Getting rid of my DOUBLE CHIN.

Hello!

So there once was a girl who moved to LA, and as things go, she got a bit older and put on few lbs. It wasn't crazy and the weight went into places that were okay, but one of them just happened to be in her face.

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She really had chubby cheeks her whole life, but the double, the double was new.

This double appeared in every photo, in every video, anything that she was doing, and it was REAL apparent. 

Yes this girl is me.

A few months ago, I did a video for a brand, where I felt fine, whatever, and when the video was released, my GOD. My face was seriously chubby, and my chin had multiplied. I have always had a pumpkin head, but this was next level.

It was really embarrassing and honestly, I want to never see that video again. I feel bad for the brand actually, I didn't even promote it I was so embarrassed. You know those things you think of and shudder? 

Yes that's it.

So I looked into Kybella. Which is an injectable that dissolves fat, and does so for people under their chin. But I just didn't want to risk that, and it's expensive as fuck since you need to get more than one vial of it most likely. PLUS you puff up before it settles and dissolves. 

So I got an email from NuFace, about their new 'microcurrent' device. Not sure what it was, but when it came I was down to try it.

It's promoted like a workout for your face, to tighten, tone and lift. Which I needed! So it was perfect.

I need to be honest too that, I was not expecting for it to work, and I was not expecting for it to change my LIFE.

Honestly, my face structure is better than it's ever been. I like, understand how celebrities keep their faces tight, their cheekbones high and looking more chic. 

First I need to tell you that I was not paid to write this. I was gifted NuFace but I just really think it works and want to share it with you. I have been talking about it on The Almost 30 Podcast and in our secret FB group. 

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What it is:

"Microcurrent is a clinically tested therapy treatment, and one of the hottest innovations in the anti-aging industry. It is used in top spas and medical offices for facial contouring, toning and firming of aging skin. Microcurrent is a low-level current that mimics the body’s natural current and can provide both instant and cumulative anti-aging results. Because microcurrent works sub-sensory, the treatment is soothing and most clients feel nothing at all.

Micro-current is a safe and effective technology for clients who wish to attain and maintain a healthier, younger looking appearance. The results can be so dramatic that micro-current therapy treatments are often referred to as the "5 Minute Facial-lift."

It's a small, hand held device that you basically work along your face, to tighten. It doesn't feel like anything, and I basically think of it as little shocks that work to 'work out' the face.


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How I use it:

First, I cleanse the skin with a regular cleanser. I love Dermalogica, Kopari and BioClarity.

Next, I apply your choice of NuFACE Gel Primer in a mask-like layer in sections as you treat, beginning with the cheek. Skin should appear wet, and you should feel little to no sensation from the device. 

Then, I turn on the device and toggle the appropriate button until all of the blue lights are illuminated. Intensity can be adjusted. I keep it high just because. 

I run it over the structure of my face. So starting along my jaw line, under my chin, and underneath my cheekbones...I really just follow slowly the structure of my face. Concentrating on the areas that I feel need the most help like my chin and jawline area. 

You can read the official NuFace directions here.


Okay what questions? I have the NuFace Mini - which is perfect and I've been taking it on the go with me when I travel.

I will say that you do need to use it as directed to see a difference. For me that was once a day for 10-15 minutes for about 8 weeks. Now I use it a few times a week and for the amount of effort I put in (very little, I do it watching TV or in my car) it's been a game changer for my confidence level when in photos, videos, etc. 

Okay :) had to share! Let me know what Q's or tricks you have for your double?

xoxo

Krista

VIDEO: My Beauty Secrets (featuring HUM Nutrition)

Babes you know I love me some HUM Nutrition. 

If you listen to the Almost 30 Podcast, you know we're big fans, promoting them on the daily (along with our Almost30 discount code for 20% off). But for real, people DM me, message me, whatever, and ask if their products work. 

They do.

They're clean, vegan, and work.

OKAY SO, not about that, but about the video I did with them for their YouTube Channel on my beauty secrets (especially being in my late 20's). 



In this I talk about:

My favorite beauty products

Why I feel like I have to try harder as I get older (HA)

My current workout routine


My HUM Favorites:

Collagen Love

Flatter Me

Daily Cleanse

Red Carpet

Raw Beauty Greens Superfood Powder

BUT THE GREENS THO. I have this as a treat after lunch (I know it sounds lame to have greens as a treat, but this shit taste like chocolate milk for REAL I LOVE THE MINT CHIP. It has probiotics, fiber, greens...all of the things. SO good.)

(Oh yes and I've tried them all and love them) 

ALSO: Use the code Almost30 for 20% off - yasssss. 


Also this post isn't paid just written out of love. I'm trying to do more video, and create more content that way, so what do you thinkkkk. I want you to see more of me, my personality etc. Sort of like what I do with the podcast - you get the real me.

Okay, questions on things? Also, what are your beauty secrets as you age?

xoxo

Krista 

Beauty products I can't live without

You guys know I am a huge fan of the STEAL vs the splurge. 

With beauty I'm no different. I want to find the best, but I know that companies charge SO MUCH more than they should when products are really expensive. They're all pretty much owned by the same mega companies too - pretty crazy. 

But anyway, I was chatting with some girlfriends last week and wanted to share with you my favorite beauty buys right now. 

I also mentioned it on The Almost 30 Podcast special episode, which you can listen to, here:

These are key for me! I am a real low key makeup person as I get older - need it quick and need it affective. I only wear real makeup maybe once or twice a week. So what I do use, I LOVE.


Current Hundred Beauty Favs:

Garnier Micellar Water: Makeup Remover and Cleanser in One

I love me some drug store steals! This micellar water is like $7 and lasts months and months. I use it to wash the makeup (foundation) or lipstick off my face before washing so that I get so much cleaner. It’s also good for wiping off eye makeup at the end of the night!

L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm

My favorite hair mask hands down. I am a hair product SNOB and this is the only drug store buy that seriously works. It’s thick, it absorbs into the hair (instead of just sitting on top) and is $8 dollars at most grocery stores. I have really thick dry hair, so I use it every other time I wash my hair to keep my ends in check. Game changer!

Stilla Matte Liquid Lipstick in Patina

I have become a huge fan of using lipstick almost daily, for a little bit of life on my face. Most days I only wear BB cream or a bit of foundation, so putting lipstick on really defines the lips and makes me look way more awake. I love this color – flattering on all babes.

Charcoal Eye Makeup Remover by Boscia

This all natural, organic, eye makeup remover feels good on your eyes, I love that it’s all natural.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

The best foundation that’s worth the price tag. I have strangers on the street compliment how glow-y I look, and the bottle will last you forever!

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator

Kim K. uses this to keep her so glowy and luminous. It's truly the best for a night out when you want to really go for it. LOVE it when I use it.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Romance Palette

The PERFECT palette for everyday. One that's versatile where you can blend it more to make it more intense, and also colors and shades you can wear everyday. I love it and have been looking for one that lasts like Anastasia does.


What did I miss? What's your favorite? SPILL.

xoxo

Krista