Friday, October 29, 2010

AMW Reviews: GlamBox Mink Lash

If lashes can walk on their own and jump onto my eye, I'll wear them everyday!  I am born with non-existent lashes, as you all know, as I've always been complaining!  Though I'm proud of each and every part of my body that God created, there are some days I wanted my lashes to be "at least a tiny bit " visible especially on photos!  

This blog post is not a  post of me finding lashes that can walk on its own!  Though it'll be wonderful if there's such thing!  Today, I'm blogging about a new lash brand that's so comfortable to use and very natural to look at!  The name itself sounds chic and pricey, but what's the real deal?

GlamBox Mink Lash
GlamBox Mink Lash says ---
Soft, lightweight, velvety, flexible and natural-looking, every GlamBox Mink Lash gives you the look and feel of luscious celebrity lashes that were once exclusive of personalities like Oprah and Madonna.

GlamBox Mink Lashes are made from individually selected mink furs that have been harvested by gently brushing live farm animals.  They are not chemically treated or dyed to ensure the velvet appearance that can only be found in mink fur.  They are sterilized and are hypo-allergenic.

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Packed in a very professional packaging you can tote along.
  • The packaging can be used as "lash storage"
  • Comes in with clear instructions printed at the backside of the lashes. (you can click photo to enlarge)
  • It's shape and form remains the same even after several usage.
  • Seriously lightweight, once applied correctly, I don't have the heavy feel like most falsies would give!
  • Looks very natural!  
  • Once applied correctly, can brighten up the eyes and eyes look huge!
  • Can be reused up to 20 times as long as you take good care of it! (worth the investment)
  • Made from 100% real mink fur (as stated by the company), that shocked me a bit at first but glad to  know the company does not support animal testing and they are harvested by gently brushing live farm animals!  No animals were harmed making these falsies! 
  • Hypo-allergenic, contact lens users can use this without irritating the eyes!
Cons
  • The glue that comes along with this has already dried up.  So first time users, I suggest to purchase a lash adhesive separately.
  • Pricey at first glance and pricey if you ruined the lashes at first use!  Practice first with inexpensive lashes before you use this!
Overall
If you wear false lashes a lot of times, this is a great investment as it is very natural to look at, does not feel heavy on your eyelids and does not irritate my sensitive eyes!  I love the fact that this is easy to clean and I've reused this for a couple of times and the lashes remain new-looking!

Tips (from GlamBox and AMW)
How to use?
  • curl your lashes with an eyelash curler
  • cut lashes at the ends to suit your eye lash line size
  • gently shape the band of the lashes with your fingers to give it a curve.
  • click HERE on how to apply falsies
  • as much as possible, no need to apply mascara to prolong the life span of the mink lashes.  You can choose to apply mascara on your real lashes prior to falsies application.
  • I suggest to purchase your own glue, a good one would be from Ardell or Andrea instead of the glue that comes with this.
How to remove?
  • Apply some eye makeup remover to the eye lash area, wait for a few seconds to allow adhesive to loosen up.
  • Start by removing the corner of the lashes from outside, gently pulling it out.  If you find it difficult to pull out, dab on the area again with a makeup remover to loosen glue.
  • Use a gentle eye makeup remover that's safe for the eyes.
  • Never pull lashes too hard as it may ruin the "shape" of the falsies.
How to store?
  • Wash lashes using a gentle makeup remover to take out dirt.
  • Soak the lashes in water for about 5 minutes to soften the rest of the adhesives.
  • Use a pair to tweezers to remove excess glue if needed.
  • Store lashes in the original packaging to retain its shape.
  • If I plan to store the lashes for longer period of time, I apply tiny dot of eyelash glue on both ends of the lashes and stick it back to the packaging to maintain its shape!
Will I repurchase?
Yes!  For my personal use!

To whom do I recommend this to?

Girls with short and sparse lashes or even girls blessed with good-looking lashes are both welcomed to use this!  It adds up to the charm of your eyes minus the fake lashes look!  I can even suggest this to first-time-false lash users because it does not make you feel sleepy like those heavy lashes I've tried!

Where to purchase and how much?

At Glambox Cosmetics Website for Php1,500 a pair (approx. $35.00)

Photo taken before and after GlamBox Mink Lash, photo may not be taken the exact angle and distance but you can see the difference of eyes with falsies as compared to none!


I am keeping track on the total number of times I will be able to reuse the GlamBox Mink Lash!  If I can wear this for at least 10 times, I consider it a great investment!  Php150.00 (approx $3.49) /usage isn't bad at all!  If I can use it for 20 times Php75.00 (approx $1.75) /usage is even better!

I'll report back!
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!







(Note from Author: Product was sent for review purposes.  All information written are based on the writer's personal experience.  Author did not and will never receive payment for positive reviews.  Please purchase at your own discretion)

15 comments:

  1. OMG!
    that's too expensive!

    but then it's made from mink so i guess that's understandable
    ...
    but still...

    i'd rather use Ardell's lashes for it is real hair & it's not as bank-breaking as this one.
    hehehe

    i hate those synthetic falsies for it's so heavy on the lashes & makes me feel so sleepy after putting them on
    LOL

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh wow, they look so natural! :) I'm going to cry over the 1500 per pair hahah!

    ReplyDelete
  3. awww sayang yung adhesive that goes with it. at least si Shen nagpost about cinema secret's spirit gum...since the duo is not readily available here.

    how do you clean false eye lashes though?

    thanks for sharing ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  4. i wantttt, they look so fluttery and fluffy!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Nikki! Feels good to be back! I miss ya ladies! Everything is good, just trying to plan a wedding which is crazy haha how are things on your end? Hope everything is going great for you, miss reading your blogs!

    ReplyDelete
  6. i have the same experience sa adhesive di ko nagamit, but I love the falsies! =)

    ReplyDelete
  7. oww! those are looks very natural on your eyes!

    ReplyDelete
  8. The lashes look so pretty and natural. Too bad the glue had already dried up though, esp since these are pricey!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I want to try putting on falsies but they are one of my "beauty-related fear" and I dont know when will I be able to overcome it. hehehe
    maybe in a few months...I wish!
    and yeah, your eyes are pretty but even prettier with falsies on.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thia, I know what you mean, I own a couple of Ardell lashes too and they work quite well! But this one looks more natural and more hair! Criss cross style makes it look really natural in person :) But yeah, I'll probably start saving now for my next pair!

    Kristine, hahahha don't cry! hahahaha no point in having good looking long lashes with bulging eyes from crying :)

    ♥ Starryxuan,t hanks

    ReplyDelete
  11. Marge, yup, I heard about the cinema secrets one but I have to hold on from buying muna, I bought Ardell and Andrea lash glue and I have to finish it up :) Clean the false lashes? Wipe it with a cotton pad that's soaked with makeup remover, gently "soften" the glue and remove it :) Then store it back to its casing!

    Mona, yes!!!

    Nessa, girl, I'm glad to see you're doing well Goodluck with the wedding prep! It's a fun ride!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Khymm, agree!

    Anastacia, thanks

    Gio, agree too! Well, others don't have problems with the glue, maybe its just mine

    DeBi, oohhh put it up on your bucket list! Its fun! Give it a try! :) But understandable, its difficult to put on falsies!

    ReplyDelete
  13. ey thanks for the heads up on the makeup remover to remove the lash adhesive. that makes sense.

    have you tried the false lashes at daizo saizen japanese store?


    Marge
    www.hathor2.tk

    ReplyDelete
  14. Marge, I saw the lashes at Daizo but I did not purchase them as they are a bit too plasticky, maybe I should give them a second try! As I prefer to purchase those lashes from Landmark, the ones on white box which is way softer pa!

    ReplyDelete

Feel free to type in your thoughts, comments, suggestions or even questions. Thanks and keep smiling :)

Blog Widget by LinkWithin