Au natural has always been my thing and I admit it is challenging to do so especially when it comes to health and beauty. Being all natural takes effort and of course patience (which I really lack *sad face*). But with what the modern world brings, there are better ways to achieve an all natural look without putting much effort. Hooraaay!
I always get compliments with my lashes, mainly because they’re thick and long. But there are just those days when I get tired of grooming them because of so much work and effort put into it. So the idea of having eyelash extensions crossed my mind. You know, eyelash extensions are the ones that stay semi-permanent and not those falsies (false eyelashes) you put every time you needed to “pimp” your eyes. I was intrigued so without much contradiction, I gave in and took the plunge. I had my eyelash made at I-Lash Extensions Salon.
I-LASH Extensions Salon is the first salon to exclusively offer eyelash extension services. From its opening in Baguio City, October 2006, the salon has drawn a list of clients from different provinces of the north availing of the single product that the salon offers. Encouraged by the market’s response to the salon’s services, I-Lash Salon opened a branch in Greenhills Shopping Center, Nov 2007, sold two Franchises in Ilo-ilo located in old business district Iznart St., May 2008, and in Robinsons Place, July 2008, Goldcrest, Makati, August 2008, and in SM Supercenter Pasig January 2009, SM Mega Mall Febuary 2009, SM Mall of Asia April 2009, Pampanga May 2009, Eastwood, Cash N Carry, Congressional, Retiro,Alabang Town Center, Ali Mall, SM Tarlac, SM Sta Mesa and soon to open in SM Cebu in order to cover a wider market. The company aims to open in other parts of the country thru franchising.
The salon would like to expand the product line to include similar aesthetic enhancements such as eyebrow tattoo, acrylic nails, and hair extensions. However, there are no plans of evolving it into a full service beauty parlor.
I-Lash Salon would like to differentiate itself with its cutting edge of maintaining only its specialty services to control high quality service and results.
I availed their Fine Lashes service at P550 (approximately $12). Wherein 100 pieces (50 pieces on each eye) of extensions are to be put in between the natural lashes.
So I took a picture of my lashes before the treatment, just to give you a looksy on what my lashes look like.
So obvious the veins on my face eh? *frowns*. Anyway, the procedure lasted for about forty five minutes to an hour. If you’re not used to closing your eyes for an entire hour, try to busy yourself (your mind in particular) by bringing an iPod with you. Listening to your favorite songs will help you relax and you’ll notice your eyes won’t be as fidgety. I’ve felt a few stings during the procedure though, I can only assume my eyes reacted with the glue. I panicked for a moment but then the technician assured me that the stinging only lasts a few seconds and wasn’t harmful to the eyes. *sighs in relief*
Look at how fuller and longer my lashes are! I love it! The advantage of having semi-permanent extensions on my lashes aside from the fact that I instantly look all prepped up the moment I wake up (yes, there’s that certain “glow” effect), is that it refrains me from scratching my eyes, because I have this tendency wherein I scratch & poke my eyes incessantly, no thanks to allergic rhinitis. The disadvantage though is that it gets a little itchy sometimes and I have to be extra careful in putting and removing eye make up for my lashes to last longer. I wasn’t able to take a photo on the after care guide but it mainly says to wait at least twelve hours before washing the eyes and use mild soap or facial wash and pat dry (note, pat dry not wipe the eyes) only because if you wipe (like I’m really used to), extensions might come off or might lose its shape. To groom it, I simply use an eyelash brush or I gently brush it with the use of my finger tips to maintain its natural shape and form.
Anyway, fast forward to today it had been almost a month and I pretty much have the same set of lash extensions. Although there were a few strands that had fallen off oh blame it on my bad habit, I still scratch my eyes unconsciously especially in my sleep. Still I’m happy to report that I plan on coming back to have my lashes retouched, this time I plan to avail of the Natural or the Mascara service. I’ll update this post right after I get the treatment. *winks* Oh also, they have a promo if you go with your friends, you and your girlfriends get to avail the services at their discounted price, cool!
If you want to know more about lash extensions visit i-LASH EXTENSIONS‘ website.
You can also email them at: [email protected]
Check out i-Lash branches:
I-LASH Salon – Greenhills
Unit GB-02, 2nd Floor, Greenlanes Arcade,
Greenhills Shopping Center.
Entrance is beside Japan Home Center,
right across Globe Hub, Connecticut Carpark.
Contact Number: (02)710 4626
0949 423 3018
I-LASH Salon -MAKATI
The Link 2nd floor
(In front of Land Mark)
Contact Numbers: (02) 666 6340
0916 392 2115
I-LASH Salon – SM MEGA MALL
5TH Flr. Building B
(Near Maga Trade 3)
Contact Numbers: (02) 232 4239
I-LASH Salon – SM MALL OF ASIA
254 2nd Flr. South Wing
(In front of SM Science
Contact Numbers: (02) 334 9814
I-LASH Salon – SM SUPERCENTER PASIG
SW 1010 (BESIDE TIENDESITAS)
Contact Numbers: (02) 470 4119
I-LASH Salon -RETIRO (near Banawe)
Ground Flr. One Amazing Place,
#403 Speaker Perez cor
N.S Amoranto St.(formerly Retiro),
La Loma, Quezon City
Contact Numbers: 02.3991272
I-LASH Salon -CONGRESSIONAL
NBC Square #88 Congressional Avenue
Project 8, Quezon City
Contact Numbers: (02) 392 9269
I-LASH Salon -CASH & CARRY
3/F The Good Find Shopping Stall
Contact Numbers: (02) 401 3178
I-LASH Salon -SM Centerpoint
FCL001 Lowerground Floor
SM City Sta Mesa
Contact Numbers: (02) 697 9633
I-LASH Salon -BF Homes
2nd Floor, Double E Brothers Bldg.
Aguirre corner Banzon Street.
Contact Number: 02-4808849
I-LASH Salon – Robinson’s Manila
4th Level, Pedro Gil Wing, Robinsons Place,
Padre Faura, Ermita Manila
Contact Numbers; 02.348 6070
I-LASH Salon -Ali Mall
Phase 1-101 Upper Ground Flr,
Ali Mall, Araneta Center,
Contact Numbers: 02.5577966 0933 5531305
I-LASH Salon -ALABANG TOWN CENTER
iLash Alabang Town Center is undergoing
change of management,
will re open with better quality and service.
In the meantime,
Please see other branches to serve your needs
I-LASH Salon – SM Tarlac
Lower Ground Floor
Contact Number: (+6345) 493 3586
I-LASH Salon -CLARK
107, Ground Floor SM Clark.
(Near the Jeep Terminal Entrance)
Contact Numbers: 0949 780 2187
I-LASH Salon – Baguio
WS313 3rd Floor, SM Baguio City
Contact Numbers: (074) 424 2346
I-LASH Salon – Robinsons Place, Iloilo
2nd Level Quezon Wing,
Robinsons Place, Iloilo.
Contact Numbers: (033)508 3039 / 0922 8345274
I-LASH Salon – SM Cebu
215a 2nd Floor, Northwing
SM City, Cebu.
Contact Number: (+63)929 649 1990
Here’s the recent service I had from iLash, Natural Medium length P800.
I like the medium length lash, it’s more obvious and looks more fuller too!
Happy hump day everyone!
(well, Thursday is my hump day!)