Posts Written On February 2020

Home bar doesn’t have to be a headache: Invest in essentials for the coming Spring

The new year is a time of new beginnings. This year resolve to start your home bar out right with these essentials from Cork Pops.

Here you will discover wine accessories, wine bottle openers, corkscrews, bar and party items, and much more. The Cork Pop Openers are the fastest and easiest way to open a bottle of wine. The vinOair combines a wine aerator and pourer into one sleek design. The vinOice makes chilling, pouring, and serving a bottle of wine at its ideal temperature clever, classy, and undeniably cool.

Nicholas Collection Martini Shaker

  • 32 fluid ounce capacity enables the making of large batches so that home mixologists have more time to enjoy their company and savor their drinks
  • A unique cap with 180-degree opening ability reduces spillage by allowing the beverage to be dispensed
  • The heavy-duty stainless steel strainer that is built inside its cap exhibits the strength necessary to effectively break up ice cubes during shaking.
  • MSRP: $64
  • Available awww.corkpops.com

Stainless Steel Martini Glass

  • Made of food grade stainless steel
  • Never dilutes your drink with ice
  • Designed to stay in the freezer when not in use
  • Materials: Stainless steel
  • Quantity: One (1) in gift box
  • Dimensions: 4 inches wide x 4 inches high x 4 inches deep
  • Available in stainless or copper finish
  • MSRP: $23
  • Available at www.corkpops.com

VinOair Wine Aerator

  • Dual air chamber creates vacuum effect for increased aeration
  • Soft rubber stopper creates airtight seal
  • Return air valve enables non drip pour
  • MSRP: $19
  • Available at www.corkpops.com

VinOice Wine Chiller

  • Wine chiller keeps your chilled wine at the optimum drinking temperature
  • Pouring spout features a gravity lid and soft rubber stopper for a tight seal
  • For use with red or white wines
  • Chill rod measures 7½” long and pouring spout measures 5½” long
  • Additional chill rods sold separately
  • MSRP: $28
  • Available at www.corkpops.com

Vino 911 Stain Remover

  • To remove a wine spill, gently shake the Vino 911 bottle and spray on the red wine stain, blot excess with a clean white cloth and let dry.
  • Vino 911 starts working on contact.
  • The stain will disappear completely within minutes.
  • Uses all natural ingredients to break down and eliminate stains.
  • Contains no artificial chemical solvents and no perfumes.
  • The hypoallergenic formula cleans and deodorizes the stained area naturally.
  • Made in the US
  • MSRP: $6
  • Available at www.corkpops.com

About Cork Pops:

Cork Pop has been creating unique wine accessories for over 25 years. They are proud to say that their products are part of celebrations and family events each and every day. They started as a father and son working together in a California garage to make ideas come to life and they spend each day ensuring that they hold true to the same pride in all their products that was felt with the introduction of the original Cork Pop bottle opener.

Cork Pop strives to continue to introduce innovative products that not only contribute to their success but are products that more than 3,000 retailers across the country can offer to help the family business succeed. Included in this line are corkscrews, bar towels, bar accessories, glassware and much more.

They are honored to be able to point to successful items in their line and say, with great pride, that the patent is held by Bill Federighi. He is present in Cork Pop’s facility while items such as the original Cork Pop bottle opener and best-selling vinOair are manufactured. They have made a commitment to produce as many of their products in-house as possible ­and you will find a special symbol throughout their catalog indicating a product that is “Proudly Made in the USA”. Cork Pop is focused on bringing manufacturing “back home” and hope that you will share in their pride.

Great items are the basis of their company ­but it is our fierce commitment to customer service that has made their company successful. Cork Pop is not just selling a cork remover ­they are maintaining a family tradition of pride and quality workmanship.

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CBD Healthcare Company Launches Professional Line of Topical Products with Higher Concentrations of CBD and Transparent Third-Party Testing

CBD Healthcare Company announces the launch of the most comprehensive CBD product line of massage, muscle relief and skincare products for spa, wellness, therapeutic and chiropractic professionals.

“We’re offering professionals a source they can depend on for responsible ingredients, rigorous testing, effective concentrations of CBD, and transparent test results,” says Tom Wellman, President of CBD HealthcareCompany. “Our CBD potency begins where most others end.”

The brainchild of long-time wellness specialists who have developed professional products for the spa and wellness industries for more than a decade, CBD Healthcare Company offers higher concentrations of CBDhemp oil per ounce than most other brands. In addition to CBD, proven best-in-class treatment ingredients include MSM and Capsaicin to enhance muscle and joint recovery. In CBD Healthcare Company’s skincare and facial formulas, Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid and CoQ10 combine with botanical extracts including edelweiss flowers, deep sea algae, lavender, lemongrass, jojoba and aloe.

“Random testing reveals as high as 70 percent of CBD products do not contain the amount of CBD listed on the label, while other products may not clearly label their CBD content or falsely advertise ‘full-spectrum CBD,'” says John Walsh, Partner at CBD Healthcare Company. “CBD Healthcare Company ensures customers have complete and accurate information before they purchase any product. What is on the label is in the container, with organically grown, non-GMO hemp, certified locally, so you’re able to verify the purity of the product.”

CBD Healthcare Company’s manufacturing process is traceable from the plant genetics to the finished, high-grade formulas. A QR code on each product accesses a third-party certificate of analysis for each product and lot number. A second certificate of analysis provides the full profile of hemp extract. Extracted from hemp grown in America with U.S. agricultural permits, the CBD in CBD Healthcare Company products is extracted and tested in the U.S.

CBDHealthcareCompany.com also offers a dedicated Pro Shop for professionals to place orders at wholesale prices and learn more about CBD, ingredients, testing and formula application.

CBD Healthcare Company’s complete line of massage, muscle relief and skincare products can be found at www.cbdhealthcarecompany.com, and is also distributed through Scrip Companies, via Massage WarehouseScripHessco and Bodyworkmall.

Relief Salves & Lotions:

Skincare & Facial:

Massage Body Oils & Creams:

About CBD Healthcare Company

Founded by partners in the wellness industry spanning more than a decade, CBD Healthcare Company is the source you can trust for the most professional, comprehensive line of CBD massage, muscle relief and skincare products that contain significant levels of CBD. Formulated with organically grown CBD hemp extract at the heart, CBD Healthcare Company products can be found at https://cbdhealthcarecompany.com/ as well as through distributors of Scrip Companies including Massage WarehouseScripHessco and Bodyworkmall.

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Be My Valentine at This February 14th

First thing when I wake up, wait a bit, I need to do a special makeup.

I used the GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Palette from the NEW bareMinerals Beauty of Nature Collection, as well as their GEN NUDE mineral-rich long-wearing blush for my Valentine’s Day makeup!

A sweet nice breakfast is necessary for a sweet day. I have the home-made banana muffin with Tahini for the dip, also adding some fruits with coconut whipped cream. This tahini is one of my favorite thing I can add to everything – for salad, pastries, or even my sandwiches. It is the Mighty Sesame Tahini Dressings in squeezable bottles.

Adding a Beetology drink is also a good idea to boost your nutrition and energy!

I wear a warm long knit dress with a red bag for this special day! Being pretty, as the same time keeping warm, this is how smart we are! Lucy Paris has a lot of stylish fashion choices for you for any your special event. The cute red bag is from Urban Originals, I like it because it is very comfortable to wear, also you can have all your needs in this small-look bag no problem.

A morning walk along the cove, I love the breathe and sunshine!

For lunch, I prepare this wild Alaskan salmon at home, with my cat as my date, why not? I enjoy his company.

Sitka Salmon Shares delivers premium, sustainable, wild Alaskan seafood from the fishermen directly to members’ doorsteps! Sitka Salmon Shares is built around a humble collective of committed fishermen that put quality first, handling fish one at a time, with respect and care. It’s their livelihood, afterall, and many of their fishermen have been using these highly selective, small-batch fishing methods for generations. Read on to know your fishermen—from how they got started, why they love life on the open water and why they are part of Sitka Salmon Shares. They also have a lot of recipes on their website!

Valentine’s Day afternoon, I would love to share my time with my bestie – Galentine at Valentine’s Day. I love this double happiness. We went to SOMI SOMI, a super cute yummy tayaki & soft serve ice cream store. What I wear is from Brooklyn Cloth, which is a leader in on-trend apparel that enables their customers to express 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.

Valentine’s celebration is always to be official at night. I chose to have cakes with Ryan at one of my favorite dessert spots in San Diego – Extraordinary Desserts.

See these beautiful cakes, I just can’t help myself to draw them on my paper!

There is always something else sweet waiting for me at Valentine’s Day! It is MarieBelle’s signature Ganache chocolate, which comes from New York’s famous Soho District. It is the world-renowned, luxurious bean-to-bar chocolate company, MarieBelle Chocolates.

Before sleep, I need to be relax, because I want to have a sweet dream to end this beautiful day. A hot bath helps. Don’t forget to drop a cute bath bomb into the bathtub. This beautiful crystal bath bomb is from Village Naturals Aromatherapy‘s bath and body collection.

I can say it is a full successful Valentine’s Day for me. And now I need to say good night!

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Experience California’s Finest Vintages At Oceanfront Festivals Throughout SoCal

California Wine Festival, Southern California’s premier wine festival event producer, is thrilled to announce its 2020 event schedule featuring four signature oceanfront wine festivals and a craft beer and barbeque event.  

California Wine Festival celebrates the vast wine offerings of the state, offering guests a unique opportunity to taste wines from every winemaking region in California all from a stunning outdoor venue with ocean views, live music, and delicious food. The event shines a light on rare and reserve vintages as well as fan-favorite pours from vineyards based in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Temecula and more. The two-day festival also highlights culinary education and exploration through one-on-one conversations with world-class professional chefs from leading local restaurants serving complimentary appetizers. Guests can also pair wine with samples of artisan cheeses, fresh-cut fruits, bread, olive oil, chocolate and more while listening to live music and enjoying the coastal California landscape. 

In addition to its signature wine-focused events, California Wine Festival also produces CA Brew & BBQ, an all-day celebration of beers and barbeque in Santa Barbara overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Guests will enjoy unlimited tastes from over 50 breweries, cideries and wineries while sampling tri-tip from Santa Barbara’s best restaurants competing for the title of Best BBQ. Soulful reggae band One2Tree and Santa Barbara’s own alt-rock band Neighbourhood Thieves will be performing live.    

 

EVENT SCHEDULE 

CA Wine Festival Dana Point — April 17-18

April 17: Sunset Rare and Reserve Tasting, Laguna CliffsMarriott 

April 18: Beachside Wine Festival, Lantern Bay Park
Tickets available now.  

CA Wine Festival Carlsbad — May 29-30 

May 29: Sunset Rare and Reserve Tasting, Park Hyatt Aviara Palm Courtyard

Mary 30: Beachside Wine Festival, Park Hyatt Aviara Tennis Lawn

Tickets available starting February 15. 

 

CA Wine Festival Santa Barbara — July 17-18

July 17: Sunset Rare and Reserve Tasting, Chase Palm Park Carousel House

July 18: Beachside Wine Festival, Chase Palm Park Oceanside 

Tickets available starting April 1. 

 

CA Brew & BBQ — September 26 

Beachside Wine Festival, Chase Palm Park Oceanside 

Tickets available starting July 1. 

 

CA Wine Festival Huntington Beach at Paséa Hotel — November 6-7 

November 6: Sunset Rare and Reserve Tasting, Paséa Hotel & Spa 

November 7: Beachside Wine Festival, Paséa Hotel & Spa 

Tickets available starting July 1. 

 

California Wine Festival is a 21+ event. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit CalifoniaWineFestival.com

ABOUT CALIFORNIA WINE FESTIVAL: 

California Wine Festival celebrates the fine wines and culinary offerings of California. A nationally recognized event series, California Wine Festival aims to bring attention to the beautiful wines, foods, and landscapes of California. Founded in 2004 in Santa Barbara, California Wine Festival is proud to be one of the largest outdoor wine festivals in the state and strives to be a green event producer. In 2019, 90% of the waste from the festivals was diverted from the landfill. A for-profit organization whose mission includes giving back, California Wine Festival has helped raise awareness and funds for local California charities including the Foodbank of Santa Barbara, Surfrider Foundation, and more. CalifoniaWineFestival.com

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Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation

With 30 new shades, Shiseido has released their newest foundation this month. February is also Black History Month, and what a great time to be launching these new shades and taking a step in being inclusive. Typical beauty brands in foundation carry only 12 shades! With many multicultural young people who are now discovering makeup, this generation is definitely lucky to have all progressive brands who are thinking of them.

Opening the sample box of shades was really exciting – So many tiny bottles! Even with the shade finder on their site, I love all the samples because nothing beats the real thing! This is the perfect size for makeup kits as well for any photoshoots I will do in the future. Niko was excited to play with these. This week we checked out a book called All Kinds of People.

I was showing him how to color match with the people in each page of the book but he didn’t really care about his mom’s beauty expertise. Oh well!

We had a great time checking out all the shades and color names – Mommy is a 340 Oak and Niko is 440 Amber (Golden with slightly olive tone for rich tan skin). He is the perfect blend of Mommy and Daddy!  We think Daddy is 460 Topaz!


Check out more details about the newest Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation below:

A SHISEIDO first in foundation that self-refreshes nonstop with ActiveForce™ technology. Our long-wearing fluid foundation synchronizes with skin and helps resist heat, humidity, oil and facial movement to maintain a just-applied, flawless finish that lasts 24 hours. Weightless. Breathable. Blendable. Buildable.

Coverage: Medium, Buildable
Finish: Fresh, Natural

Formula Details:

  • SPF 30
  • Oil-free
  • All-day hydration
  • Waterproof, smudge-proof
  • Humidity-resistant, transfer-resistant
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Fragrance-free
  • For all skin types

TEST RESULTS

  • 94% of women agreed the foundation felt comfortable on skin*
  • 88% of women loved the texture of the product*
  • 81% of women agreed the foundation reduced the appearance of pores*
  • 81% of women agreed their skin looked fresh after 24 hours*

*Based on a 7-day US consumer study of 100 women

HOW TO USE

Shake well. Twist pump to unlock bottle. Hold the bottle at an angle and press downward on the top to dispense product. Apply after skincare, smoothing on evenly from the center of the face outward. Build your desired coverage level with additional layers. To re-lock bottle, twist the pump back into place. Wipe dispenser after use.

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • ActiveForce™ Technology is our exclusive complex that protects your flawless, finish from the effects of sweat, oil and facial movement.
  • Responsive Sensory Technology adapts to skin’s condition, tone and texture for truer illumination.
  • Wild Thyme Extract helps provide anti-oxidant benefits.
  • Protective polymer with anti-adhesive properties helps keep pollution from adhering to skin.
  • SHISEIDO’s patented Smart Correcting Powder enhances skin’s surface texture and tone.
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Valentine’s Day Look with NEW bareMinerals Limited-Edition Beauty of Nature Collection

Hey! Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Do you have a cute look idea for that special day? No matter you are celebrating a Valentine’s Day or a Galentine’s Day, what you need is to be a beautiful yourself. You just need to please yourself, be a confident girl! The NEW bareMinerals Limited-Edition Beauty of Nature collection features a mix of fan-favorite formulas as well as limited-edition shades, allowing you to create a dewy glow with pops of luscious color! I believe you will have a cute look with a happy heart full of love!
THE BEAUTY OF NATURE GEN NUDE®POWDER BLUSH

Add a pop of natural-looking color to your cheeks with this weightless powder blush in 2 universally-flattering shades. This buildable talc-free blush is formulated with light-reflecting mineral pearls that blur the look of pores for a soft-focus finish.

These blushes are part of the limited-edition bareMinerals The Beauty of Nature collection, which is inspired by blooming tropical hues and natural textures.

Why you’ll love it:

  • Talc-free
  • Long-wearing
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Hypoallergenic
  • 100% agree it gives skin a healthy-looking glow, feels weightless and blends easily for flawless application*

*Based on a 1-week U.S. consumer study of 62 women.

What’s inside:

  • Blurring Mineral Complex: A unique blend of mineral-based pearls that diffuse light, creating a blurred effect with a soft-focus finish
  • Naturally Derived Color Pigments: For a healthy-looking flush

THE BEAUTY OF NATURE GEN NUDE®EYESHADOW PALETTE – NATURAL OASIS

Discover a lush natural oasis in one versatile palette. Build a colorful smoky eye, create a wash of color, or add a vibrant pop to your look with these 6 new island-inspired shades, from shimmering sand to rich coral. Each features Jet-Milled Mineral Pigments for buildable, blendable color while botanical extracts help nourish skin around the delicate eye area, Cucumber Extract and Caffeine help soothe skin’s appearance and Cold-Pressed Borage Oil moisturizes skin. These eyeshadows are crease- and smudge-resistant to ensure your eyes look flawless all day long.

This palette is part of the limited-edition bareMinerals The Beauty of Nature collection, which is inspired by blooming tropical hues and natural textures.

Shades:

Sandy Beach: Shimmering Cream(shimmer)

Papaya: Creamy Papaya(matte)

Cabana: Terracotta Brown(matte)

Red Hibiscus: Red Copper(shimmer)

Shimmering Sunset: Warm Violet(shimmer)

Palm Leaf: Rich Palm Green(matte)

Why you’ll love it:

  • Vegan
  • Talc-free
  • All-day wear
  • Crease-proof
  • Smudge-proof
  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Suitable for contact lens wearers

What’s inside:

  • Jet-Milled Mineral Pigments: Creamy, blendable texture with color-true payoff
  • Cucumber Extract: Contains Vitamins A & C; known to help soothe puffy eyes and moisturize skin
  • Caffeine: Antioxidant known to help soothe skin’s appearance while visibly tightening and smoothing

MINERALIST HYDRA-SMOOTHING LIPSTICK

This creamy moisturizing lipstick is made with minimal ingredients for maximal results; it’s proven to significantly improve the look of lip lines, texture and dryness in just one week — even after you take it off — and provides 2X hydration* and 2X rich color** with one swipe.

With just 19 ingredients — 40% less than top-selling lipsticks*** — MINERALIST Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick is formulated with 76% naturally derived extracts, including sustainably sourced botanicals from around the world. MINERALIST Lipstick is infused with omega-packed, cold-pressed European Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil; Mediterranean Olive Oil and antioxidant-rich Moroccan Pomegranate Extract to hydrate, nourish and replenish for softer, smoother lips. Because bareMinerals believes less does more, they left out the unnecessary additives, including Parabens, Phthalates, Synthetic Fragrance, PEGs and Mineral Oil.

Each MINERALIST shade is inspired by the healing powers of natural minerals, crystals and gemstones, and features a subtle, uplifting natural scent of Prickly Pear and Açaí.

With less dryness and visible lip lines, and more rich color and lip smoothness, MINERALIST Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick was created for the minimalist and maximalist in all of us.

MORE CLEAN VEGAN NATURALS

LESS UNNECESSARY INGREDIENTS

*Based on 1-week clinical & consumer studies with 32 women

**Based on an instrumental study vs. similar lipsticks without olive oil

****Based on average number of base ingredients for NPD US top 20 lipsticks (12 months ending September 2019)

Why you’ll love it:

  • 2X hydration*
  • 2X richer color**
  • 91% agree this lipstick makes their lips feel smoother*
  • Proven to significantly reduce visible lip lines, texture and dryness in just 1 week, even when removed*
  • Lightweight full-coverage color
  • Creamy satin finish
  • Smudge-resistant and transfer-resistant
  • Vegan
  • Dermatologist-tested

What’s inside:

  • Cold-Pressed Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil: Packed with minerals, vitamins and omegas to help provide nourishing hydration
  • Olive Oil Extract: Intensifies color for maximum impact in one swipe
  • Pomegranate & Jojoba Oils: Naturally derived oils that help seal in moisture for smoother, softer lips
When you choose clean beauty products, you’re being good to your skin and the environment. Your decisions have an outward effect: even the smallest ones can impact your community and the world beyond it. That’s why we choose to be good, to make a difference in others’ lives, and to effect real change. Let’s be cute together with bareMinerals in this Valentine’s Day!
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