6 PM Tuesday: So I went out to buy Cetaphil and Oil of Olay at Sam’s Club because Cheap R Us. Then I looked at the Oil of Olay prices and had a heart attack right there in that dingy aisle. That stuff is priced like kitchen cabinetry. What do they put in moisturizer these days, the blood of virgins? But I bought it anyway because I have blog posts to write. Moisturizer, exfoliating cleanser pads, and some other Olay cleanser. I am keeping an open mind, but I got the Cetaphil, too, because I know that’s a classic (my daughter used to swear by it, haven’t asked her lately) and it’s very reasonably priced. But this Olay stuff better be good.
1 AM Wednesday: Okay, okay, fine. Maybe it was worth the money. The exfoliating cloths sudsed up really well and I liked the way they felt on my skin, plus no damp washclothes to deal with. And I can’t feel the moisturizer at all, so it’s good. I used some Philosophy eye cream and I can feel that, so it’s going out with the Roc tomorrow, but I’ll keep using the Olay for awhile to see how it goes. I’m still not sold on body creams–that’s a lot of acreage I’d have to cover and I really don’t have the time or concentration–but I consider my neck part of my face so that’s kind of working on that. And Lani and Alastair are going out tomorrow so I asked them to get me a tub of good old-fashioned Vaseline as Betty/Clever Cherry advised since I bought some cheap thick socks at Sam’s Club today, too, and thick socks and Vaseline sound like they might be the answer to the soles of my feet that at the moment are tougher than the soles of my shoes. (I like to go barefoot. It’s January and I’m still walking around the yard barefoot.)
The surprise for me is that I like washing my face and putting on the moisturizer. It’s a nice couple of minutes just for me where I’m not feeling guilty about cleaning and not writing or writing and not cleaning. And now with the new stuff, it really feels good afterward. So I will do this. When I brush my teeth and hit my asthma meds, I will do this.
Thank you, Krissie, for asking me to blog with you. This is working out really well for me. Smooch.