I WANT TO LOOK MY BEST…….does this make me vain?


If someone called you vain would you take offense to that?  That is exactly what happened to my friend and I recently.  We were discussing serums and skin care products and her friend chimed in and said we were vain because of our efforts to keep our skin looking as young as possible.  I had never really looked at it that way and I was surprised but I was not offended at all.   I am not ashamed to say I am 43 and will do almost anything to try and keep my skin looking as youthful as possible.  I know that I am not alone in this and that is why skin care products and procedures are a multi-billion-dollar business.

This comment made me start questioning my actions, am I too vain?  Do I care too much about how I look?   Maybe, but I don’t care.  This is who I am and I am growing to love myself more and more each day.

I remember very clearly when I was seven years old,  I was playing on the swing set and a boy told me his brother had a crush on me.  I told him that was not possible because I was ugly.  I will never forget that moment.  I often think of that memory and think how sad it was that I thought that about myself, especially at seven years old!  I believe that is around the time that I started to take an interest in fashion and how I looked.  I wanted to dress in clothes that made me feel pretty.  That is when my passion for fashion bloomed.  Some might think I am vain but I think I am simply building my confidence and self-esteem by trying to look and feel my best and I am okay with that.

As I get older my morning and evening skin care routine have become longer and more expensive.  I probably spend at least an hour a day washing my face, applying serums, face masks, creams, sunscreen,  micro-needling and using my rose quartz roller.  I just started to use a facial steamer at least four times a week as well.   A steamer provides so many benefits and I find it extremely relaxing.  Steaming your face removes toxins,  deep cleanses your skin, helps with blood circulation and hydrates your skin on another level.

I recently made a large investment on a NuFace facial toning device.  The device stimulates your face and neck with a gentle microcurrent.  It helps improve facial contour, tones and reduces wrinkles and fine lines.     I never would have made such a large purchase without reading all the amazing reviews and seeing firsthand how it does truly work.   For maximum results I will use the device 15 to 20 min a day for the first 30 days.  I have been using it for a week and have already seen results!  It plumps my fine lines, making them almost disappear!  It is a commitment but once you start seeing the results you won’t think of it like that.  I am so happy I made this purchase and invested in my vanity.  Ha!  It is pricey but it is cheaper than Botox and other surgical procedures.  I am sure you are curious about NuFace now so click on the link and see for yourself.  I will be sharing some before and after pictures after using it for 30 days. http://www.mynuface.com

I will continue to make time for myself and my skin care routine and if this seems vain to you then that is completely fine by me.  I am taking self-love to the next level!


Melissa Gauvreau – Styles by M

Stay fabulous!




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