Posts Written On June 2018

Who says looking beautiful has to cost a small fortune?!

Sometimes you think too much for keeping a pretty look, let me tell you a way to save money but the same time wouldn’t save your beauty. Check out these $15 and under beauty must-haves that never go out of style:
  • Hotheads’ Mini G Hairbrush – Good things really do come in small packages!  The Mini G conveniently fits in your handbag, gym bag or travel bag.

We spend a small fortune on our hair, but did you know a few days in sun can create a downhill spiral with all the sun, salt and sand? The experts at Hotheads, the premier hairbrush line developed by stylists with over 50 years of experience of addressing a variety of haircare needs, share their tips on help your hair survive summer.

Use it with your favorite dry shampoo to refresh tired locks.  It’s the perfect little brush to distribute your leave-in products before heading out into the sun.  Great for detangling after a swim, the Mini G also helps remove sand debris from the scalp and hair.  Finishing your day at the beach using the Mini G will reduce frizz and help create the perfect ponytail.  Only $9.38 at HotheadsHairbrush.com.

About Hotheads:
Hotheads is a division of Canadian-based True Cool Technology Enterprises, a technology driven brand, whose innovative hair products are a combination of hybrid designs for speed, performance and superior hair quality. The complete product line includes the Paddle Plus Collection, the Enforcer Collection and the Speed Brush Collections, among others.
  • Ola Tropical Apothecary Body Mist – The secret ingredient in Ola Tropical Apothecary’s Deep Sea Body Mist is…the water.Found at 3000’ below the ocean surface off the Kona Coast, each Body Mist contains over 90 trace minerals, and is high in calcium and magnesium. A few simple spritzs to hair, face and skin instantly hydrates and moisturizes.  Just $14 for a 2 ounce size at HawaiianBodyProducts.com.

About Ola Tropical Apothecary:

Ola Tropical Apothecary is a natural-based bath and body spa collection centered on the Hawaiian concept of beauty and wellness. Each of the company’s hand-crafted bath and body products combine beneficial botanicals, oils, fruits, sea elements and flowers in the time-honored, traditional Hawaiian way.

  • Comodynes Make-Up Remover Towelettes  At just $6.25 for a resealable package of 20 towelettes, these pretties pack a big punch.  Whether removing stubborn water-proof mascara or providing a touch-up after a long day, these hypo-allergenic and paraben-free towelettes are available for Normal Skin, Sensitive & Dry, Extra Sensitive, and for Oily & Combination Skin.  Available at select retailers nationwide or by visiting Comodynes.Net.  Celeb fans include Retta and Rachel Bilson.
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Botanical Relief for Problem Skin - New from Kamedis

As you have already known, Heydoyou is a lifestyle blog, we are exploring everything good for your daily life – fashion, skincare, haircare, cosmetics, foods, nutritions, pet products, recipes, toys for your little ones, men products and a lot of gift ideas! But I have friends ask me to explore more products for something special, such as the skincare for problem skins.

I am very confident about my own skin, but I have acne problems when I get into those special days. So it is still important to have a treatment skincare prepared for acnes. Here is a great Plant-Based treatments proved by clinical for Eczema, Acne & Dandruff, Now Available in the U.S.

For the millions of consumers struggling to relieve chronic skin disorders without bothersome side effects, Kamedis™ is introducing effective and safe solutions for eczema, acne and dandruff that combine botanicals used in traditional Chinese medicine with 21st century science and technology. All three product lines have been clinically proven to provide rapid relief – including reducing eczema flare-ups up to 50% in two weeks, acne lesions within 12 hours, and dandruff by 50% in two weeks – without complications like drying, flaking and irritation or undesirable ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, steroids, dyes and coal tar.

Each Kamedis product is derived from botanicals and active OTC ingredients, based on years of scientific study that included evaluating more than 400 botanical extracts that have been known for hundreds and in some cases thousands of years for their healing properties. The company’s patented botanical combinations and unique extraction process result in products that trigger the immune system to help restore the skin’s natural balance rapidly and effectively.

Available immediately in the U.S., the products are:

  • KAMEDIS CALM Eczema Therapy Cream and Eczema Therapy Wash, a botanical rhubarb-based treatment for eczema including the extremely dry, irritated, itchy and/or red skin characteristic of atopic dermatitis. CALM Eczema Therapy Cream (MSRP $19.99) has been clinically proven to reduce flare-ups by 50% in two weeks and can be used on both the body and face, wrapping the skin in a protective layer that provides long-term relief. CALM Eczema Therapy Wash (MSRP $11.99) is a rich foaming gel that both cleanses and calms affected skin. A companion Calming Lotion (MSRP $9.99) soothes and moisturizes. For adults, children and babies as young as 6 months. No steroids, fragrance, parabens or dyes.

  • KAMEDIS CLEAR Acne Kit, three companion non-drying products formulated with botanical purslane and sold together (MSRP $29.99) or individually. CLEAR Acne Spot Treatment (MSRP $12.99) is a powerful gel treatment that is clinically proven to deliver clearer skin in just 12 hours. CLEAR Acne Face Moisturizer (MSRP $16.99) helps clear up oily skin symptoms like acne while working to prevent their recurrence and foster healthy, resilient skin. CLEAR Acne Face Cleanser ($9.99) is a lightly foaming, oil-free face wash that works to maintain a clear complexion. For adults and children as young as 10. No steroids, benzoyl peroxide, sodium laurel sulfate, parabens or dyes.

  • KAMEDIS CONTROL Dandruff Therapy Shampoo and Scalp Lotion, treatments for dandruff-related skin symptoms including flaky, itchy, irritated and red scalp. Formulated with botanical soapberry, CONTROL Dandruff Therapy Shampoo (MSRP $14.99) has been clinically proven to reduce dandruff by 50% in just two weeks and can be used by adults and children 3 and older. CONTROL Scalp Lotion (MSRP $12.99) is an overnight, leave-on cream that provides quick relief for adults, children and babies as young as 6 months. No steroids, sodium laurel sulfate, parabens, tar or dyes.

All products are manufactured in the U.S., dermatology-tested, and sold online at https://kamedis-usa.com. They will soon be available at Amazon, Natural Partners and Emerson Ecologics as well as select retailers around the country.

About Kamedis  

Kamedis develops effective, dermatologist-tested, botanical skincare products for a variety of chronic skin conditions including eczema, acne, dandruff, psoriasis, dry skin and itchy/irritated skin. Launched in Israel in 2003 and now sold worldwide, the company’s products are based on extensive scientific research and development that included testing hundreds of traditional Chinese medicine botanicals and combinations, and using a unique botanical extraction technique designed to maximize formulation potency. All products have been validated by dermatologists, are backed by dozens of clinical trials, and have received strong endorsement from consumers. For more information, visit https://kamedis-usa.com or email info-@kamedis-usa.com.

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Your Kids Will Definitely Want Them

Never stop to look for the new toys for your kids!

Here are some fun ones I want to recommend.

  • HEXBUG Robotic Soccer Arena

The HEXBUG Robotic Soccer Arena features a realistic fold-out game board, two authentic goal posts, as well as snap-together walls to help in keeping your game contained. Also included are two individual remote controlled HEXBUG Robotic Soccer Singles with assorted decals, so you can customize your player! Shoot, score, and the crowd goes wild! All the fun of soccer is now miniaturized, and in your hands!

You’re about to enter an epic soccer venue, with a twist! You control the robotic athletes! Modeled after a real-life soccer stadium comes the HEXBUG Robotic Soccer Arena.

  • Includes 2 remote controlled Robotic Soccer Singles
  • Includes 6 different interchangeable tops
  • Includes 3 sticker sheets
  • Includes 2 soccer balls
  • Fold-out game board
  • Ages 8 years and up
  • Batteries included

  • HEXBUG Ring Racer

This self-stabilizing remote controlled robot runs mesmerizingly on dual spinning rings. Watch it spin, tumble, and flip over a full 360 degrees! Push your robot to the limits. Two-speed settings allow you to drive in regular mode, or blast-off into turbo mode! Create your own clever stunts and recharge your bot’s batteries to keep the fun going!

Prepare for a toy unlike anything you’ve seen before! The HEXBUG Ring Racer is the latest in innovative, motorized technology.

  • Available in an assortment of multiple colors
  • Includes 1 USB recharging cable
  • Includes I/R remote control
  • Includes 1 Ring Racer
  • Ages 8 years and up
  • Batteries included

About HEXBUG

By leveraging HEXBUG’s robotics expertise, HEXBUG entered the toy industry in 2007 with the launch of the HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures product line. HEXBUG was designed to give children a positive experience with robotics at a young age. HEXBUG’s passion for robotics, as demonstrated by our VEX Robotics program, was the main catalyst fueling HEXBUG’s inception. Hence, the brand was born! People are drawn to the HEXBUG brand for the products’ fascinating behavior, intelligent bug-like attributes and eye-catching packaging. Some of the products are so animated, they even fool cats, dogs and some humans into thinking they are alive!

  • Sound the Alarm! Fingerlings Minis Exist

Remember Fingerlings? Those adorable little animal friends your kiddos were pining over during the holiday season? Well, WowWee is releasing a new product, and it’s tinier and cuter than the original. Meet Fingerlings Minis, small collectibles that hang off everything from pencils to necklaces to full-sized Fingerlings.

And for an extra element of surprise, each Fingerling Mini will be sold in a “blind bag” that includes one mystery mini monkey, unicorn, or sloth along with a mix-and-match bracelet and tail charm.

But don’t reach for your wallets just yet. Fingerlings Minis are hitting stores nationwide in May 2018 and will retail for $3 each. (FYI: This product is recommended for children 5 and up.)

Scroll through to check out the toy your kids will be begging for in no time.

  • UNTAMED

WowWee®, a leading manufacturer of innovative consumer robotic and entertainment products, today unleashes the newest phenomenon in interactive robotic toys. Introducing UNTAMED™ by Fingerlings® – putting Ferocious at your Fingertips™ with a line of interactive predators that you can control from friend…to foe! The first of the UNTAMED creatures – the UNTAMED Raptors – roar online and in-stores in Canada, Australia, and the UK this week for their debut launch.

The newest spinoff from WowWee’s wildly successful Fingerlings family, the UNTAMED Raptors are lifelike creatures that are fierce and unpredictable! The UNTAMED Raptors are four different characters, each with its own unique name and personality: Stealth, Blaze, Fury, and Razor. Complete with snapping jaws and gripping claws, these fierce and friendly interactive pets react to touch, motion, and sound with over 40 different sounds and animations. Collect them all to unleash their full ferocity at your fingertips – these pets are yours to tame, and the control is in your hands!

WowWee continues to pride itself in delivering on phenomenal play patterns with meaningful innovation that allows for extraordinary prices, following on the success of its Fingerlings line of monkeys, unicorns, sloths and more this past holiday season.

“We’ve struck a chord by delivering a truly interactive experience at an affordable price,” said Andrew Yanofsky, Brand Manager at WowWee. “And, it’s also about delivering great characters that truly feel alive!”

“We’re empowering kids by putting them in control. They get to decide, based on how they play, how their UNTAMED creature interacts with them…whether that’s angry, calm, tamed, or untamed. This was an important focus for us in our development.” adds Davin Sufer, Chief Tech Officer at WowWee.

The adventure unleashes in Canada, Australia, and the UK for pre-order beginning this week and will be available at all international major retailers in-store in the coming weeks. The UNTAMED Raptors will hit stores in May and be priced at $14.99 each USD.

To discover more about UNTAMED, please visit: http://untamed.wowwee.com/.

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Gluten-Free Chef Caroline Byron Launch Event for New Book Gluten Free, Naturally

On Monday, June 18, gluten-free chef Caroline Byron celebrated the launch of her new book Gluten Free, Naturally, at the Ladurée Private Garden in Soho in NYC. Attendees included actress Ana Villafañe (best known for her portrayal of pop icon Gloria Estefan in the Broadway musical On Your Feet!), designer Carly Cushnie (of Cushnie et Ochs), and Vogue editor Edward Barsamian

At the summer soiree, guests sipped custom cocktails, tried delicious gluten-free canape’s created by Caroline Byron and tasted delectable macaroons by Ladurée. 

After contracting Lyme Disease at the age of 10, Caroline Byron has battled with health problems for much of her life. While this didn’t stop her from forging a successful modeling career and retraining as a chef, Caroline became increasingly frustrated by these health issues. She decided to completely overhaul her diet and go gluten-free. The change in her health was astonishing.


Since then, she has devoted her time to developing a range of delicious recipes that are all naturally free from gluten, showing that you can enjoy a wide range of foods without resorting to pre-packaged ‘free-from’ items. Her skills as a chef and genuine love of food have led her to create a balanced collection of dishes, where the focus is on flavor and enjoyment as well as health. Although she includes healthy broths and probiotic smoothies, Caroline also finds space for her much-loved Gluten-free Fried Chicken and Melting Mac and Cheese, as well as a wide variety of baking recipes. With a huge range of tempting dishes to choose from, you will never feel like you’re missing out.

Caroline Byron is wearing a dress by Emilia Wickstead and shoes by Gianvito Rossi. 
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Living Beautifully – Sweet Love Sending from Provence

Today, there is a beautiful story to tell – a very sweet story, full of warm and love. The story is going be told by Bastide.

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What is Bastide?

[ba•steed]

  • A country house in Provence and the beating heart of a French family lifestyle.
  • A beauty & lifestyle brand that invites you to live more beautifully. 100% artisanally made in Provence, 100% non-toxic.

  • A renaissance and homecoming for Frederic Fekkai and his wife, Shirin von Wulffen.

Bastide, a beauty and lifestyle collection inspired by the wellness philosophy of Provence and founded on a commitment to clean, toxin-free living. Created by Frédéric Fekkai and his wife Shirin von Wulffen, Bastide is beauty with a locavore twist.

Born of a deep connection to place, formulated with herbs, flowers, oils and honey from the region’s lush terroir, Bastide’s sensorial products for skin, body and home are all made in local workshops by artisans — category experts whose roots go generations deep.

(Aix Store)

“Life in Aix is very much ‘at ease,’ the epitome of the good life. After spending years in New York, I knew my family and I would fnd renewal, relaxation, and meaningful moments together in Aix.

Our world today is easily overwhelmed with distractions and feeting noise. I believe it is time to slow down, to think deeply about our beliefs in beauty, family, and our environment. We must live well to live more beautifully,  and we’re always able to nourish our spirits and fnd contentment with pleasure when we’re in Provence.

(Aix Store)

Bastide exists to bring rituals of “slow beauty” into the rush of everyday life. It transports the aura of wellbeing that is pervasive in Provence, and that is engrained in the Provençal way of being, into your life and home,” says von Wulffen, explaining that a bastide is a country home where families gather to share good food and laughter, to make memories and enjoy the slow life.

The collection represents a homecoming for Fekkai—and a celebration of his native Aix-en-Provence as he knows and loves it today, where traditionally trained savonniers (soap makers), candlemakers, fragrance noses and glassmakers co-exist with organic chefs and contemporary designers, all intimately engaged with the landscape’s natural elements. Fekkai and von Wulffen returned to their family bastide in Aix with their children and recruited the best of these heritage makers—dubbed Bastide’s Beautisans—to compose and craft the collections’ lotions, soaps, fragrances and candles, and unexpected cult products like scented amber crystals.

To achieve the Bastide promise of living beautifully, every product is formulated in accordance to the brand’s Black List, a rigorous filter of banned ingredients reflecting Fekkai and von Wulffen’s personal standards of better, safer beauty. Bastide follows a strict code of toxin-free ingredients (fragrances exceed the E.U. criteria for safety) and ensures each artisan’s workshop is eco-certified. Bastide also invests in the sustainable growing and cultivating of its locally sourced ingredients.

“Provence taught me from an early age that beauty is more than the product that nurtures your skin,” says Fekkai. “Beauty is also the culture you live in and the environment that surrounds you—the land that awakens your senses, the aromatics that grow in your garden, the atmosphere of serenity you share with the people you love.

“The essence of Provence, and the soul of Bastide, is the sensation of living beautifully— living simply and authentically, fed and nourished within and without.” Shirin vonWulffen

POINTS OF DIFFERENCE

Bastide

  • 100% artisanally made in Provence
  • 100% non-toxic
  • Formulated with generations of French beauty savoir-faire
  • A commitment to slow beauty and naturality
  • Environmentally kind packaging – minimizing waste with noble, reusable materials

MADE BY BEAUTISANS

(Beauty + Artisans)

Bastide

GENERATIONAL SAVOIR-FAIRE

In the true French spirit of buying Bastide’s favorite bread from Bastide’s favorite boulangerie then trekking across town for the best cheese, Bastide works with the best, distinct category experts – not a one-stop-shop factory. From Bastide’s savonnier to Bastide’s fragrance nose to our candle-maker, the Beautisans are single-mindedly focused on their craft, equally well-versed in chemistry, natural ingredients, and traditional recipes.

ROOTED IN PROVENCE

Manufacturing in Provence gives Bastide access to its unparalleled quality of water, locally sourced ingredients, and uncompromising naturals indigenous to the lush region.

ECO-CERTIFIED LABS

Artisanal in size, but world class in their practices, Bastide’s Beautisans keep the Bastide promise of simple, clean formulas that deliver on their promise.

Here are some products I love and would love to recommend to you

Let’s live beautifully together

  • Fragrances

Created by Bastide’s perfumer in Grasse, France, Frédéric Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen’s collection of fragrances indulge and surprise your senses with elevated twists on signature notes of Provence. Wherever you are, these sparkling and memorable fragrances will bring you to the good life in the south of France.

FIGUE AMOUR EAU DE TOILETTE

In France, nearly all of the figs come from Provence.  Fig trees, with their broad, nurturing branches, dot the lush countryside, yielding juicy, succulent fruit.  Even more celebrated are the sweeping fig leaves that provide a comforting haven of respite, perfect for a mid-day sieste in the shade of the Mediterranean sun.  Figue Amour is a love note to these majestic fig trees whose leaves create a moment of pause for the soul and quiet intimacy with nature.

  • Home Ambiance

What makes a place a home? Sensorial aromas help create lasting memories, shared with those special people. Artisanally made in Provence, home of Bastide’s co-founders Frédéric Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen, Bastide’s home ambiance candles and potpourri indulge all the senses, for you and your home.

AMBRE D’OR POTPOURRI CRYSTALS

The best seller from Bastide’s heritage Côté Bastide collection, these beautiful potpourri crystals (called “Amber Gold” in French) are infused with Bastide’s signature Ambre fragrance and have enchanted homes for a quarter century.

  • Hand & Body

Bastide pampers you head to toe with luxuriously simple, naturally potent products made by artisans in the south of France, using local ingredients and always 100% non-toxic, for indulgence without moderation. Enjoy a generous selection of sulfate-free, paraben-free, silicone-free hand wash, hand cream, body lotion, body oil, body wash, and soaps chosen by co-founders Frédéric Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen.

FIGUE D’ETE NATURAL BODY WASH

Ideal for sensitive or dry skin, this body wash is extra gentle and pampering. Be kind to your body and skin and trade the typical, chemical-heavy shower gels that dry out your skin for this gentle body wash made with Provence olive oil and coconut oil. A silky, gentle formula that glides and cleanses, leaving your skin soft and supple. Artisanally made in small batches (soap cauldrons) without SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate). The fragrance blooms in the shower, delicately scented with the fresh Figue d’Ete fragrance, reminiscent of crisp leaves and the juiciness of a perfectly ripened summer fig.

HUILE SECHE EPATANTE DRY OIL MIST

The do-it-all, must-have, award-winning dry oil of the season.  Misted, not poured, for perfect dosage control.  This feather-light formula blends lush oils and extracts (macadamia nut, sesame seed, sunflower seed, argan, sweet almond, squalane, and honey) for supple skin that begs to be touched.  Loaded with anti-oxidants, linoleic acid, and vitamans A and E.

Apply this sheer mist of dry oil all over skin for a fast-absorbing, satin finish to hydrate your skin. With smells of orange blossom (fleurs d’oranger from Provence), and the glow of sun-kissed skin, this dry oil is quickly absorbed. Skin is soft, silky, and never greasy.

Splendid, stunning, chic – there’s not one definitive translation for épatante, but certainly the compliments you’ll get after using would suffice.

Perfect for glowing moisture and hydration from head to toe, best to apply to freshly showered skin.  The dreamy orange blossom scent is also a great substitute for fragrance on-the-go.  Tip: run your hands through the ends of your hair to tame flyaways and split ends with any residual oil.

  • A perfect gift for her and him

June is upon us, which can only mean one thing: it’s wedding season! As more and more couples opt out of using a registry, it has become the guest’s responsibility to find the best and most unique gift for the happy couple. Whether you’ve got one special event or are booked every weekend with a different ceremony, Bastide’s got the perfect present for every type of couple. Bastide promises these gifts will win you the best guest award!

LES BOHEMIENNES – FRESH PROVENCE BASKET

The chicest gift of the season to pamper you and your home: a holiday basket from Provence. Inside, find Bastide’s gentlest, oil-based hand wash – natural, soft, and luxurious – with its matching nourishing lotion and triple-milled gentle soap, available in delicious honey lavender (Miel de Lavande), crisp fig (Figue d’Ete), and sensual sweet amber (Ambre Soir). Each set comes with the Ambre d’Or potpourri crystals to warm and style every room.  The gifts come in the chicest French market basket to be reused all year long.

No matter for yourself or for your family and friends, you always want to send your love to someone you really care about. Sometimes, you can tell them to slow down to live in a more beautiful and relaxing life with some products truly match with your lovely minds, like Bastide, it has a story behind to let you know how to experience a better lifestyle. Let us get started from this summer to live beautifully.

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Coobie Seamless Fusion Racerback Yoga Bra For Your Yoga!

I am always looking for a nice yoga bra in the summer. Because I can’t do laundry everyday, but I have to change a clean yoga bra every time I work out. A nice comfortable one with a reasonable price is my first choice. Here is the one I choose.

Coobie Fusion Racerback Yoga Bra

$22.00

Coobie Seamless Fusion Racerback Yoga Bra is perfect for working out and/or everyday wear. The perfect fusion between support, comfort and versatility! With comfy, wide adjustable racerback straps and an extra wide band around the bottom, this bra provides extra support and shape while also being a very comfortable bra to work out in. The Fusion Racerback Bra has removable pads for comfort and modesty and adjustable straps for the perfect amount of support for your body. One size fits sizes 32A through 36D. Full size fits 38A through 42D/DD. The fabric is made of an ultra soft nylon and spandex blend.

White, Black, Black Night & Crushed Berry are available now in One size & Full!
Full size (extra $2)

Coobie Seamless Fusion Racerback Yoga Bra is perfect for working out and/or everyday wear. It’s the perfect fusion between support, comfort and versatility!

  • The Fusion Racerback Bra has removable pads for comfort and modesty and adjustable straps for the perfect amount of support for your body.
  • The fabric is made of an ultra soft nylon and spandex blend.
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