This 1 Strange Product Will Give You the Best Eyelashes Ever
For some of you out there, eyelashes are your thing, and for others you wish it was your thing. Unless you’re down to wear fake eyelashes every day (or dye and perm your lashes) you need a hack that can get your lashes looking fly AF but doesn’t involve putting glue near your eyeballs. With an arsenal of eyelash curler hacks already in your back pocket, mastering this next little gem is all you need to do before you can ditch those falsies forever — for real! The only thing you’ll need is that oldie-but-goodie tool, the eyelash comb.
Lash combs are generally available in plastic or metal. In the image above, you can see how the plastic comb barely gets in between your eyelashes, while the metal one gets right up in there. The plastic comb actually pushes your lashes together, creating a clumpy effect, which can be cool for a certain look, but not ideal for a natural wispy lash. Bottom line: metal lash combs are best to achieve a polished look.
Step 1: Apply Your Favorite Mascara
How to Get the Best Lashes Ever
Whether you’re into thick and voluminous or long and fluttery lashes, just apply a couple coats of your favorite mascara.
Place the teeth of the comb at the base of your lash line and gently wiggle it back and forth to get in between your lashes. As you slowly move the comb up toward the ends of your lashes, it helps to blink your eye through the movement to really separate your lashes. I found this Lash Defining Comb by Lash Factory Premium Brow Brush + Eyelash Comb ($8) on Amazon Prime and I love it!
Step 2: Use Your Metal Comb
Instantly soft, fluttery lashes.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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Head to Office Depot's Selfmade page to check out even more amazing business resources (and discounts!) to help you accomplish more on your entrepreneurial journey. These offers are available for a limited time only, so be sure to take advantage of all this goodness while supplies last. Want to join the next Selfmade cohort this summer? Check out all of the scholarship details right here.