Okay, true story time! Once, long ago, on the very first day of college, I met my best friend. She was heading to the bathroom, and since my room happened to be right across from there, I invited her in to my room and offered her a beer. Now, I won’t go into why on earth an 18 year old girl had a clothing bin full of warm beer under her bed, or where she even got it all (??), OR how I hope my daughter never does what I did. But! It worked! Our friendship was cemented, and we ended up pledging a sorority together and living as roommates for the next three years. Katie is my person, my sister wife, my friend that I tell everything to on a daily basis. We haven’t lived near each other since college, but we talk almost every day, and I adore her face;)
I have previously written about Katie here before (and again!), she had infertility problems for a long time and went through hell and back to get pregnant with her first daughter. She has since had another little girl and is pregnant with a son! She is an amazing mother and wife, and the most helpful person you will ever meet. She will go to the ends of the earth for you, something I admire.
A couple of weeks ago Katie started telling me about Younique mascara, because she saw how crazy good it was, and also because it provides such a good outlet for her outside of her kids. I started this blog for the same reason, I really think there is something so liberating about having something that doesn’t involve kids or husbands or anything other than US as people. I’m obsessed with anything that women can do just for themselves, and this mascara is a great way to do that for Katie. (And for me, too, because HELLO, lashes!)
Younique comes in two parts, a transplanting gel and a fiber wand. I applied my regular mascara, then doing one eye at a time I did the transplanting gel first, then the fiber wand. It is ridiculous how thick this makes you lashes! I tried it out one day at home, and wore only the mascara with my typical hoodie and yoga pants attire. My friend stopped by and instantly noticed how crazy thick my lashes were! I’ve been playing around with it on a daily basis since then, and find it is dramatic look if you want to go simple (awesome eyelashes, simple lip gloss), or for a bolder look at night (smoky eyes, bold red lips!) It is so quick and easy to apply, and I love the reaction I get when I wear it on a typical day. It looks like you have gotten lash extensions, without the hassle of actually getting extensions, you know?
Note: it also washes off well, much easier than a waterproof mascara. I just concentrated on my eye area a bit more and it came right off.
NOW, it’s time for a before and after collage!
On a no makeup/no mascara day, my lashes tend to disappear. I rarely leave the house without at least mascara, and often put it on even if it’s just a home day. I LOVE that with Younique I can have really amazing lashes and let them stand on their own, or add in he punch of eyeliner and bright lips if I feel like it. My eyelashes almost reached my eyebrows after I put this mascara on, which was INSANE.
TO order Younique and experience amazing holiday (and everyday!) lashes, follow this link HERE!
P.S. This is not a sponsored post, just a shout out for my bff and her amazing new business venture;)