All About The Pretty

A Southern Girl's Guide to All Things Beautimous

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Lady, Lady Where Does Your Info Come From

My friends always ask me where do I get all this beauty information. I have always loved products. I haven't met a beauty product that I don't fall in love with. I have a lot of friends who are makeup artists and others who work at major department stores. Plus, there is no one better for information than my lady, Ms. Juanita at Neiman Marcus in Houston and makeup artist Tanya. I subscribe to at least 10 magazines that have beauty sections and have the scoop on an industry trade magazine. This is how I get my information. I visit a lot of beauty counters and the sales staff always let's me know of upcoming items. I am going crazy waiting for the latest beauty product from Tom Ford for Estee Lauder. The new collection is Azuree, and will focus on bronze and coral colors. The highlight for me will be the body tint. Yesterday, I received the new Bliss catalog and I am still contemplating buying the eye cream from Dr. Sebagh. If you have never heard of this great French dermatologist, here's a few basic ideas. First, he has a waiting list for an appointment of at least one year. Yes that's right. Second, he does not travel to meet any client, not even celebrities. Cindy Crawford, who at 41 still puts those young Hollywood party girls to shame, was a loyal client until she had kids. He also helped her create her own skincare line, Meaningful Beauty. Back to the great doctor. Well for years, I have always believed the French aesthetic that everything can be solved with a cream. The older women over there do not feel intimidated by the younger girls to go and have their faces slit to look half their age. So, I love the entire concept of aging gracefully. Now, my dilemma with beauty. It is so crazy for me to not even blink to drop a $100 bucks for another eye cream. I still haven't even finished my new Lancome and I always say give a product at least 2-3 months for it to work with your body chemistry. So, to buy or not to buy, that is the question. I haven't consulted my facialist, but I definitely will soon. Until then, I will have to settle for my new Carol's Daughter ecstasy Souffle (http://www.carolsdaughter.com/prodinfo.asp?number=13-1164&dept=1048). I might not have a new eye cream, but a new body moisturizer lifts my spirits just as well. I had question posed about the eye cream Hylexin. I haven't used this product, but I believe anything before surgery is worth the price. I understand that under eye bags are hereditary, I have them, but not so bad that a great concealer won't cover up. Plus, I have allergies and living in the district makes them flare up and my can really get puffy. What I use is Origins No-Puffery $20. I use this in the mornings before moisturizing and it reduces the bags. So, if you decide to drop the money for the Hylexin, I would say buy it only from an upscale department store because it is so easy to return because you didn't like it. Another idea is to go the department and ask for a week's sample, the only thing they can tell you is no, but once they see a sale, I think they will give in. I hope this helps and have a great week. More beauty to come, my May magazines are slowly trickling in. Au revoir.

4 Comments:

  • At 4:03 PM, Anonymous Dominique said…

    I use hylexin for hereditary dark circles under my eyes. Nothing else worked and even professional make up artists had trouble finding concealers that worked (I've had the most success with mineral make up). Bottom line: hylexin REALLY works. I don't have bags under my eyes or puffiness, but I had a lot of darkness and over time, hylexin really lightened up my whole orbital eye area. And a little goes a long way, so it doesn't even feel that expensive. I will use it for the rest of my life!!

     
  • At 4:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dominique,

    So glad to know that it works for you. I am going to bite the bullet and purchase. If it doesn't work, I'm going to have surgery when I return from my Italian vacation in August. I saw this program on TV One last evening and they highlighted plastic surgeons and there is one in DC that I have already begun to research. Thanks again.

    Julia,

    Now I just need to know where you get your brows threaded. LOVE the blog.

    Brown Shuga

     
  • At 1:44 PM, Blogger landa said…

    Which magazines do you subscribe to?

    landa

     
  • At 2:54 PM, Blogger ddazzling77 said…

    Great info....I have tried them all and keep going back to Sakasha Nutraceutical Skin Care There is nothing out there as pure, clean fresh and EFFECTIVE as these products are. I have been using them for 20 years and all my friends, after realizing how great my skin looks are using them to now. It's worth checking into www.sakasha.com

     

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