Each week The Wedding Community get sent many gorgeous products to sample and review, and this week I was lucky enough to sample something all by myself; I love my job!
We were contacted by Lash Lab who asked if one of our team would like to try their lash extensions. I have to say my immediate thought was “oh my goodness I’ll end up looking like Jordan!” No offence to Jordan, she can pull it off, but I have very fine, short eyelashes and the thought of having great clumps of lashes made me giggle out loud!
I am one of many girls who will never (and I mean never) leave the house without mascara on, as I look like I have no eyelashes at all without it. So when Lash Lab contacted us I had a look at their website and was amazed at the result they could produce. Their portfolio shows people with already great lashes having extensions to accentuate their look, people who have very few eyelashes that needed filling out and people like me with very fine lashes needing extra oomph!
I decided it would be fabulous to have my lashes done, so the gorgeous Kym Su from Lash Lab came to The Wedding Community HQ for my lash extensions.
Lash Lab are London’s leading lash salon located in the heart of Brick Lane in Shoreditch, and they specialise exclusively in semi-permanent extensions for eyelashes. Each set of lashes are tailored to suit your eyes, face shape and your personal preference, whether that be a natural or slightly more eccentric look.
Each individual lash insert is attached to your natural lashes using a specialist glue. As natural lashes are not all the same shape and size, Kym used about five different shape and size extensions to make sure I had a natural look. The process took about an hour and a half and it really is quite an art form! All I had to do was lie back and have my eyelashes pampered! It’s quite daunting when you have your eyes shut for that long and trust someone to do something so delicate!
I was incredibly nervous and in the back of my mind still had doubts about how they would look, but the end result was amazing and I absolutely LOVE them! (No more mascara needed, YAY!)
Each set of lash extensions last between four to six weeks depending on how you look after them – if you rubs your eyes hard you’re going to lose lashes.
I wish I knew about these lash extensions when I got married. I have always looked back at our wedding pictures and thought I should have had a little more mascara on to give more definition. I now know why people have extensions for photo shoots and when on stage.
I would highly recommend lash extensions to brides-to-be as this will give your eyes definition for your wedding pictures. Lots of make-up artists are recommending lash extensions as a way of highlighting your natural look for your wedding. Our own bridal make-up expert Alexis Daly recently wrote an article about false lashes.
Lash Lab charge £85 for a full set of lash extensions and I think these are worth every penny. Just think, you’ll have beautiful eyes not only for your wedding and your wedding pictures but also for your honeymoon too!
As you are not allowed to get the lashes wet for 48 hours after application make sure you book your appointment in advance of your wedding day.
I feel like a new woman with my new lashes!