Exclusive interview with amazing singer and songwriter Leyla

CP: Hi Leyla, we are very proud to have you for the interview! You  are a recent stroke survivor, how are you doing?
I am doing okay, thank you so much for asking and I hope you are doing well too. I am still in a process of healing, mostly emotionally and mentally but physically I feel almost back to ‘normal’ now. I am also raising funds for the American Stroke Association with the release of my new meditation mantra “I Am Free”.


CP: We heard about your recent release of a pop mediation and affirmation song recorded in 432 HZ frequency for the 3rd eye chakra. Can you tell us how it works? 

L: Everything in the universe has a frequency and vibrates. Atoms vibrate against each other to form a molecule, and those atoms and molecules have signature vibrational waves that can be measured in Hertz (HZ). All organisms are made of atoms and molecules, which means they have a natural frequency or set of frequencies at which they vibrate, even objects that  appear to be stationary. Motion generates frequencies and generates sound whether we are able to hear it or not. Everything has a sound, and it’s own level of vibration. A frequency is the number of times a wave repeats itself within a second. Auditory stimuli, such as music, binaural beats or positive affirmations are utilized to influence brain wave chemistry, impacting our physical and mental well-being.The frequencies we listen to can change our brain’s frequency through the auditory cortex, altering our emotions that trigger releasing hormones and chemicals with the ability to heal the body. Music has been shown to modulate several cardiac and neurological functions and to trigger measurable stress-reducing pathways, to modulate blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, alter immune and endocrine function; and improve pain, anxiety, nausea, fatigue, and depression. 


CP: Why is it important to activate your 3rd eye chakra?

L: Some spiritual views hold that our body is more than just physical and mental, it’s also an energetic system called chakras.The chakras symbolize energy centers and correspond to a bundle of nerves, major organs, and areas of our spiritual body that impact our physical and emotional well-being.The Third Eye chakra is located between the eyebrows.It is said that meditating upon this chakra destroys the karma of past lives and brings liberation and intuitive knowledge. Its attributes are intelligence, intuition, insight, and self-knowledge. When imbalanced, it may make you feel non-assertive and afraid of success, or on the contrary, it can make you more egotistical. An imbalance can manifest as physical problems like headaches, blurry vision, and eye strain.


CP: Why did you choose 432 HZ frequency for your meditation song?

L: According to international researcher and musician Ananda Bosman, the archaic Egyptian instruments that have been unearthed are largely tuned to A = 432Hz. The ancient Greeks tuned their instruments predominantly at 432Hz. Playing and listening to music that has been tuned to 432 Hz creates a sense of peace and well being as it is the harmonic intonation of nature. This frequency is also said to be helping with releasing stress and tension from the body and mind, to help release serotonin and endorphin (which keep the blood pressure and heart rate stable and to release toxins and energy blockages).

CP: How did your interest in healing music grow?

L: Many years ago I attended a program in NYC where I got certified as a Sound Healer. It was the first time I learned about how sound can really affect you and impact your health. One of our task was to define our goals in terms of sound healing and mine was to understand how to make commercial Pop music more healing. I believe using different frequencies in medicine is the future.  We are all made of frequency.

CP: You refer to your music as “Yoga Pop”. Can you tell us how did you come up with this innovative genre? 

L: The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit root word “yug,” which means to yoke or unite. I wanted to ‘unite’ or combine healing frequencies/sound healing with commercial Pop music to bring more balance and make it restorative. 


CP: You’ve also been had a song placement in the “Temptation Island” dating show, is that right? How was this experience for you?
Yes, I had a few placements and have been collaborating with other songwriters and singers on creating music for music synchronization in Tv, film and advertisement. I  have defintey been feeling grateful.  It’s a great feeling when hard work pays off. The music business can be very competitive and it’s has its ups and downs. 


CP: Who are the top three music artists of all time for you?

L:That is a difficult question :) as there are many great artist each for their now unique talents, but I think Whitey Houston has definitely one of the most iconic voices of all times and I love the older songs of Maria Carey like “Hero”. Michael Jackso


 Read the interview in the new print issue of the "Cosmo Chic"
























































Lisa Christiansen exclusive for Cosmo Press

Remember when lip fillers and Botox seemed taboo? In the early 2000s, celebrities especially seemed to be more guarded about revealing what types of cosmetic procedures they had done. These days, stars talk about their relationship with Botox and fillers just as they would talk about their favorite drugstore beauty products. And, the A-listers are not alone. According to Allergan, the company best known for making Botox and Juvéderm, 5.5 million people have received fillers within the past year alone.


"A youthful face has contours, high cheekbones and a well-defined jawline. As we age, the layers of the face start to change and we begin to lose this," says Angela Johnson, PA, founder and CEO of Aesthetically Angela, team member of Harmony MediSpa a boutique cosmetic and injectables spa in Lawton, Oklahoma. "Common areas of volume replacement include around the eyes, the temples, and cheeks, as well as the lips. Restoring the structure to these areas gives an immediate youthful appearance," Angela adds.Nowadays, patients are going into the office for more than one treatment at a time! In 2019, Johnson says "millennials were two times more likely to start their injectables treatment with both neurotoxin and filler than their comparable 39 to 45-year-olds." 

In 2019 Christiansen told InStyle, "I’m not going to lie to myself, past a certain age, creams work on the texture of your skin but, in order to restore elasticity, all I can really count on is vitamin injections, Botox, and Hyaluronic Acid - Voluma.” She added, "I have a very simple, healthy life, which works miracles. I drink a lot of water, crazy water from Mineral Wells, Texas. I watch what I eat, and exercise… but I owe the quality of my skin to my aestheticians Angela Johnson and Julietta Williams, Kendra Geiger, and Brittany Houston from Harmony Medispa in Lawton, Oklahoma.”


We at Cosmo have devoted this cover story to Lisa Christiansen, who’s promoting Harmony Medispa In this lifestyle feature because we believe it is important to empower each other and Lisa lives everyday doing just that by helping others see their worth through her eyes offering people from all walks of life to own their own power, 

Christiansen broke down exactly what she does to keep her 56-year-old face as wrinkle-free as possible—and it consists of a lot less plastic surgery than some naysayers might think.

Christiansen said that she currently has “a little bit of Botox,” in the space between her brows, forehead, under her eyes, and recently in the neck muscle. She added that she has “no filler in her lips and our investigating team confirmed her lips are natural” Lisa stated “No filler. Never filled lips, ever.”


She also denied having eyelash extensions and confirmed her eyebrows are real but with permanent eyeliner and brow liner. “I’ve never had eyelash extensions,” she said. “I’ve never done anything. I have a drop of mascara on today.

Christiansen did admit to using hydrofacial treatments regularly. “I care. I really, genuinely care about looking my personal best,” she said. “I probably care more than 90 percent of the people on this planet. I do my beauty treatments usually late at night. After everyone’s in bed, I’m doing my routine.”


“I’m at peace with not being perfect and I wasn’t like that before,” she added. “I’m not fond of my hands—they’re a little dry. But I’ve lived life and I’ve changed so many diapers with these hands and I’ve snuggled my babies with these hands, so I’m okay with them. [Getting older] doesn’t mean that I won’t strive for perfection, but you get to a point where you’re like, ‘Okay, my health is more important than anything else.” Christiansen reinforces how self-esteem is part of mental health and how feeling beautiful creates an environment for others to see your beauty from the inside out because inner beauty reflect through creating confidence and there isn’t anything more beautiful than loving yourself and being confident.

When we asked long time friend and fellow cyclist Patrick Dempsey his thoughts on Lisa’s decision to indulge in the world of botox, etc. he wisely answered “whatever makes a person feel and look their best without risking their health is a personal choice and this is something each person decides for themselves.” Wise words from a wise man. 


We also asked celebrity friends of Christiansen such as Kim Kardashian who just launched her own skincare line SKKN who also treats herself to botox as a beauty maintenance regimen and she states that there is only so much hope in a jar can do, to really keep those pesky lines on a map and not on your skin botox is something that is proven to work miracles. In short, she agrees and approves. There is much debate to botox or to not botox and it unanimously is a personal choice that one must make themselves..


I always want to look appropriate. There does come a point when you’ve taken it too far—overfilled, too tight, too much cosmetic work. There’s nothing worse.”

Lisa also addressed whether she feels guilt for her role creating an unrealistic beauty standard for many. “If I’m doing it, it’s attainable,” she argued. “There are so many different beauty standards—whether it’s Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Marilyn Monroe. When I was a teenager, [the look] was just blonde waifs. My mentality was never like, you see them on TV or in magazines and pick who you want to be. It was always: Be yourself, find beauty in everything.”


Cosmetic Enhancements:

Harmony Medispa Lawton

[email protected]

Kendra Geiger

Julietta Williams


Aesthetically Angela

Angela Johnson 


Jewelry by: 

Brothers Jewelers


Makeup by bare minerals


Photo Credit:

Bird Pics Photography

Anti-wrinkle treatment by Dr Marco Morello

If you've ever dreamed, you could eliminate the laugh lines around your mouth or the tiny worry lines running across your forehead. You may have thought of getting cosmetic injections or perhaps surgery. The use of injectables for non-surgical skin beautification treatments is widespread. Chemicals are injected into the skin through a needle to strengthen the muscles or fill up the skin to make wrinkles appear less prominent.


What are anti-wrinkle treatments?

The botulinum toxin is a bacterial toxin that is refined and used as an anti-wrinkle treatment. The minute, regulated dose of anti-wrinkle used to treat wrinkles has been used successfully for decades, even though higher doses are fatal. Anti-wrinkle treatment blocks nerve signals in the muscle at the injection site; this is how it functions. It stops the muscles from contracting and developing creases and lines. With anti-wrinkle treatment, wrinkles can be reduced in size or perhaps eliminated. Anti-wrinkle treatment can be used by your doctor or other healthcare professional to reduce wrinkles on the forehead, around the lips, and around the eyes. If the lines are deep, anti-wrinkle treatment could require several treatments to soften them effectively.

Neuromodulators and neurotoxins are additional names for Anti-wrinkle treatment and other medications created with botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin-based procedures come with the brand names like Anti-wrinkle Treatment Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin. Anti-wrinkle treatment is a medication that doctors use to treat migraines and other illnesses. One application is for the treatment of neurological disorders-related muscular problems. Injecting anti-wrinkle treatment into the armpits can treat Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Even teeth grinding may be alleviated when injected into the jaw muscle.


What does Anti-wrinkle treatment work?

Anti-wrinkle treatment is quite effective at treating wrinkles or fine lines formed by facial muscle activity, most frequently in the upper face or around the lips[2]. Movement lines will be lessened or prevented using anti-wrinkle treatment. Anti-wrinkle treatment can't treat small lines and wrinkles brought on by drooping or a loss of facial slenderness. Static wrinkles are what these are. Cheek, neck, and jowl lines are examples of static wrinkles.

How long does Anti-wrinkle treatment last?

Consider Anti-wrinkle treatment as a haircut. The effects fade with time because they don't persist indefinitely[3]. Your muscles will start to move again, and your wrinkles will resurface after four to six months. It's perfectly alright to get Anti-wrinkle treatment again after its effects start vanishing.

Is the Anti-wrinkle treatment painful?

A tiny needle, considerably smaller than one used for a blood test and comparable to those used for insulin injections, is used to administer Anti-wrinkle treatment. A brief, acute scratch is followed by a cold sensation occasionally. A "pinch" is how most patients describe the feeling of an Anti-wrinkle treatment injection.

What is the Effectiveness of Anti-wrinkle treatment?

Most patients saw results from Anti-wrinkle treatments within a week or two of the procedure, with only minor side effects. There are instances where a person develops an Anti-wrinkle treatment immunity, which has less obvious consequences. It's crucial to let your dermatologist know about any current illnesses you may have. Before beginning treatment, the doctor will discuss any potential dangers with you. Anti-wrinkle treatments also don't require any downtime. You can carry on as usual with your daily activities. The comprehensive benefits of Anti-wrinkle treatment will be visible and felt for around four months, sometimes longer. You will then require further routine maintenance. After getting the injections, you won't need to take any time off work to recover. Approximately the effects may go after three to four months of Anti-wrinkle treatment.

What are the downsides of Anti-wrinkle treatment?

The most extraordinary thing about Anti-wrinkle treatment is that it is relatively brief and safe, making it an excellent initial choice for people contemplating non-surgical therapies. It will disappear even if you experience a slight adverse effect[4]. It is because nerve endings constantly renew and regenerate with time. Some minor adverse effects include: 

  •  drooping of the eyelid or brow, if the doctor administers the injection close to the eye
  • weakening or paralysis of the muscles around the injection site
  • hives
  • rashes, or itching
  • discomfort, bleeding, bruising, swelling, numbness, or redness
  • headache
  • dry mouth
  • flu-like symptoms
  • Gallbladder issues
  • dizziness or other eyesight issues 
  • bladder issues

Who should avoid Anti-wrinkle treatment?

If you have weak face muscles, thick skin, deep scars, or other skin difficulties, you should avoid Anti-wrinkle treatment. One should also avoid it if they have a neuromuscular illness like multiple sclerosis or are either pregnant or nursing. To prevent any potential adverse effects, one must avoid Anti-wrinkle treatment.




The anti-wrinkle treatment relaxes the muscles to prevent creases and wrinkles caused by the face's hyperactive muscles, A. These muscles are typically present in the top front, particularly in the forehead and the area surrounding the eyes. Anti-wrinkle treatment is a medication that is only available by prescription. Confirming that a licensed professional is administering the treatments is crucial, and choosing a professional with extensive anatomical knowledge is even safer. A health organization's registration is mandatory for the clinics that provide Anti-wrinkle injections. It would be best to decide which area of your face to treat before beginning the session and what skin issue you wish to address. Speaking with your dermatologist is also recommended in this situation to avoid any harmful effects in the future.


Who wish to learn more about Dr. Marco Morello may visit his instagram  follow his other social channels for more information.

Solution found! Get rid of common skin problems in 3 to 6 weeks with Ekhambee

Common skin issues for Women of color resolved

Get to know Ekhambee brand that offers a wide range of skincare that provides relief and solutions for common skin problems for women of color.

Aging skin is an inevitable step for every women, but can we improve the appearance of fine lines and dull skin? Nature is one of the most powerful sources of vitamins and mineral elements to support our skin. If you are in your 40s, dealing with the hormone changes, a good skin care routine is a must. Ekhambee offers natural solutions and anti aging products for you!

Is it familiar when your pores feel clogged and dirty? Skins feels oily? It’s a frequent issue that can be solved using non-comedofenic products. Try our editor’s picks by Ekhambee Mud mask 

and Toner Gel  that will shrink your pores and without drying.

“Bags” and dark circles around the eyes are a cosmetic problem that worries almost every woman degree or another. The main culprits of these misfortunes are the age factor (the skin loses its elasticity, and swelling is formed more often) and heredity (your skin cells may simply be prone to dense fatty deposits). Secondary - dehydration, lack of sleep, allergic reactions, hormonal imbalance, malnutrition, bad habits. In general, even those of us who do not usually have “bags” under the eyes can easily get them during a cold or seasonal illness. We found effective methods of dealing with the "eyes of the panda".

Wash off with cool water. Hot exacerbates puffiness and accentuates dark circles. If you are quite tolerant of low temperatures, use an ice cube to tone your face and periorbital area (if there are vascular networks and broken capillaries on your face, wrap ice with cling film). To keep your skin hydrated and avoid hyperpigmentation, Ekhambee brand offers All Natural Face Moisturizer.

Most of women found that is significantly reduced darkness around the eyes when used twice a day for 3 to 6 weeks!

Get to know more about skin problems for women of color on Ekhambee web!

Paris Fashion Week with Bella Zofia, Izabela Zofia Switon-Kulinska.

Model, Influencer and Fashion a Week Insider Bella is sharing her insights with us. Izabela, known as Bella Zofia is taking us on a fashion journey in Paris while being 7 months pregnant and showing that the impossible is possible. Let's see what she has to say. 


  1. How did you enjoy PFW and what was your favourite part of this experience?
    Izabela: It was lovely to join my friends and share PFW moments with them. This FW was also very special for me because I was 7 months pregnant, and I wanted to show other women that pregnant women can still be fashionable and don’t miss fashion month. My favourite moment of PFW SS23 for me was attending fashion shows together with my girlfriends and sharing this excitement with them. I loved also slow mornings where I could sip coffee in the local bistro and plan my day and content, before the business of Paris Fashion Week. 

  2. Which designs were you wearing and what can you tell us about them?
    Izabela: I was very excited to wear designs from brands that I admire and believe in their philosophy. Designs that made me feel good and look my best, even being pregnant. Some designers I was wearing were: the wonderful SOL ANGELANN, creator of dresses embroidered with Swarovski crystals. Talented Parisian designer NICOLAS BESSON, who creates more sexy styles, but they also fitted my growing belly perfectly. Also, GEMY MAALOUF represented by GIORGIA VIOLA, a luxury Parisian showroom that dresses celebrities and models. For more casual moments and presentations, I chose Millé Milano brand which is one of my favourite ones for many years. When it comes to accessories, I chose Thalié Paris for the handbags. When it comes to jewellery and watches I brought designs from Geneva, it was Charriol, with beautiful watches and jewellery and Natkina, also a Geneva-based brand that creates stunning jewellery pieces. 

  3. Tell us some behind the scenes secrets about the photo shoot at Ritz Paris. 
    Izabela: It was a special project created between me and my 2 friends: Doli Grace and Marina von Lison. We created a full-day fashion show experience for our communities. We attended a few fashion shows, had a photo shoot at the Place Vendôme, and enjoyed time together. Some of the highlights were meeting my favourite actress Amber Valetta and shooting for L'Officiel Monaco. 

  4. What has been the highlight of your career thus far?
    Izabela: Some of the highlights in my career were working with Porsche for their exclusive calendar and being the face of Sotheby's campaign and being a business owner of my company Défilé Agency for 5 years now. 

  5. What is your favourite part of being a fashion influencer and working in the fashion/ luxury industry?
    Izabela: My favourite part is always to inspire my audience with a look I created, presenting a new brand or a trend. I also love attending fashion weeks and working with big fashion/ luxury industry players.
  6. What is your number one tip for a becoming fashion influencer?
    Izabela: The most important tip from me is to find your own voice and style and always remain authentic to yourself.
  7. How do you define style?
    For me, style is always about timeless elegance. The way a woman wears her clothing is so essential. Clothes don't have to be expensive, but neat and of good quality. I personally love timeless clothing with a dose of extravagance.


Izabela Zofia Switon-Kulinska, 

Instagram @bella_zofia




Where can I find the best beauty store near me in Los Angeles?


Meta: Looking stunning in the City of Angels is not easy, but with our Korean beauty store, you can make sure you look fantastic starting today!

Los Angeles is a special city to live in. It is bustling with energy, creativity, and charm. Few other cities in the world can match the City of Angels. However, one of the big aspects of this city is the LA beauty scene. LA is home to many beauticians who can help you to take your idea and look amazing. However, you probably have one question you need to be answered: what is the best beauty store near me in LA?

At Palace Beauty, we operate as one of the leading options for a Korean beauty store within the city. With our excellent range of cosmetics, accessories, and hair products, we ensure you can take the look you want and transform yourself. With Korean-inspired and Korean-made beauty products, we can offer you something different from the typical norm in Los Angeles.

Our store, based in the city itself, is growing internationally. You can both pick items up in-store or order online. Thanks to our growing size, we are now proud to offer fully international shipping worldwide. So, if you want to use a local Korean beauty store in Los Angeles with a great reputation locally and beyond, check out our wares today! 

How can I find the best beauty supply near me now?

The easiest solution is to come down to our storefront. We are based on Olympic Blvd on the second floor of the K-Town Galleria Mall. Our store is open Monday to Saturday from 10AM to 8PM and on Sunday from 11Am until 7PM. Now you can get your hands on the best items from our store in person or order online and get it dropped off right at your doorstep!

Korean beauty is a growing part of the beauty world, with Korean-made beauty products now regarded as some of the best in the world. This can give you access to top-of-the-range beauty products that help your hair and skin look outstanding. Using the best ingredients and focusing on creating natural and authentic beauty products, Korean beauticians are famed for paying that extra attention to detail.

So, come down to our K-Town store and see why we are one of the most beloved beauty shops in this part of Los Angeles. 

Palace Beauty: Now shipping worldwide!

We ship worldwide so you do not have to live in LA to benefit from our world-class products. If you want to find the best beauty supply near you now, you can check out our website and learn even more about what we bring to the table. Everything we do is designed around ensuring you can have a fun time shopping for beauty products that you know are safe to use, ethically made, and provide lasting results.

Take a look at our range of products today at Palace Beauty, and see why we are one of the fastest-growing Korean beauty stores in the entire city! 


Power 100” Most Influential People In The World 2022 - Great Inventor Andre Gray Tops the London Defender

If you don't hit the target, you're never going to score!

Finally released by the prestigious London Defender magazine is the long-awaited list of the "Power 100" most influential people in the world for 2022. This rating was not made up of vapid celebrities and social media influencers in any manner, shape, or form, as LD made abundantly apparent when they first presented the list to the world. On the other side, it created a list of individuals to highlight people who are genuinely and significantly altering the world as we know it today. There is a significant representation of people from India, China, and other countries in Asia, in addition to certain European nations. For its part, Africa displayed remarkable performance throughout the entire competition. 

But only one person deserves to be at the very top of the list, and that person is none other than the brilliant inventor Andre Gray. 

My history's not very good, but did David win?

By none other than the legend, Andre Gray, who is the central character in the digital revolution and the one around whom it is centered. He is the one who initiated everything. It goes without saying that this is a well-deserved honor to be given to the most outstanding innovator of this century.  Indeed, Gray revolutionized both the smartphone and the internet in their infancy, imbued them with artificial intelligence, and perfected their nexus. If you don't mind, please take a moment to read the introduction that follows.


 This list was debated, assembled, and then again assembled by the editorial team of the London Defender over the course of four months, until everyone was, quite literally, on the same page. In truth, each and every writer and editor who contributed to the creation of the "LD Power 100" had their own personal lists that they applied to decide who belonged on the final list and how each person should be rated.

Additionally, we very deliberately avoided including anything trivial in our rating. To achieve this, we created a list that, for the most part, avoided including individuals from all walks of life who are famous and instead concentrated on people who are currently having a significant and lasting impact on the global community. It was simple to choose the winner, and the discussion on what it meant to be a true genius lasted for hours. This great inventor is the only unquestionable genius in the world today. It was simple to decide who should be ranked first. Following is a list of the "Power 100" Most Influential People in the World.


National Publicist to Farmer Karen Ammond and her Eclectic Career

Karen Lauren Ammond is the Founder and President of KBC Media, LLC, based in Philadelphia and NYC.

In the past 20 years she and her team have represented clients from Celebrities, US Senators, a former Presidential Candidate, Best -Selling Authors, Start- ups, Indie Films, Technology and Lifestyle brands. Her agency has been named “Best PR Agency” and Karen as a “Top Publicist.”  She has placed her clients in national media from the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, Bloomberg, National Talk Shows, Entertainment shows and Late-Night shows such as The Tonight Show, print from NY Times, USA Today, People Magazine, Cosmo, Glamour, Shape, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc, radio and podcasts to name a few.  She and her team have also worked globally from London to Dubai.


Her agency also has an event division, whereas they have handled grand openings, red carpets, premier parties and product launches.

While her career has been exciting, in her free time Karen has always loved the outdoors, growing flowers and vegetables, gardening and horses.  She and her MD husband also operate beach vacation rentals. They made the decision to purchase a farm back in 2018.  

It took a few years to locate the perfect land, but when we saw the 80 raw acres outside Charlottsville, VA we knew it was the place for our family. There are 360-degree breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains,” stated Karen.

When the lockdown happened, Karen knew it was going to be crucial to become self-sustainable.

The new we named Blossom Ridge farm will be organic with geo- thermal energy. The plan is to build an Event Barn where Karen will host events, weddings, and parties. She and her husband are looking to add chickens and goats.

They want to retain and Apiary to raise bees on the property for honey, grow Vines for their own Wine brand, vegetables, fruit trees and lavender. Karen will have an office for her PR clients and the farm ventures.

 I want to build Blossom Ridge into a bustling farm estate over the next few years. It is exciting to begin this new adventure in our lives. We also want to offer some acreage to new young farmers to begin their farming careers.” Karen shared. 

Once her farm is underway, we will follow up with her to see the progress.

For information about her PR agency visit: www.kbcmedia.com.