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This post is brought to you by Elizabeth Arden and SheKnows Media.
A few posts ago I mentioned how I have just revised my skincare routine. I discussed the addition of new products and steps in my regimen. Today I want to introduce the other new component of my routine, SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster from Elizabeth Arden.  I use it as a jump start to my day as a type of first step for my face before using the Prevage® Anti-Aging Daily Serum and rest of my skincare products.

PREVAGE_POST2_-2 PREVAGE_POST2_-3 SUPERSTART boosts the effectiveness of your other products, enhances moisturization and helps make your skin smoother and more resilient. It’s formulated with a probiotic complex to help optimize your skin’s microflora to strengthen its natural defense. I love how smooth, hydrated and soft my face feels after I use it. I really thinks it’s a great compliment to all of my beauty products especially when used together with Prevage® Anti-Aging Daily Serum. I’m truly impressed.

I will be making a video showing you how I use the products and the results so stay tuned. In the meantime check out Elizabeth Arden’s video all about the product and it’s benefits here:

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And you can enter to win your very own SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster! Tell me about your skin concerns in the comments section below to be entered to win!

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older (or nineteen (19) years of age or older in Alabama and Nebraska). Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 2 business days to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 10/1/15 – 10/20/15.

Be sure to visit the Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster brand page on where you can read other bloggers’ posts!


I’m really excited to share today’s new hair video in collaboration with GHD and their award-winning GHD Gold Professional Styler which has been give a retro makeover to support women battling cancer. Each sale of this styler contributes $5 to Look Good Feel Better. The program focuses on improving the self-esteem and quality of life of women undergoing cancer treatment. It’s a wonderful cause and a great product. A win all around.
I’ve been using my GHD styler for years but I’ve only recently mastered this curling technique thanks to my hair guru, Alexis. We’ve teamed up to create this hair tutorial as a quick guide to getting those messy waves I love so much. The GHD styler works particularly well here as it is made to smoothly glide through the hair. The key to this is to slide the styler down each strand of hair while twisting the hair and styler away from the face. Once you get the feel of it, it becomes second nature. Check out the DIY video below and grab your own styler here.


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Check out the video below for an easy and beautiful DIY flower crown with fragrant white Peonies.

Happy Flower Friday!



Hey guys, here’s a perfect idea for an indoor succulent/herb garden. The trick is to repurpose the plastic containers that the plants come in by crumpling them up and sticking them in the bottom of a vase (thanks go to Life With Bess for the tip).  This creates a natural irrigation for the plants if your vase does not have any drainage holes.  Scroll down for a photo tutorial and DIY video.


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Check our very first DIY video and subscribe to the Late Afternoon youtube channel. More videos to come.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of shooting a video for the Nicole Miller Fall 2014 campaign inspired by female warriors, strong women, and fearless fashion. 
I love the spirit of this campaign and it’s focus on your inner confidence to push past your sartorial fears.
So, how far will you go? Show me your take on fearless fashion by tagging @nicolemillernyc #NMwarrior.
Check out the rest of campaign here.