I’m coming off an emotional high right now as I take off from LAX back to my home in Miami. You may already be able to tell from my Instagram that I’ve just spent 3 fabulous days in Santa Barbara, California with 5 influential women learning about two exciting skin care brands. Although it was a very short trip, I feel so lucky to have been invited to practice yoga, rejuvenate, and dine with an amazing group of women and a very big understanding of the importance of quality skin care with Biotherm and Clarisonic. In all of the photo here, I’m featured rocking my Soulescape dress.
I landed in Los Angeles not really knowing what to expect from this week. When influencers get invited on trips like this, it’s often a hit or a miss. We are not usually briefed on who will be there, what we’ll be doing, and who the brands we’re working with be like. Luckily, I already knew that my values were very in line with that of Biotherm and Clarisonic, so I was already excited. Both of these incredible brands are owned by L’Oreal and the group we were working with is based in Montreal, Canada. I can’t tell you enough how wonderful the group was and how inspiring it was to connect with girls in my industry.
From a well-known YouTube celeb to fashion bloggers and a household fitness name, I was humbled to be a part of this group. We ate a lot a lot, which I’m still feeling full from (think creamy polenta, gluten free banana muffins, and a lot of carrot cake) during our down time, and even practiced yoga with Instagram star Amanda Bisk. While all of that was great, the best parts was the inspiration (and amazing products) that I left with.
I made a point to use my Wonder Mud Mask and Plankton mask, toner, and essence in the evening all while soaking in the excitement from the days. I even did a mini tutorial on my snapchat (thewholetara). I also made a plan for the next few months that I’ll work on implementing to continue to grow my own brand and reach an even larger audience of young women. I live for inspiring and empowering girls to love their bodies through real girl inspirational messaging. I realize how important it is to continue to spread the message of unconditional love no matter who, what, or where you are.
I practice what I preach and I felt so strongly that all of this is so in line with Biotherm’s #LiveMore messaging. When we love ourselves fully, we’re able to seriously enjoy life. The things that can happen are pure magic.
We must continue to challenge ourselves to do what we’re most afraid of. I was admittedly nervous to join this group of women in Santa Barbara for 3 full days on my own. I had no clue what to expect or if it was even where I wanted to be given I have just started to get comfortable in Miami. I pushed beyond my comfort zone, and came out so much more prepared for new things. One of those being just what I needed to push through the slump I felt I was going through to offer so much more to you, my followers, my supporters.
Thank you Biotherm and Clarisonic for organizing an unforgettable few days in a stunning location. The vibes couldn’t have been more magical, and, even better, I get to leave with silky smooth and very plump skin. I feel absolutely wonderful and so ready for the next steps in my blog and sharing real moments and real life with you. Time for my mud mask now, which you can find online only in the US. Use TARA10 for a discount. 🙂