Eyes Only an (Evil Step-)Mother Could Love

Hello! I hope everyone is having a good week thus far! I know, it’s a bit early to tell, but I always think a Monday morning can really set the tone for the rest of the week. I would be the one to think so, after the week I had prior to this one. I woke up Monday morning with the deepest bags you have ever seen. IKEA bags filled with darkness, heavy like rolls of fat which overhang the skin below. It looked like I was starting my transition into a Disney villain. Evil stepmother, anyone?

Lady Tremaine from Cinderella

And I just waddled around getting ready for work like each eyelid had been stung by a bee, swollen and squinty. It was a mess not even three cups of coffee over the course of thee hours could lift. So that really set the tone for the days to follow. Tuesday I woke up late and missed my bus, so I walked into the office half way through the daily meeting, bedraggled and puffing like I’d run a marathon. Wednesday I fell asleep on the bus home, and had to make two connections to get back home. Thursday instead of packing my water bottle, I packed a bottle of wine. I probably needed it at 10:30am when the customer emails started flooding in, but what an error! Friday brought some respite but I was asleep in bed at 5:30 and missed my regular pandemic call with my friends. It was a week.

So I thought to myself, this has to stop! I can’t be walking around looking like I had just been brought back to life by a particularly kind vampire, or maybe as a zombie. They always look so, well, dead. I want to be among the living. Did you know the proper name for puffy eyes is Periorbital puffiness! My favourite thing about that article is the name for the fat pad underneath your bottom eyelids, suborbicularis oculi fat, or SOOF! SOOF, what a name! Sorry fellas, my SOOF is a little swollen right now, come back later.

Onto Amazon I went, to find the solution to my swollen SOOF. I knew I wanted something cooling, because I usually wake up feeling quite hot around my face. I typed ‘cooling eye cream’ into the search bar, but one of the first results was an eye gel instead. I used to put my aloe vera gel in the fridge in case I got burned, so I though yes! This one even had the ingredient in it! Looked too good to be true, and much cheaper than some of the other options. Here within a day and Saturday afternoon I wasn’t even going to wait until morning. Slapped that sucker right on and aaaahhhhh how nice it felt! By this morning, I am back to princess eyes, rather than villain ones!

And that’s why I’m going to have a good week! Wish you all the same!