Tuesday, 25 February 2020

False eyelashes haul

As well as it being half term it was also National Lash Day last week which gave me the excuse to have a play about with some false eyelashes without feeling too overdone on the school run. Even if I was only going to town for a coffee just to get out of the house. 

Although I wear make-up everyday I tend to try and keep it pretty toned down on the weekdays so I don't stand out at the school gates. I know this shouldn't bother me at all and I should do what makes me feel good so I'm working on it. I've worn a red lip a couple of times lately so I'm getting there.

While having my lashes done was lovely, after having Mila I just couldn't keep up with regular salon visits to keep them looking perfect. I've always loved strip lashes that I can apply at home. It gives me the freedom to chop and change between looks. I used to wear them all the time and they became a regular in my day to day makeup.

Now they are reserved for slightly more special occasions. I love how
false eyelashes can really transform a look. I can go from 0-100, from grim to glam and erm... squinty eyed to... slightly wider eyed. 

I was kindly sent a lovely little package from FalseEyelashes.co.uk to try out a couple of different brands they stock. 


The first set to really catch my eye (pardon the pun) was the SOSU Premium lashes   in the style ‘GIGI’.
 SOSU is a brand by blogger turned business woman Suzanne Jackson who wanted to create affordable lashes that can be worn day and night. The invisible lash band helps them blend in seamlessly and worn with natural makeup they really make my eyes pop. The different lengths give a textured whispy look which really opens the eye. They’re nice and lightweight too. 

I was really pleased to try out the Eylure lash adhesive. It's a latex free  glue which dries clear and comes in a generous 4.5ml bottle. I'm forever losing the fiddly little bottles that come with strip lashes to a larger tube makes more sense to me.

I find holding lashes out to let the glue get tacky a bit of a pain and this dries nice and quickly which makes everything much easier. The complete game changer is the false lash applicator tool which is designed to hold the lashes help to position them as close to the natural lash line as possible. They're essentially tweezers but with a longer grip. They’re really great for securing those corners in place ensuring everything looks seamless. I absolutely love them. 


I've been a big fan of the Ardell Demi Wispies for years, they are lovely fluffy lashes which feel glam without weighing your lashes down.

Sam and I  went for dinner last weekend which was a nice excuse to get a bit dressed up and these really added a bit of glamour. I like how they are slightly thicker at the ends which give a subtle cat-eye effect, it was perfect with a smokey eye.

You can rewear lashes again and again if they are taken care of properly and Oh my Lash  make that really easy to do with their little case to keep them safe. These lashes are perfect for a date night, they add a bit of drama and volume. We've got a cocktail evening planned so these will be brilliant for that. It really is the packaging that make these stand out from the rest, it's a nice change from what we normally see on the shelves.


These have given me the motivation to up my eye make-up game and start experimenting with new looks for Spring. You never know, I might start getting a little more glam on the school run now!

*I was kindly gifted these lashes but all thoughts are my own


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