Posts Written On March 2019

Borbón Skincare Launches New Podcast In Collaboration with FITNFABS Media To Celebrate International Women’s Month

We are still in March, the International Women’s Month, we should do something for ourselves before the month ends. A nice skincare is always a good idea. I want to introduce Borbón Skincare to you, a uni-sex personal care brand committed to delivering healthier, high-tech & organic formulations crafted from the world’s finest raw ingredients, while embracing the benefits of Hemp CBD oil and rich cultural homeopathic traditions. 

“As the founder of Borbón Skincare Inc. my mission is to empower & educate others to live clean, healthy beautiful lives. 
I’ve created a premium healthy alternative green skincare line of products made with the purest, raw ingredients sourced from gardens and kitchen pantries from around the globe and includes NON-GMO Hemp CBD Oil & other non-carcinogenic ingredients. We’re very pleased to announce, we currently have three brilliant doctors, Dr. Katerina Rozakis (PhD), Dr. Tracey James (DC) and Dr. Robert Milanes (MD) on board who are supporting us in various ways such as seated on our Advisory Board and selling our Soothing Herbal Massage Serum in their Wellness Centers and office”, said by the founder of Borbón Skincare Inc. Carmen Milagro.

Borbón’s  F.U, (Fiercely Unique) Conversations with Carmen Milagro features conversations with various experts & artists from all walks of life, bringing listeners inspiring as well as educational content about the latest beauty innovations, wellness practices, health, fitness, the arts and career plus financial wisdoms. Fiercely Unique Conversations with Carmen Milagro will provide advice on how to remain your own fiercely unique self, while encouraging beautiful, clean and healthy lifestyles. These conversations are designed specifically to motivate and enlighten the soul, so you can start your own Fiercely Unique conversations!

#FUConversations inaugural podcast has been available on 3/22/19 and launched on YouTube and Soundcloud followed by Spotify and the App Store. #FUConversations are co-sponsored by FitnFabs Media and Borbón Skincare. Borbón has reinvented heritage formulations inspired by a mother’s wisdom in the kitchen and an abuelita’s knowledge of plant-based skincare solutions. “We believe that skin care starts with the art of clean living and that while one should nurture their skin, it is equally important that one honors their body,” says Milagro. “This is why we are such strong advocates for products developed with only the highest quality ingredients that are not only organic and sustainable but will never contain harmful synthetics, such as microbeads or petroleum-based components. Borbón uses only the best, purest, premium organic, non-carcinogenic natural ingredients in their entire line.

  • Borbón’s Hemp CBD oil-infused Soothing Herbal Massage Serum made the “Fresh Finds” list (#10) in American Spa Magazine July Edition (page 68). 
  • Borbón raised over 400% of original goal and is one of the all-time TOP skincare crowd-funding campaigns on the Indiegogo platform. 
  • Borbón is Redefining the Clean Beauty Revolution with their clean, green, food-grade, organic & natural skincare line. 

Inspired by the natural skin-care remedies of her grandmother and great-grandmother, Borbón Skincare, Inc. a Latina-owned San Francisco-based company was founded by Carmen Milagro. 

Borbón is proud to introduce an exciting new product line: The premium No.1 Revitalising Facial, No.2 Invigorating Body Polish plus the full-spectrum Soothing Herbal Massage Serum infused with 70+% Pure Organic Hemp CBD Oil. All products are plant-based and none are tested on animals. 

“Please join us on our journey as we go back to basic GREEN CLEAN PRODUCTS to care for our skin, so that we are not slowly poisoning our bodies or choosing cancer-causing toxic ingredients for our children or ourselves. Imagine a time when our Cancer Divas & Warriors will have products they need not worry about as they nurture their skin and honor their bodies!” 
~ Carmen Milagro (Founder) 

About Founder – Carmen Milagro 
As a 1st generation San Franciscan and daughter of Salvadorian-immigrants born in the Mission, she learned early on as a young entertainer & patent-owning inventor that she must walk her own path, follow her own journey and to always, in as many ways possible, to pay it forward. Now, she is at the helm as founder of Borbón Skincare, Inc. and she plans to stay rooted in her community. She is working diligently to build the Borbón flagship site in the Bay Area, to help inspire other Women of Color in her own backyard and a major part of her growth plan for Borbón is to be inclusive and hire “locally diverse” people from the community as well as create an in-house “hands-on” training initiative to help people out of their low-income & disenfranchised positions. Borbón Skincare subscribes to the “Training-Skills-Not-Handouts” and “Pay-it-Forward” philosophies. 

Carmen Milagro also sits on the Board of Directors for Heaven’s Door Cancer Foundation because she learned the true value of healthy clean products and how they allow Cancer Warriors feel better in their own skin when she was helping to care for my mother before she passed away. Once the company in is profit mode, Borbón plans to create a BODO (Buy One Donate One) program for the cancer warriors & divas at Heaven’s Door Cancer Foundation. 

Says Carmen Milagro, “Music is my passion but helping others is my purpose!” 


Brooklyn Cloth, a Fast Fashion Line for Men that Won’t Break the Bank

Thinking of where the cool stuff comes from in East Coast, I guess my first answer would be Brooklyn. Yes, a very artistic and young area in New York. I lived in Brooklyn for over a year, and I definitely enjoyed the culture and fashion at there. I want to introduce Brooklyn Cloth, a fashion-forward line in the “fast fashion” junior’s market, co-founded by Daron Jacob while working with Urban Outfitters and Tilly’s. Jacob noticed many of the men’s products in the mass market were too pricy, so he created fresh designs for a low price point with Brooklyn Cloth.

Created to fit the laid-back, yet distinguished individual that roams the boroughs of New York City, the design team mirrors this demographic and lifestyle. The energy and attitude of bustling streets and the vibes of the East Coast are woven into the fabrics of the garments, giving off an authentic, pure aesthetic of this unique lifestyle. The makers design their own fabrics, beginning from the yarn level— focusing on items such as Joggers, Shorts and tees using Space Dye and Snow. Jacob notes, “We are focused on the Gen Z consumer. Someone who is not defined as one fashion or style but likes to change up their looks depending on their mood.”  

Brooklyn Cloth® is a men’s & kids lifestyle brand that is inspired by the New York surf and skate scene. Created to fit the laid-back yet distinguished individuals that roam the boroughs of New York City, both men and kids alike. This is directly influenced by their design team whom mirror this demographic and lifestyle. The energy and attitude of their bustling streets and the vibes of the East Coast, are woven into the fabrics of their garments giving off an authentic, pure aesthetic of this unique lifestyle.

More about Brooklyn Cloth

Established in 2011, Brooklyn Cloth is a leader in on-trend apparel that enables their customers to express the individuality. They pull inspiration from across the globe, and in their backyard of New York City, to develop their bold collections. Brooklyn Cloth stands out for its unique fabrics, eye-catching graphics, and must-have silhouettes. They observe trends that define today’s market to bring fresh, expressive collections to the table.

In their oversaturated fashion landscape, they bring clarity and focus to help customers reach the style needs. Icer Brands portfolio of brands, a leading design, wholesale & manufacturing company established in 1997. Icer Brands has the license to the NBA & NFL along with other Brooklyn Cloth, BKLYN athletics, BKLYN Surf, The Narrows, Wayside and Brooklyn Cloth Womens.


Closca Loop Helmet

Closca launches a new product with their inspirational and revolutionary philosophy, aiming to Inspire change in sustainable mobility.

The Closca Loop Helmet sports a more aerodynamic and urban design, with a total of 15 different possible color combinations.

Adapted from first Closca Helmet, it keeps several of the original’s features but in a more affordable and versatile format.


Create crafty cuteness with three new books from the Quarto Group

It is always great to have cute art books for your kids or as gifts for other kids. Here are some very lovely books I recommend. Let kids learn art in a fun way.

If you love anime and chibi, you’ve got to try Chibi Art Class: A Complete Course in Drawing Chibi Cuties and Beasties by Instagram sensation and anime artist Yoai. Chibi Art Class teaches how to draw and color charming chibi people and their signature features and props. You’ll find step-by-step instruction on drawing, coloring, and shading these vertically challenged, baby-faced characters and their kawaii little companions.

Chibi Art Class by Yoai

On-Sale Date: March 26, 2019  · $19.99 US · $25.99 CAN · 144 pages · Paperback · ISBN: 9781631065835

Race Point Publishing

Soap carving has gained huge popularity online, but while most online videos are of cutting or carving soap bars into shavings, Ultimate Soap Carving offers instruction on creating cool and adorable designs, as well as how to use shavings to make new bars and other simple body care products – author Makiko Sone (aka Mizutama Soap) even shows fun ways to gift your carvings once you’re done!

Ultimate Soap Carving by Makiko Sone

On-Sale Date: March 26, 2019  · $19.99 US · $25.99 CAN · 128 pages · Trade Paperback  · ISBN: 9781631597244

Quarry Press

If you like to draw and are drawn to all things adorable, you’ll love Draw 62 Animals and Make Them Cuteby Heegyum Kim! Kim leads us step-by-step in sketching dozens of charming creatures from bees to whales. Each project begins with easy-to-follow visual steps to build the animal, ending with variations you can try as you practice. Perfect for beginning artists or those looking to shake up their routine with a blast of cuteness.

Draw 62 Animals and Make Them Cute by Heegyum Kim

On-Sale Date: March 26, 2019 · $19.99 US · $25.99 CAN · 128 pages · Paperback · ISBN:  9781631596759

Quarry Books


Baby Face – New Mom Must Haves by IT Cosmetics

IT’s your newest power couple! IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Gel Lotion Moisturizer and Confidence in a Foundation are the perfect duo for full-coverage, weightless hydration  IT only takes 2 steps to achieve a flawless complexion!

 Being a new mom leaves little time for getting ready and between diaper, naps, feeding, pumping, laundry and dishes – we still have to go out! Using the new Gel Lotion has my skin looking baby soft like Niko 🙂 it’s been a lifesaver and my must have for the spring here in the Las Vegas desert!

First, prep your skin using Confidence in a Gel Lotion for a supple, hydrated base, before seamlessly applying Confidence in a Foundation for a long-wear look that won’t crease or crack! These game-changing innovations will quickly become your go-to products for all day, every day CONFIDENCE!



Why You’ll Love IT:

·       NEW Confidence In A Gel Lotion Moisturizer ($36.00)

1- Oil-free, quick break gel moisturizer transforms skin’s hydration level by boosting its moisture barrier to deliver 72 hours of hydration

2- Helps smooth look of fine lines, leaving skin looking radiant and primed for makeup application

3-  Infused with ceramides, glycerin and cactus flower extract, plus a Tri-Smooth Water Gel Complex

·       NEW Confidence In A Foundation ($32.00)

1. Oil-free, velvet-matte finish foundation delivers up to 24 hours of coverage, hydration and confidence—in 48 shades!

2.  Feels weightless on skin, covers the look of imperfections without cracking

3. Infused with ceramides, peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and squalene

Find your perfect match using our IT Cosmetics shade finder linked HERE!!!


Mouthwatchers – Invented By A Dentist

Do you want to get the feeling of a professional teeth cleaning at home? The answer is definitely Yes! Dr. Plotka’s brushes keep your teeth clean with their two innovative features. The first is their antimicrobial technology. The bristles on each toothbrush are infused with natural bacteria-fighting silver that kills 99.9% of bacteria within 6 hours after brushing! An untreated toothbrush can grow up to 100 million microorganisms between brushings. That’s gross! Dr. Plotka’s naturally antimicrobial brushes are here to eliminate that problem!

The second way Dr. Plotka’s toothbrushes innovate is with their amazing Flossing Bristles. These bristles are ultra-thin (1 micrometer!) at the tip, allowing them to reach areas that other toothbrushes often miss. Plus, they’re made out of polyester, so they last longer than traditional toothbrush bristles (up to 4 months instead of 3)!

While you enjoy having clean, healthy teeth and gums thanks to Dr. Plotka, your little ones can too–Dr. Plotka’s toothbrushes come in a smaller “youth” size as well!

Why I choose Mouthwatchers by Doctor Plotka:

  • OFFERS DIFFERENT STYLES – Comes in adult and youth sizes as well as a travel toothbrush
  • NATURALLY ANTIMICROBIAL* BRISTLES For Better Health – Infused with silver to naturally eliminate 99.9% of bacteria that grows on the bristles between uses
  • FLOSSING BRISTLES™ – Revolutionary, dual-layered bristle structure provides superior cleaning: the outer bristles, thin as a human hair, gently brush away food and plaque in places other brushes miss! 
  • LONG LASTING POLYESTER BRISTLES – You’ll get up to one extra month worth of use thanks to the polyester bending and upgraded properties. 
  • Dentist Developed – Dr. Ronald Plotka designed this innovative toothbrush as part of his thriving 40+ year Boston-based dental practice. 

About Dr. Plotka:

Dr. Plotka is a nationally renowned Boston area dentist with over 40 years of dentistry leadership. Operating a large practice in Swampscott, MA, Dr. Plotka has pioneered several oral healthcare advancements such as dental bonding, tooth sealants, same-day crown fabrication, laser drilling or sleep-apnea detection.

He is a national lecturer and dental expert. Dr. Plotka sits on several boards including:  The Board of Visiting Nurses Association;  Executive Director of the dental program at Marian Court College;  Board of Directors of Salem Five Bank;  Staff Dentist at Salem Hospital Partners.  Dr. Plotka is the Founder of Mouth Watchers.

In his free time he plays tennis, goes to Florida or watches football. He has 3 daughters and … 3 grand-children! (Some of his hygienists have been working with him for… over 30 years! That should tell you something about the Man 🙂