Today for you, something I've been growing on for the last six month. False eyelashes. I always had a quite big collection of them in my stash, but this was a collection in it's described way - I never used them. Mostly because I never felt the urge to wear them, because they appealed to me so uncomfortable, and I never figured out how to apply them properly. Nevertheless I kept on buying new ones, every now and then just because I thought they looked so pretty, or excused the purchase of a new pair with my go to explanation - "I need them for shootings/ my blog".
Six or seven months ago, I bought my first Red Cherry Lashes, of course I bought a bunch of them, because all of them were so gorgeous. From classic everyday lashes to absolutely crazy long and dense ones, everything went into my basket. A few days after this, I had some time, and decided to try now for real, and do all the things you should do when you want to apply lashes, that sit for the whole day/night.
I started with fitting them to my eyelids - have done that before but with some kind of eyeballing technique, then I applied the glue as suggested on almost any tutorial - little in the middle, "a lot" at the ends. And most importantly - waited for that stuff to get tacky as hell. I figured out that one of the biggest issues I ever had was not waiting long enough for them to get sticky. The next step I overthought, was the curling and applying mascara at first - I decided to skip that step and do the absolut opposite. My eyelashes are really really curled up at the outer eyecorners - so I curled them downwards, because I always sticked the lashes on top or inbetween my natural lashes and was wondering why they didn't sit as I wanted them to. So I took a serious minute to place them where I wanted them, and surprise - they looked fabulous. Even without any liner underneath to cover the lashband.
So this was the beginning of falsie-galore. From this day on, I wore falsies more often, and everything kind of took it's own way. I'm at a point now, the lashes I wore half a year ago look just cute to me but I would never wear them for a night out anymore - why? Because they're wayyy too natural looking and don't give me that vintage-y pin-up feel anymore.
I decided to write this post about my now beloved falsies, a few nights before, when I sat there and ordered a hilarious amount of new Red Cherry Lashes. Because the collection, obviously got smaller and smaller when I started to really use them lashes :D
So why Red Cherry Lashes? I've tried a lot of different brands, from cheap ass lashes I got a KiK for a euro to MAC lashes, anything was on my eyelids. And I fell for the awesome AND affordable Red Cherry ones. The lashbands are perfectly bendable and really sit on your lids like heaven, the lashes itself are 100% human hair, and the variety of different kinds is amazing as well. I did love the MAC ones as well, but I am absolutely not willed to pay so much money on a product I will wear at most about 5 times ( and the danger of forgetting them somewhere is somewhat omnipresent :D ).
This post wouldn't be fun without some falsie-pics - so here you are, in badass IPhone camera quality - because ain't nobody got time for proper pics ( I'm sorry, I'll try to go on with my Canon from now on again ).
Started with nice and somewhat natural lashes and ended up with gorgeous and sometimes hilarious almost drag-ish falsies. And I love me monstrous falsies.
The probably worst quality pic, ever posted on this blog - ta-daaaaaa! I guess these were the biggest ones I owned that time.
So I hope you enjoyed reading about my journey from tiny natural lash stumps to humongous false lashes that could blow you away with a blink ;). Tell me if you want an application video, or if you think that's enough for that subject!