Sunday, 15 May 2011

On The Lash




I was out on town last night so excuse the puffy eyes and dodgy complexion. 


It's far too cold here to even consider a car boot sale so I thought I'd experiment with some of my newly acquired vintage lashes this morning.


What do you think?  It's the first time I've tried under eye lashes and I love them. The top set are real hair ones by Miners.



I almost always wear false lashes, they're easy to apply and after well over twenty five years of sweaty clubs, rain-sodden festivals and boozy bar crawls I've yet to have one drop in my pint.
Before applying them remember to trim the length of each strip to fit your eye (to avoid the drag queen look) and allow around twenty seconds for the glue to go tacky then apply eyeliner over the lashes to hide any traces of excess glue. Hey ho, instant retro glam.


I bought some lashes from Poundland to wear to last year's Green Man Festival. 


I kept them on for the entire five days of the festival without them budging.


Vintage maxi dress (20p Scout jumble sale), Silver velvet platforms (£9 Office)
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. 
Come and visit me tomorrow if you can, I went to a brilliant jumble sale on Friday afternoon and can't wait to share my fantastic vintage buys.

80 comments:

  1. Your eyelashes look fab Vix! Can't wait to see your buys x

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  2. I absolutely love the bottom lashes! Gorgeous! Love that baby doll 60's look.
    I hope you do recreate my Katy Perry look at Glasto, sure you'll look gorgeous!
    xxx

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  3. really adorable! I'm always to stupid to apply false lashes correctly ;) you look stunning and I locw your 20p maxi frock"

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  4. Those eyelashes are so Dramatic - I can see you had fun with it - which is most important.

    I've never tried them - but now I might for extra effect - your dress is so vibrant - I adore the palette of colours. Enjoy the Sunday xxxx

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  5. Ive never tried lashes but yours look so good I might have to!

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  6. Wow I love the lashes on the bottom, they look amazing! Very twiggy! That dress is fab too. Can't wait to see fridays finds xoxox

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  7. Love those lashes, I've laways been keen to try lower lashes, but I have difficulty putting them on due to long-sightedness:(

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  8. I am froze as well ! I am thinking of digging out a few winter jumpers to put on.

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  9. Sheesh! "puffy eyes, dodgy complexion" my foot! You always looks glamourous Vix darling! And if anyone was suited to bottom lash falsies, it's you!... which sounds rather weird but... it's such a vintage glam sexy iconic image and totally you!

    [Sorry I haven't commented on the previous posts...that doesn't mean I haven't been visiting you! Just means I'm a slacker...]

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  10. I have never worn fake lashes but they look fab xx

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  11. Lashing looking fabulous! Wouldnt be without mine but ive never tried the undereye ones. For my wedding this amazing lady didnt my 40s make-up and stuck all my false eyelashes in one by one, took for ever but oh my god they looked incredible! Maybe i should have married her instead lol ;o) Scarlett x

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  12. I have a minor obession with false lashes - would wear them every day if I felt I could get away with it! I tend to pick up cheapy cheap ones from market stalls then use Duo to attach them (the glue that comes with is never very good!). Yours look great and I'm impressed you lasted 5 days with them on...did that include removing make up? xx

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  13. There is a definite art to falsies and I have yet to master it myself. However, recently, a GORGEOUS blog friend sent me some amazing false lashes and I am now inspired to give them a go!

    I have not had great success previously but I think that's because I need someone to show me how to apply them properly - any chance of a video tutorial Vix??

    You look AMAZING with the upper and lower lashes - I agree with Miss Claire - VERY Twiggy! I love your fabulous high hair today too!

    Yay! One more sleep! Sarah xxx

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  14. Love your fabulous hair, bangles and hari. That nail polish is my green dream.
    You really look good with the false eye lashes.I am not sure to be able to wear them for 5 days, ahhhhh.
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  15. Proper nesh you! Mind you, there's not meat on you, lass!

    Great lashes. I am so in the 60s zone.

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  16. I love those lashes!! Big lashes always look amazing, I would wear them every day if I could. I have had lashes expertly applied a couple at a time in a salon and had the poundland clag on ones and the poundland ones lasted longer than the expensive ones! Your eyes look fab!
    Kandi x

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  17. Oh go on then, you've inspired me to give them a try, just need the occasion for it! LOVE that close-up shot, your skin looks beautiful.xx.

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  18. Those lashes look fabulous
    xx

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  19. Totally fab Vix! I've never once tried faux eyelashes, I'm too scared of glue! But you are seriously tempting me to rethink it! xxx

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  20. I used to wear false lashes quite a lot but haven't in years and years! yours look great!

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  21. I love the lashes Vix. I wear glasses at the moment so can`t get away with false lashes, but love the look of them. I`m going to start wearing contacts again tho so I can wear more dramatic eyes.
    Dx

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  22. Ooh they look awesome, cant wait to see your bargains too! I'm still avoiding the shops so I can just live thru others hehe! :)

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  23. The under eyes faux lashes is so you! Looks fab. I've tried faux lashes few times but haven't gotten them just right to the point that I can trust them not to be all over the place in the end of the night.

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  24. I used to wear fake lashes all the time- O loved the OTT glittery ones for clubbing and so forth. I still wear them now and then, you've reminded me I have a couple of pairs - I might well crack them out next time I'm off on a jaunt!

    As for the hangover- you don't have a hangover face. I have a hangover face so shameful I cannot post it or it might scare people! Pimms (and cider, and beer) last night! Oops.

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  25. Bottom lashes look fab - very Julie Driscoll.

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  26. I love how even your cats embrace vintage goodies with their biscuit barrel! x

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  27. They look fab. I always have trouble making them stick. I think I'll have another go now.

    X x

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  28. Puondland lashes are great, aren't they? My pair lasted loads of uses and looked great!

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  29. Lovely lashes, Vix - very Biba-esque, especially when teamed with the green eyeshadow.

    Looking forwards to tomorrow's post to see what bargains you snaffled up! xxx

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  30. Rocking the 60s vibe with those lashes, Vix!

    Tomorrow's a date, as they say x

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  31. The falsies look amazing! I love the look, I just can't wait to take them off at the end of the night! Plus, I had a friend who wore them for years and lost many of her own! We must be doing something wrong! I agree a tutorial is in order!

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  32. Those eye lashes look amazing and I love the dress.

    i can't wait to see what you got from the jumble sale.

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  33. I adore they under eye lashes, they make your eyes go pop! You look like twiggy!
    Ooooh cannot wait to see what bargains you have found this time!
    Sophie
    x

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  34. I can't believe that dress was only 20p, what a fab bargain! I'm looking forward to seeing what other purchases you've got tomorrow x PS I just spotted The Good Life picture on your blog, I loved that programme x

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  35. Fab lashes, I've always been too chicken to try wearing them myself.

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  36. Seriously loving the under eye lashes - I've always wanted to try them!

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  37. They look brilliant. I do love falsies...they make eyes look so big and wide in a Liza Minelli styley.
    Gorgeous dress. I'm glad that you went to a great jumble because I went to a rubbish carboot!!
    xxxx

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  38. love the hairdo... very cool, very rock n roll...

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  39. Ooh thanks for the photos of you in your glorious falsies, upper and lower, how decadent! I'm inspired to try them now that you've reassured me they won't fall off at an untimely moment...

    You are a tease, holding back the jumble sale goodies. I went to a jumble, a car boot and a street market, but I bet I didn't find anything as fab as you. Looking forward to the Big Reveal!! Glad you had a good weekend x

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  40. You are a lash expert and they look fabulous on you!
    I never wore them before but my Mami was an expert on lashes as well and she wore all different kinds, length and brands.

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  41. Hi my dear-looking so lovely in your maxi dress and those gorgeous lashes, I love the silver platforms too! Hope you've had a great weekend, look forward to seeing your finds tomorrow too! xxx

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  42. Love them! I must do it more myself. I used to do it lots I'm a dab hand at applying them, so don't know why I haven't for ages.

    Also I should have said you and Sharon Rose (MyStyle) are probably the exception to camis! xx

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  43. Lovely!! I love a big spidery eyelash, me. I've just watched a great Biba makeup tutorial, and it's given me a taste for falsies. I've only worn them once for Halloween, but your '5 day' story has inspired me! xx

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  44. I love the look of bottom lash falsies! It gives a really cool doll like appearance! I will actually be doing a dolly makeup post soon!

    I use DUO lash adhesive in dark, it dries down to a black colour so there is no risk of anyone seeing the glue!

    Can't wait to see what things you got at the jumble sale! xxx

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  45. You are lookin Fabulous with those lashes. I think I have only applied false lashes once on a Halloween. I HAVE BEEN meaning to buy some for over a year and give it a try for fun.. but I have never gotten around to it. After seeing how awsome they look on you, I think I will give it a try in the near future. *Hopefully* lol

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  46. Aye carumba,you sexy minx! You look super HAWT in that tight frock!!! The hair is sublimely huge and the lashes amaaaaazing! The under eye lashes are frickin' fab! You have the knack of getting them on,I must say.I'm lousy at it,despite wearing them reasonably often!They do wonders for one's eyes,don't they!GLAMARAMA!!!!
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    LOVE YOU! Helga

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  47. They do look fab I have to say, despite my squeamishness about the real hair idea! I have worn them for nights out, but must be either a) very sweaty or b) not using strong enough glue cos I'm certain they'd not last 5 days! I won a pair last year actually - very random prize - designed by Nicola from Girls Aloud. Will have to dig them out for the school run ;-)
    x

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  48. I couldn't do falsies because I can't stand touching my eyes or around them. I can just about put mascara on!

    They are super glam ones though!

    Caroline
    xxx

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  49. you're awesome with your loooong lashes!, so retro vibe!, and so funny to put on to go to a festival!
    And love all your colorful maxi-dresses, and you look fabulous wearing them!!
    besos

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  50. A) You look FABULOUS!!! B) I have never tried false lashes but after looking at your I am tempted to... 'coz you look fantastic! :)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  51. Cripes, another thing you are good at! It looks like a pro glued those things to your eyes.

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  52. loving your glamorous stacks of bangles with the sleeveless dress! that's one of my favorite looks. i've really started getting into wearing fake eyelashes, the only problem is that they make my eyes feel and gummy and weird until i want to rip them off out of sheer frustration! any tips?

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  53. loving your glamorous stacks of bangles with the sleeveless dress! that's one of my favorite looks. i've really started getting into wearing fake eyelashes, the only problem is that they make my eyes feel and gummy and weird until i want to rip them off out of sheer frustration! any tips?

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  54. WOW your eye lashes look amazing you do glamor so well. I wouldn't even know where to begin with putting those on, but they look so neat. Can't wait to see your buys, hugs dee xx

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  55. Your dress is fantastic and I love the lashes. I just bought my first pair of fake lashes ever and can't wait to use them, I hope I will be able to apply them. I'm very excited to see what you found at the jumble sale. :)


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  56. I can't believe they are real hair! They are very Twiggy - I love the effect of falsies - so glamorous! But I am rubbish at putting them on. They almost always end up half falling off so I am really impressed you managed to get some to stay on for 5 days!

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  57. They look amazing, Vix! I wore fake eyelashes once in my life - and loved it. I'm never sure about how to apply them. So you put eye make-up on afterwards, it seems.
    xxx

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  58. FIVE DAYS!!! WOWZA! I really like them on you Vix and they complete the look!

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  59. Cool lashes. I have some falsies somewhere but I never seem to leave myself enough time to apply them. Love the bottom lashes, very Twiggy. Xxx

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  60. I've only worn lashes for fashion shows when I go out, but these are fabulous. Adoring your printed dress Vix, it's so lovely & the colour is nice! -xo

    FASHION TALES

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  61. Wow those lashes look great on you. I love how retro they are.

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  62. Those eyelashes look DIVINE on you! :)

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  63. Im obsessed with fake lashes! but I can never put them on underneath my eye, how do you do that?!!

    xoxo
    Miss Neira

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  64. They look fab! I am rubbish at fake eyelashes, I once had semi perm ones done which still didn't last long, sadly I'm a klutz!

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  65. I'm yet to try false lashes, I'm sure i'd end up doing something daft like gluing my eye shut or something!

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  66. I've never used false eyelashes, and became even more iffy about using them after one of my friends got a pretty serious eye infection from the glue for a pair she used! Admittedly, they were a very cheap & nasty pair though, and that probably had something to do with the infection.

    These ones look fabbo though! I can't believe that you managed to keep a pair on for five festival days - those things must be indestructible!

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  67. Ohh - Twiggytastic! I love it.

    I used to wear falsies every weekend back in my 90s clubbing days, but I haven't worn them for years. Time to give them another go methinks *heads off to Poundland...*

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  68. I gasped with pleasure at your eye lash delights - you've given me the boot up the arse that I need to give them a go. They look sooo amazing with the green eyeshadow and I love the bottom lashes - it all looks so professionally done!!! Hehe - love that you haven't lost one in your pint to date and I am so frickin' impressed that you wore a pair for five days straight! Really, you are the festival queen!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

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  69. I swear, you never make a fashion 'don't', you know where they place a black bar over your eyes to hide your identity? Well, who would hide those eyes? Amazing. The dress is fab as usual.

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  70. Hi Vix! Oh it's nice to be back and read everyone's posts! I've missed your retro vintage glam! You look fabulous in those lashes, as usual! I have never worn false lashes, I guess I'm just afraid of them, haha! My eyes are really sensitive so I try and not wear mascara too often because they don't like that either! Thye would get all red and itchy and all. But I always admire girls who can just pop them on like you described it there! :)

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  71. I LOVE THAT SILVER CUFF U HAVE ON... THE EYE LASHES R FAB...NOT OVERTHE TOP AND WORK PERFECT YOUR UR EYES WHILE MAKIING THEM STILL LOOK NATURAL

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  72. The lashes look really good.I have never tried bottom ones.always afraid they are going to feel funny or i will be able to see them.lol.your look really nice so I may try the bottoms sometime.Are the bottom ones individual or a strip?

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  73. your lashes look so good. i really struggle with faux lashes....

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  74. Dearest Vix, you look fabulous! I love the lashes on the top and bottom, they look amazing.

    I leave my mascara on for five days sometimes.

    Love the festival picture, you're looking gorgeous.

    Love you xx

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  75. I've never worn false eyelashes before, I've always been a bit scared of them. They look so good on your though, I really need to face my fears and give them a go xx

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  76. Oh they're brilliant, very 'Vix'! xx

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