My Nighttime Beauty Routine

I never used to think too much about skincare until this year when I started noticing signs that reminded me I’m not 21 years old anymore. So I panicked, researched all the best skincare tips and ways to prevent signs of aging, and started following a routine that worked for my skin. I’m partnering with Kiehl’s to show you exactly what I do to take care of my skin at night and why it’s one of the most important habits I’ve picked up in my 20s.

Your skin’s recuperating abilities are their strongest at night when you’re sleeping – so prepping your skin before you pass out is crucial. After following this night time routine for just a few weeks, I noticed my skin looking brighter and healthier with less dry skin and breakouts. I also found myself putting on less makeup in the mornings – which has made early morning photoshoots easier (and less puffy!). Here are the steps I take from the minute I arrive home at night to the moment I close my eyes to sleep..


Step 1: Hydrate

Drink a full glass of water right when you walk in the door. Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will wash out toxins, hydrate, plump and give your skin a glow.

Step 2: Cleanse

Wash your face & makeup off completely with Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil and warm water. It easily removes dirt, oil, and makeup and leaves your skin soft and balanced. The lavender smell is perfect for unwinding before bed.

Step 3: Oils

Cover your entire face in a thin layer of Midnight Recovery Concentrate (2-3 drops). This serum helps your skin restore itself overnight and improves firmness and elasticity. The lavender essential oil scent is so good!

Step 4: Moisturize

 Apply a layer of Super Multi-Corrective Cream evenly to skin over top of the oil.  This product is the best facial moisturizer I’ve found yet – I love the way it smells and how it doesn’t feel too heavy on my skin. This anti-aging moisturizer corrects fine lines, smooths, & firms. I use this for both morning and night.

Step 5: Eye Cream

 Lightly apply the Midnight Recovery Eye to the skin around your eyes. Be really gentle when applying around this delicate area. It reduces puffiness, dark under-eye circles, and lines. I usually only apply this at night.
2 Nights / Week:
Using a Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate twice a week will accelerate skin cell turnover to reveal new skin – which will reveal a more even skin tone. You can do this every night, but I’ve seen great results from just twice a week.
I use this mask 2x per week – once during the week & once on the weekend. It draws out dirt, toxins, and oil that clog your pores and minimizes pores (let it sit for 10 minutes).
A few other skincare tips I swear by:
*Aim for at least 8 hours of sleep
*Sleep on a silk pillowcase for hair and skin health
*Always  sleep with a full glass of water next to your bed & drink it right when you wake up.
*This dark spot corrector works great on old scars and discolored spots on your skin
*I sleep with Vaseline on my lips every night – your lips need love too!

Right now (through 9/24) Kiehl’s is offering a free 6-piece gift set with any $75+ purchase. This is a great way to test out different products you’re interested in without having pay full price. Also – a free Rare Earth Mask will be included in your order of $115+! Let me know if you have any questions about application or results in the comments below. And if you have any skin tips you swear by, I’d love to hear about them!

Photography by: John Philp

Thank you to Kiehl’s for sponsoring this post!

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Sunrise over the Brooklyn Bridge

Black & Tan Embroidered Maxi (xs) – see below for more info | Chunky Platform Heels | Vintage Rebecca Minkoff Clutch – similar here | Lisi Lerch Drop Earrings | Bracelet

This was by far one of my favorite shoots I’ve done for my blog to date. Everything about it – the lighting, the view, the weather and shooting the outfits we all styled together for fashion week was unreal! We woke up early to catch the sunrise on the Brooklyn Bridge and to avoid the hundreds of tourists and bikers. I’ve said it before, but if you’re visiting New York any time soon – the Brooklyn Bridge is a must!

Unfortunately this maxi dress is sold out at Lulus – but I found it on Amazon here in and XS! If you’re looking fora different size,  you can sign up here to get on the list for if it comes back in stock. They’ve restocked this once already so I’ll definitely post about it on Instagram if it gets restocked again! I’ve linked a bunch of other fall maxi’s I love in the boutique below:

Photography by Sedbona + Ali Stone

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Topshop Laceup Skirt and Crop at NYFW

Lace Up Skirt [out of stock] similar options linked below | Petite Ribbed Crochet Bralet (0p) also comes in pink | Black Lace Up Frye Heels | Henri Bendel Mini Clutch | Tassel Earrings from Nordstrom Rack

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know by now that Topshop is one of my favorite places to shop. I can order pretty much anything on the website in a size 0 petite and expect it to arrive and fit me perfectly. And when you’re 4’11” that’s a rare occurrence, so I’m a loyal Topshop customer! They’re constantly adding new items to their petite collection and always staying on top of trends. I wore this beige & black lace up look during day 2 of fashion week and loved everything about it! It was comfortable, perfect for the weather, and also looked cute with a leather jacket draped over my shoulders.

I’m so bummed the skirt already sold out, but there are so many other cute styles I’ve been looking at on the website. This top is available in pink too and would also look so cute with a chunky cardigan and jeans.  My shoes are from Frye and I can’t wait to wear them all season! Here are a few other skirt styles on Topshop that I’m looking at for fall:

Faux Leather Mini Skirt

Transitional Lace Skirt

High-Waisted Tapestry Mini Skirt

Front Button Denim Mini Skirt

Hope you’re having a good weekend 🙂 Right when I got home from New York I got a pretty bad cold so I’m laying low today with my laptop and a cup of tea! I keep trying to get in the mood for fall but with this 85 degree weather I feel weird going to buy mums and pumpkins for the porch, haha. As always, thanks for stopping by to see what’s up! xo, liv

Photography by Sedbona

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