Category Archives: skincare

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

EYE CREAM

While it has taken me a looooooong while to jump on I have FINALLY found a few eye creams that WERK and for that reason I am on the eye cream train full steam ahead!! There are three that I am loving and each for a different reason, so I wanted to dish with you babes if you’re on the fence about snagging one for yourself.

OLE HENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye $38 : While this cream is the most budget friendly of the bunch I don’t find that it gives me the anti-aging benefits that I am looking for in a night cream. BUT it looks incredible under makeup and brightens my tired eyes in the morning! If you are looking for a cream that will keep your concealer from looking cakey with the brightening benefits THIS is the one for you.

SKYN ICELAND Icelandic Relief Eye Cream $45 : This cream came as a shock to me not only because it’s texture is like nothing I have used before, but I truthfully didn’t expect to see results as quickly as I did. This actually plumps the skin and actually DOES what the claims say it will do!  It absorbs quickly into the skin and truly revives the skin around the eyes and firms the skin while also reducing puffiness!! I cannot get enough of this cream before bed and the gal who gives me facials commented on my eyes after using it for just a few weeks – BOOM. *The one downside to this product is that it DOES have a shelf life, sooooo if you don’t think you’ll use the entire tub within three months might I suggest buying THIS (same benefits, smaller packaging) 👌🏼

SHISEIDO Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Cream $51 : This cream is the most luxe of all the options, but for good reason. You can use this intensive eye cream both under and on the eye while it combats crow’s feet, corner creases, undereye wrinkles, lid creases! This is a RICH cream and a little bit goes a very very long way. Under makeup this is a tad oily and so you need to be sure you use the slightest amount and be certain it’s fully absorbed or it will disrupt your concealer. With that said, if you have any issues with your concealer looking cakey or bumpy use this at night and everything will go on so dang smoothly in the morning!!

Owning all three is certainly not necessary so choosing one that is best for you can be a challenge, I know! Hope that this information helps you!!

xo, Kayti

Thursday, March 15, 2018

SKINCARE ROUTINE

I am so so thrilled to bring you my latest skincare routine! I have spend so much time fine tuning these products and I love each of them as if they were my own children. I have seen HUGE changes in my skin in the past year and I am grateful to finally feel confident in my own skin.

Educating yourself on your skin is one thing and THEN investing in the right products is another. I am not just talking about the skincare from the drugstore shelves that “promises” to erase wrinkles, revive bounce and provide you with younger looking skin overnight. I am talking about skincare the was specifically suggested TO YOU & FOR YOU! I have started investing in GOOD skincare and not only can I see a difference, but the people around me can see it too. I get regular chemical peels that helps to slough off dead skin, lightening acne scarring and increase collagen production (read: the fountain of youth 🙌🏼). I leave with skincare for my specific needs from Lisa who understands the science behind each product and who educates me on how to use each thing properly. I have fewer products now than ever and I am seeing more results with those few products than I have in years #truth.

These are the products that work for me in my routine and why I love them, BUT to create your own custom routine to YOUR needs be sure to contact Lisa Richards at skinboss02@gmail.com or send @platinumstudios a DM on Instagram!

CLEANSER : I swear by oil cleansers because they don’t strip my face of natural oils, but DO remove even the toughest waterproof makeup! This one has been the most gentle on my acne-prone/sensitive skin and a little bit goes a really long way. Not to mention, it is one of the more budget friendly cleansers on the market and you can snag it through Amazon Prime 👍🏽

WASHCLOTH : I have used a lot of washcloths in my day, but this one just takes the cake. It is SO soft, but uses microfibers to pull off any excess gunk that my face wash just could get too.

SPA HEAD BAND: This is a lil’ extra item, but I include it here because I use it every night to keep my hairs dry while I wash my face! It is truly an item that I cannot live without. AAAANNNNND if you prefer the kitty vibe, THIS one is kinda the most darling thing ever!!

MAKEUP WIPES: On the lazy days when I am too tired to take off the day and am equally too consumed by ManHunt on Netflix (have you watched that??! OMG) I use my favorite sensitive makeup wipes. I love these because they are oil based and so they break up my makeup SO WELL and leave my skin feeling hydrated instead of stripped and tight!

EXFOLIATING MASK : ONCE a week I have started using this mask to really brighten the skin and keep my skin feeling fresh. It sits on the skin eating away the old, dry, dead cells and leaves me with the most youthful looking skin! Then I apply my skincare as follows.

TONER: I used to think this was a load of crap, but since using this stuff I see a significant difference in my skin – it looks brighter and scarring blemishes turn over quicker. A toners’ purpose is to rebalance the skin after cleansing and allow the skin to be in its best state to absorb the rest of your skincare efficiently! *THESE are the cotton squares of heaven that I use to apply 🙂

OIL : If you are new around here, let me just be clear – I am addicted to face oils. I have very very dry skin and this oil has become my very best friend in my skincare routine! I use this both morning and night and it leaves my skin looking luminous without feeling heavy on the skin. This line ALSO includes powerful Vitamin C to help brighten the skin (bye bye age spots)!!

 

NIGHT LOTION : After those steps (only at night) I use a thick moisturizer to keep the skin plump and hydrated. I looooooove going to bed with glowing skin and this keeps my skin bouncy until the morning.

DAY LOTION : Before my sunscreen I apply this moisturizer to really bring life back into my skin in the morning. I love that this lotion is creamy, but doesn’t sit heavy on the face.

DAYTIME EYE CREAM: This thick eye cream has been a life saver for my makeup routine because everything sits on top of this BEAUTIFULLY! It keeps my eyes looking youthful and fresh with even the driest concealer.

SUNCREEN : This is the last step in my skincare and since I usually LOOOOOATHE sunscreen, this is saying a lot for me to actually use this stuff!

LIP MASK: CANNOT FORGET my favorite lip mask that heals and repairs overnight!! I keep this in my nightstand and slather it on before I rest my eyes for the night!

SHOWER OIL: If you are in need of a new body wash (can’t forget to care for that body!!!) then you need this stuff. I use it as my wash and shaving cream and it has changed my shower game for the better!

ACNE PATCHES: I will forever purchase these until the day I die because they are MAGIC I tell you! They remove any extra puss from your blemish and after application you will wake up without redness, without puss and without that pesky zit!!

PIMPLE POPPER: I have tried every tool on the market and this one just WERKS. I haven’t found anything else like it because it has a puncture tool on one end and a gentle extrator on the other. The duo has been a lifesaver for me and keeps my skin from scarring!!

BLACKHEAD MASK: I love this mask for taking EXTRA care of my pores and keeping my inherently large pores smaller. Just use once or twice a week to see best results!!

There you have it!!! Everything I am using currently! I will say it again: things that work for me, may not work for you. I have worked with the professionals I listed to curate this routine just for me and it has truly worked miracles on my skin! I cannot force you to meet with Lisa, but I will encourage that until the end of time 😍

Cheers to great skin my friends – let me know if you have ANY questions at all.

xo – Kayti

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

MAKEUP/SKINCARE : #worththesplurge

Raise your hand if you’ve got adult acne 🙋🏽 Raise your hand if you’re getting older 🙋🏽 Now, raise your hand if you want your makeup to HELP your skin while you wear it 🙋🏽  THE BEST investment you can make into your makeup routine is in the products you put on yo’ face. Using clean ingredients  that perform like makeup but WERK like skincare is all I can ever ask for in a product!! Foundation that is good for my skin and not only keeps me looking youthful, but won’t irritate my poor acne-prone sensitive skin is a MAJ win in my book.

I rotate between these two foundations pictured and let me tell you why.

I LOVE the Image Skincare iConceal Flawless Foundation right after I get a chemical peel because I know that it won’t negatively affect my skin. This foundation is 100% mineral. No messing around, this stuff is incredible for your skin. I DO find that it doesn’t wear as well as my other foundations, but this was the best thing I could find for my acne prone skin that wouldn’t CAUSE more breakouts. Cleaning up your makeup is going to clean up your skin, I can promise you that. I have found that this is a very dewy foundation, but for best results I apply with a Beauty Blender sponge!

I was introduced to Beauty Counter earlier this summer and the Tint Skin has seriously become the unsung hero in my makeup routine. I apply this with the Morphe M439 for full, dewy coverage! I get so.many.complements. on my skin when I wear this and while it is not 100% mineral and not safe after treatments I know that it is free of parabens and all other toxins that fill our makeup these days. Not to mention they are cruelty free!

I haven’t tried ALL the clean foundations on the market, but WHY when I have found what works best for me?!! I hope you come to love them too!

xo. K