I truly can’t believe it’s been three years since I started my online journey! When I began my blog my makeup career was in a transitional place and I knew I no longer wanted to do it professionally. I longed for something more exciting….but I wasn’t sure what or how or when. In high school I wanted to host a show (specifically one like Wild on E!) and somehow along the way that dream seemed like it would never come to fruition. Doing makeup allowed me to be part of the exciting world of entertainment without really putting myself out there… but it wasn’t my true passion. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the beauty industry, but I wanted to be on camera! It took me a really long time to admit that to myself.
I am so thankful EVERYDAY that I started chasing my dreams when I did. I can’t imagine not doing what I do. It’s opened up doors and opportunities I truly only dreamed about. I’m not trying to toot my own horn, I’m trying to encourage people to go after what they want. There is a saying in farsi “Whenever you get the fish out of the water, it’s fresh” basically to me that means that no matter where you are in your life, it’s not to late to start something new and go after what you want.
I love my job and have worked harder than ever. I have no clue where I will be next year or in five years and that’s what is so exciting about what I do. There are endless possibilities and the sky truly is the limit.
I want to take a minute to say a sincere THANK YOU to everyone who has followed my online journey with me. Without your support I wouldn’t be able to do what I do.
Last thing before I end my rant- I am giving away ONE ticket to come hear me speak on October 7th in LA with a ton of other major movers and shakers online. To qualify, just send me an email telling me what your dream job is and why you want the ticket. It’s that simple. I will pick a winner by Friday!
Email Me For A Chance To Win: Sharzad@LuxLyfe.com
*Must be able to get to Los Angeles! I can’t fly anyone in yet… sorry! One day!
Last night I was invited to a press preview dinner at The NICE GUY LA, which officially opens to the public today. Woohoo! This sexy new spot has a total modern 60’s vibe… I know that sounds like it wouldn’t make sense, but just trust me on it. It’s the newest spot from the H.Wood group, who also own Bootsy Bellows and Shore Bar to name a few. The NICE GUY, located on La Cienega in the center of West Hollywood, serves up fantastic food like pizza topped with figs, caramelized onions, gorgonzola and thyme. In addition to their killer food they have TONS of specialty cocktails and live music on most nights. It’s reservation only, even for the bar (which I love) so it won’t ever feel packed or too crowded. Enjoy the photos below and make a ressie ASAP for a ritzy night out.
Get my look!
Last weekend was BeautyCon. For those that don’t know BeautyCon is a beauty and style summit where influencers share their tips, secrets and stories about all things blogging, vlogging, makeup and fashion. It’s a great way to hear from and meet some of your favorite cyberlebrities. It’s fun to see how much it’s grown since last year too. I heard there were over 4,000 people at the LA Mart this year. So cray! Friday was the annual Platform pool party and Saturday was the big show. Hope you enjoy a snapshot of my weekend and my “get ready with me” video. THANK YOU to everyone that came up to me and said hi! Love my beautiful subscribers!
I’m so excited to announce that I will be speaking on a panel for the Fashion and Business Counsel October 7th in LA. The primary topic of discussion for my panel will be how to make money working with brands. This is something I’ve always been very honest and up front about and I’m excited to share my strategy and thoughts with anyone who is interested. The Fab Counsel is putting together an all day event with an all star lineup of influential movers and shakers in the online space. Whether you’re already a blogger/youtuber or interested in becoming one, this a great opportunity to hear from some of the best in the biz. Want some more good news!?! Early bird tickets are on sale now AND I have a discount code for 20% off. (Use SHARZAD20 when purchasing tickets). I will also be giving out free hugs and I’m a really good hugger, so be sure to get your tickets and get excited. Boom! #CyberDomination
Click HERE to purchase tickets. Hope to see your beautiful faces there!
Happy Friday! Raise your hand if you’re ready for a double dose of baby shower fun!?! I’m just going to assume everyone is waving their hands frantically in the air because they can’t get enough of this baby shower! lol I had every intention of posting this video yesterday, but I was on set for one final day of filming until my bambino arrives. In yesterday’s video Kayli and I casually recap our fun filled day and share some of our highlights. For me that included salted carmel cake pops and of course being showered with love from friends, family and coworkers. In the today’s video, which is below, we share our baby shower haul. Kayli and I were SO SPOILED and several brands that have been following our journey gifted us with a variety of unique and useful products, like our super cool Joovy strollers. A large majority of our other gifts came from a great site called WeeSpring.com, which is basically an amazon meets yelp for mammas. The site is jam packed with reviews, recalls, and product recommendations. For a first timer like me, it is extremely useful! Be sure to check it out. Now, back to the video, sit back, relax and enjoy the baby shower haul from us preggies. In the meantime, I’ll be over here trying to INDUCE LABOR!
BIG THANK YOU AGAIN to everyone for making me and Baby Idris feel so incredibly loved and special throughout this whole journey! Sending cyber hugs and kisses your way. Gotta Go!
Who’s ready for some more baby shower fun!?! I love the beautifully shot video below that captures the perfect day Kayli and I had celebrating our little men with some of our favorite people. Never did I think I would have such a luxury baby shower! Believe me when I say I’m constantly reminding myself of how lucky I am. I can’t thank The Mom’s View team enough for all they have given me. One more video will be coming your way tomorrow, so please stay tuned! Hope you all have a great Wednesday.
Dress: Seraphine Maternity
Photography by Mary Costa
Hi! I’m still here, still preggers, and still ready to explode. If baby Idris doesn’t make his debut week I’m going to reach in and pull him out. #NotKidding In other fun news, it’s baby shower week on The Mom’s View. Over the next three days I’m going to share all the fun videos from my awesome shower. Truth be told, I was lucky enough to have THREE showers (insert happy dance!) but this is the only one caught on camera. Being spoiled by friends, family and coworkers is really fun. #duh The shower below was held at a super sexy restaurant in LA, Fig & Olive, where we had a private room upstairs filled with the our favorite YouTube mom’s, coworkers and even the grannies to be. Check out the quick time lapse video and be sure to tune in tomorrow morning at 10am PST to The Mom’s View channel to see the full thing!
P.S. I got a ton of questions about my dress, it’s from Seraphine Maternity!
Happy Thursday! As some of you may know my dad is an incredible photographer with exhibits around the world, including one that just ended in Mexico and one that is beginning in Palo Alto this month! He began dabbling in photography over a decade ago and now it’s become more than a hobby, but an exciting passion that’s led him to shoot in a variety of unique locations around the globe.
It is with great pride and pleasure that I share the details of an upcoming photography workshop in Cuba that my dad, Mansur Kiadeh, will be lecturing at this April. (Insert proud happy daughter dance!) His primary area of focus will be conducting classes on Digital Photography Fundamentals, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Digital Infrared Photography. Sounds cool right!?! RIGHT.
The entire workshop consists of about 10 people and will be from April 19th-25th in Havana. World renowned photographer and curator, Charles Anselmo will be leading the photography expedition. He brings an immense knowledge of Cuba, it’s customs, as well as an exceptional eye for spotting one of a kind photo opportunities. With his guidance and expertise of the city, you will experience events, places and people of Cuba you never knew existed.
Together they will take photography students around Havana exploring everything from culture, cuisine and the malecon. This is a rare opportunity to meet like minded people from around the world that share a love of photography, adventure and travel. If you are looking for a truly unique experience and to gain some exciting new photography skills, check out this workshop ASAP… AND you get to meet my dad, who happens to be AWESOME. Yipee!
For more information on dates, times, and prices, feel free to email or call Charles Anselmo. All his info is below.
*Boxer photo by Mansur Kiadeh
*Hand photo & Ruins Photo by Charles Anselmo
It’s that time of year again kitties where my mom and I ramble about the best and worst dressed at the Oscars 2014. I decided to throw Michael in the mix this year as well to have a guy’s perspective. All in all I was slightly underwhelmed by the red carpet. No major hits or misses… the highlight for me was witnessing the world’s best selfie. (See below). My top pick for best dressed was Kate Hudson. I thought she looked like perfection. What about you guys? Head on over to my channel to leave and comment and share what your top picks of the night were. As always I hope you have a wonderful day.
P.S. Are you following me on Insta!? Do it!