Mean Girls: Ladies: We Need to Stop Critiquing Ourselves

In the past couple of months, I’ve been lucky enough to spend time with my best girls (different groups) not only here in New York, but also in Florida, North Carolina and Maryland.  I don’t always get to see my closest girlfriends, so I’m extremely thankful and grateful for the visits and mini trips/vacations we plan to get some quality time in....more

Don't leave home without it

There are a few products that I never leave home without because you never know when you need to do a minor touch up. The items in my makeup bag change due to the occasion but on a regular basis, I keep it pretty simple.  Lip liners and lip gloss:...more

The Power of Makeup

I'm sure by now you have seen NikkieTutorial's The Power of Makeup but if you haven't, stop reading and watch it. Photo Credit: NikkeTutorialsNikkie is gorgeous and an amazing makeup artist. She makes a strong and valid point in this particular vlog post....more

How to Cut an Aloe Vera Leaf and Make Aloe Gel

Here's an easy tutorial to making your own aloe gel at home. Enjoy!  ...more

In Conversation with Shahada Karim, Founder of Habibi Bath & Body

In Conversation With is a series of interviews with prominent women that inspire, motivate, and intrigue me. These interviews originally appeared on SharpHeels. Beauty Expert, Shahada Karim...more

Cucumber and Aloe Vera Exfoliating Face Mask

Since I was a teenager, I’ve had fairly good skin. Sometimes it does get a little oily, but it hasn’t been that difficult to deal with. I also never really wore base or foundation....more

How to Make Mint-Infused Oil

There are a lot of essential oil companies out there right now. I’ve used oils before, but the cost starts adding up when used regularly. I can’t imagine spending that amount of money over a long period of time just to use a few drops of oil....more

Gwyneth Paltrow Discusses Organic Makeup’s Health Benefits

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is working on a new project named Juice Beauty with the company’s CEO Karen Behnke. Read more at

Spring Beauty Buys

Since attending the spring fashion event at Kate Spade, I've been in a shopping mood. We've been in the Spring season for a while, but the weather is beginning to get nicer now. In addition to a planned "girls out" birthday weekend, I made some beauty buys for the occasion....more