Just Breathe: Free Meditation Apps

With all the chaos in the world, there’s one thing you do have control of – your mind. Try one of these free apps to give you the mental boost you need so your mind, body and spirit remain healthy. UCLA Mindful App – With the guidance of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, this app provides free meditations, podcasts and video in both English … Continue reading Just Breathe: Free Meditation Apps

How I Stay Motivated on the Treadmill

As seen on Instagram, outside of having a great running coach, here’s how I stay motivated on the treadmill: Switch it up – On some days I do long runs at a slow pace to build endurance and other times I do intervals which keeps me alert and challenged. I don’t always like the hamster-wheel feeling that comes with steady cardio, so sprints are a … Continue reading How I Stay Motivated on the Treadmill

Workout for Free with these NYC Fitness Classes: Winter 2020 Edition

During the summer months, it’s not hard to find free fitness classes in NYC. On your way to the subway, you might have to zig-zag through a running group class as they stride along the sidewalks or you maybe have even seen groups doing yoga in the middle of Times Square. But, winter is a little different. It’s hibernation season. But, someone once told me, … Continue reading Workout for Free with these NYC Fitness Classes: Winter 2020 Edition

Your Morning Beauty Routine is Making the Air Toxic

I recently read a study that found that that emissions from hair and skin products in two cities were almost equivalent to vehicle exhaust during the morning rush hour. Apparently, because morning is the time people groom and apply products before work, that’s when toxic fumes are the most prevalent in the air. Think about it. When you apply scented lotions, perfumes, hair products, the … Continue reading Your Morning Beauty Routine is Making the Air Toxic

NYC: Free Event on 8/8 the Benefits of a Vegan Diet

I’m excited to announced to announce that I’ll be speaking at an event this Thursday, August 6 in collaboration with sustainable beauty brand, Natura Brasil. The event, Summer Talk on “The Benefits of a Vegan Lifestyle,” will be hosted by Vogue’s former Entertainment Media Editor Sophia Li and held at Natura’s Nolita location. There will be goodie bags, an amazing discussion, drinks and nibbles provided … Continue reading NYC: Free Event on 8/8 the Benefits of a Vegan Diet

Wash N Go + Review: SheaMoisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-In Conditioner

I’ve read and watched so many mixed reviews about SheaMoisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner – some people call it a miracle, while others don’t love the way it makes their hair feel. So, I decided to try the product out myself and compare it to another popular brand and here are the results. Continue reading Wash N Go + Review: SheaMoisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-In Conditioner

VIDEO REVIEW & DEMO: Curly Hair Wash Day with Redken’s Nature + Science Vegan Line

I tested out Redken’s new Nature + Science’s All Soft shampoo and conditioner for over two months and below is a video of my honest thoughts about using the products. The hair care line is made with naturally derived ingredients and is vegan, silicone free, paraben-free and sulfate free. This is one of my first beauty videos on Youtube so be sure to like and … Continue reading VIDEO REVIEW & DEMO: Curly Hair Wash Day with Redken’s Nature + Science Vegan Line

Are the Ingredients in Your Hairspray Harmful?

Blurred vision, respiratory issues and skin irritation – these are just some of the potential health risks associated with using traditional hair sprays. Yes, I know your hair spray smells like lavender fields and spring meadows, so don’t get mad at me for this one. I’m just the messenger. Originally, I was creating a list of top chemicals to avoid when buying hair spray, but … Continue reading Are the Ingredients in Your Hairspray Harmful?

On the NYC Event Scene: Wellness Tips, Vegan Food and Yoga

Wellness tips, vegan food and yoga – those were the magic words that got me excited to attend Nourished Retreat’s third event in Manhattan on April 27th. Offering a full day of programming (the event ran from 10am-6pm), the Spring Forward Retreat was packed with seminars with actionable tips to live healthier lives, demos and over 20 wellness vendors offering items ranging from skin care … Continue reading On the NYC Event Scene: Wellness Tips, Vegan Food and Yoga