Saturday, January 28, 2012

Damsel in distress

This morning Meg and I were heading out for our second photo shoot (look for that post tomorrow).  We were set.  We had our vintage luggage (photo props-adorable) in the trunk and Meg's camera bag at our feet.   So, we are heading down the road and the car doesn't feel right.  A mechanic I am not, but I knew something was wrong.  I pulled over as soon as I could and our tire was completely flat.  So what's a girl to do?  Of course, I call my husband.  Thankfully, the gas station we pulled into had an Arby's.  So, we had to have a sandwich (turkey and swiss minus the mayo and onion-you must try it) while we waited.   Rob pulls in, removes the flat tire and puts on the spare;  all while we are inside enjoying our sandwich. 
Meg and I started discussing how glad we are that we are girls and don't have to take care of these things.  For example, trying to shovel a car out of a snow bank, finding a way into our locked up house, etc.  Now I know there are some females out there who would be proud to do these things for themselves.  And I say, "Kuddos to you!" Seriously.  However, I don't want to take away these opportunities for Rob to be my Knight in Shining Armour.  I'm sure there is some need he has to protect and take care of his girls.  So what kind of family would we be to deny him of his ability to fix things for us? 
Or, waiting for me while I shop?  Ah, who am I trying to kid?  He loves to "treasure hunt" as much as I do.
On the other hand; being a damsel in distress can have its challenges too.  When asking for help, it is most effective if you can bat long eyelashes.  Oh nuts!  That is a bit of a problem for me these days.
The Pioneer Woman recently posted a question about false eyelashes and how many people are using them.  Get it here 
I have a pair of false eyelashes that I wear on Halloweens.  I like the way they look, but I don't think I have ever put them on correctly.  Well, that is, if you aren't supposed to feel like you have needles poking in your eyes.  After reading around a hundred comments on this topic, I thought I would give the individual lashes a shot.
I watched this youtube video: Watch it here  It's really well done, and her tips are so helpful and easy to follow.
I bought the medium length lashes.  They didn't look very long in the box, but when I put them on they were unnaturally long.  I think I will need to buy some short ones.

Here are my natural eyelashes.
Here are my lashes with the individual eyelashes added.
As you can see, the lashes are so long that they touch my eyebrow. 

My two cents worth:
Positives:  The eyelashes weren't as difficult to apply as I thought.  Once they were on, I could barely feel them.  No poking at my eyeball.  A definite plus! I will need to buy some of the short length and add some short ones in. 
Negatives:  They didn't seem very thick ( Although, that is what many people like about the individual lashes-you can make them as thick or thin as you want).  So maybe that is also a positive.   I can't imagine putting these on daily, but I will absolutely take the time to wear them on special occasions.

Added Sunday:  Last night after I finished this post, I went to remove my long luxurious lashes.  Some of them just plinked off (maybe these weren't attached correctly).  There was one set of lashes right in the middle of my eye that would not come off!  I tried for about 15 minutes without any success.  I finally gave up thinking it would probably fall off during the night.  The next morning, it was still there-like little spider legs in the middle of my lashes.  I took a shower.  Still there.  I used about another 1/4 bottle of eye make up remover and nothing.  Then I read the fine print on the back of the eyelash packaging.  It says the lashes can be easily removed with specially formulated LashFree Adhesive Remover.  Ok, so I guess I should have read that when I was buying the adhesive.  I had a movie date with the girls so I had to trim the false lashes to the length of my real lashes.  I stopped by the drug store and they don't sell the adhesive remover.  Hmmm, I guess this will be a good test to see how long the lashes stay on.

1 comment:

  1. SO funny! But, let's face it: you have gorgeous eyelashes--natural ones!

    Megs did a great job of taking your closeup pics!

    Love you--eyelashes or not!