My new fluttering eyelashes thanks to Novalash

Novalash eyelash extension My new fluttering eyelashes thanks to Novalash

Hello Vivabellas! What new beauty treats or products did you get this new year? Well, for me, I went for an eyelash extension and got myself brand new fluttering eyelashes! Well, even I was surprised at my decision to do this, considering I am someone who repelled against wearing falsies and the one time I had them on was during my wedding but I actually tore them off as soon as the makeup artist was out of sight. Ha! So should I say vanity and curiosity got the better of me this time and since I didn’t have to pay for the service and was promised that I won’t emerge from the extension looking remotely like barbie doll, I decided to give it a shot.

Lightweight lashes that are applied lash-by-lash
My eyelash extension was done at Lolita, the only store in Singapore that offers NovaLash eyelash extensions. This extension approach is special because instead of the usual clustered lashes used for most eyelash extensions, here we have semi-permanent individual lashes meticulously applied lash-by-lash, bonded with medical-grade adhesives, by certified professional NovaLash extensionists. I haven’t done any eyelash extension before so I can’t make any effective comparisons in terms of the lashes. However, my bestie who also had the same Novalash extension done on her eyelashes confirmed that Novalash lashes are very light. She had learnt eyelash extension some time back so she definitely knows more than me.

Synthetic eyelash My new fluttering eyelashes thanks to Novalash

Advantages over cluster lashes
Besides being weightless, Novalash eyelash extension technique allows natural lashes to grow and thrive. Compared to the usual cluster lashes that are commonly used in the eyelash extension market, Novalash eyelashes have to be applied lash-by-lash. Hence, without several natural lashes stuck together to a cluster, this would not cause a faster growing natural lash to pull out slower growing lashes from the root and then causing permanent damage to our eyelash follicle. Additionally, the Novalash eyelash extension technique does not clog our eyelash follicle as no adhesive is applied to our eyelid. This is why this technique ensures no “poking feel” after the extension is done. In fact, I would say I don’t even feel like I have eyelash extension unless I touch it. And those concerned about product safety would probably be pleased to know that only formaldehyde-free, pharmaceutical-grade lash extension adhesives are used.

Eyelash extension tweezers My new fluttering eyelashes thanks to Novalash

Application techniques of the eyelash extensionist
I used to think that eyelash extension would make my eyes look very unnatural but apparently, I’ve been mistaken as I didn’t realize that we can still look natural through the choice of eyelash extensions as they come in different texture and length. Interestingly, I found out that how the lashes are adhered on our natural lashes also makes a difference. Okay, I learnt of three techniques at Lolita – top, bottom and side – but I only remember that we can get fuller looking lashes when the extensionist bond the lashes on the side of our eyelases. I can’t quite remember the results from the other two techniques now.

Certified lash extensionist My new fluttering eyelashes thanks to Novalash

Eyelash extension cycle
Apparently, the Novalash eyelash extension can last about 4 weeks based on our own natural lash growth cycle if properly cared for. Thereafter, you can maintain the look via touchup services. The reason why this extension can last longer is because the extensionists extend based on the new growth of our eyelashes, rather than extending using our matured lashes.

Individual bonding My new fluttering eyelashes thanks to Novalash

Care for the Novalash eyelash extension
I do like the new look I have but I have to say I needed time to get used to them. Although I felt like I had nothing on now, but as soon as I’m washing my face, I can feel them on my eyes. It took me a while to get used to the idea and the good thing is, I don’t wear a lot of eye makeup and so I don’t need to use a special eye cleanser because I was told I should not use an oil product near my eyes as that would damage the extensions. In addition, if you have your eyelash extended, make sure you don’t rub and scratch your eyes!

pic My new fluttering eyelashes thanks to Novalash

Price menu
Okay, here are the prices for the Novalash eyelash extension:
Natural lustrous 60 lashes @ $159 (60mins session) First trial @ $89 nett
Promotion : Save $245 when you purchase 5 session at $550

Glamourous 90 lashes @ $199 (90mins session)
Promotion : Buy 3 session and get 4 free touchup session worth $276

Touchup/Refill 30lashes @ $69 or 40 lashes @ $79

Lolita is located at 6 Raffles Boulevard #B1-12 Marina Square (direct access from Esplanade Exchange). You can also look up their website or contact them at 6338 9981 or SMS 9683 7339 to find out more. And if you like to see more of my pictures, look them up on my Facebook page here.

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Comments

  1. chloe says

    hi, i did the extension before..No doubt it’s very nice and natural..but it was disaster after i removed it.. 30% of my original lashes dropped..Thus, my advice for you is try not to wear it too long :P Furthermore, the maintenance is not as easy as most ppl thought

    • sesame says

      I ask the same question as Raelynn…was it Novalash that you did? I understand that for those using cluster lashes especially, chances are, your natural lash growth might be affected.

  2. Raelynn says

    Oh no! No oil cleansers allowed!! But having said that.. Wow… Costs quite a bit of money too…

    To Chloe: did you do it at novalash or did you do it at another place that also does lash by lash extension?? Care to share your experiences in more detail?

    • sesame says

      It doesn’t come cheap but when I think of the effort they put in lash-by-lash, I think the price is okay. But I am unlikely to pay to do this because it’s not really my style to use falsies and extended lashes. I just wanted to give a try.

  3. says

    Wow, that’s expensive. I don’t think I can justify it. I would first give a shot to the products that promise to improve the growth of the lashes. Have you tried any of those?

    • sesame says

      I think Novalash cost a lot more in States but if you’re comparing with other brands, then I don’t know.

      I’ve used some products that promote lashes but actually I find that when I use oil products, my lashes grow quite well. But, I cannot get it thicker or darker.

  4. stella says

    sorry but they look a little messy, at least in the pix.

    they are little difficult to maintain, but so worth the effort imo–i can literally walk out of my bed and go anywhere with no makeup with eyelash extensions!

    • sesame says

      A little unruly at some angles…might be cos after I washed my face and mess it up. I find it quite hard to wash like I said and must avoid scratching and rubbing especially during sleep!

  5. fwy says

    I did an eyelash perm at Jean Yip Salon a few years ago. It didn’t realy look good on me and so I decide not to go back for touch ups. I cannot remember how much I paid though.

  6. says

    May we clarify some queries?

    If you look closely, the natural lash have a curl and attaching extension on natural lash instead of skin will take on the angle of the natural lash.

    The reason we use only novalash is simple, their technique of no adhering to skin so that we can promise no premature lash drop and their superior adhesive formulated by physicians and contains no formaldehyde.

    Lolita team

    • sesame says

      Thank you! I’m liking them more of more but they’re so natural, I don’t feel they are there until I wash my face…thing is I tend to spend time washing my eye area and usually end up rubbing them a bit before realizing.

  7. Tara says

    Ahhh! They look so natural/awesome on you :) Now i am so convinced to go do it, too. Broke student here :( Haha. Can you wash your face as usual? Cuz my friends who did the cluster-type eyelash extensions were told not to splash water at their eye area at all. And i wouldn’t know how to cope with that since i usually wash my face with rinse-off cleansers/soak my whole face during showers.

    Also, have you tried bottom lash extensions? Heard they do it, too, for $69! Do update us on your current lash extensions in time to come :)

    • sesame says

      You can wash as usual but avoid oil cleanser. But it’s not so easy to wash the eye area…got to rub horizontally on the eye area and be gentle. Haha…sometimes I forget and cos of that, some have dropped off.

  8. Vanessa says

    Dear Sesame,

    My name is Vanessa & I’m a Novalash Certified and Authentic Korean Eyelash Extensionist. All I can say about myself is that I have a passion and talent in eyelash extension. I’d like to invite you to have a try with my service to see it for yourself.
    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Warm regards,
    Vanessa Doan

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