If you could spend a whole day, doing anything you wanted to do that gives you infinite joy and makes your heart sing, what would you do? Well, Diet Pepsi recently launched a fabulous campaign centered around this idea of loving every sip of life and enjoying every single moment, and this message totally resonates with me! It’s that carpe diem mentality of living every day to the fullest and being present – I really make an effort live my life like this (some days more successfully than others of course ) So when my friends at Diet Pepsi reached out to me and challenged me to make a list of the things that I LOVE to do, I jumped at the chance!
So what do I LOVE you ask? I love all things beauty and have ever since I was a little girl. A great lipstick or a good hair day can change a girl’s life! The reason I have always loved beauty is because it’s sensory, mood enhancing, transformative, accessible, it can be enjoyed alone or with others and it’s usually affordable. And the primary reason that I started this blog over four years ago, was to share my passion for beauty with others in hopes that it would impact their lives in a positive way.
Awards season is in full bloom and the Academy Awards are happening this Sunday, so in honor of all things glitzy, glam, star-studded, Hollywood and pampering, I bring to you the Red Carpet Edition of the Glam Beauty Board. Following is a wonderful assortment of beauty and fashion products that were especially curated to capture the radiance, gleam and sparkle of the red carpet season.
For a Red Carpet Worthy Sparkling White Smile . . . .
Who doesn’t love a whiter brighter smile? It’s the perfect accessory to get you noticed on the Red Carpet! The Rembrandt 2 Hour Whitening Kit is super easy to use and I love that it affordably whitens and brighten your smile in just a couple of hours. This kit contains eight ampules of Rembrandt’s proven, potent, enamel-safe whitening gel just like dentists use to remove deep stains as well as two COMFYTRAY® applicators which are specially designed to mold to your teeth and give you a professional-like whitening experience without the high cost.
The best way to maintain your white smile is with a fabulous whitening toothpaste and Deeply White is a daily-use deep whitening formula that provides double the whitening action of your typical toothpaste. It targets surface stains by gently cleaning your teeth without scratching the enamel as well as treating stains beneath the enamel and removing deep stains where they start. I love the fresh minty taste and it works wonders after I’ve had a glass of inky red wine.
Rembrandt’s Deeply White Mouthwash is the first whitening mouthwash on the market that actively restores and strengthens tooth enamel while visibly whitening your teeth. This innovative mouthwash is formulated with a rapid-release liquid peroxide that begins working on contact to remove stains and whiten teeth. This minty fresh mouthwash helps to brighten your smile and it works really well in tandem with the other two Deeply White products.
Can you believe Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away? Well, it’s time to start thinking about all things sexy, romance and passion, personally I think that your sense of smell is one of the best ways to tap into your inner goddess and get you in the mood for love this season. For the last several months, I have been sniffing, spritzing and smelling my way through the many fragrances in my office and following are eight that I feel best capture the mood and passion of Valentine’s Day. xoxo
L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette ($45) for 2.5 oz.
The peony is a flower that symbolizes the beauty and femininity of Spring and Pivoine Flora truly captures the lovely aura of the peony flower and accents it with a wonderful green freshness. This romantic floral fragrance contains a peony extract from the south of France and smells light, floral, fresh and lightly musky. It seems like the kind of scent you would wear on a date night during the Spring.
Atelier Cologne Sous le toit de Paris ($175) 200 ml
This unique and inspired fragrance was made to honor the most beautiful dome in Paris. It has top notes of Moroccan Neroli and Sicilian Bergamont, heart notes of French Violet leaves, South African Geranium and Haitian Vetiver, and base notes of Brazilian Tonka Beans, Musc and Leather. This is a gorgeous complex fragrance that smells slightly sweet, fresh and sensual all at the same time. I adore the violet notes in this cologne, totally unexpected and alluring.
This is the latest Fergie inspired fragrance from AVON, just in time for you to tap into your inner Fergie and rock this Valentine’s Day! This is a bright sexy fragrance with notes of cool and refreshing herbs spiked with fresh lavender and intriguing vetiver. This fragrance will definitely wake-up your senses and get you in a lover’s day state of mind.
Alien Essence Absolue by Thierry Mugler ($128) 2 oz.
Alien Essence Absolue is a rich and modern interpretation of the original Alien fragrance with notes of black vanilla, orris, myrrh and incense. It’s warm, indulgent, sensual, a little sweet and creamy. This is a very sexy feminine fragrance that makes me think of long lingering kisses in the arms of your lover.