• Beauty,  Travel

     Bali Botanica Day Spa

    As I approached Bali Botanica Day Spa in Ubud at 9am I was summoned to  the reservations desk by a gentle fragrance. I was greeted by Berto and he made me feel at home immediately. He asked me to trade in my shoes for bright green flippers. He reviewed my service selections and provided me with information for an optimal experience. Berto lead me to the garden where Rudy, my Spa therapist, ushered me to the spa room. The room was clean, fresh and very inviting. It was fashioned with a garden tub, a door less showered, massage table, tools needed for shirodhara and a captivating view. Rudy began my…

  • Beauty


    After a romp to Mexico City, back to NYC and a jaunt to San Francisco, back to NYC all in a matter of a week. You can imagine I was a tiny bit jet lagged but I had things to do and places to see. Thank goodness I had my 5 Fixes to Fight “Flight Face. You may ask, “Kenecia, what exactly is “Flight Face and how do I know if I have it”?  First, do you travel often? Does your skin feel tight and dry or extra oily after a long flight ? Are the bags under your eyes over the 50 lb maximum? If you answered yes to one…

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    Beautiful Skin is in : Herbal Transdermal

    Hi Pretties, I love getting my hands on new products and sharing them with you. Many of you have expressed the need for natural skin care products to live a more holistic life. I want to introduce you to Herbal Transdermal products which are made with 90 ocean elements and certified organic ingredients. I was able to get my hands on a few products and the good news is so can you! Visit and enter code:passport2pretty at checkout for a 5% discount. (Hey every little helps). Let me tell you what I loved!   I must admit that I usually use makeup up remover wipes to take off my…

  • Beauty,  Culture

    Rain: More than just Bubbles and Balms

    While galavanting around Rockefeller Center  I stumbled upon several people sprinkled in a shop holding colorful objects. Through the window I eyed displays with several vibrant colored bars aligned and organized by design. I looked up to see the word RAIN above the entrance to the shop. As I entered RAIN I was greeted by a pleasant voice. Im always looking for new beauty products, especially bath products so I was naturally inquisitive. I was in luck ,the owner, Hendrien was present and shared what RAIN is all about. RAIN originated in South Africa and opened up this wonderful location in NYC’s Rockefeller Center. RAIN makes handmade bath & body products using natural ingredients…

  • Beauty

    Get RED-Y For The Holidays!

              Glitzy cocktails dresses, fancy manicured nails and glamourous hair. Weither your at an office party or in VIP at the hottest club you’ll need the perfect red pout for your skin tone. There are no rules but a few tips to make this holiday jolly. Will you be RED-Y for the mistletoe?

  • Beauty

    Gift your Girls!

    Holidays are upon us and the spirit of giving is in the air. If your pockets aren’t so cheerful here are some gift sets for your girls that won’t cost you a pretty penny.   Conversations with your main chick are never dry, always full of juicy  details about last night. Her skin should reflect her stories, gift her No7 Hydration collection complete with Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm , Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask which contains cocoa butter, vitamin c and vitamin e. Muslin cloth included. Eye Ya Ya. All of those late nights at the office are catching up with her. No7 Youthful Eye Serum and Protect & Perfect…

  • Beauty

    Do you swirl?

    Do you swirl…your foundation, that is? I know I do! As a professional makeup artist I create flawless foundation for my clients. It’s high unlikely that a cosmetic company will get it right in just one shade. If you are a woman of color chances are you have multiple tones in your complexion. You can create a custom blend foundation for your perfect shade by mixing two or sometimes three shades together to create one. I simply add a lighter or darker foundation shade drop by drop until I create the desired color. Seasons play a big factor in your skin’s tone. Lets face it, in the summer the sun gives…

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    Body Party!!!

    Did you see the K.K. West Paper Magazine cover? You know the one accentuating her taunt curves and glistening bum. Be your own cover star with these fabulous products that cleanse, hydrate and firm the body. Begin a body care regime today or amp up your existing line up!   I pretty much fell in L-O-V-E  with blood oranges on my first  visit to Italy. I wanted to eat them everyday and so I did. Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Wash takes me back with a fresh, bright and sophisticated scent. Shea Moisture  SuperFruit Complex Hand & Body Scrub is…well…SUPER!!! Love.Love.Love this scrub! Green Coffee Bean extract works as a skin…

  • Beauty

    Younger Looking skin in 2 weeks!

    Everyone knows that  facial serums can give you added moisture. The biggest reason you’d want to use a facial serum is to get added nutrients into deeper layers of your skin that a regular moisturizer is not able to reach. Boots No7 launched Protect & Perfect Advanced and Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum and you’ve got to TRY IT to believe it! Do you want younger looking skin in just 2 weeks? This serum is clinically proven to reduce fine lines and help your skin look younger. Both of the serum formulas are infused with vitamin c, ginseng and mulberry root. After using this serum women reported more radiant and…

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    Find out why I am #PrettyObsessed!

    Lord and Taylor host #PrettyObsessed Glamour Magazine event in NYC tonight with hosts Glamour Senior Beauty Editor Maureen Choi and Executive Online Editor Lindsey Unterberger. Maureen (left) and Lindsey (right) dish on this seasons beauty trends and what is all about.   The first trend is colored eyeliner. Ditch the basic black and brown eyeliner and splurge on bold blues, galactic greens and powerful pinks.   Nails have been the all the rage for a few seasons now, this season recharge your nails with negative space. Painting your nails and leaving a bit of nude or unpolished space will do the trick.     Highlighted skin is in.…

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      This Fall’s the expedition begins with your skin.The journey to flawless skin starts with Bioxidea Cosmetics Miracle 24 (Duane Reade 40 Wall Street,$59). Time travel with Miracle 24 bio-cellulose masks to instantly lift the face with amazing results that last up to 24 hours. Launch Savane Anti-Aging Lift Serum to defy gravity, fight free radicals and soothe skin. (, $95) Your cropped look is cutting edge, cadet. Crown yourself queen of the galaxy with striking purple hight lights outlined with a sharp precision cut (Purple Rage, Adore $4). Blast off to bold lips. Break free from the everyday red and opt for a jarring royal blue lip. Don’t be…

  • Beauty

    The British Are Coming!

    Get revved up for the British Invasion! Alliance Boots has partnered with Walgreens Company to bring the Boots brand to the US! Its an exciting venture that brings 8 beauty brands to your favorite pharmacy. That’s right many of your local NYC Walgreens and Duane Reade Look Boutiques will carry Britain’s leading health and beauty products.       Boots prides itself on offering products with the same or similar ingrediants to your more expensive department store brands at affordable prices. The line includes many options for premium skin care for all types of skin, color cosmetics  and even something for the man in your life. Several of Boots products…