There's A Secret At Midnight


For those who don’t have much interest in beauty products, you may find this post kind of boring. But then again, maybe not. Because its always amusing to read how some people will believe anything you tell them; even if what you tell them sounds so far-fetched and totally unbelievable.


(I take after my father in that he use to LOVE to pull people's legs)


First, I’ve got to say that the beauty item I’m about to share with you is in fact an outstanding product because it truly does what it claims.


It REALLY works.


(and it should for $115.00)


When I first moved back to Philly, I had the opportunity to be a representative for Guerlain, which is a cosmetic, skincare, and fragrance company from France.


I think out of all the various divisions within Guerlain, skincare is their strongest division. They offer some of the most effective skin treatments on the market.


Take for instance, Midnight Secret, which is a late night recovery treatment that works while you sleep. It detoxifies, replenishes and oxygenates your skin, repairing and counteracting signs of fatigue. You'll wake to a radiant and refreshed complexion.


Similar to that radiant and refreshed complexion you receive after having a 4-hour marathon of wild, multi-climactic sex with the man or woman you love.


So, on second thought, you can save yourself $115.00 by just doing BOOM-BOOM at midnight.


Honesty though, the first time I tried Midnight Secret and then glanced at myself in the mirror the following morning, my skin had a youthful glowing appearance, similar to Brad Pitt in the movie “Thelma and Louise.”


(Okay…perhaps that’s a slight exaggeration)


However, I did see a difference in my skin. It appeared refreshed, more even, and brighter. My under eye dark circles also seemed less noticeable.


One of things I never really understood about his product was WHY they chose to call it Midnight Secret. The operative word being Midnight.


So, I decided to make up my own reason, by telling customers who were thinking about purchasing it, that the only way this product would work was if they applied it at the stroke of midnight.


I remember sharing this with a customer one afternoon….


I said, “Now listen, I cannot stress this enough. You must, and mean MUST apply this product at midnight SHARP, or it won’t work.”


She said, “What do you mean it won’t work?”


“Well, if you apply it before midnight it will be too early, making your skin look worse. And if you apply after midnight it won’t do a damn thing, because it’s too late.


She looked at me in total confusion and said, “But, I normally go to bed around 10:30, so what am I going to do?”


I said, “You’re going to have to change your bedtime, or can forget about purchasing this product.”


Then I paused slightly, smiled, and busted out into laughter saying, “HA!…GOTCHA!”


(laughing) She said, “Oh my god, I thought you were telling me the truth!”


She ended up buying Midnight Secret, yet I couldn’t help but imagine if what I had told her was partially true.


I mean what if she applied Midnight Secret at 10:30 instead of midnight….



Ooops!



Wishing you a gorgeous weekend everyone!

X

45 comments

  1. Hell, for $115 there should be a little BOOM BOOM included in every tube.

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  2. Hi Everyone!

    I'll be going into work extra early today, therefore I will be responding to comments and visiting your blogs later in the evening.

    Thanks for your understanding and patience.

    Have a great Friday!

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  3. Oh Ron being a beauty product lover (okay a slave to beauty products...particularly makeup) I must try your secret serum. Not to be vain or anything, but one area I did receive good genes was the skin department (as you know the insides of my body follow genes that are not so good.) As of now I like the Khiels line of creams but now I am going to look at your suggestion.

    Please have a great weekend!!!

    Susie

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  4. Midnight Secret? Are you telling the truth or porkies... grins. Knowing Guerlain as I do I kinda think there's something resembling the truth in it... it all depends on the skin on which it's applied. I SWEAR by Vol de Nuit perfume though, have used it for more years than I care to remember... my only regret is that I have to go easy on it because now I can only buy it at Christmas. Daft or what? Oh by the way, Ron, who gave you permission to post an image of my face?
    Thanks for your LOVELY comments on my blog. I feel so bigheaded now as I strut conceitedly around the house Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  5. Well, you're right that I have no interest in beauty products. But writing like this: "you can save yourself $115.00 by just doing BOOM-BOOM at midnight" is why I'll read every post :-)

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  6. You are hilarious...can you imagine if people really took the names of products seriously and did stuff like that, reaarangeing their lifestyles to adjust to their skincare regime?! I am one of those gullible people who would believe you unless you started laughing or told me otherwise!

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  7. how funny that she believed you!!
    that's wonderful - and a little sad

    I think I'll try the product
    one question - midnight in what time zone?

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  8. Hey! Where did you get that pic of me???

    Too cute! Always love your posts and I LOVE the new video! Some of my favorite movies.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

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  9. I've tried this product and it really does work. You're a naughty boy Ron teasing your customers like that. ;)

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  10. I think that I too would have been standing there thinking, "Okay...set the alarm at 11:53..." all the while fiddling with my wallet counting out the dosh.

    YOU are so bad.
    But I love ya' because of it.
    :-)

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  11. Howdy Jeff~

    "Hell, for $115 there should be a little BOOM BOOM included in every tube."

    Bwhahahahahahahaha! You're absolutely right!!!

    I think they should share that on the FRONT of the box! I think it would sell like crazy!

    Thanks for stopping by, bud! You always make me HOWL!

    Have an awesome weekend!

    X

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  12. Good Evening Susie~

    "Oh Ron being a beauty product lover (okay a slave to beauty products...particularly makeup)"

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY another beauty product lover!! Honestly, Midnight Secret is the BOMB! It's something you can use once or twice a week to detox your skin. Being in this industry and having tried a TON of stuff, I will only recommend products that I really think work. And this one does.

    "one area I did receive good genes was the skin department."

    How wonderful! And yet, I'm sure you use great products to help keep it that way.

    "As of now I like the Khiels line of creams."

    Yes, I too use a few items from Khiels. LOVE their lip balm during the winter months when my lips get very chapped. I also love their shampoos and body washes. Khiels is an outstanding line. It's simple, basic, and effective.

    I have a feeling that if you and I ever went shopping together, we would have a BLAST!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend!

    Have a beautiful weekend!

    X

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  13. $115.00?! HOLY smokes....

    I'm thinkin' there's a bit of BOOM BOOM in the product itself. *laughing* Wouldn't that just take the cake.

    <-- now afraid to look at the ingredients list

    *laughing laughing*

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  14. Good Evening Valerie~

    "Oh by the way, Ron, who gave you permission to post an image of my face?"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG, you are HYSTERICAL!

    "Knowing Guerlain as I do I kinda think there's something resembling the truth in it... it all depends on the skin on which it's applied."

    You're absolutely right. It all depends on the persons skin.

    "I SWEAR by Vol de Nuit perfume..."

    Yes, that's one of my favorites by Guerlian! They have some of the best and classic perfumes on the market. I love Samsara too! Spicy and sexy!

    You are so welcome, dear lady. I loved your last post (as I do all your posts). Talented writer you are!

    Thanks so much for stopping by. You're a GEM!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    X

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  15. Hello Dr. Cynicism~

    Awwww...thank you, kind sir!

    It's a pleasure to have you here!

    I'll be stopping by your blog this weekend!

    Have a SUPER weekend!

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  16. Good Evening Suzi~

    Tee hee...aren't I wicked?

    "can you imagine if people really took the names of products seriously and did stuff like that, reaarangeing their lifestyles to adjust to their skincare regime?!"

    Yes, and this customer truly believed that she was going to have to do that. I must be a better actor than I think I am - HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    X

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  17. Hello Lady Dianne~

    "how funny that she believed you!!
    that's wonderful - and a little sad."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Aren't I terrible? Every once in awhile I have to spruce up my selling technique, by pulling someone's leg!

    "I think I'll try the product
    one question - midnight in what time zone?"

    Bwhahahahahahahaha! Oh...I LOVE YOU, WOMAN!!!!

    (((( Dianne ))))

    Always great seeing ya! Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

    X to you and the gang!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  18. Hellooooooooooo Dear Peg~

    "Hey! Where did you get that pic of me???"

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha!

    OMG, you're the second person to say that about the picture! That's HYSTERICAL!

    " I LOVE the new video! Some of my favorite movies."

    Isn't the video FAAAAAAAABULOUS? I discovered it on the blog Dooce last week, so I had to grab it from You Tube and share it! Some of my favorite movies too!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear friend! You're a doll!

    Wishing you a glorious weekend!

    X

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  19. Good Evening Akelamalu~

    "You're a naughty boy Ron teasing your customers like that."

    tee, hee, hee!

    OMG, so you've tried Midnight Secret? Yaaaaaaaay! Thank you for sharing that it works, because I have found the same thing. I know you use several products from Guerlain and swear by them. It's a wonderful company, isn't it?

    Always great seeing you, m'dear! Thanks for stopping by!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    X

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  20. Hiya Nancy~

    "I think that I too would have been standing there thinking, "Okay...set the alarm at 11:53..." all the while fiddling with my wallet counting out the dosh."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA! OMG...you are toooo funny!!!

    After I explained to her about the product, the look on this customer's face was priceless, because I could see her mind saying, "Oh dear, I guess I'm going to have to stay up until MIDNIGHT!"

    Bwhahahahahahahaha!

    I'm SO bad, aren't I?

    Thanks for stopping by, Nancy! Always nice seeing ya!

    Have a great weekend!

    X

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  21. Howdy Mel~

    "I'm thinkin' there's a bit of BOOM BOOM in the product itself. *laughing* Wouldn't that just take the cake."

    OMG, you and Jeff are on the same thought waves. How BRILLIANT!

    I know....for $115.00 it should not only work on your skin, but also give you multiple BOOM-BOOM's!!!!

    Bwhahahahahahaha!

    ALWAYS so great to see ya, dear lady! Thank you for stopping by.

    Wishing you a BOOM-BOOM of a weekend!

    (((( Mel ))))

    X

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  22. Ronnie.....!!

    That picture gives me the willies! I'm horrified of clowns.

    My Dad loved to pull people's legs like that, too! He would be completely serious and he would sort of lean in...."no, really. I'm telling you the truth." Then he would wait for that wide-eyed stare before he would say, "no. I'm just pulling your leg."

    I've never tried Midnight Rendezvous or whatever they call it but I LOVE LOVE LOVE Olay Regenerist. I started developing these dry patches on my cheeks and I swear, now my cheeks feel like a babies' bottom! And for $24, it's a steal.

    AND I don't have to wait until midnight to apply it. ;-)

    XOXO

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  23. Hola Chrissy~

    "That picture gives me the willies! I'm horrified of clowns."

    Meeeeeeeee too!! OMG, clowns FREAK me the hell out! To me, there is nothing HAPPY about clowns whatsoever...they're just CREEPY!

    Oh, your father sounded JUST like my father. I bet they would have had a blast pulling each others legs and LAUGHING!

    Ooooo....oooo.... and speaking of Olay Regenerist, I've got to tell you...there are several products from Oil of Olay that I use and LOVE (especially their gentle foaming cleanser). but I've always wanted to try the Regenerist line. Thank you for your recommendation because now I'll definiately try it. And for $24, you're right...it's a STEAL!

    (and no waiting until midnight to apply)

    HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! ALWAYS great seeiing ya!

    Hope you have a beautimous weekend!

    XOXO

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  24. Midnight secrets, those precious little pieces of uttermost important information... shared between best pals. Pure silvery gold, soothing rose water, inspiring lily drops!

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  25. Bonjour Susu~

    "Midnight secrets, those precious little pieces of uttermost important information... shared between best pals. Pure silvery gold, soothing rose water, inspiring lily drops!"

    BRA.VA.!

    I MUCH prefer YOUR definition of Midnight Secret to mine!

    You have the most magical way with words, beautiful lady!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Hope you're having a GREAT weekend!

    X

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  26. HA!

    Ain't no way I'm staying up (or waking up) to do BOOM-BOOM at midnight, so I will happily shell out $115 for this fine product. Er . . . what happens if you do both?

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  27. Helloooooooo JD~

    OMG...it's sooooooooooo great to see ya, girl! I was wondering how you were. I just saw that you had posted, so I'll be by later tonight read your latest!

    "Ain't no way I'm staying up (or waking up) to do BOOM-BOOM at midnight, so I will happily shell out $115 for this fine product. Er . . . what happens if you do both?"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Well, I guess that means you'll look "extra" BOOM-BOOMED!!!

    Thanks for stopping by you wild and crazy woman, you!

    Enjoy your Saturday!

    X

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  28. AAAhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    bwahahahaha!!!!!

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  29. Good Evening Katherine~

    Tee, hee....

    Am I BAD or what?

    Great seeing ya, dear lady! Thanks for stopping by!

    Hope you're enjoying a beautiful weekend!

    X

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  30. I don't worry too much about beauty products myself because I am about as good looking as I'll ever be and there are not enough products to change that, heck if I did attempt to use anything I would most likely look like the picture for sure Ha Ha, that might be an improvement though come to think about it, gonna have to ask Cindy about this because if I suggested the Midnight Boom Boom I just may get hurt :)

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  31. Howdy Jimmy~

    "that might be an improvement though come to think about it, gonna have to ask Cindy about this because if I suggested the Midnight Boom Boom I just may get hurt."

    Bwhahahahahahahhaha! OMG, you are a RIOT!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend!

    Always great to see ya!

    Hope you and Cindy have a BOOM-BOOM of a weekend ....HA!

    X

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  32. Ron, for $115.00 it better be doing me at midnight and making breakfast in the morning!

    You probably had that woman totally freaked! Maybe it's midnight 'cause that's "The Witching Hour!"

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  33. Hello Nitebyrd~

    OMG, I LOVE YOU....

    "Ron, for $115.00 it better be doing me at midnight and making breakfast in the morning!

    Bwhahahahahahaahahahaha! "Doing me" That's HYSTERICAL!

    "Maybe it's midnight 'cause that's "The Witching Hour!"

    Hey...I NEVER thought of that, you may be right!

    Thanks for stopping by, Sis! I bet you're so happy to have your computer up and running again - Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    X ya!

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  34. that is one ghastly looking face.

    I am one of those people who would follow your directions like an obedient child, waiting until precisely midnight to apply the magic potion.

    When will I ever learn? I didn't get the genetics that permits me to detect when a practical jokester, such as yourself, is just making up a goofy story.

    Does sex really make your skin look better? What if it's only 2 hours?

    enjoy the weekend~~

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  35. you are so freaking hilarious. what you told that woman is a riot and i would totally do something like that because i'm always making jokes.

    now, i need that product, but my budget only affords baking soda. my skin sucks, what can you recommend for poor people.

    $115 dollars. wow, i would have to let someone else buy that for me. i doubt i could do it and it not come with a lens or a flash. hahahah.

    funny post ron.

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  36. Good Morning Diane~

    "that is one ghastly looking face."

    I know, isn't it SCAAAAAAAAAAARY? I think I may try this face as my Halloween costume this year - and go as - The Midnight Secret Clown!

    Bwhahahhahahahaha!

    "Does sex really make your skin look better? What if it's only 2 hours?"

    Yes, absolutely....sex gives your skin that extra-special GLOW! But, if it's only for 2 hours, then you only get HALF the glow - HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady! ALWAYS a joy to see you comments!

    Hope you're having a super weekend!

    X

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  37. Hellooooooooo V~

    "what you told that woman is a riot and i would totally do something like that because i'm always making jokes."

    Yup, knowing and loving your FABULOUS sense of humor, I can SO totally see you doing something like this. Isn't it FUN to pull people's legs?

    *my father would be so proud of me*

    If you really want to purchase some great skincare products that are effective and inexpensive, try looking at the Oil of Olay line in CVS or Rite Aid. Honestly, they're the BOMB!

    "wow, i would have to let someone else buy that for me. i doubt i could do it and it not come with a lens or a flash."

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha!

    Always great seeing ya, girl! Thanks for stopping by.

    Have a great Sunday!

    X

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  38. Hi Ron!

    You are quite the little character now aren't you.
    You have to be careful these days coz people believe anything you tell them...

    Come to think of it people- I have 20 million dollars that my Arabian 2nd cousin just realized belonged to you and all I need is your bank acct #...

    Sounds like a fabulous product- but for us struggling bloggers...we use good old fashioned olive oil. Yup, applied straight to the face each night (and backs of hands too) and you will see marvelous results (all for $3.99 bottle-big lots price).

    Now you BEHAVE my friend!

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  39. Hellooooooooo Jan~

    I know...aren't I a naughty little boy?!?!?!

    "Come to think of it people- I have 20 million dollars that my Arabian 2nd cousin just realized belonged to you and all I need is your bank acct #..."

    Bwhahahahahahhaha! Ok, I'll send you my bank account # just as soon as I finish with this comment!!!!

    OMG...plain and simple olive oil is the BEST! Not only to eat, but also for your skin. Sophia Loren swears by it...and look at her great skin!

    Thanks for stopping by, Jan! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    X

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  40. Hi, I just find your blog at Blog Catalog. I enjoy very much.

    Tina

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  41. Greetings Tina~

    Welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by via Blog Catalog.

    So glad you enjoyed.

    Please drop by anytime, you're always welcomed!

    Enjoy your evening!

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  42. I'm intrigued. The only way I would pay that much is based on a recommendation from someone I trust, such as yourself. I do love Guerlain products. I may have to try the melted marshmallows. A lot cheaper and you can make s'mores at the same time. Yum.

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  43. Good Morning Jen~

    "I do love Guerlain products."

    Aren't they the BOMB? Expensive, but very effective! When I worked for the company I got everything for FREE - yipeeee!

    "I may have to try the melted marshmallows. A lot cheaper and you can make s'mores at the same time. Yum."

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha! Too funny!

    Always so great seeing you, my friend! Thanks for stopping by!

    Have a SUPER day!

    X

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  44. people = stupid.

    me = whore for beauty products.

    but your sales pitch did kinda make me want that night cream, or some sex.

    anyway, i'll miss ya for however long you'll be away!

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  45. Hi Blunt~

    "me = whore for beauty products."

    Yeah...MEEEEEEEEEEE TOO! Big time! That's why I LOVE being in this business. You should see my medicine cabinet, it looks like a STORE - HA!

    "but your sales pitch did kinda make me want that night cream, or some sex."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl! So great too see ya! I'll be back on Monday. Can't wait to catch up with you!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    X

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