Most of the time when we are writing blog posts, we tend to talk more about the technical tools, like the nano-mister or special volume tweezers. Today we want to show the disposable tools some love! Application tools are so important because they are what we often use to prep our clients' lashes before we apply eyelash extensions. In my opinion, prep is one of the most, if not THE MOST important step to achieving amazing retention. \nIn the future, I plan to do a more in-depth post spotlighting my favorite products to use for lash prepping, as well as teaching which products to use for each individual client, so stay tuned! For today I just want to do a basic overview to spotlight some of my favorite disposable tools! \n \nLINT-FREE APPLICATOR WANDS:\n\n I know these don't seem like a big deal, but the lint-free applicator wands are one of my FAVORITE products. I like to use them to apply the Blink Cleansing Foam. The reason I prefer these wands is that they have tiny lint free fibers that clean between the lashes. These, combined with the cleansing foam will clean even the most extreme eye makeup residue. (Ps. you can up-charge for this cleansing service if your clients fail to come in with clean lashes). After the cleansing foam is applied, use the applicator wands to work it into the lashes. After this step, simply rinse the foam using saline solution. Seriously, if you haven't been using these, they are a game changer. Lint-free applicators are the perfect product to add to your eyelash extension supplies!\n \n \nMASCARA WANDS:\n\n If you have been doing eyelash extensions for a while, you have probably noticed you go through A LOT of mascara wands. I like to use a mascara wand to comb through the lashes throughout the lash extension service (another option for this is the comb brush). I do this to make sure the lashes are even and uniform. I also like to use a mascara wand to apply sealant (black diamond, crystal drop, or beaute rrior) at the end of the service. Just make sure you use a clean wand, only dip it in the sealant once, and use that product for both eyes (for sanitary reasons). I send each of my clients home with a fresh mascara wand at the end of the service. We are now selling the lash wands in packs of 50 in order to offer the best prices possible. We also got new colors for the lash wands; light pink, magenta, blue, yellow, black, and white. \n \nGLUE RINGS:\n\n\nI like to use glue rings because they keep the adhesive closer to you resulting in increased application speed. These glue rings are made using a flexible plastic for comfort and are open ended in order to fit the majority of finger sizes. Glue rings are a great addition to your lash supplies and they come in packs of 100.\n \nHYDRO-GEL PATCHES\n \n Last, but not least, our new lint-free hydro-gel patches. I like to use these to hold down the lower lashes before applying lash extensions. As I mentioned before these are lint-free and they contain ingredients that soothe and hydrate the skin underneath the eyes. The best thing about these gel patches is that we are able to offer them in packages of 50 at an extremely affordable price. If you have been using tape to cut down on application costs, THESE are the gel patches you have been waiting for. They are much more comfortable than using tape and they are only $16.99 for a package of 50 pairs of gel pads! I like to use these in combination with the medical tape for each application!