My Lip Stain Is Sealed, I Said Never
One of my problems is over-gifting. Another is over-hugging. One more is verbal over-sharing. I've never shied from a conversation about a beauty treatment I've engaged in or wanted to try. So if you've seen me this week or in the last few months looking particularly odd, I hope you asked. If you did, I probably had fun giving you an earful. Because my lips are never sealed. No matter how much stain.
Before our family moves to London, I'd like to round out the last bits on my beauty wish list, since I am not sure what I'll be able to find across the pond.
My skin was smoother than life in a week. So I went back for more. Which is why I look like a dartboard this week.
One of my recent adventures was a facial by Christine Chin in New York's Lower East Side. For nearly a decade, I've been wanting to try the facial "that is like surgery". According to the model and celebrity thank you notes that dot the skincare studio's walls, Christine's signature facial life-changing. Goop says so, too. And Goop says so again in a second feature. And Byrdie says so too.
Well, change my life it did. But only after making 83 small holes in my face to eliminate anything raised like skin donuts or moles "so that the skin can heal flat," according to Chin. Christine uses her 4 decades of experience to determine where to dig, zap, lance or burn in order to give your skin a heavenly new finish -- so much so that her nickname is Mean Christine.
My skin was smoother than life in a week. So I went back for more. Which is why I look like a dartboard this week. Check back next week! In the meantime, feast your eyes on this before and after transformation.
The makeup bag you see above as the lead image here is from the company Breakups to Makeup, and their products are adorable. I have several, because the phases just tickle me silly, and I've been wanting to find some way to write about them forever. I found another one apropos today:
Anyone who knows me has been the recipient of too many little beauty bags, because over-gifting is a disease from which I suffer dearly, and I love to share the things I like. So I've probably given you a highlighter. Real friends also give you the good tips, girls. Here's a good tip... try Christine Chin Spa, and go straight for the killer: the signature facial with Christine herself. Let me know how it goes, because, you know, maybe my over-sharing also rubbed off :)
Christine Chin Spa, Address: 82 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, Phone: (212) 353-0503, www.christinechin.com
Until the next awesome, torturous, incredible, amazing adventure.
Xx, Mom in Mascara