The Model Life: Mercedes Yvette

We’re asking models from some of the world’s top agencies to give us a peek at a few of their favorite all-natural products and best healthy tips.  We all love to stay healthy and to look good doing it and for a model it’s a full-time job!

Model: Mercedes Yvette of NOUS Models

Best Known For:  America’s Next Top Model, spokeswoman for the Lupus Foundation of America

Favorite all-natural makeup item:  Josie Maran Argan Oil and lip gloss

Favorite natural skin care:  Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer with 40+ SPF

Best facial cleanser:  Malin+Goetz

Best beauty tip every received:  “If your eyeshadow crumbles into a million pieces, you can resurrect it from the dead by adding a drop of alcohol. What?!”

Sun-worshipper or always in the shade with sun block?  “I am a shade-chaser.”


Favorite beauty product:  Nars Orgasm Blush


Favorite healthy restaurant:  Cafe Gratitude

Favorite juice bar:  Pressed Juicery

Favorite juice:  “Greens 3, yummy!”

Favorite healthy snack on the go:  Trader Joe’s Trail Mix packages

Easy healthy recipe:  Quinoa black bean salad

Essential supplement/vitamin:  Vitamin D3

3 things you can’t live without when traveling?  “My iPhone, Polaroid camera and Bobby Brown concealer.”

Favorite healthy way to wind down: “Glass of tea and my girlfriends.”

Favorite way to spend time outdoors: Barbeques

Easy recycling tip:  “Have two trash cans.”

Current obsession:  “Sonos Stereo System (wireless) – I want like 5.”

Favorite workout: Ashtanga Yog

Clothing item you couldn’t live without:  My yoga pants.

Best tip for staying green:  “Practice makes perfect.”

Your current mantra:

“Find happiness within yourself. Then share yourself with others.”

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