Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dr. Leslie Baumann's Travel Tips (Plus a small update on me)


Here are some fantastic travel tips from one of my favourite dermatologists, Leslie Baumann.

As for myself - life has become incredibly exciting since last February. For almost a year now, I 've been working for a prominent dermatology practice as a medical esthetician where I assist our providers & perform an array of duties in the cosmetic realm (such as operating lasers & amazing things like that!). Soon I will be sent for training to perform permanent cosmetics as well... I'm thrilled to say the very least.

I absolutely love my job & this field - life is wonderful!
xo - Mikaela


Friday, February 12, 2010

Au revoir... for now

This post has been on my mind for some time, and well, now is the right time to share it. I have decided to take an indefinite (possibly permanent) hiatus from blogging.
It's been a good couple of years, however many factors have come up over time to contribute to my farewell - let's just say that a new chapter is about to unfold & I'm excited to move on.
I do want to keep all possibilities open though, so I am not saying I'll definitely never post again. There may be a great travel tip I come across or a fantastic beauty product I'd like to share... I'm just not promising anything. If you're interested in any potential posts that may come p in the future, just subscribe. I promise I won't flood your inbox with posts;)

Thanks for reading-
Mikaela

Monday, January 18, 2010

Some pampering for the New Year

Wow... I just noticed I haven't posted in a MONTH. Things were justifiably crazy - what with the holidays & the fact that we spent them out of the country. While we were gone, I had a few nights of 'when in Scotland...' therefore I looked & felt horrible.
Lucky for me, I packed my Relastin Ultra Emollient and put it to good use. I positively slathered myself in the thick creme, trying to repair the damage of long flights, jet-lag & too much celebratory champagne. Well it got the job done, and I have photographic evidence to show I wasn't too worse for the wear following the trip.
On a more scientific note, I really love combining this creme with my nightly retinoid application. The retinoids go to work on collagen production & Relastin works it's magic on elastin production. You need both of these elements for healthy, beautiful skin & this is my chosen route to achieving said skin... prevention is 9/10ths of the beautiful skin law.
And to prevent damage around the eyes, check out this past post on Relastin's Eye Silk - you'll love it, it's like buttah.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My new packing regime



So I've been playing around on Polyvore.com recently, and I'm loving it! It's such a cool site, and I've officially decided this is the new way to plan your outfits for traveling.
For those who don't know, Polyvore.com is a site where you can shop the web & build 'sets' based on what you like. I think this is just brilliant & it's fun to cruise the sets others have built for inspiration.
Anyway, since we're leaving for Scotland in a few days, I'm currently planning some looks through the site to help me decide what to pack. Since I already know what some of our plans and nights out are going to consist of , this will make styling them that much easier, right down to the last detail... and give me a visual packing list!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas shopping list - Kings & Queens


For the Queen (or King) on your Christmas list, one of our favourite product lines - Kings & Queens.

No reason to make specific recommendations here, every product in this Korres off-shoot line is truly decadent & luxurious. Every time I write about these products, I fall in love all over again with the idea of using modern products with ingredients that historical figures used to pamper & beautify themselves with. The fact that these are green beauty products is the jewel in the crown.

Anyway, who am I kidding? I will make a recommendation or two. Anything with the Nefertiti fragrance is mind-blowingly delicious, and the Queen Isabella cinnamon orange body scrub smells beautiful & does a thorough but gentle job. And for the gentlemen, I am quite partial to the spicy sensuality of the King of Sumatra Pepper Bergamot soap. The prices are all quite reasonable, so while you're shopping don't forget to also treat yourself like a queen for a day... after all, it's Christmas!
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