Many of my friends and colleagues are cutting down on their spending habits and this got me thinking about DIY beauty. It’s not something I would usually go in for (I am the height of laziness) but for the purpose of this post I want to show you that there are ways and means to look good without having to consult the professionals.
Whilst “browsing”my local Sam McAuleys Chemist in Carlow I happened upon the Eylure Dylash kit(I do a lot of this browsing lark and it never ends well for my purse) .For the princely sum of €13.99 this kit promised to dye my eyelashes easily at home without a trip to my local salon. Simples right?! Into my basket it went.
Fast forward a couple of weeks and myself and trusty pal Kath got to work. (Kath is the Batman to my Robin!)
The kit recommends a patch test (I cant recommend that you do this enough. Don’t take the risk of burning the eyes off yourself; a simple patch test left on overnight will give you a fair indication if you should proceed to go anywhere near your eyes with this stuff) I applied a small drop of the dye I had mixed to my arm and left overnight. So far so good; no adverse reactions experienced. The following night I cleaned my eyes and applied Vaseline on the skin surrounding my eye (this is to stop the dye leaving a colour on your skin). I mixed the solution as per the instructions on the leaflet and set to work.
What surprised me most was how easy the whole process was. The kit comes with a mascara like wand for application but ever the fusspot I insisted on using an old mascara brush that I had put through the dishwasher.I used a Rimmel Day to Night brush and it worked like a dream. I applied the dye to my upper and lower lids and sure well, ill let the pictures do the talking……
I cannot put onto paper how impressed I was with this stuff. It is a great piece of kit that will last for up to 12 applications and the results were brilliant! The same jobby in a local salon in Carlow costs €12.50. Not overly expensive I know; but for €13.99 this kit will essentially give you 12 salon visits! You do the math…….
The kit contains a small bottle of dye, an activating agent,an applicator wand, a small (crappy) mixing dish and some weird but effective tissue like paper to place under your eye so the dye doesn’t stain your skin.
Put simply its a lot of bang for your buck; it works like a dream and if you are looking at ways to save money then go forth and Dylash!