Thursday, March 26, 2015

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe

By Lucille Mazzarella
From Peg Cochran’s Lucille Series

Yo, Lucille Mazzarella here.  I’ve only got a few minutes because I have to make a trip to do some shopping.  First up is the drugstore.  I don’t know about you, but when we was growing up we had three kinds of shampoo—baby shampoo, grown-up shampoo and shampoo for people with dandruff. Easy, right?  Now you go to the store and what do you find—dozens and dozens of different kinds.  Do you have thin hair, thick hair, dry hair, color-treated hair, hair that needs volume, hair that curls or hair that doesn’t.  It’s enough to drive you crazy, know what I mean?  How the heck do I know what kind of hair I have?  I keep meaning to ask Rita—she’s the gal who cuts my hair—but I keep forgetting. So I buy the same kind over and over again.  Flo says I ought to try something new, but why should I? I’ve been using the same stuff for years—a new shampoo ain’t going to make my life better, know what I mean?

It’s the same thing with face cream.  Used to be you had two choices—Ponds or Albolene.  Now you’ve got cream for dry skin, oily skin, dry skin that’s oily in spots, oily skin that’s dry in spots.  Even this stuff that is supposed to make your pores smaller.  You gotta be kidding me!  Who’s got time to worry about their pores?  I got better stuff to worry about—like will my daughter Bernadette ever get a job and move out of the house and what are we going to do with my mother and all that stuff she buys from QVC.  Flo says using a facial mask will make my pores more refined.  Sheesh, aren’t they refined enough already?  I don’t know about you, but it’s easier to just get my jar of Ponds and get the heck out of the drugstore.

How about you?  Do you buy the same thing over and over or are you like Flo, always trying something new?

If you’d like to spend more time with Lucille, my publisher is currently running a promo on the first book in the series—Confession Is Murder.  It’s only $.99 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other e-book retailers.  Hurry!  I don’t know how much longer the promo will last. 

 

To win a copy of Confession Is Murder, leave a comment.  Winner to be announced here on March 27 so be sure to check back!  Book is available for Kindle or Nook.

 


20 comments:

  1. It depends on the product. If it works for me, then I continue to buy it. If it doesn't work, then I look for something better.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I agree with Jen. If it works, I stick with it. Of course I'm always up for trying a new series or one that is new to me.
    bevarcher AT me DOT com

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  3. A product that is effective and good I continue to buy but I do like to try new books, food and items. The Spice of Life. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. This post sums up what the world has become. Thanks. Too much, too many choices and too confusing. It was simpler and easier in the 1950's. Yes, when I find something I enjoy I keep using it since it is what I appreciate. But trying so many new things is expensive and pointless. Unless it is reading material and eating products that are healthy. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. It all seemed so much simpler, didn't it?
    But as Randy Newman said, "The good old days are good and gone. That's why they're good--because they're gone."

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  6. If it works why change. Lots of newer products use tricks to lure one away from tried & true products. Have often found new product does more harm than good. Books of course are exception as always looking to find new authors & books. Your offering sounds like a must read. Thank you for chance to win.

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  7. I buy the same thing most the time. Thank you for a chance. Lady.janel@hotmail.com

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  8. I seem to buy whatever is on special when it comes to beauty products.---they all seem so alike. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  9. I love Peg Cochran books!!!=will be reading this one soon!!!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  10. When I find something I like and that doesn't trigger the allergies, I stick to it.

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  11. Hope your physical went well. Perfectly reasonable to forget things when one has to go to the doc!

    Kathleen Bylsma h5apby@yahoo.com

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  12. I buy the same product if it works for me. I am willing to try new things, especially if it has been recommended by a friend. Thanks for the chance.
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  13. certain products, I am product-loyal......if I have a coupon and/or there's an awesome sale, I am willing to try new products......
    count me in for this giveaway, please!!!!
    thank you!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  14. I am somewhere in between. I am usually willing to try new products. However, I do have some old standbys that I just prefer not to stray from.
    Like the last comment I see though... I do like a good coupon!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    lavendersbluegreen@yahoo.com

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  15. Love this post. :) When it comes to face products, I've been buying the same for about a year and a half. I found a cleanser, moisturizer and night cream that I really like, so I stick with them.

    brookeb811 at gmail dot com

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  16. I am not fond of face products. They always give me rashes.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  17. I wish my life with shampoo was so simple. I remember being able to go in and buying my regular shampoo and those days passed me by. Have to order my shampoo from the pharmacist and it isn't cheap. I am right there along with Debby. Rashes, itching. I am allergic to one of the most common additives to any hair care or lotion product. I never go near make-up. Besides I am beautiful enough, I wouldn't want to blind anyone wear enhancements. ;)

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  18. Lucille sounds like she and I could be friends. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  19. And the winner, chosen by Random Generator, is Kathleen Bylsma! Congratulations, Kathleen! I will be in touch shortly.

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