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Photographer’s Series Shows The Sweet Side Of Pit Bulls

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:26

Baby (Sean Casey Rescue)

Pit Bulls, a breed that most deem aggressive, but in reality that aggression we’ve seen from them has been the lack of attention, affection, and training from their owners. This misunderstood breed is now shining a new light, thanks to photographer, Sophie Gamad, who’s incredible photo series “Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution,” shows the more gentle and sweet side that Pit Bulls can possess.

Her models, crowned with flowers and soft colors, are currently looking for homes and are part of three rescue groups out of New York. If you don’t have room in your home for a dog, you can always purchase one of Gamad’s prints– the proceeds from the sales will go to the shelters.

 

Europa (Animal Haven)

Athena (Sean Casey Rescue)

 

Sweetheart (Second Chance Rescue)

 

Rex (Sean Casey Rescue)

 

Regina (Sean Casey Rescue)

 

Minnie (Sean Casey Rescue)

 

Lucy (Animal Haven)

 

Jellybean (Sean Casey Rescue)

 

Fancy (Second Chance Rescue)

 

Erica (Sean Casey Rescue)

 

Cali

 

Images Credit: Sophie GamandSean Casey Rescue/ Second Chance Rescue / Animal Haven

To help support the shelters, purchase a print from Gamad, here.

 

 

 

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LISTEN: Jessie Ware’s Soulful New Song, “Say You Love Me”

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:00

Jessie Ware is coming back tough as nails in her sophomore album, titled Tough Love. Although she had some commercial success with her previous work, Ware was never given the light to shine to her true potential as a solo artist. The UK artist revealed she is as confident as ever, breaking through the barrier head-strong, and it is quite apparent in her latest single– co-written with Ed Sheeran– “Say You Love Me.”

“Say You Love Me” provides a delicate and lonely touch, soft guitar in the background, soulful vocals provided by Waren, and supported by a choir on the second-half. Take a listen below!

Tough Love is set for release October 21st via PMR/Island Records.

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WATCH: Ryan Adams’ New Video For “Gimme Something Good”

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:22

Ryan Adams just released the video for “Gimme Something Good,” the lead single from his upcoming self-titled studio album. The video is a black and white visual that stars the Mistress of the Dark, Elvira, who haunts Adams and portrays his love interest.

A spooky mansion in VHS quality is the opening clip, and there are some goth embraces between Adams and Elvira. Director, Michael Reich, wanted to channel the old school b-horror films on local tv stations in Los Angeles in the likes of, Fright Night and Movie Macabre.

Ryan Adams is set for release September 9th via Pax-Am Records.

Check out the video below!

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MUSIC YOU SHOULD KNOW: R&B Canadian Singer, Francesco Yates

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 08:00

This is my first time listening to a Canadian get down with R&B, and let me tell you, it is pretty damn good, and guaranteed the perfect track to kick-off summer!

Every musician needs good hair, and 18 year-old Francesco Yates definitely has a head full of it. I don’t know what’s better his voice or that majestic mane that follows to the tune of his new single, “Call.”

Yates has been writing his own songs since he was 11 years-old, and has actually caught the eye of big names like Pharell and Justin Timberlake.

Self-described as “pop with alternative r&b and soul influence,” Yates’ voice draws you in instantaneously, it’s smooth and intriguing and the fact that the song is catchy in itself, makes it a sure hit.

Watch the video for “Call” below!

You can snag Francesco Yates’ single “Call” on iTunes now.

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WATCH: Trailer For Bill Murray’s New Movie ‘St. Vincent’

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:30

Bill Murray has a new comedy coming out this fall titled St. Vincent. The film follows a man who befriends his 12 year-old neighbor and shows him the ropes of gambling, drinking and mingling with strippers. St. Vincent is directed by Ted Melfi, and co-stars Melissa McCarthy– who plays the boy’s mother, Chris O’Dowd as a priest and Naomi Watts as a stripper.

St. Vincent comes out in theaters on Oct. 24th. Watch the official trailer below!


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Best Places To Watch 4th Of July Fireworks In Los Angeles

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:30

No 4th of July would be complete without some fireworks added to the end of your night. While the date does serve to celebrate America’s independence from England, those big flashy lights sure make America shine brighter. All of Southern California will be lighting-up the sky, from the Hollywood Bowl to Pasadena, to Long Beach and back. Check out the top places to enjoy a night out on the 4th!

 

Venice Beach Pier 

W Washington Blvd.,
Venice, CA 90291

You’ll be able to enjoy a less crowded environment to watch the Marina Del Rey barge show from Venice Beach, a nice view from north of the pier.

 

Hollywood Bowl Firework Spectacular

2301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com

Three nights of fireworks are scheduled, July 2, 3, and 4. If you want to keep it classy on the 4th, then hit up the Hollywood Bowl, Josh Groban is set to perform.

 

Lake Hollywood Park

3200 Canyon Lake Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Watch fireworks from right under the Hollywood sign.

 

AmericaFest At The Rose Bowl in Pasadena

1001 Rose Bowl Drive,
Pasadena, CA 91103

Music, food, and crafts while enjoying the biggest Southern California fireworks display. Festival begins at 2pm, $13 for adults and free for kids 7 and under.

 

Arclight Cinemas Hollywood

6360 W. Sunset Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-4226

Enjoy the secret rooftop of the Arclight while you overlook the city of Hollywood and miles of fireworks.

 

Culver City July 4th Fireworks

9000 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 287-4200
www.culvercityfireworksshow.com

Live music, food trucks, and family-friendly fun. Fireworks galore at the West LA College, starts at 4pm. Parking for the event is $5 per occupant (max of $20 per vehicle). Walk-ins $5 suggested donation.

 

Queen Mary All-American Fourth of July

1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802
(877) 342-0738
www.queenmary.com

Climb aboard the Queen Mary and celebrate the 4th of July on this old ship. Enjoy live music, and lounge around the ship in a family-friendly atmosphere. Tickets are $39.99 per adult. Watch the fireworks light up the sky from the historic ocean liner. Starts at 12pm and runs ’til 11pm.

 

Surfrider Beach

23180 Pacific Coast Hwy,
Malibu, CA 90265

Watch all of the fireworks shows off the coast, with a few private ones you can probably catch along the way.

 

Burton Chance Park

13650 Mindanao Way,
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

You can enjoy the Marina del Rey fireworks display from the park, where they’ll also be broadcasting music.

 

Hollywood Bowl Overlook

7036 Mulholland Dr.,
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Catch the Hollywood Bowl firework show without the Josh Groban ticket price.

 

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

6300 Hetzler Rd,
Culver City, CA 90232

A popular spot to catch the fireworks show, where you’ll be able to see up to the hills and all the way down the peninsula.

 

Bona Vista Lounge

404 S Figueroa St,
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 624-1000

If you want something a little cozier, but still on the side of rad, the Bona Vista Lounge on the 34th floor of the Westin Bonaventure will rotate as you watch the fireworks show.

 

Universal City Overlook

7701 Mulholland Drive,
Studio City, CA

Get your dose of fireworks in the valley, while still catching a distant glimpse of Downtown.

 

Howard Hughes Center

6060 Center Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Watch fireworks from the top of the parking structure, nice views of the Westside.

 

 


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LISTEN: Busta Rhymes And Eminem Collab On New Song, “Calm Down”

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:30

Busta Rhymes and Eminem have teamed-up for a feud rising collaboration on the track, “Calm Down.” The rappers previously worked together in 2006′s “I’ll Hurt You.” This time around the mighty word-droppers are taking it back to the old-school ways, with a six-minute rap battle between the two, where Eminem raps about Abe Lincoln and Busta throws down the “Fahrvergnügen.”

Take a listen to “Calm Down” below!

“Calm Down” is the lead single in Busta Rhymes’ upcoming album, E.L.E. 2– out later this year.

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The Who Announce Last World Tour

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 06:00

Come 2015, the Who will play their last gigs celebrating their legendary career in the music world. Pete Townshend shared, “for the 50th anniversary we’ll tour the world, it’ll be the last big one for us. There are still plenty of places we’ve not played. It would be good to go to eastern Europe and places that haven’t heard us play all the old hits.”

The Who have announced the first few dates of their “The Who Hits 50! Tour,” hitting the UK for 11 dates, between November and December.

Townshend adds that the tour is the “beginning of the long goodbye. Trying to stay young. Not wearing socks. Growing a great big woodcutter’s beard. Might even wear a check shirt on stage and get a tattoo of a Union Jack. Always a fashion victim. But under no illusions. We are what we are, and extremely good at it, but we’re lucky to be alive and still touring. If I had enough hairs to split I would say that for thirteen years since 1964 The Who didn’t really exist, so we are really only thirty-seven.”

The Who did tour last year in support of their album Quadrophenia’s 40th anniversary, but due to Townshend and lead singer Roger Daltrey’s health problems they’ll be cutting back a bit on the touring intake. Townshend suffers from hearing condition tinnitus, and Daltrey has regular visits to the throat doctor after having surgery for per-cancerous growths since 2010.

However, the band won’t be breaking up, this is not the end of The Who, Townshend shared that they are already working on a new album, and plan to hit the studio in late summer.

The Who 2014 Tor Dates:
11/26 – Dublin, IE @ The O2
11/28 – Belfast, IE @ Odyssey Arena
11/30 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro
12/02 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena
12/05 – Nottingham UK @ Captial FM Arena
12/07 – Birmingham, UK @ NIA
12/09 – Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena
12/11 – Liverpool, UK @ Echo Arena
12/13 – Manchester, UK @ Phones 4U Arena
12/15 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
12/17 – London, UK @ The O2

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LISTEN: Bon Iver Releases New Song For Zach Braff’s Movie, “Heavenly Father”

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:44

Zach Braff certainly knows how to create magic, not only with his film making but also incorporating amazing music into his movies; Braff is very particular about song choices, as he’s a big music buff himself.

As we’ve reported earlier, Braff is set to release his much-anticipated new film, Wish I Was Here, and Justin Vernon, aka Bon Iver himself wrote an original piece for the film titled “Heavenly Father.”

[REWIND: Listen To The New Shins' Song From 'Wish I Was Here,' "So Now What"]

In an interview with NPR, Mary Ramos– movie music supervisor, told the music source that she traveled to Wisconsin to meet with Vernon and his brother, Nate, where she screened the movie for them late one night in their living room. She described what happened next:

“They were enjoying it and laughing, but at a certain point, they just got quiet. When it was over, Justin started humming. We talked afterwards about the relationship between Zach’s character and his brother [Josh Gad], and Justin and Nate talked a little about their father — all the while Justin kept distractedly humming. Eventually, he sang out the words ‘heavenly father.’ Before I even left their house, Justin was recording the first version of the song in his downstairs studio. His inspiration was that immediate.”

This isn’t the only song Bon Iver has on the soundtrack, “Holocene” also made the cut, from the band’s 2011 self-titled album.

NPR is currently streaming “Heavenly Father,” take a listen to it here.

Wish I Was Here Tracklist:

1. The Shins – So Now What
2. Gary Jules – Broke Window
3. Radical Face – The Mute
4. Hozier – Cherry Wine (Live)
5. Bon Iver – Holocene
6. Badly Drawn Boy – The Shining
7. Jump Little Children – Mexico
8. Cat Power & Coldplay – Wish I Was Here
9. Allie Moss– Wait It Out
10. Paul Simon – The Obvious Child
11. Japanese Wallpaper – Breathe In (feat. Wafia)
12. Bon Iver – Heavenly Father
13. Aaron Embry – Raven’s Song
14. The Weepies – Mend
15. The Head and the Heart – No One To Let You Down

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Camp Grounded, A Summer Camp For Adults

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 23:06

via Camp Grounded

Ah, to be a kid again, excited for summer, traveling, learning new things, and making new friends. Well, you don’t need a time machine to re-live those childhood summer camp memories, there is now a summer camp all for adults called Camp Grounded.

Nestled between towering Redwoods, the 80 acres that is Camp Navarro serves as the centerpiece retreat for adults. During the 4-day stay, folks will leave behind all digital goods including cell phone, computers, clocks, etc. and trade those for some old-fashion fun activities.

via Camp Grounded


If you thought leaving Instagram and Twitter behind was hard, campers who attend are also refrained from talking about their jobs, so that means, no networking– thus putting campers all on an even playing field, and allowing them to be themselves.

The first Camp Grounded event was held last year, to much success this year the camp offered three sessions through the month of June.

Camp Grounded
emphasizes in creating a community where there is little materialistic worth, and more focus on individuality, self-expression, creativity, friendship, freedom and memories. With activities ranging in everything from archery, to painting, survival skills classes, wood working, analog photography, dance, rockwall climbing, baking, hiking, creative writing, solar carving, live music, and so much more, the possibilities at this summer camp for adults are endless.

Disconnect from your 8 to 5 and find yourself again. Greet the mornings with pour-over hand drip coffee and yoga, feed the hunger with gourmet camp food sourced locally and/or organically, leave time behind and play a color war game, or prepare for the talent show.  Seriously, give yourself a digital detox!

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LISTEN: Sia’s New Song “Big Girls Cry”

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 20:36

Sia just released a new track titled “Big Girls Cry,” off her highly-anticipated solo album 1000 Forms Of Fear out July 8th. This is the third single Sia has unveiled from the 12-track LP, the first one being the hit “Chandelier” & the follow-up “Eye Of The Needle.”

“Big Girls Cry” drops down to a mid-tempo ballad, generating tons of powerful vocals from the performer as she spills her heart out about love. Listen to the track below!

 

1000 FORMS OF FEAR Tracklist:
01. Chandelier
02. Big Girls Cry
03. Burn the Pages
04. Eye of the Needle
05. Hostage
06. Straight for the Knife
07. Fair Game
08. Elastic Heart (feat. The Weeknd and Diplo)
09. Free the Animal
10. Fire Meet Gasoline
11. Cellophane
12. Dressed In Black

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LISTEN: The Shins’ New Song “So Now What”

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 15:42

The Shins have teamed up with Zach Braff a second time around, creating original tunes for Braff’s various films, first, there was 2004′s Garden State, and recently the movie, Wish I Was Here.

The Shins have written a wonderful track titled, “So Now What”– which features a dreamy melody with synth and electric guitar arrangements.

The Shins aren’t the only ones with a new song on the soundtrack, you can find original tunes by Bon Iver, and also a collaboration between Cat Power and Coldplay. The soundtrack to Wish I Was Here, will be available digitally and CD come July 15th, and on vinyl August 5th. The film is set for release on July 18th.

Take a listen to “So Now What” below:

Wish I Was Here Soundtrack Tracklist:
01. The Shins – “So Now What”
02. Gary Jules – “Broke Window”
03. Radical Face – “The Mute”
04. Hozier – “Cherry Wine (Live)”
05. Bon Iver – “Holocene”
06. Badly Drawn Boy – “The Shining”
07. Jump Little Children – “Mexico”
08. Cat Power & Coldplay – “Wish I Was Here”
09. Allie Moss – “Wait It Out”
10. Paul Simon – “The Obvious Child”
11 .Japanese Wallpaper – “Breathe In [ft. Wafia]“
12. Bon Iver – “Heavenly Father”
13. Aaron Embry – “Raven’s Song”
14. The Weepies – “Mend”
15. The Head & the Heart – “No One to Let You Down”

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Spoon Announce 2014 US Tour Dates

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:34

Spoon is heading on tour in support of their latest album, They Want My Soul– out August 5th via Loma Vista Recordings. Although the band has been playing a few pop-up shows, they’ll really be getting their hands dirty come August, hitting Lollapalooza and Outside Lands Festival, along with opening up a few gigs for Arcade Fire, and their own tour. Check out the full list of dates below!

[REWIND: Listen to Spoon's Track "Rent I Pay"]

Spoon 2014 Tour Dates:
06/26 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas (Early Show)
06/26 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas (Late Show)
06/27 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
06/28 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
07/12-13 – Telluride, CO @ The Ride Festival
07/18 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/25 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
08/01 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/05 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre *
08/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
08/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
08/17 – Portland, OR - Musicfest NW
08/30 – Montreal, QC @ Park Jean Drapeau *
08/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Made in America
09/02 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre +
09/05 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
09/06 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva +
09/07 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
09/10 – New York, NY @ Central Park
09/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead +
09/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room +
09/13 – Hamiltion, ON @ Supercrawl Festival
09/14 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Theatre +
09/16 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre ^
09/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre ^
09/18 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre ^
09/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre ^
09/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant ^
09/21 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall ^
09/23 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom ^
10/03-05 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/10-12 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
11/01 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
11/02 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefarlich
11/03 – Basel, CH @ Kaserne Reithalle
11/04 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
11/05 – Gent, BE @ Vooruit
11/06 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo
11/07 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

* = w/ Arcade Fire
+ = w/ Hamiliton Leithauser
^ = w/ EMA

 

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LISTEN: RX Bandits Announce New Album, Stream New Track “Stargazer”

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:30

Come July 22nd, RX Bandits will release their first album in five years Gemini, Her Majesty; their newest release is a follow-up to 2009′s Mandala.

Gemini, Her Majesty was produced by Jason Cupp (Maps & Atlases, The Elected) at Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Sonoma County, CA. According to frontman, Matt Embree the Bandits have put into practice some new songwriting techniques:

“In the past, our aim was to bridge the gap between our recorded music and our live performance, but this time around we really didn’t ever consider that. We almost willingly ignored it. It was really nice to make a record that we didn’t apply live performance constraints to. That said, now we’re going to have the hefty task of figuring out how we want to arrange and play these new songs live. We love the challenge.”

The Orange County rockers– who will celebrate their 20th anniversary next year– launched a successful fundraising campaign through PledgeMusic, bringing in 170% of the band’s initial goal.

The RX Bandits have revealed a new track off their forthcoming album titled, “Stargazer.” Take a listen below!

 

RX Bandits will also be hitting the road this summer, in support of the latest.

RX Bandits 2014 Tour Dates:
07/11 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
07/12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
07/13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
07/14 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
07/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
07/17 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
07/18 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
07/19 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
07/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
07/22 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
07/23 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
07/25 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
07/26 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
07/27 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
07/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
07/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
08/01 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
08/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
08/04 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
08/05 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
08/07 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
08/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
08/10 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
08/11 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
08/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
08/15 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
08/16 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
08/17 – Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live

 

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LISTEN: Angus and Julia Stone Release New Track “Death Defying Acts”

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 09:00

Angus and Julia Stone have released a new track “Death Defying Acts,” from their upcoming self-titled album. The new album is a follow-up to 2010′s Down the Way.

The brother and sister songwriting-pair had no intentions of getting back together, as Julia mentioned in a recent interview with Music Feed, “we really felt that we’d done our time together and it was time for a change. We both felt really inspired to be apart and have that space, it was really fun.”

After attending one of Angus’ solo shows everything took a different turn, “I felt really amazed by Angus. He’s such a special creature and I love him so much. We joined to sing these old songs, songs we hadn’t sung in a few years, and we got off stage and were like, ‘Let’s do this, let’s make a record!’”

Take a listen to “Death Defying Acts” below!


 

Angus and Julia Stone is set for release Friday, August 1st, and is currently available for pre-order via iTunes.

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WATCH: Arctic Monkeys’ Video For “Snap Out Of It”

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:23

The Arctic Monkeys have hit mainstream media, everyone and their moms can’t get enough of the English rock band’s tunes. With fame comes crazed fans, and that’s what the new Arctic Monkeys’ video for “Snap Out Of It” dabbles into. A lovely but obsessed young lass, re-plays the band’s rehearsal tapes over and over while having a meltdown, and on occasion…laughing. Watch it below!

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REVIEW: Sun Bum Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 15

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:57

by Michelle Bird

Product: Sun Bum SPF 15 Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion

Cost: $15.99

The summer sun is heating up the West Coast, and endless beach days have been added to the weekly schedule. After deciding to toss the typical sunscreens found at the drug store made by those huge companies, I opted for trying something new, and decided to give the brand Sun Bum a go.

Sun Bum is a small company from the city of Cocoa Beach, Florida, and they certainly know everything about sun exposure, since Florida bears the title of  “Sunshine State.” The folks at Sun Bum are not only big advocates in taking precautions with prolonged sun exposure which can cause skin cancer, their products are also cruelty free– meaning no animal testing, they research for the best possible ingredients in the market and stay as close to “all natural” as they possibly can using organic and mineral sunscreens, and Sun Bum’s products are primarily manufactured here in the USA– their BabyBum line is produced in Australia.

Two thumbs up go towards their hypoallergenic sunscreen being Paraben and PABA free, Oxybenzone and Vitamin A free, oil free, contains broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and not to mention water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.

Oxybenzone Free / Vitamin A Freeand not to mention water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

When I headed to the beach over the weekend, I lathered-up in Sun Bum SPF 15 Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion– I tend to use SPF 50 with other brands. To give you a few facts about my skin, I have extremely sensitive skin, and can be compared to a vampire on occasion, I tend to burn like a lobster when out in the sun.

Sun Bum’s sunscreen did not irritate my skin, it has a smooth texture which absorbed pretty instantaneous, so it won’t leave that thick white residue layer, you also won’t feel sticky– a definite plus. I was a walking tropical island, with a nice subtle scent of coconut-pineapple. We were out in the sun on harsh hours of exposure too, no shade, no sun hat, for a total of 3-4 hours; to note, I also took a dip in the ocean. Although they do recommend you re-apply after a certain amount of time, I didn’t feel the need to while at the beach, when I got home I actually didn’t burn, had a very subtle rosy color added to my skin.

I was pretty impressed with the Sun Bum SPF 15 Sunscreen Lotion, and would definitely give it a 5-star rating. I liked that it went on smooth, that it doesn’t have a strong scent, and most of all you can get protected from the sun by a product that hasn’t been tested on animals.

Apart from sunscreen lotion, Sun Bum also carries: continuous spray sunscreen, SPF 30 Face Stick, SPF 50 Clear Zinc Oxide, Hydrating After Sun Gel, Hydrating After Sun Lotion, SPF 30 Lip Balm in various flavors, sun care products specifically formulated for babies with natural protection, and lifestyle products.

Sun Bum has definitely proven to be a brand that takes into account the protection of your skin first and foremost, and formulates their products with the highest quality ingredients making the purchase that much more worth it. I think you’ll definitely fall in love with that big ‘ol gorilla on your next trip to the beach!

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Illustrator Collaborates With Northern White-Faced Owl On A Wacom Tablet

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:22

It seems like Wacom is stepping up their game, along with a purchase of a tablet you get a free owl. Ok, perhaps that’s not the case, maybe the owl is just the supervisor, or main source of inspiration?

Japanese illustrator, who goes by the moniker Satsuma, shows off his co-worker and treasured pet, a Northern White-Faced owl. The owl makes himself at home on Satsuma’s hand while the illustrator works on his next project, maintaining stability and making sure Satsuma doesn’t mess up on those lines.


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