How To Teach Yourself Calligraphy

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.

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Heather McMahan’s Makeup and Beauty Secrets

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.

Heather McMahan’s Makeup

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Ramona Singer’s Chicken Recipe

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!!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019

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!

Nordstrom Sale Dates

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What to Pack for a Trip to Banff

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.

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How to Plan a Bachelorette Party

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 Out

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5 Easy and Affordable Bachelorette Party Ideas

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!.

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Why Cruelty-Free Products Not Only Benefit Our Beloved Animals

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.

Here are some reasons why you should be supporting companies with cruelty-free products:

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What to Buy at Trader Joe’s

The best most delicious must try food, snacks, wines, dips, cheeses, frozen foods, and desserts from the one and only Trader Joe’s.

I have been obsessed with Trader Joe’s before I ever set foot in the popular grocery store. One of the big reasons I was excited to move to California? Trader Joe’s.

On my Instagram (@blushinginhollywood) I’ve been posting Trader Joe’s Tuesday where I recommend different products or quick recipes. I figured I’d put together a master list of all of my all time favorite products. Whether you’re visiting Trader Joe’s for the first time or just want to know what’s good at Trader Joe’s you can use this post as a reference!

Trader Joe’s Condiments/Salsas/Dips/Spreads

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What to Buy on Amazon for Your Home

Who doesn’t love a good Amazon Prime purchase? Over the past few years I have purchased some of my favorite household items from Amazon. This is a fun and strange mix of items from laundry detergent to a trash can and a vacuum cleaner. Some serious glowing up!

Laundry Products to Buy on Amazon

Fancy Laundry Detergent

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