Sunday, March 14, 2010
My house, my skin, my kids and my life. I need
to not let things worry me and let the bumps just
slide off. Not to take things personal for they cause
a lot of havoc and not only in your mind but it
reflects in your skin and hair too. When you are
troubled over things going on in your life it shows
on your face and I am not speaking about just a
frown. Worry and concern and stress tends to be
pretty traumatic on your skin and that is depressing to
me for my skin has always been one of my best features.
I have always have very even, clear and seldom any
blemishes and was also blessed with my Irish and
Norwegian heritage and received their Nordic porcelain skin.
As a teenager it was a huge perk for I did not suffer
acne and I did little to care for my skin until I
was mid-teens and then not so much out of necessity but
more because all my friends did it and I wanted to fit in. Once
in a while I would have "a bump" around "that time" but
for the most part nothing. I know I am lucky and know
others would kill for my skin but now that I have passed
the 40 mark I am starting to take note. I also understand
I am still lucky for though I am in my 40s I know I
do not look it and I often get told how young I look
when I reveal my real age. It does not change the fact
that I see the calendar and know what it says and know
that I will not ride this wave of luck forever and unlike
when I was a teenager and doing it because my friends
did I know I now have to take care of it for me and me
alone. Though only I, and most likely John, know they are
there, the fine lines are making themselves known. I started
doing a lot of research on different products to use and
one name that kept popping up was Elizabeth Grant!
This is supposed to be a miracle woman and her products
are supposed to be second to none. I contacted them for
a review and was super excited when they said yes for
word of mouth alone was amazing on what I have heard
about them. I was sent the Caviar Nourishing Mask for
review and The Vitamin C Body Scrub as well as the Body Lotion.
Lets start with the Mask. I felt I needed this the most for
though I do not spend a lot of time in the sun I do spend
a fair amount and though I have never purposely been a
sunbather I was a fish when I was younger and Biked and
did a lot of other outdoor activities that have put me at risk.
I also have smoked so that is another no no in the world
of skin care for it drys out your skin. I thought adding some
moisture back into my face might be a really good thing
and grabbed this before the box even hit the table. You
have no idea how glad I am that I did. I didn't realize how
bad my skin was until I saw the difference with my own
eyes. Now really, even bad I had good skin, but in comparison
to the skin I had as a youth it was terrible. This mask filled
my face out. Is that possible? I mean it, I thought the
gauntness in my face was due to the fact I was just getting
older and believe it or not, every year thinner, without even
sticking to a diet. I thought since I was at one of the thinnest
points I have been since I was 12 that was where the gauntness
was coming from. Really. I spent most of my life
a size 8 and happy with a round and full face and very
comfy. The year before I had Rowan I was dropping weight
like crazy to the point John was starting to complain. I
had all size four clothing right before I was pregnant and most
of that was so loose I should have been in a 2. At 5 foot
9 inches it is just too thin for I never wanted to look as thin as
a model and never ever fooled myself I should. My long
wavy hair looks cute on a size 8 and whimsy and not bad
on a 6 where I am now but I am already dropping again
and it draws out my face even more when I get too thin.
I thought the gauntness was going to be my curse for even
if I eat like a Horse the weight was still dropping. I tried
the Caviar Mask though, and oh, my, I feel like a new woman!
I can even handle the boniness of the rest of my body
now that my face is once again full. You can hide hip
bones, you can't hide cheeks!I owe this woman my happiness
right now for I was truly depressed over the whole gaunt
lack of life expression my face was taking on! Product one,
the mask, ROCKS!
Body scrub. Okay, first off it smells
like Oranges! Um, favorite smell here! I could die happy
right now! This is made for your whole body and to now
I have been using a lemon scrub I just grabbed at the Body
shop, I was happy, nothing special but happy. Like I said
I am blessed with no skin issues but once I tried this scrub
I learned the difference between content and wow, where
the heck has this stuff been all my life! It made me tingle
all over and the smell lingers after your bath but not so
long as it would compete with any perfume you wear, just
long enough were you feel good drying off and getting dressed.
It was fabulous and I was in heaven and to top it off with
the body lotion just kept me feeling fresh and revitalized all
day long. Really, I felt as if I could take on the world
and my troubles turned into to who cares what happened.
Who cares! I feel like a fresh happy and kinda fruity gal
who can do anything she wants! The silky smooth and
glamorous skin is such a perk I think I will keep it,
like, FOREVERRRRRRRRR!! I am so in love with MRS
GRANT right now! I promise I will send you John to do
your bidding for the rest of his life, send more and
you can have the boy to do lawn work too!
Elizabeth Grant has a complete line of products and
not only tackles skin care, and well I might add, she also
takes on fragrances and cosmetics and I have got to
try some of those for if they are just a smidgen as good
as her skin care line I might just offer myself up for service.
She even has products for men and you can already tell
what John will be getting for Fathers day this year. The
Men's anti aging face Cream for he has the same gauntness
kicking in do. The woman knows what it takes to keep
a lady looking like a lady and to help her look as glamorous
as a star! I can't believe that everyone in the world is
not chanting her name now that I have tried her products
but like me they must not have had the honor before because
her products are fantastic! This was a review I will not soon
forget and a joy to do!
You guys can discover her for yourself for the good folks
over at Elizabeth Grant are going to give one of my lucky
readers a Day Crème and Day serum. To enter
just head over to the site and take a look around and them
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