeping those lashes on your eyes is glue.  That glue won’t last as long with constant contact and makeup. With lash lifts, you can load up those lashes with as much mascara as you’d like.

As always, when deciding to do anything to your body, make sure you do your research and get all of your questions answered before.  Also, be sure to review the post care tips and recommendations to increase the results of your lash lift.


The 411 on my Cruise OOTDs

One of my favorite parts of a vacation is taking risks and experimenting with different outfits.  Clothes are a way I like to have fun, take risks, and express myself.  Life’s too short not to play around with your wardrobe (at least in my opinion)!  Not to mention, I work for an engineering software company, and typically don’t have the same opportunity to experiment with fun outfits. 

I’ve gotten a few questions about where I got some of my outfits from my trip from so I figured, why not do a blog post.  Enjoy!

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Outfit #1 – Black crop top w/ puffy sleeves and white pants:

  • Black Crop top with puffy sleeves – Asos
  • Pants – Marshalls
  • Black Strappy Heels- Asos

Outfit #2 – Orange matching two piece set

  • Matching set – Pretty Little Thing
  • Gold Strappy Sandals – Old Navy (1 year old)
  • Leather Cream Backpack – TJ Maxx

Outfit #3 – Green floral dress

Outfit #4 – Black Romper with cutout

  • Romper – Asos
  • Black Strappy Heels – Asos

Outfit #5 – Navy Two Piece Matching Set

Outfit #6 – Airport outfit

  • Cardigan – Old Navy
  • Sweater Crop top – Marshalls
  • Distressed Denim Shorts – Forever 21
  • Pink Slide Sandals – The Shoe Dept.