ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS…

12.18.12

Hormones… We all have them! Women and men, young and old, everyone has experienced the havoc hormones can reek upon our lives at some point. Usually the effects are not visible, that is of course until they decide to show themselves to the world via a nasty breakout. Even as a 29.9 year old woman, I still suffer through at least one breakout every month as those pesky hormones plot their revenge against my body. Of course breakouts can be caused by lots of other issues besides hormones, diet and environment can also play a major role in the health of your skin. Throughout the years I have tried every over the counter product to prevent this monthly nuisance, from the Neutrogena cleansing cream I used as a teenager to the high priced Proactive that I used a few years back, nothing has ever stood the test of time (and by that I mean worked for more than a few months). This year I finally found a skin care line that I love and I couldn’t wait to share it with you all…

I’m not sure how many of you have heard of Bethenny Frankel but she is a pretty amazing woman. If you have not heard of her, lets say you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, she has starred in shows like “The Real Housewives of New York”, “Bethenny Getting Married” and “Bethenny Ever After”. I know a lot of you are not reality tv fans, I on the other hand have been referred to as a “reality tv whore” by those nearest and dearest to me. Quite frankly, it’s true! I can become enveloped in the “real life” drama of any one of these shows in about 30 secs flat… I was watching “Frontline” on PBS at the age of 10 and that was way before reality tv was cool. A lot of people on these type of shows appear fake or disingenuous, and while I don’t know her personally, I think its safe to say that Bethenny Frankel is not one of those people. While she is a smart and savvy business woman who has earned millions of dollars through her various product lines that is not what I admire most about Bethenny. What I most admire is her honestly, with her family, with her friends and with her viewers. She does not hesitate to be fully herself in any situation and never apologizes for speaking her mind. Even though I consider myself pretty plain spoken and unapologetic for my beliefs and opinions most of the time, there is still that small part of me that often finds it hard to be completely myself with those around me. Quite frankly I’m a tiny bit scared that if I were to express every honest thought and opinion I have on life, politics and religion, that even those who love me most would turn and run… Ok, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but I’m a lover, not a fighter and I’d rather just avoid whatever controversial subject that might lead to such an outcome. Therefore, I so admire Ms. Frankel’s completely candid approach to life and her ability to be herself in almost any situation that life throws her way, I’m sure it’s a trait developed over time and it’s one I hope that I too will someday possess completely.

Now you’re probably wondering what all this has to do with skin care… As you probably all know by now, when I am truly impressed by a person (which doesn’t come easily), I will support them and their efforts in every possible way. So, when Bethenny launched the Skinny Girl Face & Body line I had to give it a try…

I’ll be honest here, I am not the most diligent person when it comes to the skin care department. My mom has been telling me for years that I’m “gonna get all wrinkly if you don’t start taking that makeup off at night!” So I absolutely loved the fact that this line seemed simple, natural and easy to use. When I placed my first order I purchased the “Cleansing Facial Cloths”, “Tinted Daily Moisturizer” and a combo pack that included a small “Vitamin C Face Scrub, Detox Face Mask, Lip Scrub & Energizing Lip Shine”… I love all of the products but the facial cloths are awesome! They are convenient and easy to use, and most importantly, they make your skin look great. When a breakout starts to rear it’s ugly head, I use these and usually within a day, maybe two, my skin is back to normal. They leave your skin feeling clean, fresh and never dry or irritated. At night I follow the cleansing cloths with the “Firming Night Cream” which I also love. And, if you’re looking for a great lip gloss, the “Energizing Lip Shine” lasts for hours without being sticky and annoying… That was a great unexpected surprise within this skin care line. So, great skin care created by a strong, independent, self made woman whom I admire, well of course it was gonna land on my list of favorite things for 2012. I am so happy to share these products with my readers and one lucky winner who will walk away with some of my favorite Skinny Girl Face & Body products! That lucky winner is Margarita Harmon!

Congratulations Margarita! Check back tomorrow for more of my favorite things, you could be the lucky winner!!!

For more information on Skinny Girl Face & Body please visit: www.skinnygirlfaceandbody.com