Younique 3D Fiber Lashes – Product Review

I’ve never been a big wearer of makeup.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the stuff!  I’m just not very skilled at the application part.  And so, I limit myself to press powder, a bit of blush, lippy, eyeliner and mascara.  I’m a simple gal 😉

I’ve always wanted to try those fake, fun, lashes….but the truth is the idea of GLUEING something directly to my lash-line kinda freaks me out!

Recently, I was sent a product called Younique’s Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes … and I have to say, it has totally won me over!!!

US-1017-00It’s a natural product that enhances the length of your lashes and gets applied like a mascara.

To really SEE the magic of this product — I’ve taken a ton of before vs. after shots to really see the difference.

WARNING: Extreme close up pictures of my eyeballs throughout this post friends – stand back!!!!

My natural eye lashes are a pretty decent length, however they’re not very thick and full as I’d like them to be.  The photos below are without makeup so you can see what I was working with:

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The 3D Fiber Lashes involves applying a Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers to help create the appearance of incredible thickness and volume to your existing lashes.

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The instructions for application are simple…..and are as follows:

  1. To prepare your eyelashes for optimal results, first apply one thin coat of your own regular favorite mascara and let it dry. Then, apply Moodstruck Transplanting Gel to your lashes.
  2. Immediately following, and while the gel is still wet, apply the Moodstruck Natural Fibers.
  3. Reapply the Transplanting Gel a second time to secure the natural fibers onto your lashes.

That’s it!  And Volia ~ Super Duper thick full lashes:

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Look at how the fibers fill and lengthen the look of my lashes                                                                                                                                         Left eye: Younique Fibers     vs.   Right eye: regular mascara

I applied and wore these 3D Fiber Lashes for all-day wear this past weekend — I dunno about y’all, but my eyes always tear up in the cold winter air.  I’m happy to report that these lashes remained perfect all day as these fibers are water-resistant. (FYI … I only applied the 3D Fibers to my upper lashes, not my lower lashes.)

Plus, they didn’t feel heavy along my lash line when I blinked, like false-glued-on-lashes would I imagine.   Applying the product was super easy too, and you can see the immediate results: 300% increase in thickness and volume of my lashes, while still looking real and natural.

The one tip, or tool, that I wish I had during the application process was a lash comb to help separate the lashes and eliminate the clumps that may form when applying the fibers to the transplanting gel.

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The ingredients of the natural fibres are 100% natural green tea.  And the transplanting gel is a base of water, beeswax and iron oxide (i.e. the black colouring).  The recommend shelf-life is 3-months if you use it everyday, and up to 4-5 months for occasional wearers as long as the tubes are capped tightly.

To remove, I simply followed my regular face washing regiem – using my Aveeno Fresh Essentials Daily Exfoliating Scrub that I’ve been using this month (stay tuned for the that product review at the end of the month friends).  These fibers are water-resistant … but easily wash off with warm water and facial cleanser at the end of the day.

The Younique’s Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes costs $35 CAD – and you can order it by clicking the link or by emailing Independent Sales Rep, Josselyn Parra directly.  Be sure to tell her Irene and PPMeow! sent ya…and she’ll take good care of you 🙂

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I’ve included a demo video below, in case you wanna see the application process before trying it yourself.

Cheers to YOU and your new thick & full lashes ladies!  Enjoy!

 

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Swing Fever!

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Thursday is the NEW Friday after all….sooooo when this invite popped up on #TVS calendar and then again on Facebook, it was clear that I needed to be in attendance.

Swing Fever! is an authentic 1940’s themed dance party that will transport you back in time to a defining decade in history. This epic evening of entertainment  featured a stellar live band, dance performances, classic cocktails, delicious war-time grub and more.   It is a non-profit event, where all of the proceeds raised from Swing Fever!  went directly to the Royal Canadian Legion and the Humber Business School.

The Great Hall apparently is where many of the scenes from the earlier season’s of Bomb Girls was filmed.  It really is a beautiful venue!

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Now, I’m still a total novice/beginner and don’t really know HOW to swing dance (only been to TWO officially lessons so far).  Lucky for me there were complimentary lessons from the Toronto Swing Dance Society.  Plus, a ton of strong Leads on the floor who patiently taught you steps and made you look good on the dance floor (special thanks to David and Joy for twirling and dipping me!) 🙂

The Pickup Swing Ensemble, featuring Toronto’s most talented musicians, performed classic tunes of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and more!

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There was a specific Dress Code for the evening: Vintage! 1940’s glam, tea dresses, stockings, victory curls, allied uniforms and utility clothing.

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I had my heart set on wearing my recently purchased hi-waisted polka-dot pin-up skirt (that I was yet to remove tags from) and since I finally got a pedicure to show-off my pink toes, my navy & white peep toed heels.  This was sort of pushing the specific time period a bit, so I was determined to study YouTube and get my hair into proper Victory Rolls if it killed me!

 

20140225-194921.jpgNavy & white peep-toe, from Naturalizer

 

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These were taken AFTER I got home from the event… I was dead tired and sore from all the dancing. Notice, my faux bangs stayed intact! What a fab night!

 

For 1940s Hair & Makeup …. I checked out this YouTube vid to help me create a more authentic look for the night.

 

Then I realized, I should probably look for some makeup tutorials for BROWN SKINNED faces 🙂

 

Buuuuut since this was a Thursday night… it meant that I was rushing after work to get to LHRevolution Swing Lesson, then walked home to shower and change for this party.   I ended up having limited time to really apply the teachings in these vids.  (I sadly, also forgot to put a flower in my hair for the evening and pearls around my neck too…sigh) 😦

 

I did however, use Pin-Up Look #4 from this Beginner’s Quick & Easy Vintage vid instead!

 

The hair results below – Faux Vintage Bangs:

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Overall, it was a fantastic night of dancing and fun!  My feet, legs and hips are all so sore this morning, but I’m still smiling – totally worth it! 🙂

Here’s a few shots with some TVS-ers and fun-new people I met last night:

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How I Got The Look:

High-waisted polka-dot pin-up skirt from Your Big Sister’s Closet

Navy & white peep-toed heels,  from Naturalizer

Giant pearl earrings, vintage (gifted to me); Extra long pearl necklace from Toronto Vintage Clothing Show (forget which booth)

Yellow cotton tee from Reitmans

 

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Spring Weekend: Shawl + Hat

It finally happened!  Toronto got an actual SPRING weather weekend!   Hooray!

So this Sunday I ditched my winter coat for a belted shawl + hat look instead.

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I was invited to a photoshoot at High Park…and was asked to wear pastel colours for makeup.  I’m not a big makeup kinda girl in the first place, but I was a bit intimidated of how to make pastels work for my darker complexion.  With the help of Google and with Rimmel having a sale at Shoppers….here’s my attempt at pastel eyes and lips for the day.

Waddya think?

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In hindsight, the light grey lacy-back sweatshirt and silk scarf I wore under the houndstooth shawl did not keep me warm enough….especially after 7pm once the sun went down.  But, fashion before function, right? Right!

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How I Got The Look:

Outter:  Shawl from Reitmans; Cobalt pants from Old Navy; Rhinestone nude flats from Payless; Black belt from Lane Bryant; Hat from Vintage Clothing Show

Inner: Grey lace sweatshirt from Pennington’s; Oriental printed scarf from Vintage Clothing Show;

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