Hey everyone I thought I would talk about my recent skin care routine and what treatments and products I’m using. As I get older I notice my face has lost the “baby fat” which make us look younger. But in loosing that fat/collagen I like the shape of my face more, my cheek bones are more defined, but I still want that youthful appearance. This is where I have had to take a closer look and my skin. I noticed I had sun damage like most of us do and wanted to plump up my skin with out using fillers. I was introduced to Laser genesis. This is helps to even out skin tone and increase the collagen. Its best to do a series of 6 every 10 days and then 1 every 3-4 months. This is one of those things that at my age the results were not dramatic, but I wasn’t looking for anything dramatic. I think less is more when it comes to the face. People just started commenting that my skin looked great! Another treatment I started was Derma-planing. This is basically shaving your face. I never realized how much fuzz I had! this helps to exfoliate, and apply make-up more smooth. These two treatments would be great to do before a big event. There is no down time! I do this every 6 weeks or so, don’t worry if this is something you decide not to keep up with, your facial fuzz/hair does not come in thicker or darker. In combination with this and some great products I am helping to maintain healthy glowing skin. I had these treatments done at Sea Side skin care in San Clemete CA.

Products in this video/

Skin Medica Essential Serum, This is liquid gold! Out of all my products this is a must have for skin care. Use twice a day.

Skin Medica Tri retinol Complex
This helps to turn over the skin faster, which improves texture. I uses this only every other night.

Jo Jo Brooks eye cream/face scrub
She has her own product line and is the owner of the spa at Serandi Salon where I style out of.

Skin Medica skin brightener
A brightener helps to erase sun spots. I have tried other ones but they THIN out your skin if you use to much, this is one that you are safe to use every day. I uses on my face 2 times a week and chest and neck every night.

Be sure to cover and sunscreen up at the beach! You can always use a bronzer on your face, shop below to see what bronzers I love.

August 24, 2014

Wedding Season

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It seems like there are so many Weddings in August, myself included.  My  sister, the last one left, was married this last week in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Her Reception was help at La Caille which has any amazing back drop as you can see.  Her bridesmaids wore all black, my dress was a lace DVF, my shoes were my most favorite Valentino crystal rock studs.(similar HERE) My necklace is from ILY. For my makeup we did a smoky eye and a nude lip. When I have a smoky eye I like to go with a softer look by adding the nude lip.  With a bold lip I tone it down with a softer eye. As for what products we used I’m not sure I had MAC artist create this look for me.

 

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August 18, 2014

ASOS giveaway

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Happy Monday! Today I am thrilled to be teaming up with Kiss Me DarlingStyle Elixir and many other amazing bloggers to bring you a $500 ASOS Gift Card Giveaway! When it comes to online shopping, it can be hard to find a website that caters to all different kinds of styles and trends, while still giving you items with great quality and a great price. ASOS has it all!

One lucky reader will win a $500 ASOS Gift Card to splurge on some amazing clothing, jewelry, and accessories. I don’t know about you, but I could spend hours on their site picking out adorable tops, bottoms, bags, you name it!
To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open until midnight on Monday, August 25th and remember, the more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win! For fashion lovers around the globe, this giveaway is open internationally. Oh and be sure to visit and say a big hello to all the fabulous people involved. Good luck!

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August 17, 2014

Checking in

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Dress/French Connection
Necklace/ F21 similar found here/here/here
Bag/Valentino
Shoes/Charolette Olympia

August 13, 2014

Hair & Makeup

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Many of you may know and follow Cara, creator of the blog MaskCARA. I had the chance to catch up with her in Laguna Beach and help assist her in getting closer to her goal hair color. Going from dark to light can be intimidating.

In my experience its best to do this in a gradual process. For her color we chose to do a heavy bleach weave. At the shampoo bowl I toned it with 8n 7nb Redken shades EQ. When I tone at the shampoo bowl I leave the toner of the ends of the bangs. This gives a sun kissed look. When you tone blondes it mutes the color, and most girls want to feel brighter around the face. We lifter her pretty light so when the toner fades out,(and they always do) it won’t fade as brassy.

After we toned I then took her back to my chair and reevaluated the color. Many times to soften the lines a bit more I will smudge the roots with a semi. I mixed 6n 7nb and painted on top to give it a softer melted look. She is wearing Laced clip in extensions here, which I also colored and cut to blend. To read more about this transformation visit her blog.

I was dying to have her use some of her new products on me so I had her do her magic on me. Here is a sneak peak of what she did…

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