Short Answers From Kristin Cavallari

The Hills infamous villain on her brilliant sneaky parent trick, her recent LOL failure, and her secret to that radiant skin.

short-answers-with_kristin-cavallari-04Kristin Cavallari has come a looong way from love triangles on Laguna Beach (best reality show ever, amiright?). Who would have thought LC’s nemesis would be the first to settle into domestic bliss?!

The former reality star is married to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and has 3 young kids: sons Camden (4) and Jaxon (2) and daughter Saylor (10 months). But that’s just the start – she has a line of shoes for Chinese Laundry, a jewelry line, a book, and a lifestyle app. And have you seen her?!

She makes it all look effortless, but she has worked hard to get to a truly happy place both personally and professionally: “Having kids has forced me to evaluate every business opportunity that comes in and only do the ones I love. This has helped my career evolve to a place that I am really proud of – it’s truly a reflection of who I am and what I believe in.”

Read on for her sneaky parenting trick, her recent LOL failure, and the product she credits for that radiant glow. Meet the super grown-up, poised, and totally candid Kristin Cavallari.

Q: Biggest risk you’ve taken that paid off?

KC: I joined The Hills during a time in my life when I wanted to stay out of the limelight and be taken seriously as an actress. I knew if I did The Hills, I had to fully embrace everything that came along with it. I’m very happy with my decision.

Q: Biggest failure?

KC: Secret Bangs! I thought maaaaybe they could be a fun thing for women but ultimately they were pretty tragic!

Q: Most surprising thing in your bag?

KC: I guess a checkbook because my friends always make fun of me for it. Apparently I need to join the 21st century!

Q: Best white t-shirt?

KC: Current Elliott

Q: Best jeans?

KC: Frame

Q: Word or phrase do you wish would go away?

KC: I’m constantly seeing new letters together and have no clue what they mean. I JUST got on board with LOL. What happened to actually saying an entire word?!

Q:First thing you do in the morning?

KC: Drink water

Q:Favorite app?

KC: I just joined SnapChat and I’m obsessed.

Q:Last book you read?

KC: It’s been a minute since I’ve been in baby-land so it was Girl On The Train. Great book though!

Q: Favorite junk food?

KC: Sweets. I’m an ice cream girl.

Q: Favorite kids book?

KC: The Day The Crayons Quit and The Day The Crayons Came Home. We read them almost every night.

Q: Describe your child’s last birthday party in 5 words or less.

KC: Low-key and family only

Q: Favorite exercise?

KC: Lifting weights

Q: What’s your current go-to kids birthday present (and for what age)?

KC: This might sound funny, but a kids vacuum cleaner because Jaxon is obsessed with his – perfect for 2 year olds. And hey, gotta start training them young!

Q: What’s your go-to baby gift?

KC: I always get a couple things but definitely the NoseFrida. Best invention ever.

Q: What’s your sneaky parenting trick?

KC: I like giving my kids probiotics and whatever else I’m feeling (cod liver oil or regular fish oil), so I give them juice mixed with water and load in all kinds of supplements. They have no clue.

Q:What scares you?

KC: My entire life, real intimacy has scared me, but I’m finally learning to be ok with it. It’s a work in progress. And not doing something out of fear scares me.

Q: Beauty product(s) you’re obsessed with?

KC: Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, it plumps everything up leaving a youthful glow.

Q: Guilty pleasure?

KC: It used to be The Housewives (mostly Beverly Hills and OC) but I haven’t seen them in ages, and I miss them terribly! So now I would say fresh flowers. Nothing I love more.

Q: Always splurge on ______.

KC: Candles. I’m obsessed. It’s ridiculous.

Q: Never splurge on _________.

KC: Blazers. Topshop and Zara all the way.

Q: How do you unwind?

KC: Bath and/or a massage. A glass of wine never hurts either.

Q: Biggest pet peeve?

KC: Tardiness and leftover time on the microwave. I always have to clear it so I can see what time it is.

Q: Favorite rainy day kid activity?

KC: Since I’m the one with the youngest kid out of my friends, I have everyone over to our house. We have a basement for the kids to run around… it’s essentially one big playroom. And I like having people over, so I can keep Saylor on her schedule.

Q: Favorite frozen food aisle purchase for kids?

KC: We call them “Sponge Bobs” but they are Dr. Praeger’s Spinach Littles. Some of them come in Sponge Bob shapes, hence the name come.

Q: Your go-to websites?

KC: Revolve and Intermix for shopping and inspiration for my shoe and jewelry lines.

Q: _____ is awesome.

KC: The Tower my kids stand in and help me cook.