I have a tendency to look at places through rose colored glasses when I travel. When I'm in another place, suddenly, food is prepared better, people are friendlier, clothes are trendier, and home seems so stale. Those glasses never came off during my study abroad in Nagoya. My American classmates teased me and said after a month or so it would wear off.. I'd start to see things for what they really were and things wouldn't seem so wondrous anymore. But nope. Come the end of my stay, I was just as much in love with Nagoya and literally cried at the thought of going back to the States. And I suffered for months afterward. I had those same wondrous feelings in Vancouver. Boston. Seoul.
Anyways. I was thinking about that as I took the photos for this post. I love Asian beauty products! Often times I find Asian beauty products better than American ones. The packaging is always exquisite. Quality is superb. Oftentimes they're so pretty you can't bear to take them out of the package and even use them!
Take this Dolly Wink lash glue for example. The applicator is freaking genius! I love the bottle, the twist cap (glue won't dry up), and the brush applicator. Sooo much better than the squeeze tubes!
Such pretty, pretty packaging!! If Ardell ever packaged their lash accessories like this I would totally buy! The Dolly Wink and the Anna Sui hand towel (they have a shop in NYC!!!) were gifts from my super duper amazing sister :D
Some things I've learned from my lash experiences, in case someone asks:
*I've only ever used white glue, with no issues. It dries clear on me. And, yes it's probably visible under black light, but I don't frequent places that have black lights ...
*I apply lashes while the glue is wet, not tacky. If I wait until it's tacky it will be difficult to maneuver the lashes should I place them incorrectly on my eyes.
*I apply glue thinly toward the center, and more thickly at both ends. I have never, ever, had lashes fall off on me.
I know this goes against what most of you have heard regarding glue and lashes etc but as I told my gf today, different strokes for different folks. You really just gotta find what works best for you.
In other news... I've discovered a new favorite snack! Korean sweet potato chips!! They're not too sweet, super crunchy, and relatively healthy.