Getting Glammed at the Sai Suman “The Queen in Me” Show

It really does take a village in putting an event together. With the help of celebrity hair and makeup team of Alma (makeup) and Saya (hair), I was camera ready all night from the glaring lights of the red carpet to the runway and even in the frenetic flow backstage. As for product, I really like Alma’s use of Kryolan eyeshadow and Media Pro’s high Definition Foundation. I also liked how Saya smoothed my hair with Tigi’s Bed Head. Every hair stayed in place and so did my makeup. No small feat! Alma is a professional makeup and hair artist […]

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My Favorite Oscar Looks

There were not a lot of favorite standouts for me this Oscar season, as I liked the looks at the after parties more. Here’s what I did like… When I saw the gown, I thought of the song “Blue Velvet.” Taraji looked elegant and sexy at once. Not many can pull that off. Oscar winner Stone with her flapper inspired gold, Swarovski crystal-embroidered gown, gave a real nod to vintage Hollywood with her Veronica Lake type curls and red lipstick. Very fitting considering her winning performance was from the modern day classic La La Land!

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Celebrity Connected 2017 Luxury Gifting Suite Honoring The Academy Awards®!

Had a great time at the Celebrity Connected 2017 Luxury Gifting Suite Honoring The Academy Awards® at the Millennium Biltmore downtown. Ever the foodie, I was excited to try all the treats such as Nu-Health Fruit, Gourmet Inspirations Salted Carmel Whiskey spread, Twizzles Tasty Treats (my favorite flavor thus far is peanut butter), Route 66’s Root Beer, Gorp Clean Energy Bars, Ricos Nachos on the Go, Something Sweet’s by Maddie Lu’s chocolate chip sweet edible cookie dough, Vegan Noms (my favorite was the brownie variety), Ohana’s Cupcakes (especially the lemon flavor), Sorelle and Co’s sweets, Kung Fu Tea (the Mango flavor), Hemp […]

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Roger Neal Style Hollywood Oscar Viewing Dinner and Gifting Suite

The super swanky Roger Neal Style Hollywood Academy Awards viewing dinner and Oscar Suite Presented by Suzan Hughes S.H.E Foundation , and brought to you by Sprin Jewelry, Best Way Co. ,and The Autism Changes Foundation will take place on Oscar Night February 26th 2017 at the World Famous Hollywood Museum (The historic Max Factor building) located at 1660 Highland Avenue in the heart of Hollywood (www.thehollywoodmuseum.com). Roger Neal, who for the past 21 years and produces the RNSH Oscar suite, said “We are beyond thrilled to be back at the Hollywood Museum which houses the largest collection of entertainment […]

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Secret Room Events Golden Globe Awards Style Lounge

Had a great time at the Secret Room Events Golden Globe Awards Style Lounge on Friday at the swanky SLS Hotel Main Ballroom. Their proud Platinum sponsor In the Secret Room Style Lounge are Anne Neilson Home, which  “delivers faith with a flourish: creating art and lifestyle products that provide one-of-a-kind beauty and quality while always giving to a higher purpose.” Anne’s luxury candles are a great Valentine’s gift…great scent, classy looking and super romantic. Other sponsors for this incredible event were Barlean’s, Martinni Beauty, Inc, Serumtologie ®, The Happiness Box, COTE Hair Care, Imagine Home, MCCOY Co. ltd, Julie’s Real, Urban Heal, […]

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Covergirl Outlast Works All-Day Everyday

I had the opportunity to try some wonderful new Covergirl Outlast All-Day products thanks to the fine folks at Influenster. Their soft touch concealer, matte finishing powder and lipgloss duo were a part of my gifted voxbox.   Though the powder and concealer were a bit too dark for my complexion, they were good blenders for when I want to do a light contour, but not too extreme that it looks obvious. My favorite was the lipgloss duo. I love the nude intensity base for daytime use and then the clear gloss to bump it up for the evening. Great […]

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Feeling Golden with Minerva Gold Collagen

I happened upon Minerva’s Gold Collagen when visiting my local beauty supply store aka my hangout as I’m there so often purchasing products I don’t need more often than not. Such was not the case with Gold Collagen. I drank a bottle a day for about two weeks and the results were incredible. My nails were much stronger, my skin more radiant and my hair was so shiny! And it tastes like a bellini! This innovative product was designed for women wishing to promote beautiful skin and fight the visible signs of aging. Containing a unique blend of collagen and […]

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Sneak Peek of Upcoming Cover Shoot for FVM Global Magazine!

Had a blast shooting #BTS videos and pics of an upcoming Live with Ford & Vida cover shoot for FVM Global Magazine created by hair and makeup artist extraordinaire Steven Pellissier. Big thanks to him, the lovely Faith Harrington-Boutin, Managing Director of FVM, her stylist for the shoot,  the fabulous D’ Jesus Trujillo, wonderful photographer Joshua Kent, internationally renowned designer Sue Wong for the gowns, PK Bijoux for the beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry, Grenier Clothier for the suits, #DareToWearByDrRobby hand painted ties and the Fortoli showroom for the off the hook location! For more #BTS videos: https://www.facebook.com/LiveWithFordAndVida/videos/ Photos courtesy of Steven Pellissier, […]

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Lifecell Launch at the London Hotel

I had a blast at the launch of amazing skincare line, Lifecell’s launch of their new retail collection. This event was held at the luxurious Vivienne Westwood penthouse suite of the super swanky London Hotel. First of all, I LOVE Lifecell’s products, especially the All-in-one anti-aging cooling under eye treatment. Even this insomniac blogger swears by it. I apply it every night and wake up looking rested and restored. Being that I have rosacea and the most sensitive skin in the world (!), no joke, Lifecell is one of the few products I can use without having a bad reaction […]

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Getting Glammed for My So Very Vida Launch

Since I have a fashion and beauty blog, I had to get glammed in the best way possible for my So Very Vida blog launch event, so who do I turn to for the best makeup in town? The fabulous Jade Martinez, celebrity makeup artist extraordinaire and founder of one of my favorite makeup lines on the planet, Moonstar Cosmetics. Jade collaborated with two of my favorite sisters in the makeup industry, Sher and Lili, of Mazi Salon in Glendale. The sisters are a dynamic duo in full face makeup and contouring. They are amazing and would put the Kardashians […]

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