Plump Those Lashes!

I'm constantly fussing with myself, plucking and primping, exfoliating and moisturizing, and trying to find other little ways to improve my appearance. Lately, I've been fixated on my lashes.

What I've been doing on a nightly basis is using an old, clean mascara wand to coat my lashes with a mixture of grape seed oil and vaseline. It's strange to me how ideas about things like vaseline come into existence. I've found sites where hundreds of hundreds of people have left comments saying that vaseline improved their lashes, yet you'll always find some "expert" trying to tear the idea down. Duh! If people experience something from doing it, then there's obviously something to the idea! It's the same with apple cider vinegar or body wraps. There are women who find permanent weight and inch loss from using body wraps. People who eat pasta and chips every day incorporate some ACV into their diets, lose weight consistently with NO other changes to their habits, and there are STILL morons saying, "It doesn't work. Just eat right and work out. There aren't any shortcuts!"

Well, I'm here to tell you that there are shortcuts! To most anything! But I digress... I can get really worked up. I'm just sick of people slamming alternative health and beauty methods.

Back to my eyelashes. I coat them with the aforementioned ingredients, plus I dab a bit of Rapid Lash on them every now and then. I'm wary of using this product because A) it has made my eye area red and puffy, and B) there are people who have experienced thinning lashes after months of using it. But to address that, there are also many users who love the product and say that losing lashes, especially once they've become so thick and numerous, is a natural process of regrowth and that the lashes come back and continue to grow.

Other people tout coconut, olive, and castor oil as being conducive to beautiful, fat lashes. I say, they're all probably good for lash growth.

The biggest thing, I believe, with growing your lashes is consistency. Baby them every day. Imagine them growing. See how lush and dark and BEGUILING they are. SEE IT, DAMN IT!
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Plump Those Lashes!

I'm constantly fussing with myself, plucking and primping, exfoliating and moisturizing, and trying to find other little ways to improve my appearance. Lately, I've been fixated on my lashes.

What I've been doing on a nightly basis is using an old, clean mascara wand to coat my lashes with a mixture of grape seed oil and vaseline. It's strange to me how ideas about things like vaseline come into existence. I've found sites where hundreds of hundreds of people have left comments saying that vaseline improved their lashes, yet you'll always find some "expert" trying to tear the idea down. Duh! If people experience something from doing it, then there's obviously something to the idea! It's the same with apple cider vinegar or body wraps. There are women who find permanent weight and inch loss from using body wraps. People who eat pasta and chips every day incorporate some ACV into their diets, lose weight consistently with NO other changes to their habits, and there are STILL morons saying, "It doesn't work. Just eat right and work out. There aren't any shortcuts!"

Well, I'm here to tell you that there are shortcuts! To most anything! But I digress... I can get really worked up. I'm just sick of people slamming alternative health and beauty methods.

Back to my eyelashes. I coat them with the aforementioned ingredients, plus I dab a bit of Rapid Lash on them every now and then. I'm wary of using this product because A) it has made my eye area red and puffy, and B) there are people who have experienced thinning lashes after months of using it. But to address that, there are also many users who love the product and say that losing lashes, especially once they've become so thick and numerous, is a natural process of regrowth and that the lashes come back and continue to grow.

Other people tout coconut, olive, and castor oil as being conducive to beautiful, fat lashes. I say, they're all probably good for lash growth.

The biggest thing, I believe, with growing your lashes is consistency. Baby them every day. Imagine them growing. See how lush and dark and BEGUILING they are. SEE IT, DAMN IT!

3 Comments:

  • At August 20, 2010 at 4:22 PM , Blogger Johanna said...

    Great tips for Bambi-like lashes. How about a post on nipping early aging in the bud? As you know, I discovered some fine lines under my 27-year-old eyes this morning, and I haven't been the same since.

     
  • At September 11, 2010 at 8:55 AM , Anonymous QuiteLight said...

    My biggest help for my thinner, blond-tipped (so they look shorter) lashes was to stop using regular mascara! I had always rubbed at my itchy eyes, losing/breaking brittle lashes, assuming allergies, bad lashes etc.

    I tried Aveda Mosscara as part of my "go natural" experiment, and all of a sudden, my eyes stopped itching, my lashes stopped breaking & I stopped rubbing! Amazing, they sloooooooowly grew back, and there's more of them & longer than I thought, which works for me.

     
  • At September 11, 2010 at 9:08 PM , Blogger K said...

    QuiteLight, I'll be looking into that! I'm pretty content with the mascara I use, Buxom Lash, and it doesn't give me any trouble. But using a mascara with icelandic moss in it? Hell yes!

     

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