Quick Update on RapidLash and an Easter Manicure!

Happy long weekend, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed a day off yesterday :) Here it was a bit cool but gorgeously sunny, and I woke up to bird chirping outside my window – so it was impossible not to feel happy, even considering the fact that my bf left to work in Fort Mac (in Alberta, for those outside of Canada) on Thursday morning. It’s another job with a schedule similar to what he had when he was working in Newfoundland; this time it’ll be two weeks on (at work) and one week home. I’m missing him already, but the next time I see him we’ll be headed to Florida so at least there’s that to look forward to! Almost everything that made February and March SUCK has been turned around: we got the new washing machine (never was happier to do laundry in my LIFE!), we got our new (old) car, and he’s back to work so soon enough money won’t be tight any longer. Add a dash of sunshine to that and things are feeling pretty darn sweet :)

I have been meaning to write an update on the Rapidlash eye lash serum I tried out earlier this year. Part of the reason I’ve been holding off is due to the fact that unfortunately, it was a big FLOP for me. I think coming in on the heels of XLash, which rocked my world, it seemed even more disappointing. I noticed absolutely NO difference to my lashes, and in fact I think it made them a bit straighter? Is that even possible??  In any case, here’s the proof:

Lashes before RapidlashEye lashes before Rapidlash

Lashes after RapidlashEye lashes after Rapidlash

Not to be a jerk, but I can’t help but be amazed all over again by how well XLash worked in comparison:

Lashes after Xlash

I still can’t believe that at one time my lashes were that long. OUTRAGEOUS! I swear to god there is no mascara on there.

So, you can clearly see – Rapidlash, for me at least, was a total DUD. I’ve read a few other reviews online, and others had better success, so I wouldn’t write it off completely – just do your homework. I also found that I had some minor side effects while using it, such as super-crusty lashes in the morning, and more lash fall-out than normal. Nothing excessive, but at times I felt like I had a couple bald patches in my lash line that were kind of annoying (neither symptom did I experience with XLash). Overall I was pretty disappointed in the product.

Moving on to more fun, lighthearted things, I tricked out my nails in my usual Easter manicure! This year I took my inspiration from Michelle at All Lacquered Up, who did a sort of bubble manicure with Deborah Lippmann’s Spring collection. It’s cute and springy, and while I don’t do nail art as a general rule, I usually pull it out for holidays like this one :)

Easter 2014 Manicure

As I don’t have dotting tools, I had to do mine free-hand so of course, it looks about half as good as hers. But I still like it nonetheless!  I used butter London Jasper for my base, then painted on larger sea foam green dots with MAC Mischievous Mint, interspersed with smaller periwinkle blue dots via Essie Bikini So Teeny. Nothing fancy but it has the Easter/spring vibe I think!

I’m having a super-chill, kick back weekend puttering around the house so far and I’m loving it. I’ve been doing some major culling of all my things – makeup, nail polish, clothes – which I plan on continuing, and I’m also going to plant some herbs later today! I’m definitely into Spring Cleaning mode. I’m off on Easter Monday as well so I’m really relishing in the down time!

How are you spending your long weekend? Do you do an Easter manicure every year? Have you tried any lash serums that rocked your world?

 

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  1. #1 by Leticia - Cosmetics Aficionado on April 19, 2014 - 8:08 pm

    Rapidlash used to be good, but they changed the formula and now it doesn’t work so well. :( Your lashes look AMAZING on the XLash. NEED!!

    • #2 by Latoya on April 22, 2014 - 7:11 am

      It’s crazy awesome, Leticia! I didn’t know that about the RapidLash formula, that’s too bad. It’s a total flop now :(

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  2. #3 by Zoë on April 20, 2014 - 9:44 am

    the easter manicure is so cute! wow that xtreme lash did a fantastic job.

    • #4 by Latoya on May 2, 2014 - 6:56 am

      Yea, it’s all sorts of amazing. And thanks!! :)

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  3. #5 by Denise on April 20, 2014 - 2:06 pm

    Sucks that RapidLash didn’t work out for you. I’ve never tried it, but I remember when I worked at SDM as a cosmetician, a lot of my customers said that it worked beautifully… but then this was six years ago… so maybe they changed the formula.

    Your Easter manicure is adorable! :) I’m very tempted in getting some of the Lippmann pastels that came out… but then I think I have so many shades EXACTLY like it and I can’t justify the price tag, lol. My Easter manicure this year is Rainbow Honey’s I Miss You glitter on top of Tessie (both from Rainbow Honey’s Summer of 199X collection). :)

    Hope you’re having a great weekend! I’m spending mine eating, reading, and watching VMars. ;)

    • #6 by Latoya on May 2, 2014 - 7:03 am

      That sounded like the perfect way to spend your Easter, Denise! ;)

      And apparently RapidLash DID change their formula, so I suspect that’s the issue. Too bad!

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  4. #7 by Liz (@Reductionista) on April 20, 2014 - 5:18 pm

    So jealous of Florida and your beautiful naturally curly lashes! Bummer about RapidLash – I was thinking of trying it but I think I’ll just play with falsies instead. Are you going to shop at all in Florida or is it all about beach resort relaxation?

    • #8 by Latoya on May 2, 2014 - 7:11 am

      We’re staying at a house our friends parents rented – but I suspect we’ll definitely be lounging by the pool a fair bit! :) And OF COURSE there will be shopping, Liz! ;)

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  5. #9 by Tracy@Beauty Reflections on April 29, 2014 - 1:19 pm

    Yay to culling! I did a lot of that too on the weekend. Still not done hahaha! I can never remember to use lash growers-I forget! I wish I could remember. That Xlash stuff is WOW on you!

    • #10 by Latoya on May 5, 2014 - 7:11 am

      Ha, thanks Tracy! I loved it!

      As for culling, good luck with your continued efforts! I think we’re all working on that lately!

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