False eyelashes have become a beauty ritual that has split us girls into two camps; we either can’t live without them or abhor their existence. In the days of The Only Way is Essex and Katie Price brand strip lashes, it seems that if you are in favour of a more natural look you won’t find it glued to your eyelids. I was definitely in the latter camp until I discovered Up to My Eyes lash extensions.
Lash extensions are a false lash treatment that lasts up to eight weeks and are designed to enhance your eyelashes rather than cover them up, unlike typical strip lashes. The Greystones salon Up to My Eyes specialises in lash extensions and their passion for their work is evident in the care and precision they take to ensure that every customer comes away loving their extensions as much as they love doing them.
The treatment involves attaching silk-based extensions to your natural lashes to extend, curl or thicken them to your preference. The most appealing thing about the extensions, a treatment celebs such as Rosanna Davison and Georgia Salpa swear by, is that the look your given is designed to suit your look, personality and everyday happenings, so you don’t go away with party lashes and into the office the next day.
My stylist Jessica truly took the time to understand what I wanted with my lash look. Upon arrival she gave me a personality test to determine what look would suit me best. She recognised that I have a more conservative approach to make up and that the natural look was what I liked to achieve on an everyday basis. Similarly her training taught her to design my look in a way to suit the shape of my eye.
“Even if someone came to me asking for an exaggerated lash look, I’d have to consider whether their eyes could handle the look they were asking for,” said Jessica.
“The condition of their eyelashes might not be able to carry the weight or the length of the extensions.”
The condition of eyelashes plays a big part in the choice of extensions. It was never something I considered but your eyelashes can take an awful battering in everyday life. Things such as waterproof mascara, eyelash curlers and the strip lashes themselves can damage your eyelashes severely but Up to My Eyes is prepared for any damage they come across. They even cater to victims of alopecia and those going through chemotherapy to the best of their ability.
Lash extension treatments start at just €15 with a range of options to suit your taste. See www.uptomyeyes.ie for full prices and details.