Posts Written On November 06, 2020

Dressing sexy – it’s a piece of cake!

The honest reason why people find dressing sexy so hard, is that they overthink it. Before we even begin, I’m going to kick off by asking you not to take it so seriously. This is a huge obstacle in trying to get you relaxed and comfortable in what you’re wearing, and if you feel weird, you look weird. You know when you spot someone you don’t even know a mile off, and you can tell that they’re trying too hard? This is exactly what happens when you take it too seriously.

It’s about balance
Of course you want to dress well and impress people, but part of trying too hard is overstepping the very thin boundary between sexy and trashy. Wear what you love and what you feel comfortable in, but there’s no need to let it all hang out of a sexy dress in order for the outfit to be considered sexy. Self-confidence trumps all other factors, and if you don’t have that, it just won’t work.

Does it fit?
If your clothes are too big or too small – and I mean either of the two – you will, without fail, end up looking much bigger than you really are. Instead of kidding yourself, rather focus on your best feature, and wear clothing that emphasizes that! A small waist goes a long way in a sexy dress or pair of jeans with a high waistline. Mini dresses and skirts are in full trend this year, so go right ahead if you have great legs to show off!
Found something you really like, but just can’t make it fit? Let a tailor do it! This is a great way to make clothes fit you in the correct way and show off the best of you.

Don’t play open cards
If you are concerned that you might be showing too much skin, you probably are. Too much is never a good things, and overexposing yourself totally destroys any sense of mystique. Instead, pick a part of your body that you like – perhaps your legs – and showcase that. Legs not great? Pick something else. Accentuate your neckline by wearing a v-neck shirt, and remember – even casual clothes can be totally sexy. You don’t always have to dress up!

Beware of trends
Just because something is trending, doesn’t mean it’ll look good on you. That sexy dress that all the celebs are wearing might look ridiculous when you try it on, but don’t lose heart. I cannot emphasise enough that not all body types are the same! You need to figure out what you feel good in, what looks good on you and what matches your personal style, and then you need to work it. Just because someone else looks good wearing a certain dress, doesn’t mean it’s right for you. Boost what you already have with natural make-up (cakey bakey looks are WAY out) or a killer pair of heels, and you’re well into the winning side.

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Black Owned Organic Skincare – Choate Body

co·​ate | \ ˈkō-ət, -ˌāt\

To be complete and perfect in your skin alone.

Cold and dry days are coming. I know a lot of people including me have serious dry skin issues. Before the days get too cold, let us prepare something really can help in our skincare routine.

Choate BODY products are handcrafted with organic ingredients to soothe & smooth normal to problematic skin. They use wrinkle minimizing, toxin fighting, blemish clearing, breakout preventing botanicals and oils to restore and nourish the skin. Healing your skin never felt so good.

I’m Rhandi, the owner & founder of Choate BODY. I began making products to relieve my eczema and extremely dry, sensitive skin, because of my struggle to find products gentle enough to use and soothe. Choate encourages self acceptance, which is something we all have to work through to be the best version of ourselves. We aim to help you see that you are enough even on your worst day and to remind you that good things can come from a bad situation, in my case bad skin. We’re in this together.

xoxo

Rhandi Kai

Body Butter

$30.00
ORGANIC BODY BUTTER For Everyday Moisture

This is a hydrating moisturizer for daily use that relieves itchy, dry and inflamed skin. Crafted with raw butters and organic oils blended to soothe eczema and psoriasis. Choate BODY luxurious body butter repairs elasticity, minimizes scars and stretch marks.

A little goes a long way, use head to toe following a hot shower to keep your skin smooth throughout the entire day. Perfect for hands that are in & out of water & sanitizer all day. Apply a dab around the eyes before bed to minimize wrinkles while sleeping. Perfect for expecting mothers, babies and children. This item is a hot seller and hard to keep in stock! Check out the Trio Set to get the Body Butter with the Facial Cleanser and Face & Body Scrub that’s right for your skin.

Directions: Daily apply to slightly damp skin after bathing. Take a small amount and spread from head to toe. A little goes a long way.  Natural butters and wax may harden in cooler environment, just melt by vigorously rubbing in hands.

Ingredients: Nigerian shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter, grapeseed oil, locally sourced beeswax, chamomile flowers, bentonite clay.

Lippie

$8.00
Naturally restore & protect your lips with our Lippie.

The perfect long lasting moisturizer for your lips. All products are hand made in small batches to give you the freshest, cleanest ingredients for your skin.

Ingredients: Lip balm made with Nigerian Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, Coconut oil, Grape Seed Oil

No. 1 Lemongrass Eucalyptus

$20.00
LEMONGRASS EUCALYPTUS ORGANIC FACE AND BODY SCRUB
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Evel Knievel Rides Again!

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with a retro throwback that’s just as fun today as it was 45 years ago!

That’s right. The father of extreme sports, the daredevil show man himself—the man, the myth, the legend, Evel Knievel has launched onto the toy scene again with the re-release of the iconic 1970’s Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle.

Imbued with all the charm and high-powered performance of the original, this reissue is ready to introduce the fun of revving, jumping, and crash landing to a whole new generation.  

Highlights:

  • Roll, jump, and flip Evel Knievel to new heights!
  • Crafted from the original molds for a truly authentic dose of pure nostalgic play
  • Low tech design does NOT require batteries, apps, or wifi access
  • Build ramps, set up obstacle courses, and send it flying
  • Fun for kids (and adults) of all ages!
  • Comes with the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle, signature Red Energizer, and Evel Knievel Action Figure
  • Retails for $39.95

The Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle can be purchased at www.evelknieveltoys.com as well as on Amazon and Walmart.

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Goliath Games: Lucky Ducks and Let’s Go Fishin’

There’s no doubt that parents and have kids have had a rough year. That’s why we need to pull together and make this holiday season the best yet! 

Let’s step up our gifting game by producing top tier holiday gift guides and content. Lucky Ducks and Let’s Go Fishin’ are the top-selling games for 3-year olds. 

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Lucky Ducks is the wacky, quacky memory and matching game combines developmental skills for young children with the fun of a “My First Game.” 

Switch on the circular pond, and the ducks start swimming – the bottom side of each duck has a colored shape. Players take turns picking up a duck and looking at the color and shape; if it matches their colored shape, they get to keep the duck. 

If it doesn’t match, they put it back. The ducks continue to swim, so it’s more challenging than a traditional memory game but easy enough for even the youngest duck lovers to play.

  • A modern version of a traditional matching game that moves while players try to find a match
  • Simple format is easier for little fingers than cards and allows for independent gameplay
  • Reinforces key developmental skills like color matching and memory
  • More than 10 million units sold of this popular childhood game!
  • For 2-4 players, ages 3 and up
  • Over 1.5K Positive reviews on Amazon
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Then, get ready for some reel fun with Let’s Go Fishin’, the original version of a well-known and well-loved fishing game that parents will remember playing when they were kids. 

This classic kid’s game teaches hand-eye coordination as players use their mini fishing poles to try to catch the most fish. Let’s Go Fishin’ provides fast-paced fishing fun that will lure kids into playing over and over again. 

  • Gameplay helps develop hand-eye coordination
  • Players use mini fishing poles to try to catch the most fish
  • Features a rotating pond and fish that open and close their mouths
  • For 1-4 players, ages 4 and up
  • Over 6.8K positive reviews on Amazon
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When life gives you lemons, make Lemonette!

It’s easy to cut and put all the ingredients together for a salad, but it’s hard to make a good dressing. I don’t know if you are like me – always asking any order or take-out salad to put the dressings on the side. Please don’t put your dressings on my salad since I am really not sure if I like it or not… Since we still cook at home a lot these days, choosing a delicious and healthy salad dressing saves you a lot of time and energy! Let me introduce a Socal brand – Lemonette.

Lemonette is the first and only lemon-based clean gourmet dressing available in different flavors that are great for dressings, marinades, dips, grilling, finishes, and your own concoctions.

The Mediterranean diet has long used lemons as a staple in its recipes. Crafted in small batches and locally sourced in California, lemon is the foundation of all four Lemonette flavors – Mediterranean Herb, Italian Herb, Lemon Garlic, and Zesty Cumin.

Meet all your culinary needs with this wholesome alternative to vinegar, cream, or soy-based sauces. It’s vegan, non-GMO, dairy free, without any sugar or artificial ingredients. Clean, simple, plant-powered ingredients.

Whether used on hot or cold dishes, Lemonette adds flavor and nutrition to salads, grains,  legumes, grilled veggies, pasta, seafood, and poultry.

Welcome harvest flavors and colors with these recipes sure to entice your palate.

STUFFED PUMPKIN DELIGHT

The Ghapama, or stuffed pumpkin, is delicious. It is also so pretty as a centerpiece that you almost don’t want to eat it!

Ingredients

  • Medium size pumpkin (take out all the seeds and pulp)
  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup chopped of each: Almond, walnut, raisin, dried apricot
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup LEMONETTE® Zesty Cumin Dressing

Instructions

  1. Cook rice
  2. Add sugar
  3. Add cinnamon
  4. Mix chopped nuts and fruit with cooked rice
  5. Fill pumpkin with mixture
  6. Pour LEMONETTE® Zesty Cumin Dressing, honey and butter inside
  7. Wrap pumpkin with 3 layers of foil
  8. Bake for 1 hour on 450 degrees. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and keep cooking until pumpkin is tender and fully cooked.

APPLE-CELERY STUFFING

This Zesty Cumin dressing is so versatile that you can even use it to make this tangy stuffing any time of the year. A vegan favorite, substituting butter with vegetable oil.

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil (e.g. olive, grapeseed, canola) OR butter, 1 stick (for non-vegans)
  • Celery, chopped, 2 cups
  • Onion, 1 large, chopped
  • Crisp apples, 2 large (e.g. Pink Lady), diced and unpeeled
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Bay leaves, 2
  • Crushed oregano to taste
  • Crusty bread, 1 large loaf (e.g. ciabatta), cubed
  • Pumpkin seeds, 1/2 cup
  • LEMONETTE® Zesty Cumin Dressing, 2 cups

Instructions

  1. Heat up the oil in a skillet. (For non-vegans, melt the butter in the skillet.)
  2. Add in and sautee’ the celery, onions, bay leaves, crushed oregano, salt, pepper, and apples until soft.
  3. Add pumpkin seeds, cubed crusty bread, 2 cups of LEMONETTE® Zesty Cumin Dressing and stir to absorb all of the flavors.
  4. Pour the entire mixture into a casserole dish.
  5. Roast the mixture at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. (For non-vegans, you can stuff the mixture inside the cavity of the turkey and let it cook together.)

Thoughtfully crafted in small batches & locally sourced in California, LEMONETTE®  offers a new & wholesome alternative to vinegar, cream, or soy-based sauces. LEMONETTE® DRESSINGS  is versatile. Enjoy it on cold salads (green, bean, grain) & hot dishes (poultry, fish, pasta, grilled fruits/vegetables).

About Lemonette:

Lemonette is a women-owned business offering the first line of exclusively lemon-based salad dressings and marinades. A clean gourmet line, the non-GMO dressings are thoughtfully crafted in small batches in California, using locally sourced ingredients. It’s a great alternative to vinegar, cream, or soy-based sauces. Find Lemonette in over 800+ fine food retailers across the nation including 350 Sprouts stores. Can’t find Lemonette in your local store? No problem! Get it online on Amazon! A portion of all proceeds is donated to The Heart Foundation. Follow them on Instagram @lemonettedressings.

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