Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you my thoughts on Doctor Plotka's Mouthwatchers Toothbrush. Doctor Plotka is a renowned dentist and pioneered many dental techniques in the industry. Doctor's Mouthwatchers Toothbrush is different from your average toothbrush.Read More
How Elite Lifestyle Cuisine come to be?
I have transferred the skills I learned in the bodybuilding arena to my latest company, Elite Lifestyle Cuisine. We are a value-based company that provides all natural, hormone free and antibiotic free food to customers nationwide. All of our meals are macro-nutrient balance and provide consumers with an affordable flash frozen meal which lets them enjoy gourmet healthy dinners in seven minutes or less. Our new supplements line, The Forever Juice Line, includes all-natural juices designed to aid with combatting energy deficiency, anti-aging, and full body detoxification. The supplement line also includes whole-food multiple vitamins and organic protein powders.
As a fellow Jerseyan, I would like to know How has your New Jersey upbringing influenced the Elite LifestyleCuisine brand?
To me, New Jersey is about family, community, – and great cooking. Always has been! And the Garden State has always been a land of opportunity for entrepreneurs. So it was only natural for me to create my company here. The food is inspired by my many experiences in New Jersey – and our retail center located in Fairview is a place where New Jersey family and friends come together for a good home-cooked meal
What makes Elite Lifestyle Cuisine different from other healthy meal delivery services?
There are many things that differentiate the ELC line from others. We like to think of our meals as delicious home cooked meals, like the kind you would have prepared yourself if you had time. But these meals are also fully calibrated to give you a healthy dose of vegetables, grains, and proteins. And the portions are larger than most prepared meals – which is good news for someone with a hearty appetite. The meals are cooked to order and delivered fresh weekly. And unlike other meal prep services, you don’t have to assemble and cook each entry – you literally have to put it in the microwave. Great for those busy summer evenings with the kids and their sports.
How did the collaboration between Chef Carlo Filippone and Laura Lee come to be?
Eating is all about health and well-being, and an added benefit for some is weight loss. But our company approaches to weight loss much differently than most. We embrace each individual – and we help them achieve their goals whether it is to eat right or lose some weight. We realized that Laura Lee’s approach dovetails so nicely with ours that we wanted to celebrate that with her in a special collaboration. We salute her for being such a great role model to others.
Let’s talk about body positivity. What steps would you suggest to my Heavy on Fashion start accepting one's body?
I would say plain and simple: Love Yourself. I know that sounds silly and I know it sounds like I may be minimizing just how hard it is to do that when you feel ostracized by others. But honestly, we have come a long way on that front. There are many body positive role models out there like Laura Lee. There are many body positive models for that matter. The conversation on social media has shifted from teasing and bullying to rallying around the idea that we should all celebrate who we are. I love it and support it.
How has healthy eating habits help with body accepting and body image?
Eating healthy is so important. We are learning more and more that it even has a direct effect on our mental well-being. It’s also a great natural confidence booster. So the focus of eating needs to shift from weight loss to healthy eating and acceptance. We are proud to be a part of that conversation.
I love food, my readers love food too but we both find it hard to eat healthy on a budget, what tips do you have to help with eating healthy on a budget?
Many people associate eating healthy with an increase in your weekly food budget. But then we might go out three or four times a week and spend money on drinks or take-out. With a little budget and meal planning, you can be a healthy eater without spending more. Add up all the money you currently spend in a week on food. Everything – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and drinks. Use that dollar amount to buy healthy groceries or healthy prepared meals and I promise, you will come in under budget! Challenge yourself to because it is a matter of your health and wellbeing.
How can Elite Lifestyle Cuisine help those dealing with this dilemma?
The obvious way we can help is by providing meals and protein drinks! But we can also help by providing valuable information about healthy eating which we do on our site! And we are always happy to answer questions on social media as well. For budgeting, we offer 10 meals for $100 for those on the go who don’t want to break their bank.
What are some realistic tips to starting and maintaining a healthy eating lifestyle?
Knowledge is power. Learn more about nutrition and what’s good for you. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can definitely be challenging in the beginning – and a big change in many people’s lives, but it’s well worth it. I’d say stick with it – don’t give up. Give yourself time adjusting and it’ll be easy before you know it. If you’re having a hard time eating healthy, spice it up – literally. The best thing to do if you’re not exactly a veggie lover is to find ways to enjoy eating them, that way you actually will.
What would you say is one of your favorite meals on the Elite Lifestyle Cuisine menu?
Hands down my turkey meatballs over brown rice. A little bit of an Italian flare but every bit a delicious, healthy and balanced meal of proteins and grains.
I would like to thank Carlo Filippone, CEO, and Founder of Elite Lifestyle Cuisine for this interview! Check out Elite Lifestyle Cusine at
Hello, all my divas and gurus! I am so happy to finally give you a look at my time at a fabulous Private Beauty Press event earlier this summer in NYC. Enjoy some great #TBT videos, photos, and even a sneak peek of the fabulous goodie bag.Read More
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Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! Today is the beginning of the New Year. 2106 is finally filled with new goals, dreams, and, of course, a new you! This year, I am focusing on health, beauty, and getting my shit together. I feel that 2016 is a year of new adventures, new goals and, of course, a New Me. I compiled a list of my favorite product that I actually use. Each item is helping me to bring in the New Year right. Join me on my picks to start off 2016 with a New You!
Beauty- Lush Cosmetics
Thanks to the lovelies at Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, I had the chance to check out all these fabulous lifestyle products.You can not start off the New Year without some great cosmetics. Lush Cosmetics is full of great products that are 100% Vegetarian, uses the least amount of packaging a.k.a Naked, Handmade, and buys may of the ingredients Ethical. I also love that Lush Cosmetics does not test on animals and fights against animal testing all over the world with the Lush Prize.
Fantasy is gold eyeliner. Super pigment color and easy to use. I also love that Fantasy is quick dry, glittery, and does not smudge. I will be The Fantasy eyeliner cost $19.95which is a great price for a Vegan eyeliner.
The Rough with the Smooth is a great body scrub. Made with granulated sugar and murumuru butter, The Rough with the Smooth is a great exfoliate. Though you can use it every day, because of it gentle nature, I would suggest using this twice a week. The Rough with the Smooth cost $9.95
Feeling Younger Skin Tint is shimmer skin tint. I love skin tints, especially in the winter. It adds a great luster to the skin in cold dry weather. The texture is super smooth. The jar is only 0.7 oz but you do not need much to achieve the illuminating look. Feeling Younger Skin Tint cost $19.95
Shades of Earl Gry is a massage bar and one of my favorite items to use during my self-care day. The Shades of Earl Grey smells great. The combination of lemon oil and bergamot is so relaxing. Great for distressing from a long day. Shades of Earl Grey cost $10.95
I love a good Bath Bomb, especially from Lush.
The Yoga Bomb Bath Bombis a must for a relaxing bath time. The relaxing scents of sandalwood is another most for my self-care day. If you never experienced a Lush Bath Bomb, I would say pick up the Yoga Bah Bomb as your introduction into a spa-like life. The Yoga Bath Bomb cost $8.95
The Cup O' Coffee Face & Body scrub is a true pick-me-up for the face. I have to say it woke my pores. The Cup of Coffee is made of organic agave syrup, ground coffee and tons more. The smell is truly of a fresh cup of Joe. This facial scrub is a morning wake-up call. Cup O' Coffee Face & Body scrubcost $10.95
Buffy Body Butteris great for every day. Though it is considered a body butter, I would describe it as a nice marriage of an exfoliate meets a soap with a dash of a body butter. Yeah, the Buffy Body Butter is a trifecta of beauty products for the shower. The Buffy Body Butter cost $23.95
Lather AHA Hand Creme Evening Primrose
Lather AHA Hand creme with evening primrose is a stable in my night beauty routine. I love the texture and the smell is minimum, which is a plus for me. My hands have a tendency to become dry a.k.a ashy, at the end of the day. With just a small amount, about a size of a quarter will have my hands moisturized and feeling fabulous. I keep my jar of Lather on my nightstand. It is one of the best hand I have used. My only request is that Lather would make a travel version. This creme can be used during the day and at night.
Pick up your Lather AHA hand creme with evening primrose for just $18 at http://www.lather.com/ . I use this creme almost every night and my Lather hand creme is 3/4 full.
Vita Liberata Luxury Tan
I am not a huge enthusiast of tanning but I love a great bronze look. Thanks to the lovelies at Vita Liberata, I had the chance to try the Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask and the Trystal Bronzing Minerals. Vita Liberata is a multi-award winning tanning product. I found that the self-tanning night moisture is a great way to even out my skin tone. Awesome for photos and video too.The Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask cost $45 athttp://www.vitaliberatausa.com/!
I fell in love with the Trystal Bronzing Minerals with the Kabuki brush is my favorite bronzer. It is great as a bronzer and makeup face powder. Actually, this bronzing mineral works better for me than many mineral powders I have tried in the past. It matches my complexion to the tee. You should check out the Trystal Bronzing Minerals with the Kabuki brush at http://www.vitaliberatausa.com/for just $55!
Ok, so I receive this fabulous a while ago and I still love it! I still use it. I mean you have to come into the new year with a moisture lip. We all know that Chapstick essential to every pocket and handbag on earth but I love the Tartan design of this collection. Chapstick has experimented with tonnes of great colors, patterns, and collaboration with designers. Now I do not know if this particular pattern is still available but you can check out all the new flavors & looks at http://www.chapstick.com/You can have even more at if your local Targethas the Tartan Pattern available online
I was so excited when the hair maven at Infusium 23, contacted me to check out their Moisture Replenisher collection. My nature hair is a 4C, it requires a great moisturizing system. I am so happy that Infusium 23 has a great new system to help hydrate and establish healthy hair. The moisture replenisher collection has Avocado Oil and Olive Oil. I also love that Infusium 23 is available almost everywhere. So when I am on the road, I can find my Infusium 23. The Infusium 23 ranges from $6.99 to $8.99. Check out the entire collection at
PHYSICIANS FORMULA Argan Wear Glow Oil
PHYSICIANS FORMULA Argan Wear Glow Oil is one of my fav oils. I use this on my hair, nails as well as my skin. I most use the Physicians Formula Argan Wear Glow oil for my nails and hair. Argan oil has been huge "trend' in the beauty industry. I choose Physicians Formula Argan Wear Glow oil because it Hypoallergenic, Paraben Free, Gluten Free, Dermatologist approved, Non-Comedogenic, and Fragrance-Free. The size is a bit small but you do not need much to get great results. Check out PHYSICIANS FORMULA Argan Wear Glow Oil at http://www.physiciansformula.com/ for $14.95.
Hungry for Change
Losing weight is the #1 New Years Resolutions one everyone's mind. I decided to change my view to change my eating habits instead of losing weight. Health is my goal not just for the year but also for life. I had the chance to really learn about food atThe Seed and receiving this DVD in my goodie Bag. Hungry for Change is an eye-opening look at the food industry, how we should look at food, and looking at the power of food in society. This DVD is so good my hubby reviewed it on his blog BodyByIan http://www.hungryforchange.tv/
Sweaty Betty Sneaker Liners
I personally love Sweat Betty Sweaty Betty Sneaker Liners. I just love funky fun sock and Sweaty Betty has some killer designer and a great brand. I am using my Sweaty Better Sneaker Liners (Socks) for my new workout challenge starting January 18th. The Sweaty Betty Sneaker Liners are comfy and colorful. Check out Sweaty Betty Sneaker Liners at http://www.sweatybetty.com/ for $12!
Peony and Me headbands
While you are working out and getting in shape, keep the sweat out of your eyes with the Peony and Me headband. There are 3 headband styles that you can choose from. I believe they change the look from time to time so the headband that I have will not be on the site. The Peony and Me headbands cost $14.50 at
The Modern Girl's Guide to Life
I love books so when I was asked to reviewThe Modern Girl's Guide To Life, I had to add this to my New Year New You. The Modern Girl's Guide To Life is a huge "getting your life together" guide. It covers everything from cooking (which I can not do, Thank goodness for my husband) to getting your career/business goals in check. This book is full of almost everything you need to know to survive this little game called life. I believe that getting good advice from someone who been through it, well Jane Buckingham is that person. This book is a great reference guide to life. Seriously, I am still reading it and finding some serious jewels of knowledge. Some points I already knew but I did receive some great tips as well. Go to http://www.harpercollins.com/to pick you your digital copy of The Modern Girl's Guide To Life for just $1399
Heroes Reborn Brave New World 1.
I was a huge fan of the Heroes series. I am a huge Sci -Fi/SuperHero/Fantasy fan period. So when I was given the Heroes Reborn Brave New World Book 1., I was like...Hell Yeah! This ebook got me through many crazy hours of commuting from my old day job. Heroes Reborn Book 1 is a page turner. I can not wait to buy Book 2! You need to get into the Heroes Universe today. Like seriously, go to http://www.imperativeentertainment.com/heroesuniverse/ebooks/ and get into it!
Until Next Time
Heavy on Fashion