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Eyelash tinting is a straight forward, quick and painless procedure using vegetable dye to tint your lashes. A range of colours are usually available depending on eye colour and complexion etc.

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      04.04.2010 18:04
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      Lash tinting

      Eyelash tinting is the perfect way to get noticeable eyelashes! Its quick and easy and is semi permanent (lasts upto six weeks). If your fair this is perfect as its dyes the lash right upto the roots so when you apply your mascara you won't need to worry if you've missed a few lashes! I am dark myself and so are my lashes but I find when I dye these it makes them stand out a little more.

      This is a treatment that should be carried out by a qualified therapist, do not buy any of these products youself and do it yourself or get a friend to do it anything could happen!

      Benefits: Darker lashes/eyebrows, you don't need as much make-up, waterproof, lasts upto six weeks, stands your eyes out, look good in the morning and feel better about yourself.

      You must always do a patch test 24 hours proir to your treatment if your salon hasn't offered this then don't use them as this test has to be done by LAW !
      There are hundreds of lash tinting products on the market and one you could be allergic too! The activators come in different strengths and come in creams, powder or liquids.
      I am a therapist and would never allow anyone to have this treatment with me if they've not had a test with me at my salon and people can really bug me when they say "I will be fine" or "I've had it done someone else" because as I say either one of them you could be allergic too!

      Reactions: Can go partly or even permantley blind, swollen eyes, eye lids stick together, redness or itchyness.

      Don't let this scare you if your sensible and go to a very good salon and a good therapist then they're shouldn't be any problems! If you are then ok to have eyelash tinting try and keep it up every 4-6 weeks. If you don't go frequently your therapist should ask you again for another patch test.

      24 hours after your patch test you have no reaction you can have your eyelashes/ eyebrows tinted!! This procedure should be easy, quick and relaxing. However if you have aging, sensitive, watery, twitchy or just nervous you may find some difficulties.

      I have extremley watery eyes and every time I have it done they water like mad so I have to lay there holding cotton pads either side of my eyes! The only disadvantage to this is when they water they disturb the tint which then gets in your eyes and stings like crazy. This won't do any harm but may put you off and will make your eyes red for a few hours or even days.
      I've had clients in before where they've slated the beautician off and actually its not the beauty therapists fault at all this is just what happens. However sometimes you can see how the treatment will go from just looking at their eyes or just getting started on the treatment and this is where I would let the client know what might happen.

      Nine out of ten clients will have no problems at all and walk out with gorgous lashes and brows.

      The colours come in:

      *Grey tint can be used for lashes and eyebrows for older ladies/men that have grey/ white hair.

      *Brown tint can be used for lashes and eyebrows and is for grey/blonde/red/brown haired ladies/men that want some colour.

      *Black tint can be used for lashes and eyebrows on dark haired ladies/men but only eyelashes on fairer people.

      *Blue tint is getting hard to find and not all salons will have this colour. This colour would be used only for lashes on fair to brown haired ladies/men as it probably wouldn't show on darker people.

      *Blue/black tint is used on all hair shades for lashes and is the most stand out tint to have! Its dark and if you want them noticed then go for it! I wouldn't use this colour on eyebrows.

      Your treatment will be 20 minutes long but should be booked in for 30 minutes for consultation. You will be asked some questions some which will be personnel and will remain confidential. This will be on record and will be asked on every visit.

      You'll lye down on a couch hopefully in a warm relaxing room (if cold always ask for a blanket/towel) listening to some music.
      Your eye area will then be cleansed (try not to wear make up before having this treatment, it looses time, causes sensitivity and may cause a rubbish result).
      Your eye will then need to be wide open and look up so they can apply the vaseline without touching your underneath lashes, they will then place some thin wet cotton pads that are shaped to go around your eye on the vaseline with your bottom lashes sat on the top of it.
      You then need to close your eyes to apply vaseline to the upper eyelid. Try and relax your eyes and what ever you do don't shut them tight or tense them as the tint will get in!
      Your tint is now ready to go and does feel cold so be aware! They apply the tint with a fine brush or even a disaposble mascara wand. To give it a evn look it needs to go right to the roots and cover thickly all over.
      It will stay on for 10 minutes may need more time depending on how they take.
      If at any time it stings or your eyes feel twitchy or watery let your therapist know! Your therapist will just try to help or may even need to take it off.
      Then its the results! Your eyelashes with no doubt look ten times or more better than what they look naturally!

      This is a great treatment and is safe if done professinally. Your body should mean more than beauty so don't be an idiot and just do it yourself or just with anyone!

      I hope this has been helpful and if anyone has any questions on beauty products or treatments please feel free to send me a message.

      Thanks for reading :-)

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        27.03.2010 11:29
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        Nice treat or as part of a package.

        Having had my eyebrows threaded (see my previous review) I decided to get the whole effect and have my eyelashes tinted, which I have had done in the past to good effect.

        **Where I had mine done**
        The tinting took place in the Elements Spa in Doncaster and was part of a longer beauty session involving a spray tan, pedicure, manicure and eyelash extensions.

        **What happens?**
        The beauty therapist first cleans your skin then places petrolium jelly around the eye area to protect your skin from the dye. An absorbent paper is placed under the eye to catch the dye as it is painted on.

        You are asked to close your eyes whilst it's painted on to the upper and lower lashes, then a cotton pad is placed on the eye for around minutes for the dye to set in.

        After five minutes the therapist cleans the area and as you open your eyes they are streaming a bit due to the dye but it soon calms down!

        **Results**
        You get a few weeks of lovely dark eyelashes which mean you can skip using mascara if you wish. I find on my fair lashes it just makes my eyes more defined. You can pick different colours like brown and black but I chose blue black as it's the most dramatic one and if you're doing it you might as well go for it.

        The lower lashes are also included in this treatment and whilst it doesn't look like you're wearing eyeliner or anything it does look nice and is great for looking natural. I had mine done for my wedding pictures and was really pleased that I did as I don't like to wear mascara on my lower lashes.

        **Price**
        As it was part of a package, I can't tell you how much it cost but you can usually expect to pay around the £10 mark for this treatment.

        **Verdict**
        I would recommend getting your eyelashes tinted as a treat or if you are going on holiday as you get a few weeks worth of nice natural lashes out of the tint. Whilst it's not a wildly dramatic look, you just feel like you are making the most of yourself so it's worth a go!

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          05.01.2010 04:06
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          well worth it if done by experts only

          I have for many years had my eyelashes dyed, purely because it makes your eyes look like your wearing mascara without the effort of the appication. Which is wonderful if you have fair hair like me, and you look like you have no eyelashes without mascara

          There is the usual colour range, brown, brown/black, black and of course blue and blue/black, all of which i have tried over the years

          The application involves the cleansing of the area, before a bucket load of pertrolum jelly is placed around the whole eyelash area to stop the dye coming into contact with the skin and staining(if you skin does get stained, your stuck with it as it will not come off no matter how much you scrub)
          A paper under eye pad is then placed under the eye, which assists in the application and catches alot of the dye paste when your eyes are closed.
          Using a small brush, much like a very delicate paint brush, the dye is applied once it is mixed with a liquid chemical, which is much like a hair dye, which mixes into a paste. This is them carefully brushed along the eyelash, ensuring it touches the roots, applied to both the top and bottom lashes.
          you keep your eyes closed for a maximum of 15 minutes, before the dye is removed with a damp cotton wool pad.
          If any of the dye gets into your eye at any time, this gives a burning sensation, and makes your eyes water like mad, with the dye having to be washed out of your eye as quick as possible so not to cause any infection or further eye irritation

          yes, before this treatment, a patch test of the mixed dye should be placed behind the ear to check for any form of reaction at least 48hrs prior to application. If any form of rash or itching develops in the test area, you should NOT have the treatment. If you do go ahead, and you have a bad reaction on the eye area, this could lead to your lashes falling out and a horrid scabby look, which is not attractive.

          The benefits are that that treatment lasts for approximately 6wks, and it does make you eyes look like you have a wonderful natural mascara on your eyes, which is perfectly safe to apply mascra on top of for the fuller look for a night out. But this is great for just every day.

          There are home eyelash dye kits on the market, but I would honestly say dont bother with these, as it is quite a tricky application, so its best to stick to the experts on this one

          well worth it girls

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          22.11.2009 17:57
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          cheap but certainly wasn't worth the money for me.

          2 days ago I was walking past a beauty parlour and saw a sign advertising an offer for eyebrow shaping, tinting and eyelash tinting for £15 and decided, quite spontaniously, to give it a go.

          The actual process was quite uncomfortable. They apply lots of petroleum jelly under the eye to stop the dye spreading. Then they apply a stiff pad under the eye which feels like a clamp and apply the dye. Then they apply something else (I couldn't see what!) which stops you from opening your eyes. The process takes 15 minutes approx. It was a bit painful when the beautician was removing the excess dye. She seemed to poke about under my eyelid.

          When I looked in the mirror I was very pleased. It looked as if i was wearing mascara and I was excited at the idea of not having to wear any. It was fine all day yesterday and I was still very pleased.

          But this afternoon the area around my eyelashes has become VERY itchy and sore. The beautician didn't conduct a sensitivity test - the first thing I've heard about them is from looking on dooyoo. But even if she had done one 24 hours before it wouldn't have been any use because it seems to have taken around 40 hours for these symptoms to develop.

          I have applied a little baby oil to try and sooth the pain which helps a little but also clogs your lashes so you can't see properly. I just hope i don't get a rash or worse, that my lashes fall out! And i really hope i don't have to put up with this itching until the dye wears off! In the meantime I'm not going to be able to wear eye makeup, including foundation, so the plan has really backfired!

          I don't think I'd recommend having your lashes tinted. It seems an attractive idea because it's so cheap but perhaps the risk is too great, especially if the skin test can't be relied on. But if you do decide to have it done i would INSIST on a test and maybe leave it 2 days if you can before having the procedure.

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            19.09.2009 23:41
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            only takes 10minutes and lasts 45days!

            Im a big fan of eyelash tinting and although i wear makeup most of the time i think its worth it. When i wake up in the morning my eyelashes look a lot better as a pose to waking up with nothing and after removing makeup and after removing makeup i dont feel as 'rough' because my eyes still look nice. My favourite is eyelure dylash blue/black. Last around 45 days although i still do mine every month and only take 10minutes! The normal price is £7.25 from boots but is curently on offer at £5.75 (is quite often on offer) Its not just one use you get quite a few uses (sorry not sure exactly) but at least 8times) Would definatly reccomend this product i love it and makes me feel so much more comfortable without makeup! (please dont forget to do the skin test 48hours before even if you think you'll be fine, its really not worth the risk!)

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            21.07.2009 19:36
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            Cry as much as you want...your lashes won't lose their color!!

            I recently had my eyelashes tinted through a friend of mine who needed a guinea-pig for her beautician exams. Like everyone who is currently considering getting their eyelashes done, I was quite apprehensive, and I will not hide the fact that it is quite a delicate process. However, I was astounded to see that it was not at all the painful and difficult task I had been expecting!


            My first question when my friend proposed tinting my eyelashes was: Is it going to make me blind? She told me that there have been just a couple of extreme cases in the past where some people have been temporarily blinded by tinting. But apparently, this happened because of the simple fact that they have either tried it at home or have had their lashes tinted at a very unprofessional and inexperienced salon. Otherwise, I was supposedly not under any risk- except of course if I develop an allergy to the product, in which case they would stop at once.


            I was quite scared on the day of the tinting so I will not hide the fact that it takes quite a bit of courage to do it the first time. However, like I said before, the process is much, much easier and simpler than expected. First, you get to choose the color you would want for your eyelashes. Since it was expected to look like dry, permanent mascara for the six next weeks, I opted for jet black color. But if you are more daring, there are a range of colors available from grey to green, red, and ice blue, brown, purple...the choice is up to you. The beautician will first cleanse your eyelashes with eye cleansing and toning lotion. There are times when you will have to keep your eyes closed (for upper lashes), or open (for lower lashes). I have to admit that keeping the eyes open might also be quite daunting! The next step would be the actual application of the dye. They will place some strips on the area surrounding the lower lashes and with a very thin disposable brush, the dye will be applied to the lashes. Once again, there will be moments where you will have to force your eyes to remain open in oder to get the lower lashes done. The whole process might take approximately twenty minutes. I was having a faint burning sensation around my eyes, but I was told that it might be because of the fumes of the dye. You should however, report any unfamiliar or uncomfortable sensation, even if it happens to be a minor one.


            After the twenty minutes, the beautician will clean your lashes the same way as before the application and you're done! My eyelashes were already dark but there was still a noticeable blackness to them. I would describe it as being as I'd just applied a fresh coat of black mascara. This is in fact the main benefit of tinting- there is no need to put mascara, wait for it to dry or prevent it from smudging. In addition, tinting is not washable with water or tears so you might cry to your heat content in front of that movie! It only lasts approximately six weeks- even if mine seemed to have disappeared earlier. I have also heard that people with blonde, and/or pale lashes will gain more benefits from tinting because the difference will be much more evident.


            Therefore, if you happen to be someone very busy, very athletic (tinting also resists chlorine and sweat), or someone who is fed up with applying mascara every morning, then I would highly advise you to put your fears away and try getting your lashes tinted.


            One disadvantage might be this: I had my lashes done for free because of my friend, but I have heard that it can be slightly expensive at some places.


            Thanks for reading!

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              26.06.2009 08:52
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              GIVE IT A GO ESPECIALLY IF YOU SWIM

              Eylure Eyelashes - Dylash 45 Day Mascara

              This product is a permanent dye for eyelashes and eyebrows that colour the hair for up to 45 days. If you have fair hair and fed up with wearing mascara (especially in summer) this product is for you. It is okay with sensitive eyes, but be extra careful not to get any in your eyes. If you do rinse out straight away with cold water.

              It is simple to use you a small bottle of peroxide (which is found in normal hair dye) and a small tube of colour. You can get black or brown. You simply mix a small amount of each into the pallet provided. You apply with the spatula provided, although I use an old clean mascara brush. Leave for about 5-10 minutes and rinse with soapy water or a cleansing wipe.

              The results are incredible and natural looking. I dye my eyebrows as they are almost blonde and from a distance I look as though I have none at all. I did start pencilling them but this looks false. I would not be without my Dylash.

              Great for both eyebrows and eyelashes, no more panda eyes when you go swimming either.

              I hope this is helpful.
              Eylure Eyelashes - Dylash 45 Day Mascara

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                25.10.2008 21:48

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                As a beauty therapist, beauty trade journal column writer and Vice-Chair for BABTAC I have a thorough understanding of the processes involved in tinting eyelashes. I could highly recommend eyelash tinting, especially for clients with red or blonde eyelashes. However, if you do go to a salon for an eyelash tint ensure that you recieve a tint test at least 24 hours before the treatment and that the therapist has insurance. There have been instances of things going wrong with eyelash tinting so make all the necessary checks with your therapist first just to be on the safe side. http://www.angelabartlett.co.uk

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                26.02.2008 18:42
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                for lovely long lashes

                I had my eyelashes tinted because I was going on a 5 day hike and I didn't want to have to carry mascara along everywhere with me! But i also wanted to look normal...I am naturally blonde so my eyelashes just look WEIRD without lashings of mascara!

                I went to my local beautician and she did a patch test on the nape of my neck. I came back a few days later and she saw that there was no allergic reaction to the dye.

                So I lay down on the bed and she applied vaseline as a barrier around the eye area so that my skin didnt get dyed awell!
                She warned me that I would have to keep my eyes closed for about 10 minutes...it was the longest 10 minutes ever because I was terrified that my eyes would just open involuntarily and I would be blinded!

                Rest assured, I kept my eyes closed, she washed off the dye and my lashes looked beautiful!

                It lasted for about a month!

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                11.07.2007 12:11

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                Well worth the money

                As a Ts MTF I find that I need treatments to help me with the whole makeup thing and the lady at the salon I frequent said tinting my lash's a blue/black would help my blue eyes stand out.
                At £9 pounds it was a bargain, and I was given a test spot, which was okay, so I duely had my lash's tinted.
                Even I had to admit how lovely they turned out, and friends were impressed too.
                Though this treatment may not be for some I suffered no ill affects.

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                16.04.2007 20:29

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                choose the right product

                i've been tinitng my eyelashes for years, i saved alot on buying mascaras and my eyelashes are always dark and beautiful. Cool for winking :) it normaly lasts for 6-8 weeks if you use the right product, my local salon uses a brand called fortune eyelash tints which proved to be the best. My sister has sensitive skin so she cannot tint her eyes, always make sure to take a short test before undergoing eyelash tinting. oh and don't forget to tint your eyebrows too.

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                21.02.2002 20:52
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                A couple of days ago, I was wandering past a Beauty Salon in the town where I live. I popped in, just to pick up a price list to see what kind of treatment they offered. When I got home, and was looking through it, I saw that they did eyelash tinting for £9. I'd often thought about having my eyelashes tinted. Mascara really gets on my nerves because I have such thick lashes, it tends to clump. If I had my eyelashes tinted I wouldn't have to bother with mascara (or eyeliner) for 1-2 months! Next day I decided to book my appointment. It was easy to get a booking since it really doesn't take that long to do. They receptionisy asked me if I had had it done before. I said no and so she told me that I'd need a test to check that I didn't react to whatever they use to tint my lashes! She applied a little of the black solution behind my ear. Two days later, it was appointment time and since I had had no reaction to the test, I went ahead with it. The beautician told me to lie down on the bed in one of their beauty rooms and close my eyes. She smoothed some vaseline under my eyes and told me this would protect my skin incase any of the dye accidently got down there. Then she placed some pads on top of that. The next stage was to paint my lashes in the black I had chosen. Since I usually wear black mascara, this was the obvious colour option although I think you can have brown or more bluey shades. Once she hasd finsihed applying the tint, she placed two pad over my eyes and said that it needed to develop. She also asked me to tell her if I felt any tingling sensations. When Iwas lying there patiently, it did begin to sting a little and I could feel my eyes watering and streaming down my face which I brought to the beauticians attention STRAIGHT away - I didn't want big black streaks down my face! Turns out I had had a reaction to the tinting agent and so she removed the dye. Unfortunatly for me, it was too late. Yep, I had b
                ig black panda eyes and it was all over my face. At this point I couldn't see the extent of the damage! She tried to cleanse the dye off but it wasn't working and so she left the room to get something stronger! She ended up having to give me a mini-facial to try and cleanse away the dye and then she applyed some foundation to try and make me look more or less normal again! When she handed me the mirror after she had done all she could I couldn't believe what I saw: it looked like I had been crying for weeks with 200x's too much mascara on! I can't imagine what I must have looked like when the situation was really REALLY bad! My eyes were red and blotchy and all around the eye area it looked very bruised. Fantastic. Just my luck. She couldn't apologise enough. She explained that some people had 'sensitive' days and this must have been one of mine since I had reacted to the skin test at all. She gave me another skin test and told me to re-book if I didn't have any more problems. Hmmmm, don't think I'll bother since the second skin test has been OK too! Obviously, I didn't pay for my treatment and I did get a free mini-facial. She also gave me some free cleansing products so that I could try and clean up my face more when I got home! Once I had cleansed my own face, most of the blackness had gone and I was looking pretty much back to normal! I'm sure this treatment is very good if you're not prone to sensitivity. It's vital that you have a skin test too! If you don't like people going near your eyes because you're flinchy, this might not be the treatment for you! Always go to a reputable salon - I did and even then it went wrong! So all-in-all, it wasn't a very good experience. My eyelashes did tint a little though, not as much as they should perhaps! I don't think I'll try it again!

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                  22.05.2001 18:16
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                  Yesterday, I was pampered. Being a busy mum, this is a rare treat. I had booked to have my hair highlighted blonde by my friend, Caron, who is a trained hairdresser and beautician. Besides the highlighting, I also ended up having a haircut, my eyebrows sugared and my eyelashes tinted – and the whole lot came to just under £30! Before yesterday, I hadn’t even heard of eyelash tinting. I’m not a very girlie girl at all – I rarely wear make-up and my morning routine consists of spending ages ensuring the kids look neat and tidy, then cramming my beauty care regime into five minutes. My regime is pretty simple – wash, put on deodorant, brush my hair and clean my teeth. That’s it. But I was curious about eyelash tinting, especially as my friend was only charging £3.50. (Apparently, it’s around £6 in a salon.) She explained it was a kind of dye that was applied to your upper and lower lashes, giving an appearance of wearing eyeliner and mascara all the time – well, until your eyelashes replenish, which is around two months. When I bother with make-up, I do use eyeliner, but I have extremely sensitive eyes which water at the slightest thing. Add this to my hayfever symptoms of itchy, watery eyes and there really is very little point in me bothering with eyeliner during the Summer. As for mascara, I can’t even remember the last time I wore it, but I was probably an experimental teenager at the time. Yes, THAT long ago! So, the idea of ten minutes of eyelash tinting to produce an effect of permanent eye make-up for two months was too tempting to resist. First of all, I was given a choice of colour – black or blue-black. I was told that the blue-black would only show up the blue in certain lights, as it is very subtle, but I thought I’d go for that. I sat down, shut my eyes and had to keep them shut for the next ten minutes or so. I found this quite hard, as I kep
                  t wanting to open them! I didn’t see what Caron did, of course, but from what she said and what I felt, it was something like this… She applied a layer of Vaseline around my eyes to stop the tint getting on the parts it shouldn’t. Then she applied the dye to the lower and upper lashes. My eyes were watering, so she was dabbing them with a cotton bud to prevent smears. After a few minutes, the dye has dried and she wiped off the Vaseline, before allowing me to open my eyes. The main thing I noticed was that my eyes stung a lot and my vision was rather blurred. It took my eyesight about fifteen minutes to get back to normal, but the stinging and soreness were present all evening. I found my eyes felt tired too and I ended up having a lie-down for an hour or so. When I went to bed around 11pm, they were still sore – I had the tint done around 3:30pm – but when I woke up this morning, they were fine. I am pleased with the effect though – it does indeed look like I have bothered to put on a bit of eyeliner and mascara – although I can’t see the blue bit myself. I think it makes my eyes look bigger and along with everything else I had done yesterday, I feel like a new woman. Would I have it done again? I’m not sure. I was quite worried about the stinging and how long it took before my eyes were back to normal – but in a couple of months’ time, I’ll decide then if the effect is worth it. It’s certainly cheap and only took a few minutes to get done. Feeling very pleased with myself, I waited for my fiancé to get home from work last night, expecting him to tell me I looked like Geri Halliwell (If only!) & how gorgeous/sexy/desirable I looked. Well, he liked the hair, but said the eyelash tint made me look tired and as though someone had punched me! Typical man…

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                    06.02.2001 01:13
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                    It only cost £6.50 to have my eyelashes tinted at a beauty salon and this must be the best £6.50 I've ever spent. I'm lucky, I suppose, as I have exceptionally long, thick eyelashes as the tint looks amazing on these. I now have dark, sexy eyes and don't have to worry about my mascara runnning. It lasts for about eight weeks maximum before you need another treatment. There used to be a home kit available at Boots but apparently these are no longer available as they weren't safe to use. Don't try to tint your own eyelashes as some substances can cause irritation and even blindness. Pay the £6.50 as its well worth it. Look at all the mascara you will save.

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                      18.11.2000 21:37
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                      If you want luscious looking, sexy, dark eyelashes (guys and girls!) it's really easy to do. You don't need to wear makeup either. Beauty Salons offer an eyelash dying service for about £10. You can choose from a selection of colours so you can be as dark and sultry as you like. (Don't think they do bleaching, so you can't go lighter.) The treatment takes about fifteen minutes at most and you will be asked to take a 'skin test' if you haven't had the treatment before. This just entails a smallpatch test a day or so before so that you can make sure you don't get any odd reactions. After treatment you won't have to wear mascara anymore (those who did!). Over a period of about a month the lashes are naturally replaced so you would have to have another treatment. There used to be a DIY kit available but I haven't seen these for a while. I think the home kits were removed from sale as they were deemed dangerous to the eye sight of users. I never had any problems as I always followed the safety instructions carefully, but I suppose there are always people who do not use things correctly and have problems. So go ahead and treat yourself. You will get noticed. The first time I had my lashes done I noticed people loking at my eyes. What they were thinking I don't know, but who cares?

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