Scrub Your Troubles Away

August 13, 2010

There is a cricket who has decided to make its home at our window on the 18th floor in downtown NYC. For those of you in the country who try to pass off the sounds as quaint, I will take a truck going by any day over this incessant cricket. The truck moves on. The cricket will not stop!

Several years ago I had drinks with Marcia Kilgore, the founder of Bliss Spa. She gave me a few different pieces of advice on my skincare, but the one thing she said was a definite for everyone was the need for exfoliation at least 1 – 2 times a week. Without it, she claimed you were just throwing money down the drain on any creams and serums you buy to use. They can’t penetrate very well with all the dead cells sitting there. She was so adamant and it is her life’s work, so I took her word for it.

Marcia sold Bliss for a bunch ‘o cash and went on to create Soap and Glory at Target. (I want to like it, but it is loaded with parabens and other not so great stuff). Remede’s product Sweep (created by Marcia at Bliss) is an excellent exfoliator — the grains are fine and concentrated so you get just the right amount of grit, plus it washes away easily. The only drawback? $48 of ’em, to be exact.

So I am happy to report that I recently discovered a facial exfoliator that is right up there with Sweep, by Boots and available at Target. It’s Boots No 7 Total Renewal Micro-Dermabrasion Exfoliator. And it’s $15 bucks, my friends. (This week it’s on sale for $13.49 online here.) Keep it in the shower and once or twice a week, slather it on. Regular use keeps your skin tone even and diminishes fine lines. So you know what fellas? You could use a tube or two, too. Yeah, you.

It’s got the right consistency and scrubs just enough, without causing irritation. There’s no cloying smell and it rinses away clean without much effort. This is a good find!

Single of the Week: Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs “The Devil’s in the Jukebox”

Here’s Ken:

If the Devil had anything to say about it, he’d extend the Bush tax cuts for EVERYONE and not burden the market with some tax-for-healthcare scheme. Then He’d lower property taxes across the board so He wouldn’t have to sell or foreclose on his heavily mortgaged jukebox. Next, the Devil would make a concerted effort to push for social security reform, so that when he retires in the next few years, he could afford to leave his jukebox every now and then for a dinner out. And finally, for good measure, He’d find a way to build a mosque inside a church. ‘Cause this is how He do.


Someone please remove me from the hell of having to listen to my husband complain about the amount of stuff in our cedar closet.

I cut a lot of hair off tonight. My hairdresser was like, “Don’t look at the floor!” Ha ha. It had gotten too long — that should be a lesson to everyone — too long looks like crap. You need a style. I hope I can still put it in a ponytail! It does feel really healthy now. Bouncin’ and behavin’!

The Favs will be on a mini-hiatus for a long weekend…but we’ll be back mid-week with more fun!


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