• Beauty

    October is National Fair Trade Month and November is National Vegan Month

  • New York,  WorldWide

    Fabula Nebulae Celebrates Online Shop’s Two-Year Anniversary, Launches Maine Gift Box of Sought-After Natural Skincare Products

    A “love letter to Maine” is what Fabula Nebulae (www.fabneb.com) calls its new Maine gift box — a collection of popular, all-natural products that has something for just about everyone. The release of the gift box also coincides with the online shop’s second anniversary. A woman-owned family business dedicated to providing consumers with safe, natural, handcrafted and unique skincare products, Fabula Nebulae has already cultivated a loyal following across the U.S. and Canada.  “After using them personally and having friends and family test them, we are convinced that these are natural, nourishing skin balms of superior quality,” – Beth Santmyire-Rosenberger, MD PhD, Board Certified dermatologist.

    Maine Gift Box by Fabula Nebulae (PRNewsfoto/Fabula Nebulae)

    The Maine gift box is a decorative birch wood box in the shape of the Pine Tree State, and evocative of its blueberry hills and rocky coastline. Each gift box contains the following items:

    • Bath Soak with Maine sea salt
    • Gentle Face Wash with milk and blueberries
    • Honey and Herb lip butter
    • Salve to Quiet the Storm
    • Desert Rain hydrating skin salve
    • Natural unscented candle
    • Kitchen and Garden hand scrub
    • Calming lavender sugar scrub
    • Muscle and Joint soother

    Since opening for business in August 2015, Fabula Nebulae has shipped over 6,000 products and built relationships with over a dozen retailers. The Grapefruit and Ginger lip butter was recently named a finalist in the CertClean Clean Beauty Awards. Customer comments and reviews have been equally enthusiastic on their website and on Amazon.com, with Fabula Nebulae earning 99% 5-star reviews.

    “This lip balm is incredible,” raves Morgan. “It got me through winter and is incredibly moisturizing. It also smells wonderful, but then I love the smell of citrus (mine is in grapefruit), and it has a glossy finish to it so it’s like two products in one.”

    Fabula Nebulae believes strongly in giving back and helping make the world a better place; to that end, the company contributes to the mission of Bee Informed Partnership, a nonprofit organization working to find causes and solutions for bee population issues. The company is a member of “Maine Made: America’s Best,” an association celebrating and promoting the state’s tradition of superior craftsmanship, as well as the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild.

    Looking ahead, Fabula Nebulae plans to move to a larger space by year’s end. The company also looks to hire its first part-time employees. Several new products are now in development that will likely be released by early 2018. These products include a magnesium-based deodorant for highly sensitive skin, a tattoo salve, and an anti-chafing balm. A more long-term objective for Fabula Nebulae is FDA approval of the new facility, which would enable development of a wider range of all-natural products.

    The founders of Fabula Nebulae, on their family farm in Maine. (PRNewsfoto/Fabula Nebulae)

    About Fabula Nebulae

    Fabula Nebulae is a small, family collaboration in Maine that handcrafts effective, all-natural products for body, baby and bath. They choose their organic and fair-trade components carefully and purposefully, and use only natural, gentle, and straightforward ingredients.

  • Las Vegas

    Carmex Daily Care™ Moisturizing Lip Balms

    Whether it’s a tinted moisturizer, face lotion, or lip balm, ensuring your skin is protected from the sun’s harsh rays is vital year-round, not just during lazy summer days spent on the beach. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, even on cloudy days, up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays can damage your skin1. Moreover, UV rays reflect off of water, snow and sand, making it easier to burn, so it’s important to protect your skin, including your lips, from sun damage throughout all seasons with products containing SPF like Carmex Daily Care™ Moisturizing Lip Balms.

    Carmex Daily Care™ Moisturizing Lip Balms provide SPF 15 sun protection. Additionally, these lip balms are waterproof up to 80 minutes and are travel-friendly, making them an ideal companion for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and swimming. This lip balm is formulated withpetrolatum to aid moisturization and create a long-lasting water resistant barrier, beeswax for long-lasting wear and cocoa seed butter for moisturization to help your lips stay soft and supple.


    Since the lips are so vulnerable, it’s important to take the proper precautions to protect them. NYC Dermatologist, Neil Sadick, M.D.** believes that, “Just like the rest of your body, your lips need protection from the sun in order to maintain their overall health and appearance. Remembering to use a lip balm that contains SPF year-round will help lips stay younger looking and also help prevent against sunburn.” To guarantee your lips stay healthy and protected 365 days out of the year, here are 3 tips to keep in mind, courtesy of Carmex® and Dr. Sadick:


    1. “The skin on the lips does not produce melanin, which means it has no natural protection from the sun and since UV rays are equally damaging in the winter as they are in the summer, it is important to lubricate lips with a moisturizing lip balm that has a SPF in it, likeCarmex Daily Care™ Moisturizing Lip Balmsevery day,” says Dr. Sadick. “Ingredients such asbeeswax, shea butter, Vitamin E andalmondjojoba or coconut oils will help moisturize the delicate skin on your lips.”


    1. “Maintain a good water intake everyday to ensure hydration from the inside out.” advises Dr. Sadick, “In both the winter and the summer there is increased transepidermal water loss, and since the lips are constantly exposed to the elements, they are more susceptible to dryness through this process. Drinking lots of fluids helps replenish the extra water lost through the epidermis.”


    1. “The skin on the lips is unique; it has no sebaceous glands, which means that it cannot make its own oils to keep it moisturized. Refrain from licking your lips, as the enzymes in the saliva dry them out even more. If you feel the need to lick your lips, then you should apply a lip balm likeCarmex®,” states Dr. Sadick. “If your lips are severely cracked, try exfoliating once a month with a fruit-acid-based alpha or beta hydroxy acid product. This will allow the removal of dead cells, allow better penetration of the lip balm ingredients, like SPF and stimulate cell remodeling.”


    The seasons may change, but your lip care routine should remain consistent. So, before you head out on the slopes or take to the water for activities, swipe on Carmex Daily Care™ Moisturizing Lip Balms for moisturization and sun protection. Carmex Daily Care™ Moisturizing Lip Balms may be found at retailers nationwide for $1.59 and is available in Orange Dream, Tropical Colada, Winter Mint and Honeydew Melon flavors. For more information, please visit: www.mycarmex.com.

  • New York

    Winter Kissable Lips @outofafricashea

    • 100% pure & unrefined shea butter
    • Contains vitamin E
    • Naturally rich in moisture

    The amazing California based beauty company has created the best balm to save winter lips. Besides the heat, the cold and the licking of lips – this is a must have. When you are looking for lip balms. It is most important that it contains Vitamin E and Shea Butter.

    Out of Africa works with women’s cooperatives in West Africa to harvest and crush only the richest shea nuts. Their shea butter is made by hand in order to maintain maximum healing properties.

    Out of Africa Shea Butter products contain the highest concentration of pure unrefined shea butter, providing the ultimate in skin hydration and healing.

    These lip balms are created with 100% natural ingredients; no parabens or sulfates; and are  vegan and eco-friendly. Be aware – there are many distributors of shea butter in various sizes, containers, prices, and types, but not all shea butter products are created equal. Some products contain a significant amount of potentially irritating additives and very little real shea butter. Shea butter should be a creamy color; shea that is pure white is highly refined and may no longer contain maximum healing properties. Shea butter should never be green, extremely hard or greasy.

    Out Of Africa shea butter products contain 100% pure, unrefined shea butter from West Africa.
    Unrefined shea butter is superior because it retains all its natural nutrients, especially vitamins A and E. Compared to other natural butters or oils, shea butter contains far more of the vitamins and other valuable phytonutrients essential for healing.

    • Provides exceptional hydration and elasticity, benefits that keep skin looking youthful and healthy.
    • Absorbs quickly into skin without the greasy residue of beeswax or mineral oil-based products.
    • Excellent for treating dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.

    Out of Africa® is in partnership with a number of women’s cooperatives in Benin, West Africa to harvest the finest shea butter each year by hand selecting shea nuts with the lowest acidity levels to provide the best healing and nourishment your skin deserves.

    Winter Essentials

    The job opportunities provided to the local women’s cooperatives through our factory in West Africa allows these coops to in turn provide income, health benefits and education to families in the community.

    Out of Africa® further supports the Benin community thru its School Children Unite program. 5¢ to 30¢ from each product sold is contributed to help provide medical care and education to the children in West Africa.



  • New York,  WorldWide

    @BurtsBees Lip Shimmers

    What is sweeter than a lil bee? A lipbalm in a sleek and slim tube with natural ingredients and a 12 shade color range!  These cuties have Shea Butter Fruit Seed Oils and Peppermint Oil.  They go for only $4.99 a tube and is the perfect summer go-to item for girls on the go.

    On the 44th Floor of the Hearst Building, bloggers were introduced to this new and improved Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmers.  Celebrity Make Up Artist Tina Turnbow was there to demo these babies.

    What make you shimmer?

    Here I am wearing PLUM and I love it!

    For more info, check out www.burtsbees.com

  • New York

    Honey I shrunk my Satchel @SweetBeeMagic

    I am a huge fan of beauty products and multi functional things have a really special place in my heart! I recently tried the Medicine Mama’s Bee Magic Wand and I have to tell you about it. The large format is perfect for your lips and all over. Since I am always getting some kind of cut or scrap on me, I have had plenty of opportunities to use this ‘magic wand’.

    This is a summer must have for the boots to sandals transitional blisters! What I love about it is the silky texture. It is not waxy at all and the natural aroma/taste is not overly fake or overwhelming. I can wear it for a long time and reapply with no problems or flaking on my lips. This one is a keeper! I wonder if it will work on bee stings 🙂

    It fits perfectly in my Roots Mini Satchel


    • Chapped Lip Remedy
    • ·         Shaving Burn Care
    • ·         Daily Moisturizer
    • ·         Overnight Skin Nutrition
    • ·         Cold Sore Relief
    • ·         Cut Scrape & Bite Relief
    • ·         After-sun Support
    • ·         Rash, Burn & Scar Repair

    Mirroring the process of what bees create to nourish their Queen and keep the hive healthy, Medicine Mama’s Bee Magic Wand blends purifying propolis, healing antimicrobial honey, protective beeswax, and moisturizing avocado oil with extra virgin olive to create an all-purpose healing want that you can take on the go