I’ve been dying to talk to you all about my make up from Monday night’s Dancing With The Stars. While I was getting ready, the cut and style of the dress reminded us of a mermaid, so my hair was braided back and styled cascading to the side, enhancing the mermaid vibe.
Spencer Barnes, my friend and pro make up artist, knew a fun, colorful eye was the way to go. Spencer chose a mix of cool blues, and I absolutely love the edgy look he created!
The trending lipstick shades for spring reach way beyond pigment. The latest look calls for a rich hue in velvety matte. The colors-du-jour are variations of coral, tomato red, and shocking pink — however, if you’re not into bold lips there are more muted shades in a matte texture that are just as stunning.
To pull off a matte lipstick your lips have to be prepped and healthy, otherwise they’ll look cracked and dry. Remember my DIY lip scrub? It’s exactly what you need to prep your pout.
Beauty tip: If you’re going for heavily-hued lips, keep everything else clean and neutral.
I want to start by saying how much I appreciate the things that you promote and the way that you live your life: happy and kind!
My question is about fashion for women who don’t have a long torso or legs that go on for miles. I am 5’3″ and I have trouble finding clothes that look good on me and make me appear taller to those around me. I’m also petite and can sometimes appear to be a high schooler rather than a grown woman.
Do you have any tips about how to elongate my appearance by looking for particular cuts and styles?
Thanks so much!!
From one petite gal to another, I feel you! While being on the shorter side isn’t necessarily a negative thing, it can make pulling off certain styles a slight challenge. Over the years, my friend and stylist Anita Patrickson has taught me many genius tricks to create the illusion of added height.
Below she’s treated us to her top tips for shorties such as ourselves.
I received so many emails at firstname.lastname@example.org about clear skin and short hair — topics I know a thing or two about! Below is my best advice for you! xo
Thanks for creating an opportunity for us to share our thoughts and ask you questions! I’m Alexandra 🙂 I’m 21 years old and have never had skin problems until recently. I have no idea why, but my face is breaking out bad. I play sports 24/7 so I’m constantly sweating. I assume that contributes to the germs on my face, but I’ve tried several different products and nothing is working. I was wondering if there was a certain product that you use that works magic? I’m desperate here and tired of my face looking horrible. Thanks for taking time to read my message!
Beauty editors and bloggers have published countless lists of various serums, masks, and other must-have in flight items. While I’m sure their arsenal of products all work wonders, I prefer to keep these types of things to a minimum. The fewer products taking up space in my carry-on bag, the better.
Below are the basic can’t-travel-without-em skin savers I always have on hand as well as some common sense tips. So no matter where you are going, you arrive with your freshest face.
My #1 rule: No Makeup. If you’re flying straight from work or an event, or you want your babe to see the best painted version of you before saying goodbye at the drop off, okay fine. But wash it off before stepping foot on that flight. If you’re incredibly uncomfortable going without, a tinted-moisturizer, rose-hued lip balm, and a touch of mascara will do the job.
When I’m still at home, I gently wash my face and smooth on multiple layers of thick moisturizing cream. I also dab an extra layer of eye cream under my eye and up around my lower brow.
Drink lots of water! Flying can be super drying for your skin and body. It is worth the additional trips to the loo to keep you quenched from the inside out.
It’s a fact: getting a solid 7-8 hours of sleep is good for you. We know being better rested not only makes us more mentally clear and physically energized for whatever the next day brings, but what might surprise some is how much our skin, mood, weight, immunity and even memory benefits from catching those all-important ZZZs.
Not all sleep is quality sleep, however. The goal is to reach a deep, deep slumber, otherwise known as REM. There are lots of things we can do to encourage a successful snooze! Below are some of my six best tips for creating an optimal sleep environment: Continue Reading
I learned during New York Fashion Week that the current lip color de jour is pink! I noticed that many of the models and the fashion forward folk were all about the rosy lips. A fan myself, I think a pretty pink lip looks youthful and healthy. It’s almost as if your lips are blushing. Bold colors can be difficult to pull off, so how do you find the perfect tone for you? Read on! Continue Reading
Last week Brooks and I celebrated our engagement with a bang! We hosted an insanely fun party for some of our family and friends in LA. There were many choices to be made when it came to planning for the party but the first one that came to my mind was of course, what should I wear?!
I immediately called up my friend and fashion stylist, the wonderful Anita Patrickson. We decided to start looking for a timeless, classic dress that also felt fun and sexy. Anita said her goal was for me to be able to look back at the pictures in 20 years and love them, rather than cringe at a “trend” that was fleeting. Knowing me as well as she does she also knew it was really important to be able to dance up a storm (which we did, obviously) and have a great time in what I was wearing. The less fuss, the better!
We both loved the shape of this dress. It felt very ’90s Kate Moss — cool, sexy and edgy, yet simple and elegant. Continue Reading
Clearly I am one proud momma when it comes to my fur babies Lexi and Harley. I just can’t help but snap away every time they do something silly or adorable – and judging by my photo stream I feel that way very often! Many of you have asked how I get such great shots of my pups (thank you, by the way!) and while I’m not an expert, I do follow several self-taught tips in order to capture the greatest shot. Continue Reading
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