Mar10

March Beauty Board: Hair Care

It’s unofficially spring in Miami, which means it’s unofficially summer. The heat (and humidity) is on, so if having a good hair day is your endgame goal, be prepared for a mission impossible. When it comes to color, the pool, the sun, they are all conspiring against us and our freshly dyed locks. I was psyched when Neiman Marcus sent me these great hair products to review, especially considering how harsh the change of seasons can be on your mane. It was love at first wash with R+Co Gemstone Shampoo and Conditioner, which is a great way to combat what Miami summer does to your tresses. It preserves the shade you opted for and it smells amazing. And if you’re looking to lock in a specific style, I suggest prepping with R+Co Chiffon Styling Mousse. It will hold the look once the elements get their grip on it. And since a good…Read More

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Mar09

I Was Part of the World’s Largest Unretouched Selfie

{Wearing: Emma Bikini top: c/o Aerie. Bikini Bottom: c/o Aerie. Sweater: AEO Fringe Knit Open Sweater c/o American Eagle. AEO Soft Print Jogger Pants: c/o American Eagle. AEO Flower crown: c/o American Eagle. Photographed by Ria Michelle.} That’s me and kid in all our selfie glory on Saturday at Aerie‘s World’s Largest Unretouched Selfie at Mondrian South Beach. Some time back someone dubbed me “the queen of selfishness and selfies.” Hey, I’m an aries and a blogger. No biggie. So when I got asked to be a part of a record-setting event that revolved around aiming the camera at yourself, I couldn’t help but laugh and say of course. I mean any event where they hand out selfie sticks has to be a good time, right? Yup, especially when the focus behind it is to encourage women to love themselves and take pics that don’t involve running filters and Photoshop…Read More

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Mar02

The World’s Largest Selfie

That’s me, in an un-retouched bikini selfie. For a lot of women (myself included), that’s slightly scary. There’s something lovely about adding filters to anything where you are mostly undressed. It’s comforting. But the reality is filters don’t follow you around in life. And instead of hiding ourselves or covering ourselves with fake lighting, we should be proud of what we’ve got. Let’s show off what God gave (or didn’t give) us, what we work for at the gym, our badges of honor from bearing kids. With that in mind, I’m really excited to talk about my next project. There have been a lot of un-retouched selfie movements lately: celebs with no makeup, the #belfie … The next one to come along is happening right here in Miami Beach. Aerie is hosting the world’s largest unretouched selfie. To gear up, I took this pic of myself in the backyard. And…Read More

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Mar02

Spring Cleaning

{Cleanse: c/o Bikini Cleanse.} It’s March, which means bathing suit season is officially here in Miami. I try to do a cleanse around this time of year always to reprogram my system and to get geared up for spring. And now I have even more reason to: My annual bday shoot is coming up and I want to look and feel my best. As for my cleanse, I’ll let you know how it goes next week. It’s a seven-day process, so wish me luck.

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Feb28

The Mane Attraction

{Wearing: Tee: Gap. Moto jacket: Gap. Rocking a straight GHD mane. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris.} Confession: I use hot rollers on the regular. Why? It’s not because I aspire to be Miss Texas. Nor do I wear my pjs and a scarf over my head when running out for milk. It’s because I’m pretty clueless in the hair department. In fact, having hair is such drama, which is probably why I cut mine off with a whim all the time. But, I’ve managed to make it well over a year and a half without snipping my hair off. And I’m digging the long thing, except for when it comes to styling it. I’m a hot mess. Hence the hot rollers. In some gift from God, Neiman Marcus mailed me a box of GDH’s products to road test. And it was an amazing way to get a firm grip on how…Read More

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Feb27

Glam.com on Where to Spring Break in Miami

Here’s are a few stills from at my latest YouTube video, where Glam.com, The Fashion Poet and I show you the best places to stay for spring break in Miami Beach. It was a great chance to show off what Miami Beach, my home, is all about. Plus, I got to snoop around some of my favorite hotels and cool little nooks on the beach. To check out the whole video, be sure to click here. To get what I’m wearing, find my Hot Pink Metallic Bodycon Crop Top c/o Blush here and my Elan White Semi-Sheer Pants c/o Blush here.

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Feb25

Face Facts

{Wearing: Hot Pink Metallic Bodycon Crop Top: c/o Blush. Elan White Semi-Sheer Pants: c/o Blush. Shoes: Zara. Necklace c/o Express. Hair and makeup: Davi . Photographed by me.} I have this really bad habit of smiling and laughing. At first, it wasn’t an issue, but as life tumbles along, all those grins and bursts of hysterical laughter start to make little lines here and there. Sure, they are the mark of good times, some of the best, even, but dammit, I have lines on my face. So, REAL TALK: As my 37th year starts to sneak up on me, I decided it was time to erase those lines. Well, some of them anyway. With stellar recommendations from my best bud Erin Newberg, I decided to take my lines to Dr. Marc Epstein to see how we could diminish them. Dr. Marc Epstein’s office is parked just above Villa Azur in Miami…Read More

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Feb20

February Beauty Board: Skin-Centric

My guilty pleasure: Skin creams, masks, potions and other facial notions. Life is super dehydrating, and whatever I can do to add a little moisture back in, well, I’m in. Here are my latest obsessions: I’ve long been a fan of Fresh products. So, when Neiman Marcus mailed me the latest from the line, I was beyond ready to try it out. I started with the Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask. What I like about this is that when life hands you little imperfections, this mask makes you feel better about battling them. The velvety formula has a cooling effect which feels great in addition to everything else it does. From boosting collagen to defending against wrinkle-making free radicals, this mask is great if you’ve put your skin through a little too much. I like this mask as an option before the day starts. A few days later, I…Read More

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Feb19

Getting Booted

{Riding/Rain Boots: c/o Melissa Shoes Lincoln Road. Leggings: Lululemon. Sweater: Gap. Photographed by me.} Clearly, I brought the cold back with me from my vacay. This throwback Thursday boot pic from Breckenridge, Colorado became less of a flashback and more of a fashion must this week when the temps in Miami plummeted. It’s so cold, I actually turned the AC off and debated hitting the heater in the on position. What I most love about the jelly boots from Melissa Shoes, specifically the new permanent store on Lincoln Road, is that they transition from riding boot to rain bootie with the flip of a few snaps. And they were on super mega sale, too, with an additional 20 percent off. While the need for warm boots won’t stick around in Miami for much longer, the fact that they transition into a rain bootie means I’ll be wearing them more often…Read More

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