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Sometimes I Want to Be a Pretty, Pretty Princess

For those of you who know me personally, you know I am very much a "no muss, no fuss" sort of girl. In regards to getting ready for the day, if it takes more than 10-15 minutes to complete, then I am simply not going to do it.

My morning routine goes as follows:

  • Wake up approximately 30 minutes before I have to leave for work.
  • Run hands through hair and observe self in mirror. Is a shower required today?
  • If the answer to the above question is 'no,' lay back down in bed for another 10 minutes.
  • If 'yes,' take a shower.
  • Once 10-minute nap / shower is complete, put on clothing that is passable for human eyes and maintains a certain amount of modesty and propriety.
  • Let dog out for the addressing of bodily functions.
  • Feed and water dog.
  • Hop in car and head to work.

I rarely wear makeup unless it's a special occasion, and I'll be damned if I actually do something with my hair than put it up in a ponytail for the day. I work in a warehouse, people. No one cares what I look like, including (if not especially) me.

All in all, my process for getting ready for the day takes anywhere from 15-30 minutes, and that's the way I like it.

That doesn't mean, however, that I don't want to feel like a Pretty, Pretty Princess sometimes.

I've been working a lot lately, so I decided to reward myself for all of my hard work by buying myself something fancy. Now, as you all know, I am moving to South Korea this coming February to teach English for a currently undecided span of time, so it makes little to no sense for me to buy myself something materialistic. No reason to buy any more books (fighting off that impulse was difficult, let me tell you), no BluRays, etc... No things.

So I started scouring sites like Groupon and Amazon Local for deals for massages, laser hair removal, and so on.

Amazon Local provided me with a lovely discount for Eyelash Extensions, something that I would never, ever do simply because full price service is completely ridiculous. The going rate is around $250 for the first visit, and around $80 for a "fill-in" around 3-4 weeks later.

I mean, at those prices, those lashes had better be freaking gold or something.

So imagine my surprise when I found an Amazon Local deal for $89 dollars for the first visit. It's still a lot of money for what is essentially a non-invasive cosmetic procedure, but compared with the original $250 bill...

I went for it. Judge me for spending $89 dollars on something stupid like eyelash extensions, but don't judge me for taking advantage of a good deal.

My appointment was this past Saturday, and I went into it not really knowing what all I was getting myself into. I knew there was adhesive involved, but other than that, I knew little to nothing. I must admit that my research was perfunctory, but thankfully the experience was a good one.

After all is said and done, I'm really pleased with the results. Jordan, the woman who applied the lashes was super friendly and very skilled (Lord knows if I tried to do what she did, all of my clients would walk out missing an eye or something equally as if not moreso horrifying), and I felt comfortable the whole time, even though she was within inches of my eyeball with a pair of sharp tweezers for around an hour and a half.

I will state that it's absolutely not worth the $250 (that's my inner miser talking), but discounted, totally. Especially if it's meant to be a pampering experience. I walked out of there feeling like a million bucks with sexy bedroom eyes.

Where are the before and after pictures, you ask? Well, you're in luck, because I actually had enough forethought to take some photos just for you. No need to thank me.

Here's what I looked like before. I don't have terrible lashes, but they're definitely not moviestar-worthy.


And here - drum roll, please - is what they look like now!

For those of you who want to see how it looks without the extreme closeup, here be my face.

Bow chicka.
And there you have it!

If you live in Nashville, go see Jordan at Wink Nashville! You won't regret it! Also, feel free to EMAIL ME if you want a special discount! If you're a girl on the go with no time for mascara, then this is definitely for you.



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