You know when you’re freaking out but trying not to freak out, but then trying not to freak out makes you freak out even more?
I’m doing that right now.
It’s because of these missing lashes! A big chunk of lashes are missing from my right eye.
My natural lashes aren’t “all that” to begin with, OK, and ever since I had Connor, they’ve gotten even thinner and shorter than they were before, to give you an idea of the baseline.
Basically, I’m not working with a lot in terms of lashes, which is why you’ll find random tubes of mascara everywhere in my house. EVERYWHERE.
So how did this happen? I don’t know. Last weekend I was curling my lashes, and after I finished my right eye I noticed that gap smack dab in the center of my upper lash line.
Nooooooooo! Dude. You don’t realize how important those center lashes are until they’re freaking gone!
I don’t know when it happened, but I’m guessing that it happened last week when I was wearing false lashes that I couldn’t wait to remove. They looked great in pics, but they were super long, so I could see them out of the corner of my eye, which was driving me nuts. So, instead of doing what I usually do, which is soak a cotton pad with waterproof eye makeup remover and hold it over the falsies until they gently slip off, I just ripped those bad boys off (perhaps a little too enthusiastically). In the process, I probably ripped out that chunk of lashes on the right side, too.
Hopefully this lash enhancing product I just started using called LASHFOOD (it’s at Sephora) helps them grow back.
I wanted to try it because it’s 99.49% natural, gets decent reviews, and it it’s more affordable than most of the alternatives…not that it’s inexpensive. It’s still $79 for a three-month supply, so it’s not totally cheap (although, honestly, I don’t want to associate the idea of “cheap” with something that’s supposed to grow hair close to my eyeballs).
I also thought about getting a subscription to Latisse through YoDerm (an online dermatologist), but it’s $140 per month, and I’m not ready to go there yet… In my googling, I also read that Lash Boost by Rodan + Fields works for a lot of people, but it’s $150 for a two-three month supply.
I sure hope LASHFOOD works, because I’m missing my missing lashes badly!!
Have you ever used a lash growth product? If you have, what was it, and did it work for you?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,