Posts Written On March 23, 2012

Moo Moo and Trotter

Bouncers are prefect for kids!  No I am not talking about the burly men who stand in front of clubs wearing Prada beanies…  I am talking about MooMoo and Trotter!

These bouncing cuties are fun and safe toys that equal hours of fun. Bounce-A-Long Buddies come Trotter and MooMoo and they are so adorable.

Moo-Moo and Trotter, as they are affectionately known, offer a fun way for kids to bounce away their boredom. Inspired by a Kid Tested – Parent Approvedmind set, the Bounce-A-Long Buddies™ incorporate an array of subtle features that appeal to both kids and parents.

My nephew’s birthday is coming up in April and the Bounce A Long Buddy is going to be his new favorite toy! It is designed for both indoor and outdoor use, furniture and floor friendly.  Yes, the ears double as soft grip handles that little hands can easily grasp as they gallop and mooooove around with ease but Bounce a Long Buddy can support up to 220 lb (just for moms and dads who have to try it.)

  Kid Powered – No Batteries, No winding required

Bounce-A-Long Buddies™ will be available in specialty stores nationwide beginning March, is $39.99 SRP for ages 3 and up.


National Puppy Day

March 23, is National Puppy Day, and there is a new cast of animated characters helping to promote the adoption of dogs all over the world – the Super-Doggies.

The Super-Doggies are a trio of animated singing dogs featured in a music video encouraging people to visit dog shelters with hopes of finding abandoned puppies a caring home. The Super-Doggies feature Barack Obama’s dog, Bo and Vladmir Putin’s dog, Buffy.  In fact, in this video both world leaders join their dogs for a global dance party.  Lending a hand in the creation of this video is none other than Eugeniy (Eugene) Kuritsyn, the 2012 Oscar award-winning animator of Rango.

Eugeniy has teamed up with Grammy Award winning producer Neal Pogue who works with musicians like Nicky Minaj, Lil Wayne, Outkast and Pink.  The effort is also getting guidance from marketing veteran Bruce Kirkland who directed The Beatles Anthology project, the Beastie Boys, the Spice Girls, Radiohead, and Everclear.


@Verb Products for your Hair

Just this last week, Verb Hair Products launched nationwide at Ulta!

Having come up empty on their search for a high-quality, low-price line to carry in the stores, Birds Barbershop ( co-owners Michael Portman and Jayson Rapaport spent the better part of two years developing their own. The result is a six-product, professional unisex line with all of the items retailing for just $12 each.

What’s more, everything in the Verb product line is water-based, vitamin-enriched and contains a natural UV protectant tested in the Texas heat (the Verb Styling Cream actually can serve as “sunscreen” for your hair!). Bad stuff-free (no parabens or sulfates) with a barely-there scent, the products leave a clean, crisp finish that won’t linger. Verb is made in the United States and created without animal testing. All canisters are recyclable, although some people may find the packaging hard to throw away.

I have been using these styling products for the last week and I give it 2 thumb up!  The scent it fresh and the product is not sticky at all.  If you are looking for a new styling product to switch up your routine, make sure you try Verb!

Find out more about their products below:

The Verb Products line they created features six products retailing for $12 each, including a color-safe, paraben and sulfate-free Verb Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner; Verb Sculpting Clay and Verb Forming Fiber; and Verb Styling Cream and Verb Finishing Polish. Six more products are in development for future release in ULTA’s retail locations and at All will retain the $12 suggested retail pricetag.

“When we went out looking for an affordable, stylish and high-quality line to carry in our shops, we couldn’t find one,” said Verb Products & Birds Barbershop Co-Founder Jayson Rapaport. “After securing a manufacturer and nurturing great talent in-house, we realized that not only is it possible to create professional quality at an affordable price, but also long overdue. We’re thrilled to have a nationwide launch partner like ULTA that sees the same potential in Verb that we do,” added Co-Founding partner Michael Portman.

Using their 100+ employees in their five rocked-out barbershops-salons as their lab, the business partners applied their award-winning formula – affordable, straightforward and salon-quality – to hair products. The result is a line that stands toe-to-toe with luxury and prestige brands that are twice and triple the price. Verb debuts with six SKUs.

Finishing Polish
This lightweight finishing cream controls flyaways and provides shine, definition, and a refined finish without leaving the hair weighed down. Sweet almond fruit, green tea, and bamboo extracts along with organic argan oil polish the hair while sealing frayed and frizzy ends.

Forming Fiber
Verb Forming Fiber provides a strong, all-day hold with flexibility to re-work styles, leaving hair with a matte finish. Fiber is gluten-free and contains extracts to help thicken and increase the fullness of hair.

Hydrating Conditioner
Verb Hydrating Conditioner is a deep moisturizer that repairs damaged hair, leaving it soft and shiny. Our conditioner provides intense nourishment, yet washes away without leaving hair feeling weighed down. Keratin Protein and a complex blend of 18 other proteins that absorb easily into the hair to retain essential moisture.

Hydrating Shampoo
Verb Hydrating Shampoo offers a gentle cleanse that replenishes moisture, preserves color and protects against heat styling. Leaves hair soft, smooth and tangle-free. Our shampoo is free of sulfates, parabens, gluten, and is vegan friendly. Quinoa protein is used to penetrate the hair to nourish, repair damage and protect against environmental exposure.

Sculpting Clay
Verb Sculpting Clay provides medium hold, natural texture, and pliability to re-shape hair throughout the day. Our clay is free of sulfates, parabens, gluten, and is vegan friendly. Sunflower seed extract provides thermal protection against heat styling.

Styling Cream
This lightweight formula smoothes and refines hair while taming frizz and providing subtle hold. It offers protection from heat, leaving hair with a soft, satin finish. It is free of parabens, gluten, and is vegan friendly. Argan and jojoba oils smoothe the hair while building body. Bamboo, Green Tea, and Sunflower extracts provide antioxidants, strengthen hair, prevent breakage and protect against heat styling.


@Stussy x @DrMartens Hambleton II

Stussy Deluxe and Dr. Martens have teamed up for a dynamic footwear collaboration for Spring/Summer 2012. The new style, the Hambleton II is an update to the first Hambleton style that was released in Spring 2011. This collaboration marks the third partnership for the two brands, both respected for their independent heritage and deep roots in street culture. The Hambleton II will be available at select retailers worldwide in March 2012.

I like these.

What do you think?


ps: Thanks to Winston for sharing this with us!


Embrace CHAOS with @AXECanada

I received this box recently, and couldn’t help but be curious about the “chaos” that lay within it. So I opened the box and long story short, there were two AXE sprays and one was for women. I didn’t know AXE made sprays for women???? The brand is known for helping the guys smell good, but now with new launch of Anarchy For Her, the girls can smell good too 🙂

I have to admit, I didn’t know what to expect, and was a little skeptical about even trying it out… BUT when it comes to anything even remotely fragrance related, I can’t help myself. So I tried it out, and was pleasantly surprised. AXE Anarchy For Her is a gentle and fresh scent with a subtle sweetness. It is a mix of sparkling fruity notes, soft florals, and a light finish of sandalwood, amber and vanilla. Yummy.

I asked Kyle Marancos, Brand Building Manager for AXE to tell me about the story behind AXE Anarchy for women, and this is what he had to say:

What brought about the idea for AXE Anarchy for women?

We have a very supportive female fan base – and they’ve told us over and over again that they want their ownAXE product – so we made one for them.

What is the inspiration behind the scent?
Fragrances can have a powerful effect on the opposite sex.  Our goal, with the launch of AXE Anarchy, is to provide both guys and girls with the spark they need to act on their mutual attraction – and unleash a little chaos in the process. 

Why the name AXE Anarchy? 

We all know that moment – whether it’s happened to us or not – when two people are so attracted to each other that nothing else matters. AXE Anarchy is a catalyst, meant to inspire guys and girls to act on their mutual attraction.

What does it mean to “embrace chaos?”
Anarchy, similar to attraction, can be chaotic. With the launch of AXE Anarchy, we’re encouraging guys and girls to act on their attraction, and unleash a little chaos in the process. Sometimes attraction is chaos – but it can be good chaos.

There you have it!

Have you already embraced the chaos?


ps: AXE Anarchy For Him and For Her are both available as body sprays. Anarchy For Him is also available as a deodorant, anti-perspirant, shower gel and 2-in-1 shampoo + conditioner.


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics – S/S 2012 Collection

OCC Makeup

The @occmakeup spring/summer collection might just be one of the most anticipated spring releases for me. They never fail to dazzle you with dowces of color and this bright, pastel, earthy collection is no different. The collection includes six new lip tars and nail polishes inspired by “traditional spring pastels upside down, injecting them with hallucinatory notes of nearly-neon vibrancy.” Both the lip tars and nail polishes have a mix of bold hues and slightly muted, outdoorsy colors.



The new collection comes out TODAY on so hurry and make your purchases now so you can be sprung on spring like the rest of the world 🙂 Lip tars are $14 and polishes are $8. If you haven’t experienced using a lip tar, a little smidge of product goes a long way. Best part about the new collection? They’re using their brand new packaging for the lip tars! More product AND a new mess-free cap!

xo, June 🙂