September 20, 2018

Bella Hadid Wears daniel patrick! 

Bella Hadid Wears daniel patrick! 
Bella Hadid was photographed today in Milan wearing  daniel patrick. The supermodel looked stylish in between runway shows in her Anorak Track Pullover / Black + Red ($475,

MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 20: Bella Hadid is seen during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on September 20, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images)

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September 20, 2018




If you’re thinking about taking a post summer break from booze -do it. You may get turned onto a whole new mindset about how you choose to consume alcohol. We connected with Rehab Expert, Carrie Carlton, Clinical Director (LCSW) of Beachway Therapy Center in Boynton Beach, Florida; who offered us numerous benefits of taking a “Booze Break.” Studies have shown that a month-long respite from alcohol can significantly benefit one’s mental and physical health. Here’s why…

  1. Do the math! Less booze means more cash.

According to Fortune magazine in 2018, thanks to the “craft cocktail trend” the overall price for alcoholic beverage and therefor the general cost of alcohol has increased. Let’s say you hit a happy hour twice weekly and bought a round of drinks for 3 people at $15-$20 each, with tip that could be between $80 and $100. More if you are in major metropolitan cities. Then multiply that by twice per week for weeks in a month and you’re saving close to $400 per month just on after work happy hours. Add more money saved if you’re also a weekend social drinker. Add way more money if you’re buying bottles in the VIP for hundreds of dollars.

“People are often amazed at how much free cash they have to put towards other things they want to do such as paying down debt, vacations, car repairs, gym memberships, upgrades to their homes, etc., explains Carrie Carlton of Beachway Therapy Center, one of the most comprehensive Rehab programs on the East Coast.

  1. Wow! Your face looks great! What have you done?

While alcohol doesn’t directly cause acne it certainly messes with hormone levels and immune function which then lead to sallow skin, breakouts and puffy, flushed complexion. If you’re they type who can easily “Rose all day” and love mixed drinks featuring more sugar, syrups and other additives; you’ll quickly see a major change to the texture and tone to your skin. “It’s always great to snap selfies in the same room with the same light so you can really see the difference. Also pay attention to compliments. There will be a visible difference, encourages Carlton.”

  1. Are you losing weight? YES!

A study in the journal of Obesity said that people who don’t drink eat less simply because alcohol heightens the senses. It makes the sauce and cheese on that pizza or those late-night bites all the more delicious. When you remove alcohol intake it diminishes your calorie intake. Think about 3 beers or glasses of wine at about 150 each. Those calories add up. “Your blood sugar and cholesterol levels start to really improve, and since alcohol dehydrates the body’s organs, taking a break from booze with help the body function better overall,” explains Carlton.

  1. You’re more energetic, creative focused and are getting a lot more done.

One of the other benefits of opting to go booze-free for a month is that you’ll notice you’re not sluggish. You’re no longer fading in the afternoon or hitting the snooze 3 times in the morning. You are clear and focused on what you want to accomplish in the day and you have the ability to follow through with a better mood. You’ll be able to concentrate on tasks which also helps you stimulate the part of your brain where memory takes place. This keeps us sharp as we age.

  1. More you time and new friends!

Often when we make a major change to our lives like choosing to lay off alcohol for a month our crew of cohorts changes. This frees up time for you to focus on you. Self care is important and often neglected when going out to socialize over drinks is the norm. When you’re no longer invited out to drink away the work day, you’re now free to get an after work fitness class in, take a workshop, listen to some audio books and check out a cool lecture. You start to realize there is plenty to do that doesn’t involve liquor and you start to meet new friends to do these things with.

“What’s interesting to note is that people who consider themselves “social drinkers” experience these improvements within a few days. People who struggle with alcoholism may actually cause more harm to themselves if they just decide to stop drinking cold turkey. Because there are many social drinkers teetering on the line of having a “drinking problem” given they tend to binge on the weekends with casual drinks with dinner mid-week; committing to going without alcohol may reveal there actually is a bigger issue going on. If someone can’t last a week without alcohol and feels nausea, gets terrible headaches, sweats, and are physically shaky and ill, consulting a doctor would be an important next step,” cautions Carrie Carlton.

  1. What It Does For Your Liver

As much as people might want to believe that taking a vacation from drinking makes up for the excess, Carrie Carlton says it’s simply not true. Excessive boozing and “drying out” for a month won’t even out the score with your liver. A month-long hiatus won’t heal your liver — which processes the sugar in alcohol and can be damaged by excessive drinking. Are you really “healing your liver”? No, though you are taking a month off from causing it any more damage. 

About the expert:

Carrie Carlton, Clinical Director (LCSW), Clinical Supervisor at Beachway Therapy Center

Carrie holds a BSW and MSW in social work from Florida Atlantic University, an MA from Barry University (Miami), and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She also has a background in medical social work. Her understanding of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and family systems guide her treatment of addicts and families. Her clients thrive under her guidance because of her honesty, empathy, and compassion. Recognizing the severe impact of addictions on both the addict and the families, Carrie is dedicated to consistently serve her clients.

About Beachway Therapy Center

Beachway provides a continuum of care, from PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) to Outpatient services. The facility offers a fully individualized treatment plan that meets the clinical and medical needs of each client usually lasting between 30 and 90 days. Beachway provides an extremely low client to therapist ratio and under high level professional supervision, clients can begin to recover in a safe, residential-like environment.  CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) motivational interviewing, addiction counseling, 12-Step orientation, DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy,) trauma-informed practices and a wide variety of supportive group therapies are offered.

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September 19, 2018

Nail Care 101 by Celebrity Manicurist Skyy Hadley

Taking good care of your hands and nails is vital and celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Spa, Skyy Hadley is giving you the ultimate guide to nail care. Learn how to care for your nails with her tips and tricks as well as proper care essentials for keeping your nails healthy and beautiful.

1.      Cuticle Oil: Always use cuticle oil as it doesn’t just keep your feet soft and moisturized, it also keeps your nail polish from chipping.
Sally Hansen products to use to keep hands/cuticle moisturized:
Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil
Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail & Cuticle Oil
2.      Let Your Cuticles Be: Trimming or cutting cuticles during a manicure is purely cosmetic and sometimes doesn’t benefit the nail in any way. The cuticle is the barrier to protect the surrounding skin and help develop the nail from infections. (Bacteria)
3.       The Proper Way to Cut Your Nails: The best way to cut your nails is to make sure you clean under the nail otherwise bacteria could form. Use fingernail clippers for your fingers, and use toenail clippers for your toes. If you are unsure of what shape your nails should have, just look at your cuticles. The U-shape of the cuticle should be reflected (upside down) by the top of your nail. The primary goal is to mirror the shape.
4.      All About The Base: Don’t forget your base coat, it helps to give the color something to sink into besides your actual nails.
5.      Don’t Forget Your Top Coat: This is a majorly important step if you want your nails to maintain high shine and luster. You can always keep reapplying topcoat every 2-3 days to continuously add strength and shine.
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September 19, 2018

Under $50: Angel Parker’s Red Carpet Jewelry!

Angel Parker was spotted wearing Accessory Concierge this week to Hulu’s 2018 Emmy’s Party at the Nomad Hotel in Los Angeles. The’ Runaways’ actress completed her look in Accessory Concierge’s Pave Ichthys Ear Jacket Drops ($48,
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September 19, 2018

Emmy Awards Look: Hayley Erbert Wears Julie Vino

Dancing With the Stars’ pro Hayley Erbert was photographed wearing Julie Vino at  lMonday night’s Emmy Awards after parties. Hayley stepped out in a Julie Vino red couture gown (price available upon request, with her boyfriend, Derek Hough.

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Derek Hough (L) and Hayley Erbert attend HBO’s Post Emmy Awards Reception at the Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

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September 19, 2018

Fade To Black With Sally Hansen’s New Collection

Polish may be a small detail but it brings so much power to the right outfit. Sally Hansen’s new Complete Salon Manicure Black to Basics Collection offers 6 grey, black and white hues that adds sophistication to every look. The brand new shades are comprised of chic neutrals takes minimalism to a whole new level! The all-in-one formulation with keratin boasts 7 benefits in one bottle — base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, salon color, top coat, chip resistance, and gel shine finish, this collection delivers up to 64% stronger nails and up to 10 days of chip-resistant wear.
Whether you want to make a bold statement with white or be subtle in grey, this collection definitely has you covered.
Complete Salon Manicure Black to Basics Collection shades include:
  • Pearly Whites A pearlescent take on a snowy hue adds a luxe touch and puts a smile on your face.
  • All Grey All Night This soft, dove grey is an after-hours party on your tips.
  • Grey-Dreaming Escape from reality in the darkest, blue-tinged slate grey.
  • Steel My Heart This luxurious charcoal is anything but cold.
  • To The Moon And Black An edgy ebony evokes galactic gorgeousness.
  • Midnight Sky When the clock strikes, don this deep navy, reminiscent of a clear evening sky.
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September 11, 2018

Olivia Culpo Spotted Carrying the Henri Bendel Jetsetter Backpack!

Olivia Culpo was photographed wearing Henri Bendel in NYC recently! The Model Squad star looked sporty-chic carrying the Jetsetter Convertible Petrol Backpack ($328; while leaving her hotel.

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September 10, 2018

Vanessa Hudgens Wears Silk Laundry!

Vanessa Hudgens shared a photo wearing Silk Laundry over the weekend! The actress completed her simple, yet classic look with the 90’s Silk Slip Dress in Emerald Green ($170,

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September 10, 2018

Coffee PM: 4 Ways to Enjoy Coffee After Hours

Lots of people enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee in the morning. Maybe it’s a simple black coffee on the way to work, or a piping hot Americano with plenty of cream and sugar. Either way, it’s a “pick me up” to start the day off right.

But what if you crave the bold taste of coffee in the evening? Here are four ways to enjoy coffee after hours in both beverage and food form.

Decaf Coffee
This first suggestion will seem obvious – drink decaffeinated coffee. Still, we bring it up because it is the essential building block to late-night coffee beverages. But what is decaffeinated coffee? How do they remove the caffeine?

The decaffeination process starts with green, unroasted coffee beans. The caffeine is then extracted using a chemical solvent or, in some cases, a process of water and osmosis to draw out the caffeine. This is an oversimplification, but it works for our purposes.

Unless you are looking to pull an all-nighter, decaf coffee is the way to go.

Luxury Coffee Cocktails & Nightcaps
So, you want a late-night coffee drink without the energetic buzz. We can understand that. But how do you feel about a boozy buzz?

Coffee cocktails and nightcaps are a great way to relax in the evening. You just can’t beat the complex taste of coffee and liquor. While there are dozens, if not hundreds of cocktail recipes, here are a few favorites to get you started.

  • Café Mocha Shakerato. This is an easy drink to make, especially if you use decaf luxury coffee pods from a brand like Caffé di Artisan since they don’t require a brew machine. Start with 2 ounces of strong coffee, add 1 ounce of simple syrup, and 1 ounce of chocolate syrup (Monin brand works best). Toss the ingredient into a shaker with ice, and vigorously shake until there is a nice froth. Strain the beverage into a glass and enjoy.
  • Spanish Coffee. Start with 1 cup decaf hot coffee, ½ ounce of rum, and 1.2 ounce of vanilla coffee liquor. Pour into a glass mug, top with whipped cream and garnish with a cherry. Delicious!

Affogato: Something Special on Top

Affogato is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s espresso poured on top of another dessert, thus marrying the essence of bitter with sweet. It’s a match made in heaven all right.

While the most popular form of affogato is espresso coffee poured over vanilla ice cream, there are numerous ways to make your desserts extra special with the addition of coffee. You can add espresso to a bowl of tiramisu; add a drizzle of mocha or caramel sauce if you really want something special. Or pour hot espresso over flan just before adding whipped cream and cinnamon on top. Yum!

Desserts: Cooking with Coffee

Speaking of desserts, another spectacular way to enjoy coffee in the evening is by including it in your baking. Again, these are just a sampling of recipes to try. Feel free to get creative. After all, what is more fun than desserts with coffee?

  • Coffee Kahlua Brownies. We hope you like cocoa flavors, because this recipe is full of ‘em. Start by pre-heating the oven to 375. The rack should be 1/3 up from the bottom. Grease a 9x13x2 pan with butter. Melt 8 ounces of unsweetened chocolate with 1 cup of unsalted butter (tip: it helps to chop up the chocolate for quicker melting) in a separate sauce pan over low heat. Once even, set aside to cool. In a large bowl, beat five eggs before adding 2 cups sugar, 2 tablespoons liquid coffee, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Mix until even. Next add 2 cups flour and mix into a batter. Next, combine 2/3 cup hot coffee (decaf) with ¼ cup Kahlua into a separate bowl, mix gently, then add to batter. Pour the batter into the prepped pan and heat in oven for about 35 mins. Cool at room temperature, and enjoy.
  • Decaf Coffee Fudge. Start with a tin of condensed milk (~400 g), 150 ml regular milk, 115g unsalted butter, and 450g fine sugar. Mix these ingredients together in a large saucepan until melted. Be careful to avoid chunks of sugar in your mixture. Turn up the heat to boiling, and simmer for 15 minutes; stirring gently, but continuously. This will keep the bottom of your fudge from burning. Pour the mixture into a bowl. Add 2.5 tablespoons liquid coffee and beat for 10 minutes. The result should be a caramelly thickness. Pour the contents into a lined, flat dish. Make sure the top is nice and even while cooling. Once solid, cut into squares, adding a single coffee bean to each piece for presentation. And there you have it: Coffee fudge.

We bet you never knew coffee was so versatile. So, go ahead, try one of the above suggestions to enjoy coffee in the PM.



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September 9, 2018

Flaunting Your Figure With Fashion – How  Plus Size Models are Changing Our Perception

Gone are the days when only slim body shapes are considered beautiful. Women around the world are now flaunting their curves regardless of their size and shapes.

In fact, here are 10 plus-size models who look absolutely stunning in their lingerie:

Iskra Lawrence

Photo via Iskra Lawrence Instagram

This plus-size model is a body confidence activist who encourages women to love their bodies as they are, flaws and all. Her Instagram followers – she has 400 million of them – support her for her stance against airbrushing photos and her honest pictures featuring her cellulite and fleshy rolls.

Barbara Ferreira

Image via Barbienox Instagram

You might find Barbie modelling with Iskra Lawrence in some of her photoshoots, which is why she also shares Iskra’s no-Photoshop ideals in her photos. Her photos are often posted as they are taken: naturally with no enhancement or hiding features that society might consider flaws.

Ashley Graham

Image via Ashley Graham Instagram

A must-know in the plus-size modelling industry, Ashley Graham is the first model of her size to be featured in Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue. Several months later, she also took her body positivity messages to the TEDxTalk stage in Valencia, Spain, where her talk was entitled, “Plus-size? More Like My Size.”

Philomena Kwao

Image via Philomena Kwao Instagram

Born in London, Philomena Kwao has modelled with Torrid and Lane Bryant. She dreams of modelling for Lancome and Vogue, and she wishes to model for mainstream stores such as H&M and United Colours of Benton. However, her ultimate dream is to encourage better worldwide healthcare access.

Jordyn Woods

Image via Jordyn Woods Instagram

You’d have to be quite a big deal to be one of Kylie Jenner’s best friends, which is just one reason why Jordyn Woods is famous. Jordyn made her debut on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” in 2007, and she later began her career in the fashion industry.

Riley Ticotin

Image via Riley Instagram

This plus-size model isn’t afraid to show the behind-the-scenes shots from her photoshoots. You might have seen Riley modelling for ASOS, as well as Torrid and Nordstrom. If you’re looking to find out how beautiful bikini-clad plus-size models can be, Riley’s social media account is the one that you should visit.

Tara Lynn

Image via Taralynn Instagram

You might know her as “The Body.” Tara’s fame increased after she posed alongside Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley on the cover of Vogue Italia in June 2011. She has also been featured in Elle Spain, Elle France and Glamour. Tara frequently shares the sad reality of her size leading to getting bullied in school.

Margaret Macpherson

Image via Margaret Macpherson Instagram

Part of the YouTube series Project WomanKIND, Margaret devoted her time and effort to help other women overcome their own body insecurities. You might also see her featured in plenty of Dita Von Teese’s lingerie shots.

Quinn Miles


Image via Quinn Miles Instagram

Born in Los Angeles, Quinn has been in the modelling business for several years, including experience with Old Navy and Macy’s. She wrote an article featured in Glamour with her body positivity message, and she encourages women to remain strong towards negative messages.

Marquita Pring

Image via Marquita Pring Instagram

Marquita has been modelling career since she was 15. With so many years of experience, it’s no wonder that she has 109,000 followers on Instagram! She has modelled for Jean Paul Gaultier, and Marquita has also appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia.

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