Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Decided to take some new false eyelashes for a drive today - playing with beauty stuff always cheers me up - and thought you might like a peep at them.
These are the "Nicola" lashes from the collaboration between Eyelure and Girls Aloud, worn here with an extremely fine line of black liquid liner just to even out the lash line. (Ha - I sound like a L'Oréal ad disclaimer!)
You’ve probably read about these Girls Aloud eyelashes, or tripped over a stand of them in Claire’s Accessories or New Look or Debenhams or Boots or the local farm supply place. They’ve been widely available for the last couple of months, and because each pair of lashes is really quite different but wearable-looking I dithered and dithered and dithered over which set to buy… and then my sister came along and got me the gift set of the whole lot of them as part of my birthday present.
Nicola's lashes might appear well OTT in the packaging – they’re by far the longest and featheriest-looking of the bunch – but I actually think they’re not too mad looking once they're on. They’re tapered, so shorter at the inner corners than at the outer corners, and while they mightn't exactly look completely natural they're flirty without being too obvious. (I think. Although generally I am a "more is more" sort.)
Individually, these lashes go for about €6 a pop, and you should get lots of wear out of them if you treat them right. Just carefully and gently remove any old eyelash glue using a tweezers after each wear, making sure you don’t accidentally crimp the lashline which can ruin the shape of the lashes.
And, obviously, don’t pull out any of the lashes themselves.
Now I’m usually a bit of an eyelash glue snob, but since I’ve run out of my Duo Adhesive I just used the Eyelure glue supplied in the pack which seems to be working fine. I’ve been wearing them for a couple of hours now and no sign of a budge.
I’ll let you know if they end up in my pancakes later on.