Three years ago I didn't even really wear makeup, and now I'm beauty product crazy. I've most of the basic makeup techniques down now, but the one that still challenged me was putting on false eyelashes.
I decided once and for all I would get the hang of it, and purchases loads for 13p each on AliExpress.
I tried and tried. I just couldn't put them on. I was always left with a gap between them and my actual lashes.
I asked my friends on Facebook for tips. They suggested using Duo glue rather than what comes with your lashes. I still have to buy that, but in the meantime someone came to my rescue.
My neighbour Deborah then arrived at my door with a magical gift, an eyelash application tool.
It's like a big pair of tweezers and you use it to push the lashes into place. It works really well. Instead of feelingly blindly with your fumbly fingers, you slide the lash into place then can hold it in place until it sets.
I got it right on my second attempt! I'm pretty excited!
Deborah is launching a specialised beauty store online very soon, with premium products such as HD finishing powders and beautiful, high quality, super pigmented glitters.
Until the Glitter Queens' Emporium launches, should you wish to buy the eyelash applicator tool, you can save 10% off her regular price listing and have the tool with free UK delivery for just £1.89. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name & address and offer code SAVE10. That's an absolute bargain.
A sneak peek at the gorgeous glitters that will be available. Why not follow Glitter Queens Emporium on Instagram for product launches, offers and application ideas. You can also follow them on Twitter @GQEmporium
Finally, here are right really over the top, rainbow coloured eyelash 'installations' from all over the web.