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Review: Murad’s Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30


I’ve loved Murad’s products for as long as I can remember. I’ve used many of them – each with different benefits. After I ran out of my moisturizer last week, I headed to Ulta to find something new. I settled on Murad’s Essential-C Day Moisturizer, which is supposed to help clear up my sun-spots while moisturizing!

Shield and restore environmentally stressed skin with next generation Vitamin C and Murad’s patented Skin Repair System to improve radiance, firmness and elasticity while protecting skin from sun and free radical damage. Protects and strengthens skin against environmental aging.


  • Blocks UVA/UVB rays to prevent sun and free radical damage.
  • Improves skin’s barrier function to maintain optimal hydration
  • Powerful antioxidant-rich sunscreen shields and restores environmentally stressed skin.
  • Next generation Vitamin C and the patented Skin Repair System improve firmness and elasticity.

One of the main things I love about this moisturizer is it takes very little to cover your face and neck, PLUS it absorbs quickly!  It leaves your skin feeling refreshed and healthy!

Not bad, right??


What I’m crushin on this week!


Check out the gorgeous new Ambient Lighting Blush Palette by Hourglass!

It is too beautiful for words! This limited-edition blush palette comes with three shades of Ambient Lighting Blush for seamless, soft-focus, and multidimensional color.

Evoke a luminous glow with this soft-focus cheek palette. Hourglass has fused Ambient Lighting Powder, its cutting-edge collection of finishing powders, with an array of vivid cheek colors, creating a hybrid product that is unique, contemporary, and revolutionary. Infused with Photoluminescent Technology to create depth and dimension, this blush does not fall flat and is lightweight, amplifying the colors to a multidimensional level, and leaving the entire complexion with an otherworldly glow. Featuring Incandescent Electra, an exclusive, limited-edition shade in a cool peach, this palette also includes Luminous Flush, a champagne rose and Mood Exposure, a soft plum color. The handmade powders are formulated using an advanced miscelare technique, which means “to mix” in Italian. This process achieves the perfect balance of pigment and powder. No two look alike, but all deliver a natural radiant finish that offers buildable color.

Who wants one!?


Jamie King Talks Beauty Routine, Being a Mom and Travel.

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Photo Credit: Jerritt Clark

Jaime King at launch of new formula for Nouráge to benefit Locks of Love


Do you have a special connection to Locks of Love? If so what?

  • It was the perfect collaboration; I have been working with cancer charities forever
  • For me to do this event with Nouráge made perfect sense because I truly believe in the product and also because Locks of Love is donating money for kids
  • So little of the money for research for cancer actually goes towards children, so feel like anything that we can do to help children especially with this disease
  • Every one of us knows someone that has had it
  • It is really a priority for me to be involved in that


Photo Credit: Jerritt Clark

Is health and wellness important to you? If so what do you do on a daily basis to stay healthy? Are there any natural beauty practices that you swear by?

  • Wake up and take Nouráge because it is right by my nightstand
  • Drink a full glass of water because it is the most important thing for your hair and skin and for it to flush all the toxins out of your skin
  • Wash and exfoliate face –using either Le Prairie or La Mer serum on my face, or Alba Botanica or Herbology from London really great organic product
  •  Don’t wear makeup if I don’t have to

What are some of your favorite workouts? Why?

  • Mary Helen Bowers Ballet Beautiful because she was 15-minute beauty ballet blasts that you can do if you don’t have a lot of time
  • Love to hike and be outdoors
  • Just carrying around my kid for 3 blocks is a workout for 10 days
  • Really believe in finding what you love to do and makes you happy then you won’t feel like you have to schlep to the gym and find a machine
  • I really believe that you shouldn’t do something that makes you unhappy but it is really important that you are doing something that brings you joy so you don’t judge yourself when you don’t go to the gym

How do you balance work and motherhood?

  • Make my son a priority –I won’t go anywhere unless I can travel with him
  •  I don’t accept any jobs that won’t allow my son to be with me
  • Raised in the Midwest with a stay-at-home mom and that’s how I intend to raise my child, not to stay at home but if I do work, my son will be raised with his mother and he will come with me
  • I have a babysitter, so we always have someone watching over him when on set; but he is there with me all the time
  • My son gets to be in a very nurturing, creative, exciting environment where he gets to meet new people every day—because I shot until the day before I gave birth.
  • I didn’t have a child as an ornament; I had child because that is something that I wanted for my whole life
  • I went through a lot to have a baby; he is my number one priority; blessed if you put the intention out there with what you want in life, I do believe that it can come true and that’s how I came to where I am in my life so I do believe the same thing about balancing work and motherhood

What’s something that would surprise people about you?

  • It is very interesting growing up in Los Angeles and talking to nannies who say that you are just so hands on like it’s a bad thing; people aren’t use to me being so hands on
  • They’re used to seeing moms on the streets that likely leave their babies then come back; If I did that, I would never see my child because I shoot 16 hours a day

Besides Hart of Dixie, what’s next for you?

  • Getting ready to direct a campaign for Grace and Frame Denim
  • Still working on Hart of Dixie and just wrapped episodes last week
  • Traveling a lot


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Photos shared courtesy of Stanton & Company.  Photo Credit: Jerritt Clark, Wire Image.

New! Killer Queen Royal Revolution by Katy Perry

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Katy Perry’s latest fragrance Killer Queen Revolution now available. The first thing I noticed about this fragrance was the beautiful blue bottle. The scent itself is a fresh, sweet floral.The sandalwood and vanilla orchid make a gorgeous combo. I love how smooth and sweet this is and I get lots of compliments whenever I wear it.

Killer Queen’s Royal Revolution by Katy Perry
Katy Perry Royal Revolution is the third fragrance that was created in collaboration with Coty. Royal Revolution arrives on the market in a blue bottle. It is an irresistible floral fragrance inspired by the beauty of blue diamond.

The composition is floral and slightly fruity. The top notes include aromas of red pomegranate and pink freesia. Jasmine and orange flower are enriched with sandalwood in the heart, while the base includes unusually mystical notes of blackthorn with addition of vanilla orchid, leather and skin musk.

The fragrance is available as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum with an accompanying collection for body care.

$59 at Macys and


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. We were not compensated for this post and all thoughts and opinions are mine alone.