At some point, we've all purchased something whose results were, er, questionable, and didn't live up to our expectations or deliver the results we were so boldly promised. But no more! For the sake of you and your hard-earned money, The Huffington Post Canada Style team is putting the latest products to the test every week.
Testing: Ardell Self-Adhesive Lashes
Testing Period: One night only
Tested By: Meredith Gillies, Associate Editor
What It Is: A set of fake eyelashes made from 100 per cent human hair.
How To: The application process for these lashes is straightforward -- peel them from their adhesive backing, trim them so they fit your eye shape and gently press them onto your eyelid. It's literally that simple: peel, trim, press, instant glamour!
What We Thought: At first I was weary about wearing fake eyelashes out in public (my daily beauty routine is super simple), but it was nice to have really thick and full lashes for a night out. They looked natural, and they looked great on my best friend who also tried a pair (she has shorter lashes than i do). I really liked the fact these lashes were self-adhesive -- I didn't have to deal with globs of glue accumulating on my lash line. I even slept with them on -- they were still adhered and looking good in the morning! Pretty impressive.
The Downfalls: Word to the wise: trim the eyelashes to fit your eye and then adhere them. (You'll poke your eye with the lashes if you try to adhere them first.)
Tips: My friend cut her lashes shorter and created a more subtle "fake" eyelash look. I went for more glamour and coated mine with mascara.
Final Remarks: At this price, this product is worth it -- I won't be making fake lashes a part of my daily beauty routine, but for nights on the town, I'd definitely do it again.
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Check out the other products we have put to the test.
What We Thought: At first I was weary about wearing fake eyelashes out in public (my daily beauty routine is super simple), but it was nice to have really thick and full lashes for a night out. They looked natural, and they looked great on my best friend who also tried a pair (she has shorter lashes than i do). I really liked the fact these lashes were self-adhesive -- I didn't have to deal with globs of glue accumulating on my lash line. I even slept in them -- they were still on and looking good in the morning! Pretty impressive.
What We Thought: I tested this product before bed and it gave my hair a perfect I-just-stepped-out-of-the-ocean-look. It's perfect for summer. Unfortunately, the look didn't last until morning, which means every a.m. you'll have to redo the above process if you want to maintain a seaside hairstyle. Read the post here.
What We Thought: After using the brush four to five times I did notice a few things. For starters, it actually does the job of collecting excess water from your hair. I tried it once getting out of the shower and after drying my hair with a towel -- in both cases there was less water dripping from my hair and all over my clothes. Secondly, this brush does an amazing job of untangling locks. My hair is naturally straight so it only took me one to two strokes to achieve smooth straight hair. The brush is also very light, so you don't have to worry about it getting heavy as it fills with H2O.Read the post here.
What We Thought: With the changing season, my hair tends to dry out. After using the oil about seven to eight times every other day (and washing my hair) I did notice my hair felt more hydrated and, generally, softer. My roots and ends were in better shape, too -- even after using a heated iron. The oil is very lightweight, which won't make your locks look or feel heavy. Read the story here.
What We Thought: My lashes are not that long in length and also tend to fall out. For the most part, I didn't notice any change in the length of my lashes, but they did feel thicker. When I applied regular mascara my lashes were fuller and after two weeks, fell out less.Read the post here.
What We Thought: If you're like me, your hair is destined to be oily. I often forgo conditioner or anything moisturizing for my hair. I also stay away from gels and hairspray. I wanted to use dry shampoo to save time and to avoid washing my hair everyday. For the most part, it worked -- and because it's LUSH, it smells fantastic.Read the post here.
What We Thought: It was fantastic to have the most blinged out nails at a party. It caught people's eyes and had them asking questions about "how" -- and sometimes "why" -- our nails got so bedazzled. Without nail polish underneath the stickers, the whole look seemed a little strange, though. Read the post here.
What We Thought: This was the easiest instant nail lift we've ever had. The entire process took about 10 minutes, and we didn't have to fret about trimming the press-ons in various shapes to fit our fingers (they were the perfect size!). Due to the sheer simplicity of the process, this pack is perfect for when you're running behind schedule and don't have time to actually paint your nails and wait for them to dry. Read the post here