Friday, 30 July 2010

Rapidlash

Let's talk eyelashes ladies.

We all know I love my makeup, this blog wouldn't exist if it wasn't one of my passions. However, on a day-to-day basis I feel as I have got older I have become more comfortable with my looks and can get away with fewer cosmetics. There are however certain things I still obsess about - clear skin and eyelashes. Even if I am running to a dance classes or popping out to buy Diet Coke I will always take a second to dab on some concealer (be it for blemishes, or just to hide the effects of yet another late night on my under eye area) and mascara. There is nothing more flattering than mascara, it opens the eyes, defines them and creates instant impact with minimal fuss. I am always on the look out for the next best thing, but I have come to realise that no matter how good the formulation (or hefty the price tag) as mother nature hasn't blessed me with naturally long, full lashes I will never be satisfied.

Some of you may remember that last Spring I started using Lilash. It worked wonders on my lashes and after 8 weeks they were so long and curly that I even had to trim a few just to keep them in check. Just look at them with one tiny coat of mascara. They may be a little too spidery for some, but I loved them.

I know they are just eyelashes, but I'm vain like that. Unfortunately, as you all know the effects are not permanent and after I finished the tube (and had scraped out every last drop) I was not looking forward to splurging out another £90. So now I am back to square one... tiny little lashes, that even the best mascara can't fix.

A year later, with many positive reviews spurring me on, and I have decided to embark on my second lash enhancing experiment. I purchased Rapidlash online from Boots.com for the slightly less hefty price of £39.99. Meet my new friend Rapidlash:
This baby promises to thicken and improve the appearance of lashes in 8 weeks. I am not going to go into the glaucoma medication mumbo jumbo, of course there are dangers (some people worry about irritation and change of eye colour), but as I had no significant issues with Lilash, fingers crossed this will work just as well.  

With proteins, vitamins and moisturising agents it claims to provide protection against breakage, replenish and rejuvenate, provide strength and shine, provide superior hydation and improve flexibility and elasticity. Enticing no?

So here are my little lashes after two weeks of use. 
Of course I am not expecting any results yet, but what I have noticed is a tiny bit of swelling and pink around my lid. (I had this before with Lilash so I am not worried. My eyes are extremely sensitive and many makeup products tend to make my eyes a little irritated).

So there we have it. Let the journey begin. I shall see you here in 6 weeks to document my findings. I'm not going to lie... I'm expecting miracles ;).

Have you tried any ash growth products? What have been your experiences? Are you tempted? xxx
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14 comments

  1. wow Lilash did wonders! wonder what results you will get with rapidlash. i have used it for a week, no change so far x look forward to reading about how it goes for you xx

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  2. Your eyelashes looked brilliant with Lilash but that product is so expensive! Please do keep up updated with Rapidlash.
    I also heard that Revlon will be releasing an eyelash growth enhancer soon. Hopefully we will see cheaper products in the market soon.

    I'm trying pure castor oil and it's not doing much unfortunately.

    XXX

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  3. im embarking on a rapid lash journey too!!


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    xx

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  4. I used vaseline lightly on my eyelashes and the results were really good and dramatic (well for me).
    Good luck!

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  5. I have fairly long lashes already but have thought about using Rapidlash. I'm just so scared that it would change my eye color and so I won't use it.

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  6. My Dearest Natalya I did a Video On Rapid Lash of course I paid for it myself but OMG I love the results and Yes I had to cute them 4x times already I really love Rapid Lash and trust me You will see a big difference just watch my video and see the before and afters oxox Melinda BTW BIG kiss to Maxie the Prince oxox

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  7. Did you read Lollipop26's blog on Rapidlash? She too had amazing results with Lilash, but on the search for cheaper things turned to Rapidlash, and it worked for a few weeks but OMG! Most of her eyelashes fell out because of it! The pictures are so sad. Hopefully this was a one off though, and I wish you all the best with this! x

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  8. I stumbled upon your blog and love what you are doing with eye make-up! I have been using Latisse. My eyelashes fell out after my baby was born and i started using it every other night. It is expensive, but I decided to use it every other night i hopes it would last longer. It works for me but I would love to try something less expensive. I found that mascara from Bare Minerals works for me. Cheers!

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  9. I have been using a blend of castor oil and argan oil on my lashes at night, and it has definitely made them longer and fuller in just a few weeks! I just cleaned out an old mascara tube and put my own mixture in it. I also used some aloe vera gel and vaseline to give it a more gel-like texture as opposed to pure oil which would be too greasy. I got the idea from KlaireDeLys' video on YT. Give it a try! So much cheaper than all these lash serums on the market. Even the L'Oreal drugstore version is pretty expensive considering it's such a tiny amount in the tube.

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  10. This eyelash enhancement serum also boasts of an easy, safe, cruelty-free formula and a price that’s rarely found in its product range.

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  11. The only thing that you need to do is to choose the best product that will suit you and work best for you. Hope you do the right choice. :)

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  12. The best blog post i have gone through!!! brilliant content with clear and precise information.

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  13. That's incredible ... the write up is mind blowing and shares amazing content..... Thank you !!

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