Shopping, Style and Beauty

10 Jan 2020

New Store Opens in Oakland Completely Lambasting Consumerism

A very popular new store opened in Oakland this week, but the goods stocked on the shelves are not quite what you’d expect. Val-U-Mart is a new interactive art installation at Pro Arts Gallery offering a playful exploration of money, values, and consumerism. Seventy-five Bay Area artists came together to make

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09 Jan 2020

Win $400 in Driving Credit with GIG Car Share!

Remember last month how I did that epic day where I traveled around San Francisco gorging myself on all the best cheap eats? Well, GIG Car Share was what allowed me to do so much in so little time.

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20 Dec 2019

7 Reasons to Take Your Beach Vacation in Winter

Every summer, people look forward to going on vacation. The hot weather makes it fun to get outside and splash around in a new place. River kayaking and swimming around waterfalls are fun, but going to the beach is one of the most popular ways to vacation. During the winter,

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19 Dec 2019

S.F.’s Saddest Closures of 2019

2019 was known for a lot of disappointments, from the Mueller Report to Days of Our Lives firing its cast en masse, but in San Francisco, a lot of beloved places closed.  There are stirrings of hope, such as how The Punch Line got saved to the return of Blowfish

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16 Dec 2019

Local Maker Mart: The Temporary Artist & Maker Pop-Up in North Beach

As I’ve written about before, there’s a blight of empty storefronts all over San Francisco, particularly in North Beach. Luckily some plucky artists and makers have gotten together and opened Local Maker Mart to give people a place to shop for local art and goods. After three years of sitting

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13 Dec 2019

Awesome Last Minute Gifts For All You Lazy People

We all know you haven’t done any of your holiday shopping yet. Lucky Uncle Broke-Ass is here to help you out. I’ve compiled a list of cool, inexpensive gifts you can get for the people you’re obligated to buy presents for. As an added bonus, BAS gets a percentage of

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10 Dec 2019

Why is Makeup and Beauty YouTube Dominated by Men?

by Amaya Oswald Youtube sensation Shane Dawson is decorating his beauty room. A few months ago, Shane didn’t know the difference between a moisturizer and a primer, and today, as he shuffles through his eyeshadow palettes sitting on a bathroom countertop in his large Hollywood home he bought last year

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04 Dec 2019

Breaking Down the East Bay “Style”

By Brian Scott Fashion is an art in itself that varies by location, culture, tradition, belief, weather and even time. Simply, how we go about our daily lives plays a role in our fashion sense. Where we live dictates quite a bit about how we live and what we look

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