Long Island oyster farmers create oyster skin care line, other unique products to try

Would you take your beauty regimen cues from a man in neon green waders holding a pile of mollusks in rubber shucking gloves? Well, maybe.

Ben Gonzalez, 50, co-owner of Southold Bay Oyster Farm on the North Fork, has formulated a face cream that employs “oyster technology” that claims to hydrate, moisturize and soften skin. His cream is one of many potions and lotions that harness the powers of unexpected ingredients — from bananas to wasabi to snails (yes, snails) — to amp up your beauty game.

For the record, Gonzalez didn’t just toss some oysters in a blender and mix them up. The pandemic shutdown last March, “gave us time to focus on developing our first skin care product,” he says. “We wanted to be able to bring the benefits of oysters to everyone including folks who do not eat them.” And being that his husband and business partner

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Party Perfect Makeup Tutorial ft Muskan Chanchlani

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Glamming up for a party is more exciting than ever before. After all, that short period away from makeup was really a troubling time. The party makeup trends today are all about the eyes and we aren’t complaining. Beauty blogger Muskan Chanchlani shows you one of her favourite party makeup looks by taking you through a step-by-step makeup video tutorial. So pick up your makeup tools and get started.

Perfect Party Look ft Muskan Chanchlani


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#1 Prep & Prime

First and foremost, it is important to prep your skin with a hydrating moisturiser or a makeup primer. Ideally, once your moisturiser is fully absorbed by your skin, proceed to using a makeup base primer.

Tip: You can even use a pore minimiser after primer on areas where the pores look enlarged.

#2 Foundation

The next step after prepping your skin with primer is to apply foundation. A beauty blender, which

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The 5 Best DIY Hair Masks For Kinky & Curly Hair

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There has never been a more exciting time to be a naturalista. Major beauty brands are finally recognizing the need to promote products that serve Black women, and Black-owned hair care lines are popping up all over the world. These lines are offering quality handmade products to style and nourish our beautiful, unique strands. And it’s hardly any wonder why.

Simply put there are big bucks to be made in the beauty market. In fact, the global natural hair care product market was valued at a whopping $8.74 billion in 2019 with no signs of slowing down. And while Black women have more choices than ever when it comes to hair care, there’s nothing quite like reaching into your own cupboard and whipping up a concoction that will instantly bring your curls to life. 

DIY hair masks have become extremely popular on YouTube and social media

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Best MLK Jr. weekend sales at Amazon

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This extended weekend is jam-packed with sales on Apple, Samsung, Sony, Ninja and more. (Photo: Amazon)
This extended weekend is jam-packed with sales on Revlon, Sony, Samsung, Ninja and more. (Photo: Amazon)

Long weekends offer time to relax, get our lives in order, and…shop! The past year has been quite a ride—and you deserve a few goodies. Especially at these prices—in anticipation of spring just a few short months away, Amazon has been marking down all of last season’s styles (think outerwear, tech and TVs) to make room for new inventory. That translates to massive savings for us.

So whether you’re looking for TVs, mattresses, beauty essentials, vacuums, or even goodies for man’s best friend, you can score big this weekend at Amazon. We’re talking a brand new Macbook Pro for $250

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