Archives for May 12, 2015

Aquarium’s Sixth Annual Urban Ocean Festival Event was held on MAY 2-3, 2015 but don't miss out on the upcoming Urban Ocean Cruises!

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The Aquarium of the Pacific hosted its sixth annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 2015. The Pacific waters off Southern California hosted an array of industrial and recreational activities and provided habitat for a diverse group of animals. Visitors to the festival learned more about our urban ocean. The festival  included art exhibitions, The Trashin’ Fashion Show and contest for designs using recycled materials, mural painting, poetry readings, booths, live band performances, educational activities, sustainable seafood cooking demonstrations, and more. The Urban Ocean Poetry boat cruise was also available during the weekend at an additional cost and Urban Ocean Cruises will occur monthly throughout the summer.


Don’t miss out on the Urban Ocean Cruises!

Urban Ocean Cruise: Saturdays – June 13, July 11, August 8, and September 5

 WHERE:        Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802


COST:           The festival was free to Aquarium members and included with general admission for the public. General admission: $28.95 adult (12+), $25.95 senior (62+), $14.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age three and Aquarium members. Additional cost for cruises.  Urban Ocean Cruises are additional and can be purchased in combination with Aquarium admission or ala cart.


A la carte cruise tickets:


Discover the urban ocean, the ports, and the wildlife that lives alongside them

WHAT:           The Pacific waters off Southern California host a variety of industrial and recreational activities and also provide habitat for a diverse array of animals. In this place of high intensity, massive ships from around the world sail past whales on the way to two of the nation’s busiest ports. Here, windsurfers and sailboats glide by sea lions and offshore oil islands. Embark on a journey aboard a double-decker yacht to visit one of the most distinctive sections of the local coastline and experience the wonders of Southern California’s urban ocean. During this 2 to 2.5 hour voyage you can explore the urban ocean around the shores of Long Beach and San Pedro. Gaining access to sail through local ports, passengers can see wildlife that dwells above and at the ocean’s surface surrounding this complex. Guests can also learn what life is like living in the urban ocean, where wildlife interacts and coexists with human life.


WHEN:           The Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruise occurs monthly June through September at 4:00 p.m. on June 13, July 11, August 8, and September 5


WHERE:         Adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific, which is located at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA, 90802, at dock #2 aboard Harbor Breeze Cruises


COST:            The combo prices for Aquarium admission and Urban Ocean Cruises aboard Harbor Breeze Cruises are: $39.95 adult (12+) and $15 child.


INFO:              (562) 590-3100 or


AQUARIUM: The Aquarium of the Pacific, a nonprofit institution, is home to more than 11,000 animals and is dedicated to environmental education. The Aquarium features the Ocean Science Center, the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, and the Wonders of the Deep exhibit. A world of discovery awaits. The Aquarium is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (except Dec. 25 and during the Grand Prix April 17, 18, and 19, 2015).


CORP:            Harbor Breeze Cruises has been providing public whale watching, world port, and charter cruises for over 20 years in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Their experienced captains provide comprehensive narration about the characteristics of each cruise. The double-deck sightseeing vessels are U.S. Coast Guard-inspected, certified safe, and are complete with seating, snack bar, restrooms, salon, and plenty of outside viewing room for everyone. For more information, visit .

Photos: Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific. Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific.

Using medical equipment at your home


Most of the people don’t think about potential health problems which may occur to them. Simply put, we often take our health and well-being for granted, not thinking about consequences of reckless behavior. However, as soon as something bad happens, we quickly seek solution either from our local medical facility or anyone who can provide us much needed assistance. Suddenly, we are no longer picky and carefree and we are prepared for any compromise in order to restore our health. But, not everything can be treated. Organs are quite fragile and any damage to them can lead to long term disability. In such situations, we learn to cope with what we have, trying to make best out of it.

Certain diseases and conditions represent a hurdle which we need to jump over each and every day. In some cases, we are unable to go to our medical provider each and every day in order to measure our sugar or blood pressure. At that point, home medical equipment comes handy for overcoming the issue at hand. These devices are not used only for monitoring our state. They also enable us to live a descent life.


First thing that comes to mind when we mentioned medical assistance at home is equipment that helps people who have limited range of motions or to those who are completely unable to move. For these purposes, we install ramps in our homes so that we and our loved ones can at least move within own premises. It is only logical that things such as wheelchair or crutches become a crucial part of person’s new life after injury or condition which leads to loss of movement. In some cases, modern beds with special programing can assist person adjust position while having all necessary monitors. Sometimes, call cords can present different between life and death. In such moments, people who can’t move depend on their friends and family for assistance.

Our limbs are not the only part of our body which can leave us unprotected and weakened. Each organ can represent a liability at one point in time. Certain debilitating diseases and injuries can lead to loss of function for lungs or bladder. In those cases, patients need to use urinary drainage kit or oxygen tanks during the whole day.

Without this equipment, patients couldn’t live a normal life and they would be limited to hospitals and other medical institutions.

Of course, medical equipment doesn’t only refer to things and devices which are in our vicinity. As the medical science progresses, there are more and more implants and various equipment which became part of us. Given that our body works by principle of electric impulses, from our brain to our organs, it is only normal that sooner or later scientists would find a way for us to implant devices which could serve as inhibitors of certain harmful signals or enablers of positive ones. At one point, hospitals will even become obsolete, allowing us to use most of the treatments from our home. In that regard, doctors will probably become a supervisory body while we will have much more contact with our local medical equipment dealership.

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Sally Hansen Ambassador TracyLee Creates Scene-Stealing Nail Looks For The 2015 Costume Institute Gala

The stars shined on earlier this month at fashion’s biggest annual event, The Met Ball, where Olivia Munn walked the red carpet with one-of-a-kind nails by celebrity manicure artist and Sally Hansen Nail Ambassador, Tracylee. This year’s Chinese-themed Met Gala honors China’s heritage and its present culture on the red carpet, so attendees like Olivia, showed off chic interpretations of the theme down to their fingertips.


Industry leader and Sally Hansen Ambassador Tracylee created a custom look to complement the fashion insider’s high glamour ensemble. “I love the element of theatricality the Gala calls for,” explains Tracylee. “It gives me an opportunity to create statement nails that bring Chinese aesthetics to the next level.”


To create the look seen at the Met Ball, Tracylee used Sally Hansen’s award winning Complete Salon Manicure in Red My Lips with a fade to black using Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Black Out. She completed the look with Big Matte Top Coat.

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Nail expert Tracylee boasts more than 15 years of experience as an educator and trendsetter in the industry. Known for her editorial style, innovative approach, and creative nail art talent, Tracylee is the most sought-after manicurist for A-listers and premier media.

Credit: Sally Hansen.

Diamondere is donating 100% of sales on Tuesday, May 12th, to Nepal


By now you have heard the devastating news about Nepal’s earthquake that occurred on April 25th. To help support the hundreds of thousands of people rendered homeless and injured in this cataclysmic natural disaster, Diamondere is donating 100% of sales on Tuesday, May 12th, to Nepal.



Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Credit: Diamondere’s shop for a cause.