My Life Changing Wax: Sugaring

ZUEKUkalSCW_WWQUC3PVLIfYKDilNg2SXrux0QzsPLAI was recently invited into my favorite local threading salon, Beauty by Dolly, to try sugar waxing.  I have incredibly sensitive skin and as someone who has countless Brazilian waxing horror stories, I was very curious to try this out as a more natural alternative. I will never go back to regular waxing again! Not only was my “wax-pert” Sarah from my home town of Brooklyn (and just an all around awesome human being – go see her!), but my Brazilian wax was almost painless! Literally almost pain-free…I swear! I couldn’t even believe it.

I’m so relieved that I can finally do Brazilians again thanks to sugar waxing. Here are some things important things to know about sugaring:

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  • Sugar wax is 100% natural and made from four simple and pure ingredients: sugar, water, lemon, and glycerin.

  • Sugaring is completely safe for ANY skin type regardless of medication being used, including retina-A, Accutane, Asorbica, antibiotics, etc.

  • Sugar wax adheres to the hair and not the skin, avoiding unnatural irritation or damage to the skin.

  • Sugaring is suitable for any skin & hair type. it’s a perfect match every single time.

  • Sugaring is a great hair removal alternative for pregnant women because chemicals often found in hair removal products can cause or trigger an allergic reaction, which is more likely to happen during pregnancy because your skin is more sensitive.

 

To learn more about Beauty by Dolly or sugar waxing, click here.
x Allie

NYC Workout Warrior

unnamedConfession: I’m into serial working out. I try to work out five days a week, but I get so bored at the gym and I like to try new workout classes ALL the time. [#NewYorkerProblems] In the past few weeks I’ve tried everything from a trampoline class to karate – HiYa! Below are a few of my favorites and hopefully, maybe, I’ll commit to one of these workouts. But with all of the new hybrid classes in New York City, I may just continue my serial working out ways!

Boxing - Burn 600 calories and sculpt my arms, shoulders, core, and legs in one workout? Yes, please! And I was invited to do just that at a group boxing workout class at Trinity Boxing Club, that Tyra Banks frequents. I learned basic boxing techniques with an instructor and had a blast through a series of group workout games, including tag in the boxing ring, hot potato and tug-of-war! (110 Greenwich St; 212-374-9393)

Trampoline - JumpLife, is a trampoline class, with a clublike vibe in TriBeCa, think strobe lights and loud music with trampolines. Basically you jump and dance on a trampoline for 45 minutes. The JumpLife workouts are a fun way to boost energy, lose weight, strengthen and tone. This class was probably the most fun I’ve had working out in a while. (404 Broadway; 212-966-2604)

Karate – Igor Dyachenko, a two-time world karate champion trained me at his Midtown studio, D-Dojo KarateD-Dojo offers a modern approach to a classical Japanese karate education where they integrate modern science and various martial art principles. Igor has practiced karate since he was six years old, and was very inspiring about the practice. His classes are a great way to learn patience, balance and of course, tone your whole body. (2 W 47th St; 212-537-6441)

Rowing – I’ve tried the rowing machines at the gym, and they’re definitely an amazing workout, so I decided to check out City Row. This class alternates between interval rowing and mat work, their signature 50-minute class combines high-interval sweat with low-resistance burn to scorch up to 600 calories in one session. The class flew by and made me sweat, so check it out! Bring gloves though, my hands hurt after class. (80 5th Ave; 212-242-4790)

Pilates – The Revivo Method class, created by Noemi Di Gregorio works your core and teaches you to concentrate on your breathing. It’s make you focus on performing precise, flowing movement that really targets each body part that you’re working. During my private class with Noemi we tailored a regimen designed to invigorate my body and mind. (596 Broadway; 201-367-8478)

Namaste!

Jeanette | @jeanettezinno

Black & White: A Swimsuit Trend To Try Now

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Marilyn Monroe poolside in Palm Springs, circa 1949

This may sound rude but….

While the East Coast is experiencing what seems like a never ending array of snow storms, southern California is quite the opposite. We haven’t really had a winter and with it already being March, it doesn’t seem like it’s ever going to come. At least not this year.

My annual trip to Palm Springs is coming up and has me thinking about updating my swimsuit attire. I tend to wear a lot of black and white, so naturally, I want my bathing suits to match up. Like Marilyn and balmy Palm Springs, black and white swimsuits  never go out of style. Here are some of my favorites from SwimsuitsDirect.com.

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Sporty & Sexy: Vanish Point Convertible Strap Top and Swim Short by Becca, $58 and $54

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Feminine & Classic: Lingerie Maillot One Piece by Anne Cole, $78

Screen shot 2014-03-04 at 4.53.45 PMFringey & Flirty: Shimmer Spaghetti Slide Tri and Tie Side Hipster by Seafolly,  $70 each

Screen shot 2014-03-04 at 4.02.32 PMFerocious & Fun: Beating Hearts Kara Fringe and Made you Look Lowrider by Radio Fiji, $50 each

x Allie

Valentine’s Day Must Haves

vdayValentine’s Day is about feeling loved, special and beautiful. Here is a round up of some of my Valentine’s Day Must Haves…

From left going clockwise:

1. Jouer Hydrating Lipstick in Grace, $22 Vamp up your look with a classic red lip. I love this one since it has a hint of orange so the red doesn’t over power.

2. Stella McCartney Clara Whispering stretch-silk satin and lace triangle bra, $58  I’m a sucker for beautiful, lacy bras and the color on this one is just perfect.

3. Juliette Has A Gun Marilyn Scented Candle, $58 This candle features notes of iris and violet for a feminine, sophisticated fragrance.

4. Karla Spetic Silk Liquid A Line Skirt, $365 The color, shape and style of this skirt ooze Valentine’s Day glamour.

5. Eve Lom Moisture Mask, $90 Apply this INCREDIBLE mask before a date or night out and everyone will ask you why you’re glowing.

6. Rosamosario Amore Senza Confini silk-lace and embroidered-tulle long chemise, $1340 No description necessary. The color, delicate lace and feminine shape of this chemise is DIVINE.

7. Isabella’s Cookie Company Romeo Cookie Gift Box, $19 What can I say? I love a good cookie and what better day to indulge than the big V-Day. This gift set contains 3 Valentine’s Message Sugar Cookies and one bag of Shortcake Cookies – yumo!

xo Allie

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