A couple of months ago, I was at a baby shower and my friend and I were talking. I could barely concentrate on what she was saying because her lashes were so long they were basically brushing me with every blink. She had been using Latisse…and her lashes were so long she had to cut them. WHAT?!?!?!?
I am a beauty product junkie. I am the first to admit that. I had to try it! I have finally found the miracle lash serum! Despite all the naysayers, Latissereally delivers– I’ve used it for 8 weeks now and my lashes have doubled in length and thickness. I feel like without mascara they look so much better! And when I do put on mascara they are so long and awesome. My husband calls them spider lashes. I take it as a compliment! I have not experienced any kind of side effects. Best results are after 16 weeks, but I wanted to share my progress 1/2 way.
This is an example of “spider lashes” (with mascara) I love.
My only concern with is the maintenance of it, you have to use this continually or your lashes will return to its former puny size. Right now I use it every night. After 16 weeks, I will go to every few days. I like to remember to do things on the W’s. Wednesdays and the Weekends. I used to exfoliate my face on the w’s and I should get back to that. The single dose brushes are wasteful, not to mention hard and itchy when used on the eyelid. Mandy Bazemore at Just Glo taught me this trick instead…Drop the two drops in the lid of the Latisse bottle, then use and eyeliner brush to apply to the eyelid. That way you don’t waste any by dropping the serum on the giant brushes that come with the product. I use those brushes to clean between my keyboard, and the vents in my car.
BB Creams are amazing. Once you hit your 30’s you start to wish you would have listen more about wearing sunscreen. Wrinkles, uneven skin tone, dark circles, and other things start to pop up. Problem solved.
Depending on the BB Cream you use, the product can work as a moisturizer, serum, toner, primer, concealer, foundation, eye cream and/or highlighter. Not only are they time-savers, but they’re money-savers too. I have tried many of these…I have a favorite cheap brand and a favorite expensive brand.
Garnier Skin Renew: This BB cream is the best of the drug store brands. It will run you about $8, for 2.5 ounces and has a SPF of 15. It is lightweight so it doesn’t feel heavy like some creams do. (I buy this when I have a “poor” month)
Smashbox Camera Ready: This BB cream is absolutely the best. It feels velvety, looks amazing, and has a SPF of 35. You don’t need anything else on your fac. It runs about $45 for a 1.0 ounce bottle. You only need a pea size amount (unless you have a giant face…neigh), so it will last. I have considered not buying groceries for my family in exchange for this wonderfulness. I said considered.
I broke a bottle of pink nail polish in a bag with the BB cream on the right. Don’t expect your Garnier to look like this at Walgreens.
I wondered what made the Smashbox so much better. I did a little research. meaning I looked at the ingredients and googled them. Smashbox has 7.5% octinoxate, while the Garnier only has 4%. (octinoxate is sunscreen so that makes sense) The Smashbox also has Octisalate, and oxybenzone. (more sunscreen and sunscreen) They both have titanium dioxide…Smashbox has less. Don’t even google titanium dioxide. yikes.
I guess you could just put on 3 organic sunscreen types and mix a little dirt for the color and you have you some vegan BB cream. (I’d like to see Justin Timberlake do that one)
I like meat, titanium chips, and not having to make stuff though.
A few years ago, my friend Heather called me as I was driving around running errands with my kids. I picked up the phone and after she asked the normal question, “What are you doing?” My answer? “Just driving around being hot and awesome!”
She died laughing, and of course I did too.
Her and I both joke about our distorted self-image. We both blame it on our moms for telling us how beautiful, smart, and talented we were growing up.
I may not have looked hot or awesome by any means to anyone that day. But, Heather and I were working out together at the YMCA a ton, eating healthy foods to fuel our body, and of course rubbing cuticle cream on our nails daily. We were remembering who we were again, outside the role of “mommy”.
The point is…When you feel hot and awesome, you are hot and awesome.
PS- get you some of that Burt’s Bees Cuticle Cream. It’s the shizzle.