A Mask with the King of Flowers - Peony.

FRESH - Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask: replenishes and preserves hydration for at least 24 hours while promoting suppleness, and smooth skin texture.

This is a highly concentrated overnight treatment formula with a brightening complex derived from peony, licorice root extracts, vitamin C glucoside, and cucumber extract.

I use it twice a week. Ingredients that make this mask amazing:
Brightening Complex: derived from peony and licorice root extracts and vitamin C glucoside (proven to reduce and prevent the appearance of dark spots and even skin tone). Amino Acids: Help to visibly firm and smooth wrinkles.
Cucumber Extract: Notable for its hydrating and calming properties.

Waking up to youthful-looking, luminous skin it’s as easy as that.

My new skincare addition - excited to try them out.

Age-defying without limits. I was perplexed to have received in the mail a product before launch. As a big fan of fresh - not to mention my obsession with anti-aging products - this was the best surprise ever!

After using the FRESH Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy for several weeks (day and night); I noticed my lips have been softer, more hydrated, and younger-looking.

This ultimate age-defying treatment has visibly smoothen fine lines and provide more definition to my lips.

I feel that lips are an important aspect of one’s overall presentation and taking care of them should be as imperative as everything else. As Lev Glazman (fresh co-founder) said “You have to treat your lips the same way you treat your eyes…” When he first launched the Sugar Advance Therapy Lip Treatment.

This is a product I’d continue to use. I love its consistency - a serum that isn’t too liquidy or too thick - a dispenser that makes it easy to pump just the right amount. A little goes along the way. I prefer to using it before putting on lip balm but it can be used on it’s own of desired.

Retails for $35 - get yours: http://www.fresh.com/lip-treatment/sugar-lip-serum-advanced-therapy/H00003064.html

Babes it’s hot outside. Summer in New York is rather unpleasant; so it is the little things that help alleviate the commute to anywhere. There are days when breathing is nearly impossible specially when you’re anxiously waiting for the subway that it’s taking forever!…then, having a product that makes you feel refreshed; it’s more than essential.

EVIAN - Facial Spray:
This cleansing mist removes perspiration, harmful salt, or chlorine from the skin. Instantly soothes and leaves you feeling rehydrated.

The unique mineral balance and neutral pH makes it the perfect freshen-upper for all skin types. It just happens that the millions of tiny micro-droplets are instantly absorbed, moisturizing hot thirsty skin. Safe, natural nitrogen is used to propel the droplets (*80% of the air we breathe is nitrogen) so it won’t damage the ozone layer.

In prefer the 50ml canister as it slips discretely into any bag.

Freshen up buttercup…


Coming soon…

A secret worth sharing! 

Guerlain ‘Secret de Pureté’ Polishing Exfoliator: with a gentle formula that carefully sweeps away dead skin cells and other impurities.

Use it prior to cleansing to allow active ingredients to better penetrate the skin’s surface.

It’s continued use will lessen the appearance of fine lines, unclog and tighten pores, and even out skin tone for a radiant glow.


Step 1: Wash your hands to remove bacteria and dirt.

Step 2: Remove any makeup.

Step 3: Splash your face with warm water.

Step 4: Apply a small amount of exfoliate to your hands.

Step 5: Cleanse from the jaw line up to the hairline in a circular motion.

Step 6: Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

My SPF of choice: Summer Days pampadour

I’m one of those who believe that presentation is everything and also thinks that manly hands aren’t an equivalent for chapped cuticles.

Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil: hydrate + revitalize.

Not too runny, not greasy or too thick, smell isn’t bad either, absorbs pretty well - good consistency over all.

What I have learned is that natural oils provide nourishing moisture for smoother, softer skin and in this case - more supple cuticles. This oil will instantly refresh and revitalize them.

Using a hand moisturizer isn’t always enough, so adding an extra step can go along the way. This cuticle oil, for me, has been the best $9 spent.

Stroke a small amount on each finger and then massage it around the cuticle and nail area. It can be used before moisturizer or alone. Don’t be one of those give yourself a MANicure!


A cologne bottle has one button. You press, it sprays. Seems pretty self-explanatory until you stand in the elevator next to the guy who either broke the bottle over his head in a fit of rage or unscrewed the cap to apply. That said, there are two acceptable ways to apply cologne.

Great tip!

(Reblogged from getjackblack)

My weekend treat…