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Lumene Valo

Do you ever have those days when your skin just feels super tired? I do. I’ve been brightening and re-energizing my skincare routine with Lumene's VALO collection to fuel my tired skin. Through Nordic superfruit, arctic cloudberry, this line is packed with Vitamin-C and antioxidants.

The word "valo" means "light" in Finnish. Through this skincare collection, Valo blends the natural goodness of the rare Arctic Cloudberry, a wild super-fruit  packed with Vitamin A, C, E and Fatty Acids with an extra dose of stabilized bio-available Vitamin C to create the powerful hydrating Nordic-C Complex. It helps boost skin energy, enhance radiance and improve complexion evenness. Valo formulas also contain pH friendly Pure Arctic Spring Water, protecting and moisturizing agents to maximize skin’s natural healthy glow instantly and day after day.

The entire collection feels luxurious, and I really love the Arctic Berry Cocktail Oil in particular. Not only does the two tone look beautiful, this bottle is also packed with antioxidant-rich and carefully extracted cranberry and Arctic cloudberry seed oils. My skin tends to lean more on oily side, and the Valo skincare collection hydrates my skin beautifully without making me feel greasy at all. It's my first time using Nordic skincare and I adore the purity and potency of the naturally derived ingredients found throughout Finland and infused in all of Lumene's products. 


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My ultimate stacation with Nina Dobrev x Reebok x Les Mills

Reebok x LesMills x Nina Dobrev

If you haven't heard by now... NINA DOBREV is the newest Reebok and Les Mills brand ambassador. Together, their goal is to fulfill the brand's shared and longstanding commitment to inspire, engage and empower people to be fit for life though the power of group fitness. To celebrate the official partnership on Thursday, I was invited to the ultimate stacation in Brooklyn with Nina that she personally curated.

Reebok x LesMills x Nina Dobrev

It was an epic day to night fitness and wellbeing experience filled with all of the things that she loves most: fitness, music, fashion, wellbeing and adventure! We started the day on a rooftop. I tried the LES MILLS BODYFLOW class for the first time and absolutely loved it! It's a combination of tai-chi, yoga and pilates fused into one. 

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BODYFLOW is one of Nina's favorite ways to start the day, and I couldn't have had a better first time experience with a stunning 360 degree view of the New York skyline on top of The William Vale in Brooklyn.

Reebok x LesMills x Nina Dobrev
Reebok x LesMills x Nina Dobrev

After BODYFLOW, we sat down for brunch and fueled our bodies with some wholesome, organic and nourishing food prepared by Sakara Life while enjoying an intimate acoustic performance by Eryn Allen Kane, followed by a styling session with Nina and her longtime stylist Ilaria Urbinati. We chatted about athleisure and Nina talked through how she styles the Reebok and Les Mills collaborative collection to take her from gym wear to street style.

Reebok x LesMills x Nina Dobrev

If you watched my stories on Instagram, you might have seen what happened next...

In the afternoon, Nina took us on the workout adventure of a lifetime.

I had no idea what to have expected, but we ended up on a BOAT as we made our way to a LES MILLS GRIT workout on a custom built moving barge on New York’s Hudson River with 50 women! 

Inspired by Nina’s love of adventure, it was the first time a workout has ever been done atop the iconic river with sweeping views of New York’s most iconic landmarks.  

Through her partnership with Reebok and Les Mills, Nina is encouraging a new generation of women across the world to harness their passion, energy and confidence through fitness.

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Even as a yoga devotee, I truly enjoyed how diverse and different Les Mills workouts are. I loved BODYFLOW, but the GRIT workout kicked my ass. Interval training is my weakness and truthfully speaking, I've never liked cardio so I really struggled keeping up with GRIT... because let me tell you - it is HARD. But after that experience, I'm actually feeling a stronger desire to work on my fitness level, with cardio in particular. Being truly healthy isn't just about eating well, it's about moving in a way that feels good, too. As Nina said, you can’t beat working out as a group – you push each other to go further and there’s a real sense of empowerment that makes you feel part of a community. That’s what today was all about. 

Thank you Nina for letting me be a part of your girl squad and to Reebok and Les Mills for a truly inspiring day!

 


Photos courtesy of Reebok


Rooftop Summer Soiree with Fohrcard x Sweetgreen x Winc x Coastal

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Top: Tobi | Shorts: Aritzia | Sandals: Kelso | Sunglasses: Coastal
 

I've been dreaming of visiting the Brooklyn Grange ever since I first discovered that there was actually a rooftop farm in NYC. I had lived vicariously through everyone's Instagram pictures for so long, but it was such an amazing experience to to finally make a personal visit on Wednesday night for dinner with Fohrcard, Sweetgreen, Winc and Coastal. 

I was welcomed by a lovely glass of  rosé courtesy of Winc when I arrived. One of the hardest things about attending influencer events is that I don't know anyone 95% of the time so I'm usually the awkward person in the corner on my camera/phone. But the universe was on my side on Wednesday and I became friends at first sight with Waikei (@waikeezy) at the wine table! She is super lovely and it's always SO nice to meet someone that you get along so well with right from the get go! 

The sun was shining in my eyes when I remembered that I forgot to bring sunglasses, but Waikei and I ended up chatting with the beautiful ladies from Coastal and guess what? They had everyone's sunglasses covered! Coastal - you guys are so awesome!! I love the aviator frames!

Dinner was served at 7pm, right after a few words from the wonderful James Nord (he looks and talks exactly the same way as he does on A Drink with James hahaha). We feasted on hummus + sourdough bread, cashew tofu, mexican elote, strawberry fields and spring chicken salads - all freshly made in house courtesy from the amazing team at Sweetgreen. We took pictures and laughed and talked and sipped on white wine and rose all night long... And when dessert time came, I tried OddFellows ice cream for the first time! The raspberry and strawberry basil were my fav. 

It was one of the hottest summer nights in New York this year, but being on a rooftop over sunset is an experience that is absolutely priceless.

 

Thank you so much to for this beautiful experience! 
FohrcardSweetgreenWincCoastal | Brooklyn Grange | OddFellows


Photos by me and Mark Asuncion


Flowerbomb Twist: A new layering oil collection from Viktor&Rolf

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flowerbomb twist viktor & rolf

VIKTOR & ROLF FLOWERBOMB EAU DE PARFUM

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Crop Top: Tobi | Midi Skirt: Aritzia | Heels: Christian Sirano | Sandals: Kelso (similar here)  | Bag: Mansur Gavriel

The year was 2005 when Viktor & Rolf first launched what has now become one of the most popular fragrances of the decade. Flowerbomb has been one of my favourite perfumes for years, and I'm so thrilled to have had the opportunity to celebrate the launch of Flowerbomb Twist on the High Line earlier this week with Viktor & Rolf.

Now you can create your own personal Flowerbomb scent with the new layering perfume oils from Viktor & Rolf that lets you customize Flowerbomb according to your mood and how you want to smell. The concept is brilliant and simple: layer each Twist underneath the Eau de Parfum, gently massage the oil on your skin before a spritz of perfume to enhance different notes of Flowerbomb. The Twist collection consists of Rose, Jasmine and Musk. Rose Twist was my personal favourite of the collection - the fresh and floral notes made me feel so feminine and elegant. Which one is your favourite?

 


Photo by me and Jane Jang.