However, it is hard for one to see oneself as others do. You see yourself everyday in the mirror, making it difficult to have an objective opinion. So one must rely upon the opinions of what others see, since they usually don't see you every single day. In other words, your husband's opinion doesn't count because he sees you every day.
As a matter of fact, I will show the post I was going to make on the promised date of reveal. I still wasn't convinced of the cream's merits:
Why do I always believe the snake oil salesmen? I mean, really. How could I be so gullible, right? Luckily, it was only $150.00 and 35 days wasted this time. I've done worse with less results. Seriously. Dr. Perricone's potions are no more effective than the creams you can buy over the counter at Walgreen's (at a much more affordable cost, I might add). I followed his directions to a T and have not had the predicted results. What. A. Surprise.
I had visions of grandiose results, which was completely delusional, as usual. Honestly, do we ever really learn? I think perhaps vanity prevents us from doing so. We all want something for nothing and frankly, it just can't be had when it comes to turning back the clock of aging. Turkey neck? Still here. Jowls? Still here. Puffy under-eye bags? Still here. Thanks for nothing Dr. Perricone! Keep trying to perfect that snake oil!
Here's the upshot of the deal... Either you're born with the desirable genes that allow you to age like Audrey Hepburn, or you've been a saint your entire life, or you go under the knife, or you learn to live with the bags and sags. There is no affordable fast fix, so get over that right now. We get old and we sag and it sucks but we're stuck with it. Unless you want to spend the price of a trip around the world (on a face lift), your choices are slim and the results are debatable, at best. I'm approaching the point of total surrender and I'm completely exhausted with trying every new *miracle cream*. It doesn't exist. In other words, there is no magic potion, girlfriends. Every single day of the last 35 days I've awakened each morning thinking I'd say "OMG!" when I look in the mirror. So. Did. Not. Happen.
We are what we are and there is, of course, no getting around it. So, I've decided to roll with the wrinkles. Again. However, I would just like to say that God could have at least allowed me to age gracefully, but apparently, it's not my lot in life. I would really prefer to be one of those people that doesn't give a rat's patootie, but I'm not. Unfortunately. This too, I shall learn to deal with.
Ten days down the road my attitude began to change as I saw some improvement (at least I think I did). So, I'd like to see what you, my readers (if there are any left) think about it. Do you detect a change? Also, I should explain that I've since been to the allergy doctor for testing and I'm only horridly allergic to one thing... GRASS... every variety. Gee, you don't find that everywhere, right? Not. They have me on Nasonex and Zyrtec, but I've not noticed much change with the post nasal drip. However, I HAVE noticed a visible change in my eyes returning from from practically swollen shut to looking rather normal. But, who knows why? It might be the creams or possibly a combination of both or all things rolled together. I also started UB tanning and vigorously exercising, but all of these elements are necessary to work effectively with the creams, believe it or not. There really is no miracle yet, okay? But with keeping your body healthy and doing what you know is right, it is possible to turn back the clock a few years.
I admit I haven't always been one to wash my makeup off before retiring at night, which is definitely not a good thing. I've now changed that. I also admit that the change in my appearance isn't drastic but it is slightly noticeable. Or perhaps I'm just seeing what I want to see. What say you, dear readers? I'd really like to have some feedback here (before I purchase my next round of creams from Dr. Perricone)....