My amazingly talented cousin Claire, who’s behind all my videos, is the master-mind behind The Kitchy Kitchen. It’s filled with wonderful recipes, beautiful photography, and now a collaboration with yours truly. I’m so excited to be a part of her monthly beauty series and this month I share what I bring on an airplane. If you’re traveling this holiday, my mile-high care kit will go the distance for you. To see the full article as well as tons of great recipes and everything food, check it out HERE and read below! Airplane trips can really do a number on skin. The recycled oxygen dries it out, making it feel tight and irritated. There are a few things I always carry with me that make a huge difference in making me look and feel better while traveling. Skin gets stripped of all the goods so spritzing a moisturizing facial spray a few times during the flight helps bring some moisture back. (Just make sure it’s travel friendly and only 4 oz or less). Continually applying some lip balm, will keep them crack-free. Same goes for hand cream. If you’re like me, and don’t like leaving the house without at least some mascara, then your peepers will want a re-do. When the flight is near it’s end, wipe everything off with facial wipes and re-apply. Furry teeth after cups of ginger ale make brushing my teeth feel like a slice of heaven, so bring a travel toothbrush and toothpaste. Following these tips will help you feel more refreshed when you touch down at your destination. Bon Voyage! John Masters Rose and Aloe Hydrating Toning Mist Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towelettes
The holidays are here! Weee! Now come the bajillian parties. Why not spruce it up this year by going a little vintage? I was thinking of revisiting different beauty looks of the past and decided it would be so fun to actually copy an exact photograph. (If you’ve never tried dressing up like your favorite movie star, I highly recommend it. It’s so fun!)
So I grabbed my amazing cousin Claire (who has an equally amazing food blog called, The Kitchy Kitchen) and transformed her into different beauty icons. This week we did Rita Hayworth. It helps that Claire is a natural redhead, but with a few tricks, I made her into the 40′s bombshell and show you how you can get those sultry bedroom eyes. Even though it’s retro, you’ll look sophisticated and sexy. Perfect for the office holiday party or New Year’s Eve soiree. Just go easy on the martinis.
Check back next week for my 1950′s beauty icon look!
My amazingly talented cousin Claire, who’s behind all my videos, is the master-mind behind The Kitchy Kitchen. It’s filled with wonderful recipes, beautiful photography, and now a collaboration with yours truly. I’m so excited to be a part of her monthly beauty series and this month I did a DIY Pumpkin Coconut Almond Face Mask. To see the article as well as tons of great recipes and everything food, check it out HERE and read below!
This face mask is chocked full vitamins, will help clear your skin, and keeps you moisturized at the same time. Pumpkin is an amazing skin care ingredient, containing vitamins A, C, antioxidants, alpha-hydroxy acids, anti-inflammatory benefits, among much more. The enzymes and amino acids in milk help smooth skin, and moisturize, while the honey rejuvenates and keeps acne at bay. The cinnamon brings blood and nutrients to the surface, making it excellent for diminishing fine lines, while almonds act as an exfoliant and are soothing for chapped skin. This is a face mask you’ll want to use year ’round and tastes uh-mazing.
1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 cup whole milk 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons almonds (grind in food processor until powdery)
* Note: You can eliminate any one of these ingredients if you have an allergy.
Mix all ingredients together to form a paste and apply to skin using fingers. Leave on for 30 minutes and then wash off. (You can also change the coarseness of the almonds to make this more of a scrub.)
While dewey, shimmery makeup makes sense for those balmy summer days, matte makeup is really pretty as the weather starts cooling off. The key to a flawless matte look is a well moisturized face. Any flaking will be more noticeable and powdery finishes highlight cracks. So start by establishing a good moisturizing routine. Don’t skip the night cream and apply moisturizer at least 10 minutes before putting makeup on. For supple lips, use a lip scrub or soft toothbrush to gently (and I mean gently – you don’t want to rip the delicate skin on your lips) buff away any flakes. Immediately follow with a good lip moisturizer.
For this look, you’ll have to shelve the shimmer. Start by blending a mattifying primer on forehead, cheeks and nose. Pick a foundation that has a powder finish, or use a mineral base powder with a little coverage. Dot concealer on blemishes and under eyes. Keep lids bare and pack on the mascara with a bright pink, red, or dark lip. Make sure lips are flake free before applying a matte lipstick. To get extra staying power without a lip pencil, apply a coat of lipstick, blot translucent powder on top and finish with another layer of lipstick. If you’re feeling sallow, add a little bit of powder blush to the apples of your cheeks.
Keep this look modern by making sure your hair has a lot of shine. Make it sleek by pulling the hair back in a high ponytail using a little gel to keep flyaways at bay. Or, if you want to keep it down, add some hair oil or shine spray to keep strands from looking dry.
Even if summer is long gone and the days are (sort of) cooler, sunscreen is still a must. Living in Southern California has its ups – the weather being one of them. But those sunny days year ’round make me more susceptible to sun spots and I have to be diligent with the sunscreen. I recently found a new love. Sun Visor Ultralight Oil-Free SPF 30 Mist by Goldfaden MD emits a fine spray of matte sunscreen. Yup. It’s matte! So if you’ve been shying away from the sunscreen because you don’t like the grease factor, well, you have now officially run out of excuses.
Ever wonder how a celebrity’s long, luscious locks go short for the red carpet? The faux bob. It’s a perfect way to try short hair without making the commitment with scissors. This look works best if you have lots of shoulder-skimming layers, but don’t shy away if you don’t. Adding a little wave will piece it out and make it look more believable.
My amazingly talented cousin Claire, who’s behind all my videos, is the master-mind behind The Kitchy Kitchen. It’s filled with wonderful recipes, beautiful photography, and now a collaboration with yours truly. I’m so excited to be a part of her monthly beauty series and this month I did a DIY Avocado Coconut Hair Mask. Visit her site to see the article and get the recipe here.