Category Archive: Beauty

A Nail Hardener That Works!

 

Believe me, I’ve tried everything to have long fingernails that don’t peel – from commercial products that claim to be nail strengtheners like Nailtique and a  Colombian product Quimica Alemana, to organic polishes and eating gelatin. In my desperation, I’ve even cooked up home made remedies like infusing oil with garlic. As you can imagine,  in my case, the culprit isn’t doing the dishes or heavy duty house cleaning. It’s – well, genes or whatever. So an email  about new nail products was met with skepticism, but  at the same time, hope springs eternal. And in this case, my hopefulness was borne out with success. Read Full Post & Comments »

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The Palm Beaches Spa + Wellness Month

Eau Spa lounge at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

 

A “first”, this month kicks off  The Palm Beaches of South Florida ’s inaugural Spa & Wellness Month. More than 15 spa and wellness hotels and Palm Beach spas from Boca Raton to Jupiter and Tequesta are offering pampering treatments and wellness experiences starting at $50. Also part of the promotion are staycations for Florida residents from many of the top resorts which bring savings and value added features.  Several participating businesses are also donating a portion of their proceeds to charities such as the American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen® organization as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.Here’s a selection of just some of the spa and wellness offerings offered throughout October along with savings (up to 65%) chosen for MiamiCurated by a Palm Beach insider: Read Full Post & Comments »

What’s Coming Up at MiamiCurated

Let’s salsa night at Coya

 

As we head into “the season”, my blogging team and I have more special posts you won’t want to miss. Here’s a rundown of some of the topics coming up:

  • Halloween happenings, our list of the best for all ages
  • Food delivery services are booming as more of us order in. A list of our picks.
  • Restaurants to  enjoy reliably good food with live entertainment
  • Tired of going to the same old places in Fort Lauderdale? Here are new ones you may not know about
  • More long weekend getaway ideas, places you can drive to with special events for special passions
  • Best desserts and best dishes of 2016
  • Best restaurants with the best views
  • Event picks for Art Basel 2016
  • A service that tells you the best credit cards for frequent flyer points
  • Staycations

And of course, your favorite monthly features Karen’s Kudos and Eating News along with stylish new boutiques, restaurant reviews, beauty and travel tips, events and cultural exhibits you won’t want to miss and more! Plus, we’ll also be having another reader event, so stay tuned.

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Many thanks for your readership and  support!

Warm regards, Karen

Karen’s Kudos October

Liquido Brazilian activewear, now in South Florida

 

From Brazilian activewear and a beauty treatment that’s perfect for that special night out, to a new Miami inn for global nomads, Gin and Jazz in South Beach, and Pulse Miami, a first ever food festival that celebrates you’ll never guess what. It’s all in Karen’s Kudos for October. Read Full Post & Comments »

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More Karen’s Kudos August

 

This month brings more Karen’s Kudos in entertainment, beauty and food. From an artist painting party for beginners and intermediates to a perfect- for -Miami line of soaps and body cremes and Jean Michel Basquiat inspired menu, it’s all here. Read Full Post & Comments »

How to Self Tan: 10 Tips

Kate Moss for St.Tropez photo courtesy of www.businessinsider.com

 

Though I love the tanned look to show off summer whites or pastels, I’ve been reluctant to use self tanners. How to choose the right one? Can I use it on my face? How to prepare my skin for them? How to know when you’ve put on enough and many more questions. And then there’s my biggest fear of having the dreadful orange look.  So when I had a chance to meet with Sophie Evans, a guru in self tanning for 19 years, I jumped at the opportunity. Evans, who works for St.Tropez Tan (they sell their classic mousse every two minutes around the world) was here for Miami Swim Week. Here are the questions I asked and her answers: Read Full Post & Comments »

Miami Spa Month 2016 – Part 2

Spa Scrub Table at Eden Roc Miami

 

By Kayla Louttit

 

Miami Spa Month 2016 has officially arrived! During July and August, take advantage of special treatments for as low as $109 at Miami’s leading spas. Here’s a roundup of our picks, Part 2, for the more out-of-the-ordinary treatments for men and women this year. In case you missed it, click here for Part 1. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Miami Spa Month 2016 – Part 1

Tierra Santa Healing House at Faena Hotel Miami Beach

 

By Kayla Louttit

 

Miami Spa Month 2016 has officially arrived! During July and August, take advantage of special treatments for as low as $109 at Miami’s leading spas. Here’s a roundup of our picks, Part 1, for the more out-of-the-ordinary treatments for men and women this year. Stay tuned for Part 2. Read Full Post & Comments »

7 Picks for Daycations Miami 2016

Four Seasons Palm Beach

 

By Kayla Louttit

 

Since our last post on daycations , several great additions have come on the scene. From a spa & wellness package to a day at the beach, we’ve rounded up our seven new picks for daycations Miami – perfect for enjoying a single-day trip to one of the area’s luxury hotels without the overnight stay. Note: be sure to call and check the offer is available when you want to go as these can change quickly and also have blackout times in peak season. Read Full Post & Comments »

Valentine’s Day Miami – Bests, Part 1

The outdoot garden at Baoli

 

By Kayla Louttit and Yours Truly

 

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, restaurants, resorts and spas across Miami are planning for an extra serving of romance. From specialty yacht cruises and special menus to a sexy overnight hotel package, here is Part 1 of Valentine’s Day Miami – Bests (with one in Fort Lauderdale too). Read Full Post & Comments »

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