Before we left New York, Cat was dead set on staying at her favorite Hollywood haunt -- you know,
she declared when I told her where I had us booked instead. "Shutters is where couples go to save their marriages!"
Whatever, that's a valid point, but minutes from Pier 59 Studios where our MakeUnder shoot would take place, Shutters was also practical and convenient. Not to mention ultra-serene and luxurious.
On our last morning, I broke into Cat's room and shot a video tour. Check it out:
Here's a recap of what I found:
: The box set in Cat's bathroom is no longer available, but this portable palette features a lot of the same makeup essentials. Personally, the blushes and bronzers are my favorite; perfect for faking a California glow.
Cat swears by this big fluffy brush to put on everything from bronzer to highlighter to a pop of blush on her cheeks.
before, It's my favorite at-home alternative to
, and even Cat -- an open UV-sunbed user -- loves it too.
The ultimate sex toy for beauty editors, this compact shaped "body massager" is so discreet you could keep it in your makeup bag. Unless of course you don't bother to take it out of the box, like Cat.
We're both back in New York City now and I'm missing Santa Monica a lot. In fact, I could totally live there. Let's talk about it. What do you love (or loathe) most about the West Coast? Go!
Even if you're not staying at Shutters, we here in the beauty department of xojane.com LOVE and highly recommend ONE THE SPA. Check out their brand new treatment menu featuring Red Flower products. You can book a reservation at 310-458-0030 or through their website ShuttersOntheBeach.com.
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