As a general disclaimer, it’s always a fantastic idea to do your research before booking any beauty appointment. Especially when you’re going in for lash extensions since you’ll most likely have your eyes shut during the entire procedure and will not be able to see each item the technician is using. Enter this Twitter user’s experience.
On October 19, Megan Rixson, a 20-year-old student studying in Luton, Bedfordshire, booked an appointment to get lash extensions at an unnamed salon she had never been around before, according to The Daily Mail. During the application, she experienced burning and then was abandoned unable to see for 2 weeks once her lashes were applied.
“When she was doing the first one my eyes were stinging lots,” Rixson told Buzzfeed News, “But she said, don’t worry, it’s normal, and told me to hold my eye open. It was burning so much my eyes were naturally closing, but she kept telling me to hold them open. After she was done, I sat up on the bed and couldn’t open them. I said, this isn’t normal, but she kept saying it was.”
After Rixson left the salon she also tweeted a video of her really watery eyes explaining how she felt:
“This one is, like, on fire, but this one won’t open as much, like this is as far as I can open them and this is, like, more closed. I’m not crying because I’m sad, I’m crying because, like, my eyes are continuously watering. Um, but, everything is very blurry, like very blurry.”
In her caption, Rixson recapped what happened, writing:
“Girls be very very careful where you get your eyelashes done!! I got my individuals done today somewhere new and it turns out they used nail glue on my lashes. I genuinely lost my sight for 2 hours. Thankfully the swelling has gone down, but they’re still very sore. Be careful.”
According to The Daily Mail, Rixson returned into the salon later that day to inquire about the mishap. “When my boyfriend asked what glue they used, a lady in the salon said ‘that is for nails! ,'” she told the site. She later added that the eyes have been”recovering well” but are”sensitive and sore.”
Thankfully, Rixson wasn’t left with long-term damage, however, allow her experience to be a reminder that your eyesight is no joke and must be shielded (Do I sound like a mother? I’m about to be, so I suppose it’s fitting!) .
And if you are getting lash extensions, take some time to perform your research on the place you are making the appointment (aka make sure it’s reputable), ask to see the goods the technician is going to use beforehand, and make sure that you always ask for a patch evaluation that way you can be certain that you will not have a reaction to the adhesive.