So, I’ve been working furiously on an Iceland Travel Guide from my trip last week (as well as a few other posts as well) but, in the meantime, I got the chance to grill Kardashian hair stylist Jen Atkin at the BeautyWorks clip-In class with Mane University and, of course, immediately asked her to reveal exactly how to get a few of our all-time favorite Kardashian/Jenner looks. Each reality star’s look is different but definitely achievable at home, and here’s how to do it…
First of all, how insane was Hailee Steinfeld’s dress? Show stopper. When it came to her hair, celebrity hair stylist Chris Appleton was inspired by the intricate detailing of her dress to create a sleek and sculpted modern updo style. “We went for a bold style to complement the mixture of classic and modern vibe given from her gown.”
Appleton applied TONI&GUY Style Spray Wax throughout the top section of her hair for a high-shine effect and began curling her hair using a 1-inch curling iron.
Here are the other drugstore beauty product winners from this year’s Oscars…
A few weeks back I got invited to attend the Tone it Up Retreat (an event people fly to from all over the world, btw) and then, naturally, I threw my back out a few days before…so I had to drop out. My luck, always. Normally I don’t get very excited about the idea of exercising but I’ve been a big fan of Katrina and Karena for a few years now- I find them both to be super genuine and, most importantly, NOT cheesy or annoying AF. My sarcastic New Yorker-self does not do cheesy and annoying (especially when it comes to doing something I don’t exactly LOVE to do). I think the moment I realized these girls were legit was when I was watching/struggling to do one of their YouTube videos and Katrina made a comment like “yeah, I’m dying…this is super hard” it was then I was like “ok, you get that this sucks!” and I’ve been a #TIUGirl ever since. Here’s what my favorite YouTube trainers/business badasses have to say:
P.S., this ended up being four questions with, mostly because I love K&K and their answers are just as amazing as they are.
Last week I got the chance to sit down the beautiful (seriously, she’s gorgeous) Eva Mendes to chat all about her new beauty line and, of course what advice she’d give her 22-year-old self…here’s what the superstar mom/business woman and Mrs. Ryan Gosling had to say:
Because you’ve seen her all over your Instagram and Snapchat, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock…
It’s not surprising that the most influential stylist in the world (seriously, ask The New York Times) launched her own hair care line, but it is surprising (at least to me) that after using her products in my hair, my blow out lasted THREE FULL DAYS. Guys, that NEVER happens for me (see blow out photo after the jump). Aside from the amazing scent of OUAI products, I am now officially obsessed with the quality and how well they work. Naturally, I had to ask Jen three questions…ok, FOUR in this case, cause she’s awesome, and here’s what the stylist to the stars has to say.
For starters, I’m obsessed with my holiday card this year. I don’t usually even DO a holiday card but, for some reason, I decided this year would be the year to do a fun one. I’m heading to New York in a few days to see my family for Christmas and I can’t wait to spend time with them, especially my 6-year old nephew Mark, and also get in some good New York time as well.
This post makes me want to take that weekend trip to Napa that I’ve been dreaming about since I moved to LA
My friend Annette tried out Rachel Zoe’s pregnancy style and I’m definitely digging it. I also commented that she should do Gwen Stefani next!
If you’ve ever had to deal with cystic acne (like I did in my early 20s), these tips are pretty great.
I love this list of experiences that make for awesome gifts. I want pretty much everything on this list, btw.
These upcoming weeks to Christmas have been INSANE. I’ve been busy planning my trip back to New York to see my family, writing away and trying to meet way too many deadlines before it’s time to relax and bake cookies with my nephew (I dream about this, guys). Hope you all have an amazing week 🙂
How cool is this candle I made on Shutterfly? I’m obsessed.
Beauty editors and influencers in Los Angeles (including me!) have joined together for a beauty closet cleanout sale, inspired by the original Beauty Fire Sale in NYC. Everyone is welcome to hang and get their shop on! ALL proceeds from our sale will be donated to various organizations that support immigrant legal defense and help end family separation, such as @txcivilrights Project and @unitedwedream. Remaining product will be donated to local womens and LGBTQ+ organizations and shelters.
We're asking $20 donation for entry. The sale will include heavily discounted items of popular cosmetic brands starting at $1 and no more than $15. Click the link in my bio to get your ticket! 🎟 💄 #LABeautyFireSale
Mini Review: @elizabetharden Flawless Future Caplet Serum 🌟 I was intrigued by the fact that this serum looks like it has little pearls inside the bottle (not gonna lie, it looks really pretty on the bathroom counter), but I was nicely surprised at how good my skin looked after I used it a few times. The pearl capsules are designed to release anti-aging ingredients when dispensed to block the signs of aging before they start. This serum has ceramides that alleviate stressed-out skin, while creating a protective barrier on the surface. The formula refines pores and hydrates your complexion, so your skin looks more youthful and dewy, which i Love. #notsponsoredjustawesome 🌟🌟