Real Loves


Miracles on Set

I'm finally back from Lovetown, USA (aka, Kingsland, GA). OK I've been back for a week and a half but a girl needs some time to catch up. When unpacking my suitcase, I took a moment of silence to honor the things that were lifesavers on set - products I will continue to turn to whenever days are never ending and environments are taxing. Let it be known these things are true miracles.

Clockwise from top:

Estee Launder Double Wear Foundation (previously discussed here) - Some mornings the alarm went off at 5:30am and I'd be out running around until 10:30pm. This foundation is superhuman and stays looking flawless until you remove it with turpentine... or Boscia Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil. J.Crew Pocket Umbrella - I wasn't expecting so much rain (silly me) so I snagged this one while on a wardrobe run to J.Crew. I like it because it always matches my outfits. Xen-Tan Deep Bronze Luxe Sunless Tan - Since my suitcase only had room for a handful of fun clothes and accessories, I had to find other ways to feel glamorous. Some mornings for a little extra confidence, I would apply this amazing self tanner (seriously, amazing) and felt like a bronzed goddess for days. MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick - When I first tried it on, I was immediately sold on the perfect pop pink unlike any other colors in my collection. It was a fun way to glam up when I would get bored with the outfit repeats towards the end. Victoria's Secret Essential V-neck Tee - New favorite tee alert! OK, this is a big deal. They're nice and long (first thing I look for) and come in lots of good colors including neons. Plus you can't beat 2 for $26. Joe's Skinny Jeans in Parakeet - I know I've beat a dead horse with these but they were the perfect tool to keep things colorful and stylish while still comfortable for all-day shoots. Steve Madden Troopa Boots - I picked these up right before I left and I'm so glad I did. They were perfect for days when the weather wasn't exactly 75 and sunny (aka, most days). Oribe Dry Texture Spray - This stuff is magical. Not exactly a dry shampoo because there's a texturizing hold producty aspect to it, but that's how I like it. It was a great way to add some vampiness when my hair looked sad. Garnier Anti-Puff Eye Roller - THIS THING IS AMAZING. Seriously. 5am wake-up, puffy tired eyes - POOF GONE! Fresh, awake, and ready to face the day. This along with my Dunkin Donuts don't-look-up-the-calorie-count whole milk iced latte with vanilla and cinnamon were my two main saviors. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Polish Strips - I kept trying to find time to paint my nails but there was never enough time for painting AND drying. These things not only last a lot longer than polish, but there's no drying time and they made great conversation. I may have had to do one hand in the morning while steaming an outfit, and the other at 10pm while eating dinner in bed but that's besides the point.