While I love the natural look, when you really want to glam it up, there’s nothing like a bit of fakery to enhance your natural assets.
Believe it or not, until a year ago I had long dark hair, but working in a hairdressers, I was always jealous of the funky short styles going out the door, so thought I would go for the chop. Then a month later I went blonde!
I do like my hair short, but occassionally when I am going on a night out and I want to look extra glamorous I will clip in my set of hair extensions from SKR Hair. I’ve got the ash blonde ones, which are great value at £84.99. I’ve had them for around 6 months now and in that time I’ve had them coloured and also cut into shape and they still look great, although I probably only wear them maybe 3/4 times a month. They are human hair and shouldn’t be confused with the cheaper, synthetic extensions.
If you are looking for a more permanent solution, you can go for bonded hair extensions, which will last you around 6 months and are bonded into your hair. These are pretty expensive though, normally starting at a minimum of £500.
Tip – use a mild moisturising shampoo once a month to gently cleanse your hair extensions and they will be easier to style, shiner and healthier looking
Some girls are blessed with naturally strong nails, but if you’re a nail biter like me, you’ll need to add a bit of fakery. Gel, or acrylic nail extensions will get you those sexy long nails we all desire and will normally cost between £30 and £40.
If you are happy with the length of your nails, then go for a shellac manicure in your favourite colour (around £25) which will last around 4 weeks and won’t chip.
For maximum glam factor, finish your look with a set of false eyelashes. A good quality set of party lashes will cost you around £5 and will last the weekend, or if you’re feeling flush then go for a set of semi permanent eyelash extensions, (normally around £50/£60) which will last around 4-6 weeks.
Tips for wearing false eyelashes
Leave your lashes till last – make sure you have applied the rest of your makeup before putting on your false lashes. The only thing you should add after is a little mascara and eye liner.
Wear mascara – applying a thick layer of mascara to your real lashes will make the false lashes blend better with your real lashes and will also help them stay on.
Use eyeliner – a thick line of eyeliner will help to hide the base of the false lashes.
Apply more mascara and eyeliner – once you have your false lashes in place, apply more eyeliner and a light layer of mascara to help them blend in with your real lashes.
You’ll find a great selection of false lashes here.