You know that prayer that talks about serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to accept the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference? I don’t think it was really talking about beauty treatments but the sentiment still applies.
Some things we’re stuck with. Take my height, for example. My mom is 5′ and my dad is 6′ so I expected to settle in at 5’6′. Nope. I’m stuck at 5’3″. Sure I’d love to be taller but there’s not much I can do about that (except wear really uncomfortable heels every once in a while).
For years, I’ve been stuck with my lashes: short, light, uninteresting. I don’t have the kind of lashes that disappear when I don’t have mascara on them but you won’t ever accuse me of having false eyelashes. I’ve tried a few things to rectify this.
I’ve tried a lash extension kit (the kind that deposits fibers on your lashes making them look longer when mascara is applied). It worked but was somewhat goopy and when I took the mascara off, I was back to where I started.
I also tried actual lash extensions that were glued to the edges of my own lashes and it was a very traumatic experience for me.
But I was intrigued by posts I kept seeing on Facebook. My friend Christie is a Rodan + Fields consultant and if you know one too, you know that you don’t have to look far to see one of their many marketing messages on there.
I review many beauty products. I’m used to all the claims. I also used to people telling me they LOVE their products and not really understanding that it’s not right for everyone. But lashes were a different story.
She kept talking about the Rodan + Fields Lash Boost, part of their Enhancements line. And she didn’t just talk about it – she showed a ton of before/after pics.
I’m still a natural born skeptic though, so I didn’t really bother until one day…
I was out walking the dogs and saw Christie out in the neighborhood. I casually asked her about the Lash Boost and if she thought it really worked. YES! she exclaimed. She had been using it for a few weeks and already noticed growth. She showed me her lashes without any makeup on and I dreamed of having long, gorgeous lashes like that.
So we made a deal.
Christy sold me the Rodan + Fields Lash Boost at cost and I promised to give it a go and tell you what I honestly thought about it. And I thought I’d give you a few of my own before/after pics.
What to know about Rodan + Fields Lash Boost
You’re not going to get long lashes overnight. If you’re like me, you go to the gym once and then step on the scale imagining that you’ve instantly lost that extra 10 pounds. As much as we wish it, that’s not how it works.
The Lash Boost is intended to be used on an ongoing basis but you won’t see the first results until 6-8 weeks after you start using it. And the company claims that you’ll typically see full results at 12 weeks.
So I used it every night for 4 weeks. I looked in the mirror and saw no difference. NONE. And I thought to myself, gee, it’s going to be tricky to write something positive for Christie.
After the first 4 weeks, I half-heartedly applied it a couple nights a week for the next few weeks and then one day…
I HAD LASHES.
Seriously. I was looking in the mirror one day and noticed that I suddenly had longer lashes than I’d ever had before.
It turns out that I was doing exactly what they recommend. Use it consistently and by consistently, they mean at least 3-4 nights per week. Turns out that even when I thought I was slacking off, I was doing it right!
How to Apply Rodan + Fields Lash Boost
The best way is to show you instead of tell you.
A couple of other things to note:
- It’s safe for use with contact lenses (which I wear)
- It can be used on eyebrows (how did I not know this?)
- Results are NOT permanent. Lash Boost basically affects the growth cycle of your eyelashes. So if you stop using it, your eyelashes will return to their normal growing pattern.
- Lash Boost should only be applied to your upper lash line. When you apply it right before bed, it will naturally transfer to your lower lash line
How to get your miracle lashes!
When Christie asked me to try out the Rodan + Fields Lash Boost, I wanted to make sure I could give my readers a deal if they wanted to try it too.
If you were to buy Rodan + Fields Lash Boost straight out, it’s going to cost you $150. How long does it last? Well, I’m three months in and I’m still using it.
She’s offering 10% cash back on any Preferred Customer order of Rodan + Fields Lash Boost which is on top of the 10% discount you get on all the products all the time as a Preferred Customer.
That’s as deep as I’m going to go because Christie knows how to hook you up. Simply email Christie Huter at [email protected] and she welcomes friend requests on Facebook if you want to keep up with the offers she has running at any given time.