YouTube has allowed any and everyone to establish themselves as authorities in the beauty space. Get a webcam, get some paints and upload a video showing someone how to look better. TADA!
There’s a lady (Lily Seymour) on YouTube who posted a video of her perming her eyelashes to get them to be straight because they’re too curly. She put actual relaxer from a box. Don’t believe me? See below.
I watched this entire video while taking short spurts of breath because I felt like if I took a deep breath, her hand would slip, the toothpick would end up in her eye and relaxer would be all over everything and her pupils will fall out and I’d be traumatized for life. I don’t know why. Don’t ask me.
Ma’am, are you seriously going as far to put relaxer on your eyelatch (yes, eyelatch) because they’re too curly? Were fake lashes busy? But everyone! She makes sure she puts 1 layer of vaseline for protection. All that is standing in the way of her being unable to see is a swipe of petroleum jelly. Jeebs be a fence because I CAN’T.
My eyes watered just watching it as I imagined the smell of relaxer so close to my eyeballs. Memories of 2 decades of permed hair came flooding back and I wanted to fight the air. I might have post-traumatic relaxer disorder.
Because why not put something that can melt your scalp in 2 minutes within millimeters of your pupils? WHY NOT? The worst that could happen includes going blind if the lye gets on your cornea and melts through your eyeballs. BUT YOLO!!!
LADY CUT IT OUT!!! I know we have free will but must you use yours to perm your #eyelatch? WHY IT HAPPEN?? Lawd. This video got my nerves all bad. Somebody tell Lily that it ain’t even this serious.
Honestly, the things people do for beauty can be a bit too much sometimes.
So ummm… which one of you is down for permed eyelashes?