Santa Monica Observer - Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

By Kat Thomas
Observer Staff Writer 

Will You Be My Valentine? Perfect Gifts for your Honey, Sweetie, or Just 'Cause You're You!

For the Ultimate Statement Maker - Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

 

February 14, 2017

For the Naughty Inner Child - the Teddy Love. Model: Julia Reed Nichols of Workin' The Tease and Pin-Ups on Tour

In case you missed all the decorations that showed up the day after Christmas, Valentine's Day is on Tuesday! And it's time to celebrate with that special someone whether it be a spouse, significant other, or yourself! So here's some ways to indulge yourself right this holiday with healthy sweets, do-gooder treats, and furry moments of being discreet!

For the Sweet Tooth Lovin' Do-Gooder – Carmel Honey Company

Sweet as can Bee! Carmel Honey Company grew out a passion for bees and good grades: starting out as a 5th grade "real world" assignment, Jake Reisdorf not only got an A, but he became an entrepreneur! Carmel Honey Company offers only all-natural pure, raw, premium honey straight from the hive with varietals such as Sage, Wildflower, Orange Blossom and Meadowfoam. When in season Honeycomb is 8oz rounds and full frame are available (though most are scooped up by chefs in the Carmel Monterey area). Through the company's "Jake Gives Back" Program CHC makes a donation every year to a honey or bee research organization. In addition to individual jars of honey, Carmel Honey Company offers three special package perfect for you and your honey! $6.00-$45.00 http://carmelhoneycompany.com/

For the Animal Lovin' Grace Kelly - Velvet 59's Rose Metals Palette

With a tagline of "bringing vintage glamour to the modern world." Velvet 59 looks to conquer the do-gooder makeup industry! Their cosmetics are Vegan, Gluten Free, Paraben Free, and Cruelty Free so you can have your luxurious beauty and feel good about it! Our favorite go-to beauty item of the moment is their Rose Metals Palette. This hybrid makeup palette includes options for eyeshadow, blush, and face highlighter with a result that's totes luxe! With highly pigmented metal shades such as Persian Pink, 22K Gold, and Moon Landing it's the perfect piece for adding highlight, contour, and shimmer to any Whole Foods Lovin' Beauty! $45.00 https://velvet59.com/

For the Animal Rights Lovin' Statement Maker (Because They're Two Different Types of Gals!) - Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic's Lip Tar

For the Sweet Tooth Lovin' Do-Gooder – Carmel Honey Company

As any Vegan worth of hill of beans knows, 95% of lipsticks out there are not Veg friendly (they use fish by products). And then most of the natural makeup on the market is full of bland taupe, beige, and other boring colors. Enter Obsessive Complusive Cosmetic's Lip Tar! Created in 2009, this lipstick is known for its unrivaled pigment intensity, mixability and wear-time! Our person Fav? Lip Tar in Red Dragon with a brilliant ruby red color that will make jaws drop! Only the smallest drop of product applied with the newly-included doe-foot wand is needed for full coverage and a natural satin-matte finish. Made with Hemp Oil and Vitamin E for a moisturizing finish that feels as good as it looks! Other colors include Technopagan, a blackened purple with blue metallic pearl, Workin Girl, bright candy pink with gold pearl, and Traffic, true primary yellow. $17.00 https://occmakeup.com/

For the Naughty Inner Child - the Teddy Love

Just in time for the release of Fifty Shades of Darker! The perfect adult toy for those who want to experience the Red Room of Pain with something a bit cuddlier than a tormented billionaire... Teddy Love is a unique, discreet, teddy bear sexual toy that provides hours of pleasure through its dual, vibrating mechanism. Teddy Love has soft fur, twinkly eyes and is ohhhh... so cuddly. Perfect for furries or anyone who's ever thought about a Care Bear in a slightly naughty way! Available in Teddy, Teddy in a Tux, and BDSM Teddy. $39.95 http://www.teddylovetoys.com/

 

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