Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Thursday Thoughts & Mystery Update!

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!!!!!


elizabeth said...

First, I don't think you (or anyone) needs all those products. I think a good moisturizer (definitely one with SPF for the daytime) underneath your makeup (if you wear it) is pretty much all you need. Also, you should be careful about using a combination of all those products, they might interact in a bad way!

I definitely remember Noxema, its smell, and the way it burned if you got it into your eyes!

Crazy For Yarn In Alabama said...

OUCH.....I had forgoten about how it burned!! You ar RIGHT!! LOL!!!

wendy g said...

All of those creams and potions, what is a girl to do!
Wow, what a mystery project! So pretty.

ginger said...

Okay I'm not yet over 39.5, but I will say that I've read all kinds of things that say the super-expensive things don't work (really none of it does). My one splurge is Creme de la Mer, but the rest - moisturizer and toner - comes from the grocery store (Sea Breeze and Cetaphil)!

Oh and btw, you have beautiful skin and shouldn't even think about it!!

Sara said...

I can't help but think about "The Incredible Shrinking Woman" and her reaction to all the chemicals we use.

Love the knitting!

Bubblesknits said...

Yup, I agree with Elizabeth. Soap and a good moisturizer is all you need. That other stuff is just a money suck. Yarn is the way to go. LOL

Suzanne B said...

I'm with you on not knowing the correct order and if that will mess anything up, so I'm just skipping all that crap!! Besides, you look way to young to need all that stuff.

The mystery knitting looks great!!! I have no idea what you were talking about. I think the neck ribbing looks fine.

sydney said...

It's too confusing for me so I just go with soap and moisturizer. The mystery project is looking good.

Life's a Stitch said...

Book recommendation: Don't Go To the Cosmetics Counter Without Me. Will explain everything and save you a ton of money in the longrun.