Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Super Mario

The morning before my high school reunion, I got out of bed, looked into our bathroom mirror and to my horror saw not one, but TWO, small but brazenly red pimples on my nose. Just my luck, the following evening I'd be facing classmates who hadn't seen me in 10 years, and I'd be looking like Rudolph the reindeer's long-lost twin sister.

I needed a quick fix, and like a message from the beauty gods on high, that day's newspaper featured a column recommending Mario Badescu's Special Healing Powder for oily, acne-prone skin. I recalled an acquaintance raving about the Mario Badescu skin care line, and wondered whether it had any products to help zap my zits, fast. As luck (or fate) would have it, I was going on a store visit to Rustan's Makati that very day, so I popped down to Essenses and searched for the Mario Badescu section. With the assistance of the very helpful, very gay salesperson, I picked up a tub of the Special Healing Powder, and a bottle of the Drying Lotion, an ingenious combination of salicylic acid and calamine lotion (in other words, Caladryl). That night I applied the lotion to the 2 offensive pimples on my nose, and the following morning the swelling and redness had subsided significantly enough for makeup to take care of the rest. Mario Badescu's a life-saver!

Granted, the miracle stuff doesn't come cheap (almost P600 for the Healing Powder and P1,000+ for the Drying Lotion), but since you only need to use them sparingly, the small containers will last a while and rescue you from many a dermatological emergency. I've been using the powder daily the past 2 weeks, and old, unsightly blemishes have already started to fade. Mario's magic works wonders, and as any woman would tell you, it's worth the pretty penny to look extra pretty. ;)


At Tuesday, June 19, 2007, Blogger Jen said...

His stuff is amazing, but using them too often makes your skin immune to his stuff after a while. :(

At Tuesday, June 19, 2007, Blogger Sean said...

I figure that it's probably the change in climate that caused those. I've been suffering from really dry skin ever since I got back from Warsaw; I wouldn't be surprised if it was something with our respective skin compositions.

That, and I'm sure you don't look like Rudolph's long-lost twin sister. :)

At Wednesday, June 20, 2007, Blogger Ailee Through the Looking Glass said...

Jen: Say it isn't so! Am I going to have to hunt for another miracle cure the next time I need a quick zit zapper? :(

Sean: Ok, maybe not his TWIN sister, but a distant blood relation at least. :p

At Friday, June 22, 2007, Anonymous Christa said...

Really? Hm...when you say unsightly blemishes, does that mean that eyebags can go away as well? I need something that's not as drying as a concealer. :(

At Saturday, June 23, 2007, Blogger Ailee Through the Looking Glass said...

Hmm, I don't know if it would work on eyebags. The website features some eye creams that might help you in that area, but the product descriptions don't say anything about getting rid of dark eyebags, just the puffiness. :)


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