Let’s Face It: My Daily Skincare Routine

One of the most popular questions I get in my AskJules inbox has to do with my skincare routine. Most of the time it is, “What do you use to keep your skin clear?” But here’s the thing: not all t-zones are created equally! What works for you might not work for me, and vice-versa. The last thing I want is to tell you exactly what products I use and you don't get the same results because we have different skin. Instead, I’ve outlined my basic skincare routine and broken it down with different types of products based on the

3 Easy Ways To Recover After A Workout

If you’re living an active lifestyle, chances are you’re familiar with the aches and pains associated with squats, deadlifts, sprints -- basically anytime you really give it your all. Staying physically and mentally as strong and healthy as possible is so important to me, so I am often reminded (due to sore glutes and a tight back) that active recovery is just as important when it comes to keeping your body in the best condition possible. When you think about it, active recovery is basically a relaxing workout, if that makes sense. It's always something I look forward to, and

Caring Is Sharing: December Volunteer Challenge

This time of year I think it's especially important to think of ways to give back. I bet you'd be surprised by how many jobs don’t even require a huge time commitment -- some you don’t even have to leave your house! These positions could be great for students or stay-at-home moms who are looking for ways to lend a hand elsewhere. If you're not sure where to get started, there are some great websites out there that make finding the perfect opportunity for you super simple, like Volunteer Match, where you can be paired up with something you're passionate

The New Standard For Grilled Cheese

Getting to explore Birmingham while we’re breaking from filming Bigger has been an incredible adventure. Let me tell you, this town doesn’t mess around when it comes to good food! I had one of the greatest grilled cheese sandwiches of all time from the restaurant Urban Standard. And I know my grilled cheese! This particular sammy boasts four different cheeses, garlic, and herbs. I told you -- they're not messing around! For an experience that your taste buds will never forget, check out this recipe straight from the chefs at Urban Standard in Birmingham, Alabama! Urban Standard Grilled Cheese Ingredients:

How To Achieve Your Best Brows

I get a ton of emails and messages on social media asking about my technique when it comes to filling in my eyebrows. Working with crazy talented make-up artists has many perks, like having a front row seat to a makeup master class! Having a strong brow certainly changes your look -- your eyes pop more, your features appear more defined, and you look more polished overall. Most days I’ll put on an SPF moisturizer, fill in my brows, add a dab of lip gloss, and head out the door feeling polished. It really does make that much of a

Recipe: Sweet Potato Pie

Let me set the record straight: I love all pies equally. That being said, I think it's good to shake things up every once in awhile. Every year the same pies are served and every year I eat them enthusiastically, but this year I want to get wild. Let's see if this Sweet Potato Pie recipe from health expert Lori Zanini, RD, creator of the free 7 day meal plan, is the kick in the pants this holiday needs! Serves 8 Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus 30 minutes rest Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Ingredients: • 1 cup whole

Bigger: Behind The Scenes

One of the best parts about filming Bigger is getting to work with talented visionaries such as costume designer extraordinaire, Melissa Vargas. As an actress, wardrobe is absolutely essential when it comes to getting into character. Melissa created a brilliant collection of looks to represent the style and essence of Betty Weider for this film. I am fascinated by Melissa’s process, like: What inspires her to choose certain colors? What details does she look for in accessories? What are some of the challenges she faces? I asked Melissa if she'd share some insights into her world, and was so generous

Honey-Glazed Carrots with Aunt Sue’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey

My momma always taught me never to show up at a party empty handed. Whether it’s flowers, a candle, or a bottle of wine for the host, I’ve made sure to stick to that golden rule. With Thanksgiving coming up, I’m so excited to partner with Aunt Sue’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey, and I'm making plans to show up to dinner with a side dish that is both incredibly delicious and on the healthier side. I try to cut out processed sugar when possible, and I've been using honey as a healthier alternative. Replacing sugar with honey has been an

Get The Look: All About Layers

One of my favorite things about this time of year is the necessity to layer-up on clothes. Putting together the perfect outfit now means using various patterns and textures, building until you achieve the perfect balance of fashion and warmth. I love how a little pop of color underneath a solid sweater or blazer can completely transform the way it looks. When it’s done right, layering should be flattering and pulled together, rather than feeling bulky or sloppy. If I’ve got a lot happening on top, I tend to keep it simple below with fitted jeans or pants. When I’m

Happy World Kindness Day!

I'm pretty sure November 13th is my new favorite day of the year. You know why? Because today is World Kindness Day! I truly believe kindness starts with one person. Haven’t you ever been greeted by someone who was just so kind and genuine that they brightened your day in an instant? I know it happens to me all the time. And when it does, I am encouraged to be that person to someone else. I’d like to think that person passes their kindness on from there and so on, like a really awesome game of telephone. This is something
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