If you follow me on social media, you know that I’m right smack-dab in the middle of 15 Days of Fitness. It’s going SO great, I actually have something exciting in store for you guys in August. More on that later.

But now, what am I soooooo excited about that I had to start a new column called “SO EXCITED, I CAN’T HIDE IT ABOUT…”? Well, dear readers, that would be the NutriBullet.

The NutriBullet does my #15DaysofFitness right!

Now, I know we’ve all heard of this and thought about trying it but I, for one, had never had the pleasure. Then, I tried my friend’s the other day and fell in love. It quickly became my new kitchen favorite! After using it a few times, I was in love!

This guy not only whips up delicious smoothies and juices in no time flat but it also actually works as an extractor. What on earth does that mean? Well, it actually extracts all of the deliciousness and nutritiousness in fruits and vegetables, making it easier for your body to absorb them. Could anything be more appropriate for my #15DaysofFitness ? I think not….which is why I had to get one for myself. After all, my latest goal is to have a juice or smoothie chock-full of a variety of fruits and veggies every day!
And I, my friends, am in good company. Duchess Kate Middleton herself is a fan – as is another one of my girl crushes, Olivia Munn and my FabFitFun girl, Giuliana Rancic.
I’ve included two of my favorite summer recipes, using the NutriBullet, below. But I have even MORE exciting news!
On Friday, I am hosting a Twitter giveaway giving one of you guys your own NutriBullet.
Just follow me on Twitter and reply to a few tweets throughout the day and you’re entered to win. Share the giveaway now by tweeting today:
“@beautyfrosting is giving away @thenutribullet on Fri 7/25 at 12 pm. Join the party!! #15daysoffitness “ 
Ginger Pineapple Limeade Blast – Limeade AND pineapple? Yes, please.
With an amazing immune-boosting citrus kick and a chunk of ginger to rev up your digestive fire, this mouth-watering blast will leave you feeling fresh, sweet and perfectly green — especially on those hot summer days.
·      2 handfuls spinach
·      1/2 cup pineapple
·      1 chunk ginger
·      3/4 cup lime juice
·      6 leaves cilantro
·      1 tablespoon honey (raw)
·      Water to MAX LINE
·      Ice cubes
*Add all ingredients to NutriBullet tall cup and extract until smooth.
Summer Sipper – Who knew LETTUCE could taste this good??!
Combine the season’s best produce in this delicious, refreshing and oh-so nutritious and healthy beverage.
·      1/4 tall cup arugula
·      1/4 tall cup romaine
·      2 leaves basil
·      1/2 cup cantaloupe
·      1/2 cup blueberries
·      1 cup cherries (pitted)
·      1 tablespoon chia seeds
·      Coconut water to MAX LINE
*Add all ingredients to NutriBullet tall cup and extract until smooth.
Learn more about the NutriBullet at www.nutribullet.com and for more delicious, nutrient-rich recipes, go to www.nutribulletblog.com.
BF Asks: What will you make in your nutribullet?

My Current Crush: Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection

So who – or – what’s my latest crush? Well, here are a few hints.

It’s sexy. It glows. It lights me all up. And it’s nude.

What - or who - is nude and making me all flushed and glowing?

Wait, WHAT was that I said?
Yep, My Current Crush is the Nude Glow collection from Bobbi Brown. This collection includes three sets of products taylor made to your skin tone to give you that gorgeous glow that Bobbi Brown has become famous for.

My Current Crush: The Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection (from $15 - $52)


I’ve personally tried the eye palettes (and am wearing the Bronze today) and they are sublime. They have the Crystal (which is a silver-gray-hued palette with a bit of soft petal pink which is perfect for fairer skin tones)…

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Crystal Eye Palette ($50)

the Nude eye palette (which has putty, mocha and true nude shades for medium skin tones)…

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Nude Eye Palette ($50)

and the Bronze (which I’m wearing today – filled with golds, bronzes and coppers which is perfect for medium to deeper skin tones).

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Bronze Eye Palette ($50)

A gorgeous mix of flat and shimmering shades, anyone can wear these.

"Dawning" My Current Crush: Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection's Bronze Eye Palette ($50)

And they also have some really fun sheer lipcolors in the collection. I love em! They’re creamy, sheer and a welcome vacation from heavy winter colors! They come in Pink Flush, Pink Rose and Pink Gold. Perfect for a pink-lover like me or anyone who craves a more natural, sweet, understated, kissable lip to go with that gorgeous, glowing complexion.

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Sheer Lip Colors in (L to R): Pink Gold, Pink Rose and Pink Flush (all $25)

And some swatches of course:

From top to bottom: Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color in Pink Rose, Pink Flush and Pink Gold (all $25)




BF Asks: What makes you glow? 


By My Bedside: L’Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil & Replenishing Moisturizer

I’m in my homestate of Texas this week and I had the pleasure of going to the State Fair of Texas this past Saturday. I must say that not many things make me feel like a kid again like eating a corndog and riding those rides.

The fair just makes me feel like a kid again. But lucky for me - and you - we can get that glow all-year round.

So while I might not feel youthful all the time, I am utterly delighted that L’Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal products sure bring back the youthful glow to my skin in a pinch…and for a penny of a price!

By My Bedside: L'Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil & Replenishing Moisturizer

Seriously, one of the biggest complaints I hear from women over 25 is that their skin has lost its luster. Well, complain no longer, my sisters, because these products bring that youthful, dewy glow of your youth back.

I start the “get-glowing” process with the with L’Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil ($24.99). After cleansing my skin at night, I apply 4-5 drops of this deeply nourishing yet non-greasy oil. This blend of 8 essential oils absorbs quickly and delivers intense hydration for all-day moisture and glow. I also love applying it in the morning underneath my spf prior to applying my makeup.

Next, I apply the L’Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal Replenishing Moisturizer ($19.99). With just an M&M-sized amount, this luxuriously lightweight moisturizing cream seals in skin’s essential oils – giving the skin an instant youthful glow – and over time, firms your skin. I also love using it to revive my skin after a long day by applying it while I’m stepping up my eye makeup for an evening out. That gorgeous glow is no joke, beauties.

Even the dullest, driest skin will glow with these products. And that’s a BF promise.

As for me, I’m just happy to know that there are products that will keep me glowing until next year’s corndog fair fiesta!



BF Asks: What product gets you glowing?


Thirsty Thursday: YouthH2O Age Defying Shot

I don’t know about you guys but from running a beauty & lifestyle blog, one thing is clear to me: we all want to look and feel as young and gorgeous as possible. No one likes admitting to this fact because, well, there’s A LOT more to life than that but still, the fact that beauty and fitness blogs are so popular is just more evidence of this.

That’s why I personally can’t wait to try YouthH2O Age Defying system shot of superfoods!

If it can help me look like Evelyn Lozada here, that CAN'T be a bad thing!

It says that by drinking this superfood-laden beverage, your skin will glow, your immune system will be stronger and you’ll gain more youthful energy. Um, okay, sign me up!

Plus, it’s caffeine-free, vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free! Free of all you don’t want and chock-full of fat-burners, vitamins and everything you do want!

Plus, it’s just become available in New York this month at Duane Reade stores!

YouthH2O now available at Duane Reade stores!



BF Asks: Have you tried the superfood shot, YouthH2O, yet? What was your experience?


Thirsty Thursday: My Morning Toddy

Here’s a secret you may or may not know about.

An easy, almost-free, ritual that is just for you! Every. Day.

A way to say “Good morning” to yourself and set yourself up for a great day!
What is this little miracle I speak of?

Hot Lemon water first thing in the morning.

My Daily Morning Toddy

My Daily Morning Toddy

Yes, it’s that simple.

But you will be amazed at what it does!

My beautiful old roommate, Bliss, was told about this elixir by a gorgeous aging starlet on set one time. She drank hot water every morning first thing. We tried it every morning while living together, right out of college, back in 2000. We felt very fancy and veeeeery Los Angeles.
Well, I have never forgotten it.  I added lemon to mine a few years ago. And I was sold.

It promotes digestion and gets everything moving.
I’m trying to say that in the most ladylike way possible.

Honestly, most people I tell about this little trick notice the results immediately.

Clearer, glowing skin, regularity and just a healthier & hydrated feeling!

Here I am drinking it while I work in the morning:

My morning routine

Here’s the oh-so-simple recipe:

Dawn’s Daily Morning Toddy

1 c water

1-3 lemon wedges (I keep mine cut up in my fridge so they’re ready to squeeze)

Heat for about a minute. Or boil, your choice.

Drink it while having a quiet moment alone in the morning…if that’s possible.


Enjoy! And please let me know your results when you try it. You WILL see results, my friends!