Skincare

Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Anti-Aging Eye Cream

By on March 19, 2017

Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Anti-Aging Eye Cream ($46 for 0.5 oz.)
After I had such good luck with Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, which I wrote about here, I had been really curious to try some of the 10 other eye creams and serums that the brand offers. Where to start? I have to admit that part of the reason I was drawn to the Rosa Arctica Anti-Aging Eye Cream was the pretty frosted aqua jar, but it also seemed like a good next step because it’s meant to generally smooth, firm, and brighten the eye area for a youthful appearance.

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Current favorites from Kiehl’s

By on September 30, 2016
Current favorites from Kiehl's
Current favorites from Kiehl’s

I’ve really been exploring a lot of skincare from Kiehl’s over the past several months, evidenced by posts here and here. While I fortunately can’t say any of the products have been complete misses for me, I definitely have some favorites that I’m very excited about. I’m even at a point where I can chat about 5 of my favorite products covering 5 different product categories, so it seems like a great time to talk about the stuff I’m really enjoying.

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The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Night Cream and Smoothing Eye Cream

By on August 25, 2016
The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Night Cream ($28) and Smoothing Eye Cream ($22)
The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Night Cream ($28) and Smoothing Eye Cream ($22)

This past spring when I ran out of night cream, I ended up taking advantage of one of The Body Shop’s many sales to purchase two products from their Nutriganics range: the Smoothing Night Cream and the Smoothing Eye Cream. I’ve never tried the Nutriganics products before but have enjoyed The Body Shop’s moisturizers in the past, and was excited to try some of the brand’s fancier products. They’re both under $30 so even though they’re more expensive than other TBS skincare, they’re definitely still within reach for me, and they’re an even better deal on sale.

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Skincare

A summer favorite: an eye cream with sun protection

By on July 15, 2015
Supergoop! Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 37 ($45 for 0.5 oz.)
Supergoop! Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 37 ($45 for 0.5 oz.)

This eye cream by Supergoop! actually sat on my wish list for a couple of months before I ended up receiving it as a gift. I wanted an eye cream with SPF, but I also knew that having it meant that I needed to put down money to have not just one but two eye creams in my collection, which can seem like a jump for someone on a budget. I felt it was a hole in my skincare routine, though, and since early this spring I’ve been using the Supergoop! Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream with SPF 37.

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Monthly empties: January 2015

By on January 29, 2015
Products I used up during the month of January
Products I used up during the month of January

There are just a handful of products that I used up over the last month that I have to talk about! I haven’t used up as many products as I sometimes do on a monthly basis, but I have several different kinds of skincare products as well as a dry shampoo. Here are my thoughts on each of them.

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Bath & Body | Skincare

SebaMed skin and body care deals at Costco

By on January 9, 2015
SebaMed Q10 2-pack, with Protection Cream and Eye Cream ($35)
SebaMed Q10 2-pack, with Protection Cream and Lifting Eye Cream ($35)

Now that we’re past the holidays, I’m really trying to not spend money. However, a couple days back I was walking through Costco and I was considering repurchasing the Egyptian Magic moisturizer because I recently ran out of one of my facial creams, but I happened to walk through on a day when SebaMed had set up a table in the store and was offering some deals on their skin and body care products.

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Derma MD Eliminate & Lighten Eye Cream

By on December 23, 2014
Derma MD Eliminate & Lighten Eye Cream ($58.95 for 0.5 oz.)
Derma MD Eliminate & Lighten Eye Cream ($58.95 for 0.5 oz.)

The Derma MD Eliminate & Lighten eye cream has been an important part of my routine lately. Just from a label perspective, it has tons of appeal for me because it’s advertised to be an all-in-one kind of product, with the ability to moisturize, brighten, de-puff, smooth lines, and generally encourage a more youthful appearance.

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Bath & Body | Makeup | Skincare

An intro to Derma MD skincare: results from a 30-day regimen

By on October 31, 2014
Derma MD skincare
Derma MD skincare

Derma MD is a brand that’s pretty new to me, and I’ve had the opportunity to test out a number of their products in a new regimen. I’m excited to share my thoughts on all of the products and giving an overall impression on how the routine has been working for me. I wanted to take some time to touch on each of the products as an intro to the brand, and I hope it’s helpful if you’re interested in finding some new skincare or perhaps just enjoy learning about what’s out there.

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Monthly empties: March 2014

By on March 31, 2014
Products used up during the month of March
Products used up during the month of March

For 2014 I’ve started keeping track of the products I use up each month, and throughout March I finished a mix of skincare, cosmetics, body and hair care products. Keeping track helps me keep focused on using stuff up rather than just hoarding half-used containers, and it gives me the opportunity to say a few words about stuff that might have otherwise passed by without a full review.

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Skoah Eye Kream, and why I use an eye cream

By on January 2, 2014
Skoah Eye Kream ($38 for 15g / .5oz)
Skoah Eye Kream ($38 for 15 g / 0.5 oz)

This past month I was walking through downtown Seattle and noticed a new neighbor had moved in – a place called Skoah, which appeared to be a skincare boutique. I had to return at some point during business hours, and was able to better explore what kind of place this actually was. It’s a spa with a variety of facial services that also sells a pretty big line of skincare products, which had me pretty excited! They’re based in Vancouver, Canada and have locations in the Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary, and Boston areas, and you can also purchase products through their website. I really wanted to try something and ended up purchasing their basic eye cream, labeled as appropriate for most skin types.

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