You know how it is, ladies. You have a Christmas party coming up and you want to look your best, so you get tempted to do or to try things that you would never normally do, or try.
Things like false eyelashes.
I have to be honest, I don’t generally need falsies. I have pretty nice eyelashes that have some naturally curl to them, meaning that I get away just fine with a volumizing mascara. But it’s the family Christmas dinner tomorrow and last night I thought hey, why not amp it up a bit, right?
First of all, as I held the eyelash up to my natural lashes, In doing so, I managed to lose my grip, use my ninja-like reactions and then poke myself in the eye with my pinky. A great start.
With the falsie measured up, I applied the adhesive carefully to the back of the strip. As I pulled the adhesive wand away, I managed to dab it on the eyelash strip itself.
Carefully and oh so very gently, I scraped the misplaced adhesive off. When I moved my hand away, the falsie went with it. I was now stuck with hairy thumb and nothing to apply to my eyelid.
I carefully and gently removed the falsie from my thumb and moved to adjust my grip. As I did, I dropped the damn thing on the carpet, picking up the otherwise-invisible pet hairs that were waiting patiently on the surface.
One half of a set of false eyelashes was now ruined completely.
Not to be outdone, I decided to try with the other half. If I could at least get some idea, I could decide if I fancied the trip to Lloyds Pharmacy this afternoon.
After much fiddling and adjusting, I finally got the strip in position. Taking in the result, all I could think was that I looked like a certain puppet swine.
Enough. Tomorrow, it’ll be back to my beloved Max Factor 2000 Calorie volumizing mascara for me!
Never, ever, ever again!