All posts tagged: lifestyle blog

dermalogica skin smoothing cream review

winter skin solutions | Dermalogica’s skin smoothing cream review

Daylight savings has past. Our days are shorter, darker and colder. Some embrace winter. Yet, no matter our preference, our skin remains unamused with the season’s changes. Our bodies thirst for hydration, as if the cold seeps into our very bones themselves. Youthful skin makes volumes of difference in how we look and feel. As such, a good moisturizer is the most important part of my morning routine. Looking for relief? Search no farther than Dermalogica’s all day moisturizing Skin Smoothing Cream. photography:ME | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | skin care products c/o:DERMALOGICA Dermalogica sent me a tube of their Skin Smoothing Cream back in April of this year. Adamant on experience before review, I wanted to use the entire tube before sharing. It’s now November. I’ve dabbled with a few other moisturizers since then, but the tube is finally spent, and I’m ready to share my full experience in this Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream Review. A bit about Dermalogica First, a bit about the brand. I’ve sampled Dermalogica products for years, and have always …

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perspective of reality, emotions and fantasy | what is real life a day in our dreams

I believe that who we are exists somewhere between reality, emotions and fantasy. There are times our emotions tell us things our mind simply cannot. Who we love. How much pain we can bare. What makes us happy. Fantasy is the next level, and perhaps the most raw essence of self. It tells us who to trust. It gives us that gut feeling that we can neither create or ignore. It is a realm where our creativity and imagination are truly limitless, without the restraints of physics or science. People often dismiss the part of themselves driven by fantasy. But why? Why turn away from the only part of yourself in which you have complete control and direction. The place you can be anything you choose. They say it’s not real. It’s just a dream. But aren’t dreams what drive people to accomplish incredible things? Hasn’t every visionary and leader of every generation first started with nothing more than a dream. Believing only in reality is a trap. You’ll never grow past the things you …

monday gin review

buzzing without the buzz, monday gin review

A shot pop in post for today. Chris, the co-founder of Monday Gin, reached out to me a few weeks back to introduce their headlining product… “a zero alcohol spirit that helps people drink delicious cocktails while staying sharp and keeping immunity levels up.” – Chris, Co-Founder of Monday Gin photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | non-alcoholic gin c/o:MONDAY GIN   While I know many of you drink like fish (myself included), I thought it was an interesting concept. I do have many friends that don’t partake in alcohol at all… and they’ve expressed feeling “left out” of the delicious cocktail options many of us enjoy. Many of these people are upper class and enjoy the luxury of a good drink as an experience. They’re  happy to pay for virgin cocktails at the bar, but disappointed with the sugary artificial flavors that they get back. Enticed by the idea of a non-alcoholic gin, I agreed to give it a try. Chris got a bottle in the mail right away, and I received the Monday …

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what it means to just let go

Darkness covers the earth, at least for those hours surrounding the work day. Every gym parking lot is full to capacity. Cliché post holiday routines are unavoidable. Keto, intermittent fasting, dry January… It’s the new year. And with it, is born a sense of motivation, purpose and the possibility of a new, brighter future. photography:JOSH WOLFE | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III   Type A and enneagram one… I know it’s overplayed. Yet, I cannot ignore the chance to re-organize and strive for something new. I don’t force myself into fad diets or a new gym routine (though perhaps I should). Instead, at the start of each year I construct a new way of seeing the world. I challenge my natural way of thinking, and strive to connect with a new reality as the world around me continues to evolve. The universe changes. People change. We all change. If we cannot examine ourselves and decide to change, we will be lost in a world of the past. We will forget who we are. Time will trample …

luxury fashion blogger overlooking lake lugano switzerland

living the life you love

Lugano might just be the most perfect destination. Each year, I have the privilege of traveling to this place to work in our studio. Sometimes, we even get to work outside of the studio. By 5 o’clock, we freed ourselves from the work table littered with magazine clippings. We had been collectively researching the top fashion trends for fall. photography:GAIA GRIGOLETTO | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III |   August and September in Lugano are absolutely beautiful. The destination – Lake Lugano, just a few blocks away from our working studio. The purpose – shooting lifestyle edits for our luxury footwear brand, Naked Feet. After late nights, a determined focus, and hours spilled over different forms of media, we were energized for the release. The air was warm with a hazy overcast. The muted sun created a feeling of comfort. The look had been planned weeks in advance. A ravaging cocktail dress by Elliatt arrived early for the shoot, even before it was available for pre-order at Revolve. There are some perks to being a luxury …