Sunday, September 23, 2012

Kiehl's Friends and Family Sale

It's one of the best sales of the year!

Right now, Kiehl's is having their once a year Friends and Family sale. Receive 20% off your entire purchase. Just enter "FRIENDS" at checkout

This only goes until tomorrow, so stock up now. Good luck and keep looking beautiful!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate and Philosophy's Microdelivery Exfoliation Kit

Twice a week, which I've tried to designate as Wednesdays and Sundays so I remember, I exfoliate my skin to leave it soft and glowing.

I wanted to share two of my favorite exfoliators so you can give them a try! A Sephora associate recently talked me into Kate Somerville's ExfoliKate, which totally rocks. It contains Salicylic Acid which is important for zapping wrinkles, but it also has Aloe Vera, honey and Vitamin E to make your skin soft and supple. You'll want to apply it in a circular motion all over your face for about 30 seconds and then let it sit for two minutes. After that, gently wash off with a washcloth. You'll love the way your skin glows afterwards. Plus, it smells yummy which is an extra bonus. I started with the smallest bottle, which costs $19 at Sephora.

I also really love Philosophy's Microdelivery Exfoliation Kit. This is a three-part system, although they seem to only sell it in two parts now. First, you want to wash your face with the exfoliating wash (sold separately). Then you use the small tub of the orange exfoliater and rub that into your skin in a circular motion for about 30 seconds. Leave on for about a minute, and then spread a small amount of the activating gel all over and let that sit for a couple of minutes. Then gently wash off with a washcloth. This will also make your face feel super smooth and fresh. The kit is $40 and the wash is $8-$58, depending on the size.

Good luck and keep looking beautiful!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Free Shipping Today at Kiehl's

One of my favorite skin care companies is offering free shipping all day today. I've told you before how awesome Kiehl's go now and try it!

My favorites..
The Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
This makes your face feel tighter and firmer. I use this either under a night-time moisturizer or alone if I don't feel like I need additional moisture.

The Line-Reducing Eye Brightening Concentrate
This eye cream really works! I use it every morning for fine lines and dark circles. You can feel it heat up and work! (Didn't include image of it because I had to cut the bottle in half to get out all the good stuff at the bottom. Never waste a good eye cream!)

Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
This is a must for when your eye area looks dry and wrinkly. I often use this at night before my moisturizer.

No code needed so hurry up and order. Good luck and keep looking beautiful!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kiehl's offering recycling incentive

I'm so excited that Kiehl's, which you know is one of my faves, is offering a recycling program where you can earn free products just by returning the empty bottles. Yay!

You can learn more about it from my Examiner article.

Good luck and keep looking beautiful!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Exhale Spa in Chicago. Amazing!

There is a Chicago spa I'm quickly falling in love with! It's Exhale Spa in the Gold Coast. The gorgeous, super clean and spacious spa is home to one of my all-time-favorite facials, plus the employees are super friendly and welcoming. You can also enjoy Yoga, acupuncture, and Thai therapy here.

I bought a Gilt City voucher for a Cool Beam facial which is one of the best facials I've ever received (and I've literally had hundreds of them in at least six states). The hour-long bliss starts with a cleansing, mask, steam and extractions. The esthetician then goes the extra mile with a hand and foot massage. When a spa does this, they instantly win my loyalty. She then uses a heating light all over the face--a blue light for any acne and then the red light for fine lines and sun spots. Here's Exhale's description of the Cool Beam facial...

Enjoy an incredibly relaxing facial therapy as you repair years of skin damage pain-free. In each Cool Beam session, a healing light is applied to the face, with particular focus on fine lines, sun spots, breakouts, and irritation. The antibacterial light sparks the production of collagen, softening fine lines as it gently reduces inflammation, diminishes acne, and hydrates. Suitable for any age and every skin type! 

By the end, I was not only super relaxed, my skin glowed and the lines under my eyes were noticeably improved.

Full-price, this facial runs $200, but I paid around $89 with the deal. Definitely keep an eye out for any of Exhale's other deals, and I will too!

Good luck and keep looking beautiful!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Battling dry skin this winter that looks dull and flaky? Help is a serum away! Check out the article on one of my favorite new products here. 

Good luck and keep looking beautiful!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Skin Effects Glycolic Peel Kit

Courtesy: CVS
I've mentioned before that I love the Skin Effects line which you can find at CVS, both in-store and online. I recently tried the Glycolic Peel Kit and I really love it. ($24.99)

It's a two-part system. First, you'll want to wash your face and dry it. Then you rub a glycolic pad (clearly marked "Step 1") over your face and let that sit for about a minute. It will tingle a little bit. Then you rub a soothing pad (marked "Step 2") over your face. I let that sit for about a minute and then apply my eye and face cream.

I noticed results right away and my skin was so smooth afterwards. I also felt like my face was a little tighter. Glycolic products are known for helping dimish fine lines and even out skin tone. They also reduce blotchiness and the appearance of pores.

Good luck and keep looking beautiful!