Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Nevermind Brooke, I'm Going With Molly

Remember this lovely look?

It turned out to be, not a reaction to the Tussionex, but Blepharitis which is an inflammation of the eyelash follicles, along the edge of the eyelid. The cause is overgrowth of the bacteria that is normally found on the skin.

Yea, sounds gruesome but it really wasn't too bad. I just needed to cleanse my eyelid very well, making sure to get close to the eyelash line.

It cleared up in no time.

The other day I was doing some eyebrow maintenance with my trusty, handheld, magnifying mirror. Let me just say, that mirror points out some hideous flaws in this aging skin o'mine. I positioned the mirror at my left eye and.....

WTF?!!!

Now, my children have these GORGEOUS eyelashes. Long and full. I'm green with envy as they apparently did not get them from my genes.

Me? I've got short and sparse. But that's why Cover Girl makes mascara and eyelash curlers.

But back to the mirror. Where was I? Oh yea, WTF?!!!

My eyelashes looked like this:Where the hell did my eyelashes go?!! Emergency! Emergency! Call Brooke Shields. I need me some of that eyelash grower she hocks!!

I googled Blepharitis again. Yup, can cause your eyelashes to fall out. Yippee!

I ran back to the bathroom. I tried to curl. Pathetic. I applied mascara. I had black blobs on my eyelids.

I went back to google and I think I found a solution! This is almost as good as the fountain of youth!

6 comments:

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I too suffer from pathetic eyelashes...partly due to using an eyelash curler when I was young...and not knowing you were to open it back up before removing...OWWWWW! I have tried many things to improve my eyelash sparseness....to no avail.

Baloney said...

Dude. You are CREEPING me out!!

♥Georgie♥ said...

OMgosh that last photo/vid is creepy LOL but alas i have very short and sparse eyelashes as well...

A Mother's Thoughts said...

That's is hillarious to me (maybe not so much you), what a cute story. Well my eyelashes are really blond, WTF, I've got brown hair, anyway, thank goodness for mascara!! Not so much for you :(

Lynn

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

I too used to have wonderfully lush and full eyelashes, but alas, age has caused them to disintegrate. I hate age. A lot.

meleah rebeccah said...

"Lashisse" is HILARIOUS!! AHAHhahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahaha