Photography by Bonnie Warrington

Bonnie Warrington is a Los Angeles based photographer specializing in product photography.

Lip Service

iGlam Lipstick StylusI’m a practical joker… I just love to laugh!

I bought this iGlam Lipstick Stylus to use with my iPad because I thought it was cute and clever, but it quickly became one of my favorite practical jokes of all time!

The stylus looks like real lipstick. So much so that one of my friends (who just so happens to be a makeup artist) believed it was real lipstick for a split second. Well, until she tried to test the color on her hand.

That gave me a BRILLIANT idea! I would ask my friends, “Did you know that you can write on the screens of the new iPhones with lipstick and it won’t smear all over the screen?” Without fail they would say, “No way” and then I’d demonstrate by grabbing the lipstick stylus out of my purse and making a large swipe on my iPad. The look of utter confusion and disbelief on their faces was priceless and it always ended with a good laugh after they realized it wasn’t really lipstick.

I should warn you that the last time I pulled this prank was a complete disaster. I pulled it on one of my employees as she was putting on her lipstick after lunch. The prank went as it normally did, but after I swiped my iPad and before I could stop her… she made a HUGE swipe on her brand new iPhone. There was lipstick all over it. I couldn’t believe it!

As I sat there in shock of what just happened another one of my employees handed her a Smashbox lipstick and suggested she try using it instead because “maybe MAC lipstick doesn’t work.” Fast as lightening, she swiped the screen again and made an even bigger mess. I couldn’t move. I just sat there with a ridiculous look on my face and said, “Umm… oh, man… I was kidding, it’s not lipstick and I’m SO sorry!”

Lucky for me, they both started laughing hysterically and wanted to play the prank on some of the others on set in the photo studio. I learned my lesson and don’t play that prank anymore. Now, I just use the stylus in public and giggle to myself while others give me silly looks as they try to make sense of why I’m writing on my iPad with lipstick.

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Words, Words, Words

How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World
Book Review: Chapter Two

how-to-be-a-hepburnWords, Words, Words: It’s very important that we’re aware of the words we use to express ourselves. Like Jordan Christy said, “People are constantly making assumptions about our character based on our daily tête-à-têtes, our uncensored musings, and our friendly chit-chat.”

Anyone can overhear a conversation or read a Facebook comment. Those words will almost always affect someone’s perception of you and your character. Being perceived positively can have a huge impact on the people around you. When you’re a bright shiny light, others will see you as inspiration and will want to be shiny lights too. Positivity can be just as contagious as negativity.

So, choose your words wisely and remember that swear words aren’t classy. If you regularly use the F-word as a verb, adverb, adjective, and noun (yes, it’s a very versatile word), then you’ve probably given lot of different people the impression that you’re insolent and crude. I don’t know about you, but I definitely don’t want those two words to describe me.

I also wouldn’t want to be thought of as ignorant. Would you? I didn’t think so. That’s why it’s so important to fully understand the words we use in our everyday conversations.

One word that I hear misused a lot is “literally.” It makes me giggle inside when someone tells me, “I literally jumped ten feet” or “I literally flew down the 405.” I just imagine silly cartoon versions of them doing those things. Two other things that make me shake my head (and I know I’m not alone in this) are when I hear someone say, “supposebly” instead of “supposedly” or write “there” when they mean “they’re” or “their.” Mistakes happen, but when it happens a lot it can make others check out of the conversation (no matter how important the subject is).

It’s not just the inappropriate or misused words that can make us sound unintelligent. It’s the slang and filler words too (the likes, whatevers, and umms). Every generation has their slang terms and they’re often nearly impossible to avoid. I mean… it’s hard not to say, “cool” and “yeah” every now and again. With that being said… there are a plethora of slang terms that are a bit ridiculous for everyday conversation and should be avoided. #Snatched

Follow Jordan’s advice and avoid the “Stupid Girl” persona by developing a vocabulary that extends past layman’s terms. Get educated so you have more to talk about than celebrity gossip, TV shows, and what’s happening on Facebook.

If you need to change your persona and increase your knowledge… start small.

Three Things to Try this Week

1.) Replace swearwords with less offensive words like dangit or shoot.

2.) Get a word of the day calendar or screen saver and try using the word in a sentence that day.

3.) Replace one TV show with a documentary or the news. Watching TEDTalks online or on Netflix is a fantastic place to start and there are many interesting topics to choose from.

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In My Carry-On: Spring 2017


In My Carry-On Spring 2017Fill Your Bag

• Trident Layers Grape Lemonade Gum
• The Macbeth Collection Headphones (Similar HERE)
• Travel Neck Pillow (Similar HERE)
• Coach Luggage Tag
• Jessica Simpson Travel Tote
• Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion
• Advil
• Kind Vanilla Blueberry Vanilla Grain Bar
• Panati’s Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things by Charles Panati
• Dreaming of Chanel by Charlotte Smith
• Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes
• Coach Passport Cover
• Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Snack Crackers
• Kate Spade iPad Case (Similar HERE)
• Bucky 40 Blinks Ultralight Sleep Mask
• Goody Ouchless Ponytail Holder
• Apple iPhone
• Kate Spade iPhone Case (Similar HERE)
• Coach Makeup Bag (Similar HERE)
• Secret Travel Deodorant (Similar HERE)

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Keep Your Chin Up

How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World
Book Review: Chapter One


Keep Your Chin Up and Your Skirt Down: Jordan Christy starts this chapter by saying, “Self respect is one of the greatest assets a girl can possess, and yet it’s one of the biggest things we’re lacking these days” and I couldn’t agree more.

I mean, let’s take a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages for a second. How many photos and comments would you have to hide or remove if you knew your parents, boss, or pastor had access to your account? Even if your answer’s one… that’s not good. Sure, you can hide the pictures you don’t want certain people to see, but why post them in the first place?

Many of us have had crazy nights of drinking too much, wearing short skirts, and dancing on tables. Speaking from experience… I think it’s safe to assume that the first words spoken the next morning were, “I. Am. Never. Drinking. Again!” I also think it’s fairly safe to assume that those pictures are on Facebook racking up comments and likes… mainly from guys who love that you’re a “fun girl” and I’ll be the first to admit that it feels good, but judging your self-worth by other people’s opinions or how many social media likes is not good. It’s actually a sign that you’ve lost your self respect. You are so much better than that! Learn the art of living with style, class, and grace… the impact it’ll have on your life will be incredible.

If you need to rebuild your reputation and regain your self respect … start small.

Three Things to Try this Week

1.) Remove the plethora of “selfies” you posted on Instagram and clean up your Facebook page by removing those inappropriate photos, offensive posts, and negative statuses.

2.) Wear your little black dress, but add a pair of black sheer pantyhose.

3.) Stay sober by asking your bartender for a Shirley Temple in a Martini glass instead of a Cosmopolitan… your friends won’t know the difference and you won’t feel left out.

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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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