Saturday, 28 March 2015

Jica Lash Extension Treatment: Review

I've worn false lashes once in my life and that was when I was bridesmaid for my best friends wedding. As you can probably guess from that being the only day I've worn them - it didn't go well. I felt like I had huge pieces of paper hanging off my face and these were natural lashes so not even the thickest ones you can buy. I'm fairly lucky in that I feel my lashes are quite long and can hold a curl pretty well, I just crave a little thickness on the hair rather than having to apply so many coats of mascara. 

When I was contacted and asked to give the Jica Lash Extension Treatment* a go I have to admit, I was in two minds about it. The thought of putting lots of little hairs on my eyelashes made me feel a little... uneasy I think is the right word. I had all sorts of images of the hairs getting in my eyes etc. I put that to one side and decided to give them a go. 

You need to be careful when opening the bottle, I did it a little too enthusiastically and as you can see from the photo all the fibers ended up on my table, which did make for a good photo but I couldn't help but think of the waste that this created. 

Over the past few weeks I have been using the Jica treatment and above is my favourite way to wear it. I apply my mascara of choice and stop once all the lashes are covered, there is no need for a second coat at this stage. I then lightly apply the Jica lash extension treatment so that there is a light covering on my lashes. The trick is to not apply too much here. If you think about it the lashes will only stick where there is wet mascara so there is no point in layering up the treatment. If you do want more than one layer you will need to repeat the mascara process. I wait for this to dry and then lightly apply another coat of mascara. 

There are a few tips that I have learnt over the past couple of weeks:

  •  Do one eye at a time otherwise the mascara dries too quickly and the treatment doesn't stick properly.
  • If you want a bigger curl to your lashes curl before the treatment goes on, otherwise you end up with clumps. 
  • Don't rub your eyes - a bit of a no brainer if you wear eye makeup anyway, but this isn't something I will wear in the height of hayfever season. 
  • Have a mascara that you don't mind getting fibers on. Even when you are so patient and wait for everything to dry, there is a chance that you will get some fibers on your mascara. 
Have you ever used something like this?
An "at home" alternative to eyelash extensions?



Monday, 16 March 2015

Leather punch...

A short but sweet post from me today. Recently I've been putting a lot of effort into gymming it and eating better and as a result a few of my belts have actually stopped fitting me. Rather than have to head to the nearest leather shop, I decided to purchase my own leather punch, this was just £1.89 from ebay and arrived within a day. 

I can now just adjust my belts myself which is so much easier!



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Thursday, 12 March 2015

The cut-away court shoe...

The classic court shoe will never go out of fashion, but a nice spin on a classic trend is to purchase ones with a cut out.

I wore these to a winter wedding and they looked amazing with a blue dress. The closed toe makes your foot feel secure and the cut out makes them feel much more dressy than a normal court shoe.  
As they are a simple nude shoe they look great with jeans and a t-shirt.



Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Boots Haul

I don't think there is any chance I will ever go into boots and just come out with what I went in for. The temptation is just too much. Although the majority of this haul is actually what was on my shopping list - progress.
First things first is the make up aisles, these are the first aisles in my local boots and I naturally make a bee-line for them. I needed to get a new full coverage foundation as I have gone through my Mac Studio Sculpt foundation far too quickly and considering the price of it, I need to find a cheaper one. Most of the makeup brands were on offer so I felt even better - a marketers dream. I was drawn to this new release by Loreal an Infallible 24 hour Matte foundation, on offer at the time for just £6.99. Despite the obvious similarity in the packaging this isn't a bad dupe. I've been really enjoying using this and it lasts all day, keeping most of my redness hidden, I'm impressed. 

The other item on my shopping list was a new mascara. In my last YouTube video I posted (a haul!) I bought a new mascara but already that has dried out to the point that its difficult to work with. As Loreal was on a 3for2 I picked up the False Lase Telescopic mascara in black. I've heard good things about this mascara and I am so impressed. My lashes are fairly long and curled already so most mascaras do a decent job, but this mascara is something else. 

As mentioned, with a 3for2 on the cards I wasn't leaving without a third item. I don't need anymore "colour" products like nail polish, lipstick or gloss so I went with a decent staple of a concealer. I've always wanted to try the Loreal Lumi Magique concealer as there has been a fair amount of hype around this product but never felt like I needed to purchase it. I haven't used it yet, but hoping that it will banish my dark circles. 

I've recently been regularly going to get waxed, as in I have completely ditched the razors and I haven't looked back. There has been one problem though, ingrown hairs have been a little issue so I have plucked up the courage (haha) to purchase a very expensive pair of ingrown tweezers by Tweezermen. They are extremely sharp but awesome and make light work of ingrown hairs. 

Last week I finally gave in and admitted I needed a hair cut and not just a trim. I've had a good couple of inches off the ends and I now feel like I have a bob - I don't and I'm being dramatic but that's what it feels like. Anywho, this called for some new weapons in my hair box. I've decided my hair looks better waved and curled so picked up some texture spray to help hold the curls and give volume, dry shampoo - because I got through cans and cans of the stuff and hairspray to hold everything in place. The VO5 stand was all two for £5 and the Pantene dry shampoo was on offer for only £1.99.
And finally, hair bobbles. 



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