Lashes For Miles… and Then Some!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Lashes.  Long, thick, gorgeous ones, to be exact.  The type of lashes you see on mascara commercials, but just can’t seem to get with your own mascara, no matter how many coats you apply.  These are the lashes we all want and at the moment, I have!  How can you get these too?  I’m so glad you asked!

In a beautiful and spa-like room in South Surrey, Cara from Lululash provides amazing, natural looking eyelash extensions.  Unlike strip lashes or individual lashes that you can buy in stores and apply yourself, but have a visible base that you can see, these are synthetic hairs that are glued separately to each of your own eyelashes one by one to give you length and volume all at once.

Unlike other eyelash extension services, Cara provides you with a full set of eyelashes that are customized to the length and thickness that you want, regardless of the number of eyelashes required to get you there.  There is no lash counting per side or shortcuts on quality when it comes to giving you a gorgeous result that works for your eyes.

In addition to providing you with natural looking lashes, Lululash also offers a few extra options, such as colored lashes (think purple to contrast with green eyes) or crystal tips, which could be a fancy add-on for a special occasion.  She can also order mink lashes if you so desire.

The process to have the lashes applied is quite simple.  If you can lay down and close your eyes for a few hours, you can definitely handle this!  A Q10 Coenzyme anti-wrinkle gel pad will be applied to your lower lashes to keep them from interfering with the lash application on the top.  Your upper eye lid is then closed and kept in place with a small piece of tape.  This may sound scary, but it really isn’t.  To show you just how relaxing and painless this process is, we’ve put together this quick video:

Cara is professional, patient and precise.  Not only did she deal with my mid-process need for a bathroom break, which resulted in a guided walk up the stairs and down the hallway (oops), but she is very meticulous in her work.  Eyelash extensions are her only focus, not a side service that gets included with other treatments.  She does lashes only, and does them well.

She is a certified Misencil Eyelash Extension Specialist and is also a member of the Cosmetology Industry Association of BC.  She is always learning new techniques and has spent considerable time researching the Canadian made products that she uses during her treatments.  The glue used is FDA approved and has no odor at all.

The lashes are considered to be a semi-permanent treatment, since your own lashes naturally fall out and with them, so will the extensions.  A regular cycle of lash growth is anywhere from 2 – 8 weeks and obviously, every person is different.  If you feel the need to, you can have your lashes filled in or touched up every 3 to 4 weeks after the initial application.

Prior to and after your eyelash extension application, you can expect to receive instructions on how to prepare yourself for the treatment, as well as what to do when it’s over.  While oil-based cleansers and eye makeup removers are a big No-No once your lashes are in place, as are lash curlers and pulling or rubbing your lashes, regular mascara is not!

If you want to use non-waterproof mascara, you definitely can, though you probably won’t even need to.  I’ve been mascara free for a full week and counting, but you’d never know it.  This is the great thing about eyelash extensions.

If you’re a bride, you don’t have to worry about crying your mascara off on your wedding day.  If you’re going on holidays for a few weeks at a time, you can leave the mascara at home and still pull off a put-together look.  If you’re feeling like your lashes are getting shorter and sparser as you get older, as many women do, this is your solution.   The bottom line is, if you love full lashes, these are for you!

Lululash if offering Fraser Valley Pulse readers a $20 discount off your first treatment, until August 31, 2010. Mention this article when you book your appointment and in the meantime, you better practice your winking and eyelash fluttering!

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Contributor: Chrissy Lambert

Chrissy Lambert is a freelance Makeup Artist and owner of Makeup Infusion. She is a proud Auntie of two adorable nieces and loves a night out “on the town” as much as a quiet night at home.

5 Responses to “Lashes For Miles… and Then Some!”

  1. alli says:

    is there a before photo?

  2. Team FVP says:

    We have updated the photos above to include a before/after shot :)

  3. LOVE! I’ve been looking for someone closer to me. I just sent Cara an email and can’t wait to get my lashes done.

  4. UPDATE: I went to Cara to have my lash extensions applied based on this article. I am extremely happy with the results and have had many compliments on how natural they look. They are much longer and fuller and I haven’t had to wear eye make up to achieve the awake look.

    I am so happy with them that I am recommending to everyone I know to invest in something special and different for themselves. One small change can improve your whole outlook on yourself. I have purchased gift certificates from Lulu Lash that I will randomly draw for when a Stella & Dot trunk show is booked and held with me in October or November. Perfect timing for a polished holiday look from head to toe!

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