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{Before and after my Ohh! Lashes appointment}

What’s even better than the prospect of an Orange is the New Black marathon, kids? Eyelash Extensions. Duh! When Eyelash Ninja Tamara Lake-Mair invited me out to her chic Coral Gables-based eyelash studio, Ohh! Lashes, I was over-the-moon because:

1) I’m in the histrionic throes of a quarter-life crisis (Read: “fat days” are occurring on a regular basis and I feel bad about the elasticity of my skin. And ass. And pore size. And boobs. AND…

2) My natural eyelashes are shorter than an Oompa Loompa (although I do respect their high regard for perpetual tans)

Tamara uses Novalash lashes and her mission? To change the face of semi-permanent eyelash extensions one meticulously placed lash at a time. I know, total tall order! My full set appointment (starting at $100 — depending on how dramatic you want to go) took one and a half hours — where I, you guessed it!, feel asleep a dreamed about marrying Tom Brady and awakening with the lithe and sculpted body of Giselle Bundchen.

Well, that didn’t happen.

However, I did wake up to marvelous lashes for daysssss. My lashes look fuller and longer and not too Mrs. Snuffleupaggus-like — in other words, they look natural with a dash of drama. Winning! Tamara tells me to pop into her studio every three weeks to keep up the volume ($85 for 45 minutes). 

Take that, Giselle.

Ooh! Lashes, 1390 South Dixie Highway, Suite 2103, Coral Gables; (305) 890-8806; www.ohhlashes.com


  1. Cristina
    June 10, 2014 / 8:27 am

    Been wanting to try this too. How long do they last?

  2. Vivian
    June 10, 2014 / 8:27 am

    And she’s in the Gables!

  3. June 10, 2014 / 9:40 am

    hahahaha. you can write about loose leaf paper and make it a fun read! thanks for the morning laugh babe. xo

  4. Tatiana Ceballos
    June 10, 2014 / 1:16 pm

    I wonder if the removal affects your natural lashes… My best friend got something similar and it ripped out her natural eyelashes when she took the fake ones off =/ Since then, I’ve been terrified to try anythig like this.

    Your eyes look great though! I wish I had your eye color 🙂

  5. customeraccess
    June 10, 2014 / 4:31 pm

    Tatiana, This can certainly happen. Tamara tells me this happens when people use too-heavy extensions (which eventually break off the natural ones).

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