Sunday, 3 July 2011

Twiggy eyes with my new lashes!

It's been a while since I've done anything creative on here, so when I was sent these lashes from kkcenterhk, I figured it was about time to do so. I mean, these particular styles gave me no other choice but to show them to you in a very...specific way.

Namely, the...Twiggy way!


Please excuse the poor attempt at this iconic look, I fear that my makeup skills have become a wee bit rusty lately and this kind of makeup should probably be left to the pixiwoo's of the world, but I couldn't resist giving it a go myself. Ok, I guess it's not so much Twiggy after all, more like a drunk Kubrickian extra, but what can you do! :)


But enough about me, let's talk lashes!
- The AK 612's come in a pack of 5 pairs and are in the "natural-looking" category. They add length and volume, without being over the top and I'm sure than noone would even guess that you're wearing falsies! They went on easily, although I did have to cut the clear band on both ends before application.

- The AK 681B's (or the Twiggy ones, as I'd like to call them) are bottom lashes and come in a pack of 5 as well. This time I did have to cut some lashes on one end in addition to the excess band, to fit my eyes properly. And even so, I must say I could feel the band pinching my skin on the inner corner, which makes me think that the band was too hard/not as elastic as it should be. But other than that, they're a good choice if you wish to create those signature 60's looks (or any doll-eyed looks for that matter)!

Overall impressions?

The AK 612's are totally my style and I would purchase them when I run out, since they do give a lovely effect. As for the AK 681B's, I'm not so sure about them, perhaps if I couldn't find anything to suit the look I'd be going for, then I would, but I'd try to look for alternatives first.


On a random note, the eyeshadow that I used was MAC Surf USA from the Surf, Baby collection, one collection that hadn't caught my attention at first - now I already own 2 items and contemplating a third (would anyone care for an uber late Surf Baby haul?)!



That's all for now!

Hope that your summer has started and that you're having a great time already (me...not so much, among finals, my broken laptop, and a health situation of a family member I cannot say that I have that high expectations for this summer...)!

26 comments:

  1. This looks fab! You've really got the twiggy look down to a tee! I reckon with the right outfit you could pull this off on a night out! It's fun to wear something different now and again! Fab post! xxx

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  2. That's a very pretty look! I love the eyeshadow colour you used! And the lashes look fantastic :)

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  3. never ever seen this eye-maek up but i like it!


    i love fake lashes, have to order some new


    check out my blog

    xoxo

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  4. I hope you enjoy your summer despite any adventures dear :) I love this look, very 60's very glamourous! Sadly i am hopeless with false lashes, i can't stand them. My lashes are already crazy thick and long, even when i put mascara on, they look spidery long :P

    Kisses :D

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  5. Love the look. Those lashes are so cool and very Twiggy like.
    xx
    Alicia

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  6. The lashes look amazing!
    Love the eyeshadow btw!

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  7. Wow what a gorgeous look doll!The eyeshadow looks so perfect,and the lashes!!
    Thanks for the review hun I'll surely check;)

    xxx

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  8. ADORE!!! Really love this look, makes me want to try on some bottom lashes! :D

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  9. i love this! your eyes look like a doll! i've been meaning to get into falsh lashes a bit more (actually using them beyond special event)...this may have pushed me over the edge!

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  10. Para polu omorfo look!! k pragmatika to petuxes!!!
    I'm obsessed with false lashes! <3
    filakiaaaa

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  11. Few people can pull off this look- it's crazy good on you though.

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  12. Love it!!
    Τρελαινομαι για 60's makeup!
    Οι βλεφαριδες φαινονται πολυ καλες,αυτο που ψαχνω ειναι η βαση τους να ειναι λεπτη γιατι ετσι ειναι πιο ευκολο να κατσουν σωστα..
    Αν κ ψευτικες βλεφαριδες εχω δοκιμασει μονο 2 φορες!
    Shame on me!

    Αμε,φυσικα κ θελουμε Mac haul/post :)

    Ευχομαι να διαψευστεις κ αυτο το καλοκαιρι να ειναι τελειο!

    Πολλα φιλια

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  13. Ωωωω, πόσο θέλω να δοκιμάσω ψεύτικες βλεφαρίδες! Είχα πάει στο Hondos Center και βρήκα αυτές της Eyelure, μερικές έκαναν γύρω στα 12 ευρώ το ζευγάρι και μου φάνηκαν ψιλο-ακριβές, για μένα που είμαι αρχάρια... Οπότε αυτό το online μαγαζάκι μου έρχεται κουτί!

    Βρε, σου πάει αυτό το look! Προσωπικά δε θα το τολμούσα γιατί τα μάτια μου είναι ήδη αρκετά στρογγυλά :( αλλά ποιος ξέρει, μέσα στην ασφάλεια του σπιτιού μου, όλα γίνονται!

    xx

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  14. I like your makeup, always wanted to try bright green with black, but not daring enough I guess. It lookjs so hip and 60's.:( I hope you enjoy your summer despite any adventures dear :) I also love the lashes, so crazy! and Huge! Exactly what i like <3 :)

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    Stay safe, keep smiling.
    Love Aleshka
    Toodles

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  15. Hey Hun. I'm sorry to hear about your family member having health issues - I hope they fully recover in no time. And I hope you're able to get your laptop looked into also. Hang in there for your finals - I hope you pass with flying colours. When are they over?

    I think you did a great job with the Twiggy inspired look! I haven't tried lower false lashes before because I wear such full/voluminous ones on the top lash line that it might be too much to add another lower set. And I agree that the AK681B might be tough to use for daily makeup - they're a bit too clustered and costume-ish for me. But they could be great for a night out like clubbing or a event party? :)

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  16. I looove false lashes!!!
    Polu wraio to olo 60s look :)))

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  18. LOVE this look! I really like the Twiggy lashes! Although not the most practical, I think they're really fun for costumey looks like this one. I don't think your skills got rusty at all! ;)

    Hopefully your finals will be over before you know it, I bet you'll get fabulous results!! I'm sorry about your family member, I hope things improve soon xoxox

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  19. I love it! I really like the 612 lashes. You applied the lashes very well. I posted some pictures today of my most recent false lash attempt. Let's just say it was definitely amateur night at the amateur salon! ;)

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  20. @Miss War Paint (Nic): Thank you so much for that lovely comment girl!!! This look is definitely outside of my comfort zone, but perhaps you're right: it could be worn for a fun event, with the right outfit and...attitude, lol! :) xx


    @Cel: Thank you so much girlie! :))) I guess it's fun trying out new things isn't it? :) xxx


    @Lady-Pa: Thanx dear! :)


    @Anastasia: Thank you for your wishes, things are finally starting to look up, so I guess not all is lost! ;) And many thanks for the feedback regarding this look! :))) By the way... I want your lashes, why would anyone with lashes as amazing as yours bother with falsies??? Youre a lucky gal!!! ;) xoxo

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  21. @FunnyFaceBeauty: Thank you hunni, glad you liked this look! :) xxx


    @Argyro: Thanx doll!!! Will make a post with the eyeshadow too soon! ;) Kisses! xx


    @Blushingloves Irene Greece: Thank you, thank you! I'm so glad this look got such good feedback, you girls are making me smile! :))) xxx


    @Jadegrrrl: Aw, thank you girl! And I strongly suggest you do give bottom lashes a try, it's a fun way to experiment with a new look and technique, for sure! ;) xx

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  22. @Mairyliscious: Thanx hun! <3 xx


    @fantastic: Aw thank you sweetie! :) And yes, that's how I started with false lashes too! I can easily see how it can become a standard part of one's going-out routine, they do add that little extra sth to the look! ;)


    @FashionSugarBubbles: Σ'ευχαριστω πολυ κουκλα μου! Χαιρομαι που σου αρεσε!!! Φιλια!!!xx


    @makeup merriment: I agree with you, it's definitely more of an editorial look or a genre look, and it took me a bit of getting used to it when I finished it! But it's surely nice to explore sth different once in a while! :) xx

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  23. @Artemi: Thanks doll! Eχεις απολυτο δικιο σχετικα με τις βλεφαριδες, μια λεπτη και μαλακη ταινια ειναι πολυ σημαντικη, και ιδιως στις κατω βλεφαριδες!!! Η MAC εχει κορυφαια ποιοτητα, αλλα φυσικα η τιμη ειναι τσιμπημενη! Ελιπζω παντως να σε δω κι εσενα συντομα με false lashes για κανενα πιο dramatic look!
    Kαι εννοειται συντομα θα γινει και το mac haul post!!!
    Σ'ευχαριστω για τις ευχες σου, ηδη τα πραγματα αρχισαν να μπαινουν σε μια σειρα...για να δουμε!!! xxxx


    @cbsg5861: Ωστε 12 οι Eyelure, ε? Καπου τοσο ειχα παρει κι εγω κατι mac που εχω με την εκπτωση..! Παντως γενικα οι Eyelure εχουν καλη φημη, οποτε να σου πω θα ηθελα να τις δοκιμασω, αν και ισως οχι σε αυτη την τιμη!
    Thanks για το feedback σχετικα με το look!!!! Kαι, ναι, εννοειται, πρωτα δοκιμαζεις ο,τι σου κατεβαινει σπιτι και μετα το κανεις post..τωρα αναλογα με το Level of...ballsiness παιζει αν θα το κυκλοφορησεις το look κι εκτος... !!! ;DDD xxx


    @Alesha Dahir: Thank you so mich for that amazing comment sweetie! Take care! xx


    @Karen Law: Thank you for the wishes dear... yes, there is some recovery, but it will take long, and I'd hate to see my family member upset and in pain! :(
    At least exams are over here, but the studying never is, lol! I shouldn't complain too much though (even in this 36-37 degree heatwave), since things are finally starting to look up for the summer! :)
    I see your point about the lower lashes, and yes, these ones are definitely "costumey", however I think that if one would wish to balance out the drama of the upper ones, that it wouldn't be such a bad idea.. a simple strip though, nothing that screams "I belong in an editorial", hahaha!!! xoxoxo

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  24. @iliana: Thank you dear! :) xx


    @ellamarie84: Aww, thank you sweetie! :) Your comments always put a smile to my face! Glad you enjoyed this and thank you for the wishes and positive energy!!! You're a doll! xxx


    @ModestyBrown: Lol, I'm afraid it will take me a while to get to your post (I'm SOOOO behind on keeping up with everyone's posts), but I know one thing: everyone started just like that (or worse probably)! Those...hairy accessories take a bit of practice (and a lot of patience)! ;) You'll be a falsie expert in no-time, I'm sure! ;) xxx

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  25. these falsies look so dang cute! natural too... not overdone at all!

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