Its all in the eyes…

Hello , it’s been a while but today I thought I’d do a post  about the one  thing I’m probably asked about the most…

No, no not how I manage to pull off bag lady chic on a daily basis … but my eye makeup / eye care routine.

From a young age I got complimented on my green eyes and my long lashes. I had crap skin … something had to go in my favour.

I liked the compliments (of course) but mostly I got embarrassed because that’s what 14 year olds do.

I would blush tomato red. I never knew what to say. So I just grinned at them like a simpleton.  I could never  accept a compliment something I still struggle with today. Continue reading

Tracey recommends… #Talika

Every once in a while a hero product comes along and it would be rude of me not to share it with you…I like to share, plus I’m nice like that.

To be honest there are not that many products that ‘knock my socks off ” This did as it had such positive results. Basically it did what it said on the box.

So let me take you back a few years and paint a little picture…

I was once in a relationship ( I say that very, very loosely) ‘the bastard’ (and thats being kind) messed me about to the point where I couldn’t think straight. I started acting irrational.

I became one of those pathetic needy women you want to slap just so that they regain some of there senses. I’m surprised one of my friends didn’t to be honest?!

Everything became a drama. I cried alot because I was frustrated.  I cried because I had become weak, frustrated at the way he treated me. Frustrated I had become  mug!

You get the picture – I was a mess, the relationship was a mess.

Going off track slightly… But it’s important to the story… If I had to pick my favourite feature it would be my eyes ( and don’t hate me ) my long lashes.

As the relationship spirrelled downwards and became more stressful, much to my dismay the eyelashes on my left hand eye began to fall out. I was devastated.  It was bad enough I had shit awful skin. Now my beloved eyelashes were leaving me too.

I blamed the stress – it was literally making my eyelashes fall out!

Within a few days I had lost over half my eyelashes. Some broke off to about a mm long , some disappeared totally.  Basically there was hardly anything from the inner corner, to the centre of my left eye.

I’m a lady who is all about the eyes. I love my black eyeliner. Pride myself on my smokey made-up peepers , complete with ‘lashings’ of mascara… but suddenly I looked odd. Mascara only highlighted the gaps and made the situation worse.

Much to my horror my left hand eye was going bold!!

This is where my hero product jumped in.

I had been desperately researching products for lash loss when I stumbled upon the French company – Talika.

Talika, are and have been eye specialist for more than 60 years, they offer an eye care range for eyelash thickness, growth and length.

It sounded just the ticket.

I excitedly ordered Lipocils and waited patiently… praying that no more lashes fell out. Praying it did what it claimed too.

It arrived a couple of days later. I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see a parcel. YAY!!

So for the techy ‘bumf’

Talika Lipocils Eyelash Treatment Gel stimulates eyelash growth for longer, healthier and thicker eyelashes.

Working in just 28 days, this lash enhancing treatment is a total dream for your eyelashes. Whether you feel your lashes look too short, sparse, brittle or lack shine and curl Lipocils Eyelash Treatment Gel naturally lengthens the lashes by up to 2.5mm and encourages a natural shine.

It looks like, and you apply it in the same way you would a mascara.

I used it religiously morning and evening (sometimes in between!!) and within a few weeks I could see little stumps of lashes returning.

Within weeks my lashes were back. Not to their full potential but long enough to wear mascara again.

Now I know what your thinking. My lashes would probably have grown back anyway. I’ve no doubt they would have but maybe not as quickly and in such a good condition

I had another friend who recently had eyelash extensions applied. They looked great for a few weeks but then began to come out in clumps taking most of her eyelashes too. Those that were left were stubby and spiky looking.

She was at a loss ( with stubby Lashes)

I came to the rescue and recommended that she try Lipocils Expert for herself, in fact I gave her mine to try.  I don’t recommend sharing products as eyes can be temperamental things at the best of times. Desperate times however call for desperate measures and what’s an eye infection between friends!

She was equally as impressed and went on to buy her own.

I wear mascara daily and on an evening tend to smoother my eyelashes in Vaseline.

Despite my lashes being in good condition at the moment, every now and again when I feel my lashes need some extra TLC I treat myself to some Talika. You would think nothing of giving your hair a deep conditioning mask, so why not your lashes?

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Lipocils currently part of my evening routine

These are the 3 eyelash products I have tried to date and I can highly recommend them all. Its worth noting that they also do a full range of products for eye-brows and the eye contour.

LIPOCILS // £18.00
As detailed above.

Ingredients : Nettle: Stimulates the eyelash growth
Horse chestnut extract: Strengthens lashes & stimulates blood circulation
Allantoïn: Hydrates lashes
Soy lecithin: Carry active ingredients into the lashes
Witch hazel: Calming and soothing
St John’s wort: Calming and soothing
Apple extract: Softens, calms, heals & refreshes

LIPOCILS EXPERT // £32.00

The Lipocils Expert serum contains the same complex of 12 plants and silk protein as Lipocils to condition and support the natural growth of eyelashes. In addition, powerful natural ingredients are added for the curling and colour intensification of eyelashes for a lengthening and thickening effect

Ingredients : Lipopeptide expert: Seals the ingredients to the lashes, amplifying their effect. Ceramides: Amplify the curling of the eyelashes. Forskohlii: Intensifies the natural pigmentation of the lashes

EYELASH CONDITIONING CREAM // £15.00

The original and famous TALIKA eyelash cream for the growth of the eyelashes !
Use is at night as the total health treatment of your lashes.
It is not a drug and has no side effect.

Ingredients : Proteins, Castor oil (Ricinus communis), 5 Plants : apple, witch hazel, horse chestnut, hypericum, nettle

So there you have it in a nut shell. The story of how I lost and regained my lashes.

Just for the record I also regained some self pride. It took a while to admit to myself that said relationship was going nowhere fast. More importantly I realised that nobody (EVER) should make you feel the way he made me feel!

So the moral of the story…

I ditched the negative (the man) and nurtured the positive (my lashes and pride) and I’ve never looked back.

Amazing what a little Girl Power and some Talika can do eh… 🙂

 

Tracey x