I hope you had an amazing holiday season and are revved-up for 2016. I am!!
If you’ve been following my Instargarm posts you’ll note my push to get greener and cleaner, but in a manageable I-live-in-the-real-world-can’t-avoid-all-the-bad-stuff way. You know what I mean.
So, it only makes sense the the January/February installment of Pam’s Picks in BELLA New York Magazine focuses on smart products and tips that will help you get ed carpet ready at home in a healthy, time-saving manner. I even enlisted one of my favorite Green Gurus to share DIY beauty recipes, you won’t want to miss.
Run out to your local Barnes & Noble and grab a copy of the latest issue, featuring our wonderful cover model Lance Bass. Then, once the kids or pets are tucked in, make a massive cup of tea (current obsession: TEAVANA’s Maharaja Chai Oolong Tea – perfect cure for the blistering weather).
Too cold to go out, today? HELLO 15 degrees!!
I’ve naturally posted all the scoop below. But, do get your issue so you can see how #teamBELLA is shaking things up in 2016 and helping you stay fierce, fabulous and focused on always being your best. Beauty Defined By You, that’s the BELLA babe way.
Pam’s Picks: Get Red Carpet Ready at Home
There’s nothing more frustrating than knowing a big soiree is on your calendar, and not having the time or resources to properly prepare. Fear not fabulous ladies and gents! I’ve found the ideal, time-saving ways to glam-up from head to toe, so you can always be your best you. Chin-chin.
Get Fit Forget about lifting weights and crunching away. Recently I’ve been won over by the fluid (pardon the pun) moves and easy-to-follow videos that come with the Fluidity Barre. Ballerinas like Misty Copeland and the late Maya Plisetskaya achieved healthy, toned bodies, and now you can get that same look without leaving the house. This fitness tool is a game changer for anyone with back issues that’s still looking for a way to achieve a flawless body. The focus is on using your own body weight in multiple directions to sculpt gracefully. And, since we don’t all have a separate exercise room, I love that the unit folds down to five inches and stores under my bed. $494
Get Glowing The best accessory for a stellar night out is glowing skin. Green beauty guru, author of the New York Times best-seller Gorgeously Green, and my new BFF Sophie Uliano shares her top DIY recipes for red-carpet-worthy skin. For more recipes, check out Uliano’s latest book Gorgeous For Good, or visit SophieUliano.com.
Gorgeous Glow Mask “This mask will gently remove impurities and allow your natural glow to shine,” says Uliano.
- 1 tbsp Bentonite or French Green Clay
- 1 tbsp green tea (brew tea bag in hot water for 10 minutes)
- 1tsp activated Charcoal (find capsules at health food store)
- 2 tsp coconut oil (heat until liquid form is reached)
- 1 tsp Aloe Vera gel
- 5 drops tea tree oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
Mix all ingredients into a thick paste. Apply to your face with a brush (a cosmetic fan brush is best). Leave for 20 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water. Moisturize as usual.
Get Styled No time to shop for your big night out? Check out TrunkClub.com. This is not a stylist-in-a-box service like so many on the market. Here, they actually gave me a real stylist–hi, Megan! We emailed, chatted on the phone, and even bonded over our love of rosé wine. Most importantly, Megan was able to nail down my needs for a major celebrity event BELLA is hosting in Los Angeles. Oh, and she got the hubby styled up as well! Yes, ladies, Trunk Club not only caters to women, men were actually the original customers. Tip: Look into their custom suits for guys. Overall, expect great service, no monthly fees, no commitments, and no shipping costs. Make an appointment at their NY Clubhouse, 457 Madison Avenue, 646-780-5310.