Usually, ends up in photos.
Which is appropriate because a few weeks ago I was invited by Fujifilm on their #InstaxUSTour to join a group of other lovely girls on an amazing tour of Las Vegas which included staying at a 4000 sqm penthouse suite at the Palms Casino Hotel, a plane tour of the Grand Canyon, partying like rockstars at the hip Marquee club, a private tour of the Las Vegas Neon Museum, dining at some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas and attending the Billboard Music Awards*. How could I say no?
*Due to prior commitments, I had to skip out after on the 3rd day of the 4-day weekend and thus missed out on the Billboard Awards (I had a conference to speak at) but I do have some photos of what my #girlsquad were up to. So I lived vicariously through them.
And here’s my photodiary of what happened in Vegas for those magical 4 days.
It was an amazing experience – and I love how I was able to capture moments candidly using the Instax camera ( it’s really fun being able to just take photos with friends and keep them on a pin board.). My favorite part of the whole trip was definitely the airplane ride over the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam, followed very very very closely by the Neon Museum with its super ‘grammable Neon signs.
By the way, I was using Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 70.
Thanks so much Fujifilm Instax and special thanks to Natasha and Morgan who made this all happen and took such good care of us. And if you want to know why the photos above look so gorgeous – it’s because we had the beyond talented Patricio who took all our photos.
I also loved and meeting such truly beautiful girls who are as lovely in personality as they are outwardly. Here are their Instagram handles to follow:
Living in Los Angeles, I know that one of the secrets to youthful good looks is maintenance. I’ve seen 45 year-olds who look half their age thanks to being diligent about good skincare habits and I’ve seen 30 year-olds who look 45 because they don’t have good skin habits. In fact, a good friend of mine is a Hollywood dermatologist to the stars and has the most flawless skin I’ve ever seen and whenever asked what her secret is, she likes to whisper, “maintenance.”
I have started to see some fine lines underneath my eyes, mouth and neck area and aside from great skincare and religiously applying sunblock daily – I simply have no time for anything else. So when I heard about the Kinetic Skin Toning System – I was intrigued.
I have not had a facial or seen a dermatologist in months (because you know – life gets in the way) but I do have 10-20 minutes each day.
Am I doing work … or watching cat videos? You’ll never know but I am definitely getting my skin maintenance on with Conture.
It’s a noninvasive device that redefines your skin and is designed to be used daily when you have some spare time. I tend to use it while watching tv or while on a conference call. It uses a low-frequency vibration that does not hurt at all and it’s super easy to use.
The Conture system has been created after 250,000 hour of research, development and testing.
When you first start out with Conture – the kit comes with the Toning device, Kinetic Skin Toning Serum, Kinetic AM Ignition Lotion, Kinetic PM Recovery Crème, a charger and a manual.
The Conture Kinetic Treatment Serum is made of Retinol, Inylone, and Antarcticine that reduce wrinkles. I used the Conture Kinetic AM Ignition as my daily moisturizing and anti-aging lotion which helps reduce moisture loss. And I love the fact that the Conture Kinetic PM Recovery Crème helps repair my skin while I sleep.
PS: Much as I want to follow the instructions, I have to admit things get so busy that I use it before going to bed. But it is preferable to use it twice a day.
1. Start with a clean face. I think all beauty regimens should start with this step, no?
2.Then, I put a pea-sized amount of Kinetic Treatment Serum on the area I’m about to treat — my cheek, forehead or neck, for example. Remember not to rub the serum into your skin, as it’ll make it more difficult to glide the device across the skin.
3. Switch it on (the power button is right at the back of the device’s head) and hold the toning device firmly on your face to create a vacuum seal. As the toning device releases your skin, you’ll notice a little bit of redness, but don’t worry that’s just how it works. The redness simply means increase blood flow. Glide the device to another skin zone after 2 to 3 pulses. The whole process is painless and easy.
4. I use it on my neck, too. I set the device on neck setting. Just a reminder though, use the appropriate setting of your application. Use the face setting on your forehead, jawline, chin and upper lip areas. Use the neck setting on your neck and décolleté areas, and the mild setting on a sensitive area like the under eye.
5. Make sure to clean the toning device every after use to make sure that it lasts a long time and continues to work well.
6. Once done with the toning device apply either the Kinetic AM Ignition Crème or Kinetic PM Recovery Crème every day. You can also use it with your current skincare products or regiment.
Make sure to press the tool firmly against your skin to create a vacuum effect.
I’ve been using it for a little more than a month and I definitely feel a difference in skin radiance and firmness. According to Conture’s website:
When used twice daily and correctly as per this video, an independent, 8-week clinical test demonstrated improvements in:
Skin Radiance and Luminosity (91%)
Smoothness and Evenness (84%)
Lifting of Facial Skin
Crow’s Feet, Fine Lines and Wrinkles
So if you’re in your 30s or beyond and are looking for an easy way to kickstart your skin – try out Conture. In fact – they stand behind their product so much they are offering a 60-day money back guarantee.
From now till Dec 14 2017, you can purchase the Conture device (and anything on the website) for 25% off. Just use the promo code Ambitionista25
This blog post is created in partnership with Conture Skincare. However, all thoughts and opinion are my own (as always.)