• Los Angeles,  New York,  Toronto,  WorldWide

    Spring Break Survival Kit: What To Pack

    Spring Break plans right around the corner? Pack up your bags and get ready to head out with the ultimate beauty and fashion survival kit!

    One problem that I always have is that I tend to over pack. Clearly I don’t need my entire wardrobe for a week in the sun, but I always rather be safe than sorry. This year I’ve decided to try something a little different and prep my outfits before so that I don’t have to overthink what the wear or overpack. We’ve got you covered from head to toe (and everything in between) with the warm weather essentials you need for skin that’s soft, smooth and glowing all vacation long! Check out my Spring Break Packing List Below!


    1)       KORRES Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil Face Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Have fun in the sun with this ultra-sheer yet nourishing fluid that provides daily broad-spectrum UV coverage while wearing beautifully under makeup. This ultra-lightweight fluid instantly disappears into skin providing broad-spectrum UV protection and deep nourishment. Yogurt, rich in skin-repairing proteins, helps keep skin nourished and protected from the sun’s harmful rays while a blend of rice and camapu extract offers deep hydration and calming properties to soothe skin during sun exposure. Provitamin B5 helps reduce inflammation and supports natural cell regeneration while jojoba oil seals in moisture—leaving skin soft and smooth. ($35; Sephora.com)

    2)       Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Roller-Ball Fragrance Collection: Travel Friendly. Purse Friendly. Skin Friendly. This is the perfect for fragrance on the go. Their collection of all-natural fragrances is luxurious and addictive. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that capture a mood, a memory or a moment in time. Hailed as the World’s First Healthy Fragrance, organic sugar cane alcohol is infused with skin saving antioxidants for a modern twist on the classic art of perfumery. ($19; Lavanila.com)

    3)       PediSpa by Look Beauty Gentle Exfoliating Foot Mask: Show off sandal ready feet thanks to this non-traditional masque that contains a foot exfoliate plus treatment filled in a pair of wearable socks. Key ingredients like chamomile and natural botanical fruit extracts help control callus build-up for visibly smooth feet within two weeks. ($9.99 for one complete pair; Exclusively at Target Stores in the Foot Care Aisle and Target.com)

    4)       Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleanser: Wash you face day and night for a complexion that glows all vacation long with this daily liquid cleanser that gives you a deep exfoliating clean without being rough on dry spots. Ideal for combination skin, this oil-free formula contains cleansing ingredients that excavate grime and oil from pores. At the same time, the formula gently smooths away dead cells. You end up with skin that’s fresh, silky-soft and luminous. ($7.99; Drug and mass merchants)

    5)       Ban Roll-On Deodorant: Don’t worry about embarrassing sweat while you’re in the sun! Traditional antiperspirant/deodorants merely mask odors and reduce odor-causing sweat in general, while Ban’s breakthrough technology specifically targets and virtually eliminates odor that other antiperspirant/deodorants may leave behind. Ban Roll-On Deodorant glides on easily with a formula that provides an outstanding 24 hours of invisible protection against odor wetness. ($4.99, Drug and Mass Retailers)

    6)       Curél Itch Defense Instant Soothing Moisturizing Spray: Instantly relieve dry, irritated skin with this non-medicated, moisturizing spray with cooling hydration. Uniquely soothing, this formula delivers a mix of light yet potent hydrators — including a proprietary ceramide complex, allantoin and panthenol — to ease parched, itchy skin right where you need it. The Proprietary Cooling Complex feels soothing like a cold compress, lending you instant relief. ($8.99; Drug and mass merchants)

  • Los Angeles,  New York,  Toronto,  WorldWide

    Protect Your Skin During Your Warm Holiday Vacation

    Gearing up for that warm weather vacation?  Whether your travels take you to Miami or the Maldives, the Bahamas or St. Barth’s there’s one item that is an absolute must-have ­ sunscreen! Rather than fuss with messy travel bottles, fun in the sun favorites NO-AD and Bullfrog offer an easy and portable solution in the form of solid, stick format sunscreens.  You’ll definitely want to pack these TSA friendly sticks right along with your bikini and swim trunks!
    NO-AD Sport Body & Face Stick
    Super convenient for on-the-go active lifestyle.  Wide-format stick applies smoothly and quickly. Keeps hands clean and ready for any sport or outdoor activity. Ultra-lightweight formula goes on clear with no white mess. Water-resistant (80 minutes), broad-spectrum SPF 50 sun protection. Great for the body, yet gentle and light enough for the face. Fragrance-free, nonirritating formula is great for sensitive skin. Same quantity as national brands for a value price.
     NO-AD Sport Body & Face Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 1.5 oz. MSRP $6.99. Available at Drugstore.com
    Top Pick: BullFrog Water Armor Sport Quik Stick
    If your vacation pursuits tend more towards the active than sipping tropical drinks by the pool, you¹re going to want BullFrog Quik Stik in your arsenal!
    Lightweight, non-greasy, clear zinc formula is fast absorbing and leaves no white residue. Sweat- and water-resistant (80 minutes), broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection is great for sun, surf, and snow. Convenient, no-mess application allows for portable on-the-go coverage for face, nose, lips, ears or scalp. No PABA, Paraben, Avobenzone or Oxybenzone.Fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. Non-irritating, good for sensitive skin. Light on the skin to move with you, not weigh you down.  With BullFrog Quik Stik in your pack, you’re ready for adventure faster ­ whether you hit the beach, slopes or the hiking trail!
    BullFrog Water Armor Sport Quik Stik SPF 50 .65 oz. MSRP $ 7.49. Available at Walmart.com
    BullFrog Water Armor Sport Instacool Lip Balm
    Don’t forget about your lips in the sun!
    Moisturizes, cools, and protects your lips through any climate. Powerful water-resistant (80 minutes), broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50 protection is strong enough to keep up with rugged, outdoor lifestyles. Packed with powerful ingredients. Aloe vera reduces inflammation. Avocado oil and jojoba oil, rich in antioxidants, moisturize lips. Cocoa butter offers deep hydration. Vitamin E aids in moisture retention. Grapefruit flavor with cooling menthol sensation.
    BullFrog Water Armor Sport Lip Balm with InstaCool SPF 50 .15 oz.  MSRP $1.99. Available at Drugstore.com
    Ocean Potion Moisturizing Lip Potion SPF 45
    This all-season Moisturizing Lip Sunscreen SPF 45 offers the most effective protection for lips and other sensitive areas. Made with rich conditioners to help keep the lips soft and smooth. Contains Aloe Vera to reduce inflammation. Water resistant and great for year round use. Has a yummy orange/vanilla flavor!
    Ocean Potion Moisturizing Lip Potion SPF 45 .15 oz. MSRP $1.99. Available at Drugstore.com
  • My Dog Jacob,  WorldWide

    Turnberry Isle Miami

    For travelers who can’t bare the thought of vacation without their beloved four-legged companion, Turnberry Isle Miami, (www.turnberryislemiami.com) South Florida’s legendary, Mediterranean style retreat, provides pets with a level of service on par with that of their owners and loved ones.

    The resort sets up dog and cat beds in-room and provides treats and water that are replenished throughout their stay, to ensure that pets are comfortable and relaxed on their vacation. An in-room dining menu, created specially by the Turnberry Isle Miami’s culinary team, offers a long leash of dining options and includes: Doggy Food · White Rice, Carrots, Peas · Beef Burger, American Cheese · Cage-Free Eggs, (Cheese available upon request) Kitty Food · Pulled Chicken Breast, Poached and Shredded · Steamed Local Fish · Tiger Shrimp, Chilled and Chopped Treats · Natural Dog Biscuits · Fresh Catnip With 300-acres of lush vegetation and a range of extensive jogging trails, Turnberry Isle Miami provides all guests with the opportunity to explore and play during their getaway. The property’s two world-class 18-hole championship golf courses, Celebrity Chef Michael Mina’s BOURBON STEAK restaurant, Spa & Fitness Center rated four-stars by Forbes, elite Cañas Tennis program, relaxing pools and private beach club ensure that guests and their pets enjoy a spirited and enriching stay.

    Rates start at $309 per room, per night in a spacious 700-square-foot Deluxe Golf View room, to book, call (305) 932-6200. The resort charges a fee of $25 per pet, per stay, plus a one-time, non-refundable cleaning fee of $100. All four-legged, furry friends must be 25 pounds or under and remain in a crate when owner is not present in the guest room.


  • New York,  WorldWide

    Olisa: Miami Meets NYC

    Hands down, the first couple days the thermometer hits 65 degrees are priceless—and it only gets better.  Everyone is in an amazing mood and it seems like people are literally skipping down the streets.  Ahhh…Spring in NYC.  There’s nothing else like it, and it’s one of the reasons why I’m head over heels in love with this city!


    So, guess how thrilled I was when Yvonne invited me to guest blog for HeyDoYou this spring? (Very!)  NYC is off the charts this time of year and I will be covering everything that is spring—from beauty, fashion, where to be and what to do.


    ME: Born and raised in Miami, I now call Brooklyn home (the sizzle of Miami meets the urban flair of New York! ).  Free spirited, and whimsical, I don’t mind if I’m marching to the beat of a different drum.


    LOVE: people watching, 4-hour brunches, fun cocktails, massages, any excuse to rock a head-turning dress and heels, the beach, NYC in spring/summer, photography, singing as if I actually have skills (I don’t!), friends, passion


    Looking forward to sharing the spring with you!


    kisses, Olisa