Archives for July 22, 2014

African Tree of Life Brings Newest Skincare Ingredient – Nyakio Launches


Harnessing the power of vitamin-rich Baobab Oil, from the African Tree of Life, comes the newest groundbreaking skincare launch from nyakio – Firming Baobab Collection (available August 2014).

Buzz-worthy Ingredient – Baobab Oil:

  • Extracted from the velvety seeds of the Baobab fruit, which grows on large, resilient trees, referred to as the African Tree of Life, that can reach 100 feet in height, live for thousands of years and withstand extreme conditions


  • Contains more calcium than milkmore vitamin C than orangesand more iron than red meat

This powerful anti-aging skincare collection offers immediate firming benefits:

  • nyakio Firming Face Serum with Baobab Complex, $55
  • nyakio Firming Eye Balm with Baobab Complex, $45
  • nyakio Firming Face Gel Cream with Baobab Complex, $55
  • Available:,,

There is currently a special offer on Gilt, in case you are interested in purchasing nyakio. For $25, you can get $50 credit toward full-priced nyakio items, valid at (from July 23 – August 1). For more information, please click here:


Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Credit: Nyakio.


Good Earth Beauty Products for the Summer!


I recently had the opportunity to receive a couple of natural products to prepare winter-weary skin for summer styles form our new friends at Good Earth Beauty. I have to say I really love these products! The Body Scrub-Exfoliating Shower Whip Coconut Lime smells too good! I received a spa tub of this amazing product and I loved it so much that it is already gone!  It polished away dirt and dead skin but it was so foamy and gentle enough to use everyday! It contains fine-powdered Volcanic Ash, which is said to be one of the best Exfoliants on Earth.


 Good Earth Beauty Coconutl Lime Exfoliating Whip
I also received the Lip Balm Pink Lemonade and it really helps heal chapped lips and I love how it soothes my lips!
Good Earth Beauty Lip Balm - Pink Lemonade 2013
These are both Summer-Must-Haves!
We have teamed up for a giveaway!  One winner will win both products! Simply leave a comment below telling us one of your favorite things about Summer! Deadline to enter is July 29, 2014 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries!
Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are honest and truthful.

Pomchies Launches 2 New Products: Pom-Key Keeper, Pom-Lanyard

Pom Key Keeper Model[3]     Pom Lanyard GI Girl Model[6]

Pomchies, the fun and bright accessory company has launched two new items:  the  Pom-Key Keeper and Pom-Lanyard. These bright and whimsical accessories add fun and spirit to otherwise ordinary keys or name tags.


  • Pom Lanyard : Pomchie’s Pom Lanyard products are soft, fun and waterproof, made from washable Oeko Tex approved swimwear fabric. Our Lanyards are made up of this swimwear fabric braided in a neat design with a key chair ring at the bottom.
  • Pom Key Keeper : Pomchie’s Pom Key Keeper products are soft, fun and waterproof, made from washable Oeko Tex approved swimwear fabric. Our Key Keepers are made up of this swimwear fabric braided in a neat design with a key chair ring.


You can check out the entire line of customizable Pomchies at our booth including our signature Pomchies, PomIDs, PomShoe, Spirit Band-It Headbands, PomCharms, Team-Twist Bracelets, Pom-Braid Headbands, Double Pom-Braid Headbands, Pom-Blossoms, Pom-Bows and the Wide-Pom Braid online at

I received a sample of the Pom Lanyard and love the bright colors especially the pink. I received one in pink, yellow and orange. This is just perfect for when I walk but would be great for any summer outings.


Pomchies are 100% washable and are sold at major retailers all over the United States including Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and more! Pomchies is a certified Women Owned Business.




About Pomchies: It all started with scraps! Pomchies were invented while trying to figure out a way to use the scraps from a swimwear factory. Heather Logan, Pomchies owner, had been selling children’s sun protective swimwear and the factory in Austrailia searched for a way to use left-over fabric. Scraps don’t work anymore but the Pomchie idea certainly does! Now we are purchasing fabric by the container load and have expanded the Pomchie line to include Pom-ID’s, Pom-shoes, Pom-Keys, Spirit Band-it headbands, Team-Twist braided bracelets, and Pom-Braid and Double Pom-Braid braided headbands. We have endless ideas on ways to use the Pomchie products, color combinations to meet every request, and many new products on the way! For more information visit

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this feature. Photo Credit: Pomchies.

Top Beauty Trends Unveiled for Dads! Updated!!! SoCal City Kids gives a thumbs up to a few of these products!!

Acqua di Parma Collezione Barbiere Shaving Oil  AVEENO Men's Shave GelDove Men+Care Hydrate+ Face LotionRalph Lauren POLO RED

Another gift for Dad doesn’t have to mean a tie, book or golf shirt. Opt for a gift that will help him look and feel great! Give your readers the inside scoop on this season’s hottest beauty innovations – culled by Cosmetic Executive Women – so they can choose the perfect gift for dad.


CEW – a nonprofit professional organization with more than 6,000 executives in the beauty, cosmetics, fragrance and related industries– presented its annual Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards recently, the only beauty award voted on by industry experts. Celebrating the most innovative products of the year, the products include items for your favorite man in your life.


The finalists (and winner!) products in the Men’s Grooming Category are:

Acqua di Parma – Shave Oil

AVEENO® Men’s® – Shave Gel: My husband tried this one out and loved it! It feels great on his skin and less irritation after shaving!

Dove Men + Care® – Hydrate+ Face Lotion

Jack Black – Epic Moisture MP10 Nourishing Oil: My husband also tried this one out and loved hos it doesn’t feel greasy and moisturizes his skin.

Lab Series Skincare for Men – Pro LS All-in-one Face Treatment (Winner!)

Molton Brown – Sport 4-in-1 Sportswash


The finalists (and winning!) products in the Men’s Scent category are:

Bond No. 9 New York – The Scent of Peace for Him

BVLGARI – Man Extreme Eau de Toilette Natural Spray This one is a hit! My husband really likes this one and it smells great!

Ermenegildo Zegna – Uomo

Giorgio Armani Beauty – Acqua di Gio Essenza

Gucci – Made to Measure Pour Homme Eau de Toilette

Ralph Lauren Fragrances – Polo Red (Winner!)

Lab Series Skincare for Men Pro LS All-in-one Face Treatment BVLGARI Man Extreme

These would make great Father’s Day Gift Suggestions!

Self Disclosure: No compensation received to feature. Credit: CEW. Product samples were recently received for facilitating this feature update on 7/22/2014.