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All about eyes and a little about yarn

all about eyes
30 ml of AMAZING

My under-eye puffiness has now been resolved. I love this stuff -- and I just have to use a tiny bit so it's likely to last a while. On Friday, I stopped by the Clinique counter at Macy's to pick up some foundation (One tube lasts three months). One of the ladies there asked if I would like a complimentary makeover and although I always (always) politely decline, I decided to indulge this time. Earlier that morning, I'd had a traumatic 3-hour ordeal at the dentist's office, so some pampering sounded nice. She used the All About Eyes on me with a little bit of concealer and even though I couldn't see it, it FELT amazing and very lightweight. She also used a nude shade of lipstick on my lips (anybody who knows me knows I do not wear nude lipsticks!) and I loved it: Metallic Sand. Because I haven't run out of lipstick, I didn't buy anything other than the eye cream and foundation. I have incredible self-control when it's not related to yarn -- to wit:

The Patons Classic Merino caught my eye today at Michaels, so I bought just one skein to try:

Patons Classic Merino

Until I can do a proper update on the state of things around here, I want to thank you for all the comments and emails on my previous entries. By the time I post this blog entry, my mom should be happily back at home after a week in the hospital. Her going to the hospital was just what she needed -- her medications have been tweaked and next steps are underway to help her with pain management. She will be fine!

I have a million serious topics I want to blog about, but this frivolous one makes me the happiest.


I'm so glad to hear that your mom is back at home and doing well!

Glad to hear your mom received the care she needed.

Now this eye cream, hmm what exactly is it suppose to do? I may need to get some. :)

I'm glad to hear your mom is home and doing well!

And I can't wait to hear your verdict on the Patons Classic Merino - I jumped the gun and bought enough for a whole sweater, and I hadn't even swatched it first! I hope it softens after washing.

So glad to hear that your Mum is home.
Does the eye cream really work? I have serious eye bags, partly hereditary and partly recent health diagnosis. I could really do with something to make me me look my age again!

It's been interesting to watch your blogging change a little. Fun, too. The yarn looks lovely and I can't wait to hear what you think of it. I do hope your mom is home now and doing well. And I hope YOU are doing well after your dentist visit. ((hugs))

Jennie & Lin - regarding the eye cream: it is a lightweight and soothing cream. My eye puffiness is a somewhat new issue (within the last two years) and I think it's probably related to aging. HOWEVER, I'm not trying to reverse time or get rid of wrinkles by using this stuff. It occurred to me that before I was using the All About Eyes, I'd been doing the opposite of what I needed to do for puffy eyes -- I was hydrating and moisturizing the eye area! I didn't need more moisture -- it just made my eyes puffier. (Puffiness is sometimes caused by water retention). On the other hand, my dark circles are hereditary and I've had those all my life, but it's supposed to help that too.

SO if you're over forty and are suddenly dealing with puffier-than-usual eyes, this eye cream might help. If you need more moisture as well, Clinique does make a more emollient product - All About Eyes Rich. Again, this isn't an anti-aging formulation - I'm not as concerned about wrinkles. They do, however, make a product for that too! (/end of unpaid testimonial)

Okay, first - yeah, that All About Eyes is good stuff! I know someone whose son works at the place where they make Clinique products (and several other lines of makeup) and he brings her WalMart bags full of sample AND full sizes of many, many things. No joke. At one time, I had several containers of the eye cream. :)

Second... what tube foundation do you use? I have tended to get either their double face powder or... um.... is it "City Brights"? It's a foundation in a compact. Haven't used anything in a tube from Clinique, tho, so you must educate me! :)

Brenda - are you using the eye cream every day?

I linked to the foundation I use in my entry -- it's Continuous Coverage -- and few people who've tried it, like it (too thick). The girls at the counter always look at me funny when I ask for it (they keep it behind the counter).

I'm so glad to hear your mom is doing better.

And I have to say, I'm a fan of All About Eyes!! The next time I'm at the Clinique counter, I'll have to check out the foundation you use because I'm not too thrilled with the one I've got now. =P

So happy to hear that your mom is doing better.

I used to use that eye cream and had forgotten about it. As I recall, I really liked it; I may need to revisit that. And that lipstick - sounds like the perfect color for a wallflower like me! Too bad it's sold out almost everywhere online...

I am glad that everything is okay with your mom. I am sure that was difficult for you.

I am always looking for new cosmetics and beauty products to try, so I will have to think about this one next time.

I'm so glad to hear that your mother is out of the hospital and doing better.

Good for you - you need some good pampering every once in awhile.

I'm very glad to hear your mom is doing well.

Excellent news about your mom!

Does the eye creme help with dark circles????

I'm glad to hear your mom is doing better! I actually love Paton's Merino - such a "workhorse" kind of yarn - I finished a whole outfit - well kinda - out of the burgundy colorway :)

how about lifting and toning? will it help with that??? tee hee.
so happy to hear about your mom.

I am glad that your mom is doing well now.

I almost always so no to those makeovers as well but the one time that i gave in and said yes i ended up walking away with way too much stuff...lol.I just couldnt say no to this sweet girl who spent ages making me look pretty.

I love that you wound the Patons in a yarn cake!:)