My Skincare Secrets? Why, it’s no secret at all.

My Skincare Secrets? Why, it's no secret at all.

A few nights ago, I received what – only in the crazy world of LA – is considered a great compliment.

While getting my makeup done for The Grammys festivities, I mentioned my age (37) and my makeup artist said, “I don’t mean to be rude, but have you had work done? I thought you were in your late 20s.”

Um, firstly, BLESS YOU. As for the answer?

Nope. No Botox. No filler. No peels. Nothing. Nada.

And then I proceeded to tell her that I never leave my makeup on when I go to sleep, never leave the house or go to sleep without oil or moisturizer on, and have religiously applied Crème de la Mer every night since I was 21 years old.

So, actually, while I’ve had no work “done” per se, I have put A LOT of work into my skin.

My single best skincare tip?

Keep your nighttime skincare regimen next to your bed and your daytime skincare regimen next to your toothbrush – it’s all about convenience and ease.

I also thank my mom for taking me to the Clinique counter at age 10, teaching me the importance of taking care of my skin and buying me the aforementioned La Mer every year for my birthday. So, thanks Mom!! And thanks, Evy, for making my Grammys night! I’d had a bit of a rough week and that made it end sweetly!

BF QOD: Growing up…

BF: Growing up...

“Growing up is unavoidable, but never growing up is possible. I believe you can retain certain things from your childhood if you protect them – certain traits, certain places where you don’t let the world go.”

(Johnny Depp)

BF QOD: The beauty of a woman…

BF QOD: The beauty of a woman...

“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.” (Audrey Hepburn)

Happy Mother’s Day 2012!!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of of you beautiful mothers out there!
You make a difficult-yet-delicate job look as easy as pie!

Sending you as much love, as you dole out daily, today!

Every day I become a little bit more like my mother...and I couldn't be prouder!

Every day I become a little bit more like my mother...and I couldn't be prouder!

For more posts on my Mom and BF’s Mother’s Day Gift-Giving Guide and BF Mother’s Day Card Writing Guide!




BF Asks: How are you celebrating Mother’s Day today?


Thirsty Thursday: Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

Hi beauties,

Wanna know one of the top 5 questions I get here at BeautyFrosting?
Here you go:
“How can I eliminate or reduce dark spots from sun damage, pregnancy and genetics?”

Honestly, I don’t have one sure-fire solution for you.

Luckily, I have been introduced to a few products that swear they address just such concerns.
One with the most hype is: Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution.

Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution ($49.50)

As a lover of Kiehl’s, I have to say it shows a ton of promise.

Promise? Haven’t you tried it, you ask?

Well, here’s the thing: I don’t have dark spots. But A LOT of my friends do. How do I know this? Because they tell me.

So, based on the results from Kiehl’s studies and the feedback it’s received online, I gave it to my friends JT and JM to try.

They had some spots that need some serious talking to and I wanted to help. And, well, they wanted to try.

Especially when they heard that it was effective with:
No Silicones. No Parabens. No Fragrance.
No Colorants. No Optical Diffusers.

Its primary ingredient is Activated C, the latest-generation Vitamin C derivative available with optimally effective anti-cluster technology.

So, while they try it out for the next 8 weeks, here are some stats from Kiehl’s to keep you company:
*In 2 weeks or less, 55% of women clinically demonstrated a significant reduction in dark spot intensity.

*In 4 weeks, 69% of women clinically demonstrated a reduction in dark spots intensity

*In 4 weeks, 73% of women showed a significant reduction in acne scarring. Reduction in other skin discolorations was clinically evident among 69% of women.

*In 8 weeks, 87% of women (!!) clinically demonstrated more uniform skin tone to deliver breakthrough clarity.

So, I will let you know when the ladies give me their feedback after 8 weeks. ‘Til then, if you try it, email me or post your results below. Just remember, like Mariah said, “Love takes time to heal…” or, in this case, dark spots/scarring take time to heal. So give it a good 8-week period with consistent nightly application and daily use of sunscreen.
That last step is VITAL, ladies!




BF Asks: Have you successfully reduced or lightened dark spots/scarring? How?