I make my boyfriend watch Shark Tank with me every week. It’s my only guilty TV pleasure aside from all the Housewives shows, and I love him too much to make him sit through any of those! When I saw Beard Bib on the program, I thought what an embarrassing and useless idea. Who would use this?
I’m not much of cook, which is unfortunate because I’m paranoid about everything from pesticides to GMOs (I need this portable molecular sensor already!). Like most people, I’m left hoping that what’s labeled “organic” or “grass-fed” actually is (though I’ve read countless stories about how that is far too often not the case). While I clearly can’t grow all my produce in my NYC apartment or go out fishing for my salmon, there are small things that we all can do to not only improve our health and nutrition, but our overall wellbeing. One of the easiest things we can do is grow an indoor herb garden; yes, even without sunlight or rain, it can be easy!
There’s a reason Paris Fashion Week is last…there’s just nothing like Paris! Even as a born-and-raised die-hard Manhattanite I can recognize this. With that, we saved the best for last; here’s a look at all the trends and looks you need to know about from the Fall 2016 Paris runways.
You might have heard about high-intensity interval training (HIIT). They say it’s the most effective way to work out because not only do you build muscle and burn fat quickly (compared to other training methods), but you burn calories for hours after the workout is done. Why? There’s an increased oxygen demand in your body that lasts long after the workout, leading to continued calorie and fat-burning for up to 48 hours after…
March 13th is Daylight Savings, so what better time to shed some light on sleep? Like many people, I’ve been suffering from troubled sleep for about as long as I can remember. Stress, anxiety, the wrong mattress, the wrong pillows, eating the wrong foods before bed…there are so many factors that can come into play with sleep (check this out for some tips on optimizing sleep). While ridding yourself of anxiety-induced sleep deprivation is certainly way easier said than done, there are a number of ways you can work to immediately improve your sleep. Here are three that I have found to be tried and true!
With a new season upon us, you might be wondering what exactly the new hair color trends will be – so were we. “It’s important, especially as we get closer and closer to spring, to use one of the newer, more modern hair colors that have the technology to keep your hair in amazing condition. My favorite is Inoa from L’Oreal. It allows you to push boundaries with your color without jeopardizing your hair health,” says Joel Warren, Master Colorist and Co-Founder of the Warren-Tricomi Salons. “Another trick I like to use is a combination of both foil and balayage highlights throughout the hair. This combination gives you a really unique effect. The foil covers the root area of the hair, while the balayage keeps the look carefree. Lastly, as the year progresses, I always like to take the hair a bit lighter. Regardless of your hair color, adding in some lighter highlights with a foil and balayage combination will brighten up your whole look and keep you looking fresh!”
Snacking is an inevitable part of most of our days, especially as the temperatures drop. You can never go wrong with veggies or a piece of fruit (say what you want…I don’t trust any diet that tells you to cut out fruits – aside from dried ones and bananas since they have too much sugar), but sometimes our taste buds get the best of us and we want something a little bit naughty. Don’t reach for over-processed chips and cookies! There are plenty of alternatives that while not health foods per se, are healthier as they have clean ingredients, as well as some vitamins and nutrients, protein, and fiber. Check out some standouts to add to your shopping list!
Given all the recent happenings on the legalization front, cannabis has been dominating headlines, but it might not be long before you start seeing the ingredient in beauty aisles as well. Turns out, active cannabis extracts may work wonders on skin for common ailments like eczema, acne, and psoriasis (and no, it won’t cause a high in the process or show up on a standard drug test).
It’s no secret that the market for athletic wear has exploded and that prices are anything but frugal, which is why Sweaty Betty’s line of reversible leggings caught my eye. Priced at around $120 – $175 depending on the style, the pants are designed to be worn two totally different ways (usually either a vibrant print or a solid black side out)…