Wednesday, 29 October 2014

big fat fatty lashes.

photooA couple years ago, I got eyelash extensions as a present for my birthday. I remember at the time thinking to myself "Holy shit! $150 for eyelashes!?" In my opinion, that money could've been used much more wisely, like a gift card to Sephora, for instance. What I'm saying is, I think eyelash extensions - while beautiful- are crazy expensive; too rich for my blood atleast . Especially when you factor in the fact you need to get a fill every 2-3 weeks at $50-75 a pop, that's really getting up there. But obviously, I still got them, and here was my spectrum feelings about them:

  1. For the first week solid, I ran errands for the sole fact that I wanted people to see how pretty I was. Like, feeling like a princess pretty.

  2. Beyonce must have made flawless when she had eyelash extensions, because you wake up feeling flawless.

  3. Good Morning World! Ahh feels so good to itch and rub my eyelids like it's my day job. Wait! Ahh fuck.

  4. This whole scraping my glasses every time I blink thing is fun.. Maybe I just won't blink.

  5. God damn I want to rub my eyes more than I want to breathe right now.

  6. Oh, they've fallen out and now where I once did have eyelashes, I have goose dander. Still feeling pretty? Not so much.

So long story short, I didn't get them again. I love big eyelashes though, they're my usual go-to for any kind of makeup look. The bigger, while still looking natural, the better. So when Holly reached out to me about trying the new product, Younique 3D lashes, I was intrigued. The look of falsies or extensions, without the hassle of glue and not being able to touch your eyes for weeks on end? Let me try this. I've seen a couple bloggers talk about it, but didn't know whether or not to believe the hype myself, until now. Ladies, this stuff works. It's a two part system, the first is a transferring gel and the second is little black fluff fibers (fellow contact wearers, I got freaked right out too, but the fibers dissolve when they get wet, so rest assured). Not to mention it is vegan, gluten free, cruelty free and doesn't have harsh chemicals. US-1017-00-alt4

  • Step 1, apply a thin layer of regular mascara and allow to dry. This acts as your base (I haven't tried it yet without, so I can't compare-yet).

  • Step 2, Apply the transfer gel as you would any second coat of mascara.

  • Step 3, Apply the fibers before the gel has a chance to dry.

  • Step 4, Apply one last coat of gel to seal it.

  • Ta-Da! Bambi Eyes! You can apply more, just always make sure to end with the gel. I tried 2 coats, and am saving 3 coats for Halloween, where my doe eyes will come in handy ;)

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The photos are just one "coat" of this, where I would get these results with probably 4-5 coats of mascara. Needless to say, I am sold. While it definitely does require some getting used to and some clumps need to be combed out, I really loved the end results. For $35, it may be a little steep to some, but as an added bonus it lasts 2-4 months of regular use, so when you think about the fact that you (should be) replace mascara every 4-6 weeks, it doesn't feel so steep now does it? I will definitely be adding this to the daily routine, and can't wait to play with it more to really nail the technique. If you're interested in wear you can get your hands on this (and other really wicked products), click here: https://www.youniqueproducts.com/hollyjohnston



*this is not a sponsored post, I received this product to review but all opinions are 100% my own.

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