Posts Written On September 2018

Curb Your Holiday Cravings With These Low Calorie Foods!

Every year, we spend so much time developing healthy eating habits only to revert back to our old overindulgent ways when the Holidays roll around. This year make it through the Holiday season without falling off the wagon by curbing your cravings with these low calorie foods!


Make your warm pie a little healthier with a yummy scoop of Reveri on top! Reveri is a game-changing alternative to ice cream that ends the trade-off between luscious taste and health. Reveri is crafted from whole fruits and vegetables. Reveri delivers the sweet taste and rich mouthfeel of super-premium ice cream, yet contains no dairy, added sugar, sweeteners, or fats, and averages only 82 calories for a 4-ounce serving. It is also gluten- and GMO-free.


Rich, delicious chocolate and warm syrup is everyone’s favorite treat come Holiday season. This year don’t feel guilty about indulging in these classic, seasonal sweets by replacing them with the healthy alternative, ChocZero! ChocZero is a gluten free, soy free, sugar-free & alcohol-free company. They use an an exclusive monk fruit formula to make a line of products with absolutely no added sugar for the everyday sugar-free individual’s life.


Delicious meals during the Holidays are often too heavy on our stomachs and take too much time to prepare. This year add Fullgreen to your menu! Fullgreen’s Cauli Rice and Veggie Rice are lower in carbs and have up to 85% fewer calories than grains – such as rice, couscous, and even quinoa! And they’re ready in 2½ minutes – making them a quick and easy way to add more low-carb veg to your diet. Fullgreen products are made with only ‘positive ingredients’; things that contribute to a healthy diet.


What if I told you that you could enjoy flavors like pumpkin spice, salted caramel and toffee in a healthy and nutritious way? With B.Nutty you can! B.Nutty is a healthy, gluten free peanut butter snack perfect for any Holiday occasion. B.Nutty is made to satisfy your cravings without all of the empty calories!


“Sweet & Swedish” Meets “Nutty & Norwegian”

Heydoyou was Invited to the exclusive, invitation only Jarlsberg Pop-Up Preview Launch event to experience the Jarlsberg Magic as the Pop-Up is open to the public September 22 – October 7!

 Sockerbit, located at 89 Christopher St., West Village, NYC 10014

Jarlsberg®, the nationally recognized brand of cheese with a mild, mellow and nutty taste that celebrates over 60 years of its Norwegian heritage with a  first-ever Jarlsberg® Pop Up Store at the wildly popular Swedish candy store, Sockerbit, located in the West Village.

We enjoyed Jarlsberg Cheese as if in an old fashioned Norway Cheese store along with craft beers from ABC Beer Company in Soho –

About Jarlsberg® Cheese

In 1956, we created Jarlsberg® Cheese, using an original Norwegian recipe. Why does Jarlsberg® cheese taste so mild, nutty and delicious? It’s all part of the legend…and Norway’s most guarded recipe!

About ABC Beer Co

Alphabet City Beer Co. (or ABC Beer Co. for short) is a craft beer store and bar in the East Village that provides New Yorkers with a place to expand their experiences with brews, broaden their palates, and deepen their social circles.


Lynn Hayek Debuts New Single “Tomorrow Will Define Us” at the United Nations on the International Day of Peace

The Voice Kid Arabia winner Lynn Hayek and the United Voices New York City Gospel Choir led by Stanley Brown and Stephanie Fisher will be joining in song to debut the 13 year old’s new single “Bokra Tareekh” (Tomorrow Will Define Us) during the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. The music video for the song will be released the following day in partnership with UNHCR.

With a fan base of over 600k followers on Instagram and over 10 million views on YouTube, Lynn Hayek’s appeal stems from her ability to express teenage growing pains and discovery when she sings, offering full emotion through her vocals that defy her years. Her voice carries a warm tone that is reminiscent of soulful divas. Her inspirations mirror that charisma and include traditional Lebanese performers such as Melhem Zein, and kindred stars propelled under the spotlight at a very young age, such as Ariana Grande. Out now, “Party Language” is the budding star’s latest single with Grammy Award winner producer Oak and debut into the U.S. market.

Tomorrow will Define Us (lyrics)

Tomorrow we will be remembered in History

And the whole world will know us

No one can frighten us

We will challenge time

It is time to know you have a brother blood is thicker than water

Tomorrow may be regretful

Whats the use of regret if our nation is lost

Tomorrow we will be remembered in History And the whole world will know us

No one can frighten us

We will challenge time

The “Narratives for Peace” event will be in collaboration with Generations for Peace(GFP) and will focus on reframing the conversation around how the general public discusses peace and peacebuilding. Through a collaborative spirit with the Creative Arts, Entertainment, Marketing, Advertising, Media and Private sectors, the initiative aims to build a much more energetic and dynamic perspective on contemporary issues.


At 12-years-old, Lynn Hayek became the first ever winner of The Voice Kids Arabia in 2016. Lynn, whose mature vocals and enviable range defy her years, has never had any formal training in music. She was mentored by Iraqi superstar and show judge, Kadim Al Sahir who has said that she has one of the most beautiful voices he has ever encountered.  Although she mainly sang in Arabic on The Voice Kids, her exquisite talent extends far beyond. After discovering that Lynn had a passion for western music, her voice proving to be on the level of top U.S pop stars, Platinum Independent signed her and was made her immediate home to launch her international  career. Platinum Independent (distributed by ADA Warner), is a music label headed by Taymoor Marmarchi, Chairman and Youdy Sanon, General Manager. Platinum Independent is a division of Platinum Records.


The Launch of Organic Luxury Naturepedic Organic Mattress

Naturepedic, a line of luxe chemical free organic mattresses handcrafted by the Amish in Ohio hosted a cocktail reception and day of drop by appointments on 9.12.18 where Heydoyou was invited to chat with the founders, Barry + Jason Cik who spoke as to why chemical free mattresses are important and the staffs personally introduced me to their most luxe line of handcrafted mattresses launching this month. The event location couldn’t be more jaw-dropping- The Madison Square Park Tower – a full floor apartment on the market for 28 million smackeroos!
This launch introduced me to the Halcyon collection. I couldn’t ask for a healthier beauty sleep! This luxury collection starts at 15,000 dollars– though there is a price point for everyone. The EOS line starts at $2500.
Naturepedic revealed the Halcyon Collection, a luxury line of handcrafted organic mattresses, at MadisonSquare Park Tower. The Halcyon Collection advances Naturepedic’s foray into the designer mattress market, complementing its popular EOS collection. The Halcyon Collection consists of three distinct designs: Azure, Arcadia + Elysium.
16-years ago the company was created when the founder became a grandpa and realized all the children’s mattresses on the market were slathered in toxic chemicals. As an environmental engineer and a chemical expert he was appalled. He designed a chemical free kids’ line which has now grown into multiple collections of adult and children’s mattresses.

The Naturepedic EOS® Organic Mattress Sleep System offers an innovative, luxurious, and practical approach to mattress design. Its multi-layered, zippered construction allows you to customize the layers in your mattress, swap out layers and even change the feel of your mattress years later. You can also choose different layers for you and your sleep partner.

Halcyon mattress can be customized to meet specific comfort preferences and each features certified organic cotton and latex. All mattresses include a luxury comfort blend  top-quilt consisting of alpaca, cashmere, and wool.
Each finished Halcyon mattress if fully certified to the highest organic and ethical standards from unbiased third body parties, including the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS).
Barry Cik, environmental engineer and co-founder of Naturepedic says “Your sleep environment should be a safe haven from the chemicals you’re bombarded with on a daily basis.” For the past 15 years Naturepedic has remained determined to provide the world with a safer, healthier sleep.
At Naturepedic they produce the mattresses in Chagrin Falls, Ohio working with Amish craftsman. They believe that natural materials are at the core of comfort and support. From natural crib mattress for infants to organic king-size pillow-top mattresses for adults, or organic mattresses provide a safer, healthier sleep for you and your family.
“I knew all about vinyl/PVC, polyurethane foam,
and the various chemicals contained in them and there was no way I was going to put my grandchild to sleep within a few inches of these chemicals.”
– Barry A. Cik, Co-Founder of Naturepedic
About Naturepedic:

Naturepedic specializes in the design and manufacturing of quality organic mattresses for adults and children. Naturepedic’s organic bedding and mattresses are only made with natural, organic, and non-toxic materials that provide comfort and overall health and safety. Naturepedic’s bedding designs remove the need for fire retardant chemicals and chemical barriers, meaning that the products from the organic bedding company are safer and healthier for you and your family.

All Naturepedic organic mattresses are manufactured with long-lasting, heirloom-quality craftsmanship.Naturepedic has done the research and gathered the right materials so you can focus on what really counts – giving yourself and your family a healthier sleep environment.


NEW! IT Cosmetics CC+ Oil-Free Matte

IT’s your #1 bestseller…now MATTE! It is so excited to share information on It Cosmetics’s latest & greatest innovation, IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40!!!

Created to improve the look of skin texture, this complexion-perfecting breakthrough provides long-wear coverage and camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots and discoloration without creasing or cracking. It’s also infused with charcoal, known for its detoxifying properties, colloidal clay and Moroccan lava clay, known for their oil-absorbing effects, and tea tree extract, known to combat blemishes—plus, an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, vitamins and antioxidants!

Developed with plastic surgeons, Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte delivers color-correcting full coverage, anti-aging skincare, and SPF 40 broad-spectrum physical sunscreen—all with a poreless, natural-looking matte finish that lasts. This multitasking, complexion-perfecting breakthrough instantly camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots without creasing or cracking and is clinically tested to reduce shine and control oil for up to 12 hours. It’s also infused with charcoal to detoxify, colloidal clay to absorb oil, and tea tree extract to combat blemishes—plus, an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and antioxidants. You’ll see powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time.

It delivers seven benefits, all in one! Full-coverage matte foundation, SPF 40 UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen, brightening color corrector, hydrating anti-aging serum, poreless finish primer, dark spot concealer, and moisturizing day cream.

Why You’ll Love IT:

  • #1 best-selling, award-winning beauty miracle—now oil-free with a poreless, natural-looking matte finish that lasts!
  • Full-coverage color-correcting cream, anti-aging skincare and SPF 40 UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen
  • Infused with charcoal, tea tree extract and oil-absorbing colloidal clay and Moroccan lava clay
  • Featuring oil-absorbing, pore-minimizing technology and an advanced anti-aging serum
  • Delivers 7 products, all in one:
  1. Full-coverage matte foundation
  2. SPF 40 UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen
  3. Brightening color corrector
  4. Hydrating anti-aging serum
  5. Poreless finish primer
  6. Dark spot concealer
  7. Moisturizing day cream

Research results, In clinical studies:

  • Reduces shine for up to 12 hours
  • Controls oil for up to 12 hours
  • 97% said it created a smooth, matte finish
  • 94% saw reduced shine

CC+ Oil-Free Matte is now available to purchase on and at Sephora stores nationwide.


Halloween Looks with White Sands Infinity Hairspray

One of the most versatile beauty secrets for the holidays is… Hairspray! The White Sands Infinity Hairspray has been a favorite of mine for a long time.

Infinity Hair Spray

Infinity Finishing Spray instantly transforms into the hairspray of choice for the stylist and the styled. Due to the product’s versatility and infinite styling options, Infinity is a flexible finish spray, providing incredible hold, control, and volume. It can be easily combed through for any style change, provides UV protection, and repels moisture, even in the harshest weather conditions. Infinity Finishing Spray is also ideal with any hot tool, allowing you to create and recreate with ease.

Ingredients: SD Alcohol 40 Hydrofluorocarbon 152a,Ethyl Ester of PVM/MA Copolymer VA/Butyl Maleate/Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol Phenyl Trimethicone, AMP-Isostearoyl, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Silk Amino Acids, DL Panthenol Lauryl Pyrrolidone, Dimethyl Stearamine Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Fragrance.

Some Halloween Hacks

  • After applying two coats of your favorite polish, let your nails dry for a minute. Spray hairspray on them (from about 8-10 inches away), wait another minute or two, then wash your hands. Done!
  • Use hairspray on curtains to keep them looking great. The hairspray layer apparently helps deter dust.
  • Get those labels off! Spray it with hairspray as you peel it away. The hairspray takes away the tackiness of the glue.
  • Make up stains: Saturate the stain with hairspray, let it sit 10 minutes, and then launder the item.
  • Sewing your costume? Spray thread with hairspray to help you thread your needle faster.

Going to use this tinker bell tutorial for my Halloween costume.

  • Spray bobby pins with hairspray first to help them get a better grip on your hair. Also try with confetti and glitter 🙂

Add sparkly stars to your hair with hairspray.

creative couple costume with bee | Our bee keeper and baby bee Halloween costume. Fun and creative family ...

  • Use it to tame your brows. Simply spray a clean mascara wand (or toothbrush) with hairspray, and apply it to your unruly brows.
  • Keep fresh cut flowers looking great longer by applying hairspray to them every couple of days.
  • Preserve your Christmas wreath! The hairspray helps seal in the wreath’s moisture, allowing the needles to hold on longer.