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July 18, 2014

A Moment For Yourself

I’m excited to announce that I’ve partnered up with Dove to join their ‘What Pampering Means To Me’ launch alongside their new Purely Pampering products. I’ve always admired the way Dove promotes not only their products, but the importance of loving and taking care of yourself. In order to live a happy life and have great relationships with others, you have to start with yourself. Dove asked me to share three words to describe my ultimate pampering experience and these immediately came to mind: relaxing, comforting and glamorous. Taking the time to do something for myself, even if it’s a bubble bath in the evening after work or fresh new manicure, it gives me a moment to focus on how I’m doing and what my needs are. I always feel pampered after I use my Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream Body Wash and Beauty Bar. My skin feels nourished and the calming scent puts me in a tranquil state of mind, feeling relaxed and ready to take on the day.

What are your three words to describe your ultimate pampering experience?

This post is sponsored by Dove, a brand that I’ve always loved and look up to.


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June 4, 2014

Summer Golden Glow

Urban Decay Naked Flushed in “Native”, Essie Nail Polish in “Cocktails & Coconuts”, bareMinerals Minerals Veil, Lipstick Queen Moisturizing Lipstick in “Hang Ten”, Aerin Lipgloss in “Festive”, bareMinerals Faux Tan Body, Urban Decay Naked Skin Illuminating Beauty Balm, bareMinerals Faux Tan Face, Urban Decay Naked Skin Bronzing Beauty Balm

It’s that time of year when everyone is looking for the perfect golden glow without having to sacrifice the health of their skin. I’ve tested out a few different products and selected my favorites to achieve that sun kissed summer look. I’ve been using bareMinerals “faux tan body and faux tan face” a few times every other week to keep up my leftover tan from Mexico. I put it on after I hop out of the shower, wash my hands and let it dry for a few minutes before getting dressed. I’m also loving Urban Decay’s Bronzing Beauty Balm and Illumating Balm (both with SPF) for that perfect dewy, golden, glowing skin. To top it off, I’ve switched up my bronzer with Urban Decay’s “Native” palette that gives just the right amount of color. A soft neutral nail color and lip are the perfect way to compliment all of the beautiful golden shades.

Also, If you’re in the SF area tomorrow, Thursday June 5th from 6-8pm, come stop by Joie on Fillmore for a fun summer styling event & 20% off!) with myself and Nichole from Vanilla Extract. You can find more details here and RSVP to


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April 22, 2014

Makeup Essentials

Sonia Kashuk Makeup BagTopShop Kohl Liner, TopShop Magic Liner, bareMinerals Original Foundation (I wear medium beige), bareMinerals Bareskin Foundation, Stroke of Light in Luminous 2, YSL Kiss & Blush in “Orange Fougueux” and “Rose Libre”, bareMinerals Bronzer in “The Skinny Dip”, Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in “Desirable” and “Impassioned”, bareMinerals Lash Domination, bareMinerals Eyeshadow Palette in “The Power Neutrals”, Essie Nail Polish in “Resort Fling” and “Meet Me At Sunset”, bareMinerals Moxie in “Life of the Party”, “High Roller” and “Miss Popular”

A few essentials currently on rotate in my beauty routine. I’ve talked about my new found love for YSL’s “Kiss & Blush” here- it’s really the best to add just the right about of color and liveliness to your face. I keep the rest of my basics pretty simple, with neutral palettes and a subtle bronzer. Three of my absolute favorite products are bareMineral’s Lash Domination, Stroke of Light and Original Foundation. While I’ve been using the Original Foundation in medium/beige for years, I’ve recently tried out their new liquid foundation and I love it! It makes your skin look flawless and velvety soft. It gives a more dewy complexion than the original powder and feels like you have nothing on! I also think I have almost every Moxie lipgloss color (I’m addicted!), but these are my three favorite shades for spring.

P.S. Head on over here to see who won the Nordstrom $1000 gift card and two $500 gift cards!


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