The Lash Diaries: Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Serum

So the day has finally come.  If you have been following this blog religiously or know me personally, you guys would know that I have had eyelash extensions for the past year and a bit.  There are some horror stories out there but I personally loved them, they gave me long eyelashes that were fuss-free and made my makeup time in the morning shorter. The only downside about them is that they are quite expensive to keep up.  The place where I was going charges close to $60 a fill and typically you get fills every month to month and a half. Well, I’m starting to save for a condo so I can use all the money I can right now so the first thing to go was my beloved eyelashes.

Now my real eyelashes are not short or stumpy at all, seeing them for the first time in over a year, they actually aren’t that bad.  And truth be told, I’m kind of enjoying applying mascara once again.  Anyways, thanks to modern technology (and Latisse), a ton of makeup brands are coming out with their own eyelash serums that promise to lengthen and grow lashes.  Rimmel London is one of those companies.

A few weeks back I received the Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Serum with Grow-Lash Complex that promises bare lashes that look fuller and longer after 30 days.

So what exactly is Grow-Lash Complex?  Well according to Rimmel London, “the new Lash Accelerator Serum is a fortifying and lengthening serum with GROW-LASH Complex that helps battle thin, short lashes and strengthen them.  The serum helps to support the natural growth of beautifully long, remarkably strong lashes, with a hybrid applicator for precise application to lashes, lash line, or brows!”

“The GROW-LASH Complex works around-the-clock, with a conditioning and fortifying gel that helps to support healthy lash & brow growth.  The serum approves the appearance of lashes, making them look longer and fuller looking.  Also use it to create fuller, re-shaped and natural-looking brows.  Quick-drying clear gel is lightweight and easy to remove.”

The product comes in a clear tube with a green handle.  The wand is similar to a mascara wand with a small brush at the end to get hard-to-reach lashes or to cover your brows with (I will not be using this product for brow growth, only lashes).

So does it actually work?  Well my friends, we are going to find out.  Below is a photo that was taken on October 11, 2011 when I started using this product and I will follow up at the 15 day mark as well as the 30 day mark to see if it actually works.  You can apply the product either at night, under mascara, or on lazy days.  I will apply it every night before I go to bed.

October 11, 2011 - Day one of using the Rimmel Lash Accelerator Serum

I have heard positive things about this product, but only time will tell if it will work for me.

Have you tried Rimmel London’s Lash Accelerator Serum?  What were your thoughts?

Please note: I did receive this product for review, however, it did not affect my opinions on it.  All opinions are my honest own :).