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I love Rachel Zoe and her new series is BANANAS!

posted by Jessica Carroll March 6, 2017

If you love and get inspired by Rachel Zoe like myself…I have great news! The celeb stylist, designer, editor, entrepreneur, and mother launched a new series called ‘Real Life With Rachel Zoe‘ and guess where it airs….INSTAGRAM STORIES! Yes, you heard that right! The two-minute episodes, which will focus on her two loves: her work and her boys, will be broadcast every Sunday at 9 a.m. PT and will only be live for 24 hours!

I watched the one she posted last night and loved every minute of it, or as Rachel Zoe would say, it was “Bananas!” It involved Oscars, star-studded events, and cooking breakfast for her boys at 4 am. You might still have time… check it out!

Here is another teaser I found on YouTube. How adorable are her boys?

What did you think? Would you jump on a horse?

Who inspires you?

 

XO,

Jess

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Khloe Kardashian’s Favorite Protein Shake Review

posted by Jessica Carroll February 27, 2017

If you follow my Instagram stories you know I have a protein shake pretty much every single morning before my workout! It gets me going in the morning!

I am always on the lookout for the latest and greatest protein powder and lately I’ve noticed a lot of celebrities mention “Protein World” on social media.

In fact, Khloe Kardashian just teamed up with Protein World for their new 30-day challenge. The slogan for the campaign is, “Can you keep up with a Kardashian?”

As your YouTube guinea pig I got my hands on The Slender Blend vanilla protein powder and I gave it a try! I invited my friend, Nick Mardi, to help me review this product because he is a fitness guru and has tried a fair share of protein powders.

Watch the video to find out what we thought!

Khloe looked HOT in her Protein World photoshoot, giving off some serious ballerina/dancer vibes. As the self proclaimed “gym bad ass” and fitness inspiration, Koko has been posting quite a handful of pictures on social media holding her Protein World shake, sharing the message of being comfortable in your own skin.

While there are plenty of supporters of Khloe’s newest partnership, there are also those who are vocal about the fact they don’t believe for a second that Khloe even uses Protein World protein, with one user writing: “Nobody’s buying your IG ads”.

You can believe whatever your heart desires but I gave Protein World a chance and I must say it tasted really good!

On the Protein World website they also revealed that Khloe “loves” the Slender Glow Detox Smoothie…so of course I had to give it a try. Especially because they said it’s, “Full of vitamins and minerals to help give you that glow from the inside out, you will need:

  • 3 scoops Vanilla Slender Blend
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 cup coconut water

Let me know if you have ever tried Protein World. If not, what is your favorite protein powder. Also are you a smoothie girl like Khloe? Let me know in the comments below.

XO,

Jess

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DIY Ripped Jeans

posted by Jessica Carroll February 21, 2017

The distressed and ripped jeans look is a trend going NOWHERE thanks to many celebrities including Kylie Jenner. They all love that effortlessness look…and I am totally ok with it! Who doesn’t like to look like a rockstar doll sometimes?!

The only issue with the look is the foot hole jean syndrome? What is that? It’s when you put your foot through the hole of your favorite distressed jeans so many times that the threads holding it together completely break.

Well, good news! I have the easiest and BEST solution for you. It’s called TATTER PATCH!

The best part about this DIY video is that it’s hard to mess up, especially using Tatter Patch. Watch the video above! ☺

Distressed jeans come in handy for countless coffee dates, walking your dogs, date nights, and travel shindigs…especially when you are in a rush. They are the perfect go-to when you have no time to look stylish, cute, and comfy.

Back to Kylie Jenner for quick second, she loves to make every look her own (aka make it as revealing as possible). She loves to wear jeans that have ripped holes in the BOOTAY!

In this DIY video I also show you how you can copy Kylie Jenner’s look.

According to the Tatter Patch website, here are the steps broken down for you:

STEP 1: Cut

  1. Before cutting, decide on the amount of patch needed. Flip garment inside out and place tracing paper over your hole. Trace around the hole, making sure to add ¾ inches around the garment area being repaired or restyled. Lay tracing paper template over back of patch, making sure to line up threads to run horizontally through where the hole would be.
  2. Cut out the patch size needed using the template. To cut your corresponding adhesive to match patch, lay patch with threads horizontally over the smoother side, then cut. Rounding any pointy edges or sharp corners of patch and adhesive before application creates a softer finish on the garment when wearing.

**IMPORTANT** To determine the difference between the smooth and waxy sides, run your fingernail over each side. The side that is less slick is the waxy adhesive side which is placed face down over the hole in your garment and the smooth side is for ironing.

STEP 2: IRON

  1. Insert one piece of the heat release papers between the hole and opposite side of  the garment. Place cut adhesive, WAXY ADHESIVE SIDE DOWN, over the hole. Iron the backing of the adhesive on “high cotton” setting, no steam, slowly moving around adhesive for a full 5-8 seconds.

STEP 3: PEEL

  1. Peel off paper backing on adhesive. BE CAREFUL…. Paper and adhesive can be hot. Wait a minute or two to cool before peeling the adhesive backing off. This will leave a clear film around and inside garment hole. Wait another minute for adhesive to cool off before using fingers to remove any excess adhesive left inside garment hole or hanging onto loose threads. * If the adhesive paper does not pull off easily, reheat the back of adhesive paper again for a 3 -5 seconds (wait a minute to cool) and peel.

STEP 4: IRON

  1. Place the pre-cut patch over the adhesive making sure the excess adhesive has been removed and threads are running horizontally through the hole, lining up with adhesive on the garment. Place the second piece of heat release paper over the patch.
  2. Slowly and with slight pressure, iron over heat release that is on top of the patch for a full 15 seconds. Carefully flip the garment back to right side out. Place same heat release paper back over patched hole and iron slowly, using slight pressure while moving around the outer perimeter of the hole for a full 30 seconds.

IMPORTANT!!! Let cure for 24 hours before wearing and washing.
I hope you liked this DIY!

XO,

Jess

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Get Emma Stone’s Award Winning Lips

posted by Jessica Carroll February 10, 2017

There is a trend going on in the celeb world and it’s, “Bigger the better!” That goes for boobs, butts, and LIPS. If you weren’t blessed with a pillowy pout like me, good news, there are a lot of different ways that you can still get that Kylie Jenner pout! Obviously you can get lip fillers but OWEEEE :/ — or you could go the non-needle route and use lip-plumping masks. A lot of celebrities have been posting hilarious selfies rocking these goofy masks.

In fact, Lady Gaga, who looked amazing at the Super Bowl and Emma Stone, who is dominating the award show this year with her role in LA LA Land are both obsessed with this one from Tony Moly called the Kiss Kiss Lovely Lip Patch.

My friends over at Peach and Lily sent me a pack. It is $4 dollars and it claims to make your lips soft, smooth and kissable!

Emma Stone’s makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin, told SELF magazine that she is, “Obsessed with them.” Goodwin says the mask makes lips feel “really soft and really plump,” and “it just makes lipstick look much smoother and your lips look fuller.”

Obviously I gave it a try! Find out if the mask asked worked in my video! Dill, my dog, also shared his thoughts.

Let me know if you have ever tried a lip mask and lets keep the conversation going on social media at @JessCarrollTV.

Click here to check out the Tony Moly: Kiss Kiss Lovely Lip Patch.

XO,

Jess