Who doesn’t want longer and fuller healthier lashes?
So many lotions and potions available online that promise that, but do they really deliver?
I’ve been doing a good bit of research into it since i was really into the fake eyelash extensions and the look they gave my eyes.
They really seemed to open up the eyes and give that wow factor, but the real problem was the maintenance.
It was costing an eye-watering $60 a pop. Not only that but the irritation of having it done, lying there with your eyelids being prodded for a good hour was really not worth it in the end!
Ahh the things we do for beauty. You have to weigh up the pros and cons with some things and this was altogether waaaay too high maintenance. So, you hand over your hard earned cash for an hours irritation getting them applied individually, then it looks fantastic for a few days or if you’re lucky, a week or two. That sexy eye look doesn’t last very long though.
Next thing you know, they get all twisted and tangled together because oh dear, you rubbed your eyes by accident! Shock horror, the habit of a lifetime just ruined your sexy eyes look and now you just look like you stuck on a hundred false eyelashes by yourself the night before and forgot to take them out before bed! Lol. What a waste. But you can’t even remove them because they’re glued on so unless you wanna fork out another chunk of money, you get on with ya life..
The inconvenience doesn’t stop there though. Within a few weeks they start looking sparse, since they naturally shed as they are only an extension of your actual eye lashes, hence they fall out. This leaves you looking like you have then randomly stuck a few extra long lashes among your short-medium length natural ones, wherever they may be left. Ohh Dear..
Not a good look at all. In fact its a bit embarrassing, and that is waaay after the time when you are expected to have already gone back and had the old ones replaced. Bear in mind, the top-up lashes prob cost half the original price ie $30 and another 40mins of your life. It works out an expensive and time consuming operation. $90 a month plus travel expenses?? I don’t think so!!
The worst part of my lash extension days was when i realised they had become sparse and short after all that glueing and pulling at them. I have to say the look they gave me was one i loved, but the aftermath just upset me. I had never seen my eyelashes so short and after i gave up my short-lived addiction to eyelash extensions, i vowed to never go there again.
I tried out a couple of reasonably priced eyelash growth serums but wasn’t overly impressed with the results to be honest. The one i have here now is called Prolash+ and it cost around 15 quid. I seen a little extra growth but nothing amazing so got bored of that and the same with the other one, the name i can’t remember.
I had a good look online and realised the ones with all the good reviews seemed to be ridiculously priced. Like over a hundred euro or something which to me is just over-the-top. You are prob thinking, well if you used to spend so much on extensions then its not that much but theres really no guarantee this stuff works. I have heard of companies paying people to write good reviews in order to give them better ratings online etc. so i wasn’t chancing it.
Another thing is, you really don’t know what kind of chemicals are in these products. The FDA aren’t that choosy with what products go on the American market and so on..
Thats when i decided to go in search of my ever favourite and trusty, natural ingredient DIY options
I soon found what i was looking for and the results are fantastic within as little as a week!
WHAT U NEED:
A SMALL BOTTLE/CONTAINER WITH A LID
DISPOSABLE MASCARA WANDS
1/4 CUP OF CASTOR OIL
1/4 CUP OF COCONUT OIL
A FEW DROPS OF AVOCADO OIL
MICROWAVE THE COCONUT OIL FOR 20SECS OR SO UNTIL LIQUID
ADD THE CASTOR OIL AND AVOCADO OIL AND MIX WELL
ONCE IT HAS COOLED A BIT, TRANSFER THE MIX TO THE CONTAINER
STORE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
APPLY WITH DISPOSABLE MASCARA WANDS
RECOMMENDED TO USE TWICE DAILY FOR OPTIMUM RESULTS
You can use this at night before bed if you wear mascara throughout the day and it will work overnight as you sleep. The next morning the oils will have done their job and it should be fine to apply mascara without washing it off. They will have been absorbed at that stage, however, its probably best not to apply the serum directly before your mascara as the oils will still be slick and make application difficult. Wait an hour before applying mascara or avoid it if possible since the serum will work better alone.
This can also be used as an eyebrow enhancer if you are looking to grow those too. Just use a small paintbrush or makeup brush to apply. Wash the brush with hot water and mild soap after use for clean re-application.
Expect to see results in a week or two. Really nourishing the lashes helps them to grow stronger, longer and healthier just like the hair on your head. Treat them with care and they will be strong and shiny. Add this to your routine permanently and you will never look back!
Hope you like it,
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