Posts Written On March 13, 2016

Celebrate Pi Day with Viki’s Granola

For those of us that have a sweet tooth, children enrolled in math class or just love a good reason to celebrate,National Pi Day is Monday, March 14th! This day in history celebrates the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, 3.14 – but what better way to celebrate an ironic-named holiday than to share in a yummy pie recipe, too!

As you’re working on upcoming recipe/food stories, I wanted to pass along a delicious (and healthy!) pie recipe from the kitchen of Viki Sater, founder of Viki’s Granola. Viki is a huge proponent of finding ways to make natural ingredients into delicious and mouthwatering dishes, and the below berry pie recipe is a PERFECT way to ring in Pi Day –or any day for that matter!


Viki’s Granola Mixed Berry Crisp

Topping Ingredients:
•    ¾ cups all-purpose flour
•    ½ cup (packed) light brown sugar
•    1 cup Viki’s blueberry almond granola 
•    1 stick unsalted butter
Filling Ingredients:
•    4 cups frozen mixed berries (don’t thaw)
•    1/3 cup of sugar
•    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
•    Preheat oven to 375oF.
•    Lightly butter oven safe ceramic bowl.
•    Place topping ingredients into a bowl, working the butter into the granola mixture. Once complete, set aside.
•    Place filling ingredients into a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
•    Pour the berry mixture into the buttered ceramic bowl.
•    Pour granola mixture evenly on top of the berries.
•    Bake for 40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the fruit juices are bubbling.
•    Let it rest for 15 minutes before serving.


NEW Body Care Launches from Skin+Pharmacy


I’m excited to share the latest spring launches from Skin+Pharmacy. No matter the skin concern, the NEW Skin+Pharmacy Advanced Skin Therapy collection has a solution, featuring moisture restoring technologies, that help improve skin’s texture and firmness while providing long lasting moisture retention effects (without a prescription!).
From hydrating body lotions and hand creams to diabetic moisturizers and healing gels, the powerful paraben-free products help achieve healthy skin from head to toe. Here are some favorites:

· Stretch Mark Lotion – Features powerful peptide technology, Regu®-Stretch, to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and peptide complex Vanistryl® to improve skin brightness while Hyaluronic Acid and botanical extracts including mango, aloe and shea butter help skin feel hydrated and moisture-rich.
· 3-in-1 Itch Relief Lotion – Magnetized Moisture Technology delivers enhanced hydration to improve and maintain skin’s moisture balance while colloidal oatmeal soothes itching and calms the look of skin irritation and redness.
· Healing Gel – Features skin softener allantoin to heal dry, rough skin while stimulating cell regeneration for healthy skin and Magnetized Moisture Technology for continuous hydration.


LIPS & KICKS: Reebok Classic x FACE Stockholm

Reebok Classic continues its partnership with FACE Stockholm, pairing the modern, bold colors in FACE Stockholm’s on-trend make-up palettes with iconic Reebok Classic silhouettes for your boldest finish yet. Sneakers are the last thing that women put on to complete their look. It’s the piece that ties their look together, makes a statement about their confidence and helps identify who they are. The Reebok Classic x FACE Stockholm collection will not only provide the finishing touch to every look, but it will also leave a lasting impression.

The collaboration continues to pay tribute to the brands’ shared histories, celebrating the individuality of women across the world by recruiting globally renowned fashion blogger Sincerely Jules, who perfectly embodies the spirit of the partnership. Both Reebok Classic and FACE Stockholm are driven by the ambition to empower and instill confidence in women. Jules, who was born in the same 80’s era as both brands and who inspires her millions of followers with her bold fashion choices, brings her celebrated style to the campaign, showcasing how to pair the collection with some of the season’s key looks.

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In honor of the collection’s bright and bold aesthetic, a playful and energetic explosion of color forms the creative basis for the campaign, as bursts of pigment highlight the sneaker’s distinctive hues and provide a compelling and powerful representation of FACE Stockholm’s make-up heritage, seamlessly fusing the worlds of fashion and beauty.

With a color story central to the collaboration, an all-white and neutral styling palette acts as the perfect canvas to juxtapose the collection and a mixture of on-trend looks and silhouettes demonstrates each sneaker’s versatility. The Classic Leather, CL Nylon, Princess, Instapump Fury, LX 8500 and brand new Instapump Fury sandal are teamed with a variety of looks, from a structured pant suit to a long-line silk dress or sequined shorts. Jules is also the first to wear the progressive new InstaPump Fury sandal, commenting, “I’m super excited to debut the InstaPump Fury’s new sandal design! The original release is so renowned and has such a cult following around the world, so it’s exciting to wear a brand new design that calls-out iconic details in contemporary style.”


Sincerely Jules chronicles her daily style, travels and lifestyle choices and celebrates the importance of feeling fashionable, comfortable and ready for whatever direction the world takes her in. Jules’ adventurous nature sees her take statement fashion risks and, inspired by her inquisitive nature and love of exploration, she embraces experimenting with new beauty looks. She says, “I love wearing sneakers and mixing up my look, combining glamour and street-style with sneakers as my base wardrobe necessity. The Reebok Classic X FACE Stockholm collection makes such a colorful statement- bright and bold but super wearable. The sneakers are so versatile and perfect for every-day wear. For me, I’m all about looking chic and feeling comfortable and a great lip is my go to make-up essential, so this collaboration is super exciting and I can’t wait to show all of the different ways I styled the collection.”


FACE Stockholm founders Martina and Gun commented, “Our love of color and experimentation, plus our on-going desire to make women feel their best inspired the new collection. All over color blocking on some of our favorite Reebok Classic silhouettes presents a variety of looks- pastels for a feminine feel and deeper tones for a more powerful look.”


Michelle Palmer, Reebok Classic’s Senior Global Marketing Manager, said “Having introduced the Reebok Classic X FACE Stockholm collection for FW15 and received such an amazing response to the pairing of fashion and beauty, we are excited to continue the movement in to SS16. We’ve been excited by Sincerely Jules and her style since she started her blog and we love what she stands for – acting on her dream and turning her true passion into a career. Taking inspiration from her travels and the people she meets, Jules is the perfect partner for the collaboration as we seek to encourage women to take inspiration from the world around them. Open your eyes to your surroundings and wear the colors that you love, as sometimes you just need to look down to find your inspiration.”


The Reebok Classic x FACE Stockholm Spring/Summer 2016 range is available at and select global outlets. For more information about the collection, head to


Best of March Beauty Products

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask ($55 at

This award-winning beta-hydroxy treatment works like a traditional peel to provide an instant solution for dull skin – without causing downtime or irritation. Delivers instant glow, minimizes the appearance of pores and improves texture for smooth, glowing skin. Formulated to deeply purify and help decongest surface debris and dead skin for a refreshed, instantly revitalized appearance.

Tata Harper Smoothing Body Scrub ($68 at

Enjoy an at-home spa experience with this lush body scrub, which thoroughly exfoliates and hydrates, leaving skin softened, smooth and glowing. Our multi-particle polishing complex, a powerful blend of five biodegradable exfoliants including Pink Himalayan and Hawaiian Sea Salts, Cranberry Fibers, Apricot Seed Powder and Organic Sugar micro-polishes the surface and buffs away dead skin to eliminate unseen impurities, leaving the skin smooth and conditioned. Argan Oil, combined with our Estate Grown Beauty Complex, thoroughly hydrates the hydro-lipid layer, delivering long-lasting moisture to your entire body.

LA ROCHE-POSAY MELA-D CLEANSER ($24.99, Drugstores and

A deep cleansing, brightening, foaming cream. Gentle, non-particle exfoliating cleansing for visibly even, more radiant skin.

·         With micro-exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxy Acid [LHA] to help shed dark cells from skin’s surface

·         Rich and easy-to-rinse foaming texture

·         Use as a daily brightening cleanser

Clarifying Deep Cleansing Gel ($28 at

A refreshing cleansing gel that gently exfoliates skin removing makeup and pore-clogging impurities to brighten dull skin. This rich gel cleanser provides a multi-benefit function to take control of excess sebum production. With gentle exfoliation from natural Jojoba esters combined with Willow Bark, surface dirt, impurities and sebum are cleared while promoting increased cell turnover to improve surface texture and a fresh appearance. Promotes a more radiant, fresher look with the perfect balance between hydration and oil.

The Benefits:

  • Provides effective and gentle daily cleaning and exfoliation.

  • Removes excess oil and reduces the appearance of larged pores.
  • Natural jojoba micro beads help to dissolve pore-clogging oil, dirt and pollutants.
  • Hydrates, rebalances, and replenishes the skin with natural botanical oils.
  • Enriched with antioxidants for protection against environmental aggressors which can lead to premature ageing.
  • Free From: Sulphates, Petrochemicals, Parabens, PEGs, Silicones, Formaldehyde donors, Colourants