Mmm, ok… So, I saw an infomercial a while ago featuring Ms. Calvin Klein Jeans, Brooke Shields, promoting…wait for it…eyelash growth treatments. (Do I hear crickets?) Yes, I said EYELASH GROWTH TREATMENTS! And yes, you heard correctly, Brooke Shields has gone from modeling tight CK jeans to modeling her own Chia pet grown eyelashes…blinking around the damn TV screen like eyelash growth treatments are cute! My mouth hit the floor! AND the FDA actually approved this treatment by Latisse, but…oh wait…you have to get a prescription from the doctor first. (Hey, doc, I know that I’ve been coughing for a few weeks, but um, can I get that Latisse?) I suppose fake eyelashes weren’t enough, huh? Some doctors and scientists somewhere felt that this was a more "natural" process. Ok, I just want to backhand slap those doctors and scientists who decided that it would be best to make people feel even worst about their looks than to create a cure for cancer, HIV, Swine Flu…hell…the common cold! I thought that I had seen it all when it came to infomercials, but this was it for me.
So, if that wasn’t enough, I googled this "first and only" phenomenon and the pictures had me freaked out! Are your eyelids suppose to look that hairy? And are your eyelids suppose to be that red and inflamed looking? Well, for those of you interested in this treatment, please be advised that it "may cause eyelid skin darkening…and there is potential for increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely to be permanent." As well as the "potential for hair growth to occur in areas where Latisse solution comes in repeated contact with skin surfaces." In XI terms, your eyelid or eyeball may fall out or come detached from your head…
Have we sunk that low and have become that obsessed with our looks as a society that someone had to go and develop a growth treatment for your eyelashes? I’m sorry, but a good tube of Covergirl LashBlast mascara (highly recommended) does the trick for me. I am NOT interested in this at all, and they just need to STOP! I mean, to each his/her own, but XI is in no way promoting this product if you’re one that is interested in furry eyelashes. Better yet, visit http://www.bellasugar.com/3323347 for a Sephora Lashstash Mascara Deluxe Sampler giveaway instead.
I’m too done! Eye candy?! HA…Girl, bye!
What do you think about this? You can get implanted butts and breasts, Botox, and now eyelash growth treatments…Is this just another penny being thrown into the fountain of youth? What’s next?