Thursday, January 18, 2007

A Bridget Jones Kind of Day

Hello. This is your roving reporter coming to you from her couch during a work day. I left at lunch time with a bad headache and nausea, and now I'm knitting and watching Bridget Jones movies.

And winding yarn.
Look what I got for my birthday from my parents:

It's one of those things I probably would never have bought for myself, but added to my wishlist because it would make a lovely gift and was more interesting than CDs and DVDs. Now the world waits with bated breath to see if I will ever use my nostepinne again.

In other news, I was re-introduced to Mary Kay this weekend. Remember going to "parties" where an over-dressed and made up woman gave you an endless array of facial care products (available for purchase only as a set, at least at first), and then told you how to apply the pre-chosen makeup colors using only Q-tips and cotton balls? Well, ok, not much has changed, but one very important-to-me thing has changed, and that is the endless array. The endless array still exists, but you have an option to use the "TimeWise" line which consists of a cleanser and a moisturizer. And that's it. Just two bottles. You also have to buy the foundation at the onset, but that's still fewer bottles than before. I'm not a five-bottles-twice-a-day kind of girl, but a two-bottle habit is right up my alley. Honestly, my face has never felt or looked so good. And I have rosacea. It's hard to make an improvement when that's working against you. She also convinced me to try the full-coverage foundation which really does help, and is hydrating, and doesn't look all cakey and nasty. I'm a convert. At least for now.


Beth said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on MaryKay. I'm a Clinique girl and have been for many years. For Christmas I received the MK microdermabrasion set. I love it!

I have rosacea too and was concerned that this would irritate it - I just go very lightly over that area and it's all good.

I haven't decided if I'll switch to the other MK skin care products or stick with my Clinique.

dlj said...

Oh, how I love my ballwinder! Love love LOVE! [Hmm, maybe I'm a little TOO attached?].

I recently went back to MK, too, and I know exactly what you mean. I'm not sure I'm using the right TimeWise formula, but I'm willing to give it a chance, because my face never looked as good as it did the FIRST time I used their products. I just wish their moisturizer had SPF in it.

Miss Amy said...

I LOVE the timewise line. Especially since a family member is a rep and I get awesome discounts. Makeup wise I prefer my Bare Minerals. They have an awesome line and you can see that line at Sephora if you have one nearby if you are interested. Love the ball winder. One day I too will own one.

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