Halloween Decorations at Michael's Craft Store 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hey Guys! I went to Michaels Craft Store to pick up some craft paper and they already had their Halloween stuff out. Even earlier from last year! Here's my post from last year. While I was there I went ahead and snapped these shots (only the new stuff). I always enjoy looking at their skeleton themed decor and animated haunted village houses, but the spider web pillows made my heart skip a beat. So um yeah ... Happy Early Halloween! Guess I better start thinking about costumes! HaHaHa


Skulls, Skeletons & Potions



Witches, Hats & Broomsticks


 

Halloween Themed Pillows



Haunted Houses, Villages and Pumpkins


Kiehls Skin Care Starter Kit Review and Swatches

Monday, August 28, 2017

I've always been interested in Kiehls Skincare, but didn't know where to start! They have SO MANY products! Well a lot of companies (ex. Tatcha), are now coming out with starter "try-me" kits.  I think they're great, because it gives you a chance to try the brand. Since I purchased this kit, both the packaging and price has change. You get the SAME products, but it's $2 less $52 :) Hey Kiehls! I want my $2. This kit can be found at Sephora and Kiehls.com. Below are my thoughts on each product.


Sweet-Bittersweet-NotSweet
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)


Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser - Sweet

I always do a side-eye, when a brand says "for all skin types". One size fits all...with skincare? It's usually NOT the case! But this cleanser agreed with my dry/sensitive skin. It's a gel, which I usually detest. But it foams up, cleanses the skin really well and removes everything. It's very clinical in its appearance and there is no scent. I will mention, I didn't like the feel of it, because it reminded me of liquid dish washing detergent. Very heavy. But my face felt clean after using it. It didn't feel dried out. My skin never became irritated or red while using it. My pores looked clean. I feel this cleanser can be used for all skin types, but I feel it's best for Normal, Combination, and Oily Skin Types. Again, I didn't have any problems in the three weeks I used it, but it does get the skin super clean. Not sure if it would be too much over several months. I didn't get any new breakouts or anything while using this.


Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream - Supersweet

I've been reading blogs for several years now, and one product that keeps popping up over and over again is this Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream. It's like people's HOLY GRAIL moisturizer! So I'm glad it came in this kit. It's a CREAMY white cream! Which I always seem to love! A little goes a long way with this moisturizer. You don't need much. It feels really good when you apply it to your skin. It does a really good job moisturizing the skin. But what makes this moisturizer different is that your skin STAYS moisturized for A REALLY LONG TIME (without feeling oily, greasy or overwhelmed)! I think that's great, unlike other moisturizers. It's long lasting. I used this at night and woke up with SOFT, PLUMP SKIN! The new one has SPF30 which protects from UVA/UVB and provides 24 hour moisture.


Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado - Supersweet

I've only tried a couple of eye creams and most have been sub-par. The one that I liked the most was MURAD's Renewing Eye Cream. But this one by Kiehls has really been impressive! This lime green cream, really provides moisture to the under-eye area. It sticks to that area! My under eye area looked moisturized and plump after using this. It's very cooling and soothing to the skin.


Kiehls Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate - Bittersweet

This concentrate that contains 10.5% Vitamin C is suppose to reduce lines & wrinkles and improve the texture of the skin. I don't think I had enough of this product to verify that claim. I applied it to my skin and it felt very moisturizing. I noticed that it blurred the lines in my skin, but not completely. It gave my skin a softer appearance. I applied it to the right of my hand in the picture below and you can see that blurring effect. It was just ok in my opinion. I had enough for about a week and those were the only results I saw. You probably need to use it longer to get better results.


Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate - Supersweet

This is a serum (but feels like an oil) with lavender essential and evening primrose oil. You use it overnight to help the skin repair itself. It's suppose to improve firmness and elasticity. I was able to get three uses out of this ampoule. It feels like a lightweight oil. It felt very good to my skin. It takes several minutes to absorb fully into the skin. But this felt so calming! I usually detest lavender, but I loved this! Very soothing. Very calming to the senses. I woke up with soft supple skin. It's definitely a treat for the senses and skin. I will have to purchase the full size and compare and contrast it to some of my other nighttime favorites.

Have you tried anything from Kiehl's? Tell me what you love or didn't love.