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Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:19 pm      Reply with quote
I just want to let those of you who have been wondering whether to get the eyelash extensions done know that it's not worth it.

First of all, it costs a lot of money for the first time around. For me, it was $150 + tip. Before I did it, they told me it would last 3 months, but what I found out was I had to get a refill every 2-3 weeks. Each refill costs $50 + tip. This is extremely high maintenance.

It also takes a lot of time. The first time took almost 3 hours. The refill took 1.5 hours. I tried to wait as long as 3.5 weeks, and by then 50% of the extensions had fallen out, and I looked ridiculous. Plus the technician got mad at me that I waited too long to come back.

But the WORST problem with eyelash extensions is it makes your natural lashes fall out, too. So your lashes become very sparse and thin, and you might even get bald spots. For me, I was only able to do 2 refills, and on my 3rd time back, she said she could not do it for me since I had no more thick lashes for her to attach the fake lashes to. All my lashes became thin! It took a while for them to grow back in, and I had to use some lash conditioner I bought on Ebay to help them grow back.

Now they did not tell you about this last problem. I even asked before I started it, and she said it was not a problem.

However based on hearing from the other members on this board, apparently that technician lied. A lot of girls lost their lashes after having a few extensions done.

So save yourself a big hassle, and just say no to eyelash extensions. Not worth the money, the time, or the baldness of your eyelids. You really do look ridiculous with some lashes long and some short (your natural ones), and some hanging drunkenly when it was about to fall out.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:22 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks for the bad review. I was planning to get it done last year, but somehow changed my mind about it. Now I know that I should just say no to eyelash extensions! Neutral
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:31 pm      Reply with quote
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Thanks for the bad review. I was planning to get it done last year, but somehow changed my mind about it. Now I know that I should just say no to eyelash extensions! Neutral


You did the right thing! I wish I read my own review before I decided to go through with it. They got me with the lies that the extensions wouldn't harm my natural lashes, and that it would last at least 3 months.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:12 pm      Reply with quote
Great bad review bkkgirl, I had eyelash extensions a couple years ago and agree with everything you said.

They told me they would be good for three months as well. Three months my butt, try refills every two weeks (at $75 a pop) if you want they to stay looking halfway decent. Even at two weeks you still look ridiculous right before the fills, with some crinkly lashes and some missing ("hanging drunkenly" is a great way to put it!!). And they did make my real eyelashes fall out.

Jan Marini is the way to go for real, pretty eyelashes. Forget these extensions that will end up hurting your lashes AND costing you way more than a tube of JM would in the first place.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:14 pm      Reply with quote
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Great bad review bkkgirl, I had eyelash extensions a couple years ago and agree with everything you said.

They told me they would be good for three months as well. Three months my butt, try refills every two weeks (at $75 a pop) if you want they to stay looking halfway decent. Even at two weeks you still look ridiculous right before the fills, with some crinkly lashes and some missing ("hanging drunkenly" is a great way to put it!!). And they did make my real eyelashes fall out.

Jan Marini is the way to go for real, pretty eyelashes. Forget these extensions that will end up hurting your lashes AND costing you way more than a tube of JM would in the first place.


I agree! I wasn't able to buy Jan Marini as it was out, but I'm trying Revitalash, and am hoping for a good result. Did you have to go through a period where a lot of your lashes fall out with JM? How long have you been on JM? Do you know how long your lashes are now?
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:20 pm      Reply with quote
I hope you have good results with Revitalash! I hear it is just as good as JM, same ingredient anyway. I have been using JM for about 4 months, I think? Right before it started not being available I was lucky to squeak in and get a tube. I have not measured my lashes but there is a HUGE difference, I am thrilled with JM. I did go through a couple weeks where a lot of lashes were falling out but I had been reading EDS so I knew to expect that. And at that time I could notice the difference in length so I just kept on, and the lashes stopped falling out.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:26 pm      Reply with quote
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I hope you have good results with Revitalash! I hear it is just as good as JM, same ingredient anyway. I have been using JM for about 4 months, I think? Right before it started not being available I was lucky to squeak in and get a tube. I have not measured my lashes but there is a HUGE difference, I am thrilled with JM. I did go through a couple weeks where a lot of lashes were falling out but I had been reading EDS so I knew to expect that. And at that time I could notice the difference in length so I just kept on, and the lashes stopped falling out.


I'm glad to hear that. My eyelashes were falling out like crazy too. It has stopped a lot though. Smile
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stellamaris wrote:
I hope you have good results with Revitalash! I hear it is just as good as JM, same ingredient anyway. I have been using JM for about 4 months, I think? Right before it started not being available I was lucky to squeak in and get a tube. I have not measured my lashes but there is a HUGE difference, I am thrilled with JM. I did go through a couple weeks where a lot of lashes were falling out but I had been reading EDS so I knew to expect that. And at that time I could notice the difference in length so I just kept on, and the lashes stopped falling out.


I'm glad to hear that. My eyelashes were falling out like crazy too. It has stopped a lot though. Smile


Poohlisey, aren't you on RL? My lashes have not really fallen out more than usual. I just took pictures, and while the quality is not that great I'm going to post my pictures anyway on the Revitalash thread.
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Poohlisey, aren't you on RL? My lashes have not really fallen out more than usual. I just took pictures, and while the quality is not that great I'm going to post my pictures anyway on the Revitalash thread.


Yup. I'm on RL. I have a question, you said you used the Ginseng Lash Serum before, did it work? Surprised
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bkkgirl wrote:
Poohlisey, aren't you on RL? My lashes have not really fallen out more than usual. I just took pictures, and while the quality is not that great I'm going to post my pictures anyway on the Revitalash thread.


Yup. I'm on RL. I have a question, you said you used the Ginseng Lash Serum before, did it work? Surprised


Yes, but no super long lashes. My thin short lashes due to lash extensions (more short than I ever remembered) grew thicker and longer. However, I was not satisfied, but thought that was the best I could do considering I was born with really short lashes. Then I was running out of the ginseng serum, so I went back on ebay to try to repurchase, and that's when I saw someone selling Jan Marini at about $200, and I was wondering what the heck? Then I started to search on google to figure out what it was. The results brought up Revitalash, and somehow I got on EDS! Took me a while before I decided to buy RL though. I was afraid it wouldn't work on Asian lashes.
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:44 am      Reply with quote
A friend of mine got extensions. At first, they were gorgeous. But later, it looked wierd and uneven. They never looked natural.

Personally, I couldn't deal with the maintenance factor.

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Jeannine wrote:
A friend of mine got extensions. At first, they were gorgeous. But later, it looked wierd and uneven. They never looked natural.

Personally, I couldn't deal with the maintenance factor.


I saw a girl with really long extensions but they were kinda straight, so looked weird for sure. The lady who did my extensions said she curled each lash because she knew her customers wanted curly lashes, so mine looked great but only just a few days after the extensions. When they started to fall out they sucked.
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:56 pm      Reply with quote
Wow. Thanks for the warning. I've heard the young, starlets all do that on a regular basis. What a pain.

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Wow. Thanks for the warning. I've heard the young, starlets all do that on a regular basis. What a pain.


They must have amazon lashes! Mine were wimpy and on the thin and sparse side to begin with.
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:54 pm      Reply with quote
I kept thinking I was doing something wrong because I bought an eyelash kit and did it for myself. I agree-While they look really pretty and even natural at first, natural lashes fall out and is irritating to the eye. Thanks for the post.
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I kept thinking I was doing something wrong because I bought an eyelash kit and did it for myself. I agree-While they look really pretty and even natural at first, natural lashes fall out and is irritating to the eye. Thanks for the post.


You did it yourself?! Looks so hard... I saw a beauty specialist doing extensions on one of her clients and she had to be really precise and careful.. Neutral
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I kept thinking I was doing something wrong because I bought an eyelash kit and did it for myself. I agree-While they look really pretty and even natural at first, natural lashes fall out and is irritating to the eye. Thanks for the post.


You were so brave. I thought about doing it myself too since I wanted to save a few bucks, but I gave up on the idea when I thought about having to attach each lash to my natural lash. Yikes! My hands aren't too steady. I probably would have put some on my lids instead of lashes.
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I agree about staying away from lash extensions. I had it done 3 times..the first time was a disaster the girl applied so much glue sticking 3 of my lashes onto an extension. After that wore off in a matter of 3 wks. I went to someone else highly recommended. make a long story short, my natural lashes some of natural lashes dried up and fell out and became very sparse. The extensions lasted, the most 2 wks and then were quite irregular. Anyway, no way jose for lash extensions. I'm doing a dreamlash vs revitalash test on each lid now...after 5 weeks no significant length, but they do look fuller and more conditioned which is not what they looked like after I got rid of the extensions...very sparse indeed afterwards, so glad they grew back with time and TLC.

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I agree about staying away from lash extensions. I had it done 3 times..the first time was a disaster the girl applied so much glue sticking 3 of my lashes onto an extension. After that wore off in a matter of 3 wks. I went to someone else highly recommended. make a long story short, my natural lashes some of natural lashes dried up and fell out and became very sparse. The extensions lasted, the most 2 wks and then were quite irregular. Anyway, no way jose for lash extensions. I'm doing a dreamlash vs revitalash test on each lid now...after 5 weeks no significant length, but they do look fuller and more conditioned which is not what they looked like after I got rid of the extensions...very sparse indeed afterwards, so glad they grew back with time and TLC.


Sorry to hear that. After hearing all thise, I will never get eyelash extensions. Just a quick question, which side look fuller?
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Thanks for the bad review. Sorry to hear that it didn't work as expected.
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Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:35 am      Reply with quote
are there any people out there who have had eyelash extensions over a long period of time without a break and plan to keep doing it?

i have them on for a few months now and plan to keep doing it( i know it's expensive but it looks great!), and was just wondering how detrimental it will be in the long run.
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Hi Jellytot,

I had them for a year as I hated to wear mascara and loved the quick fix of bambi eyes. I stopped doing them for a year now and have no plans ever to do them ever again. While they did not destroy my lashes the fake ones do cause your natural lashes to become weaker. Despite the best technicians there are some beauty treatments which do damage you - I count hairextensions (never did them but seen the horrific damage on friends);acrylics on nails (ditto as before) and eyelash extensions as among the things you should REALLY resist doing to yourself.

I hope you have better luck if you choose to use extensions long term but I would suggest you try lash serums and lash conditioners. They really work!

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poohlisey wrote:
patrice wrote:
I agree about staying away from lash extensions. I had it done 3 times..the first time was a disaster the girl applied so much glue sticking 3 of my lashes onto an extension. After that wore off in a matter of 3 wks. I went to someone else highly recommended. make a long story short, my natural lashes some of natural lashes dried up and fell out and became very sparse. The extensions lasted, the most 2 wks and then were quite irregular. Anyway, no way jose for lash extensions. I'm doing a dreamlash vs revitalash test on each lid now...after 5 weeks no significant length, but they do look fuller and more conditioned which is not what they looked like after I got rid of the extensions...very sparse indeed afterwards, so glad they grew back with time and TLC.


Sorry to hear that. After hearing all thise, I will never get eyelash extensions. Just a quick question, which side look fuller?


I would say the REvitalash side

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poohlisey wrote:
patrice wrote:
I agree about staying away from lash extensions. I had it done 3 times..the first time was a disaster the girl applied so much glue sticking 3 of my lashes onto an extension. After that wore off in a matter of 3 wks. I went to someone else highly recommended. make a long story short, my natural lashes some of natural lashes dried up and fell out and became very sparse. The extensions lasted, the most 2 wks and then were quite irregular. Anyway, no way jose for lash extensions. I'm doing a dreamlash vs revitalash test on each lid now...after 5 weeks no significant length, but they do look fuller and more conditioned which is not what they looked like after I got rid of the extensions...very sparse indeed afterwards, so glad they grew back with time and TLC.


Sorry to hear that. After hearing all thise, I will never get eyelash extensions. Just a quick question, which side look fuller?


I would say the REvitalash side


If you are seeing better results on the RL side, why don't you switch both to RL instead? You can use DreamLash in the AM to condition, and RL in the PM to promote faster growth.
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smart thinking poo...i will do just that. thanks for the tip. Wink

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