Number One VS1 Show Host

March, 20, 2017

Thanks to all of you and your amazing support, I was the #1 ranked show host for the US and Canadian launch of VS1, a live lifestyle show.

Number One VS1 Show Host

I had so much fun interacting with viewers, chatting about everything from makeup and travel to dating and dance, and being immersed in the live experience. Here is a picture from one of the makeup tutorials that I did on my VS1 Beauty Breakdown segment.

Number One VS1 Show Host - Charlotte Makeup

From that and other hosting work, I have received an exciting opportunity that I can’t wait to tell you all about. You won’t have to wait long to find out…at least it better not be long, because I’m bursting with anticipation. I’d like to spill it right now…but since I can’t yet, I’ll give you a hint. It involves television and I already started training! I’ll no longer have the time to do my four-hour VS1 week-day show and I’ll definitely miss it, but I’m looking forward to this new chapter. Of course, I’ll continue to blog as much as I can. Love you all! Thank you again for your incredible encouragement.

Recreate Belle’s Makeup

March, 14, 2017

Who’s excited to see the new production of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson? That would be me! When I was little, I loved the Disney animated movie so much that I had Belle everything…Belle costumes, Belle notebooks, Belle hair ties. Today, I’m well past the days of carrying my peanut butter and jelly sandwich in my Belle lunchbox, but I’m so not over wanting to recreate Belle’s look.

Recreate Belle’s Makeup

Recreate Belle’s Makeup

For a step-by-step tutorial on Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast makeup, watch this video.

Make Me Chic

March, 2, 2017

Doesn’t that name make every style-savvy girl want to check out the company’s couture? I was especially drawn to this ballet-inspired silhouette. It’s flattering with a dash of alluring appeal.

Make Me Chic Dress A
Make Me Chic Dress B

The material is so soft that slipping it on feels like wrapping up in a favorite, old, comfy robe…but the design is so elegant that you look like you’re dressed for an evening out.

Make Me Chic Dress C

If you want to feel chic, here’s a link to my dress. This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own.
Make Me Chic Dress D

Travel Talk: Relaxing Retreat

February, 26, 2017

Salish Lodge in Washington state is my favorite spa…EVER. Mind you, I’ve only been to two spas in my life, but even if I had been to 2,000, it’s safe to say that Salish would be a favorite. The Lodge offers seasonal scrubs…like apple/honey, pictured on me below…along with massages and facials. Your treatment comes with an additional two luxurious hours beforehand or afterwards that you can spend in a whirlpools tub, fire-side relaxation room, sauna, and steam room. If you’ve been through a stressful time and need to decompress, or if you want to do something extra special for a special event, I highly recommend this spa.

Travel Talk Relaxing Retreat Z MINI
Travel Talk Relaxing Retreat Spa A

After your treatment, you can enjoy live music and scrumptious food in The Attic with a dramatic view of the Snoqualmie Falls. Anything on the menu honey-based is the height of savory. Salish is known for its honey, which comes from their own bee hives. It all began in 2011 with a 120,000-honeybee apiary installed on the hillside overlooking the lodge. Ever since, Salish has become the destination for delicious honey.

Travel Talk Relaxing Retreat - The Attic

The Epitome of Cute Décor

February, 20, 2017

That would describe Ankit. The company is known for being a fashion, home, and tech design house that never disappoints when it comes to quality and the adorable factor.

I have used these noise-isolating headphones every day since the package arrived, and absolutely love them. They’re lightweight, adjustable, stylish, perfect for an iPod…and even come with a two-year warranty.

My Headphones
My new mug has inspired a nightly hot chocolate tradition—and it’s the perfect size.
My Mug
To check out all of Ankit’s fabulous products… Ankit LLC

Here’s a video that I shot and edited using the headphones and mug. And when I say that I shot it, I mean that literally! No one was available to film that day, so I just set my camera up on a tripod, framed up the shots, and hopped in front.

Thank you so much, Ankit, for sending me these fun goodies. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.