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How to… have luscious, long lashes every day of the week

Thick, long eyelashes are every girls dream. We spend hours deliberating over false lashes; which length to go for, which thickness, the natural or the party look. It’s all great fun, but what if there was an easier way to have all of this?!

Well there is, as I recently found out…

LVL lashes. I was lucky enough to receive this treatment by the lovely Paige Galery of The Beauty Gallery based at Rachel Mason Hair on Leeds Road in Nelson.

I’ve known Paige for a while now and always commented on her own amazing lashes. I remember once asking her which false lashes she used… ‘They’re mine!’ she replied. WHAT?!

Honestly, they looked so so good. Really thick, long, but still natural looking. No spider effect (you all know what I mean!) I HAD to get mine like this.

Now, I’ve always had pretty long natural eyelashes, so when Paige suggested I use a product called Revitalash for four weeks beforehand, then book in for the LVL treatment, I was game. The product helps the lashes to grow and thicken up, and the LVL treatment does the rest of the magic (more on that later).


I was actually really surprised with the Revitalash, even after two weeks I noticed a difference.  I could feel they were longer and thicker as I put my mascara on each morning. Paige sells this for £69 and it lasts for over 6 months.

Now, for the LVL treatment; unlike a natural lash perm, LVL straightens the natural lashes at the root, creating the appearance of longer, thicker lashes.  The added lash tint creates a mascara style effect, so there are no extensions, no adhesive and actually no need for mascara. All that for only £40! Paige also offers a free tint top up after four weeks, to enhance the treatment and have them looking like new again.

I entered her treatment room that day and didn’t really know what to expect. I knew my own lashes were pretty long and thick by now, but I honestly didn’t expect the results to be quite this good.  You have to keep your eyes closed for the whole time, but Paige was lovely, we chatted away, and she explained what she was doing next and putting on my eyes, so I was aware of what was going on. I found the whole thing quite relaxing, but I guess this depends on you, as a person, as I know other people, who hate having to close their eyes for this length of time.

When she had finished and I dared to look in the mirror, I was shocked with the results. They looked amazing!


I didn’t wear mascara all weekend and for me this is HUGE. I’ve never done that before, so on Monday morning when I put a touch of mascara on for work, they became even longer and still looked fab!

I would definitely recommend this treatment to every girl out there.  It saves so much time, is great for holidays and just general every life.

I’ll be going back for seconds, that’s for sure!

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