I love discovering new, indie beauty brands that really cut through the clutter. As a beauty writer for the past ten years, I'm hard to impress, but when I see something different, I have to get my hands on it. I first discovered Tréstique at the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) product demonstration last month. It was one of the few highlighted indie beauty brands that I stopped to learn about. Now, I have their sticks and crayons in all of my bags.
Summer is in full swing! The days are longer and there's an abundance of sunshine, which makes the perfect recipe for summer adventures. Whether you're lounging in the sand, hiking some trails or just taking a walk on your lunch break, make sure you're setting yourself up for success in the snack department. After all, we work hard for our summer bodies! These five vegan-friendly snacks have been our go-tos.
Last Friday I had the pleasure of sharing my summer travel must haves on NBC's New York Live TV. It's always so much fun to work with Jacque Reid and Joelle Garguilo. I've been a beauty contributor to the show now for over seven years, so it's fun, comfortable and the NY Live team feels like family. These are the items I've been toting around to Key West and the Jersey Shore this summer. The hair sheets smell as good as we say! Click here to watch.
When I first learned about WELL WITHIN skincare, I was impressed, simply because it was so clean. Then, I had the pleasure of meeting Co-founders, Lynne Florio and Renee Tavoularis, and fell in love with their mission. As beauty industry veterans (they both worked for La Prairie for over 20 years), their wellness journeys lead them to take a leap of faith and run with a vision. As an entrepreneur myself, I understand what it takes to bring a passion to life. Here, Lynne (LF) and Renee (RT) talk about starting the company, the best advice they've ever gotten and their definitions of beauty.
I recently had the opportunity to hear spiritual teacher, Marianne Williamsonspeak at the Marble Collegiate Church in NYC and have to tell you, it was the most powerful lecture I've ever heard. As a follower and fan of hers (her book A Return to Love changed my life) I couldn't wait to see her live. Her teachings inspire many in hopes that those listening will begin to make a shift in order to create a ripple effect in the world. Here's the scoop. It's important.
A manicure and blowout in 45 minutes? Yes, please! When Studio MB45 invited us in, I couldn’t be more excited to give this star treatment a try. MB45 streamlines your pampering where they give you a chic manicure and hairdo by two trained professionals in one efficient appointment. In the fast-paced setting that is New York City, the idea of simultaneous services is genius.