I envy girls who are blessed with long, attractive eyelashes. Mine are short and sparse. I have always wanted thick, lush-looking eyelashes because they create an intense and dramatic look and can enhance and brighten one’s face instantly. My friends suggest I get extensions but honestly I don’t want one because I don’t think I can maintain and care for them properly.
I did some research on how to enhance the growth and thickness of eyelashes and one of the suggestions I have read is to apply castor oil on them. Since this is the cheapest and most convenient way (castor oil can be bought from drugstores), I tried my luck. I bought a small bottle of castor oil from Mercury Drugstore. It costs around P30 plus. For almost a month I was diligent to apply it on my eyelashes before going to sleep. I then got busy at work and was too lazy to do the application until I totally forgot about it. Two weeks ago I saw my castor oil bottle filled with dust already so I threw it straight to the trash bin.
I also tried applying Vaseline to my eyelashes but since it is oily, it doesn’t get easily absorbed. Whenever I would go to bed, I could feel that oily thing seeping through my eyes. I was afraid I might get an eye irritation or even lose my sight so I stopped using it.
My office mate C told me to trim my eyelashes so that they will grow fuller. I told her that it is effective on babies and kids only. I remember my high school friend C who has gorgeous eyelashes because her mother trimmed them when she was a baby. Eventually, her lashes grew beautifully you can actually balance a match stick on them. Anyway, I didn't trim mine because I am afraid they will never grow back.
“Our award-winning Eyelash Tonic helps nourish weak lashes prone to breakages.
The brush coats each lash from root to tip with beneficial botanicals.
Use as a mascara base or simply on its own to help create healthier-looking lashes.
Ginseng, aloe and swertia japonica protect, nourish and condition.”
DHC (Daigaku Honyaku Center) is a famous beauty brand from Japan. It is a manufacturer of cosmetics and health food supplements and is headquartered in Tokyo.
I bought my eyelash tonic on Ebay for P399 with free shipping. It is colorless and odorless and has a gel-like consistency. The instruction is to apply it just like regular mascara twice a day- once in the morning and another in the evening.
What I like about the product is that it is not oily and heavy when applied to the eyes. On the other hand, I don’t like the application brush as it is hard and stiff so it gets really painful when I accidentally prick my eye ball when I apply to the eyelashes on the corner of my eyes.
I have been using it for almost a week. No visible results yet. I do the application as instructed and I plan to do so until I finish it. No more lazy times for me please! I really want to achieve my dream lashes.
I saw the Ardell Brow & Eyelash Growth Accelerator Treatment Gel in Watson’s last Friday. There are also lots of great reviews about the product. It costs P580, quite more expensive than DHC. Nope, I didn’t buy one yet, although I admit I was itching to do so! I thought I might as well finish the DHC first and see if it will give me good results. Otherwise, I will go back to Watson’s and buy Ardell.
Do you know any product that might help me? Share it here pretty please.. :)