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Fall 2022 Beauty Memo: Take A Bite Out Of Life With 2022 Best Blood Red Lipsticks, Stains & Glosses

Warning: These lip colors are not for the faint of heart. The statement lip is back for fall, and it is stronger than ever. Upgrade your fall makeup with warm and brownish tones of red. No matter what shade you pick, wear it with absolute confidence. Artist At Heart Appropriately named Blood, Rituel de Fille red lipstick set contains a super stylish trio of rich and vibrant colors. Though they might look intimidating, the colors are easy to layer, build up, and even use as a blush. Ritual de Fille is always a good investment. They are known for their quality, clean ingredients, and creativity. When applying makeup we love using our hands and the smooth texture of this product makes it easy to mix and play. Natural Wonder There are lipstick brands that make your lips dry, and then there is Kosas. Kosas lipsticks look and feel luscious. They are made with active botanical oils and butters, and come in a sturdy tube with a magnetic cap. The Weightless Lipsticks come in many colors, …

Health and Wellness Empowerment: Inspiring Non-Fiction Books To Read For Fall 2022

From healing trauma, to DIY beauty, here is what we are making room for on our book shelves, and what we continue to love re-reading. The cozy Fall season is ideal for reading books as we practice mindfulness and critical thinking. Curl up with these top picks. Soon To Be Released This Isn’t Brave by Laetitia Duveau, is a self-love guide for anyone who strives to educate themselves on the female body. This is not your typical boring guide. It is packed with beautiful illustrations, facts, tips rooted in reality, and advice on radical self-acceptance and body positivity. Release date: October 11, 2022. Coming Back to Life: A Roadmap to Healing from Pain to Create the Life You Want By Rebecca Silence is one of those books we look forward to most. We are all about self-healing here, and this book promises to offer real tools, strategies, and support that will allow readers to get to the root of their pain patterns while also giving them hope, encouragement, and access to the light at the …

Talking Art From Great Heights: Let Kenzo Digital Help You Fall In Love With New York City All Over Again

Summit One Vanderbilt, in collaboration with artist Kenzo Digital, aims to impress even the most jaded New Yorker. This is not your typical skyscraper observatory. Visiting Summit One Vanderbilt is a breath of fresh air. Think of your earliest memory of seeing the New York City skyline, combine it with the feeling of floating on air, and you might come close to experiencing the Kenzo Digital art installation called “Air.” The immersive multi-sensory and multi-floor experience begins to build up in the lobby tunnel, but the anticipation never seems to stop. You get whisked up to the 91st floor by a mirrored elevator, accompanied by colorful flashing lights. The dramatic ride could be symbolism for the wild ride we have had (and continue to have) in real life, but then you exit onto the main Air exhibit floor, appropriately named “Transcendence.” Stepping onto the German-designed annealed glass, installed by Snøhetta, you feel like there is no bottom and you might be levitating. There is a sense of relief, excitement, a bit of fear (if you …

QC Terme Day Spa Opens on Governors Island: Come Along As We Experience The Charm of Italian Spa Culture in New York City

Enter the fantastical world of QC NY, a New York City Wellness Experience Unlike Anything Else In The City New York City might be known for its hustle, not its day spas, but one Italian wellness brand, QC Terme Spas & Resorts, is looking to change that. This past spring, the Italian spa and wellness experts celebrated their first property opening within the United States. The location of choice? New York City’s Governors Island. Admittedly, we often dreamed of a lavish day spa opening right on Governors Island, and had to try it as soon as they opened. For owners and brothers, Saverio and Andrea Quadrio Curzio, it proved to be the most ideal location, with plenty of space for diverse wellness experiences and water therapy. The Milan-based company is known for honoring Roman bath culture, making hydrotherapy an important aspect of their wellness philosophy. Governors Island truly is the ideal short getaway in close proximity to home. The island has 120 aces of open space, nature, and empty historical structures. It is one of …

Finding Wellness in the Adirondack Mountains and The Newly Opened Eastwind Hotel

As summer neared the end, I longed to squeeze in a getaway that would shake off the persistent stress of the city and provide me with a wilderness escape. The allure of the Adirondacks lies in the region’s many lakes, hiking trails and ice age history. This was going to be my chance to go further north and hike around the 5 million year old national landmark that is the Adirondack Mountains. On the agenda was adventure, forest bathing, grounding, sauna time, and swimming in lakes. Staying at the newly opened Eastwind Hotel & Bar in Lake Placid was just the cherry on top. The Adirondack Mountains have a captivating history – not only is this where you can find the fifth highest mountain (Whiteface Mountain) within the United States, it was once the home of two Native American nations (the Iroquois and the Algonquins). The historic intrigue continues well into today. A great example of this is Eastwind’s new property. The three owners, Bjorn Boyer, Julija Stoliarova, and Dan Cipriani, took over a 1950s …

Healing Waters Of The World: Wellness Destinations With Water Therapy On The Menu

From birth we are drawn to one of the most powerful sources of life and tranquility – water. Healing waters and bathing culture has been around for centuries. In countries, like Greece, Turkey, Russia and Italy, bath houses and self-care was a way to ensure citizens remained happy and calm. It was a communal and social activity. Rich or poor, public baths were available to all. This might explain the discovery of many ancient community baths and public hammams. There is a lot we can learn from these ancient cultures. For me, the most thrilling travel itinerary always includes a soaking tub in the hotel room, map to finding a secret swimming hole, or finding respite at a thermal hot spring. Needless say, I look to take the plunge whenever I can – it just makes the getaway feel complete. There are many health benefits and pleasures water therapy can offer to a weary traveller, but the most therapeutic type of soaks can only be found in special places. Allow me to take you on …

Beauty Memo: Best Summer Skin And Hair Products We Can’t Get Enough Of

This summer we tested products that can help you withstand hot temperatures and bad hair days. When looking at summer beauty, we take into account the packaging (has to be travel-friendly), ingredients, and most importantly, effectiveness. With the right tools in hand, sun-kissed skin and gorgeous locks are just quick beauty ritual away. Supergoop! (Re)setting 100% Mineral Powder SPF 35 The best purchase of the season is most definitely the Supergoop! Mineral Setting powder. This summer superhero product helps keep away unwanted sweat, helping you create a flawless matte look. The packaging is light, product lasts a long time, and it can easily be re-applied throughout the day. SPF is the key to healthy skin all year long. The powder adds an extra layer of protection, making this product a staple in our makeup routine. We were lucky to get to know Supergoop! when they launched in 2007. It was the first time we saw a sunscreen brand that was cruelty-free, made with clean ingredients, and looked stylish at the same time. Years later, Supergoop! …

Summer Worship: Slow Beauty Rituals To Help You Relish The Golden Days of Summer

Be mindful to stop and face the sun.Take a lover that you can dance with arm in arm.Run to feel the rain on your skin,let it dissolve like a blissful sin.Float on the salty sea of calm,shed winter’s dead skin,then heal it with nature’s balm. Summer ceremonies wake up the spirit, and allow it to run free until the sleepiness of autumn. This is your time to bathe in the sea, under the sun, and in the wilderness of the forest – then come home to a soothing self-care ritual. Play with your six senses by incorporating scent therapy, hydrotherapy, dry brushing, and massage into your every day routine. With the right tools in hand, smooth summer skin, and a relaxed mind, is never out of reach. 3rd Ritual SUN Body Gel SUN is an ironic name for this product, because it makes us feel cool in all the best ways. We made it an essential part of our apothecary tool kit, bringing it with us on road and plane trips. The tingling sensation and …

I Have a Major Depressive Disorder, Here Is My Guide To Treatments You Should Ask About

Clinical depression is an illness that is so good at targeting its victim that many times it convinces everyone around you that you are happy and healthy. This makes it an invisible illness, making healing a lonely and frustrating process. My personal story is not an uncommon one. My family and I immigrated to United States from a communist country, and started a new life. This meant obstacles and some hardships, putting mental health at the bottom of the priority list. Depression was not a word we used to describe the way we felt, and therapy was not an option as it would be too expensive and shameful. Besides, therapy and depression were a made up problem or a luxury, not a real life problem. The problem with that is that my depression was very real, and because it was never addressed during my childhood, the healing fell on my adult shoulders. As an adult, it was up to me to figure out what I was feeling and eventually realizing, and admitting to myself, that …

How The Well: Free Ways To Practice Self-Care Without Having To Buy One Product

Wellness and spas might seem like a luxury, but in fact, they are a necessity. Spas and wellness have become part of a billion dollar industry, and while that means more people we are willing to pay for self-care and healing, it also means that those who cannot afford it get left behind. With new and innovative brands and treatments on the horizon the next frontier of wellness might become even more expensive and inaccessible. Wellness and spas might seem like a luxury, but in fact, they are a necessity. This is especially true when you, or someone you love, suffers with an “invisible illness”, and could use extra self-care. An invisible illness is a label that explains what it feels like living with a chronic illness that often does not exhibit obvious physical symptoms to those around us. Major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus and Crohn’s disease are just a few examples of illnesses that are painful but not always visible. Invisible diseases are not invisible to those who lives with …

Wellness & The City: 10 Wellness Temples for Spa Worshiping New Yorkers

Living in one of the busiest cities in the world means we love escaping to the spa whenever we get the chance. At the start of the pandemic we naturally worried about the industry and its employees. We missed our community! This year, the International Spa Association re-launched its conference in Vegas, and the industry reunited. The International Spa Association has been the voice of American spas since 1999, and is known all over the world. Their latest statistics on the industry’s recovery prove that people value wellness more than ever. A Power Session at the 2022 ISPA Conference revealed the Big Five Statistics with the help of a study commissioned by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The US Spa Industry revenues grew from $12.1 billion in 2020 to $18.1 billion, an increase of more than 49 percent and just below the industry’s all-time high of $19.1 billion in 2019. The number of spa visits grew from 124 million in 2020 to 173 million, while the total number of U.S. spas fell only slightly from 21,560 in 2020 to 21,510 …

Earth Day 2022: Love Your Mother By Cleaning Up Your Act With Brands That Care

The beauty industry is a big contributor to pollution. Every year beauty companies produces 120 billion units of packaging globally, and according to the CEO of Prose, 20 and 40 percent of beauty products (depending on the category) end up being thrown out. Compare the Market Australia gathered the data on the world’s biggest plastic offender. China has the first spot with over 169 million plastic waste produced every day, followed closely by the U.S (109.96m) and the third spot goes to Germany (40.31m). The US Environmental Protection Agency reported that less than 10% of plastic gets recycled and the average person consumes 40 pounds of plastic in their lifetime. Needless to say plastics is a big problem. The solution? As a consumer you can only do so much but you do have buying power. Choose personalized skincare that you know is effective and you use to the last drop. Another great option is shopping at zero waste businesses, and learning to get in the habit of refilling your products. Always read up on brand philosophy and …