I started out wearing falsies, but every glue I had ever tried just made my eyes itch, burn and incredibly red. I always struggled keeping the eyelashes adhered because my eyes would water so much and dissolve the glue. No matter how beautiful the lashes looked, no one looks good with bloodshot eyes.
I turned to eyelash extensions. They were so beautiful! It also took many hours to do, and a lot of discomfort with strong glue fumes so close to my eyes for hours while they were getting placed. I can't believe I actually had them done for 7 months with so many negatives. I always felt like I had something in my eye. I couldn't open my eyes very much the first few days after getting them done every few weeks because my eyes would hurt and water too much. Also, you can't rub or touch your eyes much, and since my eyes and eyelids were constantly itchy, it was dreadful! Washing your eyelids was next to impossible because once again, you can't touch or rub your eyelashes. After a few weeks, when the eyelashes would start falling out, I would catch one of those lashes in my eye, and that was probably the worst eye pain I can remember (even more than getting Lasik). Also, the eyelashes would start turning different directions and go down into my eye. My eyes never stopped being red and itchy all the time. I finally let them all fall out on their own, and took all of my own eyelashes with them. I literally had stubs for eyelashes, and people would ask me if that is how my lashes always were.
Out came the money from my pocket again to invest in a good lash grow serum. I was working for Nordstrom in cosmetics, and the Trish McEvoy Lash Conditioner was suggested to me. I shelled out the $125, and used it faithfully for months. The only side effect I had was a little tiny burn on the lid after applied, but quickly went away. My eyes didn't react negatively thankfully. It is more of a natural lash enhancer, so I didn't get the huge eyelashes I was looking for, but the great thing about this enhancer is that you grow many new lashes to make them thicker. They didn't necessarily grow that much longer, but if it's thickness you are looking for, this one is your baby.
I had seen really great results from a girl I worked with using Lilash Purified Serum. I bought it and used it for about a month and a half with great results, until my eyes rejected it. My left eye started going blurry and my eyes were in pain all the time. They also got really dry, and I was using eyedrops several times a day. I went in to the Eye Doctor, and he saw nothing wrong with my eyes, and suggested that I was probably allergic or really sensitive to the preservatives. I had finally gotten the results I wanted without side effects and now I couldn't do this anymore. He suggested trying the serum with a histamine blocking, anti-allergy eye drop that you can buy from the store for about $10 - $12 called Alaway.
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