That Super Clean Feeling | Summer Fridays Super Amino Gel Cleanser

Our new Summer Fridays Super Amino Gel Cleanser is H E R E ! She’s a beauty and all the things you’ve been looking for in a cleanser — it’s pH-balancing and gentle enough to be used daily without drying out your skin (which has always been the most frustrating for me)! Our cleanser is packed with a cocktail of 11 amino acids and a splash of mineral-rich sea water,…. Read more

NEW Summer Fridays | Please CC Me

It’s h e r e!! I am so (SO!!!) excited to share our newest Summer Fridays product: CC ME. It’s a vitamin C serum with crazy amazing skincare benefits 🍊 ! You can this brightening serum to your morning routine for a glowy, copy-me complexion. Marianna and I have been eager to launch this product — our first outside of masks! — and one that we’ve been working on for several months….. Read more

Summer Fridays in Europe | Four Days in Paris

“Bonjour, Paris!” I practically leaped off the 11-hour plane ride last week saying that! It felt like a big moment, knowing we were in Europe to celebrate the launch of Summer Fridays across the EU. Marianna and I have been SO eager to get our products across the globe, and we wish it were as quick + simple as merely shipping them over! But it’s actually a much longer process…. Read more

Refine Your Wild | Summer Fridays R+R Mask

YAY, our third Summer Fridays baby is here! I’m so excited to share introduce our Summer Fridays R+R mask. The rose smell alone is about to make all of your spa dreams come true. It’s a multitasking wonder that polishes away dead skin AND moisturizes all at the same time — like magic in the prettiest pink tube. Our R+R mask includes wild rose powder, which gently buffs your skin,…. Read more

Stuff Your Stockings with Summer Fridays

I am (really) late to holiday shopping this year. Where are my elves?! Thankfully, I know something that’s going in everyone’s stocking: SUMMER FRIDAYS! I’m probably a liiiitttle biased, but I think our masks are the best gift. They’re under $50 annnnd they fit pretty perfect in a stocking. Gift YOURSELF or your bestie/boss/mama and even the men in your tribe (a lot of guys especially like our Jet Lag…. Read more

Summer Fridays, Take Two | Meet Our Overtime Mask

In case you missed it, Marianna and I launched our second Summer Fridays product this month — our OVERTIME MASK! It’s a gentle exfoliating face mask that’s perfect for dull or congested skin. Plus, it smells like pumpkin, and feels like a pumpkin spice latte for your skin (AKA heaven)! We spent about two years working on this formula (we actually formulated it around the same time we worked on…. 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

Summertime Skin | No Makeup Makeup

I’m settling into a new summertime skin routine- ESPECIALLY since I’ve been spending so much time outside with Evan! I like my skin to look and feel especially dewy this time of year. A lot of you have been asking about some of my favorite products right now- of course Summer Friday’s Jet Lag Mask is my favorite for staying hydrated. Pro tip: mix it with SuperGoop Unseen Sunscreen for…. 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 Climb is the Dream | 2 Years of Lessons

A reflection letter I wrote to myself while in New York last month… I snapped this photo at the same hotel I visited exactly two years prior, right before launching Summer Fridays. All the feelings from that first trip came flooding back when I stepped into the lobby this week. wearing | Orseund Iris Top + Pistola Jeans The exhaustion from early motherhood. The guilt over leaving my then-baby for…. Read more

Work Meets Play | Two Weeks in NYC

We’re (almost) to the end of February and WOW this month has been kiiind of a whirwind! Starting with the launch of our newest Summer Fridays product – the Super Amino Gel Cleanser (yayyyyy!!). Then we headed to San Francisco for meetings + a conference with Sephora. It’s an annual summit, and we also get to chat with other brands + brand founders, which is always my favorite part of…. Read more

Mom and Dad in Cabo | Why We Traveled Solo

In case you missed our trip on Instagram 😉 we just got back from Cabo. The two of us. Just Jake and I. Without our tiniest wild angel babe… (cue the OMG’s). This marked our second-ever time away without Ev together. The first time we did a parents getaway was a year ago, to Hawaii. It was a whole lot more emotional for me then, but this trip I felt…. Read more

Poolside Beauty Favorites I’m Taking into Fall

I spend a lot of time poolside (usually soaked, per my wild toddler) but sometimes I manage a daycation somewhere to snap more… well, relaxed photos 😉 I’ve been meaning to put all of my sunny skincare favorites into a list for you after sharing them all summer on IG — so here it is! This list has a lot of my no makeup-makeup favorites, which is why I still…. Read more

Mom Goes Glam | NYFW

In the midst of launching our new Summer Fridays product (ahhhh!) and Ev starting preschool (cue alllll the feels), it’s been wild around here. I needed to be in New York for a quick few days at the start of fashion week, and while it was making me feel admittedly overwhelmed beforehand, it wound up being a good time to hit the reset button away from home. WHEW. I know…. Read more

Desert Daycation

I had to miss festival season this year because we were traveling for Summer Fridays, but I couldn’t resist a quick daycation to the desert to make up for it. I feel lucky that Palm Springs is only a two-hour drive from LA, and it’s a perfect spot to get away for a day or two and somehow feel like you’re in a dar away place! I went with a…. Read more

My Morning Makeup Routine

I’ve been obsessed with a NO makeup makeup look this season. I’ve always loved a natural vibe, but I still need to wear something to coverup the redness/breakouts/#momlife under eyes LOL. So I wanted to put this list together of some of my go-to’s when it comes to my morning makeup routine. Of course, I’m a believer that it all starts with your skin. When you skin feels its best,…. Read more

My Capsule Travel Wardrobe

Going, going, going… lately I spend half my life on an airplane.  Between work and family trips, I know my around an airport! Whether it be New York, Sydney, Paris, San Francisco, or London (this week!!) — the past year has brought me around the world. I’ve also gotten (really) good at packing so that I’m efficient and not over-stuffing my suitcases with too many options. I’m currently headed to London…. Read more

March 7

happy one year of bringing our daydreams to life, Marianna Hewitt 🍾 thank you for never agreeing to what’s easy, for so passionately creating new ways of doing something, and for letting me have the window seat because of my plane anxiety ✈️😳 i promise to say “i’m soooooo exciiiiited” while throwing my hands in the air at least 3726284826 times until our next Summer Fridays birthday 🥳🤗

March 6

Summer Fridays is turning one tomorrow (🥳🙊) this candid snap gives me alllll the feels. me and my boy, with the little blue tube that started an unexpectedly wild, busy, beautiful year. the last 364 days taught me so much about imperfectly balancing motherhood and work… about forgiving myself often, and ultimately about the power of trusting a journey that I can not create or control on my own. life…. Read more

Aspen Travel Diary | My Real Life Snow Globe

Aspen is quite literally like walking into your very own snow globe. It’s one of the few winter trips we take to someplace snowy, and year after year it’s one of our favorites. This time felt especially different, since it was our first experience going with Evan (we skipped it last year, because Ev struggled with major altitude changes when he was just a babe). But to say he LOVED…. Read more

Dear 2018 | My Best Year Ever

Dear 2018, You changed me. You made me laugh and you made me cry. You made me proud and you made me scared. You gave me superhero powers that I never knew I had. You also reminded me that even superheroes need to sleep sometimes. This was by far my most transformative year of my life, and it opened my eyes, my heart, and my mind to lenses I could…. Read more

Holiday Gift Guide | Gifts for Him, Her, Baby + More!

‘Tis the season for… [insert stressed out amazon shopper here]. I know this month is meant for jolly feelings only, but holiday shopping always gives me some anxiety every year! It’s hard to find the perfect gift for everyone. Butttt I started early this time, and I rounded up a list of some of my favorite gifts I’m currently eyeing. My holiday gift guide includes a few ideas for each…. Read more

Fall Shopping | Wish List

Bring on allllllll the cozy sweaters! It’s finally turning into fall in cali land and I’m celebrating with some online shopping (per usual) 😉 I love investing in pieces this time of year that will carry me through winter — from cozy basics, to durable boots, to new accessories that feel updated for the season (but not overly expensive). This year I’ve been eyeing fuzzy moto-jackets and leather leggings that…. Read more

Top Ten | My Favorite Clean Beauty Brands

Fun fact: I’ve been DIY’ing parts of my beauty routine for years now (see here, here + here) — mostly, because I used to find it really difficult to find clean beauty products that I genuinely loved and that worked. The search became even tougher while I was pregnant — hence, one of the (big!!) reasons Marianna and I kept Summer Fridays clean of harmful ingredients. We formulated our products during…. Read more

This is 31 | Birthday Reflections

Thirty One 🎈 Another year alongside my greatest loves. A lot can change in a year. I heard the sound of my baby’s footsteps pattering across our kitchen floor. I heard his soft voice utter “I love you” for the first time. And we blew out his first candles together. This was also the year of Summer Fridays. I watched our little blue tube appear on Sephora’s homepage for the…. Read more

My Fall Bucket List | Apple Picking and More!

At the start of each season, I make a bucket list of things I want to do, see, or explore. Sometimes, they’re simple ideas — like painting pumpkins or making spiked apple cider. Other times, it’s a trip somewhere I’ve never been to, or a date night under the stars someplace away from home (a girl can dream, right)?! This year, most of my bucket list is for Evan. It…. Read more

Self-Care Sunday | My Secrets for a Happy Week

I live for the weekends (UM, hello giant glass of wine on a Friday night). But that also means I need to really pull myself together come Sunday, so I set the tone for a happy week. That’s why I prioritize my self-care Sunday — because it kickstarts productivity and allows me to hit the reset button. Ever since becoming a mama, I have learned that “scheduling” self-care never actually…. Read more

NYFW | Mom Off-Duty Style

This year I did NYFW a bit differently – this was my first year coming without Evan! This is also the longest I have EVER been away without my boy (cue the tears and anxiety)! We had so much going on this trip. Between fashion week itself, and the launch of our newest Summer Fridays product – Overtime Mask, I knew even if I brought him I would barely be…. Read more

My Nighttime Skincare Routine | VIDEO

A lot of you have been asking for a nigttime skincare routine video — and I actually filmed this months ago, but my #momlife brain forgot all about it until now. Nighttime skincare has always been number one for me, because our skin heals so significantly overnight. I religiously wash my face before bed everyday, no matter how exhausted I feel. Washing away old makeup and oily skin is a…. Read more

Fourth Fashion | Mama & Baby

Fourth of July is (and always has been!) one of my favorite holidays. I’m feeling especially excited about it this year because it’s the first time I’ll really get to show Ev some of our family traditions on the beach. Of course he’ll be dressing the part in his red, white & blue (obvi!) and I’ve also picked out some fun style picks for me on the fourth. I have…. Read more

Lu’s Favorites | Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Happy (almost!) Mother’s Day! This will officially mark my second Mother’s Day as a mama myself, but this year will be the first time we’ll really get to celebrate outside the house (last time I was nursing my little babe around-the-clock while barely able to keep my eyes open) 😉 I wanted to share a few of my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas that I’ve had on my wish list…. Read more

What My Baby Taught Me | It Takes a Village

I’ve always heard ‘it take a village’ to raise a child… and that line is proving to feel increasingly true as I attempt to juggle work and mom life. I brought Ev to New York Fashion Week this month. It marked our second trip to the Big Apple together for work, and this time around was really, really different from September’s trip. He’s bigger now, more aware, and certainly makes…. Read more

Lu’s Favorites | Skincare Secrets for Dewy Skin

I feel like my skin looks especially sleepy recently. I’m not sure if it’s the mama role officially taking its toll after several months of nursing (and less sleep!) but I can see the exhaustion — and I wanted to start working on creating dewy skin. I switched up my routine a few weeks ago to give my face a well-deserved boost. Ultimately, I needed products that could (quite literally!)…. 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

December 30

another year working alongside @marianna_hewitt, the most decisive, passionate, motivated human I know. she does everything with 5x the speed of even the fastest worker bees 🐝 grateful for this @summerfridays journey we’re on, and even more grateful for those of you here and beyond who so loyally support us. here’s to 2020 🥂

December 12

celebrated with our @summerfridays team today ahead of the new year 👯‍♀️ at one point we looked at our long, full table and got watery eyes thinking back to when it was just the two of us, dreaming up our vision. at that time we couldn’t really imagine a team big enough to fill a room. but today it really settled in that this dream of ours is so much bigger…. Read more

October 15

thirty one 🎈 another year alongside my greatest loves. a lot can change in a year. I heard the sound of my baby’s footsteps pattering across our kitchen floor. I heard his soft voice utter “I love you” for the first time. and we blew out his first candles together. this was also the year of @summerfridays. I watched our little blue tube appear on @sephora ‘s homepage for the first time. @marianna_hewitt and I…. Read more

You and Lu Candid Talk 6

Oh BABY 👶🏼 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 than ever before. I watched my body build the curves of creating a human. I helped pull my son into this beautiful world. I heard the word ‘mama’ for the first time, knowing it was…. Read more

Winter Wellness | Blueberry Break with Baby

This post is in partnership with The US Highbush Blueberry Council and Simply Inc.  Babies, beanies and blueberries… does life get cozier?! This month has been so busy between work projects and prepping for Ev’s first Christmas. We’re indulging in allll the firsts — from a trip to see Santa, to hanging his first ornament, to sleeping in festive pj’s. Admittedly, though, all the fun has meant less sleep and…. Read more