Hello :) I had purchased these lashes ages ago but only now decided to give them a try. It was quite a while back so im afraid I cant remember where I got them from :P
The ones I bought were the Ardell DuraLash Naturals Combo in black which you can buy for around £5.00. I also purchased the Ardell LashTite Adhesive in clear which again was also around £5.00.
Other than the lashes and the glue you need a pair of tweezers and some foil to place a small blob of glue on while you apply them :)
So to start you make sure you eye area is clean and free of oils by using an oil free make up remover. You then place a blob of glue on your foil, dip your selected size of lash in, wait 20 seconds till its tacky then apply to your lash line making sure it is not places on your skin. Some people say to place it above, on top of your lashes, some say below and under but I tried to place them between my lashes as that's how they were applied when I had eyelashes done professionally.
To read the instructions Ardell provide click ***here***
The process is rather fiddly and does take a while to do but I think the results are worth it. Id imagine if you were to make this a regular part of your beauty regime you would be able to apply them in just a few minutes!
When you have had enough of your lashes or if some fall out and you want them all off there is a lash remover made by Ardell but you can also use an oil based eye make up remover.
According to Ardell they should last around 4-5 weeks but this really depends on how you treat them. You have to make sure they make minimal contact with water and avoid any non oil free beauty products oh and the obvious one of not rubbing your eyes which wont be easy for me! I will probably remove them in a few days time!
There are 56 lashes in the pack but you only need around 7 to achieve the look I got. I used 4 long ones on my outer eye and 3 on my inner eye.
Here is what the looked like on me:
In natural light:
(Click picture to enlarge)
They don't look so dramatic from afar like in the above picture.
But the closer you get.....
Extreme close up in bright sunlight:
Would I use them again: YES! But id probably buy a pack with just the medium ones and go for a volume look as I think that would look better on me :)
So have you tried installing your own eyelash extensions? Or would you rather have a professional do it?