Style

Beauty Find: Eye Opening Extentions

March 3, 2006 by shefindsmichele
shefinds | Style


You don’t need Botox to look bright-eyed, just need lush lashes. I absolutely love the look of false lashes, but I’ve always reserved falsies for fancy occasions. It’s a process–and it has to be perfect or you risk looking like a drag queen. But the effect is undeniable. Eyes look bigger, brighter, sexier.

I caught the eyelash extension fever and had my skimpy lashes plumped up by the fabulous Christine Kolenda at NYC’s ever-chic Glow Skin Spa. Christine explained the delicate, arduous process–each whisper-thin individual lash is bonded to one of your own lashes, by her expert hands, one at a time, with specially formulated glue. For the next two-and-a-half HOURS, the unbelievable patient Saint Christine applied 20-30 lashes to each eye. When she was finally finished, it was more natural and less heavy than the do-it-yourself kind. The unexpected bonus was the black colored glue which darkens the lash line kicking up the fabulousness factor. My lashes lasted throughout my beach vacation, through my daily contact lense routine–and I looked pretty good when I woke up in the morning. If you’ve got the discipline to not tug or rub your eyes, you must give this trend a try. Glow Skin Spa’s eyelash extensions usually cost $250, but Glow is grand enough to give New Yorkers 15% off their first visit.


If you can’t make it to professional, achieve comparable results at home thanks to an increase of quantity and quality of over-the-counter fakes. I really like Make Up For Ever Eyelashes found at Sephora.com.

From Our Partners

From Our Partners

Fashion

I Wore LOFT Plus For The First Time And Here's What I Thought

February 20, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
Is it worth the money?

Shop

4 Things You Need To Know About Zara's Shipping Policy

February 20, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Shopping online at Zara's couldn't be easier

Fashion

These Are The Best Women's Riding Boots For Under $50--So You Can Stop Looking!

February 20, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
Trust us, you NEED these.

Fashion

10 Things Every Bride Should Know BEFORE Going Wedding Dress Shopping

February 20, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
Do some research before you say yes to the dress!

Fashion

The One Shoe Trend Everyone Will Be Wearing This Spring (& It's Not Ballet Flats!)

February 20, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
They're going to be EVERYWHERE

Fashion

These Target Mules Look Just Like The Gucci Ones--But They're Only $25!

February 20, 2018 by Samantha Peters
Get them while you still can.

Fashion

Once And For All, These Are The Best Running Pants For Under $50

February 19, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
Calling all runners!

Style

Use Our Exclusive Promo Code To Score A Martian mVip Smartwatch For 15% Off

February 19, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
It's so cool.

Fashion

Once And For All, These Are The Best Sports Bras Under $50

February 19, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
This is not a drill.

Fashion

ASOS Casually Just Dropped A 100-Piece Activewear Line

February 19, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
*buys everything from the collection*

Celebrity

The Weird Reason Kate Middleton Never Wears Black

February 19, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
This is mind-blowing!

Fashion

Wide Leg Jeans Are About To Be Everywhere & We Found The Most Perfect Pairs

February 17, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
New trend alert.

Fashion

5 Brands Reveal Their Most Popular Sneakers (AKA The Ones Every Woman Should Own)

February 17, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
*buys every pair*

Fashion

Will H&M Have A President's Day Sale This Year? The Answer.

February 16, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Go start shopping now!

Fashion

Ladies, These Are The Best Blazers For Under $50!

February 16, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
For work or for play

Fashion

You're Going To Want To Buy These Flats The Moment You See Them

February 16, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
They're the cutest shoes we've ever seen

Style

These Affordable Black Leggings Make Your Stomach Look Flatter--For Real

February 16, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Every woman needs a pair.

Style

Use Our Exclusive Promo Code To Score A Martian mVip Smartwatch For 15% Off

Whether your current smartwatch has seen better days or you'...

Style

These Affordable Black Leggings Make Your Stomach Look Flatter--For Real

We all love leggings for so many reasons; they're ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS