Clinical Trials in the Beauty Industry: Why Onomie Does It Right

March 10, 2017
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As a blogger with a heavy focus on beauty, I encounter countless pitches from brands claiming clinical performance as proof of efficacy – “98% improvements!”, “100% approval by testers!” and similar claims often bombard us. But actually explaining the science of clinical trials is something brands often sweep under the rug, because to do so means exposing how much of these claims are merely pretty packaging. And so, it was incredibly refreshing to learn about Onomie Beauty– a brand that prides itself on transparency, education, and consumer feedback. And all that hard work definitely pays off.  Continue Reading

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The Heart of NYC’s Fashion Industry | The Garment District

I’ve long lived just a mere stone’s throw from one of the most understated yet vital parts of the NYC Fashion Industry: the Garment District. To many, it looks like just a stretch of claustrophobic Midtown buildings, dotted by dress shops and fabric stores.…

February 16, 2017
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Love List | In-Flight Necessities

Greetings from Kyoto everyone! For those who follow on IG, you may already know we’re in Japan and currently on the second leg of our trip. It’s been incredibly hectic since we arrived, having to adjust quickly to jetlag and bearing the unexpected cold…

January 27, 2017
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Snowy Winter Wonderland | Utah Photo Diary

I’ve always considered myself a NYC girl at heart because A) I love the bright lights and the constant buzz of energy, and B) I never learned how to drive so I simply would not survive in the suburbs. When I started joining Matt and…

January 12, 2017
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Getting Personal | 2017 New Year’s Resolutions

It’s hard to believe yet another year has flown by! I’m still one of those people that feel like 2010 was just yesterday and have to pinch myself when I read the number on next year’s calendar hah! In addition to how quickly 2016…

December 29, 2016
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Winter Chic with Bronzallure

During the winter, I only have two styles: layered marshmallow or layered chic. Either way, I like to dress pragmatically for the weather. There’s no point exposing bare legs and risking pneumonia in 30 degree weather. When I do dress in the former of…

December 15, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide | Luxurious Indulgences

The holidays are upon us, and I’m sure we’re all in a frenzy to scour gift guides and pick up presents for everyone. I’m guilty of this too! Every year, we’re so preoccupied with what to get others, running through lists for the mother/…

December 8, 2016