I first met Mai Quynh, an LA based celebrity makeup artist, at an event in NYC about a year ago and we hit it off right away. She helped me brainstorm ideas and tips for an upcoming Today Show segment on holiday glamour and since, she's been one of my go-to experts. Painting the faces of celebs like Ashley Greene, Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon and Ginnifer Goodwin, she's a red carpet essential. Here are five things she recommends adding to your holiday wish list.1. Paleta food delivery and juices
It's a way to eat healthy while supporting local farms. I love it because it helps me eat healthy throughout the day. Some days I'm super busy running around that I don't have enough time to get food, except for fast food-no thanks! They also cater to vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free, and dairy free. Sarah Chalke introduced me to the system.
I love these highly pigmented, long wearing lip crayons. They go on smooth and lasts for hours without smudging. The colors range from neutrals to bold, bright colors. For a precise application, apply the outer edges with a lip brush. I used these on Kristen Stewart at the Toronto International Film Festival for her On the Road premiere
This is an home teeth whitening system that will give you professional results. It's the best way to keep you teeth bright and look younger without having surgery.
This tote bag is perfect for your daytime needs and can even hold your laptop. I love this beautiful wine color and I love the zipper details in the front. WIne is the new black!
I love the smell of this perfume. It has a light floral scent with a hint of black currant. I think it's a perfect mixture of sophistication and flirtiness. I like to layer the Very Sassy Lotion on my skin, before spraying on the fragrance. That way, it will ensure that it will last all day.