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Four Seasons Giveaway!

Four Seasons Chicago
My love for the Four Seasons Hotels has been well documented over the years. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting their properties all over the world including Istanbul, Beverly Hills, Boston, Santa Barbara and now Chicago! While in the Windy City last week I was lucky enough to visit their beautiful spa and get a bamboo massage by Thea (she has MAGIC hands!) Warm bamboo sticks were used all over my body to relieve muscle tension, tightness and improve circulation. I was on cloud nine during the treatment. #HappyMama After my pamper sesh, my fam and I dined at Allium where we had a decadent brunch filled with things like sticky bread and a wheel of salad. Yes, yes and more yes. Don’t even get me started on the dessert bar. It was overflowing with the cutest bite size treats. I may have gotten carried away. Oopsies. Ok, you get the idea, Four Seasons is super lux and the service is five star every time. Can I make a suggestion? Get your mama (or tell someone to get you) a gift card to a Four Seasons near you for an extraordinary experience of a lifetime. With the Four Seasons Gift Card, you choose the amount and they choose the gift: overnight stays, dining experiences, luxury spa treatments and more at Four Seasons hotels and resorts around the world. Want some good news!?! This Mother’s Day I have a treat for you. YOU have the chance to win a $250 gift card to ANY FOUR SEASONS in the world. There are 94 locations in 39 different countries. Woohoo! Here’s how you enter: simply tell me why your mom or you is so awesome! It can be as easy as my mom gives the best hugs or my kids go crazy for my lasagna. I want to hear about some awesome MOMS. I’ll probably cry while reading the comments- but bring it! I will randomly select a winner and the Four Seasons will mail you a gift card. If you don’t win, you can still purchase one by clicking here. Good Luck!

Four Seasons Chicago
Four Seasons Chicago
Four Seasons Chicago
Four Seasons Chicago

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* Winner will be announced April 28th



Family Photos

I’m thrilled to share my family photos with you guys! Since we shot our maternity photos at the beach I figured we should keep the theme going and do most of our family photos there as well. (The first few are in my bedroom)I’m also wearing the same dress… partially because I thought it would be cool- like a before and after, but mostly it was because I had nothing to wear! I used the same photographer as well- my beautiful friend Alana. You can check her out on YouTube by clicking here. I ALSO had a special treat of getting my hair done by Audrey from Rabar Beauty. Rabar is a new salon that offers blowouts, cut/color, makeup application, brow tinting and event hosting. If you and your crew want to do a beauty brunch with champagne and hors devours- check ‘em out. Sharzad Kiadeh Sharzad Kiadeh Sharzad KiadehSharzad Kiadeh Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 12.27.51 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 12.31.01 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 12.56.19 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 8.59.13 AM Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 8.59.29 AM Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 9.37.41 AM Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 10.25.25 PM Michael Lahalih Michael Lahalih

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Hannibal Lecter Facial

Yes, you read the title correctly! My partner in crime, Susan and I got to experience the Hannibal Lecter Facial, aka Dermaculture i-derm Facial. Skincare expert Marianne Kehoe is the pro behind this unique beauty treatment. As scary as it sounds and as creepy as it looks, it was super relaxing. Marianne was a blast to work with and she has a great skincare philosophy that really promotes nourishing your skin as opposed to stripping it with lasers, peels, etc. My skin definitely felt tight, clean and hydrated afterward. Watch Susan and I in this informative and fun video. Would YOU try it!?!

Hannibal Lecter Facial
Hannibal Lecter facial

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Hannibal Lecter facial



February Favorites Mom and Baby Edition

Happy Thursday! I just uploaded a video to my YouTube channel rounding up my February Favorites. It’s the mom and baby edition and my little squishy shmush is sharing his favorites things as well.  I was lucky enough to get sent some really great products last month and I wanted to let you guys in on which ones me and Baby Idris are loving. The list of products is below. Enjoy!

Product List:
Chewable Charm – Bracelets & Necklaces
GroopDealz - Lucy & Lyla dress/jewelry, Woven Pear socks, Scarf
The Honest Company 
I AM | Enlightened Creations
Kid & Kind – “AHHH” Shirts
UlivJava – Martha Stewart Organic Coffee
Whistle and Flute 



The SASS

My new show finally has a name- The SASS! Aka The Susan And Sharzad Show. Do you like it!?!? Hope so! I don’t know how many of you have ever tried naming a SHOW but let me tell you, it’s hard. We spent weeks coming up with different suggestions and nothing was sticking. We also LOVED hearing your suggestions- it is so cool to see how excited everyone is for this. After a while we decided we didn’t want the word beauty in it because we felt like that was limiting and who knows where this fun adventure will take us… perhaps we’ll be doing weird workouts in Bali. A girl can dream. Anyway, below is the video where we make our big announcement and also do some awkward accents! Enjoy!



Bold Lips

You should know by now that I’m a huge fan of bold lips. Whether it’s a classic red for the holidays or a bright pink for spring, I love to make a statement with my lips. Adding a bold lip to your outfit can instantly make you look polished and I always say it’s the lazy girl’s way to bump up your look in no time. I rounded up six great colors all from Maybelline and showcase them in this fun video I did as part of my Target Style campaign. Click HERE to watch! P.S. The ending of this video is definitely my favorite ; )
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Bump Up Your Makeup in 5 Minutes!

The last few weeks I’ve been part of Target’s style campaign to create super fun content. (Oh, hi dream come true). My latest video was all about makeup and ways you can bump up your look if you have just 5 more minutes. I used all goodies from Target to create a sexy, SUPER easy, inexpensive look. Click the video below to watch!

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New SHOW Announcement!

As some of you may know I’ve always been obsessed with trying beauty treatments that are new, weird, crazy, scary, painful, awkward, foreign.. I can go on. After years of experimenting (Birdsh*t facial from Japan, Hammam Hopping in Istanbul, Fish Pedicures in Thailand) I finally have a partner in crime who is up for the same adventures as I am. Allow me to introduce you to my girl Susan Yara. It is with extreme happiness that I announce a brand new show that I’m co-hosting with her. She shares my love for bizarre beauty and together there isn’t anything we won’t try! Check out the trailer for our new series below which will be released on Mixed Makeup in Febuary. We’re also looking for a name… Have any ideas?? Leave them below the video! If we choose your name you will receive a SICK box of beauty goodies.  CAN’T WAIT!!!! Sharzad Kiadeh Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 4.23.22 PM Sharzad Kiadeh

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Thankswapping

What is Thankswapping you ask? It’s when you share sweaters with your friends during Thanksgiving. haha  I had the pleasure of partnering with Target on a fun style series and in the first episode Angel and I get in the holiday spirit by swapping sweaters. You should probably just watch my video to see for yourself.

Target Style

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P.S. There will be more Target Style videos over the next few months so please be sure to check ‘em out!