The one item I most often forget to pack when I travel is body or hand lotion. For one, the travel sizes barely make it through a few days, and second, the thought of spilled lotion on any clothes in my suitcase is kind of a nightmare. The worst part is, the soap on airplanes, and in hotels is literally the most drying stuff on the planet. Seriously though, WTF is up with that stuff? I recently discovered two products that hydrate and protect skin wonderfully AND they are great for... Read The Rest →
Hats. I love them, but traveling with them is a pain. In the past I’ve always taken my hat as a carry on, but it still gets bent, covered in mystery fuzz and besides…it’s annoying. I did a quick search on how to pack a hat and found a video on how to easily pack a hat from the Travel+Leisure blog. You can watch it here. Here’s the breakdown: 1)Flip hat upside down and fill with soft items: socks, undies, bathing suit 2) Flip hat right side up and place in the bottom of suitcase. Roll... Read The Rest →
The NUMBER ONE key to your makeup looking good is pretty simple – proper lighting. The number one place to find it? In front of a window. For approximately zero dollars. Or – perhaps in your (parked) car after you get to work 15 mins early (me). Furthermore, and this makes me CRAZY, it seems like every hotel I stay at has a mirror attached to a wall in a poorly lit bathroom. I always end up doing my makeup by the window out of a tiny compact mirror. This is... Read The Rest →
I am a serial makeup brush washer when it comes to my brushes in my working kit. I have a whole process that I won’t get into here because there are a lot of extra steps I take to keep my kit sanitized and clean. Instead, I want to share how I wash my personal brushes. There are a few tricks you can take to preserve the life of your brushes, keep them clean, AND ensure they apply makeup correctly. Here’s a little guide: S T E P O N... Read The Rest →
First, let me start off my saying I’m not a doctor. My advice shouldn’t replace your healthcare professional’s, rather use it as a consideration into your routine. That being said, I truly feel like I am an expert at washing my face…I’ve been doing it for a reeeally long time, AND I’m a little OCD about it. I’ve been through it all – dry skin, oily skin, acne…allergic reactions. No one’s experience is ever the same, but I can empathize. That being said, I think the basics of cleansing your... Read The Rest →
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser – effectively removes makeup – gently cleanses without over-drying skin -great for all skin types: normal, dry, oily, combination, acne-prone Throughout the years, many products have made their rounds through my skin care routine, but the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser has been a constant. I’ve tried so many – from $5 drug store brands to $100 organic finds at Bloomingdales, and this one- at just under $20, takes the cake. It leaves skin feeling clean, refreshed, and balanced, without the squeaky tight feeling. I think... Read The Rest →
from L to R: Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum // (Malin + Goetz) Eucalyptus Deodorant // Oribe Soft – Dry Conditioner Spray here’s why: the Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum is one of those products that works so well, your hands won’t recognize the skin on your face after a few uses. that’s literally the best way i can describe it. skin looks and feels more hydrated and plump, even though i didn’t think my skin was dry to begin with. it definitely came a long way! the best part about Tata products is that... Read The Rest →
//tips up. i work and play a lot in the elements, so I was super excited when Oribe asked me to share a few of my winter hair tips. it was hard breaking the list down into 10, but these are some of my favorite ever. read em up, i’m willing to bet you’ll find one in here that’ll change your hair game up! anyone else have any great tips?
you know that kind of laughter that just WILL NOT quit? the kind that leaves you unable to make a sound with tears running down your face? damn, that laughter is THE BEST. now that you know where this is headed, let me set the scene: it’s the middle of summer in LA and we are on set for a spot for Pinterest. as our luck would have it, we are also rolling sound in a house. (aka: everyone be quiet! turn off the AC! whats that beeping!?) yeah you heard that…no... Read The Rest →
// real life. ugh. the grocery store. its always 26 degrees below freezing your ass off, and you know you’re headed back following day because you forgot something. no full size carts avail? no problem. i wasn’t feeing bad about my whip either, until a little kid rolled past me pushing the same one & gave me a dirty look. he mean mugged me for a hot minute before he peeled out down the cheese aisle. my bad dude.