I'm all the way in California but I do have a question; what can you do for women like me who have no lashes therefore have nothing to anchor false lashes to?
The Hair Porn !!!I love you girl how have you been??? I am just starting another Hairlista binge- you know when you check it at work, before bed...- and wanted to check in with you!!!

But most importantly, you mean to tell me you can grow gorgeous Rapunzel length hair but NOT have eyelashes?!?!? I don't believe it. I also do not believe it because before I made the decision to mainstream my business, I worked as a makeup artist for about two years and have never seen anyone without lashes. Even very fair featured ladies with very fine hair have some lash.

I would recommend:

  1. For a low level of commitment: Use a great mascara but WITH a primer underneath. Even with an inexpensive primer (Maybelline makes amazing on trend, quality makeup with their specialty being mascaras. Their XL line features a primer on one end of the wand and mascara on the other.) will add width and length to your lash before applying mascara.

  2. For a higher level of commitment: Strip lashes! Slide a mirror under your chin, gaze down, apply to the lid as close to the lash line as humanly possible and va, va, voom!

  3. If you’re all in: See a lash specialist in your area, even if only for a consultation! They are AH-MAAAZING!

Happy New Year, Love! :)

 
 
Two of my most favorite things: real estate and bad bitches!!! No three of my favorite things: AND BRAVO TV!!!


See her Bravo Page Here:
http://www.bravotv.com/people/melyssa-ford

My Takaeway from the promotional video: "My waist has been my crown and glory".

Her Bravo Write Up:

"Melyssa Ford has enjoyed careers as an actress, television personality, philanthropist, and most recently, real estate tycoon. She is best known as one of the most successful and highly paid music video models of all time. Dubbed by the press a “Video Vixen” for her signature appearances on camera, Melyssa has been featured in videos alongside artists such as Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and Usher. 

Leaving the entertainment industry behind, Melyssa is currently beginning a new career in real estate, where her business acumen and love of New York make her a perfect fit for selling luxury properties in Manhattan. Melyssa studied forensic psychology at York University, and is an advocate for issues close to her heart, lecturing on topics including HIV/AIDS Awareness, Self-Empowerment and Women in the Entertainment Industry."











My hopes for the show: melyssa and the city; a gallery

 
 
Soul Lee on Synthetic Lashes


“A lot of places use mink lashes now, which look much thinner than the [silk and synthetic] ones I use so you don’t really get the volume that you want. If you have lashes that are really thin, the mink lashes stay on better. But glue has gotten better, it dries faster, and stays on longer, and silk and synthetic lashes hold a curl better.”



Soul Lee on Getting the Natural Look

“If you’re a first time client, it’s best to do a quick consultation ahead of time to discuss the look you want and to make sure you don’t have any reaction to the lash adhesive. It’s rare but happens sometimes. To create a natural effect—so it looks like you’re wearing mascara even when you’re not—your esthetician should mix about three or four different lash lengths on each lid. Doing all one length will definitely look fake. I like to start with an eight-millimeter length in the inner corners and then gradually increase tonine in the middle and ten or 11 at the outer corners. Also pay attention to the specific type of curl on the extension. A “J” shape is low and best if you have straight lashes while the “C” shape is more dramatic and better for who have a natural bend and don’t normally need to use an eyelash curler. As for the material, I always work with a blend of silk and synthetic extensions, which hold their shape well and have a medium weight. Mink lashes tend to be thinner and suited for those with very fine lashes. But keep in mind you’ll need to add a lot of mink lashes to build volume, so the cost will be higher.”

 
 
"American concepts of the “perfect female body” are clearly exemplified through commercialism, portraying “image as everything” and introducing trends that many spend hundreds of dollars to imitate. It is more common than ever that women are enlarging breasts with silicone, making short hair longer with synthetic hair weaves, covering natural nails with acrylic fill-ins, or perhaps replacing natural eyes with contacts.

Even on magazine covers, graphic artists are airbrushing and manipulating photographs in software programs, making the image of a small waist and clear skin flawless. As a result, the female body becomes a replica of a doll, and the essence of natural beauty in popular American culture is replaced by fantasy."

Shelia Pree Bright to The Huffington Post

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
September 5 - December 7, 2013
Atlanta, GA

Evansville Museum
January 19 - March 16, 2014
Evansville, IN

Virginia Museum of Fine Art
May - August 2014
Richmond, VA