Eyelash Extensions: What I Wish I'd Known

Eyelash extensions are a fairly genius invention. One application and you get to wake up with Audrey Hepburn eyes for 6-8 weeks? Sign me up! 

That was my mindset prior to experiencing the process for the first time. Magazines and friends reference eyelash extensions like they're any old beauty treatment. Friends would emerge at parties with longer-than-ever lashes and casually say, "oh I got extensions!" when I'd inquire about their secret. 

I actually thought getting them done was as simple as getting a gel manicure

Turns out, I had absolutely no idea what I was in for. 

Since no one seems to talk about the time it takes, claustrophobia, and restrictions involved, I’m here to share what it's really like to get eyelash extensions. 

If you've ever considered getting them done, click through the slideshow to read my tips and lessons learned.