How far is too far?

@thyst07 (2091)
United States
June 12, 2009 10:35pm CST
I just saw a commercial for a prescription medication to grow longer eyelashes. It sounds like it has some nasty potential side effects. Why are some people willing to go so far for beauty? Would you take a prescription medicine just for longer eyelashes?
5 responses
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
13 Jun 09
My niece uses this presciption and let me tell you . .there are no side effects and she now has the most gorgeous eyelashed I have ever seen . .and she needs no more mascara (think of all the money and time she is saving on that) and the best part is she never has "rat eyes" nor does she need make up remover to scrub the mascara off! This is one prescription they havent even figured out yet all the many benefits it may have. . Happy Lotting to you
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
13 Jun 09
I don't spend money and time on mascara either, nor do I buy a prescription every month. Your niece is lucky to not have side effects. I get side effects from just about every medication I've ever taken.
@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
13 Jun 09
best part is that I think her health insurance pays for this one Happy Lotting to you as well!!!!
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
13 Jun 09
I don't think that health insurance should pay for cosmetic procedures or medications, unless it's to fix someone who's horribly deformed.
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
13 Jun 09
i think that it is all rubbish and they use false eyelashes even for the mascara commercials. and yeah some of the side effects make it not seem worth the bother, i mean who wants to be blind for the sake of vanity. not only that but the beauty standards are ridiculous and oh so fake, everyone is airbrished, six packs are spray painted on, teeth are whitened, a foundation that conceals every pockmark and wrinkle and scar and blemish is used. such foolishness and it is making woman out there go all out for something that cannot be attained naturally. hint to all woman, those magazine cover girls and models on the commercials a lot of that stuff is contrived. they have been airbrushed and vidoe edited so much. anyways enough about that..
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
13 Jun 09
Yeah, it's completely ridiculous that women are expected to measure themselves against a standard of beauty that doesn't even exist in the fashion industry. It's all fake, and I refuse to buy it.
@clutterbug (1051)
• United States
13 Jun 09
I think I saw the same commercial that you did. I was surprised that a product like this would be so important to people. Why not buy false ones? I wouldn't want a prescription for eyelashes, it's not worth it to me. If old age someday leaves me without any eyelashes, I might look like Yoda from Star Wars, but I think he's a cutie, so that wouldn't be so bad. Take care.
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
13 Jun 09
Lol, Yoda sounds just fine to me too.
• India
13 Jun 09
Today beauty is considered as a adv for people. But I don't think external beauty things can do well. Internal beauty is always a permanent and good one. But now-a-days people are more care about the external beauties. It's a bad thing to increase the beauty by taking medicine. Beauty can be increased naturally by food habits. Why people going for such medicines and harming themselves? In your case,just for long eyelash!
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
13 Jun 09
I agree...it's a lot of trouble to go to for something so silly...I mean, how often do you actually notice people's eyelashes?
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
That really made me laugh. I usually fix my face to look decent, but not to look fake. Growing eyelashes? Ha. Why can't people be content with what they already have? Anyway, that's how people are. What I can't understand is, they're brave enough to risk their bodies for beauty, but when they're diagnosed with cancer or something, they break down and say they regret what they've done. Spell out f-o-r-e-s-i-g-h-t.
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