Lash Extensions...My Experience!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Hi girls! 

Earlier last week I visited Agnes Dos Santos salon in Kensington for a full-set of lash extensions! I decided to share my experience with you as I have previously been so indecisive about whether I wanted them, I'm hoping it will help answer any questions you may have.

The salon itself is extremely popular and renown for expertise within the lash industry. When I was approached to visit the salon, I researched it thoroughly and really thought about my decision. I know it sounds silly, but I have lovely long eyelashes and I have always been wary about having any form of treatment on them as I was panicking at the thought of ruining them. 

I had a patch test 24 hours before my treatment and this included application of a few lashes - just to see whether I had an allergic reaction. The ladies in the salon are very friendly and extremely professional, I felt welcome the moment I walked in! After approximately 20 minutes my patch test was complete and I was free to go - super quick and easy!

After a discussion on the different types of lashes available, I opted for the 'Feather' lashes to create a volumizing, yet natural look. As you can see in the before photos, my natural lashes have a few gaps in them but I had never actually noticed this before and although they are long they never curl.

The procedure itself was very relaxing, I even had a heated blanked under my back which was a lovely touch. I didn't really feel much which actually pleasantly surprised me as I thought it may be painful or irritating - needless to say I panicked for no reason! As you can see in the below photos, patches are placed on top of your lower lashes throughout, again this was completely comfortable and pain-free.

After an hour and a half (and a cheeky nap) my lashes were complete, and I can honestly say I don't think I can ever be without them now! It feels so strange to wake up in the morning with my eyes ready to go! I love how full they are but the best thing is they don't feel heavy and weigh my eyes down. I seriously do not know how I went so long without them!

So, you're not supposed to wear makeup for at least 24-48 hours and if you choose too, it should be water-based rather than oil-based. I have still not worn any mascara on my lashes and have only worn water-based eyeliner if I really felt it to be necessary. I have also brushed them daily with the little lash brush just to keep them in tip-top condition. So far, so good - I am a week in and haven't noticed any difference in the lashes! 

Prices for a full-set of lash extensions start at £70 and increase depending on the technicians experience and the type of lash you go for. I would highly recommend the Feather lashes as they are extremely lightweight and achieve the perfect voluminous look.

If you are looking for a professional service with amazing results I would highly recommended visiting the salon - I promise you will not regret it! 

Anyway, I think I have covered everything but if you have any questions then please feel free to ask me! I can honestly say having lash extensions was the best idea I had - I don't think I could be without them now. I can't wait to visit Agnes Dos Santos again!

Thanks so much for reading!

Lauren-Faye x

Female Christmas Gift Guide: Under £100

Thursday, December 01, 2016

I'm back again! This time featuring gifts under £100. 

Poison is my all-time favourite perfume, this new addition to the collection smells absolutely gorgeous! If you like a sweet fragrance that is. 

The perfect gift for your mumma! I am such a fan of The White Company, my room is full of their candles and I think they make lovely gifts! 

Got a holiday coming up in the New Year? Treat your special someone to a beaut' Aspinal passport cover, you have the option to personalise it at the checkout. 

4. Kurt Geiger Petro Boots

A winter essential! You can't go wrong with a classic pair of boots, they don't date and are perfect for everyday wear. 

Get your gal ready for New Years Eve with this killer bandage dress! Available from Missguided's premium range.

6. Olivia Burton Silver-Plated Watch

Arm candy? Check! Available in different styles, Olivia Burton watches are guaranteed to put a smile on your loved ones face. 

The best kind of make-up brushes, perfect for a sleek finish! 

8. Kate Spade Lined Journal

This gift has potential to be a girls best friend! I carry my journal everywhere with me and it is perfect for noting little reminders and key dates.

9. Aldo Quilted Cross Bag

I am obsessed with this bag!! It looks very expensive without the huge price tag - bonus. 

I hope this has given you a little inspiration! 

Thanks for reading,

Lauren-Faye x