I got eyelash extensions again, and I immediately regret it.
It was a whole three months ago. And yes, my lashes are still buckled.
They look and feel like a short, sad, damaged mess — and I've got no one to blame but myself (okay, maybe the lash technician too) because as someone who used to be a big eyelash extension addict, I KNEW this was going to happen. Because of course I picked and pulled at them.
A couple of years ago, I'd get them done every couple of months and would always make sure I had a fresh set on for events, weddings, special occasions, and so forth. They looked sooo good.
Opened up my eyes. Made me feel like I didn't need to wear a sniff of makeup.
But in 2023, I decided to take a break.
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The damage to my natural lashes, not to mention the insane cost of regular treatments, made me rediscover the magic of eyelash curlers and a good mascara, and focusing on a wispy, fluttery look, as opposed to that thick, dramatic look.
I even tried playing with some individual falsies (!!) on the outside of my lashes for a really subtle, natural look. I've always been rubbish at applying false lashes, but I discovered magnetic ones that were super easy to use.