Category Archives: LIFE + STYLE

Sustainable Winter Essentials With GoSili Reusable, Silicone Straws, Tumblers

March 4, 2021

We love these eco-friendly, silicone must-haves from GoSili, to help you drink responsibly during winter activities. Affordable, sustainable solutions to beat the cold winter blues and best of all, they are good for the environment.

  • GoSili Silicone Cup with Straw or to-go Lid ($19 – 24 oz) – The first silicone cup that will hold its shape! GoSili reusable cups are 100% European grade platinum silicone and feature an embedded stainless-steel ring that prevents the cup from collapsing when gripped. Smart, simple design meets amazing functionality
  • GoSili Silicone Straw with Keychain ($4.50) – Reduce your plastic footprint with a straw made with 100% European-grade, platinum silicone that can be used over and over again. This reusable straw is completely bendable, so it folds up perfectly in the included keychain travel case. When you are done sipping, simply fold your straw up and place it in the tin. It is small enough to put in your pocket, yet big enough to make a significant impact on our planet.
  • GoSili Silicone Universal Top & Straw ($9 – 2pack) – Now, you can turn any cup into a straw cup. Made from 100% European-grade platinum silicone, this straw lid stretches over a WIDE variety of cups and glasses. When the silicone lid is stretched over a cup, the suction keeps the lid in place making your new straw cup virtually spill resistant. Use it at a restaurant, keep the bugs out of your drink while sitting at the campfire, use it poolside or on the boat – the list goes on. Never be without a lid or straw again!
GoSili is also available at GoSili.com, Amazon and Target.

Forever 21 Celebrates Black History Month

February 5, 2021

This is Forever21’s first-ever collection celebrating BHM!

Designer and photographer, Ashley Sky Walker (of Leimert Park Threads) and illustrator and designer, Stormy Nesbit whose work was featured in an op-ed written by our VP, Kamala Harris – who are both launching limited edition capsule collections this Thursday, February 4th with Forever 21 in celebration of Black History Month.

“This partnership and Forever21 created a space for black creatives like myself to really have a hands on approach from start-to-finish. F21 allowed me to be fully immersed, and to create from my heart, and present my most authentic self without any reservations – so my excitement is an understatement, I’m ecstatic to have my work in a Black History Month capsule. This has shown me that there really is no limit to my art,” says Stormy.

Forever21’s first-ever partnership collection celebrating Black History Month, is a collaboration with three up-and-coming artists and creators, Ashley Sky Walker, Stormy Nesbit and Henry Jones.

Each collection showcases the range of beauty and power of artistic expression. A portion of proceeds from the collections will be shared with the artists, as well as donations made to charity partners including Sole Folks, Tec Leimert and Project Level.

Celebrating artistry and community, the capsule collections will launch online at www.forever21.com and select retail locations!

Stormy Nesbit’s Collection

Stormy draws inspiration from the people she’s surrounded with, her environment and God. She’s able to source feelings and emotions that she picks up on when she is surrounded by the people she loves and translates that in each of her pieces. Every single piece was secretly inspired by someone she personally knows and loves – Stormy says, “they might recognize it, they might not.”

Her art collections represent people of color, specifically women in the highest form. Representation matters and Stormy wants to be able to reach her community in the largest scale possible and remind them that they are seen. Stormy has learned her best work comes from her heart, and not what people expect; her best work is created at night while she plays Maverick City music and designs that she feels.

Ashley Sky Walker’s Collection

Much of Ashley’s inspiration for his F21 capsule came from within; he looked into archives of his photography and paintings over the years and was able to spot consistencies reflecting Black life. By showcasing moments of joy, rebellion and magic through his work, he realized that was the collection he needed to design – celebrating Black History through the lens of his camera and paintbrush.

“When F21 reached out and asked me to be a part of their Black History Month campaign, it felt amazing and honestly validating. I had a quick stint with the company back in 2016 to shoot their e-comm and was let go after a few months, which ultimately led me to launch Leimert Park Threads. The studio where we photographed the campaign shoot was the same studio where I was told would be my last day…I could not have planned this journey any more than the universe did. It was an unreal full circle moment!” says Ashley.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Stormy Nesbit is a Phoenix-based illustrator and designer with roots in the Midwest whose works primarily expresses the beauty and strength of America’s Black communities, with a focus on the women within them. Her brown-skinned characters echo the pride she has for her community, and the modern aesthetic provides a new take on the elegance in melanin. Stormy’s work has been featured in campaigns by national brands and in several publications, including an illustration created to run with an article written by Vice President Kamala Harris (linked in the intro paragraph).

Ashley Sky Walker started his career as a photographer the second he got his first camera, beginning to see work in a different light and experience. Being raised in South Central Los Angeles, Walker learned the importance of respect and patience when dealing with the ebb and flow of life. After studying at Howard University, Walker lived in New York City for over a decade which allowed him to work with brands like DVF, NIKE and VIBE Magazine and show off his raw but elegant photography style.

Walker eventually returned to Los Angeles with a new venture in mind and Leimert Park Threads was born in 2017 – a unisex clothing brand motivated by the struggle to bring awareness to black, brown, and colored life. Designed by Walker himself, he aims to create original streetwear pieces that are empowering and a tribute to cultural movements of the past. The brand first launched with the COLORED Collection, a line meant for every race, gender and creed standing for unity and equal rights for all and has been worn by celebrities like Issa Rae, Beyonce, and Chadwick Boseman.

How To Up Your (Rosemary Yuzu) Hand Sanitizer Game Now

Dry knuckles, sticky palms, unpleasant smell?

Cleanli is here. This all-natural Rosemary Yuzu Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer is giving me life.

Founders Ryan Lewendon, Alex Sourry and Blake Mitchell scoured the market but could not find a hand sanitizer that was effective in use but spoke to the modern consumer. They launched Cleanli ’s Rosemary YuzuMoisturizing Hand Sanitizer to create an elevated but effective sanitizing experience for clean hands and a grounded mind. And it’s working for me.

WHAT: Cleanli ’s Rosemary Yuzu Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer meets the CDC and FDA guidelines, is a certified over-the-counter drug and is made in the USA using traceable ingredients. It uses all natural, USDA-organic ethyl alcohol for it’s 63% alcohol content, which is then denatured using natural rosemary essential oil,  making this product equally enjoyable and effective.

The Rosemary Yuzu Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer incorporates antioxidants from Yuzu, Vitamin E and glycerin to moisturize, soften and restore the skin during use.

The result is smooth, clean hands with no sticky residue. Additionally, Cleanli balances the energizing citrus aromas of yuzu and green mandarins with calming rosemary essential oils to ground the mind and create a pleasant sanitizing experience.

Cleanli ’s Rosemary Yuzu Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer is packaged in a recyclable frosted glass spray bottle, for around $6.99 per unit.

Cleanli is available for purchase online at cleanli.co and select retail locations including all locations of Alfred Coffee (Los Angeles, CA) and Pitkin County Dry Goods (Aspen, CO).

It’s That Prolon FMD Time Of Year

February 1, 2021

As a Prolon affiliate, I could not be happier sharing the gift of health in a big way. (When you click to make a purchase, I get a small commission for the sale.)

It’s that ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet total reset time of year!

Eating your way through quarantine, election insanity, holiday madness, homeschooling and more? That me!

I need to just stop. My body and my brain need a break. Enter my tri-annual Prolon box for five days of a semi-eating vacay.

Imagine: A better, lighter you in just 5 days or losing 5 lbs in just 5 days. Yah, I can’t either. But every time I have done ProLon – IT WORKS.

Seriously, clinical trials have found that ProLon FMD can help you lose 5 lbs in just 5 days. But to be honest, that’s not even what it’s about for me. That’s a side bar. I need to take a break from all the non-intuitive, non-hunger driven eating.

 I’ve raved about ProLon before – the 5-day meal program that is based on 20 years and $36 Million in research and development. In short, this 5-day restricted calorie, plant-based meal program designed to mimic fasting without a water-only fast.

Think: The benefits of Weight Loss, Healthy Aging, Metabolic Health, and More and a  safer, simpler option than water-only fast because it provides the macro and micronutrients your body needs.

So, you get daily meals in 5 small boxes (one for each day) that include plant-based energy bars, soups, a variety of snacks, drinks, and supplements, all studied and carefully designed to nourish your body and support metabolic and overall health for healthy aging.

The ProLon® FMD® patented recipe is designed to trigger many benefits brought on by a prolonged fast. This patented recipe nourishes your cells while being stealth to your body’s food sensing system.

Three cycles of ProLon® Fasting Mimicking Diet induces fat loss without decreasing lean body mass, which is why it’s idea to do it for 3 months in a row. Three cycles of ProLon® reduces visceral fat while maintaining lean body mass.

Cellular Reset and rejuvenation

ProLon helps your body reset, rejuvenate, and supports the body’s natural processes of intracellular clean-up and cell renewal.

The amazing thing is the emotional component. 

ProLon cycles always motivate me to drop into way more mindful eating when I’m done. It resets my sense of control big time and my cravings for sugary foods literally evaporates – it’s just gone.

By day 4 my energy is insane. I can’t recommend it enough.

Use this link to purchase your sale box now!

Embrace Your Inner Prepper With Solar Lamps And Safe Home Water Testing

January 27, 2021

I’m already dreaming about my next camping trip. If I don’t get outside and into some deep nature I will surely implode.
It’s always exciting when new gear arrives – and I am loving Solight .
It’s a self-inflating, waterproof, solar light made from non-toxic, recyclable, hi-tech materials.
The light keeps its shape even when punctured and recharges in the sun lasting up to 12 hours.
Solight is great for kids and adults, environmentally conscious households, camping, backyard aesthetic, emergency use and more…
One solar light saves 90 pounds of carbon emission a year. Every time you choose clean lighting instead of traditional light bulbs it’s a strong individual commitment to a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle.
Solight offers the following designs: 

Safe Home Drinking Water Test Kits is another amazing product to have on hand. Are you concerned the tap water in your home is not up to snuff? Have it tested!

Chris Myers, President and CEO of Environmental Laboratories, Inc., is the Senior Scientist who developed Safe Home Test Kits, based on more than 40 years of experience studying and testing drinking water quality.

The Safe Home Test Kits are designed so anyone can test their own tap water. This is great if you suspect any issues with the clarity and safety of your tap water. 

You can have it analyzed too!

  • Safe Home Test Kits is the exclusive brand of water test kits that has received the Good Housekeeping Seal.
  • The Safe Home ULTIMATE Drinking Water Test Kit was also chosen as the Best Overall Test Kit in the USA for 2020, by “The Spruce.”
  • Safe Home Water Quality Test Kits were named one of the “Top Ten New Products in the World” at the National Hardware Show.

1. DIY at Home “You Test It” for screening of your home drinking water: https://envirotestkits.com/diy-test-kits/

2. In-Lab Certified “We Test It” for detailed testing of your home drinking water: https://envirotestkits.com/lab-test-kits/

SafeHomeTestKits.com is avail on Amazon, Home Depot, BedBathandBeyond.com, Menards, and Walmart online.