Hello beautiful readers!!! Am I excited to share this with you!!! FSL will be talking makeup, hair and skin care every Monday as a new series called Makeup Monday. There will be product reviews, giveaways, and I’ll be dishing it all to you about my new favorite goodies as well as sharing a few of my tried and true tutorials.
To kick off this lovely series, let’s talk skin care. At 32 years old, now more than ever I am realizing the importance of a good skin care routine. A great complexion makes you appear more youthful, rested and vibrant. Smooth skin is the best base for a flawless makeup application.
I had the opportunity to try out a mini facial line from Rodan + Fields (I was not paid or compensated for this post other than the trial size products I tested out to review. All opinions are my own). I used the “Give it a glow” mini facial set. It came with microdermabrasion paste from their ENHANCEMENTS line, night renewing serum and lip renewing serum from their REDEFINE line. I have to admit I was a little hesitant about using a microderm product because of that episode of Sex And The City when Samantha gets a treatment and ends up looking like this:
After reading more about the products and the company, I tried it. My skin was looking dull from the CT winter and tired from just having a baby. Nobody needed a “Glow” more than this girl right here. I was pleasantly surprised. I could feel how smooth my skin became as soon as I washed the paste off. I was also expecting my face to look red and blotchy afterwards because that is usually what it looks like after I use any type of exfoliator.
I used the night serum and again it exceeded my expectations. Most night creams and serums feel oily on my face. This was light and velvety and absorbed right into my skin. It smelled clean but not overpowering.
Here is what my skin looked like before (and me with eye makeup from the night before…oops):
And after using the microdermabrasion mini facial and night serum:
The after photo was taken first thing in the morning so the lighting is a bit different, but you can see how much more even my skin looks. I was totally impressed with this stuff!
The last product I am reviewing is the lip exfoliator. I used this about a week or two after Dante was born and my lips were so dry they were actually cracking. I have pretty full lips so I was especially excited to try this. With soft smooth lips, lipstick looks better and lasts longer. I snapped a quick closeup so you could see.
My makeup went on smoothly and my skin looked more refreshed after this mini facial!
A big thanks goes out to Nicole for the opportunity to test out all of these great skin care products! I felt like using them brought my dull winter skin back to life and made me feel pampered.
THREE lucky blog readers will win a “Give it a GLOW” mini facial (the same goodies I reviewed in this post –and LOVED!). Enter up to 4 times!!
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If you can’t wait to try, treat yourself! Click here to hear more about the brand, its products and to pick up some for yourself or a lucky friend. Take a 5 minute quiz to discover which products are the best fit for your skin by clicking here. Email Nicole ( Nikkikik@gmail.com) to become a preferred customer and receive 10% off for LIFE and free shipping on all orders over $80.