Tips and tricks for applying falsies

Applying false eyelashes can difficult the first time, and the second, third, fourth, you get the picture.  Here is a short guide to help you in your quest for long lashes.

Step 1

KISS Lash Couture Faux Mink Lashes ($5.99/Walmart).

Choose your lashes based on the look you want to achieve. If you want fullness, choose a more natural look. If you want thick mink-like lashes (a la Housewives) choose a couture lash. My favs are the faux mink lashes from KISS. They can be used up to 10 times too!

Step 2

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Measure and trim the lashes. Use tweezers to peel the lashes from the outer corner then place the strip lash along your lash line, making sure to follow the natural curve of your lashes. Trim from the inner corner if you want to keep the ends long, or trim the same amount from each end for a natural look.

Step 3

KISS Lash Couture Strip Lash Adhesive, $5.99 at Walgreens

Apply the glue directly onto strip lash with KISS Lash Couture Strip Lash Adhesive. This is my favorite because you can glide the lash on the glue wand instead of squeezing it awkwardly from a tube.Wait a few seconds until glue is tacky before applying lash.

Step 4

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Apply lashes. With a mirror in front of you, tilt head back, looking down and use tweezers or fingers to apply from the outer corner moving towards the inner corner. Press down as you place the lashes onto your natural lash line. As you get close to the inner corner, it is best to look directly into the mirror. Use the back of the tweezer to easily secure into place.


  • Don’t wear lashes for the first time for a big event. If you are a bride or in the bridal party and plan to wear lashes, test drive them before the big day.
  • Don’t rip them off! If you have trouble peeling them off, use an oil based makeup remover to help ease them off.

*Images and tutorial courtesy of KISS Products.

imPress is a new easy manicure solution

ImPress Press-On Manicure (by Broadway Nails and the Kiss Company) is a lighter, thinner press-on artificial nail. To attach, clean the nail with the enclosed wipe, peel the backing form the inside of the nail and press on. They are easy to put on, but most of you will want to file or cut them down to a shorter length. To make them last as long as possible, cut your natural nails down first. If you don’t, you are more likely to notice “lifting”. I did not cut mine down, so after about 4 days that lifting sensation was bothering me. The package says they can last up to a week. They come in solid colors ($5.99) and dynamic prints ($7.99). You can print a $1 off coupon here.

These are great when you just don’t have time to do your nails or get a manicure. I also thought about putting a glitter nail polish over them and save myself the agony of taking it off my natural nails. I would definitely buy these again.

imPress Press-On Manicure

Before I cut/shaped

After shaping