How to grow and maintain, long, thick, healthy lashes!

I’ve always been pretty lucky to have healthy lashes, but after having lash extensions for 9 months  they just didn’t look as luscious as before! I loved having lash extensions, but they’re a lot of work to maintain and after a while it just didn’t feel worth it to me anymore. I’m horrible at applying false lashes though, and my last resort for having the voluminous, wispy, glamorous lashes of my dreams, was growing them myself! I employed the following three steps for growing out my lashes and am so happy with the results I had to share my secrets!

  1. KEEP THEM CLEAN! One of the reasons my lashes weren’t growing was because the base of my eyelid was never 100% clean. With lash extensions you have to be so careful not to rub them or use any type of cleanser than could potentially dissolve the lash glue. As a result, my lash base wasn’t clean enough to maintain healthy growth. Now I clean my lashes every night with THIS Neutrogena makeup remover and pay special attention to the roots! (watch the video above for a little cleaning hack!)
  2. NOURISH THEM! Just like your hair, and your body, your lashes need the proper nourishment to live their best life! I use THIS lash growth serum every night before bed, after washing off my makeup. There are tons of different nourishing serums to choose from though, and they pretty much all work the same way.
  3. PROTECT THEM! Before applying mascara I always use a lash primer. This not only amps up the results of your mascara, but creates a nourishing, vitamin filled layer between your lashes and the outside world! THIS is my favorite primer. (A huge thank you to my work colleague, Marilyn, for telling me about this stuff!)

How to grow and maintain, long, thick, healthy lashes!

What ways do you keep your lashes healthy and growing?




  1. August 25, 2017 / 18:35

    I’ve read good things about Babe Lash lash serum, but I’m afraid I’m going to burn my eyes or go blind. Looks like I might just need to take the plunge into the lash serum world though, your lashes look bomb!


    • Rachel August 25, 2017 / 18:54

      I did notice ONE weird side-effect from the NuLash serum: My eyes are a lighter blue than they used to be. I don’t know if this has anything to do with the serum, but I do know that lighter eyes means you have less pigment in your eye; so I don’t know if the serum is somehow breaking down any of my existing pigment by applying it! Breaking up dark pigment to reveal lighter eyes underneath doesn’t have any known side effects, (it’s actually a popular cosmetic procedure!) but it is bizarre to know that everyone has light eyes underneath their visible pigment!

  2. August 25, 2017 / 22:34

    ohh interesting! I’ve always heard changes in diet can also lead to longer thicker lashes before!

  3. August 26, 2017 / 19:27

    I tried a lash serum years ago, it might be time to try one again!

  4. adriana
    August 26, 2017 / 20:49

    These are great tips! I’ve always had problems with my lashes so I need to try these – hopefully they work for me too!!

  5. Melissa
    August 27, 2017 / 19:50

    My mom always tells me to nourish them! I will have to try that serum.

  6. August 27, 2017 / 23:00

    oh thanks for sharing!! I kinda wish you didn’t wear mascara though haha it’s hard to tell where your lashes end and where the mascara begins! but still, they look amaaazing!

    • Rachel August 28, 2017 / 04:51

      Unfortunately long lashes don’t equal DARK lashes! haha! Mine are long, but not very dark. If I could find a natural way to darken them, I would! If you watch the portion of the video where I put on the lash primer (before the mascara) you can see how long they are without mascara 🙂

  7. August 28, 2017 / 15:20

    I love your lashes! I might have to give lash primer a try!


  8. Annaliese Lemieux-Kaplan
    August 28, 2017 / 16:23

    They look amazing girl!! I’ve been wanting to try a serum- all the ones I’ve looked at are just so expensive ah!

    xoxo A