Golden Globes weekend has begun: Never too much Möet!

Golden Globes weekend has begun! Never too much Möet!

Golden Globes weekend has begun! Never too much Möet!

And, Golden Globes weekend has officially begun!

Loved celebrating the start of a golden weekend with the official sponsor, Möet, as they celebrate 25 years of Möet Chandon sponsoring the Golden Globes.

And, what better way to celebrate than watching – & honoring – the films of future Golden Globes winners, and announcing the winner of The Möet Moment Film Festival?

@hereisgina @rachelsheedy @tennisfreak71 @wearefromla & #davidguillod had the difficult job of judging these fine films. A bubbly night all around… 

xoxo,
Dawn

Hats Off To Hudson! Hudson Jeans Summer Styles & the 12th Annual Step Up Inspiration Awards

Happy Thursday, friends!

Getting ready for the 12th Annual Step Up Inspiration Awards - and supporting a great designer, Hudson Jeans, who supports this organization that's  dear to my heart.

Getting ready for the 12th Annual Step Up Inspiration Awards – and supporting a great designer, Hudson Jeans, who supports this organization that’s dear to my heart.

Today is one of the many days that I’m feeling miiiiiighty grateful. The reason? I am so privileged to be the “Voice of God” for the 12th annual Step Up Inspiration Awards tomorrow, June 5th, 2015,  at the Beverly Hilton, presented by Hudson Jeans.

What’s the “Voice of God”? Well, it’s basically the announcer. But, doesn’t “Voice of God” sound waaaay cooler? Don’t give me the credit. Step Up wrote it right into the script! As you know, Step Up is one of my FAVORITE organizations and when they asked me to be a part of their annual awards show, I was ecstatic! There’s more about Step Up – and the Inspiration Awards – below.

But first, can we just talk for a minute about Hudson Jeans? I mean, how much do we loooove them? And not just because they fit like a glove, fit all sorts of sizes and body types, and feel delicious on our bodies, but also because they’re a huge sponsor of my beloved Step Up.

So much so, that Hudson Jeans CEO, Peter Kim, is their 2015 Inspiration Awards Honoree, along with actress Elizabeth Banks. Peter is being honored as Step Up’s Corporate Honoree because as a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, he continues to use his resources to raise awareness and funding for nonprofits and various programs in the Los Angeles area. An added bonus? He loves some adventure, this guy! Just like the adventure that so many girls seek out each year, when they head off to college or to a new city. He’s our kind of people, y’all.

Well, since Hudson Jeans is a proud sponsor of Step Up, am a very proud wearer of Hudson. Here are two of my Hudson picks for Summer, that I am loving. And I mean, looooooving!!!

1) Caught rehearsing at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday in my Skylar Relax Slim Straights – Smoke & Mirrors by Hudson Jeans ($220): The perfect boyfriend jean, that can turn into girlfriend jeans real fast, that’s how cute and versatile they are!

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Who? Me? Rehearsing as "The Voice of God"poolside  at the Beverly Hilton, yesterday.

Who? Me? Rehearsing as “The Voice of God”poolside at the Beverly Hilton, yesterday.

2) All I wanted in my teens was to look like Cindy Crawford. It’s ALL I WANTED. I wanted her beauty mark (which I kind of got, although it was a little up and to the left), prayed for her height of 5’9″ (which I got and totally believe that I manifested), and worked my little butt off to attempt to have her body (by watching – and exercising to – that Cindy Crawford workout video every day after school).

 

Well, I never got her body, exactly, but y’all…I finally manifested those jean cutoffs that she wore in that video, that I’ve been craving since 1992!

I finally got my beloved Cindy Crawford workout video cutoffs! It only took 23 years. Thanks, Hudson, for making this happen!

I finally got my beloved Cindy Crawford workout video cutoffs! It only took 23 years. Thanks, Hudson, for making this happen!

Thank you, Hudson, for making my dream come true with your Tori Slouch Short by Hudson Jeans ($165), which can be worn low on the hips for some Cindy-circa-1992 attitude, or high on the waist, all high-rise style, while seriously flattering any body type.

 

Feeling a little like Cindy, I won't lie

Feeling a little like Cindy, I won’t lie

I finally feel like Cindy Crawford; although, I doubt that I’ll be doing squats and pushups in these beauties!

Hats off to Hudson!

Hats off to Hudson!

And, what is Step Up?

Mission

Step Up propels girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become
confident, college-bound, career-focused,
and ready to join the next generation of professional women.

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Vision

Step Up believes all girls should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

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Values

Step Up is a special place where we all propel the fulfillment of potential. We take pride in our core values from which we develop our culture, our brand, and our impact strategies.

You can buy your tickets here!

Hope to see y’all there tomorrow!

I‘ll be the voice of God you’re hearing.

Tee-hee.

 

xoxo,
Dawn

 

Golden Globes Glam: The L’Oreal Paris Beauty Studio at the Beverly Wilshire

Between the year just getting started and me being a little under the weather, the first few weeks of January were slow. But they picked right up starting with the Golden Globes.

And to truly kick off award season in glittering, golden style, my fave L’Oreal Paris hosted their annual post-Golden Globes event this past Monday at the Pretty Woman-famous Beverly Wilshire.

Golden Girl. *Photo by Joyce Pan

 

Honestly, it ended up being one of the most magical nights of my life. Between being primped and pampered by the L’Oreal beauty team, chatting with Tom Bachik and Billy B, trying out the most delicious new products and tasting the most delicious cocktails and bites, it was my favorite kind of night…a FUN one!

Oh, L'oreal Paris - you always throw the BEST post- @goldenglobesparty...but this one at the Beverly Wilshire penthouse is the best one yet!! A night I'll always remember...

 

Such a delicious evening last Monday with L'Oreal Paris at theBeverly Wilshire. Can't wait to try all of their new products I went home with... *flowers by Floral Crush

 

Did you hear @JLo on the @GoldenGlobes say to Jeremy Renner “I’ve got the nails” when they were deciding who should open the envelope? Well, she sure does and it’s because of this guy. The man. The myth. The legend. Tom Bachik…and l’il ole me.

Tom Bachik!!

‘Tis the season for this reason…BEAUTY!!

The goods. Tons of new pretty products I can't wait to try!

Everything that glitters is not gold. Caught looking oh-so-serious in the penthouse of the Beverly Wilshire

The best surprise of all? As the valet brought my car around, I found a Sherrieblossom Icebox makeup organizer in the floorboard of the front seat, filled with L’Oreal makeup and skincare and haircare galore!

Look who crashed my photo! Even Miss Ellie is in awe of the oodles of L'Oreal hair & beauty goodies I got on Monday!! And a Sherrieblossom Icebox beauty organizer to boot! L'Oreal truly gives the best gifts. Thank you, L'Oreal!!

All of those gorgeous goodies are gonna leave this golden girl feelin’ pretty golden for a while now.

Gonna be feelin' golden all award season long...

Thanks so much for a beautiful night, L’Oreal!

 

xoxo,
BF

BF Asks: What L’Oreal products are you most in love with? 

Cocktail Corner: The Golden Globes Moët Golden Night Cocktail by Aida Mollenkamp

Oh, how I love award season! It has filled me with glee, delight, suspense and excitement ever since I was a tiny girl! So you can bet I’ll be glued to the screen this Sunday night to see who will be taking home the coveted Golden Globes this year.

I had the pleasure of attending a Golden Globes luncheon at the Beverly Hilton this past Thursday to meet and chat with Miss Golden Globes 2014 herself, Sosie Bacon.

With Sosie Bacon, Miss Golden Globes 2014, at an intimate bloggers luncheon at the Beverly Hilton

 

The official cocktail of the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards that they served sent me over the moon.

The official cocktail of the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards: The Moët Golden Night Cocktail crafted by Aida Mollenkamp

 

Moët & Chandon were kind enough to share Aida Mollenkamp’s delicious recipe with me so I might enjoy it on Sunday while watching. And being me, I of course have to share it with you! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did on Thursday  – and be assured that I will be enjoying it again come Sunday!

To the Globes!

The Moët Golden Night Cocktail - photo courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp

MOËT GOLDEN NIGHT

Made to celebrate the glamour and glitz of the awards season, Moët Golden Night is a decidedly sophisticated cocktail of cardamom syrup, pear brandy, and Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne. Garnished with a “fan” of fresh pear slices, this cocktail is the perfect sipper to toast the festivities. 

 

Makes: 6 cocktails // Enough simple syrup mixture for 8 cocktails

Total Time: 25 minutes

Hands On Time: 5 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup unrefined granulated sugar

1/4 cup water

20 whole cardamom pods, crushed using the back of a knife or a mortar and pestle

1/4 cup pear brandy

1 (750 ml) chilled Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne

2 small ripe Forelle or Seckel pears, for garnish

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan, stir to dissolve the sugar, add the crushed cardamom pods and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer the simple syrup for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and allow to steep and cool for 20 minutes.

 

Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the simple syrup, discard the seeds and pods, and place the simple syrup into a liquid measuring cup. Add the pear brandy and stir to combine. (The pear-cardamom simple syrup mixture can be made up to 2 days ahead and the Asian pears can be peeled up to 2 hours ahead.)

 

Just before serving, cut the pear off the core and slice pear lengthwise into 1/8-inch thick slices. (Separate slices into stacks of three and spread slightly to make a fan. If cutting slices ahead of serving time, coat them with a little lemon juice to prevent them from browning.)

 

To serve, add 1/2 ounce of the pear-cardamom simple syrup mixture to 6 white wine glasses or 6 Champagne coupes (this makes enough syrup for 8 cocktails). Add 4 ounces of chilled Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne to each glass, filling each glass about halfway. Garnish each glass with three pieces of fanned pear slices and serve.

 

Perfect pairing of pear, cardamom, brandy & bubbly

 

xoxo,
BF

BF Asks: What will you be snacking on & sipping come Sunday night? 

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday, SAG Award Winner Jessica Chastain?

ZERO DARK THIRTY’S Jessica Chastain was not just the winner of Best Actress at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, she was also a winner on the red carpet with her old Hollywood glamour!

Now, lucky us, makeup artist Kristofer Buckle, shares with us how he revved up the gorgeous red head’s look for the red carpet!

 

xoxo,

BF

BF Asks: Have you seen ZERO DARK THIRTY? 

Red Carpet Ready: Kerry Washington shines at the Golden Globes

If you’re like me, you were utterly smitten with Kerry Washington‘s sleek do and subtly sultry makeup.

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Now, you can replicate this red carpet-ready look at home!
Today, we’re showing you how to do both her hair AND makeup! Woo-hoo!!
Here are all the details:

MAKEUP

HAIR

Step 1 – Prep

  • Spray Frizz-Ease 3-Day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray  ($9.99 at drugstores), throughout wet hair and comb through to distribute the product evenl

Step 2 – Style

  • Blowdry hair straight. Take a flat iron and straighten hair section by section–the heat of flat iron will activate 3-Day Straight, to ensure sleek style that lasts all night long.

Step 3 – Perfect

  • Smooth Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Crème ($5.99) throughout hair to give a smooth, shiny finish.

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Are you gonna try this sexy & sleek look for your next big night out? If you do, please post post a pic on our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/BeautyFrosting

 

xoxo,

BF

BF Asks: Who rocked your favorite hairstyle at the Golden Globes last night?

Red Carpet Alert: The Fashionable Femmes of the Golden Globes

I love award season. Oh, how I love it!

And the Golden Globes are always the perfect way to kickstart the season as they are the MOST fun!

Here are the trends I spotted on the red carpet this evening. Do you agree?

Who was your favorite?

Starlets in Ravishing Red: 

Winners Jennifer Lawrence & Claire Danes as well as nominees, Zooey Deschanel & Marion Cotillard, rocked the red carpet in these scarlet stunners.

Beauties in Black

Golden Globe Winner, Julianne Moore and nominees Julianna Margulies, Sofia Vergara, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Nicole Kidman, presenters Kate Hudson, Salma Hayek and GIRLS stars Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet  brought black to life in these gorgeous black beauties.

Stunning in Silver

These silver screens sirens stunned in gowns of silver: nominee for Nashville Connie Britton, Thandie Newton, Isla Fisher and Carla Gugino.

Nice in Neutrals

Megan Fox, Kerry Washington, Helen Hunt and Amanda Seyfried played it nice (and a little naughty) in shimmering, skin-skimming neutrals.

Pretty in Powder Blues

Winner, Jessica Chastain, Nicole Richie and Rosario Dawson played it pretty in powdery blue hues.

Perfect in Plum

Multiple winner Lena Dunham and nominee, Taylor Swift, donned shades of plum perfectly.

Noble in Navy

Some of the best actresses of our time, including the Cecil B. Demille Award recipient Jodie Foster and nominees Glenn Close and Sally Field, were noble in navy gowns.

The Rest of the Rainbow

Other actresses such as Lucy Liu, Jessica Alba, Halle Berry and Olivia Munn represented the rest of the rainbow.

Here’s, and cheers, to many more gorgeous gowns this award season!

xoxo,
BF

Red Carpet Style Alert: Julianne Hough at tonight’s People’s Choice Awards 2013

Loving Julianne Hough’s style & glamour on the red carpet at tonight’s People’s Choice Awards?

 

 

Thanks to her makeup artist, Molly Stern, YOU can get her same gorgeous look here to rock for your red carpet event!

 

 

Don’t say we never helped you get ready!

 

xoxo,

BF