Lately I’ve become a big fan of Merle Norman products. A few weeks ago I was shopping around for a gift for the “Dirty Santa” exchange at my Ladies Night Out meetup. On my way to pick up Jessie from school, I passed the local Merle Norman store. I figured “What the hey…” and went in and picked up a gift certificate. The saleslady was very helpful and since I had a few minutes to spare I wanted to ask her about their facial care products and makeup line. I’ve had a horrible time finding skin cleansers, moisturizers, and the like that won’t make me break out. I had been using Neutrogena, but it dries out my skin. I love Dove’s products, but the face lotions make me break out something fierce. Oil of Olay is ok, but their products burn my eyes. ( I could go on … really! )
Anyways, as I was saying, the lady was super helpful and very nice and gave me a LOAD of samples to try out. A week later, I’m sold! Merle Norman’s products are higher priced than things you’ll find at Walgreens or K-mart, but if your skin is anywhere near as finicky as mine, you might want to give them a try! I went back a couple of weeks ago and loaded up with a small array of makeup products (I don’t wear a whole lot anyways so just foundation, an eyeshadow/blush combo, and lipstick fit me fine!), and a complete line of skin care products.
It was both a celebratory and Christmas gift to myself, and to be honest my face has never looked better. My complexion has completely cleared up, my skin is no longer dry and flaky. My rosacea only perks up when I’m upset (damn my Irish heritage :P) or stressed, and doing my makeup now takes only 15 minutes and I’m in and out and ready in a hurry. :)
SO … I’m tickled pink because I found something that makes my skin look and feel great and I feel pretty. :mrgreen:
Hey, if any of you ladies are interested, I’ll be more than happy to post which products I tried and/or bought!
I was talking to one of the ladies behind the counter when I was paying for my purchase and she asked about the wedding and had I given any thought to how I wanted my makeup done. Honestly, I had planned on doing it myself, but they’ve offered to do my makeup FOR ME. So I may just take them up on that! :)