Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
It is hard to imagine a more beautiful couple than Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara, 43, and  True Blood’s Joe Manganiello, 38.  But after looking at wedding pictures of the couple, posted on Vergara’s Instagram account, its downright impossible!  The two tied the knot Sunday evening at The Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida.  The bride wore a custom Zuhair Murad gown, adorned with diamond Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, while the groom sported a traditional tuxedo by John Varvatos.


Thursday, November 19th, 2015
ms_starterkit_web-twe-editUltrasonic treatments are no longer just for the privileged.  Now there are treatments for virtually everyone — and at every price point.  A celebrity favorite, Ultherapy ($3,000-$5,000), uses noninvasive ultrasound energy to lift the eyebrow, neck and under-chin area.  By focusing ultrasound waves to heat deep layers of skin tissue, collagen production is stimulated, while bypassing the skin’s surface.  This procedure, however, must be done in a doctor’s office.  The Ultrasonic Facial, practiced in many spas and skincare clinics, is used to exfoliate dead skin cells and temporarily expand and cross the skin’s protection barrier, boosting anti-aging ingredients into the deepest layers of the skin, where they are more effective. Immediately skin is renewed with a radiant appearance and a temporary “plumping.”  Used regularly ($150-$200 per session), the treatment stimulates blood flow, increases the skin’s regenerative capacity, fighting inflammation (a chief cause of acne and the visible signs of aging), and promotes collagen synthesis.

The “prosumer” (professional consumer) tool we’re most excited about comes from Switzerland. The Mira-Skin ultrasound device harnesses the same benefits of a spa device, but in the privacy of your own home with your favorite skincare products.  Research has proven that the body heals three times faster with the help of ultrasound technology, and this medical-grade, stainless steel device, exfoliates dead skin cells, increases cellular metabolism, allows crucial anti-aging ingredients to penetrate barriers for absorption deep below the skin’s surface.  The Mira-Skin starter kit ($349) includes the ultrasound device, a bottle of the Mira-Skin Hyaluronic Serum for hydration, and a Mira-Skin Ultrasound Gel.  It is intended for ten-minute sessions, no more than 2-3 times per week.  We were given the device to try for ourselves and noticed real results in as few as four weeks!



Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
Model Breakfast

Cindy Crawford posted a photo of her low-carb (room service) breakfast on Instagram with the tag, “Best way to start the morning:  poached eggs, avocado, strawberries and green tea.”  Its no surprise that the supermodel is such a proponent of healthy eating; in fact, Crawford has partnered with Urban Remedy, a line of raw, redy-to-eat snacks, meals, cold-pressed juices and energy boosting tinctures.  Introduced to acupuncturist and certified Chinese nutritionist, Neka Pasquale, Crawford was so taken with juices and Neka’s authenticity, she also signed on as brand ambassador to the company.  Cindy Crawford’s Essentials is a three-day certified organic meal plan which includes three cold-brewed coffees and teas, three liquid breakfast meals, seven lunch and dinner items, three snacks and three green juices.  Pricing is $175 for the kit, with discounts available to Urban Remedy subscribers.