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MRS. PoreTastic!



Living in the tropics is paradise, but with all good things there are negative aspects as well. Being the sun goddess that I am, it’s easy to kiss your complexion farewell. With the constant balminess, sweating + layers of sunscreen,- comes the upset, over exposed, congested skin that haunted you as a teen. Not without mention, 36years of life stakes it’s claim on your face - doubling the effects of sun exposure making it even MORE difficult to erase. All in all it’s not the best combo. I’ve been using a more advanced skin care line for quite some time. The StriVectin Advanced Retinol collection - has really done wonders for my complexion. Just recently I got my MRS mitts on their new StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner - and after just a few weeks my once somewhat porous skin is looking noticeably smoother and finer! It’s an added, after moisturizer treatment used both morning and night. I have to say the new tightly toned and even texture of my skin has been quite a delight! While our beauty routines will be ever changing, just like our age, I have to say that this combination I’ve found from StriVectin has proved to be my trusted complexion aid!

I’ve got a few extra full size tubes of Pore Refiner to give away! Roll on over to my Instagram and comment on my PORE post. Using emojis to emulate your PORE status + tagging @StriVectin #PORENOMORE. May the BEST combos win!

Beauty, Pharmacon



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TOP NOTCH Polish & Lip Pairings



With Summer nearing it's seasonal end, it's with GREAT honor that I ride out these beauty trends. Whether you polish from home or an on-site salon - these four combinations are above and beyond! From one extreme to the next, it's totally thrilling to take on a different persona is utterly fulfilling. One week I'm queen of the jungle, next I'm covered in gold and then I whip out the sweetest combination and let my "darling" self unfold. If anything it's pure entertainment for those of us with the most curious hearts + souls!

Lady-Like: Smashbox Be Legendary Coraline Gloss + marc jacobs Fluorescent Beige Polish

Jungle Gal: NARS Schiap Semi Matte + JINsoon Moody Green

Darling: Essie Find Me An Oasis + Smashbox Be Legendary Pout

Golden Gal: Essie Good As Gold + Bobbie Brown Gold High Summer Gloss


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5 Things My Skin Needs



My skin routine is ever-evolving but will forever be a task worth solving. Seasons, age and the sun take part in this puzzling situation that I proclaim a sophisticated art. One product for too long never does me right - so I bow to a blossoming meddy cabinet full of interchangeable delight! Since my move to the tropics, I've upped my game and have been enthused by the results of the above 5 named. Yes, a bit hodge podge but that's okay because it's about the way my face, scalp and body sparkle, shine + glow come the end of the day!



1. Whole Foods' ALAFFIA Coconut Face Toner  2. TonyMoly Hawaii's Egg Pore Skin Soap 3. One Love Organics Coconut + Salt Body Lotion 4. Wen by Chaz Dean Lavender Cleansing Conditioner 5. Everyone 3-in-1 soap

Beauty, Pharmacon
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