Growing up with fair skin wasn’t easy, to say the least. I can’t even tell you how many summers I spent in the shade, slathered in sunblock, watching my friends rub baby oil on their skin and soon after get the sexiest golden tan that you could possibly imagine. It’s a simple fact: being pale with freckles wasn’t desirable when I was a teenager; however, now, at almost 30, I am SO GLAD that I was born with freckled, Irish skin that I was given. Why? Well, for one, I look way younger (and age slower) than everyone else and it’s really just now that I’m starting to appreciate that little fact. Sure, a nice tan makes you look thinner, but that’s what spray tans are for…I digress. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I got to thinking about my fair-skinned beauty tricks that I’ve learned over the years, mixed with a little Irish makeup fun.
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Don’t get me wrong, I’m not anti-plastic surgery BUT, if there other options, why not try those first? Believe me, if there was a cream that could’ve helped my former nose, I would’ve tried it. Ha. I’m a fan of the above surgery alternatives…what do you guys think?
Fusion Beauty LiftFusion Eye Lift: Wrinkles result from facial expressions along with the loss of key skin components: collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. And while a lot of women resort to injections, this formula delivers similar results with out the high price tag and pain.
Bliss Fat Girl SixPack: I’m not into the whole miracle fat-reducing product myth thing but when I tried this product, I was pleasantly surprised. The targeted tummy-toning gel contains a powerful blend of six actives to assist in toning and firming: caffeine plus amino acids, creatine, oat kernel extract, latex-rich manilkara tree extract, menthol and a special botanical extract. They’re all delivered with a built-in nubbed applicator, designed to strategically massage the formula into your skin. It can’t hurt to add it to your fitness and healthy-eating routine, right?
Rodial Skincare Boob Job: Probably the funniest of the bunch, I love this product. Granted, I don’t need a boob job but for someone who does, this might actually help out a little. Myrrh resin increases the number of fat cells, promoting the volume around the bust area, while wheat proteins revitalize and lift, increasing radiance and smoothing skin. Why not?
Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme: I have mixed feelings on lip plumpers. Some people say it stretches out your lips and will eventually cause wrinkles, but others think it’s a miracle product. What do I say? Do what you want! Too Faced uses a potent quadra-delivery system that combines vitamin E, collagen-booster MaxiLip and Dehydrated Marine Sponge to stimulate blood flow, promote fullness and re-hydrate with the body’s own moisture for a long-lasting effect. Moisturizing doses of avocado and jojoba oil condition to ensure a smooth, plump pout. WINNER.
So I’ve always been a primer skeptic but recently I tried out Fusion Beauty PrimeResults Anti-Redness Primer and I have to say, I’m now a believer. I always thought primers were all marketing hype to get you to spend more money on additional items that you “must use” but ok, I can admit when I’m wrong…and I was wrong this time.
What I love about this line of primers (there are 3 others!) is that you can pick one that’s uniquely for you. I chose the Anti-Redness Primer because well, I have a mild case of Rosacea that drives me bonkers. The shade of this product instantly neutralizes the appearance of inflammation and transformed the red patches on my skin into a lighter, peachy tone. But if you have acne, need some help fighting wrinkles or think you need some brightening up, there are 3 other primers from Fusion Beauty that are right for you. Love it.