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    Tuesday
    Mar072017

    On Air-WUSA9: Spring 2017 Accessory Trends 

    Today is officially the first day of Spring and it's time to edit and update your spring wardrobe. Check out my latest style segment over at Great Day Washington where I shared some of the top trends in shoes, handbags, and jewelry for spring. Special thanks to Nordstrom Montgomery for providing all the fabulous shoes and handbags for the TV segment.

    Shop all the items featured on the style segment and my outfit below. 

     

    Tuesday
    Mar072017

    Beauty Basics: Post-Winter Skin Detox 

    Winter weather can leave your skin dry and tight - neither of which are idea for makeup application. Since the air lacks humidity during the winter months skin creates more dead cells that can pile up. Exfoliation is extra important during this time and is the perfect way to prep your skin for a glowing, soft look. The three steps above are the basics to getting your skin into shape. Along with those three initial steps; hydration (lots of water), a good mask (my favorite are sheet masks, less mess and super effective), and sleep will also help repair your skin from winter/holiday damage. The last thing not to forget are your lips. A good scrub (brown sugar is perfect) and a thick lip balm for overnight will help repair dry, chapped lips.

    Be sure to share your favorite skincare secrets with us in the comments!

    Faith is a beauty and style contributor and you can find Faith on her blog at That's Just Fabulous or over at Instagram, where she posts the most beautiful and inspiring photos! 

     

    Monday
    Feb272017

    On Air: Oscars 2017 Fashion Recap 

    This morning I stopped by Let's Talk Live for a fun segment on the fashion hits and misses from last night's Oscars red carpet.

    Click here to view the TV segment over at WJLA ABC7. 

    Favorite looks from the Oscars Red Carpet


    What I wore for today's TV segment

    Thanks to Morley Bethesda for the Soia &KYO leather jacket, Lavender Brown silk tank, and Chan Luu necklace for today's TV segment. 

     

    Wednesday
    Feb222017

    January and February Beauty Favorites 

    January favorites

    The past couple of months I have visited Blue Mercury a few too many times to pick up some new products and replenish some of my favorites. My two favorite additions to my evening beauty routine is the M61-Power Glow Peel and the REN Wake Wonderful Night Facial. I would definitely recommend adding these to your beauty routine. 

    February Favorites 

     

    1. Oribe Signature Conditioner. I bought the Oribe shampoo a while back just to try a new shampoo. And I ended up getting this conditioner to go along with it. I like this conditioner because it feels luxurious yet it is lightweight and very hydrating. It also smells so good. 

    2. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.  I use this concealer after applying the Bobbi Brown peach corrector. It has a rich texture and radiant finish. I have been using this product a long time and highly recommend it. It smoothes the under eye area while blurring and hiding imperfections and signs of fatigue. 

    3. M-61 Power Glow Peel. This is new for me and my advice is if you want to add one new product to your routine make it the Power Glow Peel. I first bought a pack of 10 and loved this so much I went back and bought a pack of 30. My friend Amanda introduced me to these exfoliating peels and they are a MUST have for every woman over 30! This 1-minute 1-step exfoliating peel resurfaces, clarifies, and helps firm the skin for a radiant and renewed glow. Also I used to get salicylic acid peels as part of my regular facials and with this product I can definitely reduce the frequency of facials I get. 

    Key Ingredients

    • Glycolic Acid: Promotes the reduction of wrinkles,acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. Exfoliates, exposing live skin cells.
    • Salicylic acid: A beta hydroxy acid that penetrates into the pores. Contains sebum that exfoliates dead skin cells built up inside the pores.
    • Vitamin K: Reduces facial discoloration caused by poor circulation, skin irritation and scarring.
    • Bilberry extract: Rich in procyanidin which reduces inflammation.
    • Chamomile: Functions as an antimicrobial, antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic.
    • Lavender: Increases relaxation.

    4. Moroccan Oil. I have been using this argan oil for a very long time and I typically use it 3x a week after washing and conditioning my hair. It's a great detangler and nourishes the hair. Growing up my mom used to apply coconut oil to my hair every Sunday and even though I don't do that anymore and never liked it I still think applying some kind of oil is essential for restoring shine and increasing hair elasticity. 

    Key Ingredients

    • Argan Oil: With its high content of antioxidants, essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, it increases hair’s elasticity and consistently restores shine to dull, lifeless hair. It is a powerful antioxidant, UV-protector, and free radical neutralizer. Proven to make hair softer, silkier, and shinier.

    5. Bobbi Brown Peach Corrector. This corrector neutralizes discoloration and layers perfectly under my concealer. I use dark peach and what I love most is that this product doesn't crease, blends well, and has a nice smooth coverage. But the key with this product is that it really can't be used alone-you have to apply a concealer on top of it. This product is best used as a first step to correct and cover the discoloration under the eye area. 

    6. REN Wake Wonderful Night Time Facial. This is another new product for me and one I will add to my nighttime beauty routine. This leave-on mask exfoliates, energizes and plumps the skin overnight. It repairs uneven texture, encourages cell turns over and reduces pigmentation.

    Lately what I have been doing is using this 2x a week and the M61 Power Peel 2x a week. Definitely give them a try! 

    Key ingredients

    • Lactic and glycolic acids: Repair uneven texture, encouraging cell turnover and reducing surface pigmentation. Glycogen, magnesium and omega oils: Energize, revitalize and heal the skin. Sodium lactate: Raises the skin's pH, giving a plumping effect.
    Thursday
    Feb022017

    On Air: Athleisure Fashion with Fox 5 DC 

    Yesterday I was over at Good Day DC at Fox 5 sharing some fun Athleisure looks. Athleisure is all about taking the looks you wear for your workout or at the gym and wearing them out to coffee, work, running errands, and other casual social occasions. I featured three athleisure looks from Bethesda Row boutiques- Kit &Ace, Lucy, and Ministry of Supply. 

    Models from left to right

    • Brianna is wearing pants, wrap, tank, and sports bra from Lucy. Her look is perfect from studio to street!

     

    • Grace is wearing a dress and shawl from Kit & Ace. Her look is great for weekends, travel, and the girl on the go! 

     

    • Dan is wearing pants, tee, zip up sweater, and jacket from Ministry of Supply. His look is the perfect workout to work look! 

    Thanks to Tucker NYC for the Market Dress and to Sophie Blake for the cuff and earrings.