Change of a name?

While I’m still pondering the thought of whether I’ll change my name when I get married I thought it was time for a new name for something else. My blog (!)

It’s official, I’ve gone full Taylor Swift and I’ve decided to take the plunge and change the name of my blog, Instagram and anywhere else you will find me. It’s taken a while but I just don’t feel that The Little Lash Room really encompasses everything I do now. By no means am I a high flying blogger, in fact I don’t even like calling myself a blogger, I’m only just trying it on for size. If you’re lucky you’ll get 1 blog a week and lots of Instagram pictures of my home, flowers and Piper the pup. Rarely will you find a picture of my eyelash work, pictures from Pinterest of Beyonce crying because she can’t get an eyelash appointment or why I think you have to come to me because you’ll look fabuLASH when you leave. The reason for the change is exactly that, I’m a fraud, when you visit the little lash rooms social media pages you won’t have a reference point, you girls are fab at putting your trust in me. And as most of you girls know, if you’ve been to me, we talk way more about life and love than eyelashes themselves.

Don’t get me wrong I love lashing and I absolutely love all my clients who have supported me over the last 2 and a bit years. This is by no means a sob story that I’m no longer doing lashes, I’m definitely still going to be working every night and weekend. If anything I’m just much more than lashing now, eyelash extensions do not define me, I’m sharing things about my life as they happen, no different to anyone else I guess.

So the new name Strand & Stripes, where did it come from. I’m still keeping a bit of eyelash love there as many of you know each extension will be added to an individual eyelash hair strand. This is the only technique I use as it’s the safest and allows for nature fall out and growth with no damage to your natural lashes. And of course for anyone who has followed me for a while you will know that I’m fond of a breton or two or three or four…. It’s as simple as that.

So there you have it. A change is as good as a rest so there seems to be no better time than the present to take the plunge.

As always, lashings of love

K xo


Collage Ideas

There is nothing I dislike more around the house than boring walls and although I’m no art enthusiast I do love to have my walls filled with pictures of my friends, family or places which have sentimental value. Pinterest is full of ideas for collage walls, I’ve done 2 so far and now I know how easy it is, where do I stop…

The fun 

Find the pictures you want to use. I love getting ideas from Pinterest and unusual shops. This is not something that can be done overnight it will take a while to find the right pictures you want. Choose a theme, it could be the same style pictures or the same colour frames whatever you like so it looks spontaneously placed on the wall.

The trial

Whether you have canvas or picture frames lay them on the floor and swap around until you get a format you love. Take pictures of different layouts so you can review later and see what you think.

The test

Measure out the pictures and pencil in the corners so I knew exactly where I was going to place them on the wall. I started with the width and height from one side to the next of the whole collage.  This way you will be able to see exactly what space you are using and can make edits as you see fit. My advice, start in the middle and work your way out.

The scary bit

The thought of hammering away into a wall causes me anxiety, if you’re a centimetre out the whole thing can look wrong. I first found command strips when I was shopping in tesco I was intrigued by what they were so I had a look. I didn’t believe it at first, then I started using them. They act like a Velcro stick between the picture frame and the wall which and has adhesive to stick to the wall. I change my mind all the time so these command strips are perfect as they just pull down and come off the wall with no marks left at all.

And you’re done! The great thing about command strips is they can be removed so easily without leaving marks on your walls. If you decide you’re not sure why not change it around!

Lashings of love,