A few nights ago I decided I was going to purse a DIY project that I had been interested in for quite some time. By quite some time I mean about 2 weeks. A few weeks ago I was on Pinterest and came across an interesting Pin about a DIY Eyelash serum. I read the instructions and thought I might give it a try. Now of course I was doing some reading because it's not just anything to put a some substance near your eye. So I did read different reviews and didn't see any negative issues people were having related to trying the serum out.
So I decided that I would make a batch of it this past Monday night. The ingredients and instructions for this particular serum are the following:
Wash an old mascara or nail polish container and fill with: 1/4 of the container with castor oil, 1/2 vitamin E oil, 1/4 aloe vera gel. Mix together as well as you can with your mascara wand, and apply a light layer to lashes every night before bed. Castor oil thickens your lashes while aloe vera gel lengthens. Vitamin E accelerates length. After one month, you'll notice stronger, longer, more beautiful eyelashes. (Pinterest)
So I knew that I was not going to be using any old container, especially not an old mascara or nail polish container. So after doing some research I decided that I would buy some NEW and CLEAR mascara tubes from DIYCosmetics.com.
I already had some Castor Oil and Vitamin E that I use for my DIY hair products. What I did not have was some Aloe Vera Gel and I went to Whole Foods to solve that issue.
So after reading the measurements again I decided to break out my small measuring spoons and grab one of my plastic droppers (pipettes).
So after getting all my supplies and ingredients together, I read that the clear mascara tubes held 10 ML each. So I decided to start off with the Vitamin E oil since it called for the largest amount. Now what I first did was use the 5.0 ml (1 tsp) measuring cup for the Vitamin E and then used the 2.5 ml (.5 tsp) for the Castor oil and Aloe Vera Gel. Now this is where it was weird....
By the time I had transferred the ingredients from the measuring spoons via the pipette into the mascara tube, and whisked it around a while the ingredients only filled the tube MAYBE a third up and that is with the mascara wand also put back in the tube and twisted back into place. So I thought I might try to double the recipe and get more into the tube.....Bad idea. By the time I got done doubling it was to the top of the tube and of course when I put the mascara wand back into the place the pressure popped the plug-in, so I had to get another mascera tube and transfer some of the mixture into THAT tube. By the time I was done I could tell that the mixture was uneven. There was more aloe vera gel in one tube while the other tube had more of the oils.....So yea I still can whisked it around in each tube and use it but right now, the jury is out to see how well this will do. So I'm using this every night on my lashes and brows and I will see (if I stick to the routine) if there are any changes.
So I think in the future what I will try is instead of using my measuring spoons, I will just gauge from the tube itself and put my ingredients directly into the mascara tube.
So while I was surfing the net for some other recipes, I came across this one from a site called MichellePhan.com. I think I will try this one out next time. I love the lashes that I have already but I'm curious if something like this could work. I'm not a fan of the fake lashes. They look pretty especially if you have make up on, but some people have such long ones that could be mistaken for camels. So if I could do something that could enhance my own naturally and without using glue, I don't mind trying it.
But I just want to make sure that while trying out these serums my eyelashes don't have the following results:
Until the next episode....
All That MsJazz