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Watch: How To Master The Modern Pony

Whether it’s sleek and straight or full of volume…everyone knows I love a good pony. Over the years, I’ve learned some tips on how to make a ponytail good for any occasion.

Click the video below to get all the steps for this chic and modern pony: 

The Products: 

1. Dove Style + Care Flexible Hold Hairspray 

2. Dry Bar Triple Sec 3-In-1 Spray

3. A Paddle Brush 

4. A Teasing Comb

5. IGK Broken Dreams Texturizing Paste 

6. Blow Dry Clips 

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Watch: Real Talk About Body After Baby With Jen Chae

Your life isn’t the only thing that changes after pregnancy. Your body definitely goes through some major changes, too. I’m so excited to be finally filming with the adorable #supermomma, Jen Chae from From Head To Toe. We’re getting as real as we can possibly get about the changes we went through and how we’re getting our groove back!

Click on the video below to get ALL of the details:

Want more post-baby realness? Check out our collab on Jen’s channel! We’re talking all about things we NEVER knew about having the actual baby. Click here and also make sure to subscribe to her channel. Tons of great momma content + more! 

By the way…how adorable is this little playdate?! 

Stay tuned for more fun collabs and content right here on the blog & my YouTube channel. Subscribe here for all my updates!

Watch: 3 Tips To Treat + Conceal Dark Circles

Ugh, dark circles are the WORST! As a momma of three, they are pretty inevitable for me. The key is to treat AND conceal…not one or the other!

Click on my YouTube tutorial below to watch how I fake a night’s sleep when I really, really need it: 

The Products:

1. Jade Roller 

2. Klorane Smoothing Eye Patches 

3. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer 

4. MAC Cosmetics Brush

5. Nars Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer 

6. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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Watch: Frozen Blueberry Bites For Your Sweet Tooth

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Even though I’m on my #BikiniAfterBaby program, I still like to enjoy a healthy treat. You can’t completely deprive yourself, right!? It’s all about fighting that sweet tooth with something that will satisfy your cravings without completely derailing your diet.

This Frozen Blueberry Bite recipe is extremely simple. The best part is you can make ahead of time and store for later. I catch myself going to grab a few when I’m needing a little something. But, don’t feel guilty! Even if you eat 12 of these bites in one sitting, you’re only consuming around 38 calories. I mean, can it get any better?

I’m sharing this recipe right now on my YouTube channel. Click the video below for details on how to make your own: 

Ingredients:

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1-pint container blueberries

1 cup vanilla, nonfat Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon agave nectar

Directions:

STEP 1: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside

STEP 2: In a mixing bowl, stir together the agave nectar and yogurt

STEP 3: Once thoroughly mixed, add blueberries into the mixture and gently spoon around making sure to coat the berries evenly

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STEP 4: Place blueberries on a baking sheet. Make sure to keep them separated as much as possible so they don’t freeze together.

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STEP 5: Place baking sheet in your freezer for about 1 hour. Once they are completely frozen, take out and enjoy! Store your leftovers in an airtight container.

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Watch: My Top 7 Beauty Secrets Of All Time

I LOVE a good beauty secret. And let me tell you…I have a ton. When I was a model, I didn’t just sit in the makeup chair quietly. Nope. Not me! I asked question after question. I wanted to know exactly how they got that look and all of their secrets. And today, I’m sharing them with you on YouTube!

Watch the video below to learn my top 7 beauty secrets…OF ALL TIME!

photo credit: Vanessa Tierney Photography

Here’s a recap:

Beauty Secret #1: Use A Green Concealer To Counteract Redness

Dab it around your nose or anywhere there is a little redness. Blend it all in and use foundation to conceal those problem spots even more.

Product Recommendation: L.A Girl PRO Conceal High Definition

Beauty Secret #2: A Nude Eyeliner Makes Your Eyes Pop

One of the best tricks I’ve ever learned! I literally found out about this over 20 years ago from my makeup artists. Use nude eyeliner on the waterline to open up your eyes and look more awake and bright. After applying, squeeze your eyes together so it transfers to your lash line. It will give you an even brighter look!

Product Recommendation: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Inner Rim Brightener

Beauty Secret #3: A Nude Liner=Fuller Lips

Choose a lip liner almost the exact color of your natural lips and slightly overline. The keyword here is slightly. If you go too overboard, you’ll end up looking like a crazy person. The last step is applying gloss for the final touch.

Product Recommendation: MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare

Beauty Secret #4: The Tissue Trick

Let’s be honest–lip color can fade pretty fast. If you’re like me, I don’t want to reapply during the day so long lasting lip color is a must-have. I’ve been using this tissue trick for a long, long time. All you do is apply your lip color normally, place a tissue over your lips, dust with translucent powder, and voila! Top it off with one more coat of color and you’re good to go!

Product Recommendation: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern Matte Lipstick in Lost Cherry & Honest Beauty Invisible Blurring Powder 

Beauty Secret #5: Lip Balm As A Multi-Use Product

This is an old model trick from way back in the day. All you do is dab some gloss on the top of your eyelids, brow bone, cupids bow, and anywhere the light hits. It sounds simple but makes a major difference! A natural, dewy glow that takes little to no effort.

Product Recommendation: Rodin Olio Lusso Lip Balm 

Beauty Secret #6: No McDonald’s Arches

I know this may sound funny but it’s one of my biggest hair pet peeves. What’s a McDonald’s Arch you ask? It’s basically when the front portion of your hair actually arches. I love fullness and volume as much as the next person but sometimes it can go too far. To stop these arches, all you need to do is blow dry it down, spray with a bit of hairspray, clip it down with a tissue to prevent creases, spray again, and leave it. I know this may sound complicated but start your routine with this so it can set while you are doing your makeup. Take out the clips and no more arches!

Beauty Secret #7: Alcohol Pads For Sweating

What’s worse than sweating through your dress or shirt? Um, nothing! It’s horrible and embarrassing and I hate every second of it. I always, always pack some alcohol wipes in my purse for this reason. It’s super discrete and with one swipe can counteract the sweating.

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Watch: My Favorite Must-Haves For Spring

I’m not going to lie–I love when the seasons change because it’s a serious excuse to shop. Whether it’s new clothes, shoes, iPhone cases, or beauty products, I have you covered with my favorites for spring. Watch my latest video to see!

Gianvito Rossi Suede Mules // Budsleeves // Bare Minerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lipgloss in Minx // Makeup For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in Neutral Beige // O.R.G Skincare Mineral Peel Body Spray // iPhone Charge Hub // Spiritual Gangster Athleisure // LuMee Duo iPhone Case // My Spa Life Radiant Undereye Treatment 

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Watch: My Easy Glossy Eye Tutorial

I’m OBSESSED with this glossy eye look! It’s not only pretty, it’s also super easy! All you need is a few products to achieve it. Click the video below to get the full tutorial today on my YouTube channel: 

 

photo credit: Vanessa Tierney Photography

The Products:

Make Beauty Face Gloss 

Rodin Olio Lusso Lip Balm 

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in New Moon 

Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss 

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Watch: A Peachy Makeup Tutorial For Spring

photo credit: Vanessa Tierney Photography

I’m OBSESSED with a peach look this spring. It’s definitely becoming my go-to look. Check out my YouTube tutorial and product recommendations below!

Moisturizer: Tarte Cosmetics Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer 

Foundation: Tarte Cosmetics Rainforest Of The Sea Water Foundation 

Blush: Too Faced Peach Glow Highlighter 

Highlighter: Milk Makeup Highlighter 

Eyeshadow: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette 

Eyeliner: Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Fireball 

Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara 

Lipstick: Beauty Counter Sheer Lipstick in Coral

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Watch: What To REALLY Expect From A C-Section

I’m SO excited to have the hilarious Sharzad Kiadeh on my YouTube channel today. We’re talking about a topic we both know all too well: a c-section. Click on the video below to hear our experiences and what you should expect! It’s about to get REAL!

Head on over to Sharzad’s channel here to hear our tips on bringing home baby to their siblings! Subscribe to her, too. SHE’S HILARIOUS! 

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Watch: My Favorite Spicy Margarita

photo credit: Erica Hampton Photography

Who doesn’t love a good spicy margarita!? It’s one of my favorite drinks to serve when I’m hosting my friends. Everyone loves them! Also, let’s be honest–this momma needs a drink!

Click on the video below to get my recipe! 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Casamigos Blanco
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz. Orange infused syrup
  • 2 Cucumber slices
  • 8-10 Cilantro leaves
  • ½ Rim sugar, cilantro + salt
  • 1 Cucumber + 1 Serrano slice for garnish

1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker. Make sure to do tequila last just in case you mess up! It’s always better not to have to dump the most expensive of the ingredients.

2. Muddle fruit and herbs.

3. Add ice and shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds. Chilling the cocktail and water is an important element in any drink!

4. Before pouring, rim the rocks glass with a fresh grapefruit to add moisture for the salt.

5. Strain into rimmed rocks glass. Add fresh ice (fresh ice prevents the cocktail from diluting quickly.) Garnish with cucumber and pepper.

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