Right On!’s Part Two of its annual gift guide is filled with fun products that are just right for friends and family members (or even for yourself!)
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The cutest must-have bags were launched by Danielle Nicole and Nintendo Entertainment Systems at the Nintendo Store in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza! We were there to sip hot chocolate, nibble on popcorn and other treats as we perused the collection which is featured in our gift guide. These bags (the backpack, controller belt bag and Mario Round Crossbody) can also be found at stores or https://www.danielle-nicole.com.
Grind Pretty, the online platform designed for female entrepreneurs in the beauty and lifestyle space, recently announced its partnership with reality star and entrepreneur, Handy Smith-Harris. The collaboration is part of the brand’s quarterly subscription service and will include products from Smith-Harris’ company, Yelle Skin Care. “We’re excited to be working with Yandy on this partnership and couldn’t have asked for a more fitting boss to Grind Pretty with,” said Mimi J, CEO of Grind Pretty. “We wanted to continue our mission of encouraging female entrepreneurship by pushing female-owned businesses forward and that’s what we did with this collaboration.” Every quarter, the subscription service features various beauty and lifestyle products by female-owned brands. In addition to the Yelle special edition box, subscribers can also purchase this year’s standard Grind Pretty holiday box. The Yelle special edition box includes Awakening Milk and Honey Cleanser, Awakening Toner and Awakening Daily Moisturizer. The Grind Pretty holiday box includes such products as the Curlkalon Effortless Curl Creme, Glitter Lips Lip Kit, J’Luxe Scents & Co Girl Boss Vegan Candle and more. http://www.grindpretty.com/.
In ya ear! The Ally Plus true wireless earbuds offer the same industry-leading 10 hours of battery life and quick-charging slim carrying case as the original Ally but with the added benefit of active-digital noise cancellation. They also boast improved audio quality with updated Beamforming technology and a 10mm neodymium driver. In addition, music playback and volume can be controlled via earbud by swiping up or down for volume and tapping either earbud to play, pause or answer a call.
Looking for stocking stuffers or great gifts under $10? Old Spice is the iconic men’s grooming staple that’s on any guys’ holiday wish list and this year’s Old Spice Holiday Gift Sets offer gift-givers a trio of Old Spice products in three of their most popular scents to choose from: Swagger, Fiji and Bearglove for less than $10. How about the NFL’s best defender hanging above the fireplace? Old Spice Sweat Defense Dry Spray is the perfect stocking stocking stuffer for on-the-go, all-day freshness. Find them at places like www.walmart.com.
Motown recording groups Switch and DeBarge have been the subject of several programs on TV One and fans can’t get enough of the stories about the platinum-
selling acts. Now, Switch founder Gregory Williams tells all in a juicy read which chronicles the artists’ careers and gives the 411 on what wasn’t told on the recent TV movie, ‘The Bobby DeBarge Story.” www.amazon.com
Give the gift of giving. Spiritú is a growing community of women that supports entrepreneurs and artisans. Four times a year, it delivers a seasonal box of beauty and lifestyle products at a great value. Each box contains must-have name brand essentials as well as artisanal products sourced from female entrepreneurs in the U.S. and around the world. When you buy the Spiritú Box you are helping to support women entrepreneurs and organizations that benefit women and girls around the world. Click to shop.
Gordoné Cosmetics is an upcoming brand providing
premium quality, cruelty-free, and affordable cosmetics to
women. As an affordable luxury cosmetics brand,
Gordoné Cosmetics is made to make you look good, feel
good, without breaking the bank. Included in the line are glitter lipgloss, an eye shadow palette, matte liquid lipstick, gloss lip tints and eyelashes, for example. Visit Leah Gordone’s brand on the web at Gordone Cosmetics.
For the Lover of a Longlasting Lip–Nu Skin PowerLips Fluid! Whether you want to buy one tube or more – it’s the perfect stocking stuffer for a bold look. Get a perfect pout with an ultra-long-lasting lip color that contains a special blend of good-for-you, skin-nourishing ingredients to help soothe, smooth and prevent dry-out over time.
A dog pillow for the pet in your life? Why not give your favorite pet something to snuggle up with? www.thedogpillowcompany.com
Circadian Optics is the maker of bright light therapy lamps to mimic daylight. During winter, daylight is much shorter. These designer lamps allow all to get the light needed at home or at a desk. Science tells us to get enough sleep, take vitamins, drink water and exercise. However, we need sunlight. Getting light at the right time improves mood, boosts energy and regulates sleep. Circadian Rhythm is the body’s natural way of tell you to sleep and rise, triggering important biological processes that help you function best. This lamp can make a big difference in a busy person’s life! www.CircadianOptics.com.
A gift that nails it! The Redd Room offers the best in high-quality press-on nails. With three options: Single-use Premade , Hand-painted Gel and Salon-quality Acrylic, there is something for everyone. Shop from our wide selection of options or connect with us to customize your own press on experience. Where to Buy: Nailz by Redd
Here’s a nice way to gift someone and help nature at the same time. Original Grain is the premier maker of wood and steel watches. Partnering with Trees for the Future, Original Grain has planted one tree for every watch sold since 2015, helping to foster sustainability and empowerment. The latest array of watches include The Blackwood Collection is made with African Blackwood and features a matte black stainless steel band and The Grainmaster Collection, among other time pieces.
A bright, confident smile is the ultimate wellness accessory, making SmileDirectClub’s bright on™ premium teeth whitening kit with LED light a great addition to your beauty/self-care routine. bright on™ is a premium, professional-grade teeth whitening system designed to get teeth to their brightest bright in one week. The line includes whitening pens containing a proprietary Bright Boost™ formula (Vegan and only four ingredients) plus an LED accelerator light that plugs into your phone for power. When paired with the light, the formula is intensified to help get teeth whiter in a shorter period of time. Purchase through SmileDirectClub.com as well as Amazon.
U Fix the Twist is the only self massage tool designed to conveniently attach to a door jam. Access every muscle in their body without having to get on the floor. Apply the exact amount of force you need for a specific muscle. Improve range of motion, decrease muscle stiffness, and increase mobility. www.ufixthetwist.com
Get organized! These Are The Days 17-month large planner with 1000-plus stickers by Pipsticks+Workman will help you conquer the year. Another product, So. Many. Stickers, is equally as fun. Available at www.amazon.com.
And for your collection, GEMINI MAN arrives on Digital December 23, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD January 14, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Will Smith stars as retired hitman Henry Brogan, forced on the run by a young, highly skilled operative who will stop at nothing to eliminate his target. Now on a race around the globe, Henry must outsmart the mysterious assassin at every step – but how far will he go once they finally come face to face? Packed with epic fight scenes and groundbreaking visual effects, GEMINI MAN is the future of action movies. www.paramounthomeentertainment.com
There’s no excuse for not understanding this important document. It’s spelled out in “The U.S. Constitution: An Owner’s Manual Spiral-bound” by Stuart Matranga and available through Midgard Education Publishing. The U.S. Constitution is mentioned in the news every day, so there’s no reason not to know what it’s all about.
Ayanna Henderson, CEO and founder of Mademoiselle Ayanna and Ayanna Beauty, (www.ayannabeauty.com) is one of the first African American entrepreneurs to launch a line of cruelty-free skin and hair care products. Beauty lovers who are interested in trying something new should take a look at these new products!
And for the guys, Bevel provides grooming products, including a full skin care regimen, a shave system, and the Bevel trimmer. Its Bevel Shave System, which is clinically tested to help reduce and prevent razor bumps and irritation. Bevel products are available for purchase on their website, getbevel.com as well as Target and Amazon.
It’s easy to group textured hair into one big “curly” category. The truth is, “curly” hair comes in many forms, so the hardest part about choosing a formula is figuring out which products are perfect for your specific hair type. Introducing FORM, a hair-care line designed to meet the specific needs of all hair textures, so you don’t have to play the guessing game anymore. The line not only includes shampoos and conditioners, it also offers leave-in lotion, styling creme, curl creme, protective style creme, curl gel, heat serum, and a pomade that are paired up based on your needs for a customized hair-care regimen. For more information about the brand click here.