Monday, August 09, 2010

Ponds Cold Cream

I've been reading an interesting book called Summer at Tiffany by Majorie Hart. I bought it awhile back because I thought it looked interesting. It really is interesting. It's about 2 girlfriends who go to New York for the summer and get jobs at Tiffany's. It's about their experiences and it talks about all the movie stars they saw come into Tiffany's. There was Judy Garland and Vincente Minelli when they got married and Marlene Dietrich. I'm sure there are more, but I'm only halfway through the book. I want to rush through it because I can't wait to read the next thing, but at the same time I want to take my time reading it because I don't want it to end. It's actually a true story written in a fiction format.

There is one thing in the book that got me started thinking about Pond's Cold Cream. There is a scene in the book where one of the girls was trying on an engagement ring and she says "I'm engaged!" like the glamorous model in the magazine ad: She's engaged, she's lovely, she uses Pond's. So then that got me to looking for the ad, which I found and then reading about Pond's Cold Cream.

That led me to finding this vintage video on Youtube about how to remove makeup with Ponds. I've never tried it, but I just might. My skin is oily, though, so I'm not sure I should use it, but I think there is a Pond's Cold Cream for oily skin called Pond's Refreshing Cream. Everyone has talked about their mothers and grandmothers using it all their lives and what soft, smooth skin they all had. I need soft smooth skin really badly. My skin is badly damaged with scars from childhood chicken pox and teenage acne. Plus, I have big pores. I might think about trying the Pond's and see what happens.


Farm Chick Paula said...

Sounds like a wonderful book, Sharon- I'll have to keep that one in mind!
I use and love Pond's cream, I guess because it's what my mother always used (well, that and the fact that I can't afford those high dollar creams...) but I had never heard of that little ad jingle. Loved the video!

Robin said...

Hi Sharon,

My grandmother used Ponds too. I can remember it sitting on the bathroom shelf.
I used it when I was a teen and it sure does remove makeup with ease!

And yes, I remember how soft grandma's skin was too.

Sharon said...

I sure wish I could use Pond's Cream, but I have really oily skin and I've read that people with oily skin shouldn't use it. But, there is another kind that I think that can be used with oily skin, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere. My cousin and I are planning a pajama party where we're going to do our hair up in 40's style and take pictures. It should be fun.

Linda said...

I don't use soap on my face--I haven't for about 15 years. I use another kind of cream, but I would think that Ponds would work just as well. I'm sold on these creams to help keep my skin as wrinkle-free a possible (and it's getting tougher all the time :)