CarLashes: the kitschest car accessory
Published 22/09/2010 | 10:11
Fluffy dice and racing stripes have been replaced by car eyelashes as the new "must-have" kitsch car accessory.
CarLashes are already a hit among women drivers in the US and are rapidly gaining popularity.
The accessories are fixed above the headlights with tape designed not to damage the paintwork when removed.
For those who feel that attaching a set of plain eyelashes to their car is not kitsch enough, the firm who invented the accessory also sells strips of “crystal eyeliner” to stick along the top.
The US firm which launched CarLashes in January, Turbo Style Products, invites customers to “dress up your headlights with a touch of fashion and a twinkle of crystal!”
Fans of the accessory have created a Facebook group to share pictures of their cars. Around 3,000 people have become fans of the product on the social networking site.
One user wrote: "I do eyelash extensions, so eyelashes on my car are the perfect advert for my business."
Carlashes cost around €19 and the crystal "eyeliner" strips cost around €15.