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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Fun Monday - Brands We Love

Third week in our attempts to revive Fun Monday. Mariposa very brilliantly took on this challenge by setting a whole month of topics so each of us could decide whether to Fun Monday post or do our own thing. Very laid back--I like it! Question: do we want to continue this course in September? It sure makes finding a host and keeping track of the topic a lot simpler. I'd be willing to do a month's worth of hosting if this appeals--either September or later on if someone is eager to volunteer right away. Your thoughts?

But now on to the topic for August 9: brand names which make life easy. I'll admit that I don't have a particular brand loyalty for any product I use regularly--car, computer, clothing, spaghetti sauce. With one exception and that's skin care products. After years of experimenting with all price ranges of products I pledge allegiance to this brand:

For many years I've used Origins products in my daily skin care routine. Each product is made from therapeutic plants andnatural essential oils without harsh chemicals. A big bonus is the delightful fragrance for each product. Here's my daily face and neck ritual: 1. Cleanse with Never A Dull Moment gel and water which contains crushed papaya to get rid of dingy, dead skin cells leaving the skin bright but not dried out. 2. Tone with United State balancing tonic. 3. Apply Eye Doctor moisture cream around eyes--it works, almost 65 years old and no eye lines, wrinkles, or bags. 4. Moisturize face with Starting Over, an age-erasing moisturizer with the delicious scent of mimosa, billed as a natural alternative to Botox injections. Only takes a few minutes twice a day and I'm ready for makeup or sleep. Best secret, other than inheriting good skin genes, is to NEVER go to sleep with makeup on your face.

The cost for Origins products is, I suppose, mid-range. They last a very long time, even with daily use, because you just use drops, dabs, and dribbles. I prefer to spend money on skin care instead of expensive makeup. Cheaper products for face and eye color work just fine. On that topic, don't you wish companies would make smaller amounts of blush, lipcolor, and eye shadows? I hate having to get married to one color. Much more fun to date around!

On Monday morning you can go over the Mariposa's place to get the list of players for this week and check out the brands we all love.

10 comments:

Jan n Jer said...

Hi Faye, Yes I like the fun monday format now. You can pic n choose which ever topic you like. I will try to get back to playing one day. Your skin care routine sounds great..I'm with you on the makeup...lucky you no bags or lines around your eyes...I have both..yikes... I just try not to look to close in the mirror.

Sayre said...

I like the host-for-a-month approach. I've been thinking about topics too. I wouldn't mind hosting September if you would do October.

Your skin routine is enviable. I was blessed with good skin and an aversion to the sun, so at 48 and a half, it still looks pretty good - though I notice a bad night's sleep affects it much more now than it used to. I get a bag under one eye. Why IS that? I should check out your Eye Doctor Cream!

I've got my post up - and another scheduled for tomorrow evening. I've had a cute little freeloader living in my garage.

joangee said...

You've set me thinking...I wonder if Origin is to be found over here or online.
Great idea of Mariposa's to set themes for a month.
Hope we all carry on...

joangee said...

Couldn't help returning to say that I've found Origins UK (smile). Now to browse and perhaps put in an order.
Thank you Faye

Debs said...

Sounds great. I'm going to have to look up Origins over here.

Mariposa said...

Wow, you have a skin routine...LOVE it!

Gattina said...

The problem is that in your part of the world the same things have another name or the other way around, lol ! I also prefer organic things.

bokk said...

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The Church Lady said...

Mariposa's Fun Monday idea is a good one. I too will try to play again some time. I have gotten a little lazy with blogging this summer. May try to pick back up in the Fall.

I am a loyal Mary Kay skin care products user. Have been for years. I will have to check out the Origins line.

Janice said...

Makeup date around? What a floozy you are!