Beauty

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November 15, 2019 The Couture Hippie Cheat Sheet

What is a Couture Hippie, you ask? We enjoy the finer things in life (think high fashion sensibilities, professional blowouts, juice cleanses, plant-based meals and designer workouts) yet at the same time, we vibrate at a higher frequency. Self-care and self-love is our religion.  We relish wellness, personal development, empathy, community and kindness — thus…

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November 6, 2019 My New Skincare Regimen

What if I told you that virtual dermatology is now a thing? Well, it is. When it comes to your go-to skincare regimen, that is. The brainchild of hot-and-in-demand Miami-based Board-Certified Dermatologists Janelle Vega and Shasa Hu, their online platform, BIA Life offers dermatologist tailored skin care rituals delivered to your door. As for that…

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August 13, 2019 My Go-To Vampire Facialist

If you follow me on Instagram stories, you know I recently received a Vampire Facial with Rachel Loren — my go-to Boca Raton-based medical aesthetician and laser technician (that’s her — the total boss babe in bold red lipstick photographed above). Celebs like Kim Kardashian are fans of the facial, which might look quite scary,…

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July 23, 2019 Love is in the HAIR

For me, love is in the HAIR. In fact, a good blowout can improve my mood quicker than you can say the word, “frizz.” Le duh. When my glam fairy Franecia can’t make it to my house (#InDemandAF), my go-to spot for a solid blowout is LAHH Salon in Surfside, Florida. For you beauty buffs,…

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June 6, 2019 Must Have Cleanser: Eve Lom

Up until a last week, I always used a drugstore cleanser to clean my face, but then I discovered Eve Lom‘s balm cleanser and I’ve never looked back. It’s the most luxurious, amazing-smelling cleanser that literally leaves my face glowing. I also love the muslin cloth it comes with, which makes the cleansing process make…

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May 23, 2019 THE Only Sunscreen I Use

With summer right around the corner, let’s talk about sunscreen. In fact, no well-rounded skincare routine — especially an anti-aging minded one — is complete without sunscreen, and this affordable option ($28) from Elta MD is a winner. The fast-absorbing, oil-free formula is designed to feel light and work for all skin types. Its hyaluronic acid moisturizes…

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May 1, 2019 Slow Your Roll (Yes, You)

I’m a hustler, baby. It’s a part of my genetic makeup thanks to my Greek immigrant parents. My father still works full time at the age of 81 (debilitating stroke and all) because that’s what immigrants do… work! And my mom is always bouncing around from tennis to church to book club to mahjong to…

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April 30, 2019 Hero Face Oils

Nutella, Game of Thrones, Havaianas, white noise machines, Netflix, tampons, CBD gummies, the Squatty Potty — ever wonder how mankind lived before the invention of these necessities? ME TOO, friend, ME TOO. Well, you can add Mirigal and/or Vintner’s Daughter face oils to that list because I cannot live without either of them. As a…

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April 26, 2019 My Week of Beauty Gluttony

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to get spoiled rotten like an A-list celebrity for an entire week, read on because this is precisely what happened to me for the sake of a positively indulgent beauty assignment for Ocean Drive Magazine. For seven sybaritic days, I threw caution to the wind and spent with…

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April 11, 2019 This Face Cream Works

For the die-hard skincare person who’s still looking for the ultimate moisturizer, this one designed by a scientist and physician — Professor Augustinus Bader — has won over several beauty editors and the likes of Victoria Beckham for its ability to reduce age spots and wrinkles over time compliments of its regenerative properties. It bills itself as…

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