June 14, 2016

Part 1-Gift Sets

In a few months I will celebrate the 3rd anniversary of my Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis.  After living for years in excruciating pain and being advised by doctors to seek psychiatric care, a simple blood test proved that I was not crackers.  At this point, I was on the road to better health and challenges associated with the disease and/or side effects of the medications I took.  There were so many things to straighten out and not being a very deep person, I focused on my physical looks first.  I knew my skin was dull, dry, & gray and I looked almost as good as what the cat dragged in.  To improve my outward appearance I purchased many products rated with 4-5 stars to improve my complexion and appearance, but was not successful.  Continuing on this path I would surely be broke in months if I continued to buy tons of products.  I thought about my teen years when money was in short supply and I would wait till Christmas or Mother’s Day to buy gift sets of new products to try, I thought this would be a good avenue to re-explore.  The gift set products has yielded successful results.  The first sets I purchased were:  First Aid Beauty Face Cleanse & Exfoliate , bareMinerals up close & BEAUTIFUL
The First Aid Beauty set was a $10 investment that included a 2 ounce tub of face cleanser and 10 facial radiance pads.  I loved the face cleanser mainly because it made my extremely dry and sensitive skin feel soft and clean.  Followed with the facial radiant pad that gently exfoliated my IMG_0462skin leaving it smooth and brighter.  This set is not only impressive for the results that it yields, yet contain no parabens, harsh chemicals, or colorants.

The bareMinerals up close & Beautiful 30-Day Complexion Starter Kit intrigue me.  I had previously used the bareMinerals Ready Blush in “The Indecent Proposal” (plum) and the bareMinerals Mavelous Moxie Lip Gloss in “Dare Devil” (blackberry) and loved the products.  Each morning for at least two weeks I applied the original foundation in the 4 steps that should have produced the look of bare skin with flawless coverage.  It just didn’t work for me!  I liked the way the product felt when I was applying it, but I really did not see the coverage this 50 something babe needed to look radiant, or produce a healthy looking skin.  I would never advise anyone to not buy this product, bareMinerals have proven to be a contender of cosmetics of value, just not for me with their foundation products.

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