Thursday, March 08, 2018

International Women's Day: 6 Women-Owned Businesses

With an estimated 11.6 million women-owned businesses just in the US, which generate more that $1.7 trillion in revenue and employ more than 9 million people, every day is International Women’s Day. Here, a few women-owned businesses with “smart” style.

A frugal farm girl at heart, eyebobs founder Julie Allinson couldn’t bear the thought of spending a fortune for a pair of reading glasses that would inevitably end up lodged between the sofa cushions. When she inquired about a reasonably priced alternative, she was directed to the local drugstore “off-the-rack” versions. If what she was looking for didn’t exist, then she would just have to make it. Eyebobs—a collection of distinctive, high-quality eyewear for people like her, irreverent and slightly jaded—made its debut in 2001 and the company never **looked**back. 

Bezels & Bytes
Two Bay Area women – Sarah Shapiro and Melissa Koerner – who hailed from Bloomingdales and Gap Inc., respectively, were introduced by mutual friends and realized they had a lot in common. They were both new moms with a love of fashion who wore (and loved) fitness trackers, and both were disenchanted with the bands that came along with their trackers. They quickly joined forces to launch Bezels & Bytes – a collection of bands to tech-cessorize wearables like the Apple Watch.  

W.H. Petronela
Covet quality, not quantity. That’s Judy Vojtech’s mantra, and it’s the inspiration behind her collection of handbags designed to last a lifetime. What’s more, a portion of each sale is donated to H.O.P.E a nonprofit organization founded by Judy that addressing the needs of at-risk youth. 

Skeem Design
Founder Suji Meswani ditched the corporate world to pursue her passion for design. The result is Skeem Design, a collection of chic home accessories including match bottles, candles and incense. Not only is everything made in the USA, candles and match bottles come in containers designed to be repurposed. 

November Rain
Belinda Coker’s collection of waterproof rain ponchos is her second successful business. As the founder of Envirosax, a collection of reusable market bags, Belinda believes that friendly environmental practices are a non-neogtiable part of anything she designs. Not only are the rain ponchos printed using a waterless method, 10% of November Rain revenues are donated to organizations dedicated to clean water initiatives in developing countries.

And of course, our ladies at Ann Magnin Inc, an agency founded and run by women since press releases were printed on paper. :)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Get the perfect at-home pedicure with tips from beauty expert, Skyy Hadley

Check out our guide to get the perfect at-home pedicure with tips from beauty expert, Skyy Hadley

The tools you need to get a spa-like pedicure at home:
•        Cuticle remover 
•        Cuticle pusher 
•        Cuticle nipper 
•        Nail clippers
•        Nail file
•        Nail polish remover
•        Cotton balls or pads
•        Base and top coat

Here is a step-by-step guide to get the perfect pedicure:
•        Apply cuticle remover and allow it to sit for the time indicated on the packaging
•        Using a cuticle pusher, push cuticles back away from the base of your toenails. Clean feet with your body wash or soap to wash away cuticle remover
•        Use a cuticle nipper to very carefully remove any loose cuticle or hangnails. You don’t want to cut into your cuticles. Nicking this area can lead to infection.
•        If necessary, trim nails down to a good length
•        Use a nail file to smooth and shape your toenails
•        Using a cotton ball or pad, wipe each toenail with nail polish remover to remove excess oils
•        Next, apply a base coat to all toenails
•        Add nail color, apply two coats
•        Clean up, use a nail brush or an orangewood stick and polish remover to remove any polish slips
•        Finish by applying a clear top coat to protect your work

To make your feet less rough/sough stick your feet in a tub of warm water for about 15 minutes. You can add a capful of distilled white vinegar and/or a few drops of tea tree oil if you’re concerned about fungal infections. For water retention or particularly achy feet, toss in a couple of tablespoons of Epsom salts. Next, to slough off the dead skin, gently dry your feet, then have at the bottom of your feet with a serious foot file. I recommend using a Ped Egg to get rid of the dead skin.

For applying polish to prevent chipping or smudging reapply a layer or clear topcoat every two to three days. 
I recommend using two particular products to make your pedicure last longer: 
•        Lauren B. Gel-Like Top Coat gives you a long-lasting gleam without all the harmful chemicals

•        Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil increases nail flexibility and helps softens nails

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

OVERBOARD | Debut Trailer Released!

I seriously CANNOT WAIT for this movie!!  

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) / Pantelion Films / 3 PAS Studios have released the debut trailer of OVERBOARD, a fresh take on the romantic comedy, starring Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris. Two separate worlds come together when a handsomely rich playboy, Leonardo, suffers a head injury that wipes his memory, and leaves him in the care of his disgruntled former employee, Kate.

OVERBOARD is available in theaters everywhere on April 13, 2018!

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Sally Hansen Design 3D // Sweater-Weather Knits

Winter is the perfect time to show off all your favorite wool fashions. If you thought chunky knits were just for scarves and sweaters think again. It turns out yours nails can also get in on the sweater-weather action thanks to a new beauty craze that’s guaranteed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

That’s right, sweater-inspired manicures are a real thing so now you can embrace the cold temperatures by wrapping your nails up in your favorite knit with the limited-edition Sally Hansen Design 3D Appliques kit.

Knit: The coziest trend of the season can be paired with your favorite sweater

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Valentine's Day Nails // Skyy Hadley

Whether you're spending Valentine’s Day with a significant other or watching rom-coms with your BFF, nothing's more festive than a pink or red manicure. Show your hands some love with these fun Valentine's Day-inspired nail ideas from beauty expert, Skyy Hadley to take your look to the next level.

A lesson in red: If you can't decide which color is your perfect red, just try them all at once for this monochromatic look.

Pink lines: Simply add a strip of thin tape horizontally, then paint over in your favorite pink lacquer. Wait until tacky, then remove the tape. Once the color is completely dry, finish the look with a clear top coat.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Justin Timberlake wants you to put your ‘Filthy’ hands all over him…

He’s BACK!! Your 4 year Justin Timberlake dry spell is officially OVER with the long anticipated release of his latest sci-fi inspired ballad, ‘Filthy’. 

According to today’s YouTube Re:View newsletter: “Filthy has stirred up a flurry of responses online, including this funny a capella cover and a number of first-listen reactions by fans.”

JT, your wish is our command (sorry Jessica!)… but before we put our figuratively “filthy” hands all over you, check out these handsy inspired product picks that will get you prepped for JT’s long awaited comeback! 

Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap 
Live Clean® Coconut Milk Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap gently cleanses, hydrates and helps to restore moisture balance and luster to dry hands. Featuring luscious Coconut Milk and Apricot Oil, this nourishing hand soap is enriched with Vitamins C, E, B to deeply care for hands and improve their natural beauty.

With your well-being and the environment in mind, Live Clean is a unique line of eco-friendly beauty care products that deliver exceptional results using natural, plant based ingredients. 

· Plant Derived · With Certified Organic Botanicals
· Petrolatum Free · Mineral Oil Free · Paraben Free
 · Silicone Free · Phthalate Free · Pure Vegan
 · Never Tested on Animals · Package Recyclable 
· Contains Biodegradable Ingredients
  · Hypoallergenic · Dermatologist Tested 

SOL DE JANEIRO Brazilian Touch Hand Cream
-Fast-Absorbing Hand, Nail & Cuticle Care-

Brazilians are some of the most expressive people on the planet, their hands are constantly in motion telling stories and attracting attention. It’s no wonder that Brazil is a place where pretty hands are as important as pretty feet. Meet your Brazilian secret to an irresistible touch. This silky smooth, addictively scented cream leaves hands so soft that, with a simple touch, you will have them begging for more

Point of Difference: 
LUSCIOUS CUSHIONY TEXTURE: Non-greasy and non-sticky so that you can touch anything without leaving greasy hand prints.


  • Cupuaçu butter heals and nourishes dry skin 
  • Açaí delivers powerful antioxidants for youthful and resilient skin 
  • Coconut oil conditions and softens hands and cuticles
  • Brazil nut (selenium) fuels protein enzymes and prevents cell damage to support healthy nails 

CONVENIENT PORTABLE PACKAGE: Take it with you and apply anytime, anywhere

DELICIOUS, ADDICTIVE SIGNATURE SCENT: salted caramel and pistachio fragrance will leave you cheirosa (sheh-rō-zah) which means to always smell incredibly delicious from sunrise to sundown

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream
A rich, protective hand cream with the relaxing scent of rose to restore smoothness and keep skin looking youthful.


  • Rich, protective hand cream to deeply moisturize and restore smoothness
  • Leaves hands feeling soft and supple
  • Provides lasting hydration and natural antioxidant properties

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

NEW! PREBIOTIC Body Moisturizers from La Roche-Posay

Blustery winds, freezing temperatures, and drying heaters are some of the culprits that cause skin to become dry, chapped, and irritated during the winter. However, 32 million Americans suffer from eczema, a chronic skin condition that causes severe sensitivity, itchiness and redness that can flare year round. Treat skin with La Roche-Posay’s NEW powerful collection of body moisturizers that are recommended by dermatologists worldwide. The line is clinically shown to reduce dry, rough skin AND help rebalance the skin microbiome. These clearly aren’t your ordinary body lotions.

NEW! La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ Intense Repair Moisturizing Cream – For Extra Dry Skin 

  • Clinically shown to reduce dry, rough skin 
  • Re-establishes and stabilizes the skin microbiome to prevent the reoccurrence of extra dry skin
  • Replenishes lipids and provides up to 48 hours of hydration 
  • Contains exclusive Prebiotic Thermal Water and patented Aqua Posae Filiformis
  • Creamy, comforting balm that can be applied all over the body year-round
  • Received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance 

NEW! La Roche-Posay Lipikar Lotion Daily Repair  – For Normal to Dry Skin 

  • Replenishes skin’s essential lipids and provides all day hydration 
  • Formulated with responsibly sourced, soothing Shea butter
  • Lightweight, fast absorbing lotion that can be applied all over the body year-round 
  • Received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance 

NEW! La Roche-Posay Lipikar Eczema Soothing Relief Cream  – For Targeted Eczema Breakouts 

  • Clinically shown to relieve itchy, irritated skin 
  • Replenishes lipids with instant hydration 
  • Non-greasy cream that can be applied on specific areas of the body and face such as elbows, knees, & hands to target flare-ups

Thursday, November 30, 2017

One-day FLASH Sale at Sperry!

Great news! Sperry is increasing the percentage off for their one-day flash sale on 11/30, which will now be 40% off select boots. The styles featured include select colorways of our popular women's Saltwater duck boot, as well as the men's AO Lug Chukka boots. Use promo code YESPLEASE at checkout for one day only! 

One Day Flash Sale: 40% Off Select Sperry Boots w/ Code: YESPLEASE - Valid 11/30 Only!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Amazon New Partnership (RED) // Holiday Shopping & Exclusive Content

•      Amazon joins (RED) in the fight to end AIDS with special holiday shopping experience and exclusive content on 
•      Sharing smart ways to shop and give back, stars including Neil Patrick Harris, Tyra Banks, DJ Khaled, Ricardo Kaka, Allison Williams, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji  and supermodel Anne V have curated lists of their favorite (RED) products they want to gift – and get – this holiday season
•      Special edition (RED) Echo, Amazon will donate $10 to fight AIDS for every (RED) Echo sold

(RED) and Amazon are teaming-up for (SHOPATHON)RED – a special holiday shopping experience offering people a selection of exclusive (RED) products that raise money for the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.

From November 20th through the end of December, shoppers can choose from more than 150 (RED) products including fashion, cosmetics, kitchen goods, tech and more at or via the Amazon App. On December 1st, World AIDS Day, Amazon will highlight (RED), the Global Fund, and (RED) products to bring awareness to the fight, and throughout the campaign special video content from (RED) celebrity supporters will encourage people to shop (RED) and save lives this holiday season.

Sharing smart ways to shop and give back, stars including Neil Patrick Harris, Tyra Banks, DJ Khaled, Ricardo Kaka, Allison Williams, Javier Munoz, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji  and supermodel Anne V highlight their favorite (RED) product picks, available on

To underline the impact shoppers can have by choosing (RED) products this holiday, Allison Williams, Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji came together with (RED) in Africa to visit (RED) supported programs on the ground. You can see and share this short video here.

As the Official Payment Provider of (SHOPATHON)RED, long-standing (RED) partner Bank of America is making every dollar spent go even further. For every dollar spent on from November 20 until December 31, Bank of America will donate 30 cents – the daily cost of life-saving HIV/AIDS medication in sub-Saharan Africa - up to $1.5 million.

Among the selection of tech products is the brand new (RED) Amazon Echo. Amazon is donating $10 from the sale of each (RED) Echo to the Global Fund. Learn more about the new Amazon (RED) Echo here:

Every (RED) purchase made by shoppers this holiday will have real impact. The life-saving ARV pills, when taken daily, save not only the life of mothers living with HIV; they also prevent the virus being passed to their unborn babies. As well as providing medication, (RED) money to the Global Fund also supports prevention, testing, counseling and care services programs – all key pillars of the fight to end a disease which is preventable and treatable; a disease which needlessly sees an adolescent become infected every two minutes.

Deborah Dugan, CEO, (RED), said: “Our collaboration with Amazon will make the gift of giving more impactful than ever before. I’m so grateful to the incredible team at Amazon who have made our ambitions of turning the holidays ‘(RED)’ a reality. Together with their enormous customer base, Amazon is helping to ensure lifesaving HIV/AIDS services are being delivered to communities most in need.”