My Encounter With Being An Irishman


As you know from previous posts, one of the great perks about my job is that I'm forever receiving samples of things like: makeup, skincare, and fragrances. I give all the makeup to my female friends, but most of the skincare and fragrance I keep for myself because the whole reason I receive these samples is to test them out so that I can share my feedback with our customers.

Last Saturday night I decided to try a skincare sample I recently received, which was a facial mask from one of the lines that our store sells. It's called, Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask. And since I'd been hearing such positive things about it, I was anxious to give it go and see the results.

I didn't receive a complete jar like the one in the picture below. I only had a small packette sample, which was just enough for one application. However, I wanted to show you what the actual product looked like, so here it is...


After washing my face, I followed the directions by applying an even coat of the mask and allowed it to dry for 10 minutes.

Here are some photographs of me wearing the mask. And as you will see from the expressions on my face, I looked a little strange because I began to have visions of Irish moors and could hear shillelaghs flutes playing in the background. I found myself with the sudden urge for Irish stew, bacon and cabbage, cottage pie and soda bread. I also craved a Guinness beer (and I don't even drink beer).

I felt as if I we're being transformed into an Irishman, and all because of the Irish moor mud!

Faith and begorrah, look...


I have to say though, my skin looked great after I removed the mask. It felt smoother, softer and more refined.

However, I had a bizarre dream that night. I dreamt that I was the Lucky Charms cereal leprechaun walking through an Irish moor, while juggling marshmallow hearts, moons, stars, clovers and diamonds over my head...


And all I kept repeating over and over again was, "Frosted Lucky Charms...they're magically delicious!"


Have a LUCKY and CHARMING Monday, y'all! 
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When White Teeth Are Just WAY Too White


Tell me something...

just HOW white do people need to get their teeth before I have to put my sunglasses on and a thick layer of sunblock because the glare is causing me to squint as if I were standing two inches from a mouth filled with 900 watt light bulbs?


I don't know whether you've noticed over the past several years, but many people seem to be either getting their teeth professionally whitened, or are using those at-home teeth whitening kits. I've never seen so many BRIGHT WHITE NEON teeth in all my life.

And I'm sorry, but to me it looks rather freakish because no one is even born with teeth THAT white.

Whenever I'm talking with someone who has obviously been using some kind of teeth-whitening procedure, all I do is stare at their mouth because it's such a distraction.

Call me strange, I honestly don't mind teeth with a tiny bit of normal staining because they look like they've been lived-in, not teeth that are so pristinely white it appears as though they've never been used.

Yes, I'm all for practicing good oral hygiene and taking care of our teeth so that they don't end up looking overly-stained like these...


However, I find these next teeth excessive. Not only because they're sooooooo WHITE, but also because they look too perfect...


Hell, they don't even look like teeth, they look like piano keys...


This final photograph is an example of what I feel are reasonably white teeth because they don't cause me to cover my eyes from blindness...

No, I'm not into 900 WATT teeth. Because quite frankly, I don't fancy walking around all day wearing sunglasses, protecting my retina...


Have a fantabulous weekend everyone!
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