I saw a TV show on Dr Oz, of woman who were given a skincare analysis to determine their age based upon their skin. I thought it was interesting and wanted to try one myself, seeing how many people I took a skincare assessment for the fun of it to see how old it would say I look. To my surprise, it said I was 14 years younger than my actual age! πŸ˜πŸ™Œ

People are always surprised when I tell them my age because they think I look younger than I am. I am always grateful giving credit to God, my parents and of course my skincare routines over the years.

I’ve tried it all! For many years I used MaryKay Skincare and makeup products, I’ve used Noxzema, Neutrogena, PONDS, and Oil of Olay was a big one. I thought by using Oil of Olay I would have the beautiful skin I saw on TV commercials. Huh! Yeah right! Not a chance! I can say with surety that MaryKay skincare gave me the best results by far. I stopped using MK a while back when I no longer received my products at a discounted price. Price for me was always a major factor especially when on a budget. So for a while, I improvised by purchasing different yet affordable skincare products, whether online, or at Marshalls and TJMaxx stores. Although

I am currently using Limelife by Alcone skincare which I have found to be quite eye opening. I say this because they are more naturally derived products. Honestly, I’ve never paid close attention to whether or not the products I used were natural or if that really mattered as long as my skin looked good. Nor was I concerned about keeping younger looking skin until I hit my 40’s. Well, because in my 20’s and 30’s my skin was still bounce back resilient. And thanks to my parent’s genes I have always looked younger than my age.

Not sure if I’m the only one, but as a hardworking mom I really didn’t pay attention to the ingredient details at least I didn’t until I hit my 40’s. Whether it was midlife crisis or seeing lines form around my eyes, either way I knew I had to start taking care of my skin. So I went on a mission. But, my mission was to find products that worked within a reasonable price. I certainly did not want to pay an arm and a leg for stuff that was expensive and didn’t last long enough to save up to buy more. Am I the only one with this dilemma? I mean, I would visit Sephora only to find tiny barbie sized bottles of cleansers, creams and serums that were ridiculously priced and lasted for only a couple weeks. 😒

I wanted my investment to stretch out a little longer. Mind you, I wasn’t doing much research outside of Walmart, CVS, Sephora and Marshalls. Though you can find great deals at these stores, I wasn’t really satisfied with the guessing game of whether or not the product would work for me or if it was right for my skin type. #thestruggleisreal #skinproblems

Due to the laziness, lack of research and low beauty capital, I was starting to collect drawers and beauty bags full of mixed matched products. Its always best to buy the entire line as they are formulated to compliment the others. Anyway, I didn’t have the mulah to spend $100+ on products that might not work with and no recourse if I wasn’t satisfied. So I didn’t even go there!

In the end, I have decided to start getting serious about taking care of the largest organ of my body which is my skin, because you only get one. I have also decided to launch my very own skincare line in 2020! Get skin clear in 2020! Stay tuned for it!

I will be hosting product giveaways, samples, and models to test my products and more. I’m super excited about it!

I want you to be a part of my journey so stay updated with the launch by subscribing here and get real time updates so you don’t miss your opportunity to get #free stuff!

Xo, Mari B πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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