Friday Faves

Happy Friday! It’s still convertible and flip flop weather here in Southern California and this pic makes me happy. It feels fun, calm, free and PINK…which brings me to my hair. I dyed it pink again and I have realized that I feel my best, most confident self with this hair. I think I’ll keep it for awhile. This week has been super busy and I can’t wait to unwind this weekend and get organized for the holidays. We are spending Thanksgiving with my in-laws and some of our favorite foodie friends. What are you up to and how are you spending the holiday? Here are some of my favorite things this week…

* I’m not usually the type to get excited over slippers but these Geluxury Slippers are awesome! Not only do they have a cushy, squishy SmartGel insole but they are infused with 7 botanical oils to rejuvenate your feet while you wear them AND they come in leopard print.  Brilliant! Perfect for the holidays!

* Stuffing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving and the idea of a “stuffing muffin” sounds delicious! Crusty on top and moist on the bottom…yes please! I have to try that this year!

* The Artisanal LA Holiday City Mart will be in Old Pasadena on Saturday Dec. 6th from 11am-10pm! The perfect place to start your holiday shopping!

* Luxury brand Burberry is now open on Rodeo Dr. and looks gorgeous! I love visiting high end stores for inspiration!

* Surface Curls Smoothing Cream is a fantastic new product that allows you to quickly blow out curls into a sleek, smooth style without needing a flat iron. It is vegan, sulfate & paraben free with ingredients that actually nourish the hair. I even put a little bit in my hair and let it air dry and it enhanced my natural curl and kept the frizz under control. And it smells good too!

* I am on week 3 of the latest 21 day meditation from Oprah and Deepak and it is the perfect way to start the day. It is life changing and I don’t want it to end!

* I have always been interested in herbal medicine and healthy living and recently got a copy of Ayurvedic Herbs. It’s like the bible of natural healing. 476 pages of enlightening information on the practical use of Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine. I can’t wait to dive in!

Cheers to a magical weekend!

Holiday Pop Up Shop at FIDM

FIDM is hosting a Holiday Pop Up Shop featuring accessories and fashions by some of the top costume designers for film and television and I got a little sneak peek last week!62579--E111214B-0127_A-2

Wardrobe stylists Norris and Quentin of Norris Thrash had mad style and were soooo sweet!

62584--E111214B-0172 Mandi Line is the wardrobe stylist for Pretty Little Liars and designed a clothing line with Aéropostale!

Costume designer Salvador Perez of The Mindy Project (which I love) did a jewelry line with Bauble Bar. It was all big, bold and brightly colored. I loved it!

Judy of FIDM, Salvador Perez, and Reign costume designer Meredith Markworth-Pollack did gorgeous hair accessories by Amanda Judge Jewelry.

Selfie costume designer Danielle Launzel did a line of gorgeous, dainty font jewelry produced by Sarah Chloe Jewelry. Step Up All In costume designer Soyon An did a line of boots produced by pskaufman.

Along with these designers there is also jewelry by The Good Wife costume designer Dan Lawson, gorgeous gloves by Scandal costume designer Lyn Paolo, fun knitwear by Revenge costume designer Jill Ohanneson, “The Fashion File” book by Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant, original paintings by Big Love costume designer Chrisi Karvonides and much more!

Come shop the FIDM Museum Shop/Pop Up Shop through Dec 20th! M-Sat 10-5
919 S. Grand Ave. LA, CA 90015

Staples Center Food Tour

Being a huge Lakers fan (yes, sadly I’m still hanging in there) and partial season ticket holder I find myself at The Staples Center several times a year but have never eaten there. The most I have ever had was a beer. I always get there hours early to go eat somewhere else downtown because I had no idea there was anything noteworthy in The Staple Center until now! How crazy is that? This video shows what looks like a vibrant culinary scene going on inside and I can’t wait to explore it. First up will be LudoBird! I will keep you posted!

Holiday Looks with Tagspire

This post has been Sponsored by the awesome folks at tagspire!

There is a new internet time sucker on the scene called tagspire and its pretty awesome because you can get paid for sharing the things you love. Not just for bloggers, tagspire is super easy to use and anyone can sign up and start earning extra cash! This social commerce site is a unique way to monetize photos of your favorite beauty products, clothes, home decor and more! I love that you can incorporate multiple product links into one photo! I like pulling images to my desktop and making collages with Fotor. Check out my holiday beauty look below. I always love a bold red lip paired with a gorgeous nude eye  and a sophisticated shimmer powder along with my favorite L’Oréal mascara for the perfect holiday look! You can actually click on the blue bubbles on the items and buy them on the spot and then I will earn a commission. Thats how it works. You can sign up, start tagging items and earning cash too. Its that easy. I also put together a sexy holiday fashion look from one of my favorites, Ted Baker. How beautiful is that red dress? I love the jeweled neckline. The built in accessory is one less thing to have to worry about! You can click on those links and purchase the items directly from the Ted Baker site. There are so many ways to express yourself, shop and get paid on tagspire. It’s like word-of-mouth but online. How perfect! Get your social shopping on and give it a whirl!

Let’s be friends! Follow me on tagspire here and I will follow you back! Share your favorite holiday looks!

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Happy shopping and earning!

Face Faves

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So, I usually do Friday Faves but today is Thursday and I am doing Face Faves! I have been introduced to a ton of amazing beauty products this year and I wanted to share my favorites of the moment with you! My routine is pretty simple. I cleanse in the shower in the morning, sometimes with my Clarisonic and sometimes without. Then I apply my moisturizer with SPF,  some make-up and go! At night I always remove my make-up with a disposable remover cloth, rinse, apply my serum, under eye cream, face cream and now lash conditioner and I’m done! I used to be skeptical of serums and always wondered if they were really doing anything but after trying a few this year and falling in love with this Power Serum I am convinced that they work. It’s one more step but worth it! Here is my roundup:

Eye Authority by Hydro Peptide ($74)
I must admit I was never big on eye creams until now. I used to not want to be bothered with one more step and would just apply my face cream under my eyes but this eye cream is awesome! It actually does what is says it is supposed to which is treat dark circles, puffiness and fine lines all in one! They have converted me!

Hydro Peptide Power Serum ($136)
This serum has a little tingle to it which I love because I feel like its working. It is supposed to increase collagen/firmness and I can see a difference. I love it!

Hydro Peptide Power Lift ($96)
This moisturizer is dreamy. I use it at night and it smells light and fresh and is the perfect texture. A little goes a long way to which is nice. I also love that all of these Hydro Peptide products are gluten, artificial fragrance, paraben, and sulfate free.

Circadia Light Day Moisturizer with SPF 37 ($38)
I am always on the hunt for a daytime moisturizer with SPF that works and still allows my make-up to go on smooth. Well, I found it! I am impressed with how well this blocks the sun and isn’t greasy. The pump is nice too.

Crave Embellash ($100)
I love this product. Just a quick swipe on the lash line at night and my lashes are dramatically longer and fuller but not crazy “spider leg” looking.

Scalisi Cleanser and Exfoliator ($25)
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The fact that this is a gentle cleanser WITH and exfoliator is brilliant. I love the 2-in-1. It leaves my skin feeling good and fresh.

Marula Cleansing Lotion ($38) and Apothederm Moisturizing Cleanser ($28)
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These 2 cleansers are fantastic to use with a Clarisonic. They have a soft, creamy texture that works well with the vibrating brush for a deep yet gentle clean.

Natracare Cleansing Make-up Removal Wipes ($7)
I use a make-up remover cloth every night and am thrilled that Natracare is making them now. They are certified organic and have a light, citrus scent that feels clean and fresh. I already use and love their feminine products so I am excited that they have added these to their line.

Rituals Fortune Oil Shower Oil ($15)
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I have never experienced a shower oil quite like this before. It turns into a soft creamy foam when you rub it on your skin. The scent is of sweet orange and cedar wood and takes me on a mini vacay when I am in the shower! I also love the packaging. It looks and feels luxurious.

Jindilli Hydra~Opulence Body Lotion ($30)
This is such a lovely, hydrating body lotion that sometimes, if I am in a hurry, I will just put it all over, even my face, and it feels amazing. I love that it comes in a large bottle with a pump for easy access!

What are some of your current beauty product faves?