When I was in San Francisco a few weeks ago I got to visit the Bare Minerals headquarters (I share some of my trip on a recent vlog). In addition to my tour of the headquarters and getting my makeup done, I got gifted with a pretty awesome goodie bag. I wanted to share some of my favorite products with you guys. I hope you enjoy the haul!
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!
Happy Thursday! I’m excited to share the very first episode of Mommy & Me with you guys. Luckily for me I’m working with veteran mamas Colette Butler, who has 5 kids, and Kayli Butler who just had her third. They are a wealth of knowledge for this new mama! I hope you enjoy the cuteness overload and hearing our stories of motherhood.
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A few weeks back Michael, Idris and I hopped in the car and headed up to the good’ol Bay Area. It was the baby’s first road trip and we had a blast. I will say that breast feeding on the side of the road off highway 5 in the sweltering heat is not my idea of fun, but luckily we only had to do it once during the 7ish hours it took to get up there. We got to spend two glorious weeks frolicking around the Bay from SF to Carmel and everywhere in between… and I gotta say, The Bay is BOOMING. Dang. One of the highlights of the trip included Idris meeting his Iranian great grandma. Enjoy the pics and video below!
As I mentioned, I grew up in the Bay Area, but every time I go back I try and squeeze in some new restaurants. On this last trip some of my favorite dining experiences include La Mar in SF for amazing ceviche and a killer view. I suggest going during the day so you can really soak in the scene. The Paragon Restaurant and Bar in The Claremont Hotel in Berkeley was awesome. They serve delish upscale California cuisine in a historic hotel with an amazing view of SF. Dametra Cafe in Carmel has the best dolma EVER and the owner always plays the guitar and sings for his customers. It’s so fun!
I’m so happy to announce that I will be starting my new show Mommy & Me next week. The best part- THE BABIES! Winston, Daxton and my own little nugget, Idris, will be staring along side us mommies. The upcoming series will cover everything from our must have products, to breastfeeding tips and everything in between. It’s fun, emotional and honest. (Umm I cry in the first episode! #HiImSensitive) The preview below is beyond adorable. Take a peek and be sure to tune in next week.
Remember Makeup Mondays!?! Well guess what, it’s Monday and I have a makeup tutorial. Yipee! Below is my attempt at a recreation of Mila Kunis’s face from her recent cover of W magazine. I hope you enjoy it.
L’OReal Voluminous Mascara
Bare Minerals BareSkin
Smashbox Face Primer
Smashbox Limitless Cream Shadow in Topaz
MAC Eye Shadow in Embark
MAC Eye Shadow in Saddle
Smashbox Blush in Regal
Buxom Bronzer in Tahiti
MAC Lip Pencil in Stripdown
Buxom Gloss in Hello Lover
Physicians Formula Gel Liner
NYX Eyebrow Push-Up Bra
If you haven’t already, check out my Makeup Mistakes video.
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!
Well team, it’s officially been a year since I launched my online hosting career with the ladies of TMV and I’m so happy I get to be a part of The Mom’s View family. Yipee! We’ve had a crazy fun ride this past 365 days and I feel very lucky that I’ve gotten to work with such welcoming, sweet, thoughtful, supportive, funny, beautiful women. I’ve learned a lot from day one and I’ll always remember my excitement and nerves as I hosted the first LIVE show. (It was the first time I had ever hosted a show, let alone a live one!) It’s exciting to see where the show was and where it is now. I’m thrilled about what’s in store for the future and below are some memorable moments from this past year. Thanks for letting me share my world with you!
Anyone out there in cyber land curious as to what’s in my makeup bag!?! lol This is actually my travel makeup bag, specifically for trips in the summer. In my last post I recapped my recent adventure in Florida with my family, obviously Florida in the summer is a super HOT, humid place. I had to make sure my beauty and makeup bag reflected the weather. Below is a peak at what I brought in an attempt to look cute in the sweltering heat. Watch the video below and be sure to check out my list of goodies. Hope you’re all enjoying your summer!
Click on the links to purchase some of my favorite products!
Mor Beauty Bag
Oil of Olay Regenerist
Bare Minerals Foundation
Pixi lip stain in Rose
Pixi Brilliance Balm Nearly Naked
Skin Again Vanish
IT Hair Care Surf Spray
Em Pillow Plush n Lollipop
Nyx Golden Bronzer Eyeliner
Real Techniques Brushes
Tonya Crooks Tweezers