My 3 month Viviscal Review – Before and After

Hi beauties!
So it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I was saving up for a realllly good one 😉
And I’m so excited to share with you my experience with Viviscal Hair Growth Program.

I began my Viviscal journey 3 months ago when I was selected for an upcoming infomercial. (And NO, this is not a sponsored ad, this is my 100 percent honest review!)

Jenny, the shoot producer was super realistic when she introduced me to the product, and made zero promises..which I appreciated. She explained how some people see amazing results right away, and others take longer. This helped manage my expectations a lot.

She gave me my first 3 month supply of supplements and instructed me to take one in the am and one pm.

viviscal package

Here is what Viviscal claims on their website about their ingredients:

“Only Viviscal dietary supplements contain the proprietary AminoMar® marine complex, plus a blend of vital nutrients that nourish thinning hair and promote existing hair growth* from within. In the 1980’s, a Scandinavian professor studying the Inuits discovered that their great hair and skin was the result of their fish- and protein-rich diet. He isolated the key protein molecules from the Inuits’ diet and, from these origins, AminoMar was created. Since the professor’s discovery, Viviscal has been tried and tested worldwide.”


The first thing I was worried about was having a reaction, because my stomach and skin are both so sensitive to supplements. But I was so surprised when after a few days I had zero reactions! No upset tummy. No bloating. No skin reactions. No breakouts. YAS! This meant I could be religious about taking them..which is key to getting good results.

After One Month: Still no reactions to the vitamins. My hair felt coarser, thicker. Was I imagining the change? I thought. 

Two Months: I saw less shedding and my hair was growing like crazy. My hairdresser told me  I had a ton of baby hairs! Two months went by so quick, I couldn’t wait for my 3 month photos!

Three Months: My hair is growing like crazy! It feels thicker, shinier, longer, and I can throw my hair up in a pony without seeing a huge bald spot in the front! OMG! I can’t believe these results!

Viviscal before and after

Viviscal right side before and after

Hair loss is a really embarrassing thing for us ladies to talk about. I mean, balding in your 30’s is not something you prepare for! But unfortunately there are so many factors in our environment, whether it be stress, genetics, hormones, diet, etc.. that play a role in hair loss.

Personally, I think stress and hormones played a huge role in my thinning, and I was always so self conscious of wearing my hair in a ponytail or bun because of it! But I can honestly say that after only 3 months of using Viviscal I can now wear my hair up – and not even think twice!

Here is a peek at my hair today. After visiting my hair guru Karissa, we both agreed that it has grown super fast, it’s noticeably thicker and shinier. And there is a TON of re-growth!

fall 2017 hair

I will make sure to update my blog at my six month results – and I also plan on trying their other products now like the shampoo and conditioner. Let me know if you have tried them and what your experience has been with Viviscal!

Things you should know about this supplement:

• It’s 100 percent drug free.

• Viviscal is free of gluten, wheat, soy, nuts, and dairy.

• It does contain shellfish/fish ingredients so it won’t be suitable for those with allergies or vegan diet.

• The tablets are super easy to swallow and there is no fishy taste.

• You can get Viviscal over the counter. Ulta has it on sale often – buy one get one half off, which helps with the cost!



Beat the LA humidity with my hot weather skincare tips

Hey guys!

So I am a huge fan of the “dewy” skin look…but lately this LA humidity has me looking like I am forever in work-out mode! I know I’m not the only one feeling oilier and greasier, so I want to share some simple tips to a shine-free face.


If you haven’t already, switch to an oil-free gel cleanser. If your skin can tolerate it, look for one with salicylic acid which will help exfoliate and prevent breakouts. You can also invest a cleansing tool like the like the Clarisonic brush for deeper pore cleansing.


Lighten up on Moisturizers

Trade in your heavy creams for a lightweight moisturizer. I love Skinceuticals hydrating B5 Gel because it’s an oil free serum with hyaluronic acid, so your skin stays hydrated but not greasy.


Don’t skip SPF!

There are so many sunscreens on the market in literally every texture. During the humidity, I recommend switching to a mattifying formula. My favorite is Obaji’s Sun Shield SPF 50. It is a zinc based non-whitening formula and even comes in a tinted option, which I am currently obsessed with!!


Get low-key chill on your makeup routine

I know we are all equally obsessed with contour and highlighter, but sweat and oil production combined with heavy makeup can lead to a literal melt down. Keep things light, and use a tinted moisturizer or BB cream like Smashboxes Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35,  my go-to since it first came out. Also, avoid anything with glitter or sparkles – which can make your skin look sweatier and extra shiny!

Stock your fridge – with sheet masks!

Lately I have noticed tiny broken capillaries, and just overall redness – so I stocked up on a ton of Korean sheet masks packed with peptides, aloe and hyaluronic acid. I keep them in my fridge and apply them 3-4 times a week for a calming facial treatment. They feel amazing, and the more frequently I use them, the better my skin feels.


I did a series of 3 sheet masks last week and lightweight makeup resulting in a #nofilterneeded selfie 😉

sg selfie

I will be sharing more tips for beating the humidity on next weeks blog for those who are looking for more aggressive treatments. Until then, what changes have you seen in your skin with all this humidity? What changes do you make during the summer to your skincare routine? I’d love to hear your tips!

Stay cool…like a cucumber loves!


Samples for San Francisco

Hey guys!
So I am getting ready for the long 3 day weekend and heading up to San Fran. I wanted to share with you my favorite beauty miniatures and see what some of your favorites are when you travel!

I am actually a minimalist when it comes to packing (that way I have more room for shopping lol) so I tend to pack sample size products that I have collected when I travel!

Who else has no shame when it comes to asking for samples?! *Hands up emoji
I actually refuse at this point to invest in a product without knowing for sure that it will work for me. So I absolutely ask for samples! And I would actually encourage you to ask your esthetician because truth is, we love giving away our secrets. And we would rather you sample than be disappointed in what we recommend. So don’t be shy – ask to try!

So here is what I’ve got so far in my bag! Warning: objects in picture are much smaller than they appear 😉


The only product here that is not a sample is the bumble and bumble pret-a-powder, an amazing dry shampoo..and one I never travel without! I featured it because the travel size is small but goes a long way and it’s only $12 at Sephora. Worth it!

I have been breaking out like crazy in the LA heat, especially along my hairline. So I am taking the PCA Skin acne gel to help with those annoying break outs. I also packed the Active Serum by Is Clinical and the Lytera 2.0 by Skinmedica. Both of these are mini treatments and help with my melasma and discoloration. I like to layer them under my SPF and alternate them in the evening.

And I looooove Skinceutials trial sizes you guys! They really give you a lot to try and the eye cream sample can last you a few weeks..long enough to see subtle changes! I love it under my concealer and at night obviously.

The last sample here is Latisse. I wore lash extensions for over a year and they completely destroyed my natural lash, so latisse has saved me. Allergan does promotions on their brilliant distinctions site where if you purchase a full size you get a sample free. The sample lasts about 8 weeks for me and I try not to miss a day, so this liquid gold is going with me!

Are you like me and leave behind your full size products when you travel? Which ones are your faves?

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!



Here’s to making life more beautiful

Hello beauties! I’m super eager to share with you my insight and background, along with my new experiences with all things beauty and aesthetics! With over a decade of experience in the Skincare and Medical Spa arena, I recently took a leap and left my 60 hour a week Chief Operating Officer job.

Why you ask? Why would I leave my 6-figure a year job?  

Oh you know, the typical mid 30’s melt down! Seriously, I’m sure you have read stories like mine over and over. (Successful, work-a-holic quits her day job to pursue a higher meaning and quest for life purpose..blah, blah..) We have all read those stories, so I won’t dive deep with the details of why. 

Just know that my life experiences have lead me more than anything I am ready to share my passion and pursuit of all things beauty and aesthetics!


My background as an esthetician and spa consultant ignited a spark for helping those with skincare issues like acne, discoloration and anti-aging. That spark grew into an obsession. But I was more obsessed with the search for beauty from within, and around..and the entire transformation process!

Seeing a client’s skin change from acne to flawless had my soul LIT! I also relished in creating beautiful spaces – like designing spa’s and medical clinics.

In general, I LIVE for the before and after! (Insert caterpillar – butterfly analogy)

If there is one thing that matches my obsession for aesthetics, it’s the city I reside in – LA! I have decided to merge my love passion for aesthetics with my experiences in the most Gorge city in the world!

Come along with me! We will discover the secrets to aging gracefully, reveal our beauty from the inside – out, and find all things aesthetically pleasing in the places and spaces of Los Angeles.

Here’s to making life more beautiful!