photo: http://aurajoon.blogspot.com post designed by lauren conrad
Warmer days are approaching and that means that after a long winter of hibernating, your toes will be making an appearance once again. So it’s time to get your feet open-toed footwear ready. Here are some tips on getting your tootsies in tip-top shape…
1) Buff – First you will need a pumice stone. A pumice stone is hardened lava used to buff away dry skin from your feet. When you are purchasing a stone be sure that you are buying a smooth one (Some are too rough and cause more harm than good). It works best if you have just taken a shower or if you have soaked your feet in warm water for a few minutes first. Using the stone, buff the rough skin on the bottom of your feet (usually the heal and ball of the foot) in a circular motion. Note: Don’t try and do it all at once. You can damage the skin or even get an infection. Just give your feet a quick buff once a week till they are smooth as a baby’s bum.
2) Scrub – When you are in the shower try using a scrub on the top and bottom of your feet. It’s a gentle way to wash away dead skin. Here is a recipe for a do it yourself scrub.
3) Moisturize – Before going to sleep cover your feet in a thick layer of healing ointment (Vaseline, Aquaphor, Bag Balm…). Then put on a pair of cotton socks. When you wake your feet will feel much softer.
photos: kristin ess post designed by kristin ess
Last week was really long, and really fun. We always have the best time on our Kohl’s shoots. This time I took some photos of Lauren so you all can get an idea of the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes:
1. The benefit to having cake and cookie props is we’re told we can eat them after. And we do.
2. Believe me, she’s an animal. Lauren was freezing and standing in the middle of a Malibu wind storm. Her wardrobe stylist Britt put a blanket around her and this just happened. Meow.
3. Prim, proper + polished. Right here Lauren, Amy Nadine and I were having a water drinking contest. She who could drink the most water through out the day would get to tweet what ever they wanted from the other two’s twitter accounts. Right about here we called it a truce. All around bad idea.
4. Kohl’s brought in an incredible vintage Mercedes for Lauren to drive off in at the end of the collection video. This thing was amazing, but it had a very tricky, very sticky clutch, so Lady Lauren steered as all the manly men on set pushed this gorgeous hunk of metal down the driveway.
5. RIVER! Lauren asked for a puppy. On the last day they surprised her with this little gem. He stole the show. Obviously.
photos: pinterest/gettyimages post designed by kristin ess
It’s been a week and it’s only tuesday! We’re shooting LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s all week long and will be posting from set. Please excuse any little delays in our regularly scheduled program!
XO Lauren, Kristin, and Amy Nadine
photo: Bruce Weber post designed by kristin ess
Growing tired of your same old beauty products day after day? Why not organize a product swapping party with your nearest and dearest? So that teal shadow didn’t work out for you, it looks fantastic on your bestie! Have you been searching for the perfect hair serum? Good thing your girlfriend has seven (hoarder)! First pick a night to meet with your friends. Then gather all your unused beauty products and begin swapping. Obviously a half-used eyeshadow isn’t a fair swap for new bottle of perfume so set some ground rules beforehand to ensure everyone walks away happy. Let us know how it goes!
XO Lauren, Kristin and Amy Nadine
photo credit: pauladeen.com post designed by lauren conrad
It’s official. Spring has arrived. That means it’s time to shed those layers and show some skin. Unfortunately, our limbs have been hiding all winter long and may not be looking their prettiest. To bring dull skin back to life, try this refreshing body scrub. Here is an easy recipe for a salt scrub that you can make with ingredients found in your own kitchen. You’re just moments away from shiny new skin.
What you will need:
5 tablespoons sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
First mix the olive oil and sea salt together. Once the salt gets coated by the oil, the lemon won’t dissolve it! Next cut the lemon in half and squeeze over the salt + oil. Mix and mash. (Feel free to adjust the recipe to your liking.) Then scrub away!!