Kett Cosmetics - BSA 1016Airbrush makeup isn’t new; in fact, it’s been around for years. But, the products have changed! Airbrush makeup formulas have evolved right along with the growth of digital media—from YouTube to Instagram to HDTV and high-res photography. Airbrushing applies makeup in a superfine spray that creates a smooth finish with a minimal amount of product. Kett Cosmetics airbrush system has become a favorite among makeup artists for its range of colors, staying power and customizable palettes that make highlighting and contouring a breeze. It looks amazing in photos, which makes it ideal for proms, weddings or really smokin’ selfies! For anything that’s happening outdoors, airbrush is the way to go: it’s water resistant and requires little or no touch-ups, which is why it’s often used on actors during film shoots.  Airbrush makeup is also a great alternative for anyone with light scarring or tattoos requiring coverage. The next time your special occasion requires some extra-special glam, consider trying airbrush … it’s worth it!


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Madison James - BSA 1016

If you are a football fan, then THIS is your season! But, if you’re not careful, all that tailgating can sideline your diet.  So before kickoff, make sure you have your own game plan ready. To keep it fun, gather a group of friends and form tailgate teams. Keep score with interactive challenges—such as “points” for bringing healthy dishes—and organize active games to play while waiting to cheer on your favorite teams.
Other ideas to keep you in “fan”-tastic form:

1. Get there early! If you arrive early, you’ll be less hurried and have first choice at the food, which can help you make better selections.

2. Save those calories for treats you really want. Don’t graze on the spread; make conscious choices.

3. Eat before you go. This will cut down on mindless snacking.

Follow these tips to score a touchdown for
your health!

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Kiehl's - BSA 1016

Kiehl’s new Apothecary Preparations program uses a comprehensive skin consultation and analysis to create a personalized, targeted skincare concentrate system. Natural ingredients like vitamin A and sunflower seed oil address issues like redness, wrinkles, rough texture, large pores and dullness. Head to Lenox Square for Kiehl’s concentrates tailored exclusively for you.

Details: Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta;

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The Puff Cuff - BSA 1016

Put down the flat iron and let those natural ringlets hang free instead with The Puff Cuff. From loose waves to tight spirals The Puff Cuff is the only hair clamp created for thick, curly and textured hair. Designed by Atlanta native Ceata Lash, The Puff Cuff makes for effortless styling that minimizes hair damage.


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QALO - BSA 1016

Made with medical grade silicone, QALO rings now allow fitness enthusiasts to proudly display their marriage while catering to athletic adventures, indoors and out. The company’s latest collections of rings are designed to sit closer to the finger to avoid catching and snagging and include perforated holes for plenty of airflow. QALO also offers a love collection to raise awareness for breast cancer and lupus, and an outdoor collection with an assortment of color options, including camo rings and aqua rings that glow in the dark.

Details: Mountain High Outfitters, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta;

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Paddling - BSA 1016

It’s that time of year of again, when the beautiful Georgia foliage begins to change colors. Explore Sweetwater Creek State Park and enjoy an adventure-filled day. Paddle the perimeter of George H. Sparks Reservoir, then loop around the north banks to land near the picnic area for a post-paddle snack. Sweetwater Creek is a part of the Park Paddlers Club, an organization for those of all levels looking to participate in paddling experiences across Georgia state parks’ waterways. Details:


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CycleBar Coporation - BSA 1016

Get geared up for a high-energy indoor cycling experience at the new CycleBar® in Buckhead. Led by instructors called CycleStars, each class is held in a CycleTheatre with LED lighting and heart-pumping music from a state-of-the-art DJ booth. After you’ve cooled down with complimentary fresh fruit and enhanced water, check your progress with the CycleStats program or download the music playlist from class that day.

Details: 3280 Peachtree Road NE., Atlanta;

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Horse Back Riding - BSA 1016

Get back in the saddle or giddy-up for the first time at the Chastain Horse Park (CHP). Located just north of Buckhead, this metro horse park includes three barns, four arenas and more than 30 school horses. Budding equestrians can refine their skills through private lessons or the park’s 12-week riding program. During the program, students learn every aspect of riding and horsemanship with an emphasis on the principles of hunters, equitation and jumpers. Students often discover that the program imparts focus, coordination and confidence. CHP is also known for its therapeutic riding programs, including hippotherapy and equine-assisted learning. Get comfortable on the mount and then try out new activities, like trail riding or polo, or maybe even start competing in the ring.

Details: 4371 Powers Ferry Rd., Atlanta;

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Zoo Atlanta - BSA 1016

Trick-or-treat at Zoo Boo Town from October 22–23 and 29–30 while learning about more than 1,500 animals from around the world during Boo at the Zoo. Explore the zoo and collect treats along the way, make your way through the inflatable corn maze, dig in to Halloween games and crafts and boogie down to the live party DJ Little Beat. Support their gorilla conservation project by donating your old cellphone to be recycled and get an extra treat.


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Radio Roasters - Whiteny Ott - BSA 1016

Imagine opening your front door to a box of freshly roasted coffee beans from around the world. Based in Decatur, Radio Roasters offers a monthly subscription box crafted for coffee lovers. The company carefully selects single-origin coffee from green coffee growers, ready for roasting and nationwide delivery. Their affection for small batch roasts means every box is filled with plenty of variety.

Details: 3172 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Scottdale;

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