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Hello Sunshine’s Zoe Fairbourn Shares 5 Ways to Manifest Your Dream Career

May 5, 2020
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Creating and manifesting your ideal career takes practice, perseverance and, most importantly, dedication.

Many of us feel restless and want to take concrete steps toward our dreams, but the current health situation requires us to have much more patience than usual. Luckily, in the meantime, The XX Project’s Thriving During Crisis series has been helping us cope by providing weekly webinars that are both engaging and valuable.

This week’s speaker, Zoe Fairbourn, head of partnerships for Hello Sunshine (founded by Reese Witherspoon), spoke about what you can do to create your ideal position and future, even in uncertain times. Scroll below for her tips.

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Look For a Niche

One of the most important things you can do for your professional growth is ask where you can truly make an impact. Finding the right position for you can be tough, but start by asking yourself what strong qualities you posses and how you can make a difference with them. Once you narrow that down, it will guide you in calibrating to the right field and niche for those skills.

Ask For What You Want

This piece of advice applies if you’re currently looking for work or unhappy in your current job and seeking a greater challenge. Asking for what you want seems like such a simple task, but many people forget that it’s most often what will illuminate the path forward for you. Reaching out to your network, cold emailing or asking for advice on LinkedIn can get you much further than you ever imagined.

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Know What You Don’t Want

The key to discovering your dream career comes from knowing what you don’t want to manifest most of all. It may seem counterproductive, but this actually opens the door to more inspiration on what you are looking to build. What don’t you like about your current team, boss or position? Knowing your own personal dealbreakers can cause major light bulb moments on where you’re looking to put your energy, passion and efforts.

Find an Industry, Role or Company You’re Passionate About

If you’ve been laid off or are using this time to contemplate a completely new direction in your career, start by writing down your personal passions. This is a perfect jumping-off point to then research industries, roles or companies you’d love to be a part of, using your skillset to pursue a new avenue.

You Can Learn Something From Everyone on the Job

Challenging coworkers and bosses can test your patience like no other, but remember that there’s something to be learned from everyone on the job. Your most valuable position isn’t always your dream one, but the one with more difficult energy surrounding it. Learning to deal with unpleasant people and situations is an important lesson to overcome before stepping into your dream career. Keep the perspective by remembering that you’re only growing better, stronger and sharper from these experiences.

Beauty

Skyelyfe’s Ultimate Guide to the Best Beauty Stocking Stuffers Under $35

December 20, 2022
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Even if you got holiday shopping out of the way weeks ago, there’s always time for stellar last minute stocking stuffers that won’t break the bank. And beauty stocking stuffers? You’ll never go wrong! To celebrate some new favorites of the year, while tying in a few staples from years past, below is skyelyfe’s ultimate, tried-and-true guide to the best beauty stocking stuffers under $35 (in order from lowest to highest price).

Catrice Cosmetics Glam & Doll False Lashes Mascara: $7

I didn’t discover Catrice Cosmetics until this year, and instantly after trying the brand’s signature purple-packaged mascara, it became an everyday staple. The tube is lightweight and easy to transport, while the formula itself is volumizing and doesn’t make my sensitive eyes react. I also like that the formula doesn’t dry up after two weeks (something I’ve experienced with most of my other mascaras). I’ve gotten so many compliments on my eyelashes using this, and it shocks me that this powerful little tube is under $10. An absolute stocking stuffer must. And if you want to make it a set, I’m a fan of their $10 HD Liquid Cover Foundation, too!

KimChi Chic Beauty KIMCHI X TRIXIE BFF4EVR: LOLIPS – 03 Pink Sorbet: $13.50

Creamy and decadent, just like the shade! This pretty-in-pink perfection glides on effortlessly and stays on all day. Hands down, my favorite lipstick of the year. Added bonus? Pretty packaging and a built-in mirror.

Alpha-H Liquid Glycolic Acid to Go: $14

Alpha-H is another beauty brand I didn’t discover until this year. Its collection of Australian luxury skincare has been around for decades, with a focus and authority on glycolic acid. Their vitamin and acid-rich products have something for every concern you can think of—and their Liquid Glycolic Acid 5% exfoliation treatment, in particular, is one of their best-selling buys. Formulated to resurface and revitalize the skin, the product retails for $56 regular size (making this miniature stocking stuffer a real steal). Clinically proven to improve luminosity and tone, this treat that any skin type will appreciate, will offer its giftee a fresh, glowing complexion.

Pixi Beauty On-the-Go Blush: $18

This ginseng and aloe vera-packed blush went viral on TikTok, and for good reason! It applies with one simple swoop, you can blend with your fingers and it gives you a hydrated glow. With three shades to choose from, the everyday go-to has dominated all of my makeup routines since July. At an accessible price point, in a small, sleek twisty tub, a stocking is exactly where this belongs.

About-Face Line + Paint Custom Lip Duo: $19

Kylie lip kit who? Halsey’s colorful, pigmented makeup line is offering the ultimate mix-and-match treat. With 22 matte lip liners and 22 liquid lip colors to choose from, you may go a little crazy trying to nail down the perfect pick. The liners are super creamy and versatile (but grab your sharpener because the pencil goes down quickly); and the liquid lip colors stay on all day. Without question, these became a standout favorite of 2022.

Melinda Lee Holm Magickal Skincare Discovery Set: $25

I tried this set following a 1:1 meeting with writer and tarot reader Melinda Lee Holm. The Skin Balancing Cleansing Milk is my favorite of the trio (which also comes with a Transformative Face Oil and Skin Plumping Repleneshing Serum)—but ultimately, in three easy steps, you’ll be glowing. Inspired by Holm’s astrology and tarot rituals, the set makes my skin feel rejuvenated and bright. It goes to show you don’t need a complicated skincare routine to tackle the basics. If you want to get a better sense of the set, check out my TikTok demonstration HERE.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance: $26

Creating eye looks isn’t my problem—getting those eye looks not to crease is. I’ve been using a combo of this small eye primer underneath a ColourPop setting powder, and my eyes haven’t creased since. If you’re shopping for someone who lives for eyeshadow looks, this product is their calling.

Boscia Berry Blend Smoothing Facial with 28% Acid Complex: $26 (permanent sale)

This mask launched in 2020, but it is without question my all-time favorite. It’s hard to find a legitimately high-quality face mask in a list of best beauty stocking stuffers under $35, but consider this your pal’s lucky day. If your friend needs a quick fix, a one-time use of this antioxidant-rich mask will leave them with refined, resurfaced skin. With its combination of AHAs, BHAs and Apple AHAs, your friend will feel the effects—but trust me, it’s the best result. This is a full size, but Boscia also offers $8 minis of this, and a little goes a long way!

MARA Beauty Sea Silk Lip Balm (Soft Coral): $26

It doesn’t matter how well your friend takes care of her skin—she’s not safe from chapped lips. The rich, creamy consistency of these balms will ensure her lips get the hydration they need (and the coral shade features a reddish tint). Formulated with the brand’s Algae Plumping Complex™, the proprietary mix of sustainably-sourced, immunity-boosting red and brown algae plumps and improves fullness, aging, volume and definition. The result? A super juicy pout.

Thrive Causemetics Diffusing Angled Bronzer Brush: $28

The brush that does it all! While technically considered a contouring bronzer brush, I’ve been using it to apply foundation and to tap my blush into place. Made with Smart-Sweep Vegan Fibers™, this mimics the movement, texture and pigment payoff from real goat hair.

DESIGNME Care Discovery Kit: $28 (permanently on sale)

For all the hair girlies in your life, this kit is everything because it includes my favorite leave-in spray of all time. The FAB.ME strengthens, protects and nourishes in a mist that boosts manageability and control, with heat protection and instant detangling. The three-piece kit also comes with a glossy hair mask and hydrating serum. The kit is designed to boost hair’s hydration and shine while minimizing frizz.

YSL Libre Eau de Parfum Travel Spray: $30

I took one whiff of this sexy scent and the rest was history! For the friend who loves making a statement, I promise they won’t be disappointed with this everyday aroma they can wear from day to night. With alluring notes of lavender essence, orange blossom and musk accord, they can prepare to turn heads.

Peace Lily CBD Anti-Aging Serum: $32

You can’t do best beauty stocking stuffers under $35 without a hydrating serum! This rich formula actually feels like an oil, and sinks deeply into the skin. It’s packed with 100mg of broad spectrum CBD, and several anti-inflammatory ingredients. The anti-inflammatory properties address acne, redness, eczema and psoriasis. CBD and the other ingredients help soothe, calm and heal. Also, with winter ahead of us, your friend’s dry skin will need to stay hydrated!

YENSA Tone Up Primer Essential Glow: $35

When it comes to all things face makeup, YENSA is it. I’ve been a fan of the brand for several years now, but they absolutely blew me out of the water with their 2022 Super Serum Silk Foundation launch. While this lightweight, glowy, full-coverage product doesn’t meet these stocking stuffer guidelines, the brand’s Tone Up Primer Essential Glow is the next best option. The lightweight, satin-sheen formula, infused with eight superfood skincare ingredients, creates a beautiful canvas for makeup to sit effortlessly on the face.

JAFRA Radiance Foundation Broad Spectrum: $34

If you want glowy results of the aforementioned YENSA foundation, but you want to keep your gift under $35, this foundation is your best bet. Full-coverage and long-lasting, I get compliments every time I wear this. If your pal needs a little pick-me-up in the foundation department, I highly recommend this.

With winter in full swing, you’ll need one of THESE body care products to keep you hydrated and nourished all season long!

Lifestyle

How to Actually Make CBD Effective for YOU, According to Experts

December 12, 2022
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To this day, one of my most-viewed blog posts is an article I wrote in 2018 about using CBD to help me fall asleep. It was that year that CBD (Cannabidiol) was literally everywhere. From beauty products and bath bombs, to smoothies and post-workout creams, CBD was without question the universally buzziest ingredient of that year. But you know what wasn’t discussed much? How to use CBD correctly.

The THC-free chemical compound found in the cannabis sativa plant has been known to ease anxiety, treat epileptic seizures, relieve physical pain and help with a number of additional ailments. But I’ve noticed that not all CBD is created equal—and with all the CBD hype that’s existed over the last few years, how to use CBD correctly isn’t a topic I’ve seen pop up significantly.

That’s why I reached out to two CBD formulation experts, who shared detailed insight into factors that contribute to what’s effective, and how to use cbd correctly. Keep reading for all the questions to ask before purchasing a CBD product, according to Ceilidh MacLeod, cofounder of OEM; and Dr. Najifa Choudhury, founder of Dr. Peace Lily.

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Why Are You Taking CBD?

As Dr. Choudhury points out, “Certain ailments like focus and stress require a smaller dosage, whereas getting a great night’s sleep requires a higher dosage.”

MacLeod agrees, adding, “The dose and form of CBD is going to depend on what ailment you’re looking to fix. For example, if you have skin irritation, you’ll want to look for a topical, but if you’re looking for mental relief, you’ll likely want a gummy or tincture [under the tongue drops].”

How Fast Do You Want Your CBD Product to Start Working?

When figuring out how to use CBD correctly for you, note that different forms and methods have a different onset of action.

“Inhaled products that are vaped or smoked will start working within minutes, but this is the least recommended option due to the adverse effects of vaping and smoking,” Dr. Choudhury explains. “The second fastest onset of action occurs with sublingual tinctures, which is why I typically recommend my patients to start off with a tincture that has an onset of action of 10-30 minutes. Lastly, ingested forms such as softgel or gummies will take the longest to work at 30-60 minutes.”

How Long Do You Want the CBD Effects to Last?

It’s important to note that inhaled and sublingual CBD will only last for about three hours, whereas ingested forms will last 6-8 hours.

“For example, if you have a hard time falling asleep, then sublingual would be the best option,” Dr. Choudhury says. “But if you have a hard time staying asleep, then you should consider taking a softgel.”

Is Your Product an Isolate, Broad-Spectrum or Full-Spectrum?

Broad and full-spectrums CBD products are proven to be more effective, but if you’re averse to the psychoactive effects of Cannabinoids, you’ll want to steer clear.

“Full spectrum works the best due to the entourage effects,” Dr. Choudhury says, “But some people don’t want any THC in their products, especially if they’re sensitive to it or drug-tested at work.”

Are There Synergistic Ingredients in Your CBD Products That Could Help With the Desired Effect?

CBD by itself can be effective, but with certain ailments such as sleep or pain, there are other plant medicine options to incorporate in the formulation for the highest efficacy.

For example, Dr. Choudhury points out that her Dr. Peace Lily Sleep Gummy not only has CBD but also has another minor cannabinoid called CBN and three botanicals that are commonly found in sleep teas to help give you the best night’s rest. The Dr. Peace Lily Pain Relief Rub also has a high concentration of CBD at 2000mg, but additionally contains emu oil, arnica flower extract, and menthol to penetrate deeper into your skin and give you powerful anti-inflammatory effects.

What Is the Brand’s COA?

A brand’s COA is their Certificate of Analysis that will show a certified lab report on all of the cannabinoids included in the product. This will be available on the brand’s website.

“It’s a legal requirement to list COAs if a brand is selling CBD, so it would be a red flag if you can’t find them,” MacLeod explains.

What Dose Is Right for You?

How to use CBD correctly is also subjective, based on a number of variables.

“Your ultimate” perfect dose will depend on the ailment, your weight, your chemical balance, and the form in which you decide to take it,” MacLeod says. “It’s recommended that you start low (maybe 20-40mg / day) and gradually increase by 5mg / week until you find relief.”

When in doubt, speak to a professional where you purchase your product.

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Which Form Suits You Best?

As you probably know, CBD is formulated in many different ways. Each serves a unique purpose—and MacLeod points out the different types below, along with their benefits.

  • Topicals: These are great for targeting specific areas (rather than medicating your whole body via digestibles), but they’re hard to monitor dosage. While you’ll know how much CBD is in the whole jar, it’s much harder to know how much is in a dollop. Another benefit is the additional ingredients that come with the CBD (particularly emollients, humectants and occlusives) can all provide much needed moisture and barrier protection.
  • Tinctures: These are a fast-acting and efficient method of taking CBD. They’re great if you’re looking for more immediate relief; however, this also means they leave your system faster and you might need to take multiple doses a day. These are recommended if you need more intense pain relief, mental relief or help with sleep. You can also take more precise measurements.
  • Vapes: These have even better bioavailability and are faster-acting than tinctures. This could be the most effective way to get immediate relief, but it’s also the fastest form to leave your system. This means you’ll need to take more puffs, and there could also could be negative side effects of vaping. Tinctures are the safer alternative.
  • Gummies: These take longer to kick in, but can last a whole day. Since they have to be metabolized and go through more of your bodily systems, they can also provide more all-around relief to your body and brain. Dosage can be hard to monitor with gummies depending on where you buy them, and how precise their measurements are, and the size of the gummies. Ask the maker to provide details on the dosage range for each gummy.
  • Beverages: Typically, beverages have very low dosage, so they aren’t the best at providing effective relief—CBD is more commonly added as a supplemental benefit to other adaptogens and vitamins. Look for a higher dosage in beverages if you want to see any impact. CBD also has to go through more processes to become soluble in a beverage, which means it could lose some of its effectiveness in that process. In comparison, CBD would be much more easily absorbed by the body if delivered through tincture.

Should you be using CBD in your skincare routine? An expert explains what you need to know HERE!

Angelenos

How to Instantly Elevate a First Date in L.A.

November 7, 2022
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Thanks to a sea of broke yet cocky jerks and Chris Evans wannabes flooding Raya and Bumble, single Angelenos don’t have it easy in the dating department. It’s no secret that L.A. has long been considered one of the worst cities to find a partner. First dates rarely turn into more, and it’s something we’ve all kind of begrudgingly accepted.

That said, every now and then, you’ll end up with a decent person sitting across from you, but with some external factors playing into your potential romance gone wrong. Because L.A. is pure chaos around the clock, it’s important to consider what’s actually in your control before moving ahead with your meetup. There’s never any guaranteeing your next date will be a match. But even if there’s no spark, at least there are ways around how to make a first date in LA better. It starts with ensuring there are no external factors preventing you from success.

Keep reading for four ways to instantly elevate a first date in LA. 

Plan to Uber—and Book It in Advance

It’s easy to write off the idea of ordering a rideshare option when you don’t plan to drink much (or at all) on your date. But unless the ride will be exorbitantly expensive (or you live just a few blocks down the road), Uber or Lyft is really the wisest option. Letting someone else take the wheel gives you a chance to decompress from your day, catch up on any last minute emails or texts before going silent and mentally prepare yourself for the person you’re about to meet. It also saves you the agony of finding non-permit parking (which has only worsened since the pandemic). Scheduling the ride in advance ensures someone will get to you in time (and it actually knocks a few bucks off your fee—try it!)

Our nerves are naturally running higher when we’re on the verge of an important meeting (whether it be a first date or otherwise), so it’s easy for our driving to become naturally impaired. Fun fact: I recently got pulled over completely sober on my way to a first date. I think I was just naturally flustered, and this played into my driving that night. I thankfully got out of the potential ticket, but that’s another story! Definitely going the rideshare route next time.

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Arrive at Least 20 Minutes Early (Hear Me Out on This)

Ok, this isn’t a job interview. You’re not going to impress your date by being the eager beaver who zoomed over to the date quick as you can say margarita. That’s not where I’m going with this. 

I’m a big proponent of the early arrival so that it gives you time to make a quick bathroom stop to check for lipstick on the teeth, pee one last time, fluff up your hair, etc. Check your phone one last time for important texts and emails, get yourself mentally prepared. And then, 5-10 minutes early, you can send the “I wasn’t sure how traffic would be, so I ended up here a little early” text. If they’re not there, you can already be relaxed and ready to go by the time they arrive. 

Pick a Place With a Vibe…

How to make a first date in LA better starts with a vibey location. File under: duh—but not so fast! A place can be well-designed with incredible food and drinks, but lacks a vibe. Whereas, a place can be less upscale but has great music and a lively crowd to make the experience feel like home. Even if you opt for something incredibly simple like a quick coffee meet-up, why not make it cozy?

I recently went on a date at the restaurant of a hotel I’ve never been a fan of. The date and I live on opposite sides of town, so this meeting point made sense logistically (in fact, it was probably closer to me than him, so how could I complain?). The food, service and drinks were great. And heck, the company—although not a romantic match at all—was also great. But it was freezing with no heat lamps; there was literally no one at the restaurant or even inside at the bar; and this particular hotel has never been particularly much of a scene. The experience felt isolating and the energy of the location was depressing, honestly. Even though the guy and I didn’t have a fiery spark, we did indeed have an enjoyable time. And I kept thinking how much better this would have been if we’d gone somewhere different. 

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But Don’t Pick a Place With Too Much of a Vibe

On the flipside of picking somewhere that lacks any energy, a first date isn’t the place for too much of it. Shouting “huh?” and “what did you say?” across the table all night isn’t exactly the best way to build a connection. L.A. obviously has a lot of places that impress, but not all of them are conducive to solid conversation if you’re trying to do more than just drink with someone. 

I personally think LA rooftops are the way to go. Being outdoors is not only accommodating for COVID concerns, but also, even when rooftops are bustling with guests, the noise level isn’t constrained to an indoor room. Additionally, L.A. has some incredible rooftops (Harriet’s, The Edition, Élephante, E.P. & L.P., Sant’olina, to name a few) that provide not only just the right vibe, but also plenty opportunity to sit close and get acquainted!

For more on dating experiences, let’s take it back to quarantine and relive my very first FaceTime date HERE!

Angelenos

Can’t Wait for Winter? Hammitt Handbags Invites You to an L.A. Candyland-Themed Extravaganza in November!

October 29, 2022
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While I’m personally in no eager rush to get through fall (it is my favorite season, afterall), I’m well-aware that nothing brings on the cheer like holiday season. So for anyone who just can’t wait until the day after Thanksgiving, luxury leather handbag brand Hammitt is offering a taste in advance. Enter: Hammittland.

Hammittland is a Candyland-themed sample sale with a twist. In addition to special pricing (we’re talking bags, wallets and other luxurious leather accessories), the daytime extravaganza will also feature sweet treats, photo opps, beverages (frozé included!) and additional fun for a day with friends or family. The brand—which has a store at Orange County’s South Coast Plaza and in Manhattan Beach—will host the winter wonderland at Manhattan Village, not too far from its South Bay shop.

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The general public can get in on the fun Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome, but RSVP is required HERE. Parking is available at the North Village Parking Structure. The sample sale will feature retiring styles and old inventory from the brand, for up to 40% off. Purposely intended for prior to holiday season, the event will allow for some holiday gift purchases in advance!

Still itching for more winter content? Skyelyfe’s Winter 2021 playlist will transport you straight to the season HERE.

Music

The Best Fall 2022 Playlist of Moody New Music

October 17, 2022
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Each year, I get so excited for all the moody, broody music that typically encapsulates this season. But it’s been a little harder to curate a fall 2022 playlist than it’s been in years past, so that’s why I’m a little late this year. Considering the weather has still been in 80-90 degree range, it doesn’t really feel like the season anyway.

That said, luckily I stayed in this past Saturday night, and I dug up an exceptional number of worthwhile new listens (including a new album from Tove Lo—her first as an independent artist!). So it looks like we finally have a fall 2022 playlist ready to go. It’s not all moody though! There’s a little liveliness sprinkled in, too, because we could all use it.

If you’re eager for some fresh background music to accompany your next baking day or pumpkin-scented candle-lit dinner, skyelyfe has you covered! Scroll below for the 21 best new tracks by Anna of the North, LeyeT, St. Lucia, Charlotte Lawrence, Death Cab for Cutie, Khalid and more.

In need of some additional new music? THESE international pop stars should have you covered!

Lifestyle

The Best Instagram Captions for All Your Fall #OOTDs

October 3, 2022
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And just like that, we’ve transitioned from barely there bikinis to bundled-up Burberry scarves. Crazy how that happens! That said, you need a whole new set of fall outfit captions to capture the essence of your fresh seasonal wardrobe.

Whether you’re going for a please-take-me-seriously fashion-forward vibe, or you’re looking basic AF and couldn’t care less, there are fall outfit captions for all of it! So grab that orange beret, yellow trench coat and your favorite photographer—and let’s get to snapping. The season only lasts three months, so gotta get those #OOTDs up and and running!

If you’re struggling to come up with fall outfit captions of your own, skyelyfe is here to save the day. Keep reading and never go another day without a quippy one-liner to accompany your look.

For the photo of you sporting your obligatory jack o’lantern garb:

“My favorite color is October”

For the basic pic of you bundled-up under a fally tree:

“Home is where the leaves are”

For the shot of your perfectly impractical sky-high fall boots:

“These boots weren’t made for walking”

For when you’re the only one in the group wearing the elevated fall ensemble:

“Be a stiletto in a room of flats”

For the neck covering that’s everything extra:

“I’m just trying to change the world, one statement scarf at a time”

For the shot of you wrapped up in your designer fall duds:

“Whoever said money doesn’t buy happiness has never shopped for fall”

For when you’re in your fav autumn outfit at a loss for fall outfit captions:

“I’m nicer when it’s fall”

When you’re decked in orange from head-to-toe:

“Orange you gonna compliment my outfit?”

Need more fun, fally one-liners in your life? HERE are the best Instagram captions for all your fall cocktails!

Beauty

If You’re Overwhelmed by the Saturated World of Skincare, These Experts Explain What to Look for (and Avoid) When Product Shopping

October 3, 2022

Whether you’ve maintained a skincare routine for years, or you’re freshly diving into this wellness practice, figuring out how to know which skincare products work is complex.

From the fact that everyone’s skin is different, to the plethora of formulations and brands on the market, skincare is an overwhelming space—even for the most well-acquainted.

The only way to break down what to universally look for (and avoid) when embarking on a skincare spree is to speak to the experts. Below is everything you need to know.

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What Everyone Should Keep in Mind When Starting a Fresh Skincare Routine

While everyone’s skin and needs are indeed different, there are some universal rules that apply across the board.

“Keep it simple—three to four products maximum—especially if you’re new to skincare,” Emily Wollenman, Vice President of Education and Specialty Accounts at newly 100% recyclable Higher Education Skincare, tells skyelyfe. “You want to set yourself up for success with a skincare routine that’s easy for you to incorporate into your schedule and that you look forward to applying in the morning and in the evening. It takes an average of 21 days of conscious effort to create a new habit. After that amount of time, you can begin adding additional products into your skincare routine if you’d like, such as serums, masks, eye treatments and other targeted solutions. By using this approach, you’ll be more likely to stay consistent and dedicated to taking care of your skin.”

If you already have a routine in place, but feel like branching out, Kat Bryce, Co-Founder of LOUM Beauty, tells skyelyfe, “We always recommend integrating new products slowly into your routine versus changing everything at once. So if you’re trying a new serum, aim to keep the rest of your regimen the same, the same for moisturizers, at least in the short term. That way you can make sure the products work with your skin and you have a good base to see the difference of any new additions.” 

Red Flags Consumers Should Look Out for on Skincare Packaging

Part of the appeal of so many products is obviously marketing. And if you’re uninformed, it’s easy to fall into traps.

“When a single product makes too many claims or it sounds just too good to be true, it probably is,” Wollenman explains. “There’s no product out there that could possibly cleanse, tone, exfoliate, brighten and moisturize effectively all in one step. I’d also tell consumers to look out for claims or statements that make a product appear cleaner, greener, or more natural than it really is. A lot of information is strategically placed on the packaging to gain your attention, but in reality you don’t really know what’s in your product until you turn the box around and read the ingredients.”  

Red Flags Consumers Should Look Out for When It Comes to Ingredients

“We all know that the clean beauty movement is here to stay, and I believe that in time, clean beauty will become the industry standard,” Wollenman explains. “Some people prefer 100% natural products, some people prefer products that combine the best of science and nature, some people prefer products that are sulfate and paraben-free, and some people prefer products that are vegan and fragrance-free. Many beauty retailers now provide lists of ingredients that are considered toxic or potentially harmful, and you can use these lists as a starting point when considering your personal skincare choices.”

Echoes Bryce, “Definitions of ‘clean’ vary wildly so it’s good to research brands’ clean standards. For example, with LOUM, we formulated to the highest clean standards, including Credo, Follain and Goop. You want to make sure you’re comfortable with the ingredients you’re putting on your skin.”

When it comes to fragrance as an ingredient, Bryce explains it’s a slippery slope.

“There’s no requirement to disclose what goes into a fragrance,” she says. “For LOUM, we worked with a limited palette of ingredients to ensure our fragrance was not only clean but also hypo-allergenic—which is incredibly rare in skincare—but if you have sensitive or easily inflamed skin, it’s good to be cautious and research fragrances.”

Universally Beneficial Skincare Ingredients

While it’s true everyone’s skin is different, there are some all-star ingredients that are characteristically useful for everyone. If you’re learning how to know which skincare products work, you’ll want to take the following into consideration.

“Hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and retinol are amazing ingredients that any skin type and any age can benefit from and see visible results with,” Wollenman says. 

Hyaluronic acid is key because it can hold up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water. 

“HA, which is naturally occurring in the body, penetrates the skin and binds water to skin cells,” Wollenman explains. “It infuses all layers of the skin with moisture, leaving the skin feeling immediately more hydrated, plump and smooth. Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, meaning that once it’s applied to the skin, it will continue to draw moisture in from the surrounding environment, providing long-lasting hydration.”

As for niacinamide, it’s a form of vitamin B-3 that can help build keratin proteins in the skin and lock in moisture to prevent environmental damage. 

“Think firmer, more hydrated and protected skin,” Wollenman says. “However, the benefits don’t stop there with this powerhouse ingredient.  For those who suffer from acne and occasional breakouts, niacinamide can assist in treating these conditions by regulating the amount of oil the sebaceous glands produce, thus resulting in less breakouts and smaller, more refined pores. Niacinamide also reduces inflammation, which may help ease redness from eczema, acne and other inflammatory skin conditions.”

Lastly, retinol is a form of vitamin A that’s used to treat acne and reduce wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. 

“Retinol has an exfoliating effect on the skin’s surface that improves texture and tone and drastically increases cellular turnover,” Wollenman says. “Due to this exfoliating effect, retinol is very effective in treating mild to severe acne, as well as acne scarring (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). A great product to try when incorporating retinol into your skincare routine is MBA® by Higher Education Skincare. This powerful yet gentle product contains 0.5% retinol and also includes sodium hyaluronate (a more stable version of HA) and oat kernel extract, which helps the skin retain moisture. It also reduces redness or sensitivity sometimes caused by retinol when first incorporating it into a skincare routine.”

Bryce says not to forget about Vitamin C, collagen-boosters and tri-peptides.

​”They’re amazing, powerful anti-aging ingredients to deliver lifting, firming and brightening of the skin,” she says, adding that each of those are included in LOUM’s Pure Serenity Golden C Serum.

To Wollenman’s point, Bryce echoes: “Hyaluronic acid is the ultimate go-to for hydration, helping skin hold up to 1000xs its weight in water.”

Ingredients to Avoid When Newly Adapting to a Skincare Routine

When it comes to steering clear from particular ingredients off the bat, this really isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation.

“It’s more about being ingredient-savvy and understanding your skin type,” Wollenman says. “Some ingredients like alpha-hydroxy or beta-hydroxy acids, which are great for surface exfoliation, could potentially cause redness or irritation for those with overly sensitive skin. Those with acne-prone or oily skin, would want to make sure that their products are oil-free, noncomedogenic and designed to control oil production. If you have dry skin, you obviously want to avoid products that contain ingredients that could potentially have a drying effect on the skin like salicylic acid, alcohol or sulfates. Know your skin type and look for products with ingredients designed specifically for your skin type. It sounds simple enough, but I see consumers make this mistake all the time.”

Bryce agrees with Wollenman about acids, explaining, “They can easily inflame sensitive skin types.” She also advises caution with Vitamin C, which can also be “irritating to some skin types.”

But these aren’t ingredients to avoid at all costs, “as they can do wonders for skin,” she says. “But definitely experiment with caution and ease your skin in gently to avoid any reactions.”

How to Know If a Higher-Priced Skincare Item Is Actually Worth It for More Than Just the Packaging or Name Behind It 

When figuring out how to know if a skincare product works, the dollar sign may not reveal much. While yes, an expensive product is such for a reason, that reason may not be the actual formulation itself.

“Many desire products that use the highest quality and cleanest ingredients available that are ethically sourced, and of course cruelty-free, but these types of ingredients cost more,” Wollenman says. “Many consumers look for more sustainable and eco-friendly packaging, which also costs more to produce. When you begin adding up these customer requirements, the costs of the products go up. Again, and I can’t stress this enough, the importance here is to thoroughly read the ingredients and identify the product’s points of difference (vegan, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, etc.) on the packaging so you know exactly where your dollar is going.”

For Bryce’s part, she says, “​It all comes down to whether the formula contains effective ingredients, and if they’re at the right levels to make a difference.”

She says LOUM doubled-up on active ingredients.

“Each of our products contains our TriSerene complex, which combines marine-micro algae, wild indigo extract, broad spectrum CBD and three active ingredients clinically tested to dial down and reverse the effects of stress on skin. In addition, we included supplementary active ingredients to mitigate specific skin concerns. For example, our firming cream also contains plant-derived collagen and bakuchiol. By combining powerful ingredients at active levels you know you’re going to have a product that will be effective and deliver the results you’re looking for on your skin.”

Types of Products Recommended for Someone Diving Into Skincare for the First Time

“At Higher Education Skincare we believe in the Power of 3® as the foundation of a good skincare routine,” Wollenman says. “The Power of 3® regimen includes a cleanser, exfoliator and moisturizer specifically designed for oily/acne-prone skin, combination skin, or dry/sensitive skin. These products, used once in the morning and once at night, will promote healthy, clear and radiant skin. Of course, it’s equally important to protect the skin every day with a sunscreen, ideally in an oil-free and noncomedogenic formula that has at least an SPF 30.”   

Bryce emphasizes the importance of targeting specific needs right away.

“If you have sensitive or dry skin, our Be Calm Cleansing Balm is such a savior,” she says. “With borage, sea buckthorn, moringa oils and hyaluronic acid, it cleanses gently and nourishes skin deeply to leave it plump and glowing.”

She adds, “Or if you have oily or breakout-prone skin, try our Stress Detox Enzymatic Cleanser. With papaya and pumpkin fruit enzymes and mandelic acid, it gently unclogs pores while working deep within skin to purify and help regulate oil production. It works wonders to prevent oily skin and breakouts, while leaving skin hydrated.”

(via Higher Education)
(via Higher Education)

Ultimately, Research Is Key!

Curious how to know which skincare products work for you? Grab your computer and get to work!

“The skincare space is filled with thousands of products, each promising to solve all of your skin concerns,” Wollenman says. “It can be overwhelming to say the least. Take a little time to conduct some research before you buy. Get to know the brand and their products by visiting their website and social media accounts. Read the customer reviews, as they can provide a ton of insight. It never hurts to ask your friends what they use and know that you can always consult with skincare experts at your favorite beauty retailer for expert advice. Once you’ve identified a line that resonates with you and your preferences, look deeper into the products that they offer and make sure they’re formulated with your needs in mind.”

It’s also especially important to do your homework when it comes to celebrities or unconventional brands launching skincare lines.

“A celebrity line doesn’t mean the products are worse quality,” Bryce says. “But just like anything else, it’s worth doing your research before you invest, especially since celebrity lines often come with higher price tags. Look for clinical evidence, check the ingredient lists for known nasties (the Credo website is a great reference point) and don’t compromise on the quality of ingredients you put on your skin for anyone.”

Looking to give your skin an extra upgrade of TLC? Click HERE to learn about Nourishe’s Dragon Breath facial!

Food

The 5 Vibiest Coffee Shops in LA

October 1, 2022
cutest coffee shops in la definitely reflect this cozy image of a welcoming cafe

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I don’t know about you, but every day is National Coffee Day over here. Every day, every hour… There’s no skimping on grinds in my coffee filters. But because the calendar says today, Oct. 1, is officially the date of the monumental occasion, I decided a commemoration was necessary. That’s where a list of the vibiest, cutest coffee shops in LA comes into play.

I’ve searched far and wide, considered my own experiences and enlisted the opinions of others to come up with this concise list of options (all over greater Los Angeles). These aren’t just the most Instagrammable, cutest coffee shops in LA—these also offer great functionality (think WiFi, quality grinds, chill crowds and aesthetic sounds). All in all, a total vibe.

Well, what are you waiting for? Keep reading and start sipping (in no particular order)!

1. The Palm Coffee Bar

Whether it’s a change of scenery or a solid cup o’ Joe you’re after, this Burbank hangout is brewing up quality coffee with a killer ambiance to boot. The banana leaf-adorned spot is filled with all the fixins for the perfect photo opp (its design is giving major Beverly Hills Hotel energy), while offering an array of caffeinated and decaffeinated classics, plenty of sweet treats and an invitation to stay all day.

2922 W. Magnolia Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 919-1375

2. Federal Coffee

Remember when people went wild over Starbucks’ Mermaid Frappuccino a ways back? West LA’s Federal Coffee offers a slew of aesthetically pleasing sips much like the aforementioned, while providing photo-friendly decor to satisfy your social media needs. The standout spot (you can’t miss it—really—it’s all pink) sits on a peaceful neighborhood corner (which means you can find parking, yay!) and prides itself on authentic Parisian pastries and an unforgettable vibe.

11600 West Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90064

(424) 652-3953

3. Hi-Fi Espresso

If you’re anywhere in the South Bay and you’re on the hunt for cutest coffee shops in LA, this little gem is your calling. With locations in Hermosa, Redondo and Manhattan beaches, you’ve got a quick espresso hit at your fingertips if your volleyball tournament has you wiped out! The spot combines retro and modern designs, with a warm and welcoming ambiance. They offer plenty of food and drink options—but most importantly, they’re community oriented. On a given date, you can find local live music performances and even fundraising efforts (they had a clothing sale to raise money for abortion groups). Grab your friends or sit solo, and expect to feel at home.

227 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(424) 247-8649

4. Aroma Coffee & Tea

If you’re a valley girl (or boy), there’s no doubt you’ve stopped by this charming, spacious beauty. But even if you don’t live out this way, here’s a reason to pop over the hill for a visit. With large indoor and outdoor seating areas, this Studio City mainstay offers a full menu, so whether you’re in the mood to munch, sip, or satisfy that sweet tooth, this vibey hangout has something for everyone. Pro tip: If you’re big on the holidays, don’t skip out on a seasonal visit because this special spot goes all out. It’s also located off Tujunga, so a bit more tucked away than busy Ventura.

4360 Tujunga Ave.

Studio City, CA 91604

(818) 508-6505

5. Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen

The goal of this community-oriented coffee spot (and full kitchen) is to inspire and encourage. With three locations (Slauson, Eagle Rock and Inglewood), Hilltop’s colorful drink options are served with powerful messages and thoughtful ingredients. Designed with bright, bold colors that spark creativity, the location itself is a perfect photo backdrop, but also a great place to chill out and get work done. If you had to pick one, go with the Inglewood location. It’s the area’s standout coffee spot and there’s always something exciting going on!

170 N. La Brea Ave.

Inglewood, CA 90302

(323) 743-8100

Now that you know where to go for a change of scenery, if you want to spice up your at-home coffee experience, check out THIS frothy coffee kit.

Lifestyle

How to Stay Fit If You’re a Social Drinker, According to a Personal Trainer in L.A.

August 15, 2022
a handful of girlfriends toast with cocktails and wine to a fun night out

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Work-life balance doesn’t just apply to the office. Taking care of our body is a job in itself. With everything else in life to manage, making it to the gym regularly and putting in the effort is no easy feat. Throw a few libations into the mix, and things can get slippery. How to drink alcohol and stay fit is a concern for many—but luckily, it can be done.

Skyelyfe had the pleasure of chatting with Chris Tye-Walker, a trainer at L.A.’s new Kamps Fitness HIIT studio in Miracle Mile. The fitness pro addressed all our burning concerns, so keep scrolling to stay fit with an active social life.

The Golden Rule of Drinking Alcohol and Staying Fit

There isn’t necessarily an amount of calories you’re allotted for the day—but whatever the case, you’ll have to burn more calories than you’ve consumed. And that pertains to anything, whether it be food, alcohol or both. If you’re wondering how to drink alcohol and stay fit, there’s pretty much a golden rule.

“All food and alcohol contain macros: proteins, fats, carbs,” Tye-Walker says. “If you’re in a calorie surplus at the end of the day—meaning you’ve consumed more calories than you expended—you’ll continue gaining weight. The goal is to drink low calorie drinks, like tequila soda and lime, but also control what you eat during the day. While it may sound fun in the moment, eating a burger, fries and a brownie won’t help when you’re also consuming calories from alcohol.”

The fitness pro stands by the saying, “Abs are made in the kitchen.” He explains, “You can’t outtrain a bad diet. You can offset the damage, but if you want changes in your body, you have to eat right in alignment with your goals. If you’re looking to lean out, your macronutrient count must be spot on and the calories have to be in a deficit to lose the weight.”

Drinks to Stick to and Abstain From in Order to Stay Fit

This goes without saying, but steer clear from sugar! Those piña coladas you gulped down on vacation aren’t helping you (though we’re guilty of them, too!). While that may be obvious, Tye-Walker shares some other pointers to keep in mind.

“First rule, lighter hard alcohols will usually be cleaner,” he explains. “Whisky is dirty compared to a tequila or a gin. Mix with soda, water and lime instead of a sugar-based drink like 7UP. The new seltzers are a good way to go. However, if you’re looking for the old classic college favorite like vodka Red Bull, maybe you can graduate to a vodka and Celsius!”

Plan Ahead

Much like your meal prep during the week, you’ll want to do the same when it comes to alcohol-fueled nights also. No matter what, you should always eat carbs after drinking: “It sounds cliché but you must soak up the alcohol,” Tye-Walker says.

But this is where the planning ahead comes into play.

“I’m not saying eat a whole pizza, but you can find yourself an option with some good nutritional value,” he shares. “I always plan for this. Make sure you have food prepped to come home to, rather than hitting that red button on the Dominos sign.”

Tye-Walker also recommends pre-scheduling some kind of workout for the next day.

“Just sweat it out,” he says. “Whether it’s a game of tennis or basketball, or your favorite boutique gym where you can sweat a ton, the movement will make you feel better. You may feel awful during, but once you recover from the session you’ll be back ready to crush the day. I wouldn’t go as hard as you would normally—and consume the correct food and the right amount of water beforehand.”

Be Mindful of Your Relationship With Alcohol

Like with anything in life, balance is key.

“Enjoy life when the moments are right,” Tye-Walker says. “You don’t need Tuesday night wine at home alone for no reason. Focus on your goals and remind yourself why you started. Put up notes around the house of what you want to achieve. Then plan your fun nights out and have those as your moments to enjoy life and live freely because you know you’ll put the work in the other five or six days that week.”

If you plan to drink alcohol in the months to come, HERE are the best Instagram captions to accompany all your fall cocktails.

Food

Best Song Lyrics as Captions for Your Refreshingly Flirty Popsicle Posts This Summer

August 2, 2022
brown haired brunette with long locks licks a red white and blue popsicle wearing a white t-shirt

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While burgers, fries and all the fixins hold a special place in our hearts this time of year, there’s nothing like a popsicle to signify the sunniest season. That’s why popsicle captions are an absolute must.

While the carnivorous classics never fail to make cameos on our feed, popsicles always allow for foolproof thirst traps. After all, it’s a rarity to pull off a replica of Kim K.’s iconic Carl’s Jr. shoot. That said, the ice-dripping delights from our favorite sweet treat reigns supreme when it comes to the season. 

Need some popsicle caption inspo for your next icy extravaganza? Look no further than these straight-to-the-point song lyrics!

For that photo of popsicles waiting to be indulged:

“Ice, ice baby” – “Ice, Ice, Baby” by Vanilla Ice

For the pic of you and your partner-in-crime, licking away with no cares in the world:

“Summertime and the livin’s easy” – “Doin’ Time” by Sublime

For the giggly shot of you and your dripping popsicle about to leave a mess:

“Drip too hard” – “Drip Too Hard” by Lil Baby, Gunna

For the pic of your barely there bikini with nothing but a popsicle glistening under the sun:

“Sun-kissed skin so hot we’ll melt your popsicle” – “California Gurls” by Katy Perry

For the shot of your popsicle drenched in wine:

“I’ll stop the world and melt with you” – “I Melt With You” Modern English

For the pic of you and your popsicle chillin’ on a pool floatie:

“ ‘Cause I’m cold as fire baby, hot as ice.” – “Hot as Ice” by Britney Spears

For the photo of you looking lovingly at your popsicle:

“Your love is better than ice cream” – “Ice Cream” by Sarah McLachlan

On the hunt for more Instagram captions to fill up your feed? Look no further than THESE Fletcher lyrics for all your provocative pics!

Music

Provocative Fletcher Lyrics to Use as Instagram Captions for All Your Thirst Traps

August 2, 2022
fletcher covering her almost bare chest

If your goal is to get a reaction out of people on Instagram, the best Fletcher lyrics are a great place to start. And by best, we mean most provocative.

The NYU grad-turned-singer-songwriter doesn’t hold back when it comes to dishing on her exes, her sex life, sexuality and everything in between. Because her self-written raw lyrics come from the heart, they definitely make for the best Instagram captions. Surely whatever you’re doing can resonate in some way with what she has to say. And with Monday’s release of her latest track “Becky’s So Hot,” now is as good a time as any to celebrate the star. The music video stars Bella Thorne, and the duo is a fiery pair.

Whether you’re a huge fan of the “Undrunk” singer, or you’re only here for some quality social media content, keep reading for the best Fletcher lyrics to use as Instagram captions. Hopefully these tide you over as we all eagerly await the release of her debut album, Girl of My Dreams in September.

For the pic of you with the hottest girl(s) you know:

She flame emoji wow.

-“Becky’s So Hot”

For the seductive shot of you sucking on a lollipop:

I know you think about me when you kiss her. I left a taste in your mouth, can she taste me now?

-“Bitter”

For the shot of you dripping wet fresh out of the shower:

You dream of me, dressed in white; I dream of you, dressed up in nothin.’

-“Shh…Don’t Say It”

For the sultry headshot of you looking straight into the camera:

Say that you crave me, will you fixate me?

-“Over My Head”

For the pic of you under the covers, revealing your bare shoulders:

If you’re gonna lie, at least do it in my bed.

-“If You’re Gonna Lie”

For your next mirror selfie:

I’ma have the last laugh, ah ’cause the second you forget me is the second that I come right back.

-“Last Laugh”

For your next photo that leaves little to the imagination:

I wanna be young and party; be dumb and never feel sorry; become a freak with my body.

-“Forever”

Need more Instagram caption inspo? Look no further than THESE witty one-liners perfect for your next margarita photo!

Beauty

Amplify Your Bare-Faced Beauty Game This Summer With One of THESE 9 New Products

July 15, 2022
beautiful girl's face with no makeup and short blonde hair and great skin

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I’m the first to admit the au-naturel aesthetic isn’t exactly for me. Sure, I’ve calmed down on excessive midday eye looks, but foundation and the fixins are mostly a must when I leave the house. That said, summertime is hot, and living in sunny SoCal certainly doesn’t help matters. So whether I like it or not, a bare-faced babe will likely be on full display as the next few months take hold. 

This is where Summer 2022 skincare products and other non-makeup beauty buys come into play. If we can’t rely on our foundation, concealer, blush (and for me, brows!) to stay on, the next best option is to hone in on our other assets. Whether it’s skincare you fancy, or a seasonal spritz, here are some newly launched goodies to help you get ahead when the weather isn’t working in your favor.  

Medik8 Crystal Retinal: starting at $53

A summer 2022 skincare arsenal isn’t complete without a product truly designed to embrace bare-faced beauty. Retinal has been picking up traction in the skincare space—but up until now I hadn’t incorporated the Vitamin A molecule into my routine. While often confused with retinol, retinal differs in that it’s said to work 11 times faster than its predecessor. Both retinol and retinal target anti-aging by helping with collagen production and blemish reduction, and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Medik8’s Crystal Retinal operates through a delicate crystal-shaped encapsulation system which breaks down on contact with the skin. The collection comes in four different strengths, starting at 0.01% encapsulated retinaldehyde ($53) and going up to 0.1% encapsulated retinaldehyde ($106). I was sent the two lowest strengths with the goal of going makeup-free this summer!

The Crème Shop BT21 SHOOKY Macaron Lip Balm – White Peach: $10

In addition to adorable packaging and an accessible price point, one of the latest lip treats from The Crème Shop is the perfect beach bag accompaniment all season long. Packed with moisturizing Vitamin E and smoothing shea butter, a sheer pink tint is just a finger sweep away.

Kypris Lip Elixir Balm: $49

While you lap yourself in luxury on vacation this summer, give your lips the same treatment. Kyrpis’ new ultra-luxe clear balm is enriched with peptides, plant stem cells, hyaluronic acid, botanical waxes and natural butters to give your lips a soft, pillowy touch. The soothing formula goes on lightly for a lasting effect. Infused with light jasmine and violet, you can additionally expect a faint, aromatherapeutic effect. 

Sireni Overnight Overhaul: $60 

Following in the theme of bare-faced beauty, Sireni’s debut skincare launch is a nighttime treatment aimed at reviving your skin while you sleep. Vegan, cruelty-free and dermatologist-approved with 100% recyclable packaging, Overnight Overhaul’s mask-like formula contains bakuchiol and DHA to minimize fine lines and even out natural skin tone—while rose oil and shea butter provide hydration. Developed by veteran beauty gurus Chloe Morello and Ashley Villa, the brand’s mantra is the future of beauty is where skincare meets makeup, made with the planet in mind. AKA fresh-faced goals. AKA Summer 2022 skincare goals.

Shaz & Kiks Rice+Chai Refresh Spray: $30

If your dry shampoo doesn’t serve a purpose outside of absorbing oil, here’s your multipurpose spritz. Especially during the summer when our hair is prone to sun damage, saltwater and chlorine, this spray can be applied daily to refresh your roots, give a voluminous lift and balance the scalp’s skin barrier between wash days. The 90% plant-powered formula is mainly developed with a blend of India’s native ingredients, chai tea (for hair growth, increased shine, and balancing the scalp’s skin barrier) and rice (for oil absorption and voluminous lift). 

Jafra You Bloom Fragrance: $52

‘Tis the season for florals, so it only makes sense Jafra’s latest scent deserves a spot on your summer beauty counter. Rose oil, turmeric root and oakwood comprise the beauty brand’s feminine new fragrance. Layer a spritz over a light body lotion, and makeup will be the last thing on anyone’s mind!

Vita Liberata Advanced Heavenly Tanning Elixir (Tinted): $44

Forget about summer 2022 skincare—when it comes to any type of care, a sunkissed glow is the ultimate key to a successful bare-faced season. Whether applied to the face or the rest of the body, a little DIY color from a tube never hurt anyone. Leading sunless tanning brand Vita Liberata recently launched its advanced tinted tanning formula to give you a buildable and instant glow. Aloe vera, coffee butter, cucumber and witch hazel are just a few of the key ingredients that come together to enhance color while soothing and hydrating the skin. Known for its streak-free consistency, a natural, fresh-from-vacation aesthetic is what you can expect all summer and beyond. Added bonus? The brand just launched its PCR plastic packaging, so you can feel even better about its use!

Kopari Ultra Restore Body Butter With Hyaluronic Acid: $32

There’s no way you can get through summer without Kopari’s signature scent. Slather yourself in its fragrant aroma of coconut milk, jasmine and tuberose neroli, thanks to the brand’s new body butter that already has a sold-out waitlist! Packed with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, omegas, and fatty acids, this hydration-enhancing whipped formula can be layered under a body oil for deliciously scented moisture all season long.

Hi Beautiful You Skin Perfecting Tint: $48

Grab ‘n’ go with this blurring, vitamin-rich formula, designed for post-moisturizer application and minimal coverage. A lightweight, filter-like layer is all you need for those bare-faced beach days ahead. This handy companion will provide just that with added skincare benefits and moisture-locking capabilities to boot!

With your skin on full display this season, HERE are eight body care products for every necessity.

Angelenos

Mindy Kaling Humbly Accepts Hollywood Fame: ‘I’m Successful and Should Just Be Happy About It’

July 7, 2022
mindy kaling on the step and repeat at zelle event at the pendry hotel in west hollywood

Photo courtesy of Zelle

Mindy Kaling recently received news that will literally cement her status as a full-fledged celebrity.

The Indian-American actress, producer and writer will receive a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. Joining The Jonas Brothers, Uma Thurman and the late Paul Walker, Kaling’s impact in Hollywood will be formalized. 

But the multi-hyphenate—who initially rose to fame playing Kelly Kapoor on The Office—still grapples decades later with her celeb status and the public’s opinion. Kaling opened up about her conflicting situation at an intimate Thrive Through Summer brunch skyelyfe attended in collaboration with Zelle.

mindy kaling interview at pendry hotel with zelle pay
Photo courtesy of Zelle

Kaling explained at The Pendry Hotel in West Hollywood that she was “so excited” about her upcoming honor. However, she went on to say, “I don’t know if it’s ‘cause we’re all on social media, but when the news came out, I was so happy but I was also bracing myself for people being like, she doesn’t deserve it! I don’t know what it is about social media … I don’t know if you feel this way, too—like what’s wrong with my personality?”

Ultimately, she’s had to check herself, acknowledging that growing up there weren’t a lot of Asian women with Hollywood Stars. And even more so, she says, “Growing up with Indian parents, being able to own that fact that you’re famous [is something huge in itself].” 

Her hard work in Tinseltown has led to her to finally accept, “Ok, I guess I am a celebrity,” she said. “I guess people do look up to me. I don’t want to say that and have people thinking I think I’m so great. I have to [accept] yes, I’ll have a star on the Walk of Fame, yes I’m successful and should just be happy about it.”

And while the humble star is “still feeling sheepish about it,” there’s one rewarding facet that stands out above them all: “It’s very exciting thinking about bringing my kids with me and them getting to see. I’m really excited about it. It’s an honor.”  

Congrats, Mindy!

For more excitement at hotels in West Hollywood, HERE‘s everything that went down at the opening of Hotel Ziggy!

Lifestyle

Lagree, Reformer, Mat Pilates: Here’s Everything to Know About Each, According to a Fitness Pro

July 7, 2022
pilates reformer

Ever since two wildly complicated (yet beneficial) classes at Pilates Platinum and Studio MDR, I’ve been absolutely sworn against reformer pilates classes.

All these years later, it wasn’t until a recent conversation with certified pilates instructor Taylor Jean Stephan that I learned those aforementioned studios are home to Lagree, which isn’t technically considered pilates. And its machine of choice is, in fact, not a reformer. That’s right—these extremely difficult, small movement exercises take place on a Megaformer. To be fair, I did know there was a difference in machinery. But I didn’t realize those ultra-intense, state-of-the-art reformers were for a different workout altogether. Like all this time, I may have been willing to give the traditional wooden reformer a chance had I understood the difference between Lagree and pilates.

Because I’ve sworn off any type of reformer altogether, I’ve settled for a happy medium with mat pilates. Namely, at Hot Pilates, the trendy heated mat class in West Hollywood’s Sunset Plaza. I honestly love the classes there, but snagging an open slot off ClassPass is like finding an available street parking spot in Koreatown—very tough. Therefore, it may be time to step out of my comfort zone and into a studio that isn’t adorned with its signature flame.

To help me better understand the difference between Lagree and pilates (and to make me feel a little less angsty about the former), I enlisted the expertise of YouTuber, certified Lagree instructor and Banish acne care founder, Daisy Jing. Yes, the multi-hyphenate—who just launched her beauty brand’s gentle mineral sunscreen called The Defender—knows a little bit of everything. And luckily, fitness is one of those things.

Keep reading for the difference between Lagree and pilates in terms of machinery, exercise and results!

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Most Notable Difference Between Lagree and Pilates

The concept of Lagree falling under the pilates umbrella isn’t far fetched. Lagree’s founder, Sebastien Lagree used to teach pilates before developing his own namesake method of exercise. Pilates, however, was founded by Joseph Pilates and it was initially created with rehabilitation in mind.

“In the Lagree method, you hold the poses until muscles fatigue and start shaking, creating long lean lines,” Jing—who instructs at Pasadena’s Club Lagree—explains to skyelyfe. “You’re not using weight to sculpt the muscles, just time. It’s been the hardest workout I’ve ever done to date and the holds can be excruciating—but it’s so effective!”

Reformer Pilates Versus Mat Pilates

Even in terms of traditional pilates, you then have the breakdown of reformer versus mat. Like their names suggest, one takes place on a reformer and the other takes on a mat. But what about difficulty, movements and results?

“Mat pilates will use bodyweight or small dumbbells, resistance bands or small props to build strength,” Jing explains. “Reformer pilates or pilates on a machine uses the pull and weight of the reformer to shape the body.”

If toning-up is your call, Jing suggests mat. But if you’re looking to build core strength, she says reformer is your calling.

“When you’re on the reformer, your core is holding up your entire body and your core is pulling against the weight of the machine,” she says. “Moves on a reformer are more difficult yet more effective than mat pilates because of using your core to pull the weight of the reformer. The instability of the carriage creates that burn in your core!”

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What a Lagree Newbie Can Expect During Their First Session

Jing isn’t here to sugarcoat your foray into the experience. But she assures the struggle will be worth it.

“You can expect it to be difficult, but just try your best,” she says. “There’s going to be a ton of work on your core, and you’ll be on your hands and knees a lot. There will be a lot of shaking—embrace the shake! All the moves done in Lagree have to be done really slowly for you to use that muscle group.”

The Difference Between a Megaformer and Traditional Reformer

The difference between the two machines starts with its origins. The Megaformer was invented by Lagree, and its main purpose was to hold movements for a long amount of time.

“Traditional reformer poses aren’t supposed to be held for a while,” Jing explains. “Also for regular pilates, you’re on the machine on your back a lot. In Lagree, you’re rarely on your back. You’re on your hands and knees a lot, which is so much work for the core to hold you up.”

Why Lagree Is a Strong Mental Health Exercise

Jing, who suffered from severe postpartum anxiety amid lockdown, turned to regular Lagree classes right after her COVID-19 vaccine. As a former gymnast and track and field athlete, she calls it not only the hardest workout she’s ever done, but the only thing that helped with her angst.

“The mental toughness you need to conquer the moves in Lagree helped me keep anxiety at bay,” Jing says. “It’s really a mental workout! You have to conquer all the negative thoughts you have during the workout, and my motto is always, Your mind has to be so strong it conquers all the negative thoughts in your brain. Our brain was developed in prehistoric times for us to ‘be safe’ and it takes mental fitness for us not to give into negative spirals.”

After obtaining her first-ever six-pack from taking Lagree “religiously,” she took upon herself to start teaching.

“I love motivating others to be their best self,” she says.

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Definitive Ranking of the 12 Main Celsius Energy Drink Flavors, From Meh to Must Have

July 7, 2022

Celsius energy drinks gained immense popularity in recent years, but the brand has actually been in existence since 2005, gaining some notable momentum in the early 2010s. The Boca Raton-based brand has certainly evolved over time, now with 12 main flavors, spotted at every gym and grocery store in town. With so many flavors to choose from, a Celsius energy drink ranking is the only way to help you weed out what’s worth trying, and what’s worth leaving on the shelves.

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Because I’m a diehard Celsius fan—and have been since I discovered it at an HBO gifting suite, of all places, in 2009—I’ve obviously tried every flavor. So I can proudly and confidently break each of them down for you. While no flavor will steer you wrong, some are tastier than others. Keep reading for my definitive Celsius energy drink ranking from meh to must have!

12. Sparkling Grape

Grape is a divisive flavor. Much like cherry, it’s unanimously a love or hate consensus. And, well, I hate it. Ok, hate is a strong word, but I don’t love it. The good thing about grape flavoring is you always know what you’re going to get. There aren’t typically variations of the polarizing taste. So, if you love grape, you’ll love this flavor—but because I’m on the other end of the grape opinion, this gets a placement at the bottom of the list.

11. Cola

Much like the aforementioned grape, if you’re a fan of cola taste, then you’ll be a fan of this flavor. My qualm, however, is when I think of Celsius, I associate it with nutrition and fitness. When I think of traditional soda, well, it’s quite the contrary. I think the two need to be separate. Leave the cola flavor to a can of Coke, and let the remaining flavors cater to energy drinks.

10. Sparkling Fuji Apple Pear

The apple itself here wouldn’t be too criminal, but I think it needed to be paired with something citrusy like orange. The apple-pear combo is a bit too sweet and doesn’t complement as well as I’d like.

9. Raspberry Açai Green Tea

Flavor combinations get tricky when green tea is added to the mix. The taste by itself is totally fine, but when it’s added to another flavor, it doesn’t blend well, in my opinion. I also think raspberry does better when paired with another berry. Plain and simple, this duo just doesn’t do it for me, which is why it’s ranked towards the bottom.

8. Sparkling Orange

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this flavor. Orange is what I’d consider a reliable go-to—you’re never going to crack open a can and regret your decision. It’s safe, which is totally fine, but if you seek to excite the palette, I’d move further down the list.

7. Grapefruit Melon Green Tea

This flavor trio was oh so close to making it to the top of the list! The sourness from the grapefruit and sweetness from the melon was such a pairing—until green tea entered the picture. Unfortunately it lessened the taste’s likability. That said, is it the worst thing ever? No.

6. Sparkling Watermelon

While White Claw’s hotly anticipated watermelon flavor ended up being a fizzled out flop, don’t expect the same result from Celsius. The light summertime fruit’s flavor comes through in full effect, leaving me totally refreshed.

5. Peach Mango

Peach and mango are a perfect pairing. I’m not a fan of mango as a solo fruit snack, but in soft drinks, it adds amazing flavor. And, well, you absolutely can’t go wrong with peach in any way, shape or form. This is a delightfully light and airy duo.

4. Sparkling White Peach

The only thing better than peach? Peach in sparkling form, of course! While other flavors on this list are elevated by a dual pairing, white peach is strong enough to stand on its own, confidently. so refreshing!

3. Sparkling Strawberry Guava

Strawberry and guava are two flavors unanimously beloved. Whether alone or combined with others, these two are always a hit. So, working together as a standalone duo? Oh, perfection!

2. Sparkling Kiwi Guava

The only thing more refreshing than strawberry guava? Kiwi guava! I’m not a fan of either tropical fruit as a whole, but in soft drink form, this is the ultimate pairing. Refreshing? Check. Delicious? Check.

1. Sparkling Wild Berry

When in doubt, go berries. Like, you really can’t go wrong with any pairing of these highly anti-oxidized fruits. This delicious duo of blueberry and raspberry has all the right touches of sweet, sour and everything in between.

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An Angeleno’s Guide to the DOs and DON’Ts of Styling Your Fitness ‘Fit

June 20, 2022
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If there’s one L.A. fashion trend that’s completely taken off in recent months across all age groups, it’s expertly styling your fitness ‘fit. And we’re not talking the standard “athleisure” looks of days past. 

Today’s looks go from head to toe—encompassing everything from scrunchies to socks. And not just any scrunchies or socks. LA’s styled athletic looks of the moment have every on-trend detail down from specific brands and accessories, to materials, colors and more. It’s no longer about throwing on a pair of Lululemon’s Wunder Train High-Rise leggings and calling it a day. Athleisure trends in LA are centered around going from pilates, straight to the rest of your day (and maybe even night) plans.

With the emergence of TikTok and a boom in Gen Z influence since pre-pandemic, a lot has changed. To break down the DOs and DON’Ts of properly styling your fitness ‘fit, we reached out to certified pilates instructor and L.A. beauty editor/girl-about-town, Taylor Jean Stephan. Consider the below your expert manual! 

DO: Grab a set from FPM (Free People Movement). They make colorful, interesting top cuts. They’re a hidden gem that make great onesies, too. Alo is overpriced but also great. Beach Riot is another great brand to try, but again, overpriced. That said, they do feel a little more high-end, making their sets easier to wear out after your workout. La Piel is another to try; SET Active; Spiritual Gangster (love their tops); Bandier (soft and fits well).

DO: Look to Amazon for seamless YEOREO sets, LA Active grip socks or BRONAX slides.

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DO: Wear pastel pinks, lavenders, blues and light greens. You also can’t go wrong with neutrals: black, tan, nude. Solid colors period are always a plus.

DO: Wear ribbed or heathered material on the thighs. They help with blurring a bit.

DO: Wear seamless pieces with nylon or spandex material. They’re very soft.

DON’T: Wear polyester (unless there’s a very minimal amount). It looks cheap.

DO: Wear high-waisted pants with a slightly lengthier sports bra. It should feel more like a shirt and less like a sports bra. It should be crop top-feely. 

DON’T: Wear athletic styles; Athleisure trends in LA are not about running leggings with zippers, mesh or lines. Any additional accents or bulk is a no. You want to feel like you’re in a second skin.

DON’T: Wear logos; Brands that are logo-heavy are a no. Tiny little logos are in. Spiritual Gangster and FPM are examples of brands with cute and subtle logos. The logo has to be aesthetically pleasing and not in your face. If you’re itching for a logo moment, make it happen with the shoe (ie. Nike).  

DON’T: Wear loud, bold patterns—they’re out. Geometric shapes and plaid or color-contrasting animal prints are no longer in. The look of the moment is muted and calming.

DON’T: Wear serious activewear. Your look should be less functional and more loungey. People are sticking in their clothes all day.

DO: Snag some puffy slides from Amazon. Even fuzzy slides are in for walking over to your workout. Dad sneakers are on everyone’s feet, as are crew length socks. The clunkier, the more ’80s, the better; no mesh; no sleek and slender. Take a bold risk with a statement shoe when you’re wearing a monochromatic outfit. Add to your personality with shoes. Make them pop!

DO: Follow the same accessory trends you would at a regular outing; lots of layered gold. Bring everyday jewelry into your workout ensemble; this includes earrings. However, take off clunky rings and bracelets. Personalize your look so you can work out and take it to the street.

DON’T: Wear faux leather; anything shiny; anything embossed

DON’T: Overdo it with makeup. Less is more. You want to enhance your glow. Use what will work with you as you sweat. Try a CC cream that serves as a skincare-foundation hybrid. Filled-in brows are a must. You’ll also want a lip oil or something hydrating that will stay on lips during the workout. 

DO: Mix and match brands as long as one or both of the pieces is ambiguous/unbranded. 

DO: Always come and go with a stylized sweatshirt. 

DO: Embrace the biker short look, especially when it comes in a set. You can always throw a tee over it or simply wear with a sports bra. To and from the workout, be sure to tie a sweatshirt around the waist for an elevated aesthetic.

DON’T: Wear two very apparently different brands. You goal is for your look to appear seamless, whether that’s through the branding or color story. 

DON’T: Wear studio merch in general. And even more importantly, don’t wear another studio’s merch to a studio. It feels kinda tacky.

DO: Wear an oversized graphic tee if you’re not into the tight-fitting look. Old concert tees; nostalgia graphics; no slogan tees. You can also opt for a flowy, slim-fitting tank. Make sure whatever top you’re wearing is color-coordinated to the shade of your leggings. Always keep it cohesive. The only exception is when one or both of the pieces is ambiguous/unbranded. In that case, you can mix and match.

DON’T: Wear capri-length leggings. Capris that cut at the calf are out. They’re also unflattering. Leggings have to be long, ankle length or biker shorts. No in-between.

DO: Snag a YETI water bottle. I have the white one, and it’s super chic. Yes, water bottles still complete the ‘fit. 

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June 19, 2022

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Betrothed sex could be a joyous and loving experience for both equally you and your spouse. Keeping the sex within the boundaries of the spouse’s accurate desires is the best way to have a blessed sexual life.

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Tips on how to Hook Up a Gas Clothes dryer

June 17, 2022

Unlike electronic dryers, gas dryers work on natural gas or propane being a heat supply. A gas dryer costs less to operate than an electric unit, but takes a new piping system.

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A gas clothes dryer should have a lint filtration system to get any run away lint. The lint filter will need to be rinsed after every fill to remove any kind of debris.

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June 16, 2022

Getting a hitched woman to agree to making love can be a overwhelming task. Luckily, there are a few methods to get your ft . in the door.

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The functions of a Good Marriage

June 14, 2022

Whether you could have been married for several years and/or just about to tie the knot, there are a number of characteristics of an successful marriage that will help you gain your romantic relationship goals. A few of these characteristics include: determination, shared passions, and communication. In order for a romance to succeed, both equally partners have to be willing to study from each other and become willing to increase.

A long-lasting romance is filled with shared interests, pleasures, and support. When ever couples contain common hobbies, they have a much better connection and tend to be less likely to fight. Also, they are more likely to stay together. This can be a good thing, since it means less pressure on both partners to deal with conflicts.

One more characteristic of any successful marriage is accord. This is the ability to understand the feelings and thoughts of your partner, and also to respond in a fashion that does not injured or slander. You should also make the effort to show your spouse how much you care. This could mean letting your partner realize that you appreciate the work they perform, or letting them talk about their fears. A marriage that is certainly based on reverence and trust will be much easier to sustain than one depending on petty variations and jealousy.

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Another important aspect of a successful marital relationship is to have got a good sense of humor. It is not constantly easy to preserve a positive frame of mind in a relationship, but being able to chuckle at your lover’s mistakes is likely to make your marriage a happy one. The ultimate way to show your partner how much you care is always to listen to their complaints with no interrupting. It might be important to keep in mind that everyone has a different sort of perspective about relationships. This is why it is important to possess a clear idea of your own strengths and weaknesses before you try to work out with your partner.

As a good wife or husband is not a small task, but it may be a necessary you. Your partner should appreciate your efforts to hold the house clean and the youngsters fed. You will probably need to be affected person with your spouse if they are not monetarily savvy.

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Very best Female Contest to Get married to

June 12, 2022

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Precisely what are the Features of an Most suitable Wife?

June 11, 2022

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