I learned recently that eye cream is the secret to not looking haggard. No one ever told me this. Lacking an older, wiser, beauty product-savvy sister, I feel like I missed some major developmental milestones, which is why I look to my brow girl to school me on all things upkeep. Because never am I a more captive audience than when you are pouring hot wax on my face.
So last time she was working on me and asked, “So uh, what kind of eye cream are you using?” and I was like, “Uhhhhh, the same lotion I put on my face??” (which is often the same lotion I put on my body but she doesn’t need to know that), I knew I was about to learned.
As it turns out, face lotion is the first of many creams and serums you are supposed to be slathering on your face. And honestly, most days I don’t even put that on. Did you also know there’s one lotion for daytime and another one for nighttime? Goddddd, I cannot win.
I know what you’re thinking: Shut up. You’re 28. You’re 28 and I can see your face here on the interweb so shut up. And I have a one-word rebuttal for that: FILTERS.
Anyway, last month I decided to get serious about this lotion business. I bought a MF $65 face cream (SIXTY FIVE DOLLARS) and I also started washing my face every night, which was a pretty big step, unfortunately. I have one of those mini spinning scrub brush things that if you ask me looks pretty dangerous next to your face but it does seem to remove all things and also exfoliate so fine.
So I had this nice little routine going where I was actually washing my face and putting on my Jesus-blessed face cream everyday and was feeling pretty fresh and fly (if you will). Then I go to get my eyebrows done and am made aware of the fact that my eyes could “use a little waking up.” (Do you mean to tell me coffee doesn’t do this?) So I bought it.
Listen. I don’t fall for a lot of things. I’m really good at walking straight past those mall kiosk vultures and I also have only bought like one thing off an informercial (in 28 years!). So when I tell you I bought this it’s because the second she put it on me I noticed a difference. I was also worried that she wouldn’t put it on the second eye until I said I would buy it and I was concerned about one eye looking dead.
The moral of this story is that I really like the eye cream and I recommend it. I also learned from Mary-Kate and Ashley (you know, my friends) that you’re supposed to keep putting it on all day. Yes. All day long you keep reapplying moisturizer. If you say you already knew this and have been doing it I don’t believe you at all. No one does that but the Olsen twins. And now me.
So that’s the story about how I got some eye cream.
Here are some other new things I’m trying…
I’m trying to drag myself out of a food rut and all this means is that I bought all the most expensive, unnecessary items from Trader Joe’s and then put them all in one meal.
This week I picked up: black garlic, meyer lemons, unfiltered olive oil, and some kind of super greens mix of brussels sprouts and kale. I used those exotic items to top a toasted whole wheat tortilla slathered in tahini. I also added fried chickpeas, avocado, and pink Himalayan sea salt.
What other things should I get from Trader Joe’s? I feel like there’s a whole frozen appetizers section I’ve never even touched…