So Where Were We?

By on 01/09/2014

When we last left our fearless hero blundering blogger, she was questioning all of the vitamins and supplements she has taken on and off over the years, and wondering if they were in fact necessary. She was also finding confidence in her looks (or lack thereof, whatever), and deciding to dabble in the art of make up and beauty products, in the most clumsy of ways.

Fast forward to today, and she still wonders and dabbles. But this particular blundering blogger has suddenly found herself in an awkward life position. OK…[insert sound of tires screeching to a halt], I can no longer talk about myself in the 3rd person. Even I am annoyed.

Life has hit the gas pedal for me, and I find myself flying through my days at 1,000 miles per hour, with amazing stories, hilarious anecdotes and some seriousness as well. But you see my friends, my life is also filled with friends and family who are anti-internet. They do not want the NSA to read about them on this little blog and write notes in their official books about the coffee consumed on Thursday with that terrible blogger. Additionally, one of the coolest things I’ve been up to is planning a bachelorette party for my oldest, dearest friend PB. But I cannot talk about such plans, pranks, and ideas because she reads this site, and what kind of Maid (Matron? What are the etiquette rules these days?) of Honor would I be if I spilled the beans about every detail of her party online for her to read? No good I say! You will just have to stay tuned for a post full of many a drunken photos.

So friends, what I am trying to kindly say, is this is a blog post of empty promises. I promise I have been reading about fish oil (DHA! EPA! Omega-3s! Lemon flavoring! Polychlorinated biphenyls – baaaad!). See I know things! I just haven’t had the time to write about them. But I will soon, I promise!

In the meantime, I will somewhat forehead-slappily wrap up one loose plot. Remember how I tried eyelash lengthening serum? The box said 2-4 weeks to see growth, but I am assuming that means 2-4 weeks of continuous daily use. Something I failed at quite miserably for a while. In my defense, I am not used to fussing with makeup or beauty products in the morning, or any time honestly. Also, holidays. So I just forgot most days. Then my brain caught up and inwardly slapped me, reminding me that this product, while probably cheap compared to most beauty things, was on the higher end of costs for me (Read: I didn’t buy it at the grocery store). Just using it every now and then meant I was basically throwing money away and guaranteeing no results. So I recommitted and am proud to report that I have used my Kiwifox Foxy Lash Serum (brought to you by me, myself and I) every day (mostly) for 2.5 weeks now. I was going to give it a full 4 weeks, but hey, I’m impatient. Also, I noticed something. Yes, they have started to grow a bit (not quantity, but my pre-existing lashes have lengthened), but also, they seem to be turning $%#& blonde!! WTF! The whole point of this trial was for me to hopefully redeem my once abused and shaved eyelashes (story is in the archives, catch up!), and to have them grow long enough to improve the look of my eyes without me having to fuss with something like daily mascara. So yes, they are longer, but the tips are blonder! What is that?

Though to be honest, maybe they were always blondish and I’ve never noticed before because I’ve never watched my eyelashes like a hawk before. I took some after photos, but you’ll, as always, have to forgive the poor quality. I had the forethought to stand near natural lighting, but that’s about it. You can see still my freckles, forehead scar and unplucked eyebrows.  Anyway, the changes are subtle, and my plan backfired because I still need mascara if I ever want my eyes to “pop,” or whatever the kids are calling it these days. But hey, at least they are a bit longer? That’s a win, right? RIGHT?

As a reminder, this was the before picture I took in November (now edited to not be 2,000 pixels wide! My pores are no longer large enough to move in to! Yay learning!):

Before Foxy Lash 11-22-13

This is today (Sorry about the drastic change in lighting/zoom/angle. Just… meh):

After Kiwifox - No Mascara

And this is today, with mascara to highlight the blonde parts that you cant catch against my ghostly skin.

After Kiwifox - Mascara

With all that being said and photographed, does anyone have any good recommendations for mascara? As you can see, what I am using is old, dry, and clumpy. I did my best to apply a light coating, but it takes my thin lashes and sticks them all together to form crazy mega mutant lashes. I’d prefer that not to happen. Advice?

About Anna

Hi there! This is my little blog project where I am trying to learn more about health, wellness and living a balanced life, while also sharing a bit of my silly side as well. By "silly" I mean sarcastic. And by "a bit" I mean way too much. Sorry about that.♥ - Anna



    03/03/2015 at 3:34 pm

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  2. Dayna

    01/09/2014 at 7:34 pm

    I will share my mascara preferences. If you cook me garlicky salmon. No really, though. Maybelline The Falsies. $7 at the grocery store. If you want to get all high end, DiorShow by Dior. $23 at the makeup counter. I love MAC’s look but it runs into my eyes when I wash it off, and then I have to use a Q Tip and twist to pull the string of black gunk out from under my lower lid. Tasty, eh?

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