Before there was Instagram and SnapChat, there was WordPress and Blogger, and those were the platforms my friends and I used to begin to build beauty blogs, establish authority in the industry and share our passions with the world. All entrepreneurs, here we share advice on breaking into the industry and our first ever head shots.
I'm excited to begin the new year with a story about my grandmother. Of course I'm partial in saying that's she's one of the kindest, most thoughtful women you'd ever meet, but she really is. I'm sure after hearing this Soul Candy story you'd agree.
As a beauty reporter for ten plus years, one of my absolute favorite parts of the job is learning about new technology in skincare, something that never seems to get old. Recently, I was introduced to Nuvesse, a brand consisting of serum-infused face masks and serum rollers that first gained their popularity in the aesthetic medical field. Nuvesse initially began as a company that created custom wound-dressings for medical use with technology that helped to heal wounds. Therefore, it only made sense for them to bring the same technology and delivery system to skincare for us all to benefit from. Enter the Nuvesse Firming & Anti-Aging Face Mask.
For this piece, I was inspired by this piece by my esthetician, Erica Cerpa, at EC Beauty Studio in Hoboken. We were talking about the best time to get a facial in order to prevent pre-period breakouts and just like that, a new story was born. I never thought about revolving my beauty treatments like facials, waxing, lasering, masking etc. around my hormone cycle, but trust me – it makes sense. Here's a timeline of the best time to treat yourself according to your cycle on Refinery29.
This year, I'm adding a new series to the blog, a book club! I have a book shelf near my desk where I keep the most inspiring books that I've read to help cultivate creative energy in my office. One of my resolutions for this year is to spend more time reading (I'm truly a book nerd when I allow myself the time to get lost.) and will be sharing my favorites with you.
I had a blast on Amazon's Style Code Live again last night! It's my new favorite show to be a part of because the cast and crew are so vibrant, welcoming and all around fun. The vibe behind the scenes is upbeat and segments are innovative. Last night, I talked New Year Beauty Resolutions with Rachel Smith and Frankie J. Grande. Check it out here. PS: One of my models, Catie, is my sister-in-law!