Trending: Cruelty Free Beauty

Trending: Cruelty Free Beauty

Last week I had the pleasure of talking about the cruelty free beauty trend on NBC’s New York Live with Jacque Reid and Sara Gore. California is the first state in the US to put a ban on the sale of beauty products tested on animals starting in 2020. I can only hope it catches on sooner than later. Check out the segment for the 411 and some of my favorite brands who already found other means of testing.

Un-Zen Ways to De-Stress in NYC

Un-Zen Ways to De-Stress in NYC

You guys know that I’ve had it rough lately and anger has played a huge role in my grief process. Remember when I went to the rage room (see blog post) to “safely” smash things and get it out? Well, I took my friend Joelle Garguilo from NBC’s New York Live there recently for a segment and it was so much fun. Check out my latest on “Un-Zen Ways to De-Stress in NYC.

New Cruelty-Free Beauty Buys We’re Loving

New Cruelty-Free Beauty Buys We’re Loving

Have you noticed? more and more beauty brands are becoming cruelty free. According this Allure article, California became one of the first states that passed a law banning the sales of any products that are tested on animals to be effective starting January 1, 2020. We’re so excited that more companies are taking part in this movement against animal testing and that’s why we’ve gathered some of our favorite cruelty-free brands with some of their latest products.

The Most Effective Way to Lose Weight

The Most Effective Way to Lose Weight

Postpartum, I wanted nothing more than to lose the baby weight I gained since my new body was a horrible reminder of our tragedy (see post).  I aggressively started taking SoulCycle classes just two weeks after I gave birth in hopes it will help me get back to my normal weight and it did, however, I learned that cardio like spinning and running only allows your body to burn calories during the exercise where as strength training on the other hand, keeps your body burning calories at a higher rate for hours post exercise.  I spoke with my personal trainer and CEO of M.O.V.E FIT NJ, Jarrett Hahn for the 411.

Our California Coast Road Trip Itinerary

Our California Coast Road Trip Itinerary

Joe and I recently escaped to California for eleven days to take an adventurous road trip down the coast from San Francisco to Santa Monica in a convertible.  He perfectly planned stops all along the way and left room for spontaneous activity in-between.  It was fun, healing and exactly what we needed.  Many of you asked for our itinerary over on Instagram so here it is!  Safe travels!

My Favorite Hair Care Products Right Now

My Favorite Hair Care Products Right Now

When I find something I like, I tend to stick to it, but I try almost anything that will promise me fuller, healthier, stronger, shinier hair.   So far this year, I've been impressed by more hair products than anything else.  Here are the standouts.  Make sure to put them on your radar! 

Top 3 Benefits of Drinking Chlorophyll Water

Top 3 Benefits of Drinking Chlorophyll Water

Chlorophyll is the the pigment found in plants that makes them green and has only recently become trendy. However, we found that many say their grandmothers would swear by the green water to help heal ailments. Stomach ache? Chlorophyll. Headache? Chlorophyll.  We recently tried the Sakara Life Detox Water Concentrate with infused chlorophyll and found ourselves wondering, whether or not it really works and how.  We spoke with Whitney Tingle, the Co-Founder of Sakara Life, to get the breakdown behind this magical green water and here’s what you need to know.

Becoming Stronger Mentally and Physically

Becoming Stronger Mentally and Physically

As someone who's always been into keeping fit, I felt confident in my strong, healthy body for a long time, but now being postpartum, nothing is the same and my body now acts as a reminder of my tragedy.  I'm determined to not only get my body back, but to become leaner and stronger than I ever was before.  Here's where I am today... starting a new kind of wellness journey.