Something that has always been sought after or desired are full long luscious lashes. Me included.
Now we have lash extensions that you can customize to any length, thickness, style, that you want. But they aren’t for everyone. And unfortunately that includes me.
1. It is expensive as hell. A fresh set of lashes start at $100 and can go into hundreds and hundreds of dollars. You have to get them filled frequently and each of those trips also cost a lot. So upkeep is high and so is the price.
2. You have to change your lifestyle to have them. Some of the things I’ve heard, that you have to sleep on your back, no sleeping on your side. No rubbing your eyes.
3. You have to change your ride or die makeup and skincare products to help them last longer. For example, use no or little mascara, no using oils or products with oils in them. No eyelash curlers.
So because sometimes I get vicious allergy attacks where I rub my eyes like crazy, and my eyes are already SUPER sensitive, AND I only really sleep on my sides, eyelash extensions are not in the cards for me. So then I moved onto what would be next best. So what is the next best option(s)?
I previously used castor oil and was 100% sold on that because it worked for me. After castor oil stopped working really on my eyelashes long term (the past year) and I wasn’t in love with the oily feeling I got when I washed my face the next morning, I wanted to move on to something more practical for me. Literally it was so annoying to wake up and almost see little oil spots on your eyes and trying to get that out.
I also tried a lash lift. If you read this post here you can see my personal experience with an LVL Lashlift and let me tell you, when my lashes are curled and have mascara on them, no lash lift now, they are longer and just look so good. I think this is a great option for someone in my situation and the results are pretty damn good.
Eyelash growing serums is what I concluded. I looked at so many products, the reviews, the ingredients in some and the price and came up with a few options.
The product search was kept to under $100. I needed to be able to buy it numerous times if I liked the result. I didn’t want to fall in love with an expensive ass product.
So I narrowed it down to 2 enhancers or serums…
They overall had the best reviews, results and the prices just fit the most.
One of the main benefits of the Lashfood Eyelash Enhancer is the ingredients. “99.49% of the total ingredients are from natural origin and 25.02% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.”
No nasty ingredients near my eyes in the Lashfood Enhancer. There is a Phyto-medic complex (a medicinal herb extracts clinically demonstrated to prevent hair loss and trigger natural regrowth of lashes), Arginine (an essential amino acid for hair growth), Lavender water (treats a variety of hair problems including alopecia) and Soy Protein (natural protein to strengthen, condition, and sooth lashes).
But Lashfood did has some very mixed reviews, and the price wasn’t perfect. Being a college student I needed something to be less expensive and work just as well.
Grandelash on the other hand almost had a perfect 5 star rating overall and that shocked me a bit when I was researching. Maybe it did just work that well?
Anyway, I looked into the ingredients of Grandelash because I didn’t want to put anything close to my eye that had some controversial growth ingredients in it. Grandelash has L-Proline (an amino acid essential to healthy, fortified lashes), Hyaluronic Acid (which conditions and protects to prevent breakage and brings hydration to the lashes), and a Botanical Extract Blend (of nutrient and antioxidant rich compounds from natural sources like ginseng root, chamomile flowers, and bearberry leaves).
So which one did I choose?
(If you can’t tell by the pictures already) I went with Grandelash.
Price wise it fit, ingredient wise it fit, and the reviews people left were great. It left me with the most hope for my short little lashes.
I started using it the moment it arrived at my door. I was all about applying it every night before I went to bed. The first week I didn’t really see any difference or really the first few weeks either. During that time I will say that I applied it in the day time as well to try and speed up results and that didn’t work out very well for me.
I have the most sensitive eyes ever and when I first started using this product at night, my eyes would get irritated after I took off my makeup at night. Almost as if my eyes were itchy and I couldn’t get the itching need satisfied. I also noticed that while using it 7 days a week that my eyelids along my lash line discolored a bit. After that I stopped using it for a few days.
After taking a few days off I applied it again at night and and added a day time application as well after reading this post. The next few days while I did a day time application my eyes appeared more irritated and red than normal just by looking at them. So that ended quickly.
But after all of this, I noticed my lashes were significantly longer so any irritated eye days, to me, were worth it.
After all of this testing and trial and error, I think I came up with a solution that works for me and my eyes. I use the product 4-5 nights a week and take a few days off so my sensitive ass eyes have a break.
Guys, this product works. I just am giving you nitty gritty experience so you know the real deal. All transparent over here with this product.
Some may think “why would you still apply it after the slight discoloration, irritated and red eyes?” Well because long lashes are worth it now that I have my personal system down that works for me. And my eyelashes are freaking long now. Much longer than previously.
I would highly recommend you check it out! I already have my second bottle coming to keep up this magic that is now going on, on my eyes.