Thursday, March 01, 2007

In the Name of Beauty

Over the holidays, I spent a Nordstrom giftcard on some L@ncome products and received a sample of this with my purchase:

I really enjoyed the way it made my skin feel. It is designed to fight wrinkles and I'm not fighting too many wrinkles just yet (thank goodness!), but this product just made my skin feel so supple and hydrated. Well, I was hooked, and so when my sample was almost gone I was ready to purchase some more. However, at the L@ncome counter my eyes nearly bugged out of my head when the saleswoman told me how much it was, and I walked away. But, it kept calling to me and I broke down a couple weeks later and ordered some online.

But because it has no SPF, I had to buy this, too:

Well, I didn't have to, but I chose to. It's SPF 30, that's pretty serious!

In the past, I've always used moisturizers that I could purchase from the drugstore or Tarjay and I was fine with that. But now I've been spoiled and I don't think there's any going back! Ack!

And, today I just scheduled my first in a series of PhotoFacials! I'm hoping they will be successful in eliminating the redness and discoloration I've developed in the last few years. I may have few wrinkles, but I've got other issues with my skin.

So, what are your favorite beauty products. I want to hear about good deals and/or the things you're willing to splurge on, ladies!

17 Comments:

  • At 5:50 PM, Blogger Yes, Minister... said…

    Good for you! Pamper yourself while you can!

    I love Lancome - in fact it is all I use. My Hubby didn't realize how much I spend on it until a few weeks ago when I left my make-up bag at home (with cleanser and mositurizer in it) and I had to "pick up a few thing" before we went on our cruise!

    Debbie

     
  • At 6:05 PM, Blogger Elise said…

    I am afraid that I don't splurge when it comes to cosmetics and I am hoping I won't be sorry someday. Once I somehow got talked into buying $300 in makeup from the Chanel counter. Talk about major buyers remorse. I still use the blush (it has been three years)....I know, yuck, you are suppossed to refresh your makeup every few months or so but I just can't help it since I spent a fortune on it.

    My mother-in-law gave me a bunch of MaryKay facial products for Christmas so my face will be pampered atleast until that runs out:)

    Yikes, I wrote a novel...sorry.

     
  • At 6:10 PM, Blogger Stacy said…

    I used to ONLY use Perscriptives. LOVED LOVED, LOVED that line. The first time Ryan was with my when I bought a bottle of face cream was the beginning of the end.

    I am now a neutrogena girl. I do like the lotion, but I miss my Perscriptives.

     
  • At 7:41 PM, Blogger Doris & Dan said…

    Enjoy the splurge!

    I am a Nivea gal.

    Keep smilin!

     
  • At 9:19 PM, Blogger Kelly & Todd said…

    I am still searching for a face care line that I can't live without. However, I love the make-up I use. I was turned on to Bare Minerals a few years ago and haven't been back to a liquid foundation since. I love the entire line. You can find it on line, or in retail stores. In my opinion it is worth every penny.

    Have a great night :-)

     
  • At 4:45 AM, Blogger Kathy and Joel said…

    I am challenged in the whole beauty business and wish I knew what products to buy. :(

     
  • At 6:33 AM, Blogger Donna said…

    Yeah, they know what they're doing when they give you the free samples! You're HOOKED!

     
  • At 12:14 PM, Blogger A Special Family said…

    I am with kathy, I am clueless....

    my splurge is always baby clothes!

     
  • At 4:20 PM, Blogger Shannon S said…

    I love Lancome, too. Their eye makeup remover is the best! Big bucks for stuff you wipe right off and then wash away!! But it is amazing! I've been living without it for the past few years, but man, do I miss it! Looking forward to your photofacial updates. Since I'm spending the money to get my hair highlighted again, I've been buying high end conditioner. I'm pretty stoked that Ellie won't need blond highlights! =)

     
  • At 6:08 PM, Blogger Janet said…

    I don't really have anything that I can rave about, but I usually will spend a bit for good foundation.

     
  • At 7:31 AM, Blogger Shelley said…

    I love Laura Mercier.

     
  • At 7:42 AM, Blogger C.J. said…

    Lancome got ya! Sample marketing works...

    But, of course, I'm not going to touch the stuff now or that would be more money I'm spending...wrong direction for me ;0)

     
  • At 8:05 AM, Blogger Joannah said…

    Kelly,

    I've been wearing Bare Minerals for at least two years, and I love it! I got my mom hooked on them, too.

    Good stuff!


    Shannon,

    I've used the Lancome eye makeup remover before, but I've found one that I like even better! It's very similar to the Lancome product, but cheaper. So, these days I use Sonia Kashuk's REMOVE. It's available at Tarjay for about $10 for 4 fl. oz. My eyes are so sensitive that the Lancome would make them sting just a bit, but REMOVE doesn't irritate them at all. I highly recommend it!

    As my friend Kathy would say, "It's more fun to be a girl!" She's so right! :-)

     
  • At 5:37 PM, Blogger eggrolls and chopsticks said…

    Not to big into the whole cosmetics bag as you might have noticed but I cannot leave the house without suncreen. I love Olay products.

     
  • At 6:11 PM, Blogger Mark & Michelle said…

    I am a Mary Kay girl...LOVE the moisturizer!

     
  • At 8:06 AM, Blogger Glinda said…

    My beloved TJ Max sells some wonderful skin care products; yesterday I saw Elizabeth Arden, which I've tried a few times; my heart belongs to Loreal Wrinkle Decrease, which they also sell at TJMaxx, and which is the only thing that makes my face feel hydrated all day.

     
  • At 11:51 AM, Blogger Tamara said…

    I really like Oil of Olay products. The best foundation for me (and I've tried LOTS) is Revlon colorstay. It's actually still on my oh so oily skin at the end of the day.

     

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