Beauty & Style
I’m excited to partner with Dove for my post! I’ve been a big fan of their products since I was a little girl. My mom told me Dove was the only thing she was able to use on sensitive skin growing up. Some of you may have heard me complain about having dry or itchy skin in my videos over the last few years. It’s always been a nightmare trying to find a body wash that works for me. I have to be extra cautious with what I use or I’ll end up itching myself into a bloody mess. I know- not a pretty picture! That being said it is of extreme importance that I have gentle cleanser to protect my skin from getting dry. So many body washes are filled with harsh chemicals and fragrances- often times it’s the same ingredients found in dish soap. No thanks! I’ll keep my dish soap for the dirty dishes.
Having worked in the beauty biz for a decade I’ve gotten my hands (and body!) on a variety of cleansers. From the mega fancy ones sold at department stores to drugstore brands and everything in between. Dove Body Wash is totally different; it provides super gentle cleansers plus the unique care of NutriumMoisture technology. Your skin will be softer after one shower. Woohoo! Dove replaces the nutrients that are lost during cleansing while other body washes only add moisture after skin has been stripped of essential lipids and proteins during cleansing. Sounds good to me. I’m sure we can all agree that not all body washes are created equal. Having a gentle cleanser has always been a necessity for me and when I’m pregnant it’s even more important. I want my growing belly to be gently cleansed and moisturized at all times. You can get this magical body wash at any local drugstore around the country at really great price point.
Big thanks to Dove for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
My skin has been insanely dry the past couple of weeks due to my constant barfing. Hi morning sickness- I hate you. Please go away. Luckily I live in LA and there are fabulous treatments like the Pregnancy Facial from Kate Somerville to help restore my sad skin. If you live here or plan on visiting you have to check out Kate Somerville. It’s the most beautiful skin clinic I’ve ever been to. I’ve shot two episodes of The SASS there, you can watch one them by clicking here. The second one comes out in a few weeks and I actually got to chat with Kate Somerville herself. It’s safe to say I’m a fan. Fun fact, the Kate Somerville clinic used to be Sean Connery’s townhouse. It’s located right above Alfred Coffee on Melrose where the trendiest people in all of LA lounge, sip expensive coffee and most importantly look very cool doing it. Ok, back to the facial. My girl Laura Kay had magic hands and gave me an incredible treatment that was equal parts relaxing, hydrating and calming. The pregnancy facial is designed keeping mamas to be in mind. There are no harsh chemicals (everything is baby safe!) and it addresses hormonal fluctuations, puffiness and dehydration- my personal fav. If you are a mama to be and you want to pamper yourself, check it out.
*Images courtesy of Kate Somerville
Hellloo! I’m excited to share that TheSASS is back! Well, almost. Season 2 is launching in a less than two weeks and we have so many exciting episodes for you. As a thank you for watching Season 1 we are hosting a big giveaway. The giveaway is International and we are going to hook up one lucky winner with some sweet beauty swag. Sound good? Take a look at the video below to see what you have to do to enter the giveaway. Good luck and happy Wednesday!
Happy almost Thanksgiving everyone! Tis the season for holiday parties and fancy events. Need a little makeup inspiration!?! I got you boo! Below are two EASY makeup tutorials that will be perfect for any festive soiree. I know this time of year is filled with photo taking and making tons of memories. With these looks you’ll definitely be the belle of the ball. The first tutorial is a fresh faced look with a bold lip and pops of shimmer sprinkled throughout. The second is an fun emerald smokey eye with a soft lip. Both looks are universal and will look fabulous on anyone. Promise. Go out and rock them you cuties! Click the pictures below to see the full tutorials or head to the Eco Tools YouTube channel.
P.S. I used all Eco Tools brushes to create both these looks.
Last week I attended a seriously fun event at Fleurish in Brentwood. Chic mamas and their adorable kids gathered together to create some fall flower magic. What is Fleurish you ask? It’s the first ever design-it-yourself flower bar. They have a DIY station, offer floral classes, private parties and of course you can purchase some stunning arrangements. The space is open, bright and immediately made me happy. Upon arrival I was greeted by their friendly staff and encouraged to take a seat and start learning how to make a beautiful fall inspired arrangement. Disclaimer-I’m not crafty or good at making pretty pinterest worthy things, but with the guidance of the expert team, I had a gorgeous arrangement to take home. With the holidays quickly approaching, this could be the perfect gift to give someone. Visit their website to learn more about this fabulous place.
*Photos courtesy of Jessica Elizabeth
Want to know my morning routine? Everyday is different, but one thing remains the same- waking up early. Idris is up at 6:30am on the dot everyday. Which means I am too! I’ve always been a morning person, so it isn’t a big deal, but every now and then I’d love to sleep until 8am. #MomLyfe This particular morning was hectic. I got ready while filming, shot my makeup tutorial and hopped on a plane to Florida all before 11:30am. If you want big things you gotta hustle right? Being a busy mama, I like to keep my makeup routine simple. I’ve always loved pop of gold on the lids and a bright teal liner on the lower water line. It’s summery, easy and makes my eyes pop. (It will make YOUR eyes pop too! I promise.) You’ll notice in the video I’m working with EcoTools. (HAPPY DANCE!!!) I’m sure many of you are familiar with them. They’re known for their super affordable line of eco friendly, recyclable brushes. I’ve been a fan for YEARS. The brushes perform extremely well and they are affordable. Bam. Win win for this mama. Hope you enjoy the video below and be sure to check out their website for more makeup inspiration.
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The BEST manicure in LA!?! Yup. I think we may have found it. Allow me to introduce you to côte in beautiful Brentwood. This place is an elegant, beach meets chic nail salon with a focus on chemical free manicures. All the polishes at côte are created free of the five major toxins (yipee). What you won’t find at cote is formaldehyde, (ew) dibutyl phthalate (barf), toluene (sick), camphor (nasty) and formaldehyde resin (gross). What you will find is a lux service with an awesome price point. Hi $20 mani! Susan and I headed to the salon a few weeks ago to chat with one of the founders Mary Lennon all about nail care and the importance of clean salon that doesn’t use a ton of chemicals. Mary truly is an innovator when it comes to manis and pedis and she shared some great tips with us! A full episode of TheSASS is below!
Hola! I’m shaking things up a bit and I decided to do a series of Minute Makeup tutorials. Ain’t nobody got time to watch a full face! ha! Actually the purpose of these itty bitty tuts is to give you the exact content you want in the shortest amount of time. I know there’s a ton of busy mamas/humans out there that will appreciate these bite size beauty videos. I hope… First up, minute brows. Enjoy!
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!
* Winner will be announced April 28th