Kiss Ever-EZ Lashes in Number 11: A Review

JG wearing Kiss Ever-EZ Lashes in Number 11

JG wearing Kiss Ever-EZ Lashes in Number 11

I haven’t worn individual lashes in over a month now and have instead been experimenting with strip false lashes. I decided to try Kiss Ever-EZ Lashes in Number 11 after the beautiful Bianca Locke recommended them on Instagram, (you can find her @biancalocke).

Biance Locke in her Kiss Lashes Number 11

Biance Locke in her Kiss Lashes Number 11

Where to buy 

If you are in the States you can pick these lashes up from CVS for just $4.99, I’m in the UK at the moment and had to buy mine on eBay for £6.49Boots and Superdrug do sell some of the Kiss range but they don’t stock number 11 (sad times). Buying them from eBay was a little bit pricey but it was to be expected.

What’s inside Kiss Ever-EZ lashes number 11

Inside of the box you get a pair of lashes made with human hair (they are soft but also firm) and an applicator with a ‘mess free tip’ to help you apply the lashes along your own lash line. FYI – you do not get any glue inside of the packet. Thankfully, I had some left over from Eyelure lashes. Kiss do sell lash adhesive and if it is anything like their nail glue (which I love) then I’m sure it’s pretty good.

Kiss Ever-EZ Lashes Number 11

Application

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It was super EZ (get it? EZ? as in Ever-EZ…) to apply these lashes. As with other strip lashes, you simply apply the glue, wait thirty seconds until the glue is tacky, and then apply them to your natural lash line. I didn’t need to trim them down, which was great. The pink applicator was helpful in holding the lashes down so that the glue had time to dry. I usually use a pair of tweezers to do that, but the pink applicator was a lot less scary close to my eyes.

Kisses for these Kiss Ever-EZ Lashes in Number 11

Kisses for these Kiss Ever-EZ Lashes in Number 11

Overall

I absolutely love the look of these lashes – they are perfect for day or night and give you a sexy doe-eyed look without looking fake. They are super light and it barely felt like I was wearing anything. I will definitely be getting my money’s worth out of them and will be trying others in the range.

9.5/10

JG x

Wilko False Eyelashes Drama for only £1: A Review

Wilko false eyelashes drama on Jade Gabriell

I was out shopping with my mum the other day when she dragged me into Wilko so that she could get some bits for the garden. As I was in there I thought that I might as well pick up some lotion and body wash and was surprised when I stumbled across Wilko’s range of false eyelashes. At only a pound for a pair including the glue I had to give them a go!

Wilko False Eyelashes Drama

I chose the Drama lashes because they were super thick and weren’t as spidery as some of the other ones in the range. The installation of the lashes seemed to be the same as any other pair I’ve bought before. Apply glue, wait till tacky and then stick on. However, the Wilko glue dried way too quickly, smelt fishy and was difficult to apply. In the end I got fed up and used my leftover eyelure glue from my Katy Perry lashes instead.

Wilko False Eyelashes Drama

The difference between my natural lashes and the drama eyelashes was incredible, although they definitely didn’t look natural and they had a weird shine to them that made them look plastically. These lashes are better suited to a night out where you can hide under the club lights rather than day time wear. I also found them a little heavy and my eyes burned a little; I’m not sure if that was the combo of heavy lashes plus mixing two types of glue to get them to stick.

Wilko False Eyelashes Drama

Overall these lashes were alright but the artificial shine, heaviness and not-so-great glue makes me give these lashes….

5/10

I have another pair from the range – they’re are bit spidery but I’ll give those a go at the weekend. Here is a picture of them, I actually think they might be a bit more natural-looking…well fingers crossed.

Wilko False Eyelashes Drama

Have you tried any other lashes in the Wilko range?

JG x

Katy Perry Feline Fierce Lashes: A review


Katy Perry Feline Fierces Lashes

Who doesn’t want fierce, fluttering eyelashes just like the beauty that is Katy Perry? 

It was my birthday on Tuesday and while I wanted thicker, fuller lashes I didn’t really want to pay the individual lash pricetag (mainly because I’d just treated myself to an hour long gel pedicure and a 30 minute facial…so divine!). Anyway I saw the Katy Perry Feline Fierce lashes on sale in Boots for just £2.65 (down from £5.95) and it was such a bloody bargain that I had to get myself a pair!

Katy Perry Feline Fierces Lashes

These lashes were created by Eyelure with input from Katy Perry to make a collection that will make you ‘feel like a pop-star from your first glance’ according the Eyelure site. I’m not sure that I did feel like a pop-star out at Prezzo for dinner on Tuesday night but I did love these lashes.

The Feline Fierce lashes are super soft and they come with adhesive included. I actually didn’t use the glue, instead I opted for Boot’s eyelash glue. I’ve had a few nights out where my lashes have been hanging off because the glue in the packet (not eyelure) wasn’t strong enough, so I always prefer to buy it separately. They were very easy to put on, I just popped a line of glue along them and applied them above my natural lashes and they fit my eyes perfectly!

Katy Perry Feline Fierces Lashes

I love the angled look of these lashes and applied winged eyeliner to really emphasize them (after the above picture was taken). The lashes are thick but also look quite natural, noone even noticed that I was wearing them till I told them. I took them off at the end of the evening and they still looked as good as new, so I’ve put them back in the box to wear them again for yet another day. Not bad for less than £3.

I give these lashes 8.5/10.

Have you tried any of the other Katy Perry lashes in the collection?

JG

How to achieve my daytime ‘purple haze’ makeup look

MAC purple lips in Heroine

Take a risk and try purple lips this Spring. I absolutely love, bold, bright lipsticks and this shade from MAC might just be one of my new faves!

Beauty ingredients

JG contour guide
MAC matte lipstick in Heroine
MAC pro longwear lip pencil in Fashion Boost
Black eyeliner (liquid or pencil)
PRO-BROW Ultimate Eyebrow Kit in Dark
I’m wearing Nouveau individual lashes however you can just apply your favourite mascara

Method

Start by following my JG contour guide to highlight and give definition to your face. Alternatively you can apply BB cream or a light foundation and some powder and bronzer if you would rather a lighter base. Quick tip: as you are about to apply a matte lipstick make sure your lips are moisturised but not greasy.

Next, line your lips with MAC pro longwear lip pencil in Fashion Boost and then apply MAC matte lipstick in Heroine. Some people like to apply a concealer around the edges of the lips ensure a sharp definition but I didn’t need to do that on this occasion.

Once the lips are done, apply your eyeliner. I couldn’t find my liquid so I had to use pencil :(. If you aren’t wearing individual lashes like me then apply your favourite mascara! Then fill in your brows, I used the very inexpensive PRO-BROW Ultimate Eyebrow Kit in Dark.  And Ta-Da the look is complete!

Switch it up to a night time look with smoky eyes!

JG x

Nouveau individual lash extensions: a review

Nouveau Lashes after three weeks of wear. Length 10 and 11mm.

Nouveau Lashes after three weeks of wear and they still look good! Length 10 and 11mm.

Going from strips to individual lashes

Like most girls, I’ve been wearing false lashes on nights out since I was in my teens. I’ve tried the good, the bad and the ugly. I still remember going out in uni and having to carry glue in my handbag just in case mine fell off in the middle of the night (which did actually happen a couple of times). I love full and thick lashes which is why I decided to give individual lash extensions a try.

I was lured into trying Nouveau Lashes when I saw the £30 price tag at one of my local beauty salons. Other individual lash extensions can be £70+ so I was quick to say yes to Nouveau. I first had them applied in November 2014 and have had them done about twice since then. Each time I have been very happy with them! It’s great waking up with perfect lashes and not having to put mascara on. Nouveau’s website says that these these lashes last up to eight weeks, I wouldn’t agree with that. Mine last about two/three weeks before starting to twist and fall out. By week three there are usually gaps.

My eyelashes without falsies. They are curly but short.

My eyelashes without falsies. They are curly but short.

Nouveau individual lash extensions after three weeks. It's not a great picture but it shows clearly one lash twisting.

Nouveau individual lash extensions after three weeks. It’s not a great picture but it shows clearly one lash twisting.

Application and aftercare

I was crazy late to my first appointment leaving my beautician only about thirty minutes to apply the lashes before her next client. I was so worried that she wouldn’t have enough time as the appointment was originally supposed to be an hour long but she finished in record time. Everytime I’ve been back she’s managed to apply them in thirty minutes or less. The only scary part is when you are done and have to open your eyes and your bottom lashes are sometimes stuck to the top ones! It’s sorted out pretty quickly but its scary seeing someone coming towards your eyes with tweezers to part them!

Each time I’ve gone to my beautician, I’ve asked her for a natural look. I’m not a fan of really fake looking lashes. I have the 10 and 11mm lashes applied; my beautician warned that she has worn 16mm herself and though they look very glamorous they twist within a couple of days as opposed to the natural ones which don’t twist for a week or so.

The first time I had Nouveau individual lashes applied, the glue really bothered my eyes even for a week or so afterwards. Everytime the wind blew and my eyes watered it would mix with the glue, sting and then water even more! It was horrible. I only had that issue the first time I had them done though so it could have been that I was getting used to the glue. The eyelashes are really easy to look after, and you can definitely still wear eyeliner and eyeshadow, just make sure that you use an oil free makeup remover. I use baby wipes and have never had an issue.

Nouveau individual lash extensions.

Nouveau individual lash extensions.

So, would I get them again?

Overall, I really like Nouveau individual lash extensions and will definitely be getting them done again in a few weeks for my birthday. They are so affordable, comfortable and it’s great not waking up with panda eyes from mascara!

Jade x