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The Pantry Makeover: PART ONE

By: Melissa Federico, LE and Beauty and Fashion Writer Now that all of your social plans have been cancelled for the foreseeable future, being homebound provides a great opportunity to partake in some extra self-care. Between binge watching Netflix and attending Zoom meetings, there is definitely time for a home spa day. With the combination

COVID-19: Self-Care – and Hair Care – during Social Distancing

By: Sarah Federico, Beauty and Lifestyle Writer We say, find bliss in the smallest of indulgences.Cocktail hour, fitness classes and balayage appointments: file these under things we never thought we’d never have to do without. While a ton of pre-pandemic niceties might be limited – and we’re definitely feeling their absence – few can dispute

Reading the Label: Ingridients to know to defeat Dark Circles

By: Melissa Federico, LE and Beauty and Fashion Writer If the current situation occurring around the world has you a bit stressed out, it’s totally understandable. Self-care is as important as ever, and can be a useful distraction.  Whether you’re feeling under the weather, or you’re just not getting enough rest in the mad rush

Nail Recovery Guide: Achieve Longer and Stronger Natural Nails

By: Sarah Federico, Beauty and Lifestyle Writer Brighten up they said. And so, we did. A refreshing pop of color: check. Cold weather season saw our nails painted, polished– and in some cases– extended well beyond their natural lengths. Having polished tips made us feel pulled together, and provided some much-needed respite from winter’s dull

Building the Perfect Brow: Microblading with Jessica Zarif

By: Melissa Federico, LE and Beauty and Fashion Writer It was my passion for eyebrows that led me to the esthetics program, and through the doors of Federico Beauty Institute. That was ten years ago, since then brow trends have shifted frequently and dramatically. However, one thing has stayed the same, the quest for that

The Shag Haircut: Face Framing, French Boho and Totally Wearable

By: Sarah Federico, Beauty and Lifestyle Writer Mixing retro with modern is Instagram’s hottest hair trend. When someone says the word shag, you might first envision a dated look reminiscent of Farrah Fawcett’s once-iconic cut. But Instagram’s latest rage isn’t that. Instead, this inherently rebellious style has become more than a shape. It’s become relevant;