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Episode 57

09 Dec 2020

written by Cindy Matalucci

The Pulse Episode 57!

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Guests: Chic Execs PR talking Holiday Gifts!

Kristen Wessel- Chic Execs:

Danica McAdam- Chic Execs PR

ChicExecs offers what most traditional marketing agencies do not by creating a multi-channel marketing plan that includes adding social media, influencer marketing, digital marketing ad campaigns, and retail strategy to the overall PR efforts.

ChicExecs provides the recipe for success in your growing network and continues to service industry leaders around the country.

They have a passion for giving back and have partnered with organizations such as Compassion International, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Icing Smiles, Casa Teresa, and more.


Holiday Gift Items Recommended:

Food and treats items:

1.) CA Gummy Bears

They are gummy bears in the shape of the CA state bear.
Made with real fruit from CA. Kosher, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Dairy Free, Fat Free

The Gummy Bear Gets Reinvented, Naturally!
-Made with real Golden State grown fruit
-All-natural, non-GMO, and kosher, these gourmet gummies are created with natural colors from red beet juice, turmeric, spirulina, and carotene.
-There are 10 fruit-flavored selections, all handmade made in small batches and individually packaged in California.
– Tapioca syrup is used instead of high fructose corn syrup.
– Made in small batches in their Los Angeles Gummy Bear factory.
They are packed in gorgeous gift boxes, they’re ready to give and easy to enjoy.

2.) Yum Crumbs

They are delicous toppings for baked goods, ice cream and more!

Yum Crumbs is a line of delicious toppings for all your baking endeavors.
These dessert and candy crumbles add flavor and texture to desserts, snacks, and dipped fruit.
With more than 10 crumb flavors of dessert toppings, you’ll find the right flavor and texture for all seasonal baking.

Each 12 oz jar can crumb a six- to eight 8-inch cake or approximately 36 cupcakes.
All crumbs are made from scratch using top-quality ingredients -No cookies, jello, or pudding used in the mixes
One-year shelf life (unopened)
Price: $8.99 for 12 oz. jar; $19.99 for 32 oz. jar
Sample pack: $8.99; deluxe sample pack: $9.99.

Some of their delicious dessert flavors:
Pumpkin Pie
Cinnamon Roll
Strawberry Shortcake

3.)Me’s Way:

Me’s Way Chili Sauce is the perfect blend of sweetness, garlic, and spice.
~Try it in Bun Bo Hue (beef noodle soup)!
~Me’s Way Chili Sauce (Regular)
Traditionally paired with Hue’s most iconic food such as Bun Bo Hue (beef noodle soup) and com hen (clam mixed rice)

It is a wonderful blend of spicy, savory, and sweet with the distinct aroma of fried garlic.

Price: $25.95 for an 8 oz. jar; $45.95 for a 16 oz. jar
Me’s Way Chili Sauce (Vegetarian)

The vegan-friendly version holds all the same flavor notes and aroma without the anchovy

Price: $28.95 for an 8 oz. jar; $48.95 for a 16 oz. jar

About Me’s Way:
Mẹ’s Way is founded by Chau Tonnu, a first-generation Vietnamese American who wanted to share a piece of Vietnamese culture through what she knows best, the language of food.

The brand is committed to its values of heritage and quality. Unique to Huế, Vietnam, their chili sauce recipe is passed down three generations from mothers to daughters. Each jar is made in small batches by hand, with carefully picked ingredients and little-to-no preservatives.

Organization Item:

4.) Ivory Paper Co

Scoop: personalized all in one planners and notebooks

Ivory Paper Co. has just the all-in-one planners to get you going on the right foot in 2021.

Feature beautiful prints, well-thought-out designs, and personalization, they make a great holiday gift that will be enjoyed, and used, all year long.

Coordinate the planner with fun stickers and other accessories to make the gift that more inspiring!
The All in One Planner offers daily, weekly and monthly layouts, fully customizable

Each planner is customizable and made-to-order in Columbus Ohio, so you don’t have to wait until January to start using this awesome tool.

We love that this is a family-owned business that makes personalized planners and stationery by hand. Alitzah Stinson, the founder, started Ivory Paper Co. after not finding a planner that could fit her busy life in one planner.

The hero product she created was the brand’s “All-In-One” Planner, which consists of a daily, weekly, and monthly layout all in one planner.

Follow them on Instagram @ivorypaperco.
Retails starts around $49 each.

Eco friendly and unique gifts


They are eco-friendly masks made with patented anti-bacterial material for sensitive skin.

These masks are clincally tested by two different U.S. based labs. They are 99.9 antibacterial, 99.9 percent UV blocking, they have superior viral and particle filtration, and they do not use any harmful chemicals.
HMNKIND focused on designing premium products that become your go-to for your everyday life.

Their antibacterial fabrication is a patented foam designed by K Beauty and Skincare industry experts.

HMNKIND not only does better to care for the earth by utilizing recyclable materials in the product and packaging design, but it also does better for society by giving back 10% of all sales to Color of Change.

6.) Left Coast Original

Handcrafted, engraved leather, canvas and bamboo goods

Designed and crafted in Florida, Left Coast Original is the premier creator of heirloom quality custom leather, canvas and bamboo goods.

Products include money clips, gorgeous charcuterie and cutting boards made from architectural bamboo, expertly crafted Apple charging docks…and more.

They’ve hit the nail on the head when it comes to being traditional yet chic and the customization offered by Left Coast Original is Awesome.

From classic engraving to ink infusion, you can keep it simple with adding initials or a date to your gift, or get as fancy as stamping a cherished photo or engraving a meaningful quote.

7.) Eco Gloves

Eco Gloves are made with premium vegetable-based ingredients that make them not only better for the environment, but also more durable for you!

This company is the first to offer biodegradable and compostable gloves, making them the world leader in providing eco-friendly hand protection solutions. When leaving your home, Eco Gloves are the perfect solution when touching public machines or door handles, and when you’re at home, they come in handy when using cleaning products or picking up after your furry friend!

Eco Gloves was founded by a busy mom who was concerned with handling messy things and germy items while caring for her newborn baby.

In an effort to take every precaution to minimize the chances of exposure to germs, she created Eco Gloves.

8.) Moxie Malas

Moxie Malas are unique bracelets handcrafted with healing crytsals. Made in the United States using only the highest quality of genuine semi-precious gemstones and crystals, each of which are picked based on their own unique healing energies.

We love:
1.) The thrive collection peace within bracelet
Peace Within – its been a crazy year and it’s important to be able to come back to our center and to the peace that is always within

2.)The Heart Chakra – all about love because we need more love in this world, especially this year

3)The wonder intention bracelet
Wonder – to remember to keep dreaming even when times are tough.

9.) Les Créme

Home/body- candles & skincare
Les Creme has Holiday Candles to Keep Your Home Smelling Good and to Gift!!
It is a beautiful line of coconut wax holiday candles that evokes a feeling of comfort and peace that’s much-needed this year.

The collection is a must-have for candle lovers, with fresh pine, pumpkin spice (yes!), and baked apple pie scents that will have you indulging in the merriment of the holidays.

Fresh Pine- Winter has arrived and it smells like a glorious Canadian pine forest
Clean-burning, toxin-free candle formulated using 100% botanical all-natural coconut wax and cotton wicks
100% Vegan
Infused with natural essential oils, including fir needle, cedarwood, eucalyptus, patchouli, cedar leaf, and pine
Price: $19.95 for an 8 oz. jar

Pumpkin Spice
Includes Warm notes of cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg round out this comforting fragrance
Botanical all-natural coconut wax and cotton wicks
Clean-burning, toxin-free candle
100% Vegan
Price: $19.95 for an 8 oz. jar

Baked Apple Pie
Infused with natural essential oils, including cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange, and cedarwood
Organic Coconut Wax
100% Vegan
Price: $19.95 for an 8 oz. jar

10.) The Flower Apothecary

Homeopathic flower essences, cell salts and gem quartz.

This is a great stocking stuffer idea or gift basket set! From mists to drops that help lift the mode of a room and lift your emotions, especially with holidays being a bit hectic time of year!
This is Flower essences NOT essential oils!
We love the Neroli + Rose Mists & Pure Joy + Crisis
All natural, safe ingredients — flower essence, cell salts, gem quartz

Developed by Nadia Ameri, an educational psychologist that now is also a certified Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner

How to use: For maximum results, take 4 drops, 4 times a day continuously for 3 weeks. Conversely, you may take as needed.
Available on, vitamin shoppe, lazy acres and more.
Price: $17 – $27.00

11.) Blimey Box
This is a toy/game, problem-solving kit to keep children critcally thinking and engaged in a fun “treasure-hunting” game!

1. Blimey Box is More of an educational activity rather than a toy; unlike a toy, kids will continue to enjoy playing it over and over again.

2. Blimey Box is an educational, escape-room kit, that encourages creative thinking and problem-solving!

3. The game: The goal is to get to the treasure chest that has a “pre-placed” treat inside of it. But it’s locked! You have to solve a range of pussles to find the key to unlock the chest!

4. It keeps children busy playing for 30 minutes to an hour, giving mom and dad some free-time!

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New PMU is the World Class Permanent Makeup Events by Maru Oderzhakhivska and Anna Kara.

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Unique world-famous techniques and beauty trends, new product launches from the best brands.

San Diego will well known as the most creative and progressive city in the PMU Industry. We will host events with best PMU artists from Italy, France, China, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Korea which will share unique knowledge with local masters.

Mention the Pulse to save $1000.00 on your class!

They have been featured in NBC 7 and Fox 5!

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