Quasimodo Goes Long Haul: Eye Serum
I have just returned from a long weekend in the States; my first long haul trip abroad for over a decade, and a huge shock to my precious system.
In ye olde days of ye 20s, it was easy to sit in an upright position in the boot of the plane for seven hours, queue for two hours at immigration, neck twenty cosmopolitans on arrival in Manhattan, eat cheeseburgers for every meal, maybe wander quickly round the Frick as a sort of gesture, neck twenty more cosmopolitans, and then get back into the boot of the plane for the red eye and roll straight into work on Monday morning.
I might even have looked remotely presentable for the duration.
But that sort of thing just doesn’t fly when you’re halfway to retirement (tho as a blogger I know I will have to work until I’m 879 before I will even hit a taxable income bracket). I have eye bags the size and diameter of satsumas at the best of times so you can imagine what a long haul economy flight does to me. The YSL gold stick rectifies nothing and its liberal use causes me to look like a panda with a bad case of conjunctivitis.
Well anyway, we were in America for a wedding and our hosts had left a swag bag on our bed, full of all sorts of treats onto which I fell like a starving caveman to a lamb chop because if there’s anything I like more than stuff, it’s free stuff.
Amongst all the make up goodies and beauty products was a little tester for Living Libations’s Open Sky Eye Serum. I have used loads of eye serums before, to little avail. My eye bags are heavy duty storage trunks and I suspect the only thing that is ever going to help in the longterm is the surgeon’s knife. But I gave this stuff a go because there was a BBQ scheduled an hour after arrival and quite frankly I couldn’t bear the thought of being mistaken for Quasimodo, and it was terrific!
I have no idea what ingredients are present that set it apart from all the Space NK crap I’ve been buying over the years, but it took about 20mins for the jet-lag-induced swelling to settle and once I’d applied about sixteen coats of foundation I did genuinely look like I’d had twelve hours sleep the night before.
It smells quite strongly of eucalyptus so I don’t know, maybe I should just save my money and blind myself with Olbas Oil but I’m ordering some from the site anyway - they do ship internationally.