Beauty: What's in My Makeup Bag

July 25, 2014   


I do a lot of TV segments for work and over the years I’ve learned to (somewhat) master a quick camera-ready look. Although my makeup bag is often filled to the brim, here are a few of my key essentials that I always have handy in my makeup bag.

{From Upper Left to Right}

1. Nair™ Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips—Between being a mom and work, I barely have time to make it to the beauty salon. Luckily, these Nair™ Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips are my on-the-go solution for my upper lip and eyebrows. These handy strips warm by rubbing between your hands and include mango butter and acai berry.

2. Mouthwash- My dad always carried a travel-size mouthwash with him, so I learned this tip from him.

3. Bronzer: I always avoid getting sun on my face, so I opt for a bronzer to add some color to my skin. NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder looks natural and leaves a nice sun-kissed glow.

4. Kabuki Brush: I love this kabuki brush that I bought at Sephora for applying my bronzer.

5. Loose Powder: After I apply my foundation, I finish my look with a loose powder. This one is from Urban Decay and is called ‘Naked Skin.’

6. Urban Decay Ink for Eyes: I use this waterproof, precision eye pen to add some color to my upper and lower eyelashes.

7. Eyebrow Brush: I always keep this handy for perfectly shaped eyebrows.

8. Mascara: I’m always switching up my mascara, but lately I’ve been using LancĂ´me Definicils , which is very natural looking and doesn’t look clumpy.

9. Giorgio Armani ‘Luminous Silk Foundation:’ I swear by this foundation for my TV segments – especially with all the HD cameras. It makes your skin look flawless. During the day, I wear it as a spot concealer when I don’t want to wear heavy makeup.

10. Lipgloss: A girl could never have too many lip glosses right? Lately I’ve been really into pinks that gives you a nice, healthy look and I really like this one from NAKED called ‘Streak.’

11. Dark Circle Corrector: For those nights when I barely get any sleep, this dark circle corrector from Avon works like a charm, illuminating dark circles, so it looks like you actually got a good night’s sleep.

12. Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick: When I have an important TV segment coming up and feel a pimple making an appearance (ugh!), I use this herbal blemish stick from Burt’s Bees. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn’t, but I’m still giving it a try.

13. Travel Size Perfume: I always keep a travel size perfume in my car and in my make-up bag.




This post is brought to you by the makers of Nair hair removal products and Style Coalition. All opinions as always, are my own.



Steal her Look: Anne Hathaway

July 24, 2014   

Anne Hathaway was recently spotted wearing this white dress paired with a jean jacket and navy sandals. We love her casual, yet feminine look. I personally love white dresses for the summer--they're so chic. I just bought one today as a matter of fact and can't wait to wear it. I might take a cue from Anne Hathaway and pair it with a jean jacket once it cools down in Miami.

Where to Buy
White Dress, H&M, $12
Cognac Tote, Aldo, $60
Denim Jacket, H&M, $29
Rachel Zoe Ankle Strap Sandals, Last Call Neimas Marcus, $89


Join Me for a Back to School Twitter Party with Crocs on Friday, 7/25 + Prize

July 22, 2014   

Hi guys, I wanted to share that I'll be hosting a Back to School Twitter Party with Crocs this Friday, 7/25 from 9pm-10pm (EST). My little one is actually starting pre-school in September (where did the time go!!) and I can't wait to chat with you on all things back-to-school including latest trends and back-to-school favorites and tips.

We'll even be giving away a free pair of shoes to one lucky participant at the end of the party so be sure to check it out and RSVP here.  Also, be sure to follow me on Twitter @vivafashion and use the hashtag #schoolofcrocs. See you then.

WHEN: Friday, July 25th
TIME: 9pm-10pm (EST)
WHERE: On Twitter with the hashtag #schoolofcrocs
HOST: @VivaFashion

PRIZE: Free pair of shoes to one lucky participant at the end of the party

RSVP here!


Beauty: Suave Professionals Natural Infusion

July 21, 2014   

A few weeks ago, I attended an event with Suave and celebrity hair stylist Leonardo Rocco to try out the new Suave Professionals Natural Infusion products. I was pleasantly surprised with how soft it left my hair. The line is infused with Macadamia Oil and White Orchid and also smells really really good. The past few months my hair has been feeling really dry and unhealthy. Mainly because I've been dying it so much (going from light to dark). My mom swears my hair is going to fall off because I dye it so much. After using the shampoo and conditioner, even the hair stylist at Univision (who does my hair for my TV segments) noticed how soft my hair felt. 

The best part is that it's super inexpensive. Each bottle goes for about $3.99. If you're looking to switch up your hair products (and are looking for something budget-friendly) you should definitely give it a try. Let me know what you think! 



Here I am posing with Leonard Rocco who did any amazing job with my hair. 


Head to Toe Summer Fashion

July 18, 2014   


One of my favorite pieces to wear in the summer are floral print dresses. This strapless number is so versatile and can easily be dressed up in heels for dinner or dressed down with these tan sandals and a straw bag.

This short dress wouldn’t be complete without smooth legs. My go-to hair removal product is Nair™ Shower Power™ Moroccan Argan Oil. It’s perfect for your legs and body and even works on coarse hair. Because it dissolves hair below the surface, I can wear more of my summery dresses without having to worry about shaving every day! What’s your go-to outfit this summer?



This post is brought to you by the maker of Nair hair removal products and Style Coalition.


Steal her Look: Diane Kruger's Pink Dress

July 17, 2014   

Diane Kruger looked fab in this pink skater dress. We absolutely love how pink looks on her. We found a similar version for just under $40 bucks. These heels from Lulus are also a steal. Here's where you can steal her look for less. Would you wear something like this?


Where to Buy:
Skater Dress, Charlotte Russe, $32
Shoes, Lulus, $22


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