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Eye Candy

I just have to think about someone messing with my eyes and I get the skeeves. I can't watch mascara commercials all the way through. I haven't been to the eye doctor in like, 5 years because I can't stand having my eyes messed with. That stupid thing that they flick in front of your eyes to figure out how bad your eyes suck? Oh, I just about go mad at the thought of it. I can barely put my own mascara on in the morning. In fact, I have to stop thinking about it now because I'm tripping myself out.


I just think these are so cool. I just can't get over it. Would I wear this? Eh. Maybe when I was a twenty-nothing, but not now. But still, I can totally get into the cool factor that these fluttery little numbers exude. For real, they are PAPER eyelashes!

Totally weird and slightly creeptastic, right? But how incredibly awesome are they?

This one is call Peach Blossom.

Horses. Horses? Horses!

This one is Peonies.

Smaller versions. You know, if you just want to keep it simple.

 The paper eyelashes are made by a company called Paperself.they are uber-hip, for sure.

The lashes are inspired by the art of Chinese paper cutting. Each style offered represents a symbolic meaning that is rooted in centuries old Chinese culture:

Horses - Symbolic of success.

Peony - Symbolizes happiness and good fortune.

Peach Blossom - A symbol of love and romance.

These lashes are indeed, paper and are 42 x 18mm.

Designed by Ting Yu Wang

Sadly, I can't find where these are sold. The Paperself website says that they are sold at Lost in Beauty, but I can't find them on that site at all. So, I have no idea how much these cost. A word of warning: I doubt these are water proof.

I was not down with the false eyelash thing for my wedding, just because I feel like I had these big, giant caterpillars on my eyeballs whenever I attempted to wear falsies. I knew I'd want to yank them off mid-reception if I tried wearing them. My go-to girl Alecia was following me around at the reception with a compact and mascara in hand telling me I needed more mascara. I just couldn't do it. I do one coat in the morning and then I'm done. No more mascara for me. But what about you? Are you planning on vamping up the eyes for your big day? Going all out with the dramatic eye? Or are you keeping it au naturale? Do tell.


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Reader Comments (4)

First - these are crazy! I love them. Second - oh yes, I am definitely wearing false eyelashes to the wedding. I happen to be crazy about them - I can't get enough, to tell you the truth. Probably because I've done shows with drag queens and you definitely have to bring it to stand out with those glamazons. I even wear them when I go out with my girlfriends. But yeah, I prolly wouldn't do paper eyelashes . . .

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterveronica

I believe that those would scare small children, lol!

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHappy Nappy Bride

WHAT will they think of next!!!????!!!! I think I'd like to try them too if "I" was a 20-nothing. :) TSB gets her eye skeeves from her dad, not ME!

May 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMom

Wow. These are so unique. What a unique and so totally cool item to add to your makeup.

May 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

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