I have always loved mascara! If I'm feeling tired or blah, I'll put on mascara, even if it's 4pm and I have nowhere to go. It's an instant "pick me up". They give me life. :)
When I first started wearing mascara, in junior high or high school, it took some practice for me to be able to apply it. Because of my CP, I have uncontrolled movement and low fine motor skill function. I remember "learning to apply mascara" was one of my goals to work on as part of occupational therapy. I don't remember actually practicing it in OT but I did figure it out on my own, at home, the easiest way to apply: laying down on my stomach on my bedroom floor with my elbow steadied on the floor while looking in a mirror. Eventually I was able to stand in front of a make-up mirror with my elbow propped up and steadied on the bathroom counter.
So when false lashes became popular, I wanted the look. I didn't want to spend the money on eyelash extensions, plus I don't think my crazy reflexes would allow anyone to get that close to my eyes to apply. I've tried so many different false lashes and just couldn't get them applied. I am not able to use the tweezer type applicators either because I'd probably poke myself in the eye. Last year I discovered Thrive Causemetics, Liquid Lash Extension Mascara. It is awesome!! It makes my lashes so long, and it removes easily with water. It's my favorite mascara. But I was still determined to try false lashes. I wasn't going to allow my disability to get in the way.
Moxie Lash, the magnetic eye liner and lashes, kept popping up as an ad on Instagram. So when I received some money as a gift I decided to splurge. It's taken some practice, mainly getting the eyeliner on smoothly, but the lashes just "snap" right on. I can actually apply and wear false lashes now.
But I'm not always able to get the black magnetic eyeliner on smoothly, because of my unsteady hand, so another lash I recently started wearing, and actually like better than Moxie, in terms of ease of application and price is a local brand, "Maka Beauty". They have a clear eyeliner that their lashes easily adheres to.
If you're interested in ordering the makaLASH please order through my friend's link: https://maka-beauty-hawaii.
myshopify.com/?rfsn=5457429. a54809 or use her code at checkout:
These lashes are reusable, vegan, latex free, cruelty-free, non-toxic, and hypoallergenic.
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