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If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you know that I have a love hate relationship with my lashes.  Let’s face it, in the age and time where beauty is all about the lashes and I have none, it can be a bit disappointing.  I have tried many many products over the years that have helped my lashes grow and condition them, but nothing is a fix all or cure all kind of thing.  So I’ve learned over the years that I need to just protect these sparse looking hairs and hopefully they’ll decide to love me back one day – lol.  All kidding aside, I do have short and thin lashes.  I attest that to my Filipino and Chinese heritage, but it’s sad to admit that my siblings all have long lashes and I was left out of the gene pool.  My brother’s lashes are so long that as a kid, he hated being told he was so cute because of them and tried to cut them off… but that’s a different story.  Over the last month and a half (more or less), I’ve been using the Wink Lash and Brow Oil and I feel I’m finally comfortable sharing my thoughts with all of you.  Let’s get into it, shall we?

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The Wink Lash & Brow Oil is a natural solution for regrowing lost lashes and brows that retails for $40.00.  Each bottle you receive for that price is a 2 month supply of the nourishing oil which can be used on both your lashes or your brows.  Amalie claims that you will receive visible results at 2 weeks and full results at 8-12 weeks.  As I mentioned before, I’ve been using this oil for just over a month and apply it each night to help restore the strength of my lashes, thickness and to help with length.  This hypoallergenic beauty oil should give your lashes and brows a more lush, full appearance, enhancing your natural beauty.

So let’s talk about the product and how it has worked for me so far.  I mentioned previously that I’ve used a variety of serums and products to help with eye lash grow, so I was quite familiar with what “could” happen when using this product.  Immediately I found that applying the product the first few times lent to be a bit messy for me.  I wouldn’t consider that the fault of the product, but I just didn’t get a grip on application the way I had expected the first few times.  The applicator is easy to use, you simply twist up till some of the product starts to dispense and run the brush dispenser along your lash line taking care to not get product in your eye.  Well, I did get product in my eye – many times… but it didn’t burn my eyes thankfully and I lived to tell this tale.  The oil is definitely oily so you will feel it on the eye lid if you put too much… but I find that that is also a benefit as I can apply a little bit and rub it into my lash line (of course, it took me a few tries to figure that out) and I wound up liking how it felt on my eyes.  I didn’t have any breakouts or sensitivities to the product which was great.

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After two weeks of using the product, I found that the area on my lash line that was sparse or didn’t have much lashes was starting to sprout little hairs.  I also noticed that my lash line looked a little thicker with just a few coats of mascara.  Since my lashes are thin, sparse and short, I liked that I was starting to notice the difference so quickly.  After using the product for about 35 days, I noticed length in my lashes.  Now, let’s be honest here, my lashes are so short, they don’t even protect my eyeballs, so I’m not talking about extreme length.  But, when I apply mascara and actually can see my lashes peeking through – that is a big deal, since they are not normally that easy to see.

I know most lash cycles are about 35 – 45 days and I would like to say mine is at about 35 days when they just stop growing, giving me minimal length no matter what I do.  The Amalie Beauty Wink Lash & Brow Oil actually helped to thicken my lashes (not dramatically, but enough to where I noticed) but most importantly, I enjoyed seeing an increase of little hairs growing on my lash line.  Because of the increase of those little hair grow, I also noticed that my lash line looked thicker and my lashes looked like it had more volume.  I also noticed the length pretty easily, which is a big deal since I don’t have much of it to begin with.  Now – I’m not saying these gave me Kim Kardashian lashes (yes, they are real most of the time – I asked her makeup artist personally… lol), I did notice the length and the growth, even if it wasn’t a lot – it made a difference.

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In this photo I’m using one coat of mascara on lower & upper lashes – no retouching has been done. This photo taken with my phone Samsung Note 4

In my photograph above I take the photo of me using mascara on my lower and upper lashes.  It may not seem like much, but normally I tight-line to create a more defined and fuller look to my lashes and this time and lately I haven’t been doing so.  This photo was taken with one coat of mascara on my upper and lower lashes.  Because I have more hair near my lash line, it gives me a full look without having to tight-line.

Created and developed by friends, one of which removed her lash extensions to find she needed help after she had sparse and non-existent ones (read more about the story here), I was excited to try something new.  I think considering the price point that you can find on some of the lash growth products on the market today, this product is reasonably priced.  Let’s also talk about the comfort factor, these do not burn the eyes if they get into your eyes – which for my sensitive eyes, that is a HUGE plus.  I did notice length, fuller lash line and thicker lashes.  I also noticed that my lashes look healthier and feel nice.  It’s been really nice using this product and I think I’ll continue using it to help condition and strengthen my lashes.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Himalayan Cherry/Dhatelo Seed (Prinsepia Utilis Oil), Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil , Punica Granatum (Pomegrenate) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate.

Amalie and Wink also have a very awesome Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.  Every October, for every bottle of Wink sold, Amalie donates one bottle to a cancer warrior, to help regrow their lashes and brows lost through chemotherapy.  Last year Amalie donated just under 1,000 bottles of Wink, setting a new record.  This year they plan to kick their past record’s butt again so if you are interested in trying Wink for yourself, keep this fabulous campaign in mind and help support cancer warriors.

I am a huge believer in natural products and those that do not irritate my body, my eyes or my skin are always a plus.  I’ve been enjoying using Wink the last month and I plan to continue using this a few times a year to keep my lashes looking great.  I’ll follow up in a few months or a year and let you know how my progress goes and I’ll keep you updated along the way.

Check out Amalie Beauty for details on Wink and other products.  I’ll be writing about their Shine Oil soon.  http://www.amaliebeauty.com/products/wink

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Disclaimer:  The product mentioned/featured in this post was sent for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased.  Affiliate links are posted through out.  This is not a paid post.