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HUGS Wellness – Self-Care Starts With a Hug

New hemp-derived CBD brand promotes self-love
and self-care with ethically sourced tinctures, gummies and drink mixes.
A percentage of every sale will go to a non-profit.

Self-love starts with self-care. Hugs Wellness was born in Austin, Texas with the goal to help consumers reprioritize their daily wellness routines by making self-care as easy and enjoyable as possible. Hugs Wellness launched in Spring 2019 with the mission to bring a new standard of honesty and transparency to the CBD industry by providing the highest quality of ethically sourced products accompanied by world-class customer service. Hugs Wellness champions this leading market by fueling the continued education of its health and wellness benefits with their growing product line which currently includes full spectrum tinctures and drink mixes. A percentage of their proceeds go towards providing a bed for a person in recovery at 10,000 Beds.

Hugs is a mission-driven brand born from our team’s own experiences and we cannot stress enough the importance of helping others,” says Hugs Wellness Founder, Josey Orr. “We see it as a privilege and an opportunity to give back and help those who need it through our partnership with 10,000 Beds and by creating something for people that make their self-care routine easy and pleasurable.”

Their Full Spectrum Tinctures and “Pick Me Up” Drink Mix are the first editions to their wellness line and follow strict third-party lab testing to ensure quality and performance. Grown in Colorado, the tinctures provide a full-plant taste, rid of any bitterness, and offered in raspberry and mango in either 500 mg or 1000 mg bottles. Ingredients include MCT Oil, Full Spectrum Hemp Extract, Organic Mango or Raspberry extract for flavor.

  • HUGS Wellness hemp is grown in Colorado.
  • Each batch is 3rd party lab tested.
  • HUGS Wellness tinctures have a smooth taste with a hint of raspberry or mango, while still providing a full plant taste without the bitterness of other products.
  • HUGS Wellness stands in contrast to our competitors with quick delivery, top-notch quality, accessible pricing, and HUGS Wellness stands by their products with World Class Customer Service.
  • Available in Mango and Raspberry 500 & 1000mg strength.

Their all-natural, gluten-free, CBD-infused gummies will be offered in three delicious fruit flavors: orange, lemon, and grape. Each gummy is made with broad-spectrum CBD (10 mg CBD/gummy) with no level of THC detected. Each gummy is made with broad-spectrum CBD (10 mg CBD/gummy) with no level of THC detected and no artificial flavorings or colorings.

  • All Natural
  • No Artificial Sweeteners
  • Made with Broad Spectrum CBD with no level of THC detected.
  • Every jar is mixed with delicious fruit flavors of grape, orange, and lemon.
  • 10mg of CBD per gummy.

The “Pick Me Up” Drink Mix is sold in cases of ten boxes, each box containing 5 packets, and formulated with CBD, caffeine, and vitamins. They are the perfect pick me up to give you a boost to start your day, beat that 2 pm feeling at work without the crash you get from coffee, or addition to a post-workout smoothie. Just mix with water and enjoy! Each single-serving package includes 12.5mg broad-spectrum CBD and 75mg caffeine per serving.

Hugs Pick Me Up is great tasting and formulated with CBD, caffeine, and vitamins for a gentle start to your day or a much needed 2pm rescue. No crash, no jitters, just mix with water and enjoy!

  • 12.5mg Broad Spectrum CBD per serving.
  • 75mg caffeine per serving.
  • Sold by the box, each box contains 5 packets.
  • Cases double as displays for your store.

For wholesale orders, contact or call 512-456-9119.

About Hugs Wellness

Hugs Wellness is a premier hemp-derived CBD brand based in Austin, Texas. They aim to bring a new standard of honesty and transparency to the CBD industry with their products, service, and dedication to education in this space. Hug Yourself with Hugs Wellness and reprioritize your self-care. Visit for more information and follow them on Instagram @hugscbd, Twitter @hugswellness, and Facebook at Hugs Wellness.


Healthy Life in The Kitchen with Arm & Hammer

It’s still the summer. Farmer’s markets abound. Your own garden has herbs, eggplants, and tomatoes galore. You crave salad, smoothies (see goodie #6 below!), or grilled veggies with pretty much every meal. We don’t blame you. That’s where Arm & Hammer Fruit & Vegetable Wash comes in. This new product from a brand you trust washes away over 90% of pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables with no taste or odor left behind. Even better? The product also helps to remove waxes that may be applied to your food’s exterior and soil, to boot. Gluten-free and suitable for vegans, the wash is super easy to apply — spray, rub, rinse, and  enjoy — and this nifty product can remove up to four times more surface pesticides than simply washing your fruits and veggies with water.

And, Arm & Hammer has launched its new Garbage Disposal Cleaner to remove odors with the power of baking soda.

Fruit & Vegetable Wash

Safely eliminate Pesticides, Wax and Soil with the cleaning power of pure & simple ingredients like baking soda, salt and plant-derived cleaning agents.


  • Safely eliminates over 90% of pesticide residue*
  • Cleans 4x better than water alone*
  • Removes wax and soil
  • Free from harsh chemicals
  • Leaves no taste or odor
  • Gluten-free and vegan

If you’re only rinsing your produce with water, that doesn’t mean it’s clean. Water does not completely eliminate pesticides or the wax that is sprayed on produce to help extend shelf life.

With a few simple steps and the help of Arm & Hammer Fruit & Vegetable Wash you can help your family live a healthier lifestyle. Just spray, rub, rinse and enjoy cleaner produce.

It’s the only produce wash that combines Arm & Hammer Baking Soda with other pure & simple ingredients for a formula that is scientifically proven to remove pesticides better than water alone*.

Garbage Disposal Cleaner

Clean and Deodorize with the Power of Baking Soda!


  • Eliminates Odors
  • Easy to Use
  • Leaves behind a fresh citrus scent

Arm & Hammer Garbage Disposal Cleaner cleans and deodorizes your disposal with the power of baking soda, leaving behind a fresh citrus scent.

It’s easy to use – just 3 simple steps – and only takes a minute.

Use twice a week or as needed to clean and deodorize your garbage disposal.

You can find more information on both products at


NEW! IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

IT’s your ultimate lash blowout!

I am so excited to introduce IT’s newest game-changing innovation, Lash Blowout Mascara! Developed in partnership with Drybar, this barrel hair brush-inspired mascara delivers bold and voluminous lashes all day long. Pump up the volume with this hair-loving formula and give your eyelashes the blowout they’ve been waiting for!

Lash Blowout Salon Volume Lift Mascara, IT Cosmetics’ first-ever mascara developed in partnership with Drybar®, brings the benefits of a top hair salon blowout to your lashes! Inspired by the technology used to create barrel brushes, this mascara’s specially designed wand features microspheres to gently catch all of your lashes for effortless root-to-tip application. You’ll experience beautiful, separated lashes with instant lift and structured volume. Plus, its hair-loving formula, infused with biotin and transparent polymers, coats lashes with saturated black pigment and lengthens them for eye-awakening results.It’s time to discover all-day hair salon volume—for your lashes!

Lash Blowout’s hair-loving formula is infused with biotin, vitamin E, collagen, jojoba oil and palm oil.

Why You’ll Love ITNEW Lash Blowout Mascara ($25.00)

  • Volumizing mascara brings the benefits of a top hair salon blowout to your lashes
  • Specifically designed microsphere brush gently catches all of your lashes for effortless root-to-tip application
  • Hair-loving formula, infused with biotin, coats lashes with saturated black pigment
  • Delivers all-day volume, plus the look of length and lift to your lashes!

About IT Cosmetics

Developed with plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics creates clinically tested, innovative, problem-solving makeup and skincare products that harness cutting-edge anti-aging technologies and high-performance skin-loving ingredients to provide you with serious beauty solutions that help you look and feel your most beautiful! IT Cosmetics is a top beauty brand sold at ULTA Beauty, Sephora, QVC, Macy’s, Selfridges, Nocibé, Douglas, Boots, Kicks and Discover it. Love it. Believe it.



Super Affordable Fall Trends You’ll Want to Try Now

How do you flawlessly transition your wardrobe from summer favorites to fall must-haves? Let VICI keep your style in step from trendy autumn sneakers and boots to staple pieces you can layer for upcoming chilly weather. What’s sweeter than a pumpkin spice treat? Rewarding yourself with a handbag that refreshes your on-the-go attitude. Your fave brand is here to carry you all the way to the end zone for fall fashion that says “touchdown!”

Royce Tote Bag – This VICI best-seller is faux leather with iconic canvas stripes down the center. Elevate your look with this staple tote featuring a handle and removable crossbody strap for a dual look.

From Autumn to Spring Cotton Babydoll Dress – VICI’s exclusive babydoll dress will transition with you for seasons to come with an oversized silhouette in a crepey fabrication. Designed with a split neckline detailed with a sewn tie, long billowy sleeves and a tiered skirt, it’s an effortless and figure-forgiving piece that can be bump friendly too!

Saint Slouch Boot –The Saint Slouch Boot is here just in time for the fall season. Crafted in a distressed faux suede fabrication, the slip-on boot features a rounded toe, wood stacked heel and a slouchy ankle. Grab the coveted black knee high boots and give your fall wardrobe a boost.

Jonestown Pocketed Denim Jacket – You can’t go wrong with this year-round casual styling essential that we’ve all seen before featuring a medium wash and relaxed fit. It’s a versatile oversized jacket that will hang around your closet for seasons to come.

Extra mile wedge sneaker – Go the extra mile with a hidden wedge sole, elastic band and inner side zipper closure that makes this sneaker subtly supportive while providing chic and edgy style in camo and cheetah prints.

Aesthetic Surplice Blouse – Be in good taste with the Aesthetic Surplice Blouse that features a relaxed fit with long billowy sleeves and a surplice neckline that drapes into a rolled hemline. Subtle details include elastic sleeve hems and gathered shoulders to elevate the look.

Backyard Striped Knit Sweater – Perfect for chilly autumn nights, warm things up with this trendy and chic knit sweater. Featuring black, dusty blue, coral red, grey and mustard horizontal stripes on a cream base, the fit includes a wide crew neckline, dropped shoulders and extra wide long sleeves.

Travel Light Pocketed Chambray Blazer – This denim chambray tone blazer is an office layering essential that features a notched lapel and long sleeves. The relaxed boyfriend silhouette and lightweight tencel fabrication makes this an ideal blazer to transition from summer to pre-fall.

VICI is a haven for the modern woman.  They are at the forefront of social media and putting head to toe looks at your fingertips. As they grow with you dolls, they are constantly improving and developing new ways to make shopping easier for you. The brand was built with you in mind – they want to make shopping effortless, styling a cinch, and provide fast and easy shipping!

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These tiny motors give DIY and classroom robotics a huge boost

Servo Socks are cases that snap over a common, replaceable servo motor adding material to work with. Unlike a kit motor, you don’t have to feel guilty about drilling a hole, carving a corner or cutting part of it away, that’s the point!

Made from 100% recycled plastic, Servo Socks are simple cases that fit over servo motors (used in Education, Prototyping, Robotics, Animatronics, Garage tinkering, etc.) … they help make stuff move!

Known as the “Anti-Kit,” Servo Socks encourage the use of everyday tools and materials that take the place of more expensive, complex parts normally found in DIY builds. With Servo Socks on board, makers can cut, carve, sand, drill, screw and shape them to fit their individual projects. Plus each Servo Sock installs with a quick snap, so their super easy to use.

ServoSocks are eco-friendly, inexpensive and perfect for educators as they help develop hands-on skills in building and being creative while solving problems.

Servo motors needed more material around them so that regular sized hardware, screws, and fasteners can be used to effortlessly make stuff that moves.  You can cut, drill, carve, shape, sand, and screw into Servo Socks because they are just like wood. Oh, and no screws to install the servo so it only takes a few seconds to snap a servo into a sock.

This all started as a desire to make the connection between common materials and servo motors much, much easier.  When we came up with a great solution, it only made sense to want to share it with all of the other makers out there.  Running this campaign is going to allow us to test the waters and strategically build a company that not only produces our product but ideally supports a great community of makers with the same mind-set that drove the creation of Servo Socks.

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Living with Coco Chanel

Living with Coco Chanel

The homes and landscapes that shaped the designer

Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel was one of the most influential and ground-breaking fashion designers of the twentieth century. Living with Coco Chanela beautifully illustrated biography, tells her remarkable story in a unique and accessible way, examining how the homes and landscapes of her life relate to her work. From her childhood at the convent at Aubazine to her boutique and apartment on Rue Cambon in Paris and her villa, La Pausa, on the French Riveria, Chanel’s style was inspired and influenced by her environment. Emerging at a time that allowed women to be more independent, she designed clothes that let them be free. As she found fame, love and success, she used the memories of her past, and the way that she lived, to forge her own independence.

Featuring designs, drawings, archive imagery and contemporary photography, Living with Coco Chanel provides a fascinating insight into Chanel’s life, work and legacy.

Gabrielle Chanel kept many facts about her childhood secret. She only offered hints about the poverty and the abandonment she had suffered, of the cloisters and chestnut trees of the Auvergne landscape that formed a backdrop to her early life. She was born on 19 August 1883, under the Leo star sign. Being superstitious, she chose the lion symbol for many aspects of her life – in her apartment in rue Cambon, Paris, on her creations and as a marker on her headstone in the cemetery of Lausanne. ‘I love everything that’s up high,’ she said. ‘The sky, the moon, and I believe in the stars. I was born under the sign of the Lion, like Nostradamus. I’d rather have a touch of the invisible than roast mutton every day.

If there was one time and place that defined Coco Chanel, it was Paris in the 1920s, that exciting, frivolous era, known in France as les années folles. After the First World War, the city became a mecca for the beautiful and the talented looking to forget the horrors they had experienced. Coco was the fashion vanguard of the era, capturing the mood of the time and shaping the way women dressed. ‘I was working towards a new society,’ Coco said. ‘Up until then they had been clothes designed for women who were useless and idle, women whose lady’s maids had to pass them their stockings; I now had customers who were busy women; a busy woman needs to feel comfortable in her clothes. You need to be able to roll up your sleeves.’

Towards the end of 1918, Coco Chanel signed a lease for 31 rue Cambon, where she registered for the first time in Paris as a couturière rather than a milliner. The building was set over five floors and it featured a boutique, a workroom, a salon for high-profile clients and Chanel’s own private apartment with three rooms – a hall, living room and dining room. Later on she would add a mirrored bathroom. Scented with Chanel N°.5 and traces of cigarette smoke, it would be a gathering place for the most influential people in Paris, all keen to experience Chanel and her style.

From its position looking out over the green, rocky coastline of the northernmost Côte D’Azur, with the glittering, moneyed Monte Carlo in the distance to the west, the Italian border to the east, and the foothills of the Alps as a backdrop, La Pausa was Coco Chanel’s magnificent French Riviera sanctuary, located in Roquebrune Cap-Martin. With its painted shutters and terracotta roof tiles baking in the sun, it was an idyllic retreat that looked out towards the endless horizon. Chanel created the villa from the ground up, holding within its design the secrets of her childhood in Aubazine.

Beautifully illustrated, the book features designs, drawings, archive imagery and contemporary photography to provide an insight into Chanel’s life

About the author, Caroline Young is an Edinburgh-based writer and fashion journalist. She is the author of Classic Hollywood Style(2012), Style Tribes (2016) and Tartan and Tweed (2017).