It's gonna get sappy up in here.
Since birth, I have been plagued with under eye circles. Don't believe me? Check out my baby bags in full glory.
Looking like a young rebel boy who pierced his ear without his parents' permission
It wasn't until I was 17 that I realized the full gravity of the situation. As I looked into the mirror that ill-fated high school morning -- hands full of Clean and Clear acne face wash, mind full of teen angst -- I realised that no amount of black eyeliner could distract from the shadows that seemed to be permanently etched below my eyes.
Since then, my love affair with eye creams and concealers has been tumultuous at best. Usually, this relationship involves dropping a lot of cash only to end up looking disdainfully at my reflection, swearing off mirrors for life and praying that one day, wearing sunglasses indoors will move from the realm of super creepy to super chic.
Though my quest for that Holy Grail concealer will likely never end (Collection 2000 and Bye Bye Undereye, both with lashings of ToucheÉclat over top, came close), here are some wild and wacky treatments I have been trying of late.
This weird-looking contraption apparently works through lymphatic drainage. The massaging action of the jade helps to circulate lymph fluid which is said to diminish puffiness and dark circles.
The jade roller - if I keep rolling, my face will slowly morph into Kylie Minogue's
Does it really work? I have no idea, but I can say that apparently Kate Moss, Lily Cole, Kylie Minogue, Sadie Frost and Debbie Harry are fans -- so that must mean something, right?