Since I’ve started blogging, I’ve come across many new brands. It’s one of the things I enjoy as a beauty enthusiast. When these two products landed on my desk from Jica Beauty, I was keen to share them with you guys!
I’ve never tried fibre mascaras before. So I was a little unsure about how this would work. Initially when I pulled the wand out of the bottle, I was a little baffled as tiny little dry fibres were all over my desk! Then I read the instructions (maybe would’ve helped if I did this first! D’oh!)
You’re supposed to apply a coat of mascara, and whilst your lashes are ‘wet’ with the mascara, steadily apply the fibres on your lashes so they ‘stick’ to the wet mascara coated lashes. Then you apply a second coat of mascara to ‘seal’ the fibres in and voila!
|Left: Seventeen Doll'd Up Mascara only,|
Right: Seventeen Doll'd Up Mascara with Jica Lash Extension Treatment
It definitely made a visible difference, and saves all the hassle of applying false lashes. It was easy to remove as well, just with cotton wool and your usual eye makeup remover.
However, I am not a massive fan and here’s why. Firstly, as I was applying them, the fibres went everywhere! On my face, IN my eyes, the surface where my makeup was…it wasn’t fun to clean up. I apply mascara last so had to redo my foundation/concealer under my eyes. I suppose you can get around that by doing your eyes first. It was just too messy for me to be honest. I’m a no fuss makeup kinda gal…and rarely wear false lashes!
I love long nails as I think polish looks much nicer on slightly longer nails. Unfortunately my nails (one or the other) always splits/peels after a certain length! So I never really have even nails in my hand *sigh*.
It’s a clear, gel like formula and applies nicely on to nails. I liked that it had a shiny finish so your nails looked polished without an actual manicure. I’ve had them only nails for over two weeks and it has definitely helped with peeling. My nails have felt stronger as they haven’t broken off spontaneously. I’m not sure about the nail growth part, as it’s hard to measure that!
My only tiny issue with this is that the smell is very strong! It has the usual nail polish smell, but x10!! You really have to turn away as you paint your nails, but it does go away after a couple of minutes after you’ve closed the bottle. Other than that, anything that helps my soft, peeling nails are worth giving a try!
Have you tried anything from Jica Beauty? Or any similar product that you love? Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!