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Tria at Home Laser Hair Remover Review Part 1

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I am totally over waxing and decided to try the Tria at home laser hair removal system! You know I love being a “guinea pig” and testing out new products so stay tuned to see if this really works. It comes with very thorough instructions and looks easy enough to use. I am going to start with my underarms because its a small enough area and I will really be able to see how its working. I will keep you posted!

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The Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X is $450 which is a great price if it works and I can do my underarms, bikini line, and legs!

 

Sugar Lips With Sara Happ X Sugarfina

I am completely obsessed with Sara Happ lip products! Something so simple as a lip scrub almost seems unnecessary until you try it. Yes, it is one more thing to add to your nightly routine but it is so worth it! I use the Sara Happ Lip Scrub in Brown Sugar and if it happens to get in my mouth it tastes like a chocolate Peep! I slather it on dry lips then wipe it off with a tissue and rinse my lips off with water. Then I apply the Sara Happ Lip Balm and wake up with the softest, most kissable lips! Her One Luxe Lip Gloss is amazing too. She makes the perfect nudes. Checkout her fun event at Sugarfina in Beverly Hills!

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Blogger babe Rossana, Sara Happ and me at Sugarfina in Beverly Hills.

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Beauty Collection Grand Opening Party Today in Manhattan Beach

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I love Beauty Collection and am thrilled that they have now opened a boutique store in Manhattan Beach! I stopped in yesterday to check it out and had a wonderful facial from Lucy and a makeup touch up afterwards from Alison. The store is bright and well stocked with hundreds of the best names in beauty like Mason Pearson, Davines, Kerastase,Tata Harper, Moroccan Oil, Murad, Dermalogica, Sachajuan, Fekkai, OPI, and many, many more! If you are a beauty product junkie like me, you will be in heaven just exploring the isles!

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The first 200 customers get a goodie bag like this! The store opens at 9 so get on over there!

 

Friday Faves

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It’s Friday! Yay! I just love all of the fashion illustrations by Megan Hess. They just feel fabulous! I am super excited for the weekend as I have quite a few things going on. I am checking out the new Beauty Collection store in Manhattan Beach which is hosting their grand opening celebration tomorrow, going to explore the new Broad Museum and visiting The Long Beach Museum of Art to see the current show before its gone! What fun things are on your agenda? This week I have so many Friday Faves to share that I had to break it down into categories! Enjoy!

* Shopping CMC Sample Sales Friday Sept. 25th and Oct. 30th. The CMC Saturday Sale Oct. 17th.

* Checkout The Citadel Outlet’s 10th Annual Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, October 3, 2015! It’s going to be huge! Shopping, lunch, wine tasting and it benefits the charity of your choice! It’s a win win!

*It may not feel like fall in Los Angeles yet but the Artisanal LA Fall Show will get you ready to break out the pumpkin spice on Saturday and Sunday, October 10th and 11th at downtown’s The Reef. Get your tix now!

* I love this curated collection of clothes and accessories by Man Repeller X Bloglovin’ titled Dali on the Spanish Riviera!

* Checkout my friend Farron’s weavings as well as other vendors at the Pop Up Shop at Sherman Gallery this Saturday from 12-5!

* Do you love unique, high end, jewelry? (I am thinking of you Laura Arthur) Checkout Gemz.com even if it’s just to look! I saw some very unusual pieces.

* Beauty The new Mani Match App lets you try on a rainbow of over 200 Sally Hansen nail polish shades in real time, on your nails, before you buy. A simple scan of the your hand from any smartphone enables the user to instantly consider and curate your own color choices. There’s no uploading, picture-taking or manual data entry, as the app works in real time. It also generates personalized-for-your-skin-tone color suggestions on demand!

* Love Carmex as much as I do? Checkout their “Straight From Your Lips” campaign to leave product reviews and win prizes!

*Starting September 21st, the global beauty brand Revlon is kicking off the next phase of the LOVE IS ON philanthropic initiative with the LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge . Checkout this message from their Global Brand Ambassador, Olivia Wilde to find out how you can participate!

* Mark your calendar now to tune into HSN on October 29th where Christie Brinkley will be back to share the details behind her skincare collection – Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare! I absolutely love everything I have tried from this line!

* Give your lips a burst of hydrating color with LIP LURE HYDRATING LIP LACQUER from PÜR MINERALS. It’s not non-transferrable like I usually wear but it is rich and creamy which I love! It comes in 5 awesome shades too.

* Now through 9/27 checkout Belli Skincare’s amazing fall event, the annual Belli Birthday Bash! This includes 30% off storewide, buy one get one free options and surprise daily discounts up to 50%.

* Lately I have been using Topganic Shampoo and Conditioner with With Baobab Oil From Africa For Inflated & Split Ends (which describes my hair perfectly) and I love how it maintains the moisture balance in my hair. It lathers nicely and has a light, fresh fragrance!

* Travel I love the idea of going to Mexico to celebrate Día de los Muertos at 5 star resort Grand Velas Riviera Maya! This package looks awesome and starts from $5,600 based on two people sharing and includes: Seven nights’ accommodation in a Zen grand suite all inclusive, 1 Cooking Class led by executive chef of Frida restaurant (Mexican cuisine), 1 Tequila Tasting, 1 Private dinner at room terrace, 50$ Spa Credit, Park entrance to Xcaret on November 2nd for The Festival of Life and Death Traditions Xcaret, and roundtrip transportation Airport-Hotel-Airport.

* The Little River Inn, a family-owned and operated resort located on the Mendocino Coast, is hosting a number of culinary-inspired events and promotions to celebrate this magical time of year. The Annual BEER, WINE & Mushroom Festival looks amazing! In honor of Mendocino’s favorite funghi, the Little River Inn will be offering “MUSHROOM MANIA,” a lodging special for overnight stays booked Sunday – Thursday, November 1 -12, 2015.

* Need a great travel agent to take the stress out of planning? My brother Derek is fantastic and can get you the best deals on all your travel needs like airfare, accommodations, cruises and more!

* Food/Bev To launch a five-year partnership with Water for People, one of the leading water organizations in the world, Absolut Elyx has partnered with a cadre of A-List celebrities to create a short film with purpose. Directed by SNL alum and Portlandia creator Fred Armisen and produced by Orange is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne, the video features actors: Miles Teller, Chloe Sevigny, Tracee Ellis Ross, Taylor Kitsch, comedian George Wallace and musician Aimee Mann among others to highlight the importance of the campaign. Check it out here!

* Fun My momis a huge Pink Floyd fan and insisted I not leave out the upcoming event this Tuesday at movie theaters across the country. See the recent Wall tour on the big screen for one night only at 8pm! Find a theater near you here!

 

It’s All About The Pizza

I have been a pizza lover ever since I was a little girl and learned to appreciate all the different types and styles at a young age. Thick crust, thin crust, round, square, cheese, no cheese…there are so many ways to make a pizza! I have gone through many phases of favorites in my life and these days I feel like you can’t go wrong with a good margherita. Sometimes I jazz mine up with raw garlic and or black olives but the same 3 classic toppings always remain the same. Cheese, sauce and basil. The secret is to only use the best ingredients you can find like Rustic Crust Ready-Made Crust (they have 9 delicious crusts to choose from including a Gluten Free and my favorite Crispy Thin Crust) and their Pizza Sauce that is all natural. Its a great base to start with and then you can get as creative as you want with the toppings. I recently whipped up this margherita and it was dee-lish!

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That was sooooo easy and so tasty!

You can find everything you need from Rustic Crust here!

If you need some pizza inspiration here is a list by The Daily Meal of their top 101 pizza joints in the US! I have been to #4 and #6 and can say that they are both amazing and have inspired me in the kitchen!

Rank
Name of Pizzeria
Type of Pizza
Place
1
Frank Pepe’s
White Clam
New Haven, Connecticut
2
Di Fara
Classic Round Pie
Brooklyn, New York
3
Roberta’s
Margherita
Brooklyn, New York
4
Pizzeria Mozza
Squash blossoms, tomato, burrata mozzarella, tomato sauce
Los Angeles, California
5
Sally’s Apizza
Tomato Pie
New Haven, Connecticut
6
Flour + Water
Margherita
San Francisco, California
7
Louie and Ernie’s
Sausage Pie
Bronx, New York
8
Buddy’s Pizza
Motor City
Detroit, Michigan
9
CoalFire Pizza
Margherita
Chicago, Illinois
10
Joe’s
Cheese
New York, New York
11
Pizzeria Bianco
Margherita
Phoenix, Arizona
12
Papa’s Tomato Pies
Sausage
Robbinsville, New Jersey
13
Modern Apizza
Italian Bomb
New Haven, Connecticut
14
Totonno’s
Margherita
Brooklyn, New York
15
Pequod’s
Deep Dish with sausage and pepperoni
Chicago, Illinois
16
Patsy’s
Cheese
New York, New York
17
Gino’s East
Cheese Deep Dish
Chicago, Illinois
18
Co.
Popeye
New York, New York
19
Motorino
Brussels Sprout
New York, New York
20
Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
Margherita
San Francisco, California
21
Paulie Gee’s
Regina
Brooklyn, New York
22
John’s of Bleecker Street
“The Boom Pie”
New York, New York
23
Grimaldi’s
Pepperoni
Brooklyn, New York
24
Kesté
Kesté
New York, New York
25
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Chicago Classic
Chicago, Illinois
26
Antico Pizza Napoletana
Pepperoni
Atlanta, Georgia
27
Apizza Scholls
Apizza Amore
Portland, Oregon
28
Lucali
Pepperoni
Brooklyn, New York
29
Una Pizza Napoletana
Margherita
San Francisco, California
30
Lombardi’s
Pepperoni
New York, New York
31
Lorenzo’a and Sons
Cheese Pie
New York, New York
32
Al Forno
Margherita
Woodinville, Washington
33
2Amy’s
2amys
Washington, D.C.
34
Pizzeria Delfina
Salsiccia Pizza
San Francisco, California
35
Denino’s
Sausage
Staten Island, New York
36
Santarpio’s
Mozzarella, Sausage, Garlic
Boston, Massachusetts
37
Umberto’s Pizzaeria & Restaurant
Grandma Pie
New Hyde Park, New York
38
Pete’s New haven Style Apizza
New Haven
Washington, D.C.
39
Delorenzo’s Tomato Pies
Tomato Pie
Robbinsville, New Jersey
40
Gjelina
Lamb Sausage
Los Angeles, California
41
Rubirosa Ristorante
Vodka
New York, New York
42
Emily
The Classic
Brooklyn, New York
43
Sotto
Margherita
Los Angeles, California
44
Pizza Domenica
Calabrese
New Orleans, Louisiana
45
Varasano’s
Nana
Atlanta, Georgia
46
Serious Pie
Sweet fennel sausage, roasted pepper, provolone
Seattle, Washington
47
Providence Coal Fired Pizza
Rocket
Providence, Rhode Island
48
Galleria Umberto
Cheese Pie
Boston, Massachusetts
49
Harry’s Pizzeria
Shortrib
Miami, Florida
50
Pizzeria Paradiso
Bottarga
Washington, D.C.
51
Colony Pizza
Sausage Pie
Stamford, Connecticut
52
Regina Pizzeria
Giambatta
Boston, Massachusetts
53
Gino’s of Long Beach
Special Pizza
Long Beach, New York
54
The Cheeseboard
Changes daily
Berkeley, California
55
Coppa
Salsiccia
Boston, Massachusetts
56
Lee’s Tavern
White Clam Pie
Staten Island, New York
57
Zuppardi’s
Special
West Haven, Connecticut
58
Matchbox
Fire & Smoke
Washington, D.C
59
Hog & Hominy
The Prewitt
Memphis, Tennessee
60
Pizzeria Lola
Korean BBQ
Minneapolis, Minnesota
61
Bru Room at Bar
Mashed potato and bacon
New Haven, Connecticut
62
Pizzaiolo
Rapini and housemade sausage
Oakland, California
63
The Original Tacconelli’s Pizzeria
White pizza
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
64
Ken’s Artisan Pizza
Margherita
Portland, Oregon
65
Home Slice Pizza
Pepperoni and Mushroom
Austin, Texas
66
Osteria
Parma
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
67
Domenick & Pia’s
Pepperoni
Waterbury, Connecticut
68
Pizzeria Uno
“Numero Uno”
Chicago, Illinois
69
Double Mountain Brewery
Asparagus Pie
Hood River, Oregon
70
Barone’s Famous Italian Restaurant
Frank’s Special Pizza
Los Angeles, California
71
Metro Pizza
Milano
Las Vegas, Nevada
72
Brooklyn’s Pizza
Cheese and Tomato
Hackensack, New Jersey
73
Pizza Rock
Margherita
Las Vegas, Nevada
74
Ernesto’s
Ernesto
Boston, Massachusetts
75
Ernie’s Pizzeria
Plain Pie
New Haven, Connecticut
76
Area 4
Clam & Bacon
Cambridge, Massachusetts
77
Pizza Moto
Margherita
Brooklyn, New York
78
Amore Pizza
Plain Cheese Pie
Flushing, Queens
79
Punch Neapolitan Pizza
Margherita
St. Paul Minnesota
80
Otto Pizza
Mashed potato, bacon and scallion
Portland, Maine
81
Pi
The Delmar
St. Louis, Missouri
82
Star Tavern Pizzeria
Thin Crust
Orange, New Jersey
83
Pizzeria Beddia
Tomato, mozzarella, old gold age cheese, extra virgin olive oil
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
84
Roseland Apizza
Plain Pie
Derby, Connecticut
85
Sal’s Pizza
Sicilian
Mamaroneck, New York
86
Margot’s
Margot-rita
Brooklyn, New York
87
New Park Pizza
Cheese
Howard Beach, Queens
88
Pizzeria Vetri
Tonno
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
89
Tarry Lodge
Goat Cheese
Port Chester, New York
90
Pizza Man
Pizza Man Special
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
91
Zaffiro’s Pizza
EBF “Everything But Fish”
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
92
Cane Rosso
Zoli
Dallas, Texas
93
The Backspace
Pepperoni Americano
Austin, Texas
94
Pizza Delicious
Cheese
New Orleans, Louisiana
95
Pizzeria Locale
Funghi
Boulder, Colorado
96
Micucci’s Grocery
Sicilian Slab
Portland, Maine
97
Tony’s Place
Tomato Pie
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
98
Artichoke Basille
Artichoke Slice
New York, New York
99
Piece
Pepperoni and banana peppers
Chicago, Illinois
100
800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria
Margherita
Los Angeles, California
101
Ghigiarelli’s
Red
Old Forge, Pennsylvania

Have you been to any of these and if so, what do you think?

 

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