• Beauty,  Eco,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Reveal smoother +radiant skin instantly with Amazonian SkinFood

    Beauty powered by the ancient wisdom and deep nourishment of the Amazon Rainforest, Amazonian SkinFood is a safe effective skincare formulate without harmful ingredients. Revealing the clearer, smoother skin instantly with Amazonian SkinFood Sacha Inchi Face Cream + Superfruit Oil!

    Sacha Inchi Firming Peptide Face Cream

    Loaded with powerful antioxidants and vitamins, this multifaceted vegan and fragrance-free moisturizer helps the skin retain long-lasting moisture, reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and decreases roughness for smoother younger looking skin. The end result is an immediate improvement in skin’s tone, texture, and firmness.

    Amazonian SkinFood unique blend of Amazonia’s most nutrient-dense superfoods with Sacha Inchi – an ancient Inca seed renowned for its wellness, Organic Cacay oil, Organic Green Coffee Oil, Organic Açaí Berry, and Organic Ucuuba is a dream come true for your skin.

    This non greasy and fast absorbing, nutrient-dense moisturizer with plant-based natural peptides help stimulate cell regeneration and boost overall skin health.

    Superfruit Facial Oil: Plant-Based Retinol + Natural Vitamin-C

    Ultimate natural skincare routine: with clean skin, AM & PM, apply Sacha Inchi Face Cream followed by Superfruit Oil. Don’t forget to add your favorite SunScreen too. Amazonian SkinFood’s Superfruit Facial Oil has been awarded 2nd place in Facial Oils in Cert Clean’s 2022 Clean Beauty Awards.

    This facial oil is a multi-functional Superfruit powered pure oil blend with Plant-Based Retinol Alternative + Natural Vitamin-C. It is great for all skin types, including the most sensitive. Non-comedogenic & won’t clog pores.

    The correct way to use your face oil is to use the moisturizer first then pat on your oil. It’ll let the water melt into your skin and not evaporate. The other reason why oil goes last is that it will eventually sink into your skin, reinforcing your moisture barrier. Dry skin is when you don’t have enough oil on your face; dehydrated skin is when you don’t have enough water in your skin despite chugging water during waking hours. Oils thrive on the top layers of your skin; water thrives inside your skin — where it’s trapped by those oils. That’s what your moisture barrier is: an oil-infused barrier to reduce trans-epidermal water loss (read evaporation of precious skin juices).

    Amazonian SkinFood™ foundation is sustainability, and from the formulations stage, products are developed to be functional, minimal, with more concentrated actives, and can perform in smart recyclable packaging. Plus, every time you purchase skincare from Amazonian SkinFood, 10% of profits go to regenerate the forest and keep the ancestral knowledge of the Huni Kuin Indigenous People alive.

  • Art,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    IGLOO UNVEILS NEW ARTIST SERIES OF PLAYMATE COOLERS FEATURING JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT AND KEITH HARING

    This Cooler Collaboration Showcases Iconic Artwork From Two of America’s Most Iconic Artists

    Igloo unveiled its Igloo Playmate The Artist Series of coolers featuring iconic artwork from the visionary artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring at early August, a partnership done in collaboration with Artestar, a global licensing agency and creative consultancy representing high-profile artists, photographers, designers and creatives. All four new Playmate coolers are available now at igloocoolers.com/artistseries.

    “We couldn’t be happier to collaborate with Artestar on a Playmate cooler collection inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, two of the greatest artists of the late 20th century,” said Adrienne Berkes, Vice President of Marketing at Igloo. “It’s a high honor to offer art lovers four special Playmates featuring famous art pieces by these American visionaries.”

    Igloo’s new collection features iconic artworks by both Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring across all four panels of the Playmate cooler’s trademarked tent-top lid, including the Jean-Michel Basquiat Untitled (1982) x Igloo Little Playmate, Jean-Michel Basquiat Tuxedo x Igloo Little Playmate, Keith Haring Together x Igloo Little Playmate and Keith Haring Love x Igloo Little Playmate. Each Little Playmate cooler has a 7-quart capacity that can fit up to nine 12-ounce cans.

    The Jean-Michel Basquiat x Igloo Little Playmate coolers and Keith Haring x Igloo Little Playmate coolers licensed by Artestar are available for $49.99 each on igloocoolers.com/artistseries, while supplies last.

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    About Igloo:

    Born from a modest metalworking shop back in 1947, Igloo has been instrumental in redefining how we live, work and play. What began with bringing clean water to the worksite quickly moved into super-functional, best-in-class ice chests. Igloo products made the family outdoor recreation movement of the 20th century possible. Suddenly, taking your kids camping on the weekend became easy and cross-country road trips became a summer vacation staple.

    As the brand approached the next century, Igloo is 1,200 employees strong. They are proud to call—a 1.8-million-square-foot, three-building facility in—Katy, Texas home. With more than 500 products sold at thousands of retailers around the globe, they can confidently call themselves the number one cooler manufacturer in the world.

    And through it all they haven’t lost sight of their original goal—to create products that enable the pursuit of happiness (however you define it). That’s why Igloo still working hard every day to innovate, create and make it easier for you to get out, work hard and play even harder.

    About Jean-Michel Basquiat:

    Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the best known artists of his generation and is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His career in art spanned the late 1970s through the 1980s until his death in 1988, at the age of 27.

    Basquiat works are edgy and raw, and through a bold sense of color and composition, he maintains a fine balance between seemingly contradictory forces such as control and spontaneity, menace and wit, urban imagery and primitivism. The Basquiat brand embodies the values and aspirations of young, international urban culture.

    Basquiat often incorporated words into his paintings. Before his career as a painter began, he produced punk-inspired postcards for sale on the street, and become known for the political–poetical graffiti under the name of SAMO.

    The conjunction of various media is an integral element of Basquiat’s art. His paintings are typically covered with text and codes of all kinds: words, letters, numerals, pictograms, logos, map symbols, diagrams and more, and featured multi-panel paintings and individual canvases with exposed stretcher bars, the surface dense with writing, collage and imagery.

    About Keith Haring:

    Keith Haring (1958-90) was one of the most renowned of the young artists, filmmakers, and performers whose work responded to urban street culture of the 1980s. Inspired by the graffiti artists whose marks covered the city’s subway cars, Haring began to draw in white chalk over the black paper used to cover vacant advertising panels. Not only was Haring able to reach a large and diverse audience with his subway drawings, but, eventually, the subway became, as Haring said, a “laboratory” for working out his ideas. As early as 1980, Haring began exhibiting in galleries and museums around the world, but continued to participate in public projects, including literacy campaigns and anti-AIDS initiatives.

    Before his death, Keith Haring established a foundation in his name to maintain and enhance his legacy of giving to children’s and AIDS organizations. Throughout his career, Haring produced murals, sculptures and paintings to benefit hospitals, underprivileged children’s groups and various community health organizations. The Foundation is also committed to sustaining and expanding public awareness of Keith Haring. By working with museums, galleries, publishers and art education programmers, the Foundation is able to provide information and artwork to the public that might otherwise remain unexplored in archives. Keith Haring died in New York in February 1990 of AIDS, at the age of 31.

    Haring has been the subject of several international retrospectives. His work is in major private and public collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Art Institute of Chicago; the Bass Museum in Miami; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Ludwig Museum, Cologne; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

  • Beauty,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    FACE UP Mask Works Just as Well as the Viral Tik Tok Version and it Costs Less

    Introducing D’Care’s FACE UP Mask. This metamorphic, age-reversing mask treatment transforms the appearance of your skin in minutes. If you’re looking to tighten, lift and deeply hydrate your skin, D’Care FACE UP Mask is a quick 15-minute ‘Face Lift’ in a bottle.  FACE UP Masks are the answer for creating the smoothest makeup canvas for your camera-ready complexion. It’s super easy to use. Simply mix the lifting serum ampoule into the gel pack, apply the mixture to your face with the brush, then watch and feel your face literally tighten before your eyes. 

    Combining active Collagen-producing ingredients and a variety of traditional Korean medicinal ingredients, Face Up’s 2-part gel mask works quickly to reveal firm, hydrated, and nourished skin. Just 10-15 minutes of use and you’ll be the owner of incredibly youthful and lifted look. 

    Face Up Mask 2Pk

    Face Up Mask is a metamorphic, age-reversing mask that combines active Collagen-producing ingredients and 9 different varieties of traditional Korean medicine to reveal firm, hydrated, and nourishing skin. Just 10-15 minutes of use works to provide a 360-degree face-lift that transforms loose, sagging areas and addresses dull, dehydrated texture, revealing an incredibly youthful look.

    Ingredients:

    • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1: Strengthens collagen production to smooth and firm. Provides moisture.
    • Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7: Accelerates collagen productions. Reduces the effects of aging.

    Face Up Peeling Pads

    Discover the benefits of our dual texture peeling pads. Saturated with a compelling blend of four hydroxy acids and five botanical extracts created naturally with chemical exfoliants to synergistically exfoliate, unclog pores, remove blackheads and whiteheads, and hydrate the skin for a brighter smoother radiant complexion.

    Ingredients:

    • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs): Fights wrinkles and uneven skin tone
    • Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs): Reduces dark spots, redness, and inflammation.
    • Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs): Gently exfoliates and keeps skin moist as humectants.
    • Lipohydroxy Acid (LHAs): Stimulates skin proteins and lipids for anti-aging effects.
    • Rose Flower Water, Rose Hip, Rose Bud, Rose Leaf, Rose Plant Stem Cells, Rose Placenta: Antioxidant and anti-aging.
    • Lemon Extracts: Fades dark spots and blemishes.
    • Orange Extracts: Prevents scarring and soothes blemishes.
    • Papaya Extracts: An enzyme, removes impurities and dead skin cells gently.
    • Sugar Maple Extracts: Removes bacteria and dead skin, prevents new wrinkles.

    FACE UP by D’Care offers a full line of products that work for all your skincare needs. From peeling pads to facemasks, they have got you covered. Learn more + shop the FACE UP line.

    Short on time? Reveal firm, hydrated, and nourished skin in just 10-15 minutes. FACE UP’s powerful masks give you a 360-degree face-lift. FACE UP products feature unique designs like the Serum’s dual chamber’s fresh mix technology that forms Hyaluronic Acid threads for instant moisture absorption during application. The FACE UP line includes Hyaluronic Acid threads and a blend of 11 antioxidant-rich herbs used by Korea’s Silla Dynasty for thousands of years for renewed youth.

  • Beauty,  Eco,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Amazonian Skinfood – eco-friendly new skincare brand powered by the wisdom and nourishment of the Amazon Rainforest

    It’s time to embrace your natural skin. In times of so many mandatory aesthetics, invasive procedures, harsh treatments, and toxicity in the Beauty Industry, a new skincare brand enthusiastically embraces skinimalism and slow beauty and encourages you to do the same. This doesn’t mean cutting corners or slacking in effort, but rather cutting out unneeded steps, products, spending, and consumption. By focusing on your most important skin issues (dry skin, acne, hyperpigmentation, crow’s feet, worry lines, etc), you can most effectively confront and treat them.
    Amazonian SkinFood enters the market as a visionary clean skincare brand that uses powerful, exotic ingredients from the Amazon Rainforest to restore the skin’s natural balance and glow. Say no to overly complex routines, unnecessary fillers, waste, and fluff, and yes to cleaner, simpler, and effective formulas powered by the most nutrient-rich and skin-supportive plants on the planet.

    Perfecting the product formulation has been an exercise in patience, but well worth it. Amazonian SkinFood had a long list of requirements to be accomplished before bringing their products to market: it had to be safe enough to be used by a pregnant woman, environmentally friendly, vegan, cruelty-free, use no artificial fragrances, and had to use safe food grade preservatives. And most importantly, the product had to be highly effective.

    “We set out to create a sustainable and natural skincare line to help declutter your routine and achieve optimal skin health with fewer steps. We want to show you how to achieve your best skin using our multifunctional, gentle, and effective formulas that embrace the skin’s natural texture and complexion.” says company co-founder Rose Correa. After almost two years of research and development, Amazonian SkinFood ™ launches with two multifunctional products made for all skin types, including the most sensitive.
    Natural Peptides + Antioxidants (Clearer, Smoother Skin), a daily face cream made with Sacha Inchi, an ancient Incan seed renowned for its health benefits, known to improve the appearance of skin tone, texture, and firmness.
    Plant-Based Retinol + natural Vitamin C for Sensitive Skin (Protect, Hydrate, Glow), a pure oil blend powered by Amazonian Superfruits, including Cacay, rich in natural Vitamin A (Retinol), making it a great Plant-Based retinol alternative for maintaining healthy skin.
    At Amazonian SkinFood, clean beauty means products are 100% safe (no-carcinogens or endocrine-disrupting chemicals), non-toxic for people and the environment. The company uses sustainable packaging and prioritizes ethically sourced vegan ingredients that benefit communities. They opt for natural formulas that use cold-pressed organic oils and butters from nutrient-rich plant extracts. They are free from synthetic ingredients, GMOs, parabens, phthalates, BHT & BHA Preservatives, artificial colors, or synthetic fragrances.
    Their products are not only great for the skin but great for the world. Amazonian Skinfood sources raw ingredients from the Amazon Rainforest with accredited traders based on sustainability credentials, fair trade practices, and socio-environmental activities. These aim to reverse climate change and help combat traditional peoples’ poverty and inequality. Amazonian SkinFood is transparent in its labeling and ingredients and implements eco-conscious practices in every supply chain step, from ingredient sourcing to recyclable packaging.
     
    “We strongly believe that creating a sustainable rainforest economy based on renewable resources will protect the biodiversity of the forest, reduce poverty and promote the generation of wealth for the people living there,” says company co-founder Shane Lindner.
    Married couple and company co-founders Rose Correa (from Brazil) and Shane Lindner (from Connecticut) met in San Francisco in 2019 while volunteering on a social project. Roses’ sensitivities to harmful and ineffective skincare and her ancestral connection to the Amazon Rainforest are the foundation for what would become Amazonian SkinFood.
  • Art,  Gift Guide,  Home Decoration,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    My Best Friend These Days, I Take It to Everywhere I Go, Her Name is Igloo

    As an artist, I love pretty stuff! You will say, it’s not only you, everyone loves pretty things, haha of course! There are so many products selling in the market. For me, I love purchasing unique things, like a special edition or limited edition. If there is a popular brand collaborating with artists, those are my favorite things to buy. Art makes everything look better.

    Recently, I take my best friend everyhwere these days, it is a cooler from Igloo. Coolers are so common is our daily life, but my cooler is something different, it has one of my favorite artists’ artwork on it – Keith Haring’s doodles.

    Not only pretty, but also super light weight, this cooler is something that you can take everywhere. It is the perfect size for several drinks and snacks which have to be stored in a cool temperature, such as kombucha, yogurt and chocolate.

    It is from early last month, Igloo unveiled its Igloo Playmate The Artist Series of coolers featuring iconic artwork from the visionary artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, a partnership done in collaboration with Artestar, a global licensing agency and creative consultancy representing high-profile artists, photographers, designers and creatives. All four new Playmate coolers are available now at igloocoolers.com/artistseries.

    Part of the Igloo Playmate The Artist Series, this cooler features iconic artwork by Keith Haring, one of the most renowned of the young artists, filmmakers and performers whose work responded to urban street culture of the 1980s.

    • Igloo Playmate The Artist Series
    • © Keith Haring Foundation. Licensed by Artestar, New York
    • Made in the USA
    • Features THERMECOOL foam, a cleaner, eco-friendly insulation
    • Trademarked tent-top design is easy to use & carry
    • Original side push-button design for easy opening & secure closing
    • Lid swivels open to either side for easy access to contents
    • Secure lid helps prevent spills
    • Molded-in handle for one-handed carrying capability
    • Put the size into perspective: Holds 9 cans

    Part of the Igloo Playmate The Artist Series, this cooler features iconic artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the best-known artists of his generation and widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

    • Igloo Playmate The Artist Series
    • © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York
    • Made in the USA
    • Features THERMECOOL foam, a cleaner, eco-friendly insulation
    • Trademarked tent-top design is easy to use & carry
    • Original side push-button design for easy opening & secure closing
    • Lid swivels open to either side for easy access to contents
    • Secure lid helps prevent spills
    • Molded-in handle for one-handed carrying capability
    • Put the size into perspective: Holds 9 cans

    Care instructions:

    Wipe interior and exterior surfaces clean before storing and between uses. To prevent stains and odors, empty cooler of contents after use. Light dirt or stains can be cleaned with water or mild detergent. Tougher stains may be cleaned with diluted solution of baking soda and water. Ensure all cleaning agents are thoroughly rinsed and the cooler is dry before storage.

    About Igloo:

    Born from a modest metalworking shop back in 1947, Igloo has been instrumental in redefining how we live, work and play. What began with bringing clean water to the worksite quickly moved into super-functional, best in class ice chests. Igloo products made the family outdoor recreation movement of the 20th century possible. Suddenly, taking your kids camping on the weekend became easy and cross-country roadtrips became a summer vacation staple.

    As the brand approached their next century, Igloo is 1200 employees strong. They are proud to call—a 1.8 million square-foot, three-building facility in—Katy, Texas home. With more than 500 products sold at hundreds of retailers around the globe, they can confidently call ourselves the number one cooler manufacturer in the world.

    And through it all Igloo hasn’t lost sight of their original goal—to create products that enable the pursuit of happiness (however you define it). That’s why they are still working hard every day to innovate, create, and make it easier for you to get out, work hard and play even harder.

  • Gift Guide,  pet,  San Diego

    Every CatLadyBox comes with a shirt, tank, hoodie or other wearable! Start meow to get the next box!

    We’re not kitten around… this is the cutest shirt in town! CatLadyBox “Are you Kitten Me?” Shirt from their August box is the purrfect addition to your cat lady wardrobe.

    CatLadyBox is the exclusive subscription box for cat ladies everywhere. From chic clothing to adorable glassware, you can represent your modern style and taste while showing off your cat pride. You’re not crazy, just crazy about cats! Choose from the 1, 3, or 6-month plan and receive your purr-fect box right at your doorstep.

    CatLadyBox also works to save cats and give them a better life. Each week, the CatLadyBox Cares program makes a cash donation to a new rescue organization.  Throughout the year, they also make donations whenever they can to help out with vet bills, sponsor special rescue projects, and support adoption centers.

    CatLadyBox is unlike any other cat subscription box out there. Each month, you’ll receive a meowvelous selection of high-quality cat-themed items only available through us. From super-soft shirts and beautiful jewelry to inspired home decor and quirky cat toys, we pride ourselves in creating and delivering the ultimate ways show off your cat lady pride!

    Want to know what else do I receive in my August CatLadyBox box?

    Purrlease take note… Cats are the best! CatLadyBox August box came with this fun Cat Lady Pen Set. Colorful and bright with a pawesome cat lady saying and truth on each pen! Love this? Then you’ll love CatLadyBox! Each box comes with 3-4 ameowzing cat themed items for YOU. Plus if you get the “Crazy” option your kitty gets two cute themed items too!

    Cats and coffee?! YES, purplease! Every August box came with a Curious Kitten Coffee Tumbler to help everypawdy stay cat-ffeinated on the go!

    We all know that cats are the apples of our eyes, and now they can get their own! August’s “Kitten Around”-themed box came with a cute Fall Apple Catnip Toy in either green, yellow or red. Which color did your kitties get? Actually I got a red apple!

    Remember playing with paper clips in school…? Now your kitties can enjoy their own! The Fuzzy Paperclip Catnip Toy from the “Kitten Around” box is purrfect for paw slaps and bunny kicks.

    These kitten-sized spray bottles are purrfect for travel or keeping in your purse every day!

    How it works:

    1. Choose the basic CatLadyBox (just for cat ladies!) or the Crazy CatLadyBox (things for both you and your cats!).
    2. Decide whether you want the 1, 3, or 6-month plan. (Cat lady tip: The more you order, the cheaper per box!)
    3. CatLadyBox ships all the boxes once a month, and you’ll get the next one! Open and love all your meowvelous things!

    Get Ready To Purr! Every day with cats is the BEST day, and that’s what the next box is all about! CatLadyBox “Cat Lady Every Day” themed box comes loaded with cattastic things that will help you transition from summer to fall.