Summer weather has officially arrived in Los Angeles! Being Canadian, summer has always been my favorite season. I love the heat and humidity, the pool parties, BBQ's, beach days, coconut body lotion, salty skin and sun dresses! My other favorite thing is of course the fruity drinks! I happen to be allergic to most alcohol (cue the violins) so I am pretty much limited to tequila and potato based vodka. This watermelon tequila drink is my absolute favorite and it's so easy to make!Read More
If you follow me on Instagram stories then you have seen me post about this before. Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask is my answer to dehydrated, tired under eyes in only 10 minutes. It's meant to be used all over the face to help hydrate and freshen tired, dehydrated skin especially after traveling. I haven't used it all over because my skin is so sensitive and acne prone but I swear by this as an under eye mask! It helps take away puffiness and just freshen up the skin. It also makes for an amazing primer for under makeup. I just put some on and leave it til I finish applying my eye makeup. Usually it absorbs into my skin completely but if it doesn't, I just wipe off the excess with a tissue and continue with my makeup. I am obsessed with it!
Hope you all had a great holiday weekend! I found this dress on Revolve and lived in it all weekend! It's the perfect dress to throw on over a bathing suit and wear to a BBQ, pool party, the beach or just to run errands in! This is definitely a summer staple!
SHOP THE POST!
SHOP THE PRODUCTS!
For the Emmy's this year, I asked you all on Instagram to vote on the direction I should head in. I wear black a lot on the carpet as I find it to be classic and elegant. This year however, I wanted to go with color and so many of you voted for it. I ended up choosing this gorgeous mermaid gown by Zac Posen. I reconnected with my stylist Jessica Paster for this and I couldn't have been more thrilled with the result! We paired this gown with a gold clutch and shoes by Jimmy Choo and stunning jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz. I seriously felt like a princess!!
For hair I did something I have never done before... extensions!!! It was so much fun to be able to change up my look like this. Having extra hair to play with opens up a whole new world!! My hairstylist Matthew Holman added these extensions to give me a long sleek look but still keeping it pretty simple since the dress had more going on.
For makeup, Brittany Howard and I decided to go with with a more dramatic eye and this was definitely my favorite makeup we have ever done! (A whole breakdown will be coming to the blog in the next day or so!)
So what do you guys think of the final look? We had so much fun celebrating everyones hard work this year! Darin and I are so proud to be a part of this community of people that put their hearts and souls into the work every single day. We love you guys for the constant support and coming on these journeys with us no matter what we do, so thank you!!
As many of you know we had the Daytime Emmy's last night but before we get into the fun stuff like the makeup, fashion and the awards themselves there's the prep! I believe the most important step in achieving flawless makeup is your skin prep.Read More