What I’m Loving this Second

Haven’t done one of these in a while, just a general stuff I love, and it’s not always perfume!

Cle de Peau Correcteur Visage – I have never found a concealor that does what it is supposed to do, it gets too cakey in my creases under my eyes, winds up making me look more tired, but the CdeP is great. I had the makeup chick put it on me in the store when I’d had about three hours of sleep (this seems to be the new norm for sleep), and, voila, I was still dog-tired, but I didn’t look like it, and it took all the ruddy out of my cheeks too. Great stuff! Greatly priced as well, pretty much obscene, but, you know, beauty knows no price if it wipes out your minor imperfections — major wrinklage. Available at any snooty department store in your neighborhood or that same guy from Japan that sells the Shiseido perfumes has some.

Amazing Race – It’s a new race, yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the reality show I adore. All the rest are posers.

Chi Silk Infusion – you put this stuff on your hair after you wash it, and it turns your hair to silk, and I mean that literally, just smooth and shiny and amazing. I love this. I have thick, somewhat coarse hair. Not rough, but just thick. I put this on, and I get the silky hair of my dreams. Between this and Kerastase shampoo, my hair pretty much looks like it is 17 again, though the rest of me isn’t matching so much. My son has even started borrowing this and is about ready to steal it. He has the same thick, coarse hair that loses its shine easily, and this just smooths out his hair and makes it super-shiny.

That Spring is Coming – I know it’s not quite time yet, and Colorado has its two snowiest months to go through yet, but spring is coming, it’s almost here, I can feel it. I love the winter, but it is always wonderful as it gives way to new life.

And today Lent begins. My heartfelt prayer for a reflective, fruitful Lenten season. Ash Wednesday always feels like the Dead Day, the time when winter gathers and asks us to be quiet and turn inward, stripping our lives to the bare minimum so we can see ourselves more clearly.

That, and I once again discover how much I detest fish.

  • Robin says:

    Patty, thanks for checking for me! It it ends in “-icone”, its usually a form of silicone. For me, that means my hair will look gorgeous for a week or two, then as the silicone builds up, it will start to look like straw and I’ll have to use a stripping shampoo. I have what is known as “bad hair” :crying:

  • Patty says:

    That’s okay, I’ll figure it out. 🙂

  • gingele says:

    I’ll never tell

  • Patty says:

    Cait, the silk stuff is amazing, seriousl.

    Veronica — hey, you have my hair tastes! Love my Kerastase. I’ve been getting it on eBay, seriously, I get the mondo bottle of pink stuff, and it lasts for months if not years.

    And the T3 I Have been wanting for about six months, since Ms. Kristen at Beaty Addict mentioned it, but I just can’t yet make myself pull the trigger on that price tag. I get almost there, but just can’t click the “confirm bid” button.

  • Veronica says:

    Hi Patty. Yes, there’s silicone in the Silk Infusion. I’ve been very tempted to get some of that Kerastase stuff….and one of those T3 blow dryers. I used to buy lipstick when I was having a bad day, now it’s concealer and Prevage that gets me excited. Wahhhh! Where are you getting your Kerastase? I only know of diamondbeauty.com. BTW, I sent you an email about a week ago. Drop me a line if you get the chance.

  • Cait says:

    I think I need that silk stuff, though it may just make my hair straighter here in the alaskan arctic desert. And boy could I use some spring today at zero degrees!

  • Patty says:

    March, this stuff is the bomb for unruly hair. Mine isn’t that unruly, but it just makes it wonderful, so I like my hair like I used to when I was young.

    I can’t even find my glasses most days, so these are the imperfections I can see without them. They’re getting bigger. 🙂

  • Patty says:

    markDavid, that is cool. The smell is part of its charm. I was really surprised because most oil things just turn my hair into an oily mess, but that this does so well is impressive.

  • Patty says:

    Robin, the Silk Infusion — need glasses, can’t read it — cyclomethicone, dimethicone, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, panthenol, ethyl ester of hydrolyzed silk, phenoxyethanol, fragrance, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, mica, boron nitride powder.

    Is any of that silicone?

  • Patty says:

    Amy, what is your other guilty pleasure? come on, you have to tell now!

  • Patty says:

    Marina, I think Amy should send you some of hers that didn’t work. 🙂 I’m fair, blonde, so my covering up is more about ruddiness and just overly tired marks. Not sure what it would do for dark circles. I can send you a little sample if you want to try it. Definitely have to try it and make sure it works before springing for it.

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  • marchlion says:

    I’m gonna have to get me some of that hair stuff, it sounds amazing.

    I hide my skin imperfections by removing my glasses before I get anywhere near the mirror.

  • MarkDavid says:

    OOO! I just became a fan of the CHI silk infusion as well, I sampled my mother’s bottle. What fun it is. And it smells like Claiborne Sport for men, which was my very first fragrance purchase. Isn’t that touching?

  • Robin says:

    Spring makes my list of favorite things too. The end of winter can’t come fast enough for me.

    Very tempted by the Chi Silk stuff. Does it have silicone?

  • gingele says:

    Patty – I’m right there with you on the Amazing Race – best show on television. (Although last night’s 2 hour show had me flipping during the second hour, since my *true* guilty pleasure was on another cable channel at the same time. I am completely closeted about that *other* one and refuse to openly admit that I watch it so don’t bother asking).

    Another ditto on the Chi Silk Infusion but I have been playing around with Oscar Blandi’s stuff and really like it – not to mention it all smells divine!

    Sadly, the Cle de Peau failed miserably on me, turned an already unsightly area under my eyes into into a crepey mess. BAH. And I had such high hopes. I cannot bring myself to pitch it ($$), so it sits in a surplus makeup bag in all its unused glory.

  • Marina says:

    how does that magical concealer work on dark circles? I’ve had them all my life, they’re actually not even tiredness-related for me. Dark circles run in our family. And nothing can quite conceal them the way I’d like :rolleyes: