Hi! I’m Valeza, and I love pampering myself with the occasional beauty treatment. In an effort to practise social distancing, I’ve been avoiding the salons and have branched out to the ~DIY~ approach instead – to varying degrees of success.
I’ve really gotten into doing my own at-home manis and pedis, and even tried cutting a fringe*! However, one thing I always avoided was anything to do with my eyes and lashes.
It’s not that I don’t trust myself exactly, I just know that it’s a particularly delicate area! I’ve had a lash lift done professionally a few times and loved the results, so when I heard there was a lash lift kit with almost 5,000 reviews and a 4.2-star average rating on Amazon, I figured I ought to give it a try.
Let's talk about my lashes – they’re quite long but they only have the *slightest* natural curl, unless I use an eyelash curler.
✨ Preparation ✨
Needless to say I was *very* excited to get started! So here’s the lash lift kit IRL:
I made sure to do a patch test of each of the liquids in the kit before going ahead and using them around my eyes.
I also watched a couple of YouTube tutorials to make sure I knew what to expect before getting started – here’s a list of the extra bits you’ll need that aren’t included in the kit:
✨ Cotton buds – around five.
✨ A small amount of cling film.
✨ A clean mascara wand if you have one – this one's not totally essential (I used cotton buds myself) but customers recommended this for brushing through the product more easily.
🚨 NB: please, please, do not attempt to do both of your eyes at the same time – you will not be able to see very well, which kind of defeats the purpose.