I’ve taken to wearing fake eyelashes.
Let me explain.
Originally, I got lash extensions, because they look divine and are relatively inexpensive (~$40 per refill).
I stopped getting lash extensions because they hurt my eyes and I missed washing my face and getting my face wet in the shower – two things which decrease the amount of time the lashes will last.
Here I am with lash extensions at SoulFire in 2015:
Ultimately, I removed them and I’ve been okay wearing just mascara on my own lashes.
I prefer this mascara to all others:
Although it’s an extra step when I get ready, I’m glad to be able to wash my face and step into a shower without worrying my lashes will fall out.
But recently, my opinion of fake lashes changed.
What changed it for me is that I got a TikTok account and found Mikayla Nogueira beauty videos.
Mikayla is a cool chick from Massachusetts who has an awesome accent to match (love it!).
She puts up fresh beauty content every day and has some OUTRAGEOUS looks which I would never wear outside but which are quite entertaining and works of art.
I’ve noticed that everything looks strange and unbalanced until she pops on a pair of false eyelashes, then BOOM!
The whole look comes together.
So I’ve been buying fake eyelashes to wear myself.
I happen to love these “corner lashes” which are a half-lash and give the appearance of a foxy eye.
Now I’m no Mikayla, so the learning curve to putting on lashes is pretty steep.
I’ve discovered looking down while popping on a lash from above works best.
There’s also MAGNETIC eyelashes, which cost a small fortune but pop on and off super easy!
I’ve purchased other products, based on Mikayla’s recommendation.
P. Louise eyeshadow base for one.
A hyaluronic acid eye gel, for another.
Which is why I’m calling this post “Mikayla made me buy it.”
Who knew this 47 year old administrator from California would find such a kindred spirit in a feisty, 4’11” twenty-something beauty guru and self-proclaimed Masshole (an asshole from Massachusetts)?
But there you have it.
You can check out Mikayla online via Instagram here or TikTok here.
Your pocketbook with HATE you for it!