Friday, July 28, 2017

Mr. Gotham's Review: Lootcrate Julio 2017

Hace mucho tiempo que las series animadas dejaron de ser shows de "dibujos" orientados a los más pequeños de la casa para convertirse en una poderosa industria explotada por el sector más adulto de la población. Violencia gráfica, sexualidad explícita y tramas repletas de humor negro llevan años siendo objeto de polémica y fuente de innumerable diversión para generaciones de aficionados a la animación más salvaje y absurdamente divertida de la pequeña pantalla. Por ello, Lootcrate dedica su edición de julio a algunas de las series animadas más exitosas de la actualidad.

Mr. Gotham's Review: Lootcrate July 2017

Gone and forgotten are those days where cartoons are childish shows created just for children. Animated shows are now a powerful industry fully enjoyed by the most demanding adults. Graphic violence, explicit sexuality and stories full of a dark sense of humor have been an endless source of controversy and fun to many generations of fans devoted to the most irreverent and crazy animated shows.

For this reason, Lootcrate honors this month some of the most popular cartoons of this era.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

How To Hack Eyebobs Into Prescription Glasses and Sunglasses

If you wear glasses, you must have read about eyebobs. eyebobs is an American company that creates distinctive and high-quality readers to make minor vision problems Instagram-worthy. They are so popular that many people have started a movement about how to hack eyebobs into prescription glasses.

Some of us simply can't do readers. But the frames are gorgeous, and quite less expensive than the terribly bland options you can find at your optician cheap aisle (especially in Manhattan. Gosh, this city is so expensive!)

So I'm not the first nor the last person hacking a pair of eyebobs, but I wanted to share my experience because with a bit of patience and perseverance I ended up having a pair of prescription glasses and sunglasses for a fraction of what I would have paid with my vision insurance benefits.

Welcome to my first eyebobs hacking experience!

how to convert readers eyebobs into prescription glasses

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Indie Beauty Expo NYC 2017: What You Can Expect

Indie Beauty Expo is coming again to New York City, on August 22-24 2017! As a green reporter, it is very exciting for me to see so many natural and eco-friendly brands come together under a single roof, and it is definitely a wonderful opportunity to those willing to greenify their beauty routine to meet and greet similarly-minded companies.

The Indie Beauty Expo has grown exponentially over the past years, filling a niche in the market that demands more independent beauty brands to have a voice and an opportunity to grow.

Are you still wondering what you can expect from Indie Beauty Expo 2017 in New York City? Fear not, as I did the hard work for you: I literally asked the founders Jillian Wright and Nader Naeymi-Rad to spill the beans and tell us what is new this year. Believe me, you are going to want to secure a VIP ticket and grab some of those sweet, sweet exclusive samples!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Bistango at The Kimberly Hotel, an Italian Staycation

Opinion of the gluten free Italian restaurant Bistango in new york city

If after paying the rent of your dignified wardrobe you don't have much of a budget to travel, don't despair: Invest in staycation experiences and travel the world without the hassle of the airport controls.

Bistango at the Kimberly Hotel is an Italian-staycation-meets-culinary-experience that impressed me greatly. After a particularly stressful week, I was invited to taste their summer menu and it ended up feeling like a mini-break in Italy.

Summer in New York can feel oppressive. The heat, the MTA delays, the smells, and even the unpredictable tropical showers can make anyone feel like they want to escape New York. Lucky for all of us gothamists, the city offers some insanely good restaurants where the heat and the noise seem to disappear. Bistango at the Kimberly Hotel is one of those carefully curated establishments where after a couple of appetizers you completely forget you're living in one of the most hectic places in the world.

Bistango is an Italian restaurant with a twist: They accommodate every single food intolerance under the sun. With a menu carefully crafted to include some of the best Italian dishes married to international flavors, they have something for everybody. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Strange-looking beauty gadgets that actually work

If you are minimally into beauty, chances are you will have encountered some strange-looking beauty gadgets while pursuing your passion. And hey, I wouldn't blame you if you thought that you wouldn't use them in a million years. I was like that before I started my reporting career!

However, and strange-looking as they may seem, some of these beauty gadgets actually work and deliver excellent results. These are a few of my favorites, including some #beautygadgettrends that I spotted at Cosmoprof in Las Vegas:

Sphynx, the Round Razor

Cosmoprof is one of the largest professional events in the beauty industry. After three days walking their floors, I must have met with a minimum of 200+ exhibitors, judging by the sheer number of business cards that I brought with me. However, and even in the frenzy of meeting a gazillion brands from all over the world, a strange-looking beauty gadget really stuck: A round razor system called Sphynx.

Sphynx is actually a round portable razor system that hides four chambers inside: One with a TSA-approved water receptacle, a moisturizing razing soap bar, and two with one-blade razors for quick touch-ups in case of a beauty emergency. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

My Personal Hot Weather Lifesavers

Beauty and Lifestyle lifesaver tricks for the hot weather

Hot weather is here, and every gal that has spent a summer in New York City knows that you need more than one good ole beauty lifesaver to make it until September arrives.

That is why today I'm spilling the beans and sharing some of my deepest, most secret hot weather lifesavers that will keep you safe from more than one embarrassing situation.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Natural and Organic Eyeliners for the Summer

Summer is here, and the sun radiation is increasingly intense. Kohl or eyeliner has been one of humankind's first sunglasses, and I like to use it every day to avoid the harmful rays of the sun in my eyes. However, finding an all-natural, nontoxic, and organic eyeliner can be a bit of a struggle.

After a long search, I'm bringing you a roundup of the best natural and organic eyeliners for the summer. My selection includes some of the top American and International brands that are creating green makeup products with cleaner and safer ingredients. To round it up, I am also showing you live swatches of each natural eyeliner, which has been handpicked by me, the person with the most sensitive eyes on the planet and unusually high expectations in terms of pigmentation. So sit back, relax, and dive in!