Monday, December 17, 2012

How to make voluminous lashes? First: Get lashes.

This is sponsored content from Blogher and Proctor & Gamble

How do you make a million dollars?  First:  Get a million dollars.  - Steve Martin

So, I was born with no eyelashes.  Okay.  I do have them, but they are about two millimeters long and quite pitiful. 

Mascara is my friend.  It has been since my mom allowed me to wear it.

I have worn all kinds of mascara with all kinds of brushes dressed in all kinds of tubes.  I have been the friend of curved brushes, straight brushes, thick wands, thin wands, waterproof, five hour, 10 hour, 18 hour (apparently there was a time when I stayed up for 18 hours at a time). 

I remember when experts told us our mascara wasn't working because we needed to throw it out every six months.  I also remember when they told us not to pump the mascara because that would activate certain chemicals and that could cause us to go blind.

After years of going through every conceivable kind of mascara I developed some serious eye sensitivities.  So, I switched to Clinique for everything.  For years I have worn Clinique mascara. 

Until about a month ago when I desperately needed some mascara.  If I remember correctly, it was right before Halloween.  I know it's hard to imagine that I would not plan well and not have the things I needed on hand, but that's precisely what happened.

So, when I was at the grocery store I decided to give Cover Girl a try.  I bought the LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara.  My first question:  Who stays up for 24 hours?  And subsequent questions:  Aren't we supposed to diligently remove all make-up at the end of the day in order to prevent aging which can occur seconds after you go sleep with make up still on your face?  So, who stays up for 24 hours?  Aren't their eyes so bloodshot by then that no amount of quality mascara is going to help them?

Regardless I bought it.  And, I liked it. 

The crazy coincidence is that this opportunity to post about it came up after I'd been using it for a few weeks.  So, here's what I can honestly say about it (because lying sucks and I suck at it):  It's not clumpy as I kinda expected it to be (sorry, CoverGirl).  It's surprisingly light in it's non-clumpiness.  In other words, it looks like you have mascara on (in a natural kind of way), but it doesn't feel like you have mascara on (that's really important for sensitive contact wearers like me).  It lasts for the entire time I am awake (which is no where close to 24 hours).  Someday I will test it for 24 hours and write another post.  Kidding! 

I like it and if you want to try it, there are some great deals right now. 
Here’s the deals:

15% off on a first-time order from a new customer, using promo code: A9Z-MN5-KY3-ISA

Free Shipping on orders over $25

Free Samples with every order
Click the links below to find them.  If you normally use this kind of mascara - please click my links and buy some more!  Great deals are to be had.

You can also find great deals on another Proctor and Gamble product I can honestly say that I love - Crest Whitestrips.  Love.  Them.  I have had my teeth professionally whitened because I love white teeth, but Crest Whitestrips are a fabulous way to keep them white in between whitenings (because teeth can never be too white, right?).  So, if you need white teeth - click on over and get ya some.

There are a whole bunch more fab deals right now from Procter and Gamble.  Check them out if you are so inclined.  Thanks for the read! 

My regular posting will resume as soon as I can get out from under wrapping paper, cookie dough, and not-yet-started Christmas cards.


jamiew said...

i am highly impressionable and susceptible to promotional suggestion.

Monica said...

i am now hypnotizing you. BUY THIS SHIZ.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I need both of those products, so I am glad to read some honest reviews!

WeezaFish said...

Oh I get it, make us fall in love with your honest and hilarious posts and then try and sell us something! It's a good job you ARE honest. Nope I jest, I'm just jealous I'm in the wrong country to take advantage of the deals :-) Good luck with all the Christmas pre stuff, hope you enjoy the holidays themselves. Hmmm, I do like the sound of mascara that you can't feel. Wonder if they have Cover Girl here?! *pops off to shops*