Thinking out Loud Thursday: Random Ramblings

I recently skyped with my beautiful Grandmother and noticed how radiant she looked  (seriously Grandma, you looked great 🙂 ). Being the beauty-crazed person that I am, I naturally asked her what she does, what product she uses and how she cares for her basically wrinkle-free skin. I just had to know her secret.. I didn’t want to just rely on “good genes” to keep me looking young for the rest of my life. I was always told you can never start caring for your skin too soon (as I mentioned here) and what could be better than hearing wise words from Grandma?

Well, I didn’t really get the answer to eternal youth that I had expected…

Pretty picture in Lindau to break the paragraphs ;)

Pretty picture in Lindau to break the paragraphs 😉

Her beauty secret wasn’t a particular product.. nor was it a treatment… no, dear Granny’s mysterious secret was actual very natural…

BUTTER and SLEEP

You can imagine how I looked at her through the poorly megapixeled camera resolution

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Yup.. I was astounded.

Butter. And no, she doesn’t smear it on her face, she includes it in her diet.

I still can’t get over it. It’s too simple to be true…

Her comment got me thinking: If her secret was enough sleep and enough butter, why am I continuously in search for perfect skin care. Am I going about this all wrong?

Day in, day out I am scouting Sephora, department stores and magazines to find the next best thing. I wrote about finishing my eye cream and searching for another, preemptive replacement, possibly wasted spent plenty of my allowance and free time … all in fear of one day looking old.

I then realized, she actually had a point. There has long been a trend to suck fat from unwanted areas and placing it into the face, like in the cheeks, to make the patient look younger. A round, rosy face used to be the ultimate sign of youth and health after all…before cheekbones and size zero became the next big thing…

Thus butter, which basically is fat, tends to have a plushing effect on skin: the more fat the more wrinkle free. Ergo, only skinny people need anti-aging skin care? Or more fat will make you look younger? If that were true I could spend more time resting than at the gym and waaaaay less money spent on products 😉 Oh and I could enjoy much much more of this good stuff:

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I’ve interpreted “butter” as my FAVOURITE nut butter – hey it’s all healthy fat, and should also lead to a young complexion right?

What do you think?

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Thanks Amanda for hosting my weekly rambles!

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo

Eye Cream Empty

So you know how I swore off purchasing new products until I finished the ones that I have.. yada yada yada…? Funny how the evening after I wrote that post I actually used up my last swipe of Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream.

Life is weird like that sometimes. I think it was a sign… maybe I am making a big mistake by not giving in to my endless wants..

Well universe you’re just gonna have to cope with my reluctance abstinence this time… I am planning on staying true to my vow (for longer than 1 night).

IMG_1747I mean, I saw it coming. The pot was emptying and I had yet to find a proper replacement. Endless hours on websites and trekking up and down the aisles of Douglas, I still hadn’t found an adequate product to take its place. It wasn’t due to lack of choice – there are sooo many eye creams out there. Also, it wasn’t like I didn’t have any replacements at home… they just weren’t what I was looking for. You see, the majority of the products on the market have a gel-like, cooling texture which I prefer to use in the mornings to wake my eyes up (which are the ones I still have plenty of at home). In the evenings however I prefer something creamier, which is why when my first jar of Hydrating Eye Cream was empty, I immediately purchased a second without thinking about another option. Convenience my friends, is the devil…

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Now that this one is finally empty though, I think it is time to move on…

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For a first, uninquired choice it definitely was fine for a 18-year old with little knowledge about eye care. Now, with the information that I have attained through the blog and work, I have come to the conclusion that this product is just not good enough. What’s more, in my co-workers eyes, Bobbi Brown is “just” a Make-Up brand, and should remain as such. Their skin care range could just be a money-making scheme. Food for thought…

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If I really start to scrutinize, I remember this cream burning my skin when I applied it after removing mascara. A cream should not do that…

Otherwise I found the cream to do what it promises: It hydrates and cools, and was great in the evenings before bed. I also liked that it wasn’t anti-age and thus less aggressive a cream (but again, it did burn and tingle). Most creamy eye-products are for ages 35 and over – my young-ish skin can’t handle the extreme properties of anti-age creams just yet. Also, at my age, I was told anti-age creams might even have the opposite effect because they are so aggressive.. scary..

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So now I am in search of a cream to use in the evenings….

Do you have any suggestions?

Have a great day!

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxox