Beauty | Skincare

 

I am not much of a product Junkie. I like and use what works and as a general rule of thumb “if its not broke don’t fix it!” One of my girlfriends always has the 411 when it comes to great beauty and skincare products because unlike me she is for lack of a better term a self-proclaimed “product junkie” which is great because I have reaped the benefits of her extensive knowledge on skincare/make-up products. A few days ago I ventured out into the sea of skincare/make-up counters on my own and left with a couple great creams from La Mer and I am very excited about them. I put a small but accurate list together of some products my skin does not live without. 

La Mer: I purchased what I believe to be their most famous product crème de la mer moisturizing cream and concentre de la mer eye concentrate. Everyone who uses these products swears by them so I am very excited to add them to my nightly beauty routine. I keep the moisturizing to a minimum during the day and save all my serum and creams for bedtime. I will keep you posted on how I like them.

Ole Henriksen: I use the invigorating night treatment at night and the sheer transformation for day and night. These two products work wonders for me. Since I started using these products I have noticed a dramatic improvement in the texture and appearance of my skin.

Dior: When I lived in LA I used Dior everything and my skin was more than satisfied. When I moved to New York that changed. I read somewhere different climates can change your skin (not to mention city air isn’t as fresh or clean as beach air). I still recommend Dior products and I still use the Dior toner from time to time, it leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh. (not pictured)

Kiehls: I really like the ultra moisturizer with SPF. I use it almost everyday especially in the summer.

SK11: I love the essence mask. I try to do this once a week….you wake up with plump bright skin.

xx

Juice

Doing a juice cleanse and going for five days (pause for dramatic effect)……..I doubt I will make it a whole five days but who knows maybe I will surprise myself. I am not doing this to lose weight or anything and I do not recommend doing any sort of juice fast to lose weight for long term goals. Sometimes it is good to hit reset on your body and that is why I am doing the cleanse. I decided to go with Juice Press Juices (TriBeCa), their packaging is fun and they have so many different juices to choose from. I like to drink 3-4 juices a day (I try to keep to the green ones) and then I make my own protein drink (recipe below). This protein drink is not too heavy in protein and I don’t load it with a bunch of “healthy” fats so it is light and still does the job (I make it for breakfast sometimes too). xx

My Protein Drink Recipe 

1 tablespoon of Vibrant Health Pure Green Protein in vanilla (comes in chocolate too, I just like vanilla more)

½ Banana

1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

Put everything in a blender, blend and enjoy…..

(for two servings double everything)

Allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is.......

I am not exactly sure what I am suppose to be writing since this is my first post. Putting content doesn’t seem right but what do I know!? I guess I will use this opportunity to give you some info on me and what my website will be about. Then we can get to the cool stuff ;-)

My name is Skylar but I go by Sky and not by choice. I use to be very pretentious about my name and adamant that people call me Skylar but people are people and they do what they want and what the people want is to call me Sky!!!! I literally woke up one day (very recently) and said screw it, let me give the people what they want, call me Sky. My name is Sky! I live and love in the city that never sleeps (except in the summer) NYC. I always wanted to do the blog thing but never really committed and now I feel like I am in a place in my life where I feel like I can really contribute something. I have a lust for certain things in life and I want to share it all in this one forum. Yes, you will witness my over indulgence in all things superficial but also have access to my critical thoughts on current events, the arts, pop culture, people etc.….. I am provocative by nature, I don’t always agree with the popular opinion but I am an inspired woman who believes and preaches knowledge is infinite (while sipping champagne and trying on Manolos of course).

Thanks for stopping by and check back soon for my next post. Xx