Making this list made me realize I love a book that gets real, but has a sense of humor about it. One that tackles serious subjects with authenticity and personality. Imperfect and brilliant at the same time. Here’s 3 books I read this year that I’d highly recommend for yourself or to gift.Continue reading “My Top 3 Books of 2019 That You Need to Read”
It’s almost Thanksgiving!!! I typically do Black Friday and Small Business Saturday posts, but I thought this year I’d share some Thanksgiving inspo and recipe ideas. I really enjoy cooking and baking and luckily my whole family is pretty darn good at both too so we’re spoiled. Here’s some recipes I’ve made in the past and recommend and a vlog of last years celebration along with the song from SNL my sister and brother-in-law love to torture me with by singing it to me on repeat.
Thanksgiving RecipesContinue reading “Thanksgiving Recipe Recommendations 2019”
I’ve been wanting to take a calligraphy class for years. The other day I was at the Amazon store at Palisades village and spotted the Tombow Dual Brush Pens in Pastel Palette and knew it was a sign that I needed to start!
I found the Lettering and Modern Calligraphy Book and went to work teaching myself.Continue reading “How To Teach Yourself Calligraphy”
I have been following Heather McMahan on Instagram for a while now and just like everyone else- I’m obsessed! Heather is an actress and comedian and she recently started the Absolutely Not Podcast which is so so good. On episode 4 Wellness Update…We Are Unwell at 30:30 she answers a listeners caller about what makeup she uses and I thought I’d share it here.
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Ramona Singer shared this Herbes de Provence Chicken recipe on Instagram and it is INSANELY good!!
Ramona Singer shared a super easy and delicious looking chicken recipe on her Instagram over the weekend and I decided to give it a try. She was hosting a dinner party in the Hampton’s and said she loved this recipe because it was so simple and you can make it ahead of time. Plus it’s a crowd pleaser. Well, spoiler alert- it was absolutely delicious! You HAVE to try this recipe!!Continue reading “Ramona Singer’s Chicken Recipe”
The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is here! This is the sale where they have New Arrivals on Sale and after the sale the prices go up. This is a good time to stock up on your favorites, purchase well made staples to add to your wardrobe, and start back to school shopping. I’ve included beauty, athleisure, shoes, staples clothes, and work clothes.
There’s also tons of items in the sale that the Real Housewives, Southern Charm, and Vanderpump Rules stars use and love!
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If you’re following me on Instagram then you know I just got back from a very magical trip to Banff, Canada. I feel like I literally experienced all 4 seasons there even though it was the end of June. I thought it might be handy to give a list of what to wear in Banff.Continue reading “What to Pack for a Trip to Banff”
The team at Zola reached out to me about sharing their super cute post of Bachelorette party ideas. I asked for even more details for the person planning the party. What’s a good timeline? When should you start planning? What should you do 1 month before the party? One week before the party? And they delivered! I hope you find this post as helpful as I did!
Throwing a bachelorette party is the ultimate way to celebrating your bestie bride. This bash will gather the bridal party (and possibly some other close friends) together for one last fling before the ring. Keep reading to discover how you can plan the ultimate bachelorette bash for the bride-to-be!
Bachelorette Party Planning: 3-4 Months OutContinue reading “How to Plan a Bachelorette Party”
I recently threw my friend Jessica Jay (who does my gorgeous eyelash extensions) a bachelorette pool party and wanted to share some ideas! Jessica is an amazingly kind and thoughtful friend and knew her friends are not rich (yet) so it was super important that the party was not only really fun, but reasonable affordable too. We had her bachelorette party at the Freehand Downtown LA rooftop pool and hotel room.
I’ve also helped prep for a Vegas Bachelorette Party, a Bachelorette Party on a Catamaran in Nicaragua, and a Tropical Bridal Shower if you need even more party planning ideas be sure to check those out!.Continue reading “5 Easy and Affordable Bachelorette Party Ideas”
Today we have an awesome collaboration guest post all about Cruelty Free beauty products! If you want to read more about cruelty free makeup and beauty products be sure to check out my post on Makeup Made in the USA which lists if the lines are cruelty free or not. Enjoy!
The beauty industry has risen to be one of the biggest commercial industries. However, there are still some cosmetics companies that do animal testing. While Korean beauty companies like Missha take pride in their company ethics, practices and values, there are still a lot of globally-available companies that pay for animal testing in China. You’d be surprised how a lot of these animal-cruel products still hit the shelf.
Animal cruelty is a serious offense but some companies still spend money on having their products tested on animals. There are a lot of reasons behind this practice, and this kind of testing has been done by top beauty brands for centuries. While some companies have stopped this kind of testing and resorted to healthier alternatives, there are still those that have stayed in the dark ages of product testing.