Hair extensions are an addiction I just can't shake. It's been years since I've had them in, but guess who fell off the wagon again? Throughout my 10+ year career as a beauty writer, I've tried different brands and methods for adding some fullness (and occasional length) to my otherwise super fine hair – bonds, tape ins and clip ins. At different points in my life, different methods have worked, but the one I keep returning to are Great Lengths tape ins.
Over the holiday weekend last week, Joe and I escaped to Miami for some R & R. We stayed for the first time at the Fontainebleau and took full advantage of everything the property had to offer. Besides the pool and beach, I'm excited to tell you about my Miami lipstick wardrobe, the restaurants and of course, share more on the spa that blew me away.
This week in Miami, Joe and I were able to enjoy the Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau for a few hours. Typically, when we get spa treatments on vacation, we always opt for deep tissue couples massages. This time however, something else caught my eye on the spa menu and I'm glad I tried it. After all, it is part of my job! With an open mind and spiritual interest, I tried an Ayurvedic massage called Abhyanga, which is an ancient Indian massage therapy that uses a combination of oils according to your Dosha type in order to unblock your chakras and relieve stress. Dosha? Chakras? Allow me to explain. Here's everything you should know before trying an Ayurvedic massage.
I recently became familiar with the work of Sophia Gushee and instantly wanted to know more about her. As a healthy living expert, she helps people detox their homes! Cool, right? In her new book, The A to Z of D-Toxing, she proves that a healthy lifestyle goes beyond eating right and exercising. Here, she talks detoxing steps, her favorite clean beauty buys and how toxic exposure in the home can lead to hormone disruption.
Last week I was in LA for work and a little play and couldn't have felt more alive. I just love it out there. I was so happy about the gig I was working on, so happy to take a break with Joe and so incredibly happy to be in the sunshine. And now, back to the grind in NYC. Reality sets in. I once read that there's a formula to our happiness by Deepak Chopra, MD. Here's how it works.