Here are some of my most commonly asked questions from you guys! Let me know if there’s something I’m missing – shoot me an email!
What lipstick are you wearing?
I try to link my lipstick when I know what shade I’m wearing… but I must confess I have like 1983473487 lipsticks and usually am wearing a combination of like… 4 different colors. I’m sorry in advance!
Where is your “K” necklace from that you are always wearing?
Why did you start a blog? What does “Carrie Bradshaw Lied” mean?
I’ve always enjoyed fashion and as a daughter of an artist, DIY projects and home design. I was so often asked about my clothing and personal style, so a year after I graduated college I thought, “why not start a blog and share any tricks up my sleeve with anyone who is interested to read?” I am constantly inspired by other bloggers, so I decided to start my own.
CBL came from my obvious love and affection for the always fabulous Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City. As the girl who has seen every episode 3x, I naively entered the working world thinking it would be even a fraction of the effortless fun and fabulous life that Carrie led. Quickly after entering the working world, I was sadly mistaken. Carrie Bradshaw Lied.
Any tips for new bloggers?
I started this blog in 2010 and it has had a lot of redesigns and shifts in focus since it began. It took me a little while to find a middle ground that I was comfortable with and proud of. Look at the blogs you enjoy and follow and think about why you like them. Be original. Be honest. Be yourself. Don’t get discouraged or distracted by any negativity or criticism from others. It takes confidence and courage to put yourself out there, so bravo to you!
Who is C?
My husband, Christian!
Why do you call him Barnez?
Our last name is Barnes, and frequently if we put our name down for a reservation or someone who can’t see us pronounces the name they’ll pronounce it as “Barnez.” I love it and to think of my very tall, thin Caucasian husband being called Christian Barnez makes me laugh every time.
How did you meet him?
I met him in college through mutual friends. We dated other people until sophomore year I suddenly realized, “this boy is cute, nice, tall and smart. I want him to be my boyfriend.” After chasing him around all spring, inviting him over to do my algebra homework and pretending that I liked camping, I snagged him! We’ve been together ever since.
Also, I do not like the camping.
What residency is he in?
He is studying Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery (also known as ENT) at the University of California.
Aren’t you moving to San Francisco? When are you moving?
Why yes, we are. I shared here that C matched in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in San Francisco and well will move once he graduates at the University of California summer of 2018.
What is your skincare routine?
Sadly, I have no super secrets to share — I just thank my parents for lucky genes! I love using Purpose soap, Oil of Olay moisturizer and Eterna 27 moisturizer, Urban Decay B6 Spray and my Clarisonic. You can also see some of my skincare favorites here and I also think this is a really great skincare system for beginners who want to know more about anti-aging.
What is your fitness routine?
I’ve always played sports and been active, but I recently traded the treadmill/elliptical for the pilates reformer machine and it has changed my life!
I have always loved exercise classes, specifically mat pilates, but reformer pilates is a whole new game and has lengthened my figure and helped me to feel leaner and stronger. I would highly recommend it to anyone, specifically anyone with back or joint sensitivities like myself (thank you six years of cheerleading). Currently I take Pilates Plus classes which are a little more intense than classic reformer Pilates.
How tall are you?
I am 5’7″.
Do you have a guide to LA or Orange County?