Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Where's the Simplicity Pattern For That?!

I tip my hat to anyone who can use a sewing machine.  Period.  The last time I even looked at a machine, the presser foot fell off.  That's right, folks.  I didn't even have to touch the machine, and still managed to break it.  If you can use one of the gosh-darned things, you have my respect.

If you use it to make something like this, you have my undying love and devotion, and I am insanely jealous of you:

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It's a TARDress!!!!  Those of you who have been keeping up know that Thomas and I are both HUGE Doctor Who fans.  Actually, Thomas was the one who found this and insisted that I blog about it.  So, here you go, hon.

Seriously, though, I love this dress.  It was made to be a Halloween costume, but really, I don't see why it couldn't be worn more often?  It's just a sweet little blue dress...that just happens to be made entirely of awesome.  (I think the itty bitty hat is my favorite part.)

So, Sunday before last, I woke up and screamed.  I've always had wrinkles on my forehead, but, seemingly overnight, they'd gone from "oh, everyone has those," to "oh, my God, I could keep my keys in there!"  Powder settled into the crevices.  Oh, Lord, this was not good.  Ah, thirty...the gift that keeps on giving.

As soon as I got out of church, I grabbed Thomas (who rolled his eyes when I told him what was up, thank you) and ran to Target to get something, anything that might help.  I landed on L'Oreal Wrinkle Decrease Collagen Filler.  $17.89, Target.

According to the L'Oreal website:
"Inspired by the latest dermatological techniques, L'Oreal Paris created new and improved Collagen Filler.  Now, with Double Filler Action, this breakthrough formula includes both Collagen Biospheres and Hyaluronic Acid for instant filling action and continuous wrinkle reduction.

In consumer testing, crow's feet, forehead lines, and lines around the mouth were immediately reduced by 20%.  Skin was softer and smoother.  With continued use, lines decreased by up to 33% after four weeks."     
I've only been into this little experiment for a week and a half, but let me tell you about my non-clinical, non-professional, non-expert findings, thus far (covering my butt, folks).

It's spackle.  It's spackle for your face.  It does fill in wrinkles, which makes them appear much lighter and less noticeable.  I'm just not sure how well it's doing at making them go away permanently. 

The product is a thick cream that comes in a pen-like applicator.  You squeeze a line over each wrinkle, smooth it out, then dab at it until it soaks into your skin.  It pretty much covers my entire forehead like a coat of, well, spackle.  You can use it in conjunction with your usual moisturizer.  I put my moisturizer on first and let it sink in before I apply the spack--I mean, wrinkle cream.  After the cream, you can apply makeup as usual.  I'm just a little more careful applying primer and foundation in the cream-covered areas.

It does appear that a couple of the lighter wrinkles have gotten even less obvious, but I'm not sure if that's due to this or wishful thinking.  I'm also using the cream on my neck wrinkles (had those since birth, so not holding out too much hope) and on my chest as a preventative measure.  As I said, I've only been in this a week and a half, so it's a little early to expect much.

As of right now, I can recommend it as a filler only.  If you're heading to a class reunion, being photographed, or just want to temporarily look a little younger, this is a really good, inexpensive way to acheive that.  Just don't expect an overnight miracle. 

If this doesn't work after four weeks (or the end of the tube), next on the list is Lumene Time Freeze Instant Lift Serum.  $19.99, Target.  It has some stellar reviews on Total Beauty, and might be just what I'm looking for.  If not, at least I now know of a decent "quick fix".      


  1. gaah, wrinkles. EVIL. when i put on makeup for halloween, and i did my best faux-cheerleader smile, i was APPALLED at all the wrinkles that have formed around my eyes. good. LORD. i mean, it's better than the alternative, but aging SUCKS...

  2. Isn't that the truth!! Mine are very, very minimal, but I intend to keep it that way!

  3. This sounds great!


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