Thursday, May 7, 2015

Got Bags?

I like bags almost as much as I like shoes, but in the recent past, I obtained bags that I do not like ― two bags, one under each eye! 
I have tried different “solutions” to get rid of my bags, but the only thing that worked is Photoshop… until now.
Good Housekeeping regularly sends me e-mail ads and one of their recent ads was an offer to try out Hydrolyze 90, a product that eliminates dark circles, wrinkles and bags around your eyes. The trial offer cost a mere $1.98, so how could I resist?
Over two weeks ago, I received my trial offer. Included were two tubs of Hydrolyze Under Eye Treatment, 30 packets of Instant Effect 90 Second Wrinkle Reducer and a bottle of Hydroxatone Age-Defying Toner. 
I started using the Hydrolyze Under Eye Treatment immediately applying a dab under each eye in the morning and evening. After 18 days, I noticed that the wrinkles around my eyes are less noticeable, but I did not see any difference in the bags under my eyes. Truth be told, since I started using the product, I never missed a morning application, but I have missed many evening applications, so the results might be better by now if I remembered to apply the cream every night before going to bed.
When I was doing my makeup before going out two weeks ago, I decided to try the Instant Effect 90 Second Wrinkle Reducer. I opened a packet, squeezed the product onto my fingertip, swept the product under each eye and did not move a facial muscle for 90 seconds. Immediately, I could feel my skin tighten under the product and when I looked in the mirror, I was shocked. My bags were gone! I looked 20 years younger! I was in love with the product.
Then I applied liquid foundation. The liquid loosened the tightness and my bags were back. I did not reapply the product over the foundation because I feared that it would create a mess that would take time to fix and time was not on my side. My guess is that if I had applied a powder foundation over the product it would have held up.
Reading online reviews of the product, I noted that the product is only effective for 4 to 6 hours. So in my case, after half a day I would have to remove the foundation and the product, then reapply the product and the foundation if I wanted to be bagless all day long. So it is not an ideal product for a day at the office, but would be perfect for a half day out as a woman or a night out with the girls or a photoshoot.
On the other hand, the long term effect of using the product might do more bad than good according to a review on Paula’s Choice. So buyer beware.
Personally, I am going to keep the product around and use it for special occasions.

Source: MyHabit
Wearing JB by Julie Brown

Actor Chris Tanner in the 2014 film The Gays.


  1. For me the answer is more sleep, less booze and moisturizer morning and evening (I am currently trying out Avon Anew as I too am an Avon Lady) the trouble is I find it hard to change the habits of a lifetime and stick to the regime.

    1. I get 7 to 8 hours sleep, almost never drink alcohol and moisturize. Bags run on my mother's side of the family, so it may be hereditary and if that is the case, surgery is the only fix.