There's just so much to do to get wedding ready, but in just one morning at Wax & Lash, I checked some of the big priority items off the list. Wax & Lash has been my go-to waxing salon for a while. It was convenient when I worked in downtown Denver, and even though I don't anymore, they've still got a garage and validate parking plus it's a good excuse to spend an hour moseying around Larimer Square.
Wax & lash
I fell in love with this salon the first time I walked in. The ambiance is so relaxing, from the beautiful decor to the calming aromatherapy. Every service feels spa-like and they truly go out of their way to make sure you are not only comfortable, but have space to relax and unwind.
Everyone is always so sweet and personal, you never feel like just another appointment. I love their waxing services, because the environment doesn't feel cold & sterile (you know, like the places with Dr's office paper on the table and strobe lights in your face like it's surgery) plus they somehow manage to make you feel pampered while still being efficient.
I could go on and on about how much I'd love to spend an afternoon even just sitting in the welcome room, but let's talk about these lashes.
So, I've never had lash extensions until now, and to be honest I was a little unsure at first about the whole thing. I wasn't sure about letting someone so close to my eyes, armed with glue and sharp tweezers, but my upcoming wedding convinced me it was time to give it a shot.
I'm so glad I decided to take the leap, and now I don't think I can go back. First of all, the lashes added volume while looking amazingly natural. No more DIY lashes popping off on the ends or showing a line every time I blink.
I also love that I don't feel like I have to "put my face on" every morning. I used to never leave the house without at least wearing liner and mascara, but I have been going without eye makeup for a few days now and it has been amazing! I've eliminated a few steps from my morning routine, and don't have to worry about re-applying or fixing smudges. I'm the queen of roll-out-of-bed-and-go, and these lashes have made it just that much easier.
My esthetician, Sarah, welcomed me and helped me get comfy. The whole room was set up to help me unwind: the music selection was perfect, the table was so comfortable it feels silly to be calling it a table, because it was more like a bed. I was also offered a hot water bottle to help me settle in and de-stress, which was a nice touch. There was even a snuggly blanket to keep my toes warm. They really do think of everything here.
Sarah explained the process and took some before photos. She placed some gel eye pads under my eyes to help hold my lower lashes down, which felt nice and cool (and actually prompted me to go order like 12 of these). She explained the pads also create a surface for her to work on, and to let her know if they became uncomfortable. Sarah also mentioned that it would be a good idea to tell her if I needed to like, sneeze since she was going to be working with some sharp tweezers. Noted.
Then we got to work. I expected to feel a lot of tugging and maybe even a little discomfort as she carefully separated a single one of my lashes and glued an extension to it, but I was surprised to realize I could barely feel a thing. We chatted a little about my upcoming wedding, and she answered just about every question I could think of about lashes and how the process works. She also joked that a few people have fallen asleep during the appointment, which I thought was comical until I almost did as well. It was hard to fight it, the whole thing was just so darn relaxing. I think the only reason I stayed awake was because I couldn't wait to see the finished result.
This appointment took about two hours, which flew by. When Sarah handed me the mirror, I couldn't believe how natural and beautiful my lashes looked.
I mean, just look at them. They're the perfect balance between glam and natural.
Safe to say I'm addicted, and luckily they aren't too difficult to keep up with. I can come in for a relash as often as weekly, or just get a fill every month. After the initial appointment, the fill appointments are shorter (and also less expensive) so I'm thinking I'll try to keep up with them.
After an influx of questions in response to my lashe insta story, I also roped Sarah into doing a mini Q&A with me to answer the top 5 questions everyone was asking: