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lieraceyecreamStacy B here!  Did you ever have a bunch of days in a row that were just terrible and even after they were over you were physically and mentally still reeling?
That’s me this week! Just getting my footing back after a really rough couple of days.
My regular job at a software company is in review session and since I manage all the training our developers are hounding me about the trainings they went through this year and how many hours of credit they earned. And yes, this information is available online but OF COURSE it’s so much easier to bug me about it…obviously, I’ve been swamped. Like, working through lunches swamped.
My part-time coaching job has taken a hit recently with some injuries, some people quitting and a lack of support from the school. My husband has been in California for work for a few days, so it’s just me and the highly energetic two-year-old wrestling over bed and bath times…..and, he has a cold and seems to think his sleeve is just as good as a tissue. My BFF cousin moved to LA last weekend to live with her screen-writer boyfriend, so we had quite an emotional Saturday afternoon goodbye lunch. And then…my great aunt, who was like a grandmother to me, passed away at the age on 93 last weekend. She was a super lady who loved butterflies, strawberries and the 4th of July. We’d have girls lunches together with my mom, aunt and cousin and she’d always order one strawberry daiquiri. Wild and crazy lady! I have vowed to order one strawberry daiquiri in her honor the next time I’m at a bar or restaurant.
And that, faithful megheads, was my week last week. Crazy work days, funerals, good byes, snotty babies, traveling husbands….whew. I need a vacation. Or maybe two of those daiquiris!
Needless to say, it was the perfect week to review an eye cream that’s supposed to reduce dark circles. Boy, did I have those. I’ve been using Lierac Paris’s Diopticerne Cream for Dark Circles. This is a teeny tiny tube of eye cream, and it’s a bit pricey. It’s $34 and I’m not sure if it’s as widely available as some of my usual review products since it’s a bit higher priced and a European company. But, you can always get it online and I’ve been watching their website lately for sales. They do a lot of buy one get one 50% off, and other deals, too.
This little tube really had its work cut out for it these last few weeks. Sadly, I don’t think it rose to the occassion. To be fair, it was an extraordinarily rough week and I looked terrible. The bags under my eyes were in full force and putting out the ‘don’t mess with me’ vibe. I tried this cream, which is supposed to treat the causes of both “blue” and “brown” dark circles (both of which I had). You’re supposed to gently rub it in, and then lightly pat the bags under your eyes to stimulate the blood flow and get it all working. It was supposed to revitalize and smooth and diminish those circles. It didn’t.
I tried this at night and in the morning. After a few days, I noticed each morning that the skin around my eyes was getting more and more dry. We’re coming out of winter here, so that’s not supposed to happen! I had to go back to my normal eye cream a few times to replenish some of the lost moisture.
After a whole week, I didn’t notice a difference at all. I know that’s a bit premature, so I faithfully gave it another week. In two weeks, I think I saw a slight improvement, but that could also have been because after a rough few days, things calmed down a bit and I actually got some sleep.
There are some good things about this cream: it contains no parabens, no phenoxyethanol, no artifical coloring and no added fragrance. It’s very lightweight, absorbs quickly and didn’t make my eyes water with fragrance. You only have to use a tiny bit to cover your eye and after two full weeks, I’m barely halfway done with the cream. But, it didn’t do what it promised to do.
I honestly can’t say it was worth the $34 price tag. I’ve had more success (and less dry skin) with less expensive drug store creams. I’m open to recommendations if any of you have a favorite!

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