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A Flower for a Flower – Azuma Collection By San Diego Local Jewelry Brand Amorcito

Just like the elements we find in nature, every woman is distinctly and naturally beautiful – each adding to the beauty of the world. With that, each element of a jewelry piece contributes to its overall allure. That is the inspiration behind San Diego based jewelry company Amorcito.

Amorcito’s minimalistic and sweet styles are designed for creative, artistic and fashionable women. Amorcito means “sweetheart” in Spanish and translates to “little love.” Vanessa Murnane, creator and designer, describes each jewelry piece as a “little love” to be cherished and worn with confidence.

Many of the designs are inspired by California – from its beautiful coastline to its majestic mountain ranges. Although each piece is uniquely fashioned, every design has a delicate and dainty refinement expressing a sense of wonder and femininity. Created with fine stones and precious metals that are responsibly sourced or hand-picked from exotic markets and antique shops around the world, each item is truly special and like no other.

Amorcito is dedicated to assisting victims of domestic abuse, with a portion of sales benefiting No Silence No Violence. Every piece in the Azuma collection is inspired by “A Flower for a Flower” to protect the vulnerable and encourage the opportunity to bloom once again.

As the sole designer, Vanessa has such a passion for this art. It is a true labor of love. Her Amorcito.

Shop Lulu’s favorite:

Azuma Earrings
Regular price$ 72.00

This earrings are great for my any Summer outfit – no matter it’s simple one piece dress or a little complicated night out look. It feels pretty light although it looks very big. So no worry girls, you are not carrying heavy things on your ears. It just perfect for the coming Summer!

Wink earrings
Regular price$ 54.00

Making a playful face and wearing this super cute earrings. I love this design so much because it is just my personality – happy and fun. I believe all the girls love it. It is a pretty trendy look, just so stylish and add some fun in your OOTD.

You should also check out their this beautiful collection inspired by festivals. As the festival season is coming, you may consider to get some gorgeous new jewelry pieces in your fashion closet.

About The Artist And Her Design:

The majority of Vanessa’s designs begin with inspiration from the great state of California – from its beautiful coastline, to the sprawling deserts, majestic mountain ranges, ancient redwood forests, and grand rivers and waterfalls. No two places, trees, rocks, rivers or waterfalls are ever the same and they all contribute to the beauty of our planet. With that idea in mind, Vanessa recognizes that no stone, metal or even silk strand is exactly the same and every individualized piece contributes to the beauty of a woman. Every woman is distinctly and naturally beautiful, so Vanessa aims to design and make jewelry that adorns and honors her exclusive grace — and perhaps her wanderlust spirit, vulnerable heart, gypsy soul, creative mind, strong will, and/or her ever-resilient and sacred body.

Stones and materials used are always responsibly sourced and whenever possible, derived from local suppliers.  This is done with a genuine effort to support fellow artists and workers. The Amorcito jewelry line utilizes completely natural gemstones and metals.  Examples include: Lapiz, Chalcedony, Crystal Quartz, Druzy varieties, Moonstone and Sterling Silver + Gold Fill.

Every so often, Vanessa produces a tribute line to pay homage to the beautiful places throughout the world.  Every part of the planet has stones and materials indigenous to their landscape and culture.  Brazil, Peru, Spain, Argentina, France, Italy, Mexico and Turkey are just a few countries who have provided inspiration and produced beautiful natural stones used by Amorcito.

When donning your Amorcito jewelry, you will be inspired with confidence in your own beauty and congruity with nature.  Perhaps you might even be inspired to see the beauty in other people, places and cultures.

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Rugged Evolution – Rugged Is The New Smooth

For Father’s Day, beard care products can be one of the best gifts for a dad who has beard. I would like to introduce you to the newest brand in beard care. Rugged Evolution is a line of natural beard care products designed to nourish and care for beards while maintaining the highest quality ingredients.

Rugged Evolution, which was founded by 24-year-old J. Arrington, offers balms, oils, shampoos, shaving lotion, beard brushes, and more. For the dad who is serious about his grooming, gift him a set that fit his needs.
The small gift set ($39) includes a balm and an oil and two bottles of 2 oz conditioning shampoo.
The large gift set ($75) includes a balm and oil, an 8oz conditioning shampoo, a wooden comb, and a boar bristles brush.
About the BEARD BALMS:

Rugged Evolution’s balms will give you the look of a man of distinction. All balms are dispensed in reusable rust proof flat 2oz tins. Made from all natural products the balms are blended to strengthen and add luster/sheen to all beard types. There is a wide range of mild to strong scents. These may be purchased separately or in a combo set. $20.00

About BEARD OILS:

Satisfying fresh scents for the well groomed beard. The oils are a light weight blend of all natural ingredients. May be use separately or layered over the balm. These may be purchased separately or in a combo set. 15ml amber glass bottle with a dropper cap. $15.00

The year 2018 was an incredible year for Rugged Evolution, Inc. After several amazing events, including a star-studded launch party, at the end of the year, the young company was chosen as a brand to watch in Essence Magazine’s December 2018 Gift Guide. In addition, they were number 14 in the Essence online article.”14 Gifts for Men on Your List” And 2019 has already proven it will be another awesome year. So look out for Rugged Evolution and its young CEO. Because as their slogan says, “Rugged IS the New Smooth”.

About Rugged Evolution:

By the time Arrington Gavin, CEO, was fourteen years old he had a full beard; the last time he was cleaned shaven was for his high school graduation. Over the years, he started growing his beard again and began experimenting with different products – some he liked, some he did not. But one thing he always searched for was natural ingredients. Whether taken internally or externally, Arrington is a huge advocate of natural products.

While doing much research for the right ingredients for his beard in 2016, Arrington began to share his findings with his family and friends. He then went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Wellness Recreation and Sport in 2017. His passion for the art of the human body left him with a burning desire to help individuals accomplish their personal best by living a healthy lifestyle through fitness and wellness. From that desire gave birth to Rugged Evolution – a beard care line of products that he could make available to other “men of distinction.”

Whether you are sporting a goatee, shadow or full beard, Rugged Evolution products are designed to enhance all types of hair. Our natural products nourish, moisturize and hydrate dry itchy skin that hides behind a beard.

MISSION STATEMENT:

Rugged Evolution Incorporated is committed to providing our patrons with hand made products that have 100% all natural ingredients. Whether you wear a goatee, shadow or full beard our line of products will enhance all types of hair.

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Moon Bathing, a new renaissance

Happy Spring! Girls!

It’s the time to open your beauty inside and out.

Bathing is a regular routine for me to feel refresh and relax. It is the time that fully belong to myself. I can listen to music, watch movies, even enjoy a bottle of Champagne. Why not? Ritual bathing is on the verge of a new renaissance — and the contemporary method is to sync these botanical baths with the four phases of the moon. Based on your commitment to trends in health and wellness. So I want to introduce you a new moon bath style – bathing with Moon Bathing.

True wellness arises when we re-align ourselves with the rhythms and elements of nature. In an increasingly chaotic and over-stimulating world, Moon Bath’s bathing rituals inspire you to create space to slow down, tune in and reconnect.

Combining ancient wisdom with modern intuitive alchemy, Moon Bath curates earth integrated Botanical Bath Teas, Infused Sundance Sea Salt, Facial Rituals and Sacred Smoke aromatherapy.

Simple and natural, the products contain no synthetic chemicals or preservatives — because those don’t belong on our skin. The ethos of the modern bathing renaissance is to move beyond bathing as simply cleansing ourselves, and toward bathing as an opportunity to drink in through our skin the varied benefits of plant medicine.

They see the triple bottom line approach to business as an important way to make positive social and environmental change. Their initiatives include sustainable packaging, carbon neutrality, employment of underrepresented populations, and partnerships with socially and environmentally mission driven vendors. Moon Bath is also a proud member of 1% for the Planet, donating at least 1% of annual revenues to qualified environmental nonprofits committed to creating a healthy planet.

Inspired by living in alignment with the lunar cycles, they invite you to tune in to the rhythms of nature and create space to connect more deeply with yourself through Ayurvedic self-care rituals.

BOTANICAL BATH TEA — Lunar Collection

Moon Bath’s Lunar Blends are intentionally crafted Botanical Bath Teas that enhance your connection to the energy of each of the moon’s phases.
All of the Lunar Blends promote healthy skin, healing and relaxation — but to receive the most potent energetic benefits, Moon Bath encourages you to bathe weekly with the Bath Tea that corresponds to the current phase of the moon. The lunar cycle has four distinct moon phases: New, Waxing, Full and Waning.

INFUSED SUNDANCE SEA SALT — Milk & Honey

Slip into a warm Moon Bath sweetened with velvety Milk & Honey and drift into a state of bliss. Receive abundant healing nutrients from coconut milk, honey crystals and trace minerals from unrefined sea salt, consciously-mined from the ancient Sundance Sea in Utah. Infused with a blend of sustainably sourced essential oils, this delightful element of the bathing ritual transports you to a state of grounded calm, uplifted mind and connected Spirit.

BOTANICAL BATH TEA — Nasty Woman

Nasty Woman is a rally cry that ignites the inner passion for equality and justice, uniting the voices on behalf of the collective wellbeing. By purchasing this product, you are donating $2 to Planned Parenthood and supporting a women-owned business. Enjoy this Nasty Woman Bath Tea to be reminded of how powerful, courageous and resilient you are.

What makes you nasty?


COSMIC GLOW – Botanical Face Mask

Cosmic Glow removes impurities, brightens complexion, detoxifies and calms the skin using purifying Moroccan Rhassoul clay and nourishing Ayurvedic botanicals.

SACRED SMOKE — Smudge Blend

Integrate Sacred Smoke into your bathing ritual and ceremonies to clear energy, purify the air and create space to tune in. Our smudge blend weaves together the spiritually grounding yet uplifting essence of Frankincense, Copal, White Sage and Lavender, providing a sweet and earthy ceremonial smoke that will cleanse your space and connect you to Spirit.

Moon Bath holds a deep reverence for the plants, materials and the people involved in the production of the products. Moon Bath strives to inspire the global community to re-engage with stewardship of their precious earth and communities by taking action to reduce our environmental footprint, uplift one another, and invest in regenerative practices.

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Take the BBQ decor up a notch! – A Great Gift for Dad

With Father’s Day just around the corner, look no further than a gift guide for the best gifts you can get for Dad! Get him what he really wants (and needs!) this Father’s Day!

Surprise your dad by upgrading his man cave with BlissLights! The BlissBulb projects a luminous starfield—thousands of pinpoints of colored light! Groundbreaking technology and the highest quality lasers combine to create a unique and energy-efficient light experience Dad will love.

Make the his backyard glow with ONE light that creates thousands of sparkles. No fireworks in your area? No problem! Light up the surroundings with BlissLights!

BlissLights and the BlissBulb can both be used indoor and outdoor! Either twist a BlissBulb into any light socket and watch it light up an area or simply plug in the traditional BlissLights for a starry glow, too!

Great for parties indoor and out, BlissLights and BlissBulbs are sure to wow your guests!

BlissLights and BlissBulb Highlights include:

  • Creates thousand of pinpoint sparkles with just one light
  • Energy efficient and easy to use
  • BlissLights are great for landscape creating a colorful glow when shining on plants
  • Provide a magical lighting experience whether indoors or outdoors

Whether you are celebrating the fun of summer or Mars looking it’s best on 7/27 and everything in between, BlissLights and BlissBulbs are an easy and innovative way to light up your home!

BlissLights SKYlite Laser Nebula Projector

$49.99

Instantly change the atmosphere of any room with your own personal galaxy! The SKYlite projects an array of drifting green stars against a moving blue nebula. Titling design allows you to shine the effect on walls or ceiling. Transform workspaces, add a unique touch to your bedroom, light yoga sessions, and more with this unique light! Easily adjust light settings and effects with simple button controls. A great gift idea, sure to please adults and kids alike!

Features:

  • Multiple light effects
  • Built-in 6-hr timer
  • Certified Safe laser technology
  • 120V AC adapter

Light is an experience.

About BlissLights:

BlissLights specializes in creating unique indoor and outdoor laser lights that are ideal for different types of year-round applications. BlissLights patented designs are transforming the lighting world. By redesigning the latest holographic, laser, and lighting technology—previously only used by lighting professionals—BlissLights makes affordable, energy efficient and easy-to-use products available to all homeowners. Check out more cool light products at blisslights.com.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE GROOMING ESSENTIALS – RITUALS THE RITUAL OF SAMURAI

What can stand for a strong and powerful male character? I guess warrior can be. No men don’t like to be called as a warrior because it means he is strong enough to be protective. In this coming Father’s Day, do you consider to give back something for your dad? Who has been a strong man to raise you and protect you.

Inspired by the grooming traditions of the ancient Japanese warriors, The Rituals of Samurai helps him master the art of looking and feeling his best. Containing the finest high performance grooming essentials, all four ranges in this collection – Classic, Shave, Face and Sport – help him harness confidence with meaningful body, skincare and shaving rituals. Empower body and mind and he will conquer any challenge the day throws at him.

Classic

For the ultimate grooming experience, try the empowering essentials from the Classic line. Enriched with organic bamboo and cedar wood, this collection contains 12 unique products to help him face the day like a modern Samurai.

Shower Classic
$9.50

A true grooming classic, the unique Foaming Shower Gel with bamboo extract and sandalwood is designed to help you start his day with confidence. Empower body, mind and soul with this shower foam, which provides the ultimate cleanse for his skin and leaves an invigorating scent to energize the senses. This classic and rich foam helps he starts his day the way every urban warrior should: ready to conquer any challenge.

Bamboo symbolises many formidable qualities like determination, flexibility, and strength. Bamboo nourishes the skin, is ideal for exfoliation and has a bright, fresh scent. Sandalwood is considered a sacred ingredient in many ancient cultures and is prized for its masculine, woody scent. It symbolises the stimulation of consciousness.

No Samurai routine is complete without this iconic foaming shower gel. Empower body, mind and soul with bamboo and sandalwood, and start his day with confidence.

SPORT

Refresh and invigorate body and mind with the Sport range. The entire sports line has been specially developed for use after sports or for an invigorating start of the day, leaving a long-lasting refreshing fragrance. The products from this range are made with powerful ingredients, such as bamboo, Japanese mint and cedar wood, to refresh the senses and help him keep a clear mind.

Ice Shower
$9.50

Work out then chill out with the innovative and cooling Ice Shower Gel featuring bamboo extract and Japanese mint. Giving him the ultimate cooling down sensation, this shower gel is the perfect companion for a post-workout shower or a refreshing rinse during hot weather. It’s refreshment at its finest, empowering him to feel cool, calm and confident the entire day. To protect against perspiration and body odor after an intense workout, use the 24h anti-perspirant spray with the empowering scent of organic bamboo and cedar wood. Powerful yet mild on the skin.
Bamboo symbolises many formidable qualities like determination, flexibility, and strength. Bamboo nourishes the skin, is ideal for exfoliation and has a bright, fresh scent. Mint is synonymous with freshness the world over. Its cooling and invigorating properties offer delightful refreshment after exercise. It also has beneficial qualities when he needs a clear mind, for example in times of stress. The fragrance of Japanese Mint is more refined and smoother than that of peppermint.

SHAVE

Discover the new cutting-edge shaving essentials for sublimely smooth skin with the shave collection of The Ritual of Samurai. Enriched with powerful ingredients such as basil, red shisho and ginseng, the products from this range have revitalizing effect on the skin. Their empowering ingredients help to keep his immune system and his skin healthy.

Shave Cream
$25.00

Get the most comfortable and close shave ever with this non-lathering Shaving Cream. It can be applied quickly and easily, without the need for a brush. The cream softens hairs and moisturizes skin, ensuring that he look and feel his best after shaving. Not only is it formulated with the best ingredients, its packaging is also sustainable. A refill is available to replace the old flacon with a new one.
Basil is regarded as one of the most sacred herbs in India, often considered “the king of herbs.” Basil leaves are remarkable due to their elegance, sweetness and spiciness. Basil offers antioxidant, astringent and moisturising properties and has a revitalising effect on the skin.

FACE

Boost and improve his skin with the high performance natural skincare products from the new Face Collection of The Ritual of Samurai. This collection if enriched with organic bamboo, ginseng and wakame kelp, which contain high concentrations of essential minerals and vitamin B. The unique composition of powerful ingredients provides a moisturizing effect, improves suppleness and elasticity, and helps to protect the skin against the negative effects of pollution.

Formulated with nature’s most powerful ingredients – Sencha, Ginseng and Camu camu – the natural Anti-Aging Face Cream fights the signs of aging while it also hydrates and energizes the skin. Its lightweight texture is easily absorbed by the skin, leaving it well-nourished and with a matte finish. Not only is this face cream made with the best natural ingredients, its packaging is also sustainable. It has an elegant, masculine design of anthracite grey and wood, coupled with an eco-chic and innovative refill system. Once he has finished the cream, it’s extremely easy to top-up with a refill. A simple gesture that helps the environment enormously.
Wakame, or Japanese kelp, is a type of seaweed native to the Sea of Japan. It contains high concentrations of essential minerals and vitamin B. This unique composition helps protect the skin from the negative effects of pollution and improves suppleness and elasticity. Sake is rich in enzymes, which gently exfoliate the outer layers while respecting the moisture barrier of the skin. It also has antioxidant properties and helps maintain the skin’s natural barrier against external influences.
The Ritual of Samurai collection has been available at Rituals stores and at RITUALS.com from April 2019! You can definitely check out other Samurai products and make a choice of a box for a nice Father’s Day gift. Or you can just simply choose from Ritual’s gift box ideas!
This calming gift set comes wrapped in a luxury keepsake box, making it ready to give.
Give him – or yourself – the gift of ulitmate refreshment

This gift set contains

  • 1 X Samurai Shave
  • 1 X Samurai Shave Repair Gift Sets
  • 1 X Travel – Maharaja d’Or
  • 1 X Samurai Yuzu Shower
Actually the Samurai collection can be also a great gift choice for your husband, friends, or brother. Of course, if you are a man, this is a wonderful sweet treat for yourself!
About Rituals:
Rituals is the first brand in the world to combine home and body cosmetics. With an expansive product line including body care, scented candles, fragrance sticks, assorted teas, skincare, precious mineral make-up, and Soulwear, the brand transforms everyday routines into more meaningful moments. Each product, over 400 in total, is inspired by an ancient Eastern tradition. In 2000, Rituals opened its first sore on Amsterdam’s Kalverstraat, followed by openings in such vibrant cities as London, Madrid, Antwerp, Paris, Lisbon, Berlin, Stockholm and New York. The luxury brand has almost 600 stores, more than 1500 shop-in-shops and 4 city spas in 27 countries worldwide.
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Wilt Guilt No More with Gourmet Garden

Wilt-guilt season is upon us – that time of the year when you have the best cooking intentions, but inevitably the bundle of fresh herbs you bought wilts away in the fridge.   

Gourmet Garden is the true food hack for staving off wilt-guilt. Offering a range of flavorful stir-in pastes and lightly dried herbs that last for up to four weeks in the fridge, Gourmet Garden will stay fresh. It’s the ideal ingredient for sprucing up classic dishes like quiche and pastas and keep you from grappling with heads of garlic or ginger root.  

A few fresh recipes your friends and family will love below:   

 Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls   

Ingredients
20 sheets rice paper rolls
1 roast chicken, Meat removed and shredded
300 grams wombok
100 grams carrot, julienned
100g snow peas, julienned
100 grams red capscium, finely sliced
1 1/2 Avocados, sliced
125 grams bean sprouts
50 grams fried shallots
50 grams Crispy noodles
2 tablespoons
Method
1. Combine the wombok, carrot, snow peas, South East Asian Seasoning and capsicum, and toss together to make slaw.
2. Soak rice paper rolls individually, in tepid water. Place on bench or board to fill.
3. Place slaw, chicken, avocado, sprouts, fried shallots & crispy noodles, on rice paper and roll up.
4. Dip in sweet chilli sauce to serve.

Grilled Vegetable Sliders with Chilli Tomato Relish  

Ingredients
1 Sabrosa tomatoes, sliced
3 teaspoons Chilli, mild Cold Blended Paste
1/3 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon Garlic Cold Blended Paste
2 teaspoons Basil Cold Blended Paste
2-3 tablespoons Woolworths Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 yellow capsicum
1 red capsicum
4-8 large Portobello mushrooms
2 zucchini, thinly sliced lengthways
8 small round bread rolls
2-3 tablespoons labna or other soft cheese
Baby rocket or small salad leaves
1 small red onion, thinly sliced into rings
Method
1. In a small saucepan simmer the tomatoes, chilli, fennel, vinegar and sugar for 12-15 minutes, stirring often. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.
2. Heat a heavy non-stick pan or hotplate to medium-hot.
3. In a small bowl combine garlic, basil and oil. Cut capsicums in half, trim away seeds and inner ribs then cut each half into strips. Trim mushroom stems flat.
4. Brush the garlic and basil oil over the capsicum, mushrooms, zucchini and place in the pan or on the hotplate. Grill, turning occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and the skin of the capsicum blistered and dark. Brush occasionally with the remaining herb and garlic oil. Carefully remove skin from the capsicum strips.
5. Split the rolls and toast the cut side. To assemble, spread both cut sides of buns with labna or soft cheese. Onto the bottom buns place a few pieces of rocket or salad leaves then a grilled mushroom, a few pieces of zucchini and capsicum, and a few onion rings. Finish with a dollop of the tomato chilli relish and a few more leaves.
6Serve with any remaining tomato chilli relish.
Chorizo, Vegetable and Mixed Herb Pizza
Ingredients
1 or 2 pizza bases
tbsp tomato paste
3 tbsp Lightly Dried Mixed Herbs
1 spanish onion, sliced
1 red capsicum, sliced
2 chorizo sausages, thinly sliced
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
Aioli and rocket, to serve
Method
1. Pre-heat oven to 170*C
2. Combine 2 tbsp Mixed Herbs with tomato paste and spread onto pizza bases.
3. Top with cheese, onion, capsicum and chorizo.
4. Bake for 15 minutes.
5. Serve topped with aioli, rocket and 1 tbsp sprinkle of mixed herbs

About Gourmet Garden:

Gourmet Garden is passionate about making fresh herbs and spices easy for everyday cooking.Fresh herbs and spices make an amazing difference to any meal: their flavor, color, aroma. But let’s be honest, when you are busy, particularly during the week, fresh herbs just aren’t practical. Count the bunches of wilted herbs that you’ve thrown out after only a few days….and Gourmet Garden all knows the hassle of garlic and chilli fingers!Gourmet Garden’s herbs keep fresh for weeks so you can have a herb garden ready when you are any day.

Put simply, your Gourmet Garden herbs are:

  • Australian, organically grown herbs
  • Washed, chopped & prepped within 18hrs of harvesting
  • Made with no preservatives, pesticides or nasty stuff
  • Pre-prepared…washed, chopped & ready to use
  • With the same look, taste & aroma of fresh herbs
  • Cared for (with tender, loving, care) from farm to plate

It’s as easy and fresh as that!

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