The year is off to a roaring start my beauties! Lots of events, shows, awards season festivities and conferences have been filling up my calendar, so I thought I’d take a moment to catch you up on my latest whereabouts and discoveries. I have lots of fun trends, resources and experiences to share with you, here’s a glimpse of my latest adventures:
In the Fall, I was invited to attend the Season Premiere of The Talk with a group of fabulous bloggers and after the show we had a special opportunity to join the hosts for lunch and a candid Q & A. I am delighted to say it was a fantastic experience for three reasons: 1) The Talk is a fun positive show that totally embraces the impact of social media (they use the hashtag #TweetTheTalk during every show to increase engagement) 2) Having lunch with the hosts (Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osborne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood) was a real treat! They were fun, real, flawed and very intrigued by what bloggers do, and 3) We got a whole slew of health and wellness SWAG and left the show with a fabulous assortment of goodies, it was totally an Oprah moment!
I hate to brag, but my hair color is looking insanely awesome these days thanks to the brilliant hair coloring talents of Sherry Ratay. Sherry is a bi-coastal celeb stylist who is based in Orlando, and travels to Gavert Atelier in Beverly Hills once a month to service her West Coast clients. Sherry is a gifted colorist who has worked with many of Hollywood’s top celebrities and developed her own coloring approach she calls the “Ratay Way” which is all about taking in all of the person’s qualities and enhancing them with hair color that showcases their personality and features. I arrived in her chair with imbalanced color and hot roots, and I left with gorgeous, warm, rich chocolate redish brown multi-dimensional hair color, the kind I wish I was born with. FABULOUS!
Getting cozy with the FAB Amber of Beauty Junkies Unite
I adore the class and elegance of the The Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel and was delighted to recently be invited to the Peninsula Spa for an intimate blogger event. A handful of beauty bloggers and myself were invited to spend the day at the spa for an intimate retreat to enjoy some healthy and inspired spa cuisine, experience the lovely Spa facilities and treatments, and relax and enjoy the gorgeous setting. During my spa visit, I had the opportunity to sample a Micro-Current Eye Lift (this was my fav because I noticed an instant lift and freshening of my eyes) an LED Light Treatment, a Mini Massage, a Foot Scrub and a Toe Nail Polish Change. The spa facility was intimate, serene and cozy and the services were all top notch and performed by seasoned spa technicians. I can’t wait to go back!
If you have ever gotten Botox from a skilled professional, you probably know that it can do wonders for your face and take years off your looks without looking fake, frozen or processed. Dr Vicki Rapaport is a fabulous down-to-earth Beverly Hills Derm who has expertly been administering Botox for many years and recently she opened the first ever walk-in Botox bar. SKN BAR offers high quality, professional Botox treatments in an unpretentious environment at an accessible price. Dr Vicki and her team are highly trained to administer the most up-to-date strategic Botox techniques that lead to smooth and natural results. In my opinion, Dr. Vicki’s Botox was hands down the best I’ve ever had! Just the right amount of Botox to give me a bit of smoothness, lift and a tiny eyebrow arch/lift while still looking natural. Her work is FLAWLESS!
I have been shopping at the Beauty Collection ever since I was a little girl. It was heaven on earth for a burgeoning beauty junkie and I loved going there to discover the latest beauty trends and products. Well, years later it is still THE place to shop for a wide assortment of the latest an greatest on the beauty landscape and now they have multiple locations. I was recently invited in to their Calabasas store for a pro make-up application and lesson. The artist used a variety of fabulous makeup brands to achieve a sultry smokey eye and shared useful tips and tricks along the way. I LOVED my finished look, how about you?
Happy Holidays My Beauties! I’ve got a special holiday treat for you: I’m giving away a fabulous set of luxurious anti-aging skincare this holiday season to one of my lucky readers as a way of saying thank you for your support! As we all know, winter and the holiday party season wreak havoc on our beauty routines and skin which often results in our complexions looking less than glowing. Well, LIFTLAB‘s gorgeous skincare can change all that by helping to fix and revitalize your dry holiday-weary skin.
The Giveaway: This giveaway features the entire five product LIFTLAB line and is valued at $530!
This set is the ultimate in skin repair and rejuvenation and features the patented Cell Protection Proteins® (CPP™), a protein first discovered as the secret to survival in Artic plants and marine life. The formulations in this luxurious line combine the most innovative science and technology with unique, nature-derived active ingredients to deliver regeneration benefits for healthier, younger-looking skin. The 5 products include:
- Lift & Firm Eye Cream ($95)
- Lift & Fix High Potency Solution ($95)
- Lift & Moisturize Daily Cream ($130)
- Lift & Repair Treatment Serum ($145)
- Purify & Clarify Daily Cleanser and Detox Mask ($65)
When you close your eyes and think of all the sweet smells and aromas that remind you of the holiday season, what comes to mind? Cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, pumpkin pie, gingerbread cookies perhaps? My mouth is watering just thinking about all of the yummy eats and fragrant treats that surround the holiday season. So imagine my delight, when this season I was sent a gorgeous assortment of delicious smelling beauty products that I just had to share with you. Following is a selection of my favorite yummy smelling beauty products of the season, totally addictive and calorie free!
This is a wonderfully luxurious aromatic and exhilarating body scrub that smells like an exotic spicy marmalade. I would describe the scent as warm, refreshing and a bit masculine, which I really like. This scrub has a fluffy gel-like texture that goes on easily and leaves your skin soft, smooth and lightly fragranced.
This is a totally yummy bubble bath treat for your senses. After I fill my tub with hot water and a few capfuls of this gingerbread bubble delight, it smells just like freshly baked gingerbread with creamy vanilla icing. It’s warm, creamy, sweet and almost edible. Love it!
Every year Jan Marini releases a limited edition holiday version of her wonderfully active enzyme and glycolic acid resurfacing facial exfoliator and this year it’s Pumpkin Spice, yum! This divine scrub smell likes a spicy, cinnamon version of pumpkin pie and not only is it a total treat for your senses, it will also leave your skin smooth and glowing.
4) Acrona Pumpkin Body Lotion 10% ($35)
This pure and natural, highly active body lotion is infused with pumpkin extracts and glycolic acid to help firm, tone and regenerate the skin on your body. Imagine rubbing a slice of the best smelling pumpkin pie all over your body and you get the gist of how deelish this lotion is, not to mention it gets rid of dead skin and makes your body soft and supple.
5) LUSH Cosmetics Popcorn Lip Scrub ($8.95)
Lately, my lips have been so dry and flakey that I can’t keep my hands off this scrumptious holiday inspired sugar and salt lip scrub. This addictive lip scrub smells and tastes like sweet, buttery slightly salty popcorn and it totally gets rid of the pesky flakes of dry skin on my winter parched lips. Fab!