Cait Kiernan, Beauty Expert & Author of Pretty Sick: The Beauty Guide for Women with Cancer

Cait Kiernan, Beauty Expert & Author of Pretty Sick: The Beauty Guide for Women with Cancer

I first met Cait about ten years ago when I was a beauty editor at Cosmopolitan magazine.  At the time she was a beauty editor at Life & Style, and I looked up to her as she seemed to have it all figured out.  She's always been supportive of my freelance career and I'm incredibly proud of what she's accomplished during the past few years.  Now a cancer survivor, Cait utilized her relationships in beauty and personal experience to help others fight their battles while looking and feeling their best by writing "Pretty Sick: The Beauty Guide for Women with Cancer."  At her book launch party, she said, "This was never about me writing a book.  This was about me wanting to help others."  And that's exactly the type of person Cait is – selfless.  Here, she speaks to her journey and gives valuable life advice.

I Tried A Chemical Peel to Lighten My Hyperpigmentation

I Tried A Chemical Peel to Lighten My Hyperpigmentation

Thanks to my on-going battle with hyperpigmentation, bi-yearly moderate peels have become part of my skincare regimen.   I've been fighting hyperpigmentation since what seems like the beginning of time (or more truthfully, since I learned what the brown spots on my face were back when I worked at Cosmo).  For me, it's 100% from the sun.  While I used to bake in tanning beds when I was young (I was an idiot), as soon as I became an beauty editor (over a decade ago), I've been shunning the sun or at least slathering my skin in SPF and being diligent about reapplying.  No matter how careful and mindful I am, the hyperpigmentation always comes back.  Therefore, after the summertime, I always do a good peel as a jumpstart to a new skincare regimen with a focus on lightening.

Field Trip: Skylands Animal Sanctuary

Field Trip: Skylands Animal Sanctuary

It was January of 2016 when I first heard of Skylands Animal Sanctuary in Wantage, NJ and visiting has been on my bucket list ever since.  This past weekend, Joe and I had the opportunity to take a tour of the sanctuary given by the Founder, Mike, who's one of my heroes.  You can only imagine how excited I was as he began to tell his story and the stories of all of the rescued animals that he treats as children.  Founded in January 2015, the 232 acre property is now home to animals he personally rescued including cows, goats, pigs, chickens, even a bull and more.  

NYC Based Express Beauty Services As Seen On NBC

NYC Based Express Beauty Services As Seen On NBC

One of my favorite things about working with New York Live is shooting field segments with Joelle Garguilo.  She's full of positive energy, a real hustler and we just have the best time on set together.  While we've shot many beauty segments together in the past, this was by far the most fun.  I'm so grateful to be able to work with people who inspire me.  Check out our latest featuring new express treatments in NYC.

Must Have: Exuviance Overnight Recovery Masque

Must Have: Exuviance Overnight Recovery Masque

Overnight masks are genius, because they take little to no effort.  When I first received this Overnight Recovery Mask from Exuviance, I placed it in my "must try" basket in my bathroom along with about eight other face masks.  (They're my favorite products to test!) Now, I use it once to twice per week and wake up with simply refreshed skin.  

What Happened? Why? What Can We Do?

What Happened?  Why?  What Can We Do?

Yesterday, when I woke up to the horrific news about Las Vegas, I felt numb.  In shock, I didn't feel the deep, heartbreaking sadness that I felt when hearing of mass shootings in the past right away.  It took me time to process the reality of what happened and today, I'm there – heartbroken.  I can't put forward another post promoting a TV segment or telling you about my favorite new skincare products without addressing what's heavy on all of our hearts.  Writing is therapeutic for me and if anything, I'm not embarrassed to put my thoughts and feelings out there as I know some of you are feeling the same way.