Beauty, Bullying, Real Housewives of OC Season 8, Family and More with Heather Dubrow – PART 1

 

ME: How do you manage it all? Being a wife, mother, and actress and having cameras in your face all day long?

HEATHER: I drink a lot. No I’m kidding. It’s a balance but life is a balance. Sometimes I do well, sometimes I don’t. If I could freeze right now I’d say today is a good day. The kids are happy, Terry’s good. I’m constantly trying to figure out if I’m servicing everyone well enough, my kids my husband and myself and constantly reevaluating. I may be too hard on myself sometimes. Last season I talked a lot about my acting career. Obviously that’s had to go on the back burner. I’ve had 4 kids in 8 years, I’ve been busy. Aside from a few things here and there, I really haven’t been working. Being on the show now, and people seeing my face, it reminds Hollywood who you are.  Now I’m receiving some cool interesting opportunities, so what I’m trying to figure out now again is what can I actually do that will satisfy me creatively and be enough for me without taking anything away from the family. It’s an ever changing thing to manage it all.

 

ME: You are currently filming season 8 correct?

HEATHER:  I don’t believe an official pick up has been announced for Season 8 by BRAVO yet.

ME: Do you know if anyone will be or will not be returning should Season 8 happen?

HEATHER: Well, one person has been pretty vocal. I would say hypothetically if we were to do Season 8 I think most people would come back.

ME: Even Alexis?

HEATHER: My understanding is that she won’t be returning.

 

ME: You are married to the premiere plastic surgeon. What are your beauty rituals? What products do you use on your face? Favorite beauty products?

HEATHER: I like to keep it incredibly simple. My husband is a naturalist and he wants everyone to look healthy and pretty and he wrote a book a few years ago called “The Acne Cure” which basically tells you how to cure your acne for very little money. His new product line, which I can’t live without, which he’s re-launching is really just about getting beautiful skin for very little money. It doesn’t take a fortune to improve your skin. As I’m getting older I find my skin is changing so much and I hear it from all my friends too. His products are phenomenal, very simple, and very easy to use. Love that! Not a lot of lotions and potions.

 

ME: I’ve heard bits and pieces about you possibly starting a beauty line or is there going to be a collaborative effort with your husband?

HEATHER: I have helped him with his line and I will continue to do so. I’m his at home guinea pig. I try it out and I have sensitive skin. It’s changing as I get older. I’m also someone who really likes Cetaphil soap. It’s very pure and natural. I think less is more. That’s basically our philosophy for everything. For plastic surgery, skincare.

 

ME: I know you are very involved with the 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Are there any other organizations you are involved with that you’d like to share?

HEATHER: I am involved with the 2nd Harvest Food Bank. I’m a part of a group called the Harvesters.  I’m incredibly passionate about feeding kids. What I’ve noticed and I don’t know the exact numbers but I feel like so many organizations are feeding kids around the world which I think is fabulous but I would like to focus on feeding kids here at home. The restaurant that we are in the works with and food products we are working on right now are all gonna give back to feeding our kids.

 

ME: Is there a possibility of having another child?

HEATHER: (Heather laughed hysterically) Wait…let me tell that to my assistant.  (Her assistant’s response “Oh God”.)

ME: So I guess that’s a no?

HEATHER: I love kids. If I were 10 years younger I’d probably want one more. But I’m old and tired. My husband and I got married a little bit later, we had kids a little bit later and we had a lot of fertility problems. We went through fertility treatments and had the twins, went back to fertility and had Catarina, and then we thought we were done and low and behold I got pregnant naturally with Little Miss Colette. So that was a shocker. She’s amazing and she’s funny but she’s so much work. And you forget. Especially right now she’s 21 months and she can’t communicate so she’s frustrated but she’s so stinking cute. I think they make them that way so you can’t go nuts on them. She’s amazing and I feel incredible blessed. To have her. But I did have my tubes tied when I had her. So that was it. We closed that door.

 

ME: Who’s your RHOC BFF?

HEATHER: Ohhh I have to say I have such good relationships with Tamara, Gretchen & Vicki. I’d have to say I’m closest with Tamara, because I met her first and she and I really just initially bonded over our kids. We have similarly aged children and we just sort of hit it off. I felt she was sort of my buoy in the storm when I first joined the show.

 

ME: I actually met Tamara Barney 2 years ago. We bonded over having the same purse. She’s very cool and down to earth.

HEATHER: She is. She’s very down to earth, very authentic. She and I are very different. She doesn’t have a lot of filters. Not everyone has to be exactly the same. That’s what makes life interesting. I appreciate the fact that she is very true to herself and she’s unapologetic about it.

 

ME: Do you watch the other Real Housewives shows?

HEATHER: I watch the Beverly Hills franchise.

ME: Do you have a favorite cast member?

HEATHER: I kind of love them all. I know Adrienne because Paul used to work with my husband. I’ve met them all. I think their all really nice, but I’d probably be friends with Lisa and Kyle.

Loving the Mango Collection from BOOTS

 

I love Mango! I’ve always thought that Mango shower products are the perfect wake me up. Which is why when BOOTS wanted me to try out their Mango Collection I was thrilled.

The body wash was definitely my favorite. Perfect amount of suds and I loved the smell. The scrub was great too and I liked that it was sugar scrub. My skin felt soft and rejuvenated. The mango body butter was super moisturizing. I’m trying to save it as best as I can for winter as I know it will be perfect for dry winter skin.

 

A little more about Boots:

Mission
Boots is dedicated to developing effective and innovative beauty products that deliver results for women and men across the globe. We believe that beauty products should be accessible and affordable for all and are proud of the contributions we make to the well-being of the communities we serve.
Purpose
Our customers are at the heart of our business.  We are committed to offering them products that pair quality ingredients with groundbreaking science and technology, creating innovative skin care and cosmetics.
All of our unique products are developed in our own product development, testing and customer evaluation facilities, including our headquarters in Nottingham, England. These unique facilities, and our partnership with The Botanical Gardens in Kew, London, on our Botanics brand, give us the skills and resources to evolve and grow our product portfolio, continually offering new products that truly work.
We provide our consumers with exceptional customer service, and are dedicated to helping people look and feel better than they ever thought possible.
Service
We have Beauty Advisors at select Target stores nationwide all focused on excellent customer service and providing personalized advice to help guide you in finding products tailored to your specific needs. Shopping for skin care doesn’t need to be a guessing game; our fully trained Beauty Advisors can answer all of your skincare concerns and provide cosmetic color matches to help bring out the most brilliantly beautiful you.

 

Great Facts to Know
• Boots is a leading international pharmacy-led Health & Beauty retailer.
• 2009 marks the 160th Anniversary of when John Boot, the herbalist, opened his first store in Goose Gate, Nottingham.
• Our products are not tested on animals. Through our unique development facility and the millions of women and men who trust boots, we test all our products on people to ensure each and every product provides the desired results before offering into stores.
• We’ve tested our products on over 200,000 men and women enabling us to assess product performance on different skin types and in different environmental conditions.
• Boots developed Ibuprofen in 1960, which was patented in 1961. Boots was awarded the Queen’s Award for Technical Achievement for the development of the drug in 1987.
• Boots’ first Royal Warrant was granted to Baron Trent, of the Boots Pure Drug Company, on January 1st 1942.Royal Warrants are a mark of recognition to companies who’ve regularly supplied products to the Royal Household. They are regarded as a mark of excellence and quality, and are highly prized.
• No 7 the number 1 cosmetics and skin care brand in the UK; 1 in 3 women in the UK have a No7 product in their makeup bag.

 

 

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

All’s gud in the world – Product Review

 

I’ve been a fan of Burt’s Bee’s for a number of years. I mean who isn’t. So when I heard the Burt’s Bee’s came out with a new line called gud I had to check them out. The folks at gud were kind enough to gift me with a few products from their new line to test out.

 

When I received the product I was overjoyed with how cute it came. The packaging was adorable. Presentation is so important!

 

Included in my product kit was the Floral Cherrynova Body Mist, Orange Petalooza Body Lotion and the Vanilla Flame Body Wash.

 

The Floral Cherrynova is exactly what you would expect flowery with hints of cherry and almond milk. It’s a very light fresh fragrance and lasts all day.

 

The Vanilla Flame Body Wash was super moisturizing and gave a great lather. I love a body wash with a great lather. Maybe its me but I always feel like the better the lather the cleaner you get. The Vanilla Flame smells like vanilla mixed with flowers. The folks at gud say “Smell like an angel. (Not to be confused with acting like one.)”

 

Last but not least the Orange Petalooza….YUMMMM! This fragrance was hands down my absolute fave! I’m a huge citrus fan especially for my morning showers (I prefer lavender at night to wind down). It is the perfect mix of vibrant orange and soft hyacinth. The perfect wake me up!

 

I’ve gotta tell you I loved the Orange Petalooza so much that I headed on over to my local Ulta to purchase a few bottles of the Orange Petalooza body wash. I love citrusy scents especially in the morning. They are such a great energizer. Especially in the summer! Citrus scents are my go-to summer scent.

 

“Like” them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/gud and Follow them on Twitter @gudhappens.

 

For more info on gud products visit their website www.gudhappens.com.

It’s that SIMPLE!


As you know from previous posts I’m a HUGE fan of Klout. I love that Klout offers their members Klout Perks. If you haven’t checked them out yet you should. The higher your Klout in various topics the more chances you have of being able to participate and receive Klout perks from various participants.

 

Recently I had the opportunity to sample SIMPLE’s Cleansing Facial Wipes and the Replenishing Rich Moisturizer. I’ve seen SIMPLE at some local stores but had never tried their line. I love that SIMPLE products are fragrance and color free. Perfect for those with sensitive skin because there is no irritation.

 

What makes Simple experts in sensitive skin? The Simple brand was born in the UK in 1960 and was the first to create a cleansing product with no perfume and no color. This unique positioning was designed to care for even the most sensitive skin, as these ingredients are common causes of skin irritation.

Today, the Simple brand is the UK’s #1 facial skincare range*. Simple has no dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh irritants that can upset your skin. Instead, just our purest possible skin loving ingredients with added vitamins, for natural healthy-looking skin. Offering a skincare range suitable for all skin types – especially sensitive skin – Simple has helped generations of women look and feel beautiful.

 

The wipes work super well and removes all traces of makeup, including waterproof mascara. We all know that can be difficult to remove. Here are the deets on the facial wipes.

Cleansing Facial Wipes

Our Cleansing Facial Wipes refresh and nourish your skin plus remove waterproof mascara. Our wipes contain a perfect blend of our purest possible skin loving ingredients with an added vitamin.

SIMPLE GOODNESS
1 ADDED VITAMIN 
PRO-VITAMIN B5 known to help restore, soften and smooth
NO ALCOHOL, NO OIL
NON DRYING and NO GREASY residue
NO DYES
NO ARTIFICIAL PERFUMES
NO HARSH IRRITANTS to upset skin

Dermatologist tested
Ophthalmologist tested
Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
Hypoallergenic
Noncomedogenic

 

I loved how this moisturizer went on rich and absorbed into my skin very quickly for perfect hydration. Even though it is rich it did not leave my skin oily or gooey at all. Here are more deets on this great product:

Replenishing Rich Moisturizer

Our Replenishing Rich Moisturizer leaves your skin replenished and nourished all day long, plus it’s a perfect blend of our purest possible skin loving ingredients with an added vitamin.

SIMPLE GOODNESS 
1 ADDED VITAMIN 
PRO-VITAMIN B5 known to help restore, soften and smooth
3 SKIN LOVING INGREDIENTS 
GLYCERIN hydrates and nourishes
BISABOLOL helps soothe and calm
ALLANTOIN helps soften
NO DYES
NO ARTIFICIAL PERFUME
NO HARSH IRRITANTS to upset skin

Dermatologist tested
Noncomedogenic
Hypoallergenic

 

 

Visit http://www.simpleskincare.com/ for more information.

 

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

$2.00 off any Simple moisturizer
$1.50 off Simple cleansers and moisturizers

My name is Katie and I’m a beauty addict…

I’m a self admitted beauty junkie! My name is Katie and I’m a beauty addict. Which is why I so excited to win the Ageist contest and received a plethora of amazing gifts.

 

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correction
I’ve been using this serum after washing my face. I use one drop of it and the one drop goes a long way and covers my entire face. After I apply this serum I follow it up with my regular moisturizer. It makes my skin feel super smooth and in a way I feel like it exfoliates my skin a bit. According to Caudalie the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum is an alternative to laser. It penetrates deep to improve the appearance of dark spots and even out skin tone.

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills All Eye Want Palette

The colors in this palette are gorg beyond belief. Many of them have glitter in them which gives your eyes a beautiful glow. I like putting a little bit of the gold shadow in the corner of my eye to make my eyes pop even more. This color palette is perfect for me as I have greenish hazel eyes with lots of green, yellow and brown in them so the gold and brown in this set really makes my eyes pop.

Here’s a closeup of the colors.
Plus it’s on sale now at the Anastasia website click HERE for deets.
The Socializer Can You Keep a Secret Lip Exfoliator & Conditioning Balm
 

I’ve got to admit I wasn’t that impressed with this product. The caps on both ends were broken and it took me a while to figure out how it worked. The exfoliator side vibrates which I was a bit surprised by. It claims to only take 3 clips for the exfoliator balm to come out but I spent at least a minute clicking and clicking until it finally came out. I also wasn’t a big fan of the smell of the lip balm.
La Mer Collections Wrap watch

This super cute watch is stylish and functional. I love that it’s more like a piece of jewelry than a watch because it’s so trendy and fun. It looks like a leather wrap bracelet on my wrist. So cute!

Barely There totebag & Ribbed Tank

I received the Smooth A’Tude ribbed tank and love it. It’s meant for tummy and torso control and is considered more shapewear than loungewear I would say. It is very confortable and I love how it doesn’t ride or roll up on you and stays in one place. Often times I find that shapewear doesn’t always stay where its supposed to but this tank totally does.

Express Faux Fur Hat

The faux fur hat from Express is soooooo cute as you can tell from the pic. Plus it looks super cute with my faux fur vest and matches it exactly. Love this and perfect for winter!

 

 Molton Brown Golden Solstice Candle
I completely adored this candle. Notice I said adored. I’ve burned the entire thing already. Filled with joyful aromas of bergamot, lemon, tangerine and blackcurrant brighten your senses, delivering a buoyant mood and a refreshed outlook. Very clean fragrance.

 

 

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