Finally she said, “Ok, there’s 102 on your left eyelid.” I was shocked! 102? Where was she putting them all? She explained to me that most people have 130-150 lashes on each eyelid and she had glued (with surgery glue that I never smelled or felt or even knew was there) one single extention to most of my lashes. As she went on to count the lashes on the other eye I began to worry that I was going to look like Cher in the seventies but I had told her I wanted them to look natural so I gave her the benefit of the doubt and waited patiently until she was done. When that time came I nervously took the mirror from Michelle and was instantly relieved! They looked fabulous!! For the next few weeks people were asking me what kind of mascara I was wearing and why my lashes were so long and why did my eyes look so good? They looked so natural that no one suspected they were (gasp!) fake. Everyone loved them. Everyone. So now that you’ve heard my love story you probably want the technical details. Here goes: they should last 3-4 weeks and after that will slowly fall off (but for a fee Michelle can fill in the gaps for $55 and you can keep the lashes going indefinitely); you can’t use any oil-based make-up or make-up removers (not a big deal, Michelle carried a great oil-free eyeliner in many colors and oil-free removers can be found at any drug store); yes, you can wear mascara but I never did because I didn’t need to; the cost is $325 for what I got – 100 lashes per eye (but you can just get them on your outer corners or to fill in bald spots or as many or few as you want) . For any other questions, or to make an appointment (she works out of Imagique in Plano) check out her web site.
And this ain’t no sleazy fling. It’s full-fledged, all-out love. I wasn’t sure at first that lash extentions were quite my type but after we spent some quality time together I realized they were exactly what I had been looking for all my life. Yes, it took a long time to get them put on – about 2.5 hours BUT I was lying on a comfortable massage-type bed swaddled in cozy blankets the whole time . I’m surprised I didn’t fall asleep but Michelle was so pleasant that we chatted and chatted as if we were old friends. I didn’t realize that she was putting single lashes on (I thought they’d be clusters) until she said, “I’m gonig to count them now to make sure they are even.” She was taking so long counting I wondered what was going on. Was she just a realy slow counter? How long could it take to count to 30 or 40?