A Silicone Lash Pad is great help while lashing. Any loose lashes you can place onto the pad & they will sit nicely for easy pick up. When you receive your new lash pad it will have a plastic coating on each side. Just peel off one side & use until it looses it's stickiness. This will take weeks or months. When 1 side is done turn over & repeat the same. They can be washed & air dried to revive, this can work for a little longer lasting. Happy Lashing.