Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Big Face Firming Cream Reveal.... Opinions Welcome

I must admit that I wasn't necessarily sure about the improvement at the end of 35 days, as the creams had touted. So, I decided to go an additional 10 days days before doing this big reveal, just to see if there was any further improvement.

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)....



Bodaciousboomer said...

Oh young one, you are too hard on yourself. Look back at your photos from Italy. You look great! And you're always welcome to come chill with me during November if you fear winding up on someone's T-day table.

I pretty much stay in from mid November til Dec. 1. It's just safer for me.

I was hoping to get a Lifestyle Lift after the rodeo. But sadly that's on hold til after the summer now. Let me know if you want to go when I do. Maybe we can get a discount. :)

Sjn said...

the problem with skin is you have to start the treatments while you're young and beautiful, not really needing it yet. I have sun abused skin from years of playing outdoors without enough sunscreeen. I don't think there's any help for me now at age 56. Oh well, I'm trying to keep my body healthy at least! I do think there's more of a glow to your skin, the cream may help keep you ex-foliated, and that should help with lines.
I'm on Zyrtec D for my spring allergies. You'll feel better soon Snooty!

Snooty Primadona said...

BB: I'm in! Just let me know ahead of time & we'll look into a duo discount.

SJN: I wrote a blog post back when I first started blogging that follows this exact mantra:

Heather Jones said...

Okay, do I dare say this? I recently found a WONDERFUL plastic surgeon (for lack of a better term). I went to him to have a couple suspicious moles removed from my face.

As I was in his chair–scared to death of needles–I asked about some wrinkle solutions. Botox was his answer. I was suspicious, but always wanted to try, so since I was already numb, I said "go for it!" (which is very much against my nature)

I'm thrilled with the results and I've spent WAY more on eye cream annually than what I need to do to keep this up.

Also, he said CeraVe is the best moisturizer on the market. It's cheap and at CVS! Whoo hoo! He also said NO eye creams work...except retinol is helpful, but can be done cheaply at CVS.

I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, but I live by being trying to be honest. Also, if I can share any info and save other gals $$, I'm all over it.

Now, back to you, Dear Snooty. You are simply gorgeous! Inside and out. Seriously!

pinkim said...

Hi There,
I have to say that I think I do se some improvement...I also have to say that I agree that you have to start the skin thing before you need it..I did not...I do think, though that it is never too late...and maybe we should all run to CVS for that other creme mentioned above...I also like the Arbonne cream that I use...
I am catching up on some of my blog reading that I never seem to have time for...Pinkim from TrulySimplyPink

BJ Roan said...

Ok, I know I'm old and going blind, but couldn't find a comment link to wish Snooty Daughter a Happy Birthday and congratulate her on her success. What an honor!

There is a thread going on over on FB regarding lurkers who visit blogs, but don't leave a comment, so thought I better get back over here and comment on your unveiling. I read the post this morning, but before I could comment, Hubby decided it was time for breakfast. Anyway, I think there is more of a glow to your face in the after shots. Other than that, I can't tell the difference. Perhaps you should re-read the opening sentence to this comment before adding my opinion to your poll. lol

Snooty Primadona said...

BJ and pinkim: Yeah. That glow isn't quite going to do it for me. I should have been more conscientious early on, LOL!


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