Something Beachy

BY KELSEY WHITE

skincare

Beauty Spotlight: Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother

LifestyleKelsey White5 Comments

Every beauty routine starts with a good base. It took me until I was in my mid-twenties to realize how important it is to prep your skin before applying makeup! I'm currently obsessing over Shiseido's Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother that acts like a blurring filter, reducing the appearance of my pores.

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The product can be applied before or after makeup application, but I personally like to use it in place of my primer. It serves a perfect first step by prepping my skin with a velvety finish. Most primers that I've used in the past feel silicone heavy and suffocating. This lightweight mixture feels like a magic balm and the results are instant! The pocket size packaging is also a major plus. 

I apply a small amount to my fingertips, and pat evenly while focusing on the t-zone. The Oil Targeting Micro Powder quickly absorbs the excess sebum on skin's surface, diffuses light, and enhances moisture. It's perfect to use anytime under or over makeup for a fresh, matte look that is #selfieready. 

As mentioned, it's incredibly important to start your beauty routine with a good base in order to set the stage for your makeup to last throughout the day. This product is the perfect step to ensure a lasting finish, but also portable enough to take with me when traveling for any last minute touch-ups. Thank you Shiseido for partnering with me on this post. 

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I plan on doing a post of my makeup routine with specific products I use, so stay tuned for that! 

New to the Neighborhood: Facile Dermatology + Boutique

LifestyleLindsey CavanaughComment

A totally grammable and groundbreaking dermatology office in West Hollywood. 

Ok, so getting your laser skin treatments just got a whole lot cuter thanks to Facile Dermatology + Boutique in West Hollywood. Facile offers everything from a custom skincare regimen, laser therapy, facial peels, injectable fillers, IV infusion, and vitamin injections - ah-mazing. You can check out their full menu of services for the full deets.

I went in for my initial consultation yesterday, and the interior is NEXT LEVEL! It totally removes the old school, bland doctor's office vibe and contributes a fresh take on cosmetic dermatology. I was welcomed by Allison, who checked me in as I got acquainted with the space. I sat in their uber cute waiting room (designed by Lifestyle LA) while flipping through the latest Violet Grey issue as I waited for my appt.

Once my name was called, I walked over to the treatment room where I met Dr. Nancy Samoltiswho is a notable MD and board certified dermatologist. We discussed my #skingoals and targeted treatments for my concerns which are redness, discoloration, and dark spots. Nancy and I decided to go with the XcelV laser therapy akaThe Facile Laser and I booked my treatment for the following day. They sent me off with a love package consisting a customized face regimen dedicated to my skin concerns. Facile actually has their own line of specialty skincare products crafted by Nancy, which they sell in their boutique section.

I went back the next day for my treatment (I have never had laser therapy before so I was honestly a little nervous!!) Nancy made me feel super comfortable and ensured me that I would love the results for my skin. The Facile Laser treatment was fairly quick - it lasted a total of 15 minutes. The laser felt like warm raindrops on my face and was virtually painless! The heat from the laser is meant to shrink tiny blood vessels + stimulate collagen, and can be done every 2 weeks. The best part? NO DOWN TIME - woo! After the treatment I IMMEDIATELY saw results. My dark spots had faded and my skin looked brighter and more even overall. I can fully say I'm addicted and I'll be coming back for more.

I'm SO excited about my initial experience with Facile and I wanted to share the love with you guys. I seriously recommend going for a treatment. Oh, and the interior photo opp ;)

Facile Dermatology + Boutique

638 1/2 North Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069

310-929-2220

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