Recreate Rita Ora & Jessica Alba’s Red Carpet Looks with Mary Kay

For ladies of the 2014 MTV Movie Awards it seemed as though there were two vastly different, yet both stunning, popular trends. While half of the ladies showcased their relaxed natural looks, the other half went the dramatic route by getting playful with color. Recreate two of the most gorgeous looks of the night – Rita Ora’s red lip and Jessica Alba’s natural glow – with tips from Mary Kay!

image001 Radiant in Red

  • Cover the entire lid with Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Silver Satin.
  • Apply Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation then lightly sweep Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush across the cheekbones for that just-pinched look.
  • Apply a thin line of Mary Kay Liquid Eyeliner in Black on the upper lash line and thenMary Kay Eyeliner in Black to the waterline. Then coat lashes with Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black for full,             voluminous lashes.
  • Line lips with Mary Kay Lip Liner in Clear and then apply Mary Kay Crème Lipstick in Really Red to attain the perfect red pout.

 

image002Glowing Goddess

  • Begin with TimeWise Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation.
  • Sweep Mary Kay Bronzing Powder along the hairline, temples and cheeks for an all-around sun-kissed glow.
  • To attain a shimmery neutral eye, cover lid with Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Rosegold and then lightly sweep this color under the lower lash line as well.
  • Apply Mary Kay Eyeliner in Deep Brown to waterline and then lightly smudge into the lower lash line to create a smoky effect. Then coat lashes with Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Brown.
  • Line lips with Mary Kay Lip Liner in Neutral and then fill in lips with Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Pink Cherie. To create dimension and shine, apply Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in  Pink Parfait in the center of the lips to complete the look.

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Honest Company – October Free Trial

A while ago I wrote a post about The Honest Co. (read post HERE) and now I’m thrilled to announce they are offering a Free Trial during October!

Founded by Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan, the Honest Company was created to help moms and to give all children a better, safer start. Within the Honest Company, you will find Products that take care. Products that exceed expectations. Products guaranteed to not only satisfy, but also delight. We are relentless in the pursuit to be attentive to every detail.

Choose a free discovery kit of Diapers and Wipes and/or our Essentials. Pay only $5.95 for shipping and handling. You’ll be automatically enrolled in our monthly service* – cancel the service at any time.

FREE TRIAL*
Diapers Bundle

Includes a sample supply of diapers AND wipes (for a limited time ) that are safer for children

FREE TRIAL*
Family Essentials Bundle

Includes a trial size of the most important stuff you’ll need for your family

* With your free Discovery Kit you will become enrolled as a MEMBER of The Honest Company. You have 7 days following receipt of your Discovery Kit to cancel your membership at any time, for any reason. We will remind you several times about your membership options. If you choose to not cancel your membership, you will be charged $79.95 plus $5.95 shipping and handling for your monthly supply of Diapers, or $35.95 plus $5.95 shipping and handling for your monthly supply of Family Essentials.

 

 

ABC Kitchen – Restaurant Review

As promised from my previous post on The Honest Co. event I attended with Jessica Alba, I swore I would write a post about our amazing dinner at ABC Kitchen in NYC.

 

I read about ABC Kitchen in a magazine that was talking about their Salted Caramel Sundae. Which of course sounded amazing to me so I put it on my “to-do” list for when I’m in the area to check them out.

 

When I was invited to the Mom Trends event for the launch of Jessica Alba’s new company The Honest Co. I was thrilled to find out the event was going to take place at ABC Kitchen. I told my hubby he was coming with and we would have dinner there after my event. I couldn’t wait. Could I order the sundae for my appetizer, entrée and dessert? Would that be wrong?

 

The staff was super nice from David the host, to our servers. They were fantastic.

Our server brought out the Roasted Kabocha Squash Toast, Fresh Ricotta, and Apple Cider Vinegar which melted in your mouth. It had everything, sweet, salty and just super savory. We loved it.

We wanted to start with the Pretzel Dusted Calamari with Marinara and Mustard Aioli. Let me say that I am not a fan of calamari at all. I never order it but my husband loves it. After looking at their menu I had the feeling I would like theirs. Often times I find people don’t cook it right and the texture is too chewy and just bad so I never order it. This was AMAZING! I wouldn’t say I will order calamari anywhere… but I will order it at ABC Kitchen for sure. They do it right and the aioli sauces were amazing. The mustard might be my favorite as it had a wasabi flavor to it which I thought paired nicely with the calamari.

For my entrée I chose the Fried Organic Chicken with Collard Greens and Hot Sauce Butter. Incredible! My husband loved it too! It was fried perfectly all around. Crunchy goodness but yet perfectly moist inside. The collard greens were cooked perfectly and the hot sauce butter… yum. If you are craving something fried this is for you.

My hubby ordered the Roast Suckling Pig with Plum and Smoked Bacon Marmalade and Braised Turnips. Again it was amazing. The pig just fell apart, no knife needed. It melted in your mouth. It was sweet with a slight tang to it. I never order pig but when we return this is what I’ll be ordering.

We also tried the sunchokes. What’s a sunchoke? I asked that question myself. It is a hybrid of an artichoke and a sunflower. The texture is that of an artichoke and the way it was prepared had a smoky flavor. Very yummy.

 

Ok desserts… I’ve gotta say everything we ordered was absolutely amazing. But I was really there to try the sundae.

Here’s the scoop on the Sundae – Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Candied peanuts & popcorn, Whipped Cream & Chocolate Sauce. I mean really! It was insane! Salty, sweet, creamy, yummy goodness. The only bad thing about this sundae was that I couldn’t finish it. Everything we ate was so scrumptious (and I was saving room) and I couldn’t finish it. But it was incredible. Everything I imagined and then some.

My hubby ordered the Chocolate Cake with Malted Chocolate Ganache & Toasted Marshmallow Icing but debated over the warm doughnuts. The chocolate was very good. I love marshmallows and thought the icing was sublime. It reminded me of a meringue.

But… our server also brought us out Warm Doughnuts. Some might say doughnuts? Who cares! No really these doughnuts aren’t just any doughnuts. They are lighter than air, puffy, delectable pastries. According to my hubby “They are the best doughnuts I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a lot of doughnuts”. They really were. We got 3 doughnuts. One with chocolate frosting, another with concord grape jam frosting and a pumpkin cream stuffed doughnut with cinnamon sugar on the outside. That one was our absolute fave!

 

 

We had the most amazing meal with incredible service at ABC Kitchen and can’t wait to return. Now I know why it’s a hot spot amongst all the celebs (Hugh Jackman, Jessica Alba, Parker Posey and more). That’s right! The celebs love this place and who can blame them. Oh did I mention I was sitting next to Parker Posey? Super cool chick who I hope gets on Twitter and Facebook soon. After all there is a Facebook Fanpage devoted solely to getting Parker Posey on Facebook. Plus I think her posts would rock.

 

If you are in the city you MUST check out ABC Kitchen. If you live in the city call them NOW and make a reservation. I promise you will love it.

 

Visit http://www.abckitchennyc.com/ for more details.

 

*Disclaimer- I was not required to write this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

 

 

 

 

Getting Honest with Jessica Alba & Christopher Gavigan

Christopher Gavigan, Me, Jessica Alba

This past Tuesday I was invited to the launch event of Honest.com hosted by Mom Trends at ABC Kitchen in NYC. Stay tuned for a post on ABC Kitchen as dinner was amazing.

 

Jessica Alba & I

The Honest Co. was developed by Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan. The event was great and I was able to take a look at their new line and even walk home with some of the products. Both Jessica & Christopher talked to the guests about their new line. I am not a mom but hope to be one day and I truly learned a ton from these two who are both parents.

 

Jessica Alba talking about The Honest Co.

I found Jessica’s story extremely fascinating. Before she had her baby her and her mom talked a lot and her mom said ok you need to wash the baby clothes now in XYZ detergent because that’s what I used for you and bath the baby in XYZ because you did and it’s tear-free and so on and so forth. So Jessica started preparing and washing her baby clothes in preparation of her new baby when her arm broke out in a rash from the detergent. She knew that if she broke out in a rash who knows what it would do to her baby. She knew she needed to do something and create a product that would be healthy for her baby. After chatting with Christopher Gavigan and a few others, they came up with the concept for The Honest Co. a baby friendly line that was non-toxic, green, affordable and convenient for the busy mom on the go. Oh wait and super stylish! The Honest Co. offers delivery right to your door of the products. Not only do they carry baby products but they also carry cleaning products as well.

 

Christopher & Jessica

Both Jessica & Christopher were a delight to chat with. On the day I met them Christopher had just announced on Twitter that he and his wife (actress Jessica Capshaw of Grey’s Anatomy) were expecting their third child. When I congratulated him he was giddy with excitement. I can only imagine what an amazing father he is.

 

Not only were the entire mom’s in attendance at this fab event impressed, but since the launch many celeb moms have been on The Honest Co. bandwagon. Celebrity mom and stylist Rachel Zoe loves this line for her new baby Skylar.

 

And it’s not just for the babies. It’s for adults too. I have to admit I’m a bit obsessed with the Honest Face & Body Lotion for myself. Most of the products are completely fragrance free but the Shampoo & Body Wash has an amazing sweet orange vanilla fragrance that’s just plain yummy while the Honest Hand Soap smells like organic lemongrass. Oh and the fragrance free Honest Healing Balm is the most amazing moisturizer for your lips. Its my new fave lipbalm.

 

And if this isn’t reason enough to check out this new line…. Here’s yet another…. They give back! With every purchase you make they give back to the community. Right now they are working with Baby2Baby.

 

For more information on The Honest Co. visit their site http://www.honest.com/. Check out their Press Release and Press Kit! Follow them on Twitter @honest and make sure you follow @momtrends.