Eyelash Primers For Longer Lasting Mascara: Smashbox Lash Primer VS Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base

Top: Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base

Bottom: Smashbox Lash Primer

Warning: This review and comparison of the Smashbox Lash Primer and Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base contains pictures of me with ZERO MAKEUP and ZERO EDITING. HAHA! I didn’t want to wear makeup just to do a visual review and comparison of these two lash primers! You should take a minute first to think whether to click on ‘Read the rest of this entry’, LOL! (more…)

5 Common Mascara Mistakes & Tips

The other day I was giving my friend a fast makeover. It was her birthday and her boyfriend was going to pick her up for a night of surprise and romance. She already had foundation and some light eyeliner on (her every day look) but for this special occasion I wanted to pump up the oomph a little more.

While I was curling her lashes, she asked with wide-eyed wonder

“Shouldn’t we use mascara first then the curler?”

After recovering from shock I screamed at her “NO!! Never curl your lashes AFTER mascara has been applied!”

“But it’s easier to curl coz the lashes are wet”


I then told her the acts she should not subject a mascara to and the reason for each. It dawned on me that there still are people who do exactly the many NO-NOs of mascara application. So I thought I might as well share it on my blog. Give your mascara some TLC and it will love you and your eyelashes back! <3

Here are 5 common mascara mistakes and tips on how to care for your mascara: