I love that anything goes these days. Well almost anything goes – I’m sure there are plenty of people who would look at my outfits and think I’m bat shit crazy for wearing such things, but I live in NYC and LA where almost anything is acceptable.  Being “extra” – being over the top, a commonly used phrase at the moment that describes a lot of outfits as well as attitudes.  I like to keep the phrase to my outfits.  I’ve been having a lot of fun pairing sexy body suits with laid back track pants, bright red on red, monochromatic schemes of pink and red, fishnets layered under ripped tees and jeans, snake skin prints that remind you of Britney Bitch. A lot of the looks I’m seeing around town – especially in LA seem to be a mix of going out club looks with a I just rolled out of bed look.  It works out great for me because half the time I can’t decide if I want to go out and dance the night away or curl up on the couch and Netflix.  Problem solved – wear half and half.

Photos By Preethi Rajaguru

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Pretty Little Thing Bodysuit | Phat Buddha Pants | Windsor Smith Boots | Chanel Bag

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Summer – how are you over already? Rosé filled days are coming to an end and thoughts of fall creep in – and with them comes the thought of detox.  I’m no newbie to detoxing, I like the challenge, the re-setting of the body and mind, a healthy kick start to a new season.  Fall is by far one of the busiest times for me, work is crazy with fashion week, rather month. Everyone returning to the city makes for a jam packed social schedule and to balance it all I know I need my house in order. I clean out my apartment, and my body.  Yes my body.  Detox is a way to find your balance, to hear and listen to what it really needs.  We live in an increasingly toxic world, especially those of us crazies that decide to live in big cities like NYC and LA – we are constantly exposed to chemicals, carcinogens, and contaminants. WE MUST TAKE CARE OF OUR BODIES, to not is just lazy, and until I find a sexy Edward Cullen Vampire to make me immortal I’m going to do my very best to live a long and active life.

Wellness-conscious cafés seem to be rapidly popping up everywhere making it super easy to find healthy grab and go options. I am one of those annoying people who have a plethora of tummy issues. I’m supposed to be dairy free, gluten free and stick to an anti inflammatory diet but let’s be real I also like to eat out and have a social life so sometimes I’m not the best at adhering to what my body needs – especially on a busy schedule.  My self control is minimal when it comes to food.  This is also why I am a huge fan of detoxing – sometimes I just need to hit the re-set button.  Call me an extremist but I also do better when I go full in to a rigorous detox then just wake up one day and say okay – I’m actually going to go grocery shopping, only buy ‘clean’ foods, and take the time to meal prep everything – HA. That will be the day I have an assistant.

I wandered into Dr. Smood somewhat by accident and was immediately blown away by all the healthy grab and go options. As I waited in line for my cashew iced matcha I leafed through one of their pamphlets and discovered they also had detox programs. The concept is simple, everything is anti-inflammatory – 80% of your diet should come from plants which is exactly why their products are 80% plant based and as nutrient dense as possible.  No dairy, no caffeine no booze -just super clean eating. They believe in the science behind food, whats going on withe the nutrients, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, proteins, enzymes, and fats. Guys it’s science! EVERYTHING is USDA certified organic, Non-GMO, Wild Crafted, Wild Caught, Hydraulic Cold Pressed Juices, without pesticides or preservatives, Non diary, no artificial sweeteners and No HPP – I mean that’s like porn to me.

 The next thing I know I’m walking out the door with a week long detox program, 2 days of pre-detox, 3 days of true detox and two days of “re-entering”. Now, like I’ve said I’m no newbie to cleansing, this was hands down the best tasting detox program I’ve ever tried.  There was actually too much food during the program that I couldn’t even get through my daily menu of items.  Crazy right? Too much food on a detox?  I kid you not, I was satisfied and happily full each and every day during the program. I had more energy, less cravings and a motivation to keep eating clean – an no this is not sponsored just 100% truth.  I just hope the Dr. Smood fairy magically restocks my fridge in the middle of the night with all the goodness.

What the program looks like:

The Beginner Program – 4 juices / 1 booster / 1 smoody / 1 salad
Breakfast – 8 am: Booster No. 4 (Ginger-Lime) & Detox No. 4
Snack – 11 am: Detox No. 2
Lunch – 2 pm: Smoody No. 1
Snack – 5 pm: Detox No. 8
Dinner – 8 pm: Salad (choose a salad option)
Detox No. 9   (drink throughout the day)

“Our air, water, food and cosmetics can contain substances that are harmful. Replacing regular meals with cold-pressed juices and whole foods floods your body with healthful vitamins and nutrients, allowing it to release toxins. Our expert Dr. Etti (Ph.D) explains – “By giving our bodies and organs a welcome rest and time to replenish themselves our skin, the largest organ in the body, becomes radiant, our complexion smoother. We regain that glow we had as children. We begin the Youthing Process” – Your body will actually digest toxins and shed them through your waste. Its a physiological process called autolysis; you lose the weight of waste. It is a purging process of junk and gunk accumulated over many years of eating unhealthy foods”. – Dr. Smood

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It’s the first of October and as I sit here drinking my tea, feeling the crisp fall air and surrounding myself with pumpkins (IDGAF if that’s basic) I embark on writing this taboo post about my newest beauty adventure.  As many of you know I am a skin care, beauty junkie. I love trying new products and new procedures from micro needling to lasers.  Reading the menu of services at medical spas actually gets me excited.  Preventive care is the name of the game. Especially in an industry where I am constantly in front of the camera.
Over the last few years I’ve noticed my girlfriends being a lot more open about what they were having done and was surprised to find out how many had already had injections, botox, plastic surgery and what was even more surprising was that they all looked radiant, youthful, and NATURAL. My interests in this new world of socially acceptable non invasive procedures was piqued and I immediately started researching.  SO many options.  Did I need my under chin fat liquidated? My cheeks plumped with injections? My nose fixed with a non surgical nose job? Who knew those were even options!  How much were people even spending on their faces these days?! My head started to spin with options and questions.
All along I knew what I would start with, call me basic but I was going to go very minimal for my first step into the world of face altering injections and procedures.  Now for something a little personal.  I haven’t shared this very frequently, not entirely sure why it’s not exactly embarrassing (well it was at the time of occurrence) but it is personal.  Freshmen year of college I had what the doctors think was a mini seizure – in class. Yes full on fell out of my desk, eyes rolled back, jerking movements, I even peed my pants all in the middle of what was otherwise a rather boring Italian class.  Thank god I don’t remember any of it.
I’ve had fainting spells my entire life, as I’ve gotten older they have become less frequent and much more manageable but this one was different. Ever since that day and progressively worse as the years went on, my right eyebrow has been lower than my left. My whole right side especially around my eye area just seemed a little off.  A little less active and little lower.  I used to joke my nerve endings must of went out on that side. I also happen to have all my migraines on my right side, specifically behind my right eye.  Now this is something most people never notice, I wear my hair on that side and do my makeup to correct it, but on camera, film specifically, it is super noticeable.
BOTOX. Yes, there is is, I said it and yes I am admitting that I had it done for the first time. Shoot me.  Botox had been suggested to me by several doctors, at first for non cosmetic reasons.  I was told it would help my migraines and then later on was also suggested it would help my lazy right eyebrow situation.  For years I was scared of having anything foreign injected into my face and never considered it an option.  Botox and fillers are the most commonly performed non-surgical cosmetic procedure in America.  It was also super appealing to start preventive measures to avoid common wrinkles like crows feet, brow furrow lines and expression lines.
After searching long and hard for a doctor I could trust with my face I found Dr. Devgan of @nyplasticsurgeon a board-certified plastic surgeon based in NYC with a beautiful office on the Upper East Side. Walking into her office I immediately felt comfortable, you can tell she has worked hard to curate an amazing team of super friendly staff, not to mention a stunning practice. She took a long time answering all my questions and concerns (I had a lot) – my main one being I am an actor and still need to move my face. I was NOT going for the Stepford housewife look. She did an in-depth facial analysis in which we decided to go with 23 units of Botox using a micro droplet technique which would smooth out any wrinkle lines, raise my eyebrow to achieve my once symmetrical look, and help my migraines all while maintaining my ability to make expressions.
Did it hurt? Not at all. She numbed the injection site first, the actual injections take less than a few minutes.  It takes a few days for the Botox to start working, it’s been 3 days since I was injected and I’m already starting to see results – I’m OBSESSED.  The only thing I’m upset about?  These fantastic results only last 3-4 months – which is when I will be sitting back in Dr. Devgan’s chair.
I share this in hopes of removing some of the taboo around common beauty procedures, to share a personal story that I decided to no longer be the victim of but rather take charge and do something for my career and I.  Please no shaming, or negativity only love. Happy to answer any questions you might have and remember there is no shame in giving yourself a little confidence but do it with grace and never go overboard with all these crazy procedures!
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We’ve all been there, coming home from the party or the after party. It’s 3 am…your ears are still ringing, your body exhausted from dancing the night away and as you kick off your heels to some corner and fling yourself onto bed makeup still on and pass out with a fading thought of I should really wash my face.

In comes Frank. As in Frank Bod- the self-coined “dirtiest brand on the internet” sounds good to me. An all-in-one face set to wash away the party sins and revive your skin when you need it most, meet the Sweet Cheeks Kit ($49.95) – think of it as a ménage à trois for your face with three gentle, yet effective products – add on the five minute Glow Mask and your face will go from hangover to hot in no time.

Here’s how to recover from a night out:

STEP 1: Something Dirty (Creamy Face Cleanser)
According to Frank, you always have to get dirty to get clean. frank body’s Creamy Face Cleanser is made from charcoal to detoxify your skin. Wash away the night’s makeup, grease and grime, dirt and impurities, naturally.

STEP 2: Something Caffeinated (Creamy Face Scrub)
Like a double shot of coffee for your skin, look more awake with frank body’s Creamy Face Scrub. A fine grind trof coffee beans coupled with powerful coffee seed oil buffs away dead skin to give you fresh, rosy cheeks. Trust us, it’ll rub you the right way.

STEP 3: Something Hydrating (Glow Mask)
Nothing zaps a hangover faster than some H20. frank body’s hydrating, five-minute Glow Mask will drench your face in moisture and provided much-needed antioxidants like Vitamins A and E.

STEP 4: Something to Fake It (Everyday Face Moisturizer)
With even the best of men, sometimes you just gotta fake it. Apply some of frank body’s Everyday Face Moisturizer to seal the deal and fake that elusive glow. It slips on easily thanks to coconut, grapeseed and sweet almond oils, while Vitamins A, E, and D pack a one-two-punch of antioxidants.

So put down those harsh makeup wipes, babe and take it all off at 3am au naturel with Frank. It’s time for the frank body After Party and you’re invited.

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