Turmeric is one of the most underrated ingredients out there! It has a ton of health benefits and it adds a comforting flavor to all your favorite recipes; it works perfectly on meat and fish as well as veggies.

This herb is also recognized for its ability to nourish the skin and hair. Sites like Pinterest are full of DIY turmeric masks for nourished, glowing skin and strong, glossy hair. I rounded up my go-to recipes and masks because I want all my readers to love turmeric as much as I do! You will quickly realize it is *such* an easy ingredient to add to your lifestyle.

Turmeric latte recipe

Turmeric lattes are an easy and healthy treat to make at home. Naturally sweetened and warm, a turmeric latte is a comforting way to consume vital nutrients and nourish your body from the inside, out.

Indulge guilt-free while enjoying the benefits of turmeric, as well as ginger, which acts as an anti-inflammatory and treats nausea, and black pepper, which heightens turmeric’s healing property.


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk (or 1/2 cup almond milk + 1/2 cup coconut milk)
  • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • Raw honey to taste

Step 1: Warm milk in a saucepan; do not boil.

Step 2: Add turmeric, cinnamon and ginger. Stir continuously.

Step 3: Once mixed evenly, combine coconut oil and black pepper with the mixture. Continue to stir and heat until melted.

Step 4: With a wire whisk, create the frothy consistency of a latte. Stir until heated through.

Step 5: Pour in a mug, then add honey to taste. Top with ground cinnamon or garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Turmeric veggie bowl recipe

When I was away at college and had little time, money and energy to cook for myself, I always turned to various quinoa-veggie bowls with turmeric. Protein-packed quinoa and chickpeas, and fibrous veggies like broccoli and cauliflower are super filling, while turmeric provides essential nutrients and simple spices like garlic and chili powder bring some life to the dish.

This recipe requires little cleanup and it’s easy to make in bulk–perfect for anyone with a busy lifestyle and low budget who likes to stay healthy.


  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup raw broccoli florets, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup qunioa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric
  • Pink Himalayan salt to taste
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Chili powder to taste

Step 1: In a small pot, heat 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add quinoa and reduce to a simmer. Cook until almost all the water boils out.

Step 2: While qunioa cooks, add chickpeas, broccoli florets and olive oil to a large mixing bowl. Mix until the olive oil is evenly distributed.

Step 3: Coat mixture in the ground turmeric, then pour onto a baking sheet and distribute evenly. Cook at 425 farenheit for 5-10 minutes.

Step 4: Pour the quinoa into a bowl. Mix in salt, garlic powder and chili powder to taste (you can also add a little low-sodium soy sauce). Top with cooked chickpeas and broccoli.

To make this dish more filling, you can add black beans, shelled edamame, roasted kale or any other roasted veggies you’d like! When I make it in bulk, I store the cooked ingredients in separate containers, then mix some of each together when I’m ready to eat.

DIY turmeric face mask

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, Turmeric is ideal for treating acne, dry skin, psoriasis and eczema. It also exfoliates the skin to improve texture and reduce pigmentation, evening skin’s tone. Turmeric is high in natural antioxidants that slow down cell damage and may even reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

You’ll need…

  • 2 tablespoons ground oats
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 3-4 drops raw honey

Mix ingredients together throughly, then apply a thin and even layer to the face. Let dry for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Scrub gently to exfoliate. Pat the skin dry, then finish with your moisturizer of choice.

Or, try this turmeric face mask from Yllo, or this one from Kiehl’s.

DIY turmeric hair mask

  • Equal parts turmeric and honey OR equal parts turmeric and olive oil

Mix ingredients together thoroughly until a thick paste is formed. Apply an even layer all over your scalp and roots. Massage the scalp, then let the mixture soak for 1-2 hours. Rinse with lukewarm water, then wash and condition your hair as usual.

What are your favorite ways to use turmeric? Definitely let me know in the comments below, or hit me up on any of my social media! 🙂


One trend I am absolutely loving this season is the longline blazer! They are sleek, stylish and sexy (basically every adjective that starts with an “s”)!

After mega-babe Emily Ratajkowski surprised us all with her seemingly sudden courthouse wedding, I had to get my hands on the gorgeous, mustard yellow longline co-ord she wore!

I don’t normally shop at Zara–the quality is usually lacking and their company values are extremely questionable–but these pieces were priced higher than usual for the retailer, so I figured they were worth a try. Thankfully, the fabric is thick, the color is vivid and the buttons look strong.

This suit has a relaxed, retro-inspired flared fit despite its tailored appearance, but the adjustable tie belt emphasizes the waist. I love how Em Rata styled it with a chic black hat and a simple pair of heeled sandals.

She definitely caught a lucky break in New York’s blustery winter, because by the time my suit arrived, temperatures were below freezing again. So, I styled it with my go-to office shoes, my heeled black booties.

I kept my makeup neutral and fresh because the suit makes such a statement; I wore my favorite blush by Tarte called Seduce, a rosy nude, as well as ColourPop’s Lumière, a muted mauve lip.

As time goes on, I definitely want to play around styling this suit, both as a set and as separates. And of course I can’t wait to wear it with a floppy hat and heeled sandals à la Em Rata.

Shop my style:

Jacket, Zara

Trousers, Zara

Booties, Free People, similar here


Surprise! I am thrilled to share that I am now a Pop & Suki ambassador. Last summer I fell in love with this accessories line, and now I can’t imagine living without my personalized Camera Bag or Leather Notebook.

To celebrate, I am treating you guys to an extra blog post this week. (The piece originally scheduled for today will go live Sunday evening–did you see the sneak peak on IG?)

It’s perfect timing. Considering I have a super busy and exciting week at work next week, I may not be able to stick to my usual MWF posting schedule. So, there will be a fourth post this week.

Today, thanks to Polyvore, I am showing HM readers how I style my black P&S Camera Bag for four occasions: Daytime (business casual), evening, weekend casual and Formal.

Shop this bag (and the rest of Pop & Suki’s range) here!


While this bag may be small enough to fit in your go-to work tote, it holds a ton. Keep it on hand (and stocked with a lipstick, compact and your wallet) for when you run out to lunch, grab coffee or go anywhere that doesn’t require your bigger items (such as a daily planner or laptop).


For happy hour with the girls or a dinner date, leave your tote at home. Everything you need easily fits into this small and lightweight bag: your I.D., bank and metro cards, makeup and even a portable phone charger! It’s my ride-or-die for a night out.

Weekend casual:

Ditch the standard crossbody strap for the Fanny Strap next time you head to the farmer’s market or a flea market! You will be hands-free and have easy access to everything you need–plus, you won’t have to worry about misplacing it.


Forgo straps completely, and you’ve got a clutch that is just as unique as you are! This bad boy can hold way more than the average evening bag. Not to mention, it’s more versatile and looks more modern.


From left to right: Sahara Ray Swim, Danielle Guizio NY, Slate Swim, Danielle Guizio NY

Swimsuits are my guilty pleasure! I can never resist a cute one, no matter the time of year.

While my hometown is currently facing its third snowstorm in two weeks, bikini season is already on my mind.

When it comes to swim, I definitely prefer sexier, skimpier styles with flattering and feminine cuts. I am drawn to solid colors, or simple patterns that only incorporate a couple colors.

Similarly, I tend to go for classic styles over trendy options when it comes to swimwear. Swimsuits that incorporate clothing trends (think: last year’s choker bikini) look super cheap in my opinion.

That being said, I recognize that styles do change throughout the years–even when it comes to swimwear. That’s why I put together this list of swim styles that are killin’ it for Summer 2018. (Don’t worry–they are all hot enough to wear well past this summer.)

Bright colors: I will be the first to admit I love a classic black or white bikini! But after years of nude being the must-have color (thanks, Kanye), I’m starting to see a ton more brightly colored swimsuits on the market. And I’m loving it!

Paradise, an eye-catching fuchsia, by Minimale Animale [source: Minimale Animale]

Animal prints: As an Italian, I can’t say “no” to cheetah print. Thankfully, I’ve already seen a ton of fierce and fun animal print suits this year. From the classic cheetah in Em Rata’s new label Inamorata Swim to Minimale Animale’s fresh tiger pattern, I am so excited to rock some animal prints on the beach this summer.

WISH LIST: I am dying to get my hands on the Swami suit in cheetah by Inamorata Swim [source: Inamorata Swim]

Tiger Baby, a modern take on a classic pattern, by Minimale Animale [source: Minimale Animale]

Chain details: Never thought I would be into this trend, but subtlety is definitely key here. Instead of a standard suit adorned with a chain at the hip, I am loving swimsuits that utilize delicate, jewelry-like chains with clasps over classic tie-style closure.

I picked up a simple white bikini from Danielle Guizio NY that fastens with gold chains, and I think it’s the hottest thing ever! It’s sexy and feminine, and I know it will never go out of style.

Chain Bikini Top & Chain Bikini Bottom by Danielle Guizio NY [source: Danielle Guizio NY]

Racerback tops that tie in the front: Classic racerback tops can flatten your chest, giving you that less-than-desirable uni-boob (at least, that’s what they do to me). Racerback tops that tie in the front, however, always amp up the cleavage and show the perfect amount of skin! They’re so gorgeous, and such a great change of pace from triangle tops.

The Zinc Top (& Zinc Bottoms) in Toast by Slate Swim [source: Slate Swim]

The Ireland Top in Black Sabbath by Sahara Ray Swim [source: Sahara Ray Swim]

Strap-y tanga bottoms: When ditching your triangle top for the day, it can also be tempting to forgo the string bottoms that go with it; that’s where strap-y tanga bottoms come in!

Tanga bottoms are typically known for their thick, athletic-inspired straps. But when the straps become spaghetti-thin, tanga bottoms are just as ideal for avoiding huge tan lines as your go-to string bottoms. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about them coming untied completely or sagging when the ties become loose.

Kim Kardashian in the Kim Bottoms by Sahara Ray Swim [source: Sahara Ray Swim]

One pieces that feel like two: For making a poolside statement, there’s nothing better than a daring one piece–especially those that allow your stomach and bum to catch the sun’s rays.

I am loving Minimale Animale’s range of sexy one pieces. When it comes to swimwear, they always take the cake, and their one pieces are no exception. They have a ton of different styles (including a line for gals who prefer a little more coverage), so there is a one piece for every bikini-lover.

The Lucid Onezie Rib Suit in Sea Salt by Minimale Animale [source: Minimale Animale]


I am such a sucker for pink-nude-brown lip colors! They are all so gorgeous, and I can’t get enough. Not only are they super flattering–I love how they enhance my olive skin–these lip colors go with anything from bold, night-out looks to subtle office styles.

There are so many different formulas, as well as finishes and undertones, on the market, and I’ve tried quite a few of them. Turns out, I absolutely love every one of the pinkish, nude-ish, brownish shades in my collection, and I find myself reaching for one or the other most days (or nights!) of the week.

MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Persistence: This one is so good that I actually have an entire post devoted to it, so I won’t go into too much detail here; I put it together in early fall when I first picked this shade up. I have’t put Persistence down since!

Bite Beauty Multistick in Cashew: I am obsessed with Bite’s Multisticks! All Bite products are great, but these definitely take the cake (or the Cashew) for me! They’re easy to apply without a mirror, super pigmented (1-2 swipes is enough) and long-lasting–even through drinking and eating.

Cashew, a rosy taupe shade, is perfect for those “no-makeup” makeup days. And because it doesn’t need a lip liner or any other babysitting, it’s a great one to keep in my bag 24/7. (Plus, because it is a Multistick, it’s safe for the cheeks and eyes, too!)

Note: This is the lip color I am wearing in all the selfies. 🙂

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb: If you’re looking for the smoothest, creamiest, most comfortable lipstick ever, I’d like you to meet Amuse Bouche. This award-winning formula has been recognized by the biggest publications in the beauty industry for its gel-like consistency and high-impact color.

For me Honeycomb is the perfect mid-tone nude; it’s not too pink or too gray. I like to dab it onto my lips for a lived-in, French girl-inspired “melted” look. Speaking of Melted…

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chihuahua: You guys already know how much I love this formula; it has been in my collection since 2014. But last year during Sephora’s VIB sale I decided to pick up this bold nude-y shade. I already owned Melted Violet and Melted Nude, which look glam and are perfect for more formal events, but I wanted something I could wear on a day-to-day basis.

Chihuahua is such a gorgeous shade! It’s bold and sophisticated, but still plain enough to be considered a neutral. I love pairing it with a bronze eye and bronzed skin.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Oh Snap: This was one of my first ColourPop purchases over a year ago when I was a broke grad student looking for an affordable option to the trendy pink lipstick tones.

Dark, dramatic, vampy lips had been popular for so long (and I still love them!), but I hardly owned any natural-looking lipstick shades until I bought this one.

I was so pleasantly surprised with this product! The color, a muted, dusty rose, was exactly what I had in mind, and the long-wearing formula wasn’t drying at all despite its matte finish. In terms of lip colors, the Lippie Stix is by far my fav product from ColourPop.

Buxom Full-On Lipstick in Sydney (no longer available): I was so disappointed when I started putting this post together and couldn’t find this shade for sale anywhere–not Ulta (where I purchased it), not Sephora, not even Buxom.com! This is definitely something I was hoping to restock when I ran out.

The three-in-one formula is unlike anything I’ve tried before. It has a pointed tip for lining the lips, but you can also angle it sideways in your hand to fill in your entire pout more quickly. And like most Buxom products, Full-On lipstick has a tingly plumping effect.

On the website and on the packaging, this products claims to have a matte finish. And while it isn’t super shiny by any means, to me it seems to have more of a satin finish, which I looove much more so than matte lipsticks. Sydney, a pink-nude, is my go-to my-lips-but-better shade.

Tarte Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit: I received this (along with an Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush that I *looove*) as my VIB birthday gift from Sephora last year, and I am so, sooooo happy with it! I’ve tried a number of different matte liquid lipsticks (including Kylie Cosmetics and NYX Lip Lingerie) over the past few years, and this is by far my fav formula.

Like most liquid lipsticks, it’s matte and long-wearing, but it’s not streaky or crusty whatsoever. The light pink-nude color is also perfect–not too light, not too pink, not too nude. It looks great with fresh-faced, rosy makeup, and it looks great with an intense smoky eye.

Glossier Generation G in Leo: The one and only Gen G in my collection (although, I’ve had my eyes on Crush for a while now)! I absolutely love this warm cocoa brown shade, which was named after everyone’s favorite 90s heartthrob. Leo instantly warms my complexion and I love it!

You know the drill with this formula: layer 1-2 swipes for a sheer look, or 3-4 swipes for stronger color payoff. (I almost always go with the latter because I just cannot get enough Leo!)

NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu: NYX Butter Gloss is the best lip formula at the drugstore, hands down. It’s seriously shiny–never sparkly–but don’t be fooled by the name: these guys are ultra-pigmented.

There’s a rumor among the beauty community that Tiramisu is a universally flattering shade, and I definitely believe it. The brownish undertones mixed with a dusty pink base (topped with a glossy finish) give me all the Em Rata vibes. I love wearing this shade for subtle sexiness on a night out.

ColourPop x Kathleenlights Ultra Glossy Lip in Moon Child: Just the best lip gloss ever! I mentioned Moon Child in my February favorites a few weeks ago, and I am still loving this lippie as much as ever. Because I’ve already talked about it on here, I won’t go into too much detail in this post–you’ll have to peep my Feb favs if you want to know more 😉

But, I will say that Moon Child is so gorgeous over a pinky-nude lip liner (like ColourPop’s Oh Snap Lippie Pencil), but I’m sure it looks great paired with pretty much anything. Aaand, like ColourPop’s entire range, it’s super affordable and amazing quality.