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TRICK OR TREAT SMILE WITH CREST

Halloween is just around the corner and I am beyond excited. I’m already stocking up on Twizzlers, Tootsie Rolls, and Sour Patch Kids. These have been my childhood favorites, and they still are. Anything super chewy and I’m immediately obsessed. Even with my intense sour tooth, my parents made the health of my teeth super important. I floss my teeth every single night and brush after every meal. Crest has always been my family’s toothpaste of choice. I have to thank them for my smile. Thank you Mom and Dad for caring and taking the time to sit me down, and tell me why it’s so important to spend extra care of my teeth, and not just around Halloween, but every single day. Thank you for still sending me home after the holidays with extra boxes of Crest in my suitcase. Thank you for all of the extra Oral-B toothbrushes you leave under my sink.

I think it will be extra fun to sneak in some Crest toothpastes into some of my trick-or-treaters pillow cases this weekend. I think it’s a good reminder to protect your smile. It’s true that our health starts with what we put in our mouths and how we take care of it. I’ve had multiple visits to the dentist that scared me, or effected my travel schedule or made me have to take a day off work. Even I need that constant reminder to go the extra mile when it comes to taking care of my teeth. With Crest, I know I’m covered and that I can live my life to the fullest with confidence.

Today I’m going to be tempted to dig my hands in a bowl of candy, and I know the parents reading this sure are too. I found it funny reading the latest Crest Halloween Survey. Here are some fun facts from the survey:

-most people (73%) buy more candy than they need for Halloween just so they can eat the extra.

I definitely remember my Dad doing this. The Value Size M&M’s happen to still be his favorite. 

-Only 48% of adults enforce a stricter teeth brushing/flossing routine on Halloween for themselves. However, 70% parents enforce stricter teeth brushing/routines on Halloween for their children.

Nobody likes having candy stuck in-between their teeth on Halloween night! I think that icky feeling after eating a bag of candy reminds us adults to do a good brush! 

-Seven in 10 parents enforce a stricter teeth brushing and flossing routine on Halloween, and 41% compensate for Halloween candy by serving a healthier dinner on the holiday itself or the next night.

It’s all about balance isn’t it?

-Four in 10 adults say they enjoy the holiday even more now than when they were a child. For 37% of these adults, the reason why is because there’s no limit on the amount of candy they can consume

Yep, there’s nobody to tell us no!

So today’s post is dedicated to taking care of your teeth for a healthier smile. Don’t go too crazy this Halloween and remember to use your Crest!

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VENICE FILM FESTIVAL RED CARPET – ARMANI BEAUTY

I am currently writing from my hotel lobby here in Verona, Italy. These past few weeks have been insanity. With the campaign shoots to my clothing collection, launch press events, and now, over a week working in Italy for the Venice Film Festival. I’m glad to be back to writing after a week of absolute crazy. I had to pinch myself as I found these images of me on the red carpet of the ‘A Star Is Born’ screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande in Lido! I feel so lucky to have an incredible Armani Beauty family. So far, we’ve already travelled all over Europe this past year from Paris to London and now Venice. Venice may have been the icing on the cake. I had my red carpet Giorgio Armani fitting back in NYC before we flew out and I think I tried on every single dress…from sequins to ruffles to chiffon. But there was something so special about this very simple, long and lean lace gown. It fit like an absolute glove. I knew it was the one. And with only 30 minutes to get ready before walking the carpet, we went with a simple red lip and clean face. My favorite red at the moment is Rouge d’ Armani Matte lipstick in #400. It’s that classic Old Hollywood “movie star” red that is my go-to for any red carpet event. I threw my hair up in a bun last second to show off these decadent earrings, and voila. I was ready. And even with the rain coming down on the red carpet, it still felt like magic. What a memorable night with my fellow Armani Beauty Stars followed by a team dinner with Cate Blanchett. Keep pinching me. Keep pinching me.

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BEHIND THE SCENES IN LONDON WITH ARMANI BEAUTY FACE FABRIC

I was just in London with the Armani Beauty team for the launch of Armani Beauty’s Face Fabric foundation. This mousse-like nude foundation is completely weightless. I love when my makeup doesn’t feel like makeup. Shade 2 is the perfect fit for me…as are these Emporio Armani jeans. Our studio for the Face Fabric shoot was amazing. Talk about one killer set in the middle of Shoreditch, London. Everything was larger than life….from the Face Fabric customized bottles (they were even taller than me!) and foundation sponges that also doubled as pillows. It was like stepping into my very own vanity. A true makeup playground. The Face Fabric foundation is beautiful, clean, and simple. Like I said, it’s so soft and light, that the closest thing I can describe it to is a mousse-like foundation. The  texture is made to be applied with your fingers. For the shoot, I went with my best blue jeans and an oversize white shirt with a classic Emporio Armani stiletto. My makeup was extra fresh. It’s all about showing off smooth, healthy, even skin. I had a soft bronze smoky eye and an orange/red lip. I now keep the Armani Beauty Face Fabric foundation in my bag at all times, especially when I travel. I just got back to NYC from Nicaragua and it’s all I wore on the beach and everywhere in between. It’s amazing for my skin. Face Fabric comes in 12 different shades so you’re bound to find the perfect fit!

As for when I as off set and off duty, I spent my days at the Rosewood Hotel. Dylana and I had the most beautiful suite, making the most of our bubbling hot tub and delicious breakfasts in bed! And you may have noticed this vanity…just as amazing as studio light. It’s the most epic spot to find your perfect shade. Besides thoroughly enjoying our lovely hotel, I made sure to eat my way through most of Central London. Think late night dinners with the team for fish and chips at Sketch in Mayfair and a classic English high tea over at the stunning Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge. The fashion version of course…we literally ate cookies the shape of Armani trench coats. Having my base at The Rosewood was a dream. Until next time Armani Beauty! I can’t wait to see the team again back in NY.

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SHINE FREE WITH THE OLAY LUMINOUS WHIP

This post is sponsored by Olay; all opinions are my own.

I have finally found a moisturizer that is hydrating yet fully matte: meet the Olay Luminous Whip moisturizer. With my combination skin, it’s completely normal for me to carry blotting pads around and a compact powder in my purse. I’ll look back at images of myself and always notice that little extra shine around my nose, chin, and forehead. No bueno. I have finally found a way to stop blotting and I’m in heaven.

I have completely minimized the amount of makeup I use simply with this amazing moisturizer. Because it’s absolutely shine-free, it’s the perfect base for my makeup. The moment I rub it in, it goes from a cream to a liquid, feeling light as air on my face. It’s a texture that I have never found in a beauty brand. Super creamy as any whipped moisturizer should be, yet completely weightless. Best of all? It easily doubles as a primer! My makeup goes on smoother and my skin is a lot more glow-y..

Take a peek at my latest makeup routine. First off, I cleanse and apply the Olay Luminous Whip moisturizer from my forehead to my base of my neck. I like to mix it in with a drop of foundation. For this fresh, flushed look, I swiped on a dusty rose lipstick, shimmering pink eyeshadow, and a swipe of deep pink cream blush on my cheeks. I think a rosy look works well on just about every skin tone. This is my effortless go-to makeup look. It’s shimmering and flawless, without the extra greasy shine where I hate it most: the T-zone.

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