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WAKE UP. KICK ASS. REPEAT. – Outlaw Soaps

In the wild and woody foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, a small but diligent band of outlaws forge soaps, lotions, colognes, and other products so powerfully awesome they could change your LIFE.

Outlaw Soaps a company for adventurous people, by adventurous people. They live like the products they make: they love campfire, whiskey, and ill-advised explosions… standing a little too close, but being sure to wear fire-proof clothes.

We know there’s a time for quiet conversations and a time for asking your friend to hold your beer because you’ve got a great idea. (note: it’s never a great idea… and that’s why there’s YouTube)

The founders, Russ and Danielle have built a business around what they find fun and interesting. It’s not for everyone… They get a lot of bruises in the regular course of life. Their hair is usually a mess and they probably have dirty fingernails.

But it’s their life, and it’s pretty darn fun. If that sounds fun to you (or someone you know), you’ll probably like their products. If not, well, there are a million other companies for you, and that’s totally fine. No hard feelings.

This personal care purveyor puts the “Yippee Ki Yay” back in your day with soaplotionbody washdeodorantsolid cologne, and more; all made in the USA. Outlaw creates the scent profiles that help you get down with your bad self. Get rodeo-ready with scents like Fire in the HoleBlazing Saddles, and The Gambler. Individual products start at $10 and Bi-monthly subscription boxes ranging from $16-$55.  Also available at Amazon.com.
FIRE IN THE HOLE CAMPFIRE BODY WASH

Explosively Awesome!

  • Smells of campfire, black powder, sagebrush, dirt, bacon, and whiskey.
  • Made with love and laughter (and all-vegan oils.)
  • Bruh, do you even soap?
  • Safer than lighting a fire in your bathroom.
  • No explosives training necessary.
  • Feels like you’re camping (without the nighttime wombat attacks.)

FIRE IN THE HOLE CAMPFIRE SOLID COLOGNE

Explosively Awesome!

  • Smells of campfire, black powder, sagebrush, dirt, bacon, and whiskey.
  • Made with love and laughter (and other natural ingredients)
  • Bruh, do you even cologne?
  • Safer than lighting a fire in your bathroom.
  • No explosives training necessary.
  • Feels like you’re camping (without the nighttime wombat attacks.)

Kaboom!

Know what that sound is? It’s the sound of beginning your amazing day layering on the gorgeous, earthy scents of campfire, whiskey, and the outdoors. Fire in the Hole Natural Campfire Body Wash and cologne let you go camping without even leaving the bathroom. (Which will remind you how much you like to go camping, and then increase the number of times you go camping.) So imbibe freely, light some fireworks and suds up with soap and sexy with cologne that smells like campfire.

LUST IN THE DUST MILLED BAR SOAP

The desert Western romance everywhere you go.

  • Smells of desert sage, sandalwood, and a lightly smoky campfire.
  • Makes your skin silky smooth and so (so!) kissable.
  • Delightfully sudsy.
  • Feels like showering outdoors without everyone judging your technique.
  • Made with love and laughter (and all-vegan oils.)
  • Feels like a journey through the desert to a sultry oasis rendezvous.

You’ve been on that lusty dusty trail for quite some time. Sometimes you ride solo, and other times you partner up. This is one of them ‘other’ times. It’s your old flame from back home, all grown up and comin’ toward, a twinkle in their eye and no ring on their finger. There are pleasantries, but you both know the deal. You’re drawn to each other like magnetized bunnies. It’s hot. Too hot. Ouch. But it’s going to happen right here, right now on the ground.

THE GAMBLER WHISKEY MILLED BAR SOAP

  • Soap that smells like bourbon, tobacco, and coffee, for that wake-me-up-with-whiskey feeling
  • Formulated with an all-vegan combination of oils that is both delightfully sudsy in the shower and leaves your skin silky smooth and, if you wish, sooooo kissable (though we’re not getting all up in your boundaries)
  • May make you late to work if your partner catches you coming out of the shower

What a fricken’ amazing way to shower your morning to a brilliant start.

This isn’t any ol’ sock-ya-in-the-mouth-with-whiskey hangover cure soap, this is a smooth blend of fine bourbon whiskey mixed with rich tobacco, and finished with a smooth finish of leather.

It’s like a relaxing massage of scents, washing away your concerns and troubles of the day. It won’t make you smell like a distillery, either.

Give it a try, satisfaction 100% guaranteed that you’ll love it.

About Outlaw Soaps

Founded on March 15, 2013, Outlaw Soaps creates personal care products for people who seek out adventure and reject a couch-bound life.

Urban Daddy wrote “If you could somehow fuse the general feel of colonial America with the general mad genius soap-mastery of Tyler Durden from Fight Club, you’d get… something really weird. Like these soaps. Which, by personal hygiene fragrance standards, are a little weird. Good weird.”

Outlaw Soaps has been featured in Cowboys & Indians Magazine (print), WIRED, Food Network Magazine (print), VICEUncrateOprah.comFab.comCool Material,ThrillistThe Awesomer, and Urban Daddy.

Outlaw Soaps products are available on OutlawSoaps.com, on Amazon.com, and at select retailers worldwide (check our “Where to Buy” page). Outlaw Soaps are also available in Northern California Whole Foods Markets.

 

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A step-by-step guide to creating dynamic modern florals in ink and watercolor

Illustration Studio: Inking Florals features inking and watercolor tips and techniques, drawing basics, an overview of plant and flower structures, and step-by-step inking projects for a well-rounded, engaging introduction to multimedia botanical art geared toward artists of all skill levels.

You will love learning to work with inkpencil, and watercolor as you create your own favorite plants and flowers. Step-by-step projects feature popular flowers, including poppies, peonies, roses, freesias, snapdragons, and more, for a wide variety of well-loved plants that many of us have in our own gardens and/or see while out and about. The Illustration Studio series features interactive exercises, creative prompts, and step-by-step exercises to educate and excite beginning and aspiring artists working in a variety of media and techniques, from manga and anime to illustration done in ink.


Inking Florals opens with an introduction to plant structure. Essential tools and materials are covered as well, and then you can learn all about drawing basicsink shading tips, and watercolor techniques so that you have some basic knowledge before getting started on the more than 15 step-by-step drawing projects that round out the book. The final project is a bouquet that incorporates all of the instructions and tips that you have learned throughout the book. Each project in the book makes a beautiful keepsake item or gift for a loved one.

With Illustration Studio: Inking Florals, you can learn to draw, ink, and add color to all your favorite botanicals!

The author

Colorado-based Isa Down is a self-taught artist, an art teacher, and the owner of Poppy & Gray Co., where she sells her own botanical art and prints as home decor. Isa works with ink and watercolor to create modern, whimsical botanicals. She also writes for HuffPost, Today’s Parent, Parents.com, and others. Learn more at www.poppyandgrayco.com.

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New Augmented Reality Game Lets Players Buy and Sell Real World Properties

Become a virtual real estate mogul in New York, San Diego,
or anywhere on earth with Landlord Go.

Walking down the street you notice something has changed. You take out your phone hastily, to check the available properties around you. Yes! There they are! New shares and you’re the first one to get them. You don’t think twice, cause you know you must have them! It’s not the first time when on your way to work you come across such valuable finds. We’re all part of this virtual map. With more than 3 billion mobile devices on the planet today, trillions of data trails are left behind unused. Now you can enjoy this mixture of digital and real world in the Landlord GO game.

Landlord Go is a brand new game by Reality – that leverages these digital “footprints” in a fun and exciting way, allowing players to buy, sell, and collect rent on some of the world’s most famous buildings and landmarks. With over 1 million players worldwide, it’s the first real-world augmented reality game that uses real buildings, real people, and real prices to turn your city into an action-packed strategy game. With more than 33 376 players already making deals for virtual ownership of the more than 132 751 in San Diego already, there’s no shortage of fierce competition ready for action.

You walk your neighborhood every day, seeing familiar landscapes and buildings. Now you can view those daily sights in a whole new way by owning a virtual piece of your community.

Whether you’re starting small or have grand visions to own the Geisel Library in San Diego or the Empire State Building in New York City, they’re yours for the taking with Landlord Go.

Do you have unique knowledge of a part of your city that few others know? That local intel can translate into big profits in Landlord Go. If a new coffee shop is opening in your neighborhood and you think it’s poised to become the next Starbucks, put in a bid for it, and start raking in the rent payments from the crowds lined up outside the door. Using a massive pool of data, including detailed information about more than half a billion real world properties, Landlord Go connects the user to their city in an exciting and innovative new way that no other game can offer.

Players can start small and quickly create a vast real estate empire through savvy investing. Put properties on the market, or engage in furious bidding wars with other players, recreating the experience of competing in the thrilling real estate market right from their phone.

Landlord Go is incredibly accurate, reflecting real-world values of properties using details like distance from the city center and building amenities. By using our own data set combined with NASA satellite scans showing nighttime light emissions, we’ve created one of the most realistic and data-driven property dealing games ever conceived.

You can really get the feeling that the level of realism is truly what sets Landlord Go apart. Anytime another player visits your property in real life, they pay you rent in the game. The more visitors your property gets, the higher its value. Using a proprietary AI and data platform called Big Dots, we’re able to add real-world data to any desktop and mobile apps.

The game is exciting as players see their fortunes grow and engage in sky-high value transactions, competing with other players for dominance in the real estate market. There’s nothing quite like it available today, and nothing that even comes close to the level of accuracy and detail found in Landlord Go.

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Little Box of Happy – My Little Mascara Club

The weather is starting to warm up and summer is inching closer. I don’t know about you but we’re excited for warmer days and with that comes hot, humid and dry weather. It’s so important to keep our makeup clean and nice during this time of year so I want to introduce My Little Mascara Club to you to make sure you’re prepared when Mother Nature cranks up the heat.

Made With 90% natural ingredients, this little mascara won’t flake, clump, smudge, run and wash it off with water only. It’ll easily become your favorite mascara that you can use daily or keep in your purse. The little mascara gets its name from its size – a little bottle means a short wand that’s easier to use and the special brush fits your lash line like a glove — making it easier to apply the mascara to your lower lashes. Choose from gift sets or a subscription box to order.

THE BEST LITTLE MASCARA EVER: length + definition formula

The original LENGTH + DEFINITION formula has incredible staying power. It is smear proof, sweat proof, smudge proof and budge proof, yet removes with just water. It’s like magic, we know!

With over 90% natural ingredients [that’s practically unheard of in a mascara!] this is a mascara you, and your lashes, will love.

HOW THE SUBSCRIPTIONS WORK

Your fresh mascara is automatically delivered according to the schedule you select. You can adjust those settings anytime with just a couple clicks. And, The little mascara club always send a reminder! No stress – nice and easy.

CHOOSING YOUR SCHEDULE

One mascara lasts about 6 weeks for daily users. Wear it a lot? Choose 30 days (1 mo), 45 days (6 weeks) or 60 days (2 mo). Wear it a little? Choose 90 days (3mo).

In addition to the convenience of never running out of mascara, the club members get free shipping on every auto-delivery + a little gift in every shipment. Non-members pay $5/order for shipping. Remember, you can easily modify, pause or cancel your subscription anytime.

My Little Mascara Club also has the gift set choice, which you can give this lovely beauty set to your wife, girlfriend, mom or anyone you love as a lovely gift!

LOVELY GIFT SET: mascara + remover + wipes + case

This LOVELY mascara gift set comes with a makeup case that is the perfect size to fit in a purse or carry-on. Which is perfect, since the lucky gift-getter will need a place to keep her new clean cosmetics trio: the natural mascara + fresh micellar water remover + reusable eraser wipes.

GIFT SET INCLUDES

MASCARA + REMOVER + WIPES + CASE [this is a one-time purchase, not a subscription]

  • A complete clean cosmetics trio including premium lash care system: natural mascara + fresh micellar water remover + reusable eraser wipes
  • One lovely little cosmetic case made of classy saffiano pu leather – fully lined and waterproof
  • Case Details: 8″ x 5″ x .25″, black

CLEAN COSMETICS PROMISE

All of their products are always: vegan, cruelty free, gluten free, paraben free, mineral oil free, beeswax free and paraffin free.

About My Little Mascara Club

With a mission to help others feel better about themselves and life, My Little Mascara Club is committed to deliver mascara and moments of happy.  In addition to providing innovative mascaraproducts with their clean cosmetics promise, they provide tips and inspiration to help others live their best, most happy, life.

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What Recipes Can A Bottle of Dijon Mustard Bring to You?

Bring on the dijon! PRIMAL KITCHEN® Dijon Mustard is here and full of complex, spiced flavor. Dare to dress up your favorite dishes in this USDA Organic, Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and Whole30 Approved® delicious dijon mustard.

PRIMAL KITCHEN Dijon Mustard is full of real-food flavor, making this new mustard a must for every pantry! Made with a short list of simple, high-quality, ingredients like organic mustard seeds, vinegar, and organic spices, this condiment is Certified Paleo and Keto Certified.

PRIMAL KITCHEN® Dijon Mustard is proud to wear the Non-GMO Project Verified and Whole30 Approved® labels, so serve on sausages and burgers at your next cookout. Feeling creative? Combine this dijon with avocado oil and honey to make a delicious glaze for roasted root vegetables, or add a dash to PRIMAL KITCHEN’s Mayo for a divine dijonnaise for potato, chickpea, or tuna salads. Go gourmet and mix this dijon mustard with PRIMAL KITCHEN® Avocado Oil, chopped rosemary, and thyme to brush onto pork chops or pork loin. You can’t go wrong with organic dijon!

  • USDA Organic
  • Certified Paleo, Keto Certified
  • Whole30 Approved®

Ryan and I put the Dijon Mustard on beef ribs, it works pretty well. Actually there are much nicer recipes on PRIMAL KITCHEN’s website, here are a couple of them that you can take a look here.

Perfect 4-Ingredient Keto Deviled Eggs

Simple, handheld, real-food snacks that even kids enjoy, deviled eggs are great keto, Primal/paleo, Whole30, and vegetarian (if you eat eggs) options that can be made in advance, packed in to-go containers, and served with just about any outdoor dining or picnic menu recipe. The crumbly sunshine-yellow egg yolks need little else but a few dabs of mayo made with avocado oil, dijon mustard, and maybe a bit of salt (if desired) to enhance their rich flavor without altering their gorgeous golden color.

Perfect deviled eggs aren’t always easy to produce, but following a tried-and-true method of cooking hard boiled eggs can ensure that you get the perfect sunny, firm yolks and yielding yet solid egg whites. Try our method (see How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs) below to get perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs.

Time: 27 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Please refer to the method outlined above for cooking hard boiled eggs. Once your eggs have cooked and cooled, peel the eggs carefully and discard the shells. Tip: Keep the egg shells and place in the dirt or soil of any vegetable plants you have. The calcium and other minerals in the shells will enrich the soil.
  • Cut the peeled eggs in half. Gently scoop out the egg yolks from the whites, and place the egg yolks in a bowl. Add mustard and mayo to the egg yolks, and stir well to combine. Mash up the egg yolks with the back of a fork to get a smooth yolk.
  • If you’d like a fancier presentation, place the smooth egg yolk mixture in a piping bag or a resealable bag. Seal the bag and snip off the bottom corner on the bag. Place the egg whites on a plate or platter, and pipe the egg yolk mixture into the holes in the egg whites. Or, you can spoon the egg yolk mixture into the holes in the egg whites.
  • Dust the deviled eggs with paprika. Store any leftover deviled eggs in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Keto & Whole30 Dijon Mustard Salmon

A tasty one sheet-pan lunch or dinner main dish that’s keto, Whole30, Primal/paleo, family-friendly, less than 10 ingredients, and ready in less than 30 minutes? You’ll want to add this dijon mustard salmon recipe to your regular dinner and meal prep rotation (note: It’s delicious cold). Most baked salmon recipes include panko or seasoned breadcrumbs in the topping that gets spooned on generously before baking, but our grain-free sauce uses only a mixture of dijon mustard, extra virgin olive oil, lemon zest or juice, thyme, garlic, and salt and pepper to flavor the wild-caught salmon filet. All it takes is about five minutes of preparation before you can slide the salmon into the oven and let it do all the work.

To make a full 25-minute dinner or lunch, roast vegetables on another sheet pan. Simply cut the vegetables you’d like to roast about the same size, toss with about a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper, and roast while you prepare and bake the salmon. Vegetable side dishes that roast in about 25 minutes include: asparagus, cherry tomatoes, green beans, shredded Brussels sprouts, small cubes of eggplant or zucchini.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Add thyme to a bowl. Add dijon mustard, lemon zest or juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Mix well to combine.
  • Place salmon fillet skin-side down on a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Make sure all bones are removed (run your hand over the salmon to feel for any bones). Spread the mustard mixture on top of the salmon, coating it generously.

  • Place salmon in the oven and bake for 18–20 minutes. Remove from oven, and serve right away.

 

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Social Distancing Activities with Scandinavian Athleisure Wear

Are you planing to do some “social distancing style” activities during this summer? This year is kind of so special that we can’t fly to travel, we can’t hangout with friends a lot, and we can’t do party. But at least, we still can go hiking, go camping and doing some other outdoor activities.
Cozy is key during this time. I want to Introduce you to a brand Aktiv Style  – Scandinavian clothes from Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden that are above all, excellent quality, beautifully designed, responsibly produced, and durable. Here are some perfect outfits for outdoor activities that you may be interested for the next outdoor adventure.

For Hiking:

Made for hiking and trail running, the new bitihorn wool Shirt for women is a light weight and technical long sleeve with an athletic fit.

The comfortable shirt mixes the best of two worlds; polyester increases its durability and ensures it dries up quickly, while the wool will regulate your temperature and has naturally antibacterial and odor resistant properties. To provide maximum air flow, mesh has been placed in the most efficient moisture transporting areas such as the back, chest and under arms.


The shirt can be worn by itself or used as a base layer. Keeping you warm on freezing ascents and lowering the temperature during hot summer days, it is the perfect base for everyone who loves high intensity activities.
This falketind warmwool2 stretch Zip Hood is the ultimate all-round, all-year hooded mid-layer.

The jacket is highly stretchable, and the main fabric is a recycled polyester and wool mix with excellent thermal properties and good breathability. It offers great moisture transport when you decide to increase your pace and dries up fast when hung up thanks to the polyester. The highly durable piece is suitable for everything from everyday strolling at your favorite outdoor destination to hardcore active use. The fabric’s resin surface treatment for extra pill resistance and enhanced durability. It has a comfy fit and clean look that will work at whatever, whenever.

Practical features include a functional hood, two mid-mounted pockets that won’t interfere with shoulder straps and hip belt, a chest pocket, comfy cuffs, a one-hand adjustable elastic hem and a clean, snug collar. If you’re only investing in one hooded mid-layer for now, this one is a perfect choice.

  • Chest pocket with zipper closure
  • Mid-mounted pockets
  • Full stretch
  • Hood fitting inside helmet
  • Elastic cuffs with thumb holes
  • Elasticated hem
  • Highly breathable

Stay toasty with our Elsie Wristbands by Ivanhoe of Sweden. Wrist warmers for women, knitted in a beautiful Nordic pattern.

Fabric: 80% wool, 20% polyamide

Men’s  Slumsvik from Ivanhoe is a soft and warm jacket for men, made of boiled wool and Tencel®. The jacket has button closure in front with wind placket behind and two big chest pocket with button. It always looks fantastic and is perfect for days when the weather changes from spiffy to iffy.

Fabric: 60% wool, 40% lyocell

  • Wool is anti-bacterial and odor-resistant so you do not need to clean it often. When you do wash, use Wool cycle, then shape and air dry. Like your pets, wool should never be put in the dryer.
  • Dry clean if you are fancy.

The Tove Jacket combines warmth and weather protection with high breathability. Wind and water resistant panels featuring Bionic Finish ECO are located on the upper sleeve, shoulders and hood. Lightweight high loft insulation on the front heats critical body parts and a stretchy mesh material on the back vents excess heat.

For added coverage the sleeves are extra-long and the fixed hood can be adjusted. Reflective strips on the cuffs and back make a statement at night.

For Running:

Casual, sporty and built to break the mold, the new Element short sleeve crew neck t-shirt for women is not your average cycling top. Designed to look like a casual tee yet packed with features, this cycling top is as at home in your favorite cafe as it is on the bike, plus everywhere in between. Constructed with built-in back pockets for convenient storage and built with lightweight, elastic and fast-drying properties, this cycling top is built to perform. For added functionality, reflective details give you increased visibility in low-light conditions. Try a new kind of cycling top, try the Element short sleeve crew neck t-shirt for women.
  • Reflective Details
  • Comfort
  • Made in Europe

Long Sleeve Flash is a long-sleeve technical training top designed for running on cold days. Lightweight material with good stretch gives optimum movement during exercise. Flat seams and quick-drying material ensure comfort.

FEATURES:
  • Breathable
  • Flat seams and quick-drying material ensure comfort.
  • Ultra lightweight polyester
  • Flatlock seams
  • Regular fit
  • 98% Polyester
  • 2% Elastane

About Aktiv:

Here at Aktiv they buying philosophy has four main tenets: the right aesthetic, real world testing, sustainability and responsibility, and last, but not least, quality. The clothes have to look great. They are focused on stylish lines that capture the minimalist Nordic feel while delivering form and function. They have to feel good on and be practical, but they can’t look ordinary. Discover the Makers at here.

The quality of the clothing clinches its inclusion on Aktiv’s site; the items are designed and manufactured to be worn for years. Part of what makes the fashion industry the second highest industrial polluter in the world (behind the energy industry) is that most clothing is disposable. A consumer buys an article designed for mass consumption; its made of cheap material that is guaranteed to wear out just in time for you to buy the next season’s line. This revolving wardrobe movement is wasteful and something at Aktiv hope to combat. If you buy one of their items, you should expect to get years of use out of it. That accounts for a slightly higher price point, but if you consider buying 10 items at a slightly higher cost that last five times longer, you come out ahead. Better for your pocketbook, and better for our planet.

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