Eyes -Ardell -Magnetic Lashes - Double Demi Wispies

on 3/24/2019 6:45:00 PM

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I picked up these magnetic lashes quite some time back but was intimidated by them. False lashes and I have never been best friends so I thought maybe the magnetic style would be easier for me to manage. Are they? Yes, and no. I watched a few you tube videos on these and application tips and tricks but it seems the easiest way is just to use a magnifying mirror and your fingers. No special tool or tweezers needed. I got this style in what is called the accent which is a little narrower strip. The lashes are still quite lengthy but the entire strip is not as wide as the double wispies pictured here. The directions are clear and easy to follow. It does take a few tries to get the hang of it and the curvature of these needed to be a little stronger as 2 sets of magnets the inner and the middle set are close to the base of my lashes and fit well. The outer set though are a little farther out and it's because the lash band does not curve as much as my natural eye does. I am not an expert on false lashes so maybe there is a trick to fix that I don't know of. I finally got these on in only 4 tries for 1 side and 2 on the other and I like how easy they were attach. Once I got them off though and took them apart, I couldn't tell which one was for under and which was for over. I guess it doesn't matter as I reapplied them and they seem ok. They feel slightly heavy and at first it was really noticeable, but after wearing them for about a few hours now, I don't really feel them as much, but I can see that little magnet at the top and it looks like a little black speck in my field of view right at the upper edge. I guess I will get used to that and not even notice it after time. Right now, it does seem a little annoying but I can't really feel the lashes as much and they are mostly comfortable. I don't think I could handle wearing these all day though so I still don't know if false lashes are right for me, but at least I finally managed to make a friend with these and they are on and don't look dorky and they appear to be fitting well enough.These are re-usable so I can get my money's worth from them. I paid around $14 for this set and that is about the same as a tube of drugstore mascara so the price isn't bad. I don't know if they will last 3 months though like a tube of mascara would, and they weren't as fast for me as simply putting on a couple of coats of mascara is. Even with these, the directions are to put on a coat of mascara first, so it isn't like you are getting to skip a step and get out the door faster. This is not a timesaver. It does give me super long beautiful lashes without the Vegas showgirl look. I mean you can still tell I have on falsies but they are not in in your face style. I would buy these again but I am still not convinced they replace my two coats of mascara and an eyelash curler. I am not sure how easy these will be to clean but I am enjoying wearing them and how they look and how long and full my lashes are. I wear glasses and I am happy these are curved upward enough that they don't touch my lenses. I have never had much luck with falsies until now and the learning curve on this was short so maybe I've finally found a product I can manage? I liked these well enough that I went and got the full set to give a try too. I don't know if this concept will be long lasting or is just a novelty, but I'm on board for now. Yes, please.
UPDATE: I only managed to wear them for an evening and went out to dinner but I was ready to take them off once I got home, as I started to notice the weight more and they were not as comfortable after a few hours of wear. I may even have the confidence now to try those glue on style again as I liked the look but not the weight of the magnets and I think if I could just master the application on those, we could be BFF's.

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Lash Treatments -Ardell -Brush-On Lash Adhesive

on 3/23/2019 4:56:00 PM

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I decided to pick this up since they were sold out of the Revlon lash glue and I really need to pick one up. I saw this glue and decided to give it a try. It's a clear glue so it looked very promising.

One good pt about this lash glue is that you don't have to wait at all for the glue to "set" you can apply it right away since it dries very fast. That is the only good thing about this glue.

However, once the glue dries you can SEE it. It looks like dried clear glue. Staying power is good however when you take it off.... the glue is dry and HARD. it's like you're trying to removed tough dried on mascara. It was uncomfortable and sometimes painful. Also when you apply this glue and it gets too close or gets in your eye... it's very irritating. It burns.

I returned it.


Misc Beauty Tools -Ardell -Baby Wispies

on 3/20/2019 10:15:00 PM

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I have small eyes and these lashes work well for my eye shape. Some lashes are too long or dramatic which isn't flattering for my eye shape and makes me appear older. I wish these came in a 3 pack but I'll buy these again.

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Brows -Ardell -Brow Building Fiber Gel

on 3/11/2019 5:47:00 PM

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I have this one in the shade "Taupe" and it's the best for cool blondes! No warmth in this one at all so none of that weird tint that some blonde products have (that almost make your brows look irritated). I have the L'Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel Mascara (can you think of a longer name??) but like this one even more, because the Ardell is more neutral. The L'Oreal is a little golden in comparison, though still not bad. What I also prefer about the Ardell one is that is that it seems easier to apply. The wands are pretty similar in size but the Ardell is less likely to have too much product on the brush. Maybe the L'Oreal just needs a smaller hole in the neck (or the squeegee?) What do you call that thing?
I don't usually use this on its own. I tend to apply a little pomade (Kiss Professional) first and then use the Ardell to add a little more volume and to brush the hairs into place. It has little fibers that add fullness and it looks very natural. It's also not stiff and crunchy.

I found mine at Winners for $4.99 Cdn but if I do see it at the dollar store, I'll stock up!

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Misc Beauty Tools -Ardell -invisibands 110

on 2/11/2019 2:35:00 AM

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The BEST lashes to try when you really start wanna venturing out from ELF $1 lashes lol (No shame! I did the same!). These are extremely natural looking. Easy to apply, feel lightweight, and gorgeous enough to add that flirty flair back to your eyes! I always wait for Ulta to have deals on these.

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Foundations -Ardell -Camerflage Hi-Def Foundation

on 2/6/2019 12:12:00 AM

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This is a one-coat, full-matte-coverage foundation with very concentrated pigments. Even though the coverage is intense, this is natural-looking and it feels lightweight. This is a best-kept secret you can find at Sally Beauty for under $10.00! It's an overall great buy.

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Foundations -Ardell -Photo Face Matte Foundation

on 2/6/2019 12:05:00 AM

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This gives a soft focus blur that is formulated for looking great in photos. It works. It's matte but feels incredibly lightweight, it lasts till it's removed, and it covers everything. Concealer not necessarily needed. It comes in a cute little bottle and it costs under $10.00! Great for teenagers! Unfortunately it comes in only 12 shades so far.

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Mascara -Ardell -Top & Bottom Dual Ended Mascara

on 2/5/2019 11:10:00 PM

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I purchased Ardell Beauty Top & Bottom Dual Ended Mascara at Sally Beauty for $9.99. I rarely ever find a bargain with mascaras, so I am truly excited about this find! I bought this expecting the mascara itself to be garbage, but I wanted the two brushes that are part of the whole package. The brush in the Top tube is just like the one in MUFE Smoky Extravagant Mascara (which I love), and the brush in the Bottom tube is just like the one in IT Tightline Mascara (which I love). It turns out, the mascara itself is wonderful. It puts BeneFit mascaras that I've purchased recently to shame. I don't like my mascara to look like I've attached black vinyl spikes to my eyelids. If I want a "false lash look" I wear false eyelashes. I want my short, thin, straight eyelashes to be separated, look as long as possible, get as much length and curl as possible, and maybe get a little volume. I'm generally not big on the volume because it thickening mascaras usually look ridiculous on my lashes; akin to wearing the push-up part of a bra on your back instead of your front, if you know what I mean. (The effect is lost). On top of that, I don't want flaking, smudges, or furry stuff. Oh, and I want it to wash off easily. I sometimes use "tubing" mascara, but I find it more difficult to remove than wash-off mascara, and it freaks me out a little. The last thing I need as far as mascara goes is to lose even one of my 12 lashes. What are you doing looking for mascara at Sally Beauty?, you may ask, given all my stringent mascara requirements. I happen to know that Sally Beauty often has some hidden gems. I was there for eyeliner and nail polish, and I was intrigued by this mascara.

As I've said, it's an amazing bargain for me. It does absolutely everything I need it to do, and it lasts until I wash it off! I use the thin brush on top and bottom lashes, and I also use it for "tightlining", which looks great. I use the big fluffy brush to fluff the ends of the lashes after they've been coated and shaped by the thin brush. This holds curl amazingly well. I tried it with lash primer, and, for me, it looks much better used on bare lashes! When used on the primer it separated too much, and my lashes looked spindly. I'm putting up two picture of me wearing this mascara. They were taken at 9:00pm after I'd been wearing this mascara since around 7:30 am. No, my eyes don't have that "fresh" makeup look, but...the mascara is holding up! For $10.00, that's amazing!
I hope this review helps some of you with frustrating lashes like mine.

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Brows -Ardell -brow pomade

on 12/31/2018 11:44:00 AM

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The formula is fantastic. A soft slightly mousse-like texture that applies easily and has the longevity you’d want in a brow product. I originally purchased the shade Medium Brown however it was a little too light and a little too warm for my liking. It’s a good shade if you have light to medium brown hair but not for those of us with deeper shades. So I repurchased, this time in Dark Brown and its a perfect match for me. I was a little nervous about the shade as I read some reviews where people were saying there is glitter in this. Maybe they changed the formula since then because I do not have any glitter in mine (thank goodness!). Upon first glance I thought it was medium brown but once I swiped the brush in the pot the cool/neutral toned deep brown was there. Same creamy texture but not so creamy that it slides off. It has enough structure that once you fill in your brows they are locked in place.

The pomade also comes with a really good dual-ended slanted brush/spoolie applicator that I always reach for. It is the perfect size, density and firmness for applying the pomade. For the price this is a steal, especially with the inclusion of the applicator tool. The pot is plastic which makes it feel light, glass jar would be nicer of course, but it does close tight and doesn’t dry out. All in all, a worthwhile purchase if you like this sort of product.

My favorite brow products (all drugstore!):
Ardell Brow Pomade - Deep Brown
NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade - Brunette
WnW Ultimate Retractable Brow Pencil - Medium Brunette
Essence Make Me Brow - Browny Brows

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Misc Beauty Tools -Ardell -Naturals #172

on 12/18/2018 3:54:00 PM

Totally agree with Banjos. These are among my favorite falsies. They are very natural (or as natural as you can expect falsies to b).. In fact, a friend of mine thought they were real (DON'T I WISH!). I reuse them about 5 times or more. I have other Ardell falsies, but I love these because they add volume and length without looking like you're wearing brushes on your eyes.

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Misc Beauty Tools -Ardell -Baby Wispies

on 12/12/2018 7:52:00 AM

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After buying tons of various falsies I finally found my holy grail lash !
My eyes are small and hooded and all the lashes always seemed too long/ too big/too thick/ not thick enough.
I am so glad I didn't give up on my quest for the perfect lash because the Baby Wispies and Baby Demi Wispies are the bomb ! They fit my eyeshape perfectly without the need for me to trim them, they are the right length and thick enough to enhance my eyes. They look so natural yet sophisticated ! I use them in lieu of mascara because all mascaras irritate my eyes. Everybody thinks they are my real lashes !

I like the Baby Demi Wispies better because they give me a natural cat-eye shape without even needing to use mascara and eyeliner.

Last thing I will mention is that they are crazy comfortable! They don't bother my eyes and they stay on as long as I want them to ! (I use the Duo lash adhesive)
PLUS with proper care and without coating them in mascara they are reusable multiple times !
Love them <3

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Brows -Ardell -brow pomade

on 11/29/2018 2:05:00 AM

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So good! Almost as good as Anastasia


Eyes -Ardell -Accent Lashes, Black #301

on 11/20/2018 6:39:00 PM

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I have smaller, hooded eyes, which made a custom fit necessary. In order to get a somewhat natural look, I carefully cut off three of the longer end sections, one at a time, going back and forth to measure and check the appearance. Then I clamped the tiny remaining strip with tweezers and brushed on Kiss Strip Eyelash Lash Clear Adhesive, letting it set for about 30 seconds before looking down in a hand mirror to place and clamp the lashes. The result was beautiful and added a nice finishing touch to my shadow and liner. I also like that they only took a few minutes to apply and once on, stayed put until I removed them.

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Misc Beauty Tools -Ardell -invisibands 110

on 10/18/2018 2:45:00 AM

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VERY VERY easy to use. Look very natural. Better (And cheaper) than Sephora brand.


Misc Beauty Tools -Ardell -Self-Adhesive Strips Lash Adhesive

on 10/12/2018 6:14:00 PM

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O M G!... don’t believe the bad reviews! They are just user error! It takes a little playing around with these for it to finally “click”, but once you get it, YOU WILL NEVER GO BACK TO GLUE!!!! I wear lashes everyday, and with regular lash glue, halfway through the day, they need some sort of maintenance because they come unstuck. NOT WITH THESE! I can get ready for work at 6am with these, they are super quick and easy, no mess at all.. Can be fixed or redone easily if you didn’t apply perfectly the first time without messing up your makeup. AND... they stay perfect from 6am in the morning until I take them off to go to bed. They even stay perfect until the next day if I fall asleep without washing my face🤭🤫 And what’s even better is, they make your lashes SOOO much more comfortable and don’t burn or irritate your eyes like glue does.. even the latex free. These are just a total game changer for me, makes wearing lashes everyday so much better, Ardell better never ever stop making these! Oh.. and ANOTHER BIG thing, they will make you get so much more use out of your lashes! The strip just peels off the lash so easily, you can use a pair of lashes Indefinitely really... not like when you’re trying to get gunked up glue off the band with tweezers, and you really can never get it all and it just starts looking so crappy after a few wears. Using these, you can go ahead and spend the $25 or $30 on really good lashes and not feel bad, because other than if you lost them, you can wear them forever with these adhesive strips because they won’t get ruined!
TRY THESE!!!!! 💗

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