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PRODUCT EXPERIENCE: NO7 FALSE LASHES

Picked these up on a recent trip to Boots where I had some vouchers to spend on No7 makeup and makeup accessories. I’m not crazy about No7 makeup, there’s not much I’m missing in the makeup department right now anyway, and I’ve been wanting to try false lashes for a while now, so I thought: why not bite the bullet today? Here’s what I picked up:

falsies-box

I’ve never used false lashes before, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to find the experience. How did I find it? In a word: difficult. Applying them was difficult, wearing glasses with them was difficult, blinking was difficult, even looking at things was difficult– at one point I feared I might have to have my mother help me across the road, like an invalid, or somebody who’s just had lots of plastic surgery.

I’m not fully convinced all of this was my fault, though. The glue in the packet was INCREDIBLY thick, and quite difficult to get onto the lashes– I’ll try another packet at some point in the future and see if it’s any different. If they’re all like that, it’s obviously just something I’m going to have to work around, but gosh, it doesn’t seem at all ideal! I also found they were a little short for the length of my eyelid. It said you could trim them if they were too long, but I guess I must have a longer than average eyelid? In any case, I didn’t make life easier for myself by not curling my lashes beforehand– I really need to purchase a new eyelash curler, since I still haven’t replaced the old one that broke, and I think that contributed to why I could still see my own eyelashes so obvious underneath the falsies.

All of that said? I loved how they looked. I mean really, I loved it. While the feeling is something I think would definitely take some getting used to, I got a lot of compliments while I was wearing these.

falsies

Would I wear these again? Yes, absolutely. I would, however, try to:

a. buy better glue,
b. curl my lashes beforehand, and
c. place them further back on my eyelid and not so close to the corner so that they wing out a little more.

Overall, though, I’m quite pleased with my purchase, and I’m looking forward to trying them out again… Just maybe not for a couple of days.

Are you a false lash devotee? Are you a recent convert? Do you have any usage or application tips for those still on the fence like me? Drop me a line and let me know!
-A-

PRODUCTS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT #7

The next in my line up of products I Can’t Live Without is something that was recommended to me, bizarrely, by my family: Boots No7 Facial Recovery After-Sun.

no7aftersun

This €11 miracle cream came to me by way of my lovely aunt, who started using it on sunburn after a holiday in Florida, and then just kept right on using it because she found it so great. Then her son started using it, because he’s got really terrible eczema and this was one of the few things which seemed to calm it down. Then Mum started using it because her sister had raved about it so much.

I couldn’t ignore wildfire viral product spread like this, so I decided to give it a go, and boy, was I glad I did. In my last Products I can’t Live Without (#6), I said that I mixed my Creme De La Mer moisturiser with something else to make it last longer, and this is what I’ve been using it with. It’s lightly (and gorgeously) scented, easily absorbed (though a little thicker than the Le Mer offering), and completely non-greasy. It doesn’t seem to cause any kind of spots or blemishes, and my skin loves this stuff: it always feels really soft and supple after use.

This cream is best used lightly: too much and it does leave a white film on the skin, but it’s easy to cut back because you honestly don’t need that much of it to get the job done. I’ll definitely continue to use this on my skin, despite not having anything remotely resembling a sun-burn on my face!

PROS:
Super cheap with 3 for 2 offer in Boots
Very effective
CONS:
Careful use needed to avoid overdose
Not easy to obtain in winter

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Do you have an under-the-radar cult product you’d like to share? Have you tried out this product before?

Drop me a line and let me know!
-A-