What It’s Really Like to Have Eyelash Extensions!Things to know before you go for them

Hola,

Yesterday I had posted about my experience at Warren Tricomi Salon and how I got my first ever eyelash extensions from NovaLash. Though, fluttery and long eyelashes look charming and beautiful , it also comes with a lot of post care and high maintenance and for ladies who are impatient and always in a hurry, this can be a little bit difficult to manage. But fret not, considering myself as one of the most laziest girls in this universe(LOL),

Source: google images
Source: google images

I am going to give you a few tips before getting eyelash extensions done….

  1. Do your research:  If you go on the internet, you will find tons of bad experience stories about eyelash extensions, hence doing a good research about salons that have trained technicians to do the procedure. Visit the salon directly and ask the technicians questions about their experience and expertise before booking an appointment. Warren Tricomi has certified NovaLash technicians and that’s where i had got my lash extensions from.
  2. Take care of the glue used: Many of us have sensitive eyes and hence will be more prone to redness and irritation with the glue used. Hence, ask the technician to use the special glue made especially for the sensitive eyes.
  3. Make sure to have enough time in hand: The procedure is time taking and tedious and you need to be very patient to lie down still for atleast 2 hours straight and hence, booking appointment during an off day would be the best option to avoid a hurried up work. Because trust me, the results will be only clumped up and untidy eyelashes.
  4. Be practical: Do not go for a Kim Kardashian look! Just because she looks sexy in those long luscious lashes doesn’t mean it will look flattering on you as well. Be practical and go for lashes according to your lash length and natural density. Also if you wear glasses, it’s advisable to not go for very lengthy extensions as they will keep touching your glasses and make them dirty.
    Source:www.novalashindia.in
    Source:www.novalashindia.in

    No that we have discussed what you need to do before and during the procedure, let’s discuss about the after care and some do’s and dont’s:

  1. Do not rub the eyes: When the technician asks you not to rub your eyes, they mean it. Since the extensions are glued minutely close to your natural lashes, there 99% chances of you losing your natural lashes too while rubbing your eyes along with the extensions. And by the end of a month or so, you’ll notice that you have hardly any natural lashes left. Not a good idea eh!
  2. No mascara and oil based makeup remover: really, you won’t be needing mascara with these babies on. It is advised to use only a water based mascara if it is really necessary and stay away from oil-based makeup removers and even eyeliners as they can melt the glue faster, making the extensions more prone to falling off faster.
  3. Comb them regularly: Everytime you wash your face, make sure to comb the lashes gently with a mascara wand that you can easily find online. This would avoid any kind of clumping once it is dried and also makes them look naturally blended.
    NovaLash extensions- Before
    NovaLash extensions- Before

    NovaLash extensions- After
    NovaLash extensions- After

If taken proper care, eyelash extensions can stay for atleast 20-30 days without touch ups. This procedure is a tad bit heavier on the pocket, but is a great alternative on saving time from applying and reapplying mascara all the time. A procedure that has been quite a rave in foreign countries, it is picking up quite well in India now and have got a good response too. There are very few salons at the moment in India that does this procedure and make sure to read proper reviews and do your bit of research to go for it. Checkout this video to know how the procedure is done-

My experience with NovaLash was indeed a good one and the lashes are still going strong. I do have a few fallouts daily but they still don’t look ugly in anyway. You can visit Warren Tricomi Salon or the NovaLash website and checkout their work and learn more about eyelash extensions too. Make sure to comment below and tell me your opinion about eyelash extensions and if you think this is a good alternative for time saving.

Till then stay awesome 😀

Disclaimer: The services was offered by Warren Tricomi for my honest reviews.

NovaLash Eyelash Extensions and Mani-Pedi at Warren Tricomi| Salon review

Hello everyone,

Remember the post I did talking about a recent visit to a spa at Spa la Vie by L’OCCITANE? Well, the same day I also got a relaxing manicure-pedicure service at Warren Tricomi and eyelash extensions for the very first time in my life.

Today I’ll be discussing about my experience and what it’s really like to have eyelash extensions on. NovaLash is a company that makes a brand of eyelash extensions that have to be applied onto your lashline by a certified NovaLash professional. Unlike falsies, where you apply a row of lashes onto (or above) your lash line at once, with NovaLash, each eyelash is adhered to your lash-line one hair at a time. The extensions are actually glued onto the roots of your natural lashes, so as your natural lashes fall off time to time, so do the NovaLash extensions.

My experience: So here’s how the whole process was done:

  • The NovaLash expert asked me to lie on the table and positioned himself  near the head to start working with the lash extensions. He asked me what kind of lashes I would prefer and I asked him to go for natural looking, less dramatic NovaLashes.
  • He then stuck an adhesive tape on my lower lashes so that they don’t get glued during the process and asked me to relax. It did feel a bit uncomfortable in the beginning, but then it was all fine.
  • He individually started gluing single lashes one by one for almost an hour or two.
  • After gluing the lashes, he took a mini fan and blasted cold air onto the lashes to dry out the glue as fast as possible so that they don’t get stuck to each other and clump up. This was the most annoying part of the whole process as he had used a glue that is used for sensitive eyes and which takes a huge amount of time to dry up. Took almost an hour to dry up and separate the NovaLashes, but the end was what was worth waiting for.

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    NovaLash extensions- Before

Once the entire process is done, while opening my eyes, I did feel so weird in the beginning and took some time to adjust to the new babies on my eyes. But once he showed me the result, I was stunned. The NovaLashes looked so natural and blended with my natural lashes really well. They didn’t feel heavy at all and looked just as I wanted, that is long and dense. I was quite happy with the amazing work done by him and felt like a celebrity with the new look, Hehehhe!

NovaLash extensions- After
NovaLash extensions- After

My Manicure-Pedicure experience:

It was time for me to get a pampering mani-pedi at the Warren Tricomi Salon which is located at the same place as Spa la Vie by L’OCCITANE. I usually don’t go to a salon for manicures or pedicures, because I usually do one at home once in a month the old school way. But when the amazing people at Warren Tricomi asked me to try out their service, who could say not it!

The entire procedure was done by two of the staffs from the salon and it was one of the most relaxing mani-pedi I’ve ever got. I was made to sit on chair which honestly was not the most comfortable one, yet manageable. There was warm water already kept for the pedicure at the foot of the chair and then there are very interesting drawers at both the sides of the chair, that is filled with warm water for your hands.

The manicure: Since I had small nails when i went for the service, I din’t have much choice to choose the shape that i desire for, hence asked to just file the nails a bit. After that a cuticle cream was applied and I was asked to dip the hands in the warm water for a while. Then she wiped off the cream and started cleaning the cuticles thoroughly. The lady then took out a very sweet smelling sugar scrub from forest Essentials and started scrubbing the hands and my arms till the elbow well to remove all the dead skin. The manicure was done finally with an application of a massage cream from Forest essentials again.

Manicure at Warren Tricomi Salon- After
Manicure at Warren Tricomi Salon- After

The pedicure: Well, I’m not very proud of how my feet really look. They are super tanned all the time and I sometimes find them very old- lady like. LOL! The staff after soaking my feet in the warm water, applied the cuticle cream and let it sit in the water for a while. He then removed the cream and started cleaning all the gunk from the nails. He then took the same forest essentials scrub used for the manicure and gently started scrubbing my feet and part of my legs and applied a massaging cream all over the feet. The massage after that was super relaxing and he did his job really well. I wish I remembered his name because he was damn sweet and explained everything during the entire procedure.

Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon- Before
Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon- Before
Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon
Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon
Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon
Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon
Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon- After
Pedicure at Warren Tricomi Salon- After

I was then asked to choose a nailpaint colour and decided to go for a nude colour and successfully found a browny nude shade for my skin tone. It looked super pretty on the finger and toe nails and also stayed for almost 3 weeks. I am planning to go back and get the same shade from there soon.

So this was my overall experience at warren Tricomi, Vr Bengaluru and also with getting eyelash extensions. I would be doing a separate post on how to take care of your new lash extensions post the process and the pros and cons of it in my next post. So make sure to visit the blog again tomorrow because there’s going to be a first hand experience discussed here.

Till then stay awesome 😀