Beauty Week: DIY Face + Hair Masks

Springtime always pushes me to give my beauty routine a makeover. Less is more, right? Less fuss, less time, less masking your natural beauty. The urge to rework my routine inspired me to do a week of beauty on the blog. We’ll talk skin, hair and makeup before the week’s over [with a couple of celeb experts]. First up: DIY hydrating face + hair masks. I hope you’re ready to smother…. Read more

DIY Moisturizing Face + Hair Masks

My clocks read springtime is here. But my body still feels like it’s trapped in wintertime. The air has been exceptionally dry [it seems] this winter, and it’s taken a toll on my skin + hair. I’ve always read about DIY moisturizing masks made of nothing but a few kitchen staples. Particularly, olive oil. It’s got anti-aging antioxidants and is super hydrating. There are a number of different recipes out there, but…. Read more

DIY Skincare Recipes with LaurenConrad.com

Ever since becoming a mama-to-be, I’ve been obsessed with DIY skincare. You’ve seen me share homemade lavender masks, body butters + exfoliating scrubs, oftentimes paired alongside my favorite store-bought products that aren’t packed with chemicals. I teamed up with Lauren Conrad’s team again (LC herself is pregnant, too!) to share some of my favorite homemade recipes. DIY skincare is not only incredible during pregnancy, but it’s also ideal for any…. Read more

DIY Hydrating Face Mask

Happy Hump Day (which means I’ve got a video for ya)! This time, I’m sharing another DIY face mask that I often make at home. It’s super hydrating and only requires three ingredients — honey, avocado and yogurt. It will sooth both acne and fine lines. Honey is antibacterial, which means it’s great for fighting acne. It’s also packed with antioxidants, and slows down aging while keeping your skin moisturized….. Read more

DIY: Lemon Hand Scrub

A beauty product you can make in the kitchen? YES, PLEASE! I often find my homemade exfoliators and masks are among my favorites, because the ingredients are pure and I know exactly what I’m using on my body. Watch the video below for how to make this DIY hand scrub. It’s especially great for summertime, after you’ve spent time in the sun. Ingredients | sea salt + coconut oil +…. Read more

Body Boost: DIY Grapefruit Scrub

I’ve got something to cure those Monday blues [and no, it’s not wine]… This is meant to awaken your body + make your skin feel beautiful. Hello, DIY grapefruit-mint body scrub! You’ll spot different recipes online, and the one I’m sharing is a combination of my favorites. You’ll need: 1/2 c coconut oil | 1/4 c white sugar | 1/4 c brown sugar | 1 tbs fresh grapefruit juice | 10 drops…. Read more

DIY Lemon Exfoliating Mask

I want to glow [like a Jennifer Lopez type glow]. Sometimes, I think the answer is vaseline. Other times, it’s love. And now, I’m convinced it’s… lemons. My 19-year-old sister tells me all the cool kids are applying DIY face masks. I’m mostly thrilled because this beauty project makes me feel domestic-ish. Except that I’m wasting groceries on vanity… Combine 1/2 squeezed lemon, 1/2c granulated sugar, 1tbs organic raw honey + 1tbs tea tree oil….. Read more

Current Clean Beauty Favorites

You know I love clean beauty (I was making DIY face masks back in 2016!!) so I always love to share a round-up of products I’m currently lusting over. Shopping clean beauty is becoming a lot easier, thanks to Sephora’s clean seal, and other retailers like Credo and Goop who carry incredible products. While “clean” has varying definitions, shopping from these spots is a good place to start and makes…. Read more

THE STORY BEHIND SUMMER FRIDAYS | MEET OUR JET LAG MASK

Summer is HERE. Well, it is for our skin. Summer Fridays launched earlier this month and it’s been SURREAL to see the response from so many of you who are buying, using, sharing, and celebrating our very first product — the jet lag mask (available at Sephora.com and on SummerFridays.com). Marianna and I could not be more grateful (or excited!!) I keep asking myself if this is real life??!! It’s been…. Read more

Looking Back on 2017 | My Best Year Ever

Happy almost 2018! I am so excited to be spending it at home this year for the first time in years. Jake and I are cozy cozy cozy at home with our boy, and it feels really calming. This year has been so beautiful, so tiring, so euphoric, so challenging. Everything in my life dramatically changed over the last 12 months, and yet I feel more at home with myself…. Read more

Skincare Secrets for Tired Skin

New motherhood is MEGA beautiful… annnnnnd super tiring (hello, 5am wake up calls). I started to miss that healthy, beyonce-like glow I had been going after pre-baby. SO, I’ve come to love some skincare miracle-workers that can at least make me look like I slept until 7. New mama or not, I think you’ll love these skincare secrets. I’m sharing some of my favorite products that help boost my jet-lagged…. Read more

Body Boost: Benefits of Cucumber

Ever place cucumbers on your eyes in hopes you’ll wake up looking like Gisele?? ME TOO. Turns out, veggies don’t turn us into VS supermodels… [sigh]. BUT, cucumbers do have some serious health benefits. They help with hydration, inflammation and pain relief, alongside aiding in heart and brain health. You’ll spot this veggie in a number of face and body masks because of its healing benefits. Cucumbers are also rich in…. Read more

Feel Natural: Applying Dewy Makeup

Happy Friday! Lets celebrate with a little makeup party, okay?! I’ve long been a lover of natural, dewy makeup. It feels light, airy and approachable, and is one of the few looks that works from day-to-night. The key is to strategically apply sheen, so your face reflects more light. Don’t be afraid of mixing both matte and cream-based products to achieve the look. Beyond the products, I’ve found my skin…. Read more

Beauty Week: Beach Babe Waves

I think California has turned me into an aspiring mermaid. The whole cali-beach-vibe is contagious, and I’ve come to love more boho pieces + beach babe hair. Typically, I attempt to create loose waves myself. But when LA hairstylist Chris Dylan said he’d show me how to really get great waves, I insisted the tutorial be shared with you! Continuing with our week of beauty, here’s how to get the…. Read more