Thursday, 20 November 2014

The curse of Asian eyelashes

There are infants..... male infants... who have longer lashes than me.  That is an absolute true story.  I have the curse of Asian eyelashes - short, stumpy and very very sparse.  On a section (about 1/3) of my left eyelash line I literally have 2 lone lashes.

I've tried many different mascaras and I haven't yet found my holy grail, just using a Clinique one as that's the one I most recently bought.  When Priceline announced their 40% cosmetics sale I thought I'd dig around for another lengthening mascara.

I came across this Mirenesse Instant Lash Transplant Lengthening Kit.  My Mum introduced me to Mirenesse a few years ago and I loved their mascara and lip gloss.  For some reason over the years I'd forgotten about them but when I saw the Lash Transplant product I knew I had to try it.

Step 1 is what they call transplant gel which to me looks like mascara.

Step 2 is the white fibres that attach to the transplant gel.

(sorry for the shocking photo but you get a general idea)...

Then you use the transplant gel again to make the white fibres black.

Step 3 is to comb out the lashes.

And voila!

I had some questions on Instagram....

Are they extensions?  Hehe no

How does it feel on?  I could definitely 'feel' it on my lashes but it didn't bother me throughout the day.  I have particularly sensitive eyes though (hence not being able to put contacts in) and by night time I felt like I was ready to take them off.  No need for makeup remover, just water was enough to wash them out - another plus.

Where can I buy this miracle worker? Jas they're an Aussie brand so I don't think you can get it in London.  Maybe you can get a friend to send you a care package from Aus?  Or I can do it if you want?

How does it compare to Chanel Le Volume? Actually never tried Chanel Deb, sorry :(  It's better than any lengthening mascara I've tried though, from Clinique to Maybelline to Estee Lauder.

What's it like on the transfer front?  No transfer that I noticed Q :)

NB: not a sponsored post, just a great product.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Head & Heart

Helen and Teresa have been posting these Head&Heart posts and I've just never gotten round to doing it for one reason or another.... til today.

What I've been grateful for ~

An amazing and happy work environment for the first time in almost 4 years!  I have an incredibly supportive Manager and a great team who I enjoy working with.  I'm being appropriately recognised and feel like an integral member of the team.  Plus, they give me cake.

Also grateful for my best friend who is amazing and makes me not need a huge group of female friends because she is all I need.

What I've been thinking about~

Pop.  RIP.

What I'm excited for~

BALI!  Man this trip will creep up on me.  Strangely not terribly excited for Christmas and NYE at the moment, although I'm sure I'll get there once the public Christmas trees start going up.

Also excited for Jan when I start a new role as Team Lead for my team.  I think I'm up for the challenge.

What I've been doing!

Actually going to the gym on a regular basis and enjoying it.  I wasn't able to go all week til Friday and when I got in I did a double session.  It's helping me take my mind off work for a bit of time while I increase my fitness levels and I actually feel great afterwards (I know most people feel great whilst/after they exercise but I never have.... weird)

Sunday, 2 November 2014

What I wore this week

Asos dress, Sheike belt, Michael Kors Sutton bag, Louboutin Love Me
Forever New skirt, Diane von Furstenberg blouse, Louboutin Love Me, T&Co necklace
Walter Baker silk blouse, Karl Lagerfield pants, Oroton watch, Chanel necklace, Louboutin Love Me
Diane von Furstenberg blouse, Asos skirt, Louboutin Corneille
Asos dress, Ferragamo belt, Diva necklace, Mimco cuff, Louboutin Bianca
Ratty shorts and a tee as I went over to my parents to help them clean out/de-clutter the garage.  Not selfie worthy.

The Loft Petites top, Nudie jeans, Seed Heritage booties, Michael Kors Sutton, Kookai leather jacket, Lovisa necklace