Vine Vera Vitamin C Collection


I was given the Vine Vera Vitamin C set to use and review a couple months back and I’m finally ready to reveal my findings!  First let me tell you a little bit about Vine Vera.  Vine Vera products combine a signature anti-aging ingredient called Resveratrol.  Resveratrol is extracted from the skin of red grapes, which is one of the most powerful antioxidants in nature and also activates cellular renewal to slow time’s visible effects on the skin.  I used the cleanser and day cream for a few weeks and unfortunately my skin is super sensitive to fragrance.  I quit using it after the third week but in retrospect, I probably should have just kept at it. I know sometimes products work by pulling all the gunk and bacteria out of the skin and to the surface before sloughing off.  It could very well have cleared up and I just didn’t let it finish it’s process.  I kept on using the Vitamin C Peeling though, and have really fallen in love with it.  I can’t even describe how it feels on the skin.  It goes on sort of like a cold jelly and then when you rub it onto your skin you can literally feel it smoothing out and cleansing the skin.  You let it sit on the skin for a sec and then you wash it off with cold water which feels amazing.  When you wash it off you can literally feel your skin squeak it’s so clean, I honestly have no words to describe it.  It’s got a very citric fragrance which I absolutely love.  We all know that citrus fruits are packed with vitamin C and can increase energy and alertness.  Simply smelling a citrus fruit can trick your brain and shake your senses.  Same thing with this Vitamin C Peeling.  The citric fragrance stimulates your senses and then combined with the amazing benefits of Vitamin C and Resveratrol, you have yourself a product full of punch.  Over the past couple months I’ve noticed my skin is softer and smoother and the puffiness and dark circles under my eyes have gone down.  You only use it 1 to 2 times a week so the jar will last quite awhile.

Vine Vera is graciously offering Twist Me Pretty readers 20% off all products at  Simply use the code TMP20OFF at checkout!  Hopefully this review peeks your interest and definitely give it a try if you’re looking into anti-aging products or contemplating botox.  The effects of this are gradual but I think you’ll really like the way it makes your skin look and feel!

Thanks Vine Vera for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are my own. 

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Livin’ on the Edge

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DRESS: JCrew Factory (on clearance right now!  If you don’t have a classic black dress, you need this one!) | CAGED HEELS: Dolce Vita (super clearance!) | BAG: Target | NECKLACES: c/o Mindy Mae’s Market here and here.  Similar here | BRACELETS: Old.  Similar black studded bracelet here, gold bangles I’m loving herehere and here | SUNGLASSES: Kate Spade here | EARRINGS: c/o Sole Society | RINGS: c/o Sole Society | LIPSTICK: Mac Russian Red

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Okay so maybe I’m not livin’ on the edge but I sure felt fierce in this ensemble.  When I found out Tyler Laswell, the editorial hairstylist and spokesperson for TRESemmé, would be doing my hair for the day I duh, freaked out immediately knew I wanted him to style something edgy and unforgettable.  I can do my hair in everyday styles later, I wanted something I’d never do on my own.  In the middle of styling this amazing faux hawk he told me that when he styles celebs hair he always asks them, do you want something you’re comfortable with?  Or do you want me to give you something that’ll make the front cover of magazines?  Well for cryin’ out loud I wanted something that would make the front cover of magazines!  While I may not be on the front cover of Vogue anytime soon, my hair stunned all the photographers outside and even if just for a moment I felt undeniably fierce.

This post was sponsored by TRESemmé, the official haircare sponsor of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and a product by Unilever.

Backstage at Marissa Webb


^^ favorite shoes of my entire life.  Sold out at Nordy’s but found them here and they’re on clearance!!


^^ I forced this girl right here to take this trip with me.  She helped me with video and photos the entire time, couldn’t have done it without my Leanne!


^^ Tresemmé’s lead hairstyle, Jeanie Syfu


^^ Are you kidding me right now?!  That’s a lot of photographers!


You guys — I have no words.  Being backstage at the Marissa Webb show was CRAZY.  Literal out of body experience!  There was this intense energy that was so thick you could have sliced it with a knife.  There was so much going on, so much press, so much talent and the models were ridiculously beautiful.  I got to hang out with Jeanie,  TRESemmé’s lead hairstylist.  She had me help her out with a few things but mostly I got to just watch her being the amazing creative she is.  Marissa and Jeanie decided on two looks for their models, the braided faux hawk look and then a side five strand braid.  Because I’ve already done a tutorial on the five strand braid I chose to really focus on the braided faux hawk style.  Because I couldn’t help myself I threw together a video of what backstage was like and a tutorial of this hairstyle — it’s different from the other videos I’ve done in the past but I hope you love it and it’ll definitely give you a better idea of what it’s like backstage at a major fashion show!

This post and video were sponsored by Tresemmé, the official haircare sponsor of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, also a product by Unilever.

#TRESmbfw Day 1

Last week I had the most dreamy experience representing TRESemmé – the official haircare sponsor of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week — at New York Fashion Week.   It was truly a whirlwind of excitement, I felt like a little girl wearing her mother’s heels the entire week.  What an incredible honor to be part of it all and TRESemmé treated me like a princess.  They literally gave me the VIP treatment and being backstage with so much talent was unreal.  The commotion, the creativity, the beauty — it was all so unbelievable.  Because I have so much I want to share, from outfit photos to hairstyle tutorials and backstage experiences, I’ll be spreading things out just a bit.  For right now, here’s the first dress I wore to the BCBG and Marissa Webb Show.  I’m in love with the delicate floral pattern and pastel colors in this dress.  It also fit the bill on being conservatively  modest so it was a no brainer for me!


^^  In the morning before the BCBG Show | Soft Dutch Braid Tutorial here


^^ After I’d helped backstage for the Marissa Webb Show | 5 Strand Dutch Braid Tutorial here

DRESS: Ted Baker Glitch Dress | HEELS: Sam Edelman Pump | CLUTCH: Whiting and Davis Envelope Clutch | SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker ‘Super Duper’ | BARETTES: Rose Barettes | HAIR: Laced Hair Extensions | LIPS: Pink Plaid by Mac

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The Lincoln Center was filled with photographers and beautiful people wearing beautiful dresses.  I could have sat in the center all day with some popcorn and stalker glasses just watching the culture and personalities from everyone who came and went.  It was really cool though to be all dressed up and fancy because photographers would just flock to you.  They’d follow you around in hoards and make you feel like a celebrity.  Tomorrow I’ll show you what happened backstage at the Marissa Webb Show and then I’ll make sure you get some amazing hairstyle tutorials — because duh —  it’s TRESemmé.  You simply can’t go four days at #NYFW without learning more than a few amazing things from their talented hairstylists!

This post was sponsored by TRESemmé, a product by Unilever

This Life

Photography: Trina Harris Photography (LA to Utah — Lifestyle/Wedding Photographer)

Every now again and I need some perspective.  I get lost in errands that need to be run, dinners that need to be prepared or bathrooms that need cleaning.  Lately I’ve been lost in New York Fashion Week, in moving across the country and in Brian starting his new job.  In the middle of it all I got a beautifully wrapped disk full of photos that melted my heart and helped me remember why I chose this path and not another.  These three are my reasons for waking up in the morning.  These three give me hope, more joy than a person deserves and a legacy to look forward to.  During moments of chaos — it’s those two little faces that keep me moving and that insanely handsome man that keeps me grounded.  This is the life I chose.  This is the life I want and I wouldn’t have it any other way.