Friday, February 4, 2011

6 weeks in....

...and I'm seeing results.  You see, I'm a sucker for beauty products.  It must be all those years I spent schlepping make-up and face creams to the vain women of Southern California... and I still love a good cream/mask/foundation/mascara that enhances beauty.  So when the esthetician at my laser spa recommended I try Latisse, I balked.  I didn't balk at the product (who DOESN'T want longer, darker, fuller lashes?!?), I balked at the price!  Yeeeowza, it's kind of spendy.  I told her 'no thank you' and I gingerly put my clothes back on (she's a master with the laser).  After six laser treatments where she lasered my tender bits and I coveted her dark and full lips lashes, I told her I was finally biting the bullet on Latisse.  She informed me they just happened to be running a $20 off special for the month of December (Merry Christmas!) which definitely helped ease the sting on my wallet.

(Some random chick names Brooke Shields. She's the spokesperson for Latisse.)

I have been diligently applying Latisse to my lashes every night since the end of December and, six weeks in, I'm happy with the results.  BUT things are really supposed to start sprouting around the eight week mark and by twelve weeks, I'll have long, billowy lashes!

 (One week using Latisse. No mascara.)

(Six weeks. No mascara.)

I'm pretty sure the lashes on my left eye are longer than the lashes on my right eye.  Hmmm... I sure hope those little guys even themselves out!  I don't want Quasimodo lashes! 

(Six weeks. No mascara.)

(Six weeks. With mascara. And my new J.Crew scarf.)

(No, I am not a serial killer.)

So do I feel like Latisse is worth the price?  I'd say yes but with a few modifications.  If you do decide to buy Latisse, I recommend NOT using the applicators it comes with as it wastes A LOT of product.  I apply the solution directly to my lashes straight from the bottle.  I feel like the applicators eat up a lot of product, shortening the life of one bottle (the gals at the laser spa told me their bottles last up to 6 months by ditching the applicators. Score!).  Just use caution that you don't get the tip of the bottle dirty as it can be a breeding ground for bacteria.  

Will I keep up with Latisse once my lashes reach their peak?  Mmmmm, maybe.  I can see myself using it 2 to 3 times a week to maintain my lashes but every night?  Probably not.  The downside is that your lashes will return to their 'normal' length if you discontinue using Latisse.  Bummer.  But luckily there are a billion enhancing mascaras on the market to create the long lash effect! 

It sure is FUN being a girl!

Garmin stats: 7 miles/56 minutes. I focused on keeping my heart rate between 145-150 bpm rather than obsessing over my pace.  Today's goal?  An easy-paced run which turned out to be a perfect 8 min/mile.


  1. I know it sounds super sketch, but I just started using (generic) Latisse...and I bought it online from an Indian pharmacy for 10 bucks (plus $25 shipping)! I have been buying (generic) Retin-A and now Tazorac from them for about 2 years, but our eyes are precious so I was cautious. Pretty much all of our generic meds are made there anyway. I was kinda nervous about it, but a million women on can't be wrong right?! I am only about a week in, but we'll see how it goes.

    P.S. Your lashes look great!

  2. I was gonna ask you if it was Latisse. They look great! I have been curious about Latisse because I have such short non-existant lashes. I might see how you feel about them in the end to make a decision.

  3. Is the generic one called LeLash or something like that?? I'm all about generics and only bought this one because I didn't know a generic existed (plus the Latisse was an impulse buy). I'll totally check out the generic one next!

    And I will def post the 8 and 12 week results, too. So far, it's been worth it!

  4. I'm pretty sure Quasimodo doesn't have eyelashes. Just sayin'.

  5. The brand is actually Careprost and I got it from alldaychemist. I haven't had any issues with it so far, but you should do your own research of course. :)


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