The Daily EO: May 8th, 2013

I’ve been struggling for years to control my skin that just doesn’t want to believe that I am no longer teenager.  Unfortunately, it is something of a split personality as it thinks it is middle aged as well.  Break outs and fine lines. . and I am fooling myself when I pretend not to see more than fine lines around my eyes.  Sigh.

I was fortunate not to ever suffer from Cystic Acne and I won’t even pretend I have it that bad.  I have breakouts that are annoying normally – more so than horrible or disfiguring.

But annoying enough that I want it to go away.  Over the years, I have tried many things – topical and oral, prescription and otherwise and been able to keep things in check.  But when I don’t get enough sleep, don’t drink enough water, don’t wash my face and have too much stress in my life – watch out.

It doesn’t help that I am make-up retarded so, unlike those crazy talented make-up people on YouTube that seem to cover over any problem, I go plain faced.  Though I do believe that it helps my skin to stay clean and moisturized at any given time.

Like many – I am a sucker for skin care products and will try find beauty in a bottle.  And since I am now really trying to eliminate the chemicals that aren’t doing me or the earth any favours, I tend to stick to natural brands.  A bit ago, I stumbled upon Eminence and thought I would give their probiotic line a try.

Man – this stuff smells like tea tree oil – strong and spicy but I like it.  I washed my face and I love it.  Clean, soft, greaseless, supple and well mostly clean.

May 8th, 2013 Extra-Ordinary:  New hope in a bottle.  Let’s see.




The Daily EO: August 22nd, 2012

My brother gave me money for my birthday.   He intended to give me a gift card to Sephora, but since Sephora makes it nearly impossible for Canadians to buy and use gift cards, he decided to just give me money with intentions attached.

What does this mean?  It means next time you see me, my fine eye wrinkles will be visibly reduced and I may smell a little better.  or Worse.  Or only different, it depends on your perspective.

I await my Caudalie Eye and Lip serum.   Hurry.  Hurry.   These eyes aren’t getting any younger.

August 22nd, 2012 Extra-Ordinary:  Guilt free cosmetic purchase.