Addicted to Big Lashes? There's a Name for That

MakenzieR 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:

Peelimia (peel-EE-me-ah)

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.

white smile addictionWhitenitis (wy-ten-EYE-tiss)

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.

Botox Taylor ArmstrongBotoxia (bow-TOX-ee-ah)

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.

Photo credits: asobitsuchiya on flickr; jdurham on Morguefile; Bravo

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makenzie, in all innocence i'm somewhat computer illiterate.therefore i was simply trying to gain an understanding of the subject matter.
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Ah! She was just curious about the design of the blog page itself -- how the posts are formatted in relation to the page, sidebars, headers, etc. 

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blog layout?could you enlighten me?
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Not sure what it is you wish to be enlightened about Yokel... how we do ours, how to make your own...? 

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picture her on back of a motorcycle goiing about 100 mph.
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Awesome blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog stand out. Please let me know where you got your design. With thanks..

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Thanks Teamine! Our blog was designed for us by our site designers at least 4 years ago or more... you may be seeing some changes soon though :)

I think Word Press has some outstanding blog layouts if you want something to make your shine. You just have to take the time to highly customize whatever you select. Best of luck!

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"Whitenitis" - hahaha.  So been there.... 
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This is a great blog post! I had no idea there was a name for an addiction to big lashes. Are there any more beauty addiction names?
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