My Favorite Holiday Tradition

One of my ALL time favorite holiday traditions is to make a pallet, grab some popcorn, and watch christmas movies! For those who did not grow up making pallets, it is basically just a giant stack of blankets and pillows, aka the best way to watch a movie! We recently added something new to our tradition; Popcornopolis! A LA based gourmet popcorn company that just launched their Organic Nearly Naked Popcorn bag in select Costco locations for a limited time!

Popcornopolis has been dubbed the World’s Best Gourmet Popcorn and is farm-fresh, lightly-tossed in coconut oil, certified gluten free, whole-grain, and only 38 calories per cup!! No holiday snacking guilt happening here!!!

Jackson and I were blown away by the giant bags that are big enough for the entire family! He would have ate the entire bag if I would have let him, haha! We watched one of my all time favorite holiday movies, Home Alone, snuggled with our pups, and ate popcorn surrounded by lights. It was absolutely perfect!! I highly suggest running to your nearest Costco grabbing a bag of Popcornopolis, making a pallet with your family, and put on your favorite holiday movie. I promise you will thank me later!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! ❤

Is The Vampire Facial Worth All Of The Hype?

I recently received my first Vampire Facial at CosmetiCare which is one of the most recognized names in aesthetic services – not just in Southern California, but throughout the nation! Their mission is to guide their patients on the exciting journey to become the best versions of themselves through transformative aesthetic services. And that is exactly what Nurse Allison did at my appointment!

WHAT IS A VAMPIRE FACIAL?

It is basically just micro-needing using PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma!! This promotes healthy skin cell turnover and will improve the overall texture and tone of your skin!

WHAT IS MICRO-NEEDLING?

A skincare treatment that uses a Dermapen device delivery to provide an unparalleled collagen induction therapy via fractional delivery of needles into the epidermis and dermis. These micro-injuries to the skin encourage and harness the power of the body’s innate ability to regrow and repair the skin through the physiology of collagen induction.

DOES IT HURT?

I barely felt a single thing!!! Nurse Allison had the softest touch and I also had the option of receiving numbing cream.

DO I HAVE TO GET MY BLOOD DRAWN?

Yes. The process includes the initial blood draw, then running the blood through a centrifuge to isolate the platelets. 

WHAT DOES YOUR FACE LOOK LIKE AFTER?

Honestly I thought my face was going to look 10x more red and puffy than it did. CosmetiCare applies an amazing sheet mask after the procedure to reduce the redness and swelling. I noticed some minor irritation and redness within the first few days. This is the natural response your skin will have as it begins to rapidly heal from the “micro-injuries” caused by the needling.

THE RESULTS?

I am over the moon with my results from CosmeticCare!!! The healing process stimulates collagen and elastin production which leads to healthier, tighter, and more vibrant skin that I can see within just one week. The results are almost instant! I could have not asked for a better experience!!

Thank you Nurse Allison at CosmeticCare for treating my skin!

The Heat Is On | BabbleBoxx

I was so excited to receive my BabbleBoxx in the mail this month! If you watched my Instagram Stories you saw that some guy on a bike stole my first box right off my front porch…how rude!!!! Luckily the BabbleBoxx team was quick to respond and has super friendly customer service. So a new box was in my hands within days.

I am seriously OBSESSED with the sunglasses from Zenni Eyewear that came in my BabbleBoxx. I love that all of their sunglasses are fingerprint-resistant and come with an anti-reflective coating. How awesome is that?! Especially when you have a three year old who is always trying to steal your shades! I am wearing the Black Metal Cat-eye Sunglasses and I love cut-out detail on the corners. It totally gives them some edge! You can also customize the tint on any pair and they have 7 different colors you can choose from. Design your own pair here!

Skincare is so important during these hot summer months, so I was super stoked to see Colleen Rothschild Beauty in my Babbleboxx! Combining more than 20 years of expertise in the beauty industry, Colleen created a skincare line that is effortless, beautiful, and highly effective. Colleen’s collection encapsulates her vast knowledge of the complexity of skin and a clear understanding of what it truly needs. Colleen has formulated a sensory-rich beauty experience that balances proven science and modern technology, resulting in healthy beautiful skin for all ages and skin conditions. I received her Radiant Cleansing Balm, Matcha Tea Treatment Toner, and Sheer Renewal Cream. All of which are perfect for your skin during these hot summer months. The Radiant Cleansing Balm is a cult favorite and her best seller! This cleansing balm clears congested pores and removes impurities while dissolving all traces of makeup, leaving skin balanced, soft, and radiant. The Matcha Tea Treatment Toner is my personal favorite. This amazing toner helps minimize your pores, reduce appearance of redness, and absorb excess oil. The Sheer Renewal Cream can be used morning and night and promotes new cell turnover to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Use code BOXX20 for 20% off your purchase!

I also received a White Wine Shampoo and Conditioner set from Unwined by Hask! This duo has all the best ingredients from wine and crisp fruit extracts to help rejuvenate, strengthen and soften all hair types. Both are rich in grape seed oil which is filled with vitamin E that helps smooth hair cuticles and prevent frizz. You can shop this gloss boss duo online or at Walmart or Ulta!

One of my favorite items I received in my Babbleboxx was a selection of iced tea from Straight Up Tea. I love that their teas are made with all natural ingredients and real tea. They do not contain any artificial colors or ingredients. They have 3 flavor options that are all absolutely delicious: Sorta Sweet, Sweet, and Unsweetened! Shop them here.

Lastly, I received an anti-aging antioxidant natural sunscreen SPF 35 sunscreen from Ozeaderma. It also protects against climate elements and pollution. I love that this product is all natural, vegan, free of harsh chemicals, paragon free, environmentally friendly, and is not tested on animals. This sunscreen is made for all skin types. You can receive 10% off online purchases by using code SUNNY! Shop here.

All of these products are a must for summer and will leave your skin feeling flawless. If you have any questions about these products leave a comment below! This post was sponsored by BabbleBoxx.

Classic Sophistication Meets Modern Luxury | Hotel Alessandra

I recently made a visit to my hometown, Houston!! H-TOWN BABY!! Hahah I get a little too excited when it comes to my old stopping grounds. For the first time I stayed at the MARVELOUS Hotel Alessandra. A hotel that blends the cultural influence of European lifestyle with the pioneering spirit of the Texas wildcatter, creating an elegance that’s uniquely Houston.

Alessandra’s concierge ensures you have everything for a memorable and distinctive stay, beginning with valet upon arrival. Alessandra’s striking architecture and intriguing shapes reinforce a classical symmetry, resulting in an ideal placement of both indoor and outdoor spaces. It is stylishly streamlined, and the sophisticated guest rooms and suites showcase a perfect complement of comforts.

Welcome to a new level of luxury!

Hotel Alessandra houses Bardot, where classic sophistication meets hand-crafted cocktails. Unwind with a hand-crafted cocktail at the end of the day, or start your evening with a glass of wine and a light bite sure to delight your taste buds. Perched on the second floor above the atrium, Bardot offers luxurious ambiance and menu options poised to please.

Alessandra gets an A+ in amenities! Their spa / pool area is to die for and the views of Houston are out of this world! The hotel offers a treat at every turn – a European-inspired selection of riches that encapsulate refined tastes and desires. Retreat to the fifth floor to shed stress at the fitness center, rejuvenate in Spa by Alessandra or soak in the stunning, skyline poolside views. You can also have a Grey Goose martini bar cart delivered to your room so you can build a martini your way. How cool is that?!

Hotel Alessandra is a mere 4 blocks from the Toyota Center and George R. Brown Convention Center. Whether you visit the Toyota Center for a basketball game, a concert or visit the George R. Brown Convention Center, Hotel Alessandra is the luxury boutique hotel of choice. Call 713.242.8555 to book your reservation!!