Checking in on promises made in the New YearRead More
Calla In Motion
Filtering by Category: Hair&Skincare
Looking to nature to inspire my anti-agin skincare routineRead More
Vacation vibes without any hair toolsRead More
Harmony in the high desert: local beauty finds and mediation domesRead More
From home to travel and back again: How I keep my hair strong, manageable and summer ready 10 ways with one multitasking productRead More
An anti-aging, yoga friendly skincare and makeup routineRead More
Beauty products that nourish as they cover and the quest for a healthy, vacation glowRead More
On-the-Go Restorative EssentialsRead More
Fueling my hair as I fuel my body: antioxidants & nutrients daily & the one change that transformed my hair back to good healthRead More
The struggle behind how often I really wash my hair as a yogi living in the hot southRead More
Using Ayurveda to better understand how to approach a healthy, glowy skincare routine to help keep our skin and bodies in better balance.Read More
Achieving that vacation hair and yoga glow at home using products as pure as the seaRead More
The moisture properties of bamboo and why a good K-beauty detox skin routine is essential for the winterRead More
A nutrient packed power Vitamin C smoothie to combat aging and maintain beautiful, glowing skinRead More
My current skin routine after trying and testing tons of oils, moisturizers, and serums. I've finally settled on a few favorites that focus on safe ingredients and botanical ingredients.Read More
My new favorite highlighter that is natural, filler free and makes cheekbones POP.Read More
Oilettries and a secret perfumeriaRead More
Hydration is Key
Strength doesn't just show in muscle definition or how long I can hold a difficult yoga posture. How strong I am on the inside, and the routines that I set for myself daily, can really show through in my hair, skin and nails. This year I partnered with Clear Haircare to get the message across to start strong and stay strong. You may have seen the beautiful ads in a few Conde Nast magazines and I was really so excited for this because it captured a really well-rounded look at my life. We did a great behind-the-scenes interview and video to give a glimpse at what really happens at a big magazine shoot. It also gives a good idea about how much drama my hair goes through with my crazy on-the-go lifestyle that I set for myself! Planes, climate changes, seasonal shifts and heat always take such a toll on my hair. I have different hair personalities depending on where I am and the season. In the summer it's curly and bohemian and feels much thicker and in the winter it's like pulling teeth to get it to hold volume. I've learned to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate inside and out to get the strongest, healthiest look all around. Hope you enjoy the video and the ads! Thanks always for the support!
Liquid Gold and The Balm
The start of fall always feels like the beginning of a new year. Everything feels new again and I always find this rush of energy to get back into good habits or finish projects before the last quarter of the year. My skin always takes a beating in the summer so I always try to up my skin care routine by getting a fruit peel or introduce more products that will help my skin transition into winter. My sister-in-law is an expert in everything non-toxic from food to beauty and has been helping me discover new ways to eliminate toxins from my life. I’ve said before that I’m definitely working on it but it hasn’t been a full switch yet but she recently turned me on to the brand Beautycounter. I had heard a buzz about it everywhere from Instagram to The Chalkboard mag (great site for cool health insight) so I was excited that I would be able to get a personal recommendation to back all of the buzz up. It’s a brand that strives to be as clean, pure and natural as possible but still has that sleek, cool packaging that is sometimes missing with more natural product lines. I’m already a huge fan of face oils because my skin is SO dry so I gravitated towards the number 3 mix of essential oils. I’ve been reading a lot about layering beauty products and my facialist recently told me you should put products on in order of molecular structure. Just something to keep in mind when adding it to your regimen.
I have a bunch of friends that slather coconut oil on their face to get hydration but the cleansing balm is a more beauty friendly alternative. I absolutely never put soap on my face mostly because it dries me out so this is a great alternative for me to be able to get rid of the crap on my face but still stay hydrated (body is different, I still love my Target brands from time to time..guilty!). It has a coconut-oil-like texture and it literally melts onto your face and then you paw it off with warm water and a gentle towel. You can also sleep with it overnight like a mask. It literally adds this dewy feeling to my face when I first put it on and I can feel my skin getting quenched. I would love to hear if you’ve tried this brand and how it’s worked for your skin. If you’re interested in trying out anything and ordering feel free to contact Paige here! She is super knowledgeable about all of this and can help you figure out what products to add to your counter.
Happy Wednesday! I am SO excited to bring you this video collaboration that I did with Matrix and mega celebrity stylist, George Papanikolas! It's completely revolutionary when it comes to hair tutorials because it offers a complete 360 degree view with multiple angles from George's perspective using Google Glasses. First, I just have to say that I can't tell you how excited I was to have his hands on my hair. He has styled and colored some of the BEST brunettes around (think Miranda Kerr, Kim K, and Shay Mitchell) and is now part of the Matrix team, so I knew I was in good hands, literally.
There is a lot of hair up on this head of mine and doing it everyday can be kinda exhausting. When we talked about inspiration I really wanted something that looked bombshell and didn't add that many extra steps to my wavy/curl routine because despite being from New Jersey, I actually never mastered the whole BIG HAIR thing.
The biggest tip he taught me: Teasing your hair at the crown AND another layer underneath as well will really help keep your hair voluminous longer and look fuller all around, rather than just on top. Watch the video for a full explanation of how to get big, voluminous, look-at-me hair!
Biolage: Volume Bloom Makeup: Mirna Jose (big thanks to her considering I had the stomach flu the day before this shoot! eeks)