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5 of our favorite products for naturally glowing, healthy skin

Nourishing, natural, Nativa SPA products refresh, replenish and reinvigorate our skin and our skin care routine.

5 of our favorite products for naturally glowing, healthy skin

Look no further for sumptuous skin with a healthy glow.

Ancient grains with a modern twist—that's the motto behind Nativa SPA's line of skin care products, which focus on the healing and restorative powers of quinoa to help create healthy, glowing skin. Committed to a sustainable future, Native SPA uses recyclable packages made from recycled materials. The company also gives 1% of its proceeds back to environmental initiatives. Products are vegan, cruelty-free and free from toxins.

Here are our 5 fave Native SPA products for healthy, glowing skin:



1. Madagascar Vanilla Soothing Body Scrub is not your average scrub. This heavenly exfoliant is the perfect first step to get your skin glowing again. Sustainably sourced Madagascar vanilla is antioxidant rich and delivers a soothing, relaxing scent. It's blended with 100% pure quinoa oil in this plant-based product that provides your skin with the nutrition it craves. The scrub comes with its own gold spoon, so the aesthetics definitely match the sensations. Start with a golden spoonful of this scrub as a way to open up your pores to let lotions and oils be absorbed more thoroughly by the skin.

2. Ginseng & Caffeine Toning Body Lotion contains quinoa, bioavailable caffeine and energizing ginseng. While that might sound like the most invigorating cup of tea ever, let us spill this one for you: it's even more energizing for your skin. The Ginseng & Caffeine Toning Body Lotion is best used as a lotion during a sculpting self-massage. If you don't know how to give yourself a sculpting self-massage, here's a great video that explains exactly how to treat yourself and your body to this ritual. It's called self-care, right? Combine that technique with this lotion and you will increase the effectiveness in sculpting silhouettes, reduce the orange peel appearance, toning your skin and actually getting a good massage. A no-brainer!


3. Quinoa Firming Body Oil is daily bliss in a bottle. With two times the nutrients of argon and almond oils, it's no wonder quinoa makes such a splash. It's rich in omegas 3, 6 and 9 and in the Quinoa Firming Body Oil it restores firmness and vitality giving you the nutrient rich, hydrated skin that you deserve. Nativa SPA's patented quinoa extraction methodologies ensure that this 100% pure quinoa oil does as much for your skin as possible.

4. Plum Moisturizing Body Lotion smells as good as it feels! This sumptuous lotion is rich in antioxidants and combines naturally hydrating sunflower oil with 100% pure quinoa oil in a lotion that's designed specifically to promote soft skin. The subtle and natural fragrance will invigorate you and freshen your day. For an extra delicious touch, you can also buy a refill of this product, which not only features more environmentally friendly packaging but also a reduced price tag. It's what we call a win-win.

5. Shea Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Cream is deeply moisturizing and perfect for hardworking hands. The blend of pure shea butter and quinoa oil creates a thick, dense lotion that provides deep restorative care to your skin. The compact, convenient packaging is great for keeping in your desk drawer or in your car, so you can quickly add an element of luxury to your skin routine on the go. The Shea Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Cream will make your daily rituals just that much sweeter.

Pedro Pascal and Bowen Yang can't keep a straight face as Ego Nwodim tries to cut her steak.

Most episodes of “Saturday Night Live” are scheduled so the funnier bits go first and the riskier, oddball sketches appear towards the end, in case they have to be cut for time. But on the February 4 episode featuring host Pedro Pascal (“The Mandalorian,” “The Last of Us”), the final sketch, “Lisa from Temecula,” was probably the most memorable of the night.

That’s high praise because it was a strong episode, with a funny “Last of Us” parody featuring the Super Mario Brothers and a sketch where Pascal played a protective mother.

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Kelly Clarkson and Pink's gorgeous unplugged 'What About Us?' duet came with a timely​ message

"We're not listening to each other right now. And it's so loud, and so gross, and so angry…"

Pink and Kelly Clarkson teamed up for a sweet acoustic version of "What About Us?"

Pink and Kelly Clarkson are both known for having powerhouse voices that can belt at incredible ranges but also soften for a sweet ballad. Put the two of them together, and…well, dang.

On Feb 6, Clarkson featured Pink on her daytime talk show, in which she often sings with musical guests. The two superstars sang several acoustic duets with pitch-perfect harmonies, prompting fans of both artists to clamor for a collaborative album.

One song they sang together was Pink's "What About Us?" Pink previously described the song to The Sun in 2017: "The world in general is a really scary place full of beautiful people. Humans are resilient and there's a lot of wonderful—like I said in the song—'billions of beautiful hearts' and there are bad eggs in every group. And they make it really hard for the rest of us."

In the intro to their duet, Clarkson asked Pink about the impetus behind her writing the song.

"We're not listening to each other right now. And it's so loud, and so gross, and so angry and people are being forgotten," Pink shared. "People are being counted out and their rights are being trampled on just because a group of people doesn't believe in them."

"Like, I don't understand how so many people in this world are discounted because one group of people decided they don't like that," she continued. "And I won't—I won't have it. One of the most beautiful things that my dad taught me was that my voice matters and I can make a difference, and I will."

The lyrics of the song seem to address the political leaders and decision-makers who hold people's lives in their hands as they pull the levers of power. It's a beautiful song with an important message wrapped up in gorgeous two-part harmony.

Enjoy:

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"Sometimes it pays to learn a language!"

It feels safe to assume that if money were no object, people would always choose to travel business class over economy. After all, who doesn’t want a fast check-in, fancy food and drink choices and more of that sweet, spacious legroom?

However, at anywhere between four to ten times the price of a regular economy ticket, this style of traveling remains a fantasy for many who simply can’t afford it.

Luckily, thanks to one man’s clever travel hack, that fantasy might be more achievable than we realize.

Cameron Stewart, a British photojournalist and camera operator, recently shared how he was able to score business class tickets at a fraction of the price, simply by switching the website language from English to Spanish.
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Keanu Reeves shocks a small-town pub by stopping in for a pint and taking photos with the staff

“So today we had a surprise visitor for lunch. What a lovely man he was, too."

Keanu Reeves in São Paulo, Brazil, 2019.

Keanu Reeves has a reputation as one of Hollywood’s nicest celebrities. Recently, he cheered up an 80-year-old fan who had a crush on him by calling her on the phone. He’s also bought an ice cream cone for a fan to give an autograph on the receipt and crashed a wedding to take photos with the bride and groom.

He’s also an incredible humanitarian who gave up a big chunk of his money from "The Matrix" to a cancer charity.

The “John Wick” star was his usual gracious self over the weekend when on Saturday, February 4, he and a friend walked into The Robin Hood pub in Tring, Hertfordshire, about 30 miles outside of London.

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"It's a me."

Pedro Pascal and HBO seem to be a match made in pop culture heaven. His role in the fourth season of “Game of Thrones” shot him to notoriety. He’s currently starring in “Last of Us,” which also boasts a massive viewership.

And now, thanks to one epic “Saturday Night Live” skit, fans are clamoring to see Pascal take on a new role—a brooding, hardened, princess smuggling Mario.

The faux trailer imagines the video game Mario Kart as a quintessential HBO drama. Mario (Pascal) has to use his driving skills to get Princess Peach (played by Chloe Fineman) through an apocalyptic Mushroom Kingdom.
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The far-right is calling this viral Grammy performance 'Satanic.' Don't fall for it.

Sam Smith and Kim Petras' performance of "Unholy" left some calling it a satanic ritual.

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Sam Smith and Kim Petras performing "Unholy" at the Grammy Awards.

Depending on which corners of social media you call home, few happenings from the 2023 Grammy awards were as divisive as Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ performance of the song “Unholy.” Was it a historic moment of inclusion or a historic display of a Satanic ritual broadcast to the world?

On the one hand, the pair made music history. After winning the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Smith became the first non-binary artist to win the category, along with Petra who became the first trans woman to win the category.

However, not everyone was a fan of their live hell-themed performance, featuring Smith clad in red leather and sporting a top hat with devil horns and Petras dancing in a cage surrounded by dominatrixes.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz took to Twitter to call the act “evil,” and his fury was quickly echoed by other conservative influencers who declared it an example of mainstream devil worship.

“Don’t fight the culture wars, they say. Meanwhile demons are teaching your kids to worship Satan. I could throw up.” wrote conservative political commentator Liz Wheeler.

However, it doesn’t take a lot of research to find out what the artist’s original intentions were behind the song.

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