By Karabelle…*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Pos; service provided for reviewt)
Best Beauty Go-To In the Garden State: Lashes
When the opportunity arose to get eyelash extensions, I jumped and I jumped FAST. For as long as I can remember I have suffered from some serious eyelash envy. From the fluttering lashes of the Kardashian clan splattered across the tabloids…to girls batting and brunching throughout NYC – I couldn’t help but yearn for longer, fuller, darker and sexier lashes. I’m naturally blonde so even though Suzette, the amazing Xtreme lash certified stylist and owner of The Lash House Beauty Boutique, insisted that I had long lashes, she did note just how blonde they really were. My fair tipped lashes made going completely make-up free near impossible…but Suzette and The Lash House were about to change all that.
Located in the heart of Livingston, NJ, I arrived a bit nervous in anticipation of the next few hours of my life. While I had researched the process before attending, I wasn’t sure if I was truly capable of keeping still for two hours straight while the lashes were strategically applied. Well, just moments after arriving my nerves completed dissipated – from the salon’s stunning aesthetics and atmosphere to the warm and inviting staff, I knew this was the perfect place for me. It wasn’t a ‘house’ it was a ‘home’.
Suzette greeted me and had me fill out a quick form just to get some necessary information before we started. I detailed my allergies (or lack there of) and the type of makeup/skincare I use – all to determine I was a candidate and there would be no complications or adverse reactions to glue, materials used etc. (I mean, it is my eyeballs after all!). Suzette offered me my first “aha” of the day, when she explained that any makeup or removers containing oil will cause my “individuals” to fall out faster, noting that even some products marked ‘oil-free’ are still allowed to have up to 30% of oil in them.
After all the paperwork was complete – I was whisked off and my lash-over began. The process of applying eyelash extensions involves gluing the extensions individually to the base line of your natural lashes. Though it might sound trivial in written word, it is anything but that. This is a precise and painstaking process, that takes an extreme level of skill and training (so tip your lash stylist WELL!). Suzette was extremely friendly throughout the appointment, making conversation flow easily and constantly making sure I was comfortable (though the easy conversation might just be because we are both Jersey girls). Either way, it was easy to see that she is passionate about both her business and her technique; she only wants the best of the best. And I got the BESTof the best…of the best…well – you get my drift. I went from Saturday morning slob, to Saturday sexy seductress in just 120 minutes (if only all things could be that easy).
It’s been two weeks since receiving my service and let me state for the record - I am completely blown away. Sans makeup in both my before and after photos, you can see just what an impact it creates; my eyes pop, the color of my eyes seems more robust and lets be honest, I feel more va-va-voom confident. My morning routine is cut in half and I’m now free to leave my house completely make-up free.
Might I also note, girls in lashes get LOTS of passes (and free coffees!).
If you’re contemplating getting lash extensions… don’t hesitate for another minute – you won’t regret it. And if you live in the tri-state area, this is the only place to go.
The Lash House, Suzette and her staff get five stars (or in this case, winks) from this beauty blogger.
The Lash House
250 South Livingston Avenue
Livingston, New Jersey 07039
Lash Artist: $135
Master Lash Artist: $150
Lash Artist: $300
Master Lash Artist: $350
45 Minute Touch-Up:
Lash Artist: $65-$75
Master Lash Artist: $85
75 Minute Touch-Up:
Lash Artist: $100-$125
Master Lash Artist: $135
*Prices are based on amount of lashes and desired look.
The Lash House has more than just extensions – check out their other services here!