Must Have: Precidio Design Reusable Snack in the Box & Drink in the Box

Raise your hands if you love snacks and keep some in your purse, at home, and at work for when you’re feeling peckish. Of course, we usually carried our snacks around in baggies, which not only can open up in your purse, your snacks can get crushed. The same thing goes for reusable water/juice bottles. We’re not saying to put your beverage in baggies (perish the thought), but many water bottles tend to be a bit bulky or take up a lot of space in your bag. In comes Precidio Design and their range of stylish, reusable, BPA, BPS and Phthalate free drink and food storage products. The Precidio Design Snack in the Box Unique and Precidio Design Drink in the Box Unique containers are the coolest on-the-go containers to hit the market.

The Precidio Design Snack in the Box Unique features two separate chambers that each holds 6 ounces of your favorite dry snacks. Using USA-made Tritan, the body and the Tritan pop-up lids let you easily pour out the snack from each chamber individually. The Precidio Design Snack in the Box Unique keeps your snacks from being crushed or mushed and works as portion control so you don’t eat more than you planned.

The Precidio Design Drink in the Box Unique features a new slim and sleek way to carry your drink. Also made from tough USA-made Tritan™, this range of drink boxes are extremely durable. They boast a pop-up lid that won’t leak or squirt, so is safe in a bag or purse, and an integrated straw that is made from medical-grade food safe silicone. Its one-hand operation makes it perfect for use while working, studying or working out at the gym. Just snap this unique juice/water box’s secured lid closed to protect from spills! Love infused water? Add fruits slices, berries, mint or other flavors in your Precidio Design Drink in the Box for a tasty, low-sugar drink.

The Precidio Design Unique storage containers are available in four designs: Black on Black, Black lid with a Clear body, White on White, and White lid with a Clear body. You can choose to show off your healthy snacks or drinks, or discreetly carry your favorite treats and beverages. Both Precidio Design storage containers are easy to disassemble, are dishwasher-friendly, and will look new for more than 1500 dishwasher cycles (3-5 years!). The 12oz Drink in the Box Unique container is available for $14.99 each, while the 6oz Snack in the Box Unique retails for $9.99. Both are available now on www.amazon.com.

The Most Valuable Commodity: Fine Unisex Fragrances for Fall

What is your most valuable singular commodity? For us, it’s the sense of self. Knowing what makes us who we are. This ranges from our family and friends, our favorite colors, music, foods, and of course fragrances. A fragrance is a very personal thing. Not everyone will like the same scents, plus our body chemistry adds to how the final notes of a fragrance are received. We change our fragrance with our moods, and sometimes the season, or not at all. Do you do this as well? As we stated, a fragrance is a very personal thing, and we are set in our likes. So when we find a new fragrance that blows us over, we get excited. We were recently introduced to the stunningly modern range of fragrances from Commodity, a unisex and cruelty-free collection of fine, body and home fragrances.

The unisex Commodity fine fragrance range is available in three collections, the Platinum Collection – a collection boasting rich, indulgent, and luxurious fragrances boasting such scents: Tonka, Vetiver, Leather, Orris, and Bergamot; the dark, complex, and intense Black Collection, featuring Book, Gin, Moss, Whiskey, and Wool; and finally the White Collection – a collection of bright, fresh, and uplifting scents like Gold, Magnolia, Mimosa, Rain, and Tea.

Platinum Collection

  • Vetiver – Top Notes: Apple, Petalia®, Blackberry. Middle Notes: Sampaguita, Jasmin Vintage Oil. Base Notes: Haitian Vetiver Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Indonesian Patchouli Oil, Australian Sandalwood Oil
  • Tonka – Top Notes: Almond Oil, Indian Davana Oil, Cardamom oil. Middle Notes: Lotus, Magnolia Oil. Base Notes: Venezuelan Roasted Tonka Absolute, Peru Balsam Absolute, Australian Sandalwood Oil, Laos Benzoin Resinoid.
  • Bergamot – Top Notes: Italian Bergamot, Brazilian Green Mandarin Oil, Clementine Oil. Middle Notes: Jasmin Sambac Absolute, Moroccan Spearmint Oil, Egyptian Geranium Oil. Base Notes: Patchouli Oil, Vetiver Oil, Blonde Musks, Violet Leaves.
  • Orris – Top Notes: Carrot Seed Orpur, Pink Peppercorn, Italian Bergamot, Coriander Seed. Middle Notes: White Lily of the Valley, Tea Blossom, Patchouli Oil, Moroccan Cedarwood. Base Notes: Italian Orris, Vetiver Oil, Vanilla Madagascar Orpur.
  • Leather – Top Notes: Black Leather, Oregano Essence, Juniper Wood Essence. Middle Notes: Cacao Bean Absolute, Myrrh Resinoid, Cade Essence, Akigalawood®. Base Notes: Styrax Resinoid, Cedarwood Essence, Haitian Vetiver Essence, Cistus Labdanum Essence from Concrete.

Black Collection

  • Book – Top Notes: Virginian Cedarwood, Bois de Rose, Eucalyptus, Bergamot. Middle Notes: Alaskan Cypress, Amyris, Amber. Base Notes: Musk, Sandalwood, Velvet.
  • Wool – Top Notes: Mandarin, Grapefruit, Apple. Middle Notes: Basil, Fresh Ozone, Cedarwood, Lavandin, Armoise. Base Notes: Amber, Haitian Vetiver, Gray Musk, Bourbon Vanilla.
  • Whiskey – Top Notes: Jammy Plums, Slackcurrent, Violet. Middle Notes: Davana, Patchouli, Saffron, Lavender. Base Notes: Vanilla, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Ambergris, American Oak, Mahogany.
  • Moss – Top Notes: Grapefruit. Elemi, Bergamot. Petitgrain, Ozone. Middle Notes: Eucalyptus, Orange Blossom. Base Notes: Cashmere Woods. Cedarwood. Musk, Amber. Oakmoss.
  • Gin – Top Notes: Juniper Berry, Grapefruit Juice, lime. Middle Notes: Ginger leaf, Freesia, labdanum. Base Notes: Patchouli, Smokey Oak, Musk.

White Collection

  • Rain – Top Notes: Dewy Green Accord, Bergamot, lemon Verbena, Rain. Middle Notes: Jasmine, Freesia, Lotus Blossom. Base Notes: White Amber, Water Musk, Sheer Woods.
  • Mimosa – Top Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Blood Orange, Mandarin. Middle Notes: Orange Blossom, Black Pepper, Jasmin Sambac. Base Notes: Orris, Musk, Blond Wood.
  • Tea – Top Notes: Cassis Fruit, Honey, Mandann, Egyptian Basil. Middle Notes: Oolong Tea, Damascus Rose, Tonka. Base Notes: Hints of Tobacco, Indian Sandalwood, White Patchouli, Cashmere Musk.
  • Magnolia – Top Notes: Waterlily, Dewy Greens, Grapefruit. Eucalyptus. Middle Notes: Geranium, Magnolia, Ylang-ylang, Violet, Rose. Base Notes: Amber, Oakmoss, Musk, Sandalwood, Vanilla Extract.
  • Gold – Top Notes: Bergamot, Juniper Berries, Camphor. Middle Notes: Amber, Vetiver, Benzoin. Base Notes: Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Creamy Musk.

We knew exactly which of the Commodity Eau de Parfums we’d love just from the notes. We love intense fragrances, which is why we were drawn to the Commodity Black Collection. The warm and spicy scent of Commodity Wool Eau de Parfum immediately drew us in. Created by perfumer Donna Ramanauskus, we immediately smelled the fresh citrusy top notes, which dried down beautifully into the warm and cozy amber and bourbon vanilla notes. We wore this wonderful fragrance for two weeks to numerous compliments. We’re excited to try the Commodity Bergamot Eau de Parfum next. It too promises the energizing freshness of citrus.

Commodity’s unisex fragrances are available in 100ml Eau de Parfums, and 10ml Eau de Parfum. The 100ml bottles from the Platinum Collection retail for $135.00 each, the 10ml for $30.00. The 100ml from the Black, and White Collections retail for $105.00 each, with the 10ml at $26.00. All of these fine fragrances can be found on www.Commodity.co.uk, and at Sephora locations worldwide.

GIVEAWAY: ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture+Tint in Four New Colors

Ask anyone who loves kissing, they’re nothing like the feel of soft lips. As we enter the season of cooler, dryer temperatures, keeping your lips properly moisturized is essential. Why not do something good for your lips every day! Who better than the original lip balm (ChapStick lip balm was created in the early 1880’s) to nourish, smooth, and instantly moisturize your lips. Of course, the ChapStick lip balm we’re highlighting today does more than just moisturize, it colors as well. The ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture+Tint lip balms now come in four new colors, and we’re celebrating with a giveaway. We’re giving away a few tubes of all the colors of ChapStick’s Total Hydration Moisture+Tint lip balm to our wonderful readers.

Joining the already available three colors, Merlot, Rose Petal, Coral Blush, is four new on-trend shades to enhance your natural lip color. ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture+Tint now, which retails for $4.99 each, comes in NEW Pink Nude, Flaunt it Fuchsia, Hello Bordeaux, and House Red (all of which are featured above). That’s a total of seven shades to enhance your natural lip color with a hint of alluring tint. ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture+Tint boasts an advanced moisturizing formula with raspberry seed, jojoba oils, and shea butter that instantly smoothes and moisturizes your lips. These moisturizing lip balms are also sulfate-free, phthalate-free, and paraben-free. Are you ready for incredibly soft, kissable lips?

As we previously stated, we’re doing a giveaway of all seven colors of the ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture+Tint lip balms. How many winners? We’re not sure yet, maybe five, maybe 10, but the winners will receive at least three colors from the available seven. So be sure to let us know which colors are your top three favorites. To enter our ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture+Tint lip balm giveaway, enter via the Rafflecopter entry form below:

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Sweet Dreams: The Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow

We were going to highlight this in a holiday gift guide but this is just too wonderful not to showcase it in all its amazingness. You’ve obviously heard of waterbeds, initially intended for medical therapies, they became a symbol of status and ultimate comfort in the 1980’s. What if we told you there was a water pillow, guaranteed to give you a great night’s sleep by keeping your head and neck in proper alignment, no matter how you move. Say hello to The Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow, the only pillow clinically proven to improve the quality of sleep.

Founded by Maurice Bard, the Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow features an exclusive water-based technology that provides responsive support by adapting to the shape of your head and neck as you move during sleep. No matter which way you lay, your head and neck remain in proper alignment, creating a totally different kind of sleeping experience. We’ve been enjoying this amazing pillow for a few weeks and trust us when we say getting your beauty sleep has never been so comfortable.

Every Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow has two layers – on the bottom is Mediflow’s proprietary adjustable water base that provides responsive support for the neck, and on top is a soft, plump layer of Mediflow’s exclusive CombedLoft™ cloud-like and resilient Combed Loft Dacron fiber providing exceptional comfort for the head, and keeps your pillow free of any lumps.

Here’s why Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow is a must-give holiday gift for beauty junkies, restless sleepers, those who are easily prone to neck pain:

  • It’s the only pillow clinically proven to improve the quality of sleep, as noted by a peer-reviewed study conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • Benefits include deeper sleep (no more waking up to fluff your pillow!) and a reduction in neck pain
  • It’s customizable. Choose your preferred filling (fiber, foam, and feather – perfect for those with allergies or suffer asthma attacks) as well as your level of comfort. just fill the pillow with regular tap water until you reach your desired amount of firmness.
  • It boasts a 300-thread count cover, is Hypoallergenic, and can be machine washed and dried.
  • The jumbo Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow measures 20″x28″ and fits standard or queen pillowcases.
  • The Floating Comfort Pillow is ranked as the #1 selling pillow in six countries (USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France and China).
  • As of today, over 5 million The Floating Comfort Pillow have been sold – reaching #1 on global e-commerce platforms including Amazon, Shopify, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Alibaba with consistent 4+ Star reviews.
  • The Floating Comfort Pillow has also achieved the #1 Bestseller position in Amazon Home & Kitchen during July 2017, among 24,163,959 items.

The Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow is currently available for $49.99 for a single pillow, and $84.99 for a set of two. What are your thoughts on this water pillow? Could it help you or someone you love get a better night’s sleep?

The Cartier Fragrances We’re Loving for the Fall 2017 Season

It’s time for another season of change…….literally. As we go from the warmth of the summer season to the coolness of fall, we, much like the leaves on a tree, change. Our wardrobe, food, sometimes even our personal appearance changes. And of course, our fragrance choices change to match the new season. We put away the sweet, fresh and vibrant Eau de parfums for bold, musky scents. So we say goodbye to summer fragrances like Cartier Baiser Fou for women (a fragrance we admit we’ll continue to wear well into the fall season), and swap in fragrances that evoke the beauty of the fall season. Today we’re highlighting two wonderful Cartier fragrances created by Cartier Perfumer Mathilde.

First is our beloved Cartier Baiser Fou a fragrance that has captivated may during the warmer months, and Cartier’s newest fall fragrance for men, L’Envol de Cartier Eau de Toilette. Both of these fragrances elicit a feeling of power, boldness, and unstoppable verve.

 

Cartier Baiser Fou

Meaning “crazy kiss” in French – the sweet-scented Cartier Baiser Fou fragrance is mischievous, yet feminine, confident and playful. This sultry floral Eau de parfum is made up of the iconic sensual purple orchid, along with a touch of white chocolate, creating the balmy scent of a lipstick. For the first time, lilies and orchids have been explored in all their facets to create this memorable floral scent. Baier Fou is housed in a modern jeweled bottle, capped with a crimson cabochon.

L’Envol de Cartier Eau de Toilette

New for men this fall is the fresh and woody l’Eau de Toilette The Envol de Cartier. This fresh oriental features bold citrus notes and gaiac wood to give the wearer the confidence to fly this fall. Hesperide cloud, the sap of Gaiac wood and hydromel notes meet in a magnetic, luminous and liberating fluid. This is all the power of the masculine perfume L’Envol de Cartier. The bottle encapsulates the fragrance like a vital bulb. This precious object is part of Cartier’s great stylistic tradition, that of the guillochage, whose corks take up the famous motif.

What are your thoughts on these Cartier fragrances? Do you wear your favorite fragrances out of season?

Eau Claire Distillery Parlour Gin & Prickly Pear EquineOx Makes US Debut

You may have heard of farm to table foods which promote locally sourced ingredients from local farmers, did you know “farm to glass” also exists and refers to spirits made with regionally-sourced ingredients? The award-winning Canadian Craft Spirits maker, Eau Claire Distillery, has officially made their U.S. debut with their renowned, farm to glass, Eau Claire Parlour Gin, and Eau Claire Prickly Pear EquineOx spirit. Made from regionally-sourced ingredients and artisanal distilling methods, Eau Claire’s spirits reveal truly unique flavors and redefine taste, one grain-to-glass experience at a time.

The first of Eau Claire Distillery’s distinguished spirits to become available in the U.S., the Parlour Gin, and Prickly Pear EquineOx have won countless prestigious industry awards. Some of those awards (from 2017 alone) include SIP 2017 Consumers Choice Award, SIP Awards 2017 Best of Class – Platinum, SIP Awards 2017 – Silver, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 – Gold, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 Bronze, *The Fifty Best Gin’s 2017 Best Gin – Gold, and Distilled Competition 2017 – Silver.

We have the pleasure of experiencing both the Parlour Gin and the Prickly Pear EquineOx at Five Mile Stone in New York City (one of the bar/restaurants you can enjoy these farm to glass spirits). We fell in love at first sight of the distinguished, cheeky, and sophisticated packaging. We all know how alcohol can make wild animals out of people and we loved the visual of wild animals looking and acting quite distinguished and sophisticated – hence why we believe Eau Claire’s spirits will turn the wildest of animals into sophisticated drinkers.

The Eau Claire Parlour Gin is a London-style dry gin that augments more traditional gin botanicals, creating a juniper berry-induced dryness, but with unique hints of rosehip, Saskatoon berry, coriander, lemon, orange, mint, and spice. It’s dry with a harmonious texture and smooth finish. Parlour Gin is distilled with a selection of special botanicals that gives it delicious, unique flavor notes. We usually tread lightly with Gins because the bite can be too much for us, but Eau Claire’s Parlour Gin truly surprised us with its quick bite and immediate smoothness.

The Eau Claire Prickly Pear EquineOx is a distillation of the essence of Alberta – blue skies, mountain-fresh water, prairie grain and distinctive ingredients like the prickly pear cactus. This smooth and flavorful spirit defies comparison, though it could be described as a sweet, barley-based alternative to gin or vodka. Its name honors the role Eau Claire’s horses and oxen play in the annual spring planting and fall harvest. This was our favorite! We loved the unique taste, slight sweetness, full-bodied weight, and smoothness of the Prickly Pear EquineOx. Oh, the cocktails we will enjoy with this distinctly flavored spirit.

Eau Claire Distillery’s Parlour Gin and Prickly Pear EquineOx are imported and distributed within the United States by Park Street Imports, LLC. Some retailers carrying both spirits in New York includes 55th Street Liquors, Ambassador Wine & Spirits, Blue Angel Wines, and Duke’s Liquor Box. You can enjoy a glass or two of both at these following NYC bars/restaurants: Five Mile Stone, The Wren, The Daisy, Cafe Tallulah, and Pisticci Restaurant. Current available markets for Eau Claire Distillery’s Parlour Gin and Prickly Pear EquineOx are New York and Florida, with other markets coming soon.

Repair Hair Damage with Infusium Repair + Renew Hair Care Collection

The things we put our hair through in the name of beauty can be pretty damaging. Hair, of course, can be resilient, as long as you nourish it and repair the damage you inflict. We’ve been using Infusium since it was called Infusium 23 and while we switch out the products we use on our hair (a must to do as hair reacts to things like seasonal changes, overall health, changes in your diet, and other factors), we always keep Infusium in rotation. To repair the damage we’ve done to our hair, we rely on the products from the Infusium Repair + Renew hair care collection.

The Infusium Repair + Renew hair care collection features five products: Repair + Renew Shampoo, Repair + Renew Conditioner, Repair + Renew Leave-In Treatment, Infusium Repair + Renew Smoothing Serum, and Infusium Repair + Renew Leave-In Creme. The collection boasts Argan Oil and Keratin to help build your hair’s strength, elasticity, and smoothness, leaving you with softer, shinier, smoother hair. The Repair + Renew Shampoo formula gently cleanses fragile strands, and the Repair + Renew Conditioner formula helps rebuild hair strength from root to tip.

The Repair + Renew Leave-in Treatment formula coats hair with lightweight conditioners to help mend split ends, tame flyaways, enhance shine and improve hair manageability throughout the day and night. The dual-functioning Repair + Renew Smoothing Serum helps protect wet hair from styling friction and breakage and amplifies shine and smoothness when used on dry hair. The Repair + Renew Leave in Creme features a thick, rich conditioning formula provides targeted moisture to help control frizz and smooth split ends.

Infusium’s salon heritage dates back 88 years. They made a breakthrough in the hair care category in 1976 by introducing their Original Leave-in Treatment formula, which quickly became the “leave-in to believe-in” among both professional stylists and consumers alike. Since then, they have continued to introduce new hair care products to the marketplace creating the next generation of multitasking treatment offerings that combine professional quality with everyday ease for a healthy no-fuss hair routine.

Strengthen your weak, brittle hair with the Infusium Repair + Renew hair care collection, available for $6.97-8.49, at Walmart, Target, and Walgreens.

SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive M3.0: More Storage Space for Android Phones

As a writer who covers a lot of events, we always end up taking an obscene amount of photos and videos on our phones, especially when it comes to having photo content for social media. As you can image, these photos and videos take up quite a bit of space on our smartphones. Many times to the point of receiving that dreadful “storage almost full” message, which can affect the overall performance of your smartphone. There is an answer to this Android phone storage issue, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0. Thanks to this tiny gadget with micro-USB and USB 3.0 connectors, we don’t have to limit the amount of pictures and video we take. Great things really do come in small packages!

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 for Android smartphones can instantly free up space or transfer files to and from your phone, so you can take more pictures and videos. Thanks to its micro-USB connector on one end and a USB 3.0 connector on the other, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 lets you move content easily between your Android devices, whether it’s your Android smartphone or tablet to your laptop or desktop computer. PC or Mac, it doesn’t matter, the Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 seamlessly connects it all. This USB 3.0 connector is high-performance and backward-compatible with USB 2.0 ports. For example, the high-speed USB 3.0 lets you transfer a full-length movie to the drive faster than with a standard USB 2.0 drive(3), up to 150MB/s.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 for Android is available in five storage sizes: 16GB ($10.95), 32GB ($13.99), 64GB ($21.99), 128GB ($34.99), and 256GB ($69.99). This mini device also comes with a great companion app. Available from the Google Play store, the SanDisk Memory Zone app lets you view, access, and backup all the files from your phone’s memory in one location. It can also automatically move files from your device to your drive to free up space.

Don’t worry iPhone users, SanDisk has a flash drive for your iPhone and other Apple devices as well called the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive. Just like the Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 does for Android phones, it does for iPhones, iPads, etc.