I have tried numerous lash brands on the market but Esqido seems to be the brand I gravitate towards. Their lashes always have a great fit for my almond eyes. They are super light and comfortable to wear.
Esqido sent me their latest Unisyn Gin & Tonic in PR and it was love at first sight.
The Gin & Tonic lashes are natural, flirty, full volume lashes. These are my FAVOURITE so far! I have now worn them twice and love how they make my eyes pop. The Unisyn lashes are handcrafted, synthetic fibres that can be easily washed and worn over and over again! This to me is so important! I refuse to pay over $20 for lashes and I only get 1 wear out of them.
Nope, I need a few more than that!
First time I wore the Gin & Tonic lashes was for my Birthday bash that my sisters threw for me over the weekend. I knew I made the perfect choice wearing them out that night. True they aren’t as wispy on the ends, like I usually like my lashes to be, but I added a smokey eye to my look , so the lashes paired with my makeup was the perfect amount of pop! To give the eye look “extra”pop, I lined the inner + upper rims of my eyes in the deepest black kohl liner I could find. I feel it adds extra depth and volume to the lash look.
I received so so so many compliments on these lashes. Did you notice how many “so’s” I put in that sentence! It was a lot!
But don’t get me wrong, you can also wear them for casual day out with minimal makeup. They are very versatile. I wore mine out grocery shopping with the kids. I was able to snap a few good pictures as well 🙂
Minimal makeup in the photo below, and still the lashes make my eyes pop! No black kohl pencil or mascara needed, just a good pair of lashes with volume!
Side view of the lashes in the photo below. I love the length of the Gin & Tonic lashes. They are 4-12mm in length so not too long that they touch your upper brows ( yep I have worn those types of lashes as well!). The lash band is handcrafted cotton, so easy to apply and even easier to clean. You can bend the lashes any which way and they won’t lose their shape.
HOW TO APPLY ESQIDO LASHES:
Esqido gives you a comprehensive guide on how to apply their lashes here !Highly recommend it if you have never applied lashes or need a refresher. After one try you’ll be a pro.
WHAT GLUE SHOULD I USE?
Esqido recommends using their lash glue that comes in a sleek opaque bottle. It’s super sexy for a lash glue to be honest 🙂 It dries quickly and does not leave any white residue once fully dry. I love their Companion Eyelash Glue and use it all the time, even on non Esqido lashes. You can buy it off their site here .
HOW TO CARE FOR ESQIDO LASHES?
Do not wash them. After each wear, just ensure you remove the residual glue from the band, that’s all!
Are you curious to try out a pair of Unisyn Gin & Tonic lashes ? If so, please follow me on IG and comment on the Esqido post and you can be selected to win a pair.
I can’t believe we are saying goodbye to the blazing heat in Ottawa and shifting our thoughts to PSL, pumpkin pies and riding boots! Fall is on the horizon and I am not sure how I feel about that, however, since your an avid reader of my blog you probably already know how much I look forward to switching up my makeup and skincare products with each season. Fall 2018 is the season I amp up my skincare and become more adventurous with my makeup looks! Here are the Fall products I’m loving and living for!
Skincare for me is so essential. I have friends that don’t use any skincare and I’m shocked and ask myself :
#1 – how are we friends again? and
#2 – so you like aging rapidly?
Nope sorry. Not I.
I am a strong believer that skincare can and will help you slow down the aging process ( of course eating healthy, drinking loads of water , minimizing stress also help 🙂 ).
This is why I religiously wash, exfoliate, serum and moisturize every morning and night!
I was happy to receive the Rodial Dragons Blood Micellar cleansing water and Dragon’s Blood essence mist to help me NOT age rapidly 🙂. I’m a huge fan of this brand because they use innovative ingredients in their products that actually work great together to deliver results.
The cleansing water contains
Rose water to cleanse and refresh skin,
Vitamin b3 to helps brighten skin,
Hyalronic acid to lock in hydration while preventing moisture loss while helping plump up the skin.
This is now the first step in my morning and night routine, I dampen a cotton pad and wipe off my makeup. I like to use another cotton pad soaked in the cleansing water a second time to ensure everything is removed. I’m just paranoid like this! Give this a try if your looking
The Dragons blood essence mist is a triple threat. It can be used as
Truthfully, I use this mist as a setting spray only and I love it! I love how with one pump I get so much mist and it absorbs into my skin quickly and leaves it really refreshed, glow-y , and helps my makeup stay. On really hot days when I’ve worn makeup I’ve spray the essence mist on to freshen up my look. I love his spray. I didn’t know that it comes in a mini size, but now that I do know this I’ll be buying it in mini so I can carry it around in my makeup bag this Fall.
“Born This Way” medium to full coverage foundation from Too Faced is the fist product I’ve tried from this brand. I didn’t really know what to expect because all the reviews have been amazing for this foundation, but of course I needed to form my own opinion.
Day 1 wearing this foundation wasn’t the greatest experience. I felt it oxidized rather quickly and by the time I got home that day it didn’t look like I had any foundation on. My face looked rather dull. I instantly regretted buying it, but I said I would have another go at it as almost everyone I know has loved it from the get-go!
Day 2 was better. I realized on Day 2 that on Day 1 wasn’t wearing any of my usual skincare ( testing out some PR products) and the products did NOTHING for my skin and made my skin look really dull, dry and just plain gross! If your skin prep is off even using a foundation made with the tears of the last unicorn wouldn’t make your skin look good!
Day 3 I realized why I didn’t like the foundation as much as I thought I would. I wasn’t pumping enough foundation onto my brush. 2 pumps of the “Born This Way” foundation was not enough for my liking so I tried 3.5 pumps and VOILA, it was magic! Thank god this product is buildable. After trial and error I finally found the right ratio of pumps for my liking and I have to say I am IN LOVE with this foundation. It covered imperfections beautifully and gave me a semi – matte look. I just hope going into the colder months it holds up!
My skin in natural light wearing “Born This Way” Too Faced foundation.
Esqido is a brand that I was introduced to this year when they sent me their best selling lashes to experiment with. You can read my thoughts on the lashes here.
They recently sent me their new gel liners in brown and black . Esqido gel liners are no joke folks ! They are
have great colour payoff,
formulated without latex,sulphates and parabens.
The liners have a twist dispenser and a precision sharpener.
I’m a big fan of lining the inner eyelids and sometimes I find that some eyeliners don’t glide on smoothly in that area so I end up tugging a bit on the lid to ensure I get the liner in place, but with the Esqido liners there was no need to tug as the liner glided on effortlessly! The black liner is really a rich black and you can create a long lasting cat eye with minimum effort.
I used to be obsessed with the MAC lip liners. Soar was my absolute favourite as it matched all my lipsticks. I was never crazy about paying $22 for a lip liner but I did anyway because there wasn’t any other product I liked more until I started using the NYX Suede Matte Lip Liners! I FREAKING love them ! I’m sure I’ve blogged about them before but I wanted to reiterate in this post how amazing these $6 lip liners are.
Going into Fall, matte shades are a must for me so I picked up Dainty Daze ( shown below) and KYOTO. I like to line my lips first and then shade the top and lower lip with the liner, then apply the lipstick. I find it lasts longer and deepens the colour of the lipstick. For $6 you cannot go wrong with this amazing liner!
I don’t usually talk about hair care on the blog, but I really should as I get asked all the time what I use on my curly, and unruly hair!
If there is one product I can’t live without to tame my hair it would have to be the Kérastase Nutritive K Oléo-Relax serum ( some people call it an oil but I don’t like to call it that).I have been using this serum for years and years. It’s an amazing product that can be used on your hair wet or dry, curly or straight , frizz or no frizz. It can be used to add shine to your hair or use it for it’s original purpose which is to control frizz.
I have repurchased this product at least 4 times and lasts me about a year. I only use one or two pumps depending on the length of my hair at that time. When I wear my hair curly , I apply the serum to my wet hair before applying any styling products. When I wear my hair straight, I apply one pump before and after styling. This is my HG for taming my frizz! I know it carries a steep price ( $45 ) but it is well worth it for me as it lasts me a whole year!