|Hosting the SK-II Pop-up in Soho|
I'm one of the 40-70% of people who experience ultraviolet sensitivity from sunlight or artificial light. AS a result it left with me an endless foray of scars and hyper-pigmentation. Remember that childhood game of "connect-the dots"? Yeah, that was MY FACE! After searching high and low online for something to help me regain my confidence I came across Sheryll, a beauty blogger in Korea talking about skincare terms I'd never heard of before, essence, serums, emulsions, and so much more!
|'ME' learning Asian Skincare is magical!|
She talked about a luxurious Japanese skincare brand called SK-II that used a fermented yeast called pitera to rejuvenate the skin leaving it softer, smoother, and much brighter. Yes, cue Evil Disney Queen finding the perfect concoction for her nefarious plans because that's exactly how I felt stumbling over this goldmine of skincare secrets!
|SK-II US Ambassador Steve Jan & I|
That's how "A Night of Luxury, Skincare, and Lupus with SK-II" came to be!
Although it was a perilous rainy evening there were many dazzling faces who braved the weather with me to enjoy an awe-inspiring night where my passions of beauty and advocacy collided. Those in attendance either had lupus or knew a loved one living with it. The event was absolutely stunning! Mouth watering appetizers and manicures were followed by a innovative skincare consultation which was sort of like having Iron
|Snazzy "Iron Man-esque" Skin consultation cameras|
I wasn't quite sure how well the evening would be received, but once I took the stage and began to share my story I was touched by the sparkling eyes nodding in agreement whenever I mentioned how tough my lupus symptoms were.
It's not everyday that such a prestigious brand reaches out and offers to shed some beauty on an illness that can present itself in such an ugly way at times.
From the bottom of my heart I want to thank SK-II for showing each of us that it is possible to "Change Destiny". We don't have to allow that which ails us to take over our lives and change who we are inside. Cate Blanchett believes that there are many different dreams to be had at many different stages of our lives, and after fearing for the worst for so many years I've finally found
courage, love, and support in others as well as myself. The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone.
fighting my fears,