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I'm starting to get up there in age you guys. I Know this for a number of reasons.
1) I can't keep up with the lingo that the kids are using anymore. You know, things like "Dank," "Gucci," and "Keeping it 100."
2) I've started saying things like "Back in my day you could buy a two-piece bathing suit for one reasonable price." And "When you get to be my age you won't know how to use these fancy computer machines" referring to like, a microwave or something.
3) When my friends tell me about their partying habits and their weekend escapades I feel exhausted just listening to them and am immediately compelled to volunteer as their personal life coach. Though no one has taken me up my offer. Yet.
4) I also have some pretty gnarly silver hairs. I've been harboring them since I was sixteen, and I'm at a crossroads: I can pluck them all out, or I can just dye it. If I decided on the latter, I would be the asshole who’d dye their hair silver, rather than its natural color. I mean, that’s what it wants anyway. Either way, I'm convinced the silver hairs will come back stronger than ever, plan an uprising, and stage a coup for control of my scalp!
Did I mention I'm like, 24? That doesn’t seem old, but if this was the middle ages, I would probably have ten children and my life would be more than half over! That being said I really need to start taking my anti-aging regimen seriously.
I picked up the Nip and Fab Bee Sting Eye Fix cream back when everyone on Youtube was talking about Beenigma. I was intrigued by Bee Venom, but I refuse to shell out $130 on an eye cream! I'm not about that life.
The Bee Sting Eye Fix is described by Nip and Fab as:
"A rich stimulating eye cream to defend against the look of fatigue."
And the directions include:
"Apply sparingly under eye area and around brow bone."
The description of the product and the directions are both very obvious and very vague. Since it says it 'Fights against the look of fatigue' I initially used it as a daytime eye cream. This cream is so thick, creamy and hydrating that it doesn't lend itself very well to being used under makeup. After the foundation and concealer around my eye area started creasing like a mofo, this became solely a nighttime product. I used this stuff consistently at night for 2-3 months and it didn't do anything in terms of 'defending against the look of fatigue.' The only thing it really did for me was hydrate, which is fine. At the same time that's not what I expected, nor what I paid for.
This product retails for $14.99 at Ulta, which is ridiculously expensive for a hydrator. Even $5 is too much to spend on a hydrator that claims to be something else. Long story short, I can't recommend purchasing this product at all. If, for some reason you're able to snag this for free, you're not allergic to bees, and you don't have anything else to use as a nighttime eye moisturizer, then maybe. Maybe.
I'm not gonna lie, I was slightly seduced by Nip and Fab's line of gimmicky skincare products including, but not limited to, Viper Venom Extreme Night Fix and Dragon's Blood Fix Plumping Mask. I know, that Dragon's Blood should have been a dead giveaway. You can't use blood from a mythical creature in a skincare product and expect it to be effective! I'm a gullible shopper. One of my co-workers would say it's because I have a lady-brain.
Right now my eye care regimen includes Reviva DMAE and Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C Ester Firming Eye Serum during the day because it absorbs quickly and leaves a smooth texture to the under eye, and Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream at night because it's more hydrating. We'll just see how that works out.
I guess that's about it!
As always, if the Nip and Fab products work for you, please let me know how you use them in the comments. Otherwise I would love to know what kind of skincare products work for you.