For years and years, I was a loyal Lancôme face cream consumer. Nightly, I’d slather my face with a healthy dollop of moisturizer.
At about $98 bucks a pop, it certainly was not cheap stuff. [But then at least it’s not the price of La Mer!] And, my skin felt silky-smooth. I radiated! I glowed!
When I went for a facial last April at The Waters, my esthetician suggested I may wish to try the line of skincare products carried at the spa – the deal with the Phytomer line. I bought a few products, including the face cream:
The prices are more reasonable than those of Lancome – the cream was about $48. Again, my skin felt great!
Well, a few months ago, I ran out of the Phytomer cream I’d been using at night, and just didn’t get around to replacing it. In place, I just started using up a couple of creams that had been lying around for a while:
So, as you can see, I’ve been using a light body lotion (Kiehl’s is another lovely line) and a
cheap and greasy heavy-duty hand cream on my face!
The verdict? I can’t tell the difference. In fact, I’d go so far as to say my skin is more clear** and less lined** in the past few months (well, with the exception of the sun-damage incurred in Aruba!).
[**being free of a certain beverage could also be playing a role!]
So, I’ll use up these creamy leftovers, then decide which way I want to swing: return to a $$$ cream, or stick with a utilitarian drug-store model…we shall see!
Are you loyal to certain skin care lines? Does price matter, at all?
Last night, I attended an Author Event, held by Wordsworth Books over at the Princess Café. A free reading-related outing? Count me in! [Note that this evening entertainment option cannot be counted as a New Experience; I’ve attended numerous Wordsworth Author Series events over the years].
All three of the featured authors were new names to me:
I brought my knitting because, no, I am not embarrassed to knit in public! And time is money, people!
Unfortunately, the turnout was very VERY small. Embarrassingly so.
The first author who read, Suzanne Desrochers:
The second author received a glowing introduction from David, and I understood why, once she started to read.
I came home before the final author, Sarita Mandanna, presented her book, “Tiger Hills.” Live author readings make a lovely evening out, and are a more interactive alternative to watching a movie – glad I went!
Anybody else watching Top Chef Canada? The first episode (you can watch online – practically commercial free! – here) aired Monday eve on TV. I love this show, and am excited to follow the Canadian version! Love the Canuck-specific references, like Loblaws and GE; Mark McEwan as a judge, and familiar Toronto landmarks!
Calling my person-to-win NOW (note: I picked my players after the initial introductions):
#1 – Rob
# 2 – Dale
Are you watching? State your pick for eventual winner!