Granted, I discovered the power of high-quality eyelash curlers during my spendthrift days in my late teens and early 20s. But oh my. Shu Uemura had awakened in me something that may never have lived - the ability to see all of my eyes. Sephora was, and still is, a heaven for any beauty addict. When I lived in Ypsilanti, Sephora opened at our local mall, and the angels sang that day. Sephora was what first introduced me to the world of seeing and looking better, all thanks to Shu Uemura's eyelash curler.
|How do I say goodbye|
to the love my life?
But nothing could deter me. My eyes were open! I discovered how pretty the color of my eyes were, now that I could actually see them. I never knew my lashes could curl. When I had used whatever brand of eyelash curlers I had used before Shu Uemura, my eyelashes would improve from slanting downward to sticking out straight. But there was no curl whatsoever.
In a time where I was trying to watch my spending, I purchased a CoverGirl eyelash curler from Walmart. That day is seriously imprinted on my brain. I can remember looking in the beauty area, thinking that so many people used these eyelash curlers, surely they must work.
|I really don't think this is|
even worth the piddly $4
Well, that was a fun experiment while it lasted. Then, one horrific day, I made a stop at Sephora to pick up another eyelash curler. The sales associate politely informed me that Shu Uemura eyelash curlers were no longer being sold in the USA. Something to do with importing the item. I not-so-politely informed the sales associate what I thought about that and left the store, cursing Sephora, Shu Uemura, every politician under the sun and whomever else possibly may have anything to do with my current fiasco.
What was I going to do? I could not live with my eyelashes at half-mast for the rest of my life.
I had shopped at Ulta on and off over the years for items like hair brushes, nail polish remover, etc. The sales associates there are incredibly friendly and empathetic - I should know. I drove to my local store and practically sobbed as I told the sales associate my sad tale. She proudly declared that she had an answer to my prayer - the Japonesque Power eyelash curler.
The price was the same, but the power behind the Japonesque Power curler was beyond that of Shu Uemura. Plus, I was signed up for the Ulta rewards club so every couple of months or so, I received a $3.50 off $10 coupon that I could use toward my eyelash curler, effectively reducing its price to $15.50.
If you haven't ever tried a high-quality eyelash curler (ladies, you cannot find them at Walmart), I seriously recommend you go out and purchase one. I know the cost is atrocious, especially now that I'm insanely frugal. The cost hurts. But the eyes are too lovely. And if it means I have to save up my change to purchase a beauty tool, then I'll just be the insane person who saved up her quarters to do that. I have no problem with that.
Share with me! What beauty tool have you spent an insane amount of money on? Have you experienced the wonder of a life-changing beauty tool?