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Product Review: Laguna Sunscreen By SUNPLUS

laguna sunscreen by the pool
All Images Courtesy of SunPlus

OK, summer is officially here, yay! For folks living in regions where summer only lasts three months (that is, anywhere besides California or Florida), it’s time to enjoy being outside in the sun as much as possible! Yes, the sun is awesome, but everyone, regardless of skin tone, needs a degree of sun-protection. If you are like me and have a super-fair Scandinavian complexion, sun-bathing and long beach-days are not on the table.

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Stocking Stuffer Idea: Eco Lips Candy Cane Organic Lip Balm

candy cane lip gloss photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

Ready or not, winter weather is here, so it’s time to protect your lips — your body’s most vulnerable skin — from the damaging effects of dry heat indoors and frigid temperatures and winds outdoors. This time of year, I like to stock up on Lip Balm — keeping a tube on my bedside table, on my desk, and of course in my purse — so that soft and healthy lips are never further away than the end of my wrist. With the holidays coming up,  Eco Lips has just introduced their  Candy Cane Organic Lip Balm, which comes in the brand’s revolutionary Plant Pod, a patented 100% plastic-free, plant-based packaging that looks and acts like a regular tube. Sustainability never tasted so good!

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Yes, It Exists: Frida Kahlo Soap

frida kahlo soap slice photo by gail worley
All Photo By Gail

Have you ever see a bar of soap as cute as this Frida Kahlo Cannabis Rose Artisan Soap Bar by Aura Artisan Soap? I can’t say that I have. I met owner and soap creator Aura de Leon recently at the White Label Expo, and she was so happy that I recognized Frida’s unique unibrow, which she has captured in her handcrafted soap that is a tribute to the legendary Mexican artist.

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The Story Behind A Charming Street Art Enigma: The Spray Paints Series

beauty photo by gail worley
Beauty (All Photos By Gail)

While most of the street art that I discover on my adventures is clearly tagged, sometimes that tag is hard to decipher, and I need some assistance identifying the artist. By connecting with artists on Instagram, I’ve learned that they all seem to know and support each other, which is cool and very helpful.  If I don’t know the artist behind a work that I want to put on the blog, and the first person I ask doesn’t know, then they know someone who does. This is how I ended up connecting with the creator of an unsigned series of works that I’ve been seeing on the streets, and documenting, since around Christmastime last year. Each of the paste-ups in this very distinctive series features one to three still life images accompanied by a one-word title, and the artist’s signature conspicuously absent. If you live in the east village or downtown, there’s no way you haven’t seen them. All I can say is that they speak to me.

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Product Review: James Anthony Skincare Line

James Anthony Skin Care Line
All Photos By Gail

I like to think of myself as a low-maintenance babe. I’m not a slave to an elaborate make-up routine, so I want my skin to look good, even if I’m leaving the house with just a dusting of powder on my face. In NYC especially, the colder months mean harsh weather conditions combined with the drying effects of indoor heat that can wreak havoc on your complexion. To keep your skin looking as young as possible, it’s definitely worth investing in quality skincare products that will cleanse, moisturize and protect your face, so that you look fresh and youthful, with or without make up. Recently, I was given the opportunity to review a new, female-founded skincare product line called James Anthony. After a few weeks of use, these fine products have become part of my daily routine. Continue reading Product Review: James Anthony Skincare Line