Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe Offers Turkey Day Inspired Skin Solutions

#Pumpkinpie goals via @skatrinalee. Would anyone even notice it we snuck a slice before tomorrow?

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It's that time of year again, and as you sit around having Thanksgiving dinner and enjoying time off with friends and family, take some time to be grateful for your health and beauty!

NYC-based dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe shares some turkey day-inspired skin solutions to help your skin look as good as your food tastes...

Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a key ingredient for most Thanksgiving meals. You can find it in apple pie, pumpkin pie, and mulled cider. Cinnamon boosts circulation, giving a healthy glow and transporting essential nutrients to the layers of the skin where collagen and elastic tissue are being produced.

DIY tip: Apply a cinnamon honey face mask 1-2 times per week. The honey will restore moisture to your skin and reduce redness, and the cinnamon will increase circulation while also ridding your skin of any acne-causing bacteria.

Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash, and Pumpkin: These richly colored foods contain beta-carotene, an antioxidant which promotes skin health and texture, AND as a gorgeous added benefit they give a beautiful, even golden hue to your skin. These orange-colored vegetables are the secret to a golden glow without the sun or self-tanner. This is good news if your skin is milk bottle white, as these skin tones tend to show up fake tan streaks much more then sallow skin tones.

Dr. Bowe’s favorite juice contains carrots, sweet potato, cantaloupe, coconut water and chia seeds – tastes delicious and has all the ingredients to give you healthy nutrients and a radiant glow!

Cranberries: This berry is high in collagen-building vitamin C and ellagic acid, an antioxidant that protects skin from sun damage and hinders the formation of enzymes which break down elastin in the skin. Try making your own antioxidant-boosting mask by mixing a half cup of mashed cranberries together with a half cup of yogurt (which contains probiotics, a healthy bacteria and anti-inflammatory) to reveal hydrated, radiant-looking skin!

Follow Dr. Bowe (@DrWhitneyBowe) for more insider tips and skincare solutions and check out her blog at!

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." -- Oprah Winfrey

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pre-Black Friday Online Deals

Kate Spade Winter Window Display

Who needs to wait until Black Friday to shop for great deals? I don't know about you, but as usual I will be staying away from the madness. I am perfectly fine sitting in front of my computer in my pj's with a glass of wine. When you've worked in retail for 13 years, Black Friday becomes associated with aching feet and frazzled hair.

If anything I may go out and about this weekend to take pictures of window displays like this Kate Spade window I took during a trip to San Francisco a few years ago.

Anyways, I decided to check out what kind of deals my favorite stores are offering before Black Friday. Here are a few that you might be interested in:

Thursday, November 12, 2015

4 Steps To Developing Your Very Own Unique Fashion Style

Photo Credits: @saralrash, @_misscurly, and @jeka_blabla on Instagram

It's been said that the clothes make a well as a woman. There are more reasons why you don’t want to dress up only in your pajamas to the conference than just to make yourself look like you know what you’re doing. Many times you want to dress up as you mean to, but also to dress up well as you want to. Yet, how do you differentiate between dressing up well and dressing up as yourself?