How to Plan a Staycation in New York

How many times have you explored the city that you live in? You know, went somewhere new and just had fun or relaxed without the pressures of checking your inbox for a few hours. Very rarely do we take the time to enjoy moments of pleasure in our own city. I’ve been living in New York for almost four years…
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7 Most Common Mistakes When Applying Sunscreen

The good news: you’re putting sunscreen on yourself and your kids. The bad news: you might be doing it all wrong. When you don’t apply sunscreen correctly it provides far less protection than you need from the harmful sun damage. Here’s the seven most common mistakes people make when putting on sunscreen–and what you should do instead!
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Conference Alert: What Women Want 2016 (Oh & I am a Speaker!)

One of my new favorite things to do is to get out in the community and chat with you beauties. I’ve learned SO much these past six years (geez it’s been that long huh). I’d be selfish not to share my gems with you (and I am selfish with my food and jewelry and my gum… and basically everything but…
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How To Pack For Your Cruise Without Regrets

I took my first real cruise this year. And when I say real I mean it was more than a few days at sea. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. But like most trips I take, I just threw some things in a bag and kept it moving (because…packing sucks!). And because packing, and unpacking, sucks this is my…
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Do You Remember The Moment You Realized You Were Not Really An Adult, I Do!

I’ve been living fabulously in New York for the past four years. Being a full-time blogger offers up many perks! I get to do some pretty amazing things like travel the world and meet and interview celebrities (btw, they’re just like us). But a few weeks ago my idea of “the sweet life” was challenged.
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Mothers (Including ME!) Reveal The Real Reasons You Should Appreciate Them [VIDEO]

So! Did you know that I am a mother? Yep! My son will be 21 years old this August, SHAT! (yes that also means that I am 39 and maybe unicorns have blessed my skin care regimen #MelaninRocks). Point is, I’ve done this. This meaning motherhood. I’ve got lots of stories. From funny, to sad to “OMG he did what?” and…
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My Real Thoughts On Disney’s “The Jungle Book” [VIDEO]

  I remember watching The Jungle Book as a child. Back then, I wasn’t aware of the life lessons that existed in this movie. It was all about the “bear necessities”. Tell me you don’t know that song?! Fast forward to today and the movie represents so much more. Thanks to Disney I was able to see an advanced screening of the…
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DIY Beauty: The Chocolate Spa Caramel Facial That You’ll Want To Try Before Your Next Vacation

Wanna get that golden summer glow from head to toe? Before your vacation! Sweeten your beauty routine by creating a spa atmosphere at home with caramel-scented beauty products like caramel bubble bath. Try a DIY Caramel Facial (recipe below) with simple ingredients from your pantry that will leave your skin feeling fresh and fabulous! 
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How I Get Through Mother’s Day, Without My Mother

I remember my first Mother’s Day without my mother (if you’re a new reader, she went to Heaven in 2013). Holidays and birthdays were torture for me. Christmas is still a doozy because my mother adored that holiday. Like, her adoration brought out the most obnoxious decorations imaginable. But Mother’s Day was that “if you’re available” kind of holiday. She didn’t make…
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