Back from Vacation!

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I’m back! Did you miss me?  I missed you!

We took a cruise of the Caribbean and it was beeee-utiful! This is one of my favorite pictures we took off the coast of Aruba.  Ahhhhh….. I’m more relaxed just looking at it!

I have so much to share with you from my trip!  I bought some fun new beauty products, got my lashes “enhanced”,  and got a Shellac manicure.  I’m going to hold back on the beauty products until I’ve had a bit of time to tell you how I feel about them.  I hope that’s ok with you 😉

First of all, my advice to you is ask more questions than I do when you go to the spa. Seriously… ask questions.  Even if they seem like super obvious questions. Ask questions.

Why do I offer this advice? Well, I booked an appointment for “Babydoll Lash Enhancement”.  My brain said that meant lash extensions.  I’ve had a couple of friends try them and love them, so I thought it would be such a fun thing to do to paper myself on vaca.  However… that is not at all what I got.

About 3/4 of the way through the treatment, I asked how long the lashes will last.  The super nice woman doing my treatment (and she was so super nice and did a great job) said, “I didn’t have to curl mine for 2 months.”  I immediately started thinking… hmmm…. That’s nice, but why should I be worrying about curling my lashes.

A couple of moments later she started telling me about how amazing it looks when you do the treatment on lash extensions, but this spa doesn’t offer them.  Again, I start thinking…. hmmm?…

After a bit more thought, I figured out that she was basically perming my lashes.


Oh well, live and learn.  My lashes aren’t long, so you really can’t tell the difference.  But, I know to ask questions next time!  Have you ever had one of these facepalm moments at the spa?  I’d love to know!



  1. Phyrra

    August 18, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    I would have probably freaked out!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 19, 2015 at 5:36 PM

      Ha! I just scolded myself in my head.

  2. Babi

    August 18, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Oh my! I hope she didn’t damage your lashes!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 19, 2015 at 5:37 PM

      No, they’re fine… but not worth the effort in my case.

  3. Allison

    August 18, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    That is soooooo funny! Definitely something I would do too.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 19, 2015 at 5:37 PM

      Thanks for making me feel like it’s not just me!

  4. Heather

    August 18, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Oh my goodness hehe, I am sorry it happened but it makes for a great story ehhe
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 19, 2015 at 5:37 PM

      Hahahaha…. thanks 😉

  5. Jessica

    August 18, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Oh man! I would have probably flipped out. LOL. I have had derp-y moments before though, so don’t feel too bad. Though this is a reminder to ask, even if I do hate confrontation. LOL!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 19, 2015 at 5:38 PM

      Yeah… sometimes I have to learn the hard way I suppose 😉

  6. Lola Seicento

    August 18, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Wow, I think that I would have seriously gotten freaked out!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 19, 2015 at 5:39 PM

      Eh, I just felt stupid. Oh well, right? 🙂

  7. Destany Pingle

    August 18, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    I probly would’ve flipped out hahah
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 19, 2015 at 5:39 PM

      Yeah, it crossed my mind for a moment.

  8. MarciaF

    August 18, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    It’s a shame that you had the wrong process done but it’s a fun blog post for us
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 19, 2015 at 5:39 PM

      Hahaha… thanks!

  9. Jen Mathews

    August 18, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    I have some friends who perm their lashes, but I much prefer extensions! Jealous of your trip! Hope you had fun!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 19, 2015 at 5:40 PM

      Thanks, we had a great time. Very relaxing…. and I sure needed it!

  10. Renu

    August 19, 2015 at 12:10 AM

    Sounds like a brilliant vacay. I’ve always wanted to go to the Caribbean. Sorry about the wrong treatment, but that was a funny story!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 19, 2015 at 5:40 PM

      Thanks lady 😉

  11. Kath TheFabZilla

    August 19, 2015 at 1:45 AM

    Dem lashes! I want to see photos 🙂
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 19, 2015 at 5:40 PM

      Trust me… you can’t tell the difference. It’s a “wah wah” kind of moment.

  12. Bailey

    August 19, 2015 at 5:15 AM

    Oh no! I would have been totally disappointed, but perma-curled lashes doesn’t sound too bad.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 19, 2015 at 5:41 PM

      It’s not bad if you have long enough lashes to appreciate it. I think mine are just too short.

  13. Honey Kahoohanohano

    August 19, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    I would have been really mad… I am totally the type of person that only goes to a spa I trust… so I normally don’t go anywhere like that on vacation. I had a bad experience at getting a facial and massage and couldn’t walk well most of my vacation with a red face. I want to see photos of them lashes 😀

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 19, 2015 at 5:41 PM

      Oh no! That sounds horrible! I would totally post a pic, but it would be anticlimactic. You really can’t tell… at all.

  14. Lisa Heath

    August 19, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    I always thought Lash Enhancements were extensions. Wow – at least I know to double check in the future!

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 20, 2015 at 11:53 AM

      Glad I’m not the only one!

  15. Shipra

    August 19, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    I would have thought the same thing!! Enhancement/Extensions sound the same! Anyways, that water is STUNNING! <3
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      August 20, 2015 at 11:54 AM

      It does sound the same doesn’t it? I wish I was still in the water right now! Sitting on the beach is soooo relaxing and therapeutic.

  16. AllLacquered Up

    August 20, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Lash perming scares me, so I would have freaked!
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  17. Laura Gallaway

    August 21, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Looks amazing. I need to go there like… NOW!
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