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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!

Mompreneurs Talk About Business Ownership With Maria Falzo for Mommy Monday

Maria Falzo talks with Mallika Malhotra in the #HipNJ studio about her new book The Brand Photography Playbook and some of the “Mompreneurs” she covers in its pages. Mallika helps business women distinguish their identity through images and bring their brands to life. The book outlines the process she utilizes to assist those struggling to find brand identity on this installment of #MommyMonday.

Jennifer Brosnick is a therapist, social worker and mom coach who works with mothers struggling with post-partum depression and anxiety. Jennifer uses a holistic approach to treating anxiety-associated symptoms of the women she handles. She finds many of her clients through the mid-wife practice she works with, guiding the mothers from the early stages of pregnancy and being there after the birthing process.

Betty Galvan of “My Friend Betty” is a digital marketing consultant and social media manager who works with small businesses in New Jersey – primarily those owned by women. Betty is skilled in developing digital marketing plans for business owners who either do not have the time or expertise to handle it themselves.

Maggie Zakhery is an independent consultant with “Beauty Counter”, a California based company, focused on educating users on the ingredients in their skincare products. Maggie is passionate about reducing exposure to the harsh chemicals present in most make-up and skin care routines that are a result of lax industry regulation.

Mallika and the “Mompreneurs” admirably manage to balance motherhood and business-ownership by being creative, allowing them the freedom to create their own schedules that accommodate both full-time responsibilities. 

You can check out Mallika Maholtra or any of the moms in this segment through their websites or by visiting their social media pages.

spring fling

The Hip List’s Spring Fling Products

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo is here to show you her top spring fling picks!

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Proper hydration is the most essential step to keeping healthy in the warmer months and Essentia Water is the best tool to do so. Essentia is created using a proprietary process that results in a supercharged ionized alkaline water with a 9.5 pH or higher that’s better at rehydration*. Essentia is available nationwide in over 50,000 U.S. retailers in most major grocery stores, as well as in most health or natural food stores. Essentia Water is also available for purchase online at Amazon.com.

Junkless chewy granola bars are made in a way similar to those typically found in recipe books with Non-GMO ingredients you can find right in your household pantry. Each food product contains just 8 or less all-natural Non-GMO ingredients that you know and trust. In front of me here are four fabulous flavors – Cinnamon Roll, Strawberry, Chocolate Chip and Peanut Chocolate Chip.

Lifetherapy is a lifestyle beauty brand committed to positive self-expression through a collection of fragrances, bath & body products and accessories. The Lifetherapy bath and body collection uses fragrance as an initiator of the quickest way to evoke a mood or a memory. Their collection of 5 fragrances create the sense to PLAY, ESCAPE, CHILL, VACATION, and FLIRT. Lifetherapy’s mood boosting fragrances are paraben free, sulfate-free, not tested on animals and made in the USA.

These next products are for the mom who loves to be pampered!

Finding extra time to fit in that much needed spa appointment can be a struggle. G&H Nourish+™, Amway’s latest top-to-toe body care line, will give even the most time-strapped mom the tools that she needs to pamper herself at home on even the most ordinary of days. G&H Nourish+™, which includes a Body Lotion, Body Wash, Complexion Bar, Hand Cream, offers restorative body care

For the trendy mom, lip gloss is a must-have accessory allowing her to quickly jazz up or add a pop of color to any outfit she’s rocking.  Available in eight fabulous shades, Artistry Signature Color Light Up Lip Gloss has an extra moisturizing formula.

Between packing lunches, getting kids onto the school bus and fitting in breakfast, mornings can be hectic but finding time to prep and protect skin for the day ahead is a must. Artistry Ideal Radiance™ Illuminating CC Cream combines the benefits of an advanced skincare cream that brightens and protects in one simple step for beautiful, even-toned skin.

Goddess Garden is a certified organic skincare company, created by a mom for her daughter, whose skin reacted poorly to conventional sunscreens and body products. Goddess Garden is most commonly known for its organic, reef-safe, non-nano sunscreen, but they also offer a complete line of certified organic skin care and essential oils. Plus, all products are made onsite in Boulder County, Colorado, and feature recyclable packaging!

Are missing hair bows and clips a common problem in your home?  Thanks to the founder of celeb-favorite Culver Cutie who is also a mom herself, you now have an adorable, little girl approved and mom-tested storage solution to your problem! Each bow holder looks like a princess dress complete with bodice, ribbons, and tulle skirt. It also includes a sturdy tulle loop at the top so you can easily loop it over a door handle or hook!

Culver Creations also sent over their Tech Smart Wallet Cross Body Purse that includes a really fun tassel. This is a stylish way to carry around your smart phone!

She’s Her Own CEO is fun and uplifting, and it celebrates women of all professions. This zip-up hoodie is a comfortable way to celebrate the woman in your life. It’s the perfect weight to wear year-round, and it is slightly longer and oversized so you can layer it with yoga pants or even dress khakis.

If you are interested in ordering this or other She’s Her Own CEO products, use promo code HIPCEO to receive 15% off and free shipping! Visit their website ShesHerOwnCEO.com for more.

Foxcroft has a 25 year legacy of creating beautiful, timeless blouses. Expert craftsmanship, distinctive patterns and a flattering fit have made it a trustworthy brand for today’s women. We also offer plus size in most of our styles.

Maria is wearing the Taylor Petite Non-Iron Shirt-Dress. She loves it because it’s so easy to care for – wear it, wash it, repeat! This comes in 24 sizes, 10 colors and 7 silhouettes.

Also featured is the Fay Tunic which is made with Supersoft Tencel. It’s lightweight and breezy perfect for Spring.

For more, visit FoxCroftCollection.com.

“Sleepy Toes” by Kelli McNeil is an irresistably sweet goodnight story just right for little ones who need to get the widdles out before settling down for bedtime. This simple story masterfully captivates and lulls readers into slumber – starting from their tickly toes all the way to their sleepy eyes!

If you are struggling to get your tot to sleep, you must add this book to your nighttime arsenal!

Tervis Tumbler manufactures insulated tumblers that use double-wall technology to harness the natural insulating properties of air. The double-wall insulation is made by inserting an inner liner that fits inside an outer shell, creating a layer of air between them. The two liners are then permanently fused together. The insulation reduces condensation and keeps beverages hotter or colder longer than non-insulated cups and glasses. You can order these essential warm-weather items in a variety of customized designs!

NeriumFirm is a skin-tightening cream developed from the patented NAE-8 extract of the Nerium oleander plant. Its powerful antioxidant formulation has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite and dimpling and to help smooth, tighten and firm the appearance of loose skin. You need to add this to your beach beauty bag this spring!