prepping for my trip to Texas this week for my son’s graduation from basic training (he is graduating from the US Air Force - another happy dance) and making samples and prepping for the Health Fair I did in Brooklyn on Saturday . Plus, my daughter’s 16th birthday was Wednesday so there were family festivities for that.
And then yesterday (Sunday was day 14 of this challenge), the fam and I did a benefit ride with Barb's Harley Davidson for the Armed Forces. We had to get up and leave the house by 8 am. After the busy week I had, I was DRAGGING. There was no time for makeup at all, I barely had enough time to wash my face, run through the shower, throw on clothes and jump on my trike to ride in the rain (I'll write more on this in another post but needless to say, it was LIT!).
Whew, it has been crazy busy around here! And on days like last Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, my time constraints were severely outweighed by my to do list. That meant, I had to cut out the little things wherever I could to be as efficient as possible. For me, the first thing to go is usually sleep. But next to that was makeup application. That’s a good 20 minutes that can be used elsewhere.
Normally this would have added more stress to my already hectic week. I mean, I was actually planning to go out into the world without any makeup - what if someone saw me looking a hot mess? Blemishes front and center, creases wrinkling my forehead, smile lines that made me wanna punch someone instead of smile, and don’t let the sun hit me and I have to squint. Chile please! But then, as my feet hit the ground running Thursday morning, and I washed my face for the day and examined my skin to figure out what the least possible makeup that I could get away with without completely embarrassing myself would be, I recognized the miracle I have been praying for had actually taken place! My skin was perfect. PERFECT!
It was glowing. My complexion was creamy and even. It felt silky-smooth and velvety at the same time. The blemishes had faded into almost nonexistence (except that one on my left cheek which was a very big and deep scar) and the bumps under the surface were gone. GONE! Hunty!! AND, the creases on my forehead, around my lips and at my temples were noticeably lighter too. I looked 10 years younger.
Urban Skin Rx is a GAME CHANGER!! FOR REAL!!
If it wasn’t actually happening to me... if I had not documented the journey every single day on my Instagram Stories I would think I was full of crap or exaggerating or just being paid to say nice things. But the proof is on my feed and in my blog posts (read week 1 here) and in the photos and literally written all over my face. I have not been paid for my endorsement. A brunch and free samples was the only compensation they offered and get this, they never even asked me to say anything. I effectively challenged the company publicly by doing this 30 day skin care challenge without even consulting them first.
I didn’t mean to be so blatant. It wasn’t until I wrote this post that I actually thought it through - what if it hadn’t worked? What if the blemishes didn’t clear up? What if the scars from years of acne still freckled my cheeks and chin? What if the hyper-pigmentations and uneven skin tone persisted after the challenge? Clearly, I hadn't considered the backlash if these products failed. I mean, come on! No one wants to write a bad review and seeing how this was the first review I'm doing after relaunching my blog! UGH! I need to start thinking before I speak.
But here's the amazing thing... Urban Skin Rx rose to the challenge! And they are closely following the journey too because almost every single day that I post in my stories and tag them, they are commenting and sending DMs asking questions or offering their support as I go through it. How awesome is that? To me, this means this company not only makes an amazing line of skin care products, but they back up their claims by checking in with their customers and foster real relationships with them too. No wonder why they are exploding on social media! They have definitely got the goods! (PS: if you aren't following their Instagram feed, please do! You can thank me later!)
So... I did run those errands and I have been really busy about my life. This month has been wrought with issues but thankfully, my skin care woes have NOT been part of the drama!
Two weeks. That's all it took! In two weeks I went from a stressed out, aging, discolored, oily (I didn't even realize I was oily until everything was brought into balance and the shine is now a glow instead of a greasy oil slick lol) and overall tired pizza face to glowing, radiant, youthful and creamy skin tone and complexion. Wow.
Thank you, Urban Skin Rx. I am excited to see what weeks three and four bring. And I am confident in saying that after all the doctors and other products I have tried that failed, you cut the mustard! I am yours for life! ❤️
My name is Carla Helené. I am a cheeky naturalista, serial entrepreneur, speaker, educator and self love advocate who encourages women to embrace their truth, love themselves and make margaritas out of life’s lemons. Is there a recipe for this? I’m not sure I but I know we can figure it out together.
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