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Get Ready With Me!

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. Sharzad Kiadeh

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The BEST Manicure in LA!

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! best manicure in LA

best manicure in LA

best manicure in LA

best manicure in LA
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Minute Makeup: Brows

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!

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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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