Beauty's Best Kept Secret is a Brand That's Been Around Since The 1940'sGeorgette Klinger feels like a new brand with a deep history. And the formulas work like a charm.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!In my opinion, what makes a great beauty brand is a balancing act between effectiveness and story. More often than not, a great story leads into products with great efficacy—after all, amazing skincare products don't just get created from thin air—they take trial, error, and passion. Cue Georgette Klinger, a brand with a deep history in beauty and skincare that has resurfaced in this new beauty world, reintroducing it's effective, natural products to Millennials and Gen-Z. What makes this beauty brand so great is that, while it feels new today, many of Georgette Klinger's philosophies are what changed the beauty and skincare industry into what we see today. Here are some ways Georgette Klinger revolutionized beauty, and why the brand is just as amazing today. Treating Skin As a Living OrganGeorgette Klinger was one of skincare's early pioneers and was most well-known between the 1940s and 1980s. One of her first revolutionary philosophies was to treat skin like the living organ that it is, instead of a canvas that needs covering (which is how it was being treated back then). This philosophy fueled her product formulations and helped shift the way skincare and beauty are viewed.The First Famous FacialistAfter opening up her first spa in New York City on Madison Avenue, Georgette Klinger quickly garnered a cult following. She promised spa-goers that ''[she] offers no miracles, no promises -- just clean skin''. Combined with her philosophy of treating skin like a living organ, and the nature-based skincare that she created in her kitchen, it was no surprise that people kept coming back for more and that she even started to attract star-clientele. Actresses from Hollywood would fly to NYC, just for a facial from Mrs. Klinger herself! Nature to NurtureGeorgette Klinger always looked to nature for the best skincare and all the products she used in her spa were made by her in her kitchen! With her gaining popularity in the beauty world, the next logical step became expansion. From her small spa and natural formulas, Georgette Klinger opened more spas in high profile places, like Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, eventually opening up a factory in New Jersey in the '80s to manufacture her skincare formulas to the masses. Georgette Klinger Today After years of popularity from 1940 to the 1990's, Georgette Klinger, the brand, slowly started to fade away. In 2004, Georgette Klinger, the pioneer, passed and the brand closed in it's entirety for around 10 years. After a 10-year hiatus, the brand's assets were purchased with a mission to revive Georgette Klinger's legacy and bring her skin-clearling formula's back into the modern world. "Today, armed with her formulas and common-sense approach to beautiful skin, we follow in our matriarch’s footsteps, offering the very best in natural, results-oriented skin care solutions for acne, anti-aging, and everything in between." Product SpotlightsCamphor Mask
GEORGETTE KLINGERCamphor Face MaskHighlights: This mask does WONDERS for acne! The camphor and menthol smell may be unpleasant for some, but for me, it let's me know this is working. After one use and a good's night rest, this mask actively helped dry out some stubborn chin acne I had. Phytic Exfoliating Toner
GEORGETTE KLINGERPhytic Exfoliating TonerHighlights: I recommend an exfoliating toner to everyone—but what makes this a gem is that it simultaneously hydrates, making this a wonder for those with combination skin like myself. Vitamin C Complex
GEORGETTE KLINGERVitamin C ComplexHighlights: The smooth texture of this serum is not lost on me. Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Kakuda Plum, and more come together to help lighten dark spots and give you firmer, bouncier skin. Sea Extracts Eyecream
GEORGETTE KLINGERSea Extracts Eye CreamHighlights: After a few weeks of using this eyecream, I'm impressed with how much it makes me look like I'm not staying up late every night! Red Marine Algae and Plankton Extract help promote cellular turnover and diminish the look of fine lines.
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🩰 OPI Dulce de Leche is Stunning
So I wrote about my experience painting on press-on nails in my last 🖤Almond black nails 🖤 post. I used the same acrylics, base coat, and top coat in that post as in this image. If you like the look of this almond-shaped base, I suggest you read that post! Otherwise, I’m gonna review 2 other products today! OPI Dulce de Leche and Sally Hansen Dry & Go Drops. 🥮 #OPI - Dulce de Leche[products]#[FiveStars] 🍑 COLOR- I found this color through reddit, where it got a lot of love from Laqueristas. It seemed to be universally loved for all skin tones. It looks nude or even cool toned on lighter skin. On darker skin tones, it tends to look like a warmer pink I’m hesitant to call it a universally flattering color because there’s a wide range of skin tones. But since it looks cool or warm depending on the setting, I think it’s a good first nude pink to test if you’re new to polish One more thing: on myself, it looks a LOT better on long nails than short nails. On short nails, it somehow looked too dull and blended in. Longer nails suited it more for me to make it look elegant and bring out its rosy tones. 🏹 PERFORMANCE- This color went on opaque in 1 coat! To be fair, I laid my first coat on thick. But there’s no need for a third coat to get vivid color at all It went on even, not patchy or runny. Plus, the brush is a little flat to help even application. I liked it more than the thin brush a lot of Essie products give you to work with (though I think they’re changing the packaging.) It didn’t take too long to dry- maybe an hour, though I got help from the next product. 🌊 Sally Hansen - Salon Manicure Dry & Go Drops I put two drops of this product on each nail. It covered it completely. In between coats, I didn’t wait more than a minute for each to dry. This solution feels like it creates a protective thin coat around your nail. 5 minutes after application, you can safely (though gently) touch the surface of your nails together without damage. What you CANT do though is put a lot of pressure on it. That will cause a thick smudge that looks like beautiful ocean ripples of dulce de leche. But the product is worth it because it protects your nails from surface level nicks. 🍯 WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT ? 🍯 Yes, 100%. I’ve used patchy, uneven nude polishes before. This is not one of them. I can see why it’s a classic. Almond shaped nails are my favorite because of how elegant they look, but this color would also look STUNNING on ballerina shaped nails. 🩰
Spotlight: Golden Skincare Rules @Laurenchich
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Long Curly Hair Routine ✨
Does your long curly hair need some love? 💕 Try this easy routine for amazing curls and incredible volume! Step 1. Start with wet, clean hair fresh out of the shower 💦 Step 2. Use a detangler like Suave - Kids Purely Fun Detangler Spray 10 fl oz Step 3. Brush hair safely and gently with a Wet brush - Purple Pro Detangler Step 4. Apply a curl cream like NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Curl Talk Defining Cream from root to tip and comb through with fingers Step 5. Apply a gel for extra hold like this one by Giovanni Eco Chic Haircare Step 6. Pineapple Dry using an old t-shirt or TURBIE TWIST - Microfiber Hair Towel Step 7. For added volume blow dry with a diffuser
🖤 DIY Almond black nails on Press-Ons 🖤
The struggle to grow your nails and not break them is real. I rubbed them with castor oil all the time, but they just kept going *snap*. But I have small nail beds, and the almond shape is my favorite. And by painting press on nails, I think I saved time and money. I did it in 2 steps: 🌟 Step 1) Glue your press-ons. I used the KISS - Kiss Salon Acrylic Natural Nails Forbidden Stiletto Shaped Nails from Amazon. I had to shave the edges of the smallest nails to fit mine, but the acrylic material is REALLY strong. I can hear the click clack of my nails on my phone while typing 😆 It comes with a glue I just applied directly to my clean nails. Then you need to act fast- press the acrylic firmly on your nail. It’ll be dry in 10 seconds, really. Careful, though~ It CAN tug and bond your skin together 👎🏼 my only criticism besides size is that the glue stick hurts to squeeze. It’s tiny and tough to release a little bit at a time, but still- a softer grip would be nice. 🎨 Step 2) Paint time I used the Sally Hansen Xtreme wear polish in 629) Black Out. 🌑 Here’s a review of each: ORLY - Bonder Base Coat, Clear One of the best base coats imo. With regular polish on my natural nail, this has prevented chipping for up to 5 days. It has a tiny orange tint, evening out nail tone like a primer. Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear Nail Polish In two coats, this black was super opaque. It’s a true black, not blue-tinted or brown. But as shown in pic 3, 1 coat is a little translucent under the sun. The polish also smells more like chemicals, stronger than other brands. Still, it delivered in the color department. essie - Gel.Setter Top Coat I love this little one. It’s thick and viscous, but way glossier than traditional lacquer top coats. It made my nails shine like a mirror. Don’t lay it all at once to avoid air bubbles, but pick this up if you like extra glossiness. 🌰 On nail shapes: Almond Some people label this as stiletto nails. I think it’s more almond because the end is round instead of sharp and pointy Almond nails give the illusion of a longer nail than square, oval, or ballerina nails do. I thought fully sharp stiletto nails would look too vampiric for my taste, but that’s just me. But if you get these nails and want them to be sharper, you can definitely file them They’re flexible enough to fit comfortably, but strong enough for reshaping. 🌹 FINAL NOTES 🌹 I’m happy with each of these products, all things considered. Something about applying polish to press on nails also feels like it dries faster. This method doesnt have the same security as salon-grade acrylics. I had to re-glue my pinky nail last night. 💫 But if you want DIY acrylic nails, this is worth a shot.
How To Grow STRONG & HEALTHY Nails💅🏻✨
Here’s my nail story: I’ve always been the person in my friend with the nice nails that 9 times out of 10 always look freshly painted and without any chips. I’ve painted my own nails starting in middle school and always had them painted throughout high school and college. I also dabbled in soft gel nails in my senior year of high school and 1-2x a year throughout college. But I’ve always preferred painting my own nails because I love the act of doing it (it’s very therapeutic to me!) and I love being able to change colors whenever I want. My friends always complain about how their nail polish chips within a day and that they can never grow them out long before they break. Here are the tips I always tell them: ￼￼Square nails with sharp corners always tend to get caught on thing as you grow them out so square-shaped nails can never last long. I like a squoval (square/oval) shape because it’s the natural curve of my nail bed and the rounded corners never get caught and break! ￼￼Don’t cut your cuticles!!! I have never ever cut my cuticles before. My grandma always told me once you cut your cuticles you can never go back. Your cuticles are there on your fingers for a reason! They protect your nail bed!!! All I do with my cuticles is push them back with a cuticle stick and it gives me the perfect amount of space and shape for me to paint and follow. ￼￼Cuticle Oil (like Sally Hansen - Cuticle Rehab Oil ) is key!!! I appy cuticle oil literally wherever and whenever I remember. By keeping your cuticles moisturized your nails can grow out stronger and longer, and it also prevents any hangnails from forming. I love this cuticle oil so much! The packaging makes it easy to pack in your purse on-the-go and apply anywhere! The formula isn’t super greasy and won’t get your phone feeling oily if you use it right after application. I definitely prefer it to the othe cuticle oils I’ve tried. ￼￼Hand Cream (like Glossier. - Glossier Hand Cream ) is super underrated for keeping your nails moisturized and healthy! I apply hand cream right after I wash my hands to moisturize my cuticles and keep my hands looking plump! Smooth and hydrated hands always makes your nails look better!! This hand cream from Glossier is alright- not the most hydrating hand cream I’ve tried but not the worst. It smells amazing and gives enough moisture for humid weather in the summer months! These are my biggest tips on keeping your nails strong and healthy! Also- if you do gel nails, give yourself a break every now and then. The chemicals in the gel can really damage your nail beds. I have many friends who rely on gel to keep their nails strong but it’s a vicious cycle that will keep your nails weak on their own!
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