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Ummm…Because Who Doesn’t Want Longer Lashes?

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty tips and tricks.The Skinny Confidential talks beauty tips and tricks.

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty tips and tricks.


Thisssss DIY is liquid gold.

This isn’t some random-ass DIY that will sit on your office desk & collect dust, guys.

It’s literally the easiest, most effective DIY ever…for growing longer eyelashes & eyebrows at home.

Side: we’ve talked about bitches girls who don’t share their beauty secrets. You know the type…the kind of girls who hide all their good tips/tricks.

The more I blog, the more I realize being selfish gets you nowhere. Right, though?! Share the beauty/health/diet/happiness wealth! There’s enough to go around for everyone.

Ok, back to the DIY, I’m obsesseddddd with long, flirty lashes.

Totally not a fan of thick, chunky spider web lashes though ( but let’s be real: who is? )…remember Madame Medusa from Disney’s The Rescuers circa 1977? I watched that movie on repeat 8394850398202 times because Mr. Snoops was everything. So anyway, Medusa had this scene where she crazily rips off her eyelashes:

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The scene kind of scarred me for life. It was def one of Disney’s creepier moments, that’s for sure…& I’ve been a real psycho about lashes ever since.

SO. Every night since forever I’ve added almond oil to my lashes to keep them moisturized & pretty unlike Madame M.

BUT LATELY (!!!) I’ve changed the lil routine up…

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Now I coat them every single night with this easy DIY, which I discovered through beauty guru, Carly ByBel. All you’ll need is:

 ♥ Castor Oil
 ♥ Coconut Oil, melted
 ♥ Avocado Oil
 ♥ Almond Oil
 ♥ Glass Bottle
 ♥ Disposable mascara wands ( I bought clear mascara & washed off the brush )

Directions: Use about a 3 to 5 ounce bottle and mix equal parts castor, coconut, avocado, & almond oil. Mix/shake. Use disposable wands to apply nightly on brows &/or lashes.

Lemme tell ya: I’ve done this for a month & noticed SUCH a difference. Seriously. It’s crazy.

Some of the benefits of these oils? Cold pressed castor oil has been know for growing lashes for ages. The Egyptians used it to fight baldness! Crazy, right? Use Jamaican black castor oil for an extra boost-y, woost-y. Coconut oil is rich in vitamins, nutrients, & literally can renew lashes & brows. The monounsaturated fatty acids in avocado oil stimulate hair growth ( use it for actual hair growth by massaging it on your scalp too ( great tip for guys who are balding!! ) ). And lastly, almond oil nourishes & protects eyelashes from falling out. If you want longer lashes immediately, check out eyelash extensions.

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty tips and tricks.

The Skinny Confidential talks beauty tips and tricks.

Some foods to eat for lash growth? Salmon, green peppers, fish oil, & nuts. Eat up!

This magic potion is kept right next to my bed so it’s easy to sweep it on my lashes nightly. I’m also guilty of putting it on my brows & hair line ( hey! You never know!! ).

& voila!

No lash ripping, Madame Medusa shit going on over here.

Any other tips to grow lashes? Do tell.

x Lauryn

P.S. similar gold bath bar cart that’s on sale… Mind you it’s probably one of the BEST purchases I’ve ever made. Seriously though. xx.

{ Note: before you try this DIY, make sure you’re not allergic to castor oil! }

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  1. Wow, this sounds like an amazing recipe. It seems like lots of people are using castor oil for beauty nowadays! I have thought about getting me some, now I will definitely get it and make this. Thanks for the tip 🙂

    1. Robyn–If you have the Pinterest app, there is an option to add links by typing in a web address. You can copy the address of this page and paste it into pinterest so you’ll always have it there 🙂

      I’m excited to try this 🙂

  2. This is amazing! I’m definitely trying this. It’s DIY, cheap, natural and cruelty free. Massive win in my book. I’m currently recovering from a disastrous eyelash extension experience… I had a bit of a Medusa moment myself in all honesty… So my lashes are fairly short 🙁 thanks for sharing xx

  3. I have been using Rogaine 5% minoxidil on my eyebrows since I wanted them fuller. I know it sounds crazy but it works. Just be careful not to get it in your eyes!

  4. In going to try this! My lashes are getting thin. Right now I sell Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara and love it but it’d be nice to have longer lashes on no make up days! Thanks for sharing!

  5. When I clicked through, I really hoped you weren’t going to be talking about ANOTHER lash growth serum, those are so tiring and expensive. Love this little DIY and I already have most of them in my cupboard. Will try!

  6. Ahhh! This is the best! I used Latisse for a while because I’m lash-obsessed too and it made 1/2 of my lashes fall out! Pee-eww chemicals! They’ve since grown back but I can’t wait to try this concoction!

  7. Awesome! And this is much cheaper & HEALTHIER than the Revitalash profuct! I’m making some this weekend! Sexy long lashes, here I come!

  8. I was obsessed with that scene, I thought I was the only one fascinated for how she took her eyelashes off. Can’t wait to try out this idea, thanks for the tip.

  9. I use RapidLash, but I don’t know if it really makes a difference. With all the uber expensive lash extensions floating around today this sounds like an easy and probably better for you alternative. Thanks for the tip!


  10. I love this, my lashes are very long but lately I’ve noticed some are falling more than usual. How much of each product do you use to mix it in?

  11. I love using coconut oil on my lashes. I love how moisturised they feel after using it!

    Great tips- thanks.

    Lizzy at Nomad Notebook

  12. Loving this post so much. I’m an eyelash fanatic (what girl isn’t?) so I’m so stoked to try this out! Totally agree about sharing beauty tips. Gotta spread the wealth! I’m already a humungo coconut oil fan, but I’m curious to test out these other oils! Thanks, babe. <3

  13. OMG, awesome DIY! Will be doing this stat. Also love that you share not only your secrets, but where to get your amazing furniture at. Love it!

  14. What an amazing beauty trick. I can´t wait to try and thanks for sharing! I honestly have not found a lash-growing technique, but I have heard about the 3-D Fiber Lashes or something like that, but I have my reservations about them. Anyone ever tried them?

    1. Hi Stephanie,
      I have bought and tried the 3D Fiber Lashes from Younique. I know most people love them, but I feel my lashes look the same when I use Maybelline’s “The Falsies Volume Express” mascara. With 3D they do get longer, but no volume really, so you just get long stick lashes if you don’t have dense lashes to begin with. Also, there is a tube of clear activator (I think it’s called that) and then a tube of fibers. After a couple of uses, the activator, which looks like mascara, gets kind of gunky. Lastly, it’s hard to take off. I had to really rub on my 49 year old eyes, which isn’t a good idea. Anyway, like I said, many people swear by these, but I thought they were just OK and for the $40 price…I’ll stick with “Falsies” mascara. Hope this helps.

    2. Oops…I noticed I said “clear activator” then later said it looked like mascara. It isn’t clear, it is black.

  15. This oil mixture also makes an AMAZING facial oil. Once a week (or more) rub it all over your face and then wash it off with a hot wash cloth. Castor oil is also known to draw excess oil from your pores. I have been using this mixture on my face for over a year and my lashes are thick but my face isn’t hairy. 😉

    Add equal parts of each oil. If you have oily skin add extra Castor Oil. Add 1 part melted beeswax to make it a lotion bar.

  16. Yay!!! Thank you thank you! I have made a similar DIY lash conditioner but I’ve never thought of putting it on my hair line. About 4 months after having a baby I started shedding like crazy (like… Male pattern baldness style…not cool) now my short baby hairs are driving. Me. NUTS! I am adding this to by nightly routine ASAP! La la loveee your blog! Thank you!

  17. I’ve been putting rizinusoil on my lashes and brows for quite a while now and I have to say it helps. They don’t break as fast as before and because of that they do look longer 🙂
    Much love from

  18. I noticed such a difference when I stared taking Bamboo Silica pills. I wanna try this too, for SUPER DUPER long lashes.

    Hilary x

  19. This sounds like a great recipe, I’ll have to give it a try. BTW, you can pick up a pack of 50 disposable mascara wands at a beauty supply store for a few dollars.

  20. Ooooh – I am going to have to try this out.

    Biotin! Every since my stylist recommended taking a 5,000 mcg biotin capsule everyday, my hair (including eyelashes) seriously grows so much faster and fuller.

  21. Hi!
    I love all your tips. I tried this one but i felt like i woke up and couldn’t see b/c the oil was making my vision all funky. Did this happen to you? Any recommendations?

  22. This is such a great DYI! I’ve noticed my lashes getting thinner recently so I am trying this ASAP in the New Year. Thanks for sharing this magical potion Lauryn!

  23. Hi Lauryn! I am going to head out to buy these ingredients tomorrow but I have a question about the coconut oil (my new favourite ingredient BTW). Since it’s solid at room temperature and I would like to keep a little bottle of this lash potion on hand, do I reheat it a little very time I apply to make the coconut oil liquid? Thanks my dear and keep up the amazing work. Love your blog!

    1. Hi! Flattered you like it!! I don’t like to heat ever— I always use it at room temp! But for the lash potion, I do heat it. I hope that helps!!

  24. I am sensitive to Castor oil. makes my eyes itchy. But I haven’t tried Jamaican Castor oil. I don’t know if I should just leave it out all together. Do you think this will work without the castor oil? Thanks

  25. Wow, I knew about basic ingredients before, but avocado oil and almond oil?? My eyelashes will be treated like a queen lol)) But I will definitely try!! I am sure it will bring amazing outcome 😉 For now I am using Cherish Lash serum and quite happy with its results, it increases my beauty for sure :)), but for my daughter I may get smth lighter, so your recipe should be just perfect 🙂 Thank you so much!!

  26. The best eyelash enhancing mascara had been designed to moisturise eyelash from roots to ends of eyelash and usually applied with a mascara wand. for more:

  27. I started using castor oil this past year on my brows and have noticed a HUGE difference! Amazing ??

  28. Dermalmd eyelash serum helped a lot to make my eyelashes become longer and thicker. Also, I have used it for eyebrows, and it helps a lot to fill in between. strongly recommended.

  29. I actually tried Castor oil before. I finished the whole bottle up I didn’t see any result which is super frustrating. But now I have fuller eyelashes and because I am not one of those B*tches who hides secret. I’m gonna share with you the link on where I purchased them.

    Best Regards.

  30. Hey There,

    I’m sure you get a ton of submissions so I’ll jump straight to it – I’d love to submit a blog post for publishing on your website which is written by a professional blogger.

    If you’re still accepting article or blog posts, please let me know and I can put together a couple of highly interesting topic/ideas for your approval.

  31. Randomly found your blog and I’d like to say that you have amazing design,
    beautiful photos and interesting posts! I’m also impressed by your style! Everything
    is perfect!

    Eyelash Oils

  32. My lashes have always been quite long but they were sparse. Now my lashes are full with no sparse areas. I’m amazed how well dermalmd eyelash serum has worked. I’d say dermalmd eyelash serum was mid price range in comparison to similar serums on the market so it’s amazing value for money. This will be a permanent product in my routine now

  33. Ive been using Dermalmd Eyelash Growth Serum for over a year…I LOVE IT!! My lashes are so long and have become darker…when I wear this with my good mascara, people always ask if I have falsies on-and I’m a blonde!!! Highly recommend, especially for us gals over 40 who need some thickness and length to our lashes…

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