25 September 2015


Happy Friday style lovers! I know, I know, "believe in your selfie" so cliche, right? Seriously if you haven't run into this quote on a t shirt, notebook or social media than once again I invite you to crawl from underneath the rock that you have been living under. Ha!

So I've used the StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner that StriVectin sent to me for the past few weeks and once again I am pretty amazed at it. I so love the products I've tested and it's never too soon to take care of your skin! I will have to admit that I fortunately never endured that whole acne phase that most experience. Totally not bragging my point here is that I never invested time into an actual skin care routine. Honestly, I am just now for the very first time beginning to invest into my skin. Thankfully I still have pretty good skin in spite of the fact that chocolate is my best friend. However, one thing I know for sure is that this little chocolate habit that I have can eventually catch up to me. My skin is a combination of both dry and oily. Dry around my nose and oily right in my t-zone.

I do believe that skin undertones play a very huge factor in terms of how well of a result different individuals may receive when using the same skin care or beauty product. I fall under the warm undertones and can very easily pick up a red -orangish hue in photos in extreme lighting settings due to my undertone. Just like my hair color, I've learned to live with it. Surface tone is the color that is immediately seen on an individuals skin. The skin’s undertone is the color underneath the surface. It is possible to have a similar skin tone as someone but different undertones because there is a difference in skin tone (surface tone) and undertone. This is why some cosmetics reflect better on others even your closest family member but I'm no beauty expert so I invite you to read up more on undertones via Google! I have never been a heavy foundation girl. I've always appreciated cosmetics but foundation is just too much work for me on a daily and I can not stand when someone uses the wrong color on me! Which has everything to do with undertones. So with that skin condition rates extremely high on my list of life must haves because I'd rather not rely on foundation because I suck at all of the tips and tricks with it!

As a result of using StriVictin products, more specifically the StiVectin Instant Revitalizing Mask (as seen here) & the Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner my skin has a definite glow. I notice it so much more after a good sweat session in the gym. I only use foundation if a major photo shoot is going to happen, a TV setting situation or for certain events but not all events. Otherwise I am barefaced and I can appreciate StriVectin for keeping me skinconfident. Always remember skin care is not about age. Check out more StriVectin products HERE.

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