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Fleur de Force for Eylure and #OOTN

fleur de force for eylure review
Ever since my first foray into false eyelashes รก la 'Eye Candy' (review here btw), I've been completely converted to falsies for nights out. I have however, yet to risk a more natural falsie for a day look, if I find a suitable enough lash and I get a little braver with my day time make up then maybe.
Back in September my friends and I decided we were all going to go to Athlone for a good aul night on the town. We decided to go all out, threw on some Cocoa Brown and false nails, got the hair done in Peter Mark, and we were going to top it all off with some falsies. A last minute decision, which lead to a quick dash to Boots. I had my eye on these 'Fleur De Force' by Eylure lashes from the moment I saw them on Instagram. The packaging just screamed out to me, and the 3/4 length sounded ideal, especially since I'm still an eyelash newbie. 3 for 2 was on in Boots at the time so I picked up a few packs of the lashes, as did my friends.
fleur eyelashes
The lashes themselves are so pretty. I think they're just the perfect size and add a lovely bit of flare to your own lashes without being too overwhelming. Especially if like me, you're still pretty new to the whole lash thing. The 3/4 length was perfection because it meant I could apply them straight away without worrying if they would be too long and because this was a last minute decision, we didn't have a scissors handy for any potential trimming. The lash is shorter on the inside and longer on the outside, which adds just the right amount of drama to your look. I found them easy to apply and they stayed put the whole night. They complimented my overall look for the night quite well and when it came to taking them off at the end of the night it was a bittersweet moment, I was loving how bouncy and long my lashes looked but sleeping was high on the agenda so off they went.
My friends all bought the 3/4 lashes too and were equally as impressed. The short length was the real winner because, like me, they suck at applying lashes too. Their words, not mine.
topshop ootn
before and after fleur eyelashes
Kay so these aren't exactly the best before and after pictures, but I knew I wanted to blog about these lashes the morning after our night out. I didn't have my blog camera and I didn't really think about it at the time, but yano, Snapchat to the rescue. As you can see, they really added a lot of definition to my natural lash, the main focus being on the end of the eyelid. They're cute and flirty and I think they're the ultimate ~girly girl lash. I also thought I'd throw in a little #OOTN, we decided to wear cat ears out and it was honestly the best thing we ever decided to do. It was really funny and so many people came up to us to tell us how much they loved them. My dress is an old one from Topshop.
Have any of you used the Fleur de Force by Eylure lashes? What did you think?


Jord Wood Watch

Wood Watch Review
Jord Wood Watch Blog
A few months ago I was contacted by the lovely people at 'JORD' to see if I would like to try out one of their wood watches. Being completely honest, I had never heard of JORD before they contacted me, nor had I ever come across a watch that was made of wood before. I was instantly intrigued, and thought it was a really clever and unique concept. I had a browse through their website (here) and fell in love with the 'Fieldcrest Dark Sandalwood watch' which they ever so kindly sent out to me.
Jord Watch box
fieldcrest dark sandalwood jord watch
The watch itself comes beautifully packaged in this sturdy wooden box with the trademark 'J' carved onto the lid. Inside, the watch is wrapped around a plush pillow, with a little card and glass cleaner located beneath. The first thing I noticed when I took the box out of it's parcel was the smell, it smelled like freshly cut wood. Yeh duh, it's a wooden box, but I wasn't expecting any sort of scent and it just kind of reminded me of dark winter nights and the wooden fire burning. Very nostalgic.
I've had the watch a while now and I find myself wearing it more than my Michael Kors (sorry Mum). I just find it's very 'me'. It's a simple, elegant design. It's light weight, so I barely notice I'm wearing it which is brilliant because I get annoyed by things that feel heavy on my wrist.
The watch is also pretty sturdy, I have yet to get any scratches on it. The glass face of the watch is scratch resistant and if you happen to dirty the watch itself, you can easily wipe it clean with some lemon oil.
I'm sure you're probably wondering about sizing, that can be the trickiest part of ordering a watch online, thankfully JORD offer two options for doing so - use your own tape measure or just download and print off the JORD wrist sizer and it will arrive perfectly sized for you. If you're like me and unable to do something as simple as measuring your own wrist, your local jeweler can easily resize it for you. 10€ later and the watch fits like a glove.
jord watch dark
jesskadenise watch review
When I'm wearing my JORD wood watch I like to keep the focus solely on the actual watch and I rarely wear other bracelets. I keep it simple with a few midi rings and let the watch do the talking.
On the day I took these pictures I was feeling pretty damn Autumnal (when am I not?) and wore my mustard jumper from Primark beneath my Topshop pinafore dress. I really think this JORD watch is the perfect accessory for winter because not only does the dark sandalwood compliment the dark berry and mustard tones we'll all be rocking over the next few months, the dark tones mean it will look fabulous with any party dresses you decide to throw on over the festive season. Perfect.
You can purchase the JORD Fieldcrest Dark Sandalwood watch here.
(This watch was sent to me to consider for review. This has not impacted my opinion of the watch.)