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I bought these lashes as the Girls Aloud range was on offer at the time, and the 'Nicola' lashes looked the most natural out of the lot of them. (Plus, Nicola is my favourite member of Girls Aloud - us gingers have to stick together).
The lashes are slightly criss-crosses over each other, giving them a slightly 'fluffy' look, which I love. They're not massively long so aren't great for a dramatic, show-stopping look, more for enhancing the look of your lashes.
They're part of the Eyelure brand, which is a huge plus for me as the quality of their eyelash glue is unrivalled. I've bought different brands in the past, and even if the lashes themselves look great, the poor quality, watery glue means they end up peeling off your face before long and you end up endlessly reapplying, which is fiddly and annoying.
My top tip for applying fake lashes is to apply a thin layer of glue to the lash, and then wait for around 30 seconds for the glue to go tacky before applying to your lids. (Also, I always apply mine with my eyes open as I find it easier to judge the positioning, although I gather I'm in the minority with this).
Once on they will last the whole evening, and after the first mintue or so I generally forget I'm even wearing them. They make my lashes lok longer and fuller without being too overbearing. People have commented that I have great lashes without realising they're fake, which would be virtually impossible to achieve with some of the more 'stand out' versions.
The only downside is that I tend to only be able to get about 6/7 wears out of them before they start getting stuck to themselves and looking a bit straggly. I have bought these several times though, as I like to wear them for performing and there's nothing else out there which looks quite as nice as these.
They're retailing at the moment for around £5.60, which is about average value.
If you're looking for the obviously false, "Katie Price" look, these aren't for you. But for a nice, natural looking enhancement to your natural lashes, these are my absolute favourites.
I have often worn false eyelashes for a night out now and again, mostly when I have plenty of time to get ready as it takes me so long to apply them. If I don't have much time to get ready then I won't even bother trying to apply them as it usually takes a few attempts for me to get them on perfectly, with me having to take them off and apply glue again about three times for each eye!
I have tried all of the lashes in the Girls Aloud range, as well as other lashes by Eylure and other brands. I always go back to the Girls Aloud lashes as I find these to be the best, more particularly Nicola's and Kimberly's. I find the other Girls Aloud members lashes far too dramatic and very noticeably false!
Nicola's and Kimberly's are more subtle, but you can notice a difference. My lashes appear longer and more curled after applying these, and have often been asked if I'm wearing false lashes by my friends when wearing these, as they have never been too sure at first. Whereas when wearing the other band members eyelashes they could tell straight away they were fake, which is not really what I want. I really just want my eyelashes to appear a little longer and darker.
'I designed my lashes to be really full but still demure. I wanted a natural beauty effect with the length and thickness we need' - Nicola Roberts, Girls Aloud.
Instructions on how to apply the lashes and glue are included in the box. These lashes are contact lens friendly and can be re-used. I can normally re-use mine about three or four times before they become clumped together and don't look nice or natural any more. You just need to remember to keep them in a safe place after taking them off as they can be easily lost as they are so small and light, or if like me, you have a cat that likes to bat them around with her paws when she sees them!
As I have already mentioned, I do find these take a while for me to apply, but that is the case for me with any false eyelashes and not just these. I have improved since I started wearing them though so I guess in time I will be able to apply them straight away first time. This is why I only wear these for a night out and also if I started wearing them everyday, I would be going through a new set of eyelashes every week which would cost over £20 a month.
I like the glue that comes with these eyelashes, after applying along the lash line of the false eyelashes, you are supposed to wait 30 seconds, then apply them to your lashes. Sometimes using tweezers to hold the lashes when applying can make the job much easier. Once on you hold the eyelash down on both ends for around 20 seconds and then when you lift off, they should be firmly stuck down! The glue is white when you first apply it, but don't worry it goes clear when it has dried. When I have used other false eyelashes from other brands, I always use the eylure glue still as others have never made my eyelashes stick down fully. Therefore if you can't re-use the eyelashes anymore it might be a good idea to keep the glue still, as you do get alot. I also take the glue out with me just incase an eyelash starts to come off during the night, but this has only happened to me once.
After applying the glue, your lashes feel really heavy and at first, it irritated me. However, you soon get used to it and forget that your even wearing false eyelashes!
One problem I do have with these lashes is that they are too long for my eyes. Not everyone's eyes are the same size and so they do advise you in the instruction booklet to trim a few off the end with scissors, which is what I do, before applying of course!
These Girls Aloud lashes can be bought from Boots, Superdrug, ASOS, Sainsbury's, Next, Miss Selfridge, River Island, Debenhams, New Look, Tesco and Amazon. They are priced at around £5, I have found that some retailers charge more than others and I usually get mine cheapest from Boots at £5.36.
Nicola has always been my favourite Girls Aloud member. She seems the most 'real' in the band, and her set of eyelashes reflect that. Everyone worships the ground Cheryl walks on, but I can't really relate to her. Since my mum bought me some false eyelashes on my birthday I've been hooked but I needed some good eyelash glue and the one in the girls aloud packs was recommended to me by a friend. So off I troddled to Superdrug to get my hands on some of it. The eyelashes were just a nice little bonus. I did consider not basing the decision of my favourite member and looking for the best quality eyelashes. Nicola's looked the most natural and voluminious in the box so they're the ones I decided to get.
The box is quite pretty and recognisable. Created by Eyelure but designed by Nicola.
She states : ''I designed my lashes to be really full but still demure. I wanted a natural beauty effect with the length and thickness we need.''
They have an ultra lightweight feel. Easy to apply and re-useable and contact lens friendly!
Inside the eyelashes are placed in a box instructing you L or R so even a complete dunce like me knows which eye to put them on! Also, adhesive glue is included which is made of latex and is unlikely to irritate your eyes.
The band on the eyelashes is really thin which is handy as I hate thick bands that make you look like you're wearing liquid liner as I don't think it flatters my eyes and I'm a big fan of the natural make-up look.
If the lashes are too long for your eyes (which you do find sometimes) then trim a few and use your natural lashline as a guide. Some people find it tricky applying falsies but practice makes perfect, thats why I think this Girls Aloud range is good as it possibly encourages people who were too nervous to try false eyelashes and have a good go.
To apply : you put mascara on first so everything blends in.
Grab the edges of the false lashes and bend them in the arch so they're not too straight and roll them for a little bit. (this is optional but it helps a lot.)
Apply a thin line of glue evenly all around the band and wait 30 seconds till you apply to your lashes for it to set.
Apply them as close to your natural lashline as possible and use tweezers or your fingers to blend the lashes in with your natural eyelashes.
Applying the Nicola lashes they were shorter than I thought. You can tell she's gone for a really natural pretty look but I was a bit disappointed because they didn't really excentuate my eyes which is probably due to the fact Nicola made them more demure and natural.
They go longer at the edges and give a girly cateye flick which is not to my personal taste but most people find very pretty. They do give a quite elonging effect to the eye but did not give as much thickness as I'd expected. The great thing about these is that they are designed like natural eyelashes and look real, so noone will ever notice they are fake. I'm quite fussy though and prefer thick outstandingly long eyelashes, rather to subtle ones though so I'm being quite tough.
The quality of the eyelashes are amazing though, they last a long time which can justify the price and if you take good care of them you can wear them a good few times! I did wear these to work all day, 8 hours with no need to re-apply them and they lasted in the heavy rain, the glue is excellent. You don't even feel like you're wearing falsies!
I did however give these to my mum who is cursed with short sparse lashes and they look lovely on her and give her eyes a bit of oompth! She now loves these lashes and wears them all the time. I don't have any regulations about bold make-up at work so I can wear a lot thicker, and longer so really don't have the need for these. but they're good for a natural daytime look.
Overall I'm impressed with the quality of these eyelashes. I will still give them a higher rating as they're lovely fluttery lashes for most people. I think they're a bargain as I've gotten around 7 applications from them so even though they're a little bit more expensive than other brands it is more value at the end of the day. These are definitely ones for the daytime, no make-up look. They will be perfect for people who don't like wearing a lot of make up.
You can purchase from most chemists/beauty shops for around the £5 mark
Being a Girls Aloud superfan and in need of some false eyelashes, these were the perfect buy.
~Packaging and Appearance~
Eyelure Girls Aloud Eyelashes come in a black box with a little window so you can see the eyelashes that you are buying. Each member of Girls Aloud has designed some false lashes, and a picture of the band member will be above the little window, and will vary with each type of lash. Each member's lashes are different: Cheryl Cole's are thick, black and spiky, Sarah Harding's are identical to Cheryl's, only hers are slightly shorter, Kimberley Walsh's are layered and light, Nadine Coyle's are very similar to Kimberley's, only hers are slightly blacker and spikier, while Nicola Roberts' (my favourite member of Girls Aloud) are very long, wispy and are curled at the ends. Nicola's lashes are the most induvidual, just like the band member herself, with her pale skin and red hair. Each pair of lashes come on a white tray, stuck on with a little bit of adhesive, so you can replace them when you have finished and re-use them too.
The contents of each pack are 1x pair of eyelashes, 1x small tube of lash adhesive, 1x eyelash tray and 1x instruction leaflet in different languages. The tray is labelled L (left) and R (right) so you know which eye to put each eyelash on. What I do is stick the lashes on with the adhesive already stuck on for sticking to the tray, just so they will stay on while I try them for size - this way I will not waste any of the actual adhesive. If they are too big, just cut them down to size from the inner corner. To apply the eyelashes, what I did was put a little bit of the adhesive on the back of my hand, run the upper rim of the lash across the glue and wait about 20 seconds until the glue was sticky. I then placed the lashes just above my natural lashes (you have to be careful not to place them on your actual lashes and on your skin, or your natural lashes could be used as false ones when you take the falsies off!) The glue was sticky and lasted all day when I was wearing them, and they didn't slide onto my cheek! They were very easy to remove at the end too, and didn't hurt at all, just as Eyelure claims. The little tube of glue lasts a lot longer than Eyelue state (3 wears - I've worn my lashes a lot more than that and the glue is still going!) plus they are very re-usable and the tray helps you store the eyelashes. The eyelashes really accentuated my eyes - the little flick at the end was pretty, plus the lashes gave me a very girly and innocent look. I imagine that Kimberley and Nadine's would give you a natural look, while Cheryl and Sarah's are dramatic and would give you intense black eyelashes.
All Girls Aloud Eyelure Lashes were £5.50 from Claire's, which is where I got my pair from, but they are £5 from Superdrug, if you want to save 50p. I heard somewhere that when the Girls Aloud eyelashes first went on sale they were £20 a pair!
I have just finished Year 13 and to celebrate there was a Leavers Ball, where everybody got all dressed up and brought a date and basically got outrageously drunk. So clearly for such a classy affair, I needed to look my best...
As my mascara review states, I was not blessed with long, dark, fluttery eyelashes. They are short and fair. However I've never before tried false eyelashes, mostly because I think they can often look a bit drag queen, and that they're too much effort but I decided to pull out all the stops.
I chose these eyelashes after reading many favourable reviews and I wasn't disappointed. They were too long for my eye so I trimmed them carefully at the ends so they didn't take up so much of my eyelid but instead were the same length as my lashline, which helped them to look more natural.
They were long and created a gentle flick which suited my rounded almond shaped eyes. They were perhaps a little too long and not thick enough, but I was very pleased with the end result, they were subtle but glamorous. I got a lot of compliments that night so i'm hoping they did the trick.
The glue lasted all night without the corners coming unattached or anything. I'm not sure how well they last with multiple use as I had a drunken shower when I got home and they fell down the plughole. Woops.
They were £5, which is fairly expensive for the one use I got, so I would hope they could be used a couple of times at least if removed carefully.
Amazing eyelashes :)
I brought these eyelashes after seeing my friend wear them. I brought them from Debenhams but most places such as Boots etc do stock them. I brought them for £5 which i think is the set price?
I have wore fake eyelashes before so i do know how to apply them. If you havent however used them & dont know where to start i would recommend going to YouTube & typing in 'how to apply fake eyelashes' - it will bring lots of different videos up giving you a tutorial of how to apply them. The only thing i recommend is make sure you use liquid eyeliner as it makes the lashes look more natural.
It takes me around 5-10 minutes to do each eye. I first do my make up & apply mascara & then apply the lash. First make sure it isnt to long for your eye - if it is simply cut off the inside edge of the fake lash. You then apply glue to the rim of the lash (make sure you apply the correct lash to the correct eye) I always let the glue dry for around 30 seconds as the glue goes tacky & tends to stick better. I apply to the inside of my eye & press down towards the outside. I do this procedure whilst looking in a mirror the whole time. If the lash isnt in the correct place you can take it off & try again.
Remember......practise makes prefect. Your best to try them out before your actually going out in them so you can perfect applying them.
Once on they always last me all night - i always take the glue with me though just in case.
Once i get home i remove the lash & put it back in its case. The lashes are re-usable. So it works out really cheap to use them.
Nicolas lashes are really thick on the outer eye & i really like this look & these are by far the best lashes i have ever found.
Once you start wearing them you wont be able to stop!
I absolutely love these eyelashes. They are by far the best out of all the Girls Aloud false eyelashes, and they are something I would buy again and again, if only they were a tiny bit cheaper.
I picked up some of these in Boots, where they were £5. A lot seemed to have sold out, which indicated to me they were a popular choice. And because at the time I had already tried Kimberly and Cheryl's eyelashes, I decided to give these ones a go next.
The packets themselves are all designed in a similar way. You can see what they look like in the picture provided by dooyoo. These ones have a picture of Nicola at the top. I think Nicola is really pretty, and I trust her as someone who would know about beauty products, because she has her own make up range out and I have seen her TV programmes where she really seems to know what she's talking about.
There was some glue in the packet and I found these reasonably easy to put on. They stayed on all night and came off easily with a little bit of make up remover on cotton wool.
I was really pleased with how these looked on my eyelashes. Unlike Chery's eyelashes, they didn't look unrealistically thick and they just looked really gorgeous, I really loved them. My friends were full of compliments about the way these looked. I definitely recommend them and want to buy some more!
You can get these from River Island, Superdrug and Boots, and possibly some other shops on the high street and they usually cost about £5.
I love them, but just wish they were a bit cheaper. Recommended :)
I settled for the Nicola Eyelashes as all of the other Girl's Aloud lashes had sold out. Originally I was not too keen on them in the packet, they didn't look very natural and although I love to wear false eyelashes, I don't like them to look obviously fake.
Trying to stick them on was a little bit difficult, they were a little fiddly compared to other Eyelure products and it took me several attempts to stick them on, with the glue taking off my make up already on my eyes so having to reapply it, very irritating!
Once applied the eyelashes did look good, giving a quite catlike appearance to my eyes. Everything was going well until the rain started and my eyelashes started to come off. Luckily I had brought my glue with me, but you don't expect to have to reapply. The packet says that the eyelashes can be used more than once but after @I had attacked them with so much glue I couldn't really use them again. Overall not great value for money and a little disappointing.
I purchased the Nicola eyelashes as they looked the most realistic out of the other Girls Aloud lashes.
Applying the lashes for me was a total nightmare (however this might be because I'm dreadful at applying falsies) but once the lashes were on they were beautiful! They're a bit bigger and more dramatic looking when they're on, than how they actually look in the packet... especially with a coat of mascara over the top. When I looked upwards they would actually tickle my brow bone!
I received so many compliments and the great thing about them was that they stayed on all night without feeling awkward and heavy. You get a lot of glue with the lashes too which is good because it means you can peal them off and re-wear them at least another 4 times. They manage to keep their shape and curl too which is great for a pair of cheap lashes!
This review is for the Eylure Nicola false lashes
For those of you who have read my beauty reviews, you may have guessed that I have a slight obsession with false eyelashes. I wear false lashes regularly both for everyday wear and for evening occasions and as a result have tried a variety of styles and brands. My collection of lashes is near to around 30 pairs, some excellent whereas others very poor. This ranges from professional more expensive lashes from the M.A.C range to cheaper lashes bough online from ELF.
**My Eyelashes and preferences**
My family are always very surprised when I tell them that I wear false eyelashes as I do have medium to long dark eyelashes. However I always feel that false eyelashes create added thickness to my eyelashes which is something I struggle with using mascara alone. Overall I feel false eyelashes help create a wide eyed look and frame my eyes better than mascara which often makes my natural lashes look spindly with clumps of mascara in them.
When choosing false eyelashes I would never opt for the "drag queen look" with lashes that look apparently fake as they are too long or thick. For everyday wear I would always opt for a fluttery, long lash which adds some thickness. For a more special occasion I would still go for long and fluttery but also a thicker false lash creating long dark lashes which still look natural.
Although fiddly at first once you get the hang of applying false lashes you have a variety of looks and styles at your finger tips!
Eylure are one of the most popular brands of false lashes and in my opinion offer the widest range of lashes in terms of styles available. The brand in my opinion is at the mid point of the market in between the more expensive professional lashes and cheaper alternatives.
I was very intrigued to see that Eylure had teamed up with Girls Aloud, with each group member designing their own personal false lash set. I'm a fan of the Girls Aloud style so decided to give the "exclusively designed" lashes a go and try out all five styles.
***Eylure Girls Aloud Range- Nicola ***
The Eylure lashes designed by Nicola are described to be full but still demure. They are designed to give a natral beauty effect with length and thickness. You can see from looking at the lashes in the packaging that the Nicola lashes are very long and the lashes textured so there are different lengths of lash on the lash band. These are quite similar to the Kimberley lashes only slightly longer and more wispy, with the lashes swooping out over towards the outer edge of the lash.
The Nicola lashes are quite different to other false eyelashes because of the long fluttery separated look of the eyelashes and have a very natural look about them. Making them great to wear for everyday wear or special occasions when you want to achieve long fluttery lashes without creating very black and dramatic eyes.
The "Nicola" lashes from the Eylure range come in a rectangular black cardboard box with a clear cut out window so you can see the long fluttery, wispy eyelashes inside of the packaging. The black box has a gold and pink delicate flower design on the box. Like the lashes the design of the box is very pretty and girly. There is an image of Nicola on the box along with her signature.
Each pack contains
A pair of lashes- marked left and right
One small tube of eyelash glue (enough for 3 wears of the lashes)
Application and care instructions
The lashes are affixed to a white inner tray inside the box. I personally prefer the more expensive brands of lashes like MAC where the lashes come in a plastic case which allows easy storage after you have worn the lashes and these types of case help the lashes retain shape. A disadvantage of the Eylure tray packaging is that you need to ensure you put the lashes back in the case carefully and ensure you do not squash them otherwise this could change the shape of the lash strip.
A pack of Eylure Girls Aloud "Nicola" lashes costs £4.89 in Boots and Superdrug. These lashes are also available online from ASOS (£5.00) and FeelUnique.com for £4.35. As I have mentioned previously this is mid priced for false lashes. This is reasonable value for money as the quality of the lashes is average to above average. A good price for those that want to try false lashes but don't want to opt for the more expensive brands.
The lashes from the Girls Aloud range are slightly more expensive than some of the other lashes from the Eylure range which are priced around the £4.00 mark.
As I have mentioned applying false lashes takes practice. I have included a full description and tips of how to apply at the bottom of the review for those that have never applied false lashes before.
The Nicola lashes come with a very small tub of Eylure eyelash adhesive. When you first open the packaging it is clearly marked which lash is for which eye; the shortest section of lashes is always placed next to the inner eye if you do get the lashes mixed up.
The Eylure lash glue has a mini applicator a bit like a cocktail stick which allows you to apply the glue onto the false lash band. After about 10 seconds the glue on the lash goes tacky and this is when you can apply the lash to the eye and hold until it becomes attached to the eyelid. The glue is white but does dry clear. You may need to touch up with eyeliner as this sometimes when dry the glue does have a slight white tint to it.
The Eylure glue attaches the lashes fine and lashes feel reasonably secure. The Nicola lashes are light therefore do not need a massive amount of glue to attach them. However I personally would use a different lash glue (DUO adhesive) as I find that it keeps lashes in a better condition and dries clearer than the Eylure adhesive.
The Eylure adhesive is suitable for contact lens wearers.
The Nicola lashes are very light and fluttery and as a result the lash band is very thin and very flexible so can bend when you try and apply the lash to your eyelid. This makes applying the lashes slightly more complex than the other lashes in the Girls Aloud range and requires a more steady hand to ensure the lash is affixed close to the natural lashes and hasn't moved or twisted at any point.
Removing the Nicola lashes is easy using the Eylure glue but you do need to be VERY careful as the false lash is so flimsy and light. The first time I used these lashes I actually tore the lash in half after the first wear when removing these lashes but I was slightly intoxicated! If you very carefully peel the lash from the inner corner of the eye you should be fine. You will however find that as these lashes are so light they only last around two wears. The lash band loses shape as it is so flexible and bendy. The actual lashes also lose the swooping curve upwards at the outer corners after a couple of wears so can look quite flat and look like the eyelash needs curling.
Once applied the Nicola lashes give a very pretty delicate look to lashes which is dramatic in a more subtle way than the other Girls Aloud lashes. My eyelashes definitely looked longer and had a wispy fluttery look to them. My lashes did look slightly thicker but not as thick as what is achieved with other lashes or other lashes from the Girls Aloud range. The outer corners of my eyelashes when wearing the Nicola lashes was very pretty and girly looking as they has a delicate sweeping curve upwards.
The overall look of the Nicola lashes is very natural but very pretty. I personally found the lashes were perfect length wise but slightly thin. The lashes have a black look to them but as they are quite thin and separated I added a touch of black mascara once applied to give my eyes more definition and my lashes added thickness; for me my lashes were just slightly too wispy.
These are a great lash for those with mid length to longer lashes but I would not advise for those with shorter lashes. My friend with quite short eyelashes tried the Nicola lashes and she felt the lashes looked too wispy and unnatural as they did not blend well with her own lashes as there is no real added thickness to the Nicola lashes. The Nicola lashes are long but not as textured and layered in the same way the Kimberley lashes are; which add length and volume more subtly.
The natural look created by the Nicola lashes is perfect for everyday wear in my opinion as the lashes do look long but very light and fluttery. They can also be worn for more special occasions but personally I feel as they are so light in order to create more impact and a more dramatic effect you need to add a touch of mascara once the lash is applied.
The Nicola lashes are in my opinion the best lash from the Girls Aloud range to create a natural bared eyed look if you want to wear minimum eye make up but still wear false lashes. The lash band of the lashes is extremely thin therefore it does not look like you are wearing a thick layer of eyeliner on your top lid. In fact if you place the Nicola lashes close to your own natural eyelash band, the false lash band is barely visible.
The Nicola lashes are great for creating a very natural long fluttery lash look for those with mid length to longer natural eyelashes. The lashes have a very natural look to them which adds length to eyelashes giving a wispy fluttery look with lashes that swoop and curve upwards at the outer corners. This is a very feminine and delicate look and are perfect lashes if you want to create quite a natural bare eyed look with make up as the lash band of the Nicola lashes is so thin and not very noticeable.
The lashes are quite black however in order to gain some added thickness and impact you do need to add a little coating of mascara as they can look quite wispy.
For those with shorter eyelashes these can look slightly too long and wispy as the lash lacks the textured thickness that some of the other Girls Aloud Eyelashes have (Kimberley and Nadine).
Just remember to treat the lashes carefully as they are very delicate and therefore do not last as long as some of the other lashes in the Girls Aloud range. If you want natural and pretty then give the Nicola lashes a try.
***How to apply false lashes***
Step 1- First of all if you have not applied false lashes before, give yourself an additional 20 minutes to get ready and get used to applying the false lashes. As this is quite a fiddly task you need to take your time. If you are under pressure to get ready for a time, if you do not leave extra time and the lash doesn't go on first time, you are likely to get yourself flustered. This only makes applying the lash more difficult!!
Step 2- Apply eye make up to you eyes, with the exception of mascara. It is advisable to apply a line of black eyeliner to your upper lid. This is because if you do not apply the false lash close enough to your natural lashes the eyeliner will hide the "gap" in between and it creates a more natural look
Step 3- Most false lash strips are about 25mm long but do vary. Put this up against your eye and check that this fits your eye. If this is too long trim the lash strip with scissors so it is a suitable size for your eye. Always trim from the inner corners of the lash strip (the length of the lashes on the inner corners will be shorter)
Step 4- Before you apply the lashes set out the right and the left lash strip. You can tell which lash strip is for which eye as the shortest lashes on the lash strip will be applied to the inner corners of each eye.
Step 5- Check the instructions of the lash adhesive you are using to see how long it takes to dry. This will vary depending on the adhesive. (No matter what false lashes you are using I would always recommend DUO lash adhesive) Apply a thin amount to the top of the lash strip. Leave so the adhesive goes tacky and sticks to the upper lid easily and immediately. If the glue is too wet the lash will not stick immediately and the lash will slide around on the eyelid.
Step 6- Once the glue is tacky hold the inner edge of the lash with a pair of tweezers and press the lash strip down as close to your natural lash line as possible. If possible try not to stick to your own natural eyelashes as the false lash strip will not sit right and will feel quite uncomfortable.
Step 7- Once the false lash strip is applied to the eye use two cotton bud to hold the strip onto the lash line. Hold onto the lash and apply a small amount of pressure for around 30 seconds. This ensures the lash is fully affixed to your upper lid and it should be nice and secure.
Step 8- Repeat above steps to apply lash strip to your other eye.
Step 9- Touch up and apply more glue using a cotton bud if necessary to the inner and outer corners of the false lash if they do not feel secure.
Step 10- Apply mascara to your own lashes and the false lashes if necessary. This should blend your lashes together and give a fluttery natural look. Depending on the look you want to achieve will depend on the amount of mascara you apply to your lashes. Therefore if you want a dramatic look, I would recommend a thicker coat of mascara, for a more natural look, a touch of mascara will suffice.
~~~Also posted on ciao 2011~~~~
As a stay at home mummy and my first night out in ages i decided to glam myself up meanin lashes nails the lot!!! Ive always been a bit scared to wear false eyelashes as they have been known to hang off midway throughout the night which, isnt a good luck!...but for once i decided to come out of my comfort zone and buy the must have eyelashes of this year, there everywhere you go from supedrug to newlook.......... yes thats right girlies there the eylure girls aloud eyelashes-nicola and they are fab!!
There easy to apply and coming from miss butter fingers here i mean easy!!! within 4 basic step they were done the instructions do say to apply mascara onto your eyelashes before adding the glue on 1s!! 1) remove the lash very carefully (as they are very deliate) 2) measure the eyelashes makin sure they will fit your eye if they dont they can be trimmed to size!! 3) apply a light coating of white glue which i might add dries clear onto the base, wait a few seconds until tacky 4) apply the eyelash just above the natural growth of your eyelashes and push with a cotton bud or tweezer until its sitting in position and thats it DONE!! took me roughly about 15 minutes to apply and i did apply mascara afterwards aswell to blend them all in!!
There great they look fantastic and very natural and they can be reused too which is even better and for just £4.89 from superdrug i wouldnt grumble as they sat back in there box and looked asthough they had never been used!!..... i will definately try out the rest of the girls aloud eyelashes!! this item comes complete with eyelashes left and right a little pot of glue (which would do lots of applications) and instructions GRAB EM WHILE U CAN!!! excellent purchase!!
I told you to expect lots of false eyelash reviews didnt I hehe and here as promised is the second one. I have been a fan of the Cheryl eyelashes from this range for ages now and I have just received the entire Girls Aloud eyelash set for Christmas. That really was a great present for me because I am a huge false eyelash addict and I must have around 50 pairs so far and I have been dying to try out the rest Of The GA set just to see whether they are just as good if not better than the Cheryl lashes. So the second pair I tried out was Nicola's, I tried them next because unlike the rest of the set they look a lot more natural and can be worn without very much make up so while I was getting ready for work yesterday I thought I would give them a shot.
What Attracted Me To These Eyelashes?:
As I just mentioned Nicola's eyelashes looked a lot more simple and natural compared to the rest of the set. They look a lot like my natural lashes do after I have applied my usual mascara and didnt look like they would need a lot of blending to make them look like my normal eyelashes. I cant wear make up to work and that annoys the hell out of me because I don't think I look awake or even alive without mascara so I thought this would be a nice handy alternative for my usual make-up that would hopefully yield the same results.
Eylure & Girls Aloud:
The Eylure brand has been around for a number of years now and is regarded by many people as the top brand for fake eyelashes. Their lashes always vary in style & colour and some are pretty outrageous. The Girls Aloud eyelashes haven't actually been available for that long, they probably came out earlier this year but from people's reactions and the reputation the girls lashes seem to be very popular. Every girl from the band is said to have designed their lashes themselves (although I don't believe they really did) and they are based on the lashes of that girl. For this review though I will be concentrating on Nicola's contribution.
I know a lot of people who are put off wearing false lashes because they think they are hard to apply, but all you need is practice. I was hopeless at applying them at first but the beauty of these is you can apply them over and over again whilst you practice and they wont look worn.
A lot of people like to this part using tweezers but I just use my thumb and forefinger.
1. These particular falsies are clearly marked up Left & Right so even a silly beggar like me knows which one is which.
2. If the lash is wider than your eye, trim one side of it lash by lash. I find with these lashes they are actually too small for my eyes but it may be different for you.
3. Squeeze eyelash glue onto the back of your hand and run the eyelash along it.
Not the whole of the eyelash just the part that will be stuck to your eye :)
4. Pick the lashes up with your thumb and forefinger (or tweezers) and bring it as close to your natural lash line as possible.
5. Press from end to end and hold until the glue dries. I find this usually doesnt take more than 30 seconds.
6. Apply mascara while pressing your finger behind the fake lashes. This helps to blend your natural lashes and also the false ones so you achieve a more natural look overall.
7.Fill any gaps between the false lashes and your natural lash line with eyeliner.
This does sound quite difficult but honestly in this case practice does make perfect so stick with it.
Whats In This Pack?:
Obviously two false eyelashes clearly labelled left & right
1 small bottle of false eyelash glue ** DONT WORRY THIS GLUE IS A BRIGHT WHITE BUT IT DOES DRY CLEAR!!**
Instructions which come in a wide range of languages.
So on to the most important part......
What Do Nicola's Lashes Look Like?:
As Ive mentioned in my opinion Nicola's lashes look a lot more natural and not a showy compared to the rest of the set. She has designed the lashes to still have length and thickness but not to be to over the top so they are perfect for day wear.
Nicola herself describes these eyelashes as "Really Full But Still Demure" & "A Natural Beauty Effect With All The Length & Thickness We Need."
I agree with her on the length because I think she has designed that just right they look exactly like our normal lashes do when we apply mascara just longer. All the lashes look very separated and start to fan out towards the end edge of your eye. I think these add a nice bit of class and are a little twist on the norm and definitely completely different to the rest of this GA set.
Are The Comfortable:
Out of the ones I have tried I would have to say these are the most comfortable. Because they are so light and wispy they do really feel like you natural lashes and they look it as well! Obviously as with any false lash from any range if you dont apply them properly they can be really uncomfortable but as soon as you know how to put them on correctly you will soon forget they are even there.
My Overall Opinion:
Its another hit from Eylure & Girls Aloud in my opinion. I was sceptical about trying these ones but that is only really because Nicola is my least favourite girl from the band and if I'm honest I thought that her false lashes would be well, ginger if they were really designed by her and obviously that wouldnt be the right colour for a lot of people. I know a lot of people wondered about this but honestly don't worry the lashes ARE black and should suit everyone's colouring!
Apart from that initial hesitation everything else about this product is great. I would say they are definitely more suited to day wear because they are so natural and I myself prefer something darker and more over the top for evening wear.
I definitely recommend these to girls and women of all ages because they are so versatile.
Get eyes like Nicola for under a fiver! Bargain
You can get these lashes in most chemists and high street stores eg. New Look, Boots, Superdrug etc for £5 at the most and that is great value for money considering you can re-use them over and over again.
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I have wanted to try false eyelashes for some time but have always been a bit scared of them falling off half way through the night, but after reading a couple of positive reviews on DooYoo I decided to give them a try eventually.
The eyelashes I chose were designed by Nicola of Girls aloud. They attracted me as they looked a lovely shape in the box - long black and natural with a sweeping corner. There were other lashes available designed by each member of the group, all different shapes and styles.
The eyelashes cost me £4.89 from Boots, which is about the going rate judging by the other products available - not too expensive really. You can also buy this product elsewhere for a similar price.
Last night was my work christmas party where I tested them out. Included in the box is a little tube of glue, some instructions and the eyelashes. I read the instructions carefully and began application.
First of all I checked the length against my eyes. They fitted well but if they hadn't, the instructions told me that they can be snipped to fit. Next I covered the thin band holding the lashes with glue. That part was quite fiddly. As instructed, I waited 30 seconds then placed them in position close to my own eyelashes and held in place for a few moments.
All in all the application was relatively easy and I would be confident doing it again. I did have to touch up my eye make-up up a little bit but that wasn't a problem.
Looking in the mirror I was very pleased with the way my eyes looked. They seemed fuller and longer, with a nice flick at the ends - very nice.
Off I went to the party, with the little glue tube in my bag just incase, but I did not have to use it at all. The stayed in place for the whole night, even through dancing and sweating. This impressed me and has made me more likely to wear falsey's again. A couple of people even complimented my eyes which was a bonus.
Taking them off at the end of the was simply a case of pulling, which did not hurt or pull out my own lashes - easy peasy. They still look clean and can be re-used, which I will do on my next night out.
I was very impressed with the look and ease of application. I would certainly buy these again.
I bought these lashes yesterday to be added as part of a Boots counter makeover. I've never worn false lashes before so I didn't really know where to start but these jumped out at me as being the prettiest on the stand. I didn't see Nadine's Sarah's or Kimberley's as they had all sold out but Nicola's were certainly much nicer than Cheryl's. Cheryl's are very thick, stubby & spiky looking & the fact that there were so many left spoke volumes. All 5 are limited edition, so if you really love them stocking up will be required!
The Nicola lashes were £4.89 from Boots & come in a cardboard box, on a plastic base, with a small tube of (rather weak it seemed) glue.
As the application of the lashes was part of a makeover I didn't apply them myself, but the girl in Boots said the glue wasn't great. As I didn't apply them myself I can't really comment on application except to say that the girl did have to have several goes at one of them. As they're pretty delicate, with a thin band, application is probably more fiddly than some. They did last all night without reapplication, but the outer edge of one was starting to lift by the end of the evening. The weak glue did make them very easy to take off at the end of the night though.
The shape of the Nicola lashes is really lovely. They're very natural looking, with each individual lash standing out rather than being too thick, spidery or clumpy. They have a beautiful shape too as the lashes get longer towards the end of the eye, giving them a swooping effect & a great upwards curl too. This makes them a bit more interesting than a lot of the other lashes I saw on the market. Even though they're very noticeable when on, the fineness & separation of the lashes gives a very delicate look. It's definitely the length of these lashes rather than the thickness that makes them noticeable.
Another plus is the fact that the band is as delicate as the lashes & isn't really obvious. It hides really well along the lash line & as the colour is pure black they don't need to be coated in mascara to be blended in either. They did still need a bit of a clean as I'd had some glitter on but they certainly look good for at least one more wear if not two. I'm not sure what the average usage is for false lashes but I'd be happy to get 3 wears for that price.
So my first venture into falselashdom was a successful one largely thanks to Nicola's great design. I think as a first pair of false lashes these are great as they aren't so outrageous as to make you feel self conscious & are pretty rather than enormous. However they are certainly noticeable, which is want you want from your false lashes!
Eylure for Girls Aloud Lashes - By Nicola
'I designed my lashes to be really full but still demure. I wanted a natural beauty effect with the length and thickness we need' - Nicola Roberts, Girls Aloud
£4.89 in boots but Superdrug (also £4.89) are doing a deal at the moment buy one get one half price on all Eylure products. I bought all 5 as they are all so good and limited edition. My favourite ones are Sarah's, but this is a review of Nicola's which are my second favourite.
The lashes themselves come in a cute flowery designs with each of the Girls Aloud band members on the front. The lashes sit on some plastic indicating left and right eye and has Nicola printed on the base. The lashes also come with a mini lash adhesive which to be honest is not the best glue. I usually use MAC Duo Lash Adeshive with these lashes as this is the best ever lash glue (check out my review on it). There is also an instruction leaflet on how to apply the lashes. However, if you find it difficult then try watching videos on youtube of how to apply false eyelashes and remember the more practice, the better you get. I used to be useless at applying false lashes but as I wear them all the time now I am pretty good.
To apply the lashes, I first make sure that they fit my eye perfectly as sometimes I need to trim the inner corners so that they sit better on my eye. These lashes are very long so I had to trim a bit of the inner corner so they fit better and more comfortable but just depends on the size of your eyes. The band where glue is applied is very thin so really not noticable when on. However, I do draw a line with liquid eyeliner on my top lashes to disguise this. You can also apply mascara over the top of the false lashes but I don't bother as they give enough definition.
These lashes are very long and fluttery. They are quite light and long which gives the definition. They are also very curly so emphasises your natural eyelashes as the lashes don't appear too fake which is the look I mostly go for. The emphasis is mostly on the corners as the outer corner the lashes are really long which makes your eyes appear bigger and longer. I think all the Girls Aloud lashes are all really good and everyone is different. There are all really good quality as well so would definitely recommend them.
I would recommend these lashes and all the Girls Aloud but think Nicola's ones are pretty and flattering while still looking natural. All are re-usable as well so can be used again and again. Also can be used with contact lenses.