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After BlogHer, I wrote to my friend Layne from My Best Laid Plans to confess my new-found obsession with having straight hair. Our conversation went something like this:
Me: I’m completely obsessed with straightening my hair now!
Layne: I’m obsessed with falsies.
Me: * Googles “falsies” * Yeah, I love the eyelashes too. If only I had an occasion to wear them…
Layne: I’m making every day an occasion…although I’m not great at getting them on myself. They made it seem so easy!
Me: I know. I’m scared to try.
Layne: Haha, it’s not that bad. I haven’t glued my eye shut yet or anything.
Shortly after this conversation, the amazing folks at Kiss USA sent me a silicone styler (which I love!) to review. They also sent me a huge assortment of their Ever EZ Lashes. So awesome!
But there was a slight problem. You see, I can barely apply eyeliner.
I’m sure you can understand why I was a little scared to try them…but a blogger’s got to do what a blogger’s got to do. I tried them and loved them, though not without some trial & error. Here are some of the Lash Lessons I learned along the way:
Lesson #1 – Don’t sleep in false eyelashes. I absolutely loved the way my Ever EZ Lashes looked at BlogHer. I loved them so much that despite the package directions, I decided to sleep in them the night before I left Chicago. In my imagination, I was going to wake up for my 7am flight looking hot. In reality, I woke up with the lashes on my right eye bent outward at a 90 degree angle. I didn’t look hot – I just looked weird. Plus I ruined a perfectly good pair of reusable lashes.
Lesson #2 – “Falsies” do not always refer to boobs. Am I the only one who thinks of padded boobs when they hear this word? Well, guess what, friends – it turns out that “falsies” is also a term used for false eyelashes. Who knew?!
Lesson #3 – Do not apply the lash adhesive with a heavy hand. Unlike my friend Layne, I actually did come pretty close to gluing my eye shut. I am spectacularly clumsy when it comes to makeup though, so you can’t really go by me. For one horrible brief moment in the shower, I genuinely thought that I’d ripped half of my real eyelashes off while removing the false ones. Fortunately it turned out that I’d just glued my lashes together into one big lump.
Lesson #4 – False eyelashes aren’t just for special occasions. You might be wondering where exactly a stay-at-home mom like me would wear false eyelashes – but the question you should be asking is where WOULDN’T I wear them. I’m taking Layne’s advice and finding special occasions every day. So far, I’ve worn my falsies to The Cheesecake Factory, Starbucks, Toys R Us, Target, and Dunkin Donuts. There’s nothing wrong with looking glamorous while sipping a latte.
Lesson #5 – Ever EZ Lashes make me feel beautiful and are totally worth the effort. So just how “EZ” are Ever EZ Lashes? Well, that depends. Do you have a steady hand? Can you apply liquid eyeliner? If yes, then you shouldn’t have any trouble. If you’re like me…well, it might take a little bit of practice. The trick is getting them close enough to your natural lash line so that the edge isn’t easily visible. As you can see from my photo, I still have some practicing to do.
But the thing is, I feel beautiful when I’m wearing my falsies. Sticky eyelids and all. So I’m going to keep practicing, and I’m going to keep wearing them.
And you can bet that I’m going to be the most glamorous mom in the grocery store.
Have you ever tried falsies? What are some of your favorite beauty tips & tricks?