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Yay for Rapidlash!

September 26, 2010

Ok, so I’m quite OCD when it comes to the colour-coordination of the drawing pins in my department, and this is not a good thing. But the more positive side of this sort of attitude is that I’m supremely careful and reliable about anything that I’m supposed to do on a regular basis. I never forget to take medicine or clean my teeth or get out of my pyjamas before going to the corner shop to buy a paper. And I’ve been super-reliable about using my Rapidlash every evening since the start of August.

As I mentioned in a previous post, my hair is kind of pitiful – fine and disobedient. My eyelashes have always been short and scanty and have done very little for me. So when Rapidlash appeared in the UK in the summer, I forked out the £40 it costs with great hope and faith that I’d soon have the equivalent of two tarantulas on my eyes. I’m guessing that Rapidlash is just a watered down version of Latisse – it doesn’t require a prescription, but as far as I can see it’s used in exactly the same way.

And it’s working. My eyelashes are definitely longer and more spidery. Bizarrely, some individual hairs are quite a lot longer than others, but this is quite a nice effect overall.

Here are my right eyelashes in Georgia in early August, frightening bags and wrinkles included:

And here are the same eyelashes this morning, in the cold light of Rain City:

And slightly less frightening, with makeup:

I can definitely see a difference. Rapidlash is not paying me to say this, since I am way too unmodelish, but I’m loving this stuff.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 26, 2010 9:02 pm

    Wow!! That is quite a difference. I’m just scared to use it as I have had LASIK and they say it can change the color of your iris? That scares me, as I quite love my eyes as they are.

  2. September 26, 2010 9:19 pm

    I’ve certainly heard that said about Latisse, though I haven’t found it to be the case with this product. I don’t know whether our UK Rapidlash is the same as your US one or not, or whether it is actually related to Latisse. I’d love to get hold of a comparison of the ingredients. I’m assuming that this is a lower-key product because it “only” costs £40 and you don’t need a prescription – but it could be that whatever our relevant government department is has been less sringent than yours. Investigation required!

  3. September 27, 2010 2:54 am

    WOW! My eyelashes are blonde and it doesn’t look like I have ANY if I don’t have mascara. That’s the worst part about going without make up. I’m totally jealous. That is amazing. Wow.

  4. September 27, 2010 6:23 am

    Oh wow! I have always wanted lashes like that. Mine are so short, and I have a male cousin who has long fluttery to die for lashes. I am definitely going to try this now.

  5. September 27, 2010 9:50 pm

    I haven’t found any downside to this product at all – so far. My irises haven’t changed colour, and my eyes aren’t even dry. I’ll report back if I do notice anything amiss as I continue to use it.

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