Novalash Eyelash Extensions
I’ve always been jealous of my husband’s eyelashes.
Blonde, long, wispy. So much so, that when he closes his eyes, the lashes, in their entirety, lie gently against the skin below. It’s like he’s holding the golden ticket to the chocolate factory but he has no idea where the chocolate factory actually is. Since we’ve been married, I have begged him no less than 242,000 times to put mascara on those suckers. (I just wanted to see how LONG they could be!) Each of which time was vehemently rejected. I mean, I figured that if he witnessed all three of his little girls being born, he could CERTAINLY deal with a little mascara.
Clearly, I figured wrong and my lash envy was going to soon need an 800 number. After obsessing long enough, I went out and did something about it.
I got my own.
I was giddy with excitement when I arrived to a local salon for my Novalash eyelash extensions. The owner (and lash applier) asked what look I was going for and I’m pretty sure the only word that came out of my mouth was, “glam.” Quickly followed by, “But don’t make me look like Tammy Faye Bakker.” I needed a look that would be a good for a dinner out with my husband AND preschool pick-up.
Some facts about Novalash extensions:
- Oil-proof adhesive
- No need for mascara
- Lasts up to 6 weeks
- Minimal maintenance
- Thickens lash line
- Lengthens each natural lash
- Darker, more radiant look
She explained the Novalash extensions to me and how she would apply each individual lash to my existing lashes. She gently sealed my lower lashes down with light lash tape and answered my interrogation. It went something like this:
“How long do I need to wait to wear my contacts again?”
“Well, you can’t get them wet for 24 hours, so could you try to hold off until at least then, if possible?”
“Sure. But will they bother my contacts?”
“I haven’t had anyone say that they bother contacts in all of the lashes we’ve done, so you should be good.”
“Will I feel them?”
“You won’t even know they’re there.”
“Awesome. Do I wear mascara?”
“You don’t need to because the lashes and adhesive are black. But if you wanted to do it for a special night out, just put it on the curled ends. You won’t even need it by the lash line.”
“Great. Will Ryan Reynolds suddenly show up at my doorstep because he knows how glam I am now?”
“Yes. These lashes do amazing things for you.”
(I didn’t really ask that last question. But I know that after we chatted endlessly for that hour, she knew me well enough to know I was definitely thinking it.)
After about an hour (total) of working on both eyes, I was ready for my big reveal! Other girls in the salon were waiting patiently for me to parade my (blind) self over to show them as well. I was excited and anxious and hoped I didn’t walk directly into a wall when heading over to see them.
She first showed me the before and after picture she shot half-way through the process before handing me a mirror to see the finished product.
I was AMAZED.
I couldn’t believe my lashes were THAT LONG. They actually looked like they were my own lashes, but longer. I couldn’t tell they weren’t real. I couldn’t feel them. I didn’t look crazy. I felt pretty and sexy and young and natural totally GLAM. And I loved them.
The owner went over the aftercare instructions and told me that I’d need a fill in a few weeks for the first return and then once a month after that.
I’ll be putting these lashes to good use this week at a glamorous event I’m going to. I will probably put mascara on them that night and I will most likely wear all kinds of eye make-up and pretend I’m a Kardashian.
But I definitely won’t have husband lash envy anymore.
Check your local salon for pricing.