March 3, 2010

My lash wish

i_eye_eyelashes_set_all_03 Long ago and not so far away, a little girl made an amazing discovery and fell down the rabbit hole into the magical world of make-up. Fast forward several years later and my love affair with cosmetics is still going strong. This relationship has kept me going through good times and bad, and I like to think my application techniques (and skills) have evolved for the better over the years. One thing that has not evolved or changed with time is my unwavering dedication to a certain mascara. Two words: pink & green…and you probably know just what I’m talking about. Oh, Maybelline Great Lash, Very Black. You feel like home to me. Until now, that is. I have recently found a new love.

In the search for safer, healthier cosmetics, I ran across a brand called Honeybee Gardens. The company uses words like {pure, all natural, organic} to describe its products. So far, all I’ve sampled honey-bee-gardens-logo1is the mascara (Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Mascara), but I couldn’t be happier with the results. It is not only a healthier alternative but also makes my lashes longer and thicker than any other mascara I’ve used. And unlike most commercial brands which clump up when you apply too much, this stuff seems to get better the more you use. Did you know that the first mascara was a mixture of coal dust and petroleum jelly? NOT something I’d want anywhere Truly%20Natural%20Mascara-Fullnear my eyes. Commercial mascara has come a long way since then, but most brands still have lots of not so great ingredients. Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Mascara scored a 3 (with 10 being the worst) on the Cosmetic Safety Database, so it is obviously not perfect. Some users are very much opposed to the ingredient phenoxyethanol, which this product does contain. I think the important thing is to do your research and be aware of ingredients to figure out what works for you. Right now this mascara works for me. Of course I’m sure Mr. Great Lash thought I was his for life and you know how that turned out.