THE JOURNEY OF OUR LIVES IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE DESTINATIONS WE HAVE REACHED.
OUR WISDOM, EDUCATION, AND PERSONAL GROWTH WILL COME FROM THE PEOPLE WE MEET, THE PATH WE CHOOSE TO FOLLOW AND THE LESSONS WE HAVE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY.
Felicia Ruiz is not an average curandera. She’s not simply a traditional healer but she’s also a holistic chef, indigenous food activist, and author. Felicia lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she shares her indigenous knowledge about foods, herbs, and other remedies by offering medicine workshops and one-on-one healing sessions for her community. During the Beauty and Travel Summit, I was fortunate to interview this iconic woman who shared with us her journey to become a holistic healer and author of a book.
The continuously developing natural hair movement that started within Black communities and now taking space within the different Latinx communities is expanding our societal perceptions of what “beauty” means. In essence, beauty is who YOU are. Curly, straight, pixie cut, Repunzel mane, afro, multi-colored, never processed, highlighted. However you choose to wear your hair is beautiful. So for me today, outside of showing you this (spoiler!) incredible cut I received at Curls on Fifth. I need to explain the impact it had on me and how powerful but also frightening embracing your own beauty is.
Summer seems like the exact opposite time when you’d want to be massaging oil into your skin. After all, everyone’s T-zone becomes an oil slick for three months, and don’t even get us started on the root situation.
Essence Festival is one of the most unique beauty conventions out there. It’s more than just product and promotion, it’s a place that is dedicated to celebrating and empowering women of color. In a time when most men and women of color feel disregarded and disrespected by cosmetics companies, Essence reminds us why melanin matters.
Welcome to our Summer Beauty Series! We’ll be coming at you all summer long with beauty and wellness tips to help you sail through summer looking and feeling gorgeous! Check back every Friday for new content.
It was surreal to see makeup legend Bobbi Brown take the stage for her panel at the 2018 NYC Makeup Show. She is such an inspiration for makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts alike, and her approach to natural beauty revolutionized the industry. Bobbi spent the hour talking about her journey into beauty, her makeup philosophy, and what’s next for her now that she’s launched a lifestyle and wellness brand.
Beauty exploring came closer to home this summer with Indie Beauty Expo. Over 220 brands all came to showcase their newest products, and to our surprise we discovered a few beauty lines inspired by the world of beauty abroad. From India with Shankara Beauty to Italy with Olio each brand featured some of the most powerful beauty ingredients worldwide to helping women around the globe cultivate their beauty rituals into giving back beauty incentives.
Argentinian and Chilean women claim red wine is their beauty secret. And guess what - it's not just for drinking! Here's how they get glowing skin.
We're all struggling to steer clear of too much sugar in our diet, but there's no reason we shouldn't have it in our beauty routine! Read how:
It can do way more than just soothe a sunburn. Aloe Vera has been used by our ancestors for hundreds of years, and we've brought their wisdom right here.
Heard the buzz about K-beauty but haven’t incorporated it into your routine? What are you waiting for? On the cutting edge of beauty, the cosmetics industry in Korea is not only booming, it’s been setting trends and making innovations for years. Recently becoming obsessed with #Pressreset by Krave Beauty which was founded by, Liah Yoo, to fight the conventional skincare routine. We loved her message and so many brands that we were learning about so much that we wanted to deep dive into the #BeautyCulture of Korea. What it's about, how did it start, we were so curious that we launched a whole Korean Beauty New York Walking Tour! Read below to find out how to upgrade your current routine with our favorite Korean beauty products and join us on this new beauty adventure with some special guests!
Every part of a Hindu wedding beauty ritual is vital, from eyeliner down to the toe ring. Here's how one lovely bride in India walked down the aisle.
Pamper sesh in paradise, anyone?
5 hydrating products to grab before even leaving the Doha airport
Everything you need to know about the Land of the Rising Sun. Cities sprawling with hot springs, a mystical geisha culture, artisanal beauty products handcrafted by locals.
Horse oil...What does that even mean?
Leave it to K-beauty to offer an innovative way to make vibrant lip colors last.
The unexpected dress code at a Jjimjilbang? Nude!
ATW Beauty founder Stephanie Flor's pilgrimage to Seoul, Korea saved her skin.
I’m always looking for new ways to achieve baby smooth, bump-less skin. Whether it’s cooking up my own at-home body scrub — coffee grounds mixed with olive oil is my fave — or drowning my body in organic coconut oil immediately after coming out of the shower. Exfoliating really is just as important as hydrating but believe it or not, I’ve gotten better results from a $2 product I got in Marrakech, Morocco than from any fancy dry brush I’ve ever purchased. That’s right girls, the Moroccan hammam scrubbing exfoliating mitt — known as the kessa mitten — cost me less than a cup of coffee in NYC but works wonders. I legit can’t live without this and I’m mad I didn’t seriously stock up while I was out there.
As a female traveler who lived in Morocco for 3 years, I often get asked about how I felt travelling around Morocco as a solo traveler often. Thankfully, I can say I was very blessed to few bad or scary moments in my time living alone in Morocco. Particularly, when I lived in the most remote desert village, that was 20 hours away by road to Rabat, I felt safest travelling.I definitely felt like I was prepared and aware on how to stay safe abroad.
Sephora Pro Makeup Artist, Jeffrey English, travels to Morocco to find ancient beauty secrets. Learn about the beauty products and ingredients he discovers in the Middle East so you could add Moroccan inspiration to your beauty regimen.
Marrakech city nightlife is legit one of my absolute favorite things about Marrakech. While I can get down with hanging out in Djemma El Fna at night from time to time with friends to eat in one of the food stalls or listen to the Gnawa musicians or watch some of the traditional games being played, sometimes I just want to get dressed up and check out a restaurant, bar, or a good ol’ nightclub.
We listed some of the must see clubs, restaurants, and lounges (by neighborhood) you can’t miss while you’re in Marrakech.
Moroccan Arabic is a blend of Arabic, French, Spanish, & has a heavy influence from Tamazight/Tasheellheet (the Berber languages originally from North Africa). On our post we share the basics of Moroccan Arabic so you can keep handy for a layover or for an extended stay and most importantly when you're in the Medina trying to get your dream bag.
Yves Saint Laurent: The French-Algerian fashion designer who rocked the fashion world for the second half of the 20th century through his ability to continually evolve artistically and managed to marry classic couture to ready-wear fashion effortlessly and introduce the tuxedo suit to women's wear.
Now we know you don’t have time to dig up all these rituals on your own, so here are some Saharan beauty secrets to include in your beauty routine!
The Veil. The covering of the body in a modest (often conservative) manner that is often the most highly debated and contested symbol in Islam. We wanted this article to describe a reality for some and invite people unfamiliar with the Hijab to observe and learn.
If there’s one thing I learned from Morocco, it is nothing like how you expect it to be.
While this is not the end-all-be-all of Amazigh history, the purpose of this article is to inspire the reader to learn about a culture and people that are traditionally overlooked globally.
Let's explore Morocco as a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic melting pot
Now let me begin by prefacing that I hate the idea of policing how a person, or specifically how a woman, should choose to dress herself. I’m a big supporter of dress the way that makes you happy whether that’s walking around in a toga or in a full-bodied panda suit. However, I also know that belief comes from the privilege of growing up in NYC, where individuality and eccentricity is valued and we don’t give a **** about what others think of us.
There is a lot going on in the skies this week. From the major transition of Uranus into Taurus to the New Moon in Taurus and the sun currently being in Taurus, we all will be feeling a lot of bull energy this week to say the least. But those aren’t the only major events going on in the world due to the planetary movements. Today’s New Moon also welcomes the beginning of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam.
On this adventure to Morocco, I brought with me the Marrakesh Palette from Nomad Cosmetics. Vibrant colors that prepared me for what I would experience stepping into this magical city.
From the Medina in the old city that leads to a whirlwind of emotions to the YSL Museum that made me fall in love with fashion once again. The attention to detail and his personal sketches expressed the influence of Morocco in his work. Exploring all these landmarks with Nomads ALL-IN-ONE MAKEUP PALETTE during my trip was part of the fun.
Morocco has always been a place on my bucket list to visit. An intro to the Arab world, with a mixture of glamour inspired by the ancient cities of color. I've traveled to over 30 countries and Morocco truly stole my heart.
Click here for more on Doshas from AroundtheWorldBeauty.com- A movement within the travel industry to change the way people travel with a lens on global beauty.
Discover how we created our Indian Beauty workshop to share our ancestors' beauty rituals and unique insight on Indian culture.
Finding the perfect wedding guest dresses is some time, some help, and some bling. Here's how to survive the markets and how to know what to wear.
The aunt of the bride-to-be, Dibyaa Verma, let us in on all her beauty secrets for a Hindu wedding. While these ceremonies are shared throughout the culture, each family puts their own spin on it, and here’s how this bride got ready for her big day.
COVID-19 has made traveling difficult, but not impossible.
When the pandemic began, the travel industry came to a full stop and suffered greatly. Flights were canceled, hotels no longer booked, and everyone stayed home, doing what they had to do in order to stop the spread.
Now with everything slowly reopening, the big question is this: How will traveling survive post-COVID-19?
Here’s your answer: Have fun, but stick to protocol.
Costa Rica is one of the most vibrant, eco-friendly, and open minded cultures there is around the world. It’s surrounded by rainforests and natural experiences like visits to the Arenal Volcano, with hanging bridges, giant waterfall and thermal mineral pools.
On our last journey we found a place to call home at “The Retreat” located on a crystal-quartz mountain for a world-class nature inspired, holistic healing oasis immersed in the natural beauty of Costa Rica.
Soaking up the luxury of relaxation, The Retreat offers spectacular views of the Nicoya Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean. Each of my senses were heightened as I woke up to a turquoise view of my room floating among the clouds as the sun rises in the east.
Hello, my fabulous beauty tribe! I just got back from a perfectly #pinkoasis getaway with Clinique in Mexico to celebrate their 72-Hour Moisture Surge Moisturizer. I had the honor of doing the makeup of some gorgeous ladies, and wanted to share with you some of my favorite tips for using Moisture Surge this summer.
Experience the land of Pacha Mama, the mountains of the Incas and Sacred Valley that holds an abundance of Beauty Energies. This journey brings us to Peru to discover the deeper meaning of beauty.
10 day Journey to Beauty to the Sacred Land of Peru.
Dates: November 15th - November 24th 2018
Ever wonder why Colombian women are the sexiest women alive? We've got one of their beauty secrets right here. Hint: it involves coffee that you don't drink
This DIY sacred bath at home will help you re-discover what you truly want, and give you the perfect relaxing me-time that you need to take charge of your future.
This Dominican two-ingredient trick will get your nails long and strong without having to rub stinky garlic into your cuticles.
On the Beauty Journey to Mexico we found our way to Xpa, a mystical spa hidden in the jungle where we could pamper our bodies and senses with the rhythm of nature, exotic sounds of birds, and tap into our natural goddess. And this spa was most definitely fit for a goddess - find out how!
You'll be so surprised to find out what makes your lipstick red! We sourced the color at a cactus farm in Mexico, but the color doesn't come from the cacti...
Temezcal is a practice native to Oaxaca, one of the most authentic places to the indigenous pre-hispanic world. We traveled to the Temazcal Villa in Cita Previa to continue our Journey to Beauty, now discovering the ancient traditions from Mayan Culture.
Your next go-to girlfriend getaway spot—or destination wedding venue. Whichever comes first...