MERCEDES KISS

 
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Skincare Architect

Holistic Health & Beauty Advisor

Empowerment Advocate

Editor of Art & Words


PHILOSOPHY

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 of understanding, grace, and greatness = remembering we are ONE with one another.

BACKGROUND

I used to be an architect of fancy spaces (like Park Ave apartments & Ritz-y hotels).

Then there came a lightening bolt moment when I realized I was not living as myself.  I was starring in someone else's movie.  So, I decided to align my everyday with what I actually care about:

deep relationships - not an AutoCAD affair

elevation & expansion - not overtime

smiles - not stress

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.  Seek and you shall find:

INSPIRATION - writing & recommendations celebrating the unique brilliance of every being

SKINCARE - organic, botanical, enlivening, radiant

ONE ON ONE - sessions to lovingly guide you to personalized holistic health & confident beauty (I am currently accepting new clients and warmly invite you to discover more here)

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IF I HAD A DATING PROFILE...

Astrology • Pisces Sun, Capricorn Rising, Virgo Moon

Spirit Animal • Baby cheetah

Soul Color • Pantone 941 U & Pantone 2975 U

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...bc on caffeine I'm a wild child

Exercise • Running, Yoga, Epically long walks

Music • Caribbean Jazz, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, Rolling Stones

TV / Movies • Currently: The Americans / Always: What About Bob?  Turner Classic Movies

Books • Currently: The Rules of Magic / Just finished: Dodgings Energy Vampires / Always: health/nutrition/holistic reference...my bedside table is constantly stacked

Beaches • Mermaid's Chair St. Thomas, Magen's Bay St. Thomas, Nosara Costa Rica, East Hampton, Santa Barbara (Mesa Lane Steps)

Mountains • Anywhere with my dad and brothers

City • New York City

Uniform • Bodysuit, cutoff Levi's, these leopard-print boots...a soft spot for lamé


THE MISSION

Devoted to empower every unique creature with

SUPERLATIVE SELFCARE & SOULCARE.

I want you to know that you are

 
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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:

Soul

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.

Tribe

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.

Art

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.

Nourishment

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.

Dialogue

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.

Peace Love Hugs & High Fives