Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hot Chocolate Design - Adorably Fun, Quirky Shoes

Just in Time for the Holidays: Hot Chocolate Design Showcases their Internationally Beloved Quirky Shoe Collection in the U.S.

How can a pair of shoes reflect your style and mood and make you feel super unique? Hot Chocolate Design (HCD) has figured out that exact formula. Through exceptional design, imagination and creativity, this Venezuelan company has become internationally known for their fun and funky shoe designs. The founders are constantly influenced by different styles, tastes and eras, which they channel in their designs to create one-of-a-kind shoes that are loved equally by young and old, mainstream and non-mainstream, fashion-forward individuals.

Beautifully packaged in a cake-themed decorative box, shoes from Hot Chocolate Design make a spectacular gift for the bold shoe lover on your holiday list. Take a look at HCD’s top picks from their marvelous Chocolaticas® and Double Topping line, available in a wide variety of prints and designs to match any mood, event or theme:
Chocolaticas® (Women’s Flats) $69.99: Break away from the flock. Dare to be different! Mary Jane flats boast a unique blend of modern and vintage, with cushioning and soft fabric designed to enhance your stride from heel to toe.
Featured designs include: Bon VoyageTattoo and Simonette

Chocolaticas® Double Topping (Women’s Heels) $94.99: Step out in grandeur style with these spectacular heels. From Marie Antoinette inspired designs to groovy 60’s themed heels, Mary Jane heels were made for the woman who isn’t afraid to stand out amongst the crowd.
Featured designs include: Marie AntoinetteDoris and Storm

Chocolaticas® Double Cream (Women’s platforms) $84.99: Tie your outfit together with a pair of retro-cool platforms in a variety of fresh and funky designs. They’re guaranteed to amp any outfit.
Featured designs include: Troiles de JouyGravity and Aristocrat Lolita

HCD celebrates individuality and different styles of beauty through each one of their products.  Hot Chocolate Design products are sold on Amazon and offer worldwide shipping.

Founded in 2004 by Pablo Martínez & Carolina Aguerrevere, Hot Chocolate Design emerged into the Venezuelan market as al fresh and innovative accessories brand, based on the consumer’s desire to rebel against uniformity and creative rigidity provided by mass-produced brands. The inspiration behind HCD comes from the founder’s lifestyle, their passion for collecting vintage items, and a nostalgia for all of the things that made them feel happy and comfortable when they were young. The HCD creative team draws inspiration from art, artifacts, colors, textures and patterns that they treasured in their youth, as well as their yearning to come across them again in their adult lives, transformed as Hot Chocolate Design’s one-of-a-kind shoes and accessories.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Alba Botanica Facial Care

Don't these sound amazing?  Can't wait to try!

Each product in the Hawaiian Detox facial care collection is formulated with Volcanic Clay, a mineral-rich natural substance that draws out dirt, oil and grime from deep within poresbefore being washed away. This action helps clear problematic impurities which immediately brightens and refreshes skin. The clay’s unique physical texture also polishes away dead surface cells, leaving skin with a smooth, even, mattified glow. Each formula is powerfully effective, yet also hypo-allergenic.

Hawaiian Detox Cleanser (6oz., $11.99, Whole Foods)
Gentle yet effective daily detoxifier lathers away problematic impurities
Hawaiian Detox Scrub (4oz., $11.99, Whole Foods)
Distinctive black lathering scrub gently exfoliates, clears and brightens skin
Hawaiian Detox Sheet Mask (single mask, $3.49, Whole Foods)
Micro-extraction mask loosens stubborn impurities for intensive detox action
Hawaiian Detox Facial Towelettes (30ct, $5.99, Whole Foods)
Multi-tasking towelette whisks away makeup, detoxifies and tones without rinsing

NEW Alba Fast Fix Sheet Masks (SRP: $3.49, Target, Wal-Mart, Whole Foods & natural food stores) Individually wrapped, serum-soaked fiber masks contour to your face to deliver concentrated doses of active botanical ingredients. In as little as 5 minutes, skin experiences a powerful beauty-enhancing treatment! 100% vegetarian ingredients, no animal testing, synthetic fragrances, artificial colors or parabens.
·         Coconut Water Hydrate Sheet Mask: an infusion of coconut water, cucumber and chamomile provide a mega-moisture oasis to return skin to healthy, hydrated happiness
·         Camu Camu Anti-Wrinkle Sheet Maskcamu camu, cocoa and caffeine fight the good fight to help firm, tone and tackle those pesky lines and wrinkles
·         Papaya Anti-Acne Sheet Mask: the zit-zapping trio of papaya, lemon balm and salicylic acid penetrate pores to give pimples their proper punishment
·         Grapefruit Even Tone Sheet Mask: grapefruit, charcoal and turmeric vanish visible pores, soothe redness and help lighten shadows, to give skin a soft, even glow

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Terrible Tragedy

Our own blogger, Lindsey is currently facing a terrible tragedy within her family.  Please share, to spread the word and help her receive all help she can.

Per his wife, Lindsey:  "It is with deep sadness I have to post that Nicholas Albright lost his battle with mental illness today. He was an amazing father, loving husband and son and giving friend. He will be remembered for his wit, sense of humor and probably one of the strongest work ethics I've ever seen. Please respect the families need for time to grieve. Details regarding a celebration of life will be posted at a later date. To my husband, we will carry on in your honor. I live for our two miracles and the one yet to arrive. We miss you so much. I love you more."

Sadly, the world has lost a great man.  A devoted husband and father.  A son.  A brother.  A friend.  A paramedic.  A nursing student.   

He was known for his bright smile and ability to make anyone laugh.  Unbeknownst to many, he was struggling inside.  He remained strong for as long as he could.

We mourn for him and hope he has found peace.

His family survives him, with his wife, two small children, and a baby on the way due in just a few short weeks.

The family recently bought their first home, and during a time when his family should be preparing for new baby's arrival, his sweet wife is now dealing with grief and the harsh reality of losing not only a loving husband and father, but their family's financial provider.  Please consider donating to the family for expenses.