A Spoonful of Sugar


I love using Burt’s Bee’s sugar scrub after shaving. It’s the only thing that keeps my skin hydrated all day long without irritating it like lotion does.

You know what I’m talking about, right? You shave your legs, put on some lotion, and less than two minutes later you have little red splotches all over. Not cute! Don’t worry, there’s a solution and Burt’s Bees Sugar Scrub is it. I have no problems with “dry-itchy-skin” on days I exfoliate with it and I’m sure it’ll do the same for you.

I use the scrub one of two ways depending on the weather. In the summer I use the scrub first and then the body wash because I don’t like a lot of product on my skin especially when I get hot and sweaty. In the winter after my body wash because I need the extra hydration to get me through the day without feeling like I have alligator skin.

There are three different scents you can choose from: Mango & Orange, Cranberry & Pomegranate, and Honey & Shea. Mango & Orange is my favorite, but Cranberry & Pomegranate is the only one I’ve been able to find in stores lately. If you’re having a hard time finding it in a store near you, you can always shop the Burt’s Bees online store.

I do have to warn you though, make sure you take the foil wrapping all of the way off because cutting your finger on that stuff is not an experience that you want, trust me! Also, it leaves a little residue that can build up if you don’t clean your bathtub often, so I suggest cleaning your shower at least once a week. That’s actually a good thing to do even if you don’t use sugar scrub.

How to Be a Hepburn


One of my favorite books is called How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World: The Art of Living with Style, Class, and Grace.

On the very first page of her book, Jordan Christy makes a perfect point. She says, “Our current female landscape is embarrassing, flippant, and shallow. We need to start representing a new type of It Girl – a successful, stylish, smart girl who still maintains classic ideals and values.”

She is so right! In my time as a stylist I found that I could put new clothes on a person and they could look like a classy well-put-together female, but at the end of the day it’s only a shell… a shell that can be cracked with negative behaviors.

With that being said… I thought we could read the book together. We’ll follow Jordan Christy’s book which you can buy on Amazon for less than $12. Think of it kind of like your textbook and each month we’ll cover a new chapter. So, pick up the book and get ready because this is going to be good!


1: Keep Your Chin Up and Your Skirt Down
2: Words, Words, Words
3: Use Some Elbow Grease
4: Choose Your Friends Wisely
5: Let Him Come Calling
6: Dress to Impress
7: Less is More
8: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

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