Happy Saturday y’all! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in the makeup chair constantly for your work? Ever wonder what’s in a model’s beauty bag? I’ve got the scoop chatting with Boston based beauty Alissa Mezzetti (IG: AlissaMezzetti) I met Alissa three years ago at an event for Diane von Furstenberg on Boston’s Newbury Street- I knew she was someone I wanted to know! She is equal parts fierce and warm-hearted, has a passion for women’s rights and is as beautiful on the inside as she is outside!! SKB: “Alissa thank you so much for speaking with me today! You model for a living.. what areRead More →

It’s New York Fashion Week friends! As part of a two part post series, today I am interviewing the ridiculously talented makeup artist Buffy Saint Marie! I first met Buffy four years ago at a Laura Mercier event for a fashion show in NY- her talents wowed me and even more so was her great sense of humor and kind heart! She gave me a signature red lip that night that I still wear to this day!  First, some background on Buffy: Buffy has over 10 years experience in the beauty industry. Her make up career began in the salon and spa community of New York City. Frederic Fekkai,Read More →

    Inspired by Valentine’s Day, today I am sharing my favorite romantic scents with you!  From left to right; Wildfox, Esteé Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia, Laura Mercier’s L’Heure Magique, Cartier Baiser Volé   Let’s start with Wildfox. I’m about to date myself here, but to me, it smells like Electric Youth! ( Do y’all remember that? Debbie Gibson?! No? Okay….) It has top notes of absinthe, incense and apricot, Middle notes of camellia, honeysuckle and jasmine (what’s more romantic than honeysuckle?!) and base notes of ambrox, musk and honey. YUM! Next, we have Esteé Lauder’s Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia. Oh. My. God. This smells likeRead More →

  Get your nails Valentine’s Date Night Ready with my top 6 picks for polish colors!  Also, my go-to for every day is OPI’s Sweetheart. It’s a really soft pink that is flattering for all skin tones!   From left to right, Essie’s Fiji;  OPI in Big Apple Red;  OPI in Sweetheart; Dior Rouge 999; Essie Lilacism; Essie Hi Maintenance Read More →

  In today’s post, I’m going to walk you through the things your skincare professional looks for in a thorough skin analysis. If it’s your first visit with your Aesthetician, she should ask you what your skin concerns are, and then thoroughly evaluate the state of your skin to customize your regimen and treatment plan! Step One: The Consultation As I walk into the room once my client is comfortable under the table linens, I wash my hands and ask, “Are you having any concerns about your skin today?” This is key. I need to hear what you have going on, as this will clueRead More →

  Happy Monday y’all!!!! February is just about upon us and Valentine’s Day is coming up! One the next few weeks I’m going to start sharing some of my favorite beauty products! Here are my go-to pinks and reds for lips!       My favorite pinks from top left; Sarah Happ, The Fuchsia Slip; Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Pink Tulle; Chanel Glossimier in 119; YSL Rouge Volupte 7; Chanel Rouge Allure in 91 Seduisante; Laura Mercier Créme Smooth Lipcolor in Rose; Bobbi Brown Lipcolor in Sandwash Pink     My favorite reds from top left to right; Sarah Happ The Ruby Slip; SephoraRead More →

In today’s post, I had the pleasure of speaking with Julie Starr, Nutritionist Extraordinaire, Yoga & Barre Instructor, owner of  Starr Yoga Studios  and Starr Life Wellness (IG @starrlifestudios) in Roslindale, MA and West Hartford, CT and also a Mom! Julie has a Masters Degree in Nutrition with over a decade of experience, and I can speak with authority about how amazing she is because she is MY Nutritionist! She helped me through nourishing myself  properly during the ups and downs of fertility treatments and my subsequent spontaneous pregnancy with Everly! I know that applying what she taught me has not only improved my health, but my skin asRead More →

I am so excited to share with you my chat with Dr. Greg Altman, Ph.D, CEO and Co-Founder of Silk Therapeutics. I had the opportunity to speak one on one with Greg, Rachel Dow, their General Manager and Skincare Director as well as tour their lab!  I can’t wait to share with you all about this amazing skincare brand!  First, a little background on Silk: Silk Therapeutics was founded with one belief in mind: that everyone deserves skincare that’s effective, risk-free, and pure. Inspired by the courage and beauty of cancer patients and survivors, and powered by over 15 years of advanced biomedical research, theyRead More →

Happy Monday everyone! I hope your weekend was relaxing! Saturday’s post was all about an anti-aging regimen. One of the things I mentioned was adding a Retinoid to your routine, and today I’m going to share my favorite non-prescription brand! The Benefits of Retinoids, Explained Retinoids, or Vitamin A, is sort of the All-Purpose Flour of skincare products. Vitamin A increases cell turnover, lightly exfoliates, also causes cell proliferation and gently reduces tyrosinase activity on the skin.  Tyrosinase is a copper-containing enzyme present in plant and animal tissues that catalyzes the production of melanin and other pigments from tyrosine by oxidation, as in the blackeningRead More →

In today’s post, I am going to give you the full rundown on a basic anti-aging routine, building upon my post “A basic skincare routine demystified..” If you’ve read the post, you know that a basic skin care routine consists of cleansing, toning, moisturizing and protecting the skin from the sun. But what about when you want to get a little bit more aggressive? Here’s what you need to know! G.R.A.S. Theory A wonderful medical aesthetician and educator that I know named Daniela Woerner of Addo Aesthetics first introduced me to this theory. And the results are mind-blowing! The theory is that if you haveRead More →