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Slurge vs. Steal: Fake Eyelashes

If you're thinking of glammin' up your make-up for NYE, you can't go wrong with flirty, luscious fake lashes. They are the perfect special occasion accessory and they are now easier than ever to apply and remove. What I love about lashes is that even if you can't decide what you are going to wear - slap on some fake lashes and let your eyes do the talking. At that rate, no one will even notice if your socks match.

For the few hours that you're actually going to be wearing them, there is no need to splurge on a fake pair from MAC at Nordstrom priced at $14.00 (Glue sold separately for $8.00) when you can pick up a pair of Sonia Kashuk's Full Glam Eyelashes for $4.99 (Glue included) at Target. Hellooooo frugal find!!!

Tips & tricks to applying:

1: Before applying lash adhesive, make sure the length of the lash band will fit your eyes so that your false lashes will be comfortable. You don't want your lashes to start too close to your tear duct (inner), or go beyond your natural lash line. You may have to snip a small section off if your eyes are smaller.

2: Apply eyeshadow and mascara first. This way your lashes will be the same color as the fake fair and blend in better.

3: Apply a thin line of glue/adhesive to the lash band. It usually comes in white, which dries clear, and also a dark tone, which dries black. I highly recommend the white/clear for beginners.

4: Allow the adhesive to dry for about 30 seconds. This allows it to become slightly tacky and easy to apply.

5: Get close to the mirror and apply the fake lashes onto the eyelid as close to the lash line as possible. Keep eyes relaxed and adhesive will dry in no time.

Now it's time to strut your stuff!!

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