Jess Arnaudin, Green Beauty and Travel Writer

Jess Arnaudin Green Beauty and Travel Writer New York, NY Jess Arnaudin is an expert skin therapist, makeup artist, beauty writer and adventure seeker on a mission to examine beauty beyond boundaries. Jess combines her 6+ years of experience within New York City’s spa industry with an insatiable curiosity to find the best eco-beauty experiences around …

Wedding-Perfect Skin: 10 BRIDE Ideas To Prep Your Skin For The Big Day!

Planning your skin as well as your wedding? My, what a BRIDE idea! Fact: Many brides give themselves about a year to book venues, find the perfect dress and plan the reception. Fact: This year of planning will have its (warning: understatement alert) moments of stress. Fact: Stress is a reliable trigger of myriad skin problems, from rosacea and eczema flare-ups, to …

Wedding Belles — Say I "DEW": Bridal Skin + Beauty

Lorinda, a good friend of the VMV family, has a contagious love of life and the world. She’s lived in Ghana, Spain, the Netherlands, New York, Brazil and D.C., where she met now-husband Ben, in their last semester at law school. Ben loved Lorinda’s cooking (they later went on a journey to eat their way across …

Your Skin Wants You To Exercise Daily: 30-Day Healthy Skin Challenge

“Post #bootcamp…I swear my #espresso’s smiling at me 🙂 #workout 145, day 144, 2016. #dailyexercise #dailyworkouts #hiit #fitness #health #happiness #pourmeasmile” via @LauraAtVMV Work out daily. Not 3x-a-week, not 4x…but every day. Why? Most of us lead sedentary lives, with hours and hours of inactivity in front of a computer or binge watching a current TV …

3 Reasons Why A Facial Makes You A Better Person

Can Something So Delicious Be Good For You? If you break down what really goes on during a facial, the answer is a resounding, YES! We normally think of spas as pure indulgence…which sounds wonderful but also like a waste of time. Relaxation is down time, but it is anything but a waste of time. Downtime is …

It’s “Oil” The Same, As Long As It’s Coconut…Right?

Like all food options, there are differences between coconut oils. Read on to learn what’s what, and what to splurge on. What are the different coconut oils? The most common for cooking and industrial use is RBD (Refined, Bleached, Deodorized). Then there is virgin coconut oil, extracted by heat, enzymes, centrifuge, or manually. You can …

Age LESS: Six Things To Do Now To Stay Younger, Longer

There are many things we can do that are proven to keep us younger, longer — not just looking it but physically being it. Simple steps, sans needles or “miracles.” Skeptical about how much anything you do can affect your biology? New studies are showing that our actions can influence our genes so much as …

Elaine Abonal, Surfista

Elaine Abonal surfing Multiple Islands, Philippines Hooked on surfing after her first taste of surfing culture in high school in Florida, Elaine chose the Philippines to set up Surfista Travels, a surf tour company that helps surfers and travelers arrange trips to the Philippine islands that include accommodation, transport and surf lessons  and island hopping. Elaine speaks English, French, …

Al-mond, Dieu! This Superfood Makes For Super SKIN, too

Almond As Superfood Studies show that eating almonds decreases your risk of heart disease, helps you feel full faster, and helps with weight loss and diabetes prevention. Other studies suggest benefits for arthritis, cancer and Alzheimer’s. Packed with antioxidants, eating them is great for your skin, too. What About On Skin? Don’t go rubbing almonds …