picky, picky, product rating

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I am a picky person, and frugal too. So when I take a chance on a product and it's exactly what I'm looking for, I am a very happy girl!

Here's the deal. I have been using samples of moisturizers for years now. I get something in my stocking at Christmas from my grandma (I mean, from Santa), and I use it til it's gone. Or my mom or sister give me the samples from department store makeup counters and I use those too. Once in awhile, I'll buy a Target, Walgreens or Walmart generic brand product to see if it'll be a good fit. And it's usually not. Basically, I'm a scavenger for things I need but don't really want to spend our money on. Who wants to buy something just to have it not work?

So while these moisturizers haven't really worked for my skin, at least I didn't spend a ton of cash on them. But my shiny skin has definitely paid the price. Even the lotions that call themselves "oil free" have felt heavy and greasy on my skin. Or I'm dry in some places and then oily in the t-zone area. Any way you look at it, I haven't been happy with anything I've tried.

Until now...

It was by chance that my eyes fell on the Garnier Nutritioniste shelf at the store this morning. I usually scan the sections or shelves by price and ding, ding, ding ... the Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream was the winner. Amidst all the higher priced items, this one stood out in price as well as in what it offered. So I decided to try it. For just over $6, it was well worth the try.

When I got home from work, I was excited to wash my face and try it out. (How sad is that - ha!) The gel sounded interesting but refreshing as the package stated. To my surprise, the stuff was fantastic! I keep touching my cheeks to feel how soft and smooth they are. There's a light scent to it when you open the jar and the grape water extract and vitamin e are welcome additions. There's no film or greasy feel to my face at all and I am definitely thrilled with this product. Which is why I decided to write to you all about it. (All one of you who read my blogs, haha.) The packaging also shows the exact size of the jar...and doesn't trick you with a huge box and a small container of product inside.

Nice job, Garnier! 


magic eraser and television - an odd combination, no doubt

Friday, September 2, 2011

oh how my life has changed. i'm about to blog about...Magic Eraser!!! i found it in my cleaning supplies today and took it to my bath tiles. i am now in love with this product : ) i didn't know how dirty my shower and tub were until i used it - and now it sparkles.

i am really excited about fall tv! i can't wait for my old favorites like house and the mentalist to start back up...but also for some new ones that look pretty funny. up all night and last man standing are on my "to watch" list. i'm not a sit-in-front-of-the-tv kinda girl, but i do love watching shows at night while i'm doing laundry or work or working out. it's how i decompress! it's mindless and light or funny - most of the time.

i say most of the time, because i have this tendency to watch crap. negative, true crap. i don't know why i follow news stories of missing pregnant women or kidnapped children, but i do! 20/20 specials about murders and courtroom drama grab my attention and i can't turn away. tim thinks i'm crazy! i have sworn off criminal minds because it has made me a little paranoid at times. (especially when tim is out of town.)


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