Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cause I'm there.


I'm there.

My skin is a disaster.

When I say disaster, I mean straight up, "What the heck is going on, people?"

About 4 years ago, the "age freckles" began attacking my face. I even got one of those freckled mustaches. {I blamed this on the back-to-back pregnancies} The crows feet were a given. This was one of mom's signature facial features...and guess who inherited it?

And let's just be brief and say that yeah, I was the girl that after a night of dancing would COMPLETELY pile in my bed with FULL and I do mean FULL make-up in tact and wake up the next day looking like I just put my "face" on. I had a tee-tiny, small, itty-bitty addiction to Revlon Color Stay lip color.

So Cinnamon. My flavor baby.

Yeah, this mama didn't take care of her face AT ALL!!!!

So for my birthday last year, I made a commitment to get on a skin care regimen. Like seriously and consistently.

I have bounced between this and this. These aren't local, hence the shipping and the pre-planning to keep in stock.

I definitely liked the latter of the two, but find myself only wanting like 3 of the products offered in the great-deal-of-a-kit.

I have looked into purchasing just those products, and $200 buckeroos.

Then there is the money of it all. I am struggling with that much going into MY FACE!! Especially when I know there are other things that this money could be spent on. Don't get me wrong, I feel all healthy and well kept when I use these products. Well kept. My face is well kept.

My face WAS well kept.

But, you know the money, girls. The stinkin' money to attempt to reverse what those evil crooks, Nature and Gravity have up their sleeves. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Thus, the hiatus.

Ummmm. yeah.

Like 3 for the past 3 months.


I am currently without even my most drastic of backups: the generic Oil of Olay moisturizer.

And my face, is the pits.

I have zits galore, remember ladies?
My "age freckles" are becoming a mask.
My skin is ULTRA dry.
Wrinkles are looking like permanent creases.
And my foundation...

Lawzy day in the mornin', sisters.

I am stee-rugglin' with this.

Kenny: "Honey, what is going on with your face?"

Me: {Thinking are you seriously asking a woman this question OUT LOUD}
"What do you mean?"

Kenny: "You have clumped up orangy looking spots like around your nose, your upper lip, and on one cheek."

Me: "Really? Great."

Kenny: "We have got to get you something that does not do this to your face. I mean, it looks really bad."

I mean it looks really bad.

That's a husband who knows his choice in words.

But he's totally right. It does.

So for foundation I use MAC Cosemtics {Yes, I began wearing this product simply because of the name.} Studio Fix foundation/powder.

This is what I had on when Kenny gave me the low-low on the orange yo.

For the past 3 days I have been wearing Max Factor pancake stick foundation.

Yes, you just read pancake stick foundation correctly.

Cause I'm there.

I need GOBS of coverage. I need no orangy spots.

I appreciate those of you STILL reading after such a rampage of sorts, but hey...THIS IS MY FACE PEOPLE!!!

My diagnosis:

MAC Studio Fix works great IF I am on a good skin care system exfoliating my ultra dry skin and getting wrinkles lubed nightly.

So, I need help.

Yes, I need some information from you.

I want to know what skin care regimen you follow.
Give me details.
Give me prices.
Give me results.

I am desperate here.

Do I just need to suck it up and be prepared to drop bones for preservation's sake?

Cause I sooooo don't wanna be here...
.mac :)


April said...

So sorry you've having some tough times with your skin! That's never fun! As for myself, I ALWAYS remove my makeup at night with Jergen's Cold Creme. Then, I follow up by washing my face with Loreal Age Perfect Cream Cleanser. I moisturize my face with Loreal RevitaLift. In the morning, I put on Eucerin 15 SPF Facial Moisturizing Lotion under my makeup (EVERYDAY!) and then apply my foundation (Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish). Hope that helps! Have a good one!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the kind words. I'm leaving this comment here, because your email was a "no reply". I'm addicted to quilting too, but it seems so crazy lately that there isn't enough time. I'm definitely sewing something this weekend for sure. I've blogged so much too, it's taking away from my sewing time!! I think I'm addicted to blogging and quilting. I've met so many great people all over the world, I wouldn't change it for anything.
I popped over to your blog and I love it. I clicked on your followers button and became the first one...woo hoo!! Your handbags are beautiful. I'm off to run a thousand errands, but when I get back, I'll look through your blog some more.
Have a great day and thanks again,

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from April's blog to say hi!

Anonymous said...

Seriously can't help you. I wash with Basis soap (cheap) but I do wash morning and night and wear mostly Sephora makeup and Khiels moisturizer. That is about the extent of my facial regimen knowledge... :(

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I know this stinks!
I am not a huge makeup person-and I am bad about taking care of my skin-I use the shower gel to wash my face...
but I always do wash it-
and use The Body Shop's mosturizer with spf. (orange tube)
But I should confess-I only use the moisturizer because I like how it smells like oranges-
See? That is so me! I don't care about how healthy it might make my skin-I only like the smell.

So don't take my advice..I could mess you up more-I should read your comments on what others do-because I am getting lines, zits, all kinds of yucky stuff now that I am getting old-I never had this problem as a teen, for Pete's sake!

Jennifer said...

Just wanted to let you know- the zit thing was happening to me. I did not have the problem growing up so I went to a dermatologist and come to find out I had a skin infection. I had one month of antibiotics and a sulfur wash for my face and it was gone. They recommended I use Cetaphil with 15 SPF. I have used it since.

Nicole said...

Meg, Oh Meg...
You know what I am about to say... so I won't say it! But, I do use Cetaphil face soap morning and night. Which I buy at CVS or Walgreens for maybe $6 or so bucks. Then I use the Purpose Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion after washing. I have been told that I need to step up my moisturizer...this was 2 years ago when I reached my 30's...but I haven't started cause..well, I like my moisturizer! ha.. yea...stubborn. You know I'm not a big makeup girl...but before my wedding I went to Perspectives in the mall... I like their products. I am using the base and a couple other things...not sure if they have the thick stuff that you like. Love ya and good luck!!!

PS -- Britt loved her bag!! And I have gotten more compliments on my new bag than ever before. I was at the hospital on Monday waiting for my nephew to be born and a nurse stopped me and asked where in the world I got that beautiful bag...yea, dude... I gave her your card and details about KMAC! Peace, love and good skin.

2 Little Irish Boys said...

I have always had a rough time with my skin. I like you never have been consistent with a beauty regiment. I never wash my face at night-never have. My skin is a wreck-brown spots from way too much sun, wrinkles, crows feet, ugh!
Anyway, don't exfoliate too much since your skin is so dry. Be gentle with it. I have started using Laura Mercier face cream--I realy like it and feel like it has made a difference in my dry skin. I think what I would do first is get a good moisturizer. I was using the Clinque Yellow stuff adn the lady told me that it wasn't doing anything for my skin-I needed something creamier, thicker. I am getting ready to buy my second jar of the LM--I am gonna stick with it.
Of course, I only use it in the mornings and that is the mornings that I shower!
I wish I was more diligent about my face!!

2 Little Irish Boys said...

Oh, I forgot. I have been using for the last couple of years mineral powder foundation. For several resaons, my coverage with regular makeup seemed splotchy and cakey. This Laura Mercier powder foundation is awesome you apply with a brush in circular motion and continue applying until you get the coverage you want. I like it mainly because it is really quick and I know I am no gonna mess up.
I do this after I apply Clinque airbursh concealer which I love!!!
Let me know what u think!

A Year in the Life of..... said...

Hi MAC. I had horrible, horrible skin all through college and for about 5 years after. Then I discovers some great stuff. It is expensive, but I promise it works. Now my face is good. I don't even wear make-up and I think it looks clean and healthy. I also recommend going for a few months (maybe 3-6) of facials It can get expensive, but it helps to clear out stuff. Anyway, my face products I use are: Skin Ceuticals. Their website page is check them out. Even if you do just a little bit, I promise it will help. Let me now what you decide to do. LAO

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