Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Testing, Testing, Testing...

I'm taking part in a top secret study. I can't tell you which company it is with. I can't tell you anything about the product so...don't even ask me. If I told you...I'd have to kill you and "they" would probably kill me! My wrinkled lips are sealed. I've always wanted to do something like this. So, when my friend, we'll just call her "Freddy", asked if I'd like to take part in a top-secret-wrinkly-skin study I said, "Hells, ya!"

The initial meeting was interesting. We were directed into one room. We filled out a form. Based on our answers and after looking at us, we were separated into two groups. We are trying out two different facial treatment systems. Though they said we were separated based on our answers about skin sensitivity, they couldn't fool me. I could tell that my group was the "old lady" group. I didn't care. They took some VERY official before photos. You've seen them: black shirt, no makeup, hair pulled back in a headband, UGLY! They took one last week, and will take one at the end.

WARNING: Braggy note ahead: A side story, when the photographer was doing her thing at last weeks photoshoot (sounds so modelish) told me that I should be a hair model! Well...it IS my crowning glory and people know me for my hair but...I digress.

We were given our test products and sent home where I began my new skin care regimen.

Part of the process is a weekly "sanding" of my face with a lovely little device. Remember how it is always important to follow the directions? AND the notion that "less is more"? Well, I have a few deep wrinkles across my forehead that I've had since birth (ha) which were caused buy my hooded eyes. To make them less "hooded" I have the habit of always raising my eyebrows when speaking or having my picture taken. Hence, the deep forehead ditches! These "ditches" are so deep you could plant an entire crop of alfalfa in them. Srsly!

See for yourself!

So, back to my story...my little "device" is like a sander for your face. I love it. I really do. But, of course, I thought if once around the face was good, then two or three times would be better. It wasn't. I just kind of sand-burned my face. I'm okay. There was no blood. It actually felt really good to get that top layer of skin off and vacuumed...yes, vacuumed! The best part was that, as part of the study, I am also testing a lovely eye-cream, serum, and a night cream are amazingly soothing. So, hopefully they will help with this:

I've been on this regime for six of the eight week study. I don't want it to be over! I wonder how much the products will cost once they aren't free anymore.

This is my wondering look!

Now, for your enjoyment, some BEFORE pictures:

And, THIS will be my AFTER:

PS: I just got a call requesting my face in the interviewed video for the product. I'm a STAR! (hhahahahaahahhhahahah!)

PPS: I can't wait to let you in on the secret.


Abbie said...

amazing! I want some!

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Melissa said...

I'm glad you are enjoying your secret adventure! Hopefully they will give you a good discount or something when this is over!

P.S. I think you look great all of the time!

Rachel said...

Let me know if it will tighten my skin up so my belly button isn't on my knees anymore and my butt crack down at my ankles.... :D

Fun stuff!!!

Tami Anderson said...

Rachel! That's not going to happen. I'm so sorry. I hate to be the bearer of bad news.

Anonymous said...

Sounds fun:) the company isn't Black and Decker is it?

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