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Trendy Wendy Wednesday * Stare Deeply Into My Eyes
Over the years, I’ve gotten less vain. I think. Or is it I’ve gotten more lazy (she says as she types this while wearing yoga pants and a tank top – yay North Carolina fall weather)? Hard to know. But I hardly wear ‘real clothes’ anymore. And working from home, makeup is optional. I do still like a manicure and pedicure every few weeks if I can fit it in. And a facial is a treat in which I try to indulge (remember my post about my acne facials and how amazed I am that they’re covered by my insurance?) now that I’m peri-menopausal and my hormones have no idea what to do with themselves. But my real beauty treat revolves around my eyes. If need be, I can do my own nails and give myself a facial. Just don’t take away my eyelash extensions! You’d have to threaten me with bodily harm to keep me away from AmyLynn at LashOut every two weeks.
I realize these may be viewed by some as an indulgence (we’re so breaking up. You know who you are), but to me, they are a beauty necessity. I no longer wear mascara (hello, significant savings from not buying every new mascara out there only to find out that you can’t put mascara on pig eyelashes). Heck, I hardly wear much makeup unless it’s date night. But I don’t have to. My eyelashes make me look “made up” enough to venture out to the grocery store or post office.
AmyLynn at LashOut in Cary, NC is my girl (and ok, sometimes my therapist – you talk about a lot of stuff while you’re eyes are closed for 45 minutes)! She hooks me up every two weeks with gorgeous lashes (you should see what she did for my wedding! Actually, I’ll show you) and out into the world I go after each appointment, pretty sure I can tackle anything that comes my way, as long as whatever it is looks deeply into my eyes. Heck – you could be so entranced by my lashes, you may not even notice I have on yoga pants. Again.
You can learn more about them on AmyLynn’s website, but the net/net is they are tiny man made eyelashes that she adheres to your existing lashes using a special adhesive. They shed off as you lose your eyelashes (we all do – just like we lose some hair on our heads every day), so you go back in for a touch up every two weeks or so. She can provide you with different lengths (drama or no drama) and colors (hello purple tips). You’ll be amazed at how people look at you trying to figure out what’s different. And no worries about changing the color of your eyes or discoloring the eye lid (potential side effects of some of the lash growth products).
Next time you have a special event, try some out. The first set takes about an hour and a half to apply (refills are quicker). You’ll be hooked. I promise. And you’re welcome.