• Beauty,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  WorldWide

    Body? Eyes? Face? Brows? Contour? Lips? Highlight? Blush? Artis multi-tasking beauty tools can do all of this and more!

    So often we take things in our life for granted. We don’t notice the everyday things, and that means we don’t often question them either. Objects we use everyday are not given the attention they deserve, especially since some of these objects, like tools, bring empowerment to our lives. I would like you to open your eyes and minds, and take a good look at the tools you use to help create beauty. Tools that help professionals make careers, and tools that help the everyday person achieve a higher level of personal beauty. I am happy to introduce you to the evolution of what a makeup brush could be. Makeup brushes that not only enable a professional to master the medium of makeup, but also enable the everyday makeup user to achieve far better results than ever before.

    Artis, the Latin word for “skill, method, technique,” recognized that the entire category of beauty tools was based on an “artist-applies-to-the-canvas” premise—someone applying product on someone/something else. How different is the experience when the artist is the canvas? The answer is: a totally different beauty paradigm. Artis brought a disruptive perspective to the process of makeup self-application, to design and create a new category of beauty tools which enable a more intuitive, beautiful and ergonomic experience.

    The secret to that delicious finish is in Artis CosmeFibre®. It’s engineered to be used with cosmetics and skincare across all types of formulas – liquids, creams, and powders. Each fibre bundle is packed with 3-10 times more fibers than their closest makeup brush counterpart. The tip of each CosmeFibre® tapers down to 3 microns (which you can’t see with the naked eye) so you get the softest application and superior results.

    The handle is ergonomically designed to fit more comfortable in the hand of the user. Each brush is weight-balanced, which helps enhance application and performance. The updated 2021 design of the Artis Elite Collection is produced using a proprietary new premium metal alloy that has a luxurious density, increased durability, and feels even smoother to the touch.

    The fibre bundle of the brush – what most people know as the brush head – is positioned on the handle to mimic the way the pad of your finger would move across your face if you were using your own fingers to apply a product. This design makes your beauty ritual more intuitive and comfortable.
    Artís designs products that are both beautiful to handle and functionally superior to use, for a self-application experience that is graceful, meditative, and expressive, with remarkable results. The innovative makeup application tools deliver gentle control and efficient flawless application for a beauty experience that offers users both strength and softness.
    Artis is constantly innovating and designing products that create a better beauty experience. The culture of the organization itself is inspiring, curious and collaborative, the creative aspects of work, but to our mission to offer products that create a beautiful experience.
  • Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Invisible, effective, long lasting protection over your skin not on your skin.​​​​​​​​

    We’ve waited a long time to start traveling again, it’s time to level up! This summer, no more choosing between your favorite fragrance and the harsh odor of toxic bug spray. Bring Pang Wangle luxurious Essential Wrap, with built in odorless Insect Shield®, anywhere that you need mosquito protection.
    Pang Wangle is reinventing outdoor leisurewear by adding bug repellent technology into a timeless catalog of dreamy, recycled cotton/Tencel-blended apparel that provides protection from insects in the prettiest way possible. Travel-friendly clothing and accessories include the new Essential Wrap with Insect Shield® Bug Repellent, scarves, bandanas, blankets and leggings. Insect Shield® repels mosquitoes, ticks, flies, fleas, chiggers, ants and midges.
    Your outdoor time is precious. Defend it from flying, crawling and biting pests. Wrap yourself in a sanctuary of soft texture with Pang Wangle extra stylish Essential Wrap. Sustainably made of recycled cotton and high-performance TENCEL®, derived from renewable eucalyptus trees. Pair it with Pang Wangle bug repellent organic cotton leggings for a beautiful day in the wild.​​​​​​​​

    The Essential Wrap is large – 6 feet long – and drapes easily across the shoulders, around the waist as a sarong, or covering your head and neck. Dressed up or down, it’s the perfect accessory for your next tropical vacation, outdoor wedding, picnic, yoga retreat, glamping getaway – anywhere the bugs will bug you.

    Insect Shield® repels mosquitoes, ticks, flies, fleas, chiggers, ants and midges (no-see-ums), with only a small amount of long-lasting active ingredient.

    Sustainably made of recycled cotton and high-performance TENCEL®, derived from renewable eucalyptus trees. This dreamy fabric is moisture wicking and breathable, hypoallergenic and biodegradable.

      • 72″ long x 29″ wide
      • Made in the USA
      • Odorless + Safe Insect Shield® lasts 70+ Washes
      • 55% Recycled Cotton / 45% TENCEL®

    It is the best-seller, the Essential Wrap won a QVC Big Find product search competition last summer.

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

    Happy Mother’s Day! Celebrate Mother’s Day with a tea gift from Storehouse Tea.

    It is never too late to bring mom a gift that she will certainly love. With over 70+ blends of tea to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect blend for that special woman in your life at Storehouse Tea. Plus today is the last day to get 10% off your entire online order with code: MOM2022.

    Sipping on a hot cup of tea is inherently calming. It can help you feel at ease, offering mind relaxation, decreased anxiety, and improved mental health without initiating drowsiness

    For a tea lover mom, organic loose leaf teas are the best choice for her. Storehouse selection of organic tea blends ranges from full-bodied organic black tea, clean organic green teas, lovely organic white teas, flavorful organic herbal and wellness teas, and a variety of caffeine and caffeine-free options. Whether your mom is a moderate tea drinker or tea is her passion, you can find the perfect loose leaf tea here with Storehouse Tea.

    Elderberry Blend Botanical

    This succulent blend of caffeine-free organic elderberry loose leaf tea. Storehouse elderberry tea includes free herbs and fruits that impart a refreshing, tart, deep berry flavor with a subtle sweetness that creates a satisfying, deep, and dark red infusion. This elderberry tea is excellent iced!

    Loose Leaf Elderberry Tea Ingredients: Organic elderberries, organic hibiscus, organic currants, organic rosehips, and natural flavors.

    Storehouse elderberry loose leaf tea contains powerful antioxidants which may help expel toxins, relieve a sore throat, and shorten the flue cycle. Check out a special recipe of Elderberry Tea Cocktail!

    Gingerly Peach Organic White Tea

    Delicate, honey-like white tea blended with mouth-watering peach and ginger rejuvenates both body and mind. This is one of Storehouse Tea’s most popular white tea offerings. This tea is excellent as a relaxing hot beverage or served as a refreshing iced tea. White tea contains the highest antioxidant level of all teas.

    Loose Leaf Gingerly Peach Organic White Tea Ingredients: Organic white tea leaves, organic ginger, organic lemon peel, organic jasmine blossoms, organic calendula, and natural peach flavor.

    English Breakfast Organic, Fair Trade Black Tea

    Storehouse traditional English Breakfast is anything but standard fare. It’s a bold single estate Assam tea from India, rich and full bodied, great for early mornings but delicious all day long and great as a hot beverage or as a cold refreshing iced tea. Studies show black tea may help with lowering cholesterol.

    Ingredients: Organic Fair Trade Certified Assam black tea leaves from India.

    Matcha Organic Ceremonial Green Tea

    Storehouse Ceremonial Grade Organic Green Matcha Tea is a type of stone ground powdered green tea, with a smooth and naturally savory taste. Storehouse Matcha is shade grown, high in chlorophyll, antioxidants, rich in vitamins, nutrients and amino acids. Great served hot or cold or in a smoothie.

    Ingredients: 100% Organic stone ground Ceremonial Matcha Green tea. Zhejiang Province, China.

    Apple Hibiscus Botanical Blend

    This comfort tea of apples, tangy hibiscus and sweet cinnamon is aromatic, soothing and uplifting a perfect antidote to the cooler seasons. This tea will warm your body and delight your palate.

    Ingredients: Organic cinnamon, organic hibiscus, organic apples, organic chamomile, organic licorice root, and natural flavor.

    For a busy mom, probably tea sachets are great choices to gran and go. No matter how busy she is, she can always take her favorite tea with her. Storehouse selection of organic tea sachets comes in a wide range of full-bodied blends including black teas, green teas, white teas, herbal and wellness teas, rooibos teas, and they come in a variety of caffeine and caffeine-free options. If you can’t decide on what to buy, try ther tea sachet sampler pack! It’s filled with 12 delicious tea sachets.

    Tea Sachet Sampler Pack

    Tea sachets including all of our different straight and blends (13) presented in a gift bag!

    • Breakfast Black
    • Blueberry Hibiscus White Tea
    • Bright Mint Green Tea
    • Sencha Green Tea
    • Lemon Tulsi Botanical Blend
    • Citron Jasmine Green/Rooibos Tea
    • Raspberry Rooibos Tea
    • Chamomile Blend Botanical Blend
    • Masala Chai Black Tea
    • Pomegranate Green Tea
    • Earl Grey Black Tea
    • Ginger Lime Rooibos
    • Apricot Oolong

    Contained in every tea leaf and ingredient in the tea is an abundant Storehouse of powerful health benefits and enjoyment. Storehouse Tea’s mission is to make the best loose leaf tea products and tea sachets available with certified Organic and Fair-Trade teas and ingredients sourced from an ethical supply chain. Their purpose is to employ refugees and recent immigrants. They don’t hire people to make the teas, they make delicious teas to hire people. At Storehouse Ohio tea company, they believe tea is the vehicle to heal, connect and transform communities.

    Storehouse artisan tea collections are hand-blended in Cleveland, Ohio. They create all of their unique small-batch blends meticulously by hand- without the use of machinery. Storehouse Tea believes this is an important aspect of their small business because it allows us to make sure every bag is checked, packed, and weighed with care. Storehouse is committed to operating in a socially responsible manner that protects the environment, values the well-being of employees, society, and future generations. You can know more about them at https://storehousetea.com/.

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

    Verified Create a glamorous and sultry look for the Mother’s Day using the Monograph Portfolio

    Introducing Monograph, defined as a highly detailed and thoroughly researched study about a particular subject, the Monograph Portfolio features three exceptionally formulated and curated limited-edition collections of brand-new makeup products from Artis, each housed in a maximalist display box perfect for Mother’s Day gifting and getting.⁠

    The Monograph Pressed Powder Blush Duos Portfolio features formulas designed to the highest, most exacting standards of quality and efficacy excellence that has always been at the core of of Better Beauty, By Design philosophy.⁠

    8 Powder Blush Duo compacts [16 colors total] housed in a giftable presentation Portfolio box. A luxuriously smooth pressed powder blush formulation that glides on smoothly and offers a matte or shimmer finish, depending on the color. The colors can be blended and built from a naturally translucent, flushed look to a deeper, more maximalist color statement.

    • Each compact includes two compelling blush colors, which can be used separately, or layered depending on your mood.
    • The complex powder formula includes minerals and high-tech particles that enhance the color rendition and application performance, helping the color appearance to be stable all day.
    • The formula is designed to gently glide onto the skin’s surface without streaking or pooling.
    • Each duo comes in a compact sized, modern design package with a glossy ebony-like finish that fits easily into the hand and includes a useful mirror to aid in flawless application.

    Artis is constantly innovating and designing products that create a better beauty experience. The culture of the organization itself is inspiring, curious and collaborative, the creative aspects of work, but to their mission to offer products that create a beautiful experience.

  • pet,  WorldWide

    National Pet Day is April 11

    National Pet Day is April 11 and here are several destinations that are very pet-friendly! See below for where to travel with your pets.

    Illustration by Lulu Qu

    Stockton, CA has several off-leash dog parks, as well as the University of the Pacific for Instagrammable pics of your pup.

    North Lake Tahoe will have your dog tired with several dog friendly places to stay and dog friendly beaches.

    Siskiyou County has plenty of dog-friendly hikes to enjoy the beautiful outdoors with your 4-legged friend.

    Downtown Napa’s walkability is great for dogs, with 55 tasting rooms in walking distance and special perks at dog-friendly hotels. And look at these good boys and girls, who are enjoying shopping.

    Tuolumne County is right outside Yosemite and did you know Yosemite is dog friendly?

    With more than 40 dog-friendly trails over 20 miles, dozens of breweries and Botanic Gardens where dogs are allowed, Torrance, CA loves spoiling dogs.

    Try kayaking with your pup in Bastrop, TX.

    A new Hilton study shows 70% of people anticipate traveling with their pet this year, after so many people adopted during the pandemic so this will be on the forefront of a lot of people’s mind as they book travel.


  • Gift Guide,  Health,  Home Decoration,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    The Gift Moms Really Want: Calming Allay Wellness Lamp, Helps with Sleep and Headaches Too

    It is never to early to think about a great gift for next month’s Mother’s Day. Many moms would love a gift that brings them more and better sleep, reduces stress and alleviates headaches. Introducing the Allay Therapy Lamp, a revolutionary wellness lamp that gives women the gift of better sleep and a calmer mind.

    Allay was founded by a team of migraine researchers and entrepreneurs as a way to help those who suffer from light sensitivity and headaches. The Allay team is focused on one simple mission: to help people with light sensitivity emerge from the darkness and get back to doing what they love.

    Allay Lamp is uniquely soothing to your eyes and brain, even when you’re most sensitive to light. Discovered by a Harvard Medical School neuroscientist, Allay’s patented band of light is calming during a migraine – or any time – helping you get back to reading, working, and being yourself.

    • The Benefits: The Allay Lamp was designed to help women manage nightly sleep routines, alleviate headaches in a non pharmaceutical way, and more, by emitting a soothing, natural glow that clams the brain to ease stress, reduce anxiety, and create better quality, longer sleep.  And there are also very specific benefits for moms! From the “up and down every hour” sleep patterns of newborns looking for their next meal to the sense of being overwhelmed and stressed that comes with parenting any age child, insomnia is a problem for moms and dads. However, by using the Allay Lamp in all bedrooms, expecting + new mothers and families can have a low stress, minimal sensory disruptive environment that will help every member of the family to fall asleep and stay that way. In addition, expectant and nursing moms will like the fact that the Allay Lamp offers non medicated relief from headache and migraine pain.
    • The Technology: What sets Allay Lamp apart from other colored lights, is the green light. The one band of light wave, green light, has minimal impact, as electrical signals that green light emits via the eye to the brain are much smaller and therefore much less disturbing than other colors. The green light helps create a calmer brain, which has direct implications for stress, headache pain and sleep quality, which ultimately affect a person’s ability to function every day.

    • Created with Purpose: With the help of a team of entrepreneurs and an engineer from NASA, the calming and effective green light emitting Allay Lamp was born and the big winners with this product are women. So many struggle with migraines and headaches, as well as insomnia and stress and anxiety caused by today’s hustle and bustle lifestyle. Allay is truly a difference maker.

    As you go about your life, the light you see generates electrical signals in your eyes. These signals cause a reaction in the brain, and it can be quite intense even in everyday light. While everyone squints in the bright sun, some people – often those with migraines, cluster headaches, brain trauma or dry eyes – are extremely sensitive to even small amounts of light. They end up spending much of their lives isolated in a dark room or wearing sunglasses to try to keep their pain from getting even worse. Fortunately, Prof. Rami Burstein has discovered a precise narrow band of natural light that lets you see and function without the discomfort of everyday light: the Allay band of light. Allay lamp retails for $179 and is available for purchase on the Allay Lamp website, https://allaylamp.com/