Bathing Beauty: Laura Tremaine is a Hollywood Housewife

Bathing Beauty: Laura Tremaine is a Hollywood Housewife

Laura Tremaine is a Hollywood Housewife, but there is no Bravo-esque drama taking place at Chez Tremaine. She’s simply living a creative life with her filmmaker husband and their two little ones. Plus the occasional camera crew in the living room.

I met Laura several years ago, when I hosted a photography workshop taught by our friend, Jules Bianchi. A talented photographer herself, Laura writes daily at Hollywood Housewife on everything from motherhood to makeup to movies. Her Friday Links never cease to provide some fabulous article (or three) I’ve missed online or in print.

There are lifestyle blogs, and then there are blogs that deliver life and style all the while feeling like you’re chatting with an old friend. I think it’s a rare talent in this social media whirl.

After the evening at Blushington she threw last month, I asked her if she’d share some of her favorite things with Beauty Banter.

What are your top 5, can’t-live-without products?

1. Moisturizer (I change brands frequently, but my skin looks TERRIBLE without it, no matter the weather)

2. Loreal Voluminous mascara in blackest black, with a curved brush 

3. A quality straightening iron (I’m currently using a T3 from Sephora)

4. Stila lip glaze in berry

5. Very new to the list – but an instant favorite: Clarisonic Mia

What is your all-time favorite product?

Probably the above-mentioned mascara, or possibly Essie nail polish.  There are so many colors I’m addicted to, but Ballet Slippers and Mademoiselle are both classics.

What product do you buy in bulk?

MAC facial wipes.  I know there are a lot of wipes on the market, but I’m addicted to these.  I love their texture and smell, I buy the huge packages.

Favorite hair product?

I don’t use a lot of hair products, but I will say that Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray has saved the day more than once.

You moisturize your face with…

I’ve tried everything from La Mer to straight Vitamin E oil (and both of those things I love).  Currently I’m using the Philosophy Miracle Worker and it feels perfect for right now.

Favorite body product?

When I remember, I like to splash on Neutrogena’s sesame oil just before I get out of the shower.

Favorite beauty secret you’ve picked up along the way?

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that less is more when it comes to makeup.  Too much product ages me.  But on the other hand – blush is the key to looking alive!  I can wear almost nothing else, but without blush I look like the sleep-deprived mother that I am.

Beauty icon you admire?

Of course I find inspiration in the icons from the past – Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy – but I also get invigorated by the unexpected – Tammy Faye Baker, for example.  As for someone who I admire currently, I’m all about Rachel McAdams.  I just love her confident red carpet style.  She has a little something to do with my pink hair and my new love for high waisted pants.

Photos by Greer Inez (top) and Laura Tremaine


Alex Asher Sears is a writer, photographer, and fourth generation Angeleno. She believes that you can find inspiration anywhere but thinks Slim Aarons, Nöel Coward and Diana Vreeland are a great place to start. Since 2007, she’s been sharing her eco-beauty finds with BB readers. She writes at AlexandraWrote, and also, quite literally, at Type A Calligraphy. Find her on twitter at @AlexandraWrote.

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