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Hi everyone:)

I have decided to take the plunge and get my eyelashes tinted. I am tired of having that 'vacant' look that white eyelashes produce:rolleyes: Ever since starting the Plaquenil my eyelashes turned virtually white and got lesser and lesser. I have a few left but not too many. The ones that are left also skew a bit to one side.

Anyway I spoke to a beautician the other day and she did a spot allergy test on my skin and I had no reaction. I have dry eyes and use a lubricating gel several times a day to keep them moist. I hope to goodness the dye doesnt run as otherwise Im going to look very panda-like after using my gel:rolleyes:

Anyone else who uses some kind of eye drops/gels ever get their eyelashes tinted? Did it work out alright?

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Well I did it and Im not too impressed with the results :rolleyes: The dye is kind of heavy right at the roots of my top eyelashes giving an impression of thin black eyeliner on my top lid:rolleyes: It might have worked for Dusty Springfield but it does nothing for me! ;) Also the dye didnt take at all on the bottom eyelashes!

My daughter is trying to convince me to go back again because apparently I was 'done' by one of the inexperienced saloon girls and she assures me that there are others there who do a better job. I'll think about it... ;)

Ah well - nothing ventured, nothing gained :hehe:

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Thanks Karen and Clare

The 'thin black line' is less pronounced today so thats good:hehe: I suspect the anti malarials did a 'number' on the colour of my lashes as well. They are very white and thats only since I began taking the Plaquenil - or a while after at least. They are also very sparse so I suspect I lost a good lot of them as well and they just dont seem to grow back - certainly not the same way as they used to anyway.

The only good thing about the hairloss is that I havent had to pluck my eyebrows in a few years! Also I have virtually no hairs on my legs anymore so thats handy as well. Its a pity all those lost hairs seem to have landed on my chin though!

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The great and wonderful bearded lady with the panda eyes.... Looking Good, Feeling Better! Ha!
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Hi Fairy :)

No Im afraid I didnt go through it again. It wasnt worth it for the panda eyed look!

I still use mascara occasionally - just not everyday. I generally have learned to live with the 'vacant' expression that white eyelashes with no mascara gives one!

Sorry I couldnt have provided a more positive response!

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Hi Wane

I havent lost any discernible amount of hair from my head. Its a bit thinner on top than it used to be but its still a healthy amount of hair! What the Plaquenil seems to have done is bleached the hair on my body (including eyelashes and eyebrows) to almost white (certainly a very pale cream colour!). Apparently its a fairly common side effect. Also I lost a lot of lashes at one stage and a few grew back but they sort of grew sideways! I remember others here reporting that as well.

As for my eyebrows....I havent plucked them for several years as they just stopped growing and the little hairs that did grow were white anyway so they arent noticable! Also I have a bald patch in one eyebrow but its hard to notice it unless up very close because my eyebrows are so pale anyway.

The hairs on my legs and under my arms still dont grow very much either so in some ways I have gained! :lol:

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Hi again Fairy

To be honest I think it is worth giving it one try. I had a friend who was very pleased with her results. Maybe I just happened to be 'done' by the Village Idiot...who knows :rolleyes:

I did find it very uncomfortable getting those strips of things attached so finely to the edge of my eyelids (to prevent staining). They didnt work well anyway as there was still a line of dye under the eyelid which didnt do anything for me:rolleyes:. I also found it wierd having someone put the dye on my lashes. I kept thinking they were going to poke me in the eyeball! I am a bit sensitive in my eyes so I think thats what made it more uncomfortable for me.

If you decide to have a go let us know how it goes.

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Oh yes indeed - very important to mention. I got a spot allergy test done first. As it didnt produce any problems I went ahead and took the plunge.

Im afraid the only 'reaction' I got was one of sniggers from my work colleagues on the 'panda look' :lol:

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Hi Fairy

Just a few days but I did do a fair bit of rubbing and scrubbing at it! Actually its unfair really to say I looked like a Panda - more like a badly constructed version of Dustry Springfield with a thin black line along my upper lid. I have small eyelids anyway so adding anything to my upper lid makes them look even smaller! Plus the line wasnt EXACTLY on the edge of the lid. There was a bit of a white gap between the lid and the line which made me look very peculiar! :lol:

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