Eyelashes: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Posted: July 18, 2016 in Experiences, Thoughts
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My summer’s been pretty good so far, and I hope yours has too.

Lately, I’ve been contemplating getting those fake eyelashes that they glue onto your own eyelashes. Mostly because, as I mentioned in my last post, all my friends had done it, and they looked pretty great. Of course, I already have naturally long lashes, but without mascara, they’re pretty much invisible. Which brings me to wonder how much easier it would be to have the fake ones. Looking good all the time without putting on mascara sounds awesome.

The only drawback I can see is the expense and the maintenance. My friend told me that after the first application, you have to go in every two weeks to keep them filled, or at least three to four weeks or they start to fall out and look kind of weird.

That seems like a big commitment to me, but her lashes looked so amazing, that I’m really tempted. But is the cost and maintenance worth it? She absolutely loves it, so it definitely is for her.

I’d almost made up my mind to do it, but then I remembered something that happened to me not too long ago. I broke out in hives all over my neck and face from a new face cream I was using. I’d ended up at the doctor’s office, needing a shot and a few days on steroid pills because of my allergies.

Since I’d heard similar horror stories about people having an allergic reaction to the glue that was used on the lashes, it made me wonder if that would happen to me. I could just imagine how bad I’d look with swollen eyes no amount of benadryl could cure. My doctor would probably think I was pretty stupid to even try it, which would mean I couldn’t go to him for help. And I’d just have to live with it until all my eyelashes fell out. How would I look then?

Just thinking about it sent chills of terror down my spine, so… I think I’ll just stick to mascara for now. It may take a few minutes to put on, and run down my face at inopportune times, but at least I’ll avoid the trouble of something even worse. I mean, if there’s something I’ve learned lately, it’s that if anything bad might happen to me, it probably will. Knowing that, it would be irresponsible to even try it. So I think I’ll wait. Who knows what they might come up with in a few years anyway, right?

  1. obiwan324 says:

    Probably a good decision, Shelby. You know how easily trouble finds you, even when you’re doing something innocuous… like buying carrots.
    Geoff Parker


    • Haha – You got that right! Who knows what might happen next? But at least I have my awesome watch. You do great work! Well, I gotta go, Uncle Joey needs me, hopefully it will be something easy. Wish me luck!


  2. rmsqnresve says:

    Just out of curiosity, who would the eyelashes be for?
    I have never heard Chris say, “Honey, you look awesome…, well, except I cannot see your eyelashes.” Or Ramos saying (because I cannot seeing you doing this for Uncle Joey or Dipples) “Baby, I would give you a ride on my motorcycle if you had bigger eyelashes.”
    Then, you have Savannah, who will think that Mom has to improve her looks with fake eyelashes, and wonder she will be old enough to get some for herself.
    You have improved your confidence in yourself. If you really think about it, they are not needed.

    Just my two cents…


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