Heated Eyelash Curler

Now I know the world has a screw loose.  Were any of you aware there was even such a product as an electric eyelash curler available on the market? Does not the general concept lend itself to a "Hmmm.  Maybe we should think about this..." approach?

In my writer's critique group this evening, we were discussing a scene in my middle grade novel where a bunch of 11 and 12 year old girls are in a cabin at camp. I was trying to convey that my main character, in comparison to the girls around her, is something of a tomboy with no interest in boys or curling irons or the perfect tan.  I missed on my description and someone suggested showing how the other girls acted by having them pull out their curling irons or eyelash curlers.

At the mention of eyelash curlers, one woman in our group volunteered that her mom had bought her an electric eyelash curler when she was a teen.

 None of us had ever heard of such a thing and burst out laughing. I told her I wasn't sure such an item existed and I was going to Google it when I arrived home. Sure enough, it's a real product.  Check out a sample by clicking here.

I don't know why I'm surprised.  Even the standard eyelash curlers look like some kind of medieval torture devices. Blair can't stand to watch me use one. Freaks him out.  I'm so glad I go that extra step to look pretty for him.

And, it turns out the joke is on me.  As I was searching sites to find links to post for this blog entry, I came across several descriptions on how to use a standard eyelash curler. The instructions state to hold a blow dryer on the curler for "no more than 5 seconds." Then you need to "test it with your hand to make sure it's not too hot" because you don't want to "burn your eye."

Who comes UP with these ideas???