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How To: Glam Zombie Halloween Makeup Look with THREE Costume False Eyelashes

Halloween zombie makeup look with costume fake eyelashes

Halloween is only a few days away, and for those of you who don’t have a costume yet and want something simple yet Halloween-y, zombies are a no-brainer. Ha! No brains. See what I did there? 😉

There are tons of zombie makeup tutorials available on YouTube, so I’m not going to get into how I drew my face. What I will do is show you which lashes were used for this look, and why I used not one, but THREE different pairs.

But before we begin…

I wrote an article a while back giving 3 insanely practical and little-known tips on How to Wear Color Lashes. And I just realized I followed those 3 tips in chronological order.  Cool.

3 tips for wearing halloween costume eyelashes

Let me just say this now: If you’re wearing fake lashes for Halloween this year, you REALLY should read that post if you haven’t done so already. You kinda might regret not having read the article when Halloween night rolls around… Just saying.

Anyway, back to creating that zombie eye:

Lash #1: The base lash

What’s a base lash, you say?

A base lash is a pair of “normal,” non-costume falsies (we use our Human Hair lashes) that are worn under costume lashes to bring definition and depth to the eyes.  Read more about it here. Trust me, it makes a WORLD of difference.

For this look, I used Elegant Lashes® #003 Black False Eyelashes as my base lash:

Elegant Lashes® #003 Black False Eyelashes

I chose this as the base lash because it looked quite similar to the glow-in-the-dark costume eyelash I was going to wear: Elegant Lashes G234 “Glow Stixx” Eyelashes.

Elegant Lashes G234 “Glow Stixx” Glow in the Dark False Eyelashes

Of course, you don’t need to wear a base lash for every costume look, but I initially tried my zombie look with just the black-and-white G234 “Glow Stixx” eyelash, and yes, it looked very, very nice …

halloween costume eyelashes

…but I knew I could do better. The lashes look awesome, but I want perfection, and the eyes just weren’t as open as I would have liked. I blame it on the white glow-in-the-dark strips of the eyelash – white eyelashes just have a way of closing your eyes like that. So I went ahead and applied the #003 Black lashes as a base lash. Like I said, it made a world of difference. (Photo will come later. Be patient.)


Lash #2: The under lash

I’ve said this before, but when you’re going all out with a dramatic costume look, you CAN’T FORGET YOUR UNDIES. If you’re going to go heavy with the makeup and lashes on top, PLEASE balance out the look with something on the bottom. I used #502 Black Under Lashes for my zombie eyes:

Elegant Lashes® #502 Black False Under Eyelash

If you normally can’t wear under lashes, Halloween is the perfect time to experiment with bottom falsies. The makeup’s crazy, and no one’s judging, so you may as well go crazy with the lashes, too!

Here’s what the eye looks like with just the base lash on top and the under lash on the bottom:

false under eyelashes and flared top fake eyelash

The under lashes on the bottom look awkward and heavy now, but it will balance out the top-heavy lashes when they come.

And here they come:

Lash #3: The costume lash… applied on the crease

halloween costume false eyelashes

Yay, perfection! Costume eyelashes are the perfect finishing touch to your Halloween costume, so make sure you’re applying them right! Otherwise, you’ll look sleepy, your eyes will feel tired and uncomfortable, and you won’t have a good time. 🙁

Follow these 2 tips to open up the eyes if you’re wearing heavy/colorful fake lashes for Halloween:

  1. Wear a base lash. I know I sound like a broken record, but… it really, really does make a world of difference, especially if you’re wearing lighter-colored lashes. The base lash truly opens up the eyes.
  2. Apply the large costume false eyelash on your CREASE, not on your natural lash line. Costume lashes are big and heavy, and they won’t feel comfortable when applied the same way that normal falsies are applied. This all has to do with leverage and physics. Place the heavier costume lashes further/higher from the lash line (I place my false lashes on my crease) to take the weight off the eyelid and also open up the eyes.

Final result:

Halloween costume eyelashes, zombie makeup look, black and white fake eyelashes

Halloween glam zombie makeup using THREE false eyelashes: a thick human hair base lash, false bottom lashes, and of course, the costume eyelashes on top!

Here’s the zombie staring at the ground so you can see her awesome eyelashes better:

Halloween glam zombie eye makeup costume false eyelashes

I think these black and white eyelashes will also work great with a skeleton look. 🙂

And since Halloween is more of a night-time occasion….. You can’t forget about the glow-in-the-dark part of the G234 “Glow Stixx” Glow in the Dark lashes:

Elegant Lashes® G234 “Glow Stixx” glow in the dark false eyelashes  in black light

This is Elegant Lashes® G234 “Glow Stixx” glow in the dark false eyelashes in black light. Aren’t they so awesome??

And here’s what they look like on a person:

glow in the dark false eyelashes_halloween rave costume

Believe it or not, this photo is completely unedited (except for cropping) and was taken with one simple black light bulb in a dark room. Yeah, these glow in the dark eyelashes are that amazing. They look so awesome under black light. Perfect for if you’re going out dancing… X)

Another photo of the glow in the dark eyelashes in black light:

glow in the dark false eyelashes zombie makeup
Shy zombie.

Just to set the record straight, you don’t need costume eyelashes to create a Halloween costume look. The zombie look can be achieved with non-costume lashes, also.

Here’s a top-down view of the same zombie makeup look, using only two eyelashes this time: #061 Black False Eyelash on top, and #502 Black Under Lashes on the bottom (both of them are 100% Human Hair).

thick long drag queen fake eyelashes

zombie makeup halloween costume ideas

Wow, I look particularly dead in that last photo.

Hope this inspired some of you to step out of your comfort zone and experiment with multiple lashes/under lashes/costume lashes. Remember, have fun with your looks – on Halloween, anything goes!


One last thing

Do you have a friend who hasn’t decided what she wants to be for Halloween yet? Send her a link to this post so she can learn to recreate this simple glam zombie look and look awesome on the dance floor with some glow-in-the-dark lashes!

Share this article with your friends!

And if any of you are planning on wearing costume lashes for Halloween, PLEASE do yourselves a big, big favor by reading and sharing the How to Wear Color Lashes post. Because there are just some things you don’t think about until it’s too late and you wish someone had told you…


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Now tell me: What are YOU going to be this Halloween? Leave a comment below!


Under Lashes for Newbies

Wanna know a secret? I never posted anything on under/bottom/lower false lashes before because most of them are too long for me to wear on my lower lash line. With the exception of #133 and #529 under lashes – both of them about half the length of our other under lashes – I always wore under lashes as top lashes.

Until now.

Elegant Lashes natural looking under / bottom / lower false eyelashes
Yay for new experiences! I’m taking baby steps here, so I wore #049 under lashes in brown (always great for first-timers). Kim Kardashian can get away with dark and dramatic lower eyelashes, but I know my limits, and some faces (like mine) aren’t meant for super long or dark lower lashes. That said…

What is the best choice for those just starting out with under lashes?

Hands down, brown lashes are ALWAYS the best choice for beginners or those just starting to experiment with any kind of false eyelashes. Now, I’m no newbie to falsies, but I certainly am very new to full-strip under lashes, so of course I went for brown under lashes.

Elegant Lashes 049 Brown under bottom lower False Eyelashes

Say hello to Elegant Lashes #049 Brown. It’s been in the Elegant Lashes® family since the beginning of time and is a consistent strong-seller, which is in itself a testimony to its versatility, allure, and time-tested beauty.

So out of the 21 different under lashes I could’ve have chosen, why did I pick #049 Brown?

Honestly, … because that’s what everyone else gets. I figured there must be a reason why this is one of our staple sellers. I think people favor this because it has an overall very classic and unoffensive(?) shape and length that makes it work well both as an under lash and an upper lash. The thin pieces of hair (100% natural human hair, of course!) make it ideal for use as under lashes while the length makes it ideal for wear as a natural and virtually undetectable upper lash.

Natural looking top and bottom false eyelashes by Elegant Lashes 049 Brown

What do you think of my hairy eyes? X) This whole “bottom false eyelash” thing is a very new and interesting experience for me, but with the brown under lashes, I think I could get used to this! I’ve worn #049 Brown as upper lashes, but like I said, this is the first time wearing a longer under lash for its intended purpose, and I honestly don’t think it looks that bad! Of course, they’re too long to be my natural bottom lashes, especially for a person of my ethnicity, but they don’t look too garish to me. (Tell me if they do look garish to you, though! I want your honesty. ;))

natural looking brown bottom false eyealshes (under lashes)

Better picture of the under lashes. Don’t they look so nice and perfectly separated? I really, really like these! 😀 And I love the subtle and understated brown color. Blends nicely with the skin so the bottom lashes look soft, not scary. Yay brown under lashes!


I wanted to focus on my lower lashes for this post, so I downplayed my upper lashes with a sparse false eyelash in relatively the same shape as the #049 Brown under lash. But if you like the sparse and natural look of the lashes I wore on top, here’s what they look like. This particular style is Elegant Lashes #103 Brown:

natural looking brown false eyelashes_Elegant Lashes #103 Brown False Eyelash

Wow, look at that. How interesting. I honestly never even paid attention to this style before, but someone got a whole bunch of these and I got so darn curious I had to check it out. Pretty nice, I say!


Back to the under lashes!


Application Tip:

One thing I noticed with under lashes – if you’re going to use the entire strip, apply it close to the inner corner of your eyes, brown false eyelashes on top and bottom_Elegant Lashes #049 Brown False under eyelashesespecially if the under lash is on the longer side (extending beyond your natural lower lash length). I’m not saying to go so far in as to stab yourself in the tear duct, but I usually place my upper lashes towards the outer corner of my eye to elongate it, and this technique didn’t look so hot with the under lash. It looks funny having a big gaping empty space near the inner corner suddenly bursting into a row of long bottom lashes. So if you want your entire lower lash line to be enhanced with false lashes… apply the false lashes along your entire lower lash line.

Of course, if you’re only applying under lashes to the outer corners of your eyes like I did here and Bonnie did here, you can disregard that whole paragraph above.

shyne sunny_natural looking false eyelashes

Hmm, the more I look at these photos, the more I like the way these brown under lashes look. I like that they’re light in color so it’s not too obvious that I’m wearing under lashes. It makes you do a double-take because there’s something there enhancing the eyes but you can’t quite put your finger on what it might be….


So now that you’ve followed me to the conclusion of my first experience with under lashes, here are the major takeaway points (if you didn’t catch them already):

  • If you’re new at the whole bottom false eyelash thing (correct term is under lash, by the way), or are just unfamiliar with false eyelashes in general, STICK WITH BROWN!! Lots of people give up on under lashes because they get them in black, which looks very harsh and dramatic on most women. Try brown lashes (we have the most brown lashes of any false eyelash brand, so we’re kind of a good place to start. *ahem*) and you’ll find the under lashes don’t look so garish or difficult to wear.
    • Even if the under lash is long, the brown color will blend easily with your skin so the lashes don’t stand out so much. You’ll feel less self-conscious about your under lashes screaming for attention.
  • If you’ve bought a pair of under lashes that were too long for you, DON’T throw them away!! I never even thought of using under lashes on my lower lashes until today. If your false eyelashes are too long for use as under lashes, simply flip them over and use them as upper lashes. I do it all the time, and no one’s arrested me for my crime!
  • Unless you’re cutting up your under lashes and placing them only on the outer corners of your eyes, apply your under lash along the entire lower lash line. It’ll look very weird to have a bald gap in the inner corner and then a sudden shock of long, hairy under lashes sprouting out of nowhere.


I hope this was helpful in some way!

Now that I’ve shared my first-time experience with you, it’s YOUR turn – have you ever tried or considered under lashes? What do you think of the ones in this post? Share your own experiences – did it look awful, great, etc.- in the comments below!

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Not Your Average Princess – Dolly Hime Gyaru Eyes with Elegant Lashes® M015 Mystic Lashes

Note/Disclaimer/Prologue: This is not a makeup tutorial. I know too little about makeup and wear too little of it in my daily life to claim to have any authority or credibility regarding that subject. However, I do know my false eyelashes very well, and I state what I know. This post is about the M015 Mystic false eyelash, part of the Mystic collection by Elegant Lashes®. Okay, now let’s get on with the goodies.

I’ll tell you a story:

One day I decided to be girly and try out a Japanese hime gyaru look (if you don’t know what that is, Google it). Too bad I don’t own any fluffy, frilly, poofy-foofy lacey dresses to make me look princess-y and ultra girly. All I have is a fringe wig and a slew of awesome, freakin’-great-quality false eyelashes that any girl would die to have at her disposal. Thankfully, that’s all I need.

dolly eye gyaru makeup look with Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic false eyelashes

Above is the lash I chose for the look. I chose M015 Mystic Lashes because I noticed gyaru lashes are usually sparse and spiky, rather than full and voluminous, and in any case the Mystic collection is the closest you’ll get to Asian-style false lashes while sticking to an American brand.

gyaru makeup_Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic false eyelashes

This is what the M015 Mystic lashes look like on my eyes. This design is definitely straying from my usual small handful of Mystic Lashes which I consider safe territory (the M030 family, M520, and all the various accent lashes available in the collection.) But it worked very well for creating that dolly eye look I was going for.


shyne sunny models dolly eye hime gyaru makeup look with Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic false eyelashes

Do I look dolly enough?

dolly eye hime gyaru makeup look with Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic false eyelashes

This was my first attempt at a feminine, dolly hime gyaru look, and also my first time trying the M015 lashes, which always piqued my curiosity. Now it is my go-to lash for when I play around with gyaru looks. Someday I’ll be brave enough to try the longer version of this, the M075 Mystic Lash, but I’m taking baby steps here. 😉

shyne sunny models dolly eye Japanese gyaru makeup look with Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic false eyelashes

I paired the M015 lashes with an under lash (I think they were #602 Brown cut in half) and actually went out in public like this. I know this is nothing to most people, but to me, this is more makeup than I am used to wearing out in public, and I was a little self-conscious of all the lash action going on. However, I did like my lashes. All four of them. Hahaha! 🙂

Oh, you want a close up? Ok, here you go:

top and bottom false eyelashes for Japanese gyaru makeup

Mmm. Those M015 Mystic Lashes look mighty nice, no? There are short criss-crossed fibers in between the larger spikes, so you get light volume along with defined lashes.

Like all Mystic lashes, the band of the M015 lash is sturdier than human hair lashes, and these lashes will retain their perfectly curved shape even after they’ve been peeled off of their tray. What does that mean for you? No bending the lash band to have it conform to your eye shape. Less fuss, easier application.

Here’s what they look like from the front:

top and bottom false eyelashes for Japanese gyaru makeup

Can you tell I’m smiling/laughing in the bottom photo? I forgot why, though. That means there was no point in telling you I was laughing in that photo. -_-

I’m actually embarrassed about posting this next picture up because it looks so… well, I’m just very uncomfortable with such a large and up-close photo of myself. >.< But I took the darn photo and the camera made my skin look awesome, and I also put a little macro eye insert in it for y’all, so here it comes.

shyne sunny models dolly eye Japanese hime gyaru makeup look with Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic false eyelashes

Okay, so that’s my dolly-eyed, princessy Japanese hime gyaru look, achieved using Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic Lashes. <– (Click that if you want your own pair!)

I think I just wanted to share this underdog Mystic lash with y’all, because it really is a hidden gem and deserves some love. However, I do understand why the M015 is overshadowed by its longer and more dramatic cousin, M075. The M015 is more suited to smaller eyes. I think.

What do you think of this style? I hope this post introduced you to a new style you weren’t aware of before. 🙂 By the way, did you Google what hime gyaru is? If yes, tell me – was I anywhere close to achieving that look? Hahaha! Let me know your thoughts on all this in the comments below! And don’t forget to show some love by clicking the “like,” tweet, and share buttons.

Ok, now that I look like a fru-fru princess… Where is that darn Prince Charming?


False Eyelashes 101 Tip: How (and Why) to Layer False Eyelashes

Here’s a very useful but little-known tip: like clothes, false eyelashes can be layered to create a completely customized look. Brilliant in its simplicity, layering false lashes is a very handy technique used to add volume, dimension, color, or sparkle to a makeup look. And trust me, it does not look messy. Here are some different ways you can layer your false eyelashes to fit your unique style/mood:

Double up on false eyelashes to create intense volume:

Layering two pairs of the same style of false eyelashes is ideal if you love the shape of a certain style but want more volume. I love the curl and wearable length of Elegant Lashes 824 lashes (I switch off wearing black and brown styles depending on my mood), but one day I wanted to see what I would get if I combined the two and wore them together. Let’s see how that went:

natural looking false eyelashes_Elegant Lashes 824 Brown False Eyelashes
First, this is how Elegant Lashes 824 Brown looks on my eyes. When I’m wearing some makeup.
natural looking false eyelashes_Elegant Lashes 824 Brown False Eyelashes

Here are the 824 Brown lashes again, on a more naked eye. My natural lashes are completely invisible in this picture, but believe me – they’re there. Somewhere….

Elegant Lashes 824 Brown + Black Mascara
Elegant Lashes 824 Brown, with a coat of black mascara. Now it looks just like 824 Black. Cool.layering black and brown false eyelashes for natural voluminous lookAdded some 824 Black lashes on top of the 824 Brown. See how there’s instantly more volume? 🙂natural looking false eyelashes_layering black and brown false eyelashes for natural voluminous lookThe complete look. Yay! I loved my lashes this day. Perfect length, extra hairy and full. Me gusta. 😀

Add intensity, definition, and flair:

Sometimes you need more drama. On the eyes, that is. While I can always depend on my trusty #213 Black lashes for a beautiful look, I wanted to have really unique, cool-looking lashes for my birthday. Layering a pair of Elegant Lashes M081 Mystic Lashes on top of the #213 Black false lashes I was already wearing gave me the perfect flair and edginess I was craving. (Sorry, I didn’t take any high-quality close-ups of the eyes, so these snapshots will have to suffice.)
False Eyelashes_Elegant Lashes M081 Mystic Lash and 213 Black False Eyelashes

I LOVED my lashes this day (and my nails – ha!). And I was darn proud of my little birthday lash concoction. Adding a defined spiky false eyelash on top of soft, wispy lashes gives the eyes a very nice lift and accent, with the added bonus of more definition. I am genius.

Try this out for yourself – apply your favorite soft and full lash, and then apply a spiky, more defined lash on top. Your look will change completely. I’ve also paired #045 Black and #220 Black together and really liked what I saw. 😉


Soften or fill out super spiky/sparse false lashes:

If layering false eyelashes can have the effect of intensifying your look, the opposite is also possible. If you feel that a certain lash is a little too intensely spiky or sparse, add a layer of fuller, wispier lashes to soften the look and/or fill out the spaces. Here I applied M355 Mystic Lashes (a criss-cross accent lash) on top of Elegant Lashes #220 Black.


See how the lashes look softer and fuller towards the outer corner? That’s the softening and volumizing effect of layering a sparse, spiky lash with a fuller accent lash.

layered false eyelashes_Elegant Lashes 220 Black and M355 Mystic Lashes criss cross accent lashes

Applying accent lashes (mini false eyelashes that are applied on the outer corner of the eye) on top of spiky lashes emphasizes just the outer corners, giving the eyes a nice lift and flirty cat-eye effect. I now always wear my #220 lashes with some kind of accent lash at the ends, because I like the extra oomph, and because … well, because I need all the help I can get. -_-


Add sparkle to ordinary false eyelashes:

Everyone knows that false eyelashes add the perfect finishing touch to any look. But when the occasion calls for something more, layer your favorite falsies with some rhinestone half lashes to add some beautiful, glamorous sparkle. When you don’t want to fuss with a full strip rhinestone eyelash but rhinestone half lashes alone aren’t enough, layering is your best friend.

Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic Lashes and D178 rhinestone false eyelashes

Bonnie paired Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic Lash with D178 Rhinestone Half Lashes applied on the outer ends. She gets the lengthening and volumizing benefits of a full strip lash, while the beautiful rhinestones make this look worthy of any special occasion.

Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic Lashes and D178 rhinestone false eyelashes

When her eyes are open, she has beautiful lashes with just a hint of something special going on. The treat is when she blinks, and the rhinestones glisten as they catch the light. So pretty!


Add color and texture to costume looks:

I love when artists get creative and combine different colors and textures of lashes. There are so many possible combinations, and layering lashes allows you to customize every detail to match your unique vision.

black and white feather eyelashes_Elegant Lashes F131 F404 Patrick Boltinghouse

Above is a photo sent in by the amazingly talented makeup artist Patrick Boltinghouse. Most people are content with using/wearing just one pair of feather eyelashes, but this combination of F131 white feather eyelashes and wispy F404 black feather lashes is to die for! I love how the feathers here are torn and combined to create this whimsical fantasy look.

Bonnie also came up with her own colorful false eyelash combination using Carnival Color Lashes, which she wore for her Mardi Gras look:colorful purple and gold false eyelashes, mardi gras colorful makeup

The glistening gold effect on the tips is achieved by layering golden tinsel C748 Carnival Color Lashes on top of purple C842 Carnival Color Lashes.

For a much simpler and more wearable look layering color lashes, try combining a colorful under lash, like Elegant Lashes C049 Carnival Color Lash, with your favorite “normal” falsies. Here I used C049 blue under lashes with a similar-looking under lash, Elegant Lashes #049 Black, and used both as upper lashes.

natural false eyelashes, lower bottom under lashes, blue false eyelashes

Blue neutralize reds and yellows, making the whites of the eyes look brighter. If your eyes are tired and red (as mine often are), wear blue-tinted lashes, mascara, or eyeliner to help create the illusion of  clearer, whiter eyes.

natural false eyelashes, lower bottom under lashes, blue false eyelashes

The blue lashes are subtle and understated, but they really bring a nice, fresh pop of color to your everyday look.

What do you think about layering false lashes? Would you try it out? If you have, let me know how you got creative in the comments section below (or better yet, share your photo with us on Facebook!).

Have fun trying out different combinations of lashes! Don’t forget to *like* *tweet* and *share.* Buttons are provided below so you  don’t have to work so hard to show your love.  >:D

The Perfect Springtime False Eyelashes (They’re Brown!)

Spring is finally here and I’m welcoming the warm weather by wearing three different brown false eyelashes on my eyes!

Just kidding, I’m only doing that for the sake of convenience. (As you can tell, I’ll be showing off three different lash styles in today’s post.) But seriously. Brown false eyelashes are the perfect way to pretty up for spring because of how soft and subtle they are.

brown false eyelashes are ideal for red hair
Brown lashes are all the rage in Japan these days and it’s not that hard to see why. (In case you haven’t got a clue, read why brown lashes are so dandy here.) Now let’s see those beauties in action!

thick dramatic brown false eyelashes

Oh yes, you know you like that velvety softness. I’m wearing Elegant Lashes #079 Brown on top and Elegant Lashes #602 Brown on the bottom. Honestly, I could never wear #079 Black no matter how much I wanted to because it’s just too big, bold, and … scary (for me). But that’s obviously not the case with the brown version.

Like I said in the Brown Lashes blog post, a brown version of the same eyelash will look totally different from the black version. Because of the lighter color, you can pull off longer, more dramatic styles without looking like a crazy person. (If you’re new to false lashes, I highly recommend starting off with brown lashes first – especially if your first pair of falsies are very thick and/or long ones.)

thick brown false eyelashes

Can you imagine what these lashes would look like in black? If you can’t, let’s just say it’ll look a whole lot thicker and longer than it already does. No wonder I’m so intimidated by them! For those who can pull off the bolder black version, I commend you! As for myself, I’ll just stick to the brown version. It matches better with red hair anyway (which is also discussed in the Brown Lashes blog post!). XD

On to the next style I’m wearing …

Say hello to subtle spikes! I’m wearing Elegant Lashes #073 Brown on top and Elegant Lashes #602 Brown on the bottom (again).

That’s my subtle attempt at covering up my other eye. X)

Spiky lashes are great for all eye shapes. I’m loving this style because it’s not too dense, it works well with the under lash I’m wearing, and the spikes, although long, are not intimidating in any way.

natural looking brown false eyelashes_Elegant Lashes 73 brown

Gorgeous daytime eyelash, methinks!

Yay, two Lash-a-Day reviews in one post! (Well, three reviews if you count the little under lash segment I put on!) If you have any comments or questions, you can always ask us here on this blog (or on Twitter or Facebook). Don’t forget to “Like”, tweet, and share!