Friday, February 26, 2010

The Friday Forum - February 26

What a week! I got my heat pump unfrozen and fixed - finally. I had to liberate the baby mouse who found his way into the house - possibly because Charlie carried him in from the screened porch for inside entertainment. I would prefer that he surf the Web! Catching mice is not my preferred form of relaxation!

Because it's Friday, it's time for The Friday Forum. The forum is devoted to what you have to say about anything related to beauty. Let's chat! Are you using a fabulous product and want to sing its praises? Tell us about it! Did you find a beauty product disappointing? Tell us why! Do you have questions others might be able to answer? We can help! Want to talk about skin care? I'm game! Just use the comments. We have busy weekends and slow ones on the forum. Either way, I always enjoy hearing from you.

As usual, I will share beauty bits with you over the weekend. I'll put them in the comments, so check for free shipping offers and other treats from beauty companies. Don't forget that Saks and Neiman Marcus both have beauty events with lots of gifts with purchase this weekend.

The microphone is yours!

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Charlestongirl said...

Twitter follower alert: Next week, I will download a list of Twitter followers, and we will have a contest just for you! If you are following by the download date and e-mail to enter, you will be eligible to win. That should be fun, and it fulfills a promise I made to you to reward your loyalty!

Anonymous said...

OK, this is a little embarrassing for a question but how do you keep footsies from getting scaly?

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Anonymous,

Why is that question embarrassing? Feet get dry this time of year!

I recommend a multi-pronged approach. First, before you go to bed at night, use a product like AmLactin with 12% lactic acid to keep the flakes sloughed off (they even make a foot cream). Second, use a moisturizer. Now would be a good time to try Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion (I posted a discount today). This is a nice, lightweight moisturizer that soaks right in, so your feet won't be "gooey." You could use that each morning. Third, if it gets really bad, spot treat with Aquaphor Ointment. I do that when my feet start to crack open.

After 1-2 weeks, your feet will be a lot less dry! Then, of course, keep doing it.

Unknown said...

i add a drop of argan oil to my foot moisturizer (Bath and Body Works butter) and put my socks on overnight. works every time!

Charlestongirl said...

That's a great idea, Anna! You convinced me I needed Melvita's Argan Oil. Since it came, I have been using it every night before bed. Need to write up this fabulous oil!