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Monday, December 8, 2014

Review: Lena Lashes in Naomi

Hello Loves!

Back with another Lena Lashes review. Today, I will be wearing and testing out the Naomi style and I am pretty excited to try these. I had a similar style by another company and wore them on my 3rd anniversary with my boyfriend, so this pair of lashes reminds me of the anniversary dinner. The dinner was fabulous but we ate WAY too much (a bottle of wine, 2 appetizers, entrees, and beer as a "dessert"). I pretty much had a gigantic food baby. Ok, story aside...

I got sent four pairs of lashes from Lena Lashes and have decided to review them. I want to say all opinions on these reviews are my own and nobody else's. Now that we have that out of the way...


All of the lashes I have received came in a white magnetic closure box with the company artwork on the outside and a clear viewing window to see the lash. Enclosed in the box are the lashes on a clear tray and a string so that the tray can be removed easily. The lash tray stayed secure if you flipped the box upside down.

Lashes in the style Ellarie/Juju. The packaging is the same for all styles.

The label on the boxes were a bit inconsistent. I don't know if this had to do with it being a press sample but not of the boxes had properly labeled sides showing which style they were. Two of my boxes had a printed out labels on the side while the other two had them written out. This pair had a printed label.

I want to say that I really appreciate the lashes only being glued to the tray on the inner and outer corners. It made it significantly easier to remove from the box and prevented any damage to the lash.

The back of the box has their website, all the social media outlets, and contact information.

This is what the lashes looked pre and post trim:


Post-trim. Cut off around 1/3 cm.

These lashes were easy to apply. These lashes have a thin band and were lightweight. I waited around 30-45 seconds before I applied the lashes and they were easy to move around before I was satisfied with the placement. Mink lashes usually need to be cut quite a bit because they are made very long.

Below is the before and after pictures to show the effect of the lashes:



But the real test is...
The problem I have had with mink lashes in the past is that they shed hairs pretty easily. I feel like if you lose even a couple of hairs, it can compromise the look of the lashes. I have worn this pair twice, once on its own and once stacked with another pair (Ellarie/Juju from the same company). I removed them both times by pulling them off, using oil-free makeup remover if needed. The lash lost one to two hairs but has not affected the look of the lash. I am always rough with my lashes so I have to be extra careful handling mink lashes.

Edit with additional information:
Over time, I have found the lashes have lost quite a few hairs. The most I have done is removed them from the box and worn them once. I don't know why it may have lost ~10-20 hairs over time but it is starting to compromise the look of the lash.

The following shows the wear of the lash after 2 uses:

Left lash

Left lash

Left lash

Right lash

Right lash

Right lash

The quality of the mink hairs were soft and felt like real lashes. These are great lashes for a night out or more dramatic everyday look. They add lots of length but not a ton of volume because of sections of longer hairs and shorter hairs. These lashes retail for $32 and this company often has sales (BOGO, B2G2, etc.). If you want to splurge on a nice pair of lashes and prefer less dramatic styles, this pair is for you.

These lashes get a...

9.0/10  Edit: 8.0/10

Sturdy packaging
Lash not over-glued to tray
Easy application
Natural feeling (lightweight and soft hairs)

Fragile More fragile than originally thought
High retail price

These lashes have lost a significant amount of hairs over time while sitting in the box they are housed in. This has occurred due to taking them out of the box to see if I want to use them or other reasons. I have edited this review to reflect upon this new discovery and have adjusted the score accordingly.

If I wanted to splurge on lashes and got them during a sale, yes. I actually previously purchased a very similar style by another company.  
Most likely not. Over time, I have found this style of lashes has lost several hairs which may have compromised the look of the lashes.

Dupes/similar styles by other companies:

Velour Lashes in Doll Me Up

Flutter Lashes in Ashley

Femme Fatale Lashes in Spiked

Reviews of other Lena Lashes styles:

If you wish to purchase any Lena Lashes, here is the link to the website. You can save money by using my code "pittpantherelle." This is an affiliate code and I do get a portion of the sale from it so use it if you wish.

Until next time,
Have a beautiful day!


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