• Beauty,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    Your skin will thanks you everyday for this routine! This Filipina-owned skincare brand will be one of your favorites.

    New year, new start. A new skincare routine that brings your skin to the next level. Craft a Fresh Start skincare set from Pili Ani helps you to set up this new skincare routine that you will thank yourself everyday!
    Nowadays, sleep is a luxury. But who says it has to be expensive? With Pili Ani Night Essentials Set – Craft Sweet Dreams, you can give the gift of a good night’s sleep to family and friends in the beginning of the new year.
    Beloved in the Philippines and internationally, both of these sets contain the brand’s hero ingredient, elemi oil, which is known for its ability to detoxify skin. The oil, which is derived from the sap of the bark of Philippines-native pili trees, is scientifically proven to help stimulate circulation, flush out harmful toxins and impurities and help to prevent breakouts, irregular pigmentation, and dull skin.
    “In the Philippines, Elemi oil is known as affordable frankincense due to its firming and antibacterial properties,” said Rosalina Tan, Co-Founder. “As the first beauty brand in the world to use elemi oil in our products, we’re excited to continue bringing the ingredient, which is our country’s best kept secret, to the rest of the world with the launch of this skincare in the United States.”

    Pili Ani Fresh Face Set

    • Gentle Facial Cleanser 20ml
    • Purifying Toner 20ml
    • Moisturizing Tinted Pili Lip Butter 3.5g
    The plant-based, Gentle Facial Cleanser, cleans and moisturizes complexions and keeps skin hydrated. It is gentle and mild on the skin due to its low pH level, which is between 5.0 – 6.0. The Purifying Toner leaves complexions purified without a dry feeling, as it is primarily composed of aloe vera, in addition to elemi oil to help refine the skin’s texture and balance its natural oils.
    Both the Gentle Facial Cleanser and the Purifying Toner are 100% natural, dermatologist-tested and formulated using hypoallergenic ingredients. Tone without the sting using Pili Ani plant-based, aloe vera-infused Toner. Formulated with Elemi Oil, it’s naturally antibacterial and skin-balancing, making sure your skin is clean and fresh while retaining its moisture barrier. This is the second step to your fuss-free skin prep, starting with our Gentle Facial Cleanser.
    Lips are better with butter. Infused with Elemi Oil and made with Pili Ani proprietary Pili Butter formula, this clear Lip Butter in Mint will give you more moisturized lips in just 3 days. Plus points: It doesn’t contain menthol, so it’s perfect for sensitive lips!

    Pili Ani Night Essentials Set

    • Self-care Night Recovery Oil 15ml
    • Moisturizing Pili Lip Butter 3.5g in Mint
    • Essential Oil Blends 6ml in Sweet Dreams

    Self-care Night Recovery Oil (SCNRO) contains the highest concentration of antioxidant-rich and ultra-hydrating Pili Oil in the entire Pili Ani skincare line. This PM face oil with soothing botanicals minimizes breakouts and neutralizes redness while brightening and moisturizing the skin. Wake up to a calm, dewy, rejuvenated complexion. In the daytime, replace SCNRO with our Ageless Concentrate as your AM face oil.

    Lips are better with butter. Infused with Elemi Oil and made with proprietary Pili Butter formula, this clear Lip Butter in Mint will give you more moisturized lips in just 3 days. Plus points: It doesn’t contain menthol, so it’s perfect for sensitive lips!

    Ready-to-use Pili- and Elemi-infused blends in convenient roller bottle for a cozy mood and moment. Enjoy a restorative night with Sweet Dreams.

    About Pili Ani:
    Finding natural skincare products that are good for you and good for the planet just got a whole lot easier. Crafted for beauty and sustainably sourced, Pili Ani products support the lives of Filipino farmers, as well as the sustainable and organic practices that keep their Pili farms thriving. Pili Ani’s products’ hero ingredients are Pili oil and Elemi oil, which bring people their heathiest, most beautiful skin. The oils comes from the pili tree, which is indigenous to the Bicol region of the Philippines.
  • food,  Gift Guide,  New York,  San Diego

    MarieBelle New York Lunar New Year Box – Year of the Rabbit

    This year, MarieBelle New York invites you to celebrate The Year of the Rabbit with this limited edition, whimsically designed 16pc box of mouthwatering chocolate ganache, each featuring designs inspired by Chinese culture. A great gift for the new year and to share over new beginnings, wish each of you a happy new year with this enchanting box. 

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION BOX THAT IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER PURCHASE. FULL ORDERS CONTAINING THE 16PC YEAR OF THE RABBIT BOX WILL NOT SHIP OUT UNTIL JANUARY 2nd , 2023.

    Due to this being a LIMITED EDITION item – MarieBelle New York advise you to place your orders sooner than later to reserve your box for 2023. 

    MarieBelle Chocolates choose only the finest selection of Criollo cacao beans from all over the world. What the fine Arabica bean is to coffee, the even finer and rarer Criollo bean is to chocolate. Criollo cacao makes up less than 10% of worldwide chocolate production, and as such, is highly sought after by connoisseurs. Chocolate made from Criollo beans has a distinct reddish color, and an equally distinctive complex taste, which can include flavors of caramel, nuts, vanilla and tobacco.

    Only the finest, seasonal and natural ingredients are selected to make our chocolates. MarieBelle Chocolates source local ingredients such as fresh berries and fruits, and travel the world to find the best exotic ingredients each culture has to offer. This includes European butter, English lavender, Tahitian vanilla, Florida lemons, Japanese matcha tea and Puerto Rican rum. These ingredients are slowly infused into MarieBelle chocolates as their freshness is essential to the complexity of their flavor.

    MarieBelle chocolates are all hand-made by passionate chocolate artisans. Their startling creativity and gift for harmonizing flavors have been the source of continuous innovation in MarieBelle chocolate-making process and techniques.

    The chocolate and natural ingredients are combined into ganache and tempered to remove air and ensure maximum freshness. The ganache is then settled overnight before being cut into bite-sized pieces. Each ganache is then coated in pure dark chocolate before each piece receives its signature cocoa-based design. MarieBelle designs are all paintings created by artisanal, culinary artists. Each design tells its own story.

  • Beauty,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Shine like the star that you are with Pili Ani Inner Glow Set

    There’s no better time to glow than this holiday season! This season, Craft a Glow-Up with Pili Ani. Get yourself ready for the perfect New Year glow up with the PiIli Ani Inner Glow Set. Gentle Facial Cleanser, Purifying Toner, SCNRO, and Natural Radiance Facial Moisturizer Cream are all in one niffty box set ready for you to glow.
    • Gentle Facial Cleanser 20ml

    Minimize breakouts and deep-clean without drying skin with antibacterial and skin-balancing Elemi Oil—the key ingredient that makes Pili Ani Cleanser truly unique. Plant-based, low-pH, and 100% cruelty-free. Go ahead, take the first step to your best skin.

    • Purifying Toner 20ml

    Tone without the sting usingSelf-care Night Recovery Oil (SCNRO) contains the highest concentration of antioxidant-rich and ultra-hydrating Pili Oil in the entire Pili Ani skincare line. This PM face oil with soothing botanicals minimizes breakouts and neutralizes redness while brightening and moisturizing the skin. Wake up to a calm, dewy, rejuvenated complexion. In the daytime, replace SCNRO with our Ageless Concentrate as your AM face oil. plant-based, aloe vera-infused Toner. Formulated with Elemi Oil, it’s naturally antibacterial and skin-balancing, making sure your skin is clean and fresh while retaining its moisture barrier. This is the second step to your fuss-free skin prep, starting with our Gentle Facial Cleanser.

    • Self-care Night Recovery Oil 3ml

    Self-care Night Recovery Oil (SCNRO) contains the highest concentration of antioxidant-rich and ultra-hydrating Pili Oil in the entire Pili Ani skincare line. This PM face oil with soothing botanicals minimizes breakouts and neutralizes redness while brightening and moisturizing the skin. Wake up to a calm, dewy, rejuvenated complexion. In the daytime, replace SCNRO with Pili Ani Ageless Concentrate as your AM face oil.

    • Natural Radiance Facial Moisturizer Cream 20g

    The secret to even-toned skin. Improve your dull, blotchy complexion with fast-acting Centella asiatica (CICA) and Papaya extract that give your skin a brightening effect for a naturally radiant glow. As with Pili Ani entire moisturizing line, this product contains Pili and Elemi Oils, a potent antioxidant + skin-firming combo.

    About Pili Ani:

    Founded by mother-daughter duo, Rosalina Tan and Mary Jane Ong Tan, Pili Ani is a natural beauty brand known for their facial oils and moisturizing creams. The brand is the only beauty brand in the world that contains Pili Oil, which is harvested from the Pili Tree in the Philippines. A remarkable superfood for the skin, Pili Oil, which is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamin E, is known in the Philippines as the fountain of youth in a nutshell because of its ability to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin.

  • food,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    Your Holiday Parties Should Be Full of Delicious Home Made Sweets! Check out These Super Easy Recipes.

    I have been held my sweet tooth the whole year for the holidays. I believe a lot of people are like me. No time is better than holidays to eat tons of sweets! Check out these delicious cranberry dessert recipes from Cape Cod Select. Everyone loves cranberry! Here are some easy recipes to make your holiday party a real sweet one!

    Cape Cod Select has been working with food bloggers who have so much creativity and the talent to execute an amazing looking and tasting recipe. Amanda of @Stir.taste.smile took on Cape Cod Select‘s frozen cranberries and turned them into these awesome Cranberry Pop-Tarts! These pastries will be a hit with kids and adults alike. The sprinkles really make for a fun looking treat.

    Cranberry Pop-Tarts

    Start by making the cranberry filling. Add frozen cranberries (do not thaw), sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and spices in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 15-20 minutes until liquid is almost gone. Whisk 2 tsp. of cornstarch with 2 tsp. of cold water until combined and slowly add it to the cranberry mixture. Stir until it thickens, remove from heat and let cool. Place in the refrigerator until cool.

    Preheat oven to 400F.

    Using the 2 thawed puff pastry sheets, cut each sheet into 6 rectangles, 12 in total. Fill half of the rectangles (6) with 2 tablespoons of cranberry filling. Egg wash the edges of the filled sheets. Lay the remaining 6 rectangles on top of the filling and seal using a fork. Egg wash the tops and place in the oven on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown.

    While pop-tarts cook make your glaze. Whisk together powedered sugar, orange juice, and vanilla extract until smooth.

    Remove pop-tarts from the oven and allow to cool. Glaze tops and top with sprinkles and enjoy!

    View the full recipe at https://www.capecodselect.com/recipes/details/cranberry-pop-tarts.

    Cranberry Goat Cheese Parfait

    Easy No Bake Recipe!

    As you know Cape Cod Select loves working with talented food bloggers like Maria of Sweet Fix Baker to create new and exciting recipes for you! This recipe is perfect for any event and is so easy to make. You don’t even need to turn your oven on! And how good does Cranberry Goat Cheese Parfait’s sound?

    1. In a medium sized sauce pan, combine cranberries, sugar, 1/4 cup of water, lime zest, lime juice and vanilla extract. Turn heat to medium high and let the ingredients cook for 8-10 minutes, until sugar is dissolved and cranberries release their juice. Cranberries need to be soft, but not mushy. Add the cornstarch diluted in water, mix and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Let cool completely before assembling your parfait. Compote will thicken as it cools.

    2. Freeze a metal bowl and whisk attachment for 10 minutes. Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form and set aside.

    3. Beat the softened goat and cream cheese on medium speed, until smooth and creamy, making sure no lumps are left. Add powdered sugar, vanilla extract and salt and mix until well incorporated. Fold in whipped cream with a spatula. Refrigerate while doing the rest of the recipe.

    4. Mix all of the graham cracker crumbs, crushed walnuts and butter until butter covers everything and mixture resembles wet sand.

    5. To assemble, place a layer of graham cracker crumb mix, then place on top a layer of goat cheese cheesecake. To top, add a layer of cooled cranberry compote.

    Notes
    1. Remove cream cheese and goat cheese from the fridge 1 hour prior to using
    2. Let the Cranberry compote cool completely before assembling. You can make the Cranberry compote up to 3 days ahead of time and store covered in the fridge, so it’s completely cooled before using.

    View the full recipe at https://www.capecodselect.com/recipes/details/cranberry-goat-cheese-parfait.

    Cranberry Orange Donuts

    Created for Cape Cod Select by Broken Oven Baking Company

    Kayla Burton of Broken Oven Baking Company has created a delicous Cranberry Orange Donut recipe that you can recreate at home! Follow the simple steps and enjoy homemade donuts anytime you’d like with frozen Cape Cod Select cranberries available year round.

    Cranberry Orange Donuts:

    1.Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a donut pan.

    2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the cranberries to lightly coat them with the flour mixture.

    3. In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar. Stir in the orange zest, egg, vanilla extract and sour cream.

    4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until combined, then gently stir in the milk.

    5. Spoon or pipe batter into the prepared donut pan, about ⅔ full (makes about 7 thick donuts but quantity will vary depending on donut size).

    6. Bake donuts until they’re light tan around the edges and spring back when lightly pressed (about 15-25 minutes).

    7. Let donuts cool in the pan until it’s just warm to the touch. Then take them out and let them finish cooling on a wire rack.

    Orange Glaze:

    1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, butter and orange juice.

    2. Dip the cooled donuts into the glaze and cover with sprinkles (optional).

    View the full recipe at https://www.capecodselect.com/recipes/details/cranberry-orange-donuts.

    3 Ingredient Cranberry White Chocolate Ice Cream

    Easy as 1, 2, 3!

    The EASIEST “ice cream” you will ever make! Grab your blender or food processor, cranberries, bananas and white chocolate chips .. seriously, that’s it!! Thanks for the quick and yummy recipe Jay of Chop Happy Blog.

    1. In a blender, blend frozen cranberries until they look like pink snow.
    2. Add frozen bananas and blend again until smooth.
    3. Add white chocolate chips and stir by hand.
    4. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy!

    For over 80 years, Cape Cod Select has been harvesting cranberries in Southeastern Massachusetts, the heart of “Cranberry Country. Their high-quality frozen cranberries are grown on a fourth-generation family-owned farm, Edgewood Bogs in Carver, Massachusetts.

    Cape Cod Select‘s premium quality cranberries are sustainably farmed and frozen whole at the peak of freshness. Convenient resealable package allows for using as much or as little as needed each time. You can order 2 packs 48oz Frozen Cranberries from Amazon.

    • Two 48oz bags totaling 6lbs of Whole fresh frozen cranberries grown in Massachusetts by 4th generation farmers.
    • Product comes frozen, shipped with dry ice. Packaging is resealable for fresh keepings.
    • Frozen cranberries are a good source of the antioxidant Vitamin C. Great for smoothies, cooking, and baking. Pre-washed and recipe ready.
    • Non-GMO, All Natural, No Added Sugar
    • Kosher

    Bring the best cranberry chutney to your holiday parties! You’ll be glad it comes in a 2 pack it’s so tasty! Cape Cod Select’s cranberry chutney is made with real ingredients. No high fructose corn syrup here! Cape Cod Select finally jarred their specialty Cranberry Chutney. A family recipe passed down for generations. This gift set comes with 2 – 10oz jars of Cranberry Chutney that will go perfectly with your chicken, turkey or pork, spooned over ice cream or yogurt, spread on a sandwich or poured over warm brie!

  • Gift Guide,  Health,  Los Angeles,  New York

    Are you 6 in 10 Americans traveling this Thanksgiving? ✈️ Travel Essentials by PlaneAire Have Landed!

    Clean everywhere you go with Travel Essentials by PlaneAire®. Explore PlaneAire‘s 99% plant-based travel products made with pleasing, purposeful and powerful ingredients including the proprietary PlaneAire Blend of 6 essential oils: peppermint, lemon, oregano, rosemary, thyme and lavender.

    PlaneAire is thrilled to introduce their new Travel Essentials.  Packed in a ready-to-go, reusable zip-top bag, the plant-based Travel Essentials includes one Clean Surface & Air Mist, six individually wrapped Clean Surface Wipes, and one PlaneAire Hands hand sanitizer blend of your choice—ensuring a hygienic journey from Point A to B.

    3 simple steps, everywhere you go.

    1) Spray Clean
    Spray the air and surfaces around you to hygienically clean, freshen and deodorize. Don’t forget to bring it with you to the restroom.

    2) Wipe Clean
    Wipe the surfaces you are going to touch. If you’re in a window seat, don’t forget to clean that window before you rest your head on it.

    3) Sanitize Hands
    When you’re all done cleaning the space, sanitize your hands and enjoy the moisturizing ingredient and pleasing scent.

    What makes PlaneAire Clean Surface & Air Mist and PlaneAire Clean Surface Wipes unique?

    PlaneAireSurface & Air Mist and Wipes hygienically clean using fruit acids and the proven PlaneAire Blend® of pure certified organic essential oils: Peppermint, Lemon Peel, Oregano, Thyme, and Lavender—providing you with a fresh kind of clean.
    Learn more about the science behind PlaneAire® Clean.

    What makes PlaneAire Hand Sanitizers unique?
    From moisturizing ingredients to mood-enhancing scents, PlaneAire hand sanitizers create a sensory experience that will wash away your travel woes and leave your hands feeling surprisingly nourished. Unlike other scented hand sanitizers, PlaneAire Hand’s fragrances come from plant-based ingredients. Choose from a variety of sprays, gels, and first-of-their-kind lotions, and eight enticing scents—there’s a blend for every hand. Learn more about the ingredients.

    PlaneAire® is a woman-owned small business in Princeton, NJ. They strive to offer modern, proven solutions with thought and purpose behind every ingredient. Made in the USA, all ingredients are plant-based whenever possible and responsibly sourced. All products undergo extensive laboratory testing, even when it’s not required, but are never tested on animals. Their unwavering integrity continues to set them apart.

  • Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Las Vegas,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    Gift Guide Ready! Unique Vintage chosen by The Pop Insider for 2022 Best Gift!

    BETTY BOOP X UNIQUE VINTAGE BURGUNDY OOH LA-LA BERET

    Unique Vintages’ Betty Boop beret is the perfect fusion of fandom, fashion, and retro flair. We were taken by the thoughtful design, high-quality materials, and vintage look. Betty Boop fans will definitely love showing this off all winter long,” says Marissa Silva, Editor-in-Chief of The Pop Insider. Check out Unique Vintage’s entire 2022 Gift Guide here and The Pop Insider’s Gift Guide here.

    Finding the perfect gift for each person on your list can be a real challenge, but at Unique Vintage, they make it easy with their holiday gifts guide. These vintage gift ideas include something for everyone, whether they’ve been naughty or nice.
    A Little Something for Everyone

    Vintage-inspired gifts include trinket trays, mugs, canvas tote bags and other useful items. Each piece has a statement, message or throwback motif. You are sure to find a statement gift for everyone on your list whether they love snarky humor or take great pride in their fashion sense. You might even find a few items you can’t resist for yourself, darling.

    There are items big and small in our selection, including enameled pins, pencils with cheeky messages printed on them, door mats, notepads and other giftable items you’ll love to pick up for your family and friends. For those besties and beloved family members who need a use for every gift, even cool holiday gifts in vintage-inspired style, pick out retro desk clocks or a snarky umbrella.

    Ornaments & Holiday Décor

    You can also find decorations such as Christmas tree ornaments, which you can get for your tree or as a gift for your Secret Santa recipient or others on your list. Each gift item is carefully selected by Unique Vintage for its retro style and cheeky messaging we know you’ll love. If your friend is into vintage clothing and décor, our novelty gifts will be an appreciated gift.

    Some novelties are more humorous, others more serious. The range makes it easy to shop for everyone on your list whether they have an enduring love of cute fuzzy llama gifts or totes with attitude.

    Gifts for Her

    Everyone has a woman they can’t imagine life without, whether she’s a mom, sister, classmate or girlfriend. Find mugs and totes that speak to her spirit, whether it’s a sassy “Chin Up, Tits Out” or proudly honest “I Did Not Wake Up Like This” message. Unique holiday gifts to wow are for the taking here at Unique Vintage.

     

    Smak Parlour Rainbow Sequin Glamour Goddess Jumpsuit

    ABOUT UNIQUE VINTAGE:

    Founded in 2000, Unique Vintage is a privately-held, female-owned and operated vintage-inspired clothing brand based in Los Angeles. As a leading, high-growth online retailer who has been honored as one of Newsweek’s Best Online Shops and as a member of the prestigious Inc. 5000, Unique Vintage is dedicated to inclusivity and the celebration of fashion, with a size offering of XS to 5X. Since 2017, UV has launched multiple collaborations under the ‘x Unique Vintage’ label, including Beetlejuice, Universal Monsters, Care Bears, I Love Lucy, Grease! and JAWS. Visit us online at uniquevintage.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.