Friday, August 29, 2014

Get Moving

I upped my beauty routine to include my legs with Skintimate as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SkintimateStars

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Not too long ago, I shared some embarrassing shaving details with you - namely that I hadn't been using a shaving cream or shave gel. Purchasing some Skintimate® shave gel was the first step into actually taking care of my legs and since then, my shave gel has been dutifully creating rust stains on my bath-tub ledge. A seriously small price to pay for feeling like my legs aren't suffering some kind of medieval shaving torture device every time I shave.

That shave gel coming-of-age story being told, I'm not a pampering/spa day/facial/manicure type of girl. I actually have never had a spa day/facial/manicure (or pedicure, or massage) in my life. I'm not quite sure why - perhaps it's a combination of the expense, my own personal feeling that it's all a bit ludicrous to be out and about pampering yourself for $25-$100 dollars a pop, or the overarching "Ain't nobody got time for that" Sweet Brown theme that seems to be recurring in my life. 

I like to get in, get out, and launch my day. I don't often like to dawdle in the shower. I don't like to languorously set up a bath with some salts and candles. I don't want to spend any extra time doing my hair or make-up because it takes me away from pursuing things I am trying to be successful at like work, hobbies, planning my wedding, and my relationship with both Ben (and the cat). I'd much rather spend 20 minutes honing my calligraphy skills than curling sections of my hair. 

The same goes for shaving. I want an easy, clean, positive process that doesn't take away from my day and getting out into the world. I seriously don't have time for razor burn that nixes me wearing an already-ironed skirt to work! Or nicks that cause me to fly out the door covered in tiny pieces of tissue paper to sop up the blood! No. Nope. No thanks. I need efficiency from my bath and beauty products (I have a speedy blow-dryer, the "world's fastest flat iron," no-make-up make-up products, and I keep a spray bottle about for when I have wrinkles that have no time to be ironed into submission). No muss, no fuss. 

I am sincerely digging my new shaving routine. When the day calls for a power skirt and some nude heels (I won't be caught dead with some prickly legs that sparkle leg hair in the sunshine), I have easy Skintimate® shave gel on hand that nourishes and moisturizes my often dry legs, doesn't let me get nicked or covered in obnoxious razor burn, and has sensitive and dry skin options (I am a walking allergy). There's no longer the "uh-oh" moment that comes with stepping outside and thinking you got every spot and finding a strip of leg hair. Nor are there break-outs from using a product that's not sensitive enough. I don't have to waste my time anymore with beauty product hiccups!

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18 comments

  1. Absolutely love your shoes, they're just the kind that I love to wear!

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  2. Interesting product..thanks for review ;)

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  3. Love the color blocking on your shirt and those flats!
    ~Sophia
    http://plaidismyfavouritecolour.blogspot.com/

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  4. the shorts are amazing!

    xo,
    nancy

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  5. Look at those silky smooth legs! :) And those super cute flats! You look fab!

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  6. Aint nobody got time for razor burn—haha!

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  7. I'm a fast showerer, too! One thing I've been doing lately and loving is slathering my legs with coconut oil after shaving. Cheap, natural, feels amazing!

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  8. Lol love it! I'm the same way, random- but when I read the twilight series that was my biggest lust. I so wanted to be a vampire just so I don't have to shower anymore, is that weird? Probably! Anyway, well written and great post and blog!

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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  9. Perfection dear!
    wish you a great weekend ahead…
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  10. I love those shorts!
    xo
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  11. I super like this outfit *_*

    kisses

    Francesca http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it

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  12. You look stunning, dear! I love the outfit:)


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  13. Lovely shorts

    classy shirt!

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  14. Perfect combination dear!! i love the styling ♥ ♥ :)

    New post on the blog sweetie!
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  15. Skintimate showing off it's beautiful leg work I like that

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