"Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic" - Rosalind Russell
If anyone out there is having a gloomy day and looking for the sun, she is in Orange County. TAMRA BARNEY makes you feel there is no worry and strife in the world big enough to quiet the loudest laugh, even in times that she herself is enduring. She exudes positivity, a willingness to engage wholeheartedly in life as much as possible and enjoy every day you have on this earth as if it is your last little moment. That you should be splashing the pool water and ruffling feathers and saying what you feel and buying those Atwoods and triple-kissing your loved ones. That feeling she exudes is one of those great lessons you should know in life and she doesn't realize she is a beautiful example. Truly and not just quoted as "the hottest housewife in Orange County" this beauty has much more going on than that endlessly gorgeous face. Born and raised in California, Tamra brought the light and life to the "Real Housewives of Orange County" in their third season. The show took a playfully glamorous leap the moment she appeared brushing Dior lip gloss on her lips just the same as when she would be smathering peanut butter on bread for one of her adorable little kids. Four children later and her body is envied by 18 year olds. I truly believe her beauty secrets lie in her attitude. She is one of the funniest most quick-humored people ever. She loves so deeply that is shines through her sparkling eyes. She is present in every moment she has that it is like a magnet force to other people. A true example that what is inside of you is present outside of you. In her case, a real gem. An under three inch thick glass, security eyeing you, Neil Lane store in Beverly Hills locked up kind of gem. Twinkle Twinkle.
Here, GS&E shares an EXCLUSIVE beauty interview with this beautiful force of loveliness:
WHAT INSPIRES YOU THAT YOU FIND BEAUTIFUL?
My children inspire me every day to be healthy and happy. I believe beauty comes from within. If you're miserable inside it will show on your face.
WHERE IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN?
Last summer I vacationed in Spain with a very special person in my life (to be seen next season). It's amazing how beautiful life is when you have love in your heart.
WHAT IS AN EVERY DAY OR EVERY NIGHT BEAUTY RITUAL OF YOURS?
I don't really have a ritual, I'm more of a creature of habit. After getting the kids off to school, I eat a bowl of oatmeal and go to the gym. I try to work out everyday but my schedule doesn't always permit it. At night, I use the Ambe skin care line (www.Ambe.net) and take a prenatal vitamin (no, I'm not pregnant).
WHAT IS A MAKEUP PRODUCT THAT YOU CAN NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
MAC foundation and "Nymphette" lip gloss. As a single mom of three school age kids, my day starts early. With six trips back and forth to school...foundation, lip gloss and sunglasses go a long way.
WHAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU HAVE EVER READ?
I recently read the book "Gracefully"...it's a very uplifting book about a mother of six and grandmother of eight that became a model in her 60's. She really does inspire you to do whatever you want at any age.
ANY BEAUTY SECRET TO SHARE?
I think my biggest beauty secret is to stay out of the sun. I waited until I was 40 and had to do a lot of repair to get my skin looking healthy. Now, my skin looks better in my 40's then in my 20's. Wish I could say the same about my body! Like most things in life you need to take care of yourself, nourish your mind, body and soul. If that doesn't work, Botox will help!
Tamra is a successful real estate agent on top of her Real Housewife fan favorite status and reigns as the gorgeous face of Ambe skin care products. A dedicated and loving mother, a newly single, happy and highly deserving girlfriend to her lucky boyfriend. She has a whole new life to unfold, create and imagine possible. No one has the ability to pull pixie dust out of her sparkling Judith Leiber clutch like Tamra Barney.
"Think of a wonderful thought....with just a little bit of pixie dust......" - Peter Pan