Winter

Winter for Her

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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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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Olive and Mustard

  1. Sies Marjan, Peyton Wrap Detail Top, buy here.
  2. Mackage, Dodie Corduroy Cropped Down Coat, buy here.
  3. Commando, Perfect Control Faux Leather Legging, buy here.
  4. Longchamp, La Pliage Sunglasses, buy here.
  5. Kenneth Cole, Kam Leather Sneaker, buy here.

Photographed By: Kristen Walker, (@kristenwphoto).

Location: New York City, NY.

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Pattern Play

  1. Ulla Johnson, Caasi Blouse, buy here.
  2. 3.1 Phillip Lim, Striped Maxi Skirt, buy here.
  3. Leisure Society, Euclid Sunglasses, buy here.
  4. Rachel Comey, Camber Earrings, buy here.
  5. Wolford, Individual 100 Tights, buy here.
  6. ATP Atelier, Abra Slingback Heel, buy here.

Photographed By: Kristen Walker, (@kristenwphoto).

Location: Epistrophy in New York, (@epistrophynyc).

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Lilac Lace Gown

  1. Alice McCall, My Baby Love Gown, buy here.
  2. Adam Lippes, Chantilly Lace Turtleneck, buy here.
  3. Jennifer Behr, Lola Earrings, buy here.
  4. Kenneth Cole, Platform Sneakers, buy here.

Photographed By: Kristen Walker, (@kristenwphoto).

Location: Bryant Park, New York City.

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All The Colors

  1. Rachel Comey, Long Converge Dress, buy here, here, and here.
  2. Isabel Marant, Boucle Oreill Earrings, buy here.
  3. Adam Selman x Le Specs Luxe, Lolita 49mm Cat Eye Sunglasses, buy here.
  4. Staud, Mini Shirley Bag, buy here.
  5. Sam Edelman, Rowena Knee High Boot, buy here.

Photographed By: Kristen Walker, (@kristenwphoto).

Location: Samui in Brooklyn, New York.

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Florals and Stripes!

  1. DVF, Talita Dress, buy here.
  2. DVF, Faux Fur Jacket, buy here.
  3. Jennifer Behr, Gia Earrings, buy here.
  4. Jennifer Behr, Velvet Bow Hairclip, buy here.
  5. Chloe, Tally Hexagonal Metal Sunglasses, buy here.
  6. Gucci, Marmont Metallic Loafer, buy here.

Photographed By: Kevin Chou, (@kevinchouchou).

Location: The Corner Market, Dallas, TX.

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Sequin Polka Dots!

  1. Ganni, Juliard Puff Sleeve Sweater, buy here.
  2. House of Harlow 1960, Adalina Skirt, buy here.
  3. Elizabeth and James, McKinley Sunglasses, buy here.
  4. Wolford, Dots Control Top Tights, buy here.
  5. Dr. Martens, Jadon Boot, buy here.

Photographed By: Kristen Walker, (@kristenwphoto).

Location: Central Park, New York.

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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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