Archives for April 2016

April 25, 2016

PURA D’OR Wins a Healing LifeStyles Beauty Award

Healing Lifestyles Beauty Awards Winner

Healing Lifestyles Beauty Awards Winner


PURA D’ OR Healing Conditioner

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April 24, 2016

DaySpa Magazine features Out of Africa Pomegranate Body Butter

 DaySpa May 2016

DaySpa May 2016

DaySpa Magazine features Out of Africa Pomegranate Body Butter

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April 23, 2016

Out of Africa Shea as featured in FOX 5 San Diego TV Travel segment

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Out of Africa Shea as featured in FOX 5 San Diego TV Travel segment. Thank you Merilee!

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April 23, 2016

Healthy Lifestyle with Eraldo TV features Out of Africa products

Healthy Lifestyle with Eraldo TV

Healthy Lifestyle with Eraldo TV Featuring Out of Africa Shea Butter Products

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Healthy Lifestyle with Eraldo TV features Out of Africa products. Thank you Eraldo!


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April 23, 2016

PURA D’OR in Contessa Magazine

Contessa’s Court Fashion & Luxury Lifestyle May 2016 featuring PURA D’OR


Pura d'or in Contessa Court Magazine May 2016.

Pura d’or in Contessa Court Magazine May 2016.

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April 23, 2016

Beauty Store Business, May 2016 issue

Beauty Store Business May

Beauty Store Business May, 2016

Beauty Store Business magazine in an all time  favorite beauty industry publication and when we see one of our favorite products featured like  Out of Africa Bar Soap in Verbena and Gerard Cosmetics in the “Lippies” article, It is a nice little bonus:)

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April 22, 2016

Why Should You Opt for Spray Tanning This Summer?

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Everyone has a fascination for a beautiful skin with a sun-kissed look. Get the fabulous bronzed look without having to spend hours in the harsh sun. Nobody likes the idea of sunbathing for hours to get the desired tanned look. Fortunately, today an easy solution is available. You could simply opt for spray tanning that is effective in giving you the desired sun-kissed look without any harmful effects of the sun’s ultra-violet rays. Spray tanning is an effective sunless method that helps in temporarily darkening your skin without the harmful exposure to the sun. There are multiple benefits of spray tanning that needs to be discussed.


No Exposure to the Sun’s UV Rays

When you spend hours in the sun for a tanned look, you expose your skin to the risk of skin cancer due to the excessive exposure to the sun’s harmful ultra-violet rays. The major advantage of using an artificial colorant is that you do not get the unwanted exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun. The tanning sprays contain a chemical known as DHA that is FDA approved and is really safe for application to your skin. Only alert being that those who are spray tanning at home on their own should be careful about not breathing in the fumes. According to the CNN Health reports the outcomes of accidental inhalation or ingestion of DHA is not known clearly. Also, remember that spray-on-tans are not effective in protecting you from the sun’s rays so you must not forget to use sunscreen, sunglasses and hats even though you are using the sunless tanning product.

Ensures Even Coverage

Today spray tan machines are effectively used for getting a flawless tan in the privacy and comfort of your own homes. Spray tanning provides a wonderful even coverage that seems to look really natural and far more attractive than red sunburn across your nose or on your shoulders. Sunless tanning creams and lotions are usually pretty difficult to regulate so getting an even coverage all over the body could be a challenging task. However, spray tanning is an easier process and you could get an even finish. The deeper bronzed look does not appear instantaneously. Most people get the desired tan within 24 hours of spray tan treatment.

Quick and Affordable Complete Body Makeover

Spray tanning could be a really affordable option and it usually takes a maximum of 30 minutes to get done with the tanning process. You end up getting a toned and leaner physique, whiter teeth and brighter eyes. Spray tanning would be effective in reducing the appearance of all skin imperfections including cellulite and spider veins. Most importantly, you would feel great and look healthier without really damaging your skin.

Experience Simple FDA Approved Ingredients

Spray tanning is a customized sunless tanning process that does not damage your skin with dangerous ingredients or harmful chemicals. The active ingredient of spray tanning lotion is supposed to be an FDA-approved non-toxic sugar known as DHA. Spray tan formula usually contains ingredients that are regarded as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the well-known United States Food and Drug Administration. They do not ever contain dangerous ingredients.

Some Disadvantages of Spray Tanning

As with all processes, spray tanning too has some disadvantages. Here are a couple of cons associated with spray tanning.

Getting Stains from Spray

Spray tanning could result in some ugly stains on your clothes and also, on your skin. As per instructions from CNN Health, people using sprays at home must try and wash off the solution very quickly so that undesirable staining could be avoided on fingernails or hands. You must also, do the same in the case of the wayward spray affecting the mirror, sink or other areas in your bathroom.

Only Short-Term Results

The greatest disadvantage of spray tanning is that the bronzed look disappears after a few days only. The DHA is known to fade within just a week. This could mean that if you wish for a truly prolonged tanned appearance, it could be a pretty expensive affair eventually. You could catch hold of a spray tanning lotion and an effective spray tan machine and do it yourself at home. Self-administration could be a far less expensive venture than paying several visits to the salon.

Author Bio: Jennifer Brown is an experienced aesthetician attached to a renowned aesthetic clinic at Boston. She has recently taken to blogging and enjoys sharing her knowledge about the aesthetic world and various beauty products with her fans and followers.

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April 22, 2016

Spring Clean Into a Greener Way of Living this Earth Day

MIAMI, Florida – (April 21, 2016) – As spring cleaning sets in, Earth Day (April 22nd), is the perfect time to reevaluate the environmental impact of your home, your business, and take steps to make improvements for a greener lifestyle. According to Green America, a non-profit that works to protect the environment, we can make small changes towards greening our lives that can make big differences. A good place to start is to commit to purchasing at least one thing from a green company, whether it be coffee, blue jeans, oral care, or laundry soap.


“Even the smallest steps can really help the health and wellness of the environment and we can start with our homes and everyday lifestyles. For example, at Dr. Sharp Dentistry, we are committed to providing our customers innovative and proven alternative to the standard fluoride-based products,” says Dr. Bruno Sharp, a fourth-generation dentist who created a line of products called Dr. Sharp Dentistry, which is celebrating their 10th year as a Natural Oral Care provider. “Our products, such as mouthwashes and toothpastes, are made with natural ingredients and herbals that contain many of the nurturing qualities found in nature.”

Dr. Sharp Dentistry is not only dedicated to improving the health and wellness of individuals, but the company goes one step further to ensure its company is producing high-quality, environmentally-friendly products. To join Dr. Sharp Dentistry and millions of others making eco friendly choices today, here are some steps you can take to make your house greener:

Turn off the Light. Obviously cutting down on lamps and overhead lights use will lead to a less expensive energy bill, but more than that, natural light can have health benefits. Even more, make sure that you are switching our incandescent lights for a compact fluorescent (CFL), which prevents the emissions of greenhouse gases.

No More Bottled Water. If you are firmly against tap water, install a filter under your sink at home or buy a pitcher that filters water. If you’re on the run, invest in reusable plastic water bottles – bottled water, especially bottles that are not recycled, heavily contribute to the pollution in our country, especially the oceans.

Use Your Appliances Efficiently. Wait for a full load before running the dishwasher or washing machine and dryer. Be sure to clear the lint filter after every dryer load. If the weather is nice, consider air-drying your clothes. Further, remember to unplug your toaster and coffeemaker when you aren’t using it. Items plugged in and not being used are still drawing a current and costing you money.

Grow Indoor Plants. If you can, try growing herbs and vegetables at home to eat healthier. Live plants around your home act as natural air filters and some plants can effectively absorb harmful pollutants emitted from your carpet, furniture and electronic equipment.

Clean Smart. Opt for eco-friendly alternative, rather than using harsh chemical household cleaners, which can cause health problems and pollute the environment. Today, there are non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning products available at grocery stores.

Use Eco-Friendly Products. Companies such as Dr. Sharp Dentistry have gone the extra mile to ensure that all products positively impact the environment as much as possible. The eco-friendly business has taken the necessary steps to ensure that all products are vegan, not tested on animals, packaging is recyclable and toothpaste boxes are printed using soy ink. Continuing to use such products and encouraging others to do the same can lead to widespread positive impact on our environment.

“No matter what part of the country you live or what kind of house you rent or own, you can make steps to make your space greener,” explains Dr. Sharp. “These steps towards greener living will help preserve and protect our environment for years to come!”

Dr. Sharp created a line of oral hygiene products to give people a healthier alternative. His product line includes Fresh Mint Green Tea toothpaste for adults, Wild Berry Kids toothpaste, Fresh Mint mouthwash and Green Tea Mint dental tape. All products are safe to use, made in the USA, and are gluten-free, have no artificial colors or flavors, are vegan, non-GMO, alcohol-free, fluoride-free, and cruelty-free. Plus, they help whiten teeth and have xylitol, which is a natural sweetener that also helps to fight off cavities. The products are safe for the entire family. To learn more about Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care products or see where they can be purchased, visit the site at:

About Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care
Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care is a line of natural oral care products that were created by Dr. Bruno Sharp, a fourth-generation dentist. All products are made from natural, safe ingredients, and are made in the USA. The product line includes toothpaste for children and adults, mouthwash, and dental tape. For more information, visit the site at: Follow them on Facebook and Instagram @drsharpnaturaloralcare. For more information about Dr. Bruno Sharp and his dental practice visit

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April 22, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day with FeelGoodz


Steppin’ Easy, Kyle, Founder of Feelgoodz: It all started when I was backpacking in Thailand. While walking through a night market in Bangkok, my flip-flops wore out and broke. Needing to find another pair, I walked up to a vendor’s display shaped like a tree with flops hanging from the branches. What I tried on was the most comfortable flip-flop I had ever worn.

Relieved to no longer be barefoot, I was curious why the flip-flops were so comfortable. I discovered they were made from 100% natural rubber tapped from Thai rubber trees, and that the local farmers have honed their techniques for extracting the sustainable resource. I was fascinated. The idea of comfortable, sustainable flip-flops was so captivating to me that I founded Feelgoodz in 2008.

Today, I’m still traveling to remote locations to discover new artisans and techniques. I am dedicated to bringing you the best products available and I’m thrilled that our partners in Thailand, Guatemala, Pakistan, and Vietnam all help to create our comfortable, all-natural products.


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April 22, 2016

Look Like A Bombshell in Lybethras Brazilian Bikinis


You don’t have to be a Brazilian beach bunny to wear a beautiful Brazilian bikini! Lybethras Swim, one of Brazil’s newest bikini exports, is making a splash in the US thanks to its colorful, handmade, mix and match printed bikinis! A Sports Illustrated Swim favorite, Lybethras bikinis boast teeny tiny cut outs, sexy one pieces and playful hand woven crochet accents.

Not only is each bikini handmade in Brazil, but Lybethras owner and designer, Luciana Martinez, has paired up with the non profit Brazilian organization Servi to provide every crochet detail found on each bikini. The organization provides low-income expectant mothers with the skills to become financially independent, creating a sustainable micro-economy for those most in need.

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