I have a thing for lashes. Bold lips might be my signature but I spend more time prepping and primping on my eyes, especially my eyelashes. I've probably tried every lash curler known to mankind! For that reason, I'm crazy about the new 24HR Supercurler mascara by Rimmel London. I picked up the mascara along with a slew of other great Rimmel products like the gorgeous matte red I'm wearing, PROVOCALIPS Lip Colour in Kiss Me You Fool at Target (because duh, Target is the best store ever). The 24HR Supercurler Mascara really builds up the lashes and keeps them curled all day long. I have super straight lashes and I love that this product doesn't weigh them down, instead it actually curls them and keeps them beautifully curved. It also helps cut down my makeup time because I don't even need to use an eyelash curler! Highly recommend checking if you love voluminous curled lashes (who doesn't?!) Now, I have more time to do the things I love like grab a cup of coffee before meeting my friends for dinner on the weekend (I like a little pick me up in the evening sometimes!) My favorite local spot is Five Leaves, an adorable New American restaurant just a few blocks from my apartment. Now that the weather is nice the terrace is full of Brooklynites eating yummy food and enjoying the view of McCarren Park!
The past few months have been such a whirlwind. I''m honestly not sure what happened between New Year's and today! I feel so blessed to have worked on so many exciting project like "Am I French Yet?" with Maison Jules not to mention my face is on the cover of a magazine in France (no joke!) I've also been working hard to be healthier and stronger with the help of CrossFit, Spin Class & outdoor cycling. I've seen a lot of progress in my body and it's made me feel more energetic and confident than ever before. This outfit definitely has some va va voom! I'm obsessed with this red hot leather jacket from Nasty Gal. I paired it with a sexy silk dress from Amanda Uprichard and lace up heels from Vince Camuto. What outfits make you feel confident?
Photos: Christina Emilie. Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
A lot of you guys have been asking me about my skin on Snapchat & Instagram so I wanted to share my incredible experience at Schweiger Dermatology in Manhattan. I've struggled with my skin for many years. In high school and early college I dealt with cystic acne that really affected my self-esteem. In 2011 I went on accutane, which was the best decision I ever made for my skin (more about it here). After a few years, however, I started to see the hormonal acne come back. It was never as bad as it was pre-accutane but it still bothered me. I've found a good skincare regime that works for me but I still have acne scarring and deal with the occasional breakout.
When Schweiger Dermatology offered to have me come in to try the Laser Genesis treatment I was thrilled! The non-abrasive procedure helps reduce large pores, fine lines and acne scarring and hyper pigmentation. The experience at Schweiger Dermatology was incredible. I went with my friend Noelle (see her experience here) and we were given the dream team; two twin PAs nicknamed the 'Derm Duo.' They were incredibly patient, kind and informative about the treatment and answered all of our (about a million) questions.
To start the procedure they gently cleanse the skin. Next you put on some very sexy goggles to protect your eyes from the laser's light. Then they use the laser across the skin in slow strokes. It is hot but not uncomfortable, similar to standing by a bonfire. In areas with more pigmentation they pass over the area several times which can have a slight sting but nothing painful. It's such a quick and easy process with no downtime. The laser works by stimulating new skin cell growth and collagen production which smoothes fine lines, shrinks pore size and fades scarring.
After my skin looked so fresh and glowy! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a fresh, healthy glow. I'm interested in going back to learn about other skin treatments in the future and if you live in the NYC area I can't recommend Schweiger & especially the Derm Duo enough!
As you guys may know, I've been working on this exciting project called "Am I French Yet?" with Maison Jules. The video series centers around all things French from Parisian style to how to pick the perfect wine pairing. For my trip to Paris I brought a few Maison Jules pieces to showcase my favorite things to do in the French capital city. Without a doubt, the thing I love most to do in Paris is ride bikes using the public bike sharing system called Velib. There are over 14,000 bicycles at 1,230 stations across Paris so it's easy to find a vélo. It's without a doubt the best way to see the city. For exploring the city of lights by bicycle I chose this adorable polka dot blouse & black skinny jeans from Maison Jules. The top is perfect for spring time and can easily be paired with jeans or a sweet pleated skirt. I love the pattern and the slightly ruffled collar which is a darling feminine detail. We decided to take the bikes out to Lac Daumesnil in Bois de Vincennes, a lovely park on the outskirts of Paris. It was about a 5 mile ride from our Airbnb and a perfect way to stretch our legs after eating way too much cheese. The park is beautiful with lovely landscaping and boats for rent along the lake.
here & here and it's always a magical experience! This year we celebrated the coming of spring (Printemps actually means sprint in French) with this lovely video and a fun social media contest. The event was such a blast! I invited all my French fans to be a part of the video shooting outside Printemps. Check out the final video along with a vlog of my weeklong trip is Paris with my boyfriend.
I'm sure most of you already know but my absolute favorite color is red. It's bold, it's sexy, and it always turns heads! I'm crazy about this off the shoulder dress from Lord and Taylor Design Lab. It totally reminds me of the salsa dancing girl emoji 💃🏼 it's the perfect dress for sunny spring and summer days ahead! I can't wait to wear it out - maybe I'll even go dancing!
I'm currently at the beach with my parents enjoying a few days of relaxation. After a long trip in Paris I really did need a vacation from my vacation. But, I wanted to share a few photos of my Parisian adventure with you guys. We had such a blast visiting the city of lights for about a week. I'll be sharing more photos in the coming days but here's a sneak peek of our time abroad!