Right! Hello there blogsphere, hello and welcome to my rather self-indulgent little corner of the internet.
Actually, the above missive is not entirely accurate; this blog isn't just for me, I hope it will be useful for other people too, assuming anyone ever finds and reads it that is.
I have started this online journal, if you like, to created a public account of my experiences using a product called Careprost to (hopefully) attain the, admittedly vain, aim of growing longer eyelashes.
Those of you who have never heard of Careprost may be wondering what on earth I am babbling on about in such a nonsensical fashion. Well, allow me to explain... it all starts with Lumigan.
Lumigan is a treatment for glaucoma - administered in the eye in drop form, it lowers the intraocular pressure associated with the condition. However, this particular treatment was noted to have a remarkable side effect as it caused increase in both length, number and darkness of the patients eyelashes. Not missing a trick, the company immediately split the product into two distinct brand lines - the original Lumigan to treat glaucoma and the new Latisse brand which is marketed specifically for eyelash growth.
Now, admittedly Latisse is a product aimed at people who suffer from hypotrichosis of the eyelashes, but unsurprisingly beauty conscious women across the planet have been whipped into a frenzy. T'was upon a message board frequented by such women that I first heard of this product and having always had a bit of an obsession with attaining Bambi-like eyes decided I would very much like to try it.
Now, all this talk of Lumigan and Latisse must be confusing since I am writing this blog about using Careprost. Well, ostensibly Latisse is only available on prescription and (if it's even available in the UK, which I don't think it is) as you can imagine, no GP would prescribe this to the majority of women with perfectly adequate lashes who'd like to give it a whirl 'just because'.
Thus, Careprost steps into the breech. Careprost is essentially a generic version of Lumigan - the original glaucoma treatment. It contains the same active ingredient (0.03% bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) as both Lumigan and Latisse and thus it has the same side effect. It can also be purchased, without prescription, from a number of online pharmacies at a fraction of the cost of Latisse.
At this point I must say, I did not take the decision to buy Careprost online lightly... and I'm not trying to advocate purchasing prescription only drugs from exotic online pharmacies either. It was my personal choice and I would not want to unduly encourage anyone else to do the same.
Anyway, within the posts of this blog I intend to post my progress using Careprost, including photos, etc.
I hope you enjoy/find it useful!