Put Your Best Lash Forward

Strip lashes? Micro-lash? LVL?

What does all this mean? And whatever happened to plain old mascara?

It means we’re talking LUXURIOUS LASHES this week!

Lashes are all the rage right now. You would have read that I’m just loving Bad Gal mascara by Benefit but are mascara sales falling since the rise of micro lashes and strip lashes?? Morggan is into her micro lashes “big time” and gets them filled in as often as I do my nails. Check out this lash video…

So exactly what’s the difference between micro lashes and strip lashes? And which do you prefer??

Strip Lashes

They come in a wide range of shapes, volumes, lengths— perfect for any event! You can get them in bundles or separately, and if you take care of them (wash/soak them in soapy warm water and air-dry), these bad boys can last you up to 10-15 looks! After that —or if you ever feel your eyes becoming irritated or dry— it’s definitely time to get a new pair. This includes your eyelash glue too!! Some of my favorite lashes are Ardell and House of Lashes, and of course I can’t forget DUO Lash Adhesive.

Lash Extensions

A lot of things factor in to the difference between eyelash extension and false eyelashes. Eyelash extensions require procedure to be done by a skilled esthetician. This requires the tedious process of gluing either synthetic, silk or mink lashes beside the real lashes, making it look like they are one and the same.

Eyelash extensions are easier in that you don’t have to keep reapplying them. However, they definitely require a more consistent upkeep. Your eye is a very important, very sensitive part of your body, so you should opt for the most professional clinics. This means putting out some money. Otherwise, if you go to a cheap, not well-respected place, you could permanently damage not only your lashes, but your sight! Make sure to ask questions to ensure that they have a valid license and check out pictures of their work, company/individual reviews, etc.

What’s great about extensions is that they look natural, and you can customize them to fit your eye shape and taste. When they are done right, they give you this effortless, flirty look!  The bad thing about false lashes is that you can’t use oil-based products near your eyes, so you’ll have to eliminate some eyeliners, eyeshadows, mascaras and eye creams for awhile.

LVL Lash Lift


You’ve already got what it takes. You just haven’t seen it yet. The LVL Lash Lift is the revolutionary lash phenomenon that reveals your natural lashes in all their glory. Exclusive to Nouveau Lashes, the LVL effect is about freedom. It’s about knowing your eyes will be the centre of attention. Without you having to do a thing. Make the most of what nature gave you. With the length, volume and lift effect of LVL.

By straightening your natural lashes at the root and then tinting them, the LVL Lash Lift gives you the appearance of longer, thicker lashes. No mascara. No messing. Just perfect lashes from the moment you wake up.


So which do you prefer? Do you wear false lashes? Ever thought of getting extensions? I have to say that the LVL Lash Lift sounds intriguing to me! Let’s talk about it on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram.