Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Trying to Convince Myself that True Beauty Comes from Within.

I was interested reading Mrs G from Derfwad Manor talking about Fads & Trends. She listed a number of current zeitgeist items such as dark chocolate, yoga & a fabulously well-appointed baby-changing wall unit available at Pottery Barn, sadly not available where I come from. Luckily, I am past the stage when I might need one.
But there was one item on Mrs. G's list that I immediately thought that I might need, in fact I KNEW I needed it - Dr. Perricone's Wrinkle-Spack-Filler.
Lately I've been looking at my face & growing glum at the sight of, what my friend Jenny calls, 'Marionette Lines' - lines spiralling around my mouth & grimly heading down to my chin. I don't want to be pumped up with Botox - my students would look at me even more oddly than they do now, so the good Doctor's creme, which promises Immediate Results sounded just the ticket. The only snag was the price - $100. How could I justify spending so much? What if it was just Snake Oil?
A brief internet search about the effectiveness of any Wrinkle-spack filler left me dazed & confused. There's so much conflicting information & some of the prices quoted made the Doctor's stuff look like a Supermarket Line.
Clearly More Research is needed on my part. In the meantime, I'll keep dipping into my well-stocked larder of great smelling 'Clarins' cremes while trying to convince myself that True Beauty Comes From Within.


Sigsy said...

I totally understand your dilemma (Oh by the way, I am a bit of a newcomer here, although I have followed your wardrobe_remix)
I (in part) remedied it by sleeping with a picture of the amazing Vivienne Westwood, an unashamedly ageing fox, on my wall. I see it before I wake and as a go to sleep to remind me how gorgeous maturity is when worn so well.
Not that I will be giving up on the face creams yet!
You are very lovely.
Go for the cream, just for fun!

see you there! said...

My favorite (and only) cream is called Hope in a Jar. How sad is that? LOL! Actually it is a great product, don't know that it helps with wrinkles but it feels good on my dry skin.

BTW, I'm a big fan of Mrs. G.


Swirlyarts said...

I've been reading your blog for a while and I do love your style! Beauty indeed does come from within - well it'd better do anyway!

Della Street Dreaming said...

Thank you for all these lovely comments, sigsy & swirlyarts. I must look into Hope in a Jar, Darla!