Harro! Remember me, the girl with the non-existent eyelashes?
Last year I tried eyelash extensions and loved the look. I had long, sexy lashes for the first time in my life! It was a miracle!
After a few courses, however, I decided that the treatments were making too big a dent in my wallet. Back to short stubby lashes for me.
I still had hope, and rightfully so.
A couple of months ago my mother called me up and said she had just read all about a “revolutionary” eyelash conditioner called RevitaLash that will help me grow longer and thicker lashes. I was tempted, but the $100+ price tag deterred me. My mother, however, proceeded to go ahead and buy a tube for my younger sister (who, btw, has naturally longer lashes than me. Why?).
When my sister came home for winter break, she gave back the tube to my mother, proclaiming that her eyelashes were too long now. So long that they were becoming a nuisance.
It was then that I noticed her new lashes. Holy crap! They looked like she was wearing falsies!
My mother gladly handed me the leftover tube and I happily skipped through the rest of the day.
I did some research on RevitaLash, because I remembered reading about a similar product that had been banned by the FDA for containing the same ingredients as a glaucoma drug, with possible side effects on vision and even the color of the eyes.
After the Jan Marini eyelash conditioner was pulled from the market, RevitaLash was reformulated as well. However, it still contained the same ingredient that may cause irritation and change the color of your eyes.
I weighed the pros and cons, then decided the heck with it – my vision is already pretty bad and my irises are a boring brown color. If my eyes change color I honestly think it’ll be interesting and a nice conversation starter at the very least. Besides, I had done much worse stuff to my eyes in the past.
I started the treatment on Sunday. I forgot to take a “before” picture, but here’s one from 2007 for reference:
I’ll take a new picture every week so you can follow along on my quest for longer, fuller lashes!