A BEAUTY lover has left people open-mouthed after sharing a jaw-dropping transformation, which included ditching her love for massive falsies.
11 years – that’s how long beauty lover Nicole Cox had been getting her eyelashes done for.
But after over a decade of sporting the look, the stunner decided to swap it for a more a natural appearance and finally said ”goodbye” to the extensions.
According to Nicole, from Utah, the USA, she hadn’t taken a break from the fake lashes once during this period and said she’d even formed an emotional attachment to her falsies and felt she wouldn’t look as good without them.
”I would literally schedule weekly appointments if I had an event going on,” she shared in the now-viral video posted on TikTok.
”I would not be caught dead without a fresh fill.”
However, after a conversation with her friend, Nicole removed the extensions – and couldn’t believe how the difference made her feel.
Although she did admit that initially she found it difficult to get used to the more natural look, the woman also felt beautiful this way.
”I feel so weird, so uncomfortable. But also so pretty at the same time.
”My eyes are so green,” Nicole said, before joking she was finally able ”to rub them”.
That’s not all – there were even more benefits she no longer had to worry about.
”I can spray my setting spray, I can let the water run on my face in the shower.”
After inspecting her natural lashes after a whole 11 years of covering them in fake extensions, Nicole was also pleasantly surprised to learn that they hadn’t been damaged as badly as she had expected them to.
”But I definitely can’t wear any mascara right now, so I’m gonna try just some super natural strip lashes.”
”Still loving having no lash extensions, so if you’re thinking about it, do it – cause this is amazing
Since sharing the clip on her page – where it’s racked up over 3million views – the make-up artist has also been sharing updates of her lash journey.
In just six weeks, Nicole noticed her natural lashes had become ”so long” and the hairs were ”doing so good” – and she even advised fellow beauty lovers to ditch theirs too.
”Still loving having no lash extensions, so if you’re thinking about it, do it – cause this is amazing.
”I love having the choice of, like, full glam or a natural look, or bare-faced. It’s literally the best.”
It’s not just Nicole who’d embraced – and loved – the new look, as thousands raced to comments to share their thoughts.
Hundreds, for instance, reckoned that not only did she look better, but also had slashed years off her face with this simple yet effective change.
”I’ve never seen you before so I scrolled back and omg…you look 10 years younger without them. So fresh and pretty.”
Another chimed in: ”No one talks about how freeing it is to get your eyelash extensions off after literal YEARS of having them.”
”So much younger!! I really believe people will start regretting having these thick black extensions!” someone else thought.
A fellow beauty lover also shared a tip for restoring healthy lashes, advising Nicole to try out a 2p solution.
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”I transitioned from lash extensions to strip lashes and I’ll never go back.
”If you do want your lashes to grow back faster, use black castor oil.”
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Hair growth – Castor oil is often used in a bid to grow hair faster.
Although this hasn’t been studied much yet, will keep your hair moisturised, which, in turn, may help it grow.
Constipation – The popular oil can also be used as a laxative, although it’s important to note there are some side effects, including nausea and vomiting, Dr. Anna Shannahan, a family medicine doctor at Northwestern Medicine told The New York Times.
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