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let’s talk lashes.

To me personally, beauty should always be a very natural thing. I think it is important to embrace your features and focus on what you like best. In my case my freckles and eyes. A lot of the time, people don’t really love their freckles, but my mom (who has even more than I do), has always taught me to love mine. However, freckles make it hard to work with foundation, which is why I simply don’t. I love a natural look for my skin that allows my freckles to shine through, so I usually just go with bb or cc creams. The other feature that I love are my eyes. Both my parents have blue eyes and so do I. Just like my skin, I don’t use a lot of product to enhance the eye, however, you’ll never see me without mascara on. Why? Because I literally look like someone punched me in the face. My eyebrows and lashes are super light brown/blond and I desperately need to get my eyebrows dyed regularly and black mascara to look awake.

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It was about a year ago when I first heard about eye lash volumation and extensions. I know, I know, it’s been around for years, but for some reason the lashes passed me by until early last year. Through work, I had a bunch of meetings with a girl who had the most stunning lashes I had ever seen (and freckles) but always looked super natural, like she didn’t even wear any make-up at all. After a few meetings, I finally asked her about her lashes and she let me in on the secret about her lash extensions. I was so impressed, since up to that point in my mind fake lashes had always been the kind that you by on a strip at MAC or the drugstore. Long story short: I’ve been wanting to get lash extensions for over a year now and finally did so mid-February. Best. Decision. Ever.

A lot of you have asked for a review of the lashes on Snapchat (@vickyheiler) and I personally had a hard time finding reviews before getting my lashes done, so I decided to create a little write-up for you guys with the most common questions I received and some before, after and more photos!

  1. Where did you get your lashes done?
    I got them done at Xtreme Lashes in the 1st district in Vienna. I know there are a lot of options out there, but I think Xtreme Lashes is amongst the very first to introduce the lash extensions. Also, I asked 3 different girls about their lashes all separate from each other and all of them said they got them done at Xtreme Lashes Vienna. For me personally, that was my No. 1 choice!
  2. How much does it cost?
    Ok, so I know there are lots of affordable options out there and Xtreme Lashes is probably at the very top of the price range. However, I do think the quality speaks for itself. The prices start at 220€ for the initial set (+ the first refill within 14 days) and go up to 400€. I wanted a very natural look and currently have about 80 lashes per eye. The price of the refill depends on how frequently you get them filled. I went for my first refill after 16 days and think I could easily go for the 3 weeks. Since my first refill was included, I’ll update this post after I go in the next time. See the full price list here.
  3. How long does it take to apply the lashes?
    On the phone while making the appointment, the lady told me to block about 2 hours for the first set. In the end it took about 1hr 20 minutes. My refill took 45 minutes but they said it could take up to an hour. I guess it depends how many lashes you get. Your eyes have to stay closed the entire time, but that wasn’t difficult at all. I had to actually keep myself from falling asleep because I laid there so comfortable both times and the time went by quickly.
  4. Why did you get lash extensions?
    The reason for my lash extensions was actually our trip to Mauritius, but I wasn’t able to squeeze in an appointment in time, so I postponed to the week after my birthday in mid-February. As I am currently mid air heading home from the Maldives and Abu Dhabi, I had them for the vacation this time around. I don’t wear much make-up as it is and the only thing I could never go without was mascara. So I wanted the lash extensions to feel confident and happy without a drop of make-up on my face. Mission accomplished!
  5. Can you use mascara, eyeliner or eyeshadow with the lashes?
    Simply said: Yes. However, I have noticed that my general use of make-up has decreased drastically since having the lashes. Now, all I use is a bit of primer on my face, some under-eye concealer and bronzer on my cheeks. That it! Takes about 3 minutes and I love it. For events, I have used eyeshadow and didn’t notice any difference at all to before the lashes. With mascara, I don’t really see a need since the point of the lashes is to skip the mascara (at least in my case). However, at a recent shoot the make-up artist used some to make the look a bit more dramatic. The only thing to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t use oil-based make-up removers or products around the eyes since it doesn’t work well with the glue that keeps the lashes on. I use the micellar water make-up remover by La Roche-Posay (which I also used before getting the lashes) and it seems to be working great!
  6. Do the lashes irritate the eye?
    Nope! Even though I have rather sensitive skin and tend to get irritations around the eyes easily, I didn’t have a problem at all with the lashes or glue. It never burnt, stung, itched or anything of the likes. If that is the case, the girl who did my lashes at Xtreme Lashes said that they also have a special glue for allergy sufferers. I got the normal one and am fine with it. Also, before getting the lashes I thought that it would probably take some getting used to. When I would apply fake lashes in the past, my eyelids always felt a bit heavier. Not the case with these lashes. I walked out and felt exactly like I do when waking up in the mornings.
  7. How quickly do the lashes fall out?
    In all honesty, I noticed maybe a total of 10 lashes during the first 16 days that fell out. Obviously you also loose some while sleeping at night or on the go and don’t always see the lashes, but I definitely thought I would see them come out more often. As mentioned, I had my first refill after 16 days and still felt like the lashes looked great and full up until then.
  8. What are the lashes made of?
    I’ve heard a lot about mink or other fur being used for the lashes, but in my case the lashes are made of a synthetic fibre which are applied with a special glue which was developed by Xtreme Lashes.

I hope I covered everything that you guys asked in my Xtreme Lashes Vienna review – if there’s anything else you’d like to know, please leave a comment below! Also, for those that tuned in to Snapchat this week, you already got to see the lashes in action on vacation #nomakeup 🙂

From no mascara, to mascara and then faux lashes (just before my refill):

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Disclaimer: The initial set of lashes was gifted to me, however, I was not paid for this review all of the opinions and experiences expressed are my own and 100% true. All further payments for refills are covered by me.

14 Comments

  • Betti
    3 years ago

    Woher ist denn der tolle Pulli ?? ???

  • 3 years ago

    I wish I’d look that good without any makeup on. You’re such a stunner! And the lashes look amazing. So natural but still gorgeous and they make a huge difference.

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

  • 3 years ago

    Wow, das Ergebnis ist herausragend und ich habe es schon auf Snapchat bewundert. Du bist einfach eine natürliche Schönheit und ich liebe es, dass du deine natürlichen Features wie etwa die Sommersprossen in Szene setzt, statt sie zu überdecken.
    Da ich selbst “arabische” (mein Papa kommt aus Syrien) Wimpern habe, die von allein schon am Auge oben anstoßen und schwarz sind, wären die Extensions im Alltag wohl keine Option für mich, da sie einfach – wie künstliche Wimpern auch – ständig anstoßen würden. Für helle Wimpern ist das aber echt eine Überlegung wert 🙂
    Ganz liebe Grüße,
    Yasmin

    • vicky
      3 years ago

      Hachh, von solchen Wimpern kann ich nur träumen! Zum Glück gibt’s Xtreme Lashes für meinen arabischen Touch 🙂

      xox Vicky

  • 3 years ago

    Deine Lashextensions sehen super aus, Vicky! Ich habe mir auch vor ein paar Wochen welche setzen lassen (allerdings von LuxusLashes) und bin super zufrieden.

    Leider sieht man viele Negativbeispiele, z. B. Mädels, bei denen die Wimpern viel zu lang und unnatürlich sind sind (bis an die Augenbrauen), die Wimpern ganz verklumpt aussehen oder der Kleber bröckelt.

    Liebste Grüße
    Gabriela

    • vicky
      3 years ago

      Liebe Gabriela,

      ich weiß GENAU von was du redest … ich weiß nicht ob es eine Art Sucht ist oder ob es den Mädls wirklich gefällt wenn die Wimpern in alle Richtungen wegstehen und ultralang sind. Bei Xtreme Lashes zB entscheiden sie für einen wie lang/dicht die Wimpern werden um einen möglichst natürlichen Look zu schaffen. Das finde ich top!!

      xox Vicky

      • 3 years ago

        Find ich super, dass Du auch richtig beraten wurdest und dein Ergebnis spricht ja auch für sich. Wenn man nicht wüsste, dass deine Wimpern nicht “echt” sind, würde man ja auch nie auf die Idee kommen, dass Du der Natur nachgeholfen hast!

  • 3 years ago

    Wirklich interessanter Beitrag! Ich habe bereits einige Bilder von dir gesehen mit deinen neuen Lash Extensions und ich bin hin und weg! Sieht einfach so natürlich aus und öffnet die Augen einfach total. Sicherlich, es ist etwas teuer, aber man spart sich ja unglaublich viel Zeit und Arbeit am Morgen. Ich werde es mir mal auf jeden Fall überlegen, ob das auch etwas für mich wäre 🙂

    Liebe Grüße, Andrea von The Luster Edition

  • 3 years ago

    Deine Augen sind einfach der Hammer – mit und ohne Lashextension !
    Vielen dank für den tollen Post! Ich habe auch schon länger darüber nachgedacht es mal zu probieren, derzeit spielt das Geld noch die größte Rolle aber ich schätze sobald das drin ist, werden die lashes getestet 🙂
    xx Ronja
    http://www.sothisiswhat.com
    { CREATE THE LIFE YOU LOVE }

  • carrie_fr
    3 years ago

    Hallo Vicky,
    ich habe auch lange darüber nachgedacht und war nur zu faul, um zu recherchieren.
    Ich habe mich aber auch für Xtreme lashes entschieden und werde bald einen Termin ausmachen.
    danke für die den Post 🙂
    Eine Frage : hattest Du jemals die Option in Erwägung gezogen Wimpernserum auszuprobieren ?
    Liebe Grüße aus Frankfurt
    Carrie

    • vicky
      3 years ago

      Hi Carrie,

      also ich habe bereits vor ein paar Jahren ein Wimpernserum probiert (Kostenpunkt 99€) aber hab selbst nach 6 Wochen keinen wirklichen Unterschied gesehen. Prinzipiell ist bei mir ja nicht das Problem, dass ich zu wenige oder kurze eigene Wimpern habe, sondern sie einfach super hell sind.

      Lass mich gerne wissen wie es dir dann mit den Lashes geht 🙂

      xox Vicky

  • Deine Wimpern schauen jetzt richtig toll aus, ich hätte auch gern so einen schönen Augenaufschlag.. mir ist es aber im Moment leider viel zu teuer 🙁
    Liebste Grüße, Natascha von SJMB ♥

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