Okay, I’m sure by now you’ve seen or heard about Rodan + Fields, specifically their Lash Boost product. I’ll be the first to admit, when I saw Rodan + Fields, I immediately thought (and admittedly judged) of the Mary Kay brand. It kind of has this door to door sales woman stereotype of middle aged women shoving average make up product down your throat and having a huge Mary Kay sticker on the back of their car, in case they didn’t already tell you twenty times what they were selling. No offense to anyone who has ever sold MK, but it just has that stereotype! Ever seen Edward Scissorhands? Yeah, I think of Diane West’s character.
Anyway, that’s what I thought Rodan + Fields was. Little did I know it was one of the largest growing skin care lines in the WORLD. I especially knew it was the real deal when I was made aware that my all time favorite skin care line, Esteé Lauder Companies had acquired the brand in 2003. When one of the largest, most profitable and successful skin care lines EVER acquires you, that says something about the brand: they believe in it. And if Estee believes in it, then your girl Kristen’s going to believe in it.
A couple of my girlfriends had told me about the R+F opportunities, but it’s just not something I am truly ready to commit to or 100% interested in. They rave about the products, as I see other R+F consultants do, but I wanted to see if these products truly were all that their consultants, who are at the end of the day trying to get their paycheck, say they are. It’s one thing when a saleswoman tells you the product she’s selling works, it’s another when you yourself try it out. So after months of hearing about this infamous LashBoost product, I hit up my girlfriend who is a R+F consultant and made my first order.
My eyelashes are something I’ve always been not so fond of. I wouldn’t go as far as saying I’m self conscious about them, but they certainly aren’t my strongest feature. I am a natural ashy blonde, so naturally I have blonde eyelashes and blonde eyebrows. Most of my days consist of the gym and hanging out with a 1 year old, so let’s just say make up and I’s relationship, though still solid, only have dates once a week.
With a bare face, and nearly invisible eyebrows and eyelashes, sometimes I wish I had a little something to help me out on the daily. Tyler and I joke that when I have no make up on it’s my “fresh baby hamster face” (it’s a joke, guys I’m not offended). And my siblings like to ask me with my wavy blonde hair and no make up face “catching waves later, bro?” like I’m a surfer bro, real original. So yeah, I could use a little something! I tried false lashes for awhile. But because I rarely wear make up and because I’m so light featured, the lashes just LOOKED fake. They were jet black full lashes against a fresh faced blonde, it just looked too obvious to me. I never want to LOOK fake or like this takes a lot of work! So I stopped getting false lashes. Now I occasionally will wear false lashes and glue them on here and there, but again, I don’t get all done up and glitzy like that often. I need something that will help a mama out on the daily!
Having said all of this, now you know my back story on my lashes. They’re blonde, short and curly and are nearly invisible. So now my journey begins to see if this Rodan + Fields Lash Boost product truly works. I am using the Lash Boost every night before bed on a clean face, and will be updating you every 4 weeks with progress photos and let you know what I think of the product and whether or not it is worth the $150. Pictures will be taken in the same lighting/spot of the house without make up so you can truly see the difference! Also, no judging please about my eyes. Those two lines under my eyes aren’t black eyes, I got them during my second trimester with Jaxon. Apparently it’s a hormonal thing my OB says happens to some women, sometimes it goes away, sometimes it doesn’t, mine did not go away. I’ve learned to embrace them though, and Tyler happens to absolutely LOVE them, he calls them my “battle scars” (cue heart melting).
I will say so far, the purchase of Lash Boost was easy, and the product was at my doorstep in less than a week. Now let the journey begin!
*If anyone is interested in doing this with me let me know and I will put you in contact with my R+F girlfriend*