Before I jetted off to Turkey at the beginning of June I popped down to my favourite beauty girls at Jade Angel in London and tried their Nouveau lash extension treatment.
Having seen many ladies with horrifically long spidery lash extensions I was a little apprehensive about the results but I love trying new treatments and when I thought about it I knew that Jade's girls wouldn't let me down and do a great job; I love being right all the time!
I was greeted by the biggest warm smile and big from Jade who runs the salon, I swear everyone should have 30 minutes with her once a month; the world would be a much happier place even if she didn't offer a beauty treatment in that time.
One of the lovely angels Zee Zee who is their resident lash expert took me into the treatment room and as expected was just as friendly and lovely as Jade. She explained what she was going to do and what to expect and asked me what look I was going for and I explained I wanted a natural look and nothing Katie Price-ish.
As the treatment is an individual lash extension rather than bunches of lashes the treatment isn't as quick as the later so I fully expected to be out for the count but happily Zee Zee and I had the most wonderful chat, not just the 'where are you going on holiday this year?' chit chat but a conversation like I was talking with an old friend she really put me at complete easy and it's rare that I can have such a varied conversation with someone I just met.
The results were fantastic, I loved the finished look. They just looked like I had naturally beautiful lashes with mascara on and not at all fake. Even though I had my eyes closed throughout the treatment I could tell how painstakingly precise and her attention to detail as she checked and rechecked the lashes were placed correctly over and over.
Once we were done I was given all the aftercare advice and off I popped, as the lashes are attached to your natural lashes the extensions naturally shed with the lifecycle of your own lashes so typically the lashes last 2 - 3 weeks.
I wanted to wait to review them to see how long mine lasted and they were still going strong after a solid 2 weeks, once the shedding became more than the odd lash or two I actually removed them myself with some oil without damaging my lashes underneath which I was pleased about because I had heard horror stories about people's lashes all falling out with their extensions; I think if you go to a salon you know and trust and don't just go for a cheap groupon deal you will be fine.
I definitely recommend Jade Angel if you're in the capital, it's just off Oxford Street and it's a little sanctuary in the crazy zoo called London. The website (Link) is now up and running if you want to check out the treatments available.