Category Archives: FAMILY

TUTUBLUE EXPANDS PRODUCT LINE IN TIME FOR MELANOMA MONDAY

April 19, 2017

TUTUBLUE

OK – you know this!

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and according to the Skin Cancer Foundation: An estimated 87,110 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017. An estimated 9,730 people will die of melanoma in 2017. The majority of melanomas are caused by the sun. Sun protective apparel is the best way to protect yourself from the sun.

TUTUBLUE, founded by actress Sarah Buxton after a scare with melanoma, has recently expanded to offer even more options for active outdoor enthusiasts to stay protected from the sun’s harmful rays while outside.

Buxton launched the brand with an original full-body women’s beach suit offering complete neck-to-ankle 50+ UPF protection in 2016. After appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank, Buxton secured a partnership with sun protective clothing pioneer Sun Protection Zone, which has allowed her to expand the collection to include leggings and rash guards for men, women and children just in time for Melanoma Monday on May 1st.

There is so many cute options to choose from! Leggings, wet suits – the works.

www.tutublue.com

In 2015, Buxton noticed a strange spot on her hand just before an audition. After getting it checked out, she was diagnosed with melanoma. The melanoma was successfully surgically removed, but her doctors advised her not to go back in the sun or risk a melanoma recurrence.

As an active native Southern Californian who loves the beach and outdoors, she had a hard time accepting this advice and while still in the hospital recovering from surgery, conceptualized the idea for a full-coverage sun protective suit she could wear outside. She launched the brand with the signature full-body women’s suits in early 2016 on Shark Tank. Although she didn’t get a deal on the show, her phone started ringing with offers from investors and potential partners.

The suits are beautiful, comfortable, fun, functional and provide the ultimate protection from the sun while still being lightweight, breathable and offering fast-drying and cooling properties. While the cuts and construction support athletic activity, the silhouettes are form fitting and flattering.

The surf-friendly long-sleeved one piece is the cornerstone of the collection offering a complete coverage alternative to applying sunscreen. The short one-piece offers a slightly less conservative look and the highly versatile leggings offer stylish sun protection for watersports while transcending seamlessly from the beach to yoga or other fitness and lifestyle activities. Rashguards have been added allowing consumers to mix and max the pieces, and styles are also now available for children and men.

See the full collection and learn more at www.TUTUBLUE.com and follow the brand on Instagram (www.instagram.com/tutublueca/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Tutublue-879268355462176/).

www.TUTUBLUE.com

The TUTUBLUE collection from actress Sarah Buxton features a full range of UPF50 activewear for adults and children. The suits are strong, lightweight, breathable, comfortable, quick drying and provide the ultimate protection from the sun. The cut and construction support athletic activity while also creating a flattering silhouette for all shapes and sizes. Perfect for any outdoor activity with long or short exposure to the sun. Made in sunny Los Angeles. 

About Sun Protection Zone

Founded in 2005, Sun Protection Zone develops men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories with 100 percent UVA & UVB protection. The collection includes tee-shirts, long sleeved shirts, rash guards, shorts, hats and arm sleeves. Sun Protection Zone’s goal is to inform and protect consumers from the sun in fashionable ways with great quality and unique design. Sun Protection Zone not only sells sun protective products, but is very involved in the community and charity by spreading the message of sun safety in unique ways. They also work with leading dermatologists to raise awareness of skin cancer and educate their patients about sun protection through product sampling, brochures and other informative publications.

Stasher: self-sealing, airtight, reusable non-plastic bag.

April 15, 2017

stasher is the first first—and only—self-sealing, airtight, reusable non-plastic bag! Made from 100% pure platinum silicone, stasher protects both the planet and your health. stasher can be reused thousands of times, making it a green alternative to plastic, but it also contains no BPA, BPS, phthalates, vinyl, petroleum or other icky chemicals found in plastic, making it safe to cook in (either sous vide or in the microwave) and eat out of.  

stasher is making my kid’s lunch boxes way more fun and green!

1,000+ years for plastic to begin degrading
20m plastic bags to landfill per year
10.5b pounds of plastic generated annually

it’s time to rethink plastic.

Sure, plastic is convenient and easy to use, but there’s no question that it’s toxic to the environment, and more worryingly, to our bodies. fortunately, you now have a healthier option: silicone is a more flexible, sustainable, and safer alternative to plastic, so it’s good for people and the planet.

 

reduce

less really is more—especially when it comes to saving natural resources and protecting the environment. reducing waste means making thoughtful choices every day. the less you throw away, the better for everyone!

+ buy only what you truly need

+ choose sustainably produced products with minimal packaging

+ compost food and organic waste

+ repair instead of buying new

+ borrow infrequently used items

+ take mass transit, ride a bike or walk to work


reuse

do what you can not to throw things in the can! instead, reuse whatever you can; and if you can’t use it, maybe someone else can. not only will you save money, but you’ll be keeping perfectly useful items from going to landfill.

+ always buy reusable vs. disposable items (like stasher!)

+ byob: bring your own (reusable) bags when you shop

+ visit consignment shops, thrift stores and the library

+ donate used clothes, books and household items

+ organize a neighborhood garage sale


recycle

cans, bottles, paper, minerals, timber, electronics, and more can now be repurposed instead of going to landfill. recycling reduces waste, conserves resources, saves energy, helps prevent pollution and reduces greenhouse gases. recycling also creates jobs and saves money—it’s a win-win for everyone!

+ participate in curbside recycling programs

+ recycle large appliances and building supplies

+ check with your local waste management company to learn more about e-waste recycling programs in your area

+ buy products made with recycled materials


rethink

of all the 4 rs, this one might be the easiest. simply changing the way you think can make a big difference. learn to be more conscious about what you buy, and what you throw away. make thoughtful choices every day, and you’ll see how little things add up over time.

+ make smarter choices when you buy

+ reconsider what you throw away

+ share what you can: rides, stuff, food

+ get involved (volunteer for beach clean up days, create a community garden, organize a neighborhood garage sale)


silicone vs. plastic

silicone is more flexible, sustainable and safer than plastic

   

 

Guilt Free Easter Goodies

March 31, 2017

 

 Just as the winter holidays pass, and we finally get on track with our New Year’s diet resolutions (for real this time!), another sweet-filled festivity creeps on in. As tasty as the chocolate bunnies, marshmallow ducks and candy eggs might be, we’re all doing our best to develop healthier habits in 2017. The solution? Swap a few of the goodies in your Easter gift basket or Easter egg hunt with guilt-free, faux-desserts that will not only save calories, but will give you the ideal excuse to spend any extra days away from the office indulging in the ultimate luxury – time alone, disconnected from all devices (Can you imagine?).

Want to really get in the spirit? Pick up a colorful basket, a few personalized trinkets and most importantly, the pièce de résistance, one or all of Fizz & Bubble’s Easter inspired Fizzies. They’re fun enough for the kids, but luxurious enough for adults, too: all Fizz & Bubble products are formulated with 7 natural, ultra-nourishing oils.

Note: YOUR KIDS WILL LOSE THEIR MINDS OVER THESE!!

Available at ULTA!

PASSIONFRUIT GUAVA BATH FIZZY CUPCAKE ($10): The 2-in-1 formula of bubble bath frosting tops and bath fizzy bottoms are a festive, fun, and purely decadent bath time indulgence. To use, remove the top of the cupcake and rub together between hands under running water, and the pieces will dissolve and create a bubble bath. The bottom is an ingredient-rich bath fizzy, and simply submerging it in the bathwater will activate it.

 

EXTRA BUBBLY FOAMING FIZZIES – BUBBLE BOMB BATH BUNNIES ($10): These fizzies not only fizz, they get extra-bubbly and make bath time extra-fun!  Pink is Rainbow Sherbet, White is Vanilla Cream and Yellow is Buttercream – can you say YUM?!

 EGG BOMBS BATH FIZZIES ($20): A half-dozen egg shaped bath fizzies in the following scents: Tropical Fruit, Birthday Cake, Passionfruit Guava, Watermelon, Rainbow Sherbet and Coconut Cream…. With this many sweet smells, you won’t miss the candy at all.

Your Kiddo’s New Snack Squad: Pure Growth Organics

March 21, 2017

Think you need to spend a fortune at Whole Folds to stock up on healthy, delicious, guilt free snacks for your kids?

THINK AGAIN.

Your pantry, purse, car, kid’s backpacks (lunch, afterschool, sports, etc.) can now officially be in abundant supply of wholesome goodness without having to file for bankruptcy.

Meet Pure Growth Organics.

An organic kids snack food sold nationwide at Walmart and on Amazon.

Pure Growth delivers all the goodness of Mother Earth, the way Nature intended. Pure Growth Organic is Natural. Organic. With no additives, chemicals, or anything artificial.

Say what?

Pure Growth Organics was founded by Sabrina Peterson after her son was born and she found herself noticing in grocery stores that there were great organic options for babies and toddlers, but that there seemed be a lack of healthy, organic snacks for 2-12 year olds. The majority of snacks that she did see on the shelf weren’t organic, seemed serious, not so fun for children, and tough on the wallet.  

Now of course there is only ONE test that works – and I have two of them of my very own. KIDS. So, I let them go to town – and the winners were – the Oatmeal, this morning, the animal crackers and the breakfast bars. They didn’t get to the chips because yours truly inhaled them.

What I also love about these snacks is for purely selfish reasons. When I am starving and driving I always dig into my kids’ car snacks and it’s a downward spiral to hell (they love Cheez Its, ’nuff said). With Pure Growth Organics, when I binge on their food, at least I am not piling on fat, junk, artificial everything which only heads me into a major depression. If I stock up on this line, I’m safe!

And that’s what I call a win-win.

Moms have found their Shangri-La in Spa Lé La

February 9, 2017

Moms have found their Shangri-La in Spa Lé La, the new Studio City place for pampering that accommodates busy moms by offering quality onsite childcare during treatments. The concept of catering to mommy-me-time is simple, because hardworking moms often don’t have a free hand nevermind free time for a temporary and relaxing escape.

 

Spa creator Trina Renea found that after she became a mom, merging a welcoming sanctuary for moms and safe playful space for kids was a perfect and necessary match. Spa Lé La (www.SpaLeLa.com) is so in tune with the pressures of parenting, it even offers the pleasure of naptime for sleep-deprived mom (or dad) on a sumptuous bed.

 

The entire vision of the spa focuses on mom’s need to make sure everyone else is cared for before she can slip away to find her inner calm. Spa Lé La maximizes precious time for temporary transportation to tranquility by providing attentive care straight away. Staff serves mom her favorite tea ushering her to the sanctuary and joyfully welcomes children to settle them into the all-natural and clean environment of the play area.

Designers thoroughly researched the kids zone to guarantee the best possible experience for children ages six months to nine years under the careful watch of CPR certified childcare professionals. While it is safe and sterile, the play area is packed with toys, books, activities, color and whimsy that speaks joy to its precious little clients. Single children receive complimentary care, and it’s $6 for a second child.

The innovative spa specializes in $70 combinations of two treatments, whether it be a bath and a nap or infrared sauna and massage throne. Every treatment begins with a soothing hot towel, and founder Trina Renea brings with her expertise in the art of beautiful skin perfected at the popular Facial Bungalow in Los Angeles. Treatments can include getting hair styled for a well-deserved night out and competitive pricing is based on the philosophy that luxury doesn’t have to be outrageously expensive.

Following the opening of its maiden spa in Studio City, Spa Lé La will grow to four additional locations in the Los Angeles area. Once moms (dads welcome too) become aware of the gift of an inclusive spa designed specifically for their rejuvenation in Los Angeles, the plan is to launch franchises across America. Moms everywhere will win back their sense of self and be rewarded with rejuvenation and a fresh state of mind to face the real challenges and grind of modern motherhood.