I went to a press event last month where Ardell lashes were being showcased. THE Lousie Page (make up artist to the stars) was supporting the brand that day and she chose a pair of lashes specifically for me that she thought would suit me and that I would like. And true to form, I love them! They are real human hair double lashes (no.204), aptly called Double Up, which give both length and thickness with a gentle flick, but without the dreadful TOWIE effect. These are much more gracious, less brash and less in your face. I think it was a during Chezza’s reign on X Factor that double lashes became popular. But then, people literally used to put one lash on top of another. Ardell has just gone one step further and fused 2 sets of lashes together for more drama sans fuss!
I’ve been wearing them since and I’ve probably had them on for 3 weeks straight. They are a bit knackered now, but thats 21 wears I managed to get out of them. Most lashes only last about 12 wears! I really like that fact that the lashes are easy to handle and with my heavy hands, they still managed to retain their shape, day in, day out. They are also on thinner strips, which means easier to put on too. At under around the £9 price point from Boots, they make a great set for everyday use!
The Nails Show
I love events and this is one that I am SUPER excited about. Its an all day event on Saturday 18th August at Cargo in Shoreditch and it will showcase nails on all levels. I’m still getting more information, but I know that it will be a stellar interactive, exciting and visual show, not only for nail professionals but also most importantly for the general public. There will be free nail art workshops, a live nail art competition and a polish swap for unused and unwanted nail polishes. I know I have a few that could go in that category so it will be exciting to see what I can swap them for. As the saying goes, one persons junk is another persons treasure 🙂 Its a great opportunity learn about all things nails with like minded individuals and with some great brands present there will be something for everyone.
It is a ticketed event so if you’re planning on going (like why wouldn’t you go?!) get your ticket at the early bird price of £7 from www.eventelephant.com/thenailsshow
I’ve got more to come on this, so watch this space, or blog rather 🙂