Code Red: Rock The Color Red All Month Long

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York ‘Tis the season for the shade that symbolizes energy, passion, and action. Check out some of the sultry and sweet beauty finds we found for the lips, eyes, skin, and nails that represent this universal color that is all about love, romance and power.For flawless skin try Morganna’s Brew Exfoliator. The foam cleanser is ultra-gentle and made with all natural ingredients — aloe vera, lavender, chamomile and dandelion extract, vitamin. E, sea salt and sandalwood oil, $19.99 at roll-on perfume made from certified-organic essential oils. Goddess Garden Amber Fire offers a resiny floral and sweet citrus scent with notes of red mandarin, neroli and vetiver, $14.99 at goddessgarden.comYou’ll be smelling like roses with the Kocostar Rose Flower Mask Sheet: The Most Romantic Sheet Mask. The mask consists of 12 individual petals made from rejuvenating petals of Tencel ® fibers from the eucalyptus tree. Made from rose flower extract, which adds moisture and nourishment to the skin, $6.50 at kocostar.comPut your skin to work while you sleep. Apply Dermelect Beautone Enlightening Facial Brightener Serum before bed. The serum lightens any skin discolorations sans any hydroquinone. $45 at dermelect.comGoodbye, dead skin. Hello, smooth and silky. European Wax Center Reveal Me Body Exfoliating Gel eliminates dry and dull skin, accelerates cell renewal and prevents ingrown hairs. $39.50 at waxcenter.comDip into Pretty Nail Polish is free of chemicals including, toulene, DBP, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and camphor. The polish that comes in two shades of red vegan friendly and cruelty-free, $6 at dipintopretty.comFeeling fierce and edgy? Try The Caitlin Shadow, named after the LA-based makeup artist who created it. Deck of Scarlet’s $12 at like you are blushing (even if you are not)! Revlon Insta-BlushTM Stick in Berry Kissis a cream-to-powder formula offers a pop of color whenever you need it. $10.99 at revlon.comLip Pencil by Osmosis is perfect not only as a lip liner but works great as a matte lip color worn all over the lips, or a base for a lip gloss. Gluton-free and vegan, $18 at osmosisskincare.comKiss your sweetie all day long with Oribe Lip Lust Creme Lipstick in Ruby Red. The lipstick contains ingredients including white lily, which moisturizes and gives lips a plump appearance, and myrrh extract, which contains anti-aging components, $42 at read more

Badger softball team extinguishes Flames with 2-hit victory

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoCHICAGO — At 6 p.m., traffic in Chi-town was, as usual, totally jammed and gridlocked, due to an accident on the Edens Expressway.Meanwhile, only a few blocks away, another Eden was the cause for the citizens of Chicago’s grief: pitcher Eden Brock was amid her best game of the season, tossing a two-hit, complete game shutout, silencing the bats of the University of Illinois-Chicago and lifting the University of Wisconsin softball team to a 2-0 victory.”She had total control and never got rattled,” said UW head coach Chandelle Schulte after the game. “Eden had it. There was no doubt about it.””This is one of my best games,” Brock said. “A shutout is always good and so is a low pitch count.”Pitching against a gorgeous picturesque backdrop of the Chicago skyline, Brock took advantage of an overaggressive Flames squad that was more than happy to chase Brock’s dropball early and often, leading to a plethora of weak ground balls.”[The Flames] made it easy for me,” Brock said. “They were very aggressive at the plate, and they swung early in the count, so we were throwing them dropballs and they were just driving them into the ground. It worked really well.”A superb defense was also key for the Badgers (18-16, 3-5), as the team didn’t bobble a ball the entire evening and made almost every play appear little more than routine, though some of the grounders were hit sharply.Third baseman Athena Vazquez and shortstop Lynn Anderson both stood out defensively, making several diving or reaching stabs on hot shots and being on target on all their throws to first.”Our defense was awesome today,” said senior Kaitlin Reiss, who drove in one of UW’s two runs. “I think this is the cleanest game we’ve played all year. Everybody just played great.”Offensively, all the action was early, as Wisconsin picked up both of its runs early playing small ball. Wisconsin managed five hits off of Flames starter Brittany McIntyre, who was lifted after only two-and-one-third innings, after giving up RBI singles to Reiss and Anderson in the second and third innings.”The funny thing is we didn’t hit the ball hard when we picked up those five hits,” Schulte said. “We just hit timely.”After Wisconsin picked up its second run, the Flames went to the bullpen and inserted Sarah Clynes, who went on to mystify the Badger offense for the remainder of the game, pitching four-and-two-thirds innings worth of no-hit ball while walking only two.”Its tough to come in and, after facing a 63-64 mile-per-hour fastball, have someone come in and throw 56, maybe 57,” Schulte said. “It’s like facing a knuckleballer in baseball. It takes a couple innings to adjust to.”However, the Badgers would need no more offense as Brock was simply golden, only allowing one runner to reach second base the entire evening, and that was only after a sacrifice.The closest Illinois-Chicago came to putting together any offense was when pinch hitter Elizabeth Jacoby got a hold of a Brock pitch and took it within inches of clearing the Flames Field fence in right-center, but centerfielder Sam Polito was there for the putout.”It was just that kind of game,” Reiss said. “It was just her night. She just pitched fantastically.”Brock would go on to retire the final 11 Flames in order. In the end, her line was sparkling: seven innings, two hits, no runs, one walk and one strikeout.Schulte was pleased with the win but had hoped for a stronger overall performance.”I wanted to see a win, but I wish we would’ve made more adjustments when [Clynes] came in,” Schulte said. “I also thought we were a little lethargic.”However, the victory, despite a lack of energy, is a clear sign of improvement to Schulte.”Earlier in the year, we wouldn’t have been able to win with the intensity we had today, so that’s a good sign that they’re improving,” Schulte said. “But we need to get focused for this weekend.”last_img read more

Clear Lake council approves final plat for Courtway Park, hear details about hotel & conference center complex

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake City Council Monday night approved the final plat for the Courtway Park Subdivision on the east side of the community, and it was announced that a letter of intent for a potential development agreement between the city and the developer to assist with a hotel and conference center project will likely come before the council next month.The 64-acre tract of land previously was Andrews Pre-stressed Concrete, located just north of State Highway 122 between Interstate 35 and North 32nd Street. The southern portion of the property will have six lots zoned as “highway commercial”, with the northern portion having five lots zoned as “light industrial”.The proposed hotel and conference center development would be on a 5.8 acre piece of land on the far southwestern part of the subdivision. City Administrator Scott Flory says the project would be a $16 million investment.  He says the hotel would be not less than a mid-scale brand hotel with not less than 70 rooms. “It would also entail a five to six thousand square foot restaurant with an estimated 180 person capacity, an approximately 9000 square foot conference meeting center that would be capable of accommodating somewhere around mid range of about 600 persons, so depending upon seating arrangement could be could be a less and more. Generally arranged maybe a 450 to 900 persons, kind of concentrating it be around that 600 person of the midpoint there.”Construction on the hotel and conference center would begin in October of this year with a scheduled completion date of October 31st in 2020. Flory says the city would rely on the new anticipated property and sales taxes generated from the hotel and conference center development, as well as other future developments in the subdivision, to help offset a city economic development contribution to the project.  “We would anticipate a forgivable loan to the project in the amount of between $3.75 and 4 million towards the project as a 10 to 12-year forgivable loan, and that would be premised on the whole project being built and completed by that October 31st 2020 date. Upon completion of the project, the city would provide the loan funds to the developer, not an upfront loan, but once the project is completed, then the loan funds that would be provided.”Flory says he believes the prospective project would be the most significant of its kind between Ames and Owatonna on Interstate 35.  “I think it’s got the great potential to be catalystic for not only the Courtway Park but Clear Lake in general and north Iowa in particular. We’re fortunate to be able to have some good developers involved with this project that have a good strong track record, and we’re looking forward to hopefully making a deal come to fruition with them and making project happen here”Flory says the project will have a positive economic impact on the community. “I think this is a great example of how a community can use tax increment financing to benefit the entire community here by really facilitating the creation of a what I would refer to the project as an economic impact generating opportunity that can help bring outside dollars into the community without creating new cost for the taxpayers. I think it’s a complex, complicated project, but I think it’s very realistic for a community. I think that said those are things that we have to concentrate on.”Old Dominion Freight Line has already announced they plan to use one of the lots for a $5 million capital investment, creating up to ten full-time jobs, for what’s commonly referred to as a “cross dock” or “less than truckload” distribution facility.last_img read more