About Beauty Disclosed Founders Lauren + Kim

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Beauty + Wellness Through a Curated Lens

Beauty Disclosed was born with the goal of simplifying the beauty search. By disclosing knowledge and inspiration, we’re here to offer simple and thoughtful ways to live a more beautiful life. Why us, you ask? Through our combined passion and unique industry experience, we’ve come to view beauty and wellness as one in the same. Thus, we’ve created Beauty Disclosed as your one-stop destination for a behind-the-scenes look into the latest and greatest in wellness AND beauty.  Through a carefully curated lens, we’ll bring you the most sought-after treatments + experiences, best places, and most helpful tips + tricks to help you to become your most beautiful self.

When it comes to beauty + wellness there are more options than ever before. While increased choices provide variety, the ever-growing and evolving beauty + wellness ecosystems make decisions more confusing, overwhelming and time-consuming. Beauty Disclosed is here to help surface what you need to know. Through honesty, transparency, and expert intel, we’ll encourage you to feel confident, inspired, educated and informed.

Whether you’re searching for the most effective skincare, latest in health and wellness, best makeup, most unique fitness classes, or all of the above, we have you covered. We’ve found incredible products and beautiful people who created them. We’ve found places and ways to relax + recharge and treatments to, literally, bring back your glow.

Through Beauty Disclosed, we hope to inspire the feeling of confidence in your own skin and encourage you to embrace the idea that beauty isn’t singular. We are all multi-faceted beings, with a depth, creativity, and uniqueness, that individually we each possess.

Thank you for commenting, liking, and sharing your journey. We believe that there is power in knowledge, inspiration in one another, magic in vulnerability, and freedom in wanderlust. We’re so excited to ignite a community of like-minded individuals to join in our curiosity for the latest and greatest in wellness + beauty. We’re honored to get to know each of you. So, embrace your beauty, continue to grow, and come together in the quest for all things beautiful. We’re so glad you’re here and WELCOME to Beauty Disclosed!

Lauren Finizio

Hi my beauties! I’m Lauren, and I am beyond excited to have you here with us on Beauty Disclosed. As we share with you our journeys toward all things beautiful, it’s only appropriate to first share with you a little about the sources. So here we go! I am Lauren Finizio (now Haughton), and I am newly married living in DUMBO, Brooklyn with my sweet, supportive, very cute beauty-loving husband, Tom (and new white lab fur-baby, Sophia). I was born and raised in bright, warm, sunshiney Orlando, Florida, and despite the humidity, I still live for that Florida breeze. I attended the University of Florida and then moved to New York City for a job at Cosmopolitan Magazine. After 5 years at Cosmo, I spent time at Hearst Digital working with major beauty companies at Cosmo, Elle, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Marie Claire. in 2017 I joined the Condé Nast Beauty Team leading beauty partnerships for our largest beauty clients across our most iconic brands- Glamour, VOGUE, and Allure, to name a few. Everyday brings something new and I am loving it- talk about a daily dose of innovation and inspiration! Beauty is in my DNA, and my love of beauty began at an early age…

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One of my favorite memories is dressing up in my mom’s clothes, jewelry, and MAKEUP. To this day, I travel with my Henry Bendel’s hat-box full of makeup (I like options?). Outside of makeup/skincare,  I love the energy brought on by a good sweat. I take 10+ vitamins each morning before applying my winged eyeliner. I turn on my oil diffuser after completing my (ever-changing)  nightly skincare routine. Moral of this story? Like many of us, I have an unwavering passion for beauty AND wellness. It’s difficult to think of one without the other as all of these things make up my definition of beauty. Beauty begins and radiates from the inside out, and a great facial can literally bring back your glow. Beauty is not exclusive to how you look, or wellness to how you feel. There are undeniable synergies, and beauty to be found in all of these things– from Cosmetic to Self-Care. We simply need to be ready to receive it and open to exploration along the way. At Beauty Disclosed, our goal is to form meaningful connections, inspiring each other through our shared adventures and experiences. We hope Beauty Disclosed is a place for you to feel empowered, energized, and excited as your personal journey continues to evolve.

Frequently Asked Questions

Favorite healthy go-to spot?

For sit down, Spring Natural on Kenmare. For take-away, Sweetgreen (especially the Spicy Cashew Dressing!)

Favorite Bar?

Currently, I love to admire our gorgeous city from the rooftop of the Public Hotel! Also check out the 1Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park for amazing views of the city and Lady Liberty.

Best Pizza?

Rubirosa Arugula with Balsamic Glaze. Add Cheese + Sauce. It’s Gluten-Free + Thin Crust. Get the Rubirosa + Arugula salad to start- SO DELISH! Call ahead early for a res! My mom always says “Can’t you just order the #1?” NOPE!

Go-to Sushi?

It’s a tie between Nobu Downtown + Koi in the Bryant Park Hotel. Make sure to order the Spicy Tuna Naruto, Yellowtail + Jalapeno, Crispy Rice, and hand roll!

NY Culture?

So, something different- Sleep No More or Queen of the Night. Such a fun out-of-the-box experience. Think Burlesque + Shakespeare + Murder Mystery live show. A bit of choose your own adventure!

Background?

The blonde hair may throw you off but my Dad is first-generation Italian. My Mom has Scottish and German on her side. Side note, my Step-Dad is Canadian. It’s amazing to get to celebrate such different cultures and traditions!

AM/PM skin care routines?

Cleanse, Tone, Exfoliate, Serum, Moisturizer, Oil for night and Sunscreen for day. I alternate methods of exfoliation (i.e. low level chemical glycolic/lactic acid or retinol) every other day. I use a mask 2-3 times per week and my latest obsession, is my Clarisonic Uplift (or Jade Roller) for Facial Massage, as many times a day as possible. (Oh! And my Ice Roller to de-puff after a big night out!).

If you could only wear one makeup product what would it be?

In standard fashion, I talked my way out of this one by saying I would get eyelash extensions or tint and then have my one product be a foundation or CC Cream (with SPF)

What’s your secret to glowing skin?

Masks, Hydrating Serums + Oils, a good chemical exfoliant. Also lots of nutrient rich fruits and veggies!

What was your first makeup item?
What’s your favorite place to shop for beauty?

Sephora. I like to go alone because everyone is always ready to leave before me! I tend to shop onAmazon for my wellness needs (though my husband is still shocked by the number of deliveries!)

Favorite Workout?

Triple Tie! SLT (it really is my favorite way to strengthen, lengthen, and tone), Soul-Cycle (in full transparency I am Mantas Only, I love the pace, music, and total high you get from EVERY SINGLE CLASS), or Y7 (heated, hip-hop, power yoga that boasts a serious sweat!). I try for each 1-2 times per week! As they say, #DetoxToRetox!

Favorite Snack?

Gluten-Free pretzels or really any kind of veggie or fruit. I’m also currently obsessed with any kind of veggie fried rice with coconut aminos!

What’s your motivation for working out?

It’s always bikini season somewhere! Kidding (kind of)! I never used to workout the way I do now (more regimented and into classes) I think because I’ve found what works for me- strength training through Pilates, mindfulness and energy through Yoga, and Cardio through Soul Cycle. Group classes and certain instructors also really motivate me. I now CRAVE the high and the energy I get from working out and actually need it to be able to be the “best me” in work,  relationships, and beyond.

How do you unwind from a long or tough day?

A good sweat, preferably Yoga at Y7 or Yoga Vida if my day has been particularly challenging. OR snuggling with my fur baby, Sophia!

What’s your #1 tip for living a healthy and balanced lifestyle?

Find what makes you happy, at any given point, on any given day. Know that it can change. Work everyday to find the good. Live in and appreciate the moment you’re in NOW. If it’s good, be present and let yourself enjoy it, and if it’s not, know that this too shall pass. Something I work on everyday!

What’s your go-to quick and easy meal to cook at home?

I am one of those people that LOVES vegetables (almost any kind!) and I’ve been gluten free for over 3 years. Typically, I’ll do 2 kinds of veggie sides (loving no-rice fried rice and a big spinach salad) and quick sautéed shrimp in coconut oil with these red pepper flakes or simple baked wild salmon (with dijon glaze or lemon + olive oil).

Favorite place I've traveled to?

Our honeymoon to Thailand was UNREAL (check out Chiang Rai and Koh Yao Noi), I LOVED Australia (+ The Whitsunday Islands), Bali is somewhere I would like to return, and we both love a quick trip to Montauk, Napa, Tulum and Miami!

What are some things you never travel without?

SO MANY THINGS. I will be totally honest here, I do not travel light despite trying. Packing cubes, May Lindstrom Blue Lagoon (best in-air hydration), Goop Balls in the Air Vitamins (fight inflammation + boost immunity), de Mamial Altitude Oil (instant refresh for stale plane air), Dr. Gross Alpha Beta Peel (to exfoliate/clean post-plane), Silk Sleep Mask, and Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Face Oil (post-plane hydration).

What places are on your travel bucket list?

Is it obvious why we travel together?! Maldives, South Africa + Seychelles, and New Zealand.

Favorite account for travel inspiration?

Aggie Lal’s blog + Instagram @travel_inhershoes! We love following her for the most beautiful travel inspo!

What's your favorite hotel?
Favorite Cocktail?

Titos, water, lemon (and by “lemon” I mean multiple)

My Other Half

Tommy, my husband and best-friend is the total calm to my storm. He has the biggest heart and brings a sense of strength, lightheartedness, and laughter to my everyday (and is the best Daddy to our fur baby, Sophia). Tommy (along with my Mom) is always my biggest fan, and is supportive of, and finds the joy in, every crazy adventure we share. He is my person, my love and my heart.

Guilty TV Pleasures?

Keeping Up with the Kardashians and This Is Us (if you can even classify this as a guilty pleasure!)

Something that most people don't really know about you?

I grew up wanting to be an Actress, which my not surprise people, but the fact that I was in drama may! Oh, and one of my biggest regrets is not continuing to learn a foreign language. I did by the Rosetta Stone, so will keep you posted on how that goes!

What’s a mantra you live by?

You’re never given a dream, without also being given the power to make it come true. And on my harder days something my mom always says “You are stronger than you feel, smarter than you think, and braver than you believe”.

Let's Create Something Beautiful

At Beauty Disclosed, we love to collaborate with brands who are also striving to help women on their journey to living their most beautiful lives. We are always looking to develop unique and authentic partnerships with brands that align with the mission of Beauty Disclosed. There are many ways we can collaborate including, but not limited to…

  • Product / Experience Collaboration: For inquiries regarding sponsored post opportunities for products, services or experiences please email us below! All products submitted to Beauty Disclosed are subject to review at our discretion
  • Giveaways + Promotions: If your brand has a product, service, or experience that would be of great value to our readers, let us know! We are always open to host  giveaways, contests, or promotions if we consider it to be a good fit for Beauty Disclosed. Any items sent for giveaways to our readers will be noted through tagging and mentioning the brand
  • Brand Development: Interested in doing a joint campaign? For select brands, we are open to co-creation and brand development opportunities where we can help grow each other’s brands through cross promotion
  • Guest Blogger Partnerships: At Beauty Disclosed, we are always inspired by the talent and passion of other bloggers. We have identified specific areas on site and on social where we love to feature other like-minded influencers who share our love for beauty, wellness, and all things beautiful.
  • Affiliate: Beauty Disclosed partners with affiliate programs that help to create a friendly user shopping experience for our readers. All affiliate links are representative of brands that we stand behind at Beauty Disclosed.
  • Ambassadorship: If you think your product or brand would be a great fit for our readers, we would love to discuss working with you! Ambassadorship can be done through a series of sponsored posts and social media promotion

Thinking Outside the Box? Have other creative ideas you’d like to share with Beauty Disclosed? We’d love to hear them. Let’s work together and create something beautiful! Interested in any of the above partnership opportunities or want to request our Media kit? Please contact us at connect@beautydisclosed.com

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