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Lashes of style

Apparently, I’m lucky to have nice, long eyelashes. I guess it’s luckier than short, stumpy eyelashes, but I can’t be sure. Although I do know that a lot of women spend a lot of money on mascara that promises to fatten their eyelashes, give their eyelashes volume, or enable their eyelashes to sing and dance. I’ve never worn it as I worry that it looks like I have long legged spiders sitting on my eyes. But then I saw these – goodbye spiders, hello birds or scorpions or fish!

Yes, these are fake eyelashes. MADE OF PAPER. Apparently “inspired by the Chinese art of paper-cutting”, these Paperself eyelashes “blend an element of traditional culture with contemporary design”. And then add a whole heap of creepy. The lashes are reusable (you just re-glue them, as with any craft project) and are available in full-width or half-width, depending on just how scary you want to look.

So, if you’re inspired and want to jazz up your look for a special occasion – and I’m going out on a limb to say these beauties will work for both girls and boys – then consider whacking a paper insect, bird or undersea wonderland on to your eyes. Nothing says I’m serious about this promotion like a scorpion tail on the corner of your eyelid. Or stamp your authority – I’m here from the UN to sort out this crisis – with the deer and butterfly set. Or for someone in a serious profession (dentist, accountant, politician), there’s a clown set. And I know that I’d trust a scalpel-weilding surgeon much more if they were sporting these undersea lashes.

Something for pretty much everyone, then! You can snap ’em up at the Urbanities website here.

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12 thoughts on “Lashes of style

    1. I agree! I am not sure how many times you would be able to blink without them getting caught up, but they are definitely a conversation starter! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Sparks, see – now you’re just showing off. I am of the ‘short, stumpy eyelashes’ brigade (Mecca makes a lot of money out of me with my favourite Kevyn Aucoin mascara). I’m doubley-damned, too – I wear glasses (not as often as I should, but still…) so, any sort of eyelash extension, let alone these beauties, would simply be impractical.

    1. So they’re not right for us, TSL, but I say one day we go for it anyway – you ditch the glasses & I’ll put my fear of mascara aside and we will paper our lashes and take on the world. Or, at the very least, scare some people! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. In for a penny, in for a pound… (is that what they say?) Maybe, when Birdcage, you, me and any other Sydney bloggers we like get together for that drink (or 7)?

          1. Hmmm… I cannot even cope with mascara, I end up looking like I have gone a couple of rounds with Mike Tyson… but hey you never know this could be the answer I have been looking for…. having said that the last time I tried fake eyelashes I seem to remember I ended up with my eyelids sticking together every time I blinked….

          2. At least with these, I guess you can bring out the scissors and snip ’em off when they get too entangled! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. They are pretty amazing! I’m not sure how they’d feel to wear, but would definitely make you stand out from the crowd! ๐Ÿ™‚

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