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Month: February 2012

my post-workout smoothie

The last thing you want to do right after exercising is eat a huge meal, but sometimes burning major calories leaves you feeing famished. That’s why I think a smoothie is the perfect post-workout snack. It fills you up, it’s delicious and it’s also easy to control what goes in it so you’re not sabotaging all the hard work you just did.

I love experimenting with new smoothie recipes. Start with fruit (fresh or frozen), juice and ice, and then add your choice of things like Greek yogurt, soy or almond milk, protein powder, peanut or almond butter, greens, avocado, agave and honey.

Here’s one of my favorite smoothie recipes:

1 ripe banana
1 cup frozen berries of your choice
½ cup Greek yogurt
¾ cup orange juice
1 Tbsp. honey
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
crushed ice (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

What’s your go-to post-workout snack?

XOXO,
Angela

 


Look We Love: Studded Accents

When it comes to fashion I like to switch things up a lot, but every once in a while I notice a major trend in my wardrobe. Lately, I’ve been all about studs. If you looked in my closet right now you’d find studded jackets, tops, bags, shoes, belts and more. Get in on this edgy look with my style suggestions:

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Are you feeling this look?

XOXO,
Angela


get my movie premiere look

Hey everyone! I’ve had a lot of you tell me that you liked what I wore to the premiere of my new movie “Dysfunctional Friends,” so I wanted to tell you some more about how I put my outfit together. The funny thing is that I had originally planned on wearing a pair of electric blue platform pumps, but in typical girl fashion I decided to dress down the look with Guiseppe Zanotti’s crystal spike booties at the very last minute.

The dress was simple and chic, so it’s really all about the right accessories and flawless, understated hair and makeup to match. My jewels were my favorite part of the outfit. Here are some style suggestions if you want to get my look for less:

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Did you like my look?
XOXO,
Vanessa

Beauty Favorite: My Skincare Routine

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share my favorite skincare products. As we all know, clean, clear skin is the canvas for any other makeup you might choose to wear, so taking care of your skin should be the first step in any girl’s beauty routine.

I use a face wash called Purity by Philosophy. You can find it at Sephora and it’s awesome. It’s a really gentle face wash that melts your makeup off. I also use the Microdelivery Exfoliation from Philosophy. When you wipe it off, you’re glowing!

What are some of your favorite skincare products? I’d love to hear what you use in the comments section.

XOXO,
Vanessa

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Vanessa’s Hot Date Style Guide

Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means Angela and I have been thinking about our date night style. This look is great year-round, but it’s sure to turn heads on the 14th.

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For a date I love a dress that’s a little bit flowy. It feels fresh and flirty and leaves a little something to the imagination. Add a ladylike chain-strap bag, a pair of ankle boots, some sexy underpinnings and then finish off your Valentine’s Day look with a fun accessory like this scarf with hearts on it. If you’re wearing a lighter colored dress, a dark manicure adds some edge.

What do you think of this look?

XOXO, Vanessa

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Angela’s Hot Date Style Guide

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and whether you’ll be celebrating with a romantic dinner for two or a night out with all of the ladies, it’s a time to get all dolled up. If you’re in a relationship, show him how lucky he is, and if you’re single, show him what he’s missing!

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I say you can never go wrong with a fun, flirty LBD, some black platform pumps, an oversized envelope clutch and a statement cocktail ring for Valentine’s Day. You could do a lot with your nails, but I love the chic all-black manicure with the black dress and shoes. The ring is from my step-mom Justine Simmons’ line and I wore the ruffled dress, which is from ILoveBDes, to dinner in Beverly Hills a couple weeks ago!

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Do you have a favorite date night outfit?

XOXO, Angela

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Homemade Beauty: My Secret to Kissable Lips

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I’d share one of my favorite homemade beauty remedies for soft, kissable lips. I’m a big fan of natural, D.I.Y. beauty and this one works wonders. The best part: it’s super easy to make and uses only two ingredients that you probably already have in your home.

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All you do is take a little Vaseline and some sugar, and mix them together into a paste. Then you rub the sugary scrub onto your lips and brush it around using a toothbrush. (You probably want to buy a separate toothbrush just to use with the lip scrub.) Be gentle, but don’t be afraid to exfoliate any dead skin away.

The lip scrub should last a few weeks if you store it in an airtight container. You can use the scrub every week, especially in the winter when your lips tend to get really chapped.

Time to pucker up! Will you try this D.I.Y.?

XOXO, Vanessa