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Product Review: Instant Lash Extensions by Measureable Difference

Product Review: Instant Lash Extensions by Measureable Difference

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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A few weeks ago I was approached by a PR representative asking me if I’d be interested in trying and reviewing products from Chrislie Formulations new Measureable Difference line. I’ve been very interested in trying products that support lash (and brow) growth and so I jumped at the chance! This first product is dual ended mascara and primer meant to immediately add volume and lengthen lashes. The second product I’ll review is a lash and brow amplifying serum that needs to be applied daily. More on that coming soon!

I’m still on the hunt for my HG or Holy Grail mascara. In the beauty blogging world, bloggers use this to refer to a product that is the best ever product for that particular person. A HG product is one that they couldn’t or wouldn’t want to live without. I’m still unsure if I truly have any complete HG product. I happen to love trying and experimenting with new products.

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I have very sparse lashes. Over the last 10 years since I was first diagnosed with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), I’ve lost a lot of my hair more than once. About three months after I’ve had bouts of serious illness, I’d notice my hair coming out in my hair brush, so much would come out that I’d have to clean a fistful of hair out of my brush after one pass through my hair. As I lost the hair on top of my head, I also noticed that I lost my lashes and brows too. While my hair has finally just about returned to its pre-illness thickness, my lashes have stayed very thin. And my bottom lashes are just about non-existent. I literally have a dozen lashes on the bottom on each side. So I’m always trying to find mascara products to give me the illusion of having more lashes, especially since, I’m not fond of applying, wearing, or removing false lashes.

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Enter Measurable Difference’s Instant Lash Extensions. The back of the package says, “Measureable Difference offers healthy, drug free, clinically proven products that provide the ultimate in plumper, longer, more luscious lashes and brows, creating the effect of bigger, bolder eyes. Infused with RegenaLash, each item is formulated with nature’s most beneficial ingredients and science’s most advanced technology. In addition, they are free of any harsh ingredients or chemicals to revitalize your lashes and brows without irritation or redness” I’ve seen many commercials advertising a prescription medication to increase lashes, but there are many serious including possible permanent side effects. As much as I’d love more lashes, the risk of complications is too great. But, a cosmetic option sounds very intriguing.

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I’ve used several mascara primers, but this is the first time the directions have ever said to start by applying a layer of mascara. The second step is to use the primer which contains thin white web-like fibers that stick to the initial coating of mascara attaching themselves to lengthen and add volume to thin and sparse lashes. The third step is to seal the primer layer in by adding a coat of mascara which serves to fuse all three layers together. I do have to say that this does work. And it does work fairly well. I’ve even added a second round of primer and mascara on top of the first ‘set’.

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The positives are that it does add length and volume. It is also fairly easy to use. And I had no problem with the mascara smearing, fading, or flaking. But, this mascara does take me significantly longer to apply with all the steps than my daily routine which includes a light coating of mascara. Another negative is that this mascara leaves my lashes very stiff and a bit heavy, not surprised for all the layers added. And even with sporadic usage over the last month, the mascara end is beginning to dry out although the primer fiber end is very moist still. Since the positives strongly outweighed the negatives, I decided to give this mascara a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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While I think this is a great mascara choice for someone who is looking to add significant volume, moderate length, doesn’t mind stiffer, heavier lashes, nor minds the time it takes to apply, this will for me remain special occasion mascara. If it didn’t add so much weight and stiffness to my lashes, I’d use this every day! Even with it taking more time to apply, I’d make the time in my morning (and now, twice a week, before class) routine.

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That said, I’m definitely pleased with the ease of use and the results. I was also impressed that an eyelash comb and brush was included! This definitely made it easier to comb out any lashes that began to stick to one another! And I LOVE that this is made in the U.S.A! I’d much prefer to support a company that makes all their own products domestically. This Instant Lash Extensions definitely lives up to its name! I very much look forward to trying out more products from the Measureable Difference line! To find out more about this awesome line, just click HERE!

Do you have a HG product? I’d love to hear, in the comments, what beauty (or other) product that you can’t or wouldn’t want to live without! Have you found your HG or favorite mascara? I’d love to hear all about it!

~Jaclyn~
Disclaimer: I received one or more items from the manufacturer or PR representative for the purpose of this honest review. All opinions are mine. Please see my disclaimer policyfor more information.

A Blogger Opportunity!

This is the first time I’m participating in something like this and as such I have agreed to post about this opportunity on my blog in case anyone would like to participate at well! I’m choosing to only have one way to follow my blog in this case via facebook. I am not the primary host of this event so if you do have questions please contact the blogger in charge at the following email address melisurveys1978@gmail.com. Have you ever participated in such things such as this as a blogger or a participant?
~Jaclyn~

Please note that the following was NOT written by me, but the creator of the event.

A Blogger Opportunity:
Participant Entry Period from December 1st-20th
Come and be part of this awesome giveaway event!

I love Pandora jewelry, I personally collect them. There was a time that I used to buy bracelets like crazy, thinking that I was going to fill out all my bracelets with charms! I still have some bracelets in there original packages, they are new! On this giveaway I will be giving one Pandora bracelet size 7.5 AND one Pandora Collectible Cupcake Jewelry Box Ceramic Cupcake for Breast Cancer.  This Collectible Cupcake in 2010 was included (for free) with every purchase of $150 or more, it’s new in the original box. This Giveaway is NOT sponsored by Pandora or any other company, both prizes are given by me. (with permission of my husband lol). If you decide to buy extra links or to be a host, payment will be use for shipping charges and for futures giveaways.

Requirements to join:

* Free Facebook or Twitter with posting announcement or pay the $5 fee.
* Agree to post the giveaway html on the date the event begins and promote at least 3x a week
IF you choose to pay the $5 fee please see info on the sign up by clicking the link below:

Sign up here

Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway!

So I decided to join and participate in the Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway which was put together by Janiera Eldridge. Here is the information that myself and all the bloggers and authors are posting regarding this huge event!
~Jaclyn~

 

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Mega Giveaway!! This giveaway was put together solely as a way to say thank goodness for books and to celebrate them!
It was also put together to give back to readers and try to give as many people as possible some reading
material for the holidays! There tons of ways to enter so everyone has a good chance of winning
something. :)
A huge thank you to the authors who donated their awesome

books  & swag and to the bloggers who also hosted and donated material!

  • paperback and swag will be mailed to the U.S. ONLY
  • e-book copies are international
  •  You get to pick your prize IF you’re one of the winners of the contest!! BUT will only have 24 hours to pick and email in your choice or another winner will be chosen.
Good luck to everyone and enjoy the holidays!

Click on the link below to enter using the very easy Rafflecopter widget below!

Click HERE to go to the Rafflecopter Entry From

Back to Books Giveaway Blog Hop!

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I’ve decided to partake in another giveaway blog hop! This time I will be giving away the winner’s choice of either a $5 Amazon gift card or one book (up to $5) from The Book Depository! And this time there are well over 200 other awesome bloggers doing the same. That is a LOT of chances to potentially win a prize! All you have to do is fill out the very easy to use Rafflecopter widget located below. I will notify the winner by email and they will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Blog hops are fun all around and if are interested in sponsoring a blog hop prize or other giveaway please go ahead and get in touch with me via the Contact Me form on the right. You can also check out my policies about reviews and giveaways under the Media Kit tab. I’ll also include the massive linky list under the Rafflecopter widget so that you can easily visit more of the bloggers hosting giveaways.
I hope you and your family have a fabulous Labor Day weekend!
~Jaclyn~

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