I now own three eyelash curlers. For a woman who hardly wore makeup at all for nearly a decade (i.e. only on very, very special occasions) that seems excessive.
(Yes, I have a justification, feeble though it may be. I had a Revlon curler that served me well for years, but the pad was finally wearing out. I searched two different grocery stores, but could only find Maybelline replacement pads. I bought them, hoping they’d serve, but the fit was all wrong and was tearing up my eyelashes. I gave up and, on my next trip to the grocery store, bought a Maybelline curler to go with the extra pads I had. Turns out that the problem wasn’t a mismatch between the Revlon Curler and the Maybelline pads at all…it was the fact that Maybelline Eyelash curlers suck the whole way around. Tonight, I was back at the grocery store and finally found a another Revlon curler…but no Revlon pads being sold by themselves. The curler, however, was on sale. Disgusted, I said fuck it and bought the damn curler.
There…now wasn’t that fascinating?)