Favourite lashes

I love wearing false lashes. They make you look 200% more put together instantly, and when I’m going out, I don’t even feel halfway done if I’m not wearing them. It took me quite a long while to figure out how you were meant to put them on, but once I did, I never took them off (well… figuratively). The only thing I don’t like about them is that I can’t wear them with my glasses, because they get caught on them and I can’t blink properly.

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These three are my absolute favourite pairs of lashes.

1. Half lashes from Daiso

I got these from Daiso, which is a Japanese store in Australia where everything is 2.40. Judging by just that, you’d expect them not to be great, but you’d be wrong. They are absolutely amazing, and every time I wear them I get compliments on them from at least one person. They’re a bit easier to apply than full lashes, because you don’t really need to bend them to fit your eye quite as much, so there’s no resistance in the band where it wants to pop off at then ends like so many lashes do! I’m pretty sure you can’t get them in the UK, so when I go back to Australia I definitely want to stock up.

2. “Kitty” lashes from the Vintage Cosmetic Company

These lashes look like natural lashes, but thicker and more beautiful. I wear them a lot with my Daiso lashes, because they look pretty similar, and together, they just make you look like a screen siren from the 40s. Beautiful!

IMG_55813. Scintillate by Kardashian Beauty

Now, I know that opinions differ quite wildly when it comes to the Kardashian family, but you cannot deny that their lashes are the bomb. These in particular are so cute, and I love wearing them with lighter makeup to get a bit of a doll-like look. The band is quite thick and sturdy, which is how I prefer it – nothing worse than lashes that just fly away in whichever direction when you’re trying to put them on.

There you have it, my three favourites! Honourable mention goes out to all my crazy sugar pill lashes; they’re beautiful, and I’m sure they’d be my favourites if I could just find an occasion to wear them…

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Wish list

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I love shopping, like so many girls, and I have a bad habit of going shopping for things I don’t need and I didn’t want until I saw them in the shop. I’m trying to save money for my upcoming trip to Australia, so obviously I shouldn’t be spending my money on any old thing. So I made a wish list! Anything on this list, I am allowed to get. Anything not on it… I’d try to say I’m absolutely forbidden, but that’s probably the quickest way to make sure I’m gonna go shopping (I like to be contrary)! So I’ll say I have to think very hard about it before I actually get something that’s not on here.

1. Cashmere by Lime crime

I love this greyish nude. I have a sneaking suspicion it might make me look slightly dead, but I’m ok with that. I love Posture by Illamasqua as well, which is definitely zombie-fying on me. I miiiight also sneak a Carousel lipgloss into my order if/when I get this, but only if I’ve been very good and deserve a treat.

2. A strappy lingerie set

I love sexy lingerie and I don’t have enough of it. I’d love something by Agent Provocateur but I just don’t feel like I want to spend quite that much money on underwear. Maybe if someone else bought it for me! In the meantime, there’s a Victoria’s Secret set I’ve been eyeing for a while, and I feel like there’s a chance I might just have to go buy it for myself pretty soon.

3. Valentino pumps

Now, I will settle for something similar, but these are my dream pumps. I don’t really wear heels a lot, so right now the only pair I’ve got left are my pink sparkly Litas. Not exactly an inconspicuous shoe! So I need to get something a bit more toned-down. And these pumps are my holy grail. I hated them when I first saw them, but more often than not, that’s a sign I’ll end up loving whatever it is (yeah, don’t ask me how that works). I’d prefer buying a nice pair that will last me a long time to buying fifteen pairs of shoes I can use three times each and then they fall apart.

4. Mid-size bag

I have a big bag and a few small ones I can take with me if I go out, but I need a mid size one that I can fit my wallet, a water bottle and a few more things in. I have very specific requirements for it, so I haven’t found the perfect one yet, but when I do, I am snapping it up on the spot! I want one I can sling over my shoulder, slightly slouchy but still with some structure, and preferably a zipper rather than a flap. For some reason nothing like that seems to ever come my way, but I’m prepared to wait a long time for the right one.

House of Holland nails

One aspect of makeup that I was never very good at was nails. I’m just not patient enough to sit there and wait until it’s dry, and I’ve never been interested enough to just go and get me some Seche-vite until very recently. I do like having them though, and I used to get acrylics all the time. If I ever am near a nail salon that does crazy nails I’ll have them done again, but in the mean time I discovered that press ons have become a lot better than they used to be since I last used them.

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So I got two packs of claws from House of Holland, and everyone I spoke to was loving them. I don’t know why, but whenever I’ve tried press-ons before, they’ve flown off my fingers one by one by the end of the day, but these ones actually stayed on for four days before one of them fell off and I was so sick of having long nails again that I just took the rest off as well.

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I thought they looked pretty natural! No one clocked them until I actually told them that it was press-ons, which I’m gonna call a win. I’m gonna wait a bit until I try the black ones, because I find I can’t do anything if my nails are too long, but I’m pretty excited to see how they look on!