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Monday, August 17, 2009

Okay, it's August, and my skin is so dry I'm starting to look like a lizard (although my hair still isn't frizzy--yay!)

Does anyone else out there have seriously dry skin, and if so, got any moisturizers to recommend? Preferably one that's unscented as me and the flower/plant scents don't get along that well as my dumb body thinks "argh! we're being attacked! better send out the hives now. no, NOW!!!"

So yes, dry skin saver suggestions most welcome!

And you know I've got links to share:

Author Carrie Ryan on the difficulty of starting and how long it can take from idea to publication (and it can take a while--Love You Hate You Miss You was published five--yes, FIVE years after I wrote it (and four after I sold it))

Another blog post on the pros and cons of hiring a freelance editor

Fabulous post about how to act at your book launch party

Rachel Aaron has a super little post about the importance of things like backing up your work (it is. it SO is!) and "remembering that writing is not a performance art"

Also! Congrats to the winners of the box of books/13 reasons contest--adriennelizbth08

I'll be running another contest this week (and yep, this one will be open to everyone--even those who don't have a US mailing addy!)--so stay tuned...

8 Comments:

Blogger barbrafl said...

Congrats to the winner!

For dry skin, I use AVON's moisture therapy intensive cream. It comes in a a little tub with a little more than 5 ounces of the cream, is unscented, and WORKS. It's also not so expensive. Here's a link.

http://shop.avon.com/shop/product.aspx?from=product.aspx&pf_id=5906&

It works wonders, truly. One of the best moisturising creams, and at a perfect price!

August 17, 2009 11:09 AM  
Blogger Cari said...

Congratulations to the winner!

I also have stupid skin. It's so dry that it looks like the arid, broken land in a desert. And the fragrant lotions just make my skin angry.

I use Cetaphil's moisturizing cream. A little goes a long way and you don't feel like you have to keep reapplying it. I was glad to find it.

August 17, 2009 11:16 AM  
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August 17, 2009 1:22 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...

I recommend Dream Cream by Lush. This store has tons of great stuff, if you have a store near you, stop by.
http://www.lushusa.com/shop/products/body/hand-body-creams/dream-cream

August 17, 2009 1:23 PM  
OpenID jessica-shea said...

I second the love for Cetaphil cream. I have eczema and it works really well for me. It comes in a huge tub & is available at most grocery or drugstores.

August 17, 2009 3:15 PM  
Blogger Jay Asher said...

Congrats, adriennelizbth08!

Sorry I can't help with the dry skin, Elizabeth.

August 17, 2009 3:40 PM  
Blogger dreaming days away said...

I love Aveeno as a body moisturizer. It doesn't leave a sticky feeling. I have very sensitive skin, so I can't use anything with frangrance.

Also, for my face, I use Proactiv's Green Tea Moistizer, it's so light so you can wear it under makeup. It's pricey, but worth it.

-Ashley

August 17, 2009 10:03 PM  
Blogger Alexa said...

Boots advanced hydration cream, available at Target. Boots stuff is excellent and quite cheap. I wish they'd open a proper shop in the US.

Thanks for the useful links

August 18, 2009 9:41 PM  

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