Isn't it funny how we are all to some extent set in our ways? Despite having experimented with beauty products for years and reading everything I can get my hands on when it comes to beauty, there are still products which I haven't tried for whatever reason. A few weeks ago I shared with you my first experience with using a brow mascara, and today I'm taking another plunge into the unknown with my first ever go at false eyelashes. The past few years there's been a complete boom when it comes to eyelashes - everyone seems to want to have long, beautiful, flirty and fluttering lashes and most salons offer eye lash tinting or semi-permanent lash extensions that can last for quite a few weeks before you need to fill them in again. If you're looking for a more affordable quick fix you can go into most stores on the high street and get a full set of eyelashes in all kinds of looks, lengths and effects, or you might opt for some individual lashes instead. You know the saying, in for a penny in for a pound, so I went all out and tried a full set of Vintage Cosmetic Company False Eyelashes* (£4.99). The Vintage Cosmetic Company has a lovely range of beauty accessories like makeup bags, brush rolls, tweezers, eyelash curlers and brushes with a lovely cute, dainty vintage floral pattern and the items have such a charming 1950s' boudoir feel about them. The false lash range is made from human hair and out of the five different styles, I tried Gracie for a touch of glamour with "light, girly lashes".
I was absolutely amazed at how easy it was to apply the lashes - it did take some tiny adjustments, especially in the inner and outer corners to make sure the strip was firmly pressed down into the roots of my own, but the lash strip was very flexible and bendy so shaping it along the eyelid was the simplest thing. The lash strip blended very well with my own lashes effect and I didn't actually think that I needed any additional mascara, although you could add that as well if you prefer. For me as a complete novice, it took perhaps two mins on each eye all in all, and with a little bit of practice I bet I could do it really quickly.
Boots or at Feelunique.com, where they come at a slightly lower price, so why not get yourself two sets while you're at it?