Aug 28, 2007

The Trauma of Eyelash Extensions

Yes, it looks great and sexy and it does your eyes wonders. It's supposed to last 3 weeks. 3 weeks of great looking eyes! You might think some discomfort is all worth it, but you're wrong!
I just got home from removing mine.

After 4 days of beautiful looking eyes, I woke up 2 nights ago with an eye infection. From 4am I was stuck in the bathroom using whatever eye solutions I could find to get rid of this intense itchy and stinging sensations my eyes were feeling but to no avail.

I tried making an appointment with a very irresponsible beautician (named Carol) from China who works through a boutique in Far East Plaza (#04-01) and pleaded with her to come in on her day off as I was in severe discomfort but she refused to budge. So I had to endure another day of infection being too embarrassed to go to the Doctor as I knew the scoldings I was going to receive from him.

So today comes and I'm on time waiting for Carol but she's an hour and a half late. The boutique owner starts to feel the pressure from me and decided to introduce me to another shop round the corner (called Charm) who also had the same services.

To cut the story short, I'm now home with swollen eyelids and a bald right eye. I left Far East Plaza in tears and swear to never introduce any client of mine to go for it.

Lesson learnt. Painfully and tearfully


Anonymous said...

what do you expect....china product! aunty aud : )

Unknown said...


I've never had eyelash extensions before.

But recently I did the T&G Kaizen Launch and was given fake eyelashes!

It was so heavy, I literally could not lift my eyes! So I had to widen my eyes most of the times to look "awake" haha
And it hurt!!

I can't believe I skipped the post party because of fake eyelashes! =(

- Teri

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spaghetti... i love you,hunny !! said...

Hey I jus did my eyelash extension yesterday n now my eyes r swollen, wat shld I do ?


Get them removed! They cause eye infections to sensitive eyes and the faster you get them out the better! Just make sure you go back to the same person who did it and make sure she has the right glue disslovent to remove the hairs. Brace yourself for 2 bald eyes! But lashes grow back very fast, 2 weeks. Meantime you can draw a thin eyeliner everyday to conceal the baldness. Hope this helps spagetti...

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_dancingzebras_ said...

Hi Venetia!!

I was reading your blog - I enjoy your stories and personal opinions, so when you wrote about ELE i was saddened to hear that you had a bad experience :(

I am a lash stylish with my own product line and I totally agree with you that your stylist has TERRIBLE customer service and you should have NOT been treated this way! I give my new clients my mobile number in case of allergic reactions or irritations and I make time to take them off if its needed.

Even when having them removed you should never be BALD!!! this scares me that this happened to you!

It is because people like Carol that we have a bad name!! Hopefully one day you are brave enough to try them again and fall in love with them as many of my clients do!

ELE shouldnt be trauma for you they should be a wonderful addiction that you cant live without!

Thank you for sharing and I hope you give it another go with a more caring and qualified ELE stylist!

Kaysi @ Hypnotic Lashes Australia xxx

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