I’ve been using individual lashes for years. I used to buy them at Ricky’s around Halloween and would apply 3-5 lashes on the corners of my eyes on special occasions. My friend Taylor called it my “Disney eyes” look. Then I got involved in Revitalash, which works wonders! I never needed to dip into Latisse, but my sister uses it and loves it and no her eye color did not change. Of course, being the beauty experimenter that I am, I needed to take it to the next level. I wanted to go “Kim K.” and test out the extensions that everyone seems to have. My goal was not only for longer lashes, but THICKER – where the base of the lash becomes shockingly dense!
The location is hush-hush, but do yourself a favor and jump on the boat! After stalking down the phone number I immediately booked an appointment, and before I knew it, I found myself walking down a crowded, steamy street in the middle of Koreatown. I thought for sure I had copied down the wrong address until I spotted through the crowds of people a girl, looking as lost as I did, ducking into a tiny corridor. I followed her into a dimly lit elevator shaft that barely fit the two of us. Once I stepped off the elevator and realized this was in fact the place, I checked in, and was taken back to one of the many little tables. A sweet Korean woman instructed me to lay down and asked if I wanted a foot massage. “Um. No?” I answered hesitantly. It was then that I realized where I was—an eyelash sweatshop! “What have I gotten myself into,” I thought. Tons of little women hunched over girls just like me, their eyes taped shut, awaiting their bright-eyed future. Before I knew it, I was lying down on my back, just in time for me to remember to give her specific instructions on length and density, like my friend had advised. “I want my lashes as long and as thick as possible.” The next hour and a half was surprisingly relaxing, and I think I might have fallen asleep…I dreamily woke up, holding a little mirror and gazing at a new me with the most long and luscious lashes! I am in love.
Now the downside. This is another process to add onto your monthly beauty routine, but trust me, it’s worth it. You can literally walk around with NO makeup. Just a little concealer and some highlighter, and you are out the door. It actually saves me time in the morning, because I need and use less makeup. Go get hooked girls. Disney eyes, here we come.