Posts Written By Lulu Qu

Please Do Not Wear Your Pajama While You WFH

Whether it’s time to shed those winter coats, sweaters and boots or you’re doing some wardrobe pre-spring cleaning, it’s never too early to get a jumpstart on the season’s latest styles. I know you can’t really go out right now because of the social distancing. Let us stay home, being safe and pretty. Please don’t wear pajamas while you are working from home, we need to be refreshing and beautiful everyday, no matter where we are.

For staples that are trendy and affordable at under $50, Jardin by Macris is your online boutique destination for what’s new this spring and summer. The Los Angeles-based brand offers versatile looks that refresh your closet including midi dresses, kimonos, slouchy sweaters and jumpsuits.

Jardin by Macris Best-Sellers for Spring & Summer:

Leopard High Low Dress – Ever wonder how you can give that little black dress an upgrade? The leopard back contrast is doing just that. Show your sophisticated and party side! Always looking forward to the future days, when we can have fun with friends eventually.

Padded Crochet Lace Bralette – Get the bralette that’s as comfortable as it is beautiful with supportive “x” back straps and scalloped details. For your perfect fit, the bra pads are removable if needed.

California Breeze Sweater – It’s getting warmer out, but spring is still technically sweater weather. Light, slouchy yet breathable, get the sweater that’s a perfect transition piece that layers perfectly over a bralette or tank top and compliments your jeans or shorts.

Jardin Lace Kimono – Add a pop of color and some versatility to your wardrobe with this tie lace kimono that comes in dusty rose. It works as the perfect spring and summer outer layer to any outfit and as a swimsuit cover-up.

Malibu Beach Jumpsuit – Looking for something different than the average pull-over cover-up? Try this spaghetti strap, wide leg jumpsuit in jersey knit for your sandy and pool-side adventures.

WFH recommendations:

FAVORITE STRIPE TOP

  • COLORBLOCK SWEATER TOP
  • STRIPED SLEEVE
  • LONG SLEEVE
  • ROUND NECK

SOLID CRINCKLED BUTTON DOWN TOP

  • SOLID CRINKLED BUTTON-DOWN TOP
  • ASYMMETRIC OVERLAY
  • Knit floral high neck bell sleeved top

COLORBLOCK CARDIGAN

  • OPEN FRONT STRIPE COLORBLOCK LONG CARDIGAN
  • FRONT POCKETS

MORRISON SHIRT DRESS

  • SOLID WOVEN SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT DRESS
  • FULLY LINED, NON-SHEER
  • V-NECK DETAIL WITH CHINA COLLAR

Working from home doesn’t mean you should give up your fashion routines. Being pretty and confident is the thing we should keep in mind everyday, it is for ourselves. We believe these days will finish soon and we can still enjoy the late spring and summer. Let us have a hoping soul in the heart!

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Wait – A Cute, Female-Founded Pharmacy?

Who said getting your meds has to be a clinical experience? Say goodbye to musty CVS and hello to bright and friendly Remedy, a beautifully curated pharmacy with white tiles, brass fixtures, a pink accent wall, and Dr. April Segal – the knowledgeable pharmacist who cares about your well-being.

Remedy is an integrative/holistic pharmacy, meaning that they are a full functioning traditional pharmacy (they accept prescriptions and take insurance), but are also passionate about using natural approaches first. Remedy integrates the use of supplements and/or herbs into traditional western medicine. Have you ever gone to google to find a multivitamin and felt overwhelmed with all the options and information? Book a personalized consultation with a Remedy herbalist to get all your questions answered and get the right vitamins integrated into your lifestyle.

Get your antibiotic while also snagging a natural anti-anxiety herb because how you treat your body shouldn’t be limited to one philosophy. Score some clean beauty products, biodegradable toothbrushes, or CBD while you’re at it.

The Remedy Philosophy

  • HUMANIZED

Remedy believes having a pharmacist who can empower you with knowledge is what leads to true health improvement.

  • INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES

Bringing you the best of modern science and herbal wisdom – Remedy welcomes all treatment modalities.

  • CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM

Remedy has the power to make a difference with their choices. Remedy empowers people with options that support a more sustainable future for their health, their family, and for this planet.

  • SMARTER MEDICINE

Modern medicine is a luxury we should embrace, but thoughtfully.

  • PERSONALIZED MEDICINE

Remedies should address the whole person. Everyone is unique and therefore the best treatments are too.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Compounding

  • Herbalist Consultation

  • Pharmacogenomic testing

  • Birth Control Prescribing

  • Prescription Delivery

April Segal, PharmD, BCPS, APh
PHARMACIST AND OWNER

Dr. April Segal completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin and her Bachelor of Science degree at Texas A&M in Nutritional Sciences. She moved to San Diego in 2014 to complete her PGY1 residency at the University of California San Diego. April obtained her Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy in 2016 and her Advanced Practice Pharmacist designation in 2017.

April has experience in a wide range of pharmacy settings including retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and ambulatory care pharmacy. Prior to opening Remedy, she was practicing as an Advanced Practice Pharmacist within the Scripps Health system. She is passionate about working with patients, personalized medicine, integrative medicine, and advancing the practice of pharmacy. Outside of work she enjoys playing with her dog Wally, traveling back to her hometown of Austin, and spending time with her friends and family.

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Say Hello to Your New Winter Body Wash Power Couple

The dog days of winter may be closing in, but we’re not out of the bitter cold yet! Between chilly air outside and dry indoor heating, your skin cells dehydrate and die out faster in the winter. Combating these factors starts in the shower – with NEW exfoliating and moisturizing body washes from Suave:

In February 2020, Suave Essentials® is elevating its offering of body wash. Now, whether you are looking to moisturize, exfoliate, pamper or refresh, Suave Essentials® has the body wash for you.

For an instantly moisturizing shower experience, Suave is introducing the NEW Suave Essentials® Aloe & Rose Water Moisturizing Body Wash and the NEW Suave Essentials® Sea Salt & Eucalyptus Exfoliating Body Wash!

NEW Suave Essentials® Aloe & Rose Water Moisturizing Body Wash combines fresh notes of white jasmine, citrus, and vanilla for a fragrant lather that leaves skin feeling instantly moisturized. NEW gentle exfoliating Suave Essentials® Sea Salt & Eucalyptus Exfoliating Body Wash makes every shower a meditative moment. Infused with leafy green fragrance, this calm scented blend will gently exfoliate to wash away dull skin. Try Suave Essentials® and experience Fragrances as beautiful as Bath & Body Works®.

NEW Suave Essentials® Aloe & Rose Water Moisturizing Body Wash

This creamy formula pampers and softens to leave skin feeling instantly moisturized.

• Leaves skin feeling instantly moisturized

• Cleanses with a creamy feel and fragrant lather

• Infused with Aloe & Rose Water

• Indulgent, pink bouquet scent leaves skin smelling fresh

• No parabens or phthalates in formulation

• Certified PETA cruelty-free

• $1.99 (15 oz.); $2.99 (28 oz.)

NEW Suave Essentials® Sea Salt & Eucalyptus Exfoliating Body Wash

A gently exfoliating body wash that will leave you re-energized and smelling refreshed.

• Cleanses while gently exfoliates for radiant looking skin

• Infused with Sea Salt & Eucalyptus

• Leafy green notes such as eucalyptus and ginger leaves skin smelling fresh

• No parabens or phthalates in formulation

• Certified PETA cruelty-free

• SRP: $1.99 (15 oz.); $2.39 (18 oz)

NEW Suave Essentials® Sea Salt & Eucalyptus Exfoliating Body Wash and Suave Essentials® Aloe & Rose Water Moisturizing Body Wash (28 oz.) have been available at Walmart retailers nationwide from February 2020 (15 oz, 28 oz) and at select food retailers such as Kroger nationwide beginning in April 2020 for a suggested retail price of $1.99 – $2.99. For more information, please visit Suave.com and follow @Suave on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Wink! Your Little Pink Secret

Wink’s line of intimate wear fuses the benefit of stabilizing body compression with state-of-the-art fabric technology. Proper post-pregnancy compression can assist in curbing post-delivery complications such as swelling, lax skin, incision soreness, pooch bellies, loose skin, bruising and pain.

Remember when you made a secret promise to a girlfriend? You would “pinky swear” and entwine little fingers to bind a deal and a pact. That is exactly what friends at Wink Shapewear are doing for you. Wink is a woman-owned business and they want to be your partner and good friend when you want to look and feel your best!

Wink™ is a radical silky, smooth slimming system of support and medical compression undergarments, including belly wraps, bands, and medical Shapewear to help your body look and feel fabulous.

This brilliant line of intimate wear fuses the benefit of stabilizing body compression with state-of-the-art fabric technology. Beautifully engineered, Wink™ Recovery Shapewear provides power, stretch, and an equal amount of compression in all three directions to hold you close and never let you go.

Here is what sets Wink Shapewear in an elite class of their own:

  • Wink garments are powerful! They are made from state-of-the-art material.
  • Wink worked with doctors to bring you the best compression material available today.
  • Wink specialize in Hot Mama Shapewear for post-surgery and post-baby.
  • This is the only shapewear available that can bring you down one whole size.
  • Wink garments are ultra strong but equally soft, seamless and silky smooth.
  • Wink fabric is also breathable and adapts to the body’s changing shape.

At Wink you will also benefit from gold star customer service to make sure you are delivered a superb product that you will be thrilled with for a very long time. When you know you look good and feel good about yourself, you glow. When you know you feel good about how you look, you gain confidence and feel ready to meet any challenges that come your way. Wink wants to be your special, secret friend that makes you feel beautiful.

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More Than a Set of Numbers, This Jewelry Specializes in the Sentimental

It can be difficult to find a gift or personal accessory that’s both unique and meaningful. Creating wearable memories is what Lat & Lo does best with its handcrafted custom jewelry. You could say this brand is extra “coordinated” with your special memories and life events. Each piece is inscribed with unique geographical latitude and longitude coordinates that are meaningful to each customer.

Lat & Lo wants to tell your story through its precious metal jewelry whether it’s your favorite travel spot, where you got engaged, where you were married, where you went to school or the place you call home, the possibilities are endless to capture. Founder Kellie Ivey explains that hearing the stories behind each memory is what makes this jewelry line so special.

Lat & Lo collections include:

 – Necklaces

 – Bracelets

 – Rings (both metal and fine diamond lines available)

 – Accessories such as keychains, cufflinks, tie and money clips

Choose from different material options:

– Sterling silver

– Gold and rose gold filled

– Solid 14 karat gold

BAR NECKLACE

One of the classic best sellers. This signature Lat & Lo™ design comes custom inscribed with the latitude & longitude coordinates to your special place on earth. Higher quality than plated jewelry, Lat & Lo is crafted in solid .925 Sterling Silver, solid 14K or 14k Gold-Filled for a quality, lasting finish.

Style Details

  • Bar: 1/4″ W x 1.5″ L.
  • Overall necklace length is 18″.

Each piece is custom made to order with care. Please allow up to 7-14 business days for your custom piece to ship. Made in the USA. (Prefer this style in 14K gold? Shop the Luxe Bar Necklace here.)

CUFF BRACELET

A Lat & Lo Classic. Customized just for you & beautifully inscribed with the custom latitude & longitude coordinates of your special place.

Where you first met, the town you call “home”, places you’ve traveled to, where you went to school, where you got engaged, where you were married…the story is yours to tell! Time to take your jewelry more personal. WHERE ARE YOU ANCHORED?

Choose among the quality metals for a lasting finish that won’t rub off.

Style Details

  • Solid .935 Argentium® Sterling Silver
  • 14K Gold Filled
  • Solid 14K Gold (yellow, rose & white available)
  • 6″ x 1/4″, adjustable cuff.

Please allow up to 7-14 business days for this special custom piece to ship. Handcrafted to order in the USA. © Lat & Lo.

JOURNEY RING

Custom inscribed with the coordinates of your special place on earth.

The Journey ring is a  skinny flat band design that is perfect for stacking! Made in .925 Sterling Silver. Collect your Journey rings to tell of the places where your life’s best memories have taken place.

DESIGN DETAILS

  • Ring band width: 2mm, .925 Sterling Silver.

Please note that this style does not have an inside inscription option. Coordinates of your choice will appear on the outside of the ring. (Prefer solid gold? Check out this ring from Lat & Lo collection).

Please allow up to 7-14 business days for your custom piece to ship. Made in the USA.

THE GRADUATE

One of the signature best sellers updated just for graduates! This sentimental Lat & Lo™ design comes with an inspirational graduation-themed card, necklace, and gift box (pictured). Each accompanying handcrafted necklace comes inscribed with the latitude-longitude coordinates of a college campus, hometown or any other special place close to the graduate’s heart of your choice.

STYLE DETAILS

  • Gift Box includes one necklace. Crafted in solid .925 Sterling Silver or 14k Gold-Filled for a quality, lasting finish.
  • Bar charm: 4.78mm x 36.28mm. Overall necklace length is approximately 18″.
  • Disc charm:13mm or 16mm round. 18″ chain.
  • Free Shipping (within the US)

Please allow up to 7-14 business days for this special custom piece to ship. Handcrafted to order in the USA. © Lat & Lo.

All the jewelries arrive in a gift box with re-usable pouch. All ship FREE (within the US).

Don’t know the exact coordinates of your requested location? Lat & Lo will find it for you! Depending upon the design you select, some pieces allow for more personalization with a message on the back.

As students make their way down the diploma aisle this spring, keep Lat & Lo in mind with its graduate and game day coordinates necklaces for the gifts they won’t receive from anyone else. Need a stunning gift that’s made to order? Lat & Lo also offers inspirational necklaces inscribed with latitude longitude coordinates to special places on earth.

Order your specialized piece on the brand’s website, or through an approved retailer.

For more information visit, https://www.latandlo.com/

About Lat & Lo

What started out as a humble jewelry line in founder Kellie Ivey’s Neptune Beach, Florida garage has expanded to a full line of custom location accessories now worn and loved by thousands of people from all over the world. Partnering with domestic raw supply companies, each purchase from the brand supports multiple small businesses across the U.S. Each Lat & Lo piece is handcrafted to order and specially customized in-studio.

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Escape to the tropics with COCOOIL

Coconut oil is a all season skincare essential, it can help you keep your skin healthy, hydrate and nourish. Instead to buy your coconut body oil in the supermarket, you should get the best coconut oil skincare products from a professional and all natural skincare brand.

COCOOIL’S nourishing range of natural products was created to capture the nourishing health benefits of organic Fairtrade coconut oil and provide a luxurious feel while hydrating and protecting skin. Made in Australia and inspired by the Pacific Islands, these vegan and cruelty-free products also include botanicals full of vitamins and antioxidants to feed your skin.

COCOOIL’S natural skincare range is formulated with Fairtrade cold-pressed organic coconut oil and natural botanicals – full of vitamins and antioxidants to feed your skin with nutrients that hydrate, nourish, and protect skin! This luxurious range uses carefully selected natural ingredients to keep skin soft and healthy from head to toe.

  • BODY.  Organic Coconut oil + Grapeseed oil + Sunflower Seed oil
  • FACE. Organic Coconut Oil + Rosehip Oil.
  • BABY. Organic Coconut Oil + Lavender Oil.
  • AFTERSUN. Organic Coconut Oil + Lime Oil.

Cruelty-free. Vegan Friendly. Fairtrade.

COCOOIL SPF products are deeply hydrating oils with Broad Spectrum filters to protect the skin from UVA & UVB radiation that cause skin damage. Plus, they smell like tropical bliss! Formulated with Fairtrade cold-pressed organic coconut oil and added SPF protection, our patented formula is dermatologist tested + approved in independent labs in Australia.

Unlike most lotions or sunscreens, the primary task of COCOOIL is to feed your skin with nutrients that hydrate, nourish and protect. When the skin retains its moisture, it aids in the prevention of premature aging & helps reduce UV damage.

Lulu’s favorite products

COCOOIL After Sun with Lime – 200ml

A combination of soothing, nourishing natural ingredients! Formulated with certified Fair Trade cold-pressed Organic Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera Extract, and Lime Oil.

COCOOIL After Sun with Lime helps in the relief and repair of sunburn or UV exposure, while hydrating your skin from head to toe. Aloe Vera Extract helps to soften and naturally soothe skin with powerful antioxidants, while the subtle uplifting and refreshing aroma of Lime Oil leaves the senses delighted.

Use after sun exposure, as an enriching body oil, or daily moisturiser to keep skin soft, hydrated and healthy.

Ideal For: Soothing Sunburn. Dry Skin. Overexposure to UV.

COCOOIL Ocean Spray –  200ml

COCOOIL OCEAN SPRAY is formulated with certified Fairtrade cold-pressed organic Coconut Oil, produced sustainably in the Pacific Islands, and supports remote tropical communities. COCOOIL OCEAN SPRAY will give you those summer waves with loads of volume and carefree texture, while our certified Fairtrade cold-pressed organic Coconut Oil hydrates and nourishes your hair all day long.

COCOOIL Baby Oil with Lavender – 200ml

100% Natural | Cruelty-free | Vegan-Friendly

COCOOIL BABY OIL with LAVENDER will nourish and hydrate skin naturally with gentle ingredients for baby’s skin. Reduce dryness with a combination of certified Fairtrade cold-pressed Organic Coconut Oil and Lavender Oil – keeping skin soft and healthy. Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, is recognised in aiding with sleep, providing a calming scent and a warm, relaxing feeling. 100% natural ingredients.

COCOOIL BABY OIL with LAVENDER can also be used as your daily moisturiser to keep skin healthy and soothe stress or simply enjoy its beautiful natural fragrance. Try adding a few drops to a warm bath for heavenly relaxation!

Ideal for: Natural baby oil. Sensitive skin. Dry skin.

The Story of COCOOIL

COCOOIL started with a love for coconut oil and the Pacific Islands. During a trip to Fafa Island in the Kingdom of Tonga in 2011, the founders had a vision of a luxury skincare and suncare range formulated with certified Fair Trade cold-pressed organic coconut oil. We only use coconut oil produced sustainably in the Pacific Islands, supporting local communities and ensuring our ingredients are sourced ethically.

This nourishing range of natural products was created to capture the natural health benefits of organic coconut oil and provide a luxurious feel while hydrating and protecting skin.

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