LA Trip & Instagram Lately…

I just got home from an 8 day trip in LA with my mom and sister.  It was so much fun!  Non-stop busy (and exhausting), but TONS of fun!  We started off Sunday morning leaving for the airport at 5:00am EST (after going to bed at 2:00am).

jaclyn hill & rachel barkules traveling

We landed at LAX at 9:00am and went straight to breakfast and Rodeo Dr.  You can image how exhausted we were and how disgusting we looked!  LOL  But that never stops us from having fun!


rachel barkules, robin eilers, jaclyn hill on rodeo dr

rachel barkules & jaclyn hill having fun on rodeo dr

Our week was spent in and out of meetings, spending time with friends and meeting new friends.

nina campbell, jaclyn hill, rachel barkules lunch in laguna beach

We were able to go to Anastasia Beverly Hills.  Their spa is amazing!  And Anastasia knows her brows!  Truly the brow Queen!  She used her tweezers, Brow Wiz in ‘soft brown’ and using Duo Angled brush to apply the Brow Powder Duo in ‘soft brown’.

anastasia beverly hills

And of course, it doesn’t matter how busy we are we always find time for some shopping.  When is LA…. check out the best places to shop and eat.  A little shopping at Chanel, then dinner at The Ivy.  Click here for these outfit details.

rachel barkules & jaclyn hill at chanel

While we were in LA it was my mom’s birthday.  It was so nice for all of us to be together to celebrate with her.  She got her first designer bag (she totally deserves it!) and a sparkly birthday candle while we all sang to her.  Love you Momma!

robin eilers & jen gerard in chanel

robin eilers birthday

The “secret lipstick” was complete towards the end of our trip and we got try it on.  All will be revealed by the end of the week :)
Necklace: Baublebar

rachel barkules, jaclyn hill secret lipstick

Saturday we went to BeautyCon.  That was the craziest mad house I have ever seen (not in a good way!).  I don’t see how it is legal to have that many bodies in such a small space, literally couldn’t move.  If you have any issues with claustrophobia or anxiety, don’t go!
Outfit details: Dress: Halogen | Shoes: Kate Spade | Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff | Necklace: BCBG

rachel barkules

I had so much fun in LA!  The only reason for me to leave was to get home to my family, who I missed soooo much!  We did so much driving all over LA, down to San Diego and everything in between.  Who knows, maybe some day I’ll be living there…

rachel barkules



10 thoughts on “LA Trip & Instagram Lately…

  1. Awww! Rachel, I love this post! Such a good recap of our trip and you posted some of the photos I took too!

  2. I am new to your blog and I’m so mad I hadn’t found you sooner! You and your family are beautiful and inspiring and I truly enjoyed reading this. And I can totally picture you as an LA girl!

  3. Love the new “secret lip color”! Can’t wait when it’s out for grabs! What eyeshadow colors are you wearing? It looks like a grey and plum combo….beautiful !!!! I’ve learned so much about skin care and makeup from you and your sis, thanks!

  4. Loved seeing all the pics. Happy Anniversary BTW. Can’t wait to see you and hear all the deets. xoxo

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