Don’t let the slight change in temperature fool you – you still need your SPF! And with all of these Zika scares, insect repellant wouldn’t hurt either. That’s where SMART STUFF™comes in.  We all know the importance of SPF. The obvious – it helps protect your skin from cancer, dark spots, and aging. While any form of SPF is beneficial to…

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Not to get all Chicken-Soup-For-The-Soul here, but self-care is important. And as I’m approaching my quarter-life year on this Earth, I am realizing that more and more. Now my ideal self-care would involve me sipping Frosé, in a tub full of roses and essential oils, while getting a scalp massage and watching The Real Housewives. But since that’s not always…

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Studio Kraut is a foodie’s dream. Not only are their dishes visually stunning, but they taste even better. Located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, what used to be Pounds and Ounces has transformed from bougie brunch to boozy (laid-back) brunch. photo via: @studiokraut Now the eatery combines Berlin inspired street art with classic German dishes, like the Chicken Schnitzel. This…

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While many credit the original Mojito recipe to Sir Francis Drake in Cuba, there is overwhelming evidence that the cocktail was actually invented by Africans working in the sugar cane fields in the region. In fact, the cocktail name actually comes from the African word mojo, meaning “little spell.” This National Mojito Day, STARR Rum and The Same Paige Co.…

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Photo Credit – Andrew Kist It’s summer, it’s Friday – you know what to do… Have a cocktail of course! Now I love me a hot toddy in the blistering cold temps but dining al fresco or rooftop with a cold libation in my hand gets me every time. So at bars across New York City, creative bartenders are harnessing the…

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New York is too damn hot! And summer has just begun. That’s why I’m loving my evian Facial Spray to help keep me cool on the go to avoid being a #SweatyMess.   After the gym, or even just hours of being in the sun, I love using the evian Facial Spray to hydrate and refresh my skin. evian’s Facial Spray removes…

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 I’ve been on a health kick lately, not only to loose weight but to maintain good health and get back in shape, so of course I’m happy that athleisure can be worn from the gym to brunch. I partnered with True Life Fitness to test out their new line of workout leggings and I have to say I am in…

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I am living my childhood dreams! Talk about punk, bold, and stylish hair textures and I instantly think of got2b. So you can imagine my surprise when they wanted little ol’ me to be one of the bloggers to represent their newest Mess-Merizing campaign.  I received three products to try:  mess-merizing HAIRSPRAY: The texturizing hairspray is the ultimate styling tool…

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Ok, first things first – I have dry/sensitive skin so keep that in mind when reading this review. 🙂 I received this full size sample of their Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask from Valentia and after one use I love it. First reaction – it is a little tingly for the first two minutes but my skin adjusted shortly after. Beauty…

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Nothing says love like a specially curated cocktail for the one you adore. Skip the overpriced and overcrowded restaurants this weekend for a home cooked meal and hand crafted libations, specifically the “For My Amore” featuring Frangelico liqueur.  For My Amore Created by Micaela Piccoolo, Distilled ½ part Frangelico 1 ½ parts Espolon Blano ¼ part Lime ½ part Ginger…

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