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I’ve worked in the beauty industry for almost ten years, and have had many opportunities to interact and network with different leaders in the industry. This past Sunday, I was invited to a blogger luncheon hosted at the gorgeous Boca Raton estate of Inger Ellen Nicolaisen, founder of the most profitable hair salon chain in the world, Nikita Hair, which started with a single hair salon in Norway. Together with her daughter Christinah, they have grown Nikita Hair into a company that has a strong spirit and passionate culture. When approaching her stunning home, I was greeted by Inger herself, who flung the front door open and shouted enthusiastically across the driveway. I could immediately see and feel Inger’s intoxicating energy. I met a few of the fellow bloggers upon arrival, and we snapped some photos in front of the step and repeat before heading to take our seats in her media room. Inger began sharing her…

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As a watch lover, I was so excited when I was offered the opportunity to collaborate with watch brand Daniel Wellington for their new Classic Petite collection. Their watches have always caught my eye as classic and timeless, and the new collection is no different. The styles vary from mesh to leather, and I selected the Classic Petite Sterling (silver mesh band with a black face), and Classic Petite St Mawes (brown genuine leather strap with a black face). If you’re interested in ordering your own Daniel Wellington watch, they have a great selection of different band and face size options – both for men and women! You also get 15% off of your purchase with the code MARISSALYNNE. Phone case: Richmond + Finch Belt: Gucci (similar style) White ruffle strapless top: Pull + Bear (similar style)  Distressed denim shorts: Forever 21 (similar style)

My boyfriend and I had a great time on our 4-day adventure in Cuba, and before I work on a post with all of our great photos, I’m sharing some tips and insights and answering some FAQs that I received on Instagram. We spent time in Havana and Viñales, and I have a lot  to share. I’ll start with a few photos from our explorations, and then dive right into things you should know if you’re thinking about making the trip. {Flight + Visa} ✈ We flew with JetBlue out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), who is offering great prices to Havana.  Not only does JetBlue’s flight to Havana cover your travel health insurance, but they also handle all of the details for your visa, which you just pick up and pay for at the ticket counter when you arrive at the airport. {Exchanging Money} $ If you’re traveling from the U.S.,…

The W Fort Lauderdale has revealed the first phase of its $55 million-dollar renovation, and I received a peek of it’s glamorous new lobby, sushi bar,  and beautiful rooftop WET deck pool. The fresh and beautiful designs include updates to the entire property, both hotel (517 rooms) and residences. My boyfriend and I spent Memorial Day lounging at the WET deck, sipping on their signature cocktails, munching on some bites, and soaking in the sun (luckily, umbrellas were handy for the hot Florida day). The hotel will be completing it’s renovation with the debut of a new 4,000 square foot ballroom and an oceanfront restaurant from James Beard Award nominee, Stephen Starr (can’t wait to check that out for myself!). If you live in South Florida, The W Hotel Fort Lauderdale is a perfect getaway within your own backyard, where you can enjoy beachfront dining and enjoy their rooftop pool, and for visitors,…

Do you ever find that perfect, sexy top with a deeply cut neckline, only to be frustrated when not having the right bra to wear with it? Nothing can ruin an outfit more than parts of a stubborn bra sticking out and completely disrupting your décolleté. Well, I’ve found a bra that does the trick when it comes to providing support and allowing you to discreetly and tastefully show off your deep-V tops.  Introducing, THIRDLOVE’s Perfect Contour Plunge Bra. It’s adds just the right amount of lift for a natural look without the padding.  It is so comfortable – made with ultra soft memory foam cups that are sure to hug all the right areas and prevent gaping that some bra cups tend to have. It’s universally flattering and comes in 5 different colors (though I am partial to the new Deep-Orchid, which is so perfect for Spring and Summer! Their bras…

Denim is such a great fabric for Spring – light, breezy, casual. I scored this denim romper for only $10 at TJMaxx, and it’s the perfect versatile option to dress up or dress down. I wore it to brunch at Morgan’s Miami (photos of our induglent mascarpone and raspberry stuffed french toast, chicken and waffle sandwiches, various tacos, and freshly baked made-to-order cookies can be seen here), but that’s another story… This beautiful and dainty necklace is by C. Alexandria, who sells her amazing handcrafted pieces in her etsy shop. I put together some similar denim romper options, most under $30! These can be worn with sandals or cute kicks, or dressed up with wedges and even the right blazer, making it a great evening outfit for Spring weather.