Entries Tagged as 'beauty'

Simple Skincare Twitter Party!

December 14th, 2012 · 6 Comments

A few months ago, I participated in Simple Skincare‘s Fall Twitter party, which was a HUGE success!  Awesome prizes, tons of great questions, and everyone who participated got a free coupon for Simple Skincare products — it was a seriously fun afternoon!

And Simple Skincare has decided to host another one for winter!  Their consulting Dermatologist, Dr. Jennifer Segal, will be talking everything you need to know about winter skincare — we just had our first real cold spell in Texas, so I’m all about winter skincare right now!  My fellow Simple Skincare Ambassadors Sarah
(@beautybanter), Emily (@fashionfoiegras) and Romy (@romyraves) and I will be tweeting up a storm!

And, of course, there are prizes!  Simple Skincare will be randomly selecting 15 winners to receive gift baskets, each of which includes Simple Skincare products and an American Express $50 gift card!  Perfect for a little last-minute holiday shopping.  Plus, every participant will receive a coupon for $2 off any Simple moisturizer!

Simple Skincare’s Winter Skincare Twitter Party
Date: Monday, December 17th
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Hashtag: #SimpleWinter
Host: @SimpleSkincare/Dr. Jennifer Segal and @romyraves
Additional Hosts: @beautybanter, @sugarlaws, and @fashionfoiegras

Enter to win by tweeting your winter skincare questions to @SimpleSkincare using the hashtag #SimpleWinter!

Can’t wait to tweet with you guys!

Tags: beauty · This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in the Simple® Skincare Program. · Visit www.facebook.com/SimpleSkincare to share your story on sensitive skin. For more tips and deals from Simple, join the Simple VIP community at https://www.simpleskincare.com/simplevip/

season’s greetings!

December 7th, 2012 · 6 Comments

I was so incredibly happy when BHLDN (Anthropologie’s bridal line) offered to take some Christmas Card photos for me and Chad (and Calvin and Coco, of course)!

They dressed me in this beautiful dress (I won’t lie — I may have tried on a couple wedding gowns beforehand…) that I’m now completely obsessed with. Feminine and flirty, and so incredibly special! 

We had a great time — the puppies were such sweeties, they’re getting to be pros at photoshoots at this point. 🙂 Now I have to get these printed up for our paper cards!

Tags: beauty · style

skincare superfoods

November 15th, 2012 · 137 Comments

I know I’m a broken record on this, but one of the most important things you can do for your skin is to stick to a healthy diet!  Foods with vitamins, antioxidants and healthy fats will keep your skin glowing and healthy — and they’re easy to incorporate into your daily diet!

So I put together four of my favorite “Superfood” recipes, featuring salmon, kale, eggplant, tomatoes and avocado — all amazing ingredients that make for a terrific skincare-focused diet!  Generally, the richer the color on a food (naturally occurring — Cheetos don’t count!), the more it’s stocked with healthy vitamins and minerals.  So work a salmon dinner or a snack of kale chips into your weekly routine, and your skin will thank you for it!

Also, don’t just think about recipes — there are also easy snacks you can have on hand to sneak into your everyday routine!  When I get home at night, the first thing I eat is something with healthy fat: olives in our fridge or almonds in our pantry.  A quick snack of a handful of either of those and I’m less hungry for junk food all night. Seriously, try this!  Stocking your kitchen with fruits and veggies is also crucial — the easier they are to eat, the more likely you will be to reach for them! 

Last step?  Top your excellent diet off with Simple Skincare’s Hydrating Light Moisturizer, with Vitamins B5 and E and Borage Seed Oil, and feel terrific about your skin!

Tags: beauty · This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in the Simple® Skincare Program. · Visit www.facebook.com/SimpleSkincare to share your story on sensitive skin. For more tips and deals from Simple, join the Simple VIP community at https://www.simpleskincare.com/simplevip/

Simple Skincare Twitter Party!

October 15th, 2012 · 1 Comment

So who’s ready to party with me?! 

Twitter party, that is (yes, I am such a dork).  On Wednesday, I’ll be hosting a Twitter Party with Simple Skincare, talking about fall tips and suggestions for transitioning your skincare routine into cold weather!

Want more?  We’ll be giving away fifteen Simple Skincare gift baskets that include Simple products and a $50 American Express gift card, and everyone who participates will get a coupon for a must-have Simple Skincare product this season!  Plus get skincare advice from me, Jordan, Kristin and Audrey — some of my favorite bloggers out there!  And also from Dr. Jennifer Segal, Simple Skincare’s official consulting Dermatologist, for those of you who have questions that go beyond blogger expertise. 🙂

Details below!

Simple’s Fall Skincare Twitter Party
Date: Wednesday, October 17th
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Hashtag: #Fall4Simple
Host: @SimpleSkincare, @sugarlaws, @fashionstbeauty, @ramshackleglam and @AudreyMcClellan!

See you there!

Tags: beauty · This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in the Simple® Skincare Program.

styling curls

October 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment

I’ve been loving to wear my hair curly lately, but one of the biggest challenges is always August and September humidity in Houston!  I’ll spend half an hour with the curling iron, only to see them dissolve into frizz after thirty seconds outside — so frustrating! 

One of my favorite solutions is Paul Mitchell’s awesome Frizz-Free Leave-In Treatment — makes a huge difference, and adds almost no time to your styling session!  Be sure to check out their website to find a salon near you.  And submit your own curl confession on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CurlConfession!

Tags: beauty