Eyelash Therapy?

Many of my friends have already heard of the latest installment in my parenting saga, but many of my bloggy friends that follow my parenting journey have yet to hear it. Now you see them, now you don’t…


Did you notice the strange lack of eye lashes on one eye? Yeap, they are missing!

The heirloom doll doesn’t look all that creepy when her eyes are open, but with her eyes closed… well, you can see for yourself!

Well, my little Fireball decided one day last week (without my knowledge and definitely my consent) to pull ALL the eyelashes on one eye!!! I was looking online on some false eyelashes to maybe glue them on the eye…

I found this on ehow.com (my reaction in green):

  1. Buy a false eyelash kit. A proper fake eyelash kit contains a pair of eyelashes, glue, and instructions. Take the false eyelashes out of the package and hold them up to your real lashes to measure for the best fit.
  2. Curl your lashes. Add a little bend to your fringe of lashes before you apply your false lashes. If you cannot afford an expensive ShuUemura Eyelash Curler for $19, a spoon or a cheap eyelash curler will work as well. [Okay, what if there isn’t ANY lashes to start with for curling or bending?]
  3. Trim your false eyelashes to fit the natural shape of your eyes. The lashes you’ve grown are longer toward the crease of your eye and shorter as they approach your nose. Use the small scissors to snip the fake eyelashes to your desired length and shape.
  4. Attach the false eyelashes to your real lashes with glue. Dot the base of your false eyelashes with 3 or 4 dots of glue. With your tweezers, pick up the first eyelash and dip the plastic end into the glue. [Again, there are no real lashes].
  5. Apply Fake Eyelashes //
    Apply Fake Eyelashes

    Tilt your head at a forty-five degree angle and close one eye. Place the fake eyelashes at your upper lid’s outer corner until you reach the inner corner of your eye. Hold the fake lash in place for 10 seconds. Apply two coats of mascara to bind the false eyelashes to your eyes. Avoid fiber mascara formulations.

Baby hasn’t shown the slightest bit of concern regarding her doll’s appearance. I think I shall table the eyelash therapy idea for a while — the instructions on ehow are rather daunting.

I love Vicki‘s response when I told her about this little episode… “Oh good, her goth leaning is coming out!” I got a good laugh out of that one!!

14 thoughts on “Eyelash Therapy?

  1. lol! If baby isn’t bothered then you have already spent too much time on this task! Relax and go with the flow – she has much more destruction ahead of her.

  2. LOL! I’m sorry, Wendy, but that lashless look is pretty amusing. I used to take my dolls to the “beauty parlor,” and they came back with huge hunks of hair missing where I gave them the latest cut and fingers all red from the hottest new fingernail polish!

    I think I would leave her lashless till baby gets out of the stage!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  3. I wouldn’t worry about the eyelash replacement for a while yet — might be a good time to find some non-heirloom items for Baby to destroy — oops, meant play with! :-)

  4. I really had to smile at this entry. Having raised two children, I know how busy they can be. You can check my daughter’s blog-abrokencompass.com. She and her husband are raising three daughters–never a dull moment.

  5. Wendy, be thankful – my mom used to pull out her OWN eyelashes when she was little!
    I would recommend a doll hospital, we have one near here and I assume there are some all over the country.

  6. Leave the doll as is! It is will be a charming part of her own history and that is much more precious. In my eyes the doll has become that much more of an heirloom! The value is truly in the eyes of the beholder. Treasure it.

  7. I was thinking along the lines like Ellen ~ only it could have been your little ones own eyelashes ! I have one daughter that did that ~ and only one eye! But, what is even worse, is she was much older. And this was before there ever was “goth”! Oh, the joys of parenting! Cherish this time, it goes by so quickly!
    Be Blessed!

  8. Your Gwen is getting creative Wendy. I think they make the dolls too realistic these day. Maybe Gwen likes them better without eyelashes! Hugs Natima

  9. You could take the other eyelashes off — that would make her a little less creepy-looking. And then when baby is a little older, if you repair the lashes, both sides will look just alike. I didn’t know there were doll hospitals, but that sounds like a good idea.

    It would be funny if Baby grew up to major in cosmetology — you could tell her how she got her start. :-)

  10. OH MY GOODNESS!!! that looks so very creepy and scary!!!!!! I DO NOT LIKE THIS DOLL.. please take it away from me before I’ve nightmares at night!!! Ok, I can offer you one of my false eyelashes (i’ve a whole box of them – on second thought, I will give you TWO PAIRS as reserves in case the other one goes missing also) to make it look less creepy!!! PLEASE, get that away from me!

  11. That is the most delightful story Wendy – and thats just the begining :) Wait til she chops off some of her hair – or – shock horror cuts into one of the quilts – Andrea did that when she was small…Something I will never forget…fortunately it was a placemat …and we still use that …and still tell the story!

  12. That is too funny! The doll does look wierd but obviously Gwen doesn’t seem to mind. Let it go until she tells you it bothers her! It is just beginning…oh the joys of parenthood!

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