Lashes At A Price

How many of you have ever had eyelash extensions? Don’t you feel so fab in them for the week until they fall off, leaving you sad and lashless?

You might want to return those Groupons for extensions, because I just read a scary article about this trend!

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As is the case with almost any beauty trend, eyelash extensions pose a risk. Experts say that eyelash extensions have obvious benefits, but carry hidden risks, such as infection, allergic reactions, irritation, and loss of your actual lashes. Yikes! Apparently, some adhesive formulas include formaldehyde. They shouldn’t, but still do. I think I’m a formaldehyde hypocrite. I love what it does to my hair via Brazilian Blowouts, but I don’t want it anywhere near my eyes.

When I had eyelash extensions done last year before a big trip, I loved what they did. I could head out for the day without needing to do anything to my face, which obvi is an amazing feeling. But, about 10 days later when the extensions started to fall out, I noticed that I had very little natural lash left. It was yucky, man. And unless you choose to get your lashes touched up, they’re gonna be short and stubby for a few weeks! Eyelash extensions are expensive, and therefore not really my cup of tea. I enjoyed it while it lasted, though.

What are your thoughts on Hollywood’s most recent beauty scare?

California Gurl Lashes

Guess now that Katy Perry’s gonna be a single lady again she has to find something to occupy her time and bank account with.

After all, those tits aren't going to inflate themselves.

Thereby, Miz Perry teamed up with esteemed lash manufacturer to the stars (and masses) Eylure, for a new line celebrating none other than those big ole…lashes that she’s so famous for.

Oh Honey — A flattering full lash, textured for a natural finish but with enough volume to take your lashes from fine to fab!

Oh My — Big and beautiful with a layered effect.

Sweetie Pie — A danty, natural hair lash that will discreetly add length and volume to your own lashes.

Cool Kitty — Gorgeous framing with manicured tips.

There they are in all of their glory. Hmm. They don’t look much different than the other generic brands I usually get, so unless when I glue these on I can suddenly start making $20mil a year for not being able to carry a tune, I’m gonna pass.

Katy Perry lashes by Eylure | $6.99 | Available at ULTA stores and online.

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