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For Dry Skin, This Just Doesn't Do It.
For my mature, dry skin, this just doesn't do it. I love-love Dove Cream Oil, but the Beauty Body Lotion is probably better for more youthful skin that doesn't require the oil. Comparatively, the Beauty Body Lotion is thin and runny, while the Cream Oil is thick.
September 7, 2010
For the Woman Who Doesn't Want To Look Like She Tried Too Hard
This is a lovely, unassuming pink. For the woman who doesn't want to look like she tried too hard, this is the perfect pink. If you are mani-challenged like me, it is also forgiving. Even one coat will do the trick for the low-maintenance gal.
March 31, 2010
12 Reasons To Use The OPI Russian Collection
Besides my feet and hands reaching Neanderthal status, I had 12 reasons to visit the nail salon yesterday. I treated myself to a manicure with OPI Get Me To The Taj On Time and a pedicure with OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue from the India Collection, two of the twelve delicious colors. OPI's India Collection is as rich and diverse as India. For more than 1000 years, India's astrologers have taught that the sun's white light is composed of all the colors, and for more than 15 years, OPI has entertained us with the famed names of their spectacular nail lacquers. Here are the 12 reasons to get your nails painted ASAP: I'm India Mood For Love ElePhantastic Pink Black Cherry Chutney Keys To My Karma MonSooner Or Later Moon Over Mumbai Yoga-ta Get This Blue Get Me To The Taj On Time Curry Up And Don't Be Late Charmed By A Snake Lunch At The Delhi Royal Rajah Ruby As importantly as the creative names, nail polishes one of the few types of products that routinely contains ingredients linked to birth defects. OPI is an eco-friendly and non-toxic polish. FYI: Paint nails in a well-ventilated room, or outside, or avoid using nail polish altogether, particularly when you are pregnant.
January 29, 2010
Since Amazing Grace is my signature scent, I use this on a daily basis. My favorite way it to relax in a bubble bath and light an Amazing Grace candle. It's heavenly. Amazing Grace, take me away...
January 28, 2010
Lots of Pros and One Con
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser has a lot of pros -- very affordable, fragrance-free, uber gentle, non-drying -- and only one con - does not remove waterproof mascara. Fortunately, most days I don't wear waterproof mascara, so I continue to keep Cetaphil in my skin cleansing routine.
January 27, 2010
Not As Moisturizing As Other Dove Products
Although I love the Pro-Age Body Oil Cream, I am not as thrilled with the Wash. Some of Dove's other washes seem to leave me feeling more moisturized than this one.
January 6, 2010
Keep It In My Kitchen Drawer
I have this in my kitchen drawer, so after I wash my hands, I slather on the cream. It is very moisturizing without a greasy, heavy feel. I use it many, many times a day.
January 6, 2010
The Flakes of Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock
For skin that is mature and/or dry like mine, this sunblock tends to flake like the shoulders of an used car salesman. My skin is very dry and unfortunately, Dry-Touch is not very moisturizing.
December 11, 2009
Very Expensive Moisturizer
Caught up in the hype of the marketing campaign, I bought and used StriVectin two years ago, which was about the same time I started researching anti-aging products and thereafter, started a blog. The ads back then claimed it was better than Botox. I fell hook, line, and sinker for the anti-aging fisherman. After a month's application, I didn't notice any change in my skin. StrVectin is basically a very expensive moisturizer with a few antioxidants and peptides thrown in for good measure. Not that that's a bad thing. It also contains peppermint oil, that I later discovered after a trip to my derm, is a skin irritant. Many products include peppermint in their concoctions to make your skin tingle, another marketing ploy to make you feel like the product is working. Save your dollars for a good sunscreen. It will serve you better than StrVectin.
December 7, 2009
Don't Be Duped
For two weeks, I applied Dr. Brandt Crease Release to my crow's feet (what a ghastly decription), my wrinkles, and my crinkles around my eyes. For one week, I applied it to The Hubster's crinkles. (He became very interested in the cream when I told him the tiny jar was worth $150 of Botox-alternative.) The Results: After each application of Crease Release, there was a cooling and tightening sensation -- sensation, mind you -- around my eyes for about 40 minutes. The cream also left behind a white, chalky residue. My fine lines and winkles were not diminished one iota. I was ready to toss the jar in the trash. Then The Hubster shouted one morning -- he is deaf in one ear so he shouts a lot --"Beckie, I think the face cream really works." Well, that certainly piqued my interest. The Conclusion: After analyzing his face, we came to the conclusion that the other ingredients contained in the product -- white tea, green tea, and grapeseed extract -- softened his fine lines but did not diminish them. The Husbster is not the metrosexual type and has never thought of applying a beauty product to his etched but lovely face, so when he did apply Dr. Brandt Crease Release with GABA to his crinkles, it successfully diffused and softened his skin. Sorry to tell you, girls, Botox is still the only way to relax your facial muscles. Of course, the jury is still out on the side effects of Botox, mainly the leakage to the brain. At $150 a jar, the return on your investment is very poor. To soften the fine lines on your face, like it did The Hubster's face, you can find a cream containing white tea, green tea, and grapeseed extract at a better price point than Dr. Brandt Crease Release with GABA.
August 31, 2009