Sunday, July 12, 2015

REVIEW: Freshlook 1 Day Colorblends in Pure Hazel

Hi all! I have another contact lens review today! I've been searching around the internet for hazel coloured natural lenses recently and stumbled upon these Freshlook Dailies One Day Contact Lenses in Pure Hazel. I wanted something natural that would just kind of 'enhance' my eyes and these did just that job!

Diameter: 13.80mm
Base Curve: 8.60mm
Duration: 1 day/ dailies
Material: Nelfilcon A 31%
Water content: 69%
Color: Pure Hazel
Package: 10 in Box/ 5 Pairs



Comfort:
  • 8/10
  • My eyes are naturally sensitive and are more prone to being dry so obviously a 69% water content appealed greatly to me
  • The longest i've worn these lenses were for around 10 hours and i still felt no irritation by the end of the night!
  • However, it does take quite a while, ill say 10 mins -30 mins of them adjusting on your eyes. By this i mean, i mean actually staying in place with the iris
  • The only con about the comfort of these lenses are you can still slightly feel them in your eyes even after you adjust. Perhaps it was because they were coloured, but whenever i wear my clear prescription lenses, i can't feel them in there at all!

5 Pairs, i ordered mine in prescription because I'm pretty blind

Design:
  • 10/10
  • The exact colour i wanted
  • Absolutely 100% natural
  • Enhances the eyes
  • I haven't gone one time wearing them, when someone wouldn't compliment them :) 
  • There are dimensions of brown, green and yellow, and because of that, the colour of the lenses look different in different lighting, which i absolutely love
Purchase:
  • I bought them here at Pinkicon with my own money!
  • From the point of order, the lenses came within 2 weeks, free shipping!
Overall:
  • 9/10
  • Perfect if you are seeking an enhancement for dark eyes like mine
  • Very natural yet alluring
Now for the spam of photos of me wearing these lenses :)






Saturday, July 11, 2015

REVIEW: Mizon Placenta Ampoule Cream

Hi all! Winter has finally hit Sydney, not too cold this year, but my skin annually starts to dry out and peel around this time sigh, but at least it gave me an excuse to go and buy a winter moisturiser for my face! I've been using this product for twice a day for the past few weeks, so i thought it would be a great time for a review!

Packaging:
  • Plastic blue container with 50ml of functional concentrated cream



Contains 1.500mg of placenta extract

Claims:
  • Improves wrinkles
  • Whitens 
  • Nutrition to the skin
  • Prevents/ protects from dryness
Ingredients:



  • PLACENTA 1,500MG, NIACIN AMIDE, ADENOSINE, BETA-GLUCAN, LAVENDER OIL, HYALURONIC ACID, TREHALOSE, ARNICA EXTRACT, SAGEBRUSH EXTRACT, YARROW EXTRACT, ROSE EXTRACT, GENTIAN EXTRACT, AND PORTULACA OLERACEA L. EXTRACT.


Texture/ Color: 
  • White
  • Very concentrated, so slightest you only need the slightest bit for your whole face
  • Because it has a thick texture, its great protection from the dry air around me


Scent:
  • Not too sure how to describe it, but it has the typical placenta cream/ lanolin oil scent
  • The smell can be slightly overpowering for some
  • The scent disappears not long after anyway
How to use:
  • I use it as a simple facial moisturiser
  • At night after a shower
  • In the morning after i wash my face 
Results:
  • Using it everyday for a few weeks, twice a day, I've noticed improvements in my skin
  • Dry patches have disappeared/ gone down
  • Immediate relief to irritation
  • Protects from the dry winter in Australia 
  • Softer skin
  • Less acne 
Cons:
  • I'm sceptical about the claims for whitening effects as i don't think i noticed any difference in my skin
Overall:
  • 5/5
  • It does everything a simple facial moisturiser is suppose to
  • I can't comment on whether it helps wrinkles because i don't have any
Where did i buy it?
  • I purchased this from the seller Kocomaket from eBay
  • Link to product here
  • Comes with a free tiny small sample 
  • The packaging came wrapped in bubble wrap so the item was safe and secure
Have any of you guys tried this cream? What did you think?



Saturday, May 30, 2015

REVIEW: KLENSPOP T.TOP 2 COLOR PLUS BROWN CIRCLE LENSES and KLENSPOP T.TOP ROSE MARY GRAY CIRCLE LENSES

Hello! Long time no blog, i've been so busy with university lately =_= finals are in two weeks too sigh. Anyway on a lighter note, I've got two new circle lens reviews from klenspop i know you guys will enjoy hehe

I was sent the Color Plus Brown and Rose Mary Gray circle lenses and because they were of the same brand t.top, i decided to just incorporate  them into one post!

Once again the shipping is extremely fast! In just under two weeks these arrived :D


Super cute packaging contents!


Close up of the lens bottle (same design for both lenses)


Description:

  • Brand: T.TOP
  • Diameter: 14mm (color plus brown) and 14.1mm (rose mary gray)
  • Graphic diameter: 13.6mm (color plus brown) and 13.3mm (rose mary gray)
  • Water content: 38% 
  • Base curve: 8.6mm (color plus brown) and 8.5mm (rose mary gray)
  • Lifespan: 1 year disposal
  • Country of origin: South Korea
  • Purchase the brown ones here! :) and the gray ones here
Price:
  • Both of these RRP price are $13, but are both currently on sale now for only $4!!! So grab them up!
Color and design of both lenses:
  • Because of the size diameter, they only enlarge the eyes slightly, and look very natural
  • The brown is very natural and i really do like how they make your eyes pop
  • I've gotten compliments on my eyes while wearing the color plus brown lenses, and no one realised they were lenses which is such a plus for me! 
  • I love how the lenses look natural and these do just the job
  • At first i thought the color plus brown might look a bit dramatic but are actually very natural on the eyes
  • The black ring on the color plus brown is what makes your eyes 'pop' 
  • I absolutely love these to wear both as every day lenses because of the slight enlargement
T.Top 2 Color Plus Brown Circle Lens

T.Top 2 Color Plus Brown Circle Lens, i love how natural they look!

T.Top 2 Color Plus Brown Circle Lens 

T.Top Rose Mary Gray Lens

T.Top Rose Mary Gray Lens in both eyes
Honestly, the grey isn't that noticeable because of my super dark eyes =_= but are definitely noticeable when I'm outside!



Comfort of both lenses:
5/10
  • Unfortunately, i actually found these lenses quite uncomfortable
  • The first few minutes of putting these lenses on, my vision at was a bit blurred at the outer edges of my pupil, you could see some of the color on the lenses
  • Gradually, your eyes do adjust to the lenses and you'll be able to see properly
  • I also felt the lenses in my eyes at all time, i constantly felt them move around
  • The comfort level may have had something to do with the low water content
Overall:
  • Comfort wise, they're definitely not the best
  • Color wise, they are gorgeous and natural
  • Make your eyes 'pop', you'll get compliments :) because they look so natural!
  • However for the price right now, they're definitely worth it and you have nothing to lose! Only $4 right now!!!! 
  • Purchase the color plus brown here and rose mary gray here!!
Have you guys tried these lenses? What do you think? If you haven't, why don't you pick them up? They're only $4 on sale right now so theres nothing to lose! :)

Friday, April 24, 2015

REVIEW: KLENSPOP BUNNY COLOR BROWN

Hello! How has everyone been? Today i have a circle lens review from Klenspop!! They were so generous to offer a collaboration with them, and of course i was more than delighted to work with them! 

Klenspop sent me their lenses in Bunny Color Brown and it only took two weeks to arrive in Australia! Usually, overseas packages take up to a month. Their customer service was very impressive, and always replied to me within a few hours. 


The design of the box the lenses came in is absolutely adorable and girly

Description:
  • Brand: Lenspop 
  • Diameter: 14mm
  • Graphic diameter: 13.8mm
  • Water content: 38%
  • Base curve: 8.6mm 
  • Life span: 1 yr disposal
  • Country of origin: South Korea
Price:
They're are originally $20 USD but right now, they're on sale for just $15!



The kit included the lenses, a cute case and plastic tweezers for handling the lenses


Close up of the Bunny Color bottles


What the lenses look like


Left eye: no lens, Right eye: lens 
Can you tell how natural they look?


Colour and design:
  • 10/10
  • Very natural looking (this is why i love them because they're perfect for daily wear, and aren't over dramatic at all)
  • Slight enlargement
  • Natural light brown, i love how they look in natural lighting
  • I really like how they just emphasise your natural eye colour 
Comfort:
  • 8/10
  • The water content isn't very high, so i did find them become slightly dry after a few hours. Nothing eye drops could fix
  • Overall, just like my daily prescriptions, you can't feel them in your eyes 



Overall:
  • 8/10
  • I really do love them because they're perfect for every day wear 
  • Reliable customer service 
  • Very natural
  • Lovely emphasis of your natural eye colour
  • Only set back i have, is i wish the water content was higher, only because i wear contact up to around 8hrs or more a day

If you guys want to purchase the product HERE is the link :)
Definitely tell me how you find them if you do purchase them! 


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

REVIEW: INNISFREE NO-SEBUM MINERAL PACT


I absolutely love Innisfree products and i needed to pick this up because its been so highly raved! It was less than $10 AUD!! You can't find anything that matches its quality for the price here in Australia. 8.5grams of goodness! This will last you quite a while! 


What It Claims:
  • Oil controlling
  • Shine controlling 
  • Skin perfecting powder
  • Blots away excess shine and make skin matte
  • Sebum control
  • Sebum absorption 
6 Free Formula (Has none of these ingredients found in a lot of cosmetic products):
1. Parabens
2. Talc
3. Mineral Oil
4. Artificial Dye 
5. Animal Ingredients
6. Synthetic Fragrance 



Pros:
  • All natural, which is what i love about Innisfree. I have been breaking out like crazy and i really have no idea why. My skin was so clear for so long, nekminnit =_= 
  • Because of the natural ingredients, which my skin loves it hasn't broken me out at all
  • White translucent powder which i love because i don't need to worry about skin colour matching!
  • Pretty amazing at absorption of sebum/ oily face from sweaty 
  • Leaves skin matte
  • Does not leave a white cast 
  • Lightweight, small, portable, travel friendly, more convenient than the powder
  • Great for touch ups every few hours or so 
  • I haven't noticed any pore clogging, something i always seem to get from powders because my pores are so damn large



Scent:
  • Extremely faint, fresh scent
  • So it won't irritate anyone who doesn't like scent (like me) 




Dislike:
  • It emphasises dry patches on your skin... so i may have to stop using this during winter. seriously, i didn't know i even had dry patches in some areas of my face till i patted this on. But other than that, its the only con i have. But then i have a problem with every single powder product i've ever used to emphasise my dry skin... 

Anyway, has anyone else used this product? And what do you think about it? :) I'm curious about your opinions because it has been so highly raved about! 

Oh and anyone recommend a powder that DOESN'T emphasise dry skin? I haven't seem to run across one yet :( 


Monday, April 20, 2015

REVIEW: SHU UEMURA EYELASH CURLER

Oh my god. Can i just say that every single asian female out there needs this item in their life!

Long time no post! University and life has really been catching up to me and thus, my blog got neglected :'( But I'm back! Well i hope :)

When i was in Japan earlier this year i made sure to pick up the all time raved Shu Uemura eyelash curler. I got this from Donki in Tokyo, or Don-Quijote, however you like to call the store. It was 1200 yen, but then i saw it in Matsumoto Kiyoshi later on for much cheaper around 600-700 yen? haha but it was too late, i already snatched it up from Donki :) But anyways, still an amazing price because I'm pretty sure it retails for $30 here in Australia in David Jones =_=

I just want to say the quality of this eyelash curler is absolutely outstanding, and worth so much more than the price!

They also gave you a spare eyelash curler band when the one on the curler wears out!





Advantages:

  • It legit gives you crazy long lashes. i have no idea how it does that. Even my old eyelash curler which i thought was great and gave you great lashes compared nothing to Shu Uemura!
  • The curl actually stays on all day!
  • Quality is absolutely top
  • The design of the curler is really amazing quality. I'm always surprised how they create almost high end quality products for such an affordable price
  • Shu Uemura eyelash curlers are a god
  • An absolute holy grail 

Disadvantages:
  • What disadvantages? 
  • NONE

Overall:
10/10
  • Will buy over and over and over again!
  • God i love Japanese cosmetics 
Guys if you don't have this eyelash curler you need it in your life, you have no idea what you have all been missing out on! 

Monday, March 23, 2015

REVIEW: GEO Star Collection Super Angel Gray


Hello all!

I'm am very excited right now because after almost a year, i have achieved my very first sponsor! Can you believe a company wants to collaborate with me? I'm pretty excited, i guess my hobby of blogging is going somewhere :) This awesome first sponsor is Pinkicon!! 

Pinkicon is a company based in Hong Kong that specialises in the latest beauty trends, more specifically circle lenses, in Korea and Japan. They stock over 500 different circle lenses, from the most natural to the most dramatic. I guarantee they are 100% authentic because they had an authenticity peel off sticker on the lens bottles. And best of all, its free shipping worldwide!

I was sent the GEO Star Collection Super Angel Gray. Delivery time took around two weeks which is impressive as packages from Hong Kong usually arrive in a month or so. These are actually my first pair of circle lenses, i've never actually worn them before but were always curious about them.

Read to the end for a coupon code ^_^

Specifications
  • 14.80mm diameter (normal contact lenses would be around 14mm)
  • 38% water content
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Base Curve (B.C): 8.6mm
  • Origin: Korea
  • Color: Gray

Packaging
  • just your typical circle lens bottles
  • tightly sealed, ensures the circle lenses weren't contaminated 




Colour
  • I absolutely fell in love with the colour
  • It's a very neutral toned grey, not dramatic or bold at all which is great because i prefer natural colours 
  • Simple black border
  • On my dark eyes however, they almost look dark blue
  • The grey isn't very noticeable unless you're under bright sunlight. I actually prefer this



Enlargement:

  • 14.80mm (almost a cm bigger in diameter to your normal pupil size)
  • when i first put them on, i was actually shocked how large they were
  • these are the perfect lenses for imitating anime eyes
  • absolutely perfect for cosplay
  • because of how big they are, they make you look much much younger!
  • the large size gives you a young and innocent look
  • people who are looking for a natural size should stay away from these lenses 
  • I would avoid super heavy eye makeup with these lenses on, because they are pretty dramatic by themselves 


Wearing the lens on one eye so you can see how enlarging they are

The circle lenses on both eyes

Comfort
  • Very comfortable which is really surprising because i would think the bigger the lenses the more uncomfortable 
  • Very clear 
  • They do get a bit dry after a couple of hours. It just might be me though, i've been wearing contact lenses for almost 5 years so the water content in my eyes has probably become more dry over time


Design
  • The colour itself is very natural
  • The unnatural factor is the size itself 
  • Very dolly like


As you can see, the grey is hardly noticeable, but an almost dark blue 

I'm really loving how they look in photos 

Price
  • $25.06 USD
  • You can purchase them Here

Service
  • 8/10
  • Responds in a few days
  • Very helpful 

Overall
  • Perfect for cosplay
  • Looks great in photos
  • Not natural at all because they are super enlarging
  • Gray isn't super noticeable
  • Super comfortable
  • People will definitely notice the circle lenses
  • If you wear contacts/glasses normally like me, the lenses are true to their power
Click here for more information about Pinkicon 
For any circle lens purchase use my code A24680000 for $5 USD off!!
Also free worldwide delivery ^_^ 


REVIEW: Innisfree Color Glow Lipstick in No.10 Daisy Coral

Long time no post! I've been super busy with life ever since i landed a part time job, began yet another semester of university and well life in general. But my time management is under way and i finally have a new review for you all! 

Anyway i've found a new favourite everyday lipstick, not surprising being Innisfree because they always have the best formulas for lipsticks for the price you pay!

This lipstick caught my eye because of its unique peachy/coral colour and if you know me, i love peachy corals! 


Packaging
  • minimalistic, sleek, slim, long
  • comes in their typical recycled paper package which i love



Colour
  • a coral-pink colour
  • not too bold, neutral enough for everyday wear
  • isn't matte, glossy finish 
  • the colour in the tube looks super bold and bright, but really is more neutral 
Pigmentation
  • starts at a low/medium coverage, but is definitely buildable which is what i love about it
  • you can tell how bold and pigmented it can get from from my lip swatches
  • doesn't accentuate flaky bits with one or two swipes, they do start to eventually become obvious with the more swipes you do
Texture
  • very creamy
  • moisturising like a lip balm, so i don't usually need to apply lip balm before its wear 
  • think of it as a very pigmented lip balm 
Fragrance
  • a very slight floral scent, it isn't overpowering at all, and you tend to forget about it soon after
Wear Time
  • just like any lipstick, it will slowly fade throughout the day and leave lip stain marks on your drinking cups
  • 2 hours max with eating and drinking
  • 4 hours with minimal touch, with a gradual fade 
  • the staying power isn't comparable to their lip tints, which are much more long-lasting because they leave a bit of a stain, whereas the color glow lipsticks don't 
Picture of me wearing the colours / lip swatches

 Overall
  • 4/5
  • i will repurchase, and am thinking of buying more colors from the range when i save up
  • very creamy, moisturising, and neutral enough for everyday wear
  • constant re-application, so do not recommend for those who don't like constantly reapplying their lipstick

Have you guys tried this? What did you think? :) 




Sunday, February 22, 2015

Japan Cosmetics Haul From My Tokyo Trip! :

Hello all! I'm finally back from my Asia trip to Japan, China and Hong Kong! I stayed in Shibuya and Ginza in Tokyo and man Japan was absolutely amazing! I think Tokyo is honestly one of the most perfect cities in the convenience factor due to the crazy big population. There are restaurants, shopping, hotels, buildings just EVERYWHERE you look. It's exactly like anime in real life. During my visit to Tokyo, i visited Shibuya, Ginza, Shinjuku, Harajuku, Akihabara, Omotesando, Odaiba, Ikubukuro, and honestly so many more i can't think of right now. I also visited Izu, along the countryside and it was amazingly breathtaking. You can't describe my love for Japan now that i've visited it. Hoping to one day fully travel across the country.

Anyway, lets get into the haul, as i'll leave my Japan adventures for another time :)

I bought my cosmetics from Donki / Don Quijote in Shibuya because it's one of the best places to get deal on cosmetics! I also bought a few things from Matsumoto Kiyoshi. I won't get into too much detail with those stores right now, as i want to dedicate a blog post on cosmetics shopping in Japan. I tried not to buy too much and go crazy and just focused on what i needed to stock up on, well mostly.

Picture of the whole Haul

Close up of the false lashes
If you don't know me, i have an utter obsession with false lashes. I don't know what it is about them that I'm so allured to.... its not an exaggeration if i said i have over 100 unused pairs of lashes in my drawer.... addiction alert? hehehe. But anyway, i've always loved the style of Japanese false lashes, but have never bought them due to how expensive they can be both online and offline. In Australia, Japanese cosmetics are usually three times the retail price in Japan.

From left to right:
1. Diamond Lash Volume Series in No.1 Sexy Eye (Don Quijote)
2. Diamond Lash Series 1 in No.3 Dolly Eye (Don Quijote)

Can't quite remember the prices for the diamond lashes, but they were around 1000 to 1200 yen at Don Quijote

3. Sho-bi Premium Lash in No.206 (Don Quijote)
4. Luminous Change Eyelash eX Dolly Face in 05 (Don Quijote)
5. Sho-bi Decorative Eyelash in TN40544 (Don Quijote)
6. Luminous Change LE-B in Crystal Eye (Don Quijote)

Both of the Sho-bi lashes came in a value pack with two Sho-bi Decorative Nail polishes. These only costed 500yen all together!!!! So cheap!! Their original value if bought separately would have been 2500 yen, crazy savings!

Both Luminous Change lashes above came in a value pack with the eyelash glue and nails stickers below. This value pack was only 1000 yen!


Close up of rest of Haul

1. Nail stickers (Don Quijote)
2. 1 Day Magic Concealer in No.02 Natural Beige (Matsumoto Kiyoshi, 600 yen i believe) 
3. Isehan Heroine Make Volume and Curl Mascara (Only 600 yen at Don Quijote!!) 
4. Canmake Creamy Touch Rouge in 01 Marshmallow Pink (Matsumoto Kiyoshi, 700 yen)
5. Kate Super Sharp Liner 0.03mm, 2 pack (This was only 1000 yen at Don Quijote!!) 
6. Clear Eyelash Glue Liquid, doesn't seem to have a bran (Don Quijote) 
7. Shiseido Lash Adhesive (this was only around 200 yen on sale at Matsumoto Kiyoshi!! It's my holy grail lash adhesive so i was super happy) 
8. Kate Powderless Liquid fir Cover Foundation in OCD. This retails for 2000 yen, but i found it at Don Quijote on sale for only 1380 yen! Review coming up very soon!
9. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (Found it at Don Quijote for i believe 1200 yen, but then i found it for only around 900 yen at Matsumoto Kiyoshi after i bought it) 

Ah, it took a while to make this post, what do you guys think? Do you want me to review anything from my haul? :) 





Monday, January 12, 2015

Travel Tips Pt. 1: Whats In My Carry On Bag / Essentials For The Long Plane Ride

Since I'm starting my Asia trip tomorrow, i decided to do a two part travel tips series. The 2nd part will focus on what i will be putting in my makeup bag + skincare. This part will focus on how i stay sane on long trips, this time a 14hr one.... yes that long. Well to be fair i'll have a 3hr stop over. I'll be travelling to Japan, Hong Kong and China, and will definitely be doing blog posts and hauls when i come back.

1. Neck Pillow
I'm pretty sure anyone who has ever boarded an airplane in an economy class has experienced painful, uncomfortable neck pain. Or waking up in the most awkward painful position for you neck. Invest in a neck pillow, they only cost a few bucks and saves your neck dearly! I got mine as a gift from etude house in Hong Kong last year!



2. Empty Water Bottle
I recommend the Vapour bottle but any empty bottle will work! Just fill up your water on the plance. Airplane rides can dehydrate your skin and body dearly and the Vapur bottle is so ergonomically friendly and convenient!



3. Wallet
This is the most obviously and needs no explanation, perfect for your passports, ID etc.

4. Hair Tyes
Not sure about the rest of you, but i hate it when my hair is all over my face when sitting in such a squishy seat! I always have a few around my wrist to tie up during the flight.

5. Toothbrush and Toothpaste
I know its not essential, but when the flight is extra long, you want to feel refreshed and happy when you exit. Whats better then fresh teeth :)

6. Travel Sickness Medication
I know it doesn't to apply to all of you (lucky people!!) but i get motion sickness on planes and boats and sometimes even public transport =_=. But what can you do about genes, so i make sure to always take medication before and during a flight!

7. Travel Size Dettol
When i'm cramped in such a small space, especially in a crazy long flight, i start to feel more dirty. Maybe it has to do with the fact i'm a slight germaphobe... But occasionally rubbing a instant hand sanitiser like dettol on my hands makes me happier.


Do you guys think i'm missing anything? What essentials do you take on the plane with you?


Thursday, January 8, 2015

False Eyelashes 101

I absolutely love false lashes and have actually become a bit of a hoarder :p. I'm sure most of us asian gals here can relate to the miracle it provides, being born with practically no lashes ._. So having worn so many different types and styles for so many years, i decided to do a mini guide to help out some of us who may be new to them!

There are 3 types of false eyelash types

1. Mink Lashes




  • The most expensive and are made with mink fur
  • I find them the best quality but also the most sensitive
  • For e.g. the lashes by Velour retail for around $35. An insane price, but can be used up to 25 times
  • Feel light and very comfortable on the eyes
  • However they also seem to be the most sensitive with the hair easily falling off if not taken care of. E.g. harshly pulling the glue off the lashes 
  • It is also not recommended to put mascara on them to extend their wear. They are after all the most sensitive kind of falsies
  • Range from very natural to dramatic

2. Human Hair

Credits to ekiblog

  • These are averaged priced, definitely affordable
  • For e.g. House of Lashes, Ardell and Red Cherry ones are around $9 a pair
  • Might not be for you if you're a bit creeped out of the thought of wearing other people's hair 
  • Can be worn 5-8 times
  • Amazing quality
  • Range from very natural to dramatic

3. Synthetic Lashes

Credits to ekiblog

  • These are generally the cheapest
  • You can get no brand ones off Ebay for as cheap as $1 for a box of 10 pairs
  • Because of the price, some styles can be really ugly. You get what you pay for
  • The higher the price, the higher the quality
  • I recommend to avoid thick bands ones, as they are the most uncomfortable 
  • Clear band ones are the best and most comfortable
  • Not as sensitive as say, Mink or Human hair lashes, so you can be more harsh with them
  • Great for beginners!
  • You can use them up to 5 times for each use.
  • However for the cheaper no brand ones, i usually toss them out after 1-3 uses
  • Japanese synthetic lashes however, are amazing quality! There are a crazy range of styles ranging from extremely natural to the most dramatic. 
  • Japanese falsies also seem to be the most comfortable
  • Quality Japanese brands range from Dolly Wink, Melliesh, Diamond Lash, Vanilla Birthday, etc. There is an infinite amount. I'll do a haul when i'm back from Japan
There are 2 types of eyelash glues
  • The most popular brand of eyelash glue seems to be DUO. I personally find them quite overrated, but they do they job well. They are available in both white and dark glues.
  • My favourite will always be the white Shiseido glue, and is the most affordable
  • The Velour eyelash glue however is great for those who are in a super hurry in the mornings. The glue already comes out tacky so you can pop the lashes on asap, without waiting 20 seconds for them to become tacky
1. Dark Glue
  • The glue comes out dark and dries dark
  • Great for those who wear a thick dark eyeliner as it blends in flawlessly 
  • However, i don't recommend them for beginners. It may become a bit messy when adjusting, as it does dry dark.
2. White Glue
  • This is my favourite type
  • Although it goes on white, it dries flawlessly clear
  • This means you can wear it without eyeliner and it still looks flawless
  • I recommend them for beginners. Even if you have trouble adjusting the lashes on your eyes at first, the glue dries clear so it won't be noticeable at all
Putting them on

1. Remove the lashes from the box by pulling or pushing down gently on the band, not the lashes or you'll end up damaging the shape or pulling the hairs off

2. If they're too long trim the length to fit. Lashes that are too long can make your eyes look super ugly. However, you cannot trim the width, so i recommend getting shorter width eyelashes if thats the case, especially if they touch your eyebrows. I like trimming from the outer corner, because depending on the style, the lashes usually look a bit strange when you trim it from the inner corner.

3. Apply the glue to the lashes focusing on the corners. Don't use too much or it won't dry clear (if your using white glue) or dry lumpy and ratchet looking (with the dark glue). Simply use your fingers or a tweezer

4. Let the glue get tacky for approximately 20 seconds. Shake, blow or whatever to speed up the process

5. Curl your lashes

6. Pop them on while looking down. Apply them as close to the lash line and push them in. Adjust them quickly before they dry

7. Put mascara on to blend the lashes. I recommend non-waterproof mascara as it is generally harder to remove while taking the lashes off.

8. You're done!! 

How to remove your lashes
  • If your glue says that it can be removed by warm water just simply, remove and pull off gently with facial cleanser in the shower
  • If not, makeup remover is your best bet. Use a cotton bud and rub against the band until the glue's stickiness begins to disintegrate 
  • Remove by gently pulling on its base from outer corner to inner tear duct
How to care for your lashes
  • Handle and clean with care and place them back into its box or a container
  • Getting rid of excess glue is important so bacteria doesn't grow and build up. You don't want an eye infection do you? Do this by gently soaking in makeup remover and pull off by holding the lash by its base

I hope this guide helped a few of you! What are your favourite brands or types of lashes?