The benefit from taking some time off is that amount of time I give myself to try something. For instance, I have been using the L'oreal Lash Boosting Serum for two months, and I feel comfortable writing this review now. In a nutshell, I love this stuff. My friends and I have noticed a significant different in the length and plenitude of my lashes and brow hairs.
In addition to applying the serum to my lashes, I applied the serum to my brows to see if it could fill any gaps. Today was the first day I felt confident walking out of the house without filling my brows. It is a fantastic time saver. I have noticed that my brows have looked fuller over time. It is especially noticeable near the beginning of my brow where it was really sparse.
I apply the serum every night; it is a part of my night time routine. I don't apply it during the day because it does not play well with my mascara. I just apply the serum like mascara, and spread a little along the lash line as directed. The serum doesn't irritate my eye, but if I apply too much, my lashes feel a bit heavy and gooey, and I do wake up with dried excess on my lashes. The wand is different, since it isn't a regular lash or brow brush. Instead, it is a curved smooth wand, and you just smooth the wand along your lashes.
I have finished my first tube, and I have moved onto my second. This usually retails for $10-$13, but L'oreal consistently has coupons in the Sunday paper, and drugstores always have sales.
The Left photo is about two weeks before the right photo, so progress was already starting, but when compared to previous photos, you can see that the beginning of my brows were quite sparse. Neither photo has any brow powder, just clear mascara to keep in place. In the right photo my lashes have two coats of mascara on the top, and one coat on the bottom. Again, not ground breaking, but definitely a helpful serum. You can see before brows here (from two years ago, but my brows haven't changed until I started using the serum.)