I woke up this morning before the crack of dawn for no apparent reason and couldn’t go back to sleep.
I estimate that it was approximately 4am when this happened. I just laid in bed, staring at the dark and trying to sleep, but my mind was already whirring.
I tried to calm my mind by playing video games on the Nintendo DS, but to no avail. Sometime a few hours later, after the sun had come up and when I was supposed to be showering and getting ready for work, I finally got sleepy. But then I had to get up and go to work.
I had a busy day at work, culminated by a scintillating* class lecture this evening.
It’s 10:30 and I’m finally home.
But surprisingly enough, I’m not pooped. I’m wide awake again.
*And by scintillating, I don’t mean that at all.
Or, as Glenda, the reader who submitted this item, so wonderfully put it, “yo… wtf.”
Maybe I’m just woefully out of touch, since it looks like extreme lashes are totally in. (See this fashion156.com shoot)
Japanese Schoolgirls Go for Over-Engineered Lashes
Standard schoolgirl uniform it’s not. Hip teens are hitting the Tokyo Lash Bar in the city’s Omotesando district for eye-poppingly over-engineered fake lashes. Using a unique applicator and a special latex adhesive, makeup pros install a set of these architectonic master pieces, like the high-end Velvet Feather for about $43 and Yellow Flash or Dazzling Diamante for less than $20. A bit steep, but the lashes can be reused as many as 10 times. Plus, the falsies often have unexpected features. Take Lucent Sky and Lucent Sun: When light hits these translucent lashes, they cast colored patterns on a gal’s face. If only they made a pair that blinked when her keitai rang …
We can blame Shu Uemura for this one.
But unfortunately, the Tokyo Lash Bar has already made it stateside. There is one at the Neiman Marcus in Newport Beach. Check out Hoyen Tsang’s coverage in the OC.