My mom cracked me up on the phone
the other night (that scary day
she was barely alive,
couldn’t have chemo,
and needed a blood
With Gracie, the day before her surgery.
I asked if she had any of her
eyelashes left since I knew she
was dreading this side-effect.
“Welllllll….yes, I do.” she informed.
In fact, to prepare for chemo
earlier, she had made a stellar
effort with eyelash curler,
eyeliner, and mascara to make
sparse shrimpy stubs appear
as fierce as possible.
That is my mom.
These things scare the bajeezus outta me.
Without oxygen in her blood
and barely breathing, she took
the time to make her remaining lashes
look as lovely as possible
though they are barely
I kinda get it.
I always took my eyelashes for granted
until a few years ago when they began
to thin and then disappear (hello, hormones).
Recently, I began to grieve the lashes
not because I think I should look like I’m 30, but because
with no lashes, it can look unnatural and otherwordly.
Sue me, I like a natural look.
I consulted aesthetician Deanna Stellato.
She recommends Latisse from her
fountain of medical and spa-grade
beauty in Chicago called
Deanna’s Beauty Bag.
After two months of using Latisse
(brushing on a drop
of the liquid before bed),
I look foxy as Brooke Shields!
I HAVE LASHES I CAN SEE.
Thank you, Latisse!
It’s very exciting, kittycats.
To be perfectly honest,
I was truly hoping Latisse
wouldn’t be worth the fuss
because I had no
intention of adding
the monthly expense.
Around a hundred bucks a bottle
(Deanna runs specials all the time).
However, I am still using my first bottle
after two months so the value is there.
Bonus Beauty from DBB to Share Because I Adore You:
Deanna’s Beauty Bag offers other highend
effective skincare lovelies of which I am a fan
since with age, the needs of my skin
Here’s what I use
(and no surprise, most of
my preferences are made in Paris):
GM Collin Bota-Peptide Eye Contour
After trying a ton of eye creams,
this lovely one delivers for me.
Also made by GM Collin,
H-50 Therapy Cream
feels like a soothing dream
for my normal-to-dry-and-sensitive
skin…yo, the 50 means it is suitable for
skin that is a half-century
Many of you have probably tried
retinol based products, but they
are new for me…the one I use
available from DBB is
It’s powerful collagen building voodoo,
and if your skin is sensitive,
make sure to go easy
and get smart advice
from a professional
After a memorable facial here, the esthetician
smoothed my barely there lips with
GM Collin Lip Plumping Complex Gloss Rose,
and I have been sweet on it ever since.
You can even email Deanna for concerns or
advice about medical and spa-grade products
to set you up for success.
Peace to you right where you are.