My lashes by Eyecandi403
Any of you who know me know how obsessed I am with big voluminous lashes. I am well known for busting out the strip lashes on the daily. Heck, I have even been late for work because I felt naked, and I had to stop to buy and apply before walking into the office!
People have frequently asked me why I don't just get lash extensions. I have always wanted to try them, but I know how delicate they are. You have to be careful of touching them too much, using oil based products around them, and then there is the brushing. Being a makeup artist and blogger I am pretty rough on my eyes. I am constantly trying creating new makeup looks, trying new products and then wiping all that makeup right off again. At my rate I would have to fill the extensions way too often.
I recently booked a trip to Mexico and felt that it was the perfect opportunity to give lash extensions a try. I didn't want to wear much makeup on the beach or at the pool, but I couldn't do without my lashes. I needed them at the very least to feel done up!
After much research, and a tremendous amount of referrals from other Calgarians, I booked with Char who runs her own business from home called Eyecandi403. Char was so sweet and accommodating. She took the time to send photos of different eye looks back and forth with me explaining each style as I tried to describe what I was looking for. I ended up going with a mix of classic and volume with a slight cat eye wing. She delivered 100% and then some!
I can't tell you how happy I was, how many compliments I received, and how many of my friends who originally referred their lash girls are now talking about visiting mine. I got my lashes done a week before my trip and the photo below was taken near the end of it. That's right, those are my 2 week old lashes my friends (no liner or mascara either)!
I am now home and 2.5 weeks into my lashes. While they have obviously thinned out they still look amazing. No weird thinning or blotchy patches. They have thinned out evenly taking them from dramatic to a sultry natural look. I probably won't fill them when they require it simply because of the reasons I already mentioned above. There is no doubt in my mind that I will be going back to her again in the future though. These babies are a new vacation must have! I have nothing buy good thing to say about Char. She is incredibly talented, her work is prime, and her lashes look and hold like nothing else. I highly recommend her to anyone in the Calgary area!
For those of you who are interested you can find her here: