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Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution 8 Week Challenge!

I’m so excited to be partnering with Kiehl’s for the launch of the Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution! As you guys know, I LOVE being out in the sun- especially at the beach! Naturally, over time I have developed dark spots and discoloration, which is never fun. I’ve tried so many different dark spot correctors and nothing has really seemed to make a difference. I was recently introduced to Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution and was amazed by the results after only 4 weeks!!! I have been testing this product for 8 weeks now and have been so happy with my results. It's like magic!

I wanted more effective results so I have been testing Kiehl’s Corrective Dark Spot Solution with the whole line because I wanted the most effective results possible! And all these products are great because they work with ALL SKIN types! I’ve been obsessed with everything so far!!! Check out my routine for the past 8 weeks below!

Step #1: The Clearly Corrective Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser is a skin brightening face wash that gently exfoliates skin and purifies it from harmful environmental pollutants.I have sensitive skin sometimes so it’s a nice face wash that is gentle. My skin has felt softer, smoother and refined while respecting the skin barrier. It’s formulated with Pearlstone, a natural exfoliant derived from volcanic ash; and White Birch and Peony Extracts, this cleanser helps to clarify and visibly brighten skin!

Step #2: The Clearly Corrective Brightening & Soothing Treatment Water is a skin brightening treatment water that soothes, hydrates and visibly boosts skin clarity. I love these treatments because they feel amazing on the skin and so refreshing and hydrating! This product has been helping with soothing and hydrates skin while helping to visibly even skin tone. It’s formulated with Licorice Root, Activated C, White Birch and Peony Extracts, this water helps promote skin brightening and clarity

Step #3, THE HERO PRODUCT!: The Clearly CorrectiveDark Spot Solution has been the most help with brightening my skin for increased radiance and clarity! It’s been infused with Activated C, a potent form of Vitamin C and this formula deeply penetrates the skin quickly to help visibly even skin tone and improve clarity. I love the way it feels because it is a water-like serum so feels super hydrating and perfect for layering with other products. It’s super gentle on the skin so good for application all over my face or as a spot treatment! Whichever you prefer! Its been clinically proven to help reduce hyperpigmentation by 49%, dark spots color by 39%, and even post-acne marks by 27%! So it helps with honestly everything.

 

Step #4: The Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Moisture Treatment is a skin brightening moisturizer that helps to improve overall clarity. I’ve noticed this has helped with reducing the appearance of skin discolorations and rough texture. My skin can get dry so I love that it provides continuous 24-hour hydration while helping to smooth and brighten skin. This has been Formulated with Activated C and White Birch Extract, this formula is known to help visibly even skin tone!

Also, it is so important to always put sunscreen on! It is crucial to use SPF daily to protect skin from further darkening!!

I have been documenting the whole process so would love to not just talk about, but show the results!!!

BEFORE:

I don’t have a crazy amount of dark spots, but it still is something that bothers me and is pretty noticeable on my face!

WEEK 4:

  

As you can see, after just 4 weeks I could notice how much lighter my dark spots were. I could also see my skin tone being more even overall. My skin also felt great.

WEEK 8:

I mean!!! After 8 weeks!!!!!! It’s honestly like magic. My spots were pretty much non-existent. It’s so crazy to see results over time because when I was starting the 8 week challenge I was able to see results, but with documenting everything- its crazy to see the results! My skin feels radiant and was glowing from the Kiehl’s products!

I highly recommend the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution because the results for me were amazing and I am so happy with everything. I definitely would also say to use the whole line with it because then it maximizes the results too! I would love to hear your thoughts on this product too!

Xoxo,

Emily Men

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My Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica and Beverly Center Shopcation!

I am always traveling, which can get exhausting! That's why I had so much fun on my "staycation/shopcation" at The Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica and Beverly Center!

I started off with a fun shopping spree at newly renovated Beverly Center! It's absolutely gorgeous!! There were so many amazing stores and new restaurants!

After all that shopping, we had an amazing lunch at Farmhouse! The restaurant is not only delicious and fresh, but so gorgeous! And the burger is one of the best I've ever had!!

And now checking into the super cute Hampton Inn & Suites in Santa Monica after a fun shopping day! How cute is this neon sign in the lobby?! I'll take sunshine too!

After relaxing in the hotel for a bit, I walked over to one of my favorite places in LA, The Santa Monica Pier! I love how close the Hampton Inn & Suites is to the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade! Literally just a 10 minute walk or so! So fun and so convenient!

So refreshed after a comfortable sleep and fun staycation/shopcation! I loved the complimentary breakfast in the morning and my favorite was the waffle maker!!!!! But, before check out I had to go up to the gorgeous pool deck for a dip in the pool and to lay out for a bit! I had the best time!! Check out all of the great deals that can be had at these SoCal Hilton hotels here!

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My Pantene Pro-V 14-Day Challenge!

I have been using Pantene Pro-V since I was a teenager, and I love that they have always focused on healthy beautiful hair to support the boldness of women! It’s been so much fun to take part in and see the results of the Pantene 14 Day Challenge! I have been coloring my hair since I was 15 years old, which has really taken a toll on my hair. Because of that, the Pantene Repair & Protect Collection Shampoo and Conditionerwere the perfect products for me to try during the challenge! I also loved using the Ultimate 10 BB Crème on my hair after styling for a silky, smooth finish! Follow along with my journey below!

Day 1:

I was so excited to try out the Pantene Repair & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner because my hair was so ready to be repaired from all of the coloring and hot styling tools I use on it! Honestly, I could feel the difference immediately, which makes sense – this collection promises to repair six months of damage in just one use! It has concentrated moisturizers and conditioners which reduce hair friction and tangles (who else’s hair gets crazy tangled all the time!?) while smoothing the hair, resulting in visible reduction of damage!

After taking part in the challenge, I have some pro tips for you! When shampooing, focus on the scalp and roots, where the most build up of scalp oils, dirt and product residue come from. When you are conditioning the hair, you should make sure to condition the full length of your hair. You may have been told (like I was!) that you should condition just the tips of your hair, and that is not the case! Your hair needs conditioner wherever it is exposed to heat-styling, color, sun and anything else that might damage it! Also, make sure not to over-rinse the hair! It shouldn’t take more then 30 seconds to rinse out the conditioner so make sure to run your fingers through the hair!

Day 7:

This was my hair at day 7! My color has been enhanced with more shine and vibrancy, and I can feel the difference even more! The Pantene Repair & Protect Collection’s Shampoo and Conditioner also protects the hair between washes by smoothing the hair cuticle and reinforcing your hair’s outer layer.

Day 14:

Yay! It’s the last day of the challenge and I am seeing so much less breakage, less flyaways, and my hair just feels stronger. It used to be super stiff and brittle because of how damaged it was, but now it flows and feels so silky. I am so happy with the results!!!!!!!!!

It might sound silly to some, but all of the women in my life feel this way – a bad hair day can really ruin your entire day, and a great hair day will do the opposite! Only 1 in 10 women experience a great hair day regularly, and Pantene wants to change that!! When I know my hair looks healthy and amazing, I feel amazing!

Are you ready to take the Pantene 14 Day Challenge!? You won’t regret it!!!

Xoxo,

Emily Men

This content is sponsored by Pantene. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Chain Link Sweater Set

  1. Sol Los Angeles, Chain Link Turtleneck Sweater, buy here or similar here.
  2. Sol Los Angeles, Chain Link Culotte Pant, buy here or similar here.
  3. V.W.E, Retro Oval Sunglasses, buy here.
  4. Sequin Jewelry, Rockefeller Drop Earrings, buy here.
  5. Yuul Yie, Front Zip Y Booties, buy here.

Photographer: Kristen Walker, (@kristenwphoto).

Location: Central Park, New York.


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The Perfect Floral Set for a ShopBop Holiday Dinner!

  1. Alice McCall, The Perfect Little Top, buy here.
  2. Alice McCall, Move Over Darling Skirt, buy here.
  3. Sequin Jewelry, Emerald Juicy Crystal Drop Earring, buy here.
  4. Kooreloo, Divine Bijoux Shoulder Bag, buy here.
  5. JAGGAR, Tempt Curved Heel Pumps, buy here.

How beautiful was the ShopBop holiday dinner?! I have loved shopping on this site since I was in high school! xx

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Satin Love

  1. INSPR by Natalie Off Duty, Statement Shoulder Satin Top, buy here.
  2. INSPR by Natalie Off Duty, Satin Pencil Skirt, buy here.
  3. Elizabeth and James, McKinley Sunglasses, buy here.
  4. INEZ, Alta Heels, buy here or similar here.

Photographed By: Kristen Walker, (@kristenwphoto).

Location: Central Park, New York.

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Polka Dots and Stripes

  1. Valencia & Vine, Lulu Dress, buy here.
  2. L'AGENCE, Brea Blazer, buy here and here.
  3. Free People, Scarf Pony, buy here.
  4. Vintage Sunglasses, similar here.
  5. Cole Haan, Grand Pro Deck Mule, buy here.

Photographed By: Jeffrey Men, (@jeffreymen).

Location: San Francisco, California.

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Kendra Scott's Fall 2018 Collection!

Kendra Scott has always been one of my favorite jewelry brands and I am so excited to be partnering with her to show off her beyond gorgeous Fall 2018 Collection. I'm obsessed with natural gemstones and her unique designs, so naturally I am loving all the new pieces from the Fall 2018 collection! I love statement earrings and rings. I wanted to add more to this look above so I styled it with the Aragon Rose Gold Drop Earrings in Ivory and Liv Cocktail Ring in Silver and Rose Gold!

Take a look at some more ways I styled some of my  favorite pieces from Kendra Scott's Fall 2018 Collection!

As I mentioned, I always LOVE a statement earring and am obsessed with mother of pearl so naturally the Aragon Rose Gold Drop Earrings in Ivory was a piece that I knew would go with literally everything.

When I was shopping in the store I fell in love with the Aislinn Gold Long Pendent Necklace specifically in Teal Agate. I just love statement jewelry and this necklace makes the perfect statement without going overboard. I love the color teal so I was naturally drawn to not only this piece but this stone! It adds so much to my dress, but doesn't feel like too much. And still obsessed with wearing the Liv Cocktail Rings together!

Kendra Scott's Fall 2018 Collection is filled with so many beautiful stones and rich colors. I love how every season she has all her classics, but is still able to reinvent each collection to feel fresh and fun so I always have so much fun shopping the new collections every season!! I've been loving all my favorite pieces i've styled into my looks above, but also linked some of my other favorites that I will need to go back to the store and get!! And how cute is the gift box too? Oh, Kendra Scott- I love everything!!!


Xoxo,

Emily Men

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Pantene Charcoal Collection

I am so excited to be partnering with Pantene!! Pantene is an original in the hair game, and I’ve been using their products forever! I love that Pantene has always focused on not only beautiful hair, but super healthy hair to support confidence and boldness in women – they have known about the benefits of pro-vitamin B5’s for your hair since the 1940s!

I know there are so many products on the market right now that it’s hard to decide which product to buy, so I wanted to share with you that I recently discovered Pantene’s new Charcoal Collection, and I love it!!

The Pantene Charcoal Collection’s shampoo and conditioner uses activated charcoal, which gently purifies your hair by absorbing impurities, like magnetic attraction! Unlike your skin, your hair does not have a built-in purification system. If you are like me and go three or more days without washing your hair, then all the scalp oils, styling products, dry shampoo, you name it result in dirt build up! That build up can cause your hair to gain 4% of its own weight!

Pantene’s Charcoal Collection specifically addresses this issue with activated charcoal, which is a purifying ingredient that you may have noticed has become a major player in several health and beauty products! Activated charcoal works to detox hair by attracting impurities while simultaneously releasing antioxidants, which helps your hair look refreshed and clean with tons of body and shine!! The formula is also super lightweight!

Look at how amazing my hair looks after using the shampoo and conditioner! My hair feels super clean and looks bright and fresh because of the activated charcoal. My hair also looks way more shiny than it does when I use other shampoos and conditioners.

I can’t say enough about how much I love the Pantene Charcoal Collection Shampoo and Conditioner! You have to try it, and right now there is a great promotion going on – for a limited time, Target is having an in-store and online promotion, where you receive a $5 gift card after purchasing a select number of Pantene Charcoal Collection  products.

When your hair looks good, you feel good. After all, nothing gives you the confident boost that a good hair day does!

I love Pantene’s products because they make it so easy to have beautiful hair.  I don’t know about you, but having a bad hair day will put a damper on my day, but when my hair feels great I feel like I am ready for anything!  Pantene helps me have more great hair days and feel ready to take on the world!

Have you tried the new Pantene Charcoal Collection!? I would love to hear about your experiences!

Xoxo,

Emily Men

This content is sponsored by Pantene. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pantene. The opinions and text are all mine.

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I am so excited to be partnering with Pantene!! Pantene is an original in the hair game, and I've been using their products forever! I love that Pantene has always focused on not only beautiful hair, but super healthy hair to support confidence and boldness in women – they have known about the benefits of pro-vitamin B5's for your hair since the 1940s!

I know there are so many products on the market right now that it's hard to decide which product to buy, so I wanted to share with you that I recently discovered Pantene's Charcoal Collection, and I love it!!

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The Pantene Charcoal Collection's shampoo and conditioner uses activated charcoal, which gently purifies your hair by absorbing impurities, like magnetic attraction! Unlike your skin, your hair does not have a built-in purification system, and if you are like me and go three or more days without washing your hair, then all the scalp oils, styling products, dry shampoo, you name it results in dirt build up! That build up can cause your hair to gain 4% of its own weight!

Pantene's Charcoal Collection specifically addresses this issue with activated charcoal, which is a purifying ingredient that you may have noticed has become a major player in several health and beauty products! Activated charcoal works to detox hair by attracting impurities while simultaneously releasing antioxidants, which helps your hair look refreshed and clean with tons of body and shine!! The formula is also super lightweight!

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Look at how amazing my hair looks after using the shampoo and conditioner! My hair feels super clean and looks bright and fresh because of the activated charcoal. My hair also looks way more shiny than it does when I use other shampoos and conditioners.

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I can't say enough about how much I love the Pantene Charcoal Shampoo and Conditioner! You have to try it, and right now there is a great promotion going on – if you buy two Charcoal Collection products, you'll receive a $5 gift card!! Such a great bargain for amazing products!

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When your hair looks good, you feel good. After all, nothing gives you the confident boost that a good hair day does!

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I love Pantene's products because they make it so easy to have beautiful hair. I don't know about you, but having a bad hair day will put a damper on my day, but when my hair feels great I feel like I am ready for anything! Pantene helps me have more great hair days and feel ready to take on the world!

Have you tried the new Pantene Charcoal Collection!? I would love to hear about your experiences!

Xoxo,

Emily Men

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Dark Florals


 

  1. Commando, Floral Lace Bodysuit, buy here.
  2. Milly, Floral Lurex Organza Angie Dress, buy here.
  3. Cotton On, High Rise Relaxed 90s Jeans, buy here.
  4. Saint Laurent, Jane Sandals, similar here.

Photographed By: Trevor Goodwin

Location: Koreatown, New York.

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