Who Misses Hand Soap?

October 5, 2021

Who misses a good ol’ fashioned bar of soap?

Yes, the omnipresent liquid, anti-bacterial soaps are imperative – I get it!  How wild is it that a classic bar of hand soap can feel reminiscent of pre-Covid times? I am craving the nostalgia of everything pre-Covid. Who would have thought that hand soap would give me so many warm fuzzies of simpler times?

This is why I keep a bar of my favorite Caswell-Massey bar soap next to every sink in my house.

I already have holiday gifting on the brain and this time I’m conjuring fun ideas of all things pre-Covid. The Caswell-Massey’s Master Collection Year of Soap keeps coming to mind. There is nothing like opening a stunning blue box of these beauties.

This gorgeous box allows you to try the most iconic soaps: sweet Almond, fresh Lavender, citrusy Verbena, invigorating Cucumber, comforting Oatmeal, warm Sandalwood, marine-inspired Newport, dapper Tricorn, rugged Greenbriar, refined Number Six, sophisticated Jockey Club, and spicy Woodgrain Sandalwood.

It’s $98 and you can grab it now right here:

A little history:

Caswell-Massey is America’s Original Apothecary and Perfumery, with historic, bespoke formulations enjoyed for nearly 300 years. Today, Caswell-Massey produces both new and archival recipes with modern, clean and sustainable ingredients and manufacturing methods to offer some of the finest American-made personal care products available.

Meet Kemtai, The Fitness App That Corrects Your Form

October 1, 2021

After spending over a year avoiding crowds and likely also the workout studio and weight room, you might have already leapt at the recent opportunity to return to your gym. But also, maybe not? Working out from home really wasn’t so bad once we started to find our flow, and you don’t need us to tell you about the abundance of at-home workout products, apps, and service out there. (Instagram’s got that covered.) Also, reluctant as we are to say it, Covid isn’t over over yet.

That said, there is one thing that home workouts definitely lack: Feedback. Whether you typically work out with a trainer or even just a friend, it’s always nice to know there’s somebody there to (hopefully) call out your less-than-textbook form when you start slacking.

Well, it looks like there might be a way to finally get that experience from home, too—and it doesn’t require you to add yet another fitness app to your phone’s home screen, or heap any more bulky fitness equipment onto the unruly pile of miscellaneous workout gear in the corner of your living room.

Kemtai is a new web-based fitness platform that turns your laptop or desktop computer into an advanced, motion-tracking digital personal trainer, complete with real-time personalized feedback and guidance. 

Technically speaking, it leverages computer vision technology and artificial intelligence to analyze motion and provide real-time training feedback. Humanly speaking, it tells you when you’re dragging ass—or potentially setting yourself up for injury. 

Unlike, say, Tempo, which offers some motion tracking functionality but requires you to spend thousands of dollars on 100-plus pounds of bulky equipment, Kemtai provides you with personalized, real-time training feedback and guidance during workouts right from your web browser. And it works on virtually any computer with a camera.

Behind the lens, Kemtai captures and tracks 44 different data points on your body—more than any other motion-tracking fitness product available, apparently. In addition to real-time training feedback and guidance during workouts, one of the best perks is being able to see quantitative results from one workout to the next, and even from rep to rep.

The service costs $19 per month, which will give you access to diverse workouts and series from a range of different trainers and workout styles ranging from HIIT and strength training to yoga and Pilates, but you can actually access Kemtai’s coolest feature for free here. Kemtai Now is the platform’s AI-based custom workout builder, and it is definitely one of the quickest and simplest ways we’ve found to get a sweat on when there isn’t a ton of time and we don’t feel like searching around for the perfect workout. The feature is capable of assembling endless unique workout combinations based on your preferences,

CLR Candles: An LA Based Candle Company Made Up Entirely of Women, LGBTQIA+ People Or People Of CLR

CLR Los Angeles brings out the fun and luxury of color

Inspired by the endless glow of Los Angeles, CLR captures every hue, scent, and mesmerizing moment in each innovative candle of its collection. Founded by Taylor Davis in 2020, CLR offers a candle for every person, mood, and CLR. 

Illuminating designs

Each candle vessel is sleek, white matte on the outside with vibrant colors glazed on the inside that brightly shine through when the candle is lit.

This intentional design paired with fragrances that compliment a spectrum of moods, subtly remind us to let our colors shine through.

Sponsoring CLRful organizations

There’s a built-in donation with every candle sold to Black Women for Wellness. All funds support the organization’s Los Angeles community programming. As part of CLR’s commitment to embracing every person, mood and CLR, the brand will support similar LA-based organizations on a
rotating basis.

Learn more about Black Women for Wellness

Keeping it Clean and Green

CLR is committed to investing in sustainable processes, materials and programs. and seeks to explore several different ways to make sure we keep our planet CLRful. Stay tuned for exciting updates as we get up and running. 

VEGAN, CRUELTY-FREE, CLEAN SKINCARE, PACIFICA HITS THE ROAD AND LA, YOU’RE INVITED!

September 29, 2021

This looks so fun, we hope to see you there!

Pacifica Beauty’s –  the 100% cruelty-free and vegan brand –  Fluff It Up Truck hitting the streets of Los Angeles on Friday, October 1.

We would love to meet you there for this official debut of the adorably pink and fluffy mobile. Pacifica has partnered with Studs at its Melrose location, the cult-favorite piercing studio, where the mobile will be parked all day from 11 AM and 6 PM.

The day will be jam packed with sampling and gifts from Pacifica’s newest launches, cocktails from Cann, discounts for piercings and jewelry at Studs, cotton candy, and more. 

If we don’t see you on October 1, Pacifica’s Fluff It Up Mobile will be traveling through the streets of Los Angeles and can be found in front of Carrera Cafe on Melrose through October 3. How fun!!

Inside the Acne Bootcamp to the Stars like Miley Cyrus

September 20, 2021

If you’ve ever wondered how celebrities and mega influencers like Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd and Blair Imani fix their severe acne breakouts, I found your answer. 

It’s Face Reality’s Acne Bootcamp.  With over a 90% success rate, celebrities and acne sufferers nationwide rely on this customized acne program to clear their skin. Here is a breakdown of what clients can expect during the program.

I could not wait to take my teen to see Zaida’s studio, Skintegrity, at her cute little studio over in Glendale, where she follows this Face Reality Acne Bootcamp protocol, that WORKS!

During the initial consultation, the Zaida, evaluated Aria’s skin – and discussed all possible acne triggers such as hormones, digestive system, stress levels, diet, medications, cosmetics and lifestyle. 

Her facial was next level – Aria has had many facials to address her teen acne and all have left her a MESS. Zaida treated Aria with extra care while doing a supremely thorough extraction portion. For the first time, Aria’s skin has totally cleared up – IN A WEEK – after the facial and using the products Zaida outlined for her protocol. She is glowing and more important HAPPY!!!

We are definitely going back and Zaida is Aria’s new facialist. Now of course I cannot wait to get it for myself. While I don’t have acne, many women my age have massive hormonal issues, and I can certainly use a facial from an expert who knows what they are doing. As far as I’m concerned, being trained as an acne specialist prepares you for everything.

SKINTEGRITY
116 E. Broadway
Glendale CA 91205
(424) 256-9299
Suite 204 (@nd floor)

Check out the treatments here

The 411 on the Acne Bootcamp to the Stars:
  • After the consultation, clients will receive a customized skincare regimen and treatment plan. Face Reality products are pharmaceutical-grade, designed specifically for acne-prone skin, with different strengths for all levels of acne. Expert guidance is given on how to use the products to ensure skin is not getting irritated.

  • The actual professional acne treatments are customized for the condition of the skin at the time of treatment. Sometimes the skin will need hydration and other times you will need corrective peels to facilitate the clearing of your acne and dark spots. They will perform extractions at every treatment so your skin clears more quickly.

  • Depending on the severity of your acne, it typically takes 3-4 months to get clear. Many people see a noticeable difference in their acne within the first two months.

The amazing Zaida below who I love love love…

 

More details about Zaida’s Face Reality Acne Bootcamp HERE!

Some intense before and after’s of the Face Reality Acne Bootcamp:

The skincare for the protocol – it is WORKING.