BEAUTY

Dryel 101: My New Obsession!

I am so excited to partner with Dryel and tell you about one of my newest discoveries that I can't believe I just heard of!!

Dryel is the original at-home dry cleaner! And I am so obsessed because it has saved me SO much because now I spend a ton and have to go to the dry cleaners!!

Dryel is the best way to safely and thoroughly clean your special care clothes at home. The Fabric Protection Bag protects clothes and concentrates the gentle cleaning vapor from the Dryer Activated cleaning cloth for optimal cleaning performance. There is no fading, shrinking, or stretching like is often caused by wet washing or dry cleaning. Which I have had countless pieces ruined from expensive dry cleaners!

Dryel works in the convenience of your dryer in as little as 15 minutes and saves up to 90% of the cost of dry cleaning. So, when you have suits, dresses, or even jeans and sweaters that need to be cleaned, skip the hassle, expense, and harsh chemicals of the dry cleaner. I have not been able to stop using Dryel!!!

This is the Dryel Starter Kit and its perfect for first time users to try out the product! It's so easy to use!

First, you use the stain pen to remove any small stains on your pieces. Side note- what I love is you can also use the stain pen on the go and put it in your bag for any accidental stains when you are out and about!

Second, spray the Odor & Wrinkle Releaser on high odor areas on your pieces! This is a MIRACLE worker!!!

Third, put up to 5 garments and 1 Dryer-Activated Cleaning Cloth in the reusable Fabric Protection Bag. Then you tumble in the dryer on MEDIUM HEAT for 15-30 minutes. It's amazing because the Dryer-Activated Cleaning Cloth and Fabric Protection Bag work together to steam-clean clothes!

Lastly, when the garments are ready you need to hang them so the wrinkles will fall out. If there happen to be any wrinkles left then just spray with the Odor & Wrinkle Releaser and it will smooth ll the wrinkles away! And now you have all your clean and fresh pieces ready to wear!!

How easy was that? and you will love the results.

And now I am ready for my day and the new year with my pieces freshened up with Dryel!! Love it so much!

Xoxo,

Emily Men

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My Nordstrom Beauty Favorites!

I am so excited to be partnering with Nordstrom to show you some of my favorite beauty products! Nordstrom is my first stop to discover new products and replenish old standbys. Shop my beauty look today and some of my all time favorites!! 

My look today I used...


  1. Clé de Peau Beauté, Swan Lake Holiday Collection Eye Color Quad, buy here.
  2. Kosas, Tinted Face Oil Foundation, buy here.
  3. Charlotte Tilbury, Hot Lips 2 Lipstick, buy here.
  4. Malin+Goetz, Vitamin E Moisturizer, buy here.
  5. Herbivore Botanicals, Prism Exfoliating Glow Serum, buy here.
  6. Tata Harper, Elixir Vitae Eye Serum, buy here.
  7. Jo Malone London, Jasmine Sambac & Marigold Cologne Intense, buy here.
  8. Oribe, Dry Texturizing Spray, buy here.

I wanted to do something fun but still natural and light!

Also, something AMAZING is Nordstrom has partnered with Terra Cycle to launch Beautycycle, which is helping me reach my goal of having a zero waste beauty routine. I am always looking for ways to reduce my carbon footprint, and now you can drop off empty packaging in the newly launched Beautycycle bins at every Nordstrom and Nordstrom local location in the US. This includes everything from pump and spray bottles to your mascara tubes! Terra Cycle recycles everything, so that the materials can be used to make new products - everything from watering cans to park benches!

What are your favorite products from Nordstrom?!

Xoxo,

Emily Men.

In sponsorship with Nordstrom.

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My New Obsession- Essential Oils By Pantene!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pantene. All opinions are 100% mine.

These past few months have been hard for everyone. As I do my best to stay positive during this time, I can’t help but think this is the universe telling us to SLOW DOWN, and to take a moment for ourselves. Between working, taking care of our families, cooking, cleaning, and a million other things, it’s so important to take time to care for yourself. One of my favorite ways to unwind and block out the world for a few minutes is to give myself a spa experience.

I’ve been a huge fan of Pantene ever since I was a teenager, and I love their new Essential Oils Shampoo and Conditioner (which, for all you bargain hunters out there, is available at Costco and made for Costco members)! I love how nourishing this collection is - it’s the perfect addition to my at-home spa experience!

I color my hair often and style it with heat tools almost daily, so my hair has endured a fair amount of damage! This time at home has given my hair a much-needed break from all of that styling, and Essential Oils by Pantene has really helped my hair regain its natural shine and luster. Essential Oils by Pantene is super nourishing with a nutrient-rich formula that has natural orange peel oil and shea butter, which not only improves shine but gives you that soft and silky hair! It’s a two-step program, with the shampoo strengthening hair against damage, while the conditioner restores hair’s natural moisture. This collection is also free of parabens, silicones, dyes, mineral oils and synthetic fragrances!

I mean, how healthy and amazing does my hair look?! I’ve only been using Essential Oils by Pantene for a week! I not only feel the difference but can see it too!!

Essential Oils by Pantene has made such a difference in my hair that I’m able to cut down on my other product use! With my hair already starting off so shiny and healthy, I’ve been able to skip the shine spray and leave-in conditioner that I usually rely on to keep my hair smooth. I love all of the amazing benefits from this collection!

Give it a try and tell me about your experience with Essential Oils by Pantene! I know you’ll love this addition to your self-care routine! I am completely obsessed! You can find the shampoo here and condtioner here!! And get $3 off Essential Oils by Pantene online at Costco through May 20, 2020!! 

Xoxo, 

Emily Men

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My Pantene Nutrient Blends Wellness Routine!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pantene. All opinions are 100% mine.

With everything that is going on in my life these days, it’s easy to get caught up in your routine and forget to take some time for yourself! We can easily end up going through the motions, and whenever I start to feel like that, I like to shake things up by trying something new. My hair has been feeling lackluster recently, so I thought it was the perfect time to hit refresh on my hair routine by trying the Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection. It has become a great addition to my wellness routine!

I know that for a lot of people, the word “wellness” conjures images of expensive spas or out-of-reach exclusive retreats, but I have found that with the right products, I can recreate that same sense of relaxation in the luxury of my own home. Wellness means something different to everyone - for some, it could be a great workout, and for others, taking the time to make a super clean and healthy meal. It is all about what self-care means to YOU! Personally, because I spend so much of my time in meetings and running from place to place, my ultimate self-care routine is to lock the door and spend an hour in the peace and quiet of my own home! I have always been a huge fan of music and I love getting lost in a great album. I put on a great record, run a hot bath, and wash my hair with the Pantene Fortifying Damage Repair with Castor Oil Shampoo and Conditioner from the Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection, and then I just RELAX. This gives me the time to clear my head, so that I can focus on whatever I want - which is sometimes nothing!

My favorite thing about the Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection is how amazing the ingredients are! I often color my hair and apply heat tools, so the Fortifying Damage Repair Shampoo and Conditioner was the best fit for my hair. The Castor Oil Collection was made to protect and repair damaged, overworked hair like mine! The collection is free of sulfates, parabens, dye and mineral oil, so you can really feel good about what you are applying to your hair. This collection currently features two amazing products:

  • Castor Oil Shampoo - to cleanse, strengthen and protect hair!
  • Castor Oil Conditioner - to nourish and restore hair with a silky shine!

​​​​​​​Castor Oil is an amazing vitamin-E rich ingredient often pulled from the seeds of the Ricinus Communis plant grown in India! It’s a multitasking ingredient that is often used as a moisturizer while others use castor oil to protect skin from bacterial infections.

I’ve been using the Pantene Nutrient Blends Fortifying Damage Repair with Castor Oil Collection for two weeks now and look at how healthy and shiny my hair has been looking! I can see so much of a difference!! I not only have amazing looking hair, but I feel amazing from my self-care routine too!

I challenge you to do the same and share how you use the new Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection for your self-care and daily routine and how it has helped you!! I am completely obsessed! You can find the collection here!

Xoxo,

Emily Men

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The Game-Changing New Cordless Device from Conair!

I am so excited to partner with Conair and Shopstyle to talk about how obsessed I am with the NEW Conair UNBOUND Cordless Auto Curler!

I am always traveling and on-the-go, so the Conair UNBOUND Cordless Auto Curler is SUCH a game changer! This is the first high performance cordless, rechargeable auto curler for the perfect curls or waves, anytime and anywhere!

The Conair UNBOUND is so easy to use and has a ceramic easy-glide coated surface! This is the newest technology from Conair. It helps smooth down fly-aways and eliminate frizz to add shine!

Since it’s cordless it can literally be used ANYWHERE. I was running late to an event so ran into the car with my UNBOUND auto curler so I could do my hair in the car on the way there!!

The device has 3 heat settings and 4 timer settings for all hair types and lets you select the type of curl you want. I usually like to go for a more casual look so I select the MIX curl direction which automatically will alternate the curl direction- I mean, how amazing is that?!

Honestly, what I love most about the Conair UNBOUND is that I can get effortless, flowy curls anytime, anywhere!! I don’t have to spend hours in the bathroom or hair salon- I can just charge up my Conair’s UNBOUND and let it do all the work! Dream. Come. True. 

Basically, everyone needs this!!!!

Xoxo,

Emily Men

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SkinCeuticals Luncheon & Custom D.O.S.E Treatment

I’ve always been obsessed with skincare, and one of my favorites for a while now has been SkinCeuticals! A couple weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be go in for a visit to Cassileth Plastic Surgery to make my Custom D.O.S.E and then attend a beautiful and informative luncheon with SkinCeuticals!

First, I got to Cassileth Plastic Surgery and met with the lovely, Dr. Chang! She explained to me that when it comes to improving skin, there is not one solution that fits all. Everyone has different skin and what works for me, might not work for you. The amazing thing about Custom D.O.S.E is that it’s completely personalized. Its made-to-measure efficacy is essential to addressing each and every individual skin type, skin tone, concerns, and signs of aging. Together we filled out questions to figure out my Custom D.O.S.E!

I mean, this is amazing!!! Can’t wait to see how this works! SkinCeuticals has combined technology and science to focus on these areas through an adaptable topical treatment plan that is all about you!

Waiting for my Custom D.O.S.E to be made!!! So exciting!!!!

Magic happening! SkinCeuticals Custom D.O.S.E is a professional service that combines high-potency ingredients with professionals to create a personalized corrective serum that is specifically for you! And it’s all developed, measured, and dispensed in 10 minutes! You guys all need to go #getdosed NOW! Find your closest location here!

It was so exciting to get my Custom D.O.S.E and you get your own paperwork explaining everything about it! My Custom D.O.S.E consists of Kojic Acid and Niacinamide to help improve the appearance of discoloration and strengthen the moisture barrier, Proxylane to help support skin’s matrix and improve skin firmness, Retinol 0.1% to improve uneven skin tone, promote cell turnover, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and it has an emulsion base so it comes with conditioning agents with a light, milky texture!

I was so excited about this because my main concerns are anti-aging (duh) and discoloration!!!

Personalized just for me!

It’s really not a secret why SkinCeuticals is so popular with dermatologists, doctors and aestheticians everywhere – they stand out in a sea of skincare brands because their science is solid. Every single one of their products reflects the research, science and technology they have mastered.

After, my Custom D.O.S.E I headed down the street to Crustacean Beverly Hills for an informative and relaxing luncheon!

We all had the pleasure to listen and learn from Dr. Kelly Killeen sharing the benefits of Custom D.O.S.E and the newest addition, the Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight!

The Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight is a nighttime glycolic acid cream that delivers a true 10% glycolic acid value to promote cellular turnover for healthy and glowing skin!! “The Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight is formulated with a free acid value of 10% glycolic acid, allowing it to work at a true 10% concentration proven optimal in promoting effective exfoliation and natural cell turnover. Free acid value refers to the true strength of a glycolic acid product, and is affected by both the concentration of acid and the pH of the formula. This potent night cream is synergistically blended with 2% phytic acid to promote skin clarity and brightness, and a triple action-soothing complex to help support the skin barrier. Proven tolerable for nightly use, Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight improves the appearance of skin texture and tone to promote a bright complexion and glowing skin.”

My SkinCeuticals Custom D.O.S.E for the millionth time! I have been using it for the past weeks since I’ve gotten it and I am obsessed!

I am so grateful to have been apart of this super informative visit to Cassileth Plastic where I had the chance to make my Custom D.O.S.E followed by a beautiful luncheon with SkinCeuticals (link) where we were able to learn even more! I can’t wait to add my Custom D.O.S.E and the new Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight to my skincare routine now! Cheers to beautiful and forever flawless skin!

In Sponsorship with SkinCeuticals and all opinions are my own!

Xoxo,

Emily Men

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I Love My Joy Razors from Walmart

I am so excited to partner with Walmart because that’s where I can find my favorite razors, Joy Razors!! I am constantly traveling and they are always the first thing I pack especially for my trips!

How beautiful ae these Joy Razors?! They come in a pretty pink and teal! They are not only amazing, but universally flattering as well! I love that they come with 2x five bladed refills, there is a protective lubrastrip, and a non-slip grip!

Why would you even think of using another razor?! I’m obsessed!! Get yours now!


Xoxo,

Emily Men

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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 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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Tatcha Holiday Gift Sets!

I'm so excited to be partnering with Tatcha for the holiday season! I have been a huge fan of their products for years, and am obsessed with their famous Rice Polish enzyme powder face wash!  I love the gift sets they have come out with this holiday season, which will be my go-to stocking stuffer.  The gift set contains all of my favorite Tatcha essentials, and is the perfect introduction to this amazing skincare brand for anyone who hasn't tried their products yet!

Also, not only are Tatcha's products amazing- how beautiful are they?!

My favorite gift sets are below!...

The Pure Skincare Delights Gift Set, which is the four-step ritual for normal-to-dry skin that nourishes and hydrates for youthful radiance! These essentials are the heart of the Tatcha collection! The Rice Polish is what started it all for me!

The Blushing Lips Duo Gift Set, that has the Kissu Lip Mask with the new, limited edition Peony Blossom Silk Lipstick (I am OBSESSED with this color!) to impart the appearance of healthier, plumper lips and a flattering wash of youthful color! The Kissu Lip Mask is magical for those of you that suffer from dry lips like me!

The Purifying & Pore Perfecting Trio Gift Set, which are the three essentials for a pure and poreless complexion from morning to evening! It's powered by natural Japanese ingredients that purify and hydrate skin while reducing the appearance of pores. My absolute favorite is the Water Cream, its life-changing!!

The Japanese Blossoms Mini Silk Lipstick Trio Gift Set, which is a collector’s set of three hand-crafted lipsticks inspired by their love of Kyoto. Made from pure silk extracts to nourish lips and 23-karat gold for a touch of glamour!! They are also the perfect size to run around town with! I love all the shades, but my favorite is the BeautyBerry!


Happy Shopping!

Xoxo,

Emily Men

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