LUXLYFE http://www.luxlyfe.com Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:26:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Crossroads Kitchen http://www.luxlyfe.com/crossroads-vegan-kitchen/ http://www.luxlyfe.com/crossroads-vegan-kitchen/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:54:14 +0000 http://www.luxlyfe.com/?p=16613 I’ve been hearing about Crossroads Kitchen for some time now and I finally made the trek over. It’s a completely plant based (aka vegan) menu with a focus on Mediterranean cuisine. We went for dinner and I was pleasantly surprised to see the decor is very sexy, dark and perfect for date night. I think people have a misconception about vegan food being hippy-ish or bland… not at all the case here! Let’s talk about the food shall we? I tried the artichoke oysters, the kite hill cheese plate, pappardelle bolognese, oven roasted kabocha squash and some other favorites. Umm, hi delish. I loved everything. I wanted to eat so much more, but the babe was getting squirmy so I have to save it for next time. Chef Tal Ronnen is the creative force behind this unique dining experience. He’s one of the most celebrated vegan chefs and it’s obvious why. He cuisine does not disappoint! I highly recommend it, whether or not you eat meat, you can find something tasty to enjoy. Food porn below…
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Celebrity Makeup Tutorials http://www.luxlyfe.com/celebrity/ http://www.luxlyfe.com/celebrity/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:24:36 +0000 http://www.luxlyfe.com/?p=16601 I’m on week 3 of my celeb makeup transformation series with Moda Mob and below I have TWO celebrity makeup tutorials for ya. Are you jumping up and down with excitement!?! The first one is a classic Kylie Jenner look and the second is a a bright, fun Taylor Swift look. Enjoy them both and be sure to check Moda Mob this Friday for a brand spanking new tutorial.

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I Froze Myself! http://www.luxlyfe.com/froze/ http://www.luxlyfe.com/froze/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:26:10 +0000 http://www.luxlyfe.com/?p=16593 Right around 7-8 months pregnant I noticed some serious joint pain happening, especially in my wrists. I figured it was due to the fact that I gained a ton of weight. (Hi 55 pounds) Fast forward to now, I’ve lost a decent amount of weight (still 15 to go) but my wrist pain has gotten worse. After multiple trips to the doctor I decided it was time to freeze myself. Wait, what!?! I know, so random right? Apparently freezing yourself is great for inflammation, arthritis and a ton of other ailments. I headed to the Cryo Health Care Clinic in West Hollywood and hopped in a machine that was set at 220 below. Repeat -220 degrees. You’re going to have to watch the video to see what happens!

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http://www.luxlyfe.com/froze/feed/ 0 I Froze Myself! Right around 7-8 months pregnant I noticed some serious joint pain happening, especially in my wrists. I figured it was due to the fact that I gained a ton of weight. (Hi 55 pounds) Fast forward to now, I've lost a decent amount of weight (still 15 to go) but my wrist pain has gotten worse. After mu Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 11.23.38 AM
Maternity Pics http://www.luxlyfe.com/maternity-pics/ http://www.luxlyfe.com/maternity-pics/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:09:42 +0000 http://www.luxlyfe.com/?p=16568 Remember that one time I had a massive belly!?! Umm… yeah, me too. So I finally got my hands on my maternity pics and I wanted to share them. I remember feeling so large and in charge and I seriously did not want to take pics of myself… but looking back I’m thrilled I did. It’s crazy to imagine that my wiggly little dude was once all up in my belly. Daaang. Oh how I love my little shmush. Anywho, enjoy the pics and have an amazing weekend. Also- for any of you preggies out there, TAKE MATERNITY PICS! Your future self will thank you. Maternity Pictures Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 4.29.00 PM Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 4.29.22 PM Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 4.29.35 PM Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 4.30.32 PM Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 4.31.38 PMScreen Shot 2014-10-15 at 7.05.56 PM Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 7.06.44 PM Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 7.07.12 PM Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 7.07.28 PM Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 7.07.54 PM Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 7.08.25 PM Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 7.08.52 PM

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Sh*T Be Cray http://www.luxlyfe.com/sht-cray/ http://www.luxlyfe.com/sht-cray/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:21:42 +0000 http://www.luxlyfe.com/?p=16559 Hello Thursday! Things have been so cray cray the past few days with work and I’m still trying to get settled in my new house and I’m trying to raise a decent human. How do people balance everything without the help of meth!?! Don’t worry, I’m not on meth, just wishful thinking. SO back to my jam-packed week. On Tuesday I was invited to speak on a fashion and business panel about how to work with brands and get paid. I loved sharing the stage with my fellow online movers and shakers. We’re all in similar industries but earn our money in completely unique ways, and I love hearing about how they get their hustle on. Speaking of hustle, yesterday I was asked to join a live cooking hangout with Ana Gasteyer, Laura Vitale and Weight Watchers. Just go ahead and pinch me. I cyber hung out with someone from SNL!?! Is this real lyfe? (Can we say shweddy balls!?!)  Below are a few snaps from the madness and my latest episode of The Mom’s View. Enjoy!Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 10.54.53 AM Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 10.55.15 AM Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 10.55.40 AM
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Kendall Jenner Makeup Tutorial http://www.luxlyfe.com/kendall-jenner-makeup-tutorial/ http://www.luxlyfe.com/kendall-jenner-makeup-tutorial/#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:44:29 +0000 http://www.luxlyfe.com/?p=16548 Hi beauties! I’m excited to announce that I will be doing a new makeup series with ModaMob (insert happy dance)! ModaMob is a fabulous YouTube channel filled with all things makeup, beauty, fashion and fun and they’ve asked lil ole me to collaborate with them. Each week this month I will have a brand spanking new celebrity transformation. The first one is a Kendall Jenner makeup tutorial and it’s up on their channel now. I hope you like it! Please let me know if you have any requests for tutorials in the future. Have a great weekend!

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Moving With A BABY! http://www.luxlyfe.com/moving-baby/ http://www.luxlyfe.com/moving-baby/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:24:38 +0000 http://www.luxlyfe.com/?p=16543 Ever feel like you just can’t get ahead no matter how late you stay up and how hard you work!?! That’s how I’ve been feeling the last few weeks. My head has been spinning because we finally moved into our new place and I’m trying to get organized.  (side note- moving with a baby ain’t no joke!) Work has been particularly busy which makes me SO incredibly happy, but I am looking forward to a day when I can relax and go to Target. I meant to post this video a week ago… but better late than never I guess! Below is my vlog from our trip to Chicago last month  (Yup! It’s already October…WTF!)

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Traveling and Breastfeeding Tips http://www.luxlyfe.com/traveling-breastfeeding-tips/ http://www.luxlyfe.com/traveling-breastfeeding-tips/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:13:48 +0000 http://www.luxlyfe.com/?p=16534 I have another episode of Mommy and Me for you guys and on this one we discuss traveling and breastfeeding tips. We filmed this episode about a month ago and at the time my milk supply felt like it completely dried up. I personally wasn’t ready to stop nursing so I did everything I possibly could to increase my milk supply and you know what… it worked! The main thing that works for me is WATER. WATER. WATER. WATER. How can you produce milk if you’re dehydrated? (You can’t!) I also relaxed and stopped putting so much pressure on myself. I give my baby 1-3 bottles of formula a day and I nurse him the rest of the time. It’s all about finding a balance that works for you and your lifestyle. Enjoy the episode and have a beautiful day.Mommy and Me Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 7.22.27 AM

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How to GROW Your YouTube Channel http://www.luxlyfe.com/grow-youtube-channel/ http://www.luxlyfe.com/grow-youtube-channel/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:38:36 +0000 http://www.luxlyfe.com/?p=16527 Hello from cold Chicago! A few months back I had the pleasure of chatting with one of my favorite women, Susan Yara. Susan has had a very exciting career working as a beauty host for some major companies. (She was actually the first beauty host I watched and subsequently met in person…and then stalked obsessively over the years…) Her most exciting new venture is the launch of her new company/YouTube channel called Mixed Makeup. You NEED to check it out. The quality and content is perfection AND she has big names like Catt Sadler with segments on her channel. I was so flattered when she asked little old me to share some tips on how to grow your youtube channel. We had a blast filming the fun and informative video below.  Enjoy!

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Baby Product Haul http://www.luxlyfe.com/baby-product-haul/ http://www.luxlyfe.com/baby-product-haul/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:56:16 +0000 http://www.luxlyfe.com/?p=16522 On the most recent episode of Mommy and Me the ladies and I do a baby product haul where we share our number one must have for the month. For me it was the wubbanubb, aka a pacifier with an animal on it. I love that lil Reesey can hold onto the animal while he’s soothing himself with his paci. He actually snuggles with it now too, which melts my heart, basically I can NOT leave home without it.  Watch the episode below to see what the other mama’s are loving. Happy Friday! baby product haul

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http://www.luxlyfe.com/baby-product-haul/feed/ 0 Baby Product Haul On the most recent episode of Mommy and Me the ladies and I do a baby product haul where we share our number one must have for the month. For me it was the wubba nubb, aka a pacifier with an animal on it. I love that lil Reesey can hold onto the animal while is soothing himself with his paci. He act a story of mommy and me,Baby Product Haul,baby products,best baby products,colette butler,kayli butler,mommy and me,Sharzad Kiadeh,the moms view baby product haul