last Friday, i had a bit of a splurge on myself at the salon and had my eyebrows threaded, dyed semi-permanent, had a manicure, had my hair blow-dried and had the ‘cheaper’ eyelash extensions applied (£35!!!!)…i looked the bomb when i walked out of the place!
i had asked the technician how i was supposed to keep these eyelashes looking good for 4 weeks (while i was there, a lady came in to have hers removed after FIVE WEEKS!!!) because it was a serious sting to the pocket…the technician told me that i had to make sure not to get them wet and to stay out of steamy areas
okay, let’s list some of those places: the shower, the sauna, the steam-room at the gym (for those who go to the gym, that is – not me, ha!), standing over the cooker (for those who cook, that is lol)
i thought it was a bit odd but then thought i was just unaccustomed to the new beauty regimes seeing as i’ve neglected myself for a few years and things have changed dramatically (remember my Hollywood experience? ) i decided to consult with the internet on care suggestions – surely i couldn’t be alone in this quandary!
note to self – sleeping: either sit up to sleep or sleep with an eye mask hmmmm…i had one skulking about in a drawer somewhere in the house (who’d have thought that BA would come in so handy, eh! ) found it! at least now my luscious extensions won’t get either squished, distorted or come unstuck during the night…yeah….right
so, cue Saturday morning and i’m going into the shower…how the frack am i supposed to wash my face without screwing £35?!?!?! i wet my hands and apply cleanser gingerly then wash it off the same way (fracking laborious and long-winded )…yet, despite my efforts, noted i’d dislodged 3 strands of extensions…checked in the mirror and i didn’t look like a singed dog so carried on with my day
note to self – another scenario to avoid: eye drops. no matter how distressed your eyes get due to hayfever symptoms, applying it can cost you your extensions!!!!
Sunday morning. i still look glam but have lost 2 more lashes. feeling a deep longing to just put my face under the shower spray but must resist.
Sunday evening. glamour is overrated. my face needs to feel the refreshing spray of the shower. ah, well, i’ll protect them with my eye mask while i sleep.
Monday morning. sleeping much better with the eye mask but it makes not a blind bit of difference to the confounded extensions. they’re still sticking out in all directions when i wake up. two dropped out on my cheek when i take off the mask.
Monday afternoon. hayfever is a biatch today, eyes streaming. need eye drops. frack eyelash extensions. for the money i paid, they need to be able to live my life with me – good and bad days! lost another extension.
Tuesday morning. who would ever have thought that you could miss WASHING YOUR FACE?!?!?!? it’s now been 4 days since i’ve had eyelash extensions applied and i can say that i will NOT be wasting that kind of money again!
see ya…i’m off to have a lovely shower and i’m gonna stand under the stream and blow water bubbles because i just missed the feel of running water on my face.