skin

Last day of 38

Today is my last day as a 38 year old. Tomorrow I will be 39.

39….

Can I tell you all what I don’t like about the idea of 39?

It’s not necessarily the extra chin hair, the extra white hair, the extra wrinkles by the eyes, the saggier boobs or ass or skin for that matter of fact. It’s the actual number.

And not the number in the sense that it’s closer to 40 and in an age sort of way but because of the number 3 and the number 9.

Many of you (many of you close to me also) don’t know this about me but, I do not care for odd numbers.

I’m an even number kind of girl.

When I was 19, I just wanted to be 20. When I was 29, I just wanted to be 30.

Whenever I’m doing something with numbers, if I can just round it to an even number, I will.

Maybe it’s because I was born on even numbers. 12-28-72. All even!

And now comes 39. A nice odd number….If I didn’t like celebrating my birthday so much, I might think about only celebrating every other even year.

Odd or not, I welcome 39 though. 38 was a good year. I don’t have many complaints.

Skin, take three

I’ve been meaning to write a post updating you all on my basically melasma free skin since I started using Rodan&Fields.

I first wrote about it here and I last wrote about it here.

I started using the Reverse Regimen in July and only now (hello it’s almost December) it finished.

What I am trying to say is, even though it is a bit of a financial investment, it lasts a long time and it really works!

So, if you have problem skin check out the Unblemish Regimen. If you are worried about wrinkles, pores or loss of firmness, check out the Anti-age Regimen. If you are like I was and are tired of melasma and sunspots, check out the Reverse Regimen.

If you have any questions or are interested in the products or in becoming a Rodan&Fields consultant, please feel free to leave me a comment on this post or contact me here.

I am super happy with the results of the Reverse Regimen and now that it finished, I am onto the Anti-age Regimen.

Cause you know, a girl isn’t getting any younger. (hello, 39 next month!?)

A Bryan Ferry kinda night

Bryan Ferry performed here on thursday night.

Unfortunately none of us got it together and got tickets but, we had a Bryan Ferry and 80’s music dance-athon at Darren’s house.

It was a super fun night!

Here are some cell pics of what I wore. (sorry no pics of us dancing. i was having too much fun 🙂 )

Linking up to Mandy for Steppin’ Out.

P.S.- Can I just also say that every time I put on a pair of ripped whatever, I am always reminded of my late grandfather who when I was 16 tried to give me money so I could go buy some pants with no holes. It’s funny how some things always stay with you…

earrings- Anthropologie (gifted by Will). top- GAP

cut-offs- Will’s old jeans. satchel- Zara. booties- F21

melasma and sunspot free skin- Rodan&Fields Reverse Regimen

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Skin, take two

So, I have now been using the Rodan&Fields Reverse regimen for 2 months (I first wrote about it here) and not only have I noticed a huge change in my skin but so have my friends and people who see me on a daily basis.

When I first started using the Reverse regimen, the melasma on my forehead (something most women get due to hormone changes especially during/after pregnancy) was very noticeable, now, it is almost gone.

The Reverse regimen which is meant to lighten and fade brown spots and even skin tone, is an easy 4 step process which includes a cleanser, a toner, a moisturizer and a 55 spf sunscreen.

For the first week, you only use it every two days.

The second week, you use it every day.

The third week, you start using it morning and night.

The active ingredient is Hydroquinone (basically a skin whitener) so if you are pregnant, it is not suggested.

Aside from the Reverse regimen, there is also an Anti-age regimen, an Unblemish regimen, a Soothe regimen, Enhancements and Essentials.

I have found that as far as pricing is concerned, if you use such brands as Lancome, Clarins, Dr. Haushka or Origins, Rodan&Fields is not any more expensive and you are guaranteed results.

I am proud to announce that I am now a Rodan&Fields consultant so if you are interested in either being a R&F consultant or interested in their wonderful products (or both), contact me! 🙂

These before and after pictures were taken first thing in the morning, with no make-up or photo shop.

The before pictures were taken on June 02 and the after pictures were taken on August 03.

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Skin

Let’s talk skin care shall we?

Living in Miami and being daily exposed to the sun has not been kind to my skin. (it would help if I actually took better care of my skin but, better later than never)

Getting melasma while pregnant and not having it go away has also not done great things for my face. (did any of you other mamas get it and still have it?)

Everyone has heard of Proactive right?

Well, the two genius women dermatologists behind Proactive have started a brand new and more mature skin care line called Rodan+Fields.

The line consists of wonderful products like the Reverse, Unblemish, Anti-age, Soothe, Essentials and Enhancements 2-4 step regimen.

I started using the Reverse regimen 2 weeks ago and I already see a huge improvement on my skin.

My face feels softer, brighter and some of the melasma and sun damage spots have definitely gotten lighter.

This is HUGE! I mean, to see a difference in a week and in that first week you only use the products every other day?

The line guarantees a BIG improvement after 2 months of using the product. (I will definitely keep you posted. literally)

Now, the other great thing about Rodan+Fields is that they are giving anyone the opportunity to become an entrepreneur and be their own boss. (you can read a bit about it here)

I will soon be a representative for Rodan+Fields and be part of my good friend Lore’s successful team.

If any of you are interested in either purchasing any of the products (because they really do work) or are interested in representing the line, just leave a comment on here and let me know.

I mean, who doesn’t want to put their best face forward and have the opportunity to make some money while doing it too? 😉

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Body hair issues

Ever since I started shaving at the age of 14, I have had body hair issues. (and no, I’m not a super hairy beast but, what if I was?)

As a teenager, I took the longest showers in order to shave carefully and effectively.

Razors were the WORST thing for my hair and skin.

They created huge bumps on my skin which I would just cut over the next day when I would shave again. (yeah, OUCH!)

I tried EVERY razor and shaving cream on the market, Nair, Epilady (I imagine the closest thing to chinese torture).

In my mid 20’s, I finally wised up and started waxing.

Waxing definitely helped get rid of all the razor bumps and most of the ingrown hairs.

Waxing however, has gotten quite expensive through out the years.

At almost $100.00 a visit. Once a month. Every month. For the past 14 years. Well, you do the math….. (I don’t even want to think about it)

This past saturday, I finally got brave enough to wax myself. (don’t get scared)

I got the small GiGi wax warming machine, the wax, the wax sticks and the wax cloths.

I did it!

It took me longer than having someone else do it but, I think I will get better at it with time.

I’m so happy that I will be able to save that money every month. (cause seriously I can think of better ways to spend almost $100.00)

BUT…. waxing is still not a permanent solution for me.

You see, I’m tired of being a prisoner to my body hair.

Through the years, I have declined pool parties, I have worn pants in 100 degree heat and humidity, I have felt limited with my own wardrobe, I have missed a lot and suffered because of body hair.

It is one of the things that I am MOST self conscious about.

I want laser hair removal.

I want to be hair free!

It is a long commitment and you can’t go in the sun while you are doing it but I think it is the way to go.

Have any of you gotten laser hair removal? Was it worth it?

Do any of you have body hair issues?

How do you deal with it?

Please do share with me and don’t make me feel like the only hairy loser. 😉

here’s to hair free legs!!