Tuesday, October 6, 2009

QOTW: Lash Curling!

ELF Eyelash Curler
(photo courtesy eyeslipsface.com)



Hey everyone! This question of the week was very straight forward- Do you curl your eyelashes? Here are the results...


YES: 187 (54%)
Every now and then: 86 (25%)
NO: 68 (19%)



Votes so far: 341
Poll closed


I think curling lashes is so important! I do it everyday. Here are some random thoughts on lash curling from me...

  • The ELF eyelash curler (shown above) is my all time favorite eyelash curler! And it's only $1!! You can find it on the ELF website, or at your Dollar General store... or wherever else ELF is sold where you live!
  • I have 3 eyelash curlers... one sits on my makeup desk, another in my purse, and another in the makeup bag I take to work.
  • I curl my lashes everyday before applying mascara- I hold it for about 10 to 15 seconds
  • For the ultimate curve... hold the lash curler in place for a few seconds, then reposition the curler slightly closer to the ends of the lashes so you don't end up with one solid crimp- repeat one or two times. It's not absolutely necessary if you have super short lashes.
  • A lot of people say you shouldn't curl your lashes after applying mascara. I must admit- though my primary curl comes from what I do prior to mascara application- every now and then throughout the day- for a little lift- I'll give my lashes a quick curl. Just be gentle and you shouldn't have a problem with pulling out lashes.
  • Don't curl your lashes in a moving vehicle! It's just not worth it if you hit a bump!
  • Don't curl your lashes around a curious cat! My cat likes to watch my mom put her makeup on, and one day he batted at her hand while she was curling her lashes... she lost a few!
  • I've yet to find a "lash curling" mascara that replaces the effect of an actual eyelash curler! Some will enhance the effect, but I've tried nothing that can duplicate it.
  • Some suggest heating your lash curler with a blow dryer... or even using a heated lash curler. I've actually never tried either of these methods, but I'm not against the concept. Just be careful!

If you've never curled your lashes, I challenge you to try it out! It helps the eyes look more wide awake, framed, and feminine! Many people have lashes that are so straight they practically point downward- Use a lash curler to give your face an instant "awakened" look!

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♥ Emily's Journal ♥

What's up everyone! How are things going? Life has been busy for me lately- hence the lack of blogs. It seems something has been going on every weekend, and I haven't had a ton of quality time with my computer. Oh well! I tend to have these phases where work/social life/family stuff keeps me busy and then it dies down a bit.

You may have noticed this on my Twitter or Facebook... but Tyler passed the bar exam! What a load off! It took so long to get the results in, but now he can breathe a much deserved sigh of relief! This should make his job search a lot easier, thank goodness!

Let's see what else... I'm getting sort of obsessed with Jawbreakers. I love the sweet-but-not-overly-sweet flavor. In other random news- I've been a loyal viewer of yet another season of "Dancing with the Stars!" I've watched for so many seasons, I'm practically more familiar and more of a fan of the pro dancers than the actual celebrities! I remember several of them from my other favorite dancing show- "So You Think You Can Dance". Do you have any favorites on DWTS yet? I'm enjoying Chelsie & Louie Vito, Dimitry & Mya, Lacey & Mark... and the list goes on! I miss Julianne Hough this season though- she was one of my favorites! Also-- I think the makeup on DWTS is FANTASTIC. Wouldn't it be fun to be part of that process? They all get to look fun & dramatic, sometimes colorful, sometimes following a theme... and it just always turns out great! Perhaps I'll devote a whole blog post to this topic if there are enough other DWTS fans out there!

Hope you have a great day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

Emily

15 comments:

  1. Oh! I always curl my lashes! It really opens up my eye and gives me that extra oomfh! I have yet to try the ELF eyelash curler! I hope I can find it in stores as I don't usually order online. Currenly I'm using the Revlon one with the white strip.

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  2. I'm using a Revlon lash curler... and it works okay. Sometimes it is hard to curl the ones one the outside for me.

    DWTS - :D! I only saw the first ep but I'm rooting for Melissa Joan Hart - b/c she was awesome as Sabrina the Witch :) One of my favorite childhood shows!

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  3. I've never, ever curled my lashes - I guess I lucked out in the genetic lottery and ended up with lashes that are so curly naturally that when I put mascara on, they touch my eyebrows. :)

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  4. I have never curled my lashes. I think I am scared of lash curlers. They look kind of frightening to me *lol*

    Congratulations to Tyler on passing his exam. I bet you are way more relaxed now :)

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  5. I'm so going to get the Elf eyelash curler! Thanks for the tips :)

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  6. Jennifer- I didn't know people like you existed!! LOL :D

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  7. LOL.... it's weird, isn't it?? :) My hair is naturally curly, too, but I HATE it. So while I've never used a lash curler, I have a lot of experience with my flat iron!! :D

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  8. Interesting article! I started to curl my lashes a month ago, & it is definately worth it! Thanks for posting this (=

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  9. I recently started curling my eyelashes and I must say, it does make a huge difference especially if you have thin, light eyelashes like me. I never used to do it because it didn't seem to work when I tried, but maybe it's just because I wasn't using a quality curler?

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  10. I don't know if it's just me. I brought the ELF lashes curler like a month ago. Everytime I use it..it pulls out my lashes like at least 2-3lashes each side everytime I use it. (and no, before mascara). I've actually tried to curl it after too but it still pull my eyelashes. and.. no i don't pour it but my lashes seems to stink with the curler and falls out right after =[

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  11. i do curl my lashes, especially for a night out or events cause they're naturally straight (the asian gene, you see.. haha)...
    sadly, we don't have ELF here... =(

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  12. I have to curl my lashes - I guess I'm lucky in some ways because they're really long but because I wear glasses so I have to curl them to make sure they don't brush against the glass. Most annoying if I happen to be in a rush!

    Oh and I love the ELF curler, such a bargain and works as well as any other curlers I've tried

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  13. This is very new to me... I have never used such curler fo my lashes... Mine look very dark but it is short..Thanks for the good info...

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  14. do you know why some people like the shu uemura or sephora or some other fancy expensive curler? is there something different? or is it the brand/price?

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  15. its really nice instrument with the help of we can apply lashs very easily thanks ....

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