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Can someone please explain...

(20 Posts)
iwilldothis Tue 21-Dec-10 17:16:01

....why anyone would put anusol (a bum cream, right???) on your eyes??? shock
Was reading that as a tip on the "help me glow in January" thread from last year that somehow got bumped today. Am I missing something here, or was that a mistake?

whatkungfuthat Tue 21-Dec-10 17:38:24

Think its meant to go on the fine lines around the eyes as a temporary pucker/lifting effect. confused

purplepeony Tue 21-Dec-10 18:46:01

it makes the skin tighter and reduces eye bags.

ShhhhSantaiscoming Tue 21-Dec-10 18:47:25

as PP above said. Is meant to give the "tempory face life look".

TrinityMotherOfRhinos Tue 21-Dec-10 18:47:28

so does it make your arse tighter?

LaurieFairyonthetreeEatsCake Tue 21-Dec-10 18:48:39

It makes your piles shrink but on a vast area like a butt it wouldn't have much effect

Unless trinity you bought a vat of it..... wink

<runs away>

TrinityMotherOfRhinos Tue 21-Dec-10 18:50:31

yeah but I thought it was about soothing the bulging vein that is the piles not magically shrinknig it

<runs after laurie with a wet fish>

Cyb Tue 21-Dec-10 18:52:40

I have a blue bulgy (super attractive) vein that runs under one of my eyes- would LOVE to try anusol on it but am too scared

Go on, someone else do it, and I'll watch

TrinityMotherOfRhinos Tue 21-Dec-10 18:57:40

do it cyb, now

we want phtos before and after and daily for two weeks

come on girl smile

lilacbauble Tue 21-Dec-10 19:17:58

Why has it taken me until now to notice what the first four letters of this product spell, given that I have always known what it is for?!!

ShhhhSantaiscoming Tue 21-Dec-10 19:24:33

or cyb, your eye area may grow an arse grin. Go on ... do it grin.

Hola trinity smile <shhh waves> lovely to see you x

Cyb Tue 21-Dec-10 19:46:51

Trin I am not putting arsehole cream round my eyes until some other sucker person has done it as an experiment

TrinityMotherOfRhinos Tue 21-Dec-10 20:20:18

lol awww go'waaaan cyb

hi shhhh ....your eye area may grow an lol

deaddei Tue 21-Dec-10 20:23:27

I would love to know who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and thought "shit my eyes look bad, where,s the Anusol"

iwilldothis Tue 21-Dec-10 22:10:15

ah, i see. hmmm ....or do I?hmm
go on, cyb. I dare ya! what's the worst can happen? you might grow an arse it's for a good cause.... MN experiment It might shrink your vein!

deaddei Tue 21-Dec-10 22:21:19

Cyb I Will buy you a cake in PAtisserie VAlerie.

Sierra19 Tue 21-Dec-10 22:30:46

I HAVE done this, and admit it does have a good tightening effect, although it didn't last long.

TrillianAstra Tue 21-Dec-10 22:31:39


I'm afraid I can't be the experimental subject, I'm just too young <blags>

iwilldothis Tue 21-Dec-10 22:42:17

calls: cyyyyybbbb....where aaaaaaaaare youuuuu???

Havingkittens Wed 22-Dec-10 13:16:26

Yes, it has a de-puffing effect. The same way it does on your arse by shrinking the veins. This was a beauty "trick" that was popular some years ago but I think there have been developments in eye creams since then based on the same theories of shrinking blood vessels in which caffeine has a similar effect. That's why so many eye creams have caffeine in them. Also, it's not advisable to use the pile cream method in the long term as it can make the skin under your eyes harden, or so I have been told. It was more of a quick fix for the day if your eyes were really puffy or tired (originally for actors who had very long shooting hours and early call times).

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