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NY + Company: Gabrielle Union Collection Review

After months of teasing on Instagram, Gabrielle Union FINALLY debuted her highly anticipated New York + Company collaboration this week. The collection is available exclusively in store and online. The 51-piece collaboration is described as polished, sophisticated, smart and edgy and includes everything from pencil skirts, peplum jackets, Kimonos, cropped pants, blouses, shells, and dresses. Did I mention that every single piece in this collection retails for less than $150?

Gabrielle Union’s impeccable style was a driving influence in this collection. It features versatile separates in bold prints and modern silhouettes, with a trendsetting twist. So if you are looking for pieces to spice up your work wardrobe this fall, I highly suggest you check out this NY + Co x Gabrielle Union collection. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Here are some of my personal highlights from the collection!

 

Cutout Jumpsuit

Price: $89.95

V-Neck Sheath Dress

Price: $79.95

Choker Blouse

Price: $54.95

Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater

Price:$49.95

Long Floral Kimono

Price: $129.95

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Best Summer Beauty Products

There are so many great things about summer, but one thing I can completely live without is the damage it does to your skin. Everything from the sun burns to the excessive sweating makes it hard to keep your traditional skincare routine during this time of year. It is important to tweak  your skincare routines in the summer to meet your needs. Here’s a list of the best beauty products to try this summer!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Lotion – SPF 100

 

This sunscreen offers the highest combined UVA/UVB protection, and is proven to protect skin from over 99% sunburn damage. Plus, with an unbeatable PFA, nothing provides better UVA protection. Infused with a light, fresh scent, this elegant formulation is fast-absorbing, non-whitening, water resistant and lightweight. Neutrogena’s Dry-Touch technology provides an ultra-light, non-shiny finish and leaves skin soft and smooth.

Price: $9.79

Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea

An invigorating mist formulated with an infusion of nutrient-rich botanicals and cucumber essential water to revive dull, tired skin. Aloe vera and cucumber – both rich in essential vitamins and minerals – deliver a cooling boost of hydration as green tea provides powerful antioxidant protection. Skin is left feeling refreshed and revitalized.

Price: $7.00

Confidence In Your Glow

 

Get the look of an instant all-over vitality-filled glow, plus a boost of brightening and radiant warmth, in one simple step! From the sensorial experience of the fresh orange scent to the powerful vitamin C-infused radiance-boosting and brightening formula, Confidence in Your Glow transforms your complexion with high-performance, anti-aging ingredients and talc-free, ultra-luxe pigments.

Price: $32.00

Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF30

 

Sun Bum Lip Balm SPF 30 protects your lips from sun and wind damage. Aloe vera soothes dry, chapped lips while cocoa butter softens, repairs and enhances skin renewal. Use over bare lips or under your favorite lip color for added skin protection.

Price: $3.99

City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub

A 5-minute dual-action detoxifying and exfoliating clay mask. Appropriate for all skin types.

Purifies and polishes skin for a delightful deep-clean treatment. Natural bamboo charcoal and kaolin clay help remove pollution and impurities, while natural silica beads gently refine texture.

Price: $28.00

Ultra Facial Cream

This ultra facial cream helps reduce moisture loss while drawing and absorbing moisture from the air. It is the best you are constantly sweating. With continuous moisture replenishment throughout the day, leaves skin smooth, soft and healthy-looking.

Price: $27.00

Camera Ready BB Water SPF 30

This multitasking BB water with SPF 30 is an ultra-hydrating and oil-free formula that creates a sheer, radiant finish that lasts all day. It delivers a demi-matte complexion that’s never flat, creating a natural-looking canvas, and it minimizes the look of fine lines, pores, and blemishes. This unique BB water allows you to build coverage and does not cause any drying, cracking, or caking during wear.

Price: $42.00

 

 

 

 

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Israel’s First & Largest Cannabis Company Launches in Nevada

The United States will experience a wellness revolution through a new line of  clinically-proven, proprietary cannabis products from Tikun Olam, a premier science based cannabis provider rooted in the world capital of medical cannabis: Israel. Following the success of their pilot program in Delaware, and uniquely positioned to revolutionize health & wellness for the nation, the groundbreaking medical and adult use lifestyle brand, Tikun™, will continue its U.S. expansion with a launch throughout Nevada in April 2017.

 Israel has been at the forefront of medical cannabis research since 1964, when Professor Raphael Mechoulam, considered the “Father of Cannabis” headed the team that first isolated THC and later discovered that THC interacts with the largest receptor system in the human body- the endocannabinoid system. These medical advances spurred Tikun Olam to launch as Israel’s first medical cannabis provider in 2007.

 Tikun Olam continues to lead the way with groundbreaking research, patient care, strain genetics, agronomy and advanced extraction techniques in the global cannabis field. They established the first professionally staffed clinic dedicated to helping patients medicate properly through precise dosage and specific strains. This resulted in the world’s first and largest database of patient feedback which guided the development of life improving strains for specific symptoms. This patient feedback also led to the development of a high-CBD strain,Avidekel™, acclaimed as “highless marijuana” by Reuters and a revolutionary step in the therapeutic use of cannabis.

 “Tikun Olam is the gold standard for pharmaceutical grade medical cannabis production in both Israel and Canada. The US cannabis market is becoming more sophisticated, looking beyond high-THC content to demand medically-proven, quality products for therapeutic cannabis use as part of a healthy lifestyle,” according to Bernard Sucher, CEO of T.O. Global LLC. “We are confident that entering the medical and adult-use U.S. market with a genuine approach to health and wellness, will position Tikun for a successful expansion where regulated markets exist.”

 Known as “Tikun™” in the United States, the intellectual property, cultivation methodologies, scientific collaboration, and overall best practices of Tikun Olam, will be utilized in production with their licensed partners CW Nevada LLC. The products will initially be launched at CW Nevada’s dispensaries and then rolled out to other dispensaries throughout the state. Tikun’s products will be available in flower, vape cartridges, topical creams, tinctures and edibles through six unique strains derived from the Israeli catalog of sixteen.  According to Tikun Olam’s patient testimonials, their strains have shown a marked improvement in the overall quality of life for 85% of patients treated, as well as alleviating symptoms related to Crohn’s, Colitis,  Parkinson’s, PTSD, AIDS and Cancer, just to name a few. 

 Tikun’s strains range from Alaska™, a high-THC sativa, known for its uplifting and invigorating qualities, to several high-THC indica strains such as Erez™, Or™, and Eran Almog™, known to be exceptional for pain management and the relief of various health conditions. The most revolutionary strains in the Tikun catalogue are Midnight™, created on a balanced 1:1 ratio of THC & CBD, likely to be popular among those looking for a daytime, mild effect; and Avidekel, the first ever high-CBD strain in the world, cultivated by Tikun Olam five years ago and named as more effective than generic CBD in clinical studies throughout Jerusalem.

 In the coming years, Tikun plans to continue building upon the patient trusted heritage that has defined their innovative leadership within the burgeoning cannabis industry. The experts of Tikun Olam will continue to break new ground by engineering products that cultivate pathways to new markets, catering to all those who seek an active and healthy lifestyle in every legally regulated market  in the United States.

About T.O. Global LLC (USA):

T.O. Global LLC  opened its operations in 2015.  T.O.Global LLC, whose brand is known nationally as Tikun™, is intent on expanding its branded products in the United States and plans to penetrate the legal cannabis marketplace through professionally licensed producers in all states where medical cannabis has been legalized. Tikun holds an exclusive license to market and brand all of Tikun Olam’s intellectual property. Building on the scientific advancements, clinical research and extensive data pool of Tikun Olam, Tikun is positioned to serve as the pharmaceutical backbone for superior health & wellness products in the United States. The brand’s unique products have been used in exclusive medical trials within Tikun Olam’s clinics and have treated over 10,000 patients for a variety of conditions. Tikun Olam USA is active in numerous ongoing research studies with results to be published throughout 2017. For more information, please visit tikunolamusa.com. Follow us on FacebookTwitter & IG @TikunOlamUSA.

 About Tikun Olam Ltd (Israel):

Tikun Olam Ltd. is the first, largest and foremost supplier of medical cannabis in Israel and is considered one of leading medical cannabis companies in the world. Tikun Olam is the pioneer in the treatment of patients with medical cannabis in Israel.  It is privately held and has been operating under a license from the Israel Ministry of Health for over a decade.  Tikun Olam provides unparalleled treatment alternatives through the development of industry leading standards, with the highest quality, pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis available. Tikun Olam together with Tikun maintains ongoing clinical trials in Israel. For more information, please visit tikun-olam.info. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & IG @Tikun_Olam.

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How To Get That Summer Glow: New It Cosmetics

Summer is right around the corner and I can’t wait to get that summer glow! These amazing new palettes will provide you with an instant all-over vitality-filled glow, plus a boost of brightening and radiant warmth, in one simple step! From the sensorial experience of the fresh orange scent, to the powerful vitamin C-infused radiance-boosting and brightening formula, Confidence in Your Glow™ transforms your complexion with high-performance, anti-aging ingredients and talc-free, ultra-luxe pigments!

Why you’ll love IT!

ü  Delivers your blush, bronzer and highlighter in one simple step for an instant all-over glow
ü  Drops of Light Technology™ gives you lit-from-within radiance without glitter or shimmer
ü  Talc-free universal shades look flawless on all skin types and tones
ü  Anti-aging, skin-brightening vitamin C, plus a super ceramide complex, peptidesand collagen for your most beautiful skin!
ü  Pairs perfectly with our NEW Heavenly Skin™ One-Sweep Wonder Brush #705
Confidence in Your Glow is now available to purchase at itcosmetics.com and ulta.com.
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Spring Break Prep Workout

Can you believe that Spring Break is right around the corner? I feel like the year has just begun!  Spring break is a U.S. phenomenon and an academic tradition which started during the 1930s in the United States. College students from all around the country travel south to enjoy sunny weather and cold beers! People workout all year around to get their bodies in spring break ready condition. If you are anything like me, you are not one of those people! For the next three weeks I will be taking the #21daychallenge and will be trying different workout and eating program to get my body “Spring Break Ready”! Here’s are a few of the workouts below!

Join the #21daychallenge and let us know below how it goes!

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The Cure for Winter Skin

Is it me or does it feel like Winter here on the East coast is just getting started? I hate the way my skin feels in the winter! Today I noticed how dry my hands were even after I put on lotion this morning. Winter months may be dull and dry, but your skin shouldn’t be. Avoid rough, cracked hands, feet and lips with hydrating ingredients and good for you products. Rituals and PUR have you covered to keep your skin feeling smooth and soft in no time.

Winter months may be dull and dry, but your skin shouldn’t be. Avoid rough, cracked hands, feet and lips with hydrating ingredients and good for you products. Rituals and PUR have you covered to keep your skin feeling smooth and soft in no time.

FOR THE BODY: 

The Ritual of Sakura Magic Touch Body Cream 
$33, rituals.com and Rituals Stores in NYC
 
This rich, velvety whipped body cream will deeply nourish your skin. Vitamin E, Antioxidants and Centella Asiatica combined with the sweet fragrance of Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk, will strengthen your skin, leaving it revitalized and silky soft.
 
 
Rituals Heavenly Hammam Bath Oil 
$19, rituals.com and Rituals Stores in NYC
 
Treat yourself to a relaxing, hot bath after a cold winter day. This calming bath oil is rich in Vitamin E and Argan Oil that will relax your body and purify the soul. It will soften and hydrate long after you dry off.

FOR THE HANDS: 

The Ritual of Dao Night Balm 
$17, rituals.com and Rituals in Stores in NYC
 
Get your hands the beauty sleep they deserve. The new night balm contains Shea Butter and Yi-Yi Ren to transform your skin by the time you wake up, leaving them soft and ready to take on the day.
 
 

FOR THE FACE:

 
PUR Blue Agave Mask 
$26, Purcosmetics.com
 
Keep your face energized and hydrated with PUR’s Blue Agave Mask. Full of Green Tea, Ginseng and Vitamin B, this turquoise peel-off mask helps stimulate the skin’s metabolism for a look of plumper and refreshed skin. The cooling sensation and uplifting scent will leave your skin feeling totally revived.
 

FOR THE LIPS:

PUR Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick
 
Dump those dry matte lipsticks. PUR’s new Velvet Liquid Lipsticks provide lavish lip color in an innovative mousse texture and coats lips with a smooth flawless finish. The formula doesn’t flake or dry lips, keeping your lips soft and kissable through the winter.
 
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