The North American Aerospace Defense Command, "NORAD", has announced that they are ready to begin tracking Santa. I got news for NORAD; I have been tracking Santa since 1969 when that Jag I asked for didn't appear Christmas morning. Over the past 41 years when asked what I want, wish and yearn for, I always respond, "A 1969 12 cylinder Jaguar, XKE, convertible, PLEASE." And if you guessed I haven't seen that Jag in 41 years, you would be correct. This year, I decided I should add a few items to my Christmas wish list; a few beauty items that might fit in Santa's sleigh or Sweetums' budget.
The first beauty item that I wish would appear under the Christmas tree is a NONO. I have read the reviews, pros and cons about this hair removal product. It glides over your skins and crystallizes the hair. Since I took those Home Stylist Clippers and sheared my "Cousin It" looking coif into a micro pixie, I noticed I have fuzzy cheeks and the beginnings of mutton chops. I want them gone and I don't want to use chemicals, razors or wax. NONO it is! It costs $289.
The next must have beauty item on my wish list is a set of gua cha tools. While in Singapore, I had a massage. The masseuse recommended I should have treatment with the gua sha. She said it would detoxify and aid in the blood circulation to the skin's surface layers. Gua sha is a buffalo horn carved into a rounded shape that is scraped over your skin. I can't tell you that I was pleased with the immediate results. I looked as if I had been scalded. I did love how my skin looked after the redness disappeared. The cost of this set is $38.95 on Amazon.
There is no need to wrap the last beauty item on my holiday wish list. Sweetums can just open the jar and smear it all over me. (At his house, not mine, I have ivory wool rugs.) It is Princess Marcella Borghese's Fango Mud. The mud is from the area near Tuscany and is full of minerals and nutrients from the volcanic activity. Borghese takes this mud and mixes it with geranium, lavender, peppermint, almond and avocado oils. Everyone I know that has used this mud as a part of their facial agrees with me, your skin feels cleaner, firmer and tingly good. After washing your face, apply about a 1/4 of an inch thick layer of mud on your skin; wait 5-10 minutes and rinse off with warm water and washcloth or sponge. Follow with a splash of cold water. Fango Mud will cost you $66.00 for 1.7 ounces or $27.00 for 0.7 ounces.
I am going to share my cousin's beauty tip on how to use the mud to firm your face. After rinsing off the mud, she covers her face in cold cream. She then puts on a snorkel and submerges her face in a bowl of ice cubes and water for 3 minutes. (Longer if she cant see the clock and asks me how long it has been.) She swears this keeps her face firm. I swear I am related to crazy people because in all honesty, it's not firm. It is frozen.
If you have a beauty tip or secret on keeping your skin firm and youthful, that doesn't involve frost bite, please share it with me.
Or if you have used the NoNo or know know someone that has, what did you think? Was it worth the money?