Sunday, October 09, 2016

Bewtiching Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

In a month filled with the magic of witches and potions, be not fooled that this Kiehl's product, for it is the real deal.


is the new addition to the innovative collection that does NOT require double cleansing. 

 It’s also one of the few cleansing oils that is ophthalmologist tested – ensuring safety in the removal of eye makeup in addition to a balanced, clean and clear complexion.

Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil, a non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic innovation that deeply cleanses while maintaining the skin barrier and leaving no residue.

If you know me you'll know I have mega-sensitive skin.  Every time I try to be a daredevil and try a new product my skin will most likely breakout in hives or acne.  Selectivity is key and quality is everything to me.

Standard cleansers contain water and surfactants, which foam when additional water is added, but our new cleansing oil gently dissolves all traces of dirt, oil, sunscreen and makeup from the skin

Remove makeup: Lightweight (and powerful) botanical oils are highly efficient at solubilizing makeup and dirt.

Cleanse skin: emulsifiers lift and wash away impurities once water is added without stripping the skin.

Prepare skin for nighttime replenishment: 
“Midnight Recovery blend” of naturally derived ingredients

...found in the famed serum — including squalane,
evening primrose oil, and aromatic lavender essential oil hydrate while maintaining the skin barrier, leaving skin feeling soft, supple and residue-free

There is no better elixir to indulge upon after your evenings of soirees and galavanting to waking up to beautiful clean skin
...After all the no make-up look is "IN"

Friday, September 16, 2016

Kiehl's Hits A Bulls Eye Yet Again

Skin Care, Body, Men, Hair and Gifts - Kiehl's Since 1851

I just spent an amazing time on Governor’s Island last weekend, and contrary to everyone’s’ cooler-than cool Instagram posts it was hotter than hell.  

Make up literally melting off of your face prompts any girl to cringe at the onset of unwanted acne. 
From a change of seasons, a change of environments and stress- adult acne is no joke…

For me it even happens when I eat certain foods, as if calories weren’t enough to worry about

As a teenager I had flawless skin, I wore very little make up, but grew envious of all my friend’s skin products and cosmetics

…  Why I experimented I’ll never know, but quickly came to realize my face is SUPER sensitive and is easily set off when not handled delicately

My sister on the other-hand is acne prone and always has been.  Apart from makeup tips, our cleansing and maintenance routines are totally different. 
From hobbies to sense of humor my sister and I have never agreed on much UNTIL we discovered Kiehls products.

If I do something that irritates and sets off my complexion I immediately know which products won’t let me down and will bring back my complexion…. You got it  
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The great and powerful Kiehl’s products are perfectly sensitive for me, and strong enough on defense for my sister’s skin.  

For the latest- check out their newest products for this Fall:  Dermatologist Solutions™ Breakout Control Targeted Acne Spot Treatment (SHOP HERE: $28) & Facial Lotion (SHOP HERE: $48). 

Worry-no-more when your big presentation or date you’ve been planning for gets a curveball of acne.  

This range rapidly reduces individual breakouts and calms all-over acne while brightening your skin.

You’re not alone-

 Adult acne is a growing concern that affects all ages, genders and ethnicities (40 million people!).  

Kiehl’s introduces a fast-acting, gentle formula clinically demonstrated to reduce the appearance of breakouts and blemishes in as little as 24 HOURS.  

Be on the lookout for possible triggers:
1. Hormonal Influences (or imbalances)  
2. Blockage of oil or sebum flowing through the skin attributed to genetic factors, changes in the thickness or viscosity of the sebum, scarring from recent breakouts, retained skin cells on the surface of the skin that block pores, improper cleansing and/or occlusive skincare products. 
3. Bacteria that proliferates within the pocket of entrapped sebum within the pore. 
4. Inflammation that can come from physical or emotional stress, poor sleep, inhaling/ingesting environmental pollutants/toxins and diet  

Be a daredevil and clear your acne up faster than you thought possible
My sister is slowly turning into a scientist/chemist looking for the exact  combination of things to treat and maintain her complexion…. Kiehl’s relieves her stresses…
To address this need, Kiehl’s chemists specifically formulated new Dermatologist SolutionsTM Breakout Control Acne Spot Treatment to reduce the appearance of acne on adult and aging skin. With 10% sulfur and Vitamin B3, the formula is fastacting, blends evenly and offers an effective yet gentle solution to blemishes.  

For those who experience more persistent acne all over the face, Kiehl’s offers new Dermatologist SolutionsTM Breakout Control Acne Treatment Facial Lotion – a complementary daily facial lotion that helps to reduce the appearance of acne.

 The hydrating formula also works to reduce dullness and rough texture when used on an ongoing basis. With 1.5% salicylic acid and Vitamin B3, the formula evens skin tone and reduces the visible marks on skin caused by acne.  

Salicylic and lipo hydroxy acids in the treatment help remove dead surface skin cells that trap oil to reduce acne lesions while aloe and Vitamin B3 help to calm the complexion and brighten skin.   
Salicylic Acid: This beta-hydroxy acid refines skin texture and possesses anti-bacterial properties to suppress acne bacteria.  

Lipo Hydroxy Acid: LHA works on a lipid level to loosen dead cells and prevent clogged pores. The ingredient’s lipid-soluble structure helps to gently exfoliate.  

Leave all your doubts in the dust….

Additionally, as if that wasn’t enough gold….
Kiehl’s semi-annual Healthy Skin Event is going on until September 26, 2016


At any Kiehl’s U.S. store or at you can receive 4 complimentary deluxe samples in a travel bag for any $65+ purchase.  

Healthy Skin Event

For $100 purchases, you can add on a full-sized cleanser of your choice! 



(Additional totally worth-knowing notes:
Treat with Sulfur Sulfur is a mineral that has been used for centuries to treat skin conditions including acne. Today, sulfur is a recognized acne fighting active, with a maximum OTC usage level of 10%. Sulfur’s efficacy profile makes it a key ingredient to address acne through 3 different mechanisms:  o Keratolytic properties encourage shedding of the outer layer of the stratum corneum, essential to allowing sebum to flow through the skin more freely without causing acne lesions. The keratolytic property of sulfur also helps to accelerate healing and clearing of active blemishes. In fact, sulfur and its derivatives are known to have the ability to purify the skin, which is why sulfur baths and treatments have been used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis and why it is used commonly in the management of rosacea – where the skin is often sensitive, red and inflamed.6  o Antimicrobial effects can prevent bacteria from proliferating in the skin.   

Reinforce with Vitamin B3 The formula also features niacinamide – an active, water-soluble form of Vitamin B3. This molecule has 3 main functions when applied to the skin:   

Anti-Inflammatory Effect: Clinical studies have demonstrated the soothing capabilities of niacinamide, an important factor in counteracting one of the key causes of acne.8 

Sebum maintenance: Niacinamide has shown the ability to reduce surface oil when tested on oily skin.   
Strengthens skin barrier: A study on topically applied niacinamide demonstrated an increase in production of ceramides that can help increase stratum corneum waterholding capacity and improve hydration, making it ideal as an ingredient in a spot treatment, where the skin barrier is compromised.)


Sunday, September 11, 2016

90's Rage on....90's Fest

The Gates to the Era of Heavenly music, fashion and when a can of soda was 50 cents

Pre-Game Jam


A "Legends of the Hidden Temple" Throw Back

From my accordion head band, to my oversize Nautica button up I effortlessly got ready as I never left the 90's

That back pack was my absolute obsession from when I was 6

("Well at least I wouldn't skin a collie to make my back pack."- Dionne #Clueless)

 PS... I was mid-Voguing in the photo on the right


 The best kinda reminder

Baywatch reminiscence anyone?!

These girls actually teach 90's workouts, check them out here

I had the time of my life


'Cause when my jam comes on, I don't care who's around


I almost lost my mind, I have dreamt of seeing them since the tender age of 6



Pauly Shore from the classic MTV days when MTV actually played music killed the host game while chatting with a founder of the 90's Fest event

Um, I'd be lying if I said Mark wasn't my line up of 90's crushes from Carson Daily to Luke Perry Mark McGrath's smooth flow was everything



 Now while 90's trends are back in full swing, 90's fest raged on in the best nostalgic moments from fashion to jams


Wild patterns and slouchy silhouettes were a reminder that "90's cool" was hella comfortable

 Scrunchies, flannels and overalls covered crowds are the best kind of crowds

The girl completely killed the "Clarrisa Explains It All" Vibe