Happy Saturday! It’s finally here! This week has just flown by, and I’m so looking forward to the weekend. I’ve survived my very first week moonlighting as a substitute teacher, too. Barely! I kid…but I got to write my name on the board and everything. I promise to share more stories later, they just keep coming.
Today’s prompt started out as “One Beauty Product You Can’t Live Without.” Well…if you know me, you know that I’m rather fickle when it comes to my beauty products. I love experimenting and trying new things. If I had to pick one thing under this category, it would probably be my very favorite “lipstick” from YSL: ‘Rouge Volupté Sheer Candy’ Glossy Lip Balm in No. 5, the perfect berry shade. I’ve gone through two tubes of these, no joke. It was the first tube of lipstick I’ve ever used. Pictured, it’s the one to the far right.
Can we gawk at the packaging for a minute? It’s like a gorgeous paperweight!
I digress, as usual.
I’ve recently stumbled across the most significant skincare product of my life: Dr. Dennis Gross’s Alpha Beta Peel.
It’s the very first thing that has ever visibly made a difference, almost overnight. I get compliments as to how clear and smooth my skin looks frequently. I can’t say enough good things about it. The amazing thing about this product is how versatile it is. The Boss Lady was the very first person to introduce me to it. She looks at least 10 years younger than she actually is, and is, therefore, a fantastic source of skincare advice. I initially thought that my mother would really enjoy it, but then a sample of their “Extra Strength” peel was conveniently popped into my bag at the local Sephora. I was totally hooked, and now my mother is too!
Now, I realize that chemical peels sound scary. The thought of it really scared me too, at first. I kept envisioning the “Sex and the City” episode where Samantha leaves the dermatologist with a raw hamburger-looking face. Eeek! But, this product is so gentle and pretty much fool-proof. Rub the first towelette on your face, wait three minutes, then rub the second. That’s it. It’s like baby-wiping your face, except you wake up the next day and your skin looks flawless.I suffer from the occasional cyst on my chin (Yay hormones!), and the subsequent dark marks they leave behind. No amount of cleansers or scrubs or acne creams have helped. This has.
I rest my case.