When it comes to my lashes, I’m definitely a no fuss chica. I’m not a glam puss that wears false lashes regularly. I’m not even good at gluing them on. My daily routine consist of curling my lashes and using my trusty $5 Maybelline Waterproof Great Lash mascara. So, a few months ago when I heard about Lashdip, I was a bit intrigued. The idea of having my lashes look perfectly curled and coated with mascara when I awake everyday seemed almost unreal.
My researched started out by finding what cosmetic empire created this magnificent idea. To my surprise the procedure was created by make-up artists Jessica Harley (heir to Harley-Davidson motorcycles) and Gina Mondragon. Developed in just 2 years, Lashdip was the answer to the busy woman who doesn’t want to worry about smearing, clumping, and flaking. The process consist of brushing the lashes with a semi permanent, tacky mascara like formula that sets and stays on for up to 4 weeks. Sounds impossible? Almost too good to be true. So I set out on my mission. The “long lasting beautiful lashes” mission.
The mission started with booking an appointment at Courtney Akai Lash Boutique. Getting an appointment at this place is like trying to get the Pope to listen to your confessions. After weeks went by. I finally got an appointment with Christian Zamora. I was a bit nervous, but excited. What if I go blind? What if the end result has me looking like Tammy Faye Baker? With Mr. Zamora being the go to make-up artist for stars like Katie Holmes and Nina Gracia, I knew I would be in good hands.
The Akai Lash Boutique is located on 5th Avenue across from the legendary Bryant Park, only made sense. I was greeted at the door by a cute receptionist, who informed me they have been waiting for me. The boutique is girly chic. Bright pink walls, sexy art deco chandeliers and funky wall art that made the hallways of the building its located in look like a dungeon. While guzzling my bottled water the receptionist handed me, I could hear ladies swooning over how great their new lashes looked. “Your amazing!”, exclaimed one lady to Christian. My tiny bit of fear subsided and I was now ready for my futuristic lashes.
Step one: lay down on your back. Step two: close your eyes. Yes, the Lashdip procedure is that simple. First, my lashes were curled with a heated lash curler and then the Lashdip formula was painted on. A few laughs with Christian, dating gossip, and a yawn or two later I was done. 45 minutes and my lashes looked full and wet. Christian explained to me that I would have to come back in a few weeks for maintence.
It’s been 5 days and my lashes are still holding up. Lashdip has shaved about 5-7 minutes off my daily routine. This product lived up to the hype. I’m very impressed. This isn’t a cheap beauty short cut. It cost around $200. I wouldn’t get this done monthly, but I would suggest it to the busy working mother or for a girl who is going on a long vacation with her new beau.
To set up your appointment go to www.christianzamora.com or www.courtneyakai.com