DIY Individual Lashes

Hello Ladies,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend!  I’ve recently re-joined a gym and the lady who runs the gym had lovely eyelashes.  I asked her if they were extensions and she said and that she did them herself.  She told me she got them from a local salon supplies shop and I thought I’d give them a go.

I personally have paid £40 to try lash extensions from a salon, I thought they were very expensive but thought they’d be worth it for going on holiday last year.  How wrong I was… within two days the majority of them had fallen off, I may as well have thrown my money away, and ended up wearing strip falsies anyway.

So I went to the salon supplied shop and bought the lashes, the glue and the remover.  For the three items it cost me just under £12 – clearly a lot less than a salon.

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To apply you remove the lash with tweezers then apply a pin size amount of glue onto the bulb then lie them onto your own lash (without touching the eyelid) and leave to dry.  They were fidly to attach but here is the look I achieved…

As you can see ladies, these lashes are VERY long! I wear glasses so they are a little annoying.  There seemed to be only one size available in the shop so I just picked up a box.  I did trim one of the middle ones as they just looked stupid.  I wore them out for dinner last night with mascara on and they did look nice.

On my right eye I must have applied too much glue to one of the corner lashes and when it had thoroughly dried, it was scratching my eyelid so I used the remover to take them all off.

I did like them and thought they were worth the money, however, to achieve a more natural look I thought it best I buy some different sizes.  I happened to go through Boots today and seen that Eyelure do a set with short, medium and long, so I am going to give these a go next week!

If you have the patience girls, I’d recommend you just do them yourself, it really isn’t worth wasting the money at a salon!

Lauren xo



  1. April 15, 2012 / 8:35 pm

    Fab post hun!

    i was the same in the end i paid well over £100 to get eyelash extensions in and they wwernt worth the money, but now i just do my own which are well bettter&cheaper 🙂


  2. April 16, 2012 / 7:04 am

    These days I've been thinking about buying false lashes.

  3. April 16, 2012 / 7:17 am

    u use the eyelure from boots and they are sooo much better. i use the short on the inner mieium on middle and long on outer eye, i use a full packet it i want them to look "false" or just a few to look natural. the more you practice the easier it gets! x

  4. April 16, 2012 / 6:14 pm

    I was thinking about getting eyelash extensions for my holidays in august/september so i didnt have to fiddle around with false ones but i think I might rethink it after you saying yours didn't last too long! xoxo

  5. April 17, 2012 / 8:01 am

    I love individual lashes and the eyelure ones are really good 🙂


  6. Blonde Ambition
    April 17, 2012 / 7:30 pm

    Thank you! It really is a ridiculous price isn't it! x

  7. Blonde Ambition
    April 17, 2012 / 7:30 pm

    I usually use them but fancied a change x

  8. Blonde Ambition
    April 17, 2012 / 7:31 pm

    Ah brilliant, thank you xo

  9. Blonde Ambition
    April 17, 2012 / 7:31 pm

    Yes they were a total waste of money, just do it yourself! xo

  10. Blonde Ambition
    April 17, 2012 / 7:32 pm

    Thanks I will do another post once I've tried them xo

  11. beautiful me plus you
    May 14, 2012 / 10:47 am

    Ihad once eyelash extension at the salon aswell.. and it wasnt a great experince.. defo not worth the price… your are better of with falsies just for the special occasion! x Marina

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