Category Archives: In the #HipNJ Studio

Lisa Marie Latino and Aspiring Beauty Blogger Carissa Abraham

Lisa Marie Latino had 1010 WINS radio traffic reporter and aspiring beauty blogger Carissa Abraham in the #HipNJ studio to talk about her incredible radio career and newly realized love of everything skincare. Carissa dishes out the reality check everyone needs to hear about keeping skin healthy and maintaining a youthful glow!

Before Carissa began her passionate skincare journey, she first cultivated her successful radio career. She started out as a DJ during her undergrad years at Seton Hall where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting. She went on to land a job with the iHeartMedia, Inc. subsidiary Total Traffic & Weather Network. Her connections here helped her land a job as a substitute traffic reporter and an eventual full-time spot at Z100, New York’s #1 Hit Music Station.

Carissa’s impressive professional career is just one aspect of her resume. She is using her personal love of skincare to start a beauty blog focusing on maintenance and makeup. Her passion began when she noticed her own skin in need of some TLC. She used home remedies and facial mask treatments at first but eventually sought the help of a licensed aesthetician.

After receiving microdermabrasion treatments, Carissa realized how important it is to devote funds to treating bad skin. “Your skin is an investment” she says, “and it’s probably the best investment I’ve ever made!”. Carissa endorses starting treatments early and using quality makeup, like vegan and cruelty-free brands, to maintain fresh results.

See Carissa demo her homemade hair mask made from shea butter and coconut oil. The mask will keep your hair healthy through the dry, unforgiving winter months. It’s so important that you keep your hair clean and toxin-free any time of the year!

You can find Carissa on Instagram (@radiocarissa) and on SnapChat (@radiobellezza) where she posts cool beauty tips daily. Keep up to date so you don’t miss the premiere of her personal beauty blog and updates on her exciting radio career!

Michael and the Rockness Monsters

#HipNJ rocked out on Facebook Live with Michael Napolitano of Michael and the Rockness Monsters! This award-winning group is an interactive, super galactic, funk inspired, rock-n-roll experience for families! 

Currently, the group is promoting their second album, “Funny Faces”.  Additionally, they are celebrating their single “Elevator Song” which had a huge success on SiriusXM!

We also discussed their exciting pre-Mother’s Day event happening TOMORROW at Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken! You can purchase tickets here.

Michael and the Rockness Monsters

View Lisa Marie Latino‘s interview on our Facebook page (http://facebook.com/HipNewJersey) to enter to win a signed album and visit MichaelAndTheRocknessMonsters.com for new music, concert dates and more!

Marlo Berliner on The Ghost Chronicles

Marlo Berliner, author of The Ghost Chronicles, sat with #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino to discuss the sequel, The Ghost Chronicles 2.

“It’s the paranormal discovery of the 90’s movie, Ghost, meets the forbidden romance of Twilight,” Berliner says of the series.

Berliner didn’t originally see the books as a romance. “That came after I stayed at the Angel of the Sea in Cape May.”

Berliner did some of her writing while she was staying there with her husband for their anniversary. During that time, she learned about the legend of the girl that supposedly haunts the Bed & Breakfast.

Giveaway Time!

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