Recently, in my life, there has come a point in which I have the urge to accentuate the features of my face and body. Whether it is lip fillers, permanent makeup, weight loss prescriptions to false eyelashes, I want it all. In December I turn the big three oh and maybe this is all a crisis…or maybe it is the hype of celebrities and the beauty community making me think, subconsciously, that I need certain types of features that fit the mold of what is beautiful today. I must say I do feel more confident and beautiful as I am taking better care of myself, mind, body, and soul.
One of the more recent beauty experiments is with Nova Lash.
You can click the NovaLash link that will take you directly to their website for further information:
“Award-winning, long-lasting, pharmaceutical grade adhesives have earned NovaLash its reputation as “the healthiest” professional eyelash extension system. Comprised of a wide-ranging palette of colors and textures that can be combined for looks that run the gamut from subtle and natural to trendy and glamorous; each application is a work of art with an intricate finish.”
I figured that accentuating my eyes would be a great way to kick off my new beauty craze and I immediately looked on the Nova Lash website to find a certified technician. I called around and prices were steadily $175 in my county-which I thought was on the borderline of way too much for something I didn’t even know would work for me. However, I did get lucky and found a technician in the next county who was certified in Nova Lash and the price was $110-I knew I had to try it.
I set up my appointment to get my lashes…installed…? The process took a little over two hours. From what I understand is that each lash is placed individually on the natural lash line with a bonding agent, a little stronger than standard eyelash glue, as it is supposed to last 3-4 weeks or as your natural lash cycle grows. I was very uncomfortable at my appointment and I kept having to use the restroom and the technician kept having to stop. I also could feel myself falling asleep and my body twitching as I would start fighting the sleepiness! So the initial process wasn’t very enjoyable for me. Maybe that is why my lashes only lasted about one week. My lashes consistently fell out, I did not wear ANY eye makeup during the duration my lashes were on and I was very cautious to not directly scrub my eyelids or rub my eyes. The only aftercare that I was told was no oil based makeup remover and no direct water exposure for 24 hours. I followed the basic rules and still…no luck. A friend of mine also had the same issue as she had her lashes done on the same day, coincidentally!
After a week my technician called me to check in and see how the lashes were holding up. I told her that they were falling out quickly and she just seemed to shrug it off and suggested that I just get a new set instead of a fill in next time. I really didnt think much of it to be honest until a week or so down the line when I knew I had to make a follow up appointment. I texted my tech and told her I would be getting a new set instead of the fill in and she offered to replace the whole set for $75 as I didn’t have much luck with the lashes. It was something I didn’t expect but I certainly did appreciate it!
Monday, four days ago from today, I had a new set of lashes put on. This time I was more relaxed and didn’t have to bathroom break once. I left the salon happy, but I still do seem to have lashes falling out quicker than they should be. It is important to use a spoolie to untangle the lashes, but not to over do it. I also have been cleaning the lid and around the eyes watching to not touch the lashes and I have yet to wear makeup.
All in all I would say Nova Lash does not live up to its hype, but that could be just my own body, what may not work for me might work great for some! I would honestly never pay more than the $110 I did the initial visit, as they just aren’t lasting as long as expected.
I would have to say, personally, Nova Lash has been a fail for me, thus far.