Younger Skin, Smaller Pores + a Slightly Awkward Video

This post is sponsored by Silk’n who kindly provided me with their FaceFX anti-aging device for free in exchange for my honest assessment of the product. All opinions and awkward on-screen moments are my own.  

Here’s something I’m a bit embarrassed to admit to you guys: I’m a bit obsessed (bordering on vain) about my skin and keeping it healthy. I’ve always taken pretty good care of my skin. I’ve been using moisturizer everyday since I was a kid, I always wash my face before bed (with the exception of a few vodka soaked nights in college), I use eye-cream religiously and  I wear sunscreen like it’s my job. Now that I’m in my 30’s I’ve become even more neurotic about my face and taking care of it. I’m pretty happy with what god gave me and I’d like to keep my skin in the same condition it’s in for as long as possible (naturally, without injecting foreign substances into my body or going under the knife). Although I try and buy the best quality products that are within my budget, I just don’t have the extra cash for expensive spa treatments or a lifetime supply of Creme de la Mer. I’m pretty sure most of us are in the same boat.

That’s why I was super excited when FaceFX offered to send me one of their Anti-Aging & Skin Rejuvenation Devices. FaceFX uses Home Fractional Technology – a safe and effective manner to provide stimulation of heat and light energy to the multiple layers of your skin, without high levels of discomfort, making it a pain-free alternative to Botox or surgery. The device works to improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fade the appearance of dark skin patches and reduce pore size. Sounds awesome right?

 Perfect for Spa Addicts and Beauty Buffs, FaceFX is designed for anyone who wants a more natural youthful appearance and is tired of the expense of high-end facial creams, professional laser treatments and/or facials.

FaceFX's Before and After photo

At $299 (+ 20% off for Skinny Dip readers) FaceFX is a splurge. However, I like the fact that it’s something you buy once and you can use it anytime in the comfort of your own home (vs. ongoing pricey spa treatments). Plus I like the idea that it will hopefully keep me away from the injecting my mug with god-knows-what. The last thing I want is to become like one of  The Real Housewives of Orange County where I start rocking crazy Barbie style hair extensions to overcompensate for the fact that I can no longer make realistic human facial expressions.

Not cute honey.

To show you guys how to use FaceFx I’ve made a little video. I filmed and edited this late last night so, please be kind. I swear to god I don’t smack my lips and say “Umm” this much in real life. Honest.

 

 

Editors correction: I realized after I made this video that I actually made one mistake: you can expect noticeable results within 3-7 weeks after treatment. Note: For the first month, users are advised to use FaceFX 3 times a week and once a week thereafter for maintenance. Each treatment session should be 15-20 minutes. This means that you’ll get to see sooner rather than later whether I start to undergo some kind of Benjamin Button style reverse aging process. Yay!

So what do guys think? If you’re interested if picking up a FaceFX for yourself, all Skinny Dip readers receive 20% off anything on Silkn.com, when they use code NYNY (I’m actually eyeing up some of their hair removal systems. TMI?)

Have any of you ever tried a skin care device like this? What’s your skin care ritual?

Ruffles, Bows and Naughty Ballerinas

The other day my best friend and I were browsing through Purdy’s chocolates, when she gives me this teasing look & says:

“So, Simone, in honor of Valentine’s Day are you going to buy yourself one of these giant heart shaped boxes of chocolates?”

“Yeah, if I was planning on spending the evening sitting in a dark room, watching Julia Roberts movies and gently sobbing”

FYI. In case you didn’t catch my sarcasm, this totally isn’t how I’ll be spending February 14th. Actually I don’t even have any plans and this doesn’t bother me in the slightest. I’m one of those people that doesn’t really get bummed out about Valentines Day. The only thing that bums me out is that there are people out there who do get bummed out & feel sad around this time year. I actually secretly love Valentines Day. I love seeing all my favorite colors (pink! red! brighter pink! hearts everywhere!). It’s also a good excuse to buy new sassy underwear (even if no one else is going to see it)

This year I’m sticking to my financial resolutions and won’t be making any new additions to my already bursting lingerie drawer. However, it’s still fun to fantasize about what I would buy myself for Valentine’s Day if money was no object. So, I’ve put together an imaginary wish-list (Yay! shopping with fake money!). Gents, this can also serve as a shopping guide if you need ideas for that fabulous lady in your life.

1. Jopen Vanity Vr3 vibrator:

Once my best friend and I left the chocolate store and were out of earshot of children, I said “On second thought, I think I’m just going to upgrade my vibrator collection”  If I was going to buy a new luxury sex toy, this bad boy would definitely be a contender. This toy is known for having very strong vibrations. If you don’t believe me, watch this video where they show the toy flapping around on a desk like it has a life of it’s own. Did you watch the video?! I’m now dying of curiosity to try this thing.

2. Cake Beauty products:

This trio of creamy and delectably flavoured lip gloss will nourish and hydrate lips giving you a wash of colour and loads of shine.Sweet scape desserted island set includes: desserted island velveteen hand creme & desserted island supremely rich bath & shower froth.
 I really like Cake products because they use 90-95% natural ingredients, are paraben free and smell delicious. It’s funny, I always end up buying Cake products for other people but I’ve never actually purchased any for myself. Maybe it’s time to change that! I think the Winter Wonder Lip Gloss Trio and the Sweet Escape Dessert Island Duo  would be perfect for whisking away the winter blues.

3. “Naughty Ballerina” Panties:

These cute undies by Booty Parlor had me at their name. I mean who doesn’t want to be a “naughty ballerina”?! It’s all very Black Swan. You know, like that scene where Natalie Portman & Mila Kunis do drugs and then go to town on each other & it’s like the hottest thing ever? Yeah, that. Plus, I think the see through back + the ruffle is cute. I was ready to buy these for myself until I read the fine print and saw that they are crotchless. I’ve never understood crotchless underwear. Wouldn’t it just be easier to wear no underwear at all? Am I missing something?

*Men, only buy crotchless underwear for women you’re actually dating & know very well. It does not make a good secret admirer gift…unless of course you want her to think you’re a sex criminal.

4. Lycra corset with ruffled trim:

Lycra corset with ruffled trim - Corsets and bustier - EdenFantasys.Lycra corset with ruffled trim - Corsets and bustier - EdenFantasys.
This outfit just screams out “Be my Valentine”. I’m totally feeling the vintage burlesque feel of the corset, the peekaboo ruffles and the bow accent on the garters. With the red lacing up the back, I’d feel like my very own Valentine’s gift just waiting to be unwrapped.

4. Kama Sutra Body Souffle and Honey Dust:

Smooth these delicately scented, lusciously flavored, water-based creams are also excellent as a silky hand and body moisturizer.Edible flavored powder in a silky bag with feather applicator
Kama Sutra products are made with the bedroom in mind however, as I discovered a few years ago they’re actually just really nice body products. I’m in love with their Vanilla body souffle – a delicious smelling body creme that goes on uber smooth. Use it for  massage or as a rich body moisturizer. I’m also a huge fan of their honey dust – a light body powder that will leave your skin soft, smelling & tasting like honeysuckle (it works great as a very light fragrance). Yes, both products are edible. This means that not only will they make you smell like a dessert, you’ll taste like one too. You’ll smell so good you might be tempted to lick your arm in public. Don’t do this. It’s just creepy & weird.
5. Polka Dot mesh corset:

FORGET SEX. This outfit screams out “musical theatre”. My whole purpose for owning this would be so I would have something to wear as I danced around my house re-enacting dance sequences from Moulin Rouge. Gitchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da!

What would you give yourself for Valentines Day if money was no object?

This post was sponsored by Eden Fantasys. I was given a gift certificate to fund my on-going obsession with lingerie and sex toys in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own because that’s just how I roll.

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