Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Maybe It's Maybelline

Or, maybe, it's a potentially lethal instrument in the hands of an incompetent. I'll let you decide.

As a general rule, I don't put on all of my make-up every day. I prefer the natural look when I'm folding boxers and scrubbing toilets. But, a little natural can go a long and scary way. So, even on my grungiest days, I like to curl my eyelashes and put on a little lip gloss. I also wear pretty panties and Chanel No. 5, but that's another post . . .

Anyway, I was standing in the bathroom yesterday morning with the above pictured device clamped firmly on my eyelashes when Baby Puppy rushed into the bathroom.

"Mom, guess what?" she screeched.

Here's where this post becomes a showcase for stupidity. I said, "what, baby," and, without releasing my lashes or moving my hand even a centimeter, I turned my head to look at her. In the process, I yanked out half of my eyelashes.

Oh, it hurt, it hurt! Kind of like being punched in the eye with a cactus. But, that's not the worst part. Let's just say that my natural look now looks decidedly unnatural. Kind of cockeyed. Or, perpetually surprised.

Anybody know how long it takes eyelashes to grow back?

41 comments:

g-man said...

hehehehe...
I just happen to know the answer !
About a quarter inch a month!
And since your eyelashes only get to about a quarter inch in the first place...Theres your answer!
One month...
Hey..You winkin at me?
:P

starrlife said...

Laughing...

Lynn said...

Hey - this is your chance to emote by wearing false eyelashes! Just think of the eyelash batting you could do! (I wouldn't even begin to know how to put those on though - I'm with you - a little mascara and lip gloss and I'm out the door. Never used one of those curling devices though.) :)

dark wings said...

Aha!..just think of the possibilities, winking at some real hunk!..p.s...make sure you make no eye contact with that overweight mailman who delivers the mail!

Paula said...

Just found ur blog and I am so sorry for the mishap. But I cant stop laughing. Hugs across the pond xxx

Mojo said...

OOWWWWWwww
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Damn MZ, that just... Ow. Damn.

But let's not dwell on the painful past. I wanna hear about the pretty panties and Chanel No. 5. Will this be an illustrated post? And can I do the lingerie shoot for ya? No charge, I promise. 'Cause that's just the kind of guy I am.

Gin said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch. I am hurting for you!

Lou said...

My eyelashes come out when I use that "curler thiny". Maybe I'm doing something wrong..like turning my head!

pheromone girl said...

Did you ever see the movie A Clockwork Orange? Fake lashes all the way...

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Akelamalu said...

Oh crikey I felt that because I've done it myself! :)

Talon said...

Super OUCH! I'm thinking you'll be investing in some falsh lashes in the interim...but be careful with the glue ;)

Sylvia said...

Oh, God! I hope at least you had some good news to compensate!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Ouch, MZ, plus a few cuss words?!

I've always been terrified of that contraption, and now your experience reminds why!
I'm sure they'll grow back before you know it, MZ! In the meantime, would a pair of cool shades help?

LarryG said...

ooooo... dot hurts!
i don't wanna be "Maybellined"

Robin said...

Oh NO! At least you've got enough eyelashes to curl (usually) - unlike myself.

Kim said...

OUCH!!!
you could always yank out half of them on the other eye... you know, just to even things out. lol

Bone said...

Ouch!

I remember seeing one of those contraptions lying around the house when I still lived at home. But I haven't seen one in years and years. I always thought they looked like some weird kinda scissors.

Michelle said...

I always feel hotter when I am fully done up when I am scrubbing the crapper!

Stacie's Madness said...

oh no...heeeheee.

I've missed your blog...I couldn't get it to load for the longest time, but it seems fine now!!!

yay!

Nazish Rahman said...

OMG...thats scary...lol!!
You'll should b a bit careful when using these devices...i guess it will take some time to grow!!!
hope it grows fast...must b looking awful!!

ab said...

Oh ouch! I hear the wide eyed look is coming back though?...Ok, not helpful.

Life As I Know It said...

oh no! that sounds extremely painful!

Hope your eyelashes grow back quickly ;)

Prayer Girl said...

Being the "sensitive" that I am, I felt a stab in the gut when I read you pulled half your eyelashes out.

Ouch!

So sorry that happened. Bet it will never happen again.

PG

Susan DeAngelis said...

lol! Ah, those things scare me too. I rather my lashes stick out parallel to the ground. :)
Sue
Great post

Alison said...

*snort*

I'm not laughing. Really, I'm not.

Killlashandra said...

Yikes! Ouch! I'm at a loss for what else to offer right now.

LL Cool Joe said...

Ouch. The things we do to look good. Not that I've ever curled my eyelashes of course.

I'm sure my 10 year old has some Hannah Montanna eyelashs you can borrow if you like? She has her wig too, just incase you decide to pull your hair out too. ;)

Fireblossom said...

Oh ouch ouch OUCH! I put my hand over my eye and yelped just reading it, and it wasn't even MY eyelashes!

You've got to suffer to be beautiful, Toots. ;-)

Kristy said...

and then Baby Puppy said "hi!"



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Emily said...

Wow, that had to hurt. I've only yanked out one or two at a time. And that brought tears to my eyes.

So sorry.

I think the ideas about falsies might be fun!

Lisa said...

MMMM never been punched in the face with a cactus but man!!!

Ouch!!! So sorry for your "loss" Geee that had to hurt!

Cookie said...

Ouch!

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

May be 40 days - I guess.

Mike Foster said...

I don't know how you gals deal with all that stuff that makes ya pretty. Me? Two minutes in the shower, towel, and that's about it.

peace,
mike
livelife365

Shadow said...

ouch!!!!!! i knew there's a reason i don't own one of those. and i hope they grow real fast. i thing they do...

G said...

Oh man, I just got a weird feeling while reading your post....

Jannie Funster said...

One thing I did get is long curly lashes. But pretty-much all else on me sucks.

Brother Frankie said...

why am i reading this. at least a guy named bone is here...

i thought they were a roach clip when i was a kid..


Be Blessed
Brother Frankie
A Biker for Christ

MoonNStarMommy said...

OWIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

芷涵 said...

start putting on fake lashes~~