29 Jan LASHley: Part 1
I find it funny that people think I glued strip lashes to my lids before The Bachelor pool party or the camping trip. I’d say, “So what?!” if I did though. Your typical pool party isn’t being seen by 7 million people BTW. I admitted my biggest beauty secret a couple of weeks ago in the Yes, My Lashes Are Mine post. In case you missed it, my lashes have extensions. That’s why they don’t fall off when I cry, which as you know now happens on the reg.
People either love my lashes or hate them. They either want them or they call them creepy spiders. If you’re on my beauty blog, I’m guessing you like them and therefore, I like your style.
A few weeks ago, my wonderful lash tech, Lei at Pretty Girls Make Faces, said it would be best to take my lashes off for a couple of days and start with a fresh set. She advised that my eyes needed a rest. I agreed…and then I saw my bare lashes. My eyes bugged out a la Carrie at the horror of natural lashes. I just couldn’t believe how accustom to the extensions I got over the course of 9 months.
My apparent lash extension dependency made me rethink the initial decision to get them. I still don’t know if I could ever give up the addiction. Sad. I’ll be 90 at the lash salon. In all honesty and hilarity though, my 91-year-old grandmother just gave up wearing falsies about 3 years ago because of cataracts. She hasn’t had the same spunk ever since, poor thing.
After a little thought, I knew I didn’t actually regret getting the extensions. However, it reminded me of a crucial part of my lash regimine that I have now reimplemented and must inform y’all about. The very special product I refer to is RAPID LASH!
Rapid Lash is a safe serum that you brush onto your lash line and after just 4 weeks you’ll see a noticeable improvement in the thickness, length, and overall condition of your eyelashes. There’s also Rapid Eyebrow to help grow ya some brows if you’re lacking in that department. As you can guess, I haven’t ventured there.
When I initially started using this product a couple of years ago, I couldn’t believe the difference in such a short amount of time. My mom had the nubbiest, Dutch girl eyelashes her whole life even after applying awesome mascaras (LASHley: Part 2). After using Rapid Lash, my mom’s lashes are gorgeous! Despite my efforts, she won’t get extensions…and truthfully, really doesn’t need them. (No one actually NEEDS them… I guess.)
I noticed my natural lashes became sparser and shorter-seeming after extensions. Sad and hard to admit, but true. Because of this, I started using Rapid Lash again to help condition my lashes. After all, the stronger and longer my natural lashes are, the denser my lashes with extensions can be and the longer the extensions will last. It depends on the website whether or not they recommend using Rapid Lash with extensions, but I haven’t encountered any problems thus far.
*Helpful application tip* Make sure to apply the serum as close as possible to your lash line. If you get sloppy, you may start growing a second row of lashes. That’s right, I was getting little hairs popping up on my lids. Hey, at least it’s proof the product works!
Rapid Lash can be found at some drug stores, but I like to buy it on Amazon because it’s usually a bit cheaper. It retails at $49.95 and each tube will last approximately 2 months. It’s a lot cheaper than lash extensions!