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SMD Cosmetics

SMD Cosmetics produces one of the most popular prestigious skin care lines in South Korea, formulated on over 2,000 years of herbal medicine wisdom. Created twenty years ago, SMD Cosmetics is now available in the U.S. I first heard about snail serum from my friend and when I heard about SMD Cosmetics’ best selling product, the Saromae Quintessential Snail Serum Concentrate, I had to try it. It is the result of combining the precise formulation of natural ingredients and ancient herbal science and it contains 62%...

Weekend

Cochon555 Cochon555 is a culinary competition for a cause in support of safe, honest foodways and family farms producing heritage breed pigs. This year’s competing chefs include Chef Bruce Kalman of Union, Chef Kyle Johnson of Bourbon Steak Los Angeles, Chef Jonathan Granada of Otium, Chef Dakota Weiss of Estrella, and Chef David Féau of Wally’s Beverly Hills. One week before the event, five competing chefs receive a 200-pound heritage breed pig from a local farmer and they are each tasked to create and...

Dermalogica’s Daily Superfoliant

I am a lifer when it comes to Dermalogica products and they just had a big launch! New Daily Superfoliant is unlike any skin care I have experienced. By drawing on the same powder exfoliant technology that made Daily Microfoliant a best-seller, Daily Superfoliant contains even more AHAs and enzymes for deeper resurfacing, plus helps purge pollution from pores and smooth away the signs of skin aging. Did you know, the more pollution in the air, the higher risk of accelerated aging, which shows up in the...

Valentine’s Day Gifts

For the Chocolate Lover: Valerie Confections has Valerie Gordon’s custom hand-drawn designs in a palette of black and blush in her new Hearts and Arrows boxes. The boudoir-themed box features Blushing Berry Truffles, Almond Toffee, a rose petal and raspberry chocolate bar, Liquid Caramel Hearts, and more. Choose boxes of nine pieces, twelve pieces, or even a Valentine Bar made of 61% bittersweet chocolate, sprinkled with crushed rose petals and dehydrated raspberries. They also have Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes including the Pink Box ($46 for...

hoopLA’s 2017 Health Jump Start

Nirvana Tea & Herbs Healing Lounge–Joe Recsnik, LAc Joe Recsnik at Nirvana Tea & Healing Lounge is a healing place where you can find everything you need to start your 2017 off relaxed, focused, and detoxified. With a license in Chinese herbs, acupuncture, and cupping, Joe Recsnik will listen to your health issues and find the best solution that works for you and your body. I first met Joe in 2013 and he helped me with some of my chronic stomach...