Nowadays there seems to be a subscription box for everything. Whether it’s all-natural beauty products, gym clothing, shoes and even food, there’s a subscription service that will deliver these items to you at least once a month. But, a lot of subscription boxes are unnecessary. You do not need to have new clothes and nail polish every month; but, if you are female, there is one thing you do need once a month, because of something you have that comes once a month…your period.
I recently discovered a variety of subscription boxes that provide all you need to get through that special visit from Mother Nature. Gone are the days of running out of the necessities you need to help you get through your monthly cycle. Below are just a few, but believe me, there are plenty of more out there. You’re welcome.
Lola (mylola.com) – Choose your preferred assortment of 18 light, regular, and super 100% cotton tampons in a customized assortment delivered to your door. You can select your shipment frequency and cancel or modify your subscription anytime. (Prices start at $10)
Le Parcel (leparcel.com) – Get 25 items of tampons, pads and panty liners, as well as gluten-free truffles to satisfy your chocolate craving during that time of month and a special, curated gift. ($15/month)
The Period Store (theperiodstore.com) – Customize your package with your feminine hygiene products from traditional, alternative, eco-friendly or international. Then select gourmet sweets, tea bags and medicine packs. (Prices range from $15-$30)
Helloflow (helloflo.com) – Select a monthly plan based on how heavy your flow is, and it will be delivered to you 5 days before your expected period in a discrete box. You can choose pads or tampons, or a combination of both, and even order specialty boxes including period starter, college campus, and new mom kits.
Nude undergarments are a must-have for women who want a polished look when wearing sheer or white clothing. But, for many women whose skin tones are darker than the average version of “nude” available on the market, which is usually a shade of beige, finding the perfect seamless undergarment can be difficult. A new hosiery and lingerie line, NubianSkin, is aiming to change that with the introduction of a line of essential undergarment needs, available in suitable skin-tones for women of color.
Nubian Skin founder, Ade Hassan, developed the line after being frustrated by the lack of undergarments that met the needs of ethic women. With the new line, women can choose from four different dark skin tone shades including Café au Lait, Caramel, Cinnamon and Berry. The company has a skin-tone matching guide on their website to help customers select the hue that best suits them.
Nubian Skin, which is based in London, recently launched at Nordstrom stores in the US and ships worldwide. Learn more.
During a recent trip I was walking through the airport and noticed that among the rows of restaurants and souvenir shops, stood a few vending machines. But, what was most interesting about these vending machines is you couldn’t get candy or drinks out of them; you could, however, get beauty products. Beauty kiosks are popping up in airports across the country, making it easy for you to get glam on-the-go, or make that flight delay seem a whole lot shorter.
Sephora offers a kiosk stocked full of over 50 products ranging from skin care to fragrance from a wide range of brands.
Last year, Essie launched self-service digital beauty kiosks across airports and malls with 48 different bottles of polish, retailing for $8.50 each.
Benefit Cosmetic’s placed their kiosk, Glam-and-Go, in over 26 airport terminals across the US, offering their best-selling products in a vintage pink bus design.
And, want to bring your favorite beauty product in your carry on, but airport liquid restrictions holding you back? 3 fl oz’s kiosks offer TSA approved travel-sized beauty, grooming and wellness products.
We are just two months into 2015, wondering what the rest of the year will bring?
A few weeks ago I told you about Fresh’s Limited-Edition Zodiac Oval Soap Collection, the beauty brnad has launched in collaboration with astrologer-to-the-stars, Susan Miller.
Recently, Fresh and Susan released quick videos that shed some light on the year ahead, forecasting what’s in the stars for each zodiac sign: in life, in love and most importantly in beauty.
Below, are the quick 2 minute videos for each sign. Check them out to hear your 2015 horoscope.
Last week I attended the one-year anniversary of PINCHme, a sampling service that allows users to choose and review products of their choice for free. The event also marked the company’s one-million user benchmark, proving that this start-up has a strong following behind its innovative concept of empowering consumers with the ability to discover and discuss products ranging from beauty to food, without any cost. Below is how the program works:
Products are released for a limited time, and after your receive your product, all you have to do is log on to your account and provide your feedback. Click here to sign up or to learn more.
Jaws dropped this week as the world received the shocking news that Hello Kitty may not be a cat; although, as the Huffington Post reports a spokesperson said, “Hello Kitty was done in the motif of a cat. It’s going too far to say that Hello Kitty is not a cat. Hello Kitty is a personification of a cat.”
Regardless, the news has sent shockwaves across the entire globe (for whatever reason), so of course being the beauty and fashion maven that I am, I had no choice but to bring you some of the ways to incorporate the cat, or I guess personification of a cat, into your wardrobe. Behold:
1. Hello Kitty Sterling Silver Ring, Pave Crystal Face Bypass Ring, $126
2. Hello Kitty® Silver-Plated Crystal Necklace – Kids, $22.00
3. Avon Hello Kitty® Textured Bracelet, $9.99
4. Hello Kitty Pink Bow Pierced Earrings, $66
What do you get the name brand aficionado in your life who has everything? How about a limited edition brown and beige monogram Louis Vuitton teddy bear? The bear named DouDou, is the only teddy bear made by Louis Vuitton in 150 years, and recently became available at NYC’s Toy Tokyo for a whopping $8,999.99, a steep price to pay for a toy stuffed with cotton. The bear was first offered to the top 500 Louis Vuitton VIPs worldwide during the 2004-05 Fall/Winter mens runway collection. Now, DouDou is available for regular non-VIP folk who have enough bank to spend on this exclusive item. Interested snagging one? Click here.
During Couture Fashion Week held in NYC this past September, there were various exhibits stationed outside the entrance of the Grand Ballroom, including Oksana Tanasiv, a Ukrainian-born American artist who recreates fashion as a 3-dimensional art using fabric and Swarovski® crystals on canvas. The unique collection of oil paintings is really something to be admired. Beautiful crystals sparkle and glimmer off of “Secret” (pictured above) and soft fabric realistically drapes off the canvas of “A La Dior” (pictured below). Each masterpiece would make the perfect gift for the die-hard fashion enthusiast in your life. For more information and to see more pieces in the collection click here.
A recent article in the New York Timers referred to the lack of diversity in the fashion industry as Fashion’s “blind spot, noting only 6% of African-American models were casted to walk the runways in at New York Fashion Week this past February. To combat this disparity in the industry, an innovative fashion experience is emerging in New York City this fall: Fro Fashion Week. Already in its 6th season, the Atlanta-based event is planning to take the East Coast by storm by bringing its highly anticipated event to Brooklyn, NY this September 5-8th. The week will consist of workshops, pop up salons, trunk shows, and an after party.
The festivities will culminate with a GOTHIX themed fashion show on September 7th, which will feature fashions of 6 upcoming designers chosen from across the US. The runway will be host to a diverse selection of models with various curly, kinky and coily hair textures, a non-traditional presence currently missing in the fashion industry. Also different from the credentials-only shows at NY Fashion Week, Fro Fashion Week offers designers, models and attendees the chance to be a part of the excitement of fashion week, an opportunity they otherwise wouldn’t be given.
“Not everyone can find themselves in New York Fashion Week,” says Valaira Sa-Ra, Executive Producer of the ‘Fro Fashion Show. “We wanted to bring Fro Fashion Week to New York because we cater to a demographic that isn’t typically represented.”
The featured designers presented at GOTHIX are:
- D’Andra Williams, Renee Fredrique (Queens, NYC)
- Chantel Gibbs, Shannon Shenone (Elmont, NY)
- Ronnisha De’Lynn, Aura Clothing (Kansas City, Missouri)
- Antoinette Middleton, I AM Designs (Bradenton, Florida)
- Raqui Rhodes, Necessories by Raqui (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Valeri Reaves, MyMeApparel (Atlanta, Georgia)
The show will be hosted by blogger Rochelle “BlackOnyx” Graham and exclusive backstage coverage provided by NaturallyCurly.com.
For more event information including ticket sales and show times, visit www.frofashionweek.com.