Latisse And Eyelash Extensions

My, What Big Eyelashes You Have!

The pursuit of long, thick and dramatic eyelashes is not a new one. As far back as ancient Egypt, both women and men were grinding lead sulfide with other ingredients to make kohl, which they applied to the tops and corners of their eyes, eyebrows and eyelashes. This was most likely used as a protection from the sun and possibly to ward off evil curses. However, the look was decidedly chic. In nearly every corner of the globe since 4000 B.C., women have been pursuing the illusion of bigger eyes through shadows, liners, and especially eyelashes. More on Latisse and Eyelash Extensions


Eyelash Extensions 
I was born without a lot of body hair.  I feel lucky; I am one of the few who have gotten away with not having to wax nor shave my legs EVER.  On the downside, my eyebrows are thin and my eyelashes short, light and sparse like my eyebrows.
I don’t wear mascara.  I found my lashes falling off along with mascara when it was time to clean off.

Upon my sister’s prodding, I decided to try lash extensions.  I’ve seen other girls…. Oh, to have those long butterfly eyelashes!

The eyelash extensions came in three different lenghts:  Long, medium and natural.  Because my own eyelashes are short to begin with, I went for the natural length.  The whole procedure was long and tedious.  Each individual eyelash extension had to be glued to my own and I had to keep my eyelids closed the entire time, trying my best not to move them, as any movement caused the just-glued-but-not-quite-set eyelash to become crooked.  As far as any pain or discomfort, there was none, except for the smell of the glue, which wasn’t too bad.   I was fidgety the whole time and I couldn’t contain my anticipation.  After forty five minuets, which seemed more like two hours to me, the eyelash extension procedure was done.  I looked in the mirror… [Read more…]