They say that if you want a child’s eyelashes to grow full, thick and long, you should trim them while he/she is still an infant. My mom did that for my brother when he was a baby. I guess it worked because his lashes grew thick and long.
On the same day that she trimmed my baby brother’s lashes, she looked at mine and thought that maybe, just maybe, my lashes needed some trimming, as well.
I’m a girl. I would be prettier with long lashes. So she decided to fix mine, too.
I was seven years old.
My lashes never grew long. They didn’t even get thick nor curly. They stayed straight. House broom straight… and kinda short. Much to my dismay.
I never got tired of blaming my mom, too, for that.
The phrase “And her eyelashes fluttered” never applied to me. My lashes were never long enough to flutter. And unless I used a really good, expensive mascara, well, no one would notice my lashes.
I am a girly girl. I love my long hair, my pink lipstick, my pink toe nails. I like getting all dolled up and feeling pretty. I know I will be prettier if I have doll-like lashes.
So today, my best friend Gracie and I decided to spend the afternoon having our eyelashes fixed. Translation: Get eyelash extensions.
We had it done at Lavish Lashes at Festival Mall in Alabang.
I was really tempted to try the Glamour look… but I was afraid I’ll end up looking like a drag queen, so we opted for the Natural look… But we chose thicker, darker lashes (compared to the regular eyelash).
The eyelash technicians led us to two beds at opposite sides of the room. I guess they didn’t want us to be beside each other so we won’t end up chatting the whole time. (Like it will be easy to chat while your eyes are closed!)
The whole process took a little over thirty minutes. It was quite relaxing, really.
My pictures don’t do my new eyelashes justice… But if you will look closer, I am sure you will appreciate them better.
Another girly goal ticked off my list.
Okay, so I am shallow… And yes, I am vain. It was a fun afternoon, though… and my heart is happy.
Plus my new eyelashes are just too pretty. ❤
So maybe I look like the Grudge with pale face and red lipstick… but the lashes are still pretty!!
Oh, simple joys! ❤
photo credits: Eyelash cartoon via google images (shutterstock); All other photos are mine!! 🙂
Lavish Lashes Studio located at GF Festival Mall, Alabang