CIHT_5.25.16_LR_076I’m an advocate when it comes to the idea that less is more. Especially when talking about the essentials in my makeup bag. My latest discovery has been Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer, yep two in one. My routine as of late has been pretty minimal when it comes to beauty and I swear its partly because I love the way my skin looks with this foundation—a dewy and soft complexion. Click to read more >

summer-beauty-essentials-6Being a beach-bred California girl and all, it’s in my DNA to be a sun worshipper. I think I was collecting bikinis before anything else in my wardrobe. So when Summer rolls around, I definitely find myself in my element and of course finding the nearest pool or beach. Over the last month I’ve come across a few beauty finds that I think hit all the important notes when it comes to Summer beauty musts. Here’s a look at 7 recent finds that I highly suggest picking up as the days grow warmer.Click to read more >

beauty-bag-mayWith Summer drawing nearer I made a promise to myself to add sunscreen into my daily beauty routine. I read somewhere that it’s the single most effective anti-anging treatment you can invest in—no duh right? So why am I not wearing it every day. After some trial and error I settled on a favorite that doesn’t do anything funky or make my skin break out, something I always complained about in the past with sunscreens. Aside from devoting myself to a little SPF ritual, this month has been about cleaning up my skin, keeping it natural and embracing a fuller eye brow. Some new finds that may not ever leave my beauty bag.Click to read more >

CIHT_4.19.16_001Even though I am a redhead who can get a shade darker in the sun (without burning) I still know that my freckle prone skin type is sensitive when it comes to soaking in some sunshine. But I love a good tan and am convinced I look better with a tan. In turn, I’ve become a lover of a little enhancement from time to time. Click to read more >

CIHT_12.20.15_HR_105Last week I found myself pinning fervently will sipping down my morning cup of jo. I got carried away and before I knew it a good 30 minutes had gone by—always the case when entering the world Pinterest. I found myself falling down a rabbit hole of hair inspiration. Something about warm beach bound days gives me heart palpitations for unruly waves, messy high buns and anything that says “I’m on vacation.”Click to read more >

BEAUTYBAG-MARSomething about the arrival of Spring has me stripping down my makeup routine to a natural, fresh faced glow. Wearing hardly anything besides a tinted moisturizer, bronzer and a swipe of light pink on my lips. Besides exfoliating and moisturizing daily, I’ve found a few other product favorites to help achieve that dewy glow. Click to read more >

COULD_I_HAVE_THAT_3.9.16_260Not too long ago I went through a stage of frustration with my hair. I wanted it to look different so I tried a million different products, a handful of hot tools, styling techniques and even played around with color—a first for me. After months of putting my hair through torture I realized it was becoming more and more unmanageable. On top of that I had just had a baby and my hair texture changed along with some awkward baby hairs that grew in around my hairline, one of the odd tricks our hormones play on us. Here are five ways I turned things around and changed my hair in weeks. Click to read more >