Spring Makeup Must Haves

Have any of you started switching up your beauty routine for spring yet? Now that it’s officially here, I’m ready to add a little more color to my wardrobe and makeup. Today I’m sharing a few ways you can update your makeup bag for spring, from adding in subtle, romantic shades to going bold and bright.

Spring Makeup Musts - Tamera Mowry

Blushes & Nudes

Valentine’s Day may be over, but spring is a great time to add a touch of romance. Blushes and nudes make any look soft and feminine, while adding a warm glow that looks stunning with any of these spring dresses. Try something with a slight brown or almost light purple tone like NARS’ velvet gloss lip pencil or Bobbi Brown’s art stick, which comes in 11 romantic shades. The trick here is to choose one that adds a subtle pop, but doesn’t take the attention off the rest of your look. These shades are perfect for pairing with floral dresses and flowy blouses.

Coral & Orange

For the eyes, spring is one of the few times you can’t go wrong punching up the color even for everyday wear – so what not experiment? Depending on what fits best with your skin tone, colors ranging from pinky corals to vibrant oranges can provide the perfect pop for spring. Choose an eyeshadow palette that comes in 2 or 3 shades so you can blend your brighter pick with a more natural hue – you don’t want the shadow coming out of nowhere. If you prefer to have your color on the cheeks instead, a cream blush is the way to go. Bliss has a silky blush stick that blends easily and helps sculpt cheeks too.

Pop of Red

Another hue I love year-round, but especially for spring? A good, sultry red! Red works any time of year depending on the outfit you’re pairing it with. It easily goes from sophisticated in the fall to bold during the holidays to flirty on Valentine’s, and now – fun in spring. MAC’s Ruby Woo is my go-to, but luckily just about every beauty brand under the sun makes a good red. And if red lips are a little too bold, you can always flaunt it on your nails instead.

What are your favorite spring shades? Share with me in the comments below!

Xx,
Tamera

Ariah’s Spring Style: Overalls & Rainboots

Guys, the overalls craze is back, and this time it’s Ariah rocking the style. Spring is just getting going in California, and the temps have been up and down. The solutions for my little ones? Their fave rain boots! They can’t get enough of them.

Curls on curls on curls while mommy is wine tasting

And that’s when we discovered, there’s nothing cuter than rain boots and overalls. And curls on curls of course.

Ariah's Style - Toddler Overalls and Rainboots - Tamera Mowry

Look 1: OshKosh B’gosh Little Girls’ Cozy Denim Overalls, Long Sleeve Striped Shirt, Hunter First Classic Rain Boot, Look 2: Hudson Kids Floral Shortall, Toddler Embroidered Top, Tall Matte Rain Boots, Look 3: Little Girls Distressed Overalls, White Woven Top, Pearlized Mint Rain Boots

You guys loved the pic I posted on my Instagram, so I created a few more outfits inspired by Ariah’s look. You can shop them via the links above or use as inspiration for the future! And a few of you have asked about Ariah and Aden’s curls and keeping them happy and healthy. You can check out my post on kids’ haircare routines for my tips and suggestions.

What are your little ones rocking lately?

Xx,
Tamera

Wear It: 9 Dresses to Flaunt This Spring

Today we’re talking about one of my fave subjects – spring fashion! If you’ve been craving color during this long winter, it’s finally time to start reintroducing some brighter hues into your wardrobe. I’ve always been drawn to soft, feminine colors and pretty details like lace and embroidery, so spring fashion is right up my alley. But there’s so many ways you can wear spring shades to fit with your style. Personally, I love modern silhouettes and form fitting looks, so the dresses below are all on my wishlist.

Spring Dresses

Flower midi dress / Blush pink lace trim dress / Lace dress with cap sleeve / Floral wrap crepe dress / Karen Millen floral dress / Lace embroidered floral dress / Light blue wrap dress / Pink kimono dress / Silk shirt dress

Lace. Lace dresses can easily border on old fashion or overly formal, and spring is all about being casual yet sophisticated. I think lace looks gorgeous as an overlay, like in the pencil dresses above. You can always add interest by going for a high collar or cutout design – they modernize any lacy look.

Floral. Who doesn’t own a floral dress or two for spring? This style is one that comes back year after year, so it’s easy to feel like your florals need a refresh. Wrap dresses and the boho look is in (no surprise there!) so if you’re more of a free-spirit you might want to opt for a flowing dress like the wrap crepe dress above. But you can go slightly more formal and even pull off bright florals at the office or a dinner party with the other two styles.

Solids. Lastly, this time of year you don’t see nearly as many solid colored dresses. We’re out with the blacks and reds of the last season, and eager to wear prints. But dusty pastels and light neutrals are perfect for longer days and sunny afternoons.

Whether you’re going to a baby or bridal shower, wedding, spring dinners or Easter brunch this year – these dresses have you covered! Share your fave with me below.

Xx,
Tamera

5 Skincare Moves To Make In Your 30s

Guys, it’s time to get real. How many of you had serious skincare routines in your 20s? You may have thought about it, or even invested in products – but it was probably not your biggest priority. But when you get older and start to notice the effects of a busy lifestyle, regular makeup use and plain ol’ time on your skin, you wonder why you didn’t get started sooner. It’s never too early to adopt an effective skincare routine, and once you dive in it’ll become second nature, just like putting on your makeup each morning. The thing is, the ingredients in quality skincare products are doing a lot of work behind the scenes! Moisturizers and sunscreens and everything else I mention below are necessary whether or not you’ve noticed any signs of aging quite yet. If you’re in your 30s and not yet making these moves – now’s the time to buckle down. Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it seems, and you’ll be SO glad you took preventative measures as the years go by.

5 Skincare Moves To Make In Your 30s - Tamera Mowry

1. Moisturize every single night. Late nights out in your 20s may have distracted you from a consistent skincare regimen but no matter what age you are, you can always make this a habit. Moisturizing nightly has made a huge difference on my skin, and if you’re incorporating the retinol cream below it can be life changing. Just make sure you don’t give up on something if you don’t see results in the first week! Many products take time to work their magic.

2. Add a retinol cream to your regimen. Retinol helps stimulate the production of new skin cells, supports natural collagen production and they can reduce the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. Over the counter retinol creams can do all of the above, such as Radha Beauty Retinol Moisturizer Cream (which is top rated but much less spendy than others), while quenching your skin with ample moisture. Many women begin using retinol on the face and eye area when they regularly notice signs of aging, but this is something you can do in your 30s and even earlier to ensure you’re skin looks healthy, bright and hydrated.

3. Get regular facials. I’ve talked about the importance of facial treatments – something we too often brush off as a luxury instead of a necessary step in our skincare routines. If this is something you’ve never considered before, your 30s is a great time to save room in the beauty budget for them. Facials can fight signs of aging, reduce acne and other skin issues and turn you on to the best type of products for your individual skin needs.

4. Don’t leave without sunscreen. So many of us know the importance of wearing sunscreen – it’s not like the sun’s rays are only harmful when we’re lounging on the beach during vacay – but this can be such a tough part to remember to incorporate into your routine. Well, if you’re in your 30s and aren’t doing it yet – it’s time to get on it! Sun exposure is proven to lead to premature aging, so if you don’t want to see the effects anytime soon, you have to actively work to combat it. I like to keep sunscreen near my makeup bag so that I don’t forget it when I’m getting ready in the morning. Look for a lightweight formula like BareMinerals Daily Prep that not only protects you from UVA/UVB, but makes for easy makeup application after.

5. Learn the power of essential oils. You may know about essential oils for relaxation or even home use, but they can also be powerful tools for youthful looking skin. Be on the lookout for skincare products with pure essential oils such as Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm, Herbivore Botanicals Blue Clay Mask, or Earth Science Apricot Intensive Night Cream that can nourish skin while reducing the signs of aging. This goes for any skincare product, too – research which ingredients work best for YOU and use it to create a customized routine.

What’s been the most important habit for you when it comes to skincare? Any life changing products?

Xx,
Tamera

3 Easy DIY Hair Masks for Natural Hair

As much as I like to stick to a healthy diet, in part because it also improves the look and feel of my skin and hair, there also happens to be a lot of topical ways to apply superfoods in order to reap their many benefits. I don’t think I’m alone in requiring a regular deep condition to keep my strands manageable, and if there’s an ingredient in my pantry that might be able to do the trick – why not give it a try? Who doesn’t want to achieve that post-salon softness without actually leaving the house, anyway?

Try these 3 easy DIY hair masks for natural hair that’s in need of a boost:

3 DIY hair masks for natural hair - Tamera Mowry

Yogurt + Honey

This is a classic hair mask that helps conditioned parched hair. Nutrition-packed Greek yogurt can soften hair, add shine and even help detangle curls. Simply apply to hair after washing and leave on for twenty minutes before rinsing. I’ve seen versions of this mask with Manuka honey (for its scalp-cleansing antibacterial properties) and coconut oil for an added dose of moisture.

Avocado + Eggs

This old school mask is made by combining an avocado and whole egg with a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of olive oil (coconut oil is always an option – and smells so nice you really can’t go wrong). Make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended, so you don’t end up with chunks of avocado in your hair. Apply and wait for 20+ minutes before thoroughly rinsing.

Banana  + Coconut Milk

This last deep conditioning mask is as simple as can be, requiring only two ingredients, but flexible enough that you could add honey or yogurt to for added oomph. You’ll make more than enough for one hair mask if you combine a ripe banana with a cup of full-fact coconut milk. Quick tip – This is one you’ll probably want to combine in a blender if you can – it’s tougher than you think to completely combine the two.

Of course, if DIY isn’t your thing, you can always opt for one of the masks below:

 

Have you gone the DIY route with your hair before? Click here for 3 easy DIY face masks to round out your at-home routine.

Xx,
Tamera

Guys, It’s Officially Happened…

Just wanted to quickly pop in and say, guess what? I officially need glasses! They made their debut on The Real recently, so there’s no hiding the fact that got myself a pair of specs! I definitely thought I’d make it to 40 before even thinking of glasses, but it happened and I’ve decided to be fully accepting of it.

Tamera Mowry Glasses

Actually, I’m not only going to be accepting of it, I’m going to embrace it. I’ve learned a lot of life lessons over the past few years and one is that there are just some things you shouldn’t fight. If we spend all our time chasing youth, for example, we miss out on all the wonderful things happening in the present moment. And if we worry too much about the future – pretty much the same thing happens, we miss out. It’s nice to just take life as it comes sometimes and say – oh well, it is what it is! Grateful to be alive and to see the world as I do. With the help of a cute pair of glasses of course, lol.

Guys!! It's happened. I officially need glasses ! 39 here I come!!! Thought I'd make it to 40 without having to wear them. But oh well. #gratefultobealive

Has the New Year brought you any surprises so far? Would love to hear your stories.
Xx,
Tamera