Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lost Lashes

This is only my second foray in Beauty blogging, I don't know if I intend to start blogging more about beauty, but it is also a huge passion for me alongside fashion, I don't think I have a friend who at some point I've not done their hair, make up or nails, but I felt I had to share this with you.

I am obsessed with long eyelashes, and unfortunately I am not blessed with them, so for the past year I had permanent last extensions, the type that are glued individually to each eyelash and reapplied every 4-6 weeks as your own natural lashes grow. 

My Lash Extensions when first applied
My lash extensions after they've grown out a bit more

It was great to wake up each day looking so "put together" and it seriously cut down the time it took to put my face on in the morning! So all great, right? Wrong! After a year my beautician said my own eyelashes needed a rest, so when they were all removed I was left with massive gaps between lashes, the ones left were few and far between and short. So for a lash addict to be left with hardly any lashes it was my worst nightmare.

My natural lashes

I originally turned to Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara, after much time trailing round Boots. Which although was amazing and did make my sparse pathetic eyelashes seem fuller and thicker, it cost £21.00 and dried out after 3 weeks, which for me does not equal value for money! Which is why I'm glad I waited to write this review as if I'd written a post when I got it, it would be a lot different to this one!

Lashes with Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara

Side View: Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara 

So I'm now using Benefit "They're Real" mascara which is only £18.50 and currently on offer in Boots so you receive a free travel size mascara as well as the full size tube, which is great for popping in your handbag for touch ups. Although this mascara has great reviews I must admit I was a little dubious as the brush isn't one I'd normally levitate towards. But honestly its brilliant! It really elongates my lashes and adds fullness and doesn't clump no matter how many coats I put on!

 My Lashes before mascara

My lashes with Benefit "They're Real" Mascara
My lashes with Benefit "They're Real" Mascara


My lashes with Benefit "They're Real" Mascara

Which is why I'm writing this post, it has been over 2 months now without false lashes and my own lashes have grown back (thankfully) so I'm on the hunt for great lash boosting treatments and conditioning lotions and amazing mascaras to make my own lashes long and luscious! 
Which mascara do you use? Have you got any great lash lengthening tips? I'd love to hear them and try them out!

14 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Ellen your poor lashes! So glad I've read this before considering getting extensions too. I've used Maybelline 'Falsies' mascara for ages and it's amazing! It has a fab scoopy spoon brush and makes my lashes look long and thick...for evenings I apply an extra coat (or two or three or four) and the effect is so good! It's only about £8 so definitely give it a go! Xxx

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    1. Ooo I'll have to give that a go! I'm willing to try anything at the moment!! Xx

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  2. eek i would cry if i lost my lashes. the benefit mascara looks great!

    romantically challenged

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    1. There was definitely a few tears shed! But I'm glad I can warn others and they've grown back!! Xx

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  3. hmmmm... i'm not a big fan of this mascara. It looks very clumpy. I prefer mascaras that still look natural :P

    I found your blog on FBL bloggers, so I'm following you now. I hope you follow back as well. ;)

    www.officiallygirlyfied.blogspot.com
    www.citybehindthefog.blogspot.com

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    1. Since having my lash extensions I'm used to false eyelashes so I prefer a false lash look verse natural. Thanks for the follow :) ill check out your blog now. Xx

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  4. wow the lashes look absolutely amazing! <3

    ww.myladyboudoir.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I do miss them, but never again! x

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  5. Wow what a great post!
    fortunately for me, i've always used little home remedies and secrets
    to help keep my lashes healthy and growing.

    I've seen some people with lash extensions around here and they were just too obvious....i don't like that. I'd rather just pop on natural whispy falsies and then take em off by the end of the day. lool

    But that mascara does wonders though~~ i might try it out now xDD

    xoxo
    http://thediablack.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! I know looking back they looked very fake, I'm treating myself to strip lashes on special occasions and the mascara is amazing. You'll have to do a post on your home remedies! xx

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  6. The benefit mascara looks amazing on you.. I've heard people swaer that castor oil makes lashes grow really quick but i haven't tried it out myself, you might want to look into that..For mascara i swear by Maybelline Falsies..always! xx

    Yewizzy @ She Loves The Finer Things

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    1. Thanks for the tip I'll definitely give it ago, I'm open to anything at the moment! I'll have to give that mascara a go a lot of people have recommended it! xx

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  7. Wow, great review!
    You have amazing eyebrows!!

    Jesss xo

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    1. aww thank you! I'm thinking of doing a tutorial/review on some eyebrow pencils, couldn't live without mine! x

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