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Get the Look: Model Off Duty with Murad Skincare

Get the look



We might not all be super models choosing our next campaign and booking a trip to some sunny photo shoot destination. But we can all have the gorgeous skin of a supermodel. And for beautiful skin Murad has everything you need to look as good bare faced as you do made up. Check out 3 products to get your skin looking so beautiful you may need to buy over sized sunglasses and a magazine to hide from the paparazzi.



Number one step for getting your supermodel off duty look is bright, rested, eyes with firm skin. I am a  huge fan of the Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment.  After just my first use my under eye area felt moisturized and looked plumper and firmer. At the end of my first week I can see a definite improvement in the crows feet and my dark circle heck you would think I sleep 8 hours a night on a pillow of clouds. Another great product from Murad. If you are fighting fine lines and crow feet, run don’t walk to grab a tube of this and see how much a great serum can do in just 7 days.

Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment $68.00
This professional-strength treatment infuses the delicate eye area with exclusive, proprietary surface-filling and firming technologies that instantly lift, firm and visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

• 86% noticed a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in one week*

Eye Lift Firming Treatment is one of Dr. Murad’s most sought after, breakthrough anti-aging formulas. This treatment infuses the delicate eye area with exclusive, proprietary surface-filling and firming technologies that instantly lift, firm and visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Eye Lift Firming Treatment is the first product in the new Murad Professional collection. Now you can bring home the same professional-strength formulas used in Dr. Murad’s world-renowned dermatology office for dramatically more youthful skin without post-surgical downtime.



Step two in your supermodel day off look is beautiful bright and clear skin. I adore the Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum, its so light and refreshing my skin feels fantastic when I apply it.  It not only feels great its starting to lighten the sun spots on my cheeks. I apply every morning after I wash my face and per the instructions let it set for 60 seconds before using my moisturizer. With combination skin this feather light formula is perfect,  hydrates without feeling heavy and leaves my skin feeling and looking radiant.

Advanced Active Radiance Serum $90 (0.5 fl. oz) – With a faster-acting formula, the Advanced Active Radiance Serum boosts skin’s radiance and clarity and reverses visible signs of environmental damage with Resilient-C Complex™, a stable Vitamin C technology that delivers 50 times the collagen-building, skin-brightening power of topical Vitamin C.

Hexapeptide-2, a skin brightening peptide and Indian Fig boost skin clarity and encourage cell renewal to keep skin radiant.
Ectoin and Green Tea Extract jump start the cellular defense system by helping cells resist drastic environmental stresses including UV exposure and chemical aggressors




Step 3 for your Supermodel day off look is hydrated, glowing and smooth skin. For the ultimate in restoring your skins moisture look no further than Murad’s Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture. The beauty of this cream is how amazing deep it hydrates while being so feather light on my skin. Even with my temperamental combo skin this cream gives my skin restorative moisture that smooth line and hydrates and leaves my skin glowing. Not sure how they make such a thick, rich cream feel so light on my skin but I do know I love it.

Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture $72
A luxurious, yet lightweight cream that provides 24-hour hydration to restore suppleness and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

• 92% reported fine lines and wrinkles appeared less visible*

Advanced Hyaluronic Acid technology enhances skin’s ability to attract and retain water deep within its surface for intense, long-lasting hydration. Coconut Extract provides superior moisture retention to inhibit dehydration and give the skin a youthfully smooth texture. Shea Butter, Avocado, Sunflower and Olive Fruit Oils condition skin to restore suppleness and support the skin’s natural protective barrier.

Combine with Hydro-Dynamic® Quenching Essence for 5x the hydrating power*

*In a Murad sponsored study. Individual results may vary.


You can learn more about these amazing products  and purchase at


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Get the Look: Amy Adams at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party



THE LOOK: Braided side part and loose waves

THE INSPIRATION: Laini was inspired by Amy’s gorgeous and sexy Versace gown


· Step 1: Start with wet hair and create a severe side part with a thin comb

· Step 2: Protect the hair! Apply ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Thermal Protect Spray from roots to ends

· Step 3: Next, work ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Style Spray from roots to ends to create a natural, brushable hold

· Step 4: Take a thin section of hair from the shorter side of the part, divide the section in three, and begin to braid. As you continue to braid, add small sections of hair into the braid

· Step 5: Secure the braid at the nape of the neck with a small bobby pin

· Step 6: Blow dry the hair. Then, begin wrapping small sections of hair around a 2” curling iron barrel

· Step 7: Loosen the curls with a flat brush

· Step 8: Spray ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Firm Finish Spray to secure the look

PRODUCTS USED: ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care – a line of vegan, gluten-free, and sulfate-free haircare products. Please let me know if you’d like to receive samples of any of the products used for this look!

· ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Thermal Protect Spray, $20

· ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Style Spray, $20

· ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Firm Finish Spray, $22

WHERE TO BUY:, ULTA, Ricky’s, and professional salons

Westmore Beauty Lasting Effects Brow Gel


As I age my eyebrows seem to get more and more sparse. Along with being more careful to not over tweeze I am always looking for a good eyebrow product. I have been using the Westmore Beauty Lasting Effects Brow Gel and I love it. Easy to use even with lighter hair and skin without looking like I drew them on. I love the gel formula, its very buildable and the color last for 1-2 days.

You pop off the top and release the brow brush and just a little dip into the bottom pot and start brushing through your brows. The gel formula makes it very easy to build the color to your desired level and if you make a mistake just wipe it clear before the gel dries. One you have the color and shape just right you’re all done. This long wearing formula lasts up to 2 days! I love how quick and easy it is and my brows look great all day and into the next.

If you are in the market for a new eyebrow pencil or gel I really recommend this set, great price and you need so little it will last and last. Check out below to see the before and after.


Westmore Beauty Lasting Effects Brow Gel $28
Transform your appearance dramatically with this easy, one-step solution for shaping 3-dimensional, natural looking brows. The unique gel formula is easy to apply with the pro brow brush and is transfer-resistant, budge-proof and waterproof. A blend of hair-like fibers combined with specially treated pigments fasten onto skin and hair, giving you the full, youthful eyebrows that are all the rage in Hollywood.

Apply over clean, dry brows. Dip, don’t dunk, the Brow Perfector Brush into the container and wipe off excess product on the side. Always start with less and build as needed. Start by filling in gaps using the pointed end of the brush with short, feather-like strokes. Apply in the direction of hair growth. For a fuller brow look, apply over entire brow area, not only your sparse areas. To extend your brow line, use the pointed end of the brush and apply in long, even strokes. Once you have achieved desired coverage and shape, while product is still wet, use the Spoolie Brow Perfector Brush to groom and further distribute product using upward and outward strokes. If you find you have missed a spot or need deeper coverage, reapply the brow gel and groom again.

Lasting Effects One-Step Brow Gel is formulated with Permafix Technology and Brow Fiber Complex, which help create the appearance of natural-looking brows that lasts for days. The blend of hair-like fibers and specially treated pigments are designed to fasten onto skin and hair, creating transfer-proof and budge-proof coverage. Application has never been easier, thanks to the Spoolie Brow Perfector Brush for filling and defining.

You can purchase the Westmore Beauty Lasting Effects Brow Gel here.


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

New! Willow Bark Marula Hair Growth Shampoo


After having insanely thick hair most of my life which always seemed to make cute hairstyles exhausting and hard to maintain. Now my hair is getting a bit thinner and of course I miss all that volume. With color treating and heat styling my fine hair can get very limp, lack luster and frizzy.

Enter the new dynamic duo from Hair La Vie. With 21 active ingredients this powerhouse duo fights hair loss, damage, dry scalp and frizz! I love that it doesn’t leave any build up in my hair and I’m left with soft, easy to comb hair. After just the first few days my hair is feeling smoother and more hydrated,and the frizz is long go. It smells fantastic, and I love how much healthier my hair looks and feels.

Hair La Vie Launches Revitalize Shampoo & Restore Conditioner
Only natural hair care system with 21 active hair loss fighting ingredients – keratin, peppermint, tea tree, marula, saw palmetto berries and more.

Hair La Vie is proud to announce the addition of Revitalize Shampoo & Restore Conditioner to their collection of cruelty-free hair growth accelerating products. As the only natural hair care system that completely rebuilds and protects the health of the hair from the outside in, this duo uses an unprecedented combination of 21 natural oils, extracts, vitamins, proteins and amino acids. Most shampoo/conditioner combinations only have 5 to 8 active ingredients. The formula keeps everything from the scalp to the ends of the hair in mind using saw palmetto, keratin, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, argan oil, marula oil and lemon oil.

Unnecessary buildup on the scalp can damage hair follicles and ultimately cause hair loss. Instead, Revitalize and Restore contain lemon oil (helps hydrate the scalp and prevent dandruff), marula oil (rich in vitamin C, E and essential fatty acids which moisturize the scalp without clogging the pores) and peppermint oil (helps to stimulate circulation in the scalp) among others.

With each use, Revitalize and Restore is proven to improve the overall health of your hair while making it more manageable and beautiful. Bonus? This is all done without synthetic fillers, harsh sulfates and parabens.
Using Hair La Vie’s Care System will leave your hair:

  • Healthier – less breakage, shedding & hair loss
  • Cleaner – more hydration, no buildup or dandruff
  • More Beautiful – softer, shinier & less frizz

Price: $49 for both products from


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.