Keep Your Face in Place with Cargo! Swimmables Collection

September 9, 2017

I’ve been asked by many of you – what is the best swimmable/waterproof make up…? Hmm…This was a good question, as the only thing I LOVE to be waterproof are lips, eyeliner and mascara. So my challenge to hunt down a fresh summer look that wouldn’t wash off during that dip in a pool was a good one. And let’s not forget just a basic sweaty face from summer heat and humidity.

Alas, my fave – Cargo Cosmetics – has got you covered with their waterproof, sweat-proof Swimmables collection. Sounds too good to be true, huh? Try it out for yourself!

Behold!

Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Bronzer: Achieve an instant radiant glow with this silky powder that’s not only sweat-proof and weatherproof, but also gives your skin a natural looking-color without the dreaded orange tone. This bronzer is customizable due to its buildability and doesn’t streak or fade, leaving a bronzed look from day to night! (CargoCosmetics.com, $29.00)

Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush: The perfect complement to Swimmables Bronzer, this sweat-proof, waterproof and weatherproof blush allows your cheeks to stay colorful without streaks or fading, no matter the occasion. (CargoCosmetics.com, $26.00)

Cargo Swimmables Waterproof Mascara Top Coat: Finish off your waterproof makeup look and transform any mascara you own into a tear-proof, waterproof, and sweat-proof formula. This invisible top coat transforms your lashes without affecting the performance of your favorite non-waterproof mascara! (CargoCosmetics.com, $22.00)

The event influencers and entrepreneurs don’t want to miss! iCONIC Tour

September 7, 2017

The iCONIC Tour in headed for Santa Monica, CA on September 27th!

In its third year, the iCONIC Tour combines dynamic interviews, inspiring presentations and business advice from leaders who have achieved iconic status.

An all-star roster of the country’s best-known entrepreneurs, including Tony Robbins, Tony Hawk and the Zumba founders will participate in the conference.

Entrepreneur, bestselling author and business strategist Tony Robbins, legendary professional skateboarder and action sports entrepreneur Tony Hawk, and Zumba® Fitness Founders Alberto Aghion, Alberto Perlman, and Alberto “Beto” Perez lead an all-star roster of some of the country’s  most influential entrepreneurs at CNBC and Inc. Magazine’s upcoming iCONIC tour stop at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday, September 27.

Now in its third year, the conference series offers a unique opportunity for attendees by combining dynamic interviews, inspiring presentations, and actionable advice from iconic entrepreneurs who are leading, creating and revolutionizing change across all market sectors. T-Mobile is the founding sponsor of The iCONIC Tour for the third consecutive year.

Tyler Mathisen, co-anchor of CNBC’s Power Lunch and Nightly Business Report, and Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief, Inc., will serve as the hosts for the event. Conference sessions and interviews will be featured on multiple platforms including CNBC, CNBC.com and Inc.com.

Joining Robbins, Hawk and the Zumba Founders in Santa Monica will be Michael Dubin, Founder and CEO of Dollar Shave Club, Amber Venz Box, President and CoFounder of rewardStyle & LIKEtoKNOW.it, Jessica Iclisoy, Founder and CEO of California Baby, and Rohan Oza, CoFounder of CAVU Venture Partners, Karen Kelley, President and COO of sweetgreen, Jonathan Neeman, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of sweetgreen, and Christopher Voss,  Former Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator, FBI; Founder And CEO, The Black Swan Group; And Author of Never Split The Difference.

Leading up to the event, CNBC’s small business and entrepreneurship reporter Kate Rogers will provide stories on-air and online highlighting southern California’s hottest, most exciting startups and entrepreneurs. 

For more information about The iCONIC Tour, including registration and sponsorship opportunities go to: https://iconic.inc.com. 

Join the conversation using hashtag #iCONICTour.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
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Tony Robbins
ENTREPRENEUR, BEST SELLING AUTHOR, PHILANTHROPIST, AND THE NATIONS #1 LIFE AND BUSINESS STRATEGIST

Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, best selling author, philanthropist, and the nations #1 Life and Business Strategist. For more than 4 decades, more than 50 million people have enjoyed the warmth, humor, and transformational power of his business and personal development events. He is the nation’s #1 life and business strategist.

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Michael Dubin
FOUNDER & CEO OF DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB

Michael Dubin is a passionate, creative entrepreneur, executive and trailblazing brand-builder
with a unique style and an engaging voice that clearly resonates with male consumers. Under his leadership, DSC now boasts over 3 million active members with revenues that exceeded $200M in 2016.

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Jessica Iclisoy
CEO & FOUNDER OF CALIFORNIA BABY® 

More than 20 years ago, Jessica Iclisoy embarked on a journey to create a non-toxic environment for her family. Launching in her kitchen with ingredients she had sourced, Jessica began to create the beloved formulas for what is today, the industry standard in natural skincare, California Baby. Since then, Jessica has built California Baby into a globally recognized brand, with more than 90 products available at major retailers nationwide and through a global distribution network. California Baby is a certified Women Owned Business, with its own certified organic and FDA registered manufacturing operation and a certified organic farm.

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Tony Hawk
LEGENDARY SKATEBOARDER,  ENTREPRENEUR, AND FOUNDER OF THE TONY HAWK FOUNDATION

Tony Hawk was nine years old when his brother changed his life by giving him a blue fiberglass Bahne skateboard. By fourteen he’d turned pro, and by sixteen he was widely considered the best skateboarder on earth. World Champion for 12 years in a row, Hawk continues to skate demos and exhibitions internationally, making him the most recognized action-sports figure in the world.

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Karen Kelley
PRESIDENT AND COO OF SWEETGREEN

Karen Kelley is President and COO of sweetgreen, the destination for simple, seasonal, healthy food. sweetgreen’s strong food ethos, embrace of passion and purpose, and investment in local communities has enabled sweetgreen to grow into a national brand with more than 60 locations across the East Coast and California. As President and COO, Karen drives sweetgreen’s strategic growth, overseeing key internal leaders across a number of functions including marketing, operations, finance and retail planning. In 2016, sweetgreen was named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies,” a testament to Karen’s leadership.

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Jonathan Neman
CO-FOUNDER & CO-CEO OF SWEETGREEN

Jonathan Neman is Co-Founder & Co-CEO of sweetgreen, the destination for simple, seasonal, healthy food. Jonathan and his co-founders Nathaniel Ru and Nicolas Jammet started sweetgreen in 2007, opening their first location in Georgetown, DC – just three months out of college. The brand’s strong food ethos, embrace of passion and purpose, and investment in local communities has enabled sweetgreen to grow into a national brand with more than 60 locations across the East Coast and California.

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Alberto “Beto” Perez
CREATOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF  ZUMBA® FITNESS

Beto Perez is the creative genius behind the Zumba® program, the fitness formula that has revolutionized the way millions of people think of exercise. Due to the company’s massive success, Zumba landed Inc. Magazine’s coveted “Company of the Year” title including the 2012 December cover in which Perez was prominently featured. He has also graced the headlines of media worldwide and appeared on TV programs such as The Talk, The View and The TODAY Show. In 2016, he was selected as a judge for the first season of “Bailando Con Las Estrellas”, the Colombian version of global TV franchise “Dancing with the Stars” which aired on mega TV network RCN.

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Alberto Aghion
CO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT AND COO, ZUMBA® FITNESS

Alberto Aghion is the chief operating officer and co-founder of Zumba Fitness, LLC., the largest branded fitness company in the world, counting 15 million weekly participants in 200,000 locations across 180-plus countries. Aghion is responsible for the company’s overall operations strategy, including management of the legal, IT and finance divisions.

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Alberto Perlman
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF ZUMBA® FITNESS

Alberto Perlman is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Zumba Fitness, LLC, the largest branded fitness company in the world, counting 15 million weekly participants in 200,000 locations across 180-plus countries. Perlman oversees marketing, business development and innovation, and negotiates strategic partnerships with fitness clubs and organizations around the world.

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Amber Venz Box
PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER OF REWARDSTYLE & LIKETOKNOW.IT

A digital-style influencer herself, AmberVenz Box conceptualized and launched rewardStyle at the age of 23 as a solution to monetize her fashion blog, venzedits.com. Amber has worked on all sides of the fashion industry—as a shop girl, an editorial stylist, a fit model, a retail buyer, and a jewelry designer. Her intimate understanding of the fashion industry, along with first-hand experience as an influencer, has helped to fuel rewardStyle’s global success. Amber has been named Forbe’s 30 Under 30, Fast Co.’s Most Innovative, Glamour’s “Woman of the Year” for Technology, Fashion Group International’s Innovator of the Year, a Business of Fashion 500, Entrepreneur magazine’s “15 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch,” and she spoke at SXSW in 2017 as a featured session speaker for the second time.   

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Rohan Oza
CO-FOUNDER & PARTNER AT CAVU VENTURES 

Rohan’s strong track record and consistent success has enabled him to identify key trends and leverage those insights to build iconic brands. In 2002, Oza left The Coca -Cola Company to join Glaceau. There, as partner and CMO, he built the powerhouse brands Vitaminwater and Smartwater via innovative marketing and creative partnerships with 50 Cent, Jennifer Aniston, Kobe Bryant, and Tom Brady. These partnerships changed the entire landscape of entertainment marketing. Oza’s career came full circle when Coke purchased Glaceau for $4.1B in 2007, and appointed him Chief Marketing Officer across all still Coke brands. Some of his latest ventures include Popchips, Vita Coco, Bai, and Flywheel. Rohan was named to the “40 Under 40” list by Crain’s in 2007 and by Sports Business Journal in 2008 & 2009. He was also honored with the “Marketing 50” award by Ad Age in 2009.

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Christopher Voss
FORMER LEAD INTERNATIONAL KIDNAPPING NEGOTIATOR, FBI; FOUNDER AND CEO, THE BLACK SWAN GROUP; AND AUTHOR OF NEVER SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE

Chris Voss is one of the preeminent practitioners and professors of negotiation skills in the world. He is the founder and principal of The Black Swan Group, a consulting firm that provides training and advises Fortune 500 companies through complex negotiations. He currently teaches at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and has lectured at other leading universities, including Harvard Law School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a frequent guest on CNN and Fox News, and has appeared on The Daily Show, Anderson Cooper 360, and NPR.

HOSTS
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Eric Schurenberg
PRESIDENT AND EDITOR IN CHIEF, INC.

During the five years Eric Schurenberg has presided over Inc., the magazine has seen a 24 percent increase in ad pages and received numerous journalism awards and a National Magazine Nomination for general excellence.

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Tyler Mathisen
CO-ANCHOR OF CNBC’S “POWER LUNCH” AND “NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT”

Tyler Mathisen co-anchors CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” one of the network’s longest-running program franchises, as well as “Nightly Business Report,” an award-winning evening business news program. NBR was named Best Radio/TV Show in 2014 by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Photo credit: David A. Grogan

 

Timeless Scents with a Twist BIJOU CANDLES

September 2, 2017

We can never have enough candles. When anyone asks me what I want – ever – I say A CANDLE PLEASE! It’s just my thing. But shitty candles are the worst. So I’m always pumped when a new luxury line comes across our desks!

Enter: Bijou, a women-owned, women-run company based in New York City. All candles are made of 100% soy wax, with a high fragrance load, all made and hand-poured in USA.

 

They are set to reveal their new luxury scents and candle bases September 13th and you will be sure to add these to your holiday lists. At least if you are buying anything for me or any other candle lovahs in the house.

I tried the LENA and I was in shock – it scented my entire home – including covering the stench of my daughter’s hamster, Lady Ginger. It’s incredible and I must try all the scents!!

BIJOU IS THE MOONCHILD OF FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR,
ALAINA YOUNG DREW WHO SOUGHT TO CREATE AFFORDABLE LUXURY CANDLES. WOMEN-OWNED AND WOMEN-RUN, BIJOU SYMBOLIZES A WHOLE NEW ERA OF EMPOWERMENT — ONE THAT EMBRACES AUTHENTICITY WITHOUT ABANDON. IT’S ABOUT BEING YOU AND BEING TRUE TO YOURSELF.

 

Color Camp – Beverly Blvd’s Newest Non Stop Manicure Shop

September 1, 2017

Color Camp has opened on my block. OH THE JOY!  This sexy little, modern manicure bar is a “cross-section of beauty, design, and technology, with a laser focus on cleanliness, a thoughtful approach to health, and an extensive, customizable nail art menu.”

It’s everything you’ve been looking for (and more).

 

Cannabis IXVV

I don’t recall when we became Cannabis reviewers but my office girls are nothing less than ecstatic. We all have different needs (hi, I’m a mom), tastes and likes. One thing across the board, we are all into anything medicinal, plant based and high end quality.

Enter: IVXX  

On point and on trend. Not to mention sexy and just the right amount of edge.

If you are like many of us here, you have very specific desires when it comes to cannabis. I for one hate feeling high or out of control. Personally I am as far from a stoner as you can get. But by god, I have anxiety and get VERY TENSE!!! I don’t drink or do any drugs and quit Ativan years ago as it kills people. I have trouble staying asleep. I am basically up all night. It sucks!!! So I am all about finding a medicinal way to address my stuff. This chart is amazing. Check it out.

“For all individuals seeking the highest quality and most trusted cannabis, IVXX is the authentic and unrivaled leader. By creating the finest products and adhering to the highest standards, IVXX elevates credibility, trust and acceptance of not only IVXX cannabis, but the industry at large.”

I feel like 2017 has been Groomed LA’s year of discovering Cannabis and we are so freaking jazzed about sharing this natural way to focus on your health, heart and soul. We are learning about so many exciting products to fit so many lifestyles and cannot wait to share it all with you. Something about IVXX feels bad-ass and masculine. I think dudes will love it. Of course – we ONLY feature top quality exquisite brands and this fits right into our groove.

You need to own a VAPE PEN for these cartridges! Make sure to look into that first!

MISSION STATEMENT:

IVXX Cannabis We All Deserve

Welcome to IVXX, a brand of the finest-grade cannabis products.

We partner closely with a carefully selected team of experienced and trusted cultivators, ensuring our cannabis is grown and harvested under the safest and most beneficial conditions.

All of our products, including our hand-selected flowers, custom-rolled joints and concentrates, are thoughtfully produced, rigorously tested and held to the highest standards of potency, consistency and purity.

With a commitment to becoming the industry’s most trusted purveyor of exceptional premium cannabis, we intend to grow this brand slowly and mindfully, thereby guaranteeing only the best products possible for our consumers.

IVXX is available at select retailers.

The IVXX Promise

We believe in the infinite potential of cannabis and its undeniable benefits.

We also believe every cannabis experience should be extraordinary.

IVXX offers only the finest-grade cannabis = rigorously tested and certified to the highest standards, guaranteeing absolute quality, purity and consistency.

IVXX. Cannabis we all deserve.

The Extraction Lab

Within our highly advanced and custom designed IVXX Extraction Labs, our meticulous scientists are able to produce the highest-quality and purest concentrates and extracts. We can also formulate precise proprietary blends, all based on rigorous medical research and consumer feedback.

Each lab features dynamic and fully versatile Supercritical CO2 Fluid Extraction equipment, as well as precise Chromatographic applications, so we can carefully refine our products to our exact micro-specifications.