CIHT_SHAMPOO_7.22.16_002There are a handful of beauty products that are mainstays in my everyday routine. The ones I have to run out immediately (if not before) the bottle runs dry because I depend on them so much. I even got my husband hooked on a favorite that we keep fully stocked in our shower at-all-times now—Philosophy’s Purity Cleanser. A simple, gentle wash that leaves your skin soft, clean (great for removing makeup) and moisturized. That was the first of many Philosophy products I added to my repertoire of musts in my bathroom cabinet. Click to read more >

CIHT_STYLE_FEATURE_KENDALL_CONRAD_082When I came up with the idea for the Style Profile series, Kendall Conrad was the first person I knew I had to share with all of you. The first time I met her I was in my early 20’s and interviewing her for a publication, which was my first job. As a young professional I was completely captivated and inspired by Kendall’s creative world from the way she dressed and styled her home to the cookbook she wrote and a handbag line that was just getting started, all the while raising two beautiful daughters. Fast forward ten years and she has since developed her brand to include jewelry, accessories, opened three storefronts in Venice, Brentwood and Montecito and was recently picked up by Club Monaco. Every time I get the chance to visit with Kendall I’m left with new wisdom, whether its a fun fact about Picasso, a beauty trick she learned from a makeup artist or advice on running a business, being a mother and doing it all. Here is a glimpse into her everyday favorites. Click to read more >

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 >