Always on Every Day while Protecting your Skin!

Regardless if it is overcast or unbearably hot, like it has been the past few days in this heat wave we’ve been having in Orange County, your face will suffer the long-term effects of the sun’s harmful rays.  If you think about it, you will soon realize that your face, out of all your extremities, is exposed to sunlight anytime that you are outside, unless you’re wearing a hat. Do you wear hats every day? If not, then we have the answer for you:  In order to maintain an even complexion, it is vital that you use a foundation with a minimum of SPF 15. 

Gretchen Christine Beaute offers two different options: SPF 18 Crème Foundation and SPF 15 Perfect Finish Liquid Foundation. For an easy, every day look I would recommend using our oil-free Perfect Finish Liquid foundation; not only does it have an SPF 15, but also contains vitamins A, C, and E. Vitamin A, also known as Retinol, is one of the best anti-aging acids for skin protection because it is the main component in all sunscreen. Vitamin C will hydrate your skin with essential nutrients, while Vitamin E will lock in moisture. The Perfect Finish Liquid Foundation will provide light to medium coverage. For a fuller coverage, I would suggest the SPF 18 Crème Foundation. GCB Crème Foundation will cover any blemish, scar or inconsistency of one’s complexion, and is great when you’re going from day to night because you always want a little more coverage at night. Both foundations are finished off without Oil-Free Pressed Powder, which gives a matte, natural look. The combination of either foundation with our Oil-Free Pressed Powder results in flawless skin always on every day.

Project Pink Runway Show to Benefit American Cancer Society

Hey Bay Area Fashionistas! Come to the Westfield Valley Fair for the Project Pink Runway Show on October 1st at 7PM to see a high-energy fashion production with all proceeds benefiting the American cancer Society! Along with Hasti Kashfia of The Bay Area Fashionista blog, Slade will be co-hosting the runway show and yours truly will be doing the catwalk! See the latest fall styles from Aritzia, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Betsey Johnson, Franco Uomo, Gap and White House Black Market

Highlighting the event will be several Cancer survivors who will be eloquently and bravely sharing their inspirational stories about life, recovery and hope. Come out to support and hear their amazing stories!

Join us for entertainment, drinks and hors d'oeuvres, must-have swag bags and exclusive silent auction items. Tickets for Project Pink are $25.00 each and can be ordered online at: and 100% of the proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

For more information about Project Pink, please visit Project Pink on Facebook at: and make sure to Like them for a chance to win a pair of VIP seats!

xoxoxo Gretchen

NBC Picks Up Real Housewives of Orange County!

You can now watch me on Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo AND NBC!! That's perfect for fans who don't have cable!! Already a week in, NBC will be airing Season 1 to the final episode of Season 5 every weekday! Start on Monday and catch up on all the Real Housewife drama, and you will be just in time for my arrival in Season 4! If you love watching the other Housewives, after seeing Orange County unfold, NBC will air The Real Housewives of New York City and then The Real Housewives of Atlanta! When I get some down time, I indulge in some good TV and cuddle up on my comfy couch with my favorite boys - Slade, Rocco and Vito!! How do you enjoy watching TV?

Read more about The Real Housewives of Orange County on NBC here.

xoxoxo Gretchen

GCC on!

Get whit it or get lost! (love the name!) knows what's hot and what's not in the world of celebrity fashion. That's why I'm excited tthey covered the launch of my handbag collection on their blog! Get Whit it and see what they think about the Gretchen Christine Collection! Read about it here!

xoxox Gretchen

Gretchen's Closet: Workin it with Glasses!

Whoever said glasses are for nerds anyways!  So glasses can be a really fun accessory! They can complete a look and style you are going for! I love this look because it is a classic dress that is conservative enough for work yet makes me feel sexy enough to go out to drinks and cocktails after work! Throw a big chunky colored necklace on like the one I’m wearing here in red, and accessorize with the perfect red purse to put it all together!  Throw some animal print shoes in the mix to spice up your work look for cocktail hour to complete the look! Wham! You have a great office to cocktail hour look! Just a little tip from Gretchen’s Closet to yours!

xoxoxo Gretchen

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