Friday, August 30, 2019

It's Coming Up Ripe Peaches.

By Laura Medina

Last year's fruit trend was watermelon and there's nothing wrong with moving on.

You can still have your watermelon...with your peaches, the fruit of the year.

You can scrub and refresh with Le Petit Marseillais White Peach & Nectarine Body Wash while you sweat out the last remaining days and nights of Summer.

This weightless coconut water and peach-infused mist primes, sets, and refreshes makeup while it helps keep skin hydrated all day.  Hydrates and brightens skin.  Perfect for all day use.  Soothes and smooths the skin.  Can be used as a primer, setting spray, and refresher.  Infused with hydrating coconut water & peach extract.

With the sweltering Labor Day heatwave, you much rather wake up with Peach Tea Dry Soda based on stevia, the coke alternative.

Another healthier choice to soda, Perrier Peach Mineral Water, good for skin.

A sparkling fusion of air and water make for a great taste that thoroughly quenches your thirst with zero calories or sweeteners. It's a wonderful choice to add zest to your morning or serve as an afternoon refresher.

Savor its subtle, mouthwatering peach flavor with zero calories and zero sweeteners. The invigorating bubbles and naturally occurring minerals make for a unique, thirst-quenching taste.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Thirsty on Labor Day? Detox & Hydrate with these Powdered Hydration & Smoothie Mixes and Energy Packs.

By Laura Medina

Need to quench that thirst during Labor Day's heat wave?

Time to detox from all that Summer time festivities?

Your burnt dermis need repairing?

Guzzle done Vital Proteins Collagen Water, ready to grab, go, and gulp.

  • 10g of Collagen: Digested and absorbed by the body quickly for maximum benefits.
  • Juice of Real Fruit: 1g of sugar from the juice of real fruit. No artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners or additives. Gluten free & dairy free.
  • Ready to Drink:We’re officially grab-and-go to make your life just a little bit easier. All of the benefits, on-the-go.

Need extra hydration? Love watermelon but not the sticky mess?  We can't have enough hydration or collagen, here comes Dope Naturals.

Using the latest in technology, Dope Naturals powderized watermelon and beets into a convenient powders that you can simply stir into any drink, beverage, or boosting smoothies.

In powder form, they're easier to store and carry.

Use powdered beets for energy.  Powdered watermelon is another form of collagen.

Deliciously easy.

If you need a powdered collagen pack that you can add to any beverage or any water, just sprinkle these in...

Perfect for those looking to add extra flavor and nutrients to their daily marine collagen supplementation, La Sirène's Orange Beauty Collagen with vitamin C & E, along with Coenzyme Q10 works from deep within the cells to nourish and rejuvenate the skin, hair and nails. Vitamin C is enriched with free radical-fighting antioxidants that are vital for cellular renewal, while Vitamin E replenishes collagen levels and prevents the type of premature aging that is most commonly caused by sun damage and other environmental pollutants. Additionally, Coenzyme Q10 is another strong anti-oxidant known for its effects on neutralizing free radicals which are one of the leading causes of aging, ultimately making it the body's bodyguard of collagen and elastin in the skin. Perfectly measured at 5 grams, La Sirène's Beauty Collagen is packaged for easy and convenient on-the-go use.

La Sirène's Blueberry with Blueberry, Acai Extract & Co Q10 works from deep within the cells to nourish and rejuvenate the skin, hair and nails. Double packed with antioxidants, Blueberry assists in the prevention of collagen loss while the Açai berry - a Brazilian "superfood" that is also high in antioxidants, prevents the physical signs of aging, boosts energy levels, regulates cardiovascular system function, normalizes sleep and improves mental health.

Discover this at a Grammy Week gifting suite where and when nominees need extra help in the last minute.  Good enough for them.  Good enough for us.
PureTrim Mediterranean Wellness Shakes provide 21 grams of organic vegan protein, less than 8g of net carbs, less than 1g of sugar, and 500mg of healthy plant-sourced calcium, in less than 200 calories.
  • High Protein Energy Shake
  • Less than 200 calories per shake
  • 21g Protein (NON-GMO Vegetable Pea, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Lentil, and Organic Flaxseed)
  • 8g Net Carbs (15g total)
  • Less than 1 gram of sugar
  • 500mg of Plant Calcium
  • Antioxidants & Prebiotics
  • Mediterranean Essential Fatty Acid Blend
  • Prebiotic and Enzyme Blend
  • Ionic Plant Trace Mineral Blend (from ocean plant)
  • Anti-Stress & Energy Blend
  • Mediterranean Skin & Digestion Blend
  • Super Raw Anti-Aging Greens Blend
  • No Soy • No Whey • No Dairy • No Aspartame • No Sucrose
  • Vanilla & Greens Essential Blend is the ultimate base for any smoothie, providing 12g plant-based protein, 14 superfoods, 4 greens and probiotics in every scoop. Add in Cacao Powder for a rich chocolate flavor and malty Maca Powder to help energize and keep your body in balance. To top it off, choose one of five functional Daily Boosts to support Beauty, Detox, Immunity, Focus or Wellness, making this bundle truly work for your personal needs.
Sprouted Brown Rice Protein and Chia Seed Powder are a natural source of highly absorbable protein. Cacao, Maqui, Açaí, Camu Camu and Goji Berry powders add amazing flavor, and make this mix an excellent source of iron and vitamin C.
Lucuma, Vanilla, and Banana Powder add fiber and depth to the flavor of this delectable mix. Our Maca Powder adds a boost of energy and stamina praised by athletes all over the world.
Customize your flavor by adding more Maqui Berry or Açaí Powder for a fruity burst; or if you’re a chocolate lover, mix in Cacao or Carob Powder for some chocolatey sweetness! 
Smoothies are nothing more than healthier milkshake that have already become meal replacements for the busy and the healthy and for those who need to cool down during heatwaves.
Need a coffee/tea alternative?
Not exactly soda, more of a ginseng beverage, UpTime can be energizing base for smoothies.
You can stir in Arbonne Energy Fizz Sticks in any smoothie, milkshake, fruit puree, or water, as an healthier option to soda.
As a replacement for your morning coffee or for when you start to feel the afternoon sleepies, stir in a fizz stick to create a refreshing bubbly drink when you start to feel tired to temporarily help promote alertness.◊
Energy Fizz Sticks also enhance cognitive performance, help promote endurance, enhance motor performance, and help reduce fatigue.◊
Contains antioxidants and a botanical blend of green tea, guarana and ginseng, combined with B vitamins and chromium, to help boost energy.◊
Charged up or just chilling during remaining Indian Summer, stay hydrated.

Cynthia Rowley Surf-Leisure Gear. Yes, Preppy Girls Surf.

By Laura Medina

With Labor Day dawning upon us, in the humid South and the sunny Southern California, it will continue into Indian Summer into the early half of Fall.  For the Mid-Atlantic to New England, crisp, cool Autumn approaching quick.  It doesn't mean surf season is ending.  For the die-hards, it means more room and more waves to surf, sans the wanna-be tourists.

Sure, Cynthia Rowley got her start catering to the ultra-preppy baby socialites, which is appropriate right for New York Fashion Week in September.  That's the cliche stereotype that she built her foundation upon.

But, Cynthia isn't a cliche nor are her real life customer base.  She's a surfer babe and so are her year-around Hampton customers.  They're surfers as they are prime and proper preppies, real Hamptonites.

Dismissed by the lack of stylish yet feminine functional surf and swim gear and the over-abundance of sun-tanning sexual appeal on skimpy bikinis, predominating women's swimwear, Cynthia thought, why not design her own surf gear line, using her standard preppy graphics onto function wet suits that can stand up to any wave anywhere.  This substance over style where form meets function is so very preppy.  There's feminism among preppy females, style over sex appeal, wearing for oneself versus for men's fantastical gaze, that was never real in the first place.

This is the new expansion of Cynthia Rowley, preppy girls surf.  Then, she realized there are preppy girls who surf in many a beaches.

The upscale preppy California girls, stretching from Newport Beach, Orange County thru Malibu then all the way up to Northern Central Coast, are clamoring for year-around fashionable wet suits that doesn't emulate the male all-black wet suits and way more useful than skimpy bikinis.  As for surf chicks in warmer climates, Cynthia also design surfing bikinis call rashguards and high-waisted bikini bottoms that would make Esther Williams proud, that the synchronized swimming queen would had worn herself.  Like Esther said, a woman needs more than two Dixie cups and a fishing line.

During her West Coast expansion launch, Cynthia Rowley was kind enough to throw a girls surfing camp for the next generation coming up...

Cynthia is wise enough to make her surf-leisure shops into a surfer girls' lifestyle boutique, proving there's more to being a preppy...

Cynthia also knows that being a preppy doesn't solely exist in the East Coast and being a surfer doesn't solely exist in the West Coast.  Her Cali-York collection proves that...

Proving that real ladies do surf, here's to real swimwear for real women that can they can wear, surf to streetwear, year-around.  Athleisure surfs beyond the pedistrian yoga to streetwear horizon.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Sweating It Out During the First Week of School or On Labor Day, We Got Refreshing Cleansers & Toners. Summer Skincare 2019

By Laura Medina

How convenient, they start school during the middle of Dog Days of Summer, when everyone is dying to wear heat-seeking Fall wardrobes, dress to impress, while pretty soon, the adults are sweating it out on the last official day of Summer, Labor Day.

Whether you're burning it out in the desert heat or sweating your oil glands into over-drive as your skin cells shed and clog pores into acne, your skin need some power detox.

There's a reason why a classic is a classic.  You can either soak up the excess oil or soak out the pollution out of your poor pores with Queen Helene's Mint Julep Clay Masque  instantly absorbs excess oil, extracts impurities and helps minimize the appearance of pores. After use, skin is deeply clean with a fresh oil-free feel and healthy looking complexion.

Then, it polish it this off with Mint Julep Scrub deeply cleans and helps unclog pores and draw out impurities, while hydrating Glycerin helps maintain skin moisture balance. After use, skin is clean with a fresher-looking complexion. 

This is something you can do relaxing in a nice, cool tub on Labor Day or when the kids are off to school.  Budget-friendly me time.

For the more adult life, accompanied by adult acne and stress, high-tech Sunday Riley's Space Race is here for you.

Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner instantly transforms from a cooling gel to a mattifying water toner as it clarifies and removes excess oil for cleaner, shine-free skin. Bentonite clay pulls impurities from the skin while actively diminishing the appearance of enlarged pores.  It feels so good cooling off your skin, aaahhh.

Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask contains 10% sulfur to dry and clear up multiple forms of acne, including hormonal breakouts, inflammatory acne, and acne rosacea. 4% Niacinamide reduces the appearance of acne-related surface redness.  When you actually apply this mint green paste, it actually applies very sheer onto the skin that most people wouldn't notice it.  It's not your thick, cakey acne paste of yore.  This is the more grown-up version that shrinks your adult pimples, under sunscreen or makeup.  Acne cream for adults.

You can save the ground-breaking U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Acne Treatment Face Oil erupting adult pimples, bubbling on top of our adult crow's feet and wrinkles or save it for Winter, when you need moisturization that also tackels adult acne.  

With 1.5 percent salicylic acid, this fast-acting, quick-drying, medicated oil clears acne and blackhead-causing buildup and debris from congested pores for smoother, blemish-free skin. Tea tree oil and black cumin seed oil support clear skin, while hexylresorcinol and licorice naturally brighten the appearance of old acne discolorations for a more even-toned complexion. 

Counterbalancing the potentially drying effects of salicylic acid, milk thistle, and cucumber seed oil nourish the skin and smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles, without leaving a greasy residue. Chamomile and neroli soothe stressed, blemish-prone skin. 
With salicylic acid, tea tree oil, black cumin seed oil, this acne treatment clears blackheads from your nose, chin, and forehead, while preventing and treating acne. Great for scalp and back acne too.
Acne care for adults.

For real, organic, wholesome, efficient, and effective Soaptopia's Secret Agent complexion for adult acne.  You can foam up this Tea Tree, Willow Charcoal, Oatmeal, Rosewood & Green Clay block of soap into a thick, rich, foam mask all-over your face and neck.  Leave it alone to dry or mix this foam in with Queen Helene's Mint Julep Clay Mask for a double-threat acne attack in the tub.

If a tight family budget has you reining that your idea of double-duty is where you and the kid can share everything, here are some readily available that can be shared between you and the kind.
Gentle enough for adult skin.  Effective enough for tweens and teens.

This clarifying cleansing scrub works wonders on delicate skin as it gently helps to clear away congestion while leaving the skin clean and smooth. This fragrance-free formula cleanses and balances the skin with a specialized blend of rice powder, corn meal, licorice extract, salicylic acid and lactic acid. Skin is left looking and feeling clean, clear, and radiant without the use of harsh ingredients.

If you have more fun with foaming, then Biore Baking Soda Acne Cleansing Foam is your thing.

Deep clean with unique foam to help clear and prevent acne without over-drying. It's surprisingly strong yet gentle.

  • Got combination skin? This gentle daily acne cleansing foam with Natural Baking Soda immediately deep cleans and targets acne to help keep it under control.
  • Rich foam does not over-cleanse, strip, damage or deplete.
  • Helps clear acne in just 2 days
  • Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment
  • Penetrates pores to immediately deep clean pores and help prevent the development of new acne
  • Oil free
  • pH balanced formula
  • Dermatologist tested
This formula, with natural baking soda and salicylic acid immediately deep cleans and targets acne to help keep it under control and prevent future breakouts. It’s gentle on skin, tough on acne.

Sure makeup artists say you should be blessed that you're born with way too many oil glands but they trap left-over skin cells and pollutants which feeding off your oil then oxidizing into irritating blackheads that people ostracize you, out of ignorance.

Biore Witch Hazel Cleansing Pore Strips are here to help.  Working like a super-magnet, they lift out even the most stubborn blackheads and deep down dirt & oil that can lead to complexion problems. YIKES! Formulated with Witch Hazel, known to tighten pores & for its astringent properties, these strips deep clean, remove blackheads, refine pores, and help prevent future breakouts.

Bioré® Witch Hazel Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips use a blend of C-bond technology to safely remove dirt, oil, and blackheads. These strips work like a super magnet, locking onto and lifting out deep-down dirt, oil, and EVEN blackheads from your most clogged pores. Bioré® Deep Cleansing Pore Strips are the trusted, dermatologist-tested way to purify pores.

They remove, deep down, what scrubs and masks fail to suck out.

You further sanitize your pores with Biore Witch Hazel Toner.

This light-weight Toner with witch hazel helps restore skin’s balance as it deep cleans and removes residue a cleanser might have missed. Witch Hazel is known to tighten pores, while salicylic acid controls oil and treats blemishes.

Long known for its astringent and pore cleansing properties, Witch Hazel is a multi-purpose remedy. The natural ingredient is known to tighten pores, purify, refresh and help heal skin. When Bioré® Pore Clarifying Toner is combined with this botanical astringent.

If you something less harsh but you still to cool down, go with Thayers Aloe Vera Witch Hazel Toners.

This gentle toner is derived from a time-honored formula, developed by Thayers to cleanse, tone, moisturize, and balance the pH level of skin. In addition to containing certified organic Aloe Vera, this unique, proprietary blend also contains certified organic, non-distilled Witch Hazel that’s grown exclusively for Thayers on a family farm in Fairfield County, Connecticut. By avoiding distillation of their Witch Hazel, they're able to preserve the naturally-occurring, beneficial tannins, which are known to offer antioxidant and antibacterial benefits, and bring about a natural glow. Thayers elixirs have been a fixture in medicine cabinets for generations. 

Remember, Summer time is bug season and Thayer's Medicated with Camphor treats those itchy bites while cooling off.

THAYERS® Medicated Skin Irritation Relief with Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera, Camphor, and Eucalyptus is a natural first aid kit in a bottle, calming itches, rashes, burns, insect bites, razor burn, and other irritationst. This soothing solution contains Thayers certified organic Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), grown exclusively for Thayers on a family farm in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Their unique blend includes filet of Aloe Vera to hydrate skin, and Witch Hazel to tighten pores and smooth skin without drying. Thayers proprietary Witch Hazel extract is NOT distilled, thereby maintaining all the beneficial, natural tannins.