Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Blink + Go Lash Extension Review!

I am not blessed with beautiful, long, impressive eyelashes.  Mine are pretty non-existent until I whip out my mascara and apply a few coats, so I’ve always been interested in other ways of accentuating my lashes. 

After becoming a Glossy Box ambassador I received two tokens which allowed me to receive a HD Brow AND a Blink + Go Lash Extension treatment which I quickly booked up with excitement, so that I’d be transformed and gorgeous for the Christmas party season.  I visited the Karen Betts clinic in 1 Harley Street to film and document the whole process of HD Brows & Blink + Go extensions with Glossy Box, which will be online soon to watch (I’ll post it here when its live)!

(I’m reviewing my whole HD Brows treatment in another blog post because it is quite lengthy, so stay tuned for that!) 

Before I start yapping away about the procedure, here are the before and after photographs with my brand new lashes and brows!
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Blink + Go procedure – The whole procedure takes around 20-30 minutes and is pretty straight forward! 
You and your consultant talk through the look you want to achieve with your lashes, whether it be subtle or striking.  I chose to have relatively natural looking lashes because I hardly ever wear falsies and thought it would be quite a leap to have full on false-looking lashes.

You have to keep your eyes open throughout the whole treatment (to prevent the glue sticking your eyes together!) which does become slightly uncomfortable as your eyes do start to water (from the fumes of the glue & from not being able to blink often) but after a while your eyes adjust and it isn’t that bad.  Your consultant will hold your eye open and apply lashes one by one, building up a few layers until the desired affect is finished.  And voila – you are left with gorgeous, fluttery lashes.

I love that you can hardly tell that they are false in the photograph below – they are attached so well and beautifully that they look so real.

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With makeup on -
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Aftercare – You can’t use any oil based makeup removers whilst having the lashes as it loosens the glue so they will fall out quicker.  You can’t wet your eyes or go swimming for 24hours after treatment. 

One thing I loved about these lash extensions was that I couldn’t see or feel them – one thing I despise with falsies is how heavy they make my eyes feel and how I can see them when I wear them, but with these I hardly noticed I was wearing them until I touched my eyes.  The lashes did start irritating my eyes after a few days but only in the evenings when I was tired; when I opened my eyes and looked up I could feel them digging into my skin which was uncomfortable but not unbearable.  One or two also fell out every day after the treatment but because there were so many it wasn’t noticeable. 

The day before removal (14 days after application) -
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Removal – The lashes last from 7-10 days but I kept mine in for two weeks (14 days).  You are supposed to get them removed at the salon you had them applied in, which I did, so that they are removed professionally causing as little damage to your natural eyelashes as possible.  If you can’t make it back to the salon, then apply an oil based makeup remover onto a cotton pad and leave it to soak on your lashes for a while. DO NOT try to pull them out – you will pull your natural lashes out too.  Then again, in the morning use an oil based remover and slowly pull away the cotton pad until all lashes are removed.  I’m pretty sure you could use Extra Virgin Olive oil to help get them off too (its a wonderful multi-use product, I used to use it as a makeup remover).  If you get them removed at the salon they will just use a heavy remover and they’ll be gone in a matter of minutes. 

What I think:  I absolutely ADORED having my lashes and I miss them terribly now.  I felt confident to go out of the house without NO makeup on and I still felt beautiful – this was a pretty big deal to me who normally covers my eyes with eyeliner and eyeshadow in order to feel pretty and for once I didn’t need to do anything to ‘improve’ myself. 
I will say now that I have never felt as vile looking as I did the minute they were removed, I literally felt bald, but you will get used to it.  I would have them again in a flash – but am giving my natural lashes a bit of a rest at the moment.  I am going to have them again very soon and think that the procedure would make a lovely gift as well!

You can read up on Blink + Go at their website here.  Prices start from £25 for the procedure but will vary at each salon.

Have you ever had eyelash extensions?  What do you think of my new look?!

xxx

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58 comments:

  1. Wow the lashes looked fantastic! And your brows, I want mine doing now :) xx

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  2. They look stunning! Wow, very natural. :)

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  3. Wow they look greatm so natural. You have beautiful eyes.

    Holli x
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  4. Wow!!! I'm in love with your new brow shape, now I want to book an appointment at a salon asap! The lashes, OMG... To die for, seriously! I want them! They don't cost as much as I thought they would, gahhh you're tempting me big time to look into lash extensions, sadly there's no blink+go in my country :(

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  5. This is one of the best posts ive heard, so helpful.

    I am now really considering getting lash extensions! they look amazing on you and your brows look beautiful.

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    xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed! xx

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  6. now i reallyyy want these done!!!!!
    xx

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  7. I have never had eyelash extensions, and I haven't seen anyone with them. They look amazing on you! It looks like you have naturally thick and dark eyelashes.

    I want.

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  8. I'd never even considered eyelash extensions but they look amazing! And you're right, it would be a great gift idea - definitely something a bit different :)

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  9. They look so pretty! I have short eyelashes and I never wear mascara, so these would be great for enhancing the sultry look, without having to wear anything extra. :) Great photos and review.

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  10. wow what a difference it made! but didn't it hurt taking them off?
    well spend money to get such high effect for all the looks, though, long lashes makes a big difference!

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  11. You lashes look GREAT! I really want to try the lash extensions but my eyes are too sensitive so I'm a bit scared. Anw Lovely post!(:

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  12. wow this is so cool! your lashes look amazing. not sure i'd be able to keep my eyes open for as long as the glue takes to dry :/ xx

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  13. they look gorgeous!

    Marie x

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  14. I've never had eyelash extensions done mainly because of the up keep on them but these look amazing, nice and natural and I guess there's not really any need for mascara on them.

    xxx

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    1. Yup - you don't need to wear ANY mascara with these. I did miss putting mascara on though. I want them again! xx

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  15. your eyes look amazing and I love your eyeshadow! x

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  16. Wow it looks amazing! You pull off the dark brows and light hair so well too!

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  17. You look absolutely stunning with those in hun! Not that you didn't in the first place

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  18. I've wanted to try these for ages! A couple of my friends have them and they look great, they're just a bit too expensive though! The brows look great too! Xx

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  19. Gosh they look gorgeous! The colour is so deep and lovely too!

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  20. I'm in love with your brows they look amazing, I need to get mine sorted out so they look that good! As do the lashes, so natural xx

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  21. Wowee! I thought they looked great without makeup - with they look even more stunning!

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  22. I actually had lash extensions a few years ago. The procedure was exactly the same but I'd never do them again. It was insanely uncomfortable a few days later when the glue started shifting down and since it was hardened it would poke at my waterline. I liked how they looked but they were very uncomfortable for me and also for my sister o_o they look so gorgeous though. I am in LOVE with the brow treatment you got done!

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    1. I know what you mean - it was slightly umcomfortable in the waterline in the evenings but I tried to ignore it as much as possible because of how good they looked! My Sister also had lash extensions done a few weeks after (but with a different company/salon) and found them too umcomfortable to bear so she took them off. Perhaps Blink+Go's lashes are a bit softer?
      I will be posting my brow review very shortly - next week :) xx

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  23. Anytime I see someone with lash extensions or post about them I get OOBER jealous and went them done! But I'm worried I'll get to addicted!.
    -x
    http://makeupmeow.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow these look amazing and incredibly natural, I think if I had them done i'd get slightly addicted and want them done all the time!

    Rianna xx

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  25. They look amazing! I would love lash extensions they look so natural

    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  26. looks amazing i really want to try this im looking into it on their website
    x

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  27. oooh both your brows and lashes look lushh
    x

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  28. They are some amazing eyelashes and they definately don't look fake! Really impressed! The brows look really chic too. :)

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    1. Thank you :)! The brow review will be coming up shortly! xxx

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  29. I love it, it looks so natural!! But very effective, tempted myself now!

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  30. Wow, your lashes and brows look amazing!! I want mine done :)

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    xx

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  31. Absolutely stunning, but that's the thing I wouldn't be able to part with them after 14 days!

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  32. Im sat in the library and i cant help but stare and compare at everyones eye brows now! aaarrrhhh. oh dear mine need a pluck! x

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  33. Looks amazing, i love your eye make up here! x

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  34. Oh wow! They look amazing! So natural looking! Love your brows too! xx

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  35. Eagerly awaiting the brow review, I get serious envy whenever I spy a girl blessed with dark and full eyebrows! you might just tempt me to try HD brows

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  36. They look sooooo sweet , I wish I had the patients to look after them once they are on because they make your lashes look so full !

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    x .

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  37. Wow they are amazing, your brows look awesome as well! xD

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  38. Oh my goodness these look so beautiful!! I've never been tempted by lash extensions until right now! Xxx

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  39. Wow! I was never tempted before.. I am now! Great photos!!!

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  40. I love the photos. I think I have to try.

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  41. Wow, this is so interesting! I had never heard of Blink + Go Lash extensions before, but they sound great! Thanks for your honest review!

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  42. These are amazing and I want some! Do you know of any Blink + Go lash equivalents in America!?

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  43. I'm thinking of getting these for my birthday so thanks for the post. They look great! Does it cost to have the lashes removed? x

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  45. I enjoyed reading your post. Your eyes are crazy gorgeous! I've always had short, puny lashes and I tried tons of different mascara brands and different products to enhance them. Nothing really gave me the look I wanted. One of my friends told me about Neulash and I tried it - LOVE it. You can read up on it at www.skinresearchlabs.com. My lashes are longer and fuller, and I don't have to cake on mascara like I used to. :)

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  46. Wow amazing! Your eyes look great love it.

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  47. Those Lashes looks really good.

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  48. your
    eyelashes really look soooooooo beautiful........

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  50. Its amazing, you look to pretty in bigger eyelash. We also have eyelash treatment medication as generic latisse, bimatoprost. We provide this treatment and it is very effective, provide instant results. It can also be use as cosmetic product. So hurrp up and buy it. It is available online at reasonable price.

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  51. Since my eyelashes are not so long, I try to put false eyelashes to add beauty to my eyes.

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