Real Simple + Olay Shoot!


Today I’m excited to share a little peek behind the scenes at a fun shoot I did at the end of the summer with Real Simple Magazine and Olay Fresh Effects for a feature in RS’s December issue.

Fun little fact for you, I was actually incredibly sick during this shoot. It was at the end of summer and I somehow managed to get the worst summer cold ever. Tonya and Debbie (the other two gals from the shoot) had flown in for it, and everything was already booked so I had to be a trooper but I could barely stand up! The Real Simple team was amazing, getting me Nyquil and tea… and I took naps between the shoot. It just goes to show you that a great makeup artist (and skincare products) is a wonderful thing… based on the photos and these videos you’d never know how bad I felt (and looked… before all the makeup!)

Next week I’ll be sharing the full feature! 🙂

YouTube video

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  1. Lauren:

    beautiful! love this feature.

    11.19.14 Reply
  2. Modish and Main:

    You’re right, you would never know you were sick in that video! You looked great! Such a great memory for you have, congratulations!

    11.19.14 Reply
  3. Missy On Madison:

    So pretty…loving Olay for dry skin!
    Enter My Elizabeth Arden Fragrance Giveaway –>

    11.19.14 Reply
  4. Cathleen:

    Fun video. All of you ladies beautiful.

    11.19.14 Reply
  5. Jess Zimlich:

    I can’t wait to see the full feature! I wouldn’t have guessed in a million years that you were sick.

    11.20.14 Reply
  6. Alison:

    Girl you look amazing for being sick! What a fun feature, congratulations!

    11.20.14 Reply
  7. Stella:

    I love the dress! Can you share what it is?

    11.20.14 Reply
    • Grace Atwood:

      Hi Stella! Yes – it’s by Reiss! We shot in August though so I’m not sure if it is still in stores! It’s so cozy.

      11.21.14 Reply
  8. Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache:

    You look amazing! Never could tell you were sick

    11.21.14 Reply
  9. Bee:

    Very pretty! What a trooper – but that’s how REAL women are!! 😉

    11.27.14 Reply