W+B | FAKING IT


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I love Pilates. I feel so empowered after a workout and it creates a beautiful, feminine, toned yet real, body. I’m not into aggressive workouts. A trainer once told me that an aggressive workout creates an aggressive body. It’s so true, plus I don’t like the idea of someone barking orders at me early in the morning. No thanks. My favorite is Emily at Pilathon.

I recently did the 21-day CLEAN program by Dr. Junger. It was the perfect way to detox and get ready for summer travels. Working in the restaurant business, it’s nice to give your body a break from all the food and wine.

I worked in the beauty industry for many years before I was in the food business, and I've been a long-time believer in using essential oils on my skin. I am currently a big fan of Vintner’s Daughter. It’s so reparative and nourishing

My friends at Gee Beauty (my go-to beauty emporium in Miami and Toronto) got me hooked onto The Super Elixir – I love it! Its alkalizing and actually tastes great. I feel like I am nourishing my body. I drink this every morning before breakfast.

I am not a foundation person, I never have been, but l love the Gee Beauty Prime Skin Tinted Power Primer. It’s like a tinted moisturizer and primer in one. I wear it when I’m going out or want a little extra coverage – your skin looks flawless. I also love their Brow Pencil.

Cle de Peau concealer is hands down best concealer on the market. It lasts forever, doesn’t crease, works on everyone, doesn’t smudge, and, even if I go bareface, I still put this on. It is a MUST.

I do live in Miami but I don’t live in the sun. One of my biggest beauty secrets is that I use sun protection on my face and add bronzer so I have a nice glow. I'm a big believer in face bronzer and self tanner year-round, and I go between NARS Laguna and Guerlain Terracotta, which is a total classic. I use Natura Bisse C+C Macroantioxidant sun protection spf 30 daily on my face and Vita Liberata is the best self-tanner out there. Such a natural color.

For lips, I tend to just go with Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Petal. Its hydrating and effortless, but if I'm going out or pulling it together, I’ll throw on a little red lip. I like Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil by NARS.

I have always been obsessed with Dry Shampoo. Being a working mom of a three-year-old, I don’t have time to always do my hair so this is the perfect refresher. I also love texture spray. This one is  the perfect styling product and root concealer by Oribe.