Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cover Shots: Dilone, Imaan Hammam and Aamito Lagum + Allure April 2017


If you are on social media, or  exist in the real world you know that the calls for diversity in media are loud (and right). While media (especially on T.V.) as a whole is seeing a change there are still issues that need to be addressed. Which is why the April 2017 cover of Allure magazine (and really what’s inside), is so refreshing.

 
Dilone, Imaan Hammam and Aamito Lagum  (Photo Cred: Allure)

 

The April 2017 feature multiple shades of melanin on the cover, and inside 41 women of color discuss beauty and diversity.

 

Check out a sneak peek here.

Event Alert: Lulu Frost X Lesley Pierce


Who: Lulu Frost X Lesley Pierce

What: Pop-Up Shop Opening Event

Get to meet both Lulu Frost and Lesley Pierce while you shop and enjoy light refreshments.

When: March 25, 2017 from 2-8pm

Where: Black Point Café

882 N. Point Street

San Francisco, CA 94109

 


Can’t Make It check out Lulu Frost online here.

 

And

 

Check out Lesley Pierce here.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Beauty Quickie: farsali Rose Gold Elixir


My skin is naturally oily most of the year with the exception of the late Fall and Winter when it gets a bit cold in California. I’m also one that is a fan of natural skincare, and I typically like an oil (instead of cream) based products.  So I was happy to stumble upon a skincare product, even though beauty/makeup junkies have made this product popular.

 WHO: Farsali

WHAT: Rose Gold Elixir  

HOW (it looks, smells, cost etc.): 
A citrusy fragranced (think freshly peeled orange), 100% clear oil with gold flakes. The oil is light and not viscous at all making it easy to use. The packaging is a simple white dropper bottle with gold accents to match what’s inside.

Price Point:

$35-99.95



KEY INGREDIENTS:

Rosehip Seed Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, 24k Gold, Vitamin E, Lemongrass Oil, Orange Peel Oil
 
WHERE TO BUY:

Farsali.com



THE VERDICT: 

 

This product has become a staple of my day and nighttime skin care routing (the company does have a separate nighttime formula). I use it in the A.M right after I put on my sunscreen and at night time as my final skincare step. What’s really great about the product and what I alluded to originally is this can also be used for makeup application. If you check out farsali’s YouTube and Instagram pages you’ll see ladies mixing this with foundations, concealers and more. I’m personally a fan of using this product on my lips for deep penetrating moisture.  This product gives you a natural glow, and never makes you look greasy because it’s made from quality ingredients that are great for your skin it absorbs quickly.

 

Overall Rating: 4.8 out of 5 Stars (would have given it 5 but I hate products you can only purchase from one source i.e. no brick and mortar options)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Event Alert: Dreamers + Doers Marketplace


Event: Succulent Workshop with Cactus Jungle

When: Saturday, 10/22/2016, 3-7PM

Where: Urban Outfitters @ The Public Market Emeryville, CA

What: Enjoy learning about succulents with Nicole Dirlam and Georgia Tapp of Cactus Jungle (Includes complementary Drinks and Snack); also if you want to shop and are an UO Rewards member use your Urban ID at checkout for 10% off full priced items and 30% off Sale items

 
RSVP Here

 

Can’t make it no probably Cactus Jungle is conveniently located 1509 4th Street in Berkeley, CA. They frequently have events there an airplant terrarium class on October, 23

LUSH Hot Oil Treatment (Kinky)


When I went to go get my latest haircut (Deva Cut/ Dry Hair Cut), my stylist mentioned that my hair was in great condition (so a trim was really all a needed). Cut (pun intended) to two weeks later, and my hair is still pretty much freshly cut.  I wanted to make sure I maintain the great condition, by not only using the right cleanser/conditioner and styling products but also making sure I use a great treatment/deep conditioner.  I recently stumbled upon the fact that LUSH has a new line of hot oil treatments.
 
 

Damaged

This particular one is recommended for damaged and likely overly treated hair.

If your hair feels like damaged goods, stir up your routine with this hot oil treatment. Melt down the solid treatment and smooth the rich mixture through your locks. Extra virgin olive oil, almond oil and organic avocado oil nourish parched hair, leaving it smooth and shiny, and fair trade vanilla absolute perfumes locks with a long-lasting sweet and comforting scent.”

 

Kinky

This one is designed for curly hair.

“If you're dreaming of enviously silky, hydrated curls, give Kinky a whirl. Made with lanolin to protect natural curls, this restorative treatment delivers intense moisture without diminishing your bounce and volume. With an uplifting floral blend of ylang ylang and rosewood, its exotic perfume is a treat for your senses too.”

 

Tangled

This one is designed for tangled hair, which could also be used for curly guys and girls who really need a good pre wash detangle.

“Tame your tangles with this nourishing pre-wash hot oil treatment. Extra virgin olive oil, organic jojoba oil and guar gum make for a rich, silky mixture that smooths out knots and leaves locks gleaming. Rosewood and ylang ylang oils blend together for an exotic floral perfume that envelops the senses and keeps moods bright all day long. Tangles begone!”

I clearly got the one is called “Kinky” (*slight side eye* I always feel weird when I’m not sure who is using “black hair” vernacular), since I have coily/curly tendrils. Overall I liked the how the product made my hair feel after I rinsed it out, what I also liked is that you didn’t have to wet your hair before applying this treatment (which can just be a mess).

 

Check out the video below for how to use this product.

 


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Event Alert: Marimekko’s Coat Drive


WHO:


WHAT: 

Marimekko is currently collecting gently used coats at select locations. The coats will of course be donated to those in need, as the temperatures drops for the fall/winter seasons. With a donation, customers will receive $75 off a new Marimekko winter jacket.

WHERE:  

Marimekko Palo Alto

 Stanford Shopping Center #71 180 El Camino Real
 
WHEN:

Now through October 18th

P.S. Coat Drive Donations are also avalible at the NYC, Boston, and Cambridge locations

Monday, October 3, 2016

Tara Locklear Jewelry


 
There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the talent of Tara Locklear. She designs the most unique, beautiful, fun, wearable works of are (in the form of jewelry).  If you are into really great craft fair, or very unique pop ups you may find her there.  I came across Tara Locklear Jewelry via the American Craft Show in San Francisco in August. I was on my way out, and hadn’t purchased anything but food when the last booth near my exit was hers. The bright white fabric backing made every one of her pieces pop which mesmerized me.  Tara takes what she says are “undervalued materials into the viewer’s focus” in short she takes skateboard decks and laser cuts/paints them into kick ass wearable art.  The variety of her jewelry is amazing, from bracelets, hoop earrings, statement necklace, all the way to drop earrings.
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 The one thing that saddens me, is you can really only find her at various exhibits, art shows etc. (no you can’t purchase on her site), but she does have a list of vendors that carry her products with a few of them selling them online. If you are in the SF Bay Area you are in luck her pieces are sold at Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco


 

Check her out:


Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/taralocklear/

Twitter- https://twitter.com/_taralocklear

 

SF Bay Area Where to Buy-

Velvet Da Vinci

2015 Polk Street

San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 441-0109
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