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Meet Kristen Conahan. She embodies the definition of true beauty with her lust for life and style expertise. A GoldfadenMD Woman Who Shines is one who is happy, radiant & making positive change in society all while embodying a true likeness for natural beauty regimens & skincare routines. This is Kristen.

CQJ_90541. What’s your name & occupation?
Kristen Conahan // Fashion Blogger

2. Describe your beauty routine.
Doctor’s Scrub, once a week – hands down! It’s such an important part of keeping your skin refreshed and new, and I wish someone told me this at younger age. Other than that, I mostly cleanse at nighttime and use water in the mornings because I have dry skin. An eye gel/cream is a very important part of my routine, and a daily moisturizer with SPF is EVERYTHING. Seriously, SPF will save your skin. I also incorporate Coconut Oil at night and first thing when I get out the shower pretty much all over the bod.

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3. What are three things that you absolutely cannot live without.
The hippie side of me says: Music + Nature + Mediation. Then of course the fashion blogger side of me says: Fashion + My Girlfriends + Laughter (or dogs, or laughter…). That is not an easy question!

4. What is your favorite part about being a woman?
I mean, women just rule, right?! I love being a woman for the same reason we get bashed at times: we’re emotional creatures who are compassionate, loving, caring and tender, and that makes us uniquely beautiful. I’m amazed by the women around me and I’m uplifted when we come together and celebrate our successes and differences. Style Wax Poetic is a fashion blog, yes, but the reason I love clothes, beauty + skincare so much, is because it brings out women’s inner beauty + confidence and enables them to shine! That is the reason I believe in my work and want to help others achieve the look they feel most comfortable in.

5. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received as a woman?
“It’s always seems like a bigger deal in your own head than it really is. Don’t put yourself first, put the situation and the other person first, and all will work out fine.”
Most of us women are stressors and take on too much worry. Can you relate? Men seem to compartmentalize things differently, which I’m quite envious of. This was important to me because it basically put all of our bumps in the roads into perspective and they’re really not as big of a deal as we always make them to be. Just realizing that whatever you’re worrying about is much bigger in your own head that what’s really happening, make the situation at hand so much easier to deal with.

6. Define beauty.
Offering love to someone who is lonely, being kind although you may not want to be, lending strength and empowerment to someone who needs it and wearing the biggest smile because you are so overjoyed you just can’t help it! The most beautiful people to me are true to themselves and comfortable in their own skin.

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7. Tell us why you love Doctors Scrub Advanced as much as we do 🙂
I had an instant love affair with Goldfaden since its inception, but their scrubs…. NEXT LEVEL. The Doctors Scrub Advanced feels and smells amazing, but the results are what keeps you coming back. The skin is renewed and soft as ever! It’s a great way to get the results of an esthetician from the comfort of your own home.

Women feel a connection to other women who are moving the needle, seeking change and fueling empowerment through positive messaging around beauty. A GoldfadenMD Woman Who Shines is one who embodies the definition of true beauty. She is happy, radiant & making positive change in society all while embodying a true likeness for natural beauty regimens & skincare routines. Below, meet Stacie Krajchir-Tom. She is a woman who shines.

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1. What’s your name & occupation?
Stacie Krajchir-Tom
Lifestyle Curator / Publicist

2. Describe your beauty routine.
I tend to keep things pretty simple. I lean toward organic products because they are the most gentle on my skin. I use a gentle exfoliator followed by serum and lots and lots of moisturizer! I am sort of obsessed with being over moisturized… I think that comes with being raised on an island and always being in the ocean and sunshine…I try to do what I can to protect my hair, face and body.

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3. What are three things that you absolutely cannot live without?
The ocean
My sons laughter
Photos of my family, friends, special moments and inspiration surrounding me in my home, office and art studio
Black fine point sharpie – I am a constant doodler and list maker

4. What is your favorite part about being a woman?
Women are fearless, we’re nurturing, great problem solvers, we’re efficient and inspiring. We mentor, incubate and lift each other UP, and that inspires me as a woman. I love being part of a tribe of other likeminded women and seeing what happens when we band together to achieve  anything we put our minds to– be it global change, local, community based or universal. We get it done. Being able to create a life inside me, naturally feed my child and being a mother is incredible.

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5. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received as a woman?
Don’t try to emulate any one else’s style —Be YOU 100% always. Be authentic to who you are and  the woman you want to become.

6. Define beauty.
Confidence. Beauty is embracing who you are and being your authentic self at every age.

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7. Tell us why you love Doctors Scrub Advanced as much as we do 🙂
I love that it’s hypoallergenic and it’s packed with organic red tea and soothing seaweed extract that feels yummy. The texture of the crystals is super unique and interesting. The hyaluronic acid makes me know it’s working to fix the texture of my sun damaged skin which is top priority for me.

Follow more #WomenWhoShine on Instagram @GoldfadenMD!

 

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Here at Goldfaden MD, we love all things GOLD. You may have seen us rocking the gold tips manicure on our Instagram from time to time, so we wanted to share it with you. Below you will find simple steps on how to get these gold tips at home.

What you’ll need to get your gold tips: bandaids (for shaping purposes), Goldfaden MD Vital Boost (for cuticle moisture), gold nail polish by a brand of your choice.

Now for the steps…

1. Make sure your hands and nails are clean before you begin. Remove all existing nail polish with natural nail polish remover (Here are some tips from Good Housekeeping on finding a natural, non-toxic nail polish remover).

2. Apply Goldfaden MD Vital Boost to each of your cuticles for extra moisture.

3. Apply a bandaid to your nail with the curved edge facing up. Leave a little room between the tip of the bandaid and the tip of your nail for a perfectly curved tip.

4. Apply nail polish to your nail – going from the edge of the bandaid up toward the tip of your nail until the entire nail tip is covered.

5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 until each of your nails is dry. Carefully remove the bandaid and apply a top coat.

And you’re done! Be sure to share your final results with us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram using the hashtag #GoldfadenGoldTips