Best Concealer to Cover Undereye Circles

If you have dark circles and discoloration around your eyes, you’re going to want to read this.  Here’s my secret to using concealer to cover up dark under eyes:

  1. Depuff: I used my Tarte Pack Your Bags 911 Undereye Rescue Patches ($22 for 4 pairs) that had been in the refrigerator to help reduce any puffiness. You can also go old school and use cold spoons! One of my new faves Mallory Ervin recommended these Tarte patches. You may also remember that Lady Sonja Morgan from Real Housewives of New York dips her whole face in an ice bath to help with puffiness!

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The Best Drybar Hair Products and Tools at the Nordstrom Spring Beauty Event

Did you know that Nordstrom holds free beauty events that anyone can sign up for? On 3/26/17 I went to my third beauty event at Nordstrom to find out what all the hot new products are and if there’s any trends. I ended up with 3 Drybar products and have been using them all for 2 months and I’m obsessed!

Drybar Double Standard Cleansing and Conditioning Foam

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Best Makeup 2016

Looking back on my Best Makeup of 2015, not a whole lot has changed! But I think it’s good news that these products I invest in are still working so well for me! Check out the best makeup 2016! Continue reading “Best Makeup 2016”

Amazon Beauty Favorites

  1. White Terry Cloth Spa Headbands – Ok I’m a total dork for getting these, but I love using them when working on my skin care to make sure I don’t get my roots wet!

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Audible Book Recommendations 2016

I’m a HUGE audiobook fan I’m pretty sure I’d go insane driving in LA traffic if I didn’t have audiobooks and podcasts to listen to. I’ve been an Audible member since 7/8/2011! I pay about $15 a month and get 1 credit for a free audiobook monthly. The Audible app is great and super easy to use as well and keeps your bookmark in the place you left off even if you switch between devices. My favorite part about the Audible app is being able to adjust the speed of the speaker which I usually put at 1.25x. You can sign-up for Audible and get a 30 day free trial with 2 free audiobooks:

As you’re about to see, I read almost exclusively non-fiction and love biographies, science, and self-help type books. Here’s some recent books I’ve been enjoying from Audible: Continue reading “Audible Book Recommendations 2016”

San Francisco

I went to San Francisco for a conference and a long weekend a few weeks ago and I forgot how much I love that city! The food, the shopping, the parks, the homes, the history, it’s amazing! I wanted to give you a run down of some of my recommendations.

General Tips

  • Always dress in layers. San Francisco is always colder than people think it will be.
  • It’s so humid say goodbye to having any good hair days here.

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Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations Fall 2016

Sephora’s annual holiday sale is coming soon! This is the biggest discount that Sephora offers all year (they have a similar sale in the spring but that one is 15% off) at 20% off for VIB (those who have spent $350+ in one calendar year) and VIB Rouge members (those who have spent $1000+ in 1 calendar year) on all purchases. VIB Rouges will get 20% off with code 20ROUGE both online and in stores Friday November 4th- Monday November 7th, 2016. VIBs will receive 20% off their orders with code 20VIB both online and in stores Friday November 11th-Monday November 14th, 2016.

As always, don’t forget to use Ebates for an extra 4% cash back it will help you justify these insane prices you’re about to see. The sale is not expected to be available for Beauty Insiders.

My Ride or Die Sephora List 2016

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Current Favorite Podcasts

Adderall and Compliments by Annabelle DeSisto

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Hi everyone- my gorgeous BFF Annabelle has a new podcast out with the same name as her blog Adderall and Compliments so I wanted to make sure everyone downloads it! She is hilarious and talks all about Bravo shows and pop culture as well as the celebrities she’s dated and even some fun stories about me 😉  I also was screaming laughing when our friend Meagan talked about how she signed her own year book pretending to be all the popular boys at her school including using different handwriting and purposely spelling her name wrong… This podcast will for sure make your commute so much better, promise! Subscribe ASAP.

Bitch Sesh

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Next up is a podcast Annabelle told me about and I subsequently became obsessed with it, Bitch Sesh! Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider breakdown all the housewives franchises weekly in this hilarious podcast. If you are Bravo obsessed you will love this podcast. They even wore jumpsuits by Sonia and the Countess, they are that dedicated to all things Real Housewives!

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

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I LOVE both of Heather McDonald’s books (and highly recommend listening to the audiobook version) so of course I was excited when she came out with her own podcast Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald Heather is obsessed with celebrity gossip and all things Bravo (are you seeing a theme here??) and she also had an amazing series called Serial Sister and this whole ongoing saga about a paddle boarder dad that dated all these ladies at the same time and stole their money, it’s always something juicy every week on this podcast and I highly recommend you check it out.

Other podcasts I listen to and recommend include The Bitch Bible, Hidden Brain, Mystery Show, and StartUp. Check out my other post to see my favorite dating and relationship Podcasts. What’s your favorite podcast?

Summer Makeup Routine for Oily and Combination Skin

Hello everyone! Summer is here and that can be rough for us with combination and oily skin so I thought I’d share the products I’ve been using to try to prevent my face from melting off. This is a very full face of makeup, but “natural” enough to wear to work.
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My Summer Makeup Routine

Apply moisturizer, SPF, and primer. I’ve been trying different combinations of these 3 and haven’t yet found my perfect prep and prime products yet. I will say I was very disappointed with Becca’s Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector which is also super expensive so I definitely would not recommend that. The next one I will be purchasing and trying soon is the Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Skin Defense Primer SPF 50 ($64, but hey, cheaper than Botox!).

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Where to Go in Paris

Before heading to Paris last fall I asked my friend Julia who has EXCELLENT taste in food and travel where I needed to go and she came THRU y’all! Here’s her list of recommendations along with my commentary and my recommendations in italics: Continue reading “Where to Go in Paris”