Thursday, May 12, 2016

This 'n that...

Being old sucks. Well, ageing sucks. It appears (to me) that my face is falling off of my skeleton and it's depressing.  I of course didn't have a very good teacher, so I didn't know to use sunscreen at a young age, or to stay OUT of the sun.. so of course I would slather on the baby oil and bake like a turkey out in the sun as a teenager. That did me NO favors.  Age spots, wrinkles and such.. no bueno.  So in my mid 30's I started using moisturizer and closer to 40 I started with SPF.  I just gotta say Thank GOD my daughter has me to now warn her of all the things I didn't know then. 
But back to me.. I didn't do much with my face, but over the past year, as I began to do more... I started noticing that gravity my friend, works!! And it too sucks. Boobies start sagging... then your face.. So I started a list of all the things I've tried that didn't work for me.  And what has.  I LOVE argan oil. Especially Josie Maran Argan Oil Light.  Absorbs in quickly and it is really hydrating. That coupled with Milk of the same line, just fabulous. But it isn't enough. I did so much research on expensive, as well as cheap alternatives for facial serums and creams.  I read about Jennifer Flavin's (Sly Stallone's wife who I GUARANTEE uses botox, fillers and probably an eye lift) line of Serious Skin Care Eyetality Total Eye Transformation and the reviews were just amazing!  People saying their eyelashes and eyebrows were growing out of control! (Ok, so my over plucked over the years eyebrows are a WHOLE nother story.. for maybe never.) So of course, let's try that!!  My first question is this:  How LONG do you try a product before you decide it doesn't do anything?  Personally I want to see IMMEDIATE effects of something.  Instant gratification is what I want. For everything.  I did not get this here. I used it for about 2 weeks, and nothing. Sure it moisturized, but I still had puffy under eyes every morning. So no, that didn't work. 
Did some more research and read that L'Oreal Revitalift items were supposed to be FABULOUS for a less expensive alternative. Look, I'm trying to lift up my "jowels" where my cheeks are trying to beat my chin in sagging.  So the FACE revitalift did nothing.  However, that said, the Double lifting eye cream.. THAT did something.  I have hooded eyes. So in the last 20 years, I've not seen my eyelids. Not sure I even have them at this point, as I think with age, they just disappear.  Well, this stuff actually LIFTED my eyelids! a smidge.  Not enough. I need something of an EYE LIFT but in a jar/serum, not a knife.  Speaking of eye lift.. I read about a product out on the market.. NuFace. I've SEEN it work and it DOES WORK~  But, at a cost.. One that I can't afford sadly.  Single Mom and all that, but I am saving up for it.  It's one of those things, use it 5 minutes a night and keep on it, and they'll stay UP.. and my "Jowels" will stay up too, and it's INSTANT GRATIFICATION! Something I live for.  That is my next "big purchase" (my first being my clarisonic face brush that I LOVE)  Ok, back to the serums et al.  Started a new system by Peter Thomas Roth. It has some kind of peel, and then some laser free eye and face "gels" that are made with Dragon's blood... so far, I love it.. All of the pieces.  It is WONDERFUL and my face feels so soft, and NO PUFFY under eyes.. it's IMMEDIATE!  I will give this system a month or maybe more to see if it can undo gravity's EVIL wrongdoings to my face...  Stay tuned.. 

OH, FYI:  I LOVE using Kat Von D Exorcism matte lip stain.  I think it's about a $20 dollar bill.   Found a deal on the new "Kylie" lip kit in "kourt".  SAME DAMN COLOR as exorcism and Kat Von D's is WAY cheaper and stays on longer...  In case you were wondering. 

"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty." Coco Chanel (1983-1971)

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