Letting my hair down with Formulate


Today I am letting my hair down for you. Who knows me for a long time remembers me with black hair – it was a long way to become a blonde from that and finally now my hair is nice and long …

My natural hair color is brunette, I need to get my hair colored every month and I do have very fine hair. Not the ideal starting point for long blonde hair, I know, so I do have to be super extra careful.

So when I got approached by Formulate to become a launch partner for their new hair product I was intrigued and said yes right away.

A Shampoo & conditioner, perfectly engineered just for me – based on my characteristics, goals, lifestyle, and environment. And it is Preservative free – Sulfate free – Paraben free and Cruelty free.

When I moved from Florida to California a few years back, the first difference I felt right away was the change in climate, water and humidity.

As a result my hair started to get brittle and dry and broke off. I had to cut it back to a long bob and regrow my hair until it was nice and long again. Climate is definitely a huge factor and Formulate takes this into consideration.

So this is what they made for me:

I wanted Color Protection, Deep Conditioning, something to mend split ends, something anti frizz and something to make my hair glossy and shiny.

And voila – here it is – my own Shampoo and Conditioner – made specifically for me!

So if you are as excited and curious about it – I have great news – I have a GIVEAWAY for you!

Enter now and the winner will receive their very own Shampoo and Conditioner! Excited?

Then enter right here by clicking this link: (Open until 10/26/2018)


If you would like to get your own products right away, Contact me and the first 10 emails will receive a special Invitation Code to Formulate.

Brought to you by Formulate.co

xo BB



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty and Home

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It’s a new week, let’s make it a good one!

The The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale  is on and is still going until August 5th – look what I found in Beauty Exclusives and Home Decor! I picked my favorites for you here in this Look Book. Check it out and let me know which ones are your favorites. Hurry, they might run out of stock!

I am particularly obsessed with the picnic basket – I love the idea to pack up some good food, a bottle of wine and a blanket and have dinner at the beach or in a beautiful garden….. I’ll put it on my to do list – check!

Have a great start into the week, thanks for stopping by,

xo BB

Summer Travels with Lather

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Happy Monday!

This is my last day here in Salzburg, Austria – I am flying back to LA tomorrow, another long flight within a relatively short time. I must say I am really surprised how well I did with my jet lag this time around, I had previous trips where I had a hard time adjusting and sleeping, this time I had no problems whatsoever.

I personally think that it has a lot to do with my Yoga exercises, I made a point out of taking better care of my mind as well as of my body, set some healthy boundaries for myself and it improved my personal wellbeing and productivity a lot.

Flying on planes and airports have been a steady companion throughout my life being a dancer – I actually do not like to fly and I am also quite afraid but I got it down to a science and it became a normal and very manageable routine for me. But I make a point of taking extra special care of myself, flying and time changes are stressful for the body and I only use products  I love to make me feel good and to protect my skin.

This is why I am so excited to show you my latest obsession. I found out about Lather a couple of month ago on a trip to Arizona when I walked into one of their stores and loved it immediately. Lather is all about wellness and natural ingredients combined with aromatherapy. all their products contain unique healing ingredients and essential oils that are good for the mind and body.

I took the “Fly Away Kit” c/o with me on this trip, it includes travel-friendly sizes of  some of my favorites.

  1. mint thyme hair wash – a light daily cleanser that makes my hair feel soft and silky. peppermint and thyme oil are awakening and stimulating – great for the morning or to help with jet-lag when traveling.
  2. yuzu bergamot crème rinse – bergamot and yuzu naturally uplift and refresh and the product helps keeping your hair soft and elastic.
  3. bamboo lemongrass body wash – leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh – I kept using it for my face as well.
  4. lavender lime moisturizer – I also used it for my face,  I loved using it on the plane to  moisturize my skin.
  5. unscented lip balm – with broad spectrum SPF 15 – this was my life saver, no cracked, dry and irritated lips – the perfect protection and nourishment.
  6. AHA hand crème with evening primrose – AHAs gently exfoliate the skin, Evening primrose, rosehip and grapeseed oils moisturize and protect the skin. One of my absolute favorites, especially on the plane!

I would love to hear from you if you have any special routines and tips for traveling, please share with me, I would love to hear!

Thank you so much to Lather for bringing you this post!

xo BB