Benefits of Coconut oil in daily regimen


skinnycoconut oilI always love being able to share with my readers some of the most amazing beauty products on the market. It can get absolutely overwhelming trying to keep up with all of the new creams, lotions, gels, and any other solution to keep us women feeling young and positively radiant! One of my go-to natural beauty products that I want all of my readers to try is coconut oil.

There are so many positive benefits and results when using coconut oil and can be applied to many parts of your body. One of the most common uses I get out of this natural sheen is by gently rubbing it on my skin before I shower. I love few brands that I noticed stand apart from the rest with its quality, texture and purity. My favorite is Artisana Raw Organic Extra Virgin cold pressed. I also use it in my smoothies, gluten free muffins, and gluten free bread that I make. Another one I love is SKINNY. Its simple transparent jar caught my attention when I saw the SKINNY label. Its silky smooth texture with delicious taste and smell. I use this one for oil pulling (check my previous post) and skin nourishing.

The texture of the oil itself is very light and lathers my skin with moisture while gently nourishing dry patches. I have noticed over a period time it has gradually improved the overall pigment and softness of my skin, leaving it glowing and youthful.

My luscious locks would not have the same amount of body and bounce if I did not include coconut oil in my daily hair care routine. I first started using coconut oil by applying it in small amounts to my scalp in the shower. For optimum results, I would recommend applying a generous coating of the coconut to wet hair after it has already been shampooed. Allow the oil to fully saturate and moisturize your hair before rinsing. Within a matter of days you will notice your once flat and limp hair is now full of volume and shine!

Women out there should really try coconut oil at least once in their daily beauty regimen. It is absolutely life changing and has purposes that go beyond the ones I have already mentioned. You can even apply a small amount on your lips for moisture or dab around your eyes to remove excess makeup. The benefits lists for this product are endless, which is why I am choosing to highlight it specifically for this month! I would never steer my readers wrong, but perhaps you all could introduce me to even more magical merchandise. What are your favorite beauty products, whether it is makeup, skin or hair related? I would love to hear from you!

P.S. I want to hear from you! How do you find coconut oil beneficial in daily use?  Share your comments, tips and suggestions with the rest of us.



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Fashion Magazines with trends to follow









RENE-OFFICE-24I have always prided myself on being up to date with the latest style trends, upcoming designers, and basically any headlining story in the fashion industry. Much of my life has revolved around looking for inspiration anywhere I can find it, which is why I must give credit where credit is due. Vogue magazine has been a constant savior in my stylistic adventures, and has always guided me to what is in and what is out. The reason I give Vogue magazine my vote for periodical of the month is not only because the informational content is so useful, yet also because of it is a timeless reference for fashion-savvy gurus everywhere.

It is unsurprising that Vogue is in a league of its own. Being established in the United States since 1892, it is one of the longest running fashion periodicals the country and world has ever read. The editors at Vogue take pride in the fact they are extremely influential in the industry and much of what they present to the consuming audience will be swallowed within minutes of opening the cover. I personally gravitate towards this magazine to review the latest fashion shows or collections and to allow my eyes to be graced with some of the top clothing images on the market. I also swear by this magazine for the inclusion of lifestyle articles, relating anywhere from personal health and beauty to historical reviews on influential names of the fashion world.

It would certainly be an understatement to say that Vogue magazine submits only the highest quality material. With photography spreads by artists like Annie Liebowitz and Peter Lindbergh and amazing PR campaigns, this source of glamour review is leaving the rest of the competition in their makeup chairs. Vogue has such a high reputation and such authentic sources that it is a must read for any lost soul trying to find the light towards fashion. I have learned about some of the most helpful styling tips as well as emerging new beauty products from reading this renowned piece of literature every month. Vogue is untouchable, yet I reassure you that I keep an open mind to most other couture inspired compositions.

P.S. I want to hear from you! Do you agree with my choice to keep Vogue at the forefront for magazine of the month? Or, is there another periodical that must be brought to my attention for a close runner up?


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Personal Beauty Routine for daily glow


cosmetics-3coconut oil I have always been a firm advocate for beauty, health, and to obtain inward fulfillment and happiness. It is hard to wake up in the morning and always think of such positive notions, especially when I have to get ready for the hours ahead of me. Of course the best is when you get pampered from head to toe. Regardless, these reassuring goals are reflected in my daily routine and are represented in the products I choose to use.

The simpler the routine the better; at least in my eyes! Beauty should not be something that you put on every morning, yet rather a natural radiance that you choose to highlight. Coconut oil is such a big part of my daily routine and is not only used after my eyes open in the morning. I love to use brand from Artsana Raw Organic Extra Virgin in my beauty regimen. I brush my skin with this oil before I shower, and have noticed it has helped with the overall softness. I also apply the coconut oil to my hair and face and recommend this product to everyone. Sometimes I like to mix it with high quality essential oils from DETTERA. They come in different scents and are food grade. Each scent has its profound purpose and they are perfect to be used in smoothies, juices, flavor the food, as fragrance, deodorants, for skin irritation, blemishes, headaches, cramps. Its usefulness is unlimited.  I can share a great oil pulling secret with you that will also whiten your teeth on the top of killing all germs and bacterias. Its been around for so long and originated in Aurveda madison. Just when you about to jump into the shower take 2 tbs of coconut oil and gurgle for 10-15mins. When time is up spit it out. Under any circumstances don’t swallow it. Rinse your mouth with warm water to extract all liquid mixed with saliva and follow with teeth brushing.  Within 3 weeks your teeth will whiten and breath will significantly improve.  On days that I want to deeply rejuvenate my skin I apply a homemade oatmeal, honey and avocado mask. The more natural products you use on your skin the more naturally radiant your skin will become!

Makeup should also be kept minimal yet fresh, which is why I use oil-free tinted sheer moisturizer for a light coverage from Natura Bisse. I fell in love with this product as it evens out the skin tone and gives a smooth glow to your complexion. It keeps the skin breathing while adding a dewy radiance that lasts the entire day.

For a truly fruity and sweet scent I apply Caudaline perfume which smells much more expensive than it actually is. Each time I wear it I get asked all the time which fragrance is it. Its fresh, fruity, light and will be pleasant to everyone’s nostrils. It comes in different scents. My favorite is the VIGN.


Coconut hibiscus butter is also a must and is applied to protect my skin from UV sun  damage and keeps it hydrated. My beauty approach is basic and uncomplicated yet allows me to face each day head on with confidence! I am such a supporter of natural beauty and allowing the products I use to only enhance my features. Are there any beauty products you swear by that cannot be replaced from your morning glamour routine?


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Few more days to wear white until Labor Day

RENE-OFFICE-13RENE-OFFICE-19RENE-OFFICE-15RENE-OFFICE-20Even though summer vacation is technically here, most of us unfortunately do not get a vacation from the office. I often try to think about cool and collected when choosing an outfit for the workday ahead. There are definitely some “do’s” and “don’ts” in dressing for work, especially in the smoldering temperatures outside. With such hot weather, I try to keep my outfits breezy without showing an uncomfortable amount of skin. Instead of wearing a completely strapless top, I often pair it with a matching blazer or vest to keep the sense of professionalism.

My true feminine side comes out whenever I am draped in one of my favorite dresses. The key to wearing dresses in the workplace is to always keep it slightly above the knee or longer. Even though you may have the best legs in Manhattan, it is never a becoming look to have your coworkers see more than they signed on for. Gucci’s summer line of business clothing will satisfy that need to be girly while still being refined especially when the thermometer exceeds ninety degrees.  The styles and cuts of this line are conservative, yet the tailoring of each piece will flatter your figure and keep your shape.

What would the summer months be without flip-flops and sandals? Although I am a girl at heart who loves the comforting feeling of strappy shoes on her feet, there is room in the workplace for more stylish and polished options. To satisfy your comfort, but not to surrender your style, wedges and low heels are perfect for all day long events and meetings. Lanvin wedges are sleek styles that won’t blister your feet in the already blistering sun. Some other great designers to keep in mind for your perfect workplace summer shoe are Salvatore Ferragamo, and Chanel ballerina flats. Cool, calm and comfortable are the fashion workplace goals for this season. What kinds of office attire do you style yourself in when trying to keep dry this summer?


White pant suit  -  Dolce & Gabbana





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How to develop your personal style







Fashion is always changing, and so are my moods and preferences for the kinds of clothes that make me feel beautiful and feminine. I often consider many factors when trying to determine how I want my style to represent the kind of individual I am. Of course it is always appropriate to keep up with the latest designer lines, shows, and trends that arise during the course of the year. Yet, I often find myself searching more for the clothing that speaks to my intuition and first instinct. Chances are if something catches your eye immediately it was your body’s way of saying how fantastic you would look and feel in such an item!

Although it is unrealistic to live much of your life solely based on gut reactions, there are certain factors that must be investigated when finalizing your signature look. Age appropriate, rising to occasion, body shape, climate consideration, and social fit. I thought a lot about all of them and always wanted to wear clothes that are simple, stylish comfortable and appealing. I designed few dresses myself using comfortable stretchable soft cottons in solid colors with elegant and feminine silhouettes.  On57 New York collection was born and I am so proud to wear them in different parts of the world. They became my personal style where I feel confident and comfortable but foremost chic while wearing them.

Lifestyle and personal philosophy is a large ingredient in my recipe for stylish success. I participate in a very active schedule, and try to fuel my body with organic foods that will keep my physique fit and healthy. Often, I try to reflect my conscientiousness through my style, and lean towards more neutral colors to keep me feeling naturally beautiful from the inside out.

Dressing for your body type, occupation, inspirations and comfort are all other elements to be questioned with when crafting your overall glamour profile. Regardless of the recommendations I have made, it is always crucial to experiment! Go ahead and strut those five-inch heels down the sidewalk or throw on that hot pink blazer over your romper. Without trying new looks you will never be able to wean out the bad and hold onto and transform all of the good. In the fashion world, you can never reinvent yourself too much and the search may make you learn more about yourself than you thought you knew. So go ahead and explore all the clothing you can and reawaken your fashion adventures with every chance you get!



Handbag -Prada



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