I was scheduled to appear live in-studio on Twin Cities Live, but the TV station wisely made the decision to not allow guests in the building right now. So the TCL team and guests are getting creative to find ways to bring viewers fresh, fun, relevant content in a way that honors what we collectively are doing to flatten the Coronavirus curve with social distancing and self-isolation. Here's what we came up with!
I shot three short clips in my home, offering up my personal picks for a hand cream that will soothe dry, chapped hands after all the extra washing/sanitizing we're doing; an at-home hand mask that you probably did back in 6th grade but whatever, we're going for entertainment here; and an affordable, accessible bubble bath that has become part of my own daily self-care ritual.
I always try to offer up a "Behind the Scenes" perspective when I'm at the TCL studio, so I'll do the same in this case. This case being, my house.
In today's Twin Cities Live segment, we're talking all things beauty masks. We go into everything from the dark side of masking (ahem, the environment) and discuss what to look for on the ingredients list to determine whether a mask is actually worthwhile. I share a few of my favorites, Steve tries to pocket one of the stranger masks...there's a lot going on! I'd love to know what you think about masking - is it a regular part of your beauty routine? Something you do on special occasions or a complete pass?
Chances are pretty good that if you have a beauty question, someone else has the same one, too. That's why I pulled together a collection of the most common questions I'm asked about beauty issues and shared them in today's Twin Cities Live segment. We cover everything from whyyyyy are you lips still chapped after constantly applying lip balm (including my absolute, holy grail lip treatment), how to add life to dull hair in just 8 seconds, and how to keep a curl in stubbornly straight lashes.
Did I answer any of your questions? What others are on your mind? Let me know in the comments.
One of my absolute favorite segments to put together for Twin Cities Live viewers are "get it or forget it" roundups. It's fun to give my take on products with the hopes of you saving money on something not great or snapping up something fantastic. It's also fun to get a little opinionated! I also love hearing what Steve and Elizabeth think of the products we're talking about. This was a particularly festive take on the topic, with my picks for beauty sets to Gift or Forget.
One of my favorite part of creating beauty segments for Twin Cities Live is coming up with easy solutions to common beauty problems, and sharing them with viewers. This week, we tackle everything from how to transition into a retinol product (no peeling and redness!) to creating a DYI cuticle oil pen to combat dry nails; we talk about my favorite product for covering roots between salon visits, and the brightening power of honey. It was a fun segment that included (of all things!) hugging a bear.
As a massive beauty enthusiast, I shop for makeup, skincare, nail stuff and more everywhere. Sure, I have my favorite store (watch the video to find out which one it is!), but you can find fantastic products wherever you are. In this segment, I share my favorite product picks at Target, CVS, Ulta, and Walgreens. Let me know where you prefer to shop for beauty, and what you always snag when you go there.
We're at the height of summer here in Minnesota which means a few things:
I love answering the questions you all send my way, and that's how this Twin Cities Live segment came together. I received a few different questions over Instagram and Facebook about how to layer products. Which comes first, moisturizer or serum? Should bronzer go on before blush? And what's up with lipliner: put it on before lipstick or after? We tackled those questions and more!
Do you have a different approach to any of these techniques? I'd love to hear more about that.
On today's Twin Cities Live beauty segment, I shared with Steve and Elizabeth my picks for green beauty products worth a try and those, comparatively, worth a pass. It was a lot of fun - and a little surreal - to be back on set after taking some time away from the show. It honestly felt as though I hadn't been away for even a moment.
One of the floor producers took this picture for me and...I mean...doesn't it just kind of sum up everything wonderful about the show? Steve has clearly said something brilliant. Elizabeth is very impressed by his knowledge of green beauty. And I just think it's all pretty funny.
I'm scheduled to be on the show again July 1st and am currently brainstorming topic ideas. Anything in particular you'd like to see? Let me know in the comments.
The Pretty Intellectual
It's a place to celebrate all the parts of yourself, that come with age and experience. Sara's here to share with you what she knows and to explore with you what she doesn't.