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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Jessica Nail Clinic Re-opening!

Had a great time with my Live with Ford and Vida co-host, celebrated actor Ford Austin at the at the exclusive re-opening of the iconic JESSICA Nail Clinic! LA’s favorite manicure oasis has remodeled its Sunset Plaza location, revamped its signature treatments, and rebranded into a full-service spa with a new name – THE CLINIC. As a very OCD person, I loved it there as it was super clean like a clinic, but beautiful, luxurious and airy like a spa. https://www.facebook.com/LiveWithFordAndVida/videos/1723843317870567/ More about our show at:  https://www.facebook.com/LiveWithFordAndVida/ More about Jessica Nail clinic: Instagram @jessicacosmetics Twitter @Jessica_Int

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Super Saturday Sale

Rachel Zoe, Rodger Berman, Molly Sims and Scott Stuber all co-hosted the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance’s 3rd Annual Super Saturday at the historic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Saturday, June 11th. For 2016, Super Saturday LA welcomed QVC Presents Super Saturday Live with Melissa Rivers to the west coast for the first time ever. The broadcast brings together all the celebrity excitement and fantastic shopping finds for a worthy cause to more than 106 million homes.  QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE has raised more than $10.3m for ovarian cancer research. Retailers such as Barry’s Bootcamp, Black Halo, Brighton, Calleen Cordero, ColorProof Evolved […]

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Channeling the Inner Goddess with Country Goddess

I truly channeled my inner goddess with Country Goddess’ skin replenishing food. This product is all-natural handmade replenishing facial exfoliant that cleanses, protects and softens your skin. It contains high performing herbs and ingredients that boost the skin’s natural rejuvenation properties. This innovative and ecological line was created by Sri Thayi.    I like the natural ingredients like sandalwood, holy basil, rose, almonds, sunflower seeds, lemon, orange and Indian lilac. I really liked the golden color of this product and the way it felt on my skin. And it was super easy to apply. I can’t wait to try the nourishing lip […]

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So Very Vida interviewed by Amber Lynn on Rock N’ SeXXXy Show

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the stunning Amber Lynn on her popular Rock N’ SeXXXy show on LA Talk Radio alongside cool guests like Playboy Playmate, actress and comedienne Julie McCullough and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Byrd. As it turns out, Amber is acting in a film called Who’s Jenna with Ronnie Marmo, a friend of mine. We will also be acting together in multi award-winning filmmaker Thomas J. Churchill’s much buzzed about film, Blood & Iron. I am always astounded by how small our community is. I learned a lot of beauty tips […]

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Nuts for Nerium

Being that I got my start in consumer journalism, I’m always skeptical of  brand partner companies, but so many friends were raving about it, from successful actor friends, friends plugged into the beauty world, to retirees. I tried their simple system of application for the creams morning and night and the first time I ever applied it, I felt my skin tighten and it felt, really supple.   I will say that I liked the white day cream more than the gritty beige night cream, but the results were way better with the night cream. Nerium contains the NAE-8® extract, as […]

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