We’re popping up at West Elm in Scarsdale!

Guess what?! We’re popping up at West Elm in Scarsdale tomorrow, Saturday, May 4th, from 12pm to 4pm. Come shop for Mother’s Day gifts! We’ll see you in Scarsdale!

(Photo credit @westelm Scarsdale)

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Fun in the Sun [BEAUTY TIPS]

Summer VacationSummer is around the corner! And, we often take this time to remind ourselves of how we can protect our skin from potentially damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays that can lead to premature aging and skin cancer.

Yet, Summertime isn’t the only time that our skin is exposed to potentially damaging UV rays. It’s year round during sunny and overcast days.

Here are some tips for when you’re heading outdoors for some fun in the sun and during those cloudy days too.

  • Don that wide-brimmed hat to provide some shade up top because sunburn on your forehead, ears, and scalp are not pleasant. Yes, we’ve been there! Spending more time under shady trees and umbrellas are also helpful.
  • Slather on sunscreen with an SPF (sun screen factor) of 30 or higher. Look for sunscreen products that offer broad spectrum coverage to protect from UVA and UVB rays. Products that include titanium dioxide or zinc oxide could provide more natural protection and avoid artificial chemicals such as oxybenzone, petrochemicals, PABA, parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrances.
  • Wear breathable, light-colored clothing that offer more coverage and keep you cooler at the same time. Staying indoors during the hottest times during the day is also a great way to protect your body.
  • Shield your eyes. Wear the right sunglasses to protect your eyes from glare and damaging UV rays.

So, have a wonderful time enjoying the great outdoors and remember to be kind to your body by protecting it!

It’s Charity Tuesday…

It’s Charity Tuesday and our donation this month helps beat the Summer heat! 

(Read more about the inspiration for our monthly donations… https://naturallysusans.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/we-were-inspired/

Join Us at Celebate Brooklyn!’s Summer Concert Series!

We’re so excited! We’ll be among 17 local artisans selected to participate in our shop at BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! Summer concert series. This is our fourth season participating in the Shop and our all-natural and organic skin care products from Bug Sprays to Facial Mists to our coveted Avocado Moisturizers will be featured with other wares including picnic blankets, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind apparel. The Shop will be open during each performance, so come by to enjoy the performances and to say hello! 

For more details, see our press release below or check out our website at http://nyhandmadecollective.org/celebratebrooklyn/


NY Handmade Collective (formerly Etsy NY Team) is back at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! with NYC’s handmade finest

Back for a seventh season, the NY Handmade Collective (formerly known as the Etsy New York Street Team), a local community of professional artisans, will again be the sole merchandise vendor for BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, the premier outdoor summer festival concert series in Prospect Park. 
From June 7th through August 12th, NYHC will give show attendees exclusive access to a diverse, all-handmade capsule market of goods made by local artists – your friendly staff during all of the shows. Come in and talk shop with any one of them to find out more about NYC and the handmade market collective, the techniques that go into producing their wares, or just to say hello!

Whether a local Brooklynite or a visitor to the borough, anyone attending BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! this summer will be drawn to supporting the NYHC artisans by shopping local and taking home a one-of-a-kind gift as a tangible reminder of the experience.

About BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

In its 38th season, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is one of New York City’s longest running free outdoor performing arts festivals. Launched in 1979 as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! was an early anchor in the park’s revitalization. Over its history, the festival has presented over 2,000 artists and ensembles reflective of the borough’s diversity. Most BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! performances are free.

About BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn

BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is a multidisciplinary arts and media non-profit dedicated to presenting contemporary arts, performing arts, and community media programs that are reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, and to providing resources and platforms to support the creative process.

About the NY Handmade Collective

Created in the summer of 2007, the NYHC is made up of over 250 artists, designers, and crafters based in the metro New York area who create and sell handmade items on Etsy.com, a global marketplace for handmade goods. NYHC is a vibrant, nonprofit group of regional artisans committed to educating the community and developing the potential of its members through mentorship, market opportunities, and small business development. By focusing on selling events, clarifying the creative process, and the promotion of quality handmade goods, NY Handmade Collective broadens individual possibility while bringing people together, expanding the circle of community in our wider world. To learn more about the NY Handmade Collective visit http://nyhandmadecollective.org.

[HEALTH & BEAUTY] Summertime Skin Care

IMG_2116Summer is here! And, it’s time for some fun in the sun! Also, it’s a great time to remind us of the importance of protecting our skin from overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause premature aging and skin cancer.

Whether you’re heading to the beach, going hiking, or enjoying your daily stroll, how can you protect your skin and still have fun in the sun?

Use sunscreen. Sunscreen with an SPF (sun screen factor) of 30 or higher that offers broad spectrum coverage can better protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Overexposure to rays can lead to wrinkles and premature aging, so be sun-safe and choose the appropriate sunscreen.

Similarly, wear sunglasses that offer your eyes broad coverage from the sun’s harmful rays. To protect your skin further, wear light-colored, long-sleeved clothing and hats that shield your face and body. And, seek shade. Walk on the shady side of the street, enjoy the coolness under beach umbrellas and trees, or stay indoors during the hottest hours of the day.

Your skin is the largest bodily organ. So, be sun-savvy and protect your skin as best you can. Have a wonderful Summer!

Hot off the Presses!!!

Thank you Racked for featuring our Facial Mists & Body Spritzers!

We’re so excited and can’t wait to see everyone at our Etsy New York Shop at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival!

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We’re popping up at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

Etsy NY Team at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival 2016

We were selected to participate in the Etsy NY Shop at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! for the third consecutive season!

We’ve been gearing up for another exciting Summer concert series! The opening night benefit concert with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is on June 8th, and our Etsy New York Shop doors open that evening!

Our Shop is open during performances which run through August. Check out the full artist line-up at http://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/bric-celebrate-brooklyn-festival !

We look forward to seeing you soon at the Prospect Park Bandshell!

We were selected to participate in our Etsy NY at Celebrate Brooklyn Shop for a 2nd season!

We’ll be among 17 amazing artisans including Brooklyn OwlTraceyToole Designsbe in the momentBugged Out, and Prairiefunk. Check out the concert line-up and come by our shop when you’re there!

Special thanks to Celebrate Brooklyn! for the continued partnership!

And…YES!!! Chaka Khan is performing on opening night!!!