Category Good Advice

Learning to Talk About Race

Someone whom I know to be highly intelligent, and whom I love unconditionally, was pissing me off. I hadn’t seen him for several months, namely since before Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson. It’s also worth mentioning that he’s forty years my senior. Here’s what happened. We were playing a card game; he won. […]

Over the Horizon: The Daily Doost

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. -Dale Carnegie There is this magic about looking beyond, about […]

How to Stay Active While Being Effortlessly Chic!

A wonderful way to trim figures is to stay active. My biggest suggestion is to WALK! Park your car a little farther away. Take the stairs. Keep your booty moving because every stride counts and I’m not talking about the gum. So you’ve got your forward motion going, how do you keep your look glowing? […]

Mani Tuesday: Silly Snowflakes

Now that I’ve been able to start doing more fun and more easy nail art with the generous goodies that Kiss Nails sent to me, I’ve been feeling that it’s time to start doing themes! With the official start of winter just over a week away, I thought it was time to do something season-appropriate. […]

My Favorite On-Demand Beauty App Bella

In New York City, it seems like on-demand beauty apps are sprouting up left and right. I love the concept of on-demand beauty — what girl wouldn’t want to be pampered at the drop of a hat in the comfort of her own home? But for me, there’s one app that stands out among the […]

Holiday Greetings & Crafts: How To Make It Memorable

It’s the season of celebration. It’s also a great time to refresh your connection with your family, friends, and colleagues. Whether you want Aunt Ruth to know you love her or your high school friend to know you still think of him or your favorite client to know you’re on the ball, going out of […]

Mani Tuesday with Essie and Kiss

So honest moment here: Last week I painted my nails three nights in a row. That’s a little excessive, even for me! I was trying to do some pretty nail art, but I just kept messing up. I finally landed on this adorable look, and was very happy! The dark forest green is Essie’s Stylenomics, the […]

The Best Case for your Phone: Get Style & Protection

When it comes to phone cases my need for the best kind of protection has often conflicted with wanting the most stylish one (to my own taste). My fiancé is an OtterBox kind of guy because he believes in the importance of its protection, yes they’re #1 with the slogan “We’ve Got Technology Covered!” Agreed! But when it […]

3 Steps to Lightening Your Home, Yourself, and Your World

Founder of PERRY&WEST Design Studio in New York City, Vivianne Schreter is an interior designer and decorator who approaches every project in a unique way, custom to each, individual client. She operates from the motto – “it’s the inside that counts,” as she believes that your interior environment and your inner-peace greatly affect one another. […]

Mani Sundays with Kiss Nails!

So y’all know I love doing my nails. I also like doing my friends’ nails too, although it can be a bit more challenging since it’s a different angle. Sometimes I think about how, if all else fails, I’ll go to nail tech school and do nails all day long. Maybe that will happen one […]

Eat A Lot and Stay Healthy this Thanksgiving!

This is the season of Pumpkin spice lattes/pies/whatever!! And that means my dress size is in danger of moving up a size. To preemptively combat this hanus crime against my closet I’ve decided to challenge myself. You should join because the more the merrier and after all this is the season of merriment! These are my […]

How to Look Your Best This Season: Make-Up Tips for the Holidays

The holidays are finally among us. Where are you going? Heading to a holiday party? A dinner with the in-laws? The first time meeting boyfriends’ family? This is a great time to try something new with a flair of adventure. ***Note: Give yourself extra time, no one needs stress wrinkles 😉 Knowing what to do to play up your […]

Quotes Every Human Can Learn From: Dolly Parton, the Human Rainbow

Dolly Parton is a glittering beacon of positivity. A funk-tastic example of how far a lady can go with self-awareness, determination, and the business sense to garner success from her talent.  I look like a woman but I think like a man. I’ve done business with men who think I’m as silly as I look. By […]

Spa-Freaking-Det

I’ve been having a crazy crazy month. My saving grace has been rest and proper skin care routines! I love all things natural, the less toxins the better, and SpaDet provides that. It’s been such a pleasure trying out their products because boy do they work. Their quality and effectiveness is crazy awesome, so I’ll […]

Remembering Mike Nichols

There’s nothing better than discovering, to your own astonishment, what you’re meant to do. It’s like falling in love. Mike Nichols was an extraordinary man with great vision. His talents made him one of the most celebrated directors in both Broadway and Hollywood. His legacy lives on as he continues to inspire us to follow our […]

Forgiveness: The Daily Doost

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. And the first to forget is the happiest. Now how true is that? Life is one heavenly hell of a ride, experiences make us stronger and if you don’t learn the first time around then it will come back worse. With that said, strength […]

Bella on Demand App Brings High-End Beauty Team To You

On Wednesday night, Bella on Demand launched their new app. The app brings high-end hair stylists and makeup artists to your home or office. If you are in a time crunch, don’t know where to find a makeup, hair, or nail person and want to look awesome hassle free, this app is for you. My friend Nikki and […]

Holiday Health and Beauty: Tips and Tricks

It’s that wondrous time of year where families gather and people bundle inside to hide from the oncoming cold. The Starks got one thing right, winter is coming. Our winters may not bring white walkers (ok enough GOT references) but they do bring coughs, colds, and flus. None of these sound remotely attractive to me and […]

Suubi Means Hope || A short on my month-long trip to Uganda

It’s been almost exactly a year since I returned from my month-long trip to Uganda. I’ve been going through the photos I took — you can expect to see many of them soon. My trip to Uganda was such an amazing experience, but more and more, I feel like the greatest experience has happened since […]

Quotes Every Human Can Learn From: Remembering Maya Angelou

Earlier this year, a diva from the highest of divadry orders passed from this Earthly realm. By “diva” I mean a highly accomplished woman worthy of praise and reverence. Words cannot do justice to the magnitude of Maya Angelou’s life. This woman overcame poverty, racism and sexual abuse to become a celebrated author, poet, dancer, […]

Save A Puppy With Your Selfie #lastday

Update: As of Sunday Nov. 9th, 2014 the sweet dog has been ADOPTED by a loving family with kids and a big back yard!!!!!    Gender-bending supermodel Rain Dove is organizing a group of youth to take one dog from death row at a NYC animal shelter and give it the best last day of its […]

The Only Products I Trust to Grace My Face!

Hello, my lovelies! Let’s talk a little bit about the biggest organ you’re toting around with you every day. It’s your skin! It can be hard to take care of, especially on the sensitive region of your face. As people with easily-irritated skin know, it can be a constant struggle to keep your face in […]

Tips and Tricks: Surviving Traffic Hell

From the beginning of time, no I’m kidding, from the beginning of transportation use traffic has always existed. And until we get the hover cars, here are a few of my favorite ways to get through the congestion. #winning! Favorite Few Ways to get through terrible traffic Learn a new language. Surprisingly enough there’s tons […]

Quotes Every Human Can Learn From: Week 1 with Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker quotes are perfect for those days when nothing seems genuine and your mouth hurts from fake-smiling, because Dottie didn’t have time for that noise. A celebrated poet, critic, satirist, short-story writer and screenwriter, she was fired from Vanity Fair because her harsh (and honest) reviews closed three plays. She was an active, self-proclaimed […]

Make Your Early Mornings AWESOME!

Hey Doosters! We all have to do it sometimes, wake up at the crack of dawn or even before then! I have of late, been waking up between 3:30 and 6am. This means I’ve had to figure out how to have an awesome morning. We’ve only got this one life to live so we might […]

A Dozen Tips to Find Your Lost Dog

It can be overwhelming and seemingly a hopeless mission to find your pet in a big city when you lose them. Millions of people, cars, places to go… Where do you start? What do you prioritize? Where do you go? Heres a list that I hope helps to organize this process for you. 12 tips […]

A Solution for Dark Circles from Restless Nights by Expert Jessica Marti

Beauty is in a woman who has an inner soul that resonates through her pores. Her beauty is that of which demands to be seen, loved and appreciated just by her aura, her essence. She Glows. A woman isn’t and should not be measured by the size of her nose, her teeth, how high her cheekbones […]

Exfoliate Your Stress Away with Spadet!

    These last two weeks I have been crazy busy. I got a new job, got sick, and booked three acting gigs. Needless to say I have been up to my neck in business. That’s why I’m really happy I was trying out more of Spadet’s line. I have really enjoyed adding the products […]

DIY Halloween Costume Idea || Zombie Wound Tutorial

To all my my procrastinators, budget-friendly recessionistas and/or Pinterest-savvy DIYers that still need to get a costume for Halloween, I’ve got you covered with this zombie make-up tutorial. Fake wounds are easy to create and customize, and the best part about being a zombie is that you probably have most of the supplies you need […]

Your Mind Is Your Vanity Table by Jessica Marti

You sit at your vanity, look in the mirror and prepare for the day.  As you look at yourself and think …. Are you living your life as you were meant to live it. If you are not, what is really stopping you? If it doesn’t work out, you can always try something new. The road […]

Chronicles of an Uncool-Cool Kid by Jill Firns

Just a few nights ago, I was exiting the restroom at one of my favorite bars. I had just divvied out a number of facial tissues from my purse in my stall, passing them under the wall to my left, because the first three toilets did not have any toilet paper in their dispensers. I […]

How to Create Your Signature Cat Eye by Expert Jessica Marti

A forever ‘do’ to wear all year round is the ‘Classic Cat Eye.’  Designers are obsessed with this look and you can master it too! There isn’t just one way to complete a successful cat eye, so let’s ease in without apprehension.   For a day look be simple but do make an impression; brush […]

My Own Private Beach || Isla Icacos in Puerto Rico

As many of you know, I was in Puerto Rico for a quick trip over the summer (read the story on it here). My video on one of my favorite beaches in the world never made it onto my blog, so if the fall weather has you craving some sunshine, check it out below: If […]

Take A Trip To Kuwait & Shimmer Like Juana Grant

Being A Trendsetter Goes Way Further Than Setting Fashion Trends. It Means You Must think Outside of The Box! And Taking A Trip To Kuwait Is Definitely Outside Of The Box! Only 1 hour and 30 min flight from Dubai, Kuwait is another principal city if U.A.E. The Arab Country in Western Asia Welcomed Us With […]

Fall in Love ❤ Styling with My Favorite Nail Colors by Essie

Fall in Love by gdoost featuring a maybelline lipstick   Last weekend I decided to look into some fall beauty trends and I took a trip up North to Connecticut to collaborate with one of the toughest, best, and most precise critics I know,  Nadia Uvarova.  Our mind’s were wrapped around the new seasons trends in fashion, […]

Make it a Spa-Day Everyday with SPAdet!

This week I’ve had the absolute pleasure of reviewing some of SPAdet’s line. SPAdet (spa-day) is a line of 100% natural beauty products for your home, so you can have a “SPAdet” everyday! I am a firm believer in using products that are ethically sourced, chemical free, and wonderful to use. SPAdet fits the bill […]

The Real Story Behind Central Park Horse Conditions by Rain Dove Dubilewski

WARNING! The blog you are about to read is on a VERY controversial issue. The views that I am expressing are MY own personal views. My PERSONAL opinion is neither right nor wrong. It is simply how I see this issue based on MY experiences. It is subject to change over time and with new information. […]

Juana Grant Takes Us Through The Magic Of Dubai

My Trip to the United Arab Emirates, Also Known As The U.A.E! 6 Movies, 2 Naps & 3 Meals Later We Landed! Yes, 11 Hours and 30 Minute Flight Direct to Dubai! Talk About Patience!  Sharing This Experience With My 3 Girlfriends Will Forever Be Memorable! We Were Ready To Take On Dubai! Before Our […]

Cleanse by Lauren Napier is My Favorite New Facial Cleansing Wipe

There is beauty in taking it off. – Lauren Napier, Founder & Celebrity Make-Up Artist This product is legit! CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIER are luxury facial cleansing wipes. They’re the easiest and most effective way to maintain a complete skin-care routine while on the go. Use it to refresh your skin, remove stubborn makeup, dirt and impurities […]

Beauty Tips from the Inside Out & the Fall Trend to Replicate

Let your inner beauty shine … not your skin.  In a fast paced world where we are being tested everyday and pulled in all angles, we must remember that ‘your only limitation is the one which you set up in your own mind.’ Does that statement ring as true for you as it did for […]

Favorite Few Ways to Gain Allies

Favorite Few Ways of Gaining Allies Navigating the world is easier if you have an army of people on your side. So how do you obtain these allies. These are my favorite few ways to get people rooting for team you. 1.  Be kind. People will respect you if you respect them. From the guy […]

Follow Your Imagination into Adventure; The Daily Doost

Everything you can imagine is real. ― Pablo Picasso There’s this magnificent power to believing. The possibilities it manifests are endless and best of all, entirely customary. I enjoy posting quotes, it inspires me. I also love photographs and visuals, it paints an image to the words I’m reading or feeling. “I believe that imagination is […]

Favorite Few Creative Forums

  I have a few go to websites when I want to share my creative expressions with people. I know there’s tons but there are definitely a few that I adore. I adore them because they stand for creativity, discussion, thought, and collaboration. The benchmark of a civilization is art, and we are creating a […]

Favorite Few Cures For Hangovers

I get drunk, you get drunk. I think it’s fair to say most people of legal drinking age, get drunk! The real concern is, what do you do when it’s the next day and your body hates you and your head wants to quit and is staging a protest!  So here’s my favorite few cures […]

Katty Xiomara Introduces her Alluring SS2015 Collection during NYFW

Award-winning designer, Katty Xiomara presented Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, and unveiled the OtterBox® Dress! For me New York is a city that proclaims liberty. The city tell us that we can take a risk that we only need to feel the symphony of the city and let it take us. […]

Favorite Few Beauty Tips

  I love being beautiful and I know I sometimes forget how to. That’s why I came up with this weeks list (on a day I felt beautiful). These are my favorite ‘Few Beauty Tips’ 1. Take care of your skin. It’s your largest organ and should be treated with respect. Avoid putting harsh chemicals […]

Citizen Ciao: You are the NEW

Welcome to the word of Citizen Ciao, where comfort with style is the Cali way! This Los Angeles based brand has introduced me to a new style of comfort.  I’m in love, yes head-over-heels, for the soft fabrics. Their ‘WE ARE THE NEW’ sweater might just become THE sweater for me. Besides snuggling in it in my […]

Follow Juana Grant into Fashion Week with the Designers

My First Fashion Show at the South Street Seaport Presented By Modabox, how cute! The Interesting Part About This Show…It Was Open To The Public! Not Only Were There Editors, Bloggers and Stylist. There Were Also Families, The Afterwork Crowd & People Walking By Looking At The Awesomeness. The Show Started With A Live Performance […]

Karolyn Pho Impresses at Pier 59 Studios NYFW

Karolyn Pho impresses in her fifth Fashion Week season with Spring/Summer 2015 at Pier 59 Studios. This season, the main character in Karolyn Pho’s story is a vagabond. We follow her as she meanders through castles in the air, traipses between realities and crosses unknown borders. She is a nomad, a traveler, lost within her own self-perception. I […]

Milané Noir: Stimulating Wearables for Spring at NYFW

My Spring Summer 2015 collection is called “Sol” which means sunshine  and it’s dedicated to my beautiful mom. – Melanie Rodriguez designer of Milane Noir Lively prints and enticing embellishments were combined to highlight the everyday life of a woman. Melanie Rodriguez’s past collections were mostly composed of made to measure garments, so we decided […]