Addicted to Big Lashes? There's a Name for That
Makenzie on 5 Jan 2012 at 2:30pm
Do you suffer from Eyeagra Latissma (eye-AG-ra la-TEES-ee-muh)?
First you bought an eyelash curler, but after a while your lashes still looked too small. Then you tried falsies -- too mush hassle. Now you're a daily Latisse user, but still you wonder if your lashes couldn't be just a little bit thicker.
If that sounds like you, then the answer is yes, according to Mike Albo in W Magazine. He devised some tongue-in-cheek names for increasingly common beauty addictions.
In addition to Eyeagra Latissma, our other favorites were:
Compulsive disorder in which victims exfoliate and chemically plane face—using scrubs, organic fruit extracts, trichloroacetic acid, or vibrating diamond-encrusted sanding wands—until skin resembles a slice of seared bluefin tuna.
Symptom: Dating dermatologists—or at least friending them on Facebook.
Craving for teeth to appear the color of blackboard chalk.
Symptoms: Sleeping with hydrogen peroxide–filled mouth guard; limiting oral intake to pale foods and white wine; recurring dreams involving Clorox.
Obsessive need for frequent injections of botulinum toxin into one’s face in an attempt to be as smooth and wrinkle-free as a fiberglass statue.
Symptom: Confusing actual skin with that depicted in magazines.
Do you suffer from any of these "conditions"? I think I'm halfway to Eyeagra... not into Latisse yet but I love a good pair of false lashes!
Click through to W for a few more.