Archive of ‘beauty’ category

Wanderlust Wednesdays: 5 Favorite Sunblocks for Skin-Happy Cycling

It’s just a fact: sunblock is the worst.  It smells awful, leaves that annoying white residue when you sweat or take a dip, and worst of all there are rarely any cabana boys around to rub it in properly, leaving you with a painful, splotchy burn.  Right?  Not necessarily.  We took a look at some of our favorite sunblocks to help you keep your cool in the summer sun, even if you break a sweat on your bicycle.


Image courtesy of Cupcakes and Cashmere

1. Solar Sense Clear Zinc Broad Spectrum (SPF 70): We’re starting off strong with a high SPF, water- and sweat-proof (up to 80 minutes) sunscreen that, get this, goes on clear!  Yes!  At last we have a sunscreen that doesn’t leave us looking slimy and ghoulish.  We love this for cycling because it’s easy to throw on, won’t leave white streaks if you’re in a hurry, and is chock full of anti-oxidants that are great for your skin. This is an essential in our Mercy & Ruth handlebar clutch.



Trendy Turbans

It’s easy to ride in style when you’re Catherine Baba AKA the Queen of Turban’s. Luckily for Eleanor’s, we can look just as posh as Ms. Baba with our new line of trendy printed turbans!


Our turbans are perfect for wearing under a bicycle helmet to avoid the dreaded post-ride helmet head. Not only do they sit comfortably on the head but they also come in a wide variety of stylish prints. They are also perfect for those days when you just don’t feel like fussing with your hair. Whether you’re as poshly dressed as Catherine Baba or simply going for the jeans and tee look, turbans can quickly, but more importantly fashionably, pull a look together.


Anti-Helmet Head Campaign-Bike Friendly Braid Bar

Friday May 17th, was National Bike to Work Day in the United States. In honor of the day, Transportation Alternatives hosted a Bike To Work Home Party under the Archway of the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO.

Maria of Po Campo and Alison of Eleanor’s joined stylish biking forces and hosted a Braid Bar to aid riders with helmet head. Two recent grads from Aveda, Marifer and Bridget, formed the glam team and braided over 60 riders hair so they looked stylish on and off the bicycle.  Stylish riders got to choose from 5 different braid styles which ranged from fishtails to milk maid braids.

Here are some instagram pictures from the bike friendly braid bar. Check out more on Instagram!image

10 Tones for Spring Nails While Cycling


Now that our winter gloves have completely gone from our minds, we’ll turn our attention to our nails.  Even if you aren’t exactly the mani-pedi type, it’s good to freshen up winter-worn hands by making an appointment at your favorite nail salon or giving your nails some TLC at home (we’re convinced that Martha literally knows everything).  If you’re in the market for some new spring shades, here’s a quick rundown of our favorite hues for chic hands this spring.


Under Where by Essie


Bike Friendly Braid Bar

In honor of National Bike To Work Day, Eleanor’s and Po Campo are hosting a Bicycle-Friendly Braid Bar at Transportation Alternatives “Bike Home From Work Party.”

The Bicycle Friendly Braid Bar will feature two Braid Experts teaching braid demos and styling your not so cute helmet head.

The first 50 people to stop by and sign up for our newsletter will receive a special giveaway bag filled with bike friendly treats. But if you are late, don’t worry, we will have special giveaway throughout the evening.

Who: Eleanor’s & Po Campo

What: Bike Friendly Braid Bar

Where: Water St. between Adams and Pearl St. DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

When: May 17, 2013 6:30pm-9:30pm

Why: To save you from that not so cute helmet head from your daily bike commute.

RSVP here


No Shave November In Full Swing


During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

Once registered at, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember. 

The funds raised in the US support prostate cancer and testicular cancer initiatives. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and our men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG Foundation. Together, the three channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with our strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.

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