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Loose Ponytail Trend + Matrix Hair Giveaway

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) this fall was superb! I'm still recovering from it. Literally! I caught the flu somewhere between rushing to shows and shaking hands with and hugging everyone. It didn't help that the weather was changing too. But that's what it's all about! CHANGE. The birth of new trends to follow! You might think that living in downtown Manhattan, I already see it all when it comes to high style. To some extent that's true because of the amazing and innovative fashion sense people have here. BUT, I'm never as exposed to the world of fashion and the mind-blowing creations debuting on runways as I am during NYFW. One of the shows I was invited to was Julianna Bass. It was spectacular. She presented her "Search Don't Rescue" collection, which really appealed to me because I'm a huge fan of monochromatic, flowy dresses and pairings. There was also texture and dimension from the cut-out pieces presented, as well as movement from crazier digital prints on...

Fashion Gets Tech-y During NYFW

TechStyleNYC is a series of Fashion Week showcases happening in New York and LA. I've been to a few of their events, but this year's New York Fashion Week 2015 showcase was one of my favorites. I brought my selfie stick. I have officially caved :(  If you can't beat 'em, join 'em? Anyway... As a fitness trend expert, I never limit myself to just fitness events because EVERYTHING is fusing together these days. Fashion is going sporty on NYFW catwalks and tech is catering more than ever to wellness conscious users. We've entered an era where fitness and health are always in fashion and on trend. That being said, I was pretty excited to see which brands would be making their debut at TechStyleNYC! Thync is the 1st product that captured my curiosity. It's touted as the first wearable piece of technology that can change the way you feel. Within minutes, this StarTrek-esque head piece shoots calming or energy vibes through your temples, helping you wind down or...

My "Flat Stanley" Skincare Secret + A Giveaway!

You're like Flat Stanley, whaaaa? But yes, I have a FLAT approach to skincare that I want to share with you today that literally saves my life every time I travel. Maybe you're like me...maybe you're not, but I can't seem to avoid packing everything I own when preparing for a trip. I worry that I won't have what I need and as a frugalista, I don't want to buy what I already own while away from home. Does this sound familiar? Even if it doesn't (and if so, I'm jealous that you've mastered being a sane packer), I think this tip might come in handy. Also, it's worth the read considering I'm giving away some skincare swag. So here's my Flat Stanley Skincare Secret: I seek out skincare that's packaged flat and in single servings. I like the idea of using it then pitching it. The lighter my toiletries bag gets, the better! Fact of my life: my toiletry bag + makeup bag + hair dryer and roundbrushes = most of the weight in my suitcase. I know, I'm a sad, sad girl. But seriously, have...

Best Towelettes For Post-Workout

Why carry around full sized products in your gym bag when all you need are towelettes to help you refresh and revive your look post-workout? It's important to keep your gym bag light for the health of your shoulders. They'll get enough of a workout once you arrive at the gym or your favorite studio. So it keep it light and invest in 3 of my favorite towelettes. Watch the video that Qinetic Live and I made for you! Here are links to score each of the 3 towelette brands mentioned in the video: Ole Henriksen's Clean Truth Vitamin C Wipes for cleansing and hydration Healthy Hoo Hoo feminine wipes for gentle down there care Tan Towel's Self-Tan Towelette for full body coverage   Got questions? Let me know in the comments section. I can also recommend a few more towelettes based on your personal needs. Feel free to ask. Trust me, I've tried them all! Don't forget to follow me where you socialize! I'm here on YouTube!  *  I'm...

Active Summer Skincare that’s gym bag (and purse!) friendly

I’m a year-round skincare fanatic, but when summer hits I completely re-evaluate what I carry around with me. My products have to be effective, easy to apply, fast working and light (on my shoulder, not just my face!). Most importantly they have to feel good on and revitalize my skin, whether I’m running to a workout or freshening up right after one. These 8 skincare products all under $25 cater to the fitness-loving woman on-the-go. My hunch is that’s YOU! Let me guess, you know how to break a sweat but you also look forward to showing off how well you clean up and glow like a pro. If I guessed right, these products are made for you! Find out what I'm spritzing, pumping and spraying RIGHT HERE on Lucy's blog. I'm one of their contributors. Check it out because I go into detail about why these skincare products should be in your summer gym bag STAT! Thanks for hopping over there. Here's the link again on Lucy's Blog :)

My Mom + Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday and sadly I won't be in the same city as my mom to celebrate. But I always send her something special because she's amazing and the sole reason I exist. My mom and I don't always agree on everything but she's been very supportive of my life choices and has taken great care of me throughout my life. Sometimes it's even hard for her to let go and realize that I'm an adult now. She's that great of a mom! As we enter into more of a loving friendship, I've gotten to know my mother in new ways. She works out with me, attends my events and has modeled for print ads (like the one above which actually never ran) and in magazines with me. I used to think of her as just my mom without fully worshipping everything she's accomplished. As I get older, it's easier to see the full story of her life. I ask more questions and I look at photographs from her past. She's not just my mom...she's so much more. I recently submitted my mother to the Amazing...

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