Posts Written On October 20, 2020

Clearly Basics Skincare Releases an Over the Counter Retinol in a New Formulation That Is 20% Stronger

If you have sensitive skin, it is very important to choose a nice skincare to take care of it. You may want to consider Clear Out + Protective Moisturizer as this moisturizer is designed to strengthen your skin and reduce potential irritation.

Clearly Basics, a specialty skincare line for acne-prone skin today announced the release of Clear Out Extra Strength, a new retinol solution that is 20% stronger in clearing clogs and improving skin texture. Clear Out Extra Strength combines retinol, salicylic acid and azelaic acid to flush out dead skin, calm redness and enhance skin texture. Customers with acne-prone skin now have a non-prescription option for outbreaks that are more difficult to get under control.

“Retinol is the dermatologist’s number one choice for fighting acne breakouts. We began our company with a balanced retinol product but found as we worked with thousands of acne-sufferers, that some simply needed more ingredient power to get clearer skin,” says Ron Kwok, CEO of Clearly Basics. “Balancing these three medical-grade ingredients in Clear Out Extra Strength brings a new capability to over-the-counter acne solutions.”

Features and benefits of Clear Out Extra Strength include:

  • Retinol–Flushes out dead skin cells, flattens bumpy skin, and boosts collagen.
  • Azelaic Acid–Naturally formed on the skin. AZA helps to calm redness, improves skin texture, and brightens the skin.
  • Salicylic Acid (BHA)—Reduces oily sheen, is an effective astringent and exfoliates the skin.

Clear Out Extra Strength will be available starting September 21, 2020 at $57.90. For more information on Clear Out Extra Strength visit

About Clearly Basics:

Clearly Basics is a complete skincare line for acne-prone skin. The line removes the mystery and stress of breakouts with support and formulas that are gentle, effective, and lasting. The company was founded in 2017 as a tele-dermatology platform for custom skincare. After working with top dermatologists, pharmacists and labs to treat issues with acne-prone skin and sensitive skin, the best and most successful formulas became the foundations of Clearly Basics Skincare in 2019.


John Legend Is Taking Time to Reflect on His Favorite Sperry Footwear

John Legend and his bulldog, Paul, make staying home look so good

Winter is coming and holiday is coming. It is the best timing to look for holiday gifts for your family, as well as for yourself. If you are struggling about men’s gifts, I would love to introduce the Sperry Legend Edit, a selection of John Legend’s favorite Sperry boat shoes, sneakers, and loafers. A good man always needs good shoes.

“I chose the shoes I really loved, that I would put in my wardrobe.” – John Legend.

John Legend, multi-platinum artist and Sperry’s 2020 Global Brand Ambassador, shares his fall closet
must-haves—from classic styles to just-in silhouettes. Check out The Legend Edit to see what John Legend
is wearing this season. Classic boat shoes. Road trip-ready driving mocs. Sporty-meets-stylish sneakers. It’s hard to promise you Legend-level singing skills. But his confident, cool style? It’s yours all season long.


Men’s Authentic Original Leather Boat Shoe


Pack the suiting pieces, and leave your loafers at home: Sperry’s A/Os are a stand-in for all occasions on your calendar.


Go on—roll those hems, and leave the socks at home. Whether heading out to sea or off for a nightcap, the A/O is built to bare some ankle.


When it says the A/Os are versatile, it means works-with-the-boldest-pattern-you-can-find versatile. (Their classic lines tend to play well with those out-there statements.)

The one that started it all, the Authentic Original is a tried-and-true icon of prep style. True to Sperry’s heritage, they’re still hand-sewn using time-honored craftsmanship, with premium materials and the wet/dry traction that made them legendary. Effortlessly setting the bar for what a real boat shoe should be, seafarers love the A/O’s capability; street-farers crave its classic cool.
  • Full-grain, unlined leather uppers resist effects of salt and freshwater to provide long lasting wear
  • Two-eye design with rust-proof eyelets and functional one-piece rawhide laces
  • Genuine hand-sewn moccasin construction conforms to your foot for durable, broken-in comfort
  • 360° Lacing System™ for a customized fit, as relaxed or tightened up as you’d like
  • Shock absorbing heel cup and Ortholite® insole provides added stability and comfort
  • The original razor-cut Wave-Siping™ for ultimate wet/dry traction provides sure footing boat deck to back deck
  • Stitched on non-marking, rubber outsole, providing long-lasting durability and flexibility


– John Legend.

Men’s Bahama II Sneaker


50 percent boat shoe, 50 percent sneaker—this boat-sneaker hybrid comes with double the wearability. Pair it with swim trunks on the boardwalk or Nantucket red chinos for a clambake. There’s nowhere these versatile kicks won’t take you.
  • Say hello and sail away with our much-loved boat-sneaker combo
  • Canvas upper featuring rawhide laces with our 360° Lacing System™ for a customized fit
  • Non-marking flexible rubber outsole with molded Wave-Siping™ provides the ultimate no-slip traction


Men’s Gold Cup Harpswell 1-Eye Driver


When a driver style has seafaring DNA, you’re in for a memorable ride. And here, it’s smoother than ever—with Anti-Shock and Vibration technology™ for next-level comfort from Point A to Point B, and beyond.
  • Rich, full-grain leather uppers
  • Rust-proof eyelets (18K gold-plated in select styles) and functional one-piece rawhide laces
  • Hand-sewn construction for durable comfort and easy-on, easy-off wear
  • Anti-Shock and Vibration (ASV) technology™ reduces the effects of shock by up to 30% for top-tier performance
  • Luxury lambskin lining surrounds the foot in softness
  • 360° Lacing System™ for a customized fit, as relaxed or tightened up as you’d like
  • Full-length, cushioned foam footbed molds to the foot for all-day comfort
  • Driver construction means low-profile styling, with molded rubber soles built for traction


– John Legend.

Men’s Gold Cup Authentic Original Lug Chukka


A substantial, carefully crafted lug sole helps provide sure footedness across seasons. Both editorial and wearable, the Gold Cup Authentic Original with a lug outsole is the ultimate in seasonal versatility.
  • Sperry’s iconic Authentic Original gets a modern twist with an autumn-ready lug outsole, extending its versatility across seasons
  • Premium full-grain leather uppers in a genuine hand-sewn construction feature rich lambskin linings and rawhide laces with our 360º Lacing System™ for a customized fit
  • Shock-absorbing, removable Ortholite® insert delivers all-day comfort, and a non-marking, molded rubber lug sole provides all-terrain traction


For over eighty years, Sperry has built a legacy of effortless, heritage products. Whether for men, women, kids, or babies, Sperry’s selection of hand-crafted footwear includes Sperry’s iconic Sperry boat shoes, sandals, loafers, flats, slippers, espadrilles, boots, sneakers, and oxfords. Available in an inspired range of colors, styles, and materials, Sperry’s timeless shoes transcend boundaries and span generations and genders with a shared commitment to quality, reliability and comfort. Sperry is the original prep icons, as they have been since 1935. Get instant access to new arrivals, best sellers, top-rated items, sales, extended sizes, and online exclusives.


Piff the Magic Dragon Theatre

 After seven months of sold-out virtual shows, Piff the Magic Dragon will be back for the real thing at Flamingo Las Vegas beginning Thursday, Oct. 29.
Piff has performed at the conveniently named “Piff the Magic Dragon Theatre” for the past five years, accompanied by his Las Vegas Showgirl partner Jade Simone and magic dog Mr. Piffles. All three are thrilled to be coming back to the Flamingo, this time in the larger Flamingo Showroom and will be able to accommodate an audience of 250 guests per show or less.
“This has been a tough time for all the great performers in Las Vegas,” says Piff, “Not to mention the audiences and the city itself. We’re going to follow applicable guidelines and take the recommended precautions, and if we can give people a good time and they leave a little bit happier than they arrived then I think it’ll be worth it. Also, the dog’s run up a huge gambling debt during lockdown so I have bills to pay.”
Piff has been busy the past few months working on brand new material that he will be unveiling alongside a selection of his favorite tricks as well as welcoming a fellow Las Vegas headliner as his special guest each night.
Piff will perform Thursday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, Oct. 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. PT at
Since breaking out on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and The CW’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” Piff the Magic Dragon has earned his rightful place as one of the greatest magic performing dragons currently working in Las Vegas today. With a dog.
Over the past few months, Piff vanished the Statue of Liberty with David Copperfield on NBC, taught tricks with Penn & Teller on “Try This At Home,” and emerged victorious from TBS’ comedy competition series, “Tournament of Laughs.” Yes. Somehow Piff prevailed against some of the biggest names in comedy including Jeff Ross, Margaret Cho, Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Rapaport, Jim Norton and Fortune Feimster.
It’s not just this year he’s been winning. In 2019, Piff was named one of the 10 Comics to Watch by Variety, won “Best Comedian,” “Best Magician” and “Best Headliner” in the Best of Las Vegas Awards AND was awarded the Casino Entertainment Award’s Casino Comedian of the Year. For an act that bills himself as The Loser of America’s Got Talent, this is getting awkward.
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Flamingo Las Vegas is a true desert oasis. The center-Strip resort features more than 3,500 guest rooms and suites, including the recently renovated Flamingo Rooms and Suites, as well as new Bunk Bed Rooms and Suites. The historic hotel-casino is home to a sprawling 15-acre pool and wildlife habitat complete with waterfalls, mature island vegetation and tropical wildlife, distinctive pools including the adult GO Pool Dayclub, and several outdoor wedding gardens. Flamingo Las Vegas offers a variety of dining options with eateries such as Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Mexican hot spot Carlos ’n Charlie’s and the latest addition and the newly opened, vintage-inspired Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse. The resort also hosts an all-star line-up of entertainers including Piff the Magic Dragon, the late-night adult revue X Burlesque, An Evening with Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert and RuPaul’s Drag Race LIVE! Las Vegas. Flamingo Las Vegas is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find Flamingo Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

Unique Hair Accessories and Face Masks

Hair ties, headbands, and scrunchies tend to be a nuisance for kids to wear, and most of the time it leads to them taking them out and losing them. BUT…..what if we made these hair bands more than an accessory to them?

With Scenties, you can add a fun twist to your kids’ hair ties, headbands, and scrunchies. These accessories are fragranced with playful scents, which can be enabled by simply Stretching and Sniffing the product, just like we used to do with the Scratch and Sniff stickers!  Your kids will be able to wear these products as hair accessories or bracelets, while also choosing from 7 different scents, including: Cotton Candy, Bubblegum, Vanilla Cupcake, Strawberry, Sour Apple, Watermelon, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie.

These are perfect as a Holiday stocking stuffers! 🙂

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It gets better, though! With the new addition of face masks to the collection, your kids will be wanting to keep their face masks on all day long! The masks themselves aren’t scented, but they are made with velcro sewn onto the sides so that kids are able to interchange the ear loops from one scent to another by simply sticking them on and off. The new Scenties masks are comfortable, washable, reusable, and they’re an exciting, interactive way to get your kids to want to wear their face masks every single day by letting them pick and choose their scent of the day.

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Founder of Scenties and mom of 4, Kara Dahn, grew up in the 80’s and was obsessed with Scratch & Sniff stickers. She is also an accessories enthusiast that believes that you can never have too many accessories, which is why creating Scenties was the perfect way for her to put together two of her favorite things and create an incredibly useful and original product out of it.

In addition to the exciting new addition to the Scenties collection, the brand is also partnering with Child Mind Institute, which is an independent national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. As a mom with a history of anxiety, and now seeing her children struggling with anxiety too, Kara didn’t think twice about supporting this incredible cause.

All of Scenties’ fragrances have been created to comply with the International Fragrance Association Standards. Each scent lasts for at least 6 months, and all you have to do to activate it is stretch your Scenties product; It’ll almost feel like you’re wearing a new perfume everyday!


Scenties Quick Facts:

  • Patent Approved
  • All fragrances have been created to comply with the International Fragrance Association Standards
  • To ensure that the scent lasts for a minimum of 6 months, Scenties uses a technology called Micro-Encapsulation
  • Woman Owned AND Financed
  • Retail Price: $6.99- $21.99
  • Available for purchase via the website

Bonne et Filou: high quality treats for high quality dogs

Bonne et Filou was created in inspiration from French King Louis XIV. He is said to have the most loyal of the royal dogs, and they deserved the best. Bonne et Filou feels the exact same way about your furry friends. They have curated their company to be a luxurious, royal, dog treat company.

With their trio of dog treat macaroons, it doesn’t get any more indulgent for your pet. They come in lavender, mint, and strawberry so there is always a flavor for your dogs particular taste. They are adorable, and perfectly Instagrammable, which is evident in all of the posts sent in by celebrities (human and dog)!

The 90’s epitome of high-quality and affluent lifestyle herself, Elaine Hendrix starred as Meredith Blake in Parent Trap – and she loves these treats for her dog. While being a role model for the rich and luxurious, in her personal life she is very well known for being an animal rights activist. She knows what her pet deserves and she knows it’s Bonne et Filou.

American Pie actress Tara Reid has shared her love of Bonne et Filou treats many times with her adorable pet Yorkie, too! Other celebrities showing their love for these treats include Broadway’s latest star as “Maria” in West Side Story, Shereen Pimentel, and American-French actor Gilles Marini.

Not all fans of the brand are human, in fact, many dogs show their love for Bonne et Filou every day! They are constantly tagged in “pupfluencers” posts and love to share the feedback on their social media. Pet Instagram pages are the untapped market of social media advertising, because they are trusted. If they are promoting a product, like Bonne et Filou superfan, Geordi LaFluff, then you know the product is fantastic. No one wants anything less than the absolute best for their pets.

Bonne et Filou’s dog treats are handmade with the highest quality, premium ingredients available. “Our 100% natural recipe is handmade in the USA and is free of artificial coloring or any preservatives. Our ingredients are all healthy for dogs, corn-free, and wheat-free, and sourced from local suppliers – only the best for our four-legged royals.” they are picture-perfect, luxurious, and undoubtedly good for your pets.
To give your pet the gift of luxury visit and learn more about their products.


meejee: the best facial cleansing massager

Two important steps of achieving glowy, healthy skin are cleansing regularly and remembering to moisturize after. While hands can increase germs and cause wrinkles, meejee purifies and revitalizes skin.

meejee is a facial cleansing massager made of an ultra-soft antimicrobial silicone that doesn’t irritate skin or grow bacteria. The sonic pulses vibrate out all of the dirt, oil, makeup and other gunk that gets stuck inside of pores. Even better – there is a basin on the back side for facial toning and massing in your favorite serums, oils, and moisturizers. meejee is available for $79.99 and can be found on and is *Now Available* at URBAN OUTFITTERS!


In partnership with PlasticBank, 100 plastic bottles are stopped from entering Earth’s oceans with every meejee purchased. Plus, during the month of October, meejee is donating 20% of proceeds from every PINK meejee to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.