So let it be known: this tutorial was filmed during the day so these lashes definitely look dramatic. BUT imagine we’re on a dinner date in a perfectly dimly lit restaurant with a flicker of a candle on my face, while I sip a Pinot Grigio as I bat my lashes ( << goals ). Point: the dimmed, darker light would really enhance my ‘Double Up’ lashes in an unstated sexy way.
Lighting is everything ( I mean I’d love a good lighting crew to casually follow me everywhere ) & trust me, these lashes are ON POINT for nighttime. Daytime though? Not so much. Opt for a thinner lash like this during day.
BTW, not a big eyeliner fan. But if you are: do the thinnest line in the world ( like the thinnest ever ) before applying your bombshell lash.
Please let me know your thoughts on the latest video tutorials!
The other day my friend, Jackie, sent me an article on “20 Things Mentally Strong People Do.” Sooooo after reading through the article, I realized my top two strengths & top two weaknesses.
Ok, so bear with me…a little self-reflection going on tonight—
+ Not Listening To The Opinions Of Others:
I def don’t listen to people that bash my ideas. I stand my ground with any ideas/thoughts. Three years ago people were confused when I told them I was a blogger. Now? People get it. I’m so glad I didn’t listen to other’s opinions years ago because TSC wouldn’t exist.
+ Throwing In The Towel:
I simply won’t quit. When I set my mind to something, I give it 100%. Practice makes perfect.
+ Trying To Please People:
Sometimes I try to please everyone. And honestly? It’s exhausting. Sometimes ya gotta say “F it!” LOL. I’m learning as I get older to say no, no, NO, & NOOO. Remember this post?
+ Refusing Help From Others
I’m a control freak. Like, it’s a problem. But hey, I’m workin’ on it. I can’t control everything ( even though I want to : ) ). I guess I’m a work in progress.
Ok, so one of my favorite things about the article was number 7.
So why number 7?
Welp, it reads like this: “getting jealous over the success of others: when others succeed, you should be happy. If they can do it, so can you. The success of others does not, in any way, lessen the chances of you succeeding. If anything, it should motivate you to keep pushing forward.”
Why get jealous? I’d rather collaborate than compete. It’s too exhausting to be competitive. & ultimately, everyone’s different. Soooo why waste a damn second being jelly of someone else?
Yawn, right? ZZZzzzz.
Put that energy towards creating, loving, family, & friends.
Because negative energy breeds negative energy. And man-oh-man, jealously is seriously negative.
I sincerely try to project happiness towards all my family/friends/acquaintances/etc. who are killing it. It inspires me to work harder in general.
Jealously’s an ugly green monster that sucks ass.
Point: be yourself ( & own it ); everyone else is taken.
So back to the article— let’s face it: there’s always a need for improvement. At the end of day I want to grow and learn as much as possible.
So. On that note, happy Monday, errr…I mean Tuesday!
Something I know absolutely nothing about? Eyelash extensions. Naturally I went to Weslie ( check out her cute bloggie here ) for all the deets. When it comes to any type of extension, I’m totally lost. Hair extensions, eyelash extensions, extension cords…HA!
Andddd here’s Weslie’s take on whole eyelash craze:
Want to look like an über babe version of yourself in like 2 hours flat?
Then try eyelash extensions.
Truthfully, nothing else makes me feel instantly prettier.
Not only do they make it look like I’m awake and refreshed 24/7, but they shave a full ten minutes off my morning beauty routine, too. Whenever I have lashes on I forget to wear foundation… & eye makeup doesn’t even cross my mind. It’s awesome!
How do they work?
Professional grade eyelash extensions are placed one by one on every natural eyelash you have.
You are most likely laying down while a licensed technician applies each lash with a strong, black colored bonding agent (its a surgical grade liquid glue), that secures the extension onto your natural lash.
This gives your lashes a glossy black glow, while plumping them up, and extending their length.
Sounds good, right? It is.
There is no need for mascara while you have extensions on. In fact, I’m claiming that the best mascara in the world can’t even touch the effects lash extensions have on some one’s eyes.
Best. Beauty. Invention. Ever.
Yup, they’re that good.
But, with every great thing in life, comes a not-so-great thing about it, too… And there are a few not-so-great parts of lashextensions.
So, before you call your nearest spa, think about these few things:
1.} Do you have enough time and money to devote to lashes?
Lash extensions need maintaining..like A LOT of maintenance. I’d say they only way they look good all of the time is if you get them filled every two & a half weeks.
Your lashes grow and fall out just like all the rest of the hair on your body, so it should be no surprise when your extensions start falling out. Not all at once, of course, but a few here and there-and before you know it, you have gaps in your lashes and loose extensions.
Not cute, nor comfortable.
A fill takes anywhere from forty-five minutes to two hours, at around $80 – $150 per time you go in for a fill.
Can you commit?
2.} Another note to consider is that you cannot rub your eyes as usual with extensions on.
You have to be very delicate with your new set of lashes. Being hard on them will damage your natural lash.
So, if you’re a chronic eye rubber, or have a case of allergies, maybe lash extensions aren’t for you.
3.} If you’re one of those who like to pick, prod, and poke around your face…the thrill of pulling off each individual synthetic lash might be too overwhelming during a late night movie…and before you know it-your lash line is as bald as a babies bottom. TRUTH.
I speak from experience, & the memory is making me cringe. I lost all will power one summery night- “theneed to pull each little faux lash off” was overpowering. Any rational thinking I had left in my brain…I couldn’t help myself!
One by one, I plucked them off, and only when I looked down and saw what looked like a million tiny spider legs all over my bed comforter did I realize the magnitude of the situation…I had no eyelashes. EEK!
So, learn from my mistakes…Do not pick your lashes. If you’re ready for them to be off, go to your technician who will remove them with a gel remover.
4.} My last, and final, piece of advice to you is to shop around for a great lash technician.
Really dive in & do your research, because there are pros–& then, there are why-are-you-even-doing-this-as-your-profession “pros”. Make sure to choose a professionally trained technician who uses top notch products, & check out all their before and after photos. Be in love with every picture you see.
Then, when you’ve found your perfect technician, communicate what you want with them very well. If you’re into a more subtle look, let them know. If you want to look like a Vegas showgirl with lashes up to your eyebrows, let them know that too.
My personal preference is to always go with the less is more motto. I like people to look at me and think, ‘hmmm, she looks good.’ instead of, ‘whoa- she has eyelash extensions on.’
Don’t you agree?
Yeah, lets all agree on that one.
Now you know all the in’s & out’s of lashes…try ’em out!
Ready. Set. GO!
A big thanks to Weslie for her amaze beauty tips! Now…spill! If any of you have had lash extensions, tell me all about it below…; )