Thoughts on Brows & Microblading

Jen Hawkins on Microblading and brows | Palms to Pines Style Blog
Since brows are a hot topic these days, I thought I’d give my two cents.  First off, a little background on my brows to give all of this a little context – I started out with a unibrow to compete with the best of them.  As I’ve mentioned here before, I was a very hairy little girl, thanks to my Portuguese Mama.  So at a young age, I started waxing and tweezing that caterpillar across my…
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Winter Travel Prep

Jen Hawkins tries the Hydration Room | Palms to Pines
Hydration IV Therapy at The Hydration Room Hands down the best thing I’ve done in preparation for travel is go to The Hydration Room, especially in the winter.  Living in an easy climate like California makes visiting high altitude, cold, dry places tough, especially in the winter!  I get dry skin and lips, feel tired and dehydrated, usually have a scratchy throat, and sometimes actually get sick (which is pretty rare for me – knock…
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Power Walking into the New Year with my Misfit

Jen Hawkins wearing Amari Active
So it’s the New Year, which means everyone is making resolutions.  I decided that this year, I’m all about making realistic resolutions that I can actually keep.  One of my agents/mentors suggested something to me that her models have seen amazing results with, and it sounds totally doable to me – it’s POWER-WALKING.  She challenged me to power-walk 5-6 miles per day, and I’m totally into it.  When I think about the times in my…
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What I’m Into This Week | 12.2.16

Jen Hawkins shoulder length hair style on Palms to Pines style blog
You guys, I got my hair done!  It’s ok if you didn’t notice ;).  It kind of felt like Christmas came early – I’d been wanting forever to get back in to Sal (Salcedo) for a cut, so it felt like a double win when I was able to book with him and his color partner Cherin (Choi).  They are both so amazing – I’ll have to see if they’ll agree to share some hair secrets on here…
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October Whole30 | Giveaway

Whole30 meal
Alright, here is something I have been thinking (actually thanks to my sister Tahni), and I decided to share it with you – October is the PERFECT time to do Whole30.  Yep, I said it.  Here’s why – summer is over – if you’re like me you went HAM the last few weeks of summer – and it’s your last chance to get your sh*t together before the holidays.  Obviously, there is never an EASY time…
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To Cut, or Not to Cut? Short vs Long Hair

Short vs long hair
I’ve had so many people ask me about my haircut – questions like: How did you decide to do it? How did you decide who to go to? Do you miss your hair? Are you glad you did it? (the question I get the most!) So, here are my thoughts on cutting my hair.  First of all, I’d had the same hair for like, literally 10 years. The color fluctuated a bit, but for the most…
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Best of the #NSale Makeup | Makeup Artist Carly Campbell

Guys, I’m pretty excited about today’s post!  It was SO fun to prep for, and I learned so much.  I asked my friend and amazing makeup artist Carly Campbell (currently up for NAHA Makeup Artist of the Year) to review her favorite products from Nordstrom.  Some are part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and some are just plain classics, so that you know exactly what’s worth stocking up on.  I always say Carly is a product guru…
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Sephora | Beauty Class

This past weekend, I was lucky to be invited to attend a class, the first of its kind, at the brand new Sephora store located at the new Pacific City.  The new store is beautiful, the staff was amazing, and I learned so much! First, about the class – “Perfectly Paired Lip & Cheek”.  This class was perfect for me, because I have very limited knowledge on the subject!  I rarely use liner, lipstick, or blush, but…
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L’Oréal Professionnel | Ramirez Tran Salon

This week I was lucky to be invited to a special event at a special place – a styling event with L’Oréal Professionnel at Ramirez Tran Salon in Beverly Hills.  The event was in honor of the new partnership between L’Oréal Professionnel and celebrity stylists (and salon owners) Johnny Ramirez and Anh Co Tran.  The salon itself is amazing, and the event was so fun.   I had my hair styled (and actually chopped again!) by Sal Salcedo.  Sal specializes in…
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Everday Makeup Bag | Natural Look

For some reason, everything seems to break/fall apart/run out all at the same time in my makeup bag.  This last time, my actual bag that I’d had forever even got a huge hole in it!  My cute little brother got me this new makeup bag for Christmas (with a little help from my Mom) so I decided to do a big reset.  I cleaned everything out and restocked on the things that had run out.…
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