A couple weeks ago I booked an appointment to get my first set of lash extensions. Until recently I thought they were a luxury reserved for the Hollywood elite and models. Certainly they were an unnecessary expense for this "medium-maintenance" girl. What I didn’t realize is how much they are becoming increasingly popular and that quality lashes are slowly becoming readily available for an everyday look. My appointment was with Jessica at AmorLashes, one of the few companies in the Austin area that offers 100% real Siberian Mink lashes. Before you start drawing up animal rights signs, know that they don’t kill the animals to gather these, they simply brush the minks and then collect the fur by hand. Jessica is a Certified Licensed Esthetician who decided to open up Amor Lashes in order to offer her clients the convenience of being the only mobile lash service company in the area!
Jessica brings in her table and within minutes I’m laying down with my lower lashes carefully held down by pads while she goes to work individually gluing lashes to my existing upper lashes. It’s certainly a tedious process but the time passes quickly as Jessica and I chatted it up. She was fun and easy to talk to which is a necessity with any salon experience in my opinion. By the time we were done, Jessica hops up and runs over to see me look in the mirror for the first time. I don’t think I was prepared for the dramatic difference it made! To be fair I was worried at first that maybe they were too long. My doubt didn’t last long though and I admittedly caught myself looking in every reflective surface throughout the day to see the difference they made. I realized how quickly I had already grown to like them and feel comfortable with them. The quality of the lashes means that they don’t look and feel like the cheaper options that are heavy and plastic. Instead they are soft and super lightweight and therefore not only are they better for your natural lashes but also allows you to add more to each lash giving you a full look.
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Fast-forward 2 weeks and I am IN LOVE with my Amor Lashes! This past weekend I went out to meet up with some neighbors and my dear friend stops and immediately asks me, “What kind of mascara are you wearing because it is amazing!” I smiled and said, “None!” She was shocked to find out the truth. Even 2 weeks later my extensions still blend into my natural lashes so well that you can’t even tell that I have fake lashes on.
Mink lashes are the perfect solution for brides who are looking for an easy maintenance and long lasting look between the engagement parties, bridal pictures, and of course for the wedding day. Depending on the care of your lashes, you usually need a refill after a month or two. Since they are semi-permanent and longer lasting than over-the-counter fake lashes, you don’t have to worry about them falling off or getting into disarray when it matters most. My favorite part is that no mascara means no worries about smudging or runny makeup messes. They are natural enough that I feel just a little extra flirty wearing them during the day but dramatic enough that they give my eyes that extra pop I want at night. Right now Amor lashes is offering a special on a full set of lashes. Head over to their website, to find out more details and be sure to tell her Your Very Own Fairy Godmother sent you!