February Instagram Round Up Week 2 + Weekend Sales

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!


Happy Friday friends!

Coming at you with another weekly Instagram round up! Lots of good sales happening this weekend for President’s Day so I’m sharing those at the bottom as well! Also, in case you missed it – I did an American Eagle AND Target try on within the last week! All outfits can be shopped here and videos are saved to my Instagram highlights!


This week’s top sellers:

  1. This sweater from Amazon was the top seller for this week and last week! I’m wearing the XS/S, but it easily could go for sizes XS-L because it’s so oversized! Would work for a bump too 🤗
  2. Another sweater from Amazon – we all love our Prime! This one is one size but fits like a S-M. It is cropped so perfect for high-waisted denim!
  3. The Urban Outfitters thermal. This closet staple was on MAJOR sale this week. If you missed it, this one from yesterday’s Target try on is a great, affordable alternative!
  4. These Amazon leggings! I wear these all the time, and they’re such great quality! Ship prime & fit TTS.
  5. These mom jeans from American Eagle.  Absolutely LOVE these jeans! They’re so trendy & come in short, regular & long! I wear the regular length & cuff them. They’re also currently on sale!

Outfits:

All of this week’s outfits are below with links and sizing details under the photos!

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Cardigan (XS – oversized) | TeeMadewell makes the best everyday tees! (XS – TTS) | Denim (25P – TTS) | Boots (size down .5)| Bag

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Pullover (S – sized up one)  | Denim (0reg)

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Sweater (S – sized up one)| Denim (0short) | Boots (TTS) | Bag

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Sweater (XS/S) | Leggings (S – size up one)| Boots (similar) | Bag

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Tee (XS – TTS) | Denim (0reg) | Shoes (size down .5) | Cup

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Sweater (sold out! But this one by the same brand is a new fave!) | Denim (0reg) | Shoes (TTS) | Bag | Cup



February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Top (XS – oversized) | Leggings (XS – TTS) | Boots (TTS)

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Top (S – sized up one) | Leggings (S – size up one) | Cup

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Sweater (OS) | Denim (26reg – size up one)| Boots (follow size guide) | Clothing Rack

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Flannel (XS – TTS) | Vest (Similar) | Denim (26reg – size up one)| Bag | Boots (TTS)

February Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Top (XS – TTS) | Denim (0reg)


WEEKEND SALES

ABERCROMBIE // 50% off select styles

AMERICAN EAGLE // 25-60% off EVERYTHING + FREE SHIP!

BAUBLE BAR // 80% off tons of jewelry! (my faves on this page!)

DSW // Free lunch tote + containers with $39 purchase (kinda random but a good deal, lol) (updated faves on this page)

EXPRESS // 40% off EVERYTHING! (my faves are on this page!)

LOFT // 40% off full priced styles with code XOXO (my top picks are on this page!)

OLD NAVY // 50% off EVERYTHING! (my faves are on this page!)

TARGET // 25% off home (& my recent try-on can be found here & the videos are saved to my Instagram highlights!)


I touched on this last week, but I’m proud to say that I actually took some personal time for myself  this week. Not because I was stressed or anxious or had a migraine. Simply because I’m sincerely trying out this thing called work-life balance as away to get ahead of stress, a big trigger for migraines, which you know I dealt with a lot last month. I have to say, it was really nice. I came to the realization this week that I have no problem rationalizing the need to work 7 days a week, but I’m practically incapable of being able to take an hour to read a book on a Monday afternoon. Why is that?

There was a lot of “love” talk this week with Valentine’s being yesterday so I’d like to remind you (and myself) the importance of practicing self-love regularly. If you don’t already, make sure to build in time for YOU everyday. Even if it’s 30 minutes, even if you have to wake up early to do it, you’ll feel much more fulfilled if you take that time for yourself!

Have a great weekend everyone!

xoxo

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Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!


Officially dubbing January 2019 as “The Month of Migraine”. Only partially joking. In reality, this is the first migraine free week I’ve had in almost three weeks. Kind of crazy! But it feels good to be back to a new normal. I’ve had to drastically cut down on nighttime screen time and limit my caffeine intake. As someone who’s suffered with migraines for literally half her life, I should have guessed my love for coffee and working long hours would do me in eventually.😝

But, it’s a new month! I’m keeping up with the weekly Instagram roundups this month since I had such a positive response from you all when I started them last month. This month you can also expect to see Spring Break wear (t-minus 3 weeks until we fly south and escape this arctic mess), a round up of many ways to wear the Spanx leggings, and Spring transition outfits. I promise Spring is coming… eventually.

Over on Instagram, I’ve started a weekly beauty series that’ll run through most of March. I’m sharing a beauty tutorial every week, starting with my top knot tutorial this week. Everything will be saved to my highlights so you can view it in the future! I’ll also be sharing tutorials on how I straighten/dry shampoo my hair (a hot topic in DMs this week), my foundation/concealer process, bronzing/contouring, everyday shadow, easy beauty hacks & more! I’ve also rounded up/updated my beauty routines under the “beauty routines” tab on my blog’s top bar. You can now see my updated skincare/haircare routines and soon, my makeup routine!

Also on the ‘gram this week, I shared try ons for Valentine’s day as well as a huge Amazon haul. Both of these try on videos are saved to my highlights and every outfit is also uploaded on this page.

I’m sharing a roundup of this week’s outfits below! Before we begin, here were a few top sellers! This sweater that was part of my Amazon haul. And this Loft sweater that was a 2018 follower fave and now is on major sale!! And for another week, this pair of denim (currently on sale) were another top seller. If you haven’t picked these up, drop what you’re doing and check out now! They are SO flattering & come in regular, short & long. They are cropped so if you’re petite and want them full length, order regular!


All of this week’s outfits are rounded up below with links and sizing details below the photos!

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Sweater (M-L; size up) (c/o) | Leggings (wearing S, sized up one!) | Boots (TTS) | Bag | Starbucks Cup (c/o)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Sweater (OS; fits like a oversized S-M) (c/o) | Denim (0reg; TTS) | Bag | Boots (follow size guide) — use code XOXOLOMEYER for 40% off my boots & sweater!

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Sweater (XS/S) | Bralette (S) | Denim (26reg; size up one)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Clothing Rack

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Sweater (OS; fits like a S-M) (c/o)| Leggings (wearing S, sized up one!)| Boots (follow size guide) | Bag | Starbucks Cup (c/o) | Sunnies  — use code XOXOLOMEYER for 40% off my boots & sweater!



Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Cardigan (S; sized up one) | Tee (XS; TTS) | Denim (26reg; size up one) | Starbucks Cup (c/o)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Top (SP; TTS)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Poncho (sold out, may restock!) | Long Sleeve Tee (XS; TTS) | Boots (TTS)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Sweater (OS; fits like a S-M) | Bralette (S) | Denim (0reg; TTS) | Boots (follow size guide) — use code XOXOLOMEYER for 40% off my boots & sweater!

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Tunic (S; could do XS or S) | Jacket (old, similar) | Leggings (wearing S, sized up one!) | Shoes (size down .5) | Sunnies


WEEKEND SALES

AMERICAN EAGLE //20-60% off jeans & joggers + Tees start at $15

EXPRESS // 30% off women’s dresses! Perfect timing for Valentine’s (my faves are on this page!)

LOFT // dresses & skirts start at $49.50 (my top picks are on this page!)

OLD NAVY // 20% off your order with code SWEET + use SUPERCASH by the 10th! (my faves are on this page!)

TARGET // up to 25% off home & 20% off jewelry, watches & handbags!


All January I kept meaning to do a 2018 year in review post, and now it’s 2/8. lol! January was just not my month! But it happens. I’m ready to jump into the rest of my content for you this year so let’s just do a quick little recap because, honestly, 2018 was one of the best years! My business grew in a way I literally only dreamed of. Long nights and early mornings were all worth it to watch something take off that I’ve built from the ground up.

I’m incredibly grateful for the friendships I’ve made this year in the Minneapolis blogging community. They’ve helped me grow immensely. I’m also grateful for an understanding husband and family. It’s not easy telling your loved ones you’re leaving a corporate gig with benefits to go into the world of blogging full time. lol! I’m surprised Kevin didn’t just die from pure anxiety at some points early last year. But, my family’s support as well as Kevin’s has truly been unmatched. Which I think was evident by the amount of support I got for spending the majority of the Thanksgiving holiday with my nose in my phone finding Cyber Week deals and Kevin’s freezing his fingers off to get those winter blog shots!

And, I want to of course, thank all of you! I quite literally would not be where I am today without all of you. Please know that your reading this blog, your instagram likes/comments, your repinning my content on Pinterest, telling your girlfriends, grandmothers, aunts, daughters and sisters about me is what keeps this blog running. Without all of you, I wouldn’t be able to keep doing what I do!

And, if there’s anything I learned, it’s that working 24/7 isn’t always the best thing for my followers, my creativity, my health or my sanity. Sure, that sounds logical. But when you’re a one-woman show and you love what you do, it’s easy to over-work and not even realize it. After this past month of migraines, I’ve learned some important parameters to be the best functioning blogger I can be 100% of the time while still maintaining a healthy balance.

I have so many exciting things coming up in 2019 including LOTS of travel and cannot wait to take you all along with me! Thank you for making 2018 one of the best years yet!

xoxo

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Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!


Whew! What a week!

I mean, it started out great with a shopping trip then somewhere between Monday and Friday I lost all sense of time while I was dealing with the first migraine of 2019. Fun times! lol. But in reality, there is a silver lining in all of this. And it’s not the fact that I was forced to rest, which doesn’t happen often. But that was probably a good thing too. In actuality, we’ve cultivated such a great community over on Instagram (are you following me there yet? We’re almost 70K strong!) that I tapped into an unknown resource of migraine knowledge! I’m somewhat saddened by how many of you suffer from this condition. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy, it’s literally the worst pain I’ve ever felt. And, I’ve had my tonsils out!

But, I left this week with a huge list of new medicines and remedies to try based on the messages I got from you all! Everything from getting my daith pierced to trying beta blockers. And, what’s more, I finally got an appointment with a neurologist who specializes in migraines and botox treatment. My appointment may not be until March BUT there’s light at the end of the tunnel. I plan to catch up on my messages this weekend and gather a list of all the remedies you guys sent me (I have over 100 unread messages on Instagram right now, many of which concern migraines), so hang tight! We can all help each other!

Although I wasn’t feeling well for part of this week, I managed to keep up with most of my posting and do have an Instagram roundup for you all! I’ve also included some weekend sales down at the bottom of the post!

This week, this pullover sweatshirt from Etsy, this cardigan from Loft and this cardigan from Shopbop were the top sellers!


All of this week’s outfits are rounded up below with links and sizing details below the photos!

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Cardigan (S – can size up for oversized fit; works for petites) | Cami (XS – TTS) | Denim (0reg – TTS)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Cardigan (XS – TTS) | Cami (XS – TTS) | Denim (0reg – TTS) | Boots (TTS)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Pullover (S – size up one) | Leggings (XS – TTS) | Shoes (size down .5)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Camo Top (Sold out – Similar, Similar) | Denim (0reg – TTS) | Shoes (size down .5)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Top (SP – TTS) | Denim – (26R – size up one & reg works for petites!) | Boots (size down .5)



Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Cardigan (XS – TTS) | Cami (XS – TTS) | Denim (0reg – TTS)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Top (OS – fits like a S-M) | Denim (25 Short – TTS) | Boots (size down .5) | Bag (dupe!)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Thermal (XS – oversized fit) | Leggings – (S – sized up one) | Scarf

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Button Down (SP – TTS) | Tee (Sold out – Similar) | Leggings (S – sized up one) | Shoes (size down .5)


WEEKEND SALES

ABERCROMBIE // 20% off 3+ items with code 11883

AMERICAN EAGLE //$40 OFF $130+ | $25 OFF $100+ | $15 OFF $75+ with code SALEPLZ

EXPRESS // up to 50% off almost everything! (my faves are on this page!)

LOFT // 40-50% off everything with code YESPLEASE (my top picks are on this page!)

MACY’S // Winter Sale! extra 20% off & extra 15% off select depts code WINTER

OLD NAVY // 25% off your order at checkout (my faves are on this page!)

TARGET // up to 25% off home!

Have a great weekend everyone!

xoxo

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Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!


Happy Friday!!

I’m SO excited to be starting a new blog series for 2019! When I asked you all in Instagram stories what you’d like to see this year, I got a lot of positive feedback for a weekly Instagram roundup. One post rounding up links and sizing details for EVERY outfit posted to Instagram in the last week. One of my favorite bloggers does this every week, so served as the inspiration behind this series. Although I regularly use the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to shop other blogger’s posts, there’s no denying that having everything in one place (with no extraneous posts in between) just makes things easier!

I’ll also be including some sales from our favorite retailers at the end too! That way we all know the best deals heading into the weekend.

You can expect to (finally) see a full post about what’s to come in 2019 next week. Now that I’ve finally cleaned up the mess that was my cloffice (closet-office), I can focus 100% on work. You know what I’m referring to if you watch my Instagram stories. And, if you don’t, suffice to say I discovered I’m a hoarder this week and am dropping EIGHT bags full of clothes for donation this weekend LOL. 🙈

Also, if you’re local, don’t forget our next Minneapolis blogger closet sale is tomorrow at 365 Nicollet from 11-2. We will have all sizes represented (petite – XL). We’ll also have refreshments, treats and a photo op area! Can’t wait to meet you all there!


For outfits this week, a few sweaters from Shopbop were a top hit. Shopbop is a retailer near and dear to my heart because they are an international company founded in my hometown of Madison, WI. They have everything from designer goods (like my Chloe bag from this post) to everyday tees, like I posted below! Hint, if you’re on a budget – set a price range by sorting price from “low to high”. And, they are now owned by Amazon, which means FREE 2-DAY SHIPPING for Prime members! 🙌

In addition, these jeans from American Eagle, this fuzzy sweater from my recent Target try on and Loft (in general, lol) were all top sellers as well! All are currently having sales too!


All of this week’s outfits are rounded up below with links and sizing details below the photos!

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Sweater (XS – TTS) | Denim (25 – TTS) | Booties (TTS)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Sweater (M – size up) | Bralette (S – TTS) | Denim (0reg – TTS, comes in reg, tall & short) | Booties (TTS)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Coat (SP – TTS) |Denim (0reg – TTS, comes in reg, tall & short) | Booties (TTS) | Bag | Sunnies c/o ($25 off with code LOMEYER25)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Sweater (XS – tunic length on petites!)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Tee (XS – TTS) | Cardigan (XS – TTS) | Denim (25P – TTS) | Boots (size down .5)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Sweater (XS – TTS) | Denim (25P – TTS)



Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Sweater (M – size up) | Denim (0reg – TTS, comes in reg, tall & short) | Booties (TTS) | Sunnies c/o ($25 off with code LOMEYER25)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Shirt (out of stock – similar) | Kimono (OS – works for petites) | Sunnies c/o ($25 off with code LOMEYER25) | Denim (25 – TTS)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Tee (XS – TTS) |Kimono (OS – works for petites) | Leggings (XS – TTS)

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Garment Rack

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Cardigan (XS – TTS) | Tee (XS – TTS) | Hat

Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales! Style Blogger Lauren Meyer shares an Instagram Roundup + Weekend Sales!

Jacket (S – size up one if layering!) | Flannel (XS – TTS) | Denim (25 – TTS) | Sunnies c/o ($25 off with code LOMEYER25)


WEEKEND SALES

ABERCROMBIE // 60-70% off Winter Sale items!

AMERICAN EAGLE // 25% off everything!!

J.CREW // 25% off with code GOFORIT

LOFT // 50% off everything with code WANT (did a try on in stories today, all outfits can be found here!)

MACY’S // $20 off $48 purchase with code LETSGO

OLD NAVY // 25% off your order at checkout – all my faves are on this page!

TARGET // up to 25% off home!

Have a great weekend everyone!

xoxo

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All About Eyelash Extensions

All About Eyelash Extensions; Blogger Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a Q&A All About Eyelash ExtensionsAll About Eyelash Extensions; Blogger Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares a Q&A All About Eyelash Extensions


Happy Monday beauties!!

Ever since I got eyelash extensions a few months back, I get a ton of questions weekly on how I care for them, if they’re expensive and how I make them last so long. Wondering what the heck I’m talking about? My eyelash studio has a great explanation for what eyelash extensions are and why they’re so amazing on this page. Simply put, they extend your natural eyelash and make it darker so it looks like you’re always wearing mascara. It makes getting ready every day SO easy and quick!

Similarly to getting nail extensions (fake nails) or hair extensions, your lashes will grow and fall out naturally over time. Therefore, over the course of a few weeks, you’ll have to go in to your lash studio and get the sparse patches filled in. I mentioned in Instagram stories that I can typically go 3.5-4 weeks between “fills”. Most people I know go every 2-3 weeks to get theirs filled so this sparked a TON of questions as to my secrets behind going longer and, therefore, saving money!

I’m answering all the questions I’ve received on extensions below including my daily care regimen, which I believe directly impacts how long my lashes last. Keep in mind, like other extensions, lash extensions are an investment. They’re not “cheap” and, considering someone is going to be very close to your eye, you want to ensure you’re going to a reputable studio with an experienced artist. And, if the prices seem too cheap, it’s probably too good to be true. What you spend on the extensions you save in time. It takes me about half the time to get ready because it looks like I’m automatically wearing eye makeup – I hardly wear eyeshadow and never mess with liner anymore – you just don’t have to! I was skeptical, but now I’m not sure how I went so long without them!

I’m going over my care routine and then some additional questions I received below!


Morning Care:

Easy! After showering or washing your face, be sure to brush through your lashes with a spoolie. Your artist usually gives you one, but I like to have one in every bag and on every shelf I own, since I comb them often throughout the day.  😂 Really though, the wind outside can make them look a little wonky sometimes, so you’ll likely comb them 1-2 times a day. I picked up this pack from Amazon for about $7.

If you’ve watched my makeup tutorials on Instagram, you know I apply concealer and a translucent setting powder to my lids to cover up some dark veins and create a good base for shadows. I got a few questions on this and yes, I still apply this concealer with a small beauty blender. I find the small size really helps navigate around the lashes. After, I apply a very small amount of the powder to my lids using a brush like this. When it comes to makeup application with extensions, less is more!  I typically only wear shadow when I have time (lol) or when we’re shooting. To apply it, I half close one eye and angle my brush so that I don’t hit the lashes!

Evening Care:

At night, I take a cotton pad and remove my make up on my lid using micellar water. I recently discovered micellar water at the recommendation of another blogger gal who had extensions. It’s oil free so safe to use with extensions (oil can break down the bond that adheres the extension to your lash). And, you can use it all over your face too. This is helpful the first day you get extensions or get a fill because you can’t get your extensions wet for a full 24 hours. Using this on a cotton pad comes in handy!

So I thoroughly wet a cotton pad with the micellar water and gently rub my lid being careful not to touch the lashes. I usually have the lid half closed doing this. After, I wet a q-tip with the micellar water and gently rub along the lash line. Again, being careful to rub my skin and not the lashes. I find that this is really helpful in getting any concealer, powder or the occasional shadow that I couldn’t get with the cotton pad. It is very important with the cotton pad and q-tip that you thoroughly wet them before using or else the cotton will stick in your lashes and become a big mess!

After, I wash my face and then give my lashes a “lash bath”. I literally reach over and grab baby shampoo while my face/eyes are wet and gently “swipe” my fingers down over my lashes with the shampoo while my eyes are closed. This is VERY important in removing oils, dirt and residue that builds up over the day. And, it helps keep your lashes “fluffy”.

Once I rinse my face and dry, I’ll brush my lashes out with a spoolie and then apply a lash serum to help my natural lashes remain strong.

I firmly believe this nighttime routine of thoroughly removing my concealer/shadow with the pad + q-tip and then giving my lashes a “bath” is what keeps the bonds strong for weeks!


General Q&A’s:

Where do you go for your extensions?

I go to Amy at Blinke Beauty Bar for my extensions. She is SO  talented and can do any type of lash you want – from very natural to very voluminous like I have! You can get $15 off any service if you mention I sent ya!

What type do you get and do you prefer Volume or Classic?

I prefer volume. If I weren’t a blogger, I may prefer something more classic/natural. But, I’m in front of a camera a lot and I find that volume stands out more. In addition, I think that volume lasts longer simply because there are more lashes to start with. I actually get “mega-volume”, which is a very particular type of lash. Amy is one of the only people in the state certified to apply mega-volume lashes!

Are they expensive?

As I said above, they are an investment but are no where near as expensive as hair extensions. In addition, the more voluminous, the more expensive. The artist has to use more product, and it takes longer. I suggest staring out with classic or hybrid (a mix between classic and volume) and going up from there!

That being said, I have no regrets paying for mine because I save so much time applying makeup every day and they always look flawless!

Can you wear eyeliner with extensions?

You can; however, you likely won’t need to! I always wore liquid liner even with my false eyelashes from the drugstore. With extensions, I don’t need any!

Do you wear mascara with them?

Only on my bottom lashes! You shouldn’t need to on the top and if you do, make sure you check with your lash artist on a good brand that won’t damage your other extensions!

Do they hit your glasses?

Mine do not and, as you probably know, they’re pretty voluminous!

Do they damage your real lashes?

They can if you do not go to a reputable salon, do not get regular fills or ignore your lash artist’s advice. I recommend asking your artist what type of lash would be a good fit with your natural lashes. And, I always have Amy check out my natural lashes during fills to make sure they look the same as they did pre-extensions. Using a lash serum like this one (I’ve been using the same tube since August) can also help fortify your natural lashes if you’re worried about it. It’s like insurance – lol!

How easily do they come out?

They only come out when your natural lashes shed. A natural lash will shed every few weeks without extensions. And, when you have extensions, the natural lash simply takes the extension with it. That’s one thing I like about having mega-volume – there are so many lashes to begin with that when a few fall out you can’t really tell! Another reason I can go so long between fills.


Whew! That’s a LOT of info, but I hope I answered all of your questions. If you have any remaining questions, please reach out via DM on Instagram or email me at lomeyerblog@gmail.com – I’ll update this post with more info if need be!!

xoxo

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