Lash “Extender”

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I’m not a big makeup girl, never have been.  Some days I look in the mirror and think that I probably should be, but I just really can’t be bothered.  I would rather spend that extra ten or twenty minutes doing…just about anything else!  Especially now that I’m a stay at home mom and know that my two little boys aren’t hard to impress and the hubs prefers a natural face too.  I hop out of the shower and slather on some moisturizer and I’m ready to go.  Well, that’s not exactly true.  I do have a bit of an addiction to…my mascara.  Without it I literally feel naked.  It amazes me what a difference it makes since I wasn’t graced with naturally long and full lashes.  Why does it seem like only boys get those?!?  Unfortunately, I’ve tried all the drugstore brands and they just don’t do the trick…figures.  Stubborn lashes.  And dragging a two year old and two month old to the mall isn’t at the top of my list of favorite things to do.  When my mascara starts to dry out I know that there is still a good amount in that little tube and it almost brings a tear to my eye to have to throw it away…almost.  So when I found this little trick floating around Pinterest (of course) I knew I had to give it a try!

It’s a very simple and quick process.  All you need is some saline solution.  I used some contact lens solution because that is what I had lying around and it worked just as well.  Just add 3-4 drops to your mascara tube and stir.  Good as new!

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I’m not sure how much longer it will last but I’m honestly happy if it’s even just a few extra days.  Apparently the process can be repeated 2-3 times too!

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