Last Week's Haters

Rev. Jesse Jackson wasn’t the only hater hailing from the Windy City last week.

Though it didn’t grab national headlines, I also had a hater moment. Yep, I’m admitting it (because admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery) – I’m a hater.

I know. I know. Ya’ll don’t have to remind me. Jealously is a futile emotion. It’s also downright unattractive. Still, I couldn’t seem to rise above it when Mr. PBW, who is three-long-weeks older than my forty-five years, was mistaken for a twentysomething college student.

ARRRRGH!!!! ← Sorry, still not totally over it.

Wish I could dispute it, but I can’t. He indeed looks exactly the same as he did when we met in college.

While I know hating on the hubby is wrong, I don’t want to look like his granny.

Since I’m too chicken (and cheap) to hire a plastic surgeon, I decided to do the next best thing. I picked up the Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion & Peel System kit from Walmart.

I smoothed the microdermabrasion treatment over cleansed, dry skin and gently massaged it for about a minute. The citrus-scented treatment feels like fine grains of sand.

Next step was the activator serum. I layered it over the microdermabrasion treatment and felt a warming sensation over my face. The activator foamed and the crystals from the treatment dissolved. I gave my face another 60-second massage before rinsing it with warm water.

Did it make me look twenty years younger? I wouldnt go that far. But the results were truly amazing. My skin was glowing and felt oh-so-soft. The dry patches along my forehead had disappeared, along with any fine lines. It was totally worth the $25 I paid at Walmart.

And to that other hater from Chicago, maybe if you stepped up your own (beauty) game you too could stop the hating.


  1. LOL!!! Auntie PBW, you are a triiiip. I was dyin' again at this post. I certainly hope that you don't think you look like somebody's Grandmama. You are aging beautifully and I praaaay that, like my Mom, I'm wrinkle free at 50.

    But it's wonderful to know that this product worked for you. I expect the best from Olay and they seem to ALWAYS be delievering. I am using a microdermabrasion kit and I swear it is the best thing my face has ever seen. I've used it 3x and I noticed dark spots faded and my skin has never been so smooth.

    Keep it up! And for the'll never look a day over 30.

  2. Im with B, I was lol all the way through this post. This sounds like a dream product.
    Thanks for the review.
    PRoduct Junkie Diva

  3. I loved this post. That other hater is a total hot mess. He should just be ashamed.

    Now you are just fab. I too have a baby faced DH and it's just not fair it's also not fair that they lose weight easier than we do. Thanks for the great review.

  4. oops, I meant "your" writing. hehehehehhe

  5. I just LOVE your posts. You're writing style is just so wonderful to read!!

    I want to stop hating on people with perfect skin so I'd love to try this product, especially because it's Olay - my fave! :-)

  6. I think I have a microdermabrasion kit I use sometimes when I want to feel pretty. It does give you peachy soft skin, that's for sure!

    As for being a hater, today I hate my 2 yr old's haircut. That the 6 yr old GAVE her. *sigh*

    Jody W.

  7. Oh, no... not hatin' on the hubby. LOL. That is too funny! But men who have the nerve not to age have to take a little hatin' every now and then. LOL.


  8. i just discovered your blog, i love it! you crack me up :) adding you to my blogroll!

  9. LOL! wow.. what a compliment to your husband! i'm glad the olay system is working for you. i might keep my eyes open for this when my current skincare routine goes flat.

  10. wow, i'm sure your husband enjoyed that compliment! it is interesting you tried the microdermabrasion because i heard it was so bad for african-american skin. maybe people have been refering to the treatments provided by professionals. is there a difference?

  11. I've used that microdermabrasion and I love it, it makes your skin so soft doesnt it!

  12. Wow... I'm going to have to scoop up some of that. I have a few acne scars that need to be faded like yesterday.

    LOL @ your hateration! I understand. I think the worst part about the way most men age is the fact that they usually have done nothing extra... the same soap and lotion they use on the body is the same they use on the face. Dang shame I tell ya!

  13. LOL! I had a moment like this once :-D A dear friend of mine is in her early forties (whilst I cling to my remaining 30s) and she is gor-GEOUS. I've acclimated to this (mostly) but my eye began twitching when we went out for drinks and the waiter carded her. Just her. Not her younger friend, namely me!

    Thanks for the product review. I have to be careful stopping by here because everytime I read one of your blogs I want to run out and buy something *g*

    And trust me, you do not look like anyone's granny!

  14. oh! also, don't forget to check out my contest! i also added u to my blog roll.

  15. Just gave you a Brillant Blog Award!

  16. OMG -- I swear by Oil of Olay. I've used their products so long I can't remember when I started. I love the regenerist products!! I'd like to think the line keeps improving because I keep getting older. It works for me. Glad it seems to work for them, too. ;)

  17. My Mom has used Olay products for as long as I can remember and she is aging beautifully...Olay products definitely get my vote!

  18. Ooh la la...I can't wait to try this...I saw this just in time...I'm just about to run out of the microdermabrasion solution I use! :-)