Wednesday, November 27, 2013



The New Studio Offers Organic + Healthy Mani-Pedi’s, Eco-Friendly Polishes, Scrubs, Soaks + More

Costa Mesa, CA –
Lollipop Nail Studio, a chic, organic nail studio that is dedicated to natural, organic products and services, is proud to announce its new Orange County location at the CAMP. 

Tripling its space from the original store, Lollipop is not only growing to accommodate more Orange County women, men and children seeking its signature, organic manicures and pedicures but also adding to its services thanks to the movement towards non-toxic beauty treatments. From nourishing, water-based nail polish to lotions, scrubs and soaks made in-house of only the freshest organic ingredients, Lollipop strives to make getting a mani-pedi as safe, luxurious and enjoyable as possible.

With mid-century lounge treatment chairs embroidered with the Lollipop logo and a vintage bamboo sofa where clients are offered treatments, the large, bright space also features several large tables where classes and parties can be accommodated.  A vintage candy display that now showcases Lollipop’s organic and natural recipe ingredients, welcomes clients as does the smell of the four essential elements used in the studio’s signature manicures and pedicures: almond, rose, camellia and geranium.

Inspired by Jackie Dalton’s young daughter to offer a nail salon free of chemicals, owners Jackie Dalton, an FIDM alum and former designer and boutique owner, and Hope Allen, an actress, launched Lollipop Nail Studio in September 2012.   “We feel so blessed to have grown so much in a year,” says Dalton. “People are just learning about all the nasties in nail polish and cosmetics and have embraced our fresh mani/pedi experience. Our clients are often surprised to see all of these gorgeous nail colors in formulations that are much healthier for you.”

HEALTHIER NAIL POLISH: Offering nourishing nail polish that is safe for your skin in a wide variety of shades and colors, the treatments are safe for adults and kids alike. Lollipop has grown its offerings of non-toxic nail polish that are free of Toluene, DBP, formaldehyde and camphor, including:
·         SpaRitual, which is a vegan, 5-free line of polish that has great lasting power and incredible, saturated colors.
·         Hopscotch Kids, a line of non-toxic water-based polish for kids and kids at heart, which is safe for little fingers and has a really quick drying time for children since they usually can't sit still very long. They’ve got great, bright colors that kids really love.
·         Scotch, another line offered at Lollipop, is also water-based and has a more sophisticated range of colors. 
·         Zoya polishes have also gotten a great response from the customer looking for healthier nail polish.

NEW ORGANIC APOTHACARY PRODUCTS + CLASSES: Striving to ensure a teaching environment, educating clients on healthier beauty options, Lollipop will also soon offer classes on how to make your own scrubs and oils. Also, Lollipop’s artful apothecary, where signature products are mixed to match treatments and needs, is the inspiration behind a soon-to-be launched product line using the finest quality organic ingredients.

PARTIES: Lollipop’s loyal clientele frequently hosts parties at the studio. Now with the new location, larger groups who want to use the studio as a gathering space to host events and parties, including bridal, birthday, fashion and charity, can be accommodated.

SIGNATURE LOLLIPOP NAIL STUDIO MANICURES AND PEDICURES: For each service, Lollipop sterilizes all stainless steel tools, and uses only brand-new files, sticks and buffers, as well as new liners for each pedicure. Manicures are waterless, performed with hot towels and custom-created oils.

Prices start at $25 for an adult manicure, $35 for an adult pedicure; $15 for a child manicure and $15 for a child pedicure.  

HOURS AND LOCATION: Lollipop Nail Studio is now open Monday-Saturday 10:30 am to 7 pm; Sunday 11 am to 5 pm at the CAMP, 2937 Bristol Street, in Costa Mesa, CA. The studio can be contacted by calling 714.444.0330.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Charlie & Me Offers a Collection of Modern + Stylish Dog Beds, Bowls and Food Storage for the Home

Charlie & Me Offers a Collection of Modern + Stylish Dog Beds, Bowls and Food Storage for the Home


Dots Dog Bed: $96.00
One Size: 24" x 36";
Colors: Egg Blue and Chocolate Dots; Blush Pink and White Dots
Features: Machine Washable, Fade Resistant, Mold 

FAT BOY Dog Beds: $108.90 - $168.90
Sizes: Small, Large
Colors:  black, blue, grey, limegreen, Olive Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Sand, turqoise, Unikko Red (Marimeko), Unniko Black (Marimeko).

Hemp Stripe Roll Bed: $65.00 - $97.00
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
Colors: Green, Orange, Blue, Brown, Red

Rectangular Bed Hemp Stripe: $150.00 - $195.00
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
Colors: Green, Orange, Blue, Brown, Red


Wire And Dine: $86.90 - $150.70
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
Colors: Orange, Grey, White

Sizes: Small, Medium
Colors: Black, Red, Green

Double Squaremeal: $151.80 - $189.20
Sizes: Small, Medium
Colors: Black, Bamboo

Dogleg Diner: $107.80; $206.80
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
Colors: White, Black, Orange, Red

Helvetica Dog Bowl: $18.48 - $21.56
Sizes: Small and Large
Colors: Black, Blue, Green

Bon Chien Dog Bowl: $22.00 $26.40
Sizes: Small, medium
Color: Black

Classic Treat Tin: $11.00
Sizes: One size
Color: White


Classic Food Storage Canister: $57.20 - $66.00
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large

Bon Chien Food Storage Canister: $57.20 - $66.00
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
Color: Black

Dog Food Storage Can-Helvetica: $40.00-$47.00
Sizes: Small and Large
Colors: Blue or Black

Monday, November 11, 2013

Charlie & Me Launches Custom Nightstand With Dog Retreat


Newport Beach, CA – Charlie & Me, along with design partner Jackz Custom Furniture, are proud to announce a line of contemporary, custom nightstands with space for a dog retreat underneath. 

The nightstands, built to order, feature a modern aesthetic with clean lines that can be at home in a bedroom, entry, living room or office and feature a cozy space for dogs of all sizes to curl up. 

Featuring a variety of finishes, including red or espresso mahogany with antique mirror drawers, or white or Makassar ebony with standard mirror drawers, customers can choose from two sizes: 30 or 36 inches wide (by 18 inches deep and 30 inches high). The nightstands require 6-8 weeks lead time and come with the option of one or two drawers. Shipping and delivery prices are available upon request.

·         Red Mahogany with Antique Mirror, $2500.00
·         Espresso Mahogany – Antique Mirror, $2500.00
·         White Paint Grade – Clear Mirror, $2500.00
·         Macassar Ebony – Clear Mirror, $2850.00

The faux leather dog bed is featured with the nightstands and is available in the following sizes: Small (24x18x7) for $119; Medium (32x27x10) for $179; Medium Large (39x32x10) for $219; and Large (39x32x10) for $269. However, dog owners can use any dog bed of their choosing for the retreat space under the nightstand.

Inspired by fashion and home décor trends, Charlie & Me owner, Taylor Beauchamp, says, “The sophisticated, modern dog owner will love the nightstands, thanks to the quality and attention to detail. But the cozy space for the dog is a stylish must have for any home.” A sample nightstand can be found at the Charlie & Me Boutique, or ordered through the company’s  online store at

Rookie Defensive Phenomenon, Kiko Alonso, Signs With Cutters Gloves

MINETONKA, Minn. --  Cutters Gloves is proud to announce that it has added NFL defensive rookie sensation, Kiko Alonso of the Buffalo Bills, to its roster of professional endorsees.  The middle linebacker from the University of Oregon signed a three-year deal with Cutters, where he will join a star-studded list of professional football and baseball players who turn to Cutters Gloves for the ultimate in performance, grip and durability.

Cutters is turning heads across all professional and amateur sports with recent innovations in its proprietary C-TACK™ Performance Grip material.  The company announced that a new line of game changing football gloves, to include the REV and REV PRO, will hit retail stores in March of 2014.  Professional players from the NFL were part of the development and testing of the new line, and as word spread about their superior performance, players have been lining up to get their hands on--or more accurately, IN--the new gloves.

In just the eighth week of his rookie season, Kiko Alonso is second in the NFL in tackles having notched 81 to date, including a blistering performance against the Cincinnati Bengals in which he racked up 22 tackles, the second most tackles in a single game in NFL history.  On top of that, Alonso has shown that he has great hands with his four interceptions, a number that ties for the NFL lead this season.

"Kiko Alonso is a very special and very rare talent," said Tony Armand, CEO of Shock Doctor Sports and Cutters Gloves.  "He is a complete athlete who is unwavering in his dedication to his sport and to his team, and he is the epitome of integrity and fearless performance on and off the field."

Added Armand, "Kiko has a bright future as a professional athlete, and we at Cutters and Shock Doctor are thrilled to have him on our team."

Alonso currently wears the Cutters X40 gloves, and he will wear a custom version of the Cutters REV gloves for the 2014 season, designed in the color scheme of the Buffalo Bills.  Consumer versions of the line will be in stores in March of 2014, just in time for Spring passing leagues and other training camps.

The all new REV line of lightweight gloves that will be worn by Alonso and other professional players are designed with advanced fit, flexibility, progressive levels of palm-conforming constructions, and the legendary C-TACK extreme grip technology that has made Cutters the industry leader in performance gloves.  The line has models for players of all abilities, including the REV PRO 3D in adult sizes, and the REV PRO and the REV models that are available in both youth and adult sizes.
Kiko Alonso attended the University of Oregon, where he played for the Oregon Ducks football team from 2008 to 2012. After redshirting in 2008, he spent the 2009 season as Oregon's primary reserve middle linebacker. He appeared in the final 12 games, accumulating 13 of his 16 tackles unassisted.  Alonso was named the 2012 Rose Bowl Defensive Player of the Game with one interception and five tackles, including career-highs of 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss. In his final season, he started in all 13 games and earned second team all-conference honors while recording 87 tackles, including 16 tackles for loss, a sack, four interceptions, seven pass deflections and two forced fumbles.
On April 26, 2013, Alonso was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (46th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Alonso made an immediate impact for the Bills notching 9 tackles in his first NFL regular season game against the New England Patriots.  The next week against the Carolina Panthers, Alonso had a total of 10 tackles, 1 interception, and a sack to lead the Bills to their first win of the season.  With an interception against the New York Jets in week 3, Alonso became the first Bills player to record an interception in back to back games since Jairus Byrd in 2009.

On October 3, 2013, Alonso was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for the month of September.

In a Week 6 game vs. Cincinnati, Alonso had the biggest game of his young career, where he recorded 22 tackles. Although Buffalo lost in overtime, Alonso got nominated for NFL Rookie of the Week for the second time of his career.
Cutters Gloves® manufactures, markets, distributes and sells an industry leading line of gloves and accessories for football and other sports including baseball, fitness, golf and soccer. Made with their exclusive C-TACK™ Performance Grip Material, Cutters Gloves are crafted from the highest quality materials for the best performance and durability.  Cutters Gloves are also sold in 15 countries worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 110 Cheshire Lane, Suite 120, Minnetonka, MN 55305.  For more information,