Colours Of The Côte d’Azur

I’m walking down by the water in Monte Carlo… the big blue sea sparkling its harmonious melody.

The afternoon summer breeze lifting my hair, penetrating my soul with the glow of pink and orange sunset hues.

A sailor tips his hat nodding his head – paying homage to my viral femininity – . His eyes sway to the click of my heels for what seems like an eternity.

I’m wearing Chanel No. 707 on my fingertips, and 507 on my lips.

Best At-Home Face Peel

Photo by ian dooley

It’s no secret that as we age epidermal cell turnover slows down. The skin doesn’t shed it’s outer layer as quickly so the complexion looks duller, lines and sun spots become more visible and all the gunk sits on the face. Fortunately, there is a solution. I have found this Jessner’s Peel to work wonders. This best at-home face peel solution mixture is amazing, the ingredients work so well together. It is light enough for weekly use, although I recommend using it once every two weeks, and strong enough that it will leave your skin exfoliating within days from use. Immediately you will notice your skin clearer, smoother, brighter and with continued use it only gets better; lines, sun and age spots start to fade and disappear.

The peel I am recommending comes with a strong Professional Medical Grade 30% Pure Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA Peel). This is the peel you would get if you were to go to the dermatologist for a chemical peel, and it would cost you a minimum of $300 per application. This peel is much stronger than the Jessner’s solution so if you use it, please be careful.

The 30% TCA peel really burns the skin, it penetrates deep into the epidermis. It is pure medical grade Trichloroacetic Acid. Use this peel if you want to resurface the skin. Before application please research on the proper use of it. A few pointers I’ll leave here. Use a cotton ball or pad and a light even application across the face. Don’t try to rush it by using too much especially on only one area, the application should be even. If you accidentaly get too much on your face or fingers, or you can’t handle the burn, wash it with soap, soap neutralizes the acid. Plain water will not wash it off, it will sting it even more. And make sure you have a week off from social engagements because you want to stay indoors and away from the sun.

Jessner’s Peel works perfectly. And the best part about it is that you don’t need any downtime like you do for the TCA, and you can use it regularly without looking scary. You just need to use a scrub to exfoliate the dead skin cells once the peel starts to work. And don’t forget to apply SPF Sunscreen. You should be using a sunscreen moisturizer daily anyway to prevent sun spots.

I use the Jessner’s solution and love it. It is the best at-home face peel. It helps to exfoliate my skin revealing fresh new skin. At 54.99$ I get continual exfoliation. Depending on how often you use it, it can last you for a good year. Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll love it too. And let me know how it works out for you, would love to hear about it.

Link to Product: Jessner’s Peel

With Every Beat of My Heart

As the dust settles with the wind,

So my pen rises to settle the words wanting escape from this institution my body and mind have become.

No one direction, merely an exhalation of my emotions, a resurrection in deep need.

In the dichotomy of fragility and stubbornness, they float in limbo.

The heartbeats which beat disguise of pain or premonition.

Squeezed into a chamber, crying out for exhalation and resurrection.

Outside Looking In

Carla Golian, 2017, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm

Passes by, passing me by,
I watch, as the train goes by.
Hoping it’s not my life,
Passing me by.

Sitting on the outside, looking in.

A couple of days after I drew up a sketch for this painting, on August 11,  a train traveling from Cairo crashed into another in Port Said in Alexandria. It was an unfortunate tragic accident. Goes to show that sometimes, it’s not so bad being on the outside looking in.

Spirited Away

Carla Golian, 2017, oil on canvas, 40 x 50cm
This painting is inspired by the Anime film, Spirited Away

I try to let go, to let go, to let go,
And to let go some more.

I try to hang on,
To the faith, to the hope, the beauty

I try to hang on,
To the promise that no one made,
The promise of the promised land.

The divine paradise.
To be,
Spirited Away.