Monday, June 23, 2008

Mario Badescu

GEEZ I've been so STRESSED lately. There hasn't been a day that has gone by for the past week where I didn't cried or wasn't on the verge of tears. This is the first time ever that I've lost my appetite (and it's been a week) and I'm so frustrated, lonely, and even afraid. I think I lost 4 lbs this week. Not that I'm complaining, but I know it's unhealthy. I tell myself to man up--that soldiers don't cry--but I can't seem to stop myself. It's really eating me up inside and I think I've pretty much lost hope (yes, over stupid things like this and I don't even know the answer yet). I know it's not that stupid since it means a lot to me, but looking at the big picture, there are so many other things that need worrying and this shouldn't have such a high priority because relationships come and go all the time. Still, it's killing me. When I stay home, I feel so lonely and I want to be out, but when I'm out, I SHOULD be having fun, but I can't. It's miserable.

Anyway, I'm going on a camping trip with my work for 3 days... I didn't want to leave without posting something since I've been slightly MIA. Well not really, but I haven't been posting everyday like my usual habit. I still have to buy a sleeping bag and I have to pretty much do that ASAP before I leave since I've been lagging on getting it.

Thank you to everyone who left me condolences from the last few posts. It really meant a lot to me. Even if I don't know you all in real life, it's nice to know that someone takes the time to care.


I'm glad that Mario Badescu sends free samples of their skincare items cuz otherwise, I wouldn't know what to get and if I really wanted to buy it or not since the only store they have is in New York. Anywho, you can fill out a questionnaire and they'll send you free samples. It doesn't say they'll send you samples at the end of the questionnaire, but they should email you within a week or so (I think that's how long I waited) and you have to click on a link to confirm that you want samples. Then it took about another 2 weeks until I received them.

Their products are very interesting to me cuz they have a category for different skin types and I think I fall in their C,D,S category (Combination, Dry, Sensitive). My t-zone gets really oily whereas everything else is REALLY dry and sensitive means if you have red blotchy skin which sometimes I have on my cheeks.

I really like how they include an instruction guide along with the samples to tell you how and in what sequence to use everything. I love how they're extremely helpful and that they seem to genuinely care about their customers.

I got:
Enzyme Cleansing Gel (ALL skin types)
"This non-foaming, gel cleanser thoroughly removes the day’s make-up, dirt and oil without drying the skin. Papaya Extracts are exfoliating Alpha Hydroxy Acids that help break down dulling build-up, leaving skin fresh and healthy."

Special Cucumber Lotion (C,O)
"Refreshing, disinfecting and deep cleaning astringent that is effective in drying up existing acne blemishes while preventing new eruptions. Sulfur and soothing Cucumber based, acne fighting formula that is non-drying and non-irritating."

Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream (ALL)
"This easily absorbed, non-greasy eye cream is made with a blend of Vegetable, Carnation and antioxidant Rose Hips Oil. Reduces the look of dry, tired eyes and helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles to keep the delicate eye area looking moist and youthful."

Collagen Moisturizer SPF15 (C,S)
"Ultra-lightweight, daily moisture and moderate sun protection all-in-one. Collagen-rich formula protects skin from moisture loss and keeps skin plump and smooth without the use of heavy oils."

Flower & Tonic Mask (C,O,S)
"This is a combination purifying and calming mask for congested, bumpy or slightly oily skin types. The Kaolin based formula absorbs dirt and oil from pores while the soothing, botanical Balsam Peru ingredient soothes minor redness and irritation."

Kiwi Face Scrub (ALL)
"Made with real Kiwi seeds and soft bits of Seaweed to naturally slough away surface dullness and uncover softer, smoother skin. Kiwi Seeds gently buff away dull skin while natural AHA’s breakdown dull build-up which help to prevent blackheads and improve overall texture."



Yeh...Man up. Doesn't mean u can't cry and let it out though! Hope things get better.

I did the questionnaire but I never got no samples. Again, it's prob cos I'm in the UK so why the hell shud we get any freebies! Boooo!!

jie jie said...

You don't have to deny or ignore your emotions. There's nothing wrong with facing it and letting it all out.I believe that's better and more helpful than suppressing it. It's normal to feel that way, it's nobody's business if you cry over him. I'm so sorry about what happened. *hugs* At least you got the trip to get your mind off of it, even for just a little bit.

missxxmai said...

Sometimes you gotta cry and let it all out. There's no sense into keeping all wrapped up inside of you, it only makes it worst! Keep your head up ma. Things will work itself out. But you do seriously gotta watch out for your health. I know things like that can cause you to not eat and whatnot, but you have to. Even if it's just a little bit. Don't go without eating! Things will get better..just let things work out on it's own. What's meant to be will happen.

Did you ever get my email? I sent it to you like last week! LOL

I hope you have fun on your camping trip =)

Anonymous said...

it's okay. it's just a normal, human emotion to cry =( you'll make it through, though. i'm sorry your hpv shot hurt. they normally don't hurt me. i think it really depends on the person that does it. i always have to look when i'm getting an injection! it doesn't freak me out or anything. when i see them draw blood, i still have to look. it kinda grosses me out to see the blood fill up that vile, but it's kinda neat. lol. feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

oh, yeah.....i also did the questionnaire and never heard anything =( i will have to do it again!!!

Stephy said...

hey girl i am sorry to hear that u arent doing well these days! but hey shit happens and it has happened to me too! i'm sure things will be ok soon!! :)
in the mean time, look at some pretty things like... makeup and clothes!! they will cheer u up for sure! :D

Alyssa said...

I know this doesn't help at the moment, but things will get better!

I got my samples last week as well after many e-mails with the customer service. This is another site I had site error when I filled out the questionnaire/samples (Coastal Scents, Mario Badescu, then Joppa minerals). :/

nywele said...

hugs..i hope you feel better soon. Sometimes it is good to let it out, be vulnerable and come out stronger....

enjoy your samples :)

Anonymous said...

thanks. lol. it's a good girl porn star look. lol

christy. said...

:( I love youuu. Sometimes crying it all out makes you feel better afterwards.

OO Mario samples? I'm getting mines soon too but it's taking forever -_______________-" Those little things take a MONTH? Poo. :(

Askmewhats said...

accckkkk !!!!!!!!!! samples! I am jealous!! but i hope you're not feeling stressed no more *hugs* *CYBER HUGS* don't worry...there's always gonna be bad times but good times is just around the corner :)

Shen said...

i know things will get better for you but if you feel crying and shouting or whatever do it.. let it all out girl.. commune with nature (since you'll be camping this week). i'm sure everything will be in perspective soon if not immediately.

and in the mean time, let mario b, take care of your skin! lol!

Grayburn said...

Aww sweetie, these things take time and I know you've heard this before. Just surround yourself with positive people and things that you enjoy doing and everything will be fine soon I promise!

Have fun at camping,