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Paper Lashes Are The Coolest New Makeup Trend: Guest Blogger

Blair Badge is one multi-talented lady: she’s a social media manager, a beauty editor for fashion site Chictopia, a model, a newlywed and an all-around awesome gal with a penchant for witty banter. Her dreamy blog, love, blair, is a heady mix of all her talents in one and we can’t get enough of her style and beauty advice. This week, she’s sharing her DIY beauty tips, like how to create a pretty custom lip color and how to get perfect beachy waves.

(Photo: Paperself)

I never would have considered paper lashes if it wasn’t for The Hunger Games movie, which showcased Effie Trinket (a.k.a. Elizabeth Bank) wearing them in tons of promo shots. I know, I totally got pulled into the whole Katniss craze!

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Nicki Minaj Feels Naked Without Falsies: Notable Quotables

Notable Quotables is a weekly series featuring a great quote. Whether it’s the founder of a beloved beauty brand, an eccentric makeup artist making headlines, or even a super-stylish celebrity, our favorite tastemakers always have something worth sharing. Today’s quote is from Nicki Minaj, who spoke with Elle about her wigs, eccentric makeup, favorite products and more.

My eyes, because they’re the one thing I need my makeup artist to do. I don’t have the patience, my hands shake, and I mess everything up. So my makeup artist has to do my brows and lids and lashes. Everyone knows I’m a lash girl by now. When I don’t have my lashes, I feel naked.

—Nicki Minaj to Elle regarding the most high maintenance part of her beauty routine.

Even if you’re not a makeup nut like Nicki, a colorful liner from stila will give you a fresh new look.

Fake Lash Fun with Nam Vo

Oh how we love Nam Vo. She breezed into our office today, all bouncy hair and glowing skin, for a combination catch-up and technical help session (check out her new blog!). In return, she showed us her new obsessions: Kre-at False Lashes, which are incredibly high quality. She tested them out on me (lucky, I know!) and I was amazed at how natural they look. The difference, she says, is that the lashes are individual clusters that you carefully insert in between your lashes using tweezers. Applying false lashes this way looks more subtle than simply plopping on a band of false fringe because a real lashline is uneven anyway. “It’s like a wig versus extensions,” she says. Nam made it look incredibly easy, simply dipping each clump into a tiny bit of glue and then placing them on my lashline — in reality, it’s a little trickier. I’ll report back once I try it myself!

More of Nam’s picks and tips soon!