Posts Written On December 2019

The company name ROMA means love – Give Poverty the Boot.

After spending years working at Neiman Marcus, Romanian-born Samuel Bistrian wanted to take his passion for quality and customer service a step further by giving back to people in need. Growing up extremely poor, he realized how big the impact of rain boots are in a child’s life in poverty-stricken countries and from that, his business model for ROMA Boots was created and the company’s tagline “Giving Poverty the Boot” was born. After almost a decade, ROMA Boots is fulfilling their commitment by providing aid, creating a culture of empowerment for those living in poverty and educating children to contribute their gifts and talents to society. The company name ROMA means love.

On April 3, 2010, despite being in the middle of an economic recession, Samuel Bistrian started ROMA Boots, the company that merges fashion with philanthropy to ‘Give Poverty the Boot.’ After spending years working at Neiman Marcus, Bistrian developed a passion for quality and customer service and wanted to take that a step further by giving back to people in need. Growing up extremely poor, he realized how big the impact of rain boots are in a child’s life in poverty-stricken countries and from that, his business model was created.

“I never considered myself a businessman or even an entrepreneur. Even when I wanted to leave Neiman Marcus to start ROMA, some of my superiors told me that it was a poor decision, and to some degree they were right. I did not have much of a plan as the country was in a recession. I had $5,000 in my bank account, significant credit card debt and student loans, but over all of that, I had passion,” explained Samuel Bistrian, Founder and CEO of ROMA Boots.

With the mission of bringing impoverished children throughout the world hope, love, and lasting change through aid and education, for every pair of boots sold, a new pair is donated to a child in need. ROMA’s ultimate goal is not only to provide aid but to educate. By doing so ROMA is empowering impoverished children around the world to break out of the cycle of poverty and contribute their gifts and talents to society.

“Having grown up so poor, ‘Giving poverty the boot’ was everything I always wanted to do, to help those less fortunate just like someone once helped me. But I knew from the start that without love as the foundation, all of my good intentions will result in disappointment,” told Bistrian.

After the first few years of launching, ROMA was a success but he wanted to expand. Finding the solution that any logical businessman would, he borrowed money and took on investors. While things seemed to be off without a hitch, there were downsides that came from this.

“All the pressures of growing a business can cause one to lose their purpose and you no longer have that same passion to help those in poverty when you can’t pay your own bills and you have partners putting enormous pressure on you,” Bistrian expressed.

It took a family crisis to put things back in perspective to help him rediscover his purpose; helping those who can’t help themselves. Hitting rock bottom was the motivator for Bistrian to take back the company that was once all his. Over the course of 9 months, he was able to buy out his investors and today, Samuel Bistrian is returning to his roots as the sole owner of ROMA Boots, running a successful business, giving back and doing what he loves.

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3 TOTALLY OFF-THE-WALL COCKTAILS YOU NEED TO TRY FOR THE HOLIDAYS – Surprising mixers that are surprisingly good for you

They’re cozy, they’re delightfully tasty, and they’re definitely the most unique cocktails you’ll mix this season. Say “cheers!” to the brilliant folks at KAYCO (www.kayco.com), who came up with a trio of toast-worthy mixed drinks starring today’s trendiest beverages – watermelon juice and beet juice.

Wait – did we just say watermelon juice and beet juice? Well, consider today’s unquenchable consumer demand for clean, healthy, and flavorful new refreshment options. Wonder Melon and Beetology have become the “it” drinks when it comes to 100% all-natural superfoods. And they’re flying off the shelves.

Available in a selection of tantalizing varieties, these juice-powered beverages tickle everyone’s taste buds while delivering a powerhouse of nutrients. They’re sensational “straight up” or with ice. So why not push the envelope into cocktail territory?

This holiday season, go ahead and punch up your craft cocktail menu with the Spiced Wonder Melon Vodka Punch, raise a glass (and eyebrows) with the Whiskey Beet Cocktail, or warm up a nippy night with the Beetology Berry Sangria. See recipes below.

All Beetology and Wonder Melon products are cold-pressed, 100% non-GMO, U.S.D.A. Certified Organic, and Certified Fair Trade. They are non-soy, non-dairy, and certified kosher, and contain no preservatives, additives, sweeteners, artificial colors, or flavors.

Check out WonderMelonjuice.com and Beetology.com for store locators and additional product information.

Cheers – To your health!

Beetology Berry Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils (seeds)
  • ½ cup brandy, rum, vodka (optional)
  • 1 (8.75 oz.) bottle Beetology (Beet + Berry, Beet + Cherry, or Beet + Tropical Fruit recommended)
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • Unflavored club soda or seltzer
  • Fresh thyme to garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add the blackberries, orange slices, and pomegranate arils to a large pitcher. Add the brandy/rum/or vodka (optional) and Beetology juice and gently muddle to extract the flavors of the fruit into the juice and alcohol.
  1. Pour the red wine into the pitcher and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  1. When ready to serve, fill a glass ¾-way full with sangria. Top off each glass with bubbly water, if desired. Garnish with fresh thyme, if desired.

Whiskey Beet Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup pomegranate arils (seeds)
  • ¼ cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp. simple syrup (or honey)
  • 4 oz. Beetology Beet+Ginger+Honey Juice
  • 4 oz. Whiskey
  • Ice
  • Tonic water

Instructions:

  1. Muddle the pomegranate arils, cranberries, simple syrup (or honey), and beet juice in a cocktail shaker.
  1. Add whiskey to the shaker and fill with ice. Shake well.
  1. Fill two Old Fashioned glasses with ice and strain the chilled cocktail into each glass, dividing equally between the two.
  1. Top each drink with tonic water. Serve garnished with sliced lemon and additional fresh cranberries and pomegranate arils, if desired.
This holiday season, go ahead and punch up your craft cocktail menu with the Spiced Wonder Melon Vodka Punch.

Spiced Wonder Melon Vodka Punch

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup vodka
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 cups Wonder Melon, Lemon-Cayenne flavor
  • 1 cup lemon sparkling water
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • Lime and lemon slices

Instructions:

  1. Combine the vodka, lime juice, and Wonder Melon in a pitcher.
  1. Divide between 4 glasses and top each glass with 2 ounces of sparkling water.
  1. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, lemon, and lime slices.

About Kayco/Kayco Beyond

Kayco is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of kosher foods. Its expanded Kayco Beyond Division sources and distributes new products to the general market beyond kosher, to meet the demands of consumers looking for optional products that are healthful, convenient and/or for restricted diets and lifestyles. These brands include Dorot, Absolutely Gluten Free,Beetology, Mighty Sesame, Tuscanini Foods, Wissotzky Tea Co. and new Wonder Melon™. They are headquartered in Bayonne, NJ. (www.KAYCO.com).

 

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Luseta Beauty’s Perfect Bonding Collection Encourages Everyone to Explore Self-Care Starting with Hair

Luseta Beauty is launching its Perfect Bonding Collection: a three step hair care treatment allowing users to achieve salon grade bonding treatments at home. Luseta is also encouraging women to rethink hair and self-care with a social media campaign featuring #BondedWithLuseta.

The Perfect Bonding Collection features a series of shampoo, conditioner, and restoring leave-in cream all formulated to help repair hair damage from heat or chemicals. “Bonding treatments at salons are becoming more popular now,” stated Luseta Beauty representative, B.H. “But could take a lot of time and money. Salon treatments are also mostly unavailable to everyday customers, because they are hard to use without professional supervision. We created this line so everyone can have a hassle-free hair care routine at home that performs just as well as professional treatments.”

Luseta Beauty encourages customers to share their hair care and self-care journey on social media with #BondedWithLuseta. B.H. explains the concept behind the campaign: “Our marketing team has found that women feel like they don’t treat themselves well enough. It’s not that they don’t want to. They just don’t have the tools to do so. With this collection, we hope to help people realize that they don’t need to compromise quality in order to take care of their hair. We hope that thoughtful hair care regimes can be the first step to inspiring many on their mind and body care journey.”

The Perfect Bonding Collection has been available for pre-order on Luseta Beauty’s website on November 18th. For more information, please visit www.lusetabeauty.com.

About Perfect Bonding Collection

Luseta Perfect Bonding Restoring Collection is blended to provide superior protection and deep conditioning for processed and damaged hair. This three step routine helps improve hair texture and bring shine back to every hair strand. With long term use, users will see stronger and healthier hair.

WHO IT’S FOR: For all hair types

WHAT IT DOES:

  • Sulfate, phosphate & paraben free
  • Safe for all hair types
  • Repairs and strengthens hair
  • Lightweight formula doesn’t weigh hair down
  • Detangles strands for easier combing
  • Protects against breakage

Improve the appearance of hair texture & shine. This collection also helps to build bonds within each strand of hair which strengthens the entire structure of hair as a whole.

About Luseta Beauty
Luseta Beauty was founded in Los Angeles, California in 2011 with the mission to deliver superior salon quality hair products and enjoyable brand experience at a reasonable price. Luseta Beauty is crafted with all natural ingredients, free of sulfates and parabens. A firm believer in social responsibilities, Luseta Beauty does not support animal testing and uses all biodegradable and recyclable materials in packaging.

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Tivic Health’s ClearUP Named to TIME’s 100 Best Inventions 2019

ClearUP® Sinus Pain Relief from Tivic Health™ Systems Inc. was named today to TIME’s 2019 Best Inventions in the healthcare category. Launched in September, ClearUP is available without a prescription and is FDA cleared to treat sinus pain due to allergic rhinitis – seasonal and year-round allergies. The TIME 2019 Best Inventions list annually recognizes 100 groundbreaking inventions that are making the world better, smarter and a bit more fun.

To assemble the 2019 TIME Best Inventions list, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories from editors and correspondents around the world, as well as through an online application process. Each contender was then evaluated on key factors, including originality, effectiveness, ambition and influence. The result: 100 groundbreaking inventions that are changing the way we live, work, play and think about what’s possible. The December 2 / December 9 double issue of TIME goes on sale on Friday, November 22, 2019. See the full list here: 
time.com/bestinventions2019

ClearUP is a revolutionary healthcare innovation within the emerging category of bioelectronic medicine. It’s the only drug-free, non-invasive device on the market that uses low-level electrical stimulation, or microcurrent waveform, to treat adults 18+ with allergic rhinitis. ClearUP empowers the 50 million U.S. allergy sufferers with a quick and convenient over-the-counter solution to help manage and control allergy-related sinus pain anytime, anywhere at home, work or while travelling.

“We are honored to be selected as one of TIME’s 2019 Best Inventions in healthcare and be among such distinguished and accomplished innovators,” said Jennifer Ernst, CEO of Tivic Health. “The bioelectronics industry is generating new non-drug therapies and this new class of devices represents an emerging vertical in healthcare that is currently in its infancy but is showing promise in addressing serious conditions including depression, chronic pain, Parkinson’s, PTSD, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and others. There is a plethora of new products just now getting clearance from the FDA and an explosion in this new area of medicine is beginning to happen.” 

ClearUP is a game-changer, disrupting how we treat sinus pain

It’s not another nasal spray, prescription pill or invasive nasal flush. ClearUP’s state of the art technology emits low-level electrical stimulation called microcurrent to underlying sinus nerve fibers. Sinus sufferers and clinicians like ClearUP because it is 100% drug-free and has no chemical side effects. Just slowly glide ClearUP around your outer cheek, nose and brow bone for a quick five-minute treatment. Studies show that 74% experienced relief after one treatment that lasts up to six hours.

Priced at $149, ClearUP is available at Amazon, BestBuy.com, https://tivichealth.com and online at CVS and Walgreens.


About Tivic Health Systems Inc.

Tivic Health Systems Inc. is a bioelectronic device company dedicated to developing microcurrent therapy solutions for chronic diseases and conditions. Founded in 2016, Tivic Health is part of a $6.2B global neuromodulation industry and is dedicated to harnessing the power of neuromodulation for home use products and empowering people to improve their health and quality of life. @TivicHealth www.facebook.com/TivicHealth

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Holiday Gift Idea For Dog Mommy & Daddy

It is not hard to choose a gift for a dog mommy or daddy, that’s true. There are so many dog foods, treats and toys in the market. But you know a real dog mommy and daddy have their baby doggies foods prepared for a long time. Probably the foods and toys you choose for their doggies are not his favorites. I am sorry to say that, but please just be concern that everyone has their own taste, including our best friends.

The best gifts for dog lovers are the gift for them, not their doggies. I want to introduce Teddy The Dogs, where you can find so many dog related products!

Total Sit Show – Teddy Socks

Don’t Even Ask – Teddy Socks

This soft, calf-length socks are my sole mates. They’re comfy as can be and made of a cotton, nylon, spandex blend. Machine wash warm, tumble dry medium, and use non-chorine bleach as needed.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bridge – Canvas Tote

Totes adorable, amiright? Contrast lining, striped handles and large metal grommets add a touch of whimsy to this casual tote. The open-top design offers easy access. An interior zippered pocket keeps small essentials secure. 11-ounce, fully-lined, 100% garment-washed* cotton canvas with webbing handles.

Oh, For The Love Of Dog! – Lightweight Tee

Just stating the obvious here. If dogs ruled the world, there’d be ticks reform, government-back savings bones, and universal obedience school. Get your paws on my heather green, lightweight tee. All the puppy soft apparel is decorated right here in the U.S.A. Machine wash and dry.

Unisex Lightweight Tee

The “Lightweights” are double and tri-blended tees. Not a snug fit–not a relaxed fit — just a comfortable fit. Heathered fabric gives this tee it’s puppy soft texture and a slightly lighter weight. All Teddy tees are tagless and expertly printed on-site at our doghouse outside of Boston, MA.

Game Of Bones Final Season – Coffee Mug

Final season of Game of Bones has all the dogs’ tails wagging! This white, ceramic, 11 oz mug holds all your favorite beverages and is both microwave and dishwasher safe. It’s also decorated in the U.S.A. Ships 3-5 business days after orders are placed. 

Grateful Dog – Dog Collars

You better your bottom collar these are nice. Like neck candy.

Dog Collars

Please allow 2-3 weeks for your collar to arrive . These are processed through a third party and may arrive separate from the other items in your order. Collars constructed using ribbon sewn into nylon webbing. Machine washable. Air dry. Made in the U.S.A.

There are so many other cute gifts for dog owners and lovers from Teddy the Dog! For more information, please check out https://teddythedog.com/.

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Wild Harvested African Herbs & Oils Turning Back Time with Beauty Rituals Rooted in Africa

As an artist, there is one place in the world that I want to go the most. The reason is that I believe all the lives originally come from this place, and the beautiful nature is not heavily polluted so much by the modern world, this place is Africa. I found a skincare line that turns back time with products that incorporate time-tested beauty rituals rooted in Africa. By combining scientifically advanced technology with nature based ingredients from Southern Africa, dark circles, puffiness, dryness, dullness and hyperpigmentation can be a thing of the past. With milk cleansers, even-tone serums and a range of moisturizers, Yangu Beauty products help your skin thrive with all-natural ingredients.

Founder Sipho Gumbo suffered years of suffering from skincare products formulated with harsh ingredients  This led her on a journey of researching natural skincare. Sipho recalled the beauty rituals of her grandmother who used wild-harvested African herbs, superfoods, and botanical oils to look after her skin. Determined to find products that worked for her sensitive skin and armed with the beauty wisdom of her grandmother, Sipho launched Yangu Beauty. Each product is thoughtfully formulated using advanced plant science and pays homage to the time-honored beauty wisdom of her African foremothers.

Yangu Beauty products are free of parabens, sulfates, artificial colorants and animal derived products. All products are environmentally conscientious and advocate cruelty-free products.

Yangu Beauty Gives Back:

Yangu Beauty supports orphans, women and children through it’s Beauty with Compassion Program.  Yangu Beauty founder Gumbo created Munhu Inc. (www.munhuinc.org) a 15 year old non-profit organization that supports children orphaned by AIDS in rural Zimbabwe. A percentage of sales of Yangu Beauty Products support Munhu Inc. children.

Yangu Beauty also gives back through the sourcing of ingredients. They buy from co-ops that are mainly women owned and supports women who pick up the nuts where their oils are from.  This helps them pay tuition for their children.

Yangu Beauty Products:

Bright Eyes Cream:  Hydrating, anti-inflammatory cream soothes the delicate eye area. Peptide complex firms and tones while reducing dark circles and puffiness while Hyaluronic Acid restores moisture.

Bye-Bye Hyperpigmentation Kit:  Bursting with African botanical extracts such as Roobios and our YMB™ complex, this Yangu Beauty Bye-Bye Hyperpigmentation kit works hard to fades dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

Cleansing Whip: This award-winning, non-stripping gentle foam formula cleanses the skin and minimizes the appearance of pores. Revives your skin while balancing moisture and sebum. Safe for all skin types – especially sensitive combination, oily, and acne-prone skin. This 5-star cleansing whip is loved by customers, who say “best facial cleanser ever” and “smells great. my skin has been clearer ever since I started using it!”

Even Tone Serum: Award-winning serum that features a powerful Rooibos and Licorice Root blend. Rooibos soothes the skin while Licorice Root fades dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Goes on lightweight and sheer revealing a clear, radiant complexion. Can be used  alone or as a makeup primer. Works for all skin types.

About Founder Sipho Gumbo:

Years of suffering breakouts from skincare products formulated with harsh ingredients led Sipho on a journey of researching natural skincare. While reminiscing about fond childhood memories, she realized that living in the States had disconnected her from her African traditions and roots. This realization led Sipho to recall the beauty rituals of her grandmother who used wild-harvested African herbs, superfoods, and botanical oils to look after her skin.

Determined to find products that worked for her sensitive skin and armed with the beauty wisdom of her grandmother, Sipho launched Yangu Beauty. Each product is thoughtfully formulated using advanced plant science and pays homage to the time-honored beauty wisdom of her African foremothers. Through Yangu, Sipho is reconnecting with her roots through beauty and sharing her culture with other women around the globe.

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