IMG_9506Happy National Lipstick Day! In honor of this day I thought I’d share a really interesting lipstick moment from my trip to Peru! In between Cuzco and Machu Picchu lies the Sacred Valley. While you won’t see a Sephora on the drive I did learn the secret to 24 hour kiss proof lipstick!

mark hill stacking rings

Confessions of a jewelry addict: I love stacking rings! As you’ve probably noticed I like to bring a strong ring game to the table (it’s kind of my thing). I recently discovered Michael Hill, or rather got to know the brand better and acquired some jewelry pieces. They offers the perfect assortment of high end, special occasion jewelry pieces (they have engagement rings people!) to more affordable sterling silver pieces including a variety of stacking rings from $25-$45 (with diamond and gold bands starting at $200). Literally something for everyone and perfect for someone like me that likes to mix their high end with more moderately priced jewelry and get creative.

Paula Abdul_StarShop_ProfilePRO

You know how I’m always saying I like things more with my name on it? Well how cool is this!? StarShop, the new celebrity-curated m-commerce app is giving away 40,000 FREE travel-size sets of shampoo and conditioner from ProfilePRO, from now through July 31st.

For any of you that struggle to find the right products for your hair, ProfilePRO® should be on your radar! It’s the first and only individually customized hair care system that asks a series of questions based on hair type, hair texture, behavior, and scalp condition to get you the perfect blend. Each customer can also pick their preferred scent and include a personal name which will appear on the bottles. (Note the customization service is only available when purchasing products so try the free sample first and then if you like it keep in mind this service!

StarShop users are eligible to receive a free ProfilePRO travel-size set of shampoo and conditioner by visiting or downloading the StarShop App, available via the iTunes App Store and Google Play by July 31st. Downloads are free, so get in on it!

Bliss skincare at Kohl's

Calling all Bliss fans! You can now shop your favorite Bliss skincare products at select Kohl’s locations and! To help celebrate the launch I grabbed my sister over the weekend and we scooted (it’s so good to be back in NY and reunited with my Vespa!), and headed to the Rego Park shopping center. It’s the hidden gem in Queens filled with awesome department and discount stores that are never over crowded where you can find the best deals!

clinique 3 step
Clinique 3 Step

If there’s one thing I’ve always appreciated about Clinique, it is their attention to detail, the emphasis they put on the beauty counter experience and educating consumers about their skin. We live in such a fast paced world that it’s quite easy to read about a product to rush out and buy it or order it online without taking the time to figure out if it’s right for your skin types or fits into a regimen. Which is why I’m so excited to have had the opportunity to partner with them to experience some of their new services and products.

newport rhode Island harbor waterOne of the most amazing weekend getaways you can take is one to Newport, RI. Famous for their opulent, gilded-era mansions and sailing culture, this charming New England enclave is only 3 hours from New York and 1 hour from Boston.

Founded in the colonial era, the entire area has a rich history which includes settlers, commerce, pirates, riches and a major role in the Revolutionary War. We recently hit the road with Chevrolet to spend an amazing weekend touring this town and soaking up all it had to offer. With so many incredible places to visit we barely scratched the surface of our list (we’re okay with it, it just means we have to go back).

Rodial Sculpting Makeup collection

Rodial has been a skincare brand that’s been on my radar for some time. It launching in the UK some 15years ago and made it’s way to the states last November. Since then their Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel has become an instant favorite of mine. If you’re looking for a skin plumper, definitely check it out! Although I’m getting distracted from their big news (which you may have seen on my instagram a few weeks back). Rodial is introducing a Sculpting Makeup collection launching this month.

gilded, newport RI

One of the most amazing weekend getaways you can take is one to Newport, RI. Famous for their mansions tours and sailing culture, this charming New England enclave is only 3 hours from New York and 1 hour from Boston. We recently hit the road with Chevrolet to spend an amazing weekend touring this town.


The internet is a buzz with the announcement of #MACSelena: the multi-product collection inspired by Latin icon, Selena Quintanilla. Back in February, fans of the late singer started a petition urging MAC Cosmetics to release a limited-edition collection inspired by the singing sensation. 37,772 signatures later, everyone (including us) is freaking out!

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elf cosmetics at target

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with new beauty looks and Target has challenged me to create a bold, monodramatic look with products from their beauty aisle. Since I’m always encouraging all of you to try new things, I figured I would follow suit and go outside my comfort zone in hopes to inspire all of you to do the same.