Hi Smile Teeth

Hi Smile Kit / Pajamas: Bed Head

Photography by Meg Niemann | @MSNPhotography

I don’t know a soul that doesn’t want whiter teeth. When I first heard about Hi Smile Teeth I completely blew it off. I thought there are a million teeth whitening brands…. What could possible be so different about this one? But, I have to say I was completely wrong. I decided finally to give Hi Smile a chance, and it really works! My teeth were significantly whiter within ten minutes.

Ever since I started blogging I have been considerably more conscious of my teeth. I am constantly taking photos and smiling, so of course I want my teeth to be white at all times. Hi Smile has definitely become my solution!

Hi Smile has crafted a formula that uses 3 Primary Whitening Agents to ensure maximum results and assist in gently whitening all inner and outer tooth stains. Their gel was designed to optimize all of its whitening effects within only 10 minutes whilst maintaining no damage to the tooth’s enamel.

And what’s even better is that through their unique formulation they have also been able to ensure that no tooth erosion occurs and that the tooth’s enamel is not damaged in the process…. Sounds pretty good to me!

For more on Hi Smile visit their website here, and start smiling!

X kt

Product Spotlight: Frank Body's Glam Glow Mask

Link to mask ---->>>Glow Mask

I am too excited about this product spotlight because it’s part of the Frank Body line. I have been obsessed with Frank Body forever! Not only is their line freakin cute, and insta-worthy, but it totally works too! All of Frank Body’s products are designed to get rid of those pesty little impurities. If you are unfamiliar with Frank Body’s products here is a little recap… Frank Body is a coffee-based skincare line: always caffeinated, naturally derived; and 100% Australian owned and made. Just how coffee wakes you up from the inside, it wakes you up on the outside too. That’s why it’s in all their products.

You might have heard about #thefrankeffect, or maybe you’ve seen a cheeky photo or two of some stuff that looks a lot like dirt? Those are the coffee scrubs that I LOVE; however, I am here today to talk about the new Frank Body product… The Glow Mask!!

When I heard the Glow Mask was packed with mind-blowing berry goodness to give you bright, bouncy skin I knew I had to try it. It’s 5 minutes of intense moisture that really satisfies. So you can glow and go.

When I finally got my hands on it, I was not disappointed. I applied the Glam Glow mask before bed and woke up feeling soft as a baby!! What could be better?! I am a total mask freak and I have to say this one was beyond perfect for my combination skin!

For more on the product visit their website here!

X kt 

Kiehl's Since 1851

Pajamas: Flora Nikrooz

Kiehl's Products

Butterstick lip treatment / Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream / Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil / Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque 

            I have been using Kiehl’s products since I was ten years old! I remember my mom slathering on the Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30 all over my face as a child. I also remember it being SO embarrassing, but of course now I can’t thank her enough! I was so excited to test this seasons new products! I am definitely what you would call a product junkie, so when I get a new cream or cleanser in my hands I have to test it immediately!

            I have to say the Midnight Recovery Botanical is unreal. When taking off my make up at night I usually use makeup wipes or pads, but this oil makeup remover is really so much better than anything I’ve used before. Not only does it remove everything including my eye liner and mascara, but it also smells unbelievable! I can’t stand when products have a bad or too strong of smell, it’s one of my biggest pet peeves!

I’ve been using the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque twice a week since I got it! It is so tightening, and works wonders on my skin! I try to use the mask on days I am shooting because it really gives my skin that instant glow it needs to be photographed! The NYC winter days can be really tough on your skin, and a mask is very necessary to use weekly!
            I also featured the Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream and the Butterstick lip treatment because they are two of my favorite new products! I always use the Vitality Skin Cream after taking off the Turmeric & Cranberry Masque because my skin needs extra extrea hydration in the winter, especially after a tightening mask! And I never leave home without a the butterstick lip treatment. My lips are always sooo chapped! I never know what to do abaout, but try to keep them from getting burned. The fact that the lip treatment has SPF in it makes it THAT much better!

Let me know if you guys like the product reviews, and if you want to see more of them!

X kt 



Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™

Pajamas: Three J NYC

Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel

Lift & Lighten Eye Cream

C + Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist

Instant Radiance Sun Defense (Light- Medium) 

I am so excited to launch my beauty section of the blog!!!! It has been something I have wanted to incorporate into my blog from the beginning and I finally took the plunge! I have been obsessed with trying out skin care products my entire life. I have always struggled with moderate and hormonal acne and finding that perfect skin solution has been a constant learning experience.

            I am beyond thrilled to highlight my first product post on Dr. Dennis Gross’s skincare line! Dennis Gross, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who has been in practice for 25 years. Creator of award-winning Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™, inspired by the skincare concerns of patients at his NYC practice, Dr. Dennis Gross is nationally recognized and has been featured as one of New York Magazine’s Best Doctors for his expertise in skin health as well as his approach to creating and maintaining the most natural-looking skin. Both in his practice and with his skincare line, Dr. Dennis Gross gives every patient natural, but refined and refreshed, radiant skin utilizing the very latest state-of-the-art dermatologic technology and carefully selected powerful, yet gentle ingredients. He analyzes and customizes each patient’s skin treatment program for the most effective results, whether your concern is signs of aging including uneven skin tone, dullness, enlarged pores, dryness, or acne. (http://drdennisgross.com)

            I have been seeing Dr. Gross since I was in middle school, and was so excited to try out his new line of Vitamin C infused products above! For more on my experience with Dr. Dennis Gross’s Skincare check out my interview with their team below! 

Tell us something about yourself? We’d like to get to know you.

My name is Katie, and I’m a young actress, writer, and founder of the lifestyle blog, HonestlyKate! Like most women, I love fashion and beauty, interior design, and sharing my many inspirations with the world.

Why is good skin so important to you?

With my blog as well as my acting, it means I am always in the public eye. Healthy skin is important for everyone, for me I feel it is essential to have clear and healthy-looking skin at all times!

When did you discover Dr. Dennis Gross? Share your story.

I was lucky enough to start seeing Dr. Dennis Gross as a dermatologist when I was in middle school. When I discovered his product line I instantly became hooked. Dr. Gross is someone my family and I have always trusted and liked as a doctor, so I could 100% trust all his products as well. A ‘doctor in a bottle,’ it was like I was taking him home myself, how good is that?

What’s your #1 beauty tip for healthy skin?

The obvious – for a reason-tips stand true. I would definitely recommend extra sleep and a truckload of water every day! This is the best (and most basic) step a person can take to keep their skin (and whole body) healthy!

Do you have a favorite Dr. Dennis Gross product? Tell us why!

I can’t live without the C+ Collagen Perfect Skin Set + Refresh Mist, it goes into my handbag straight after my morning makeup routine. I use it anytime I feel dry, or even if I just need a simple refresher to wake my skin up.

What’s your Top 5 ‘can’t-live-without’ beauty products?

Of course the Dr. Dennis Gross Perfect Skin Set + Refresh MistDr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Serum, Lotion p50 from Biologique Recherche, Skin Laundry’s Nourishing Cleansing Oil, and Rezamid Acne Treatment Lotion.

Describe your thoughts on Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare in 5 words.

Realistic, brightening, addictive results and honest.


X kt