Worst eyelash experience ever

I could say I’ve been on bed rest for the past 2 days. But it may not be the particular bed rest you had in mind. I just had the worst eyelash experience of my life…

As you may already know – I’ve been getting eyelash extensions for some time now. I must admit it’s such a bad addiction. It’s like always running back to your ex that has broken your heart countless times. Yes, it’s that addictive!

For the past few months I decided to try out a lash technician closer to my house. It’s literally a 10 minute walk. So convenient and so time consuming. I heard great things about them so why not try them out? I really loved my lashes the first couple of times. Thick, long and luscious. They would last me about 2 weeks and everything was smooth sailing.

It wasn’t until I had to get infills a few days ago. It was my usual infill routine. I got my eyelash infills at 1pm Saturday afternoon. Carried on with my day. I had a evening/night shift so I went to work as per normal. Half way through my shift I felt my right eye heating up. I left it alone because I had no idea what was going on. I went to the bathroom and had a look. It started to swell up a little…


The swell is on the corner of the eye. It’s really hard to tell at this stage. I don’t know if she used a different glue and my eye didn’t react well to it. Or if the false eyelash was stuck onto something else. Perhaps a growing eyelash? If anyone else has had a similar experience leave your comment below. I’m keen to know!

Nonetheless, I went on with my shift. Got home and went to bed hoping it would disappear the next morning.

And this is how I woke up the next morning…


Excuse my robe, messy hair and makeup-free face. This was my eye the next morning. It was so irritable, I woke up with a lot of discharge and basically looked like I got punched in my sleep.

I washed my face as per normal and also washed my eye with lukewarm water with a bit of salt. This apparently removes any bacteria (according to my mother). My eye was still irritable. I had to call in sick for work. I wasn’t going to go to work with an eye like that! I went to the doctors and got some eyedrops. The swelling went down by night but my eye still had redness and looked bruised.

I contacted my lash technician and she advised me to remove them. The best option would’ve been to remove them. But I didn’t because I didn’t want my money to go to waste as I only had my infills for less than 24 hours. So, I didn’t get them removed but if you have suffered from an allergic reaction like me I would highly recommend removing them.

I think once this set of lashes start falling off I’m going to give up having eyelash extensions for awhile. It will be hard but it’s time to let my natural lashes breathe a little.

I hope you guys enjoyed my post on my eyelash experience. If you’ve experienced something similar leave your comments below.

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12 thoughts on “Worst eyelash experience ever

  1. Aw!! I’ve been wanting to get eyelash extensions recently but I’m so scared of being sensitive to the glue or whatever & I hear so much about how it makes your real eyelashes fall out a bit. Hope your eye has gotten better! x

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    1. My eye is so much better. Thanks for asking. Just a strange little thing… my eyelid is peeling. So I’m assuming it’s from the glue? Just do your research and go to an established technician. Although sometimes the reaction can be a random cause :/


  2. I just got them for the first time, and my blog details my horrible experience. My eyes were SO irritated by the adhesive. It burned like nothing I’ve ever experienced and my right eye was swollen for a day.

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      1. I took some medication for pain and put a hot towel underneath my eye. They’ve been fine since then. However, I think I’ll stick with false lashes from now on.


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