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My Quest for “Sublime Skin” (Part 1)

Do dogs have to worry about cellulite?

It’s 3:00pm in Philadelphia.  I’m seven hours into my new self-preservation beauty regime, which is just an hour shy of the maximum “recommended usage” for the L’Oreal Paris Body Expertise Sublime Skin Patch.  

As of yet, I don’t have sublime skin.  But I’m going to wait the full eight hours because the trial packet only came with one patch and there’s no way I’m going to invest in the accompanying Sublime Skim Day and Sublime Skin Night creams unless I see some amazing results from the patch.

I don’t really get the point of the single-patch trial kit.  Given that L’Oreal is all about beauty, you’d think their ideal customer would have two legs, wouldn’t you?  I guess not.

As such, the “Concentrated Caffeine Cx Agent and Body Smoothing Complex” (whatever that is) became a question of quality vs. quantity.   I realized I could use the patch as is, thereby freeing one lucky thigh from its cottage cheese.  Or I could cut it in half, use one half for each leg, and thus endow myself with two legs of marginally-reduced cellulite. 

In the end, I reached for my scissors.  In the unlikely event that the Sublime Slim Patch actually leaves my skin looking, well, sublime, I want to be symmetrical about it.

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Hi! My name is Kat Richter and I’m a writer, dancer and professor of anthropology. I live in Philadelphia with my boyfriend, PIC (aka Partner in Crime) and I started writing this blog to keep myself from going insane when I realized that an MA in Dance Anthropology wasn't the most obvious route to gainful employment. I like to talk travel, design, relationships, writing and a whole host of other things, some funny, some serious, which I like to call "fieldwork."


  1. I don’t think Winston does, as pugs have more to worry about than cellulite ;)…I had an extra patch, maybe I threw it out though…as we were together when we obtained those “free samples”.

  2. Casey says

    Where did that pug come from?

    I’m an Olay type of girl (when I can afford it), but I’m always leery of skin creams for whatever reason.

    • Haha, I was babysitting the pug :) He belongs to our old neighbor and I couldn’t resist the doggy photo shoot. It took me FOREVER to get all three of them to hold still!

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