Oh when I pack, I pack! Here is it that I will be away for about a week where I will be on a press trip in Miami for Schick, on to Mickey's House in Disney and then continuing on to Ft Lauderdale for some R&R! But before that, it takes me about a day to think about everything that I will be bringing with me. Today is a peek into my carry on bag! The bag is obviously familiar as it was used in my photoshoot for the Coach MYNY Fall campaign that is currently on their site for Fall! I'm loving that this bag will head to the airport with me! Now I had to show you some of the items that will be in my bag as they are my essentials!
In addition to my guilty pleasure of Life & Style, I will have Alphabet City by one of my new friends John Paul Buchmeyer which I am so excited to begin reading and is perfect when you're hanging out in the cabanas poolside! Because this trip is all about R&R I know that I will enjoy some bevvies so just in case I get a bit of a headache, I have some Migralex which is an organic headache medicine! When it get's too hot out there I love having my Dickinson's which keeps me cool and refreshed whether I'm getting out of a plane or turning over in my chair at the Delano! I get super thirsty on the way to the airport so I'm happy to have Drink Neuro with me which I will have Sleep with me as I have definitely been missing that over the past few weeks. I plan to be refreshed when I wake up from my slumber to hit the ground running when I head to Miami as there is much to do! With all the sun that I'll be soaking in, I need to have it in a safe way so Jane Iredale is coming strong with the SPF Translucent puff as well as the Lip Drink that has SPF in it as well! What else is in my bag? Well I'll let you know when I finish packing but I can't wait to finish. It'll have to wait as I'm on my way to Suffren, NY to Avon's R&D plant to learn about #LotusShine which is a new haircare product that will be available soon!
OMG it's been some serious weeks I have to say and after completing the amazing Social Diva (thanks Peg!) event from last night and co-hosting it with stylist Dale Sudakoff, I loved how the fabulous ladies of the event all decided that it was a beach day. We all ran off to the beaches of our choice to detox, get back into our groove and more. When I hit the beach, I have some goodies that I love to take with me as I love the beach air but always feel the need to continue to spritz a nice scent, a towelette refreshes me when it gets super toasty, of course going out without sunscreen is a HUGE no-no and of course my lips have to stay hydrated and I like a touch of color every now and then! Enjoy these fab brands and whichever way you take a little breather, enjoy the day!
We all try to think of ways to stay as young looking as possible and with the technology and amazing products that's out there, we sometimes forget about the simple things like protecting our skin from the harmful rays when we're out there getting our daily dose of Vitamin D! This Fourth of July and anytime that you're outside, you can help yourself with some easy preventative care that not only keeps you fresh but makes sure that you continue to have that dewy look that people dream about! Keeping our skin safe ensures that it will maintain a nice youthful look and will be at its best!
Regardless of what you end up doing outside we should definitely follow the advice of Dr Deborah Longwill of the Miami Center for Dermatology. As a Skin Expert in South Florida she knows that it's essential that during the peak times of 10am - 2pm, we need to stay out of the sun. In addition, always apply generous amounts of sun protection on in order to keep you skin safe. Finally, make sure that when you're taking your shower, once a week you need to exfoliate. She says that this will remove the dead skin that's laying on top and will allow you to have the fresh skin that you're interested in showing off! In addition, our spread shows KORRES' Yoghurt which cools off your skin and acts as an anti-inflamatory after being in the sun, Dickinson's which has Witch Hazel and makes your skin smell great and to give you a pick you up and of course my favorite scrub is the Brown Sugar Body Polish!
Although I work out regularly the idea of going to Miami for this trip and then hitting my fashion calendar events have driven me to tone up! Immediately I thought about wanting to get some new items for my home gym as I love the soft weights and the stability ball and didn't have one. Thanks to Natural Fitness, not only do I have a new gym system but they're all eco-fitness products which is super important. In addition they provided a fitness code FITNESS25KS for my readers where you will receive 25% off of your $50 order as a first time user! So not only will you have fab items but you're helping the environment as they plant a tree for each purchase that is made which I think is phenom! When my soft weights arrived, they came with a great series of workouts that I could use which made me happy. At 4lbs each, I know that these will tone up my arms. With the ball, I received the pump as well as an eco DVD (you heard right and at first I thought that mine had been misplaced as it wasn't firm but flexible) - I will start playing with this today.
For those who have fab eyes - yes my workout mat is from Dickinson's as I am a huge fan of their Witch Hazel natural towelettes that I use throughout the day especially after a workout! After going to their event and receiving this mat, it has also been apart of my regimen.
Kudos to those who have responded via email that they would love to workout with me or excited to learn more about the book! This program will start for 30 days on June 28th and I will let you in on all the info! Next week, find out my goals as I am filling out the workbook to see where I currently am and where I want to be - in addition, find out about my workout music next Sat as it's an essential component to me staying in the zone!
Getting that fab healthy skin look is a combination of using great products to clean it as well as items that bring out your natural inner goddess. This week has been amazingly warm (oh yes today I busted out with the flip flops and a tank) and has been super busy. Between running into meetings, planning yet another LA trip in the next few weeks, launching Hamptons Guide as well as our fab Hamptons Goodie Totes (4 bags filled with Purple Lab, Cynthia Rybakoff, Yak Pak, Victoria's Secret Beauty and more) I find that it's even more important to take care of your skin so that you're camera ready wherever you go.
First off, you have to protect your skin. La Natura has a great SPF that's not only 30 but is anti- aging and also is completely organic! You can never forget to grab some of this before heading out the door. On top of this when you feel the need to refresh, the moist towelettes by Dickinson's are not only handy but a necessity as the temperatures continue to rise. Once you know that your skin is clean and that it's protected, let's talk about the glow. I'm obsessed with NARS Body Glow and never hit the road without it. It's has that nice tone and it's never over the top. Being a natural cocoabebe I can say that it works for all skin tones and is definitely worth the price! In addition, don't forget your lips. Not only does Purple Lab's Huge Lips Skinny Hips give you the perfect plum pout but it also gives that goddess glow that makes everyone excited to see you coming and going.
Continue to build your summer cosmetics and think of enhancing your natural qualities as opposed to covering yourself up!
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