A Lash Growing Serum That Actually Works (and Doesn't Require a Prescription)

A Lash Growing Serum That Actually Works (and Doesn't Require a Prescription)

Thicker, longer lashes are fun. I still remember what it felt like to have no eyelashes, and it seems that since then I've become obsessed not only with growing them back, but also with getting them as thick and luscious as possible. I've tried Latisse (works but so pricey) and extensions (same, and also kind of heavy) all while looking for the holy grail product. Something that really works. That's easy to apply, and that is not going to require a choice between groceries for the week and lashes (hard choice.)

Then my BF told me about Rapidlash. She said, "My friend told me it works so well she had to trim her eyelashes. I just ordered it. You have to get it." So I did. I had just gotten eyelash extensions so I made the decision to wait until those grew out and see if I could somehow magically transition without anyone knowing. Great expectations for a lash serum to live up to.

And you know what? It did. My lashes look insane right now. They look fake. But they aren't. They are real. They are mine.

Rapidlash also gets points over Latisse because the application is so easy - it comes in a mascara like tube with a built in brush that applies the perfect amount to the lashline. Use it once a day before bed and get those trimmers ready! It's working so well in fact, that I just started using the Rapidbrow as well (I promise to report back on that soon.)


IMPORTANT NOTE: If you're doing regrowth from chemo make sure to check with your MD before you start using this!

So Futuristic: Styling My Silver Metallic Puffy Coat and Adidas Gazelles

So Futuristic: Styling My Silver Metallic Puffy Coat and Adidas Gazelles

Right now fashion is having a moment that I would best describe as how the 90s imagined that the future would be. Like, it's "futuristic" but with a distinct throwback feeling to the decade (almost 20 years ago now!) that was obsessed with being the last of it's millennium. I use the caption marks deliberately because I can't think of it as being futuristic, it's too nostalgic for that. It's almost as if the predictions for what clothing would look like were self actualizing. We made it so because we willed it to be so.

Think Angelina Jolie in Hackers. One of my favorite movies of all time - Jolie's character is a sexy, glossy tomboy who somehow manages to be sporty and shiny at the same time. That is all I truly aspire to be, and in her character I realized it was possible. She is all of those things, and in by blending them becomes the kind of future 90s poster child that would, as Bustle calls it, "look appropriate in your instagram feed now." This must be how my mom felt when I "discovered" styles that she wore well before my time.

I want to look like a sexy, glossy, glittery, sparkly tomboy. I feel like the quote unquote "inspired" pairing of sneakers and a metallic puffy is magically the perfect combination of those things. It's also hella comfortable.

Fashion is so cyclical, it folds in on itself like a snake eating it's own tail. This time around I plan to save all my plastic chokers as proof to my children of how cool I was in twenty years when they become fashionable again.

Metallic Silver Puffy | Windshield Wiper Shades | Black & White Sneakers | Vintage Tee

Red Lip Contouring for a Fuller Pout

Red Lip Contouring for a Fuller Pout

Are you really going to make me write a description for this? Watch the video, OK?!? It takes about two minutes and it will change your lip game forever. It can also be done with any color, not just red, but it's fall so red is backkkk.  I love you, bye.

NARS VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL in Cruella, Dragon Girl, and Red Square  | CONCEALER 

See the rest of my face in my GRWM Video

GRWM The Full 15 Minutes

GRWM The Full 15 Minutes

15 minute videos! PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET DO THIS. I know, it seems crazy, but I watch them all the time! They are, in fact, mildly addictive and also incredibly educational. AND you guys asked for it. So here it is.

For those of you not up on the internet slang, GRWM stands for "Getting Ready With Me." Not Grown Woman, as I first thought. Above are some pictures from after I did the look. Not too shabby. Love the subtle purple eye.

And of course, here's a list of everything I used:

Eye Stick
Eyelash Curler
Liner with Growth Treatment
Makeup Palette
Mascara 1 - Mascara 2
Priming Moisturizer
Concealer (under eye) 
Concealer (stick)
Clear Brow Growth Gel
Brow Pomade
Brow Gel
Lip Pencil
Lip Stick

Let me know if you watched the whole thing (you're my new best friend!) but also if you want to know more on any topic, or if you have any more requests! I love requests.

PS, yes these are my lashes. You can read how I got them so AMAZING on Tuesday. Stay tuned!


Review and Video: Magnetight Age-Defier Magnetic Face Mask

Review and Video: Magnetight Age-Defier Magnetic Face Mask

I used my Sephora brownie points or whatever they are called to try out new things and when I saw that they had the Magnetight Age-Defier by Dr. Brandt in that shiny little glass tube I had to snag it. One, it looked weird. I love weird cosmetic stuff. Snail Mucus? Yes please. Microcurrent infusion? I'm in. Moreover, I had a read about this in one of my glossy magazines. I had to try it.

To application process is just like any other mask. Wash face. Tone*. Apply (they provide a spatula, I cannot use those little things and just use my finger) all over your face. Wait some amount of time.

The uniqueness of this mask - which feels grainy like a charcoal mask, but smells herbal like a clay mask, and also somehow "softer" - is in how you remove it. It comes with a magnet. You wrap that in a tissue and glide it over your face.

After experiencing the somewhat soft and creamy texture of the mask I was highly skeptical, but when the time came (actually a little before, I'm so impatient) I grabbed my tissue wrapped magnet and went to work...

It was AMAZING. Not only did it come off in these clean, glorious swoops - it also felt like someone with the tiniest little sweet octopus fingers was gently tugging and then unsuctioning off my face. It felt so good, and more importantly, my skin looked bananas. So young and radiant. It had a velvety texture and the mask left behind a coating that felt exactly like Miracle Blur, or Benefit Porefessional, or my beloved Murad Invisiblur sunscreen.  It looked crazy good - smooth, radiant, plump, tight, dare I even say poreless. My make-up glided on (not that I really needed it!)

Overall I'd say this mask is a winner - especially if anti-aging is your concern. I will give the caveat that on my chin, where I had a cyst brewing, it did seem to make that sucker pop out more this morning (that could also have been the dairy I had last night) but in the future I just wont put it on my breakout prone chin.

Watch the video to see this crazy mask in action!

A little bit of Frizz is SO hot right now...

A little bit of Frizz is SO hot right now...

Right now I am so into a roughed up, lived in, IDGAF attitude that seems to be running deliciously rampant through the media. My favorite part? A little (or a lot) of frizz is suddenly OK. Having battled the kinks in my hair for most of my life, it is shocking to be so effortlessly on trend.

 Guess what? You can be, too.

Lo and behold - the trend is just to let your hair do it's thing. Wash it sometimes. Or everyday if you want. Use shampoo. Don't. Throw it up. Braid it. Tuck it in your shirt if you can't find a hairthing.  Die it purple. Die your pixie blonde.  Get a hot shave. Whatever makes you happy.

To achieve this look. I washed my hair for the first time in 9 days. I did it 3 times (it was that gross!) I went to bed. I woke up with it still damp. It magically dried like this.  I had a magical 3 days.

Honestly, all I remember is throwing it up with some pins (still no hair thing in sight) and letting the sunset kiss my perfectly kinky, somewhat frizzy strands.

And if your hair doesn't frizz? Lucky, lucky you. Sleek strands are cool, too. In fact, it's basically whatever these days. Curls. Relaxed. Permed. Air dried. Blow dried. Curled. Straightened. Twisted. The bounty of options is only overwhelming if you let it be.

The most important part is that you only think about your hair as something good. Set the intention of rejoicing in whatever is or isn't on your head. Let those dead tubes of keratin occupy your mind only if it's fun for you and brings you joy.

That when the sunsets and the light is so warm it's honey and you're basically thinking, "man, my hair is awesome", in that moment, you are so on trend.