Now....let me say right off....if you are in the "under 30 years of age, oh what a mear babe you are" just go on and find yourself another post to read...because you won't have a CLUE what I am about to rant about! LOL!!
BUT, IF you are of a "certain age".....somewhere between 39.5 and not quite ready for the AARP discount then I need your help!!
See......I am very, very confused about something...well, several things really, but I'll only inquire about one today.
I am confused by all the facial products for women of a "certain age".
According to the advertisements I read, the UNSOLICITATED Emails that I receive, I am one step away from needing major plastic surgery and DESPERATELY need their products!!!
And while the thought of getting older doesn't bother me......too much.......this year I HAVE noticed a few "laugh" lines, a bit of lackluster skin....(no "dewey", youthful glow for me anymore I'm afraid), a few "freckles" that weren't there a couple of years ago. Yep.....I'm "aging"!!!!
Having never paid much attention to my "beauty routine" this is all so new to me. With all the dire predictions I decided it was best to go to the local store to see for myself all that the industry has to offer.......and was totally blown away by all the products that are targeted for women of a "certain age". OH MY.....WHO KNEW I was in such horrid shape and needed so many products!!!! UGH!! (And who knew Oil of Olay has a ZILLION products on the market!)
In my research I discovered this interesting tidbit: All of the products direct me to apply to a bare, clean face, some before or after moisturinging...I get that part. What I DON'T get and YET to see addressed on a single, solitary pamphlet or label is IN WHAT ORDER do I apply the plethora of products?
There is: moisturizer, spot fading cream, eye cream, eye serum, lifting cream, firming cream, lifting AND toning cream, plain toning cream, re-hydrating cream, rejuvinating cream, fillers, primer, AND....Micro Sculpting Cream.....EEEK!!!!!!!!
How do these miracle workers know what they are supposed to do??? What happens if it lifts in the wrong place or tightens where it was supposed to have lifted??? If I apply the fading cream after I moisturize (as they both instruct you to apply to a clean, bare face).....will the fade cream work or just fade away the moisurizer I just applied!! I don't even want to THINK about MICRO- SCULPTING gone awry!!! (insert mental pic of Michael Jackson).
See what I mean????
Man....this aging thing is VERY confusing!!! What's a gal of a "certain" age to do???
Do you remember the smell of Noxema? If you are of a "certain age"....when YOU were coming of age that was THE product to use!! How well I remember the smell of Noxema and could not WAIT to be old enough to need Noxema (because of course that would signify that I was getting "older"......ahhh....those were the good old days!! LOL!!
Hmmmmmm......I think I'll just dip my finger in each potion, lotion and cream, smear it all together, slather it on and say the heck with it!! And when I have used up all these magic creams and potions I am betting I won't look a day older than I am supposed to!!!! LOL!!!
Wishing now I had spent my money on yarn instead .........I don't think yarn minds at all being knitted by a woman of a "certain" age!!!
Speaking of Knitting......
Mystery knitting update!!!!!