Paper One Self

Paper One Self

>> I was once again reminded of my severe lack of make-up knowledge once again at a consumer panel today where I may have fuffed it all up by not knowing what a 'primer' was.  Then I also remembered this Beauty category on the blog was also gathering dust again…

Eyelash range

Now, I know these Paperself lashes have had a good deal of press, both online and off but look upon this as scraping the barrel.  Plus… so many many reasons to love them…

… they're paper…

… they're paper because the founder of Paperself, Chunwei Liao grew up in a family who worked in the cardboard packaging industry…

… err… paper cutting is oh so…well… patriotic…

… the three motifs of the lashes are peonies, horses and peach blossoms (symbols of happiness, success and love respectively..)… I'm really showing my mother here that I did listen to her whenever she did tell me random tidbits like what's lucky, what's not and that it didn't in fact go in one ear and out the other…

… currently, they're also solely stocked at wonder-emporium Luna & Curious on Brick Lane and you can order through them online too… 

… it's surely far more amusing to see a horse or a peony drooping onto the top of your cheek or floating around in your soup than spidery lifelike falsies, should the eyelash application be a bit dodgy which inevitably, it always is in my case… 

Small-horse2-copy1 Small-peach-flower-copy1





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  1. Sabine

    2010-04-07 at 7:46 PM

    Lovely eyelashes – but what is a primer?

  2. Raggedy Ann

    2010-04-07 at 7:50 PM

    Wow, those are so cute!

  3. susie_bubble

    2010-04-07 at 7:54 PM

    Sabine: Something you wear under foundation apparently… I don’t even wear foundation… so to me, it sounds like another unnecessary product? Haven’t a clue…

  4. pearl

    2010-04-07 at 7:58 PM

    If you cry, will it melt?

  5. Karoline

    2010-04-07 at 8:26 PM

    I want these eyelashes! Gorgous!

  6. The_style_pa

    2010-04-07 at 8:38 PM

    Wow… totally amazing!

  7. Leonidas

    2010-04-07 at 8:38 PM
  8. Rosie

    2010-04-07 at 9:04 PM

    i don’t know what primer is, i really can’t blame you!
    on a more important note, those lashes are SUBLIME! the most beautiful things i’ve ever seen on eyes, though i suspect only worthy of close-ups and would perhaps look more than a little odd at a distance…? still, who cares! worth dressing up and staying in alone all night, with a good camera and lighting set up. cha-ching!

  9. samantha

    2010-04-07 at 9:08 PM

    Wow those are amazing

  10. Maxi Dress

    2010-04-07 at 9:15 PM

    I think these are very impressive. They really give that “double-take” effect. “is that really… wow amazing eyes!” if you know what I mean. Slightly worried a freak gust of wind will blow them off onto some hotties face though…

  11. Glamour

    2010-04-07 at 9:43 PM

    These paper lashes are amaaazing… art + beauty, can’t get any better! Girls who wear and love these would looove Glamour’s “Glambassador”program–perfect for girls in-the-know when it comes to BEAUTY!

  12. The Licentiate

    2010-04-07 at 10:17 PM

    I’m going to echo Pearl above – if you cry, will it melt? Or go soggy in the rain perhaps…

  13. susie_bubble

    2010-04-07 at 10:20 PM

    Pearl, The Licentiate: Me thinks they aren’t suitable for outdoor wear… or for possible crying nights but hey, why would you be crying if your lashes are laced with success, love or happiness?
    That said, I rather think a wet horse or peony sticking to the eyes could look quite pretty… !

  14. Katie

    2010-04-07 at 10:29 PM

    I saw those lases before, and were just as entranced as you were! They are all so beautiful, I’m jealous of anyone who has a pair!

  15. Sabine

    2010-04-07 at 10:29 PM

    Thanks, Susie! I also asked my daughter and her friend and they were like: Something for under make-up, DUH!

  16. Misanthropic Pulp

    2010-04-07 at 11:18 PM

    that looks weird…but just BEAUTIFUL…
    loving it.

  17. Teacups & Couture

    2010-04-08 at 12:33 AM

    OMG I love this! -except you can’t cry wearing those.

  18. Ioana Liliana Gheorghe

    2010-04-08 at 12:51 AM

    So delicate and pretty, remind me of Tim Burton. But paper, really? . . .

  19. melina bee

    2010-04-08 at 12:55 AM

    I NEED those. Bless you for this post!

  20. Frances Segismundo

    2010-04-08 at 3:30 AM

    OMG i would die to have those lashes! They are soooooo cool!

  21. Becca

    2010-04-08 at 4:38 AM

    These are AMAZING! Wow, I hadn’t seen them before… so fantastic.

  22. LiNly

    2010-04-08 at 9:30 AM

    fantastic eyelashes 😉

  23. Clare

    2010-04-08 at 10:40 AM

    Oh my goodness, these are stunning. I’m really tempted to buy a pair… I bet you could use them a few times. The peonies are beautiful. I love the concept of having paper cuttings as eyelashes!
    Clare x

  24. christina

    2010-04-08 at 11:39 AM

    if you look closely they are amazing. but from far away it looks like smeared maskara. maybe for a fairytale halloween party!

  25. Kazuko

    2010-04-08 at 11:41 AM

    so delicate! too delicate and pretty to wear them actually.

  26. Abigail

    2010-04-08 at 1:49 PM

    These are amazing! I have never seen anything so beautiful..I might have to try them

  27. Tania

    2010-04-08 at 5:27 PM

    That. Is. Quite. Awesome.
    Brick Lane… where is that? Must buy some (budget: cheap)
    Ah well, my life savings can go on these. As long as they’re re-useable…

  28. Morgiss

    2010-04-08 at 9:25 PM

    WoW it´s very interestnig


    2010-04-08 at 9:28 PM

    God I need them!

  30. Dognbird

    2010-04-09 at 5:54 AM

    These are really interesting – very unique find!

  31. kaye

    2010-04-09 at 7:55 AM

    wow i never thought such existed! haha! they look absolutely gorgeous.

  32. Sarah

    2010-04-10 at 3:48 AM

    Exquisite and dreamlike!

  33. Suki

    2010-04-14 at 12:00 AM

    Ooooh there too pretty to wear 🙁
    look absolutely gorgeous though!

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