Ah, mud packs. Except when mudpacks dry, and you are watching something funny on TV you find that laughing is a bit of a problem...haw!
This mudpack is a nice shade of green, but I don't that that lovely green came through in the photo much....teehee....
So, I've been trying different things. Like, the "self tanner" by Jergens. I've been using the Daily one, and after a couple days I saw a "tan" emerging, and after the week it suggested, there was a "tan!" I was surprised at how natural the color looks, but since it reacts to your own skin, that makes a difference. When I used to tan "back in the day" I rarely burned and would get a really dark color. It's the first self-tanner I have tried since the early 90's when they were much messier and much orangey-er.
I also bought this thing where you attach a pad to it and it vibrates and you rub it on your face. It's the cheaper version of the one I really wanted - huhn, I think I should just buy what I want but sometimes it is hard for me to spend money on myself (is this a woman who has been a mom thing? or a woman who has been in poor circumstances before thing?), but the cheaper version does at least massage my face and I feel all soft after, the cheaper version is Nutrogena Wave.
I painted my toes a bronze color - although the bright blue they were was nice *grin* I was ready for a change. I never used to paint my toes until a friend looked at me with one eyebrow raised and said, "You should be painting your toes - bare toenails are blah and ugly . . . " Huhn, well...so, I painted my toes and after I began doing that for a time, my bare toenails just look....wrong! *haw!* However, I never paint my fingernails- and if I do, they always end up chipped and ugly, so I just leave them bare.
Every night I wash my face and put moisterizer on it. I used to just grab whatever and slap it in, but lately I have been trying to get into a regular routine. I've been experimenting with some of the Olay line, and am pretty pleased with it. Their Daily Regenerating Serum is really nice - when you put it on clean skin, your skin feels so soft; nice stuff!
I'm not a 'girly girl' but I am finding that I like taking care of my skin and trying new things. And believe me, I am "no fuss" and have always been no fuss, but at 52, my skin has changed some and I'm trying to accommodate those changes.
I take calcium capsules twice a day, and a B-complex, a cranberry capsule, and a fish oil once a day.
So, what new product have you tried lately and liked or wish you'd never spent money on? Do you have a routine for your skin care? What's new out there you've tried, or do you have old favorites? Do you take vitamins? Is there something you splurge on - like facials or massages (I have never had a massage and the one facial I had I have mixed feelings about.) Do you get pedicures or manicures or do it yourself (I've had two pedis and one mani my entire life!)? I'm curious!