From Lashphobic to LASHAHOLIC

Channelling Audrey Hepburn!

I’m the first to admit I’m totally hopeless at applying false lashes.  Many’s the time I’ve tried to wear them for a big night out.  What usually happens is this: I get one eye pretty perfect(-ish), and then the second eye is an utter disaster, ending up in watery eyes, make-up running and needing to be reapplied and the initial false lash that was ok being pulled off in frustration and despair.

So although I was told that the Lashaholic lashes were easy to apply, I didn’t hold out much hope for me. I kind of took that as an “easy to apply for everyone else except you” sort of instruction.  But you should always Keep An Open Mind, or so my father frequently told me, so I was determined to give them a go.  Trouble is, I didn’t want to risk ruining my make-up on a night when I needed to look good, and conversely I didn’t want to spend all that time putting them on and then not have anywhere to go… go figure!

Plus, as regular readers of this blog will know, I’m lucky enough to have rather long lashes, naturally.  Two coats of mascara normally have people commenting that I’m wearing falsies, so the impetus to get busy with false lashes is not that strong.

Anyhow, last night, a completely impromptu glam evening out was the perfect opportunity.  Suffice to say I wore them for the evening in a very swish Mayfair restaurant, and actually wore them again today for a very different look.

I think I’ll let the photos speak for themselves!

Before: – No false lashes, just one coat of mascara

No false lashes, just one coat of mascara – excuse the ungroomed eyebrows!

After: Ta-dah!!

Lashaholic lashes are billed as Addictive Glamour and I can see why.

These were super easy to apply and needed no trimming to fit my eyes.  They come with the adhesive and instructions, just like nearly every other brand out there, but for some reason, I managed to make these work!  You basically apply them after you’ve completed your make-up.  Apply the adhesive to the edge of the band, wait 20-30 seconds for the glue to get tacky and then apply to upper edge of the lash line and hold in place until they take hold.

Once on, they were very light to wear, didn’t irritate my eyes, and I didn’t have tears running down my face as I usually do.  I didn’t have to redo my make-up as there was minimal messing around with my eyes to make them stick and I was so impressed that I determined to wear them again for my daughter’s birthday party today.

Yes, that’s right, for a child’s daytime birthday party.  Although they are full lashes, they look natural enough (for me) to wear for a much lighter made-up look.  I was amazed at myself at even attempting to wear them again, and guess what? They wore even better today! And so easy to take off too.  Even better, they are reusable – just gently remove any remaining glue on left on the band with tweezers and store them back in their box.

One coat of mascara on top lashes, Bobbi Brown eyeliner and the Lashaholic lashes: 

But then again, the other thing my father always said was Practice Makes Perfect… what do you know, Daddy knows best!

You can buy Lashaholic lashes at and they cost £7.95

PS – I’ll do a separate post about the two lipsticks you see above – one is MAC and the other is L’Oreal.  
PPS – I could also do a blog post about the eye make-up if anyone’s interested? Let me know in the comments below.




  1. January 24, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    Hi! Enjoying reading your blog! False lashes look great… sounds a bit complicated for me.. but may give it a go 😉 are they easy to remove? also, is there a mascara you recommend? xx

    • January 25, 2012 / 12:16 am

      So easy to remove! I just pulled them off gently from the outer corner towards the inner eye, but if you want you could go over the base of the lashes with some eye make up remover on a cotton bud.

      Mascara-wise, I love the Bare Minerals Flawless Definition, the Ojon one, the Max Factor False Lashes… I could go on… I obviously love my mascara! I guess it depends on your budget?

    • January 26, 2012 / 10:06 pm

      Thanks! Will give them a try and let u know 😉

    • February 6, 2012 / 9:32 pm

      Did you try them? What did you think? Otherwise, you could try the pre-glued lashes, so that you can dispense with all that fiddly bit of applying the glue to the lashes, although I always think that’s the easiest bit 🙂


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