Friday, March 20, 2015

Loving my lashes

I didn't mean to be gone so long.  We have major issues with our internet provider (as in they cap our data usage at 10 GB per month -- yes, we have more data on our phones!) so I had to wait until mid-month to have internet juice to post again.  *sigh*

But here I am, and don't my lashes look AMAZING?!  Here's what happened. . . .





I kept seeing something about 3D mascara pop up in my facebook feed, so I messaged my friend, Amy, about it.  She offered to send me some Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash Mascara to try, in exchange for a review.  **This, my friends, is my full disclosure.  You also have my promise to be completely honest about my thoughts on this product.**


You guys, you know me.  I don't normally get worked up about makeup.  Lipstick, sure.  Especially red lipstick.  But mascara?  C'mon.  I'm usually too lazy to bother with it, and regular mascara doesn't seem to make much of a difference on my thin, short lashes anyway.  (scroll down to see my embarrassingly skinny lashes.)


I was dubious that this mascara, or any mascara, would make much of a difference.  And you want me to do TWO WHOLE STEPS?!  I can barely handle one-step mascara!  But once I tried the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes. . . .



I was a believer!  It was actually a pretty quick process -- unscrew both tubes, swipe on the transplant gel to one eye, then apply the fibers to the tips of the lashes, then seal with the transplant gel.  Repeat for the other eye, of course.  That's it!  You can then comb out with an eyebrow comb (I don't) or curl with a quick, low-heat, low-air blast from your hair dryer (I sometimes do.)  You can wear it over your favorite mascara, but I don't.  I think they look great without it!  (whoooaaa... three steps?  are you crazy?!)



And it's actually pretty fun.  I don't know (nor do I care) how it works, but it does, as you can see. . . .



I've been wearing this mascara for six weeks now, and I've had no flaking, no smearing, no smudging, no breakage.  It washes off with soap and water, and my natural lashes are in soft, perfect condition -- not brittle or damaged in any way.

The ONLY negative thing I experienced wearing this mascara was the very first time I applied it, and it resulted from my own haste in not reading the directions:  I applied the fibers from root to tip, so I kept getting some of the fibers in my eyes throughout the day.  Not fun, but again, my own fault.  You don't want to apply the fibers to your entire lash.  It's just not necessary.  Only apply fibers to the tips.


It's all-natural (beeswax and green tea fibers and such) and was recently featured on The Doctors.  :)  Anyway, this commercial is now coming to a close.  I promised an honest review, so here you have it:  I love, love, love this mascara, and will continue to purchase this for myself and for my girls.  I've purchased two for my daughters so far. . . .



If you have any questions, please leave me a comment below!  If you'd like to try some of this mascara (or other Younique products,) please give my sweet friend, Amy, a holler.


** PLEASE NOTE... MORE DISCLOSURE **  Amy did not ask me to share her link, info, or any other stuff here.  She only asked for an honest review.  I'm sharing this info with you because A.  Amy is super-sweet and awesome and you guys would love her, and B. the mascara is super-awesome.  :)

Crafty stuff. . . .

It seems the exercise and sewing has flip flopped, as opposed to my last post, as I've been able to sew a lot and exercise a little due to feeling pretty awful lately (more on that later.)  


I've also been able to write up some blog posts, even a tutorial -- offline, naturally (stupid ISP) -- so I'll have some posts scheduled to pop up here and there over the next couple of weeks.

Shop announcement. . . .


I'm continuing to make and sell my eco-friendly totes and bags on a custom order basis, as well as other items available in my shop.


Talk to you soon!

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