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From the Budget Board: Eyelash extensions, totally worth it.
« on: August 18, 2015, 01:26:56 PM »
http://disboards.com/threads/are-eyelash-extensions-worth-it.3438361/

The disboards budget board is a bit of a laugh under normal conditions. (I mean, it is generally either: how do I reduce my enormous Disney budget, or how do I make cuts so I can afford Disney?")  But this one took the cake for me.

I was shocked (or maybe not shocked? Based on how much these people justify as "worth it") that pretty much EVERYONE took the position that it is worth the insane amount of money to get eyelash extensions.

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Re: From the Budget Board: Eyelash extensions, totally worth it.
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2015, 01:42:24 PM »
wtf are eyelash extensions? I've heard of eyelash tinting but not extensions. Are they similar to permanent falsies? Why is it $75-100 a month for upkeep? I have so many questions!

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Re: From the Budget Board: Eyelash extensions, totally worth it.
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2015, 02:04:28 PM »

I knew someone who got them. Once a month she'd go to a salon and they would glue little hairs onto her lash line to fill them out. I don't get it.

Based on the articles I've read, they actually glue them to the existing lashes.  So one part of the upkeep is that as your natural lash falls out, your fake one does too. 


I've used false lashes on special occasions, but I'm talking $3 at the dollar store. (The ones that come in groups of 3-4 look better than the ones that come in the whole row.)  But the idea of needing this on a regular basis is baffling to me.

The idea that anyone on a freaking BUDGET BOARD agrees is even more so.

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2015, 02:10:00 PM »
My sister gets her eyelashes tinted - but she is a nurse and I think it costs maybe $15 a month and saves her a lot of time in the morning (we have invisible eyelashes in the family)
Upon further research I discovered my assistant has them and the process sounds almost as horrific as the price.

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Re: From the Budget Board: Eyelash extensions, totally worth it.
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2015, 02:22:35 PM »
Ahhh, the Budget Board from the DIS.  I used to post there regularly, but the insanity was too much.  I love the threads asking if they should still go to WDW even though they just lost their job and had no money or the ones that skipped a mortgage payment in order to pay for a Disney trip.  I love Disney world more than most, but I never understood sacrificing the future for a vacation.

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Re: From the Budget Board: Eyelash extensions, totally worth it.
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2015, 11:06:46 PM »
I used to nanny in a very high-end neighborhood. One of my favorite moments is when the preschool-aged child asked me if my eyelashes were real or not. His mom got extensions regularly so the kid thought everybody did it.

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Re: From the Budget Board: Eyelash extensions, totally worth it.
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2015, 08:53:17 PM »
Someone in our extended family is actually a "Lash Artist" or some bullshit like that and it's CRAZY how much women are willing to pay for someone to glue tiny hairs unto their eyelids.  Newsflash:  mascara works just as good...that's all I use and in my circle, where things like eyelash extensions are somewhat frequent, I have been asked if I get them.  Services by this "Lash Artist" start at $325 and can go as high as $450.

INSANITY, pure and simple.

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Re: From the Budget Board: Eyelash extensions, totally worth it.
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2015, 03:52:23 PM »
Gosh, even if I had a gift certificate to get this done free, I wouldn't want it!

People are impressive in their ability to dream up new ways for people to spend money.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2015, 08:52:10 PM by Jakejake »

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2015, 05:01:14 AM »
Crazy - and I always additionally find myself wondering - who has the time for this? I mean, if you get your eyelashes glued on monthly, I'm assuming a fairly high maintenance person - do they also get their nails done weekly, professional hair color every couple months, salon haircuts, waxing, etc. etc? I mean - who the heck has time to sit around having someone fuss on you for an hour + every week? Leaving cost aside - I hate taking time out of my schedule to go sit around being bored having someone paint my toenails or whatever.

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Re: From the Budget Board: Eyelash extensions, totally worth it.
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2015, 08:44:39 PM »
I have incredibly short eyelashes. So short that they are invisible.

I do not have extensions or use mascara.

This has not negatively affected my life in any way.

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Re: From the Budget Board: Eyelash extensions, totally worth it.
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2015, 12:14:26 AM »
^
At $100, they would be a STEAL!

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Re: From the Budget Board: Eyelash extensions, totally worth it.
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2015, 05:25:04 AM »
This is great! Never thought of following DIS budget board for my daily dose of free entertainment :).
The "saving to buy a house" and "help me with my groceries budget" take on a very different meaning there ...

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Re: From the Budget Board: Eyelash extensions, totally worth it.
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2015, 05:41:40 AM »
People with fake eyelashes look like dolls to me, and that is not a compliment. They manage to put an actual person in the uncanny valley.

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Re: From the Budget Board: Eyelash extensions, totally worth it.
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2015, 06:39:35 AM »
This is great! Never thought of following DIS budget board for my daily dose of free entertainment :).
The "saving to buy a house" and "help me with my groceries budget" take on a very different meaning there ...

I freaking love DIS boards just for entertainment value.

It's also fun to read the restaurant reviews.  YUM.  But no way would I pay those prices.