Thursday, July 15, 2010
From one gal to another
Over the last few months there was a small blip of time when I had a tiny bit of extra cash. I decided to take care of two things that were really bothering me:
1. my g'damn skin
2. my g'damn uncomfy and years old bra supply
Lemme tell ya, I finally got it right on both accounts. First, I started with my skin. I bought a combination of crap this girl at Sephora told me about. I thought, why not? No one else knows what they're talkin about re: my skin. I went all in and boy oh boy it really helped. I mean, there are some problem areas that don't go away (for me) without harmones (Kate's grandma says that so she doesn't have to say "whore" + "moans"). Basically, my chin area still provides a pimple or two at the most around lady time, but the severity is decreased and things seem to go away with less of a fight. The other part of it is I vowed not to pick my face anymore. I love picking my face :\. It's how I relieve stress :( Anyway, the combination of the two seem to really be helping my situation. I know at least one of these super expensive products is working because my skin looks and feels softer, clearer, smoother and fresher. No joke. While in that short amount of time, I bought up what I could in bulk on ebay so I wouldn't be without it when my cash flow turned from a stream into a mist. Without further ado:
1. Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Cleansing Gel ($45!!) It's really fuckin expensive, but so far it has lasted me 4ish months and I still have 1/3 left in the bottle. It eats the skin off my face and I couldn't be happier. I think this is the actual working element here.
2. Peter Thomas Roth Fab Four ($35!!) This was also expensive, but I felt like I got a lot for my money (in Sephora dollars anyway). I JUST ran out of the moisturizer and powder and am nearly done with the two facial cleansers. The scrub is out of this world. It feels really gentle and when you're done you're smoooth. I started using the srub on my shoulders and upper back and even that seemed to get better.
So that's my thing there. I hate having to spend that kind of money on my stupid face, but after years and years and probably more money than I'd like to know, I've decided it's better to fork it over for something you know works. Plus, Sephora will take anything back.
Now, for the bra. I don't need to tell you how uncomfy bras are because you already know! They are the worst! I hate wearing them. My friend Sara told me that her Mom would pick her up from school and then immediately rip her bra off from under her shirt while driving and throw it in the back. My kinda lady. Anyway, I stumbled upon a Spanx bra that promised no underwire and to provide comfort without tossing on a sports bra (see the entire last year of my life). I went for it and it does not dissapoint! I wish it were a little smaller around ye ol' ribs, but it's pretty perfect. It offers a little bit of shape, which is a mystery because it is made from panty hose material going in different directions. There is ZERO over the bra skin/fat/muscle/what have you which makes me so happy because that is the most uncomfy feeling. I love it! Wearing it makes me feel like I'm on the sofa watching Oprah all day long. CONS: ugly, ugly color.
Don't let that lady's boobs fool you, it doesn't provide THAT much shape. It comes pretty close though!
That's all for now. I'm not trying to get you to go out and buy anything, but I am a firm believer in word of mouth and sharing when something actually works in this good-for-nothin-advertising-run-market.