Magnetic Eyelashes Review

So I did it. I got those crazy magnetic eye lashes that I know you have heard about! I ordered my pair through Groupon for 9.99 plus shipping making them a little over $14 and only took a week to receive. I will tell you, it took me an hour playing around with these lashes trying to get them just where I wanted them and to master taking them off and on (mainly because I put masacara on and they kept getting stuck on my lashes)!

When I first put them on, my intial reaction was “oh no, these are a not good. They are way too long.” They reminded me of Daisy Duck! I went ahead and trimmed them because I was definetly not going out like that! In the end, I think I ended up cutting the right pair a little too much, however I made sure the left pair was also cut the same. 


When I finally put them on, I decided that they didn’t look bad! Of course they are nothing like real lashes, but for on occasions, why not! I took a few pictures and sent them to my sisters and they thought they looked good. I also showed them to the hubby and he approved too!

I had to go all the way in on my make up for my speaking engagement this past Friday and I just had to include my lashes! As far as I can tell, they worked out well (I mean no one said “hey it looks like you have something hanging off your eye.” Lol). 


Overall, I would definetly wear these on occasion for those days I want to get all dolled up! I think they are a great alternative if you are someone who doesn’t care for glue and having to peel them off. Once you master putting them on, it will literally take you about a few seconds. 

Tips: 

-Be sure to use hair scissors to get a good cut. Keep in mind this is to accentuate the outer lid so you will be positioning the lashes from the middle of the eye and out. 

-Be sure to trim following the angle already established. I actually allowed the top and bottom pieces to clip together before trimming. 

-Since the lashes are synthetic and they are connected to a thin plastic, you can take your eye lash curler (if you have one) and put a little bend in the eye lash so it doesn’t appear too straight when on the eye. 

-The instructions say you can place mascara on the magnetic lashes, once applied, but I didn’t care to. I used a primer on my lashes and double coated before applying a double coat of mascara and then the lashes (allow your lashes to dry so they don’t get stuck to magnetic lashes particularly helpful if you have to reposition them). Also, I chose to put black liner on my lids prior to help camouflage. 

– Once you place the top lash on the base of your lash line (as close as possible) you add the bottom lash and it will attract to the top in a snap! Press them down into your own lash and viola! That’s it! 

So now I want to know, have you ever tried the magnetic lashes? If so what are your thoughts? Yay or nay?

P.S. The first picture of the eye lashes in their case was after I trimmed them. I forgot to take it prior to the “big chop” lol. 

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Is it Fall Yet?

I don’t know about you, but for me, there were several days in the past few weeks in which felt like Fall like temperatures.  Even though Fall doesn’t officially kick off until September 22nd, it’s not too early to begin transitioning your pieces (especially if you are someone like me who is always cold 😉). So what’s the key to being able to transition??? Layer! Layer! Layer!

There are literally no rules when it comes to carrying a certain piece to the next season. You could wear that cute summer printed dress and pair some leggings, a cardigan sweater, scarf with knee high boots! The same can be done with trouser style shorts with a pair of tights, a slightly oversized sweater and booties! 

As you transition your look into this next particular season, think warm! If you are not sure if you can make the transition google and find out what is being paired with what you have. Ex. Google “Cardigan and tank dresses.” This will give you several different  looks to be worn. Take a look and see how I created 3 complete Fall looks using one summer dress! 


Which is your favorite?

What’s Your Colors?

Every since my hair has been natural, I have loved how earth toned colors have complimented my look! I believe that anyone can wear any color, it’s just a matter of shade and placement. I have personally found colors like bronze, forest green, cream, burgundy, mustard yellow and burnt orange have been my best colors to wear. 

Finding the right shades of color is definetly key. For example if you are pale in color, you would not wear a beige dress that would wash you out, but instead opt for colors that would give you more life. Such would be a soft pink, navy or a dark red.  If you really wanted to wear beige, you wouldn’t want to have it near your face, but have the color either mixed with other vibrant colors in a skirt, shoe or other accessory.  

Now if finding the right shade is not your strong suit, linking up with someone who knows about fashion such as a personal stylist would be beneficial. Knowing your “go to” colors is just the beginning of owning your style!

Top-BCBG/Denim Shorts-!iT Jeans/ Earrings-Nordstrom/Pumps-Alfani

Refocus

Sometimes we get caught up with all the challenges of life and it’s not until either something drastic happens or we have had enough, that we ask ourselves, “How did I get here?” When you examine your life, you are where you are based off of the choices you’ve made whether good or bad. However, when you have made the wrong decisions, it’s about how you respond that will determine what happens next. 

 I used to tell my team, “control your controllables.” Meaning, you decide where your next move will be. Don’t get down and dishearten about what happen or could have been, but focus on what can be. Redirect your way of thinking and find out what your true purpose is. Do what makes sense and most importantly, do what makes you happy. #purposefilled 

Skirt, Tank & Neckalace H&M/3/4 sleeve Cardigan-Nordstrom/ Sandals-Walmart

Photo credit: My Boobikins 😉

Confident

I love helping people feel good by looking great on the outside and boosting their confidence. However, notice I said “boosting.” Having self confidence in my opinion is not something that a person gives you, but helps you to expose what you already possess. It’s about being able to recognize it and to be willing to make some changes. 

Change is not something that is always something easy to do, yet it needs to be done in order for you to grow and reach your potential. At the end of the day, I can help you look like a million bucks, but if you don’t think you are worth it, no one will believe you are either. You need to tap into the things that make you feel alive and worth living. 

Be encouraged by motivational messages from speakers like Lisa Nichols and Tony Robbins and others. If all else fails, you have the Word of God. The Bible is your instruction for life and in it you can find encouragement. Pray and ask God who He has called you to be and don’t be afraid to be bold and be confident walking in it!



Maxi Dress-Forever21/Jacket-Nordstrom

Something Good

Mannnn, how I miss not having to worry about the humidity and frizzing much less do anything to my hair with these faux locs. I also didn’t mind all the lovely compliments too! 😉 For years I have had people tell me my hair would be great for locking. I can say I fell in love with this style and it suits me however, don’t look for me locking my actual hair anytime soon folks!

I’m trying to plan the next time to do them between work, house work and watching my little buggers (last time it literally was an all day event with me doing them)! Anyone want to help? 😆 I’m also calling out my sister in law Jolita Fountain for the challenge to tag team once again (Oh and by the way she makes faux loc wigs too if your interested)!!!!!  If not this style, I’m looking for a fun up do, any ideas????

Shout outs to my little man Lamar for being my photographer 😘. 

Peplum Top-Marshalls/Skirt-Nordstrom/Sandals & Earrings-Target

What is Your Look Conveying

I strongly believe that fashion is all about self expression. You know the phrase, “First impressions are everything,” well they may not be EVERYTHING, but they definitely will have you wondering! Now sometimes even the most well dressed have their days in which they just don’t feel like getting dressed and just want to be comfortable without all the “extra” stuff. However, dressing comfortable doesn’t mean that you have to look like you don’t care about your look. 


Take my photo on the left for instances, if you never met me or knew anything about me, what would be your first impression? Now what about the second photo? Which looks well put together? Sophisticated? Business like? Fashionable? I hope that everyone agreees that look #2 is the best and hopefully it says “I’m about my business!”

At the end of the day, no matter how you look, someone is always going to have a comment to say. If you are dressed too nice the question then becomes, “where does she think she’s going?”  If not dressed up enough the question then is, “what was she thinking?” In any event,  my personal motto is that I would rather be overdressed knowing I look good then being under dressed and not presenting myself at my best. 
Always remember to dress with a purpose. Dress the message you want to convey.  A little accessories and makeup can go a long way. You can be running errands and still look good doing them. Workout clothes are so fashionable now they could literally be worn almost anywhere! 

Looks aren’t everything, but if first impressions truly are your first impressions. Do you know what your look is conveying? Be confident, smile and know that what you wear is also telling a story…your story. 😉

Jacket-Forever21/Tank-H&M/Skirt-Nordstrom/Pumps-Nine West/Accessories- A gift!