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Day 155

Thursday, 4 June, 2009

…forget to purchase extra jars of your favorite moisturizer, cleanser and toner. I was forced to buy something local…something NOT Rachel Perry. Frankly, the Clarins and MAC line here made me want to gouge my eyes out at the prices for the skin care line, so did Chanel and Clarins.

What did I do? I turned to *gulps* stuff you would buy in a drugstore – you know, Oil of Olay and Pond’s kind of crap.

I figured, "Why not?" because I’m leaving in a couple of weeks and when I get home, I can get the good stuffs.

I purchased (almost all of) the entire skin care line for the Pond’s Age Miracle Range (except for the tinted moisturizer as I still have enough Bare Minerals for that) — http://www.ponds.co.in/agemiracle/miracle_range.asp

I’m on day 4 and HOLY HELL I CAN SEE A DIFFERENCE. I’ve been tossing away hundreds of dollars on Eminence Organics and Clarins. All this time, this cheap ass stuff works. I mean really works. Ironically, it’s not sold in America. Probably stuff the FDA doesn’t approve of but all they have to do is throw enough $$$ at them and it will get approved.

On the 2nd day of using this, my mother even commented in Skype how lovely my skin was looking. Today, Colin even said, "well, I can really see a difference…your skin wasn’t looking as leathery as it used to." I know what he meant because frankly, I was scared about my skin. I know it sounds silly, but I haven’t had a good facial (stop giggling you dirty pervs out there – you know who you are) in over 4 years since we’ve left Chicago. Frankly, I don’t trust anyone with my skin. It’s also part of the reason why I never use the ‘cheapie stuff’ as I called it.

The serum and day cream tend to be a bit thick when put on, but it soaks into the skin beautifully, leaving a gorgeous, velvety matte-like finish. The night time cream is pretty industrial and goes on thick, but I don’t mind. The daily foaming scrub has extremely mild abrasives in it so it really is gentle enough to use everyday.

Color me freaking impressed over cheap stuff. I have to get a supply before I leave to go back to the US – I don’t know how I’m going to survive without it!

-Carina-

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