August 31, 2015

Fall Lust List + $500 Nordstrom GIVEAWAY

It’s been really hot out here for the past couple weeks and I can’t help but to think of the cooler fall days ahead… well as what is considered ‘fall’ here in SoCal! While thick coats and several degrees of layers aren’t needed, there’s definitely a few fall wardrobe staples on my lust list. Is anyone else digging the '70s vibes?? I'm totally into these Madewell flare jeans and these cognac ankle booties-- too cute!

Speaking of a fall wardrobe, continue reading to find out how you can enter to win a $500 Nordstrom gift card (or cash- winner's choice!) to use on a fall shopping spree:

Prize: $500 Nordstrom Gift Card or Cash (via Paypal) - winner’s choice

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 9/29 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.Good luck :)

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August 25, 2015

Good HUES-Day: Back to Cool

Traffic has gotten progressively worse (ugh!) the past week and that usually means one thing-- the kiddies are back to school! While I am past my school years and spend my days at the office rather than hitting the textbooks, I still look forward to shopping for some new fall 'wears' and splurging on relevant "back to school" items for myself. Here's what's topping my very adult "back to cool" list:

1. PENCIL POUCH: Use it as it's intended purpose or stash your lip products in it-- whatever floats your boat! I am eyeballing this super cute pencil pouch from Kate Spade NY

2. MULTI-TASKER: I never never need an excuse to buy new makeup, but beauty items that serve multiple purposes are perfect for on-the-go. This double-sided Beauty On-the-Glow Blush & Illuminator from Wander Beauty is totally on my wishlist!

3. PRETTY PLANNER: Even if I don't have THAT much going into it, planners make me feel more busy than I am and also super organized. I just picked up this pretty gold foil Ringleader Agenda from Ban.Do-- love it!

4. TRENDY BACKPACK: I am ecstatic that the '90s backpacks are back 'in'-- I don't need one for school but that doesn't mean I won't be needing one for everything else! Love the tassels on this one from Forever 21!

5. CUTE LAPTOP SLEEVE: How fun is this bold colored zig zag print from Vera Bradley (on sale!)? My boring laptop could use a little pizzazz!


Tell me, do you do any "back to cool/school" shopping for yourself still?

August 21, 2015

$200 Target Gift Card Giveaway

Prize: $200 Target Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 9/10 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email. Good luck!

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August 20, 2015

There's No Place Like Home

Tee: The Home T (c/o) | Shorts: American Eagle Outfitters | | Lips: Sara Happ One Luxe Gloss in Nude | Hat: Billabong | Jewelry: Gorjana

I am truly grateful to have had the chance to grow up in Southern California, not far from the busy streets of  Los Angeles, beaches and easy weekend escapes up to the mountains, or out to the desert. There's always something going on out here and so much to do. I've considered moving across the country before but I knew it wouldn't be long before I came back home. I consider myself a California girl through and through, and  even with the bad traffic, high standard of living and sometimes way too-hot days, there really is no place like home.
What better way to share my Cali pride than by wearing it?

You may even have seen these cool tees around the blogoshere or maybe you caught The Home T recently on "Shark Tank"! The founder created the line after moving to bustling New York City from his home in North Carolina. He created a tee for himself and soon had others requesting similar shirts to share their home state pride-- thus a business was born.

Not only has the company been killing it with their line of awesome state tees, they give back as well. The Home T donates a minimum of 10% profits to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in an effort to help fund research for this damaging autoimmune disease. 

To learn more and to get your hands on your own tee (tanks, hoodies, home decor also available!), visit The Home T website.

Your turn, what do you love most about your home state?

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Top 5 A Good Hue Green Juice & Smoothie Recipes

It's been awhile since I've shared a juice or smoothie recipe and asI've been getting back into green juices and smoothies for the past few weeks I thought it would be fitting to share a few of my favorite green juice and smoothie recipes I have posted on A Good Hue.

With numerous BBQ's, birthdays, office snacks, vacations and weekend trips, I haven't been eating the healthiest this summer. With my breakfast smoothies, I always try to pack in a little extra spinach or other types of greens to make the most of them... it it makes me feel a little bit better about what goes into my body, that works for me! Here's my top 5 favorites:

All the fruits, veggies and super foods in my Get Gorgeous Green Juice serve a purpose—they are all filled with nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and a whole lot of goodness that provide beauty benefits for skin, hair and more. This juice tastes fresh, earthy, sweet and slightly minty from the parsley and is such a refreshing and healthy drink for summer. Don't have a juicer? Just blend all these ingredients up with water for a quick smoothie! Click the link above to get the full recipe and all the deets on the good-for-you ingredients.

The Green Detox Smoothie is perfect for those times when you feel like you've overdone it on the junk food. Filled with super foods such as chia, antioxidant-rich berries and plenty of spinach, you can get your healthy habits back on track. This thick, hearty smoothie makes a healthy breakfast or meal replacement.

If the green detox smoothie is a bit too much for you, go back to the basics with this amped up version of a strawberry banana smoothie. With added ingredients like spinach, carrots and chia it will give you that just-right healthy dose of green without being too much. Trust me, you won't even know those veggies are there,

If you're looking for a super sweet juice this is not the one for you, especially if you're not a kale fan, I call this one the Mean Green Monster because well, it's mean and it's chock full of green goodness. Don't be scared though, he won't bite... hard.

In all seriousness, while this one is intense on the green, it's still amazing and so good for you. Definitely one to try!

If the Mean Green Monster is just too mean for you then this one may be more up your alley. The Garden Variety Juice is one of those juices that has everything but the kitchen sink in it-- have some extra lettuce laying around? An apple? Throw it in the juice. Leftover chard or even a zucchini you need to use up? Juice it up! This one is great because you can work off my base recipe and then add in or tweak it based on what you have on hand. 

Interested in trying a juice cleanse? Get the recipes and instructions for my DIY juice cleanse

August 18, 2015

Good HUES-Day: Rose Gold Details + GIVEAWAY

Rose Gold accessories
Alexis Bittar 'Miss Havisham' Necklacekate spade new york Holland Watch | Express Mirrored Rose Gold Aviator Sunglasses | Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick | Kendra Scott 'Brenan' Spiked Open Ring & Midi RingsChloe 'Roses de Chloe' Eau de Toilette Spray | Steve Madden Hamil FlatsBar III Rose Gold-Tone Front-Back Ball Stud EarringsTory Burch York Small Makeup Bag | Boots No7 Shimmer Palette, Rose

As you may have guessed from many of my blog posts, I'm a bit pink obsessed so naturally I am all over anything rose-gold. Above are a few current rose gold favorites, little details to help glam up your look... aren't they so pretty?! Plus, be sure to keep reading below for an amazing $500 giveaway!

Amazon gift card giveaway

Prize: $500 Amazon Gift Card or Cash (via Paypal) - winner’s choice

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 9/14 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email. Good luck!
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August 17, 2015

Get [Lip] Scrubbin' with Sara Happ

Sara Happ Lip Scrub

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a beauty event with Sara Happ, creator of the amazing cult-follower line of lip scrubs, at Sugarfina in Beverly Hills. The event complete with tastings of Sugarfina's famous Champagne Bears, sweet and tart sugar lips, dark chocolate sea salt caramels, peanut butter malt balls and more-- so SO good!  Check out more pics from the event below:

Sugarfina Beverly Hills

The tasting bar- smaller tastings of the delicious sweets if you're not ready to splurge on the bigger boxes.

Sara Happ Sugarfina Event

Two words: Watermelon Mojito. One word: Phenomenal.

Sara Happ Confetti Cake Lip Scrub

Sara Happ Lip Scrub
 Sugarfina not only carries yummy candies and chocolates, but super cute cards, stationary and gifts from! 

Sara Happ The Pink Slip
Lucky for me I was able to try the Vanilla Bean gift set, which includes a lip scrub and lip slip, The Lip Scrub Lip Exfoliator in Peony, along with glosses The Pink Slip and The Nude Slip. The scrubs easily exfoliate lips, removing dead skin and leaving them silky, kissable soft. Vanilla Bean is a yummy, warm vanilla flavor while Peony has a light hint of floral. Both work amazingly well, and because they are sugar, they are safe for lips and to ingest if you happen to accidentally lick your lips... :P

Cool fact, Sara started her line (beginning with the Vanilla Bean flavor!) of lip scrubs in her kitchen back in 2005. Since then, the line has taken off and she has introduced The Lip Slip lip balms and lip glosses.

While the sugar lip scrubs are amazing, for the past week I haven't been able to stop wearing The Nude Slip, a luxe, smooth gloss in the perfect nude shade. The Lip Slip that is included in the Vanilla Bean Gift Set is also amazing-- a super hydrating, luxurious lip balm that leaves my lips super soft.

Sugarfina Alice and Olivia
Um, how awesome is this Sugarfina alice & olivia bento gift box?!?

August 12, 2015

Review: Christie Brinkley CLOSE UP Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment

Christie Brinkley Skincare Close Up Wrinkle Treatment Review

I was recently introduced to the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment from iFabbo and couldn't wait to put it to the test! At 61 (no way!), Christie Brinkley herself looks absolutely AMAZING so I have hopes that she knows a thing or two about anti-aging treatments and skin care. Will her CLOSE UP treatment make my skin look smoother,  tighter and ready for my close-up?? Here's the scoop on this treatment:

What It Is:
According to the website, the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment is an instant treatment that tightens the look of skin while firming and smoothing the appearance of crow's feet, fine lines, and wrinkles. It is intended as a spot treatment for use around eyes, mouth and on forehead. 

The product claims the below benefits:
- Immediate sensation of tighter and smoother-looking skin.
- Potent formula maximizes anti-wrinkle effects.
- Smoothes under-eye bags and puffiness.
- Tightens skin on contact and takes years off appearance.
- Lasts for hours and can be reapplied throughout the day.
- Will wash off easily with water and no make-up remover required.
- Breakthrough discovery that tightens skin on contact to take years off appearance.

Key ingredients include Neodermyl, often found in anti-aging products which according to the website is "a new source of energy to recharge the skin made with copper which plays a significant role in collagen production & maturation, up-regulates collagen I + III & elastin, and re-energizes senescent fibroblasts" and Liftonin®-Xpress, an instant tightening ingredient that immediately works to smooth wrinkles and lines.

Christie Brinkley Skincare Close Up Wrinkle Treatment Review

My Experience:
For the past month, I have been applying the treatment daily to my eyes, forehead and around lips before I apply my makeup and after I moisturize.While I don't have wrinkles, I do have lines on my forehead and will sometimes use primer to help fill so I hoped that this treatment would help with that. The product itself leaves a matte 'film' on my skin, similar to how a primer would.

Christie Brinkley Skincare Close Up Wrinkle Treatment Review

Christie Brinkley Skincare Close Up Wrinkle Treatment Review

At a price tag of $79.95, I can't say that this product is worth the price, at least not for me. I don't have wrinkles... yet!... so I can't speak to that but since using this treatment I haven't seen much improvement to the lines I do have on my forehead. I do find, however, that the product keeps its promise of instantly tightening the skin and leaving skin feeling smooth, but years off my appearance? Not too sure about that one. Although no one believes that I am 30 so maybe it is working?

Will that being said, I'd love to see what this product does for someone with more wrinkles and lines... any takers?  For more information and to purchase, please visit the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare site.

*I was provided the Christie Brinkley Close Up Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment for review purposes from iFabbo. No monetary compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.

August 10, 2015

Travel Must-Haves for Your Makeup Bag + GIVEAWAY ($900 value!)

Not Your Mother's Travel Size Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray | Oscar Blandi Travel Size Pronto Dry Shampoo Invisible Spray | Bobbi Brown Rich Color Lip Gloss | tarte Showstopper Clay Palette | Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Rollerball | Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty BalmToo Faced Better Than Sex Mascara- Travel Size | Sephora Breakups to Makeup Bag

Heading out of town for a late summer trip? Above are some of my must-have beauty items for quick getaways, including a multi-tasking BB cream, mini mascara and all-in-1 palettes for face and eyes! Plus, I can't forget the hair (dry shampoo is an absolute MUST!) and a rollerball in a favorite scent-- I am currently loving Elizabeth and James Nirvana White.
Travel Set Giveaway
Speaking of getaways, when fashionista's travel, we travel in style! Today I've teamed up with some fabulous bloggers to giveaway some beautiful travel accessories perfect for any woman out there! One lucky reader will receive a Ted Baker London Large Cascade Floral Hard Shell Suitcase (valued at $498), a Kate Spade Daveney Laptop bag (valued at $298) AND a Kate Spade Cedar Street Passport Holder (valued at $98). How great is that prize? All you have to do is enter through the Rafflecopter widget below! Good luck!


Official Rules: Giveaway will run from August 10th until August 17th at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random and will be emailed within 48 hours of the giveaway ending. All entries will be verified to make sure they were done correctly. This giveaway is open internationally.

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