Are Eye Creams Necessary?

Q&A, Skin Care

Short Answer: Absolutely not. There are several reasons why people—mostly sales associates and some dermatologists, claim that eye creams are crucial. In the following post, I will address these “reasons” and attempt to provide clarification and hopefully, a resolution on this confusing topic. Reason #1: The skin around the eye area is thinner, more delicate, Read more »

Can You Permanently Damage Your Skin with Argireline?

Q&A, Skin Care

Dear Nicki, Can you permanently damage your skin with argireline? -Maria Dear Maria, Argireline is a peptide complex.  It works in two ways, according to the Textbook of Aging Skin: Stops formation of a complex necessary for neurotransmitter release, called the SNARE complex. Inhibits the release of neurotransmitters, including catecholamines, noradrenaline, and adrenaline. Argireline needs Read more »

Follow Friday+Nicki's Personal Updates: Week of July 27, 2012

Nicki's Personal Updates, Uncategorized

Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” -Mahatma Gandhi I’m a big believer in positive thinking.  I read a lot of old-school Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, and new writers like Martha Beck. Read more »

Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait for Fall 2012


Wednesday night I was invited to a very intimate blogger event at Neiman Marcus in Orlando, Florida. Neiman Marcus wanted to show us the new Guerlain Fall 2012 lineup. Last time I was at Neiman’s for a blogger event, it was wonderful but very much a whirlwind with so many representatives from different brands and Read more »