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Summer Beauty Tips to Beat the Heat

There have been more scorching hot days this Summer of 2019 than I can count! And I believe I read in the news that this past May and July had some of the hottest days in history. That's why I had to do THIS BEAUTY REPORT on WGN TV Chicago Midday News.

I say it in the video below, which I hope you'll watch [ JUST CLICK IT ] but I'll say it again here: WHERE THERE'S A WILL FOR BEAUTY THERE'S ALWAYS A WAY! These are my tips for the worst beauty blunders of summer.

Problem #1: Your hair is prone to frizz. 

Listen, I feel you on  this one because I've spent a lifetime coping. My best solution, and it's one that works really well, is GKHair's THE BEST TREATMENT. It smoothes, hydrates and conditions your hair for the entire summer, making it frizz-free and easy to style. I get this treatment done at my salon in New York City called Gemini 14 Salon (ask for Christian Sanchez) and I won't lie, it's expensive: $400!!! But it's worth it to me in every way as...

Save the Oceans with Me and adidas!

These are my Ocean-safe Sunscreen Tips + info on the adidas Oceans Run in NYC.

Look at me! All decked out for summer fitness and spending oodles of time in the sun! The funny part about that last sentence is that I’m terrified of the sun even though I love how good it can feel on the skin. I leanred in my late 20’s and early 30’s that the sun can destroy your skin, and how easily one can contract skin cancer. So I don’t play that game anymore of going out in the sun without any sunscreen. Nope! The big news, when it comes to sunscreens, is that the FDA is reevaluating the safety of every single chemical sunscreen agent until November of 2019.

Already, many sunscreen brands and products using chemical ingredients have started to change their labels or discontinue certain lines. While many changes are still happening and we won’t get the FDA’s final results until November, what we do know is that MINERAL SUNSCREENS have been found to be the safest for both human...

$5,000 College Scholarship for Students of Latino Descent

As a #CafeBusteloPartner I’m thrilled announce that Café Bustelo has launched its El Café del Futuro Scholarship once again in partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

If you’re a college-bound student or graduate student of Latino descent please KEEP READING because this year Café Bustelo is giving away a total of $100,000 in scholarship funds to 20 deserving Latino students. That could be YOU!

Watch my 1-minute video below to hear what it’s all about!

All twenty students selected will receive $5,000 each to go towards their college or graduate school tuition and educational expenses. To enter, you must meet the requirements of the scholarship (which I will link to below) and write a compelling essay about your Latino heritage, family and the community in which you grew up.

How have they impacted your desire and motivation to obtain a college degree? Additionally, you’ll need to thoughtfully describe what you...

Happy International Women’s Day 2019!

What a cool day, right? It’s OUR day but also a day to celebrate all the historic achievements of the women before our time. If someone were to ask me who I’d be celebrating today it would be Harriet Tubman, Frida Kahlo and Maya Angelou. All 3 women are icons who inspire me and whose life stories make me want to be a legend myself.

When I started Mizzfit.com over 10 years ago, my mission was to help motivate women to exercise and find a way to balance an active lifestyle with everything else they were doing. It started as a mere idea and became my passion, my mission and ultimately my career! A lot has evolved since the creation of this blog and expanded beyond this catchy url, but what has remained strong is my desire to LIFT WOMEN UP.

I hope the image that you see above make sense now :) I'm holding one of my best friends, Michelle Thomas, who I've known for years and actually met in a tabata fitness class. Michelle is like a sister to me. She’s someone I really...

I TRIED THE VAMPIRE FACIAL! WATCH MY PRP TREATMENT WITH MICRONEEDLING.

Are you surprised that I've gone and tried yet another controversial skincare treatment? Don't be. This is what I do...

It's called the "Vampire Facial" because some skincare practioners go to the extreme of making your face all bloody, but it really doesn't have to be that way and I'm glad mine was NOT. The real name for this rejuvenating facial treatment is Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy with Microneedling. I went to Youth Corridor for it, and sat down with Dr. Gerald Imber before and after my treatment to understand it better.

WATCH MY VIDEO BELOW TO SEE!

I will admit  that my initial interest stemmed from watching Kim Kardashian receive it. She has the most beautiful skin and the best access to skincare trends, so how could I not be intrigued by it? As you can see from my video above, the Vampire Facial I got was very different than hers. It was a lot less dramatic. Still slightly painful but nothing I couldn't handle.

Interestingly...

Stagecoach Inn: A Cozy Hudson Valley Retreat

Welcome to Stagecoach Inn! I hope you enjoy this review of mine as much as I enjoyed the 2 days I spent here at Stagecoach Inn in Goshen, New York. You're probably wondering, where on earth is Goshen? At least that was my first question when I heard about the little town. I've spent 17 years in New York state but had never heard of it. Goshen is a town nestled in the Hudson Valley region of many inns. It has a quiet and relaxed vibe but don't underestimate it because it's got a lot of history to it! Goshen is a wonderful place to retreat to in the coldest of winters or the warmest of summers! I personally loved it because it was a short drive from New York City for me to reach: a whopping 30 minutes without traffic. I was drawn to Stagecoach Inn on January 10th of 2019 because the holidays had just passed and the idea of going somewhere quiet, cozy and charming was a dream. I rented a car and before I knew it, I was driving into the curved driveway of 268 Main Street....

Winter Skincare Tips for Youthful, Hydrated Skin!

Hola amigitos! I'm back with some winter skincare tips that I shared recently on a morning show. Today seemed like the perfect day to write this blog because it's the coldest day of the year here in New York City. It's the type of cold that makes your throat dry just with one inhalation of the air outside. Do you know what I'm talking about?

Your face can take quite a beating in this weather. Here are my tips for the following skin issues that I think we can all relate to in the stark wintertime. And if you can't bother to read, no worries, just scroll for my video below which covers everything!

Dry Flaky Skin: What can you do?

I recommend investing in a good moisturizer that has ingredients known for infusing your skin with hydration. For example, I am a big fan of Cetaphil with Hyaluronic Acid. This is a newer range that Cetaphil came out with last year. The Hyaluronic Acid is the secret weapon as it both locks in moisture and plumps the skin. It comes in a Daytime...

Glitter and Shimmer Responsibly: Makeup Tips for Sparkle

What a year 2018 was! I brought it to a close by sharing my best makeup and beauty tips on various morning shows throughout the Midwest. Glitter, shimmer and glow looks are trending but how can you execute them in a way that doesn't make you look like a hot mess? Trust me, I've been there. Back in my teens (and probably early 20's) I used to swim in glitter, leaving trails of it behind me, especially on anyone's face I happened to kiss. We're going for something better now though: the elegant way to glitter, shimmer and glow!

So, I suited up in this sharp LAHIVE outfit to visit the set of Better Kansas City at KCTV to talk about glittery looks and application techniques. Thankfully, I had Miss Belinda Post as my host! I've done beauty segments with men before, which makes for funny moments but it's not as fulfilling as sharing your favorite makeup products with a gal pal.

WATCH MY GLITTER & SHIMMER PRESENTATION BELOW!

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I’m with ATKINS! Fitness alone isn’t keeping me in shape.

I have so much to share. In 3 weeks, I’m celebrating a big birthday. I’ll refrain from sharing the number because candidly I don’t feel my age. Google it if you must, but all that matters is that I’m alive and survived the NY Marathon this year. 2018 has been an epic year for me both personally and with work. I grew as a host entering the home shopping market and doubled my income through Mizzfit LLC. I’ve traveled the world, written about luxurious resorts and wellness spas, and made new friends with whom I plunged into the Caribbean Ocean. Let’s just say it’s been a good year.

While all these fantastic events have been playing out in my life, I started to notice some changes physically. I’ll admit to decades of being that fitness girl who eats whatever she wants. I’ve always exercised daily and trained hard to avoid having to diet or watch what I eat. This approach worked for me for a long time. But it’s not working anymore. My metabolism is changing. Give...

The Grind is Never-ending. Here's What Fuels Me...

It’s the day after Christmas. You know what that’s like. You’re basically throwing out all the torn wrapping paper, running the last load of dishes used to host your guests and thinking about the next few days ahead before the New Year.

It’s A LOT. There’s so much excitement around the holidays and leading up to Christmas that we forget about everything post-holidays. Especially the act of getting our life back in order and stabilized. Is there even time for goal setting? I did a little of that myself in early December but really need to finish my list. It has to be more than just a mental list. If you don’t write it down (or type it out), well…you know how that goes.

I find that gaining my balance post-holidays starts with establishing my morning routine for the year. Believe it or not, there was a time when I didn’t make my own coffee or my bed. I was a mess. I would throw all my sheets and pillows on top of my bed in a pile and just pick up my coffee...

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