Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Review: KKCenterHk Lashes

ES A510 KKCenterHk Lashes 

I always said I would never fall into the world of wearing false lashes because long lashes run in my family but boy, was I wrong. I've fallen in love with how much fuller they make my lashes look! Don't get me wrong, I don't throw them on every day but I do think they help complete a look for a night out for drinks and dancing.

If you do wear lashes on a regular basis then you already know that it can get a bit costly on your wallet to stay so fly ;) Well, there's a solution to that, buy quality lashes in bulk and save yourself some cash!

KKCenterHk, based out of Hong Kong, is an online company that specializes in selling just that and more, like makeup, wigs, all types of nail products as well as fashion items. They have a huge selection of false lashes to choose from, that might just be the hardest part of it all. What about the long shipping wait time, you ask? That's the BEST part, I received my package in 1 week. That's pretty awesome to me considering the package was sent from Hong Kong.

I was sent the ES A510 False Lashes. Retailing at $15.44 for 10 pairs, you figure you're paying $1.54 for each pair compared to the $5 you would be spending on just one pair of lashes at your local drugstore. These lashes have very soft hairs and a thin black stem. They are so soft in fact that I kind of had a bit of trouble putting the first one on and it lifted at the inner corner. (See right eye in pic) The second lash went on fine.

Wearing ES A510 Lashes

These luxuriant spiky lashes are very dramatic and long but are not uncomfortable at all. I don't think I would ever wear them during the day and probably not regularly for a night out dancing, but they are a fun pair of lashes for a specific event, makeup shoots or costume makeup. I'm hoping to try out a set of there natural looking lashes soon.

Bottom Left to Right: w/ flash, w/ flash, w/o flash


Packaging is nothing too special, the 10 pairs come secured into a piece of cardboard paper and the gold stickers you see hold each side of the lashes down into place. Don't fret, they do not harm the lashes. That piece is then inserted into a black glossy box.

ES A510 Lashes Close-up

I definitely recommend trying out these lashes. Click here, if you want to check out the ES A510 Lashes and to get 10% off your order use coupon code "shugaandspice." Coupon ends on Jan. 31, 2013.

Neutrogena Healthy Defense Moisturizer
Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer
Maybelline Super Stay Foundation (Classic Beige)
Amazing Cosmetics Concealer (Medium Golden)
Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Correcting Powder (Creamy Natural)
Covergirl Cheekers Blush (Cinnamon Toast) - contour
Physician's Formula Des Botaniques Bronzer (SunnyBuddy) - bronzer
Physician's Formula Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush (Natural) - apples of cheeks

MUFE Eyebrow Corrector (0)
Ardell Defining Brow Powder (Taupe)

E.L.F. 100 Eyeshadow Palette (see # guide on sidebar for reference)
   - #41 all over lid
   - #49 crease
   - #80 outer v & crease
L'oreal 24hr Infallible Eyeshadow (Endless Pearl) - brow highlight
NYX Eyeshadow (Highlight) - inner corner highlight
NYC Kohl Eyeliner Pencil (White) - waterline
Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara (Black Black)

NYX Lipliner Pencil (Pale Pink)
Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick (Sultry)

HAIR- FoxyLocks Extensions / Shirt - F21 / Earrings - F21

Hope you like this look!
*You will be seeing me wear Maybelline Super Stay foundation in my future makeup looks because I've been having some skin problems and my other foundations especially my MAC ones have been irritating my skin lately. So please bare with me in the meantime.*

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for consideration by KKCenterHk. I have not received monetary compensation for reviewing this product. This review only reflects my honest opinions and experiences with the product.

What are your favorite false lashes? Would you consider buying them in bulk?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award!

This is my very first blogger award ever and I'd like to give a big thank you to the lovely Marla from Makeup by Marla for nominating me for the VersatileBlogger Award! She's a very talented and goal-oriented young girl who blogs about beauty looks, product hauls and the likes. My favorite posts are her eye looks. Make sure you check her out and subscribe to her blog!

I wasn't really sure how this works but here goes nothing..


1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
2. Let them know that you have nominated them. 
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself. 
4. Thank the bloggers that have nominated you. 
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your blog post.  

7 Random Facts:
1. I swear I have OCD lol.. everything has to be super tidy around me or it will drive me crazy.
2. I love sour candy, especially sour skittles.
3. My family is my life <3
4. I'm Colombian but was born here in the U.S.
5. Spanish was my first language. 
6. I'm pretty good at drawing [not to toot my own horn]
7. I have more guy friends than girl friends. I get along with guys better than girls. Can't stand the cattiness. 

And now, I nominate the following 15 bloggers:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Review: Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Extension System

Left to Right: Activating Mascara Base & Top Coat, Nylon Lash Fibers

What is it?
A three-step lash extension system that includes an activating mascara base and top coat and Flexistretch nylon lash fibers. (

Too Faced sent me the Better Than False Lashes Lash Extension System for review the other day. For starters, let's talk about their cute packaging. I received this in the mail inside a brown box filled with the prettiest pink loose fill and a cute hand-written personal message. (See pics below)


Unboxing the package

Product Packaging
We're all used to the ornate girly packaging that Too Faced is famous for but this packaging is a little different. The sleek black box exudes sophisticated sexiness (if that's possible from a box lol). The top flap which contains steps to achieving brush-on false lashes, flips open exposing the actual product inside. Both the activating mascara and flexistretch nylon fiber tubes rest in a  black insert.

Actual product packaging is basic but sleek. The activating mascara (.30 fl oz) comes in a very sturdy gold tube. It reminds me of the Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes mascara except that the Voluminous mascara packaging feels a bit lighter and cheaper.

The nylon lash fibers tube (.02 oz) is equally as sleek with its gold cap and the bottom portion is made of a white plastic material.

How It Works
The activating mascara base and top coat is designed specifically to melt and seal the Flexistretch nylon fibers into long, thick, dramatic lashes without the risk, mess, or commitment of other false lash alternatives. Unlike traditional fiber mascaras, Better Than False Lashes allows you to dial up the lengthening fibers so you easily get better, longer, thicker, more dramatic lashes instantly. (

The activating mascara contains a plastic wand applicator with a bunch of bristles; I'm not too fond of this applicator. It contains a typical mascara odor but goes on a bit moist so use with caution or else you'll end up getting mascara on your eyelids/underye, like I did :/
Activating Mascara Base & Top Coat - Step 1&3

The flexistretch nylon lash fibers on the other hand contains a much thinner wand with spiraling bristles resembling white cotton candy. There is no detectable odor and upon application your lashes do feel a little weird and heavy. It kind of feels like you have cotton stuck to your lashes.
Flexistretch Nylon Lash Fibers

3 step system:
1. PRIME: Use the activating mascara base & top coat to create a base for the nylon fibers to attach to your lashes.

2. BUILD: Apply 1-2 coats of the flexistretch nylon fibers. This will create length and volume.

3. SEAL: Seal the nylon fibers with the mascara base & top coat used in step 1 to achieve the false lash look.

98% saw longer lashes, an increase of 42% in lash length, 98% increase in lash volume and 90% saw thicker lashes. (too faced)

Lashes without any product 
Lashes with product
Lashes with product

You can see by the photos above how much longer my lashes look. I don't think I see any noticeable volume though. I do like the length that this system creates for your lashes but when I wear falsies I wear them more for volume than length since my lashes are already long. I really dislike that the mascara got on my eye area where I had already applied eyeshadow, concealer and foundation. Another big dislike is that my lashes clumped together and that is my biggest mascara pet peeve. It was very hard and virtually impossible  to separate them with a clean brush. For a while, my top lashes kept sticking to my bottom lashes and it was just an annoyance. It took some time for me to get used to it throughout the day. I used my trusty Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes to take it off at the end of the day and it was such a hassle, I almost didn't get it off :/

This product is ophthalmologist tested and approved for contact lens wearers. I tested it while wearing my contacts and did not have an issue with that.

Is it worth $35? Not for me, maybe for someone else who is willing to spend that on a system that lengthens lashes. I do intend to try it out again in the future, maybe I have to let the coats dry completely in between? I don't know. But when I do, I'll be sure to keep you guys updated. In the meantime if any of you have any tips please leave a comment down below.

Pricing & Availability
The Better Than False Lashes Extension System can be found exclusively at until July 2012 and retails for $35.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for consideration by Too Faced Cosmetics. I have not received monetary compensation for reviewing this product. This review only reflects my honest opinions and experiences with the product.

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