MERCEDES LUCIA KISS
Holistic Beauty Advisor
Artist of Graphics & Collage
I believe that confidence, radiance, and HELL YES happiness reside intrinsically within each of us. We are empowered to live that truth loud and proud when we harmonize our authenticity with our freedom of personal expression.
That, my fabulous friends, is what I am here for.
I am here to write about the vulnerabilities we feel as babes aiming to actualize our best selves. I offer you up my own gritty examples of lessons learned so that we may all connect on common ground.
Because, as far as I see it, the starting point to grace, greatness, and truth = remembering we are ONE with one another.
I worked through my twenties (and my solar-return) as an architect in Manhattan.
For a host of reasons, I reached a breaking point when I knew I had to break out and forge a new path.
I became a certified holistic health advisor, and while keeping up my design and artistic practice, I created this site:
A STAND OUT
I set out to create a universe devoted to helping women fall deeper in love with every layer of their reflections - from skin to soul. Welcome. Here you’ll find:
INSPIRATION - writing & recommendations to celebrate your unique brilliance
SKINCARE - organic, botanical, honoring wisdom and youth
ONE ON ONE - sessions to lovingly guide anyone searching for optimal holistic health & greater confidence in their unique beauty. I am currently accepting new clients. Please email your name and brief introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will schedule a complimentary call.
AT A GLANCE
Astrology • Pisces Sun, Capricorn Rising, Virgo Moon
Spirit Animal • Baby cheetah
Myers-Briggs • ENFJ (in decent company with Oprah & Barack & Neil deGrasse Tyson)
Lucky Number • 23
Food & Bev • East coast oysters & mezcal
Coffee or Tea • Herbal tea...even tiny doses of caffeine have turned me into some sort of wild nocturnal animal on multiple occasions
Exercise • Running, Yoga, Dog walks
Music • Fleetwood Mac, Sting, St. Lucia, Big Band Jazz
Books • My bedside table is constantly stacked with holistic lifestyle and alternative health references...
Beaches • Mermaid's Chair St. Thomas, Magen's Bay St. Thomas, Nosara Costa Rica, East Hampton, Santa Barbara (Mesa Lane Steps)
Cities • New York, Austin, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Zurich
Uniform • Bodysuits & cutoff Levi's
Devoted to enliven women with
SUPERLATIVE SKINCARE & SOULCARE.
I want you to know that you are
This site, this business, this mission is devoted to helping the younger version of myself. That girl seeking to break free from the commonplace - to courageously blaze her unique path. And this site is for you if, like her, you are pursuing your truest experience of life...you are devoted to loving every layer of yourself.
I spent many years feeling like the star the wrong movie.
But -my goddess!- there came an awakening, a breaking point, and finally a determination.
I pulled a 180 on both my profession and self-perception. I eschewed others' expectations and prioritized personal authenticity. My journey has lead me to crack the codes on confident, loving, unapologetically unique, abundant, joyful living.
I burn my flame uniquely bright and true, hotter and fiercer, every day. And I want the same for you, dear one.
Below, please find the five areas of human experience I've established as pillars of exploration on this journey:
Our core consciousness. It is far more powerful than our tangible self (us from the skin in). Our soul is the intangible part of our being. Its radical energy lives in synchronicity with the birds, bees, flowers, trees, and the whole damn universe. Our simple yet difficult goal is to turn down the volume of our ego and allow the soul to guide the way...for it is a bottomless well of intuitive truth and boundless strength.
The curated community of human and non-human animals we choose to surround us, support us, challenge us, and ultimately amplify our own life's meaning.
The gifts we give to the world for its betterment. Art is all that is conjured by our mind, motivated by our heart, manufactured by our body, and contributed with honesty.
The gifts we take from the world for our betterment. Nourishment encaptures all of the "good things" -to borrow Martha Stewart's barometer- created by man, the soil, and the sea.
The exchange of words between people, so that we may entertain stories, hold beliefs, challenge differences, learn lessons, and glean wisdom.
Everything here is created for your highest selfcare and soulcare. Products, recommendations, and the offering to work with me one-on-one are all in service of helping you create your healthiest, happiest, most standout existence.