True Beauty

mother's day

As we all know I am in my mid forties and I have completely embraced it.  I have three kids, a fabulous husband, a busy life and for the most part good skin.  I don't wear a ton of makeup, most days just moisturizer with sunscreen, mascara and blush with a good pink lip.  Some days it is just moisturizer and sunnies with lip gloss.  That is the way it is and I don't plan on changing any of those details.  I have embraced my age and my life and I am incredibly thankful for both.


My friend Julia and I were chatting about skin and aging and skincare a few weeks ago.  She and I both think that waking up looking fresh, clean and healthy is the best plan.  I don't have time or the desire to head to the doctor every three months for Botox and I don't love the result.  Yes, I tried it once and it was good but so not worth the money or the results for my needs.  I am not saying it is bad if that is your choice, I am just saying it isn't for me.

She she uses Beauty Counter and she mentioned to me she is achieving the results I am looking for.  I already love my Arbonne skin care and I love it but I am always ready to check into anything that that adds to my routine and fits my goal, fresh and healthy skin to wake up to every morning.  You know the feeling after you are well rested, well hydrated and your skin shows it ... that is what I am looking to have.

She treated me to a mask which I just fell madly in love with.  She sent me the Balancing Facial Mask and told me to give it a try.  I did just that and not only did I love the way it smelled but also the way it felt on my face while it was on.  I am telling you this stuff is amazing!

From the website ...

This nutrient-rich kaolin clay mask purifies and balances, absorbing excess oil and drawing out impurities. Activated charcoal minimizes the appearance of pores, giving skin a smooth, refined appearance while salicylic acid stimulates exfoliation. Perfect for all skin types and those concerned with congestion and oily skin.

#yesplease and thank you!

Once the mask was completely dry I washed it off and was left with this ... clean skin that felt amazing. That is exactly the skin I need to start the process of having it feel truly clean (detoxified and purified) so that my skin care routine can work the way it is supposed to.  

As you know I recommend products, but you need to know I only recommend what I use and love.  If I used this mask and didn't love it you wouldn't have heard about it.  But that isn't the case at all, I love it and will be adding a reminder to my phone to use it again in two days.  As the package says two to three times per week.  

And I will be counting down the time until our next date!  Thank you Julia for the treat, it is fabulous and I have fallen in love for sure!  xo  Today just became one of those no makeup days ... so sunnies and lip gloss it will be, my skin feels that fabulous!

Happy Wednesday!!

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