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5 Tips to Prepare and Help Maintain Eyelash Extensions

Good Morning and Happy Friday! We finally made it to the end of the week! (*throws hands up) I have a busy day ahead of me but before that we are closing on Beauty Week.  I hope you guys enjoyed this because I know I did.  It was something very different for me but a good different.  I’ll try to have more dedicated weeks like this in the future if this is something you all enjoyed.  For the last day of beauty week, I will be talking about the oh so popular and famous, lashes. I’ll be sharing 5 tips to prepare you and help maintain eyelash extensions!

How many of you have gotten eyelashes extensions or have been thinking of getting them?  Well good news! I have and I’ve definitely formed an opinion over them.  For quite some time, I had been thinking about getting them on because they just looked so fabulous on everyone.  The one thing that stopped was that I know I mess with my eyes WAYY to much.  First off I wear contacts and if I’m not wearing them I wear glasses.  All I could think about is how annoying it must feel to have them on.  Let’s jump into how to prepare and how to maintain and I’ll continue to share my experiences.

Tip #1 Wash your hair before you go for your appointment

So being that this was my first time getting eyelash extensions, I had no idea about any of the rules or how to plan for them.  I mean they are just lashes right? Well I usually wash my hair every other day and this was my “other day.”  Little did I know that you can’t even get your lashes wet until 48 hours have passed.  WHAT!?! I had an event the next day and needed to have my hair washed and ready to go.  Needless to say I had my sweet boyfriend wash my hair for me (thank god).  This was probably not a great way to start my lashes experiences because anything that stops me from living my everyday life is a no in my book.

Tip #2 Don’t wear makeup on the lid for about 3 days

What I’m really saying here is don’t wear any eyeshadow or eyeliner.  If you want to line your waterline I guess that’s okay as long as it’s not an oil based product (or they will fall out quicker.)  I did the horrible mistake of wearing a little bit of shadow to give my eyes some depth on the second day and it was SO hard to get it off just because I was so scared I was going to mess up my lashes (again the no living my everyday life thing).  I can’t get water on them but I don’t want to wear the makeup all night like how am I supposed to wash my face!?

Tip #3 Don’t wear makeup at ALL

Okay some people will argue about this and that’s fine.  But the only reason I say this is because A. it’s so much easier in general and B. you look so great with just lashes on.  If you followed my Instagram stories last weekend you know that I went on a trip to Austin and got some hiking done.  Well I don’t ever wear makeup to the gym unless it’s already on my face and this was no different.  I walked out in my glasses with my lashes and I seriously felt all done up.  The love really started hitting and I couldn’t stop it.  Trust me try it without it and you will love the “I woke up like this” look.

Tip #4 Brush your lashes daily

If you see lashes falling out after the first couple of days don’t worry! Most of the time they do put more or extra lashes in so that when they do fall out you will have the others there and they won’t look bare.  Keep them maintained by brushing them lately and this will also help with getting any stragglers out of there.  The last thing anyone wants is their own eyelash let alone a fake eyelash in their eye.  With brushing them daily (or twice if you are like me) it will keep its shape and help you have them in the right direction.

Tip #5 Clean them daily and buy clear mascara

At first I didn’t think I was going to be buying the clear mascara because I thought I could just deal with them as is.  Well totally wrong because of wind and nature and such the mascara is very much needed.  But with buying the clear mascara you will definitely need to wash them daily.  I use mild soap and warm water while lightly brushing them out with my fingers.  I don’t like to wipe because when I first did that a couple pulled off.  Once I let them dry and then I brush them so that they can keep their shape!

I hope I was able to answer any questions that you guys may have had! If you have any other questions please leave them down below in the comments!


I’m happy to announce I have a second giveaway going on and this one is so good guys! It’s a full eyelash extension set from Amazing Lash! If you’ve been thinking about trying out lashes or got them done once and want to go back this is the time! The giveaway is being held on my Instagram and is super easy!

The rules are:

  1. You must live in Houston.
  2. Follow me @lovelysilvia on Instagram.
  3. Follow @amazinglashshadowcreek on Instagram.
  4. Like and tag two friends on the giveaway photo. (It will look similar to one above.)

Good luck to everyone who enters!



Silvia M.

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  • Reply Katherine

    I loveeee eyelash extensions and yours look so pretty! I totally agree about not wearing eye makeup at all. I try to avoid it at all costs because it definitely does reduce the amount of time my lashes stay in.

    Have you ever tried the like classic vs dramatic version? i’ve always tried the classic, but recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of people go for the volume ones!

    June 2, 2017 at 9:11 am
    • Reply Silvia

      I did the classic and I’m not sure if I’ll do the dramatic because of my glasses and such but they are gorgeous!

      June 5, 2017 at 3:11 am
  • Reply rainbowflash94yahoocom

    I’ve never had extensions but these are such great tips! The finished product looked great on you!

    xoxo A

    June 2, 2017 at 10:22 am
  • Reply Jordyn

    I would love to get lash extensions but I’ve heard the upkeep can get pretty expensive. Gosh they look SO good though. These tips are going to be my go-tos if I ever break down and get lash extensions again (:

    June 2, 2017 at 11:13 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Yeah it can get pricey but there are so many great deals I feel.

      June 5, 2017 at 3:12 am
  • Reply Sydney Power

    Girl you always look so amazing, i really love the results!

    June 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      You are seriously so sweet! Thank you!

      June 5, 2017 at 3:12 am
  • Reply Kristen

    These are all such wonderful tips! Thank you for sharing and the giveaway sounds amazing 🙂

    June 2, 2017 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply Ash

    These are really great tips! I haven’t gotten lash extensions before but I’ll be sure to follow these when I do!

    Ash |

    June 3, 2017 at 2:27 am
    • Reply Silvia

      You should try them!

      June 5, 2017 at 3:13 am
  • Reply Annette Dattilo

    Such great tips. Things I would have NEVER even thought about. They definitely look fabulous!

    June 3, 2017 at 8:06 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Thanks friend 🙂

      June 5, 2017 at 3:13 am
  • Reply Rachel R Ritlop

    So helpful! I’ve only had falsies for my wedding day but loved wearing them!

    June 3, 2017 at 9:24 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Yeah they definitely add an extra glam factor.

      June 5, 2017 at 3:13 am
  • Reply sofieyah

    Great tips! I don’t think i’ll ever get lash extensions because of how high maintenance they are, but they look great on you!!

    June 3, 2017 at 9:25 am
  • Reply Alix Maza

    I got eyelash extensions last year and didn’t even think about maintenance haha. I might try again with these tips.


    June 3, 2017 at 10:55 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Me neither but it’s been a learning process lol

      June 5, 2017 at 3:14 am
  • Reply xoxobellablog

    I use to get them done all the time! They are so fab! great tips.

    June 3, 2017 at 11:23 am
  • Reply nbanuelosblog

    Wow, I love your lash extensions!

    June 3, 2017 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Anna

    Great tips for anyone thinking of getting eyelash extensions!

    June 4, 2017 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Cameron Dufore

    Great tips for someone considering getting extensions! They are a bit too pricey for me, but they definitely look great!

    June 4, 2017 at 12:57 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      If it’s your first time they always offer a discount to try! 🙂

      June 5, 2017 at 3:15 am
  • Reply Macarena

    Welcome to the club!! I’ve been doing them for over 7 months now and I am seriously addicted. They’re the best.

    P.S. Another great way to wash them is with a little brush!

    xo //

    June 4, 2017 at 1:45 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Ooo I’ll definitely have to try that! Thanks! 🙂

      June 5, 2017 at 3:16 am
  • Reply TamaraG

    I’ve been debating getting eyelash extensions because I love the look. Great tips.

    June 4, 2017 at 10:46 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      There is no harm in trying! 🙂

      June 5, 2017 at 3:16 am
  • Reply Erica

    OMG I would’ve never known to not wash my hair beforehand…what a good insider tip!

    Coming Up Roses

    June 5, 2017 at 8:00 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Yeah definitely wash it before you go!

      June 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply Amy

    I’ve been so curious about eyelash extensions lately bc mine are nonexistent! Yours look great!

    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    June 5, 2017 at 10:42 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Aww thanks girl!

      June 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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