Amanda graciously greeted me and directed me 'round the room. First stop, LaVie Organique™, where I was slathered in organic skincare products by the founder, Lavinia Borcau. I loved the citrusy scent of the line, but what really caught my eye was the "From My Neck Up®" face and neck exercise program on DVD. Basically a DIY face lift! Not that I'm on the market for a face lift, but I like the idea of an au natural approach when I get to that point... A tradition in Europe, Lavinia's bringing her twist (pun intended) on facial rehabilitation to America! Here's a video tease.
|LOVE their tagline: "Everyday is a performance, |
make your best first impression today!"
Waxers, you know you dread going to the salon to endure the excruciating pain of getting
you va j j waxed (or for the dudes, "manscaping"). Well, do I have some good news for you! You can now minimize the pain with Dr. Edna's BareEASE (for chics) and Numb Nuts (for... dudes) numbing cream. I literally Lol'd when I saw the packaging...
As an exercise junkie who is always looking for my next fix and latest fitness craze to hit the market, I was PSYCHED to discover the NEW Nautilus product: CoreBody Reformer®! You know them as the creators of the Bowlfex®, TreadClimber®, Schwin®, and BowFlex UpperCut. CoreBody Reformer® combines 3 of my favorite things: yoga, pilates, and dance.
|Blurry, but it's me :)|
Here's what I like about the CoreBody Reformer®:
1) It's fun, fun, fun! And I know that fun is the key ingredient to sticking to an exercise routine.
2) I could feel my muscles going to work, so I knew it was effective.
3) It's affordable. $249.95 including DVD, weight loss plan and cover. (think about it, you spend $45-170 on a gym membership monthly if you live in NYC).
4) It's pa pa pa portable!
Can't hardly wait 'til Kymra sends me my very own!!! =)
I ran into the event hostess, iconic American plus-size Supermodel "Emme," sporting her spandex and looking beautiful, shouting out cheerful "hellos" to the guests. She is a true inspiration for ladies out there that you DON'T have to be a size zero to be beautiful! Having struggled with many issues that life threw at her, including a divorce and cancer, she founded EmmeNation, an online forum for women.
|Emme in pigeon pose|
|Dr. Ken Knott|
Small world, he knew my grandfather, former Smyrna, Tennessee Mayor Sam Ridley, (for whom the Sam Ridley Parkway is named - shameless proud granddaughter shout out), when he was in medical school in Tennessee! Talk about synchronicity.
With 140 days until the official start of summer, I was excited to get a sample of the organic EcoSMART insect repellent lotion in my swag bag. Perfect for summer nights on Nantucket... or the Hamptons. Holla!
Whew! That was whirlwind of wellness... No, I didn't cover ALL of the dirty dozen because I wanted to select my FAVES just for YOU.
Tell me! What is your favorite wellness product?
Tatiana Ridley, CHHC, AADP