I'm not a makeup artist but I really love doing my makeup now that I know how to play up (and down) certain features that make me look my absolute best. The Kardashians made contouring famous, but the internet made contouring EASY! Here are my favorite ways to contour, including my best advice on what products to use and how to artistically blend everything together (this is actually a very KEY part of it).
I kind of have to open with this joke...
Q: Why isn't Matzah popular outside of the Jewish Community?
A: Because it's never been on the rise.
In my latest newsletter, I have a TRENDING SPACES section and this month it's THE FLOOR! Yup, literally the floor in your home or wherever you can find a clean and cleared out space to do a fitness class using just your computer and bodyweight. But first, have you signed up for my newsletter?
Post-workout or in-between workouts RECOVERY might not be for everyone but trust me, you'll come back stronger. I put RECOVERY in caps because it's so important to rest and rebuild your body after really intense sweat sessions. You break down to build up, but you also need to heal. Rest days and sufficient sleep will help you bounce back. Take this advice from someone (me) who didn't sleep enough for YEARS! I still don't sleep enough but I get at the very least 6-7 hours a night. Anything less and I'm literally dead.
Meet Frida Chihualo :) She's my darling, 11 year-old brindle chihuahua. Her name is obviously inspired by Frida Kahlo, an artist I love because of her incredible story of enduring one challenge after another. My Frida is similarly a fighter and she brings so much beauty and color to the world, hence the name!
I barely shop for clothes anymore unless they're in my closet. Living in the fashion mecca that is NYC, I’ve seen a shift towards a different kind of self-expression: ear design, nail art and tattoos! I admit, I’ve fallen hard for all 3 trends...so have a look at my favorites.
THE 1ST TREND: EAR DESIGN
In 2020, the island of Nevis announced that I was one of their six chosen Digital Ambassadors. I couldn't have been more pleased and honored to assume this role (still am!) as the isle of Nevis is one of my favorite places on the planet. I've traveled to Nevis several times and will continue to as I think of this charming island as a 2nd home. So if you're reading this and on the brink of making your own getaway plans to Nevis, DO IT!
Here’s my quick gift guide for progressive lovers on VDAY. While I always think experiences are more memorable than tangible gifts, I’ve put together a mix of ideas here that should get your creative juices flowing for Valentine’s Day. I admit I had some trouble thinking about this in a gender-free, non-binary way so I'll just chalk it up to this being a fun gift guide made by a straight girl for whoever wants to read it. If you’re single, like me, buy yourself all the things that speak to your self-love or share a good plan with your girlfriends.
I leveled up this year for the holidays with a recipe that's a cocktail and dessert in one. Introducing my Rum Soaked, Brown Sugar Grapefruit Brûlee! It's healthier than pie and you can also have it for breakfast! Just remember, it's SPIKED! I made this recipe as part of LG Electronics #LGhomestyle challenge, which was really fun to take part in. You can still engage on any #LGhomestyleSweepstakes posts (just search for the hashtag on Insta or Tiktok) to win a meet-up with all the participating celebrities. My pick would be Molly Sims but Arod seems to be the draw.
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