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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...

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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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...

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: What a Girl in Her 30’s Wants

This gift guide is for anyone shopping for a 30-something woman this holiday season. As a 30-something myself, I know a lot about what we like! We love anything that helps us take care of our bodies, feel and look more youthful and that puts sass & edge in our personal style. At this point in our lives, we know who we are from the inside out, so we enjoy unwrapping presents that back up that notion. These are my TOP TEN gifting suggestions and they all come at a reasonable price!

1.  First Aid Beauty Limited Edition Beauty Holiday Kits
      Because her skin always comes first.

I absolutely adore these beauty kits because each one has an assortment of First Aid Beauty’s best skincare products inspired by different holiday destinations. All 3 kits listed below cost less than $50 and you can get them shipped for free when you spend $50 online at First Aid Beauty. You can also purchase them at Sephora stores.

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Making it in NYC: Mentally & Physically

I officially moved to New York City when I was 24 years old. I already knew the city pretty well as I used to drive down into the city during my college years at Cornell University. Back then, a 5-hour drive seemed like nothing to experience an exciting weekend in the big city.  The summer before my junior year, I was accepted into a psychology internship at Cornell Weill Hospital and got to spend the entire summer living in the West Village and working hard at a job in line with my major.

Gosh, that was a long time ago! Here I am now, going on 15 years of living in this crazy city! Who knew I’d never leave? I fell in love with fast pace, forward thinking, urban lifestyle that’s unavoidable here. You either love it or you don’t and that’s what separates the “visitors” from the real New Yorkers. They say 7 years classifies you as a legit New Yorker. By that time, you’ve probably seen enough to either pack up your bags and leave or decide it’s home sweet...

Itching for a Community. I Have Eczema. Do you?

Disclosure: This blog was written in partnership with Aveeno. All writing, opinions and photos are my own. I chose to work with Aveeno because I have been using their products for years and 100% believe in their effectiveness.

If you’re reading this blog, you probably know a little bit about me. Unless of course you landed here off a random Google search. And if that’s the case, WELCOME! My name is Bianca Jade, I’ve been a blogger for over 10 years but I'm also a health, beauty & wellness TV host living in New York City.

Oh, and guess what?! I have eczema and I’m 100% comfortable shouting that across the world wide web (can we still call it that?)! I feel the need to shout because it’s October, which happens to be Eczema Awareness Month. I’ve partnered with Aveeno for the 2nd year in a row (that’s how much I love them) to talk about how eczema has affected my life.

First of all, a lot of people might ask, why is such a holiday so important? Hmm, I’ll...

Vegetarian Broccolini Bowtie Pasta Recipe

I love broccolini and I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate this veggie into creative dishes. Broccolini has a more refined taste and look that I prefer over regular broccoli. The florettes are a lot prettier and in my opinion the stems are yummier.

Since you can never eat enough veggies, I decided to make a vegetarian pasta using my favorite pasta noodle brand, DaVinci. I’m a sucker for bowtie and really all bite size noodles but you can make this recipe with just about any DaVinci noodle, even angel hair pasta!

My recipe is really easy, quick to make once you’ve got your veggies chopped and incredibly delicious! Keep reading as I walk you through everything you’ll need and your instructions for this flavorful masterpiece.

Your ingredient list: (Serves 2)

½ bag of DaVinci Signature Bowtie Pasta

¼ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Kosher Salt (you'll be the judge of how much you use)

1 stock of Broccolini, also called...

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