Alpha Beta Glow Pads // Tarte 12-Hour Waterproof Cover Up // Sunscreen Stick //Waterproof Mascara // Sunforgetable Powder Sunscreen // Sugar SPF 15 Lip Treatment // On the glow blush // Supergoop Lip Balm //CeraVe AM Cream
Ski Bunny Chic
Sexy ski pants, killer turns and an all natural look. Well we all know that “Im not wearing any makeup” look involves makeup, so here are my tips and tricks for looking from the chairlift to acres ski.
The number one thing your must where on the mountains – SUNSCREEN. Sunscreen is a must. When you’re in the mountains not only are you closer to the sun but the and the sun reflects off the snow on to your face. My daily moisture CeraVe AM Cream, contains SPF 15 but I typically apply more when I get out of the car and carry a stick with me in my jacket. You will want to really at lunch and as you sip champagne at the end of the day.
It’s winter, you’re 99% most likely ghostly pale right now. I get super pale so I use these Alpha Beta Glow Pads weekly to give my face a nice glow. I have tried numerous face self tanners and these are my favorite. I typically apply Thursday or Friday for a bronzed look that takes me into the weekend. for the weekend.
I am prone to breaking out along my google line and my face gaud is usually up most of the day. So I try to stay away from heavy foundation. A great day to pull out your BB Cream! My routine calls for under eye consider and a tented moisturizer with SPF.
No need for blush, you are going to get that perfectly windblown look from the slopes
The key to all day eyes is WATERPROOF, the only thing worse than a ski racoon tan is raccoon eyes to match. Go for a subtle liner and reapply in the bathroom later.
I started using Maybelline Eyebrow Crayons almost a year ago and am obsessed. Waterproof mascara, eyeliner and a little eye shadow – A little shimmer to wake up tiered eyes
My lips have a natural just chugged a blue Gatorade color, so I live for lips stains and tents. I apply in the morning and before drinks. I always keep a chapstick with SPF in my jacket pocket to protect them from the wind and sun as well.
I would love to figure out how to french braid my hair. I opt for a low pony and da poorly done braid or pigtail braids. I have been working on a headband braid while stuck in ski traffic but no success yet. I do see some girls who wear they’re hair down but mine turn into a giant knot.
Since you will be heading straight from the slopes to acres ski you will need to pack your touch up essentials with you? But since your skiing you really only have what you can fit in your pockets.
Yep Samples, time to put those 100s sample packets to good use! I throw a few in a few samples and touch up in the bathroom.
Beauty routine down but don’t know what to pack? Check out my full Ski Trip Guide here.
A few weeks ago, I was asked to check out a new pizza restaurant in Colorado, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza. As a self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur, I was stoked to try out a new spot. To be totally honest, I was skeptical a franchise could create a real Neapolitan pizza. Having spent a lot of time in Italy, I have had some of the best Neapolitan style pizza in the world. I also search out the best pizza joints in any town I visit. So basically, I can be a pizza snob, especially when it comes to Neapolitan style pizzas.
The verdict? AMAZING! 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is delicious. Authentic Neapolitan pizza is a thin crust with slightly burnt edges from being cooked at almost 900 degrees. 1000 Degrees dough is made fresh daily and hand tossed. Each pizza is assembled in front of you as you order. Once completed they are placed in 1000 Degree’s specially made ovens that cook your pizza to perfection in about 2 mins.
The result is perfectly thin and crispy, burnt edge Neapolitan pizza you would expect from a fancy Italian restaurant. But it’s not, it’s from a quick service joint and every pizza is under $9.00! Plus gelato and a great selection of beer and wine,1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is all my pizza dreams come true!
I was honestly taken aback my how good the crust was. In a moment of weakness, I ordered the bacon mac and cheese pizza, while totally delicious, not really the best pizza to accompany this amazing Neapolitan crust. Next time I’ll be ordering the The Tuscan Chicken or Classic Margarita.
1000 Degrees currently only has one location in Federal Heights, but will soon open multiple locations across the Denver metro area and Boulder. This place is going to kill, in Boulder!
P.S. Wednesday Night is Student Night at the Federal Heights locations. Show your student ID to get a pizza and fountain drink for $7.00.
P.P.S. You can also order online for pick up – jackpot!
Find a 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza near you here and enjoy one of these delicious pizzas ASAP
This post is sponsored by 1000 Degrees Pizza but all thoughts and opinions are my own
Airbnb is a disrupter. No, they were not the first home rental website, but they were just the first to execute the idea well digitally. Airbnb has created an online platform that takes all the hassle out of finding accommodations. Allowing for a shift in the rental and hotel industry, by creating a peer to peer rental market, that now boasts over 2,000,000 listing worldwide. Today, anyone with an extra room can become a host and start renting out their space. No longer are travelers beholding to a small rental market and expensive hotels. You now have the freedom to travel and explore like a local, or as the Airbnb ads say “Don’t go there, live there”…
Airbnb, has become one of my most used apps over the last few years. Not only are they an interesting technology company to watch, the are one of the most useful and impactful ones in recent years. Putting aside my nerdy tech love affair… Here is why I love Airbnb and use it constantly when planning my next vacation.
1. Real-time Availability
Ever find the perfect house for your trip only to find out it’s not actually available. With Airbnb what you see is what you get. Search for specific dates what is returned is ONLY what properties are actually available for those dates. Traditional, rental sites do not have real-time availability dates leaving you messaging back and forth people trying to figure out if the dates you want are actually available
2. Real-time Pricing
– Once you have locked in the available spaces for your dates its time to figure out your pricing options. Airbnb offers real-time pricing, showing you all fees & taxes in the final price when searching! Yes, I’m harping on VRBO/HomeAway but the problem… no more like the Achille’s heal of these sites is the lack of real-time pricing. Trying to book a house in Telluride, Colorado is tricky. Prices fluctuate almost weekly to accommodate for the festival crowds in summer. VRBO/HomeAway can only give an average’s night cost of the time of year you’re looking to book. Not taking into account price increases for certain holidays and weekends. Leaving you unsure of the total price of the property.
Communication inside the app and on the .com is super easy. Airbnb has the advantage of being a totally online platform so that all if it users from the renter to the host know that the all transaction takes place online and online only. No phone calls needed.
I want a house in, the french quarter, that sleeps 10 on these days, that allows pets and has a pool – DONE. From my experience with other rental companies, these “Filters” are vague and often return results that don’t really fit. Each space on Airbnb comes with a thorough description of the space, beautiful imagery, an accurate bed count, list of amenities and often a little guide to the area you are headed too.
5. Easy of Use
By reading my other points you have picked up on UX (User Experience) being huge for me. Airbnb is EASY. it’s easy to search, easy to use and easy to understand. If User experience is king (and it is) that is why Airbnb is kicking ass over traditional rental companies.
6. The App
More than once I have been in a bind to find a place last minute and the Airbnb app has saved me. Especially want Instabook which allows you to instantly book a place without any back and forth with the host. Just pay and go check in!
I have had some pretty amazing Airbnb’s around Colorado and as we plan our trips for 2017 Airbnb is the first place we look for accommodations. Have you tried Airbnb? Any favorite places you have stayed?
I purchased my first (of many) Brooklyn Slate cheese board years ago, even before #channingandthecheeseplate was born. They produce beautiful boards, knives and cheese accessories. Created by Sean Tice and Kristy Hadeka, Brooklyn Slates’ slate is salvaged from Kirsty’s family’s slate quarry in upstate New York. Each of the red and black slate pieces are totally unique. I love the rough edges and that each one is I purchase has a very different feel.
Having been a fan for years, I could not be more excited about to announce my partnership with Brooklyn Slate. To add to my cheese board collection Brooklyn Slate sent me my very own engraved slate!! I couldn’t decide which monogram to get then it hit me – Channing and the Cheese Plate!
I absolutely love my board and the beautiful knife that came with it. And now Brooklyn Slate and I are partnering to give you a chance to win an engraved cheese board of your own! Here are some of the other engraving options…
Follow the instructions bellow to enter – winner will be announced on 1/11/2017 on Instagram
The winner is Steph! You will be contacted soon about your prize!
This post is sponsored by Brooklyn Slate but all thoughts and opinions are my own
While the snow sucks, it means ski season, which is why I stick it out every year. Lucky for me, not for the rest of the country. 4 inches of snow in Atlanta? Woah! Be sure to stock up on everything, lock yourself in and watch the hot mess that is the south in a snow storm. Any guesses on this year’s apocalypse storm nickname??
Werk It: This month the blog will be focusing a lot on being healthy! Ever since my plantar fasciitis got really bad two years ago I have been trying to get better about staying fit and limber but in the last 6 months I have really stepped it up? How do you stay fit? Any apps, blogger or vloggers you love? I will be sharing my tips in a partnership with Expedia later this month!
My Jam: Have you checked out your Spotify Best of 2016? Ha, I thought mind would be way more Phish! It’s funny to look back at all the songs I jammed out this year. Some are just songs I know I listen to a lot and some are so strongly tied to a person or memory. Here are is my playlist – tweet me yours!
The Hit List:
Where to eat in Rino this winter aka the hippest part of Denver
If you missed the Phish New Years gag here it is
But the real Phish Run MVP – This guy!
Adobe light room presets? Send them my way – check out these too
Dinner this weekend – Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Jasmin of Friend in Fashion has my dream life – forever summmer in white flowy dresses
I am already over the cold but this ski trip looks perfect
Who to follow on insta: Gypsylovinlight, OurCamplife, jess.wandering
PS. Loft is having the most ridiculous sale up to 75% off – yep 75!
If you are struggling to perfect your favorite cocktail or have a super cute bar cart and can only make a Vodka Tonic, like me…then The Cocktail Project is your new best friend. This site is a wealth of knowledge on how to master your favorite classic cocktail or learn a new one. The site breaks down drinks by liquor or occasion making it easy to find something you will like for every season.
I was asked to be a VIP at The Cocktail Project’s launch party in Denver. I arrived an hour before the party started to learn how to make some signature cocktails and get a tour of the space. I was told I would “experience the fall, winter, spring and summer seasons in one immersive space along with perfectly paired and seasonally inspired cocktails” and it was more than anything I could have imagined. Ball pit pool fro summer, hay bales and fake leaf piles for Fall, fake snow falling for Winter and Spring had a heated lounge covered in fresh flowers! I have never been to a party nor seen a party like this. And of course, the cocktails perfectly matched the look and feel of the seasons too.
My favorite cocktail from the party was the Tequila Ruby Sparkler, but I can’t wait to try their Paloma recipe soon! Clay’s favorite was the Whisky Smash. Learn how to make these cocktails and more at TheCocktailProject.com
This post is sponsored by The Cocktail Project but all thoughts and opinions are my own