My Eyelash Extensions at Milly's

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

[Eyelash Extension Tips + Pics] Hello everyone! Once again Im back on track (slowly but surely) clearing my backlogged posts and this is really waaay overdue, - Im embarrassed! About two months ago, I was supposed to be a bridesmaid for my friend's wedding and I had an upcoming holiday right after so in my wonky lazy mind, I suddenly decided to get some eyelash extensions done! It all started when my own friend wanted to know more about the extension procedure so she sought some advice from me. Prior to this, I have done eyelash extensions before at a salon near my place but that was quite a dreadful experience that I'll never forget, for all the wrong reasons. Eyelash extensions is not something I would recommend to anyone, because its really quite high maintenance, but once you prepare to put some effort in - I do think that the results are well worth it. 
Why do I need Eyelash Extensions?
Frankly speaking, the only reason I wanted to get them done is because I was LAZY.
I wanted a fuss-free alternative as opposed to putting on false lashes in the morning before the wedding gatecrash took place. (I had to be at the bride's place at 7am or something!) And I also wanted to save some time off doing makeup while on holiday. Who doesn't need more sleep?
Milly's has always been taking care of my nails (See Here and Here) so naturally I went to them to get my eyelash extensions. They are plenty of salons offering different types and styles of eyelash extensions so I can't speak for all but here's my experience with Milly's and even though my treatment is sponsored, it doesn't mean I'll blatantly advertise for them as its really not my style to do so.  
I made an appointment with Xiaoyue, at Milly's Far East Plaza branch for an eyelash extension appointment and was told that the procedure would easily take 30-45 minutes so do set some time aside if you intend to head down for the treatment.
I decided to take a picture of my natural lashes before and after I do the eyelash extension for comparison purposes.
Besides eyelash extensions, Milly's does an array of services which includes nails and hair extensions too.
Doing your homework 
I recommend looking at pictures of eyelash extensions and trying to know the type of extensions that you prefer. There is a variety of extensions available and many of them differ in lengths and thickness,  and if they are straight or criss-cross versions.
I found a great picture online to show you some of the types of extensions available commercially.
Pic linked from here 
What is available at Milly's
Milly's offer Single strand Mink Lashes to Cluster Bundle Lashes with prices ranging from $55-75. 
There are no hidden costs and if you like the experience, Milly's offer a 5x + 1 free eyelash extension package. Touch-ups cost typically between $10-30 each time. There is a free touch up within a week.
My Personal Choice
I wanted something Dolly, to mimic the lashes that I normally wear so I decided to choose the Cluster Bundle Criss-Cross lash with 2 different lengths, 10mm at the sides and 12 mm in the middle. This set would cost $65. 
(Lashes as seen above) 
What happens during the Eyelash Extension?
The procedure is takes place quickly after I chose my lash style and decided on the length of the lashes on the advice of my therapist. Im not wearing any eye makeup, no eyeliner or powder so they therapist saves time without the hassle of having to remove any eye makeup before the extension process.
The therapist sticks a kind of sticky tape under my eyes while I lie on the bed and proceed to have my eyes closed for the entire duration.
Im sorry coz the pictures turn out all crooked here coz my eyes were obviously closed so I anyhow shoot like gunfire ~ click, click, click! My therapist laughs and says for someone with her eyes closed, the #selfies looked decent enough. Lol.
Each strand of lash is individually glued on to the top of my natural eyelashes but thankfully, I had no reaction to the glue even with my incredibly sensitive skin. 
After 30 minutes
I could feel some weight on my eyes where the full set of eyelash extensions are, but to be truthful there is very minimal discomfort from the glue or lash. To dry the glue of the eyelash extensions, my therapist hands me a mini-fan (as seen below) and Im required to hold on to it while 'blowing' my eyes. This action speeds up the drying process so that I'll be done faster but I am cautioned to not get my eyes wet (eg.steam in facials) or to carry out swimming or sauna activities within a 48-hour period for best results.
Here's a clearer close-up of my freshly done eyelash extensions.
Final Results 
I took these pictures right after I was done and thankfully as you can see, there was very minimal irritation* on my skin or eyes after the procedure. 
*I cannot speak for everyone out there so I recommend you to be very aware while doing the extensions and if you feel any irritation or discomfort (burning sensation is never good) , it is better to be on the safe side and ask your therapist to stop immediately. Please do not go for the procedure if you have any open wounds or an aversion to eyelid infections or irritations. Do seek advise from a doctor if you are unsure.
I had quite afew questions on Instagram right after posting my eyelash extensions and also a couple of emails so I wanted to do up this post to address any concerns or questions. I'll touch on some of the commonly asked questions later in this post :)
One Week Later
Here's my eyelash extensions after a week.
I still think they looked perfect although I didnt really put in any effort to maintain them!
Eyelash extensions typically* last anything from 3 weeks to 1 and a half months (for the extremely diligent!) and here's some pictures of mine after around 3 and a half weeks.
*typically - on the average, but results vary. 
After 3 Half Weeks 
I could feel my extensions getting a little 'loose' as my natural lashes grow out or drop (normal hair cycle) 
You can choose to 'fill-in' your extensions (They cost $10-$30 depending on your current extension condition) if they become loose or drop out, but I would prefer to remove them and start anew.
As I wanted to let my eyelashes 'rest', I decided to remove my extensions.
Removing the extensions took around half an hour as the therapist would apply some 'jelly-like' eyelash removing substance on my eyelids before proceeding to remove them. There was no pain although it felt like someone was tugging my eyelashes from time to time. My therapist Yan (from Bugis branch) was extremely gentle and she reassured me that my natural lashes was intact (Thank God! haha) 
As you can see, the extensions didnt harm my natural lashes in any way and they looked pretty much the same as before although I reckon it was mainly due to the fact that I didn't have the extensions for a very long time. 
Tips for Eyelash Extensions 
- Always do you research
Check out the styles and know what lash look you prefer. Eg Single lash or cluster, Winged look with longer lashes at the ends or a center long lash Dolly look.
- Try not to wear any eye makeup when you head for your appointment
Its easier for the therapist to do the procedure without trying to remove any eyeliner or eyelash glue and reducing the chance of causing any skin irritation before you start. 
- If you feel any irritation or eye stinging at any time during the procedure, do speak up.
Everyone is different, and your eyes are most important so dun feel embarrassed or shy if you feel any pain. There should not be any sharp pain or burning sensation. Mild discomfort might be expected from the glue or some the feel of the lashes might need getting used to, but there should be no pain throughout the process.
- Don't get your extensions wet within 48 hours 
Of coz you can shower, but try not to keep your extensions soaked in water eg in sauna or swimming. I went for a non-hot yoga class the next day so exercise is still fine, but try to allow time for the glue to totally settle and dry.
- Resist the urge to pull or drag your lashes 
Yes they might feel abit hard or prickly soon after the extensions, but please dun pull them or tamper with them. If its extremely uncomfortable, go back to the salon and let your therapist take a look at it. Milly's provide a week of free touch up in any case.
- Do not use Oil or oil-based products with eyelash extensions
Oil or glycerin products tend to 'loosen' the glue and shorten their lifespan. I prefer to use a water-based makeup remover (Wipes are great too) and non-creamy (eg milk or cream-based) facial wash during this time.
- Try not to use mascara or heavy duty eye makeup eg waterproof eyeliners
I try to keep it simple so I dun keep using makeup remover on my extensions. With extensions, heavy eye makeup is really quite redundant as they look great on its own already. And please do not use eyelash curlers as it might break the adhesive bond of the lashes.
- Be gentle after the shower and while sleeping
Please resist all the urge to rub or sleep on your lashes in case they mis-shape. Just take extra caution when you dry your face by patting your lashes dry with a soft towel.
-Have fun!
Forget that they are there and enjoy your lashes! 
They are really a breeze to maintain after you get used to it in a couple of days :)
Hope you enjoy this post and do let me know if you have any questions!
Take care dear all!
Off for dinner xoxoxoxo
Facebook ♥ Instagram ♥ Twitter

You Might Also Like


  1. Very nice, Elaine! Eyelash extensions look good on you. Did you do it again? I love eyelash extensions and I wish they’re permanent. It’s a misconception that they could harm your natural eye lashes, but as long as you’re gentle and know how to maintain it, eyelash extensions are fab to keep. =)Julie @

  2. Hi Elaine,

    Your post is so detail from the homework till the removal!
    I did once before in KL and it was not so nice as expected. However, after the touch up it looks nicer. Still, i removed them after 4-5 weeks as some drop and loosen.
    myself still prefer fake eyelashes from shu uemura :)

  3. AmmmaZZZZing Blog
    thank you for posting.
    Good luck :)

  4. I just did cluster lash extensions last night but they feel so uncomfortable, especially during shower when I shut my eyes tight, the lashes cause severe discomfort to my eyelids. Thinking of removing them asap but such a waste of money :(

  5. Hi Peipeipeipei!
    Its normal to feel uncomfortable and even some tightness if its ur first time! Dun worry about it and if u can tahan, try to tahan for at least 2-3 days coz the extensions will loosen alittle by then. I do realize that tight extensions tend to last longer on me (they dun drop as fast) but if u feel any pain, excessive tearing or extreme discomfort, then pls remove them! If u did ur extensions at Millys, actually u can head back within a week for free touch-ups. :) Good luck and do keep me updated! :D

  6. I just did eyelash extension this morning at millys. My friends commented my eyes look swollen and I feel that too. Feels heavy and pokey.
    Is this normal? I'm worried because I have sensitive skin.

  7. Hi Joanne!
    Hows ur eyes?? Its not supposed to be swollen, some discomfort yes- but not swollen. Pls call the shop n have them take a look at it n perhaps remove it before ur skin gets worse! Keep me updated pls!!!

  8. For a long time me & my friend were searching for informative blogs, but now I am on the right place guys, you have made a room in my hea Wimpernverlängerung


  9. Specialist team of London Beauty Salon are committed to providing you European Facial, Tailored Dermalogica Medibac Facial, Tailored AGE Smart Facial, Tailored Ultracalming Dermalogica Emergency Facial, Express Facial, eyelash extensions, Waxing for men and women, full body massage, Waxing and hair removal, HD brows, Botox treatment, Semi permanent makeup or lashes with the very best salon experience.


    The Do's and Don'ts of Getting Eyelash Extensions

  10. Beauty is an important thing for everyone and more important to know about beauty. This website gives all time beauty tips. I am more enjoyed reading your description. I offer to you natural Beauty Tips and teaching Commercial to Residential Conversion

  11. Great thanks for sharing this post. I was looking for something like this. Your post have inspires me a lot.Thanks
    skin care treatments studio city

  12. What lens are you wearing?

  13. Really nice post, Thanks for sharing useful and informative post,
    best eyelash extensions in los angeles

  14. really interesting post,
    amazing information you get here


  15. Hi there,

    You Here In chicago....Experience the kind of personalized attention usually reserved for celebrities, but without the matching Beverly Hills prices, at our friendly local salon! Chicago Lashes is your resource for stunning makeup, nails and eyelashes.Read more at-: Best Mink Lashes Chicago

    Thanks & Welcome

  16. It's just perfect article about eyelash extension,.
    lash extensions


  17. howdy pricey readers,

    What a pleasing blog !! you furthermore might understand that very informative who love lashes.... whatever...see here Come to Chicago Lashes for beautiful, low-cost lash extensions, provided by professional makeup artists, in an superb, luxurious putting proper inside the town! study more at-: Best Mink Lashes Chicago

    thank you & Welcome
    Rose Daina


  18. Hello Friends,

    You know about The Lashe. Eyelash extensions are a popular cosmetic enhancement as are hair extensions that add beauty. The only difference with them is that they give more fullness, thickness and length to eyelashes instead of to hair. Its Lashe See more: eyelash extensions

    You are welcome
    Rose Daina

  19. Thanks for this wonderful and amazing post about eyebrows,.
    Eyelash Extensions

  20. I am very thankful for this really helpful post,
    Manual Permanent Make Up

  21. hi Rode diana
    i came up in your description in that you described approximately the beauty products wished for eyelashes and eyelash extension classes and properly it became really helpful. To.To get extra facts about this website you may go to-Chicago Lashes

  22. Hello Rose
    I noticed the well furnished site you stated approximately earlier in your description about eye lashes and mink eyelash extensions i simply wanna say it is an outstanding website-you may look right here because this the nice eyelashes services inside the market-Chicago Lashes

  23. Hello dear admin
    This an awesome blog. what an informative this is. Actually this is very informative.In a time when most people believe they have seen it all; along comes a new trend-setting beauty salon that specializes in eyes! Much like the evolution of nail salons, many envision eyelash salons becoming equally as popular.Read more at- Best Mink Lashes Chicago

    Best wist for you
    Zona Alden

  24. Hello dear admin
    This an awesome blog. what an informative this is. Actually this is very informative.There are many ways to enhance the look of eyelashes, including eyelash extensions, false eyelashes, eyelash curlers, and other products such as and mascara. Eyelash extensions are by far the best option for eyelash enhancement.Read more at- Chicago Lashes Eyelash Extensions

    Best wist for you
    Zona Alden


  25. Hello dear admin
    This an awesome blog. what an informative this is. Actually this is very informative.There is not much you can do about make-up wearing or smudging but if the eyes are the gates to the soul, or your lover's heart, then surely there is something you can do to maximise their impact on a more permanent basis? New products are treatments are being created all the time to provide those Hollywood looks without breaking the bank.Read more at- eyelash extension training

    Best wist for you
    Zona Alden


  26. Hello dear admin
    This an awesome blog. what an informative this is. Actually this is very informative.Have you ever wondered how models in magazines and actresses on the big screen have such bold and velvety looking eyelashes? For many of the industry insiders, the secret to long and fabulous lashes is to use mink hairs rather than synthetic ones.Read more at- eyelash extension training

    Best wist for you
    Zona Alden

  27. Hello dear admin
    This an awesome blog. what an informative this is. Actually this is very informative.After a night of romancing out on the town, our fluttery eyed heroine settles into the bathroom to cleanse off her face and settle for the evening. She washes her skin carefully, removes lipstick, foundation and shadow. Now, on to the fabulously glamourous false eyelashes. She starts at the outside corner and tugs gently, only to be stopped in her tracks from the immense pain. She realizes she's actually pulling out her natural lashes in the process. What's a girl to do? Read more at- Eyelash Extensions

    Best wist for you
    Zona Alden

  28. Hello dear admin
    This an awesome blog. what an informative this is. Actually this is very informative.Trying to get those longer, thicker lashes? There are numerous females that are certainly not blessed with thicker, longer eyelashes natural. Technological innovation has altered just how females can easily acquire these sorts of eyelashes with out fake eyelashes using sloppy glue as well as medical procedures.Read more at- Eyelash Extensions

    Best wist for you
    Zona Alden

  29. Hi Dear,
    How are you, choice you r first-rate. I say about the amazing paurlor. Its awesome paurlor. Eyelash extensions is a identified technique, nowadays used by nearly all celebrities and fashions, through that you are able to experience the splendor you constantly craved for. not only the ladies with any defection in their lashes, however any individual looking for appealing seems can attempt it. See more right here: Chicago Lashes Eyelash Extensions

    You are most welcome

  30. Greetings!!

    I just read out a great blog. here is I got very good information on eyelashes product. Thanks for sharing this types of great article.
    If you are looking to advance your career as a beauty therapist it is essential that you move with the times. Here are four reasons to get eyelash extension training.See more at-
    Eyelash Extension Training

    Best wist for you
    Sara Jabin

  31. Greetings!!

    I just read out a great blog. here is I got very good information on eyelashes product. Thanks for sharing this types of great article.
    Eye lash extensions help to enhance the natural beauty around your eyes, and will provide you with long, beautiful lashes without the need for mascara. The extensions will provide a dramatic look, which can ensure that your eyes become the focus of your face.See more at-Lash Extensions

    Best wist for you
    Sara Jabin

  32. Hi there

    What A present serprise for all. please read attentively.After building a lashe.There are three phases with respect to the growing of eyelashes, the first of which is known as the anagen phase, or the active growth stage. This is because 30% of the eyelashes are actively growing at this stage. Seven weeks is the typical length of this stage.Read more at-Chicago Lashes Eyelash Extensions

    Thanks and welcome


Hello there, Pixie! Feel free to leave a comment, thanks! xo

My Reads

Blog Archive