With all of the dramarama around here, I am in desperate need of a “Calgon, take me away” vacay, but, there doesn’t seem to be one on the immediate horizon. To make matters worse, I feel like I am being bombarded by things relating to Paris, France. Like, my lovely friend, Melissa from Epic Makeup just took a trip there and my delightful French friend, Marie-Laure from Fournier Communications has been quite..erm…”vocal” on twitter while cheering her country’s team on in the FIFA World Cup. I’ve also been reading a delicious book called “The Sweet Life In Paris” by David Lebovitz”.
So, since it doesn’t look like I’m going to be dusting off my passport any time soon, I can at least have a pretend trip, and bring you guys along, by chatting about some French products that I have so we can at least feel like we’ve been to the City of Lights. Plus, I’ll even give you guys a souvenir at the end, too. Sound good?
Just like with any trip we take, we start out with something familiar before we explore and in this case, we’ll start off with a brand that I have talked about on here before, Talika. I can’t help it – I just think it’s really good. And because I have been impressed with them in the past, I didn’t hesitate when I was given the chance to try their new lash enhancer, Talika Liposils Expert.
I think by now most of you have heard of the possible side-effects of Latisse, the (*what seems like) most widely known lash enhancer out there. Well, some of us want similar results, but without the possible harmful side-effects and without needing a prescription. Enter Talika Liposils Expert, a formula made from “a blend of natural actives to regrow sparse lashes, grow and thicken existing ones, magnify natural color and curl your lashes.” There are even clinical tests (*pdf) that show the changes possible:
- growth: average length increase of 36%.
- color intensifying effect: average color intensification of 50% (up to 100% improvement on blond and light brown lashes)
- average increase in lash curve by 50%
In my case, I used the double applicator pretty much every day, twice a day the entire month of April (*I held this review to coincide closer to the actual release date). I didn’t have any stinging or burning or discoloration. The applicator is double in that it has a spoolie part to apply directly to the lashes and a sponge tip to apply to the lash line itself. Now, the sponge end was kinda stained dark by the end of the month because I *may* not have removed my mascara good enough each day, but none of that transferred to my skin. Now, I have pretty decent lashes anyway, so the real thing that I noticed was the curling effect. It was truly noticeable by the end of the month, to the point that if i was just messing around, I didn’t have to use my lash curler & still have a wide eyed effect.
I told you there would be souvenir’s, right? Well, I would like to give 10 of you (*in the US only) the chance to get your own tube to try and see what results you can get for your own eyelashes. Just enter your name and email addy in the box below one time between now and Thursday, July 8th at MidnightCST & I will announce the winners on Friday, July 9th. And like any vacation, after you try this out, come back and show me your pics of how they look. Everyone likes vacay slideshows, don’t they?
- *Have a look and see what else we’ve done on our Pretend French Vacay:
- Pt. 2: The people that you meet
- Pt. 3: A brush with greatness
- Pt. 4: The History of Beauty – Le Rouge Baiser – “Red Kiss”
- Pt. 5: The History of Beauty: Chanel No. 5
- Pt. 6: A Book to Bring You Home