Friday, April 28, 2017

Style Steal: QHEMET BIOLOGICS Spring Sale

WHO: QHEMET BIOLOGICS

WHAT: 25% Off (sub total)

Sale includes hair and body products.
WHERE: www.qhemetbiologics.com/

WHEN: Saturday 04/29 at 8 a.m. EST, 7 a.m. CST, 6 a.m. MST, 5 a.m. PST


COUPON CODE: SelfLove

Monday, April 24, 2017

Mezcal Paloma

Since the sun stayed out for consecutive days in Northern California, I was inspired to make a great sunny day drink (you can make this without the Mezcal, it's very refreshing). Traditionally a Paloma is made with tequila and it's the most popular tequila cocktail in Mexico (yes, it beats out a Margarita). Adding Mezcal (Tequila's fraternal twin as it is also made from the agave plant) instead of tequila gives the drink a bit more depth as it can be a bit smokier in flavor. 

 

There are so many recipes for a Paloma many call for grapefruit soda, but I don't drink soda and I find fresh squeezing or muddling fruit provides a much better flavor (you can create your own soda) and cuts back on some of the sweetness. 

 

 

 

Ingredients needed:

 

1 Grapefruit (you will get two servings)

1 lime

Agave Nectar 

Club Soda

 

Equipment needed:

Juicer/Hand Juicer/Squeeze by hand

Spoon/Shaker (you can stir or shake)

 

My Recipe:

Into a shaker or glass

  1. Squeeze 1/2 Grapefruit (this is about 1/4 cup) +save 1/4 of a half for garnish

  2. 1 tsp lime juice

  3. 1 tsp or 1tbsp of Agave Nectar (depending on the sweetness I prefer 1tsp)

  4. 1/4 cup of Mezcal should be equal parts to the grapefruit juice (I also prefer a smoky Mezcal like Veda)*

  5. Mix ingredients 1-4 together wither in a glass with a spoon or in a shaker

  6. Use 1/4 of grapefruit wedge to rim glass and dip in salt 

  7. Pour ingredients 1-4 into low ball glass (many use a highball but this isn't my preference)

  8. Top with club soda and place 1/4 grapefruit wedge on the rim of the glass

*remove the mezcal for a great non-alcoholic beverage 


 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Cute Collabo: Reebok + FACE Stockholm


Photo Credit: FACE Stockholm

I’ve known of FACE Stockholm as a cosmetics brand for a very long time, and have picked up an item along the way. What I admire as much as FACE Stockholm’s cosmetics line, are the collaborations they have with Reebok. For the past few years the collaborations have focused on the classic Reebok line (low and high tops), in limited edition and often times in metallic colorways.  While I’ve wanted a pair for a while I never “pulled the trigger”. The most recent collaboration features the Rebook classic Freestyle Hi Rebook, circa 1982, that year is significant since it’s the same year that the first FACE Stockholm (founded in 1980) store was opened in Sweden by Gun Nowak.  The current Reebok + FACE Stockholm are available in colors Loyal, Optimistic, Courage, and Tough.  While I like all the colors, I’m really in love with Loyal (an almond milk white), and Optimistic (a light nude).

 
Photo Credit: Reebok

 

Which ones would you pick? Happy Shopping!

 
Photo Credit: Reebok

Where to Buy:

 

You can get them on either the Reebok (they are literally only one cent cheaper there) or on the Face Stockholm sites. They retail for $89.99/$90.00

 

P.S. Some of the previous collection is on sale as Face Stockholm.com

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Honey & Petals Customer Appreciation Month

 

I’ve introduced you guys to the Honey & Petals brand before. A quick reminder, Honey & Petals is a whole body skincare brand based in Los Angeles that’s hallmark is the brands Plush Oil.  The store has recently been restocked with the You Sweetest Summer Collection which features the Notorious F.I.G and Call Me Peaches fragrances What I really wanted to let you all know it that they are having a customer appreciation month, which features 20% off all orders.  There are other items such as Face Oil that will be released as well so you can purchase using the discount code, now and later on this month.

 

HAPPY SHOPPING!


Photo Credit: Honey & Petals


 

Follow Honey & Petals on Social Media

 

 

Twitter:  HONEYANDPETALS

 

Instagram: Honey and Petals

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Beauty Quickie: Ultra Facial Cream Sunscreen SPF 30 (sneak peek)

 

I’m so happy, I’m able to bring you this sneak peek, before it’s store wide release, I hope you enjoy! Stay tuned for more on this product as well.

 

 

 

 

 WHO: Kiehl’s

 

WHAT: Ultra Facial Cream Sunscreen SPF 30

HOW (it looks, smells, cost etc.): 

 



Luxuriously thick, white cream with zero fragrance I can detect. When I say thick it was a bit scary for me, because I automatically thought it would make me look chalky.

 

Price Point:

 

 

 

50 ml $27.50 or 125 ml $47.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY INGREDIENTS (first 3 of 34) :

Water, Glycerin, Squalene

 

 

 

And bonus points for it having some salicylic acid which will help with my acne prone skin.

 

 

 

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

 

AVOBENZONE 3%, HOMOSALATE 5%, OCTISALATE 5%, OCTOCRYLENE 7%
 

 

WHERE TO BUY:

 

 

 

Kiehls.com  and in stores in April

 

THE VERDICT: 

 

 

 

Ultra Facial Cream Sunscreen SPF 30, is a play on Kiehl’s very popular Ultra Facial Cream (which I never tried before), so far after a few days of use I can say I really like it.  If left my skin moisturized, but didn’t make it greasier or leave an awful sheen (it absorbs into the skin within a minute). I also love that I get some sun protection (which no matter how dark you skin is we all need it), without making me look chalky, smelling of chemicals, or again making me look like an oil slick. Only drawback is the list of ingredients is kind of long and it’s not all natural.


 

 

 

Overall Rating:  Let’s wait on that until I can give a full review upon the brick and mortar release (I’m leaning towards a 4.5 out of 5)  

FTC: Products mentioned in this video were provided by a PR firm, however all content and thoughts regarding the product are my own.

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.

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