Thinning Eyelashes and Other Old Lady Problems

I have to admit I’m feeling pretty cool right now … because in the past month I’ve gotten three opportunities as a “fashion blogger.” Which is pretty awesome for a girl who loves boots and scarves and all things girly … but pretty weird since said girl takes the most awkward photos ever of herself in said fashion awesomeness.

thinning eyelashes and other old lady problems

Nonetheless, I’m excited to share with you an incredible new product, or at least new to me.  A friend from Georgia contacted me about Younique 3D fiber lashes … and OH. MY. GOSH.  I am totally hooked!! She sent me a sample of the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes and it is amazing.

In case you don’t know, as you get older, your eyelashes can get sparse. And mine have. But this product is so easy to use and I love having beautiful eyelashes again. {As a bonus, Casiday loves this mascara for game days as it really makes her eyes pop when she is cheering.  So if you have a girl who cheers or dances or is in any way onstage, I’d recommend checking out Younique.}

All my raving is great but I bet you’d like to see pictures. So, here you go …

Younique 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara ... I think I'm in love! Why yes, the image on the left is me with no makeup. Can you even see my eyelashes?

The center image is me wearing ELF regular mascara which I love and really thought did a great job of puffing up my lashes.

But then I  tried Younique … and look at that image on the right! I know my photography skills are not great and the lighting in Casiday’s and my bathroom clearly isn’t fabulous.  But even with all those things, you can see how thick and full the fibers made my eyelashes.

As a mom who is past forty, I need all the help I can get to draw attention away from the puffy eyes and crows feet, you know? This mascara is now a staple in my makeup arsenal. If you have pale or thinning eyelashes or if you just want the POW that great eyelashes can add but you {like me} make a huge mess with false eyelashes … this is the way to go! And it’s super easy to remove. My daughter uses her normal eye makeup remover and I use coconut oil.

So, go check out the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes … and the rest of this great product line. I’m sure I’ll be ordering other products to try out as well.

Now, on to a couple of other issues I’ve noticed with getting older.

Dry Hair.

This is the worst. Truly. And I found out one of the medicines I have to take post-heart-attack only exacerbates the problem. I’m desperately seeking solutions and will be sure to update you if I find a quick fix or even a longterm remedy. {I asked my cardiologist and he has assured me taking this beta blocker is necessary so I can’t just give up the medicine. LOL} I’m washing my hair less often and using several types of oil to add back some moisture.  It is getting some better and the doctor did lower my dosage as much as he could so hopefully in a month or two I’ll see some difference.

But if you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them.  My hairdresser and I are trying just about anything at this point. 🙂

Sleep Disruption.

Another one of my not-favorite-parts-of-getting-older. I remember when I could just lie down and go to sleep. And then stay asleep until the alarm. Oh girl! Not any more. Even on the days when we have been so busy I feel like I could drop, as soon as I lie down I struggle with sleeping.

BUT … I have found a few things that are helping {and no, Ambien isn’t one of them. Ha!}. I love using lavendar esssential oil on my feet at night. Also, when feasible I try to take a detox bath and dry brush to exfoliate.  This is a great article about the benefits of detox baths and here is a good one about dry brushing.

Another thing I’ve been doing is taking Melatonin at night. However, I have found that if I take it after 11, I have a much harder time waking up in the morning, even at a very low dose.

Here’s the thing, y’all … getting older is great in thousands of ways. But it does bring changes in areas we may not have anticipated. So, I’m sure I’ll be talking more about all of that around here more often.

Anyway, check out the Younique mascara — it is soooo worth the money! And please send me any ideas about the dry hair. {If you suggest giving up coloring my hair and using heat to style, I’ll smile politely but probably not take your advice. I’m not that desperate yet!! LOL} I’d love to hear some suggestions about supplements or natural ways to combat the drying out.



P.S. Don’t forget I’m sharing an Advent series on my Facebook page … I’d love for you to join me! And I promise, these Advent plans don’t involve glitter, buying a new book, or any sort of guilt about what you aren’t doing to prepare for Christmas.

Here’s a little snippet from today’s post:

8 - Luke 848

A woman with no name but a serious problem. Scripture says she had “a discharge of blood for twelve years.” She’d seen all the doctors and sought out every bit of medical advice possible … but nothing worked. So there she was in that massive crowd—and Jesus on His way to Jairus’ home to heal a little girl—she had just one thought: to touch the hem of His robe.

I don’t know what seems impossible in your life today. Maybe you’ve had a long-term health issue. Maybe you have no idea how you’ll pay your bills and be able to purchase even small gifts for your children. Maybe this year you’ve had to whisper good-bye to someone you loved and now the holidays loom like a reminder of all you’ve lost.

I think we forget how many people in the massive throngs of this season are desperate for just a touch.


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  1. What an honest blog about what we are all dealing with Teri Lynne! I love that you are always so transparent! You inspire me! I am so happy that you love the mascara!! Let me know when you are ready to try more stuff. The Uplift Eye Serum is great too! God bless and Merry Christmas to you, the hubby and the girl!!!

  2. I have been using Younique Mascera since mid-summer and I adore it! My eyelashes are {as the sweet child from the Clinique counter put it…} super long for someone my age. Wait? What? So it isn’t length I was looking for, but volume. The Younique adds both. And I’m in love.

    Can’t help you much with dry hair and if lavender helps you sleep, I’m glad. I use Vetiver instead, because I don’t care much for the fragrance of lavender. Its a thing, you know?

    I’m enjoying your fashion blogging 😉 Love you!

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