Thursday, January 14, 2010

Getting Older.

One of my New Years resolutions was to make my health a priority. I do not mean I want to lose 10 pounds or diet for a couple of weeks; I simply want to take a multivitamin every day and finally see a doctor about my recurring headaches.
I thought a good starting point, for the headaches, would be to see an optometrist. When I went yesterday, the doc exclaimed "No wonder you are in pain, you have a large astigmatism in your left eye; I guarantee you contacts will make your headaches go away." I needed no more persuasion and now I am sporting contacts. While it is a struggle to put them in/take them out, the thought of not experiencing headaches will make me try anything.

Now, because I think blog readers are smart and savvy in product experimentation, does anyone have a recommendation for dark under eye circles (that will not break the bank)? Winter is a bad time of year for me. I lose my tan and my blond hair blends in with my pale skin, making these dark circles stand out. My friend Jovanna recommends clinique repairwear intensive eyes but I would love additional suggestions.

I promise I'll be back tomorrow with less personal items and more design related posts. Thanks in advance for your feedback!

15 comments:

Teri Andrea said...

http://avalonorganics.com/?id=83&pid=256

That's what I use - and it doesn't break the bank!

Janna said...

This is a great one, used it for a long time, pale or tan... definately does not break the bank
http://shop.beauticontrol.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10551&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=49624&categoryId=49626

but now...
I use this... works great (i am very pale..haha)
http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P109931&cm_mmc=us_search-_-GooglePA-_-P109931-_-870436&_requestid=42976&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=870436

Janna said...

aPS. if that beauticontrol link doesnt work, it is called 'extra help' concealer... they also have something called Secret agent..
and the second one is Laura Mercier 'Secret camouflage'

angelafrancine said...

i am obsessed with this line:
"yes to carrots"
http://tinyurl.com/yeswphy

you can afford it easily and conveniently at target:
http://tinyurl.com/ygep5st

it smells like crisp earth
and makes skin ultra soft,
too.

jennifer little said...

Not that I see ANY dark circles, but maybe the ones that YOU are caused by your astigmatism??? Do you think that is possible? I cannot believe I didn't think of vision and headaches---duh!

jovi said...

ashy- I can help you with the contacts.. I wore them for 16 years!

I am glad you got the headache mystery solved and that you didn't have to make it all the way to the neurologist.

Hey, today I bought a pill box. A Sunday-Saturday one that I will keep in my purse with all my vitamins. I find that I forget them at home so often and by the time I remember, it's night time and I don't want to do it then b/c it could keep me awake. Anyway, Publix $1.99 good investment!

lisa said...

http://www.target.com/Boots-Botanics-Eye-Correction-Serum/dp/B000PSX5YA/ref=sc_qi_detailbutton

well, i see you have plenty of suggestions. what's one more? here's one i am going to try, along with some of the others that have been suggested to you. thanks for the post!

Hissyfits & Halos said...

I use Lancome Vitabolic eye cream. It's instant, but has a strong vitiman smell.

paula said...

I so can't believe you just found out you had a astigmatism. Hope the head aches go away soon:)

Donna said...

Hope it cures the headaches!!! I can't wait to see all the recommendations...I could use some of that myself!

Whimsy World said...

so glad you finally got that checked out! I hope it helps... if not go see another dr!!!!

Casey said...

Not sure if you were looking for a really good concealer vs. a vitamin-filled cream. I have awful under eye circles and my FAVORITE thing to use is the tinted eye brightener from Bobbi Brown. Now, it does NOT come cheap ($38 for a small tube), but it's the only item I splurge on because it is so, so good. Everything else I use is from the drug store, but I need to bring out the big guns for under eye circles, and this product does the job wonderfully! If you visit the counter they will show you how to use it - or you can go to test it to see what you think!

City Girl Chicago said...

I also get reoccuring headaches and have been meaning to go to the eye doctor as I do believe mine are also related to vision ~ thanks for inspiring me to do so

I'm also fair-skinned and blonde, and I really like Nars under eye concealer (it comes like a stick of lipstick) over any great under eye cream. Works wonders~

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I just bought Amazing Concealer at Ulta......it is FABULOUS.....I have the dark ring on fair skin dilemma too....It doesn't cake and looks perfect. :-) After years and years of searching I'm impressed.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Ashley said...

Makeup alley has a lot of tricks and product reviews. you might need to make an account before you can see it.

http://www.makeupalley.com/user/notepad/Marsen