Right now I am lovin’ the PVC and Lucite trend and while we know there was a time when clear high heel shoes got a bad rap (aka:stripper shoes…no judgment of course!) they were front and center on the runway for spring and when it comes to Lucite and PVC accessories, well…they have always been a classic! Here is a wonderful mix of the see through variety! Hope it inspires you!
Items In photo:
Shoes: Oscar de la Renta: Net a porter
PVC Plate Necklace: H&M
DIY Clutch: I added fun charms to the Ricky’s clear makeup bag: Ricky’s NYC
Sunglasses: Ricky’s NYC
Swiss Flex glasses: Bella Vista Optics
Bracelet Alexis Bittar, Spring 2011- similar style here
Lucite Ring and Purse charms: Purchased in Mykonos
So they say that eyes are the “window to the world” (and soul), so why not open up your world!! I have always loved the look of big lashes and, while I have long lashes, I rarely venture out to falsies cuz when I do stuff like this, I get a little spastic.
So here I am again doing a test for you and I have found lash looks that are actually pretty easy to do!
6 lash looks:
My own natural lashes for the “before”
Neon for that Gaga moment (ya neva know!)
The final look with the lashes and make up.
First off, Florence at Ricky’s NYC helped me choose the lashes that would be most natural since I just wanted a little lash drama, but nothing too obvious. Then came the tools of the trade: glue (the one that dries clear), applicator and mini tweezers (came with the lash set). I didn’t really think I needed the applicator, but since I wanted to give you a thorough review I went ahead and bought it; never used it, because I couldn’t figure it out!!! (See? Spastic!)
So here we go: A tip before we get started: apply the glue on the “stick” part of a Q-tip (not the cotton or you will have fur in your lashes—trust me)
Hold the lashes with the tweezers and swipe the edge of the lash across the stick. Apply lash to the eyelid as close to your natural lash line as possible.
Allow the glue to dry. Apply your mascara. That’s it!
I did my whole face including eyes, then I applied the lashes. I touched up the eye makeup a bit after the glue dried (about 5 min after).
At the end of the night I applied a little eye makeup remover to the lash line and the lashes came right off! Yes, there will be a next time!
Watch out! Smokey eye with falsies in the house!
Here is what I bought at Ricky’s NYC:
Japonesque complete lash kit $11.99
(came with a mini glue, mini tweezers, 2 sets of lashes full and half)
Matteseelite # 747 M thick lashes $9.00
Matteseelite #4620 neon lashes $10.00
Japonesque Lash placement kit $ 9.00
Duo eyelash adhesive white/clear $6.99