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10 Essentials: Kaki’s Picks The Beauty Issue Edition

By Kaki West

As a new mom of twins, I am always on the go and seeking effortless, cool, yet chic style. I call it the “Hot Mama” look! One of my latest “Hot Mama” obsessions is the Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2016 collection – it’s vibrant, playful, and fabulous. I wore the “Lemon” sweater and blouse in LA and NYC and was bombarded with compliments from other fabulous women!

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Speaking of other fabulous women, here’s a top 5 list of my favorite celeb moms whose effortless mom styles inspire me daily.

My Top 5 Hot Mama Picks

1. Jessica Alba

Alba’s Honest Beauty brand makes  my favorite on-the-go lip pencils. They’re only $18 and “mellon” gives you that perfect pop of color for Summer.

2. Kim Kardashian
When Kim wore double French braids in her hair, it went viral! My salon of choice, John Barrett, offers a braid bar at both his NYC and Palm Beach, Florida locations, where they can transform your tresses into any braid you can think of, and leave you looking like a superstar! 

3. Rachel Zoe 

This stylist/designer mom hit the nail on the head with her summer 2016 line. It’s full of maxi dresses, BoHo chic, and summer whites. As an added bonus, some pieces are even available for purchase through Amazon Prime!

4. Kate Hudson

This actress, mom and now designer is winning with her Fabletics line of affordable, adorable, athletic wear. Don’t miss the yoga pants that double as everyday pants and make your booty look good too! 

5. Sarah Jessica Parker

This actress, mom, and style icon has given us her own fabulous shoe line, SJP, an uber stylish and comfortable collection with affordable prices.

Top 5 Summer Essentials

With summer around the corner, have a look at my “Mommy Must Haves” for the season…

1. Clarins UV SPF 40 Day Screen Tint 

This facial sunblock has a built-in moisturizer and is tinted with a broad spectrum SPF of 40.

2.  Tkees 
These are my go to flip-flop, whether I am in the Hamptons, LA, or NYC.  They are simple, elegant, and colorful, making them my favorite summer shoe!

3. Camilla Kaftans

From driving the kids to the beach, laying out by the pool, even throwing a dinner party, you, too will love these perfect summer kaftan cover-ups. This Australian designer does not hold back on color and prints.

4. Chloe “Carlina” Sunglasses
Oh, how I love my sunnies! My summer picks are round, oversized, and will may you look like a stunning Charlie’s Angel!

5. Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara

Waterproof mascara is a must-have, from the pool, to sweating at Barry’s Boot Camp, to the beach, and beyond!

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