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The Wowcher Guide To False Lashes



False lashes can be the perfect finishing touch to glam up your evening look – get them right like Kylie Jenner and you can propel your look to Hollywood starlet in a f-lash, get them wrong and you could end up looking like Daisy the Cow! Wowcher’s here to show you how to apply your lashes perfectly every time, without fail, in five simple steps with handy images to illustrate each stage as we go… Fabulous!


Stage 1: Once all of your makeup is applied, add a small amount of mascara to strengthen and darken your real lashes to match the falsies.


Stage 2: Carefully add a good amount of glue to the strip and wait for it to dry so the glue is more sticky than wet.


Stage 3: Starting at the centre of your eye and using tweezers if you prefer, stick the strip to your eyelid. Aim to get as close to your lash line as possible.


Stage 4: Using your tweezers (or fingers if you find it easier), press the lashes onto the outer and inner corners of your eyelids.  Hold for a few seconds to make sure they’re stuck.


Stage 5: Press with your fingers for a secure fit and to incorporate with your natural lashes – et voilà!

Get the look: We used these DVA strip lashes in ‘Diva’. They create a dramatic look with impact that’s perfect for a night on the town. Each pack contains ten pairs of hand-crafted and tied lashes and includes a pot of black glue – ideal for beginners without that perfect precision. Flutter your feathery feline peepers with dazzling results!


Ask the London Beauty Queen!


She received the P&G Beauty and Grooming Award for best beauty blog in 2013, and this week Hayley Carr of London Beauty Queen joined us on Facebook to help you with your winter beauty woes!

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Royal Oil: Beauty the Middleton way…

argan oil - blush look

‘Postpartum’; a filthy word to most that calls to mind images of biblical pestilence and all-round aesthetic doom. Most mothers will tell you that other than the joy of embracing their new-born creation, childbirth takes a significant toll on one’s physical appearance. Changes to your body include skin discolouration, hair loss and other horrors – so how on earth did our very own Kate Middleton emerge from the birthing room with her ever-glossy locks and a fresh face?

If the rumours are anything to go by, we’re thinking her not-so-secret magic potion may well be the much talked about argan oil. Boasting a plethora of benefits, this miraculous oil can be used not only as a hair treatment, but also masquerades as a face mask, leave-in conditioner and a face & lip moisturiser (we know right?!). And it would seem that Kate isn’t the only public figure to get in on this handy beauty gem; other adherents to the ‘argan administration’ include Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Eva Mendes. So how can you join the celeb crew, you ask? Well, whilst we can’t tell you the exact brand each of them use, we can point you in the right direction with this 100ml Moroccan Argan Treatment Oil from BlushLook.

The best part? If all these additions to your beauty regimen get you peckish, a little birdy tells us that a drop of argan oil over a salad not only beats stress but adds a unique flavour. Yummy in our tummy and on our tresses – where can we sign up?


Hair-raisingly good fun with chalk…

Copywriter Rose goes for Wowcher pink (naturally) with her hair chalks...

Copywriter Rose goes for Wowcher pink (naturally) with her hair chalks…

So you’ve gone brown, blonde and black, but what next? We think summery hues are far more exciting than our natural hair, so we’ve been experimenting with funky hair chalks in the Wowcher office. Hey, if it’s good enough for Kelly O, it’s certainly good enough for us! Perfect for indecisive ladies and commitment-phobes everywhere, you can transfrom your locks with wash-out colour meaning if you change your mind, your original ‘do is only a shower away. Our favourite so far has to be punky pink dipped onto the ends of hair for a subtle yet summery style – just the look that bagged Little Mix’s Perrie her One Direction man! If you’re more of a lilac lady, try rubbing stylish pale purple throughout your locks, or why not get bold with baby blue? So if you like the idea of adding some colour to your summer ‘do, just click here!

Nails to be gel-ish of…

beautiful model with curly hair and purple manicureIf you ask us, there’s no better way to spend a girlie night in than gossiping, eating popcorn and painting your nails! There’s nothing better than experimenting with your friends with all sorts of different colours and brands – and these days there are no end of novelty polishes to aid us on our way. One problem though – they never last long enough! Most nail varnishes seem to have a two day life span before cracks appear and they start to peel and need repainting. That’s why I couldn’t wait to get a gel manicure and see what all the fuss was about…

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Summer Beauty Q&A with Sarah Stacey


It’s getting hot hot hot out there! And while we’re loving the beach days, lunchtime picnics and outdoor BBQs, we’re facing a whole heap of beauty problems. Our foundation is melting, our hair is getting dry and our toes? Well, they looked much better in boots…

To help you lot sort yourselves out (ok, we asked a question, too!), we had Sarah Stacey, award-winning journalist and joint editor of the Beauty Bible, host a Q&A on the Wowcher Facebook page so you could get some expert advice.

Here’s what you asked, and what she had to say about it. Read more