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Throwback Tuesday: Emmy Awards!

September 24th, 2013 · 2 Comments

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I had such a blast watching the Emmy Awards on Sunday — mostly because it brought back one of my absolute favorite memories: when Chad and I got to go!  These pictures are a little old (some of you newer readers might not even remember my brown hair!) but still such a blast to remember.  (For more, check out my original post here!)

I’m such a sucker for awards shows, but the Emmys are maybe my absolute favorite!  I love television so much (even more than movies!), so it was such, such a blast to be able to get to see some of my favorite actors and actresses in person.  Pretty much everyone was more beautiful and way tinier than I expected — somehow I always think that actors will be like fashion models, six feet tall and all bones!  It’s crazy that most of them are just (ridiculously gorgeous) normal people!

And Simple Skincare is getting into the awards season fun with a red carpet giveaway until Wednesday!  To enter, follow @SimpleSkincare on Twitter, and tweet using the hashtags #SimpleVIP and #RedCarpet how you use Simple® to get red carpet ready.  100 winners will get a Simple gift bag!

(And if that’s not enough for you, they’re also hosting a Twitter Party on Wednesday from 8-9pm EST!  Follow @SimpleSkincare and use the #FallBeauty hashtag to join. It will be focused on fall skincare, and besides the tons of winners they’ll announce throughout the party, four grand prize winners will receive a $100 American Express gift card, a yoga mat, a makeup sample and 11 Simple gift bags!)

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Simple Skincare on Pinterest!

September 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments

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I’m very excited to welcome Simple Skincare to Pinterest this month!  (I already predict that no one in their offices will ever get any work done again, because that tends to be what happens the month you open up a Pinterest account!)

Of all the addictive social media sites, Pinterest might be my absolute favorite.  When I get started, it’s easy for me to spend hours pinning recipes that I want to try, gorgeous hair and makeup inspiration photos, party ideas, home decor, and so much more.  I’m sort of grateful that it didn’t exist when I was planning our wedding — I would have seriously lost my job!  Lately I’ve been pinning to a couple of private (for now) boards, but I’m hoping to share them with you guys in a few weeks! 

And most recently of all, I’ve been pinning to my Simple Inspiration board!  Simple’s presence on Pinterest will be focused on a clean, healthy lifestyle ideas, including some inspiration for fitness, nutrition, well-being, beauty and, of course, skincare!  Basically all the things you love about their products will be on Pinterest too.  :-)

And best of all?  To celebrate, they’re doing a huge giveaway!  You can enter to win a gift bag filled with Simple products and a $50 American Express gift card!  To enter, anytime between today and September 27th, visit Pinterest and follow Simple Skincare. Then do one of the following:

1. Upload your own pin using content from the Simple Blog or Simple YouTube page, including the #SimpleInspiration hashtag;

2. Repin any pin from the Simple Pinterest page, including the #SimpleInspiration hashtag;

3. Repin from my Simple Inspiration pinboard, including the tag #SimpleInspiration.

I’ve pinned a ton of my favorite healthy recipes, easy exercise routines, and DIY beauty tips to my Simple Inspiration board already — hope you guys enjoy them!

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drugstore beauty favorites!

August 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments

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As much as I love luxe products, some of my absolute favorite, tried-and-true beauty staples are from the drugstore!  I’ve been wanting to do a post on this for quite some time, because there are some major recommendations that have been piling up in my beauty cabinets that I really wanted to share with you guys!

First of all, one that’s a little bit off the beaten track: a multivitamin.  We all know that beauty comes from the inside, but that’s true literally as well as figuratively!  Vitamin deficiencies can cause all sorts of health problems, from hair loss (Vitamin D) to dry skin (Vitamins A, E and Biotin) to Eczema (Zinc)!  Obviously, the best way to make sure you’re getting enough is by eating a balanced diet, but it’s also important to have a vitamin as backup!  I know I’ve gone weeks without taking one (I know, bad habit) but I always feel better when I do.  And being totally honest, I still take Flinstones.  For some reason, I just never moved to adult vitamins, and they work for me!

Next, skincare!  You guys know I use Simple Skincare all the time, but for this post, I decided to feature one of the first of their products that I tried: the cleansing facial wipes.  They now have five different variations (plus eye makeup wipes!), but the Cleansing Facial Wipes and the Radiance Cleansing Wipes are my absolute favorites.  This is a big travel months for me, and so is September, so I always make sure I have these stocked up when I’m facing long days ahead of me!  (One less excuse to fall asleep in my makeup is always a big plus!)

And my body wash is almost always a drugstore brand!  I fell in love with this Caress Vanilla & Sandalwood body wash, which is a whopping $3 and smells delicious.  As body wash goes, that’s basically all I need!

Finally, makeup!  I tried COVERGIRL’s new Whipped Creme Foundation for the first time a few weeks ago, and just love it.  I usually alternate days between using my expensive foundation and a drugstore brand to make the bottle last longer, and this one is perfect for those days!  It’s really light and not at all greasy — a huge plus when you’re dealing with August Houston weather!  And I’ve worn COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipstick for years — since we lived in New York!  I love experimenting with new beauty trends at the drug store, so I don’t feel guilty about spending $30 on a lipstick and then wearing it once or twice (sigh)!

And last but not least, have you guys seen these nail polish remover pads?  They’re seriously amazing!  I’m terrible at applying nail polish and my manicures always ship painfully quickly.  I keep these in my desk and in my car so that when my polish starts to chip, I can get rid of it ASAP!  They come in individual packets so they’re easy to store anywhere you might need them, and perfect for travel!

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