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Sunday, March 13, 2011

awake + fresh

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and OLAY.

young and proud
ever since i've turned 30 years young, i have been THRILLED every time i get carded. i get a little giddy whipping out my ID, hoping that the card-er will make some comment about how they never would have guessed i was 30. usually they don't, but the other day the clerk at the liquor store [i was buying cognac for shrimp en flambé!] looked me in the eyes and said, "sarah - you're going to get carded until you are 40."

that was pretty much the best day ever.

however, i had several factors on my side. one, my hair was up (instant facelift!). two, i was well rested. i hadn't taken call for weeks! i definitely notice a difference in how i look when i am sleeping lovely continuous hours vs. a choppy and inadequate amount.

and i think that the most important difference between young + fresh vs old + tired comes from what the area around my eyes looks like.

so: when i was asked to review olay's new total effects 7-in-1 anti-aging eye cream [with line + dark circle minimizing brush!], i thought it might be fun to see if i would be able to do a little facial subterfuge -- ie: ie, trick the skin around my eyes into looking bright and rested when really, i got paged at midnight, 3 am, and 4:30.

so? what do you think?
personally, i think it worked!

all right, all right . . . in for a close-up:

i liked how well the cream blended in with my skin tone [read: uber-winter-whiter-shade-of-pale] and i did think it gave me a more 'awake' look on a post-call day. the brush-style applicator is fun to use [click and the product is dispensed onto the brush] and it felt nice on my skin.

perhaps it's not quite as ideal as a solid 8 hours in bed, but i'll take what i can get. may the carding continue for AT LEAST another decade!

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[please note this is a compensated review, and i received this product free of charge. my true thoughts on the product are reflected in this post]

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