Thursday, May 26, 2016

Boho Chic Vibes

This spring, I'm definitely have some fun with my style. I always stay true to the silhouettes, patterns and signature looks that are uniquely me, but sometimes you have to switch it up and evolve with the trends.

I can't get enough of denim everything this season, and have been feeling more boho than ever before (which still isn't really THAT boho compared to other hippie chicks in my life), while still retaining my #JennChanGlam at all times.



For this daytime look, I kept it fresh in an off-the-shoulder peasant blouse from H&M paired with an A-line denim mini skirt and tan leather sandals from Banana Republic. Of course I have to mix in a little designer luxe into the look, and did just that with this vintage Chanel handbag. My woven leather belt is from Theory and is at least 10 years old, and comes in handy more times than you would ever know.

xo
Jenn



Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Flower Show at The London West Hollywood

It's no secret that I LOVE flowers with all of my heart, so when The London West Hollywood invited me to their Flower Show, I jumped at the chance to spend an evening among beautiful bouquets. 

I had SO much fun admiring all of the gorgeous floral displays and even had the opportunity to make my own bouquets to take home, too (thanks to the stunning Bouquet Bar by Wisteria Lane Flowers!)

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I have to say, nothing makes me happier than beautiful blooms, and this elegant event was so much fun to attend!




Nothing But Love For: Beauty Collection

I've been a fan of Beauty Collection for some time now, and always recommend it to anyone looking for a one-stop shop for all things gorgeous and glamorous. The store is packed to the brim with the very best brands, without the hassle of going into a giant mall and navigating crowds. I usually go to the West Hollywood location, but it seems like there's a new one popping up all over town almost every time I turn around.

To celebrate the brand new Marina Del Rey store, I was invited to come in for a ridiculously indulgent facial by Lucy and then got mega-glammed by Edder last weekend. Let me just say: WHAT A TREAT!

Lucy is truly an aesthetician to be reckoned with. Her hands are pure magic and I love that she massaged different pressure points on my face, which felt incredible, and immediately relaxed me. She used all Juara skincare products (from Indonesia), which is a line that I've loved for quite some time, so I knew my skin would soak up all of its natural goodness right away. She also did some microdermabrasion on my skin to get rid of all of the dead skin cells.
I emerged from the treatment room in such an uplifted mood and my skin has never felt better.



Then I sat down in the makeup chair and let Edder do his thing...and boy, did he! I was beyond impressed with his artistic skills and controlled technique and his ability to really pop the right features on my face. Edder is a GOD, and I say that with such conviction because VERY FEW makeup artists can take my bare face and just get it.

Well done, all around!





For a Beauty Collection location near you, check here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

See You At Cosmoprof This Summer!

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For those of you that don't know, Cosmoprof is the world's largest trade show for the beauty industry, held every summer in Las Vegas. There's over 30, 000 attendees at the show and it's one of the most exciting parts of the year for me!

I'll be back (third year in a row!) as an official Trend Scout on the floor, looking for the coolest, most innovative beauty brands to talk about, post about and get the word out to the world! I'll also be speaking on a panel about my career in the beauty industry and sharing my love and passion for this fabulous world of glam! It's always a dizzying few days at Mandalay Bay, networking nonstop, but it's SO exhilarating in the end!

Can't wait to see you guys at #Cosmoprof16!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter (@JenniferCChan) and SnapChat (@thejenniferchan) for all of the latest happenings from me!
xoxo
Jenn


Monday, May 9, 2016

The Best Lashes. Ever.

Hey Guys!
You know I LOVE me a full-on glamorous lash, any time, any day. They've certainly become my signature look, so I take them very seriously. It's safe to say that I have tried on my fair share of lashes over the years, and I've definitely determined the best of the best (at least for me.) Of course, all eyes are different, but for my peepers, in particular, these babies make them look their prettiest:

Eylure Dramatic No. 202
These have been my go-to lashes for a number of years, and I love how they come curved to perfectly the eye. One time, I landed in NYC to host an event, and realized I had accidentally left my trust No. 202 lashes at home in LA. In a panic, I e-mailed their PR firm, and by the time I landed in the Big Apple, I had a beautiful bag of Eylures waiting for me at the hotel lobby upon check-in! This style is phenomenal when I am on camera, and I love their super affordable price point, too! $6, ladies!




Battington
I was recently turned on to this new brand, which boasts silk lashes ($26/pair) that are totally animal cruelty-free and can last up to 25 wears before needing to toss them! I always get tons of compliments on my Battington lashes, and love how effortless they are to make such a major impact.



Esqido
When I am feeling ultra-fancy, I reach for my Esqido lashes, and they are so very worth it. These gorgeous mink lashes are so luxe and feel divine on the eyelid. I love how natural they look, but still pack a ton of undeniable glamour. My favorites are the Lashmopolitan style ($35.)

Friday, May 6, 2016

Simple Yet Elegant

It's almost summer, which means my social calendar is starting to fill up quickly with poolside parties and outdoor gatherings. Last weekend I attended a white party at The Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica and thought this was the perfect opportunity to wear my For Love and Lemons white crochet midi dress (totally sheer, so a white slip is a must!) and my nude strappy Carmen Steffens heels.

I actually scored the dress on deep discount at a charity shopping event I hosted this past winter for Dress for Success and am so glad I decided to get this piece, despite the fact that I always steer clear of white! It was all for a great cause, so I couldn't resist, and the brand is one of my favorites because it's so feminine and delicate and totally my vibe. As for the heels, I'm a brand ambassador for Carmen Steffens, and absolutely LOVE this style. It's flirty and sexy, but still really comfortable (I promise.)

It was a jam-packed day for me, so I actually had to change into this ensemble inside my car on the side of the street! Ah, the things we do to get just the right outfit for the perfect occasion.
xo
Jenn


Vintage Chanel bag on the table, as you do. 
Love the contrast of the stark white ensemble against the natural background. 
Obsessed with these strappy sandals by Carmen Steffens. I have them in black, too!
Pedicure by Can Can Parleur Organic Nail Spa. 
Feeling like a queen. 
Lounging in the sun at The Viceory Hotel. 


A Night Out with Hipcooks LA and The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc

Over the last decade as a blogger, influencer and editor, I have been fortunate enough to attend a LOT of really fun and inspiring events over the years, yet there are always a few special ones that really outdo themselves and stand out from the rest. Exactly that happened this past week when I was honored to attend a really fun cooking class at Hipcooks LA in honor of National Sauvignon Blanc Day (today, May 6th) with The Crossings



I joined a handful of fab blogger babes (hosted by the lovely Romy Schorr) for a three-course cooking class and had an absolute BLAST sipping on some delish white wine and whipping up a fresh, healthy and zesty meal that paired beautifully with the Sauvignon Blanc. 

It was the ultimate girls dinner party, and I definitely learned some useful kitchen skills, too! 
Some of the most inspiring women in town!

Our mouth-watering menu consisted of a new potato, green bean, basil and pine nut salad, scallop spiedini with anchovy, lemon, and rosemary sauce, lemon rice with roasted fennel and a raspberry walnut roll. SO DELISH!!! 

Each course was flavorful and healthy, and so perfectly flavored with fresh ingredients. I was truly impressed. As for the wine, it was light and crisp with citrus notes and fruity flavors. 
Happy National Sauvignon Blanc Day!


Gorgeous arrangment by +The Flower Chef
With my cooking companion: Roxy Manning!
Some of the sweetest girls in the biz: Stacy, Romy, Roxy and yours truly!
Scallops and Fennel Rice
Walnut Roll!
My favorite course of the night.


Oh what a night!