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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Re-Visited: Ardell Lash & Brow Growth Accelerator

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[EDIT] Some of you asked for a pic BEFORE, and my lashes have always been pretty long, (you can refer to some OLD FOTD's), the Ardell just made it THICKER and durable like I mentioned. And again, the pic below are naked lashes, nothing on them...

There was so much feedback on my product review of the Ardell Growth Accelerator, so I thought id finally put up some pics of results after 2 weeks of treatment:

These pictures are on a clean face WITHOUT mascara or primer on lashes:

My eyelashes are a lot longer and thicker, and very strong and resilient. No need for falsies, with mascara they are volumized and long!




I wish I could go without makeup. It's sadly a mask for me where I have to leave the house with something, like mascara or lipgloss or else I feel completely naked and when I talk to people they are just staring at every imperfection. I think that once people get used to seeing you one way, it's weird when you don't have any on, and well vice versa (usually non-makeup gal, then one day she looks like she could be Heidi Klum's sister!), some people say that with little or no makeup my hispanic ethnicity is more apparent, as I assume eyeliner makes me lose my crease so it looks like I have a monolid...but to me, I just look like I am 12 w/o makeup, LOL.

I just like days when my face can 'breathe'....I just may be sporting a more 'sans makeup' look every now and then.

33 comments

Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

thanks for posting pictures! :] i need that stuff for my brows... and fast. LOL. :P i get the spanish thing alot with or without makeup on. it's odd. :P it's even weirder when people start speaking to you in spanish and they're all like, "oh, you're not hispanic?" lol. :P

Vi Anne said...

Argh! It pains me that I can get Ardell for myself! They don't sell it here!

Bliss said...

Oooo your lashes are so long.

Divine Blackness said...

Ohhh, I definitely have to get up on some of that Ardell!!! And fast! I know what you mean about not wearing make-up and feeling younger. I've actually stopped wearing it completely (except liner and gloss) to go with the more natural look. I think I lost myself in make-up for a minute. Either way......you are beautiful and divine.

Dont forget that.

Anonymous said...

Wow you look even prettier without makeup. That natural look is so pretty.

Fabu-less Beauty said...

I really tempted to try the Ardell Lash and Brow Accelerator. Where can you buy these at? Target?

I know how you feel about leaving the house without makeup. I feel so naked without makeup. At the very least, I need foundation and concealer to cover up my acne. Maybe if I had perfect clear skin, I could do without it.

A*M*Y said...

You have such pretty, full lips!

Nichi said...

Ahah. I know how you feel about not going out without makeup. I use to die without having ANYTHING on... I needed makeup.
Until I met my boyfriend, and he convinced me to stop wearing it.

But I still LOVE makeup.

(nice blog btw.)

gracie said...

Hi Vanessa, I haven't tried out Ardell's one yet but I've heard lotsa raves for Canmake Lash & Brow Treatment. Canmake is a famous Japanese Drugstore brand.

Thought I'd share it with you guys, I've personally tried Canmake's and find that it really works! It comes in a small purple bottle. The texture is gel like with a mini-masacara applicator.

I purposely tried it only on my left eye lashes for comparison. Applied it before I sleep and saw the results in 3 weeks.

I've tried Mavala's one as well but personally find it too oily.

Vanessa, I'm wondering what the formula like of Ardell's? Is it gel type?

MakeupByRenRen said...

hi hon...that stuff really works wonders! i noticed it more on my bottom lashes but I need to be more diligent with using it every night...as far as with or without makeup on, you look fab either way...for a while I purposely forced myself not to wear makeup so I could be okay with my own natural beauty...now I can go either way and be fine!

Shop With A Vengeance! said...

Beautiful lashes :) Thanks for posting the pics!

ChyiX2 said...

I had no idea you lashes were this long even without anything on them. Mmh... I wonder if they sell Ardell in Europe...

soFresh & soPink said...

Wow, I need to make a trip to my nearest Ulta! Thanks for sharing.

karen, makeupandbeautyblog.com said...

Hi Vanessa,

I love your sans makeup look. You look so pretty!

Liz said...

Whoooooaaaaa, those are some serious lashes! Would you by any chance have a before pic of your naked lashes? If not, how much would you say the difference is between the before and after?

I'm using Mavala at the moment (though recently I've been slacking, forgetting to put it on at night because my sleeping cycle is completely screwed up), and while some days I think it works, on others I'm not too sure. After I finish the bottle I'm using now, I might look into getting Ardell. :)

Nic Nic said...

yay i cant wait to get mine xD hehe

i think you are so pretty without makeup!

I know I sent you email about the milani shadows but i just wanna thank you again and i can't wait to try them out :D

Corrine said...

oh my goodness, i totally agree. i've worn make up since i was 12 but only unnoticeable things like clear mascara and concealer to hide a pimple. i'm 18 now and i've only started getting into make-up over the past 8 months and now i can never leave the house without a full face of foundation, concealer, mascara, blush etc... :(

i also started using ardell around the same time you blogged about it. i have similar eyelashes as you -- long but straight so i use an eyelash curler everyday. since i heat up my eyelash curler, the rubber started to rip where it clamps... and that caused SOOO many eyelashes to fall out. it looked so funny because i still had a few ridiculously long ones, but the rest of my eye area was really sparse! plus, more fell out before they could regrow themselves. ardell did a great job of strengthening my eyelashes so they have a chance to re-grow. now my lashes are finally close to where they were before and i can wear mascara again without fearing that i'll lose some lashes when i wash it off.

ok i know this comment is getting long, but since we have similar lashes i wanna recommend something! maybe you've tried it... but what i do is curl my eyelashes and then apply mascara. i give them a bit to dry, then i heat up my eyelash curler between my straightener for 5 seconds, and curl at the base. this gives my eyelashes look like really long and thick. almost like hayden panettiere's. lol if you watch heroes, you'll probably find yourself staring at her eyelashes all episode since they do a lot of close ups, and she has the shocked face on all the time.

for reference:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/images/708366.jpg

Pladies said...

Ohhhh !!! I need this product. They don't sell it either in my country but I'll get it through ebay never mind !

A picture of "before" of your lashes would have been great also ;o)

Tracy said...

hi, vanessa! thanks so much for the review. this product is something i really need. i've been trying to grow out my brows for FOREVER, but no luck. i even went to ulta since it's close to my work, but they were all out! i'm thinking you might have something to do with it... haha j/k. anyway, i ended up just ordering it from ebay, since it was about the same cost.

ja_ne said...

you look sooo pretty without makeup! your skin is flawless!! ::jealous::

jyotsna said...

Hi Vanessa..after reading reviews here I feel tempted t get one now. Thanks for the photos and u look very pretty without makeup.

bluey said...

I heard you can condition and strengthen your lashes with vitamin e as well. I have used vit e on my lashes on and off and it has worked but it can be messy since vit e is quite sticky. And you have to be careful not too get on your... waterline? I don't know what which part of the eye it is but if you get the vit e on the fleshy part of your eyes you can wake up with dry and red eyes. It's not permanent but it can be inconvenient.

lol I totally agree about people getting used to you looking a certain way and then feeling weird when it changes. I've been non-makeup my whole life and I just started getting into makeup and so far I actually haven't tried much because I know people will be able to tell the difference and it will be so obvious. So far I've only experimented with very subtle makeup because of that. I'm a little apprehensive to do anything more obvious.

(g)ezebel said...

is that your natural lip color? wow! i loooove how pink they are. *sobs at how ugly ruddy pink mine are*

said...

your lashes are to die for! i wish mine were that long too!

Angelica said...

It seems like the stuff really works, your lashes are so long.
And by the way, you look GORGEOUS without make-up
And i also love your Youtube tutorials, you're very funny

Vanessa said...

Thanks ladies! Y'all are so sweet and gosh I wish some of us could go without makeup but where's the fun in that? LOL.

Thanks Angelica! I am glad you are enjoying the site!

nilla cookie said...

Cool review and product! I think I'll invest my $4 on this one to help my sad little lashes :)

Chiara said...

Hrmm, I can't quite put my finger on it, but you look a bit like Dawn Yang in that last picture :]

Meo said...

There's a rebate coupon on the clear care website...up to 9 bucks rebate...GOOD DEAL!!!!!
HAPPY ST PADDY'S DAY!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your makeup looks, but honestly, you look soooooo gorge without makeup, in a you-look-fresh-and-pretty-and-10-years-younger kind of way.

Piece of Cake said...

Girl, if you're as old as I am, you'll be glad to still have people (including yourself) told you that you look about 12 without make up. On good day, I'm ecstatic when people told me I look a couple of years younger than my age.

It's funny back when I was in my 20s when people thought me I looked much younger, I used to feel mad.

And yes, sans make up, you look very very young! :)

papersxscissors said...

I agree. You look lovely w/o makeup, Vanessa! :D

Anonymous said...

where do u buy it at ?

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