Usually, Paolo and I shop for Christmas gifts around December which has been inadvertently effective in eating a big ratio of our 13th month. But this year, we started on September, snagging a few items during mall sale whenever we have a spare.
Considering our past Christmases together, we now want a bigger part of our 13th month for ourselves. So when November stepped in, we scrambled to get done with our Christmas gifting list. I guess it was our splurge-out November. It all began on my birthday, followed by major gift-shopping part 2, and then wanting to treat ourselves to our guilty non-necessities – he, with his magic cards and I, with my first mascara (to name one).
Moving forward to the mascara…
Fairydrops Platinum Mascara Waterproof Originally fares at Php 1,195.00
For a mascara noob like me; I could reasonably say this is incredibly dummy-friendly. I got mine out of the ongoing sale in BeautyMNL but forget about this for the moment since they’re at a cheaper 50% off in Beauty Bar outlets (which I discovered via their facebook, unfortunately too late).You know when there’s an occasion and there’s someone tasked with doing the makeup? When your turn is finished – mascara, blush, & all – bad things will happen like your eyes would itch or you’ll bat your lashes too early, and you’ll be cursed somewhere with smudged & awful eye makeup?
Well, that’s me. And it’s the same reason why I never bothered to get one despite my shorter than short lashes. (Until Fairydrops dropped in.)
So basically, Fairydrops is my mascara game-changer. It’s the “Here comes your man” in a sea of difficult people. I’ve been seeing reviews that the Majolica Majorca ones are a steal at around Php 800.00. Perhaps I will try that other reliable Japanese brand after I empty my current one which is maybe after a year since I only use this on special occasions. (So yes, you must be someone important if I’m wearing a mascara to meet you.) 🙂
I wasn’t able to take any lashes shot while wearing the product but the lifting effect stayed with me the whole day without giving the impression that it was overly done. I wish I had bought the film-type though since I read that “it’s easy to remove. No makeup remover needed. Just use warm water,” which are big words already.
However, the spot of bother I have about mascaras in general is they could make lashes hard enough to poke your eyeballs if you would be foolish enough to binge coat in a wrong angle (like me on my first time even with this Fairydrops).
Also, I think mascaras are not meant to be used on an almost daily basis since it could make lashes brittle, speeding up their falling-off rate. I was told, lashes have a “regrowth limit” (which I haven’t confirmed if true) just as the heart has a beating limit.
If you happen to know the truth/falsity of this theory, kindly confirm or discredit as we don’t want to be dumb for too long. Thanks and much appreciated! Merry Christmas! 😀