Archive for the ‘Kiehl’s’ Category

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Spring’s Beauty

February 26, 2008

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Credit: style.com 

 

This picture from Burberry Prorsum sums up THIS season’s beauty model. It’s extremely rare that the faces of models this season is left almost unscathed by bronzer, isn’t it? Don’t you remember a couple of years ago when self-tanner and a deep bronze tan reigned supreme? I think it was featured so strongly in Versace and other major labels.

 

I think this look  in the picture is super easy to achieve. Super smooth and flawless skin is obviously the main focus, so EXFOLIATE AND MOISTURIZE! I like Dermalogica’s Gentle Cream Exfoliant. Moisturizer is vital. Try Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer (comes with SPF15, if you like). This leaves your skin surface moisturized and well primed. To give an extra radiance boost to your skin, don’t hesitate to use a primer. Try Laura Mercier Oil-Free Primer SPF20. It leaves the skin with a great glow and just enough radiance to seem like you’re glowing from within. 

 

 

Now that you’ve gotten the base right, lightly highlight your face with the very fabulous and my number 1 must-have product YSL Touche Eclat in Number 2 Ivory. Apply it to the planes of the face – your cheekbones, down the nose, the inside of your eye and the brow bone. Now, what you’ve got to do is to contour your cheekbones very lightly – none of that whole harsh lines thing going on. Lightly brush a little of bronzer – I love M.A.C’s Bronzing Powder in Bronze – under your cheekbones to give it a little of definition. Don’t go overboard. Very-much-less is more.

 

 

As you can tell, the eyes were kept very natural – I reckon a touch of the YSL Touche Eclat can counter any darkness caused by late nights. As for the lips, a light pink gloss was used – those Stila lip glosses are superb at giving that shine!Tune in for more of my little tricks and tips! 

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Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish

January 1, 2008
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Credit: kiehls.com
 
Hi all! Hope you had a good time celebrating the new year. What better way to start the new year than to scrub off the dead cells of 2007?! Ok, you should know by now that I love Kiehl’s range of body products and a couple of their  eye creams, and it’s no wonder that I received this in a gorgeous gift box from a couple of friends.
 
This scrub has got Luffa Fruit, jojoba Butter (super smooth!!), pure honey and soy milk protein. There’s also shea butter and sweet almond oil to leave the skin smooth and exfoliates without drying.
 
Pros: The scrubby particles are plentiful (unlike the awful Kiehl’s Liquid Body Scrub and Cleanser that contained SO FEW exfoliating particles!) and really feels like a scrub as you massage it over your skin. The texture is great and this leaves your skin very soft and luxurious after washing it off. 

Cons: Even though my skin feels so smooth and soft, it made my skin itchy – even after slathering the super rich and my holy grail of body moisturizers ( Kiehl’s Creme de Corps and L’Occitane Milk Body Moisturizer ). This is my only gripe about this product.
 
Conclusion: If vanity gets the better of you, and you don’t mind feeling itchy for a little while, but still have super soft skin, then GET THIS!! 
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Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 Limited Edition

December 8, 2007

89027800_l.jpg My favourite lip balm in the world has come up with 3 limited edition flavours! And they are: Pear, Cranberry and Mint. The pear scent is pretty real smelling.. and gives this really fruity smell when you apply it to your lips. The cranberry is sweet, and smells great! My favourite of the 3 is the mint. It smells so fresh and leaves a cooling sensation on my lips when applied. And the great thing is that the cooling sensation lasts for a pretty long time! This is definitely a must-get!

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Body Moisturizers

April 25, 2007

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The body is often neglected. Well, to me anyways. I used to use Kiehl’s Creme de Corps during winter as it was the richest moisturizer I’ve ever bought. Now, I’m not exactly one who would spend loads on my body, as I rather do it for my face, but Kiehl’s do really good moisturizers. Now that winter has bade goodbye, I’ve switched to a lighter moisturizer – Kiehl’s Sodium PCA Moisturizer. Ok, I know it’s supposed to be for the face, but because I’ve an overload of facial products, I started using this on my arms and chest. It’s extremely moisturizing, as the Sodium PCA draws water from the environment and binds it to the skin. I usually spray a thin layer of Avene spring water if I can remember. Maybe this is my way of recycling… Using left-over facial products on the body instead. Hehe. Don’t shoot me down, but I recently used Origins Modern Friction other than my face too, but I shall talk about that later. =)

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Morning routine

April 22, 2007

I admit, I’ve been buying new products recently, and even my evening skin care routine has changed significantly. However, the basics are still there.

1. Cleanse with Bliss Fabulous Foaming cleanser. This removes any oil/dirt/grime and even leaves my face with minimal shine even after a couple of hours. I tried this last night, and was surprised to see that my skin was not as oily as before after a couple of hours. Also, this doens’t leave that awful tight skin feeling.

2. Tone with Clarins Toning Lotion or SK-II Facial Clear Lotion.

3. Ole Henriksen Truth serum. Not oily at all, and completely fantastic smelling.

4. SK-II Facial Clear Solution or Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion depending on what my skin feels at that point in time. Actually, I use Dermalogica’s Oil Control Lotion when I’ve got zits ‘cos it helps to prevent zits and kills them with the ingredients it has in them. The SK-II Facial Clear Solution is for days when my skin feels a little parched.

5. Kiehl’s Sodium PCA Moisturizer used only on my neck + collar bones to rehydrate the skin there.

6. Kiehl’s Abyssine Eye Cream or Bobbi Brown Hydrating eye cream. I can’t stress enough on the importance of eye cream. Prevention is better than (trying to) cure.

7. Clarins UV PLUS SPF40. You’ve heard me enough about ranting on about sunscreen.

After this, I just apply whatever concealer (Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage) on where is needed.

Share with me your morning beauty routine too!

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Kiehl’s Abyssine Eye Cream

March 17, 2007

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I’ve been using an eye cream since last year when I was merely 16+, and now that I’m almost 18, eye cream has been an integral part of my skin care regime. I used to use the Kiehl’s Light Nourishing Eye Cream when I was still in Singapore because it was very light. However, now in London and a some-what real and faux sun worshipper, an anti-aging eye cream is so damn important. This eye cream has got survival molecules and vitamin E that will help diminish the look of fatigue, and provide loads of moisture. I love this and one pot lasts ages. S$50 from Kiehl’s at Heeren.

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Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1

March 13, 2007

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This tube of lip balm almost never leaves my bag where ever I go. It’s got an SPF in it, which protects your lips from harmful rays that will cause those vertical lines around your mouth to be exaggerated. This lip balm has got loads of different oils in it, and leaves a very light gloss to your lips, but not too glossy as to make it seem like you’re wearing lip gloss, which makes it perfect for guys as well. $15 from Kiehl’s Singapore.