Monday, May 11, 2015

Bye Bye American Idol

Wow, so after 15 amazing seasons, American Idol is saying goodbye.  While, I must admit I haven't religiously watched it much over the past couple years, Idol will always have a special place in my heart...  After all, it was my first experience in television!  

Since then I've gone on to make a career out of - not only music - but television, and my love for connecting with people.  Whether I'm hosting my segment on EXTRA, on a red carpet,  or even shooting a video for YouTube, I can honestly say I LOVE what I do. 

As a lil' tribute to my Idol days, I thought I'd share some fun pics from my journey... but FIRST, here's the audition that started it all.  (*P.S. Do not judge my singing ability based on this audition, LOL)  Enjoy!

 & now for some photos

My audition day outfit... I looked like a lil hippy with crunchy hair. LOL

Smiling through my nerves with my love and main support in life - my hubby Joel.  He was the one who encouraged me to audition in the first place. 

Before the auditions started, the judges came in to greet us - I remember I was just praying Sasha wouldn't snip at Paula's face!  -She was so scared from all the cheering and screaming as the judges walked in.

Sasha's quality time with Simon.

Hoursssssssss later, finally in front of the judges... and Sasha.

My 10 minutes in the audition room are like a blur.  Surreal, terrifying, extremely BIZARRE are just a few of the terms that come to mind as I think back over it.

I think this was the look on my face seconds before receiving the "Golden Ticket" which would send me on my first trip to Hollywood!

 I think a friend snapped this last picture it off of their television, but this is officially my favorite!  Somehow out of all the auditions producers could have chosen to feature in the promos that season, they chose mine!  What is even funnier to me though... notice the logo on the bottom left!!! I guess I was on EXTRA before I even knew it! :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

GLAMOROUS Waves Hair Tutorial

Hello lovelies! Happy TUTORIAL TUESDAY!!!! Ha. I just thought of that! :)

Ever since I've been styling my hair like this I get stopped daily by girls wondering how I get my glamorous waves... SO... here's a look at exactly how it's done!  Also, I've linked all the products used below.    Enjoy! xo

Thursday, April 16, 2015

How To Apply Fake Lashes TUTORIAL

 Hey loves!  Well it's been a hot minute since I brought you a fun lil tutorial so today I thought I'd share my tips and tricks on how to apply fake lashes!

There's definitely a good amount of technique to lash application, but in this tutorial I will break it down for you, step by step, and make it super easy.  :)  Enjoy!


Get the Look:

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sunny Coachella Vibezzz

Festival season is here!  If you live in the LA area, then you're probably among the thousandsssss who are prepping for a Coachella getaway this weekend.  I still haven't figured out if/when I'm going BUT I will say that I've been completely inspired by the season to break out my fav boho looks! 

This yellow sundress by AMIClubwear is one of my newest wardrobe additions and I'm OBSESSED with it! Cali tends to get chilly every now and then, so It's good to always be prepared with a cardigan or light jacket - this gray cardi is one of my old favs... I think I bought it years ago at Urban Outfitters. I just love how adding one layer like this breaks up the yellow and dresses it down a bit.

Typically I'd pair a nice wedge with something like this - but ain't nobody want to be clunking around Coachella fields in wedges... hence these super cute white sandals!  I love the fact that they still give me a lil height cause this 5'4 girl needs all the help she can get.

Now ya know I've gotta have some fun with my nails!  Whenever warmer weather hits I break out my bright spring polishes.  Love the pop of color this coral brings, along with the touch of gold on my two accent nails.   OH! -And now would also be a good time to talk about my sunnies!   I snagged this pair at Melrose Trading Post Flea Market a couple weeks ago - they were 2 for $15!!! #SCORE

No boho look is complete without some fun jewelry!  What I love about looks like this is that I can wear all of my current favorite pieces at once. 

Let's talk rings first.  For me, more is more and I always mix my fine jewelry with smaller midi rings that I've collected over time. 

The latest addition to my ring collection, however, is my current fav!!!! 

So I fell in love with Anne Sisteron's jewelry line back around Oscar time, when my stylist pulled some STUNNING pieces for me to wear on the red carpet.  Ever since, I've been stalking Anne's website (and her Beverly Hills store) and can not get enough of her gorgeous pieces.  Needless to say, this rose gold and diamond ring is my new every day essential. 

AND GUESS WHAT?!?!  In honor of how much I love her stuff, she's offered my readers an exclusive discount!!!!  If you shop her website and use discount code "SHAE15" when you check out, you get 15% off!!!! Yayayayay. #YoureWelcome

For my necklaces, I wanted to add one more pop of color, and I loved this vibrant blue stone by Hannah Iris Jewelry.   I layered it with my "J" (for my husband Joel) tassel necklace by Ellie's Sparkles.

Get the look:

Monday, February 23, 2015

2015 Oscars: BEST & WORST Dressed

Hey lovelies!  I'm so excited to share my picks for this year's Best & Worst dressed on the red carpet.  I definitely get a bit opinionated here, but it's all in good fun.  :)  It was such an honor to have the opportunity to walk the red carpet for the second year in a row!  I hope you enjoy my video and be sure to sound off in the comments - let me know if you agree/disagree with my picks. 


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Oscars #OOTD

Well ^this^ picture pretty much sums up how I feel right about now.   This is my second year in a row to hang at the Oscars red carpet, and I have to say - it's quite a surreal feeling.  So many people from all over the world buzzing around, wearing the most beautiful gowns, all prepped and ready for one of Hollywood's biggest nights of the year!

I'll be posting my red carpet picks for Best & Worst dressed in a bit, but for now I want to share all the deets of my own look!

It all starts with the makeup... and my fav makeup artist on earth, Lyndsay Zavitz glammed me up today.  Our goal:  Natural, soft, glam.  This picture doesn't even do her work justice... my skin was GLOWING thanks to Lynds!  I absolutely LOVED how thick and full my lashes looked... gosh I wish I could re-create this look every day!!!

I told my stylist - Stephanie Ward - that I'd love something with sleeves, preferably emerald green.  I could not have imagined we'd find EXACTLY that!!!

This STUNNING gown is by @MTCostello, designed by Michael and Stephanie Costello.  It was such an honor to wear one of their creations.   It fit like a glove and gave me such confidence walking that carpet.  I can't even tell you how many people stopped me to ask "who are you wearing?"

When it came to jewelry - we wanted to keep things elegant and simple:

Earrings and rings are by Anne Sisteron Fine Jewelry.  She has a little boutique in the heart of Beverly Hills and walking into her store is like walking into a glam girl's heaven!  SO MANY BEAUTIFUL PIECES!

My edgy gold clutch was gifted to me by one of my very best friends, I was so excited to finally have the perfect outfit to wear it with.

Well, it's been a loooooooong weekend and I could not be more excited to get some rest tonight, so besitos to you all and stay tuned for my Best/Worst Dressed Recap Video coming out TOMORROW! :)