I’ve had some interesting realizations since switching to fashion blogging. One is, I really don’t like reviewing beauty products.
I’ve accepted tons of beauty products for review over the years, but I always find myself putting off posting about them. I finally had a moment of realization. I don’t enjoy trying new products, I don’t like having a bunch of samples floating around my bathroom, and I don’t like explaining how they feel or how they work.
When I switched over to fashion full time, I assumed I’d be doing more beauty content because beauty seems to go along with fashion. However, every time I get an offer in my inbox to review a new skincare product, I get this feeling of dread. Then one day I suddenly realized that I can just be a fashion blogger. I don’t HAVE to do beauty posts too. Not that I’ll never share about my beauty routine, but I don’t want to be writing about new stuff all of the time. In truth, I’ve never been much of a product junkie. I tend to find makeup and skincare products that I like and use them for years.
When I did my tidying up throughout the house last week, my bathroom was the first place I addressed after I was done with my closet. I tossed out a gazillion samples of beauty and skincare products I’d been sent to test out and report on over the past year or so. For some reason, after I’m done testing them, I tend to keep them “just in case.”
Now all that’s left is the skincare regimen I’ve been using lately: Rodan + Fields Redefine. My bathroom vanity is now as minimal as my closet, and I LOVE IT.
In fact, I’m so committed to these products that I joined Rodan + Fields as an Independent Consultant, and I want to tell you why I’m excited about it.
Rodan + Fields was started by two dermatologists, who also happen to be women. I love being a part of a company owned by women. That’s one of the reasons I signed on to be a stylist with Stella & Dot. Doctors Rodan and Fields are also the creators of Proactiv® — the acne line of skincare products that is so successful. They founded Rodan + Fields in 2002 to extend their vision of bringing dermatology-based skin treatment to everyone.
I’m no stranger to high quality skincare products, and I have a pretty high bar. So far my experience with Rodan + Fields has been fantastic. I absolutely love the fresh, light scent of the products and the way they feel on my skin. They’re rich enough to give me the moisture my dry, aging skin needs, without being heavy and perfumey as some anti-aging skincare lines tend to be.
Best of all, it’s not JUST a skincare line. It is also a resource. The RF Connection is available every day and is made up of a team of nurses and highly-trained individuals who give confidential advice on any question you might have relating to your skin.
They also have a variety of supplements and tools to enhance their skincare line, including a Micro-Exfoliating Roller that is supposed to mimic the results of injectable fillers. I cannot WAIT to try that. So far I only have the Redefine Regimen and the Night Cream, but I’ll be trying everything so I can get to know the entire product line and answer any questions you may have.
I’m not getting any younger, and I believe consistency is the best way to get lasting results with skincare products, so I’m excited to have found a skincare line I’m willing to commit to for the long-term and relieved that I no longer feel pressured to try every new thing that lands in my inbox. I’ll be sharing about products I like from time to time, but this won’t become a huge part of my blog content. I just wanted to share in case anyone is interested!
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