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Holiday Gift Guide: Eco Conscious Stocking Stuffers, Secret Santa, & Gifts Under $30

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun! Time is just zooming by and before we know it, it will be Christmas.  ’Tis the season to be Merry & Bright. Yes, it sure is the most wonderful time of the year.  With that being said, it also happens to be the time of year when we seem to be moving at a rapid speed to accomplish all of our goals, tasks, deadlines, baking, decorating, hosting parties and holiday gift shopping. It can be overwhelming and rather stressful.  Some of us still have to start our Christmas shopping. (Yes, I am very 11th hour this year when it comes to gift shopping.)  To make things a little easier for those of you possibly still on the search for a gift for Secret Santa, Stocking Stuffers or even gifts for friends, family or a loved one we have got you covered with our holiday gift guide.    Our eco conscious holiday gift guide is dedicated to supporting local, ethically made products, animal cruelty free makeup & skincare products, …

Holiday Survival Guide: Nature Fitness Challenge

’Tis the season for a lot of holiday cheer, gift giving, holiday parties, fabulous eating and spending time with friends and family.  This time of year can get a little crazy, running around checking everything off our ‘To Do List’ and fitting in time for everyone and all of our holiday parties and dinners— not to mention work.  As it is the busiest time of year for everyone, it is easy to become feeling overwhelmed and stressed out.  Breathe! After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year.  Might we offer a solution to finding some time for yourself?  Take time out of your day even if it is just 5-10 minutes to spend outdoors.  Reconnecting with nature will help you reset and recharge.  Being immersed in nature can have a positive impact on your health, well-being, mind, body and soul.  (Nature is truly great for that.). While you are outdoors taking some time for yourself and recharging, why not include a very easy-to-do exercise challenge?  It is a win-win! It keeps you …

Le Visage: 5 Must Haves For Your Red Carpet Moment

Oscar season is buzzing.  Who will win best picture?  Who will have the best look on the Red Carpet in Hollywood?  In the spirit of the Oscars, we have decided to share our “oscar picks” of the best cosmetics.  We are sharing  “5 Makeup Must Haves” all available at Le Visage, at Camana Bay.  Each contender shares these core values to make our list, they are ethically made and animal cruelty free. Every girl deserves to have her red carpet moment, and that can be achieved by getting all glammed up for a night out with friends or a hot date.  Whether you are inspired by Old Hollywood Glamour, or feel like a more modern chic look, these 5 makeup must haves will have you looking glamorous and ready for your red carpet moment.  And the award goes to… Our top 5 picks, from best lipstick, to best eyeliner.  These bestsellers will make a wonderful addition to your beauty routine. Our “Oscar Picks” Best Cosmetics Must Haves Best Lipstick: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, …

Sage Larock: Redefining Fashion Upcycling Plastic Into Swimwear

Behind all of the glitz and glamour of the fashion world is an ugly side.  There is an incredible amount of textile waste and pollution produced by the fashion industry.  “It is the second highest global polluter of clean water because of its use of toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, and other toxic compounds” (Sage Larock).  In an era of conscious consumers, and a growing movement to pass on plastic consumers are evaluating their consumption habits.  Some are becoming more interested in how clothing is made.  As a result, they are seeking out sustainably and ethically made clothing.  Sustainable fashion is a game changer, it is redefining fashion and redesigning the way clothing is made.  In particular,  Sage Larock  is founded upon being a sustainable luxury line of swimwear and apparel made in Los Angeles, California.  The ethos of their sustainable clothing is making beautiful swimwear that is inspired by the sea and designed to be ocean friendly.  At the heart of their environmentally responsible approach is reclaiming ocean plastic debris and transforming it into fabric.  …

Wake Up & Smell the Coffee Marshmallows!

Powder Monkey Gourmet Treats has whipped up a batch of new flavors for their gourmet marshmallow line. Coffee lovers, are you ready for it? Coffee infused marshmallows! Yes, the creme de la creme of marshmallows has arrived. -, (Powder Monkey) has not only created one of the most delightful marshmallows on the market, but has also created an ingenious garnish to morning coffee. Oh yes, move over hot cocoa with marshmallows on top, coffee topped up with these divine marshmallows is on a whole new level of awesome! Try the Coconut, Mint Chocolate Chip or Rose to spice up your coffee. Bonus! For those of you, like me, who has food allergies the good news is the coffee flavored marshmallows are gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free! Hip Hip Hooray! Another fun fact, these little treats are made with a rich blend of different coffees.  Curious what inspired this new flavor, “People love coffee. The flavor is complex and has many different layers to it” says, creator Lydia Ray. While coffee lovers are in marshmallow heaven, don’t think for a …

Working with Sharks

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a shark researcher for a day? Today’s feature is a Q&A with Johanna Kohler, Shark Project Research Officer at the Cayman Islands Department of Environment.  Johanna Kohler is an accomplished Marine Biologist, specializing in shark behavior and ecology, currently based in the Cayman Islands. She has gained valuable experience from both, working and traveling, all over the world, giving her an impressive portfolio in the field. As an advocate for ocean conservation, Johanna Kohler is passionate about protecting and preserving sharks. Her respect and love for sharks is evident through her commitment to study sharks in order to gain valuable insight for the betterment of shark conservation. Sharks are majestic creatures that have unfortunately been misunderstood. As a result sharks are mostly portrayed in a negative light, resulting in them being wrongly feared. In actuality what we should be afraid of is an ocean without sharks, not an ocean with sharks. Sharks play a vital role in regulating the health of the ocean and keeping marine …