Everything You Never Knew About Your Beauty Routine—But Probably Should

{Wearing: Striped Tape Tee Sweater : c/o Kersh (on sale for $21.30).  Shorts: c/o Blush. Necklace: Vintage. Hair & Makeup: c/o Glamsquad.} I recently got to spend the afternoon with Glamsquad at the Carillon Hotel (which is all kinds of stunningly beautiful and has a large and lovely spa) to get tips and tricks on how to make the most of your beauty routine. Turns out, after just five minutes with the beauty gurus, I realized, I’ve been doing basically everything wrong. Haha. For instance, did you know sleeping on cotton pillowcases sucks the moisture out of your skin and hair, making you wrinkly before your time? Yup, I had no idea either. And that’s why you should sleep on satin pillowcases. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s what else I learned: SHAMPOO Before you get a blowout, it’s best to wash your hair twice with clarifying…Read More



The Big 2014 Halloween Reveal

We’ve been scarecrows, the cast of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and characters from Cat and the Hat. So this year, when it came time to plan the annual Harris Halloween costume, Mills and I decided to be something fitting—wild indians. Trust me, if anyone lives up to the name, it’s us. We were actually inspired by our collection of Flash Tattoos and a friend who showed me the beautiful headdress he was going to wear. I immediately knew if I put together a native-themed outfit bits and pieces would get a second use at Coachella. A load of fringe, suede, beads and feathers, hand sewing and glue-gunning later, tada, We made the transition and I gave myself a Martha Stewart-sized pat on the back. What I couldn’t do, I left to the professionals. I bought my headdress at a local costume shop. Blo Midtown awesomely braided our hair, Leslie…Read More



I Steal Anne Hathaway’s Oscar Hair and Makeup

As unofficial president of the girls-with-short-hair club, I was elated to see major celebs sporting pixie cuts at the Oscars this year: Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, and Anne Hathaway. And when Van Michael Miami Salon asked me to be the short hair model for their Deco Drive Oscar makeover story, I, of course, said yes. A celeb-style makeover:  that’s a no-brainer. With Leslie Munsell giving makeup transformations and Jessica Richardson killing it in the celeb hair department, it went a little something like this: Annie Vazquez of The Fashion Poet getting her reverse chignon updo and makeup on a la Jennifer Lawrence. In lieu of Anne’s awful high beam hinting gown, I’m wearing my vintage beaded dress and Pour la Victoire shoes. Me pretending to be Anne Hathaway, Jalene as Reese Witherspoon in old Hollywood waves, Crystal as Jennifer Hudson in sleek and straight and Annie as Jennifer Lawrence all done up. I’m rocking…Read More



Stuff Those Stockings: Small Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Wondering what to get your nephew, the guy from the mailroom, your bestie? Here are a few gift ideas from my segment on NBC’s 6 in the Mix that won’t break the bank.     For the Glamour Girl: Beauty Butler, $7 at beautybutler.co. Amazing because it holds all your beauty products in place. No more hunting and pecking. Use the code 6 in the Mix for free shipping. Beauty For Real gloss trio, $49 at beautyforreal.com. Love these bc they light up and have a built-in mirror. Now through Sunday use the code NBC and get a $10 credit toward any item on the site. Van Michael Miami Salon Aveda hand cream set with three mini creams, $25.50, at 1667 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach. Huge fan of these natural products. Juara mask trio, $16 at juaraskincare.com. Perfect for giving your skin a holiday.   For the Techie: iHome rechargeable,…Read More



Tangled up in Baby Blue

That title references a Bob Dylan song. I grew up a Dylan junkie, even reading his poetry, thanks to an intro my fifth-grade boyfriend made between me and a random casette tape featuring Mr. Tambourine Man himself. A few years back I I saw Dylan in concert in Fort Lauderdale. It was odd. He no longer sings his songs (he’s completely killed his vocal cords from using them to be the voice of a generation some 50 years ago.). It was more like Dylan talks his classics. How. Does. It. Feel. To. Be. A. Rolling. Stone. Some things should just be left to the fond memories of your red boom box and cassette tapes from childhood crushes. Speaking of crushes, these shoes really hurt my feet, but I keep wearing them. Isn’t that just like a woman? {Tracy Reese top. Jill Stuart shorts. Really uncomfortable Steve Madden shoes. Touch Boutique…Read More



Four Finds at Fashion Bloggers Do It Better

Last night was a better night in Miami with the Fashion Bloggers Do It Better Summer event at Ricochet. The second leg of the shopping series (the first happened back in March) featured local designers and boutiques selling their wares, as well as Miami’s fashion bloggers taking to the runway in a fashion show that displayed each blogger’s personal style. Here’s a look at my favorite four finds of the night and a recap of this fashionable fete. {Find 1: Jewels by Dunn skull, arrow and spike bracelets.} {Find 2: Turquoise bead necklace from Furor Moda.} {Find 3: Vanessa Ferrer’s ridic awesome neon and monogrammed bag.} {Find 4: Maria Tettamanti’s spankin’ new Chanel shoes.} And now for a look at how we got this party started. {Ana Ortuno’s awesome bun by Cutler.} {Stephanie Giles of Beauty For Real doing makeup for Kristin Clark.} {Leslie Munsell Dubbin of Beauty For Real doing blogger…Read More



My Beauty For Real Charity Case

I’m this month’s Beauty For Real “Beauty Heroine!” A few months back Leslie at Beauty For Real asked me to be a part of her Beauty and Grace campaign. Being a huge fan of the makeup line, how could I turn down an opportunity like that? The concept behind the campaign is real women who give back. Leslie fell in love with the idea of giving girls positive roll models and inspiring girls and women to go out and make the world a better place. I was thrilled to be a part of such a positive movement. My cause: the Miami Art Museum’s Contemporaries. I’m a new member of the Steering Committee, which helps me share my passion for the arts with young professionals. Sharing the arts is a gift. It propels imagination. It creates more art. It gives us an outlet for our passions. For me, creativity is our…Read More