It all started a few weeks ago when a friend and I got facials at Sephora (Read about my first facial at Sephora: Free Mini Facial @ Sephora) Both of us had the same complaint: dark marks. Because it was the two of us, the Sephora Skincare Consultant asked for assistance. The guy they called turned out to be an expert on all things Sephora (he was the manager that opened the store but now works for Perricone). He asked about our skincare routine, walked us through the products they would be using as well as its benefits. According to Expert Sephora Man, Perricone would work well with our current skincare products helping it to penetrate our skin opposed to product just sitting on top of our faces or whatever. Honestly, I had an instant glow and wanted everything he used on me so I asked about prices. I could tell by the description that they may be expensive. Although I was there for a free facial and serum, I was flexible. Expert Sephora Man suggested the following:
That brings my hypothetical total to five hundred seventy nine mutha f****** dollars. Do you know what I can do with $579? I don’t know maybe take a cruise or weekend getaway with Husband, put a down payment on a new car or apartment, get botox or a new wardrobe, and or possibly buy a better attitude. Obviously, I got what I needed and Expert Sephora Man gave me a hefty amount of samples; specifically, Perricone’s Nutritive Cleanser.
Perricone MD Nutritive Cleanser deeply purifies skin, removing all traces of makeup without stripping skin of its beneficial natural oils. It helps to improve skin’s tone and texture, minimizing surface imperfections and combating signs of aging. Skin is left fresh, bright, and perfectly prepared for treatment.
I felt pretty comfortable with what I selected and thought it was quite affordable then they told me the total. After, I saw a white light.
I’m assuming it was about 30 minutes after my death when I returned to life. I posted a question in a skincare group ran by Aprill asking why Perricone products were so expensive and if it was necessary. I don’t remember her exact words but it was along the line of them having a job to do. That job? Make a sell. After, I called Husband told him I made a grave mistake and needed his help. Basically, I needed him to go to Sephora, tell them he doesn’t allow his wife to spend that type of money on skincare and return it. He didn’t execute it well, they knew I was returning it and I can never return for the rest of my life. On the other hand, if I give it enough time they may forget my face.
After all, some people think black people all look the same.
However, this experience wasn’t a total waste. Remember that sample I got? After only a few days of using it (both morning and night), I saw major changes. None of those little patches of tiny bumps, no irritation and some of those dark marks were gone. I was hooked and when I’m done with this sample, I have to buy it so could you imagine the transformation if I used the whole system? I don’t know, maybe I ought to start selling plasma. How much can I get for that? Does Sephora have layaway?
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