You really didn’t think I’d leave you hanging, DID YOU?
I MEAN, never- but ESPECIALLY on this specific subject.
What’s that specific subject you ask?
FACIAL MASSAGERS ARE EXPENSIVE.
They’re real expensiveeeee. I love my facial massagers more than my future first-born, but when I was in college there was NO WAY- like no way, I would have been able to afford a $399 facial massager. It just wasn’t in the cards, you know?
SO I totally understand when some of you message me: “I’d love to try this! Is there a cheaper version?”
My response is always the same: “Use your hands! They’re free. A video is on my channel. XO”
BUT I was never fully satisfied with that response. It just didn’t do it for me. Like sure, hands are great & everything, but there’s something fucking fabulous about having a facial massaging device at your fingertips every day.
So I do what I always do when I’m not satisfied.
I sat back, waited- patience is a friend.
It’s all about gaining perspective right? When you step outside something, you can see it clearly.
And I meditated. I mediated on a facial massager hack for a month. Weird? Nothing’s weird here. Me in meditation: what can I do as a facial massage hack? How can I find something that substitutes this $399 situation? Something very creative. OMMMMM.
( If you look back TSC was built on hacks- quick tips & tricks. I never want to lose that element. I want modifications! TIPS! TRICKS! HACKS! SECRETS! ).
& then? Well, I found the hack: a $9 dollar vibrator.
Soooooooo let’s get into the over-sharing part- Mimi ( who works on TSC Team ) actually discovered THE GEM. The hack of a lifetime. The idea of the century. She’s basically Columbus.
You should know, Mimi helps coordinate my packages & one day this cute, tiny pink vibrator came in the mail…for me. TMI: I ordered it off Amazon, but like to have fun with- you know? ( That’s a whole different post, if you want it? ).
ANYWAY: she had an A-HA moment & recognized that a $9 VIBRATOR is actually THE PERFECT FACIAL MASSAGER.
ARE YOU DEAD?
Because I am actually, literally dead.
Soooooo!!! Of course I did what I always do- I had her try it for a month & I tried it on myself- AND SLAP ME SILLY, IT WORKS!
Not only does it fucking work, IT RULES.
I mean sure, there’s some elements that we could improve on here & there BUT it’s really something every girl should have for her face…( & while we’re on the subject, get a separate one for other things, if you know what I mean? ).
Back to Mimi- we are both VERY into skin. When we’re together it’s a real hot topic & we both literally have a skin box full of all our favorite standout star skin products.
And Ms. Pink Vibrator was initiated into the box immediately.
We used her ( on our face only, LOL ) for a month straight.
& HOLY SHIT, it was great.
No, I’m not embarrassed to be using a vibrator on my face- in fact, I think it’s a real hoot. Hilarious. I actually like it. Who cares what anyone thinks!
Then we noticed something odd. AMAZON CHANGED THE DESCRIPTION TO FACIAL MASSAGER. If you’re curious, I know they changed it because for years I have bought my trusty, exact same pink vibrator off Amazon…& all of a sudden the description said, facial massager.
Now wait, is Alexa listening or what? Like seriously though- WTF. It’s like Alexa told Amazon this hack?
Whatever. That’s neither here nor there, but now that I’ve REALLY got your attention let me explain how to use it- DIY if you will.
THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL VIBRATOR HACK: HOW-TO:
+ First things first ok? You will want to prep your skin in the morning- set 5 minutes a day in the morning to pamper your skin. My opinion here: if people don’t have 5 minutes in the morning, they don’t have a life. It’s your skin- your face, you have it forever- take good care of it! Anyway, I like to do a toner or mandelic serum to start, maybe even a peel pad moment too.
+ Then you’re going to want to use a buttery moisturizer. You can watch my whole skincare routine here if you want specifics. Right now I’m currently loving this moisturizer– I like it to be thick but oxygenating- if that makes sense.
+ After you’re all moisturized, grab some oils. Shocking, I know- OILS! Like I haven’t mentioned them 330389 times already. If you’ve been a reader for a long time & you don’t have a good oil- ARE YOU REALLY EVEN LIVING? Oils are amazing. Insane. So fab. Anyway, this one is a good one if you’re in the market for an oil.
+ NOW IT’S TIME TO VIBRATE. I like to do massage after oils. Go around your eyes gently & all over your face with your vibrator. Go from your nose to your ear & then pull down the neck to get all that lymphatic drainage going. Easy. In the morning, use the vibrator for 2-5 minutes. ( At night, I can go 10 minutes while watching Housewives. Mimi ends her night with TWENTY minutes of facial massage- she swears by it ).
+ & of course, most importantly, the final step: sunscreen !!
** note: there are different caps for the vibrators- on your face: use the rounded one ( NOT the one with the spikes ). On your flower: you do you ( definitely add some WOO COCONUT LUBE though- LOL ).
*** ALSO NOTE: you will need to buy batteries separately- get double AA.
If you’re confused on WHY you should be facial massaging- READ THIS POST ASAP. It’s all about circulation, blood flow, lymphatic drainage, & more.
Oh! And if you’re not into using a vibrator on your face, you can find the $350 facial massager here.
OK so, don’t mean to brag but I feel like I very much delivered on this one? I’m excited about it.
YOU HAVE TO TAG ME IN YOUR IG STORIES/IG WHEN YOU USE YOUR FACIAL MASSAGE VIBRATOR SO I CAN LAUGH & repost. I feel like we need a hashtag: #TSCVIBES. See what I did there? We’ll make it fun.
My dream is to have women all over the world using a vibrator on their oiled-up faces.
Don’t ask for much.
– lauryn x
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