Thursday, September 3, 2015

Everything You Didn't Know About False Eyelashes

So lately I have been on a false eyelash kick. My obsession with falsies started when I forgot my eyeliner while on vacation. Let me explain. I nearly had a nervous breakdown when I realized I left my beloved gel liner at home, as I've been wearing winged eyeliner every day for at least six years.  But when I was forced to go eyeliner free I realized that I actually much preferred the look. Then I started thinking about getting eyelash extensions as an alternative way to make my eyes pop. However,  I quickly realized that those are way out of my budget and too much maintenance for a college student. So instead, I've continued to ditch the winged liner and opted for wearing falsies nearly everyday as a way to get those perfect wispy lashes. For those who've used false lashes, you know that applying them is by no means a piece of cake. They are temperamental and challenging. But honestly, the end result makes them well worth the challenge! I'm not going to show you how to apply false eyelashes; there are plenty of those tutorials saturating the internet. Instead, I want to share a few tips and tricks that I learned myself through trial and error. Reuse over and over again. So for the longest time I'd throw my falsies away after each use. But now that I wear false lashes nearly every day, I've realized that throwing away the pair each wear is completely unrealistic and uneconomical. On average, I'd be spending around $30/week on lashes. Thankfully, you can actually use your false lashes multiple times if you take proper care of them and do not coat them in mascara. Just simply peel off the excess glue, soak the eyelashes in warm water, and pat them dry. They will come out looking good as new! Buy drugstore falsies. There is honestly nooo point in spending twenty-something dollars on "high-end" false lashes. Honestly, I promise you a pair of Ardell lashes (my personal favorites)  work just as well and look just as amazing as the more expensive ones while only costing a quarter of the price. 

Skip mascara. Usually, tutorials tell you to apply mascara before applying your falsies. However, I actually find that it is much easier to apply falsies when your eyelashes are uncurled and mascara-free. After, your falsies are applied and dried,  feel free to go crazy curling your lashes. Although I still don't suggest applying mascara because doing so shortens the lifespan of the falsies.        Use a good adhesive.  Don't use the junky adhesive that comes with some pairs of eyelashes. Instead, invest in the Duo eyelash adhesive. It honestly is the best and will keep your lashes in place all day and regardless of how windy the weather may be.  Only choose a clear band. This is my number one rule when buying falsies. Never buy eyelashes with a thick black band... only buy those with clear bands! Honestly, eyelashes with a black band are a complete waste of money. I'm surprised companies even make them anymore. Not only are they more noticeably fake but also a lot more difficult to apply and keep on. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mother's Day Gift Guide (for the Luxury Lover)

Mother's Day is just around the corner. It's this Sunday if you didn't remember! Still haven't purchased a gift for the mom in your life? Don't worry you still have time... well a little.  Above are a few items I think any fashionable mother would love. I mean if you gave your mom a black blazer or a YSL bag or a box of See's Candies would she really say no and push it away?! Most likely not! And if by Sunday you still haven't made a purchase or just don't fancy anything you've seen, you can always give your mom a cute card (like the one above) with a thoughtful note inside... now i know for sure any mother would appreciate that! Good luck on your shopping endeavors and enjoy your Mother's Day! 

Monday, March 2, 2015

My First Internship + Useful Websites for Media Industry Jobs

Hey guys! Since I last posted, I started interning at a fashion PR company in Beverly Hills. So far it has been an interesting and insightful experience. I have met some cool girls and most importantly received some insight into the PR industry as well as my own personal career interests. Going into the internship I did not really know exactly what the fashion PR industry entailed. However, now I think I have a pretty good grasp on the industry as a whole. So far, my main duties as an intern are gifting products for celebrities, stylists, and other professionals as well as organizing and maintaining the showroom.

To be honest, I am still unsure exactly what career path I would like to take, which I think is okay especially because I am only a freshman in college. I am not looking to be a lawyer or doctor or even accountant so I have to dabble more in different industries to see exactly what I truly enjoy. I just know I want to work in the entertainment industry doing some sort of PR/Marketing/Communications related job. Even from this internship, I feel like my career path has become slightly more refined. Since I started interning in fashion PR, I have realized that although I love fashion, I may not want to work in the fashion industry at all. In the future I am looking to explore the entertainment and film industry. 

My advice for anyone in a similar position as me without a clearly defined career path is to intern, intern, intern and in many different areas of interest. Also, read descriptions of  various job positions online (my fave website is to really see if that is what you are interested in as well as what credentials are required. Below is a list of a few websites that I find incredibly useful as a college student trying to pursue a job in the fashion, entertainment or media industry. Good luck with your career endeavors! 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Must-Follow Instagrams For Fashion Enthusiasts

Nearly every fashion-lover has an Instagram. That is inevitable. But at the same time many of these fashion Instagram accounts are nearly the same. As I scroll through my feed, I often see very similar outfit, food and selfie posts - all which often have no flair or originality. It's challenging (well sort of!) to find amazing fashion Instagram accounts that have personality. Luckily for you, I am sharing a list of some of my favorite Instagram accounts that are more refreshing, quirky, and interesting. My favorite Instagram of all time is @barbiestyle. If you have not checked this account out, please please please do so. Whoever thought of it was beyond genius! Barbie is most definitely my favorite fashion influence! 
The Glitter Guide (@glitterguide
Barbie Style (@barbiestyle
Shea Marie (@peaceloveshea
Blair Breitenstein (@blairz
The Coveteur (@thecoveteur
Kelly Smith (@birdyandme
Topshop (@topshop)
Evelina Barry (@evelinabarry
Anna Tsoulogiannis (@annwithlove
Nasty Gal (@nastygal

What are your favorite fashion Instagram accounts? Let me know in the comments below. 

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