Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Diaries Challenge

Anyone who reads my blog would know that my blog's content is basically everything that can make a person feel beautiful in and out.  And most of you will find loads of product reviews from yours truly as I believe in spending your hard earn money on products that deliver!

When Sheena Dy from Kiehl's contacted me (and 4 other beauty bloggers, I believe) to try the new Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, it was a right timing as I just finished  my Cellnique's Intensive Hydrating Complex, my skin is all ready to try on other products!  I don't mind testing on Kiehl's as I own a skincare travel pack gifted to me by my brother and I don't have issues with the ingredients used by the brand.  

What's The Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Diaries Challenge?

I was encouraged to follow the 7 Habits of a Healthy Sleeper:
  1. Get at least seven hours of sleep each night - goodluck to me on this
  2. Drink soothing beverages before bed such as herbal tea, water or milk! - I definitely go well with water
  3. Try to avoid exercise near bedtime - definitely will!
  4. Stay away from late afternoon, early evening stimulates like caffeine. - no issues on that, I finish 2 cups of coffee before 10am! And I'm not into sodas *hahaha*
  5. Enjoy relaxing activities before you go to sleep, like reading or taking a bath.  - how about blogging?  It's relaxing for me! (seems like I'm being  hardheaded eh?)
  6. Shut the TV off when you are ready to fall asleep.  - definitely!  I even need to turn off lights!
  7. Curb your alcohol consumption. - No problem at all!  Not into alcohol!
Over the course of 15 days or less, I am encouraged to write my experience about the experience.  This is also a way for busy bloggers like myself to recover my sleep-life!  And I'll definitely share my experiences to you for sure!  Expect honest to goodness review from me as always!  Feel free to ask me questions as I go through this challenge and encourage me to sleep early!
I started the challenge July 5, 2010 Monday night and here are my impressions and reactions. As you all know, this is a concentrate, a 99.8% natural, paraben-free serum which was said to be proven to rejuvenate my skin while I sleep.

Nikki's Stats:
Skin Type: Dry/Normal (I included normal as I've been using the right type of products and my skin condition isn't as dry as before)
Skin Condition: Sensitive
Products used: Facial Wash, Toner and Kiehl's Midnight Recover Concentrate (nighttime)

AMW's First impression: (Days 1-2)
  • looks and feels like oil but doesn't feel heavy or oily
  • feels a bit weird after application because of its texture
  • my skin is dry and I feel it takes a bit of time to absorb, can you imagine how long it'll take for oily skin to wait for this product to absorb?
  • the concentrate absorbed to the skin approximately 5-10 minutes depending on temperature of the room
  • no itchiness nor skin irritations
  • no signs of redness or allergies

  • woke up minus the oily look and feel
  • no signs of change after first night, after the second night, skin feels moisturized even after washing my face with facial wash
For 2 days, those are my observations!  I'll definitely report more in the coming days!

Before I end this post, good news to my local readers (sorry to my international friends! I will be hosting contests soon for everyone across the world and universe!)!  The people from Kiehl's will give one reader a chance to try on the new Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate in Full Size!  Keep on reading and I'll announce the contest soon!


Encourage me to do all 7 steps ok?
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. eggzyted!!! :) ghetto gurls want to win kiehl's too! :) we love kiehls hehe! goodluck on the midnight challeng *pat on the back* :)

  2. awww local readers only? :P heehee jk! I need to check out that brand! Ive seen it at the mall but never really tried it. Anyway, I need to sleep better to be able to function in the morning. I always drink coffee in the afternoon because that's when my shift starts :(

  3. Good luck!!!

  4. OMG I've been wanting to try this in full size for such a long time!

    A friend gave me a small sample before and I really liked it but its all finished :(((

    Do open up to international readers soon love!

  5. go sis go! i have seen this so many times in blogs/mags, wondering how will it perform.

  6. The Ghetto Gurls, thank you!!!

    Iyah, hahah sorry!!!!I'll be doing contests for worldwide soon! :)

    Glamoreandlove, thank you!

  7. The Ghetto Gurls, thank you!!!

    Iyah, hahah sorry!!!!I'll be doing contests for worldwide soon! :)

    Glamoreandlove, thank you!

  8. Jean, I will try to do my best for more international reader contests!!!

    Xin, I will give you an update for sure, a challenge is a challenge! They have to pass AMW standard! LOL


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