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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

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

Island Beauty



When you live on an island with weather ever-luminous, you find yourself pursuing a most protective product cumulus. No matter the fun, the sun may bring - it is undeniably responsible for UV-scything. Not one single part of me is willing to accept hair frizzy + frowy..."Well, fine!" I say, "I've got the goods to make it the breeziest of the blowy". Now my skin, THAT is a whole 'nother venture...time, trials and money to nail down the most honorable contenders. Before the day begins and after it ends, I show it some love with a simple assortment that utterly commends.

Perhaps you've got a recommendation or two for other ladies searching for the most valuable balmy basics to pursue!

HAIR 1. Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion 2. Wen Cleansing Conditioner 3. SunBum Leave In 4. Bumble and Bumble Styler 5. Davines Beautifying Oil Potion

SKIN 1. Everyone Face Cleanser 2. Coola Unscented Face Sunscreen 3. ER Face Serum 4. SunShades for Overexposed Skin 5. SunBum Spray Sunscreen

Pharmacon, Beauty

Obsessed much?



Nary a day goes by that I don't discover something new to obsess over. It's a bitter sweet disease and one that requires heaps of composure. Sipping whilst clicking is both highly dangerous yet intoxicatingly bewitching! When I find myself is such a lustful click + buy pickle - I force myself to Pin the object of desire instead, and revisit it pre-tipple! When I return sound-minded - I'm apt to discern need form not and follow through accordingly + decided. If you're anything like me, this is a rather common occurrence - But, fear not! Just play it safe and Pin it... it's the perfect hasty purchase deterrence!

1 Ikea Solar Glowing Pear / 2 Cynthia Rowley, No. 81 frames / 3 OMG Pill Sculpture 4 Tassel Necklace / 5 Banana Salt + Pepper Shakers / 6 Original Vintage Pucci Pillows / 7 WTF Pill Sculpture

Baubles, Interiors, Pharmacon
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