Shed Your Winter Skin with At-Home Spa Remedies from Lapis Spa at Fontainebl​eau Miami Beach

As the summer season is finally upon us, Josie Feria, Director of Lapis Spa at Fontainebleau, shows you how to bring luscious Lapis Spa treatments home and get rid of dry, unseen skin just in time for summer!

Pre-Summer Body Exfoliation - Simulates Spalicious Body Scrub

Skin softening natural all body exfoliating treatment

· Ingredients: ½ cup olive oil, ¾ cup fine sea salt and drops of your favorite aromatherapy oil. Keep in mind the oil selected should be specific to treatment goal – citrus is energizing – lavender relaxing – peppermint stimulating

· Place all items in a bowl and blend together

· Next, step into the shower and moisten the body – apply the blend by hand in circular motion or for increased exfoliation apply with loofah mitt or body brush

· Rinse off thoroughly. Skin will feel smooth and soft and supple. For further hydration apply body lotion directly to moist skin

Pre-Summer Facial for Extra Dry Skin
Skin softening avocado mask for combination or dry skin · Ingredients: ½ avocado, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of baking soda.

The avocado and coconut oils work as an instant skin softener as the baking soda works as a mild exfoliator

· Place all items in bowl and blend well together

· Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes

· Rinse off with warm water

Foot Scrub for Dry Feet and Heels - Simulates Foot Rehab Pedicure

· Begin by soaking feet in ¼ cup baking soda to reduce inflammation and cleanse feet thoroughly for 10 minutes

· Using a wet pumice stone rub heels thoroughly yet gently to remove dry callous

· Next, apply coconut oil to feet

· Finally, wrap feet in plastic and cover with soft socks for 30 minutes. The plastic and warmth will help the oil to soften the skin.

The Wonder Seed Review

Formerly known as the The Healing Seed, The Wonder Seed's mission is to nurture, heal and protect skin and hair with a complete line of products rich in virgin organic hempseed oil, the most nutritious oil on Earth. Their products contain the optimal amount of hempseed oil for human absorption and their formulations are 100% natural, vegan with no parabens, and no artificial colors or perfumes. They never test on animals and we have an eco-conscious philosophy recognizing the importance of protecting our environment. They also have a socially conscious philosophy always dealing by the highest of fair trade standards and donating to both local and international organizations that promote social healing.




The Wonder Seed, formerly known as The Healing Seed, promises to heal common skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, and an itchy, flaky scalp. Not only their products have healing qualities, but they are also anti-aging. This affordable, 100% natural, and vegan line consists of four different products that will green and glam up your beauty routine. This includes the Hemp Seed Oil Conditioner (Sweet Orange; $15.95), Facial Cleanser (English Daisy; $14.95), Facial Cream (English Daisy; $16.95), and Shampoo (Sweet Orange; $15.95).

Facial Cleanser: I haven't come across many cleansers that I found impressive, but I have to give props to this cleanser. It foams into a moisture-rich lather and purifies the skin with ingredients that will not strip the away natural oils. Also, it has a light, pleasant smell and makes the perfect everyday facial cleanser for all skin types.


Hemp Seed Oil Conditioner:

These days, Shea Moisture is usually my go-to brand when it comes to shampoo and conditioner. However, I always find myself reaching for this conditioner. This says a lot since I am uber selective about conditioner. My hair has a tendency to be on the dry side, but this conditioner deeply conditions it and gives it a lot of luster!

Facial Cream: I don't have dry or normal skin, so I have to be careful about what kind of moisturizers and creams that I use. I've used this cream in the past, but I've had better results with it the second time around. It was thick when I was first introduced to it a few years back when it was under The Healing Seed name. I'm happy to report that it is now light and well absorbent. It doesn't sit on top of the skin, which irks me to no end with some creams.

Shampoo: This is an okay shampoo, but this is because most shampoos out there don't work for my hair. It is light, lathers well, and the scent is pleasant. The only thing is it makes my hair drier than usual, even though the product doesn't have any sulfates, so I have to quickly follow up with a conditioner.



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MyChelle Skin Care Loved by Derms and Nutritioni​sts Alike

Get gorgeously green in time for Earth Day with the latest in luxury natural skin care from MyChelle! MyChelle sustainably sources the most potent natural ingredients Mother Nature has to offer like Edelweiss from the Swiss Alps, Buddleja plant stem cells from eastern Asia, or powerful Pumpkin fruit from right here in our backyard. Backed by the nation’s most respected authorities in dermatology and nutrition, MyChelle is a brand that is “seeded in science and rooted in nature™.”

20% off at MyChelle with coupon code: SAVE20


Dr. Monica Scheel, a Hawaii-based dermatologist, loves MyChelle because it delivers serious results without compromising on quality. “I love that MyChelle developed the Vitamin A Plus Serum made from carrots, that's gentle and yet very effective on the skin,” explains Scheel. “It's also paraben free and that means a lot to my patients."


Holistic wellness coach and nutritionist Ann Gibson explains that, “From their commitment to products that are healthy and work fabulously, to their commitment to sustainability and a healthy planet, and their commitment to empowering women and girls through their branding and generous giving programs, MyChelle is a pioneering stand for the world I desire to live in!” To combat the aging effects of Mother Nature, Gibson recommends using MyChelle’s Supreme Polypeptide Cream.

Look Good Feel Better Week Twitter Chat

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On Wednesday, April 24th (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET/9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PT), join celebrity makeup artist Tim Quinn, celebrity hair stylist Oribe, and doctors from NYU and Memorial Sloan Kettering in the #LGFBWeek Twitter Chat. Join in and ask questions about beauty, skincare, hair care, and to share your own tips on how to look and feel healthy and confident!

WEI to Go Mom!



It’s safe to say that mom has been your very own miracle worker over the years. Treat your mom to the relaxing break she deserves with WEI Beauty Tibetan Chrysanthemum Correcting Eye Treatment Pads ($60). Just one application of 10-15 minutes will miraculously reawaken and refresh eyes, de-puffing and eliminating puffiness and dark circles.

Gr8ful Skincare: SkinCouture by Jennifer Newman


Getting a facial at the spa is a pampering, yet expensive treatment for instant beautification. Since not everyone has the luxury of engaging in a pampering feat at the spa on a regular basis, you can experience the same high-end luxury experience at home with the Gr8ful Skincare that I recently received

Gr8ful Skincare's Stimul8 Mud ($70) is perfect for the skin since it is eco-friendly, vegan, 100% natural, paraben-free, and contains a chock full of ingredients that are beneficial for the skin's health, such as Dead Sea Mud, Holy Basil (Tulsi) Oil, Zeolite Clay, Peppermint Oil, Kelp Seaweed, and Manuka Oil, to name a few out of a beautifying bunch.

I have combination skin, which has been leaning more to the oily side lately, yet the results are instantaneous, leaving a noticeably natural and radiant glow. The skin is also immediately tightened and firmed since the mud mask absorbs impurities without removing natural oils. It does tingle in the beginning, but I find this feeling to be relaxing and therapeutic. It also indicates that the mask is working its magic for me, at least. It isn't something I'd recommend using everyday since you'll run out of the product rather quickly, but using it once or twice a week is ideal to keep the skin looking great.



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Forget-Me-Not

It might be called Mother’s Day, but it’s the one time your mother shouldn’t have to feel like one. Give your mom a knockout pout that mixes traditional beauty with the new hip trends that you both can enjoy!



Inspired by the 1950’s bold coverage, Vincent Longo Velvet Riche Lipstick in Ignition ($23) is the perfect creamy blend for a sophisticated, smooth color.

Balanced and Beautiful Hair with ISO Beauty



A few months ago, my 7 year old son called himself playing by submerging my beloved Barbar Ceramic ECO 8000 Blow Dryer in water (boys are capable of doing the weirdest things!). It wasn't hooked up since I safely tuck in all hair appliances in a small tote underneath the bathroom sink once finished. I was livid for a brief moment, but I made a stop at Ulta, and I picked up a Hot Tools blow dryer. It was nothing like my original blow dryer, but it did what it could do at the time.

Still thinking I wouldn't find another blow dryer like the original, my way of thinking changed once I tried out the InfraRed Ionic 2000 ($250) for the first time. It dries within no time. Also, my hair is gorgeously smooth and silky when I spritz on the Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Reconstructive Elixir Spray (it's great for hindering any damage for any type of heat styling!) when I'm in the middle of blow drying.



The InfraRed Ionic 2000 features three different heat settings (cool, warm, and hot) and two speed settings. The InfraRed is activated when the highest setting is chosen, but I normally don't use it since I prefer warm or cool to avoid over drying my hair. I also just don't like the hot sensation. However, The InfraRed is good for increasing blood circulation, thus stimulating hair growth. It also dispels fatigue, reduces dandruff, maintain healthy follicles to prevent hair loss, and alleviates pressure.

Noteworthy Features:

- Advance Far Infrared & Negative Ion Technology

- Powerful 2000w motor

- Blowing power penetrates into thick hair for faster drying without damage

- Two Condenser Attachments Included



To ensure the silkiness, I apply a dime sized amount of the BD Hair Serum Vitamin E with Argan Oil ($30) into the palm of my hands and gingerly work it into my hair. Not only it ensures the silkiness and smoothness, but it also keeps the frizzies at bay. I like that it doesn't weigh down the hair or cause product build-up. It has sunscreen and Vitamin E to protect the hair from UV damage and environmental stress.

Disclosure: The product(s) in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way affects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.