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

 

 

Obsession Alert: Code Red!

You guys. It is murder working at a magazine. I am SURROUNDED by all the products I want to try and I can’t do more than just test out a little on my hand… so sad 😦

I’ve resorted to drowning my sorrows in spoonfuls of peanut butter and endless Sephora “loves”. Seriously, it is an issue. I just bought a 500 g jar two days ago and it is already half empty.

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I tend to spoon feed myself more upon utter excitement, like when I found this eye cream. If only it weren’t so expensive…. and nut butter so calorific…

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Also, I NEED this in my life. It would a) be “parfait” and b) my first Chanel makeup purchase… you have to start somewhere… the only thing is I can’t quite convince myself to spend the money on it because the colour is outrageously similar to this. But it’s Chanel so it should be ok.. right?

Have you guys watched Girl Code? It used to be on at the gym at SLC, and I found it ridiculous then – but after finding some relatively funny gifs and memes on Pinterest (that are sadly very accurate and applicable to me) I thought I would actually watch an episode without mute turned on. Now I am officially hooked. Goodbye social life… oh wait that’s gone anyways this weekend as I decided to stay here and know NOONE! I do have my eye on a cute barista though…..

Speaking of working out: I found an amazing gym here! I can’t wait to train more frequently…

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Oh I also wouldn’t mind a Lancôme lipstick or two… don’t blame me, blame Instagram like I do

Also, anyone want to take me to Paris sometime soon?

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Because Maison Guerlain has opened the mothership of all beauty heavens. It’s an oasis full of everything from makeup to an in-house spa to a restaurant… It’s number 68 – I can’t believe I was so close last time!

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That was outside Louis Vuitton, but I would have rather seen Guerlain

my problems people… seriously…;)

And can someone find me this lock?

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It’s currently my background on my phone!

Oh and on a completely non beauty/dance note, I love this song and this one, and this one

Actually maybe it is a slight dance note, as I can feel choreography-inspiration coming my way. You know I always seem to dance more after going to the gym? Weird…

Question of the day

What things are making your heart beat faster lately?

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo