Thursday, March 13, 2014

BIRTHDAY + Thankful + Beauty Favorites: False Eyelashes

Contrary to my preference, I do age. In fact, since today is March 13th, I am a year older. I think I am okay with turning 27. That means I still have 3 years until 30. Thank ya much, Jesus! Over the next three years, I plan on checking items off my 30 Before 30 list and rocking at life.

All I want for my birthday is Bradley Cooper. Is that too much to ask? Gawd, that scruffy look - I just can't.
I think someone agrees.
One thing that makes me feel a little extra sassy, especially on my birthday, are false eyelashes! Here are my top faves.
Gypsy Lashes #906: Definitely my favorite of all favorites. Anytime I wear these, I just feel so glamorous. I found mine on eBay for super cheap and keep some extra in stock!

Ardell Wispies - Black: Considering the price, they are seriously such a good quality. I got mine on Amazon and haven't looked back since. They are my tried and true!

Sephora - Showstopper: These are my least favorite out of the other two lashes, but I still like them a lot. These are a little more fierce looking and I would probably only reach for these if I was dressing up for an occasion such as Halloween.

Duo Eyelash Adhesive - Dark: My go-to eyelash adhesive. I chose the dark color and definitely prefer it over the clear drying adhesive. Sephora, Mac, HEB, Walgreens, etc, sells this brand. It's obviously good stuff. 

If you can't tell, I'm into really "wispie" looking lashes. I think they look the most natural, but with a hint of "yes, I'm wearing fake lashes." If you've never worn fake eyelashes before, here are my recommendations:
  • Start with a thin/lightweight pair until you're a little more used to them.
  • Apply the lashes before applying eyeliner, but after applying mascara.
  • Don't apply mascara to the lashes after you've put them on their eyelid to ensure they last longer.
  • Reuse your eyelashes! I wear mine several times per pair.
All this fake eyelash and birthday talk has got me really thinking how blessed I am. At the end of the day, nothing is more important than my faith, family, and friends (yep, that includes y'all!). I am thankful for all three of those things and more! 

I am linking up with Jordon and Katie today!

23 comments:

  1. EEK! Happy happy birthday girlfriend!!!! Make it lovely! :) I, too, love me some Bradley Cooper. Just can't help myself!

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  2. Happy Happy Birthday!! I'm applying my first set of lashes myself this weekend for a wedding, we'll see how it goes! Oh gimme some shaggy scruffy Bradley Cooper!

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  3. I've always wanted to try fake lashes... too afraid to though. I know my luck - I'd pull out my own out with the glue.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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  4. I love the Ardell eyelashes but totally suck at applying them myself. I have wasted so many pairs! Need a good tutorial to master the art ;-) Hope you have a fantastic Birthday!!

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  5. Ardell lashes are my favorite drugstore brand. Have you tried any from MAC before? If you have a special occassion, try the MAC #7s they are amazing!

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  6. Oh, Bradley Cooper! <3 I dig the scruff too. Hope you have a wonderful, wonderful birthday, my friend!! :)

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  7. I loveeee fake lashes!!

    Happy birthday pretty girl!! Hope your day is amazing

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  8. Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Birthday my gorgeous looks like she never ages friend!!!!! Hope you have the BEST day!

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  9. Happy Birthday, Allison! I hope you have a fabulous day!

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  10. happy birthday!!!!!!!!! you deserve bradley and false eyelashes!! hope it's truly great! :)

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  11. Happy birthday, lady!!! Rocking at life sounds like a great way to spend the next few years (and all the ones after that too). Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  12. Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day :)

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  13. Happy Birthday, beautiful friend!!! I plan to rock the next 3 years right along with you, so we can motivate each other with our 30 before 30 lists :)

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  14. Happy Birthday and YES to Mr. Cooper! I've only worn lashes a couple of times but good heavens I have glued them to my dancer daughters eyeballs a million times already. You should've seen that the first time! I needed a straight jacket for her and a drink for me!

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  15. Happy happy birthday!!! I hope you have celebrating!!

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  16. Happy Birthday!! Hope you are out enjoying the day and celebrating!

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  17. Happy Birthday you gorgeous girl!!! 27 looks FAB, doll!!! Have the best day :) Xx.

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  18. Happy birthday! So glad you could link up with us today! I've never tried fake eyelashes-- but it's good to know some to try out in case I ever want to give them a try :)

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  19. Happy Happy Birthday sweet girl..
    I hope you have had a great day thus far :)

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  20. Happy happy Birthday! I love the Ardell lashes + duo glue.. but I've never applied them myself, I'm too scared! Hope you're having a great day!

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  21. Happy belated birthday!! Hope it was a good one :) Thanks for linking up with us!

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