Two years ago, I started pilates with Annie Venier who created Le Petit Studio (multiple locations). She completely transformed my body. I’m so much stronger, especially my core, but still lean. It’s a great workout for anyone with injuries because it’s so low impact. I had spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis when I was 13 and have limited mobility in my spine. Annie has helped me to strengthen and improve mobility in the areas where I’m not fused to prevent pain and injury in the future. I also do Modo Yoga (multiple locations) — the hot classes always help me unwind after a stressful day and I love to get in a good sweat while I work out — it feels extra cleansing.
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I’m obsessed with layering serums right now. I often skip moisturizer because serums are more active and just as hydrating for me. I start with Dr. Sturm’s Anti Pollution Drops which have a water-like texture that melts into my skin. It’s packed with active ingredients like purslane to protect skin from oxidative damage and inflammation. Next, I apply Dr. Devgan’s Platinum Hyaluronic Acid serum which deeply hydrates and plumps any fine lines. I finish with Ildi Pekar’s Tissue Repair Serum, which is infused with CBD oil. CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient and helps to calm any redness in my skin while giving me a nice healthy glow.
I always wear SPF. Right now I’m loving Josh Rosebrook’s Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30. It’s packed with skincare ingredients so if I’m in a rush, this product alone will work as my serum and SPF. The formula starts off white and then blends beautifully into the skin without leaving a chalky finish.
I also love masking — it’s a skincare ritual I repeat a few times a week. Wander Beauty’s Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks have eye serum enriched into the cellulose fiber layer that instantly plumps, brightens, cools and depuffs as I wear them. The gold foil on the outside works with the warmth of your body to retain heat so as you wear them, you feel a gentle warmth which allows the serum to absorb deeper into the skin, meaning faster results. I’ll leave them on for 15 minutes while I do my eye makeup and I feel like I’ve been transported to a luxurious spa.
I love my job because I get to create my dream products with my team. I cannot live without our Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara. It is hands down the best mascara I’ve ever used, and as a model for 15 years, I’ve tried hundreds of them. We spent two years developing this mascara. I tested on myself for months before we launched: I wore it during workouts, in saunas, humid weather, I even slept in it! What makes Unlashed so different is that it doesn’t flake or smudge but still delivers volume and curl. It’s also won four beauty awards, including an Allure Best of Beauty award, which I’m so proud of. I layer two coats onto my lashes every morning to instantly wake up my look and add another coat in the evening before events or dinner.
To perfect my skin with undetectable coverage I mix two drops of Wander Beauty’s Glow Ahead Face Oil with our Nude Illusion Foundation (I wear Light) to create a lightweight tinted oil. Then I blend onto problem areas of my face with our Wander Cushion which gives me perfectly diffused coverage. We named this foundation Nude Illusion because it truly looks like your skin, but totally, undetectably perfected.
The only purses I carry are mini and there are a few items that never leave my side. Wander Beauty’s Frame Your Face Micro Brow Pencil is like confidence in a stick for me. I over plucked my brows years ago and they never grew back which left me feeling insecure about my face when I started modeling. With the micro pencil, I can add hair like strokes to shape my brows exactly how I want them while keeping the look natural. Shaping and filling in my brows is always the first step in my beauty routine - it’s the anchor on your face for the rest of you makeup. The other product that never leaves my bag is Wander Beauty’s Play All Day Translucent Powder (coming soon!). I get shiny on my T-zone throughout the day and have struggled with traveling with loose powders in the past — they are so messy and usually have to live on my vanity. We solved that problem with Play All Day. The powder lives inside the soft puff and delivers just the right amount of powder each time you apply, no mess, so I can keep my makeup set and oil absorbed anytime of the day.
To stay healthy, I signed up for Sakara’s meal delivery service. I bring their lunches to the office which is great for me because then I’m not tempted to order takeout, and I know I’m getting a perfectly balanced plant-based meal that gives me energy for the whole day. I take vitamins every day including Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Repair Food which helps to renew your skin from the inside out with powerful actives like purslane and quercetin. My skin has a noticeable glow after one week of use.
Every morning I make myself a large glass of water with the juice from a whole lime. I find limes are a little easier to drink than lemon and still cleansing and alkaline effect.
And I always practice gratitude as living in New York City can sometimes get stressful and overwhelming so it helps to take a mental break and think of five things I’m grateful for.