The Best Shade of Burgundy Lipstick

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THIS IS THE PERFECT SHADE OF BURGUNDY LIPSTICK

Don’t believe me? Try to tell me this isn’t the best shade of burgundy lipstick!

What better way to get dolled up for date night than with burgundy lipstick? Burgundy lipstick is less expected than red, and compliments a wide variety of skin tones. And, it makes your teeth look white!  I like my lips how I like my wine–bold and dark. There is something about a crimson-colored, burgundy lip that is a bit edgier than a classic red lipstick… slightly more daring and risqué, if you will. I j’adore wearing this shade this time of year. read more

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3 Easy and Cute Hairstyles For Bangs

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3 CUTE HAIRSTYLES FOR BANGS

Why does it always seem like women are talking about bangs? They’re either thinking about cutting them, just got them, thinking about growing them out, or complaining about the grow out–am I right? And then once you’ve got them, the conversation makes a quick turn on how to style them. What are some cute hairstyles for bangs? Luckily, I’ve got three easy and cute hairstyles for bangs that I know you’re going to love.

I’ll confess, I’m right there too. I have been talking about getting bangs for probably upwards of three years. I know, I’m very indecisive when it comes to my hair… and picking a place to eat. So as the story goes, my sister decided to get bangs and instantly I knew I had to get them too, because I couldn’t let her have the coolest hair cut in the family 🙂 We both see Nick Flores at Sally Hershberger salon and he always does such an amazing job with my hair, and this bang experiment was no exception. read more

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Kiehl’s New Apothecary Preparations

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The other day, Kiehl’s invited me to their Santa Monica store to experience their new Kiehl’s Apothecary Preparations–a new line of oils that is custom created for your skin type! As a devout face oil user, and a lover of anything custom, I was very excited for this experience.

It started off with a hydration test, which is used to see just how hydrated the skin is. I thought I would pass this test with flying colors, due to the amount of moisturizer and oil I put on my face each day and night, and the amount of water I drink each day. However, I was shocked that my skin ranked in the 33 percentile. Not good. I had just gotten off a flight from Dallas, where I was at the Sally Beauty influencer summit, so the skin expert helping me out blamed part of my low score on my frequent flights. The part that was interesting was that even though I am putting lots of products on my face and drinking tons of water, my dermis might not be retaining it. Scary! read more

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4 Amazing At-Home Peels

As you guys know, I am constantly updating my beauty arsenal. I am a big fan of masks and peels, and love switching things up and trying new things depending on what my skin needs are. Recently, I have been trying a ton of new makeup products on my face, so I’ve been dealing with clogged pores and blackheads, ugh. But the upside is I’ve been experimenting with a few different at-home peels and masks that I have really fallen in love with! Here are my currently favorites right now.

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Fashionable Fitness Gear

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As I mentioned in this post a month or so ago, I have been on a quest to get fit. I’ve always been the type to workout–I thoroughly enjoy exercise classes, dancing, and hiking. However, over the years, I started noticing more and more flab and less toning, despite my regular barre classes and Runyon Canyon visits. 

It’s said that “nothing changes, if nothing changes.” So, I set out to change my routine try pilates. I had heard amazing things about Pilates Platinum and decided to really give it a go. I won’t lie, it’s freaking hard. And, it doesn’t get easier, but I love it. Why? Because as you get stronger, you’re able to dig into each move and muscle more. And the funny part is, moves that I thought were “easier” when I started I’m actually now finding challenging, because I now have the strength to do them correctly. Shout out to my fave instructor at the Hollywood Pilates Platinum, Ricky Rebel! read more

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