I have super stubby eyelashes. It’s terrible, they are barely visible and the don’t really hold a curl so my only option for even looking like I have any has always been globs of mascara, but I feel weird wearing mascara without a full face of makeup and I think we all know how often I wear that: once a week on Thursdays when Taylor takes my pregnancy pictures. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE WEEK???
Well, thanks to my friend Sara I have an affordable solution: DIY EYELASH EXTENSIONS! Basically you just put on those single flare false eyelashes using a particular technique that makes them look more natural, but it’s better if I let Sara explain it because she did up a great tutorial with pics, tips and cute illustrations.
I tried this out myself on the weekend and it was a moderate success. Here are some terrible quality pictures of my lashes before (on the top) and after (on the bottom), where I have ten individual lash flares on each eye.
Sorry the images aren’t really the same size but you can still see the difference! My lash flares were all the same length so I trimmed the ones I put closest to the inner corners of my eyes, which was pain so I really recommend getting a set that comes with various lengths. I got the single-length ones because that was all the had at the drugstore by my house. They also only had one kind of lash glue and OH MY GOD IT SUCKED. Like I got the lashes on just fine but a couple hours later I was out with Taylor, walking down the street and the lashes started trickling down my face! NOT COOL. So a word to the wise: if you are Canadian DON’T get the Quo lashes & glue from Shopper’s Drug Mart because they are terrible. On Monday I went to a different drugstore and got the Ardell kind, which I have heard good things about, and I hope to find time to try them out this week!