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Fun Fall Goodies To Cheer Us Up

September 20, 2020

Lashed By Sandi

Magnetic lashes just as gorg as extensions?! Sign me up! These are stunning and they come in all fun lengths, styles and vibes. I also love that the magnetic black eye liner happens to be a GREAT LINER.  It will take a few tries to master it. The price is so good, you’ll want to snatch up a bunch.

EASIER THAN MASCARA: Lightweight, hypoallergenic magnetic eyelashes give you thicker, longer eyelashes in SECONDS with less damage than heavy glue eyelashes.

NO SHOW BAND: Natural magnetic eyelashes have a no-show band and blend in perfectly into your natural eyelashes. Magnetic particles in the liquid eyeliner create a tight seal for firmly and easily attached lashes.

BARBIE GONE BAD: These Lashed by Sandi magnetic eye lashes with eye liner are designed to bring some drama to your lashes. These lashes are thicker to bring that bold look to your eyes and work best for a cat shaped eye. These lashes are accent lash meaning that they are not full-length lashes but are specific for placing where you want to extend the natural look of your lashes for that dramatic pop of the eye. These Barbie Gone Bad lashes are 22mm long and have 4 magnets that lock into the line

HANDMADE: Reusable magnetic eyelashes are handmade thin & lightweight lashes designed by a celebrity lash artist. These high-quality magnetic eye lashes are made of hypoallergenic synthetic thin fibers which are available in different shapes & sizes including 16mm. These reusable magnetic lashes if cared for properly can easily last 5 to 10 uses! Lashed by Sandi are designed to bring you a natural eyelash extension that accentuates your natural beauty!

Terra & Co Brilliant Black Oil Pulling

I love oil pulling! Activated charcoal whitens naturally, helps to trap bacteria and removes stains, cleansing and whitening teeth naturally for a glowing smile, even if there is zero to smile about right now. Sorry, I’m dark AF. Terra & Co, is a super cool company – love the back story!!

Brilliant Black Oil Pulling is powerful Ayurvedic coconut oil with activated charcoal teeth whitening blend packed with super-ingredients of activated charcoal and vitamin E. The gentle peppermint taste freshens, invigorates and helps to cleanse your teeth, mouth, and gums. Our amazing organic oil pulling teeth whitening product is vegan and fluoride-free!

Great for Oral Health and Hygiene – This divine atural oil pulling combats bad breath. It also keeps the gums moisturized by promoting a healthy amount of saliva secretion to fight dry mouth. Oil pulling also promotes saliva production and works to moisturize gums to keep them healthy.

Enriched with Vitamin E – This oil pulling blend is rich in Vitamin E which provides effective relief to inflammation or irritation in the gums. It is gentle and suits even the most sensitive teeth and gums.

The ancient Ayurvedic tradition recommends the practice of oil pulling with coconut oil—swishing oil around the mouth—as part of your daily self-care routine since it helps to strengthen teeth and gums and maintain overall oral health.

The blend of coconut oil and activated charcoal works to naturally reduce inflammation, build-up, and bacteria that cause bad breath and dry mouth. Coconut oils natural microbial properties work to reduce pathogens in the mouth and further help to freshen breath, and the healthy fat in coconut oil strengthens tooth enamel.

Also !!!

The Future is Female. Terra & Co. is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBENC). We not only support other women entrepreneurs, but also help out low-income and homeless women. As Bosnian refugees, we know firsthand about receiving aid—which is why every purchase goes back to organizations like the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center.  

Every time you restock your oral care products, you’re helping Terra & Co help women in our local community and around the globe. Who could have thought that simply brushing our teeth could contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future?

StemCell Revive Kit

I love everything about this kit – so fun – my skin looked AMAZING after!

 

The Kit contains everything you need for a complete StemCell Revive treatment. It is easy and takes only minutes to apply. No needles, painless and no downtime.

The Kit includes:  Intensive Allograft Skin Serum with growth factors and polypeptides (in disposable mixing syringes), our reusable StemCell Revive Pen (with two disposable nano mesh application cartridges) and thirty (30) 1-ml Hyaluronic Essence ampoules for daily moisturizing aftercare. I am using these daily now.

Once available only in medical spas and clinics, founder Majara Belisle(herself founder and owner of a medical spa) has devised a way to bring this technology into the home.

The StemCell Revive kit comes with Intensive Allograft and Polypeptide serums, preloaded in 2 connected syringes for easy at-home mixing.  It also includes an electric application device called the StemCell Revive Pen, which is tipped in nano-mesh and creates micro-channels for delivering the serums deep into the skin. The pain-free treatment delivers stunning, noticeable results within 72 hours of use.

CaPao 

I am throwing these at my kids while home learning right now – and I mean THROWING. Every time I hear “Mom, I’m hungry!!!” I legit, just toss a few single wrapped balls in and everyone is happy. They are divine. We carried them in bags to the beach all summer, in bike baskets, in purses. They are the perfect snack and even though it seems they are for smoothies – they have been gobbled up WAY BEFORE making their way into any blender around here.

Dried Apricots, Concentrated Cacao Pulp Extract, Cashews, Pea Protein, Dried Golden Berries, Cocoa Butter.

GOLDEN BERRIES, APRICOT & CHIA SEEDS

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Dried Apricots, Cashews, Concentrated Cacao Pulp Extract, Dried Golden Berries, Chia Seeds, Chicory Root Fiber, Cocoa Butter.

MANGO, CASHEW & COCONUT

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Dried Mango, Concentrated Cacao Pulp Extract, Cashews, Desiccated Coconut, Chicory Root Fiber, Dried Apples, Cocoa Butter.

APRICOT, PLANT PROTEIN & GOLDEN BERRIES

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Dried Apricots, Concentrated Cacao Pulp Extract, Cashews, Pea Protein, Dried Golden Berries, Cocoa Butter.

JOYA ADAPTOGENS

Drinking an iced-turmeric GLOW latter as we speak. This line of superfoods and functional foods “make the good feels extend past your taste buds and into your mind, body & soul.”

A day doesn’t go by that I don’t inhahle a powder, blend, elixir or chocoate.

The pure adaptogens used in JOYÀ’s functional elixirs increase vitality and will supercharge your immunity, bringing you back to balance. Adaptogens are super-herbs that help our bodies adapt to everyday stressors. And we all need a bit of help these days! JOYA’s superfoods are perfect in coffee, smoothies for baking and more!

JOYA prioritizes sustainability and just announced its partnership with rePurpose Global where the purchase of every product eliminates 1lb of plastic waste bound for nature.

Bliss - Cacao Elixir BlendBliss - Cacao Elixir Blend
Focus - Matcha Elixir BlendFocus - Matcha Elixir Blend


THE FOCUS MATCHA ELIXIR
This zen inducing elixir made with ceremonial grade matcha paired with Lion’s Mane, Ashwagandha, Pine Pollen and Moringa Leaf is the perfect brain boosting, antioxidant rich, stress supporting beverage that delivers mindful alertness

Glow - Turmeric Elixir BlendGlow - Turmeric Elixir Blend

Elevate Loose Leaf Herbal TeaElevate Loose Leaf Herbal Tea


ELEVATE
: Your morning ritual is about to get elevated (and energized!). An aromatic blend of Maca, Rhodiola, Chicory Root, Dandelion Root and Ginger for a perfectly uplifting tea experience. Expect to feel invigorated with enhanced mental stamina and joyously alert. The perfect morning or mid-day pick-me-up, minus the caffeine jitters. Certified Organic

ZING: A zesty tea made with Ginger, Licorice Root, Astragalus Root, Lemongrass and Rooibos. The robust blend with a kick promotes digestive function, relieves bloating and soothes cramps. Ideal for getting the juices flowing, kickstarting the immune system and bringing the mind and body into balance.  Certified Organic, unsweetened and naturally caffeine free. 3.5oz tin-$38 

PHILIP B CBD SCALP + BODY OIL

Philip B CBD Oil

I am super into drenching my now VERY BLEACHED hair in this luxurious oil. I have always been a massive fan of anything Philip B debut. I use several of his products in my daily routine – but this is giving me life right now. It was only a matter of time before the line found a way to incorporate the powerful combination of CBD and CBG, derived from hemp (Cannabis Sativa) into a product.

The addition of Terpenes accelerates the soothing and calming benefits for stressed-out scalps and skin.

This fast-absorbing and deeply moisturizing oil immediately reduces the appearance of redness and irritation from environmental stressors.

  • Features 100mg of CBD, which can help potentially relieve a variety of ailments such as pain and inflammation.
  • The “mother” of cannabinoids, CBG (25 mg), is the precursor from which all other cannabinoids are synthesized. This unique property infuses CBG with enormous therapeutic promise.
  • Terpenes (Humulene, Nerolidol, Ocimene) are a major component of the essential oils from plants. Aromatherapy uses the medicinal properties of these Terpenes to regulate mood, sleep problems, acuity and overall health. Terpenes have direct interactions with the human body. For instance, when CBD and Beta-Caryophyllene are consumed together, they display synergistic properties.
  • Formulated with Jojoba Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, and Walnut Oil to help nourish and moisturize.
  • This soothing and calming oil is suitable for all skin types.

I drop it into my part, my scalp, mush it around then brush it through. Then I take my hands and rub into skin.  THE BEST!

Thanksgiving Just Got Yummier And A Helluva Lot Easier – Eat at Cleo Third Street This Year!

November 27, 2019

If you’re like me, you are lucky enough not to have to cook this year. You might even be able to go out for dinner because you don’t have to deal with any family whatsoever (me!). Imagine! One of 3rd Streets yummiest restaurant is having a Thanksgiving dinner that will save you from the royal nightmare of cooking, cleaning and dealing in general.
Cleo Third Street‘s Thanksgiving menu is making me salivate just reading it.
Cleo Third Street Thanksgiving Menu
Warm Butternut Squash Salad $16
House-made stracciatella, pumpkin seeds, champagne vinaigrette, watercress, aged balsamic
Turkey Dinner $28
Roasted turkey breast, confit turkey leg, brown butter sweet potato mash, stuffing, collard greens, gravy
Turkeyless Dinner $18
Brown butter sweet potato mash, stuffing, collard greens, gravy
Pumpkin Pie Tart $10
Whipped crème fraîche, pumpkin and sunflower seed brittle
Maybe see you there?!
 Dinner served from 5:30pm to 10pm. A la carte menu items $10 – $28.

DANNY ELMALEH

Chef Danny Elmaleh, the culinary mastermind behind many of sbe’s most renowned restaurants, is best known for his award-winning concept, Cleo. He draws from diverse cultures to create richly textured shareable plates, which encourage a warm, social dining experience.

Elmaleh’s interest in cross-cultural cuisine was first inspired by his experience growing up with a Moroccan father and Japanese mother. He trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York and began his career at Jean Moulin in Japan. He went on to work in the kitchens of Ristorante Giannino in Milan and Melisse and Lemon Moon in Los Angeles. In 2006, Elmaleh opened his own restaurant, Celadon, and was dubbed a Rising Star Chef by StarChefs.com the following year. At Celadon, he met Katsuya Uechi and their relationship led him to his current role at sbe.

8384 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Your Guide To Gift Guides Starts Now

November 2, 2019

Where do we begin? So many cool things from tech gadgets, to in home IV’s, new spots we’ve discovered for injectibles, healthy snacks for kids (and mom),  skincare (of course) classes to take, clothing – just so much fun stuff to share so here we go!

Here’s the link for Florencemills, which we love so much.

LUCY PARIS – Dress Obsesh

Ridiculously affordable. I’m talking under $100 for a gorgeous dress.

Also OBSESSED with, since all the fires in LA have us afraid to breathe the air anywhere. AirVisual Pro is also a great gift for anyone who is concerned about the health and well-being of themselves and their families.  The AirVisual Pro gives air quality readings and also actionable information about how to improve your air quality, whether it is a good idea to exercise outdoors, an air quality forecast, as well as temperature and humidity readings.

AirVisual Pro is accompanied by the AirVisual App, the most popular air quality App in the world, which allows the monitoring of outdoor air quality as well as indoor air quality regardless of where the user is.

The AirVisual Pro is available from IQAir.com or Amazon and is priced at $269. See the attached image.

 

THE ANCIENT WONDERFRUIT

YUMMM!!! Stocking stuffer alert:  CaPao, the first ever brand that is creating snack foods out of the cacao fruit (normally the beans get all the love). Entirely plant-based with no added sugar. These snacks are energizing, nutrient-dense, delicious, and super convenient.

www.capaofruit.com

Cacao is an ancient fruit that has been grown by farmers in South America, Africa and other tropical regions for centuries. They are the pods whose seeds are used to make chocolate. But until now, most people haven’t had the full cacao experience because after the seeds are used, most of the remaining fruit is discarded.

Rescuing this Wonderfruit is important because cacao contains many nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron and fiber; and its husk, pulp and butter have unique tastes and textures that can be transformed into unique snacks.

What are cacao fruit snacks and why are they innovative?

Usually when we think of cacao, our next thought is chocolate, but the cacao fruit is so much more than just the cacao beans used for making chocolate!  CaPao is creating smoothie balls and fruit jerky using every part of the cacao fruit (minus the beans) leading to a nutrient-packed, energy optimizing, absolutely delicious wondersnack. These nutrient-dense, mouthwatering snacks are entirely vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. They contain no added sugar or preservatives. The snacks are individually wrapped and all of the packaging is recyclable.

Who are these for?

CaPao’s snacks are ideal as a snack before the gym (bye bananas!). Feedback from customers tells us that they are great for parents on the go. Kids who are ready to upgrade their snack game and teenagers already tiring of those “back to school” snacks they loved so much last month will love CaPao. The taste is so good and the natural energy will keep the whole family fueled. Try a smoothie ball in place of your morning coffee or even better, during your afternoon “wish I could take a nap” time. Keep the hangry at bay during traffic or long road trips. Your family and fellow drivers will thank you! If you’re not a breakfast person, customer feedback has told us that the smoothie balls can turn you into one!

 

 

Think caviar is just for the wealthy and elite? Well think again!

October 31, 2019

Thanks to Imperia Caviar, luxury is more accessible than you think.

Imperia Caviar delivers quality, sustainably-sourced caviar at the best possible value delivered direct to the consumer. Imperia experts ensure that quality is never sacrificed. All of their caviar is lab-tested to guarantee that the product is free of hormones, unnecessary antibiotics, artificial additives, and artificial preservatives. Imperia caviar is sourced from their 100% eco-friendly, freshwater farms that resemble a natural environment, preserving the taste and quality of the finished product. This means you can feel good about what you’re putting in your body.

Imperia offers two types of caviar. Kaluga Hybrid Reserve stands out beautifully with it’s deep and shimmery dark amber coloring with flecks of jade. It has a distinct buttery and mild floral flavor in each bite. For a richer, more complex taste, opt for the Royal Ossetra. The firm roe provides a bold, nutty flavor that pairs well with a variety of dishes.

 

Caviars can be purchased in tins ranging from 50 grams to 1,680 grams, allowing you to select a size that best suits your preferences. The best part is that their products are shipped overnight to you with Stay-Fresh™ packaging so you can order and enjoy without  ever having to leave the comfort of your home!

As if the incredible taste of caviar wasn’t good enough, there are also numerous health benefits. Imperia Caviar is made up of a vital blend of nutrients including omega-3 fats, choline, vitamin B6 and B12, minerals like iron and magnesium, and a good amount of protein combined with potent antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C, and selenium. This means it is a great post-gym snack that tastes good and won’t break the scale. You get to indulge while also nurturing your mind and body. A win-win!

Thanks to the affordable pricing offered by Imperia, what was once considered a rare splurge can now be an everyday delight. You can easily indulge in quality caviar, bringing a touch of luxury to your everyday life. Options for enjoying caviar are endless. The large tins make great additions to parties, while the smaller tins make excellent thoughtful and unique holiday gifts. The caviar can be used to elevate an at-home date night or serve as a nutritious midday snack.

To order Imperia Caviar visit https://imperiacaviar.com/collections/caviar.

It’s National Seafood Month And SLAPFISH Has Your Tail Covered

October 12, 2019

In honor of National Seafood Month, Chef Andrew Gruel, Founder and Executive Chef of  award-winning seafood focused truck turned brick and mortar, Slapfish, shares some of his best practices and tips for
shopping and buying seafood. 

  
  • Rule of thumb: if you are fearful of high levels of mercury: Don’t eat fish that require a steak-knife (Think: swordfish, bluefin tuna, marlin, shark, etc)

  • Look for a BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) logo when purchasing fish

    • The blue logo ensures the fish farm has been assessed on varying levels from feeding, to processing and harvesting.

  • Buying farm fished is safe because it is a controlled environment. I’m a huge fan of fish farming when it’s done right because it is incredibly efficient and removed pressure from wild stock species.

  • If you want to have a fail-safe approach to seafood then buy frozen seafood. When the seafood thaws it begins to develop the bacteria and histamines, but if bought frozen then you don’t risk that process.

  • Make sure there is an origin label before buying seafood at a seafood counter. The more information posted, the more trustworthy the fish monger.

  • Cooking Tips

    • “Low and slow” is always better for cooking – you can ensure it is cooked all the way through without worrying about it being overcooked.

    • People have a fear of overcooking, so if you do low and slow then it won’t dry out; also, use fresh herbs, olive oils and citrus to spruce it up!

    • General rule: For each inch of thickness, 10 minutes of cooking if ‘low and slow’ at 350 degrees