Reboot recommends Mylash – Transform your eyelashes
So much for the ‘you make yourself look good for yourself’ movement. On closer examination of the scruffy, unkempt hordes currently social distancing themselves on the streets of London, that one has clearly gone straight out of the proverbial window. We women definitely dress, to a quantifiable degree, for others.
And, all judgements aside, I am indisputably one of them: those previously well turned out Londoners who have so inexplicably lowered their standards. It slowly dawned upon me that it must be because I am not coming into contact with anyone else. Not opening myself up for inspection, competition or judgement. Not having to hold my own in the hair and make-up stakes at all. With everyone steering as clear of other human beings as possible, no-one’s looking. No friends or family to tidy up for, no office colleagues with whom to hold my own.
Some of it is out of our control admittedly. The bi monthly hair-cut has vanished entirely from our lives and few of us are skilled with the kitchen scissors. So why not take a make-up holiday too? Match the look of the moment. Have a break, give it up for the next few weeks and see if it changes your life?
I can tell you now that the benefits are remarkable. I am sure the novelty will rapidly wear off once things get back to ‘normal’ but currently I have so much more time freed up in the morning, and at night. No slathering on or lathering off. And the money I must have saved descending so peacefully into make-up slothdom.
To top it all off a minor make-up miracle occurred, though I didn’t realise that was what it was at the time. My daughter called to tell me about a ‘revolutionary beauty product’: a magic potion that transformed your eyelashes. MyLash. Promising fuller, thicker, blacker and longer lashes – after just a few weeks of daily use. It was her birthday the next week, would I buy her some? It rather solved the trauma of that annual present dilemma, and so, despite the expense, I did. And promptly forgot all about it.
A few weeks later she showed me a ‘before’ and ‘after’ set of photos – and the difference was staggering. Thicker and longer indisputably.
Which got me thinking about my own poor struggling eyelashes. No longer thick or long, they can really only be described as sad and sparse. Depressing but true. Another of those hormone horrors that happen as you age. Thinner hair on the top of your head, thinner eyebrows and lashes too. As you get older your hair simply begins to fade away.
What if MyLash worked for me? And what better time to apply it than now when we are all trapped inside? And no complications with eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara, because I simply wasn’t wearing any. A perfect opportunity for a trial.
The packet arrived a few days later in the post. A tiny bottle of clear liquid and a packet of super fine applicators. It didn’t seem like much for the money, the packaging promised more than it seemed to deliver. But boy was I wrong! I got ‘applicating’ – fervently and with dedication, at the same time every morning. One single drop dabbed delicately along the top and bottom lid of each eye, a minuscule amount.
An eyelashes growth cycle is apparently 16 weeks, so it takes a while before the full blooming of your eyelashes is complete. Even now though, 6 weeks later, I can see new tiny lashes beginning to sprout where previously there were none. Using it daily, one bottle will last three months so you should be able to judge if it’s worth continuing once that initial bottle is empty. After the fourth week, you apply it every second or third day as a top up.
The company, run by British doctors, has carried out research on their product and the results back up their claims – an amazing 25% longer, 106% thicker, 18% darker eyelashes. The treatment was originally designed as an eye drop for glaucoma, and it works for eyebrows too, so use any leftover liquid on those patches in your possibly equally thinning eyebrows. They reboot themselves faster than your lashes: eyebrow growth cycles are 12 weeks in length.
All I can say is, Reader, it works! Think endless days without mascara smudging underneath your eyes; think no more eyelash dyeing or hours spend on eyelash extensions. Think spending your money on other things…
MyLash brings joy along with longer lashes, and who can put a price on that.
Written by author and health blogger