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Let’s face it ladies, we are all aging. I don’t care if you’re twenty and reading this, you are still aging. There are days when I feel like I still look good, and then there are days when I feel like I look like I got ran over by a Mack truck. Lol! So, here are a few tips on how to keep looking your best.
You should have known I would talk about fashion first thing. Fashion is what you see when you look in the mirror. It is what other people see when you go to work, the bank, or just running into Wal-Mart. PLEASE tell me you don’t wear your pajama’s to Wal-Mart. Haha If you “feel” like you look good, then it shows in your face, and in the way you carry yourself. Confidence is a wonderful fashion statement. If you are putting on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, then add some bling with your jewelry. Or, another way to dress up jeans and a t-shirt would be heels, or a pretty scarf, or even a jacket. It is not a lot more trouble to feel “put together.” It usually only means adding one extra item to your outfit.
I am not talking about that four letter word, the one that means to cut back on your intake of calories. I am talking about the food you put in your mouth. How many of you have ever heard, “You are what you eat?” I don’t know about you, but I am not much into thinking I look like a pig or a cow. Of course, looking like an apple or an orange is not better. Lol! Maybe the saying refers to the vitamins and mineral that we eat. I “know” that eating junk not only makes me gain weight, it makes me feel bad. Sugar is bad for your skin, adds unwanted pounds, and causes all kind of health issues. Drinking your sugar intake is not a good choice either. How about instead, we opt for water to drink, and go ahead and eat that apple. Your skin will thank you for it.
While we are on the subject of skincare, let’s talk. How many of you take good care of your skin? Do you take your makeup off nightly? Do you regularly use sunscreen? Do you have a really good moisturizer that you put on twice a day? Well, me neither. I thank the good Lord that I have been blessed with somewhat good skin, because I have never done anything to help preserve it. In the spirit of “confession is good for your soul,” I confess now that I am guilt of not taking off my makeup. I am guilty of laying in the sun and even suntan beds. I have no idea why I don’t look worse than I do.
It’s not that I haven’t tried to get in the habit of washing my face every night. Even in my teen years, I had a best friend who washed her faced constantly. She was fanatical about her cleaning regime, but she had horrible acne. I, on the other hand, hardly ever had a break-out. I think in my mind, I associated her lack of oils on her face for the breakouts. I know, that makes no sense. After I became an adult, I stopped laying in the sun without sunscreen, but then I started laying in a tanning bed. After all, those were supposed to be alright for your skin. I should have known better! I have purchased the entire line of facial routine from BeautiControl and from Mary Kay. The problem was, after I used the products for about three weeks, I would stop. I did not see any changes in my skin.
Fast forward to three months ago. I had been wanting to try Rodan and Fields for some time. I had seen great reviews from some of my friends on FaceBook, and I even saw where Jo-Lynne Shane had signed up to be a consultant. Still, I hesitated. I knew from my past record what would happen. I would buy everything and then just stop using the product. Finally, looking in the mirror one day at the age spots on my face, I decided to give it a try. I can live with age spots on my legs, on my arms, and on my chest, but I HATED them on my face. So I bought the REVERSE regimen. It was not cheap at $179.00, but I thought that I was worth it. Lol!
The regimen is supposed to last for at least two months, you use a very small amount of product. However, mine has lasted right at three months, I did miss a night or two. Here’s the thing, one of my age spots is completely GONE. Two more are really light, and you don’t even notice them, even without my makeup. I couldn’t believe that it worked. I also got to noticing that the furrow between my eyes was not as noticeable, and the lines on each side of my lips was also better. I usually use concealer in that area to lighten the spot, so that it doesn’t show the deep shadows, but I haven’t had to do that lately. I was going to buy another round of the product, but there were a couple other products that I wanted to try. I did the math, and decided to sign up as a consultant. I am not going to try to sell the products on FaceBook, or really any way at all. I just signed up to be able to get the products at cost. Yes, there is a discount. I’m not even trying to talk you gurls into buying anything, I am just excited at MY results and wanted to share them with you.
BUT, if you want to try one of the regimen’s, either RERVERSE, REDEFINE, UNBLEMISH, OR SOOTHE, order from me and I will gift you a 20.00 gift card just for trying. You can look at their entire line here. If you like what you see and would like to sign up yourself as a consultant, you can do that here. AND, I will gift you a $50.00 gift card if you sign up under me. Feel free to email me with any questions you might have.This outfit is what I am talking about when I said taking something simple, and upping your game with accessories. I have taken a simple navy top, a pair of white linen pants, and turned that look into spectacular, just by adding a scarf. In this post, I showed you how to turn a scarf into a vest. I folded the scarf in the very same way, but instead of putting my arms through the opening, I kept the two openings together and stuck my head through. I love the sophisticated drape of the scarf.
Scarf: Polka Dots | Stripes | Sopia StripeThis is the very same outfit, but I chose a necklace instead. This is still a pretty dressy look, but the necklace gives it a more casual vibe. The necklace and bracelet are new. I just got it in the mail yesterday, and I couldn’t wait to wear them. It is Capri three-row convertible necklace and the capri statement cuff by Chloe & Isabel. Wouldn’t you know my luck; today I opened my email and see that Chloe & Isabel is having a Memorial Day sale through this weekend. Buy two items, and get a third item of equal or lesser value, for FREE! If you have ever wondered about trying out this line of jewelry, now is the time. Be sure to type Tania Stephens (me) in the Find A Merchandiser slot.
Here is an up-close pic of the necklace and cuff. I think this set has become my new favorite C&I item. This also gives you a better idea of the top. It is a soft rayon material that has two layers. The bottom layer feels like a t-shirt with the top polka dot layer being a sheer netting. Because it is form fitting (without being too tight) I got several compliments saying it looked like I had lost weight. No, I haven’t. That is what a form fitting top will do for you.
Navy Top: Lace Detail | Peplum style | Cold Shoulder PlusThis pair of linen pants was one that I bought last year at Old Navy. I wore these constantly last year. I wore them to work, and I also wore them as a bathing suit coverup when we went to the beach. I liked them so much, I bought a couple more pairs this year. I decided to throw in a little color in the outfit with the yellow espadrilles and purse. The yellow espadrilles are an old pair by Michael Kors, and the yellow purse is one that the girls at work bought me for my birthday two years ago.
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