February 2018 archive


If you have been following my blog and social media for awhile now, it’s now secret that Plume Science is my go-to for maintaining my eyelashes and brows. Their brand has expanded rapidly from a single eyelash serum to gorgeous brow pomades and the BEST eyelash curlers and tweezers you can get your hands on!! Plume offers the highest quality nontoxic ingredients that are actually very effective! They made me a believer in their eyelash serum years ago and now I’m hooked on their brow pomade, which is made with their signature serum and helps brow growth as well.

If you aren’t familiar with Plume, this gorgeous brand was created by Lauren Bilon, who after the birth of her first child suffered significant hair and eyelash loss. Lauren wasn’t impressed by the harsh conventional alternatives offered and teamed up with organic cosmetics formulator Irene Schnell to develop Plume, a nontoxic and safe formula that is truly effective.

The main reason I wanted to share my experience with Plume with you guys is because I actually have suffered from PTSD since my son’s illness. As a result of my stress disorder I began to pick and pull my eyelashes and brows out. Yes, you read correctly I purposely did this. I remember vividly doing this A LOT when my son was actually in the hospital and undergoing surgery and treatments and what not. Since then, which keep in mind it has been roughly four years since his diagnosis, I still to this very day struggle with this but not nearly as frequent. I’m sure many of you have heard of skin pickers or cutters so this is very similar as far as the satisfaction someone with extreme anxiety or distress gets from doing it. I have been to tons of therapy and wanted to share what I have gone through in case other mothers, or fathers have dealt with a traumatic event and show them this is not so out of the norm. Many of you may read this in shock but unless you have gone through something that truly traumatized you to your core, it may be difficult to understand. Facing the mortality of your child will have different effects on you, not just emotionally but physically!!! Plume really did save the day with their serum, I religiously apply in to my top and bottom lash line ever night after washing my face and it has helped keep my lashes balanced and full.

Left: nothing on lashes, Right: using Plume eyelash curler and one coat of mascara. Brow Pomade in “Ashy Daybreak” on brows

Pictured above are my results with Plume Eyelash Serum, eyelash curler and their brow pomade to define my brows. Keep in mind that I wear very heavy eyeliner because of that fact that I pick my lashes, the results may not be an immediate wow to the naked eye but for a picker, these results are AMAZING!!! This serum has supplemented my lashes, keeping growth active and my lash line full!! Their newest addition of their eyelash curler is a huge standout for me as well. It’s extremely sturdy with a very unique design that enables you to get super close to your lash line for an extreme curl. The same goes for their sleek matte black tweezers, they are slaying the tweezer game for sure! The brow pomade offers really clean ingredients, is extremely pigmented, not as waxy as my go to EcoBrow but the staying power is there for sure. Your brows will stay put all day babes!

Plume Science so graciously sent me their Limited Edition Lash and Brow Collection boxes over the holidays which featured all of the gorgeous products I mentioned above, which are currently still available on their website for $95 (lash collection) and $133 (brow collection) which is an awesome deal so I would snag one before they are gone babes!! Please don’t hesitate to CONTACT me regarding the Plume Science products I mentioned above or my PTSD journey as I would be happy to share any info I can! 🙂 You can shop all Plume Science products here. 

Lash Serum Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Cinchona Succirubra Bark Extract, Water, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Glycerin, Honey Extract, Prunus Amygdalus (Sweet Almond) Oil, Sucrose Laurate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Extract, Tropaeolium Majus (Indian Cress) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Coleus Forskohlii Root Oil, Carya Ovata (Hickory) Bark Extract., $95 for 5mL.

Brow Pomade Ingredients: Isoamyl Laurate, Isoamyl Cocoate, Silica, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Oryza Sativa Cera (Rice Bran Wax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Candelilla Cera (Candelilla Wax), Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera (Berry Wax), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Emblica Officinalis Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cera Carnauba (Carnauba Wax), Tocopheryl Acetate, Coleus Forskohlii Root Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Lauric Acid, Arginine, Cystine, $38 with five different shades offered.