Thursday, 28 August 2014

BLOG SALE: DRESSES


Hi lovelies! With Summer coming to an end, I thought my wardrobe could probably do with a little clear out to make room for my A/W wardrobe. I have all of these on hold on my depop, but thought I'd pop them on here for a bit so you guys could get a look in first!

Postage and Packaging is £3.50, no matter how many items you buy. More will be added, perhaps to this post or I may put a separate post up soon, so keep your eyes peeled! Payment is to made via paypal friends and family payment only, this saves fees for us both!

Prices and sizing are as follows;
Missguided Neon Print Bodycon Dress - Size 6 but comes up big so more of an 8. Brand new without tags.£9
Missguided Daisy Print Skate dress - Size 6. Worn once - a little long for my liking, which is my reason for selling, but I do like my dresses short! £10
Neon Pink, Black and White Shift Dress - Size Small. Brand New Without Tags. £7
Primark Denim Skater Dress - Size 6. Worn once. £7
Primark Floral Cut out Skater Dress - Size 6. Worn a handful of times, perfect condition. £8
Miss Selfridge Blue Lace Skater Dress - Size 6. Worn once. £12
ASOS Fox Print Oversized Smock Dress - Size 4, but very oversized so would fit up to a size 10, perhaps even 12. Worn once. £10
Boohoo Monochrome Floral Dress - Size 6. Worn once. £7
Cat Print Skater Dress - Size Small - Petite so very short. Never Worn, tags removed. £8

Comment, tweet (@chloesway) or email me for details or if you fancy anything! chloe@chloesway.com

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Monday, 25 August 2014

LANOLIPS BANANA BALM REVIEW*





Hi lovelies! I'm super excited about the product I'm reviewing for you all today, as I'd wanted to give this a go for ages but never picked it up when I was out shopping. So, when I was given the opportunity to try this for review, I was really excited to give it a go. As you can see, the product in question is Lanolips 'Banana Balm'. I love the original Lanolips balm, as it's fab for super dry lips and as the summer seems to be well and truly over, sore, dry lip season (aka, Winter) is on it's way - so it was the perfect time for me to try a new lip balm and prevent getting yucky cracked lips all winter long!

In comparison to the original Lanolips balm, which I reviewed here, this is slightly thinner, making it easier to smooth across the lips, which was the only issue I had with the first one. It's also got a gorgeous banana scent, kind of like foam banana sweets, so a slightly artificial banana smell, but I love that! It's super smooth on the lips and instantly soothes them if they're feeling even slightly sore. It keeps the lips looking smooth and full and has a subtle, pretty shimmer, which adds a little something when worn alone or with a lippy underneath. Despite the yellow colour when you squeeze this from the tube, it doesn't come across too yellow on the lips, all it does is give a slight sheen and light gloss to the lips, just toning down your natural lip colour, or the colour of the lippie you're wearing.

Overall, if you need an intensely moisturising lip balm, but fancy something a bit fun and different, then this banana balm is definitely for you!

What do you think? What's your fave lip balm?

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Friday, 22 August 2014

TOP TEN TAG

Hi lovelies! I was recently tagged by the lovely Lola from 'Lola's Little Wonders' to do the 'Top Ten Tag', I absolutely love tag posts, so I had to do this as soon as I saw it! Basically, it's to find out your top ten fave beauty products, if you could only have one of each in your make up bag! I love posts like this, as it makes me want to try all of the products that people would have in their top ten, if they had just one option. So, without going on too much, here are my top ten! I'll tag some people at the end, but if you've done this, or would like to do this, definitely leave me your links as I'd love to see your top ten!

THE CATEGORIES

1. Foundation
My favourite foundation of all time is Benefit's 'Some Kinda Gorgeous' cream foundation, I love the texture and consistency of this as it's so lightweight, but has amazing coverage too. The downside to this is that you don't get a huge amount of product, so it's quite expensive for the amount you get, however for me, it's totally worth it as I'm completely in love with it! It only comes in three shades light, medium and dark and I use medium, so I'm not sure how great it would be on darker skin tones, but if one of them does match your skin, I'd definitely recommend giving this a go if you light a lighter foundation, but still want decent coverage.

2. Powder
My favourite powder ever is MAC's Mineralise Skin Finish Natural in Medium Plus. This not only perfectly sets your foundation, but also adds a little extra coverage with a light and completely non-cakey finish - perfect!

3. Concealer
Maybelline's 'Fit Me' concealer is my favourite. Similar to the Collection one, it's in a little tube with a wand applicator. It's a creamy concealer, so didn't cling to dry patches and covers both redness and dark circles perfectly. It's a buildable coverage, so it's great for if you only need a little coverage, but buildable if you need more. It's also fairly cheap, which is always a bonus.

4. Blush
Topshop's Powder blushes are my absolute faves and if I could only have one shade, it would be 'Good Girl', which is a light, baby pink, which looks fab with almost any makeup look and with or without a tan. I love the texture of Topshop's Powder blushes and I think they're fab quality for the price.

5. Bronzer
My all time favourite Bronzer is SmashBox's 'Bronze Lights' in Sunkissed Matte. It's fairly light, but can be built up if you have a tan. It's a fab natural shade, not too orange and completely matte, so it's great for all over bronzing, but also for contouring too.

6. Highlighter
Topshop's 'Sunbeam' powder highlighter is my favourite as it gives a gorgeous glow to the cheekbones without being too sparkly making you look like a disco ball. You also get a lot of product for the price, so it's great value too!

7. Mascara
Without a doubt, Benefit 'They're Real', is without a doubt, my all time favourite mascara. Perfectly separated, volumized and lengthened lashes with no smudging or clumping. Yes, it's hard to remove, but it's a small price to pay for having fab lashes all day long with no smudging or flaking.

8. Eye Shadow
If I had to pick just one eyeshadow, it would be MAC's 'All That Glitters', which most of you will have already heard of, but if not it's a beautiful warm toned gold shade which looks fab worn alone with winged liner. It's perfect for day time and night time, all you'd have to do is switch from a pink or nude lippie to a classic red and you're good to go!

9. Brows
I'll admit, I'm not great at brows and don't do much with mine, but I love Benefit's 'Gimme Brow' in the lighter shade, as it's great for taming brows and keeping them in place all day long.

10. Lip Product
My faveourite lip product of all time is MAC's 'Pure Zen'. It's a stunning nude pink which I think really compliments my skintone, as I'm more warm toned and this lippie is more of a peachy pink than a blue tone, which I love. It's a cremesheen finish, so it had a slight sheen to it, but it's not too glossy or shimmery, which is great, as gloss isn't really my thing. It also lasts for hours on the lips, which is rare for a lighter colour, so that's perfect.

So that's it! Let me know what you think of my top ten!
As I said, I'll probably tag some specific people (probably on twitter), but I tag all of you so let me know if you do this!


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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

REASONS TO LOVE AUTUMN


Hi lovelies! I don't know about you guys, but every single year as August slowly comes to an end, I find myself getting more and more excited for the autumn. Despite the inevitable freezing cold winter that will follow all too quickly, I've always loved the time of year between mid september and early November when the leaves start to turn and knitwear and boots weather is upon us. If you know me at all, you'll know I absolutely love the summer, but autumn is quite easily my favourite time of the year by far. So, if you're getting the late summer blues, here are a few reasons why you should get excited for autumn!

Cold Nights
Again, I love the summer, but what I do not love is hot, sticky, humid nights. I'm a naturally cold person but even I can't stand a thick duvet during the warmer months. In the autumn it's time for all of the blankets, cosy nights listening to the rain outside while you're snuggled up are the best kind of nights after all.

Pretty Days
There is literally no better sun than the autumn sun. When the rain subsides, (which admittedly isn't that often in England!) the autumn sun makes the red and orange leaves look so pretty. Suddenly the same streets you walk through every day look like something straight out of a story book!

Hot Drinks
As soon as the cooler weather hits, every coffee shop brings out brand new autumnul drinks to their menu. Spiced lattes and flavoured hot chocolate everywhere.

Yummy Food
Yes, you can eat nice food all year round, but when the weather gets colder, soups, stews and roast potatoes are suddenly much more appetizing than they are in the summer, when all you want is ice cream! I'm a bit of a 'healthy' soup obsessive, so if any of you guys would be interested in some recipes, let me know.

Knitwear
The best kind of clothing. Jumpers and cardis make up around 90% of my A/W wardrobe and I love them. Autumn is definitely my favourite time for fashion overall, as it's not so cold you're covering up in a huge coat every day, but not so hot that the idea of layers makes you want to crawl into a freezer in your bikini and stay there. Tights and boots, jumpers and shirts, I can see the outfit posts already...

Accessories
On the topic of autumn fashion, it is also, in my opinion the number one accessory season. Lightweight scarves, patterened socks, jewellery over jumpers, wooly hats etc, it's the perfect time to layer them on and not worry about the hot weather making you want to tear them all off in a sweaty rage! Not to mention the fact that a beanie hides a multitude of sins when it comes to bad hair days.

Cosy Pjs
After weeks of struggling to wear just a t shirt in bed, you can once again snuggle up in full length my little pony bottoms and a cosy hoodie and fuzzy socks and it is fab. Not sexy, but definitely cosy and god damn adorable. That's my excuse anyway.

The X Factor
Pretty much a countdown to Christmas (there, I said it), you know the autumn is well and truly here when you're sat on your sofa cringing at hundreds of wannabes butchering 'My Heart Will Go On', it's a yes from me.

Cuddles
#SorryNotSorry. Like it or love it, it is the beggining of cuddle season, hot weather and too much contact with other human beings is not so fun, but getting cosy in the cooler weather is great, particularly if you're both wearing your comfys and have a fab film (or the X Factor) on. It doesn't just have to be your boyfriend either, your dog or cat make a great cuddle partner, or even spoon your best friend!

Halloween
Because any excuse to dress in fancy dress is fine by me. Halloween also doubles as mine and Darren's unofficial anniversary, which makes it super special too!

Fireworks
Who doesn't love colourful explosions in the sky? Except most dogs of course. By even so, fireworks are fab and going to displays at the beginning of November is one of my absolute favourite things ever. 

An Extra Hour in Bed!
The clocks go back, which means less daylight, but an extra hour of sleep. It's not a long time and it's not a big deal, but when it's on a work night, it feels like such a luxury, though I always end up going to bed an hour later than usual, so it doesn't really count, but it still feels like a bonus!

So, what do you think? Have I got you excited for autumn yet? 
What's your favourite thing about the autumn?

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Saturday, 16 August 2014

PRETTY WISHES


Hi lovelies! I'm not sure if it's because I'm trying desperately to hang onto what's left of summer, or if it's just me being a mega girl, but I've been really drawn to anything candy floss coloured lately! If you know me at all, you'll know I'm a pink lover anyway, but the particular shade of the ted baker bag and purse above is just my fave right now! Ted Baker have recently bought out a whole new range of their gorgeous accessories and I am obsessed. Am I the only one who feels the need to update right away as soon as they bring out bags with a different kind of bow? Sneaky Ted!

The candle would look fab in my room and the scent, 'pink lemonade' sounds gorgeous too. I've never tried Flamingo Candle, but I've heard great things so I'm definitely tempted! Another brand I've heard a lot about but had little to no experience with is Too Faced. I've been eyeing up this 'no make-up make-up' palette on ASOS for ages as I think it looks fab for every day. If anyone has this, I'd love to know what you think! I'm not really one for buying pjs, as I usually just throw on whatever big, comfy t-shirt I can find to sleep in, but if it's got my little pony on it, I'll make an exception! My Rose Gold Marc Jacobs watch is my favourite and most worn accessory ever and this white one was love at first sight! It's fab because it's gold so it would tie in with a lot of other jewellery that my rose gold one doesn't. If anyone fancies sending me a very expensive present...

What are you lusting after lately?

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

SMASHBOX BRONZE LIGHTS SKIN PERFECTING BRONZER REVIEW






Hi lovelies! I was going through my camera recently and found a whole bunch of product photos like these that I took back in April and May and completely forgot to blog about! So, expect a lot of product reviews coming up on Chloe's Way in the next few weeks or so! When I came across these photos of the Smashbox 'Bronze Lights' bronzer, I knew I had to blog about it right away, as I've been using it for a few months now and think I can definitely give a 100% honest review on it!

I bought this because I was looking for a matte bronzer that was light, but not too light and not too orange toned. So, after a quick swatch in store, I decided this, in the shade sunkissed matte was the one for me and it's been in my daily makeup routine ever since! It's simple, sleek packaging makes it perfect for your every day makeup bag and a travel makeup bag as you get a lot of product in a fairly small package.

The formulation of this is just lovely, it's super soft and isn't too powdery on the skin and blends really easily without looking muddy or cakey. What I love about this is that as it's a fairly light bronzer, it can be built up, or used with a light hand for a more subtle look. When I first bought this, it was early May, so I didn't have even a hint of a real summer tan and this worked perfectly on my paler skin when used more lightly. However, now, as I have a tan from being away, this is perfect, as my face is generally paler than the res tof my body, due to regular exfoliation, face masks etc. As its a gorgeous natural looking bronzer, it blends my paler face into my neck perfectly, without looking like I have an orange face and tanned body!

Overall, I'd say this bronzer is fab for light to medium skin tones, as even with a tan, this is buildable and can be used for contouring, however they do have darker shades if you feel you need something a bit deeper. This seems to set really well on the skin and last all day, particularly if applied over a good setting powder. Fab for both all over bronzing or contouring, I think this is going to be a staple in my makeup bag from now on.

What do you think? What's your favourite bronzer?

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Sunday, 10 August 2014

BASS BUDS HEADPHONES #YOURCOLOURYOURSTYLE









Hey beauts! Before I went on holiday, I was sent an email by the lovely people at Bass Buds asking if I'd like to review a pair of their headphones. In all honesty, I'd never really bothered looking too much into getting 'proper' or 'decent' headphones, but as these ones were so pretty, I had to give it a go! Bass Buds are described as a 'high performance, luxury in ear headphones', this description is perfect for the headphones, as they're so cute! I know headphones are ultimately all about the sound, but looking cute at the same time can't be bad! The Bass Buds tagline is 'Your Colour, Your Style', as these little beauties, all complete with swarovski crystals, come in several colours, so you can choose your favourite and go with which one best suits your style.

With this in mind, I went for the white, as I've been wearing (and buying!) a lot of white clothes and accessories lately and the uniform in the salon I work in is all white, so I like my headphones to match my clothes on the way to work - bit sad, but true! Being a Fashion and Beauty blogger really does take over your life in that way! The headphones turned up super well packaged in a stylish looking box with a certificate of authenticity, a protective pouch and several sizes of their fab memory foam ear buds, which you can use on the headphones for extra comfort when wearing them for longer periods of time (these were fab on the plane when I went away!).

So, they look fab, they come in a cute box and there's a huge choice of different colours, but most importantly, how are they when it comes to actually listening to music? Well, I am pleased to report that they are fab! The sound quality is absolutely amazing, where I'd only had cheaper headphones before, I'd never really known what difference 'luxury' headphones could make. However I can definitely tell the difference, the sound is much clearer and when you're wearing them, literally all sound around you is completely blocked out - this comes in particularly handy on a plane or on the tube!!

Overall, I'm seriously impressed with my gorgeous new headphones and if you think fashion and music are the perfect pairing, definitely check out BassBuds.co.uk and check out their fab range of colours and styles and choose which one best suits your style!

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Thursday, 7 August 2014

THINKING OUT LOUD



cami - matalan
shorts - missguided
flip flops - ted baker
necklace - new look

Hi lovelies! I'm really excited about this outfit for one simple reason, this top is from Matalan and it's a size 6! Yes, my local Matalan are finally stocking a petite range and finally have some smaller sizes. As much as I love Matalan, it's been near impossible for me to buy clothes in there for the longest time, because even though I can sometimes wear a size 8, it's always a bit loose and just doesn't look right. There isn't a huge amount in the petites range just yet, but I'm hoping they'll expand it soon, as they have some fab stuff, with even better prices! This gorgeous cami was only £6, the material is lovely and I love the way it fits. Some camis can just hang completely wrong and to be honest, I'm really fussy with them, but Matalan are onto a winner with this one!

Another thing I bought recently are these gorgeous little cream lace trim shorts from Missguided. They're on sale now, so if you fancy them it's worth taking a peek at the link above and snapping them up quick! These are perfect for the summer as they're so light and comfy. They're a great alternative to denim shorts as they go with so many different things. I feel like these could be dressed up slightly with heels for an evening out on a holiday, or just worn more casually like this for everyday. I know I'm going to be getting a lot of wear out of these this summer. I wore this while I was in Spain last week but swapped the flip flops for my white chunky heels, which was fab, as it looks out together, but it's so comfy and cool as well, perfect for the hot weather.

What do you think of this outfit? I'm loving doing more outfit posts lately, so let me know if you enjoy them!

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Monday, 4 August 2014

HOLIDAY SNAPS

 off to the airport! - cheeky bit of duty free - my gorgeous new spanish bff
myself, my mum and my twin sister - ootn - my lovely boyfriend and me
cocktails! - yet more cocktails and some cute friendship bracelets - yummy lunch
gorgeous view - tanning - sex on the beach, on the beach
outside the loveliest restaurant ever - darren bought me a rose at dinner! - triple ootn!
'shit hat' man, who walked around selling 'shit hats, for shit price' (quote.) - bbq - palm trees

Hey beauts! I'm baaaaack! I intended to get a proper post up today, which I planned to write yesterday, as I'd planned to be home at around 8pm, as we'd planned to fly back at 6pm Spanish time yesterday evening. Ryan Air on the other hand, had other plans. So after a seven hour delay, then having getting home at 4am this morning and then going to work in the salon today, my brain has turned to absolute mush, so trying to write a 'proper' post, is just going to end in delirious rambling and very poor quality photos, so we'll give that a miss for now!

So, instead, here are a few snaps from my holiday in spain, which other than the hideous journey back, was absolutely lovely. I have some serious tan lines and some fab free highlights going on, shout out to the sun for that one. After a fab chilled out week, I'm back and (brain melting tiredness aside) raring to go! I have lots of blog posts planned for you all and plenty of exciting things coming up on the blog. For now though, I'm off to consume all the caffeine while catching up on all the TOWIE I've missed.

Speak soon lovelies!

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GUEST POST: TIPS FOR WOMEN DARING TO GO BRALESS

Tips for Women Daring to Go Braless
For many women, the thought of going out in public without a bra is unthinkable. On the other hand, some women find that leaving off the bra is a good option that may complement their look for the evening or simply lead to a feeling of comfort. If you dare to go braless, the following tips can help you look and feel your best.
Concealer Adhesives
Many women feel conspicuous about their nipples should they go braless. Hardened nipples can attract unwanted attention, after all. Wearing nipple concealer adhesives prevents the nipples from showing through clothing. The concealers easily stick and conform to the breasts to flatten the nipples. Not all women care for these products. If you don't feel too risqué with your nipples noticeable beneath your garments, you can avoid these concealers.
Built-In Bras
Many tops and dresses today are designed with built-in bras. You can still "enjoy the comfort of bralessness" (1) without foregoing the important support you need. You might find that a camisole with a built-in bra is ideal for those days when you simply don't want to feel bound up in a bra.
Bandeau Bra
Whether a bandeau bra is technically a bra at all is debatable. Essentially, it's just a narrow tube-top band that wraps around your chest and back. Although it provides some support, it isn't ideal for working out. Many women find them comfortable and prefer wearing them to going completely braless.
Consider the Dress
If you want to wear a dress with an open back, you may as well completely omit the bra and simply enjoy the freedom that the dress affords. Going braless can enhance a sexy look and is quite fitting for certain garments.
While going braless isn't for everyone, it has been growing in popularity once again as evidenced by models and "celebrities" (2) that are omitting their bras for certain outfits. Of course, most women don't go braless every day since bras provide them with the comfortable support they need. If you choose to go braless, however, consider these tips that can help you feel comfortable about the way you look without your bra.


Sources:
1. Women's Health, "Guide to Going Braless," http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/wear-clothes-without-a-bra-3

2. Lula Lu, "Dare to Bare--Would You Go Braless in Public?" http://blog.lulalu.com/2014/09/06/dare-bare-go-bra-less/
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Sunday, 3 August 2014

HOW TO BUY DIAMONDS FOR LESS*

Buying diamonds can be an expensive affair. However, because diamonds are rare and in limited supply, you can rest assured about the return on your investment. Moreover, diamonds are a timeless favorite. No other stone can express your love like a diamond. Thankfully, there are ways to purchase these precious stones at discounted rates.
If you choose to buy online, you can get substantial discounts off the original price. Acclaimed online jewelry retailers like Union Diamond diamond jewelry at a lower rate. Moreover, some of these online stores also provide a mind boggling collection of gold and platinum jewelry in order to ensure that you can get everything from one store.
Tips on Buying Diamonds for Less

Just because you are shopping for a deal on diamonds does not mean that you have to compromise on the quality. Consider checking the four C’s of your diamond to be assured of itsquality. Here are some useful tips.
Consider the clarity grade  You can find out the clarity grade of any diamond by checking its diamond gradingcertificate. Diamonds with clarity grade lower than SI2 arecheaperAlthough these items have some inclusions, theycan look perfect with the naked eye. Nobody will be able to notice the blemishes, while you can enjoy a low price.

Consider weight  You can also save a lot by opting for aless than one carat diamond. If you opt for stone that weighs just shy of one carat, you can you can save a good amount of money. For instance, an 80 pt diamond would look almost as large a one carat. However, the difference in pricing would be considerable.

Avoid round shapes – Another way to save is by selecting a fancy shape diamond, such as an oval or marquise. These diamonds appear much larger than their carat weight and are frequently priced lower than round or princess cut diamonds.
Also note that your diamond jewelry could look bigger in certain designs and patterns. For instance, you can opt for Tulip orTiffany setting items to make the stone look larger.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

GETTING TO KNOW THE TOP 5 EYELASH ENHANCER PRODUCTS*


Eyelash enhancing compounds are of great help, if you are seeking quick enhancement in the length and volume of your eyelashes. It is important to choose them wisely, however. Considering that lash enhancing serums would be applied directly on your lashes, checking on the safety factor would be most important. To start with you check on the top 5 eyelash enhancer products on LashGrowthSerums.org. The article provides a short account of each, so that you can choose from an informed perspective.

Neulash Enhancement Serum


The Neulash lash enhancing serum is a nutrient rich formulation that provides comprehensive benefits, beyond conditioning. Armed with the Active Eyelash Technology, it helps in improving the length and volume of eyelashes within a matter of a month! It contains sodium hyaluronate, which is capable of holding about 1000 times its own weight in moisture. This saturates the lashes and hydrates them for a soft, elastic and shiny look. The formulation also contains Biotin, which is an essential vitamin along with bioengineered peptides for strengthening the lashes.

Lash Enhancement Serum my Marini


This formulation has been around since 2005 and has proved to be the trendsetting formulation in many ways. Marini Lash Factor was the first prostaglandin free eyelash enhancement compound which found favor among users. It has imparted sustained results over these years. Marini is largely free from side effects. However, basic usage norms need to be abided by. You should apply it like eyeliner close to the roots of eyelashes. Smudging should be avoided. It contains nourishing ingredients like tea leaf extracts and folic acid for nourishing the follicles and helping them grow.


Lash Factor by MD


The MD Lash Factor is a revolutionary formula that helps in achieving longer, fuller and thicker eyelashes within a month. The formulation successfully blends latest technologies with ingredients that are 100% safe. The cytokine complex present in this formulation helps in providing the eyelashes with adequate and essential nutrition that helps in fuelling the growth of health, thicker, and longer looking lashes. Thiotaine is a key ingredient of this formulation. It is a peptide derived from mushroom which helps in protecting and nourishing the eyelashes. It is prostaglandin free too.

ActivLash Eyelash Enhancement Serum


This is one of the simplest formulations that deliver strongly on its promises. It promises to improve the appearance of the most brittle and stubbly lashes. The product delivers on its promise of being gentle yet effective. It has passes the skin irritation study conducted by dermatologists and the potential eye irritant study conducted by ophthalmologists. It is cruelty free and fragrance free. Besides, it also comes with a 60 days money back guarantee.

RapidLash



This formulation promises to provide visibly longer and voluminous eyelashes within a matter of 4 to 6 weeks and is paraben free. It is armed with a highly powerful peptide based formulation. It protects lashes and eyebrows against breakage as well.

Now that you are completely aware of the top 5 eyelash enhancer products, choosing would be simple. Make sure you check on trusted reviews before you choose.

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