A few months ago, I had a blemish that just wouldn’t go away. None of my usual remedies and go-to products were doing the trick. A friend told me that her dermatologist recommended she use retinol and that it worked overnight when she was in a similar situation…
Probiotics have been thrust into the spotlight as of late, and while it’s always best to get these healthy bacteria strains from food, it’s not always feasible to load our plates with kimchi and sauerkraut. Countless wellness experts advocate adding a daily probiotic supplement to your diet, but they’re far from created equally. Recent skin breakouts and a bloated belly (despite a healthy diet) made me take a deeper look into the ins and outs of probiotics. I spent hours Googling (to the point at which my boyfriend said, “I see what you mean when you say you can get obsessive”), and the ideas out there are so ridiculously conflicting that I decided to reach out to some experts. Read on to find out what they say and for some trusted brands to boost your digestive health.
What a difference a great outfit can make, and that holds true for the gym as well. Actually, in my experience, it holds true for the gym more than almost any other place (those damn, unflattering fluorescent lights!!). I am OBSESSED with Koral, and I can’t imagine that you won’t be too when you check out their website. I would literally wear everything. Better yet, their pieces are so well-designed that you can get away with wearing them by day even if you’re not heading to the gym. I’ve actually had men ask me about clothes from the brand (the pants on the top left get the most compliments from my experience…seriously, I have yet to wear them without at least one person commenting or asking me where I bought them).
There may, this season, have been less excitement and buzz around NYFW in light of the whole Mercedes Benz debacle and so many designers opting instead to show “in season” (the frigid temperatures didn’t help either…), but there was still plenty to love in terms of beauty inspiration. While the bulk of the looks that received the most online buzz were the crazier ones – i.e. glitter scattered all over the models’ faces at Opening Ceremony – the more interesting ones were those that were wearable, but still innovative.
According to celebrity hairstylist and Cricket Co. ambassador Melissa Peverini, the number one question clients ask about styling their hair at home is, “which brush and what size is best for my hair style?” Turns out that just as every tool in a toolbox has a purpose, every brush in your vanity has one as well. How do you know if you’re using the right brush? If your blow dries end up the way you desire…and they last! Your hair type matters when it comes to picking out a brush and so does your hair style, as in the type of cut you have. The correct brush will support the way your locks should wear throughout the day. With all that said, we asked Peverini to break down exactly what brushes we should be using to boost the health and look of our manes.
Have you just survived a snowstorm? I did…barely. I’m still picking icicles out of my hair! With that said, it seemed like the perfect time to reach out to Julien Farel, renowned hairstylist and owner of Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa, and hair designer Lucie Ducrot to find out exactly what we can do to maintain our hair in this awful weather! Here are some tips to bear in mind as we head into the brutal cold.
Not to sound selfish, but getting your boo a fragrance for Valentine’s Day is as fantastic a gift for you as it is for him. Scent is incredibly personal, but here are some new standouts you might want to consider sniffing out for as you look for Valentine’s Day gifts!
My boyfriend recently surprised me with a box of brownies, cookies, and mini cupcakes after returning from a week away. It was so sweet! But it was also the last thing I wanted in my apartment after a weeklong sugar and carb binge. I can’t be trusted around sugar. If it’s nearby, I eat it…and I do so ASAP…and that’s exactly what happened. Chocolate is king on Valentine’s Day, but it’s not the only option! There are plenty of foodie gifts that you can give your lover without “ruining” his or her diet. Here’s a look at some favorites.
It’s nearly impossible to keep up with all the new activewear brands launching these days, but let me make it simple for you. Your really only need to know about three: Alala, Michi, and Koral. Not only will these brands have everything you could possibly want to feel great about the way you look at the gym (and they’re made to function just as immaculately as they look), but they stock a ton of options that would look just as good in a bar as they would in a gym.