Easter is a few days away and the first post today gave you a peek into what my Easter basket is like for those who come by. Now, I want to share a fab look for when you're all gathering around the table whether it's going out for brunch, having dinner or beverages. Growing up, Easter meant ruffled socks dresses with a lot of bows and of course the perfect hat and Mary Janes to bring it all together. Thankfully, I have long left those days and prefer my version of rocking the perfect outfit.
With it being Easter, the one styling element that I do like tying is the fact that Easter reminds me of pastels and vibrant color. When I wear lighter hues, I love pairing them with darker ones and you know that grey is my favorite color to wear. Mint has been a powerful color and trending very well over the past few seasons and when I decide to wear this, it would be in this very manner. I love something easy as I find myself on this day running around, checking on things that are going on and sharing what's new in my world. As many of you know, I'm a Tablet Crew member and was sent a Samsung Tablet to share how I use it in my day to day life. Whether it's doing my workouts, passing time on my flights in countless airport terminals or letting family members scroll through some sneak peeks of what I have coming up with a number of campaigns, this is definitely going to be put to great use this weekend.
ACCESSORIZE THE LOOK
Roll over the images to see how I accessorized this look with mint, Swarovski Crystals and more. As always, these are pieces that you'll love seeing in a number of your outfits throughout the year! What's your Easter Sunday look?
Everyone is thinking about having a few days of down time wherever that may be for you! That means that at a moments notice, you never know where you're off to or when an overnight trip becomes one that could be a little longer. In these cases I pack up my weekender from Brahmin which is apart of their Melbourne Anywhere collection in this fabulously rich almond shade and I ensure that my fave 5's make it with me as I need to look refreshed no matter what the day or night holds!
Included in my bag of beauty tricks is a fun shade! Now we all know that I am all about Zoya's Indigo which is a fabulous blue with a glitter component in it but when I received Butter London's nail polish in Jaffa a vibrant orange/coral shade, it got me into thinking about upcoming spring vacations or winter vacations in Turks and Caicos (there soon). I definitely love the idea of embracing fun shades on holiday and I love that it's free of all the chemicals that you don't need on your nails or adding into the environment. In addition, I recently became super fond of Clairvoyant Beauty, another eco friendly line. Because I do a lot my eyes can get super tired and with pictures and having these be the window to my soul, I love that this line contains a product that is all about De-Puffing with it's Cucumber and Cranberry Eye Gel. It's refreshing and yet again making sure your skin is fab.
Don't leave the rest of your skin out without using Fresh's Brown Sugar Body Polish which is a must. It smells phenomenal but I believe weekly use (and of course using Palmer's Cocoa Butter afterwards ensures that your skin is soft and supple as if you just finished spaing. When it's about topical solutions, I'm all about having my atomizer of my fragrance of the moment so I'm not TSA concerned as I jet through the airport and I'm loving Frago's (Fragrance on the Go) Atomizer which comes in a number of hues! It's all about the gloss at the end of the day and Tom Ford's lip gloss in Pink Guilt is sultry perfection and perfect for wherever you're off to.
When temperatures begin to dip, you know it's time to take your basic necessities with you! This means that for the girl on the go, I needs to make sure that I bring my little medical musts with me! Many of them happen to be beauty remedies that pull a little double duty. You can rock your Mulberry but the good news is that your Tory Burch can include your winter pack.
First off, you can definitely find throat drops in my bag. Right now, I am loving Original Pine Brothers that comes in a soothing honey drop. I love the old school packaging, natural ingredients and that it's an old school product. Stock up by getting 3 of these containers. Pop one in a bag, in your medicine cabinet and on your side table in your bedroom. Elizabeth Grant has a number of beauty items and of course their Lip Collagen Restore keeps your lips soft and amazing but there are other hidden benefits too. When you're blowing your nose, your skin is getting stripped by oils and having massive irritation, apple this under your nose and around your nostrils to retain your moisture so that you're always camera ready!
I'm obsessed with having soft hands so Bliss' high intensity cream which leaves a nice thick coating. This is also fab to use on elbows, knees and to even warm up ear lobes as well after coming in from the chill. When you feel a little under the weather or are recovering, use Laura Geller bronzer so that you have a nice healthy glow. When your cheeks pop it plays back into your eyes and you look phenom!
5. Achoo! Cold weather=runny noses. Every time you use a tissue to blow your nose, you’re stripping your skin of its natural oils, causing irritation under your nostrils. Apply lip restore after blowing your nose to moisturize dry sensitive skin!
Generally when we talk about foundation in beauty we're thinking of that creamy base that makes sure our faces have a great base that we can build upon. But today, when I talk about foundation, I'm referring to basic beauty tools that you use before you begin working on the canvas of your face. I'm loving a number of items this week which are perfect to travel with, to be bride ready or to consider adding to your shelves.
After all the times that I have been in the Makeup chair all this time, I must admit that it's all about rocking fab lashes. Thanks to Sally Hansen you can curl to complete sexiness your lashes to ensure that you have the perfect lift to your entire eye. You can also ensure that you have amazing skin by using Lush's face mask which is something I enjoy using. Shiseido has phenom products and I am loving the foundation brush that is the perfect way to apply your bases without having any aggravation on your face since the bristles are very soft and I love that it is on an angle to make sure that you have blended everything in. Caudalie is more than spas around the world but it brings pampering to another level by having a spa in the bag! I'm all about taking steps. Fabulips is a fab four step system that keeps your lips smooth and succulent - it's definitely worth the work and layers that you put on it.
Finally, I love Shobha's cleansing cloths which have rosewater in it as well. It soothes the skin and I love using it to clean and refresh it. You know that I get my eyebrows done here every 2-3 weeks and if my checkins are any indication, clearly you can tell I'm a addicted! Manju, a master threader, is the rockstar that ensures that I look phenom whether I'm running errands OR getting camera ready. With that said, I'm hoping that whether you're in NYC or visiting, that you take a moment to check them out much like the ladies did during my 4th Anniversary party! When you mention my name upon your first visit, you get the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary upgrade by having a senior level artist rock out your brows.
As some of you may know, next Wed I will be shooting a campaign for a luxe brand in a fab major magazine! The following week I will also shoot a video as well. As many of you know, I'm frequently on HSN (back next month) as well so the fact is - I'm always prepping for the next shoot. I have a series of items that are a must in making your skin look amazing. Even though I think that you should always treat your skin right, I'm a firm believer that a week prior to any shoot, video or segment you must do a few things a little different. In addition to my increased workout regimen, I step up my beauty game! Below are some fab items that I definitely approve of!
I have been a Palmer's Cocoa Butter girl since I can remember (first memory - being 3 using it and currently, I go through quite a bit of this - no container is large enough to last around me)! It makes sure that you're skin has a fab glow, you smell like a walking cocoa butter ball and your skin is ultra soft - all things that play well for the camera. Over the past year, I have been a fan of my Clarisonic Mia which is perfect for my face, has timed rotations and keeps my face glowing! So when the Clarisonic Plus arrived at my door, I knew that this would be an updated oldie but goodie that I would not want to miss using whether I'm at home or on the road traveling! I love that this is for the face and the body which means super soft skin all over when you leave the shower with heads that are appropriate to use! With all the focus on the skin, I do believe in body scrubs which should be used twice a week. I'm always trying something new but I love Pacifica Kona Coffee & Sugar Detox - smells phenom and it's super invigorating! Finally, it's all about the lips. Philosophy has a Kiss Me exfoliating lip cream that is amazing and using this (I love doing it daily a week prior to an appearance or shoot) will only enhance your pucker, allow your gloss to go on evenly and make you feel better. Protect your lips by constantly moisturizing. I just became addicted to Sally Hansen's Vita B which leaves a nice layer without being crazy. WARNING - it's super addicting and you will go through a tube very quickly!
Many times, I hit the shower and use my favorite products but on the weekends or on days where I have more time, I love to try new things. One of those new things may be products that I have to take more time to use. Recently, I received two products from Tree Hut, the Shea Butter and the Body Scrub with Brazil Nut. For those that have come over and watched me wash something or just talk for a long time, they find that I constantly moisturize. I do it so much that recently, my friend @nikisnotes commented on how she felt dry just watching me use so much! Brazil Nut has a great scent and I am in LOVE with the Body Scrub. Not only does it make your skin super soft but it's not so gritty where you feel that you have a bit of sandpaper. The Shea Butter has a nice thickness that's not too oily.
Your skin is definitely your best asset and whether you spend a lot of time at spas or re-create your own at home, you'll want to focus on spending time keeping yourself looking fresh! Not only will you enjoy taking some personal time but you'll love that these products are organic.Take some time to check out the full product line of Tree Hut!
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