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I am very excited to announce that I will be joining Marie Claire’s The Fix this afternoon! The Fix is Marie Claire’s live Facebook show that takes place every Tuesday at 2:00 PM. The show covers all fashion, beauty, and lifestyle aspects! Today, I get a chance to discuss everything from an all natural lip therapy to the latest in insulated water bottles. Check out some of the trendiest brands we’ll be covering below:

Mizzi Cosmetics:

Mizzi Cosmetics is known for their Lipluxe therapy. They have been endorsed by celebs like Kylie Jenner, Kate Hudson, and many more. They pride themselves in using all natural organic ingredients to make a product just as effective as the chemical made treatments out there today.

Daily Harvest:

Daily Harvest is a company that is making, fresh, organic ingredients for smoothies more easily accessible for those busy moms. Made by a mother herself, Rachel Drori’s company delivers delicious, superfood eats to your freezer with the latest frozen technology.

S’well:

Who would have thought water bottles would be such a trendy accessory? This insulated water bottles brand combines fashion with function in hopes of ridding the world of plastic water bottles. Today, it’s almost inevitable to see a 20-something girl strolling around town with one of these cute steel bottles.

Lush Cosmetics:

Lush is making strides in creating spa-worthy skincare products from fresh and organic fruits and vegetables. Their skincare and cosmetic products are handmade, free of animal testing, and designed with fun and fresh aesthetics.

Philip B. Botanical Products:

Philip B. is known as Hollywood’s preeminent hair-treatment expert. His products are based on pure botanicals and essential oils that have the same effectiveness as other leading chemical based products. Philip’s visionary approach to hair care has made him a name in Hollywood for a reason.

Deborah Lippmann:

Deborah Lippmann has added to her career as a celebrity manicurist by creating her own line of luxury polishes and hand & foot care. Deborah’s line comes from her realization that the market was missing a diverse range of nail colors and luxury care products. Her authority in nails is undeniable.

Tune in to The Fix at 2:00 PM today to see what we have to say about these product lines on Marie Claire’s Facebook Page.

 

We often overlook the importance of self care as part of ones overall health. Many people even overlook taking steps for true relaxation, and see that as a luxury. When you are working for yourself or leading a team, it is imperative to take the measures necessary to truly feel at your best.

Recently I realized it had been quite some time since I had been to the spa for any form of treatment. That might sound very odd coming from someone who has spent the past 20 + years in the beauty industry, but like many of you, I have put everything and everyone else first.

Thankfully Oasis Day Spa had a spa service that sounded not only incredibly relaxing, but something that would be good for my skin and good for my overall health. I chose to experience the body scrub / vichy shower / body wrap treatment and if I said that I might have dozed a bit during that hour and a half treatment, it wouldn’t be a lie. It was the most relaxed I have felt in a very long time.

The treatment starts with a deep all over massage using mineral rich sea salts which is not only aromatic but also so soothing. The scrub exfoliates the skin, draws out impurities and improves circulation. Once the scrub has been massaged completely from shoulders to your toes, the masseuse then uses the Vichy shower to rinse the scrub. The pulsating water massages and relaxes any sore parts of the body. A Vichy shower isn’t only the best way to remove the salt scrub but it also aids in lymphatic circulation. This process helps detoxify, which then also helps fight infection.

Once the scrub was rinsed off with the Vichy shower, the masseuse then used a seaweed wrap to envelope the entire body which was warm and snug. Also, yes one of the times that I fell asleep I was so relaxed. This seaweed wrap stimulates the body as well as detoxifies. It is infused with peppermint and essentials oils which hydrates and soothes the skin. After 15-20 minutes the wrap is removed and once again the treatment is rinsed and massaged off by the Vichy shower heads.

This was one of the most relaxing body treatments I have had and my skin was soft for days following. I highly recommend taking the time out of your schedule to truly make time for YOU or give this as a wonderful gift. Oasis Day Spa has two locations, one on Park Avenue in NYC and one in Westchester County, NY.

I am always trying to challenge my body with new workouts. My basic routine consists of running, biking, and boxing to keep up my cardio. However, I am constantly trying to find new ways to challenge muscles and parts of the body that I don’t regularly train.

I am always trying to challenge my body with new workouts. My basic routine consists of running, biking, and boxing to keep up my cardio. However, I am constantly trying to find new ways to challenge muscles and parts of the body that I don’t regularly train.

Thankfully I was recently introduced to Barre 3 and I think I’m in love! Jenna Muller is a long time friend ( as in 15 years strong! ) and she has been telling me for quite some time about her passion to become a certified trainer / teacher at Barre 3. The picture below is of Jenna and when I tell you that she loves what she does; she exudes that passion through her classes! I waited way too long to try her class out but am so glad that I finally did!

Barre3 delivers a full body workout using only low-impact movements. Their signature approach to teaching gives clients a rewarding endorphin high and a deep muscle burn—without pain in areas of the body prone to injury. The movements are often slow, methodical and give your muscles that great burn. We used weights, a ball and the bar to help balance and secure our movements. The key focus is posture and alignment at all times. Between the small movements, breathing, and continuous alignment, your body is training the muscles to work in the most functional way possible.

Barre 3 is secured in isometrics and is exactly why this workout is so impactful and works the body / muscles as deeply as it does. These isometrics, which at its core means holding a position for a certain amount of time, make your muscles fire and burn fat. The instructors make sure that you are mindful of your breath and positioning as you hold in place.

They have a number of studios across the country and their classes are for all skill levels. They want you to feel empowered through the movements and to modify your workout to best suit your body and capabilities while having the best workout possible. If you want to truly strengthen your body, this is a workout to check out!

Pictured above – Jenna Muller at Barre

 

The home is an integral part of being a healthy entrepreneur. The size of the living space does not matter but what does matter is what you feel when you are within its walls. Your home should be a place where you can find great comfort and serenity, even if it is full of children or if you are single. Your living space should bring you joy and a place where you can recharge after leading your business all day.