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As a busy wife and mommy, I honestly don’t get out very often and when I do, I feel like I never have the time to really dress up and get glam.  It’s no one else’s fault but my own, honestly.  I just have so much on my plate, that a great night out means a date with my pillow.  When I do have the time to go out with my husband, I like to dress up and look super pretty so getting glam is important for me.  Whether you are getting glam for Valentine’s Day or Gal-entine’s Day, a little va-va-voom will definitely take your look to the next level.  Recently, I was given the opportunity to try a few mink lashes from Esqido.  I have heard of the brand many many times, but have never tried anything from them.  I have some of the shortest lashes so a great pair that is not only full, but lightweight is so important for me.  I wanted to share with all of you two pairs that I’ve been loving lately.  Let’s get down to lashes, shall we?

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Esqido mink lashes retail at different price points – between $24 and $32.  They offer a variety of upper and lower lashes and everyday styles to glam and dramatic ones.  There are a lot of lashes to choose from, so I guarantee you’ll find a pair that you’ll love.

Esqido’s goal was to provide their customers with a collection of fine mink eyelashes that offered unparalleled quality and craftsmanship.  The traditional synthetic false lashes were designed to be worn for a short period of time, and while a more affordable option, they didn’t offer the longevity and comfort as well as natural look of real mink fur that Esqido wanted to provide for their customers.  Each pair of lashes is made of genuine mink and hold a natural curl.  They have a soft cotton band that makes them lightweight and comfortable.

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So, I had the opportunity to try out the lashes in Lash Named Desire and Unforgettable.  Each of these gorgeous lashes is such a gorgeous set that I didn’t even want to take them out of their packaging.  Oh, did I mention the packaging?  Each pair of lashes comes in a beautifully made white and rose gold box with a magnetic closure.  These boxes are perfect for storing your mink lashes till the next use.  You also get a care guide that teaches you how to care for your lashes so they will last for several uses.  My gosh, such a pretty addition to their whole collection.  The packaging is definitely something I loved looking at.

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Each pair of lashes that I tried were extremely comfortable to wear.  Since I have very short and thin natural lashes, often times a thicker band on my lash line can be extremely irritating to my eyes.  They can also be difficult to apply since they do not have natural lashes that they can sit on.  I was beyond impressed by how easy these were to put on and how lightweight they were.  I forgot that I had them on for hours.

Get Glam for Valentine's Day with Esqido Mink Lashes

Lash Named Desire ($29.00) is a medium volume pair mink lash that features a gorgeous and sultry combination of crisscrossed fur that is winged-out at the ends.  This is a great statement lash that offers a good amount of drama, but is still versatile and definitely seductive.  The lashes are not only pretty, but they are very soft and while they offer the eyes a little drama, they are still very comfortable to wear.  The band is thick, but not so thick that it will look too heavy on the eyes.

Length:  4-12mm  Handcrafted cotton band and able to be used multiple times.

Get Glam for Valentine's Day with Esqido Mink Lashes

Unforgettable ($28.00) is my favorite everyday pair.  It’s a very natural and elegant lash and features a gradient of increasing length and thickness across the lash band.  The result is a subtle winged out effect that is perfect to use for that little extra flair.  These lashes are so so lightweight which make them easy for me to use daily.  They just feel different on the eyes than other mink lashes I have tried.  Again, they are soft and comfortable.

Length:  5-10mm  Handcrafted cotton band and able to be used multiple times.

I have Illumina on my list to pick up since I haven’t really found a gorgeous thick lash like that one that would fit me well.  After trying out the two pairs that I have, I think I’ll enjoy it.

Get Glam for Valentine's Day with Esqido Mink Lashes

I don’t use false lashes as often as I once did before, but I love that if I want a little pick me up and a side order of glam, I have the option to throw on one of these beauties and spice up my look.  Yes, they are a bit pricey, but look at it this way – you can reuse them.  With proper care, you can totally get many uses out of your lashes.  I am loving Esqido and I can’t wait to try more.

Want to try out a pair for yourself?  Check out Esqido Mink Lashes to see what’s available and take the Lash Quiz.  Also – don’t forget to pick up their Companion Lash Glue for the perfect lash look.


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About 2 months ago, I introduced you all to Wink by Amalie.  Wink is a Lash & Brow Oil that was formulated to be a natural solution for regrowing lost lashes and brows.  I raved about how the product has worked for me and I’ve been using WINK now for over 3 months and have been loving how my lashes feel, the length I’m able to see and how nourished my lashes are looking.  Since it is October, which happens to be Breast Cancer Awarenss Month, I wanted to reshare some information on Wink and their awesome Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

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About the Campaign…

For every bottle of WINK sold during the month of October, Amalie will donate one bottle to a cancer survivor, to help them regrow lashes and brows that are lost through chemotherapy.  Amalie changes EVERYTHING to pink starting October 1st at midnight.

What is the source of inspiration for the campaign?

This campaign was inspired by Amalie’s customers.  Many cancer warriors were purchasing WINK and emailing the brand afterwards to say how awesome WINK was for them (especially for their confidence) during the recovery.

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We must work together to make this year’s campaign bigger than ever.  The Campaign originally started in 2014 and the charities Amalie works with are consistently running out before the year is over.  WINK is constantly voted by recipients as one of their favorite products in their post treatment bags.  My goal is to bring awareness to this campaign while sharing with you the details so that we can get at least 2500 unites of WINK to these charities to get through 2017.  Last year Amalie donated just under 1000 bottles of WINK so while the goal is more than double the amount, together – we can rock this  year’s record.

How can you help?

When you purchase Amalie Beauty’s WINK oil – Amalie will donate one bottle to a cancer warrior.  The cause is great and I think it’s a fabulous way to help support cancer survivors.  Buy purchasing your WINK Lash and Brow Oil, you can help someone in need of this lash serum.

Here are all the details:

The campaign duration is from October 1st (Midnight EST) to October 31st.  Be sure to make your purchase at: www.amaliebeauty.com/products/wink.  Spread the word with Hashtags:  #BOGOfortheCure #PinkWINK to bring awareness to this campaign.

Help Amalie Beauty and those that have survived cancer by purchasing your tube today!

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When it comes to lashes, I’ve said it time and time again… but I really wasn’t included in that distribution.  I always joke around about it, but apparently I was absent when they were handing out long luscious lashes and I was left with what I have on my eyes now.  All kidding aside though, my lashes are small, thin and very difficult to see… so any type of product that can help enhance them naturally or give them a little more pizzazz, I’m up to trying.  Recently Pixi Beauty sent me some fun mascaras and lash products to give a go and today I’m sharing my thoughts with all of you on each one.  Let’s get started shall we?

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Over the years, I have tried several products from Pixi, but I don’t recall trying any of their mascaras, so this was quite exciting for me to give them a try and see how they worked for me.  I’ve had these mascaras now for over a month and I’m finally comfortable providing my thoughts on each one.

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Pixi products (like these mascaras) can be found online at Pixibeauty.com or via Target which is where I like to buy my Pixi products.  There are four mascaras that I had the opportunity to try.  The Black Lacquer Lash Primer, Lash Booster Mascara, Lengthy Fiber Mascara and Lower Lash Mascara.

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The Black Lacquer Lash Primer retails for $15.00 and comes in a jet black formula.  This lash primer is a multi-use product that helps to plump, protect and prep your lashes for your favorite mascara.  It has a thick mousse-like consistency which I like and it applies fairly easily to my lashes.  Since it has a smaller brush that has a curve, it easily gets to all of my itty bitty lashes and coats them nicely.  I like that this lash primer doesn’t irritate my eyes, since many primers can do so and it applies without any clumping.  This product works well with layering other lash products so I do enjoy it for that reason and it doesn’t smudge if used on its own.

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The Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara retails for $15.00 as well.  It comes in Blackest Blue or Blackest Black (I have blackest blue) and while you could be a little worried about a blue mascara, it’s such a dark shade that it doesn’t look blue on the lashes.  The shade itself really brings out my brown eyes.  This mascara is said to be the “do-it-all” mascara that curls, defines, lengthens and thickens but leaves behind a glossy and waterproof finish.  It has a standard mascara wand, but one that is stiff, dense and small enough to coat all of my lashes for a showstopping look.

I love how my eyes sparkle with this mascara, it’s not a favorite, but it gets the job as the description promises.  Since I have pin straight and thin lashes, I do have to curl my lashes, but the formula of this mascara helps my lashes hold their curl.  It offers my lashes length and thickness without clumping and it doesn’t smudge, budge or move on me.  I will say though, I was pretty impressed at how easy this mascara came off with my micellar water.  Even if it is said to have a waterproof finish, I didn’t have to scrub my eyes to remove the product at the end of the day.

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The Lengthy Fiber Mascara retails for $16.00 and comes in a black formula.  This mascara enhances and elongates lashes with its fiber filled formulation.  I haven’t been a fan of fiber mascaras over the last couple of years because my eyes have been so sensitive, so I was a bit worried to try this one out.  Immediately after removing the want from it’s tube, I noticed the fibers on the brush (as you can see from the image above).  I was terribly worried that it would affect me and took my time applying this mascara.

With a few swipes of this mascara onto my lashes, I noticed a huge difference in how long my lashes had looked.  This mascara is a bit different than your traditional fiber mascara in that you apply it over another mascara, versus a traditional fiber mascara in that you apply it beneath a mascara.  Once I figured out how to get it to work, it seems to work fairly well.

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With any fiber mascara, it can irritate the eyes if the fibers poke your eyes or get into your waterline, but once I was able to figure out how to make it work for me, I haven’t had any issues and I really enjoy it.  My lashes look fuller and longer and while I did get irritation in my eyes the first time, now that I know how to apply it, I haven’t had any issues.

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Pixi Beauty’s Lower Lash Mascara retails for $11.00.  This mascara comes with a specialized slim brush that has short bristles to help effortlessly coat lower lashes and hard-to-reach small lashes.  It has a water-resistant formula which makes it great for the lower lashes and if formulated with vitamin E and panthenol to help the product stay all day – especially on sensitive and runny eyes like mine.

Since I have naturally short lashes, I find this mascara to be my favorite out of the four.  You never think you need a “lower lash” mascara but when you try this, you’ll surely see why it was created.  This mascara and brush wand help to really elongate my lower lashes and separate them easily.  This formula allows the mascara to stay all day without any smudging which I love, even with my water eyes and I love that I can use this mascara to help with clumping.  I apply one thin coat of this mascara to my upper lashes prior to my other mascaras to make sure that I grab all the little lashes that are hard to reach.  This really makes a difference in how my lashes look.

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I love that Pixi Beauty offers a unique collection of mascaras.  Since I naturally have short lashes, I tend to layer my mascaras to create a customized effect that will allow my lashes to be seen.  These four mascaras layer nicely together and work well to create the layers I’m looking for.  You can decide to use each mascara together and layer them or use separately to create your perfect lash look.

Overall, if I had to choose my favorite out of the four mascaras that I’ve tried, I think the LowerLash Mascara would be my fave.  It grabs all my little lashes on my lower and top lashes to create a great look.  But all of them work well and provide a great combination when used together.  Even the Lengthy Fiber Mascara impressed me.  I highly suggest checking them out if you are looking to try something new.

Have you tried any of these mascaras before?  If so, what do you think about them?  If not, are there any you are interested in trying for yourself?

You can purchase these products and so much more from http://www.pixibeauty.com or at your local Target Store.

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If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you know that I have a love hate relationship with my lashes.  Let’s face it, in the age and time where beauty is all about the lashes and I have none, it can be a bit disappointing.  I have tried many many products over the years that have helped my lashes grow and condition them, but nothing is a fix all or cure all kind of thing.  So I’ve learned over the years that I need to just protect these sparse looking hairs and hopefully they’ll decide to love me back one day – lol.  All kidding aside, I do have short and thin lashes.  I attest that to my Filipino and Chinese heritage, but it’s sad to admit that my siblings all have long lashes and I was left out of the gene pool.  My brother’s lashes are so long that as a kid, he hated being told he was so cute because of them and tried to cut them off… but that’s a different story.  Over the last month and a half (more or less), I’ve been using the Wink Lash and Brow Oil and I feel I’m finally comfortable sharing my thoughts with all of you.  Let’s get into it, shall we?

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The Wink Lash & Brow Oil is a natural solution for regrowing lost lashes and brows that retails for $40.00.  Each bottle you receive for that price is a 2 month supply of the nourishing oil which can be used on both your lashes or your brows.  Amalie claims that you will receive visible results at 2 weeks and full results at 8-12 weeks.  As I mentioned before, I’ve been using this oil for just over a month and apply it each night to help restore the strength of my lashes, thickness and to help with length.  This hypoallergenic beauty oil should give your lashes and brows a more lush, full appearance, enhancing your natural beauty.

So let’s talk about the product and how it has worked for me so far.  I mentioned previously that I’ve used a variety of serums and products to help with eye lash grow, so I was quite familiar with what “could” happen when using this product.  Immediately I found that applying the product the first few times lent to be a bit messy for me.  I wouldn’t consider that the fault of the product, but I just didn’t get a grip on application the way I had expected the first few times.  The applicator is easy to use, you simply twist up till some of the product starts to dispense and run the brush dispenser along your lash line taking care to not get product in your eye.  Well, I did get product in my eye – many times… but it didn’t burn my eyes thankfully and I lived to tell this tale.  The oil is definitely oily so you will feel it on the eye lid if you put too much… but I find that that is also a benefit as I can apply a little bit and rub it into my lash line (of course, it took me a few tries to figure that out) and I wound up liking how it felt on my eyes.  I didn’t have any breakouts or sensitivities to the product which was great.

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After two weeks of using the product, I found that the area on my lash line that was sparse or didn’t have much lashes was starting to sprout little hairs.  I also noticed that my lash line looked a little thicker with just a few coats of mascara.  Since my lashes are thin, sparse and short, I liked that I was starting to notice the difference so quickly.  After using the product for about 35 days, I noticed length in my lashes.  Now, let’s be honest here, my lashes are so short, they don’t even protect my eyeballs, so I’m not talking about extreme length.  But, when I apply mascara and actually can see my lashes peeking through – that is a big deal, since they are not normally that easy to see.

I know most lash cycles are about 35 – 45 days and I would like to say mine is at about 35 days when they just stop growing, giving me minimal length no matter what I do.  The Amalie Beauty Wink Lash & Brow Oil actually helped to thicken my lashes (not dramatically, but enough to where I noticed) but most importantly, I enjoyed seeing an increase of little hairs growing on my lash line.  Because of the increase of those little hair grow, I also noticed that my lash line looked thicker and my lashes looked like it had more volume.  I also noticed the length pretty easily, which is a big deal since I don’t have much of it to begin with.  Now – I’m not saying these gave me Kim Kardashian lashes (yes, they are real most of the time – I asked her makeup artist personally… lol), I did notice the length and the growth, even if it wasn’t a lot – it made a difference.

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In this photo I’m using one coat of mascara on lower & upper lashes – no retouching has been done. This photo taken with my phone Samsung Note 4

In my photograph above I take the photo of me using mascara on my lower and upper lashes.  It may not seem like much, but normally I tight-line to create a more defined and fuller look to my lashes and this time and lately I haven’t been doing so.  This photo was taken with one coat of mascara on my upper and lower lashes.  Because I have more hair near my lash line, it gives me a full look without having to tight-line.

Created and developed by friends, one of which removed her lash extensions to find she needed help after she had sparse and non-existent ones (read more about the story here), I was excited to try something new.  I think considering the price point that you can find on some of the lash growth products on the market today, this product is reasonably priced.  Let’s also talk about the comfort factor, these do not burn the eyes if they get into your eyes – which for my sensitive eyes, that is a HUGE plus.  I did notice length, fuller lash line and thicker lashes.  I also noticed that my lashes look healthier and feel nice.  It’s been really nice using this product and I think I’ll continue using it to help condition and strengthen my lashes.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Himalayan Cherry/Dhatelo Seed (Prinsepia Utilis Oil), Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil , Punica Granatum (Pomegrenate) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate.

Amalie and Wink also have a very awesome Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.  Every October, for every bottle of Wink sold, Amalie donates one bottle to a cancer warrior, to help regrow their lashes and brows lost through chemotherapy.  Last year Amalie donated just under 1,000 bottles of Wink, setting a new record.  This year they plan to kick their past record’s butt again so if you are interested in trying Wink for yourself, keep this fabulous campaign in mind and help support cancer warriors.

I am a huge believer in natural products and those that do not irritate my body, my eyes or my skin are always a plus.  I’ve been enjoying using Wink the last month and I plan to continue using this a few times a year to keep my lashes looking great.  I’ll follow up in a few months or a year and let you know how my progress goes and I’ll keep you updated along the way.

Check out Amalie Beauty for details on Wink and other products.  I’ll be writing about their Shine Oil soon.  http://www.amaliebeauty.com/products/wink

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First off… I have a lesson for you before getting into the look.  I am so excited to  introduce you to The Beauty Council, a new group that consists of beauty and lifestyle bloggers that have come together to bring you beauty in all forms, shapes and sizes.  I’m thankful to be a part of this elite bunch of lovelies that will bring to you a new series of looks and posts two times a month featuring an array of inspirations.  You can expect us to cover beauty and makeup trends, inspired looks, collections of favorite products and everything else I haven’t mentioned.  This time around, The Beauty Council takes on the VMA’s (Video Music Awards) from 2014 and looks that are speaking to our souls.  Check out all the lovely ladies and their fabulous recreations (links below).

If you know anything about me… it’s that I’m a huge believer that every woman should have at least one red lipstick in her makeup arsenal.  Red lips offer a huge statement and in my opinion say that you are “Confident, Sexy, Sultry, Daring and Showstopping”…. plus countless other things. lol Rita Ora really wowed me at this years VMA’s with her statement red lips and bold lashes and because of that I used her makeup that she wore on the red carpet as inspiration for my look.

Rita Ora VMA 2014

Rita’s look screams “timeless” to me.  While red lips can be a bit too daring for some, I think that it can be a bold statement for many and done up the right way – it’s glamorous and beautiful.  Besides the bold red lips she wore on camera, she also had rich black winged liner and fabulous spike-like lashes.  Check out my video tutorial for this look embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

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Rita Ora VMA's 2014 Red Carpet

Products used on my eyes and how to get the look

  • Milani Bella Taupe Bella Eyes Gel Powder Shadow – this shadow was used to fill in my eye brows to make them look darker and more defined.
  • Milani Brow Wax was then applied on my brows to keep my brow hair in place.
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather in Creamy Beige (80) was then applied to the lid from lash line to the crease and blended out well with my finger.  This color is used as my base and primer.
  • Milani Bella Caffe Eye Shadow was then applied to my eye lids with a fluffy brush and blended into the crease so that there are no harsh lines.  This shadow is used as a base lid shade and is similar to my natural skin tone.
  • Milani Brow & Eye Highlight Pencil 01 – I apply Matte Beige to my brow bone to highlight below the arch of my brow.  I blend this creamy pencil well so that there are no harsh lines but making sure I still have a soft highlight.  Then I take the opposite side of the pencil in High Glow in the inner corner of my eyes as a base for the shadow I’ll be laying down shortly.
  • Milani Bella Chiffon Eye Shadow was then applied with my finger to the inner corner of my eyes over High Glow (Milani Brow & Eye Highlight Pencil).
  • Jordana Fabuliner Liquid Felt Tip liner was then applied to the upper lash line.  I created a small but defined wing and a thin liner on my lid.
  • Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Waterproof Liquid Pencil liner in Black Point was then applied to my inner rim (tight line) to give my lashes a thicker look.  I would normally apply this before my liquid liner, but I forgot.
  • I then curl my lashes and apply two coats of L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara.  Once that’s done, I apply a set of lashes from ebay (sorry – I do not have a name for them, but they had the spike like look I was aiming to achieve).

Rita Ora VMA's 2014

Products used on my face / lips and how to get the look

  • Olay Total Effects 7-in-One CC Cream was applied to my face and neck area to help even out my skin tone, protect my skin with SPF as well as moisturize.  I applied this product with my fingers.
  • I then applied NYX Matte Bronzer in Deep and used this product to contour my face, defining my cheek bones and applying to the temples of my forehead, along my hair line and on my jaw bone.
  • Milani Rose Powder blush in Romantic Rose was applied with a stippling brush to my cheeks and blended up towards the top of my cheek bones
  • Wet n Wild’s Centerstage Fergie Shimmer Palette in Photobomb was applied to the high points of my face and cheeks to give my face a soft golden glow.
  • Milani Color Statement Lip liner in True Red was applied to my lips – lining my lips on my natural lip line and then slightly filling in my lips.  Then pursing my lips together to distribute the color.
  • Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Ruby Valentine was then applied to my lips.
  • To finish the look, I applied Milani Brilliant Shine lip gloss in Red My Lips to add a nice shine.

Rita Ora inspired makeup look

The look is now complete!

Rita Ora VMA's 2014 Makeup

I hope you all enjoyed my recreation of Rita Ora’s VMA’s 2014 Red Carpet look.  Don’t forget to check out the other gorgeous recreations by my lovelies from The Beauty Council (links below).  If you haven’t already – check out my tutorial for this look, which can be found here.

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It’s no secret that I don’t wear makeup every day… even if I love using makeup and creating looks – my every day consists of mascara and lip balm or nothing at all.  It took me many years to get comfortable in my own skin and majority of the time, I rather not hid it if I don’t have to.  Since this is the case – mascara is a big deal for me and I go through a tube of it quickly.  I have my favorites, but I’m always on the hunt to find the mascara that will not only give me gorgeous length but also volume.  Unfortunately, I was the only one out of my siblings that was blessed with nada-lashes…  What are nada-lashes?  Lashes that I have nada of – lol.

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Chrislie Lash Amplifying Mascara & PrimerAbout a month ago I got my hands on the Lash Amplifying Mascara and Primer from Chrislie Formulations.  Having used lash growth serums in the past, fiber mascaras and those that claim to give you gorgeous lashes when you can so easily see that they are using falsies in the ad, I was a bit skeptic if this primer and mascara would work on me.  When I received the package, I eagerly started to use the product in hopes for a glamorous and show stopping affect.

Chrislie Lash Amplifying Mascara & Primer

The Lash Amplifying mascara and primer (0.2 oz. / 2 mL) is a two step process and claims to give you “Instant, Luscious-looking Lashes for Simply Divine Eyes”.  The tube is double sided and is labeled accordingly for easy application.  I especially love the size of the tube because it wasn’t too thick or too skinny that it made it difficult to grip in my hands while I was doing the application.  The mascara & primer have RegnaLash which is an effective peptide complex that is designed to nourish, hydrate and condition lashes (and brows) for a healthier and longer-looking lashes in just 4-6 weeks.  The product itself is supposed to promote soft, supple lashes and resist clumping.

Chrislie Lash Amplifying Mascara & Primer

Application is easy!

First you apply the side labeled #1 – the primer.  This primer is a clear gel that contains lengthening and thickening fibers that bind to your lashes to give them a thicker and longer look when you apply the mascara.  I really enjoy this primer in that even if they have fibers included in the gel, I didn’t feel them at all and my very sensitive eyes didn’t even know that it included such.  It felt very comfortable on the eyes and I didn’t feel like it irritated them at all, as most fiber mascaras do.  When applying the primer, make sure you place your brush at the base of your lashes and sweep it up to the tip of your lashes.  Let try and then move on to step two.

Step two is applying the mascara – #2.  (In case you are unsure as to which to use first – they are labeled accordingly on the tube.)  When applying the mascara make sure to coat each lash as you would with your regular mascara.  Wiggle your wand from the base of your lashes and up to the tips.  If you are looking for a more dramatic effect – apply two coats.

Chrislie Lash Amplifying Mascara & Primer

 

As you can see from the photos above… the first image on the far left is my eyes without any mascara.  Don’t mind the look of liner, my eye liner is tattooed.  The second and third image is what my lashes look like after two coats of the Chrislie Formulations Lash Amplifying Mascara and Primer.  I have very very short lashes and very little volume, but you can surely see a difference on how two coats of this product makes.  If I took the time to add another coat (which I have done in the past), it would give my lashes a little more volume and length for a nice look.

What I love the most about this product is that it doesn’t clump my lashes – I have gone up to four coats just to test it out and didn’t experience any clumping.  While it does say it is water-resistant, since I have very watery eyes – I did experience some smudging if my eyes teared up a lot, but it held up for all day use without budge if I wasn’t experiencing any tears that day while using it.  The mascara was comfortable without the feeling of fibers poking into my eye like other mascaras have done in the past, which is a huge plus.  After just two short months of using this product, I have noticed that my lashes appear to be much softer and more conditioned then before.  I also noticed a little growth in my lashes and they are a tad bit longer then before.  My lashes feel soft when they have the primer/mascara on them and don’t feel stiff or crunchy if I should touch them with my fingers and I like that they have that wispy feeling even if they have 2-3 coats of product on them.

Chrislie Lash Amplifying Mascara & Primer

Overall:  I have been a huge fan of Lashem for years and was excited to try this product out since I used their Lash Growing Serum many times with positive results.  This product is easy to use and great for those who travel since you only need one tube.  Considering I have sensitive eyes – I was amazed at how comfortable they were for me.  The product is clinically tested, Ophthalmologist tested, fragrance free and most importantly Not tested on animals.  If those things weren’t important enough already – for a product that offers pretty good results for little ol me who doesn’t have lashes – it only costs $14.99.  Um… hello, score!

To order this product and more go to: http://chrislie.com/

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