About Face

A few weeks ago I made the decision to spend a bit more cash on my looks. By that I mean I dropped some dollars at Nordstrom for two Philosophy products for my face and let go of the $8.99 Oil of Olay moisturizer. Not that I’m not thankful for how it has held my face together thus far; it just does not have the same feeling that it used to when I apply it to my face.


Philosophy Miracle Worker, let’s see if you live up to your name.

I originally chose the product for its low price and the fact that it contained sunscreen. Low price and sunblock can no longer be the only things I am looking for. This month I turn 43 and I think I need to spend a little more to keep the “black don’t crack” myth alive and well. I know they say that you are only as old as you feel; but I want my feelings to match my face. Is that so wrong?

Another factor was the ingredients. You know I cannot pronounce half of the ones I see on any makeup these days but with a visit to the Skin Deep website I could tell exactly how bad those big words were for my body. The cream I had been using scored a 6 (the scale being from 0-10 with 10 being the most toxic.

Is more toxic more effective?

Am I being superficial and catty to care about such things as fine lines on my forehead?

Let’s see what happens as I try to keep my current face in its current place.


The Most Outrageous Price

Out of all of the things we have purchased for the wedding the most outrageously priced item would have to be the $75 to steam a few wrinkles out of my dress. I was shocked when I saw this pricetag. I think the worst part about it is that the wrinkles weren’t there when I dropped it off to have the bustle done. The fabric in the train is so heavy that it dosen’t wrinkle all that easy, so what must they have been doing to the poor thing??? In true Maria fashion it will be hanging in the bathroom this afternoon for an old fashioned at home steaming for the three, yes I said three, places that are wrinkled. Ugh…spare me the greedy folks.