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When you reach a more mature age, dressing fashionably does become very difficult because we don't want to look like "mutton dressed up as lamb!" However, if you shop at places that stock clothes for our particular age-group quite often they are too fuddy-duddy. I know I have a terrible problem, I like to look modern and edgy - I don't want to look like a grandma but I can't shop in trendy boutiques because the clothes are inappropriate for my age and usually don't fit (because I'm not a size 0 anymore).

So I tend to buy relatively plain clothes and then dress them up with statement pieces of jewellery, scarfs, waistcoats etc. to add interest.
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When you reach a more mature age, dressing fashionably does become very difficult because we don't want to look like "mutton dressed up as lamb!"



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Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:30 pm      Reply with quote
Can we please get the skin under control before we move on to the clothes lol.

I know I look good when my 18 year old daughter makes a comment about what I have on. No frump dressing here. Conservative for work yes, but fashionable.
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Just *bumping* this to see what's new and exciting with us over the hill geezers.. Laughing


Here's what's new for me:

I love, love, love Remergent DNA + Barrier repair, although I find the barrier repair a little too thick.

Because by now y'all know I can never leave well enough alone) I've added a few things to it; SKB, niacinamide, avocado oil and more base cream. So technically what started out as Remergent is now more of DIY brew.

Next on the hit parade is 0.5 Retin-A which I started about a week ago. I use a microfiber cloth twice a day, so haven't had to deal with any peeling so far.

I'm also testing out a DIY lash serum, with Ardell as the base, and and a couple of other actives including the dreaded Bimatoprost...(And with that, I'll never say never again.. Shock Shock

If anybody happens to know how much of that was actually in the lash products that worked, I'm all ears. I've taken the chicken route with mine, and only put in 6 drops for this first batch....

So now my problem is trying to decide whether it's the Remergent, Retin-A, or the DIY serum that is making my skin look nicer lately. That's the problem with a couple of things at once, you can never be sure...But who cares, as long as the results are positive.. Laughing

I started using the lash serum on 7/20, so I'll wait till the 4 week mark to share the good or bad results, and let you know what changes I'll make (if any). What I'm noticing so far is what looks like a few new lashes on the inner ( Sad ) and outer corners of my eyes. I don't see any difference in length yet. Also two lashes sprouted out above my right lash line where they don't belong and are sticking straight out. I think I'm going to pluck those two suckers.

So that's what's new for me kiddies. I'm looking forward to hearing your routines and changes..


ETA: Can you imagine if this lash serum works the money that will be saved! Total price of $15. Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:12 pm      Reply with quote
Kassy - where did you purchase the Bimatoprost? Is this what's in the skinactives formula?

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Crying or Very sad It is kind of scary seeing where my body is going. I remember when I turned 30 and all of a sudden I thought - what is that - Oh - no it is starting. Then I seemed ok in my 40's but now mid 50's getting a bit scary again! Still holding off the crepey eyelids and the dreaded neck - is it inevitable??
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Kassy - where did you purchase the Bimatoprost? Is this what's in the skinactives formula?



This is the stuff that 'Lumigan' makes that made all the fuss, and caused Revitalash and Jan Marini to pull their products.

You can get it at just about any of the Mexico or India online pharmacies.

I got mine at alldaychemist.com

The skinactive lash stuff has ingredients that help to 'promote' hair growth, but no medication that I'm aware of. It would probably make an awesome base though, for anyone who was interested in experimenting a bit.....like moi'.... Laughing

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Crying or Very sad It is kind of scary seeing where my body is going. I remember when I turned 30 and all of a sudden I thought - what is that - Oh - no it is starting. Then I seemed ok in my 40's but now mid 50's getting a bit scary again! Still holding off the crepey eyelids and the dreaded neck - is it inevitable??



Laughing Laughing Laughing

I think we have it better now than ever, with so many things available to us, that tremendously help to slow down the hands of time.

The ones that have it made now are the 20 and 30 year olds, who have all manner of prevention, that will really impact skin aging, or the lack thereof... Laughing

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Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:58 pm      Reply with quote
Kassy, how long have you been using the Remergent DNA/barrier repair?
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Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:31 pm      Reply with quote
Kassy,your lashes are already sooo long.
I am curious why you would experiment with Bimatoprost ? and are you watching to see if your eye color is changing ?
I love adding our MIY stuff to the commercial products too.
I just tried to make a Bug Repellant,what a mess and a stinky one too.



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I bought the DNA + Barrier creams about a month ago, and used them as is for the first week. I then added some of each to a DIY concoction. It is only in the last week or so, that I'm noticing a 'nicer' look to the skin.


As for the lash stuff, my main interest is to find an alternative that works, that people can whip up themselves, and not have to spend $140. For those that want to do that, that's great, but for the DIY folks out there, I think it would be interesting..

For myself I am lucky to have always had nice eyelashes, but I am willing to give this a try for 4 to 6 weeks, just to see if it works. One way or the other, I will probably stop it at that point though, because I really don't want to press my luck. I don't think the application method used would be harmful to vision, but I don't want to experience any color change. That is the only reason I would stop using it really.

What I really want to do is one of the lash tints. My eyelashes are black, but the tips are very blond like most folks. I've been reading a few threads, trying to figure out which one is the easiest.

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Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:17 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks for the info, Kassy!
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Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:35 pm      Reply with quote
Happy to help!

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Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:38 pm      Reply with quote
Ok,since I am lash impaired thanks for testing. Smile
As far as lash tints. I have used one from Sallys and what a mess. Sorry ,the name isnt coming to me.
But, I did use the 1000 Hour Lashes blue/black and it was much better. My lashes are very fine,so it should really be nice for those with thicker lashes.Im sure there is a thread here,thats how I found it.
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Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:20 pm      Reply with quote
Kassy- Thanks for bumping this thread up for us oldies but goodies.

I am also another total new fan of Remergent.

I completely changed skin care products lately and can't rave about these products enough. The DNA repair day and night... and Barrier cream only at night. I am not using the a.m. cream with sunscreen only because I have oily skin and I do have a moisturizer with SPF that keeps my oil down that I love.

I had been fighting lines on the tops of my cheeks for a good six months and they are gone now after using Remergent for about 2 months.

Also a few of my other favorite things......

In the a.m. I use skinceuticals PHLORETIN CF
and then at night Tazorac or Renova on my face.

All the lash enhancing product discussion is very interesting as well.

My Jan Marini tubes (the old formula) and I are
doing just fine. I figure by the time I run out Allergan will have come out with their product with Bimatoprost.
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Good for you Platinum, sounds like you have things well in hand, with a nice regime..

I did likewise with the Remergent and used DNA in the A.M., and Barrier in the evening.. I loved the DNA, but found the Barrier repair way to thick for my liking..

Anyway, as I mentioned above, I consolidated both of them into a homemade cream... Laughing

Keep us posted about the Skinceuticals Phloretin CF...I've read nothing but good things about it so far.

This is one of my favorite threads at EDS.. So many great gals, sharing all manner of skincare concerns. Very cool indeed!

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Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:18 am      Reply with quote
I will keep you posted Kassy. The barrier cream is really a rich thick cream as you said. I didn't realize it was for night and was using it during the day for the first week and looked like a grease slick. So just using it at night is perfect.
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I just saw an eyelash tint on ebay called "Dylash".

Just wondering if anyone is familiar with that one? I did a search for it here, but nothing came up.

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Kassy_A wrote:
I just saw an eyelash tint on ebay called "Dylash".

Just wondering if anyone is familiar with that one? I did a search for it here, but nothing came up.


I just looked at the listing. I think the Swiss O Par is probably a better value. Have you looked at it?
http://cgi.ebay.com/SWISS-O-PAR-Eyelash-Brow-Dye-Kit-BLACK_W0QQitemZ230276667536QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item230276667536&_trkparms=72%3A552%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14.l1318

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Thanks Blues!

I just ordered 3 of them. It's exactly the type I was looking for, because living in Florida, oxidation is a real problem...This one is perfect because it doesn't have peroxide..

I have all I can do do keep my tresses red these days, it's a horror here, between the sun, chlorine and salt water. But the alternative of long gray hair, isn't really an alternative... Laughing Laughing Laughing

Thanks!

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Which color did you get? I've not used that brand yet but it seems easier to access than the Australian one. I did find a New York seller of the Swiss O Par.

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Which color did you get?


I ordered black... I didn't see blue/black as a choice.

I'll share all about it, as soon as I get it in my grubby little fingers....Now I can't wait to get it.

It seems like it will be very easy to use!

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Which color did you get? I've not used that brand yet but it seems easier to access than the Australian one. I did find a New York seller of the Swiss O Par.


I have the dark brown, which is fine for my fair skin. However, I find it to be a semi PITA to apply and seldom use it.

You have to apply a liquid on your lashes first with a little comb, and then apply the activating gel over the liquid. I think I may just mix it up in a little container first, and then apply with a recycled mascara brush. But I have no idea if it will work that way or not.

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BluesHeart wrote:
Which color did you get? I've not used that brand yet but it seems easier to access than the Australian one. I did find a New York seller of the Swiss O Par.


I have the dark brown, which is fine for my fair skin. However, I find it to be a semi PITA to apply and seldom use it.

You have to apply a liquid on your lashes first with a little comb, and then apply the activating gel over the liquid. I think I may just mix it up in a little container first, and then apply with a recycled mascara brush. But I have no idea if it will work that way or not.


Bethany,
That does sound like a PITA. Have you used other lash tints and if so how much more difficult is the SoP?

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Bethany,
That does sound like a PITA. Have you used other lash tints and if so how much more difficult is the SoP?


I haven't used any other brands. But I read someone else's write up on 1000 Hours and thought that the process sounded MUCH easier than the SoP kit. But my only real complaint is that I struggle to get the gel on sufficiently with the comb.

Here is an old thread on it...it looks like others prefer the spoolie over the comb.
http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=15385

And a site selling it also recommends the spoolie:
http://www.swissdyekit.com/Testimonials.html

I think I will do it the way they recommend (applying fixative separately, then the gel) using the spoolie and will let you know. (It probably won't be until late in the week after my dad is discharged from the hospital, however)

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