October 28, 2012

Where to Find Yamerra This Holiday Season...

Happy Holidays!

Yamerra sends love and light to friends and family this holiday season. We are being hosted by BROOKLYN CRAFT CENTRAL Annual Holiday Market, an exclusive, ultra fashionable holiday shopping event. Yamerra will be one of the few one-of-a-kind, luxurious, yet affordable skin and hair brands in the house.

We will be having huge holidays sales and discounts on all products. Do not miss out on the oportunity to receive our luxurious products at incredible hoilday promotional prices. We promise, as always, only to offer the higest grade of all natural skincare and haircare products from our line that will restore and rejuvanate, love your skin and hair and tittilate your senses! 

Brooklyn Craft Central 
Annual Holiday Market

It's our 5TH Year...Time to celebrate!
December 15/16 
11:00a - 5:00p 
Littlefield in Park Slope/Gowanus


- Different vendors each weekend: come twice
- Best 11th hour shopping in NYC: wait for it!
- Handpicked local designers and food    
- Vendors: the best gifts

October 24, 2012

Special Delivery from Yamerra, I Love You BROOKLYN

For My Brooklynites and friends,

Yamerra has found a new home in Brooklyn, TracyChambers Vintage. 

TracyChambers Vintage, now offering Yamerra, was born out of the love for vintage clothing and treasure hunting, and carry a carefully curated collection of vintage finds that can easily be integrated into your contemporary wardrobe.  

Yamerra's Eco-Luxe Mini's, featured on Huffington Post Best Body Butter List 2012, will be offered there starting today! If you are in the area (Bed-Stuy) Don't be shy! Stop past, snag  Yamerra's affordable and long lasting,  Eco-Luxe Mini's to-go.

Feel free to find a Hair and Body butter there that suits your needs and flair, "...Experience the collection offered at TracyChambers, play dress up, find something for you to treasure and make your own because at TracyChambers Vintage, it's more about style than fashion." 



TracyChambers Vintage
216 Jefferson
(Between Nostrand and Marcy Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11216


Thursday and Friday 5-8pm; Saturday 1-4pm; by appointment and for special events.

Directions:  A/C train to Nostrand Avenue, walk four blocks north to Jefferson Avenue and make a right.  You can also take the 25, 26, or 44 buses to Nostrand Avenue.

October 17, 2012

Give Sustainable. Gift Sustainable

I was moved to discuss more sustainable, gift-giving ideas when I traded a sustainable item The Yamerra Kanga for a Double sided Silk woven scarf with a friend and designer, juli raja hand built by Juli Raja.

 juli raja hand built was founded is centered on the handwoven, block printed textiles in luxurious, sustainable fabrics (cotton and oh-so-soft silk thread), was started in 2008 and created by her family's company in Kolkata, India.  
Silk Woven Scarf. Image from Juliraja.com
I am absolutely enthralled with my hand woven silk scarf from Juli. Its soft, warm, vibrant in color (you know I love my vivacious colors) and double-sided in all it's gloriousness! 
I'm wearing my vibrant silk woven scarf by Juli Raja. L.O.V.E.!!!
Its a sustainable gift (because manufacturing silk into fabric is sustainable. Silk worms are used to obtain the silk, which is obviously sustainable, as long as silk worms are around.) The double-sided scarves by juli raja (like my own), are made from silk are only produced small batches of fabric, each print a limited edition.

Mackey, Juli Raja and Me all wearing Juli Raja
I encourage you to visit juli raja hand built at:

12 Lions Studio
684 Broadway & Great Jones.  
NY 10012
Th-Su 11a-8p

Cant make it there: Read more about juli raja and purchase a fashionable, well-designed, comforting and comfortable scarf here

Other sustainable gift-giving ideas:

There are many local artists and crafters (in NY) that can help you fill the void. Handmade items from specialty stores and Independent Designer Hubs like 12 Lions Studio offer sustainable, one-of-a-kind gift items. Plus, buying locally contributes to the region’s economy and supports local artists.

Some ideas include:

Give an experience
Take someone to a play or concert (I would recommend FELA on Broadway- it was amazing, but now long gone)! Make gift certificates for a special dinner, pet sitting or house cleaning. Offer your skills at gardening, photography or financial planning. Sign someone up for lessons in music or a foreign language or sport. Better yet, teach someone one of your hobbies – swimming, origami (with reusable paper) or playing the piano, for example. Both the recipient and the landfill will thank you.
Other sustainable gift ideas
  • Promote reuse – give antiques or unique retro items.
  •  Buy carbon offsets for travel. 
  •  Build or buy a compost bin.
  •  Give a native plant for the house or garden.

October 3, 2012

Shop. Fight. Support: Let's Fight against Breast Cancer.


In two weeks, Yamerra and Diosa will be collaborating to raise awareness and funds to support the fight against Breast Cancer. Join Us! YAMERRA and DIOSA will host you, Eco-Conscious friends, in the fight against breast cancer at Yamerra's Mini Boutique in Soho.

Home of Yamerra @ 12 Lions Studio

Come out and enjoy hand massages, and check out our Eco-friendly offerings while you are at it!
Find Eco-friendly Diosa Nail Polish at Yamerra Boutique in Soho: 684 Broadway, NY 10012

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 14th 2012

PAMPER TIME: 4:30-8.00p 

WHERE: Yamerra
                12 Lions Studio 
                684 Broadway, 
                NY 10012

SAVE $4.00 when you Spend $40 to Receive:

A FREE Hand Massage

2 Yamerra Eco-Luxe Minis of your choice

A Manicure with Nail Art  by Kelly B of I_Nailed_it with Toxic Free Eco-Friendly Diosa Nail Poish

 ($20 of your proceeds will go towards supporting the fight for Breast Cancer).

Regular for 2 Eco luxe minis: $24
Regular for Diosa Manicure: $20
FREE HAND MASSAGE by Yamerra: *Priceless*

Come out and support the Fight Against Breast Cancer (Proceeds will go to: TBA Foundation).

Did you Know the Health + Beauty Benefits of Coconut Milk?

Coconut milk is highly nutrient rich and something you might want to consider adding to your diet for its health benefits.

Until recently, coconut milk (not to be confused with coconut water, which is found when you break open a coconut; the milk comes from the white “meat” of the coconut) was considered too high in saturated fat and therefore bad for you. More research has proven that coconut milk not only consists of of minerals such as  Potassium, selenium, zinc, magnesium,  vitamins like B12, but it can actually help you lose weight if that’s your goal.
That creamy coconut milk...? Lap it up! it's so nutritious for you!
Beauty Benefits of coconut milk: Coconut milk contains copper (the mineral, not the metal!) which improves skin’s elasticity. It acts as a natural anti-aging agent.
Stress-Reliver: A healthy amount of magnesium in coconut milk will relax your nerves. Feel free to pour yourself a cold glass of this tropical, highly rejuvenating drink instead.
Coconut Milk L.o.V.e for Hair: Boost hair growth with Coconut! Creamy coconut milk is loaded with proteins that are essential for hair growth, plus it contains fatty acids that make your hair shiny (especially in winter when our hair tends to be more brittle).

Warm up 1/2 cup-1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
owly pour the milk through your hair and scalp
With the pads of your fingertips, gently massage your scalp making small, circular motions
Let it sit for 15 minutes
Then shampoo and condition as usual

Coconut milk is an extremely healthy and undervalued drink that’s actually not just nutrient, but also tasty and refreshing! You can even throw it in the blender with some strawberries, pineapples, and ice (for the naughty folks: toss some rum in there, too) for an even more delicious elixir.