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Global Transfiguration: How a Simple T-Shirt Is Trying to Save the World

As we become more aware of environmental changes impacting our planet, we’re adopting more sustainable practices in everyday life. Americans use 40% less natural gas in their homes than 40 years ago. As we learn more about sustainability, this is translating into more than just energy use.

Eco-conscious company Global Transfiguration is introducing a collection of sustainable prints to allow you to wear your environmentally beating heart on your sleeve. In partnership with The Climate Reality Project, Global Transfiguration artist and founder Stephon Stewart hopes that his new line of prints will inspire change in everyday life, from the 33% of renters who move each year to the toddler just starting to learn about how the world works.

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“Earth is our only home,” Stewart explains. “This is our opportunity to change the course of history for future generations on our planet.”

His oil paintings have hit a chord with people both young and old. Featuring 16 versions of the earth in various forms, each one represents a possible future we might experience.

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For example, the fiery “Inferno” showcases a red earth meant to be viewed through an infrared radiation telescope. In this version of a future earth, carbon dioxide has done its worst, getting trapped inside the atmosphere to warm the planet to obscene temperatures. But the greenhouse effect isn’t the only thing we have to worry about.

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Another, titled “Dry,” shows the earth as a potential barren wasteland. Now that the United States has hit a high of creating 4.3 trillion documents each year, this is a scary — but very real — possibility. But Stewart’s prints aren’t all terrifying. “Wet” is meant to pay tribute to the water that sustains the planet while “Gaia” honors the greenery of earth and the harmony between humans and nature.

Best of all? Part of the proceeds goes toward a monthly donation directly to The Climate Reality Project.

So far, the Global Transfiguration campaign has 16 eco-friendly T-shirts available, eight different totes, and a fleece hoodie. On the shirts, the globe rests right on the wearer’s chest, an emblem akin to the logo of a superhero doing their part to save the planet.

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“Everyday citizens can wear the shirts and feel like superheroes,” Stewart continues. “Maybe one can grow up to be the next Albert Einstein and create a new energy source.”

As such, the shirts are available in men’s, women’s, children’s, and even toddler’s sizes. In the fight to save the planet for the next generation, Stewart and Global Transfiguration hope that everyone will partake in the project and “Wear the change.”

Kut from the Kloth Launches Their TRY5 Denim-on-Demand Service

We don’t know about you guys but we hate trying on clothes when we’re out shopping.  Yes, even in the era of dressing room selfies, we’d much rather try clothes at home. Call it laziness, undressing under bad lighting and mirrors, or the fear of being a victim of hidden cameras. Whatever the reason we much prefer to try on our purchases at home. Of course with retail stores, you have to have time and patience to return any unwanted and unflattering items. One of our most exasperating experiences is shopping for jeans. First, trying to find your size, a great fit, color and/or treatment you want, then there’s the process of trying those on. It’s quite rare that we leave the store with more than one pair of jeans we like, which is why we’re excited about Nordstrom brand, Kut from the Kloth’s TRY5 Denim-on-Demand service.

With the TRY5 Denim-on-Demand service, trying on and buying your favorite denim has never been easier. The genius service allows you to select any five jeans from the Kut from the Kloth website for free to try in the comfort of your own home.  No more dealing with fitting rooms, bad lighting, or other issues that arise from trying on jeans in stores. Select your five favorite jeans, try them on, keep your must-haves and send back the pairs you don’t love within seven days with the included return label. You will only get charged for the jeans you keep. The best part, Kut from the Kloth sends you a reminder when your seven days are up; just in case you get busy and forget.

For our Kut from the Kloth TRY5 Denim-on-Demand experience, we tried the following styles: Diana Relaxed Fit Skinny, Catherine Boyfriend, Diana Fab Ab Skinny, Diana Kurvy Relaxed Fit Skinny, and Stevie Straight Leg.

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Catherine Boyfriend

Diana Fab Ab Skinny

Diana Kurvy Relaxed Fit Skinny

Stevie Straight Leg

With Kut from the Kloth’s TRY5 Denim-on-Demand Service, there is no subscription or fees. It’s just an easy, private shopping experience to find and buy your perfect denim fits. Out of the five we initially tried, we fell in love with three styles with our favorite fit and wash being the Diana Relaxed Fit Skinny. We love how it felt and how it looked and look forward to getting more of that fit in other washes.

Kut from the Kloth has also partnered with non-profit Peace 4 Animals; a wonderful organization that boasts on-going efforts to save Africa’s “big five”; lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, and Cape buffalo from extinction in the wild.

“We are proud to support Peace 4 Animals by helping bring awareness to the harm these animals face, and support Katie Cleary in all her efforts. Katie brings much-needed attention to this important cause.  She loves the Kut from the Kloth style and fit so for us, it’s a perfect match,” states Jonathan Greenberg, President of Kut from the Kloth.

Take advantage of the new TRY5 service only at www.kutfromthekloth.com/try_5.

McDonald’s and Gert-Johan Coetzee Big Mac Collection

I’m lovin’ it: The McDonald’s and Gert-­Johan Coetzee Big Mac Collection

It seems McDonald’s is making moves, not just in the retail beverage aisle, but in fashion as well. In celebration of the Big Mac’s 50th birthday, the fast food giant teamed up with a remarkable South African Fashion Designer. Teaming up with Gert-­Johan Coetzee, the fast food brand and designer launched a playful streetwear collection which debuted at South African Fashion Week. Of course, the McDonald’s and Gert-­Johan Coetzee Big Mac Collection isn’t the first time the Golden Arches has appeared in fashion. Back in 2014, Jeremy Scott incorporated a number of McDonald’s inspired garments in his first collection for Moschino.

McDonald’s and Gert-Johan Coetzee Big Mac Collection

However, the Big Mac Collection marks the first time McDonald’s has officially authorized the use of its iconography in fashion. The streetwear collection includes sequinned T-shirts with the signature golden arches, sweatpants and cropped sweat tops, cute slogan T-­shirts, and a spectacular gold Tinsel jacket we’d kill for. It’s no surprise that this collection has received rave reviews for Coetzee…..just look at the stunning pieces!

McDonald’s and Gert-Johan Coetzee Big Mac Collection

The acclaimed designer is already known for his stunning red carpet couture. His gowns have already been worn by celebrities such as Kelly Rowland and many others. Coetzee is the mentor on South Africa’s version of Project Runway and has always been active in doing good. He also has his own scholarship program for aspiring fashion designers, consequently and wonderfully impacting the future of fashion.

“Having the opportunity to play with the iconography of such a huge global brand with the end goal of doing good, is such an honour, and it is a bonus that it is helping put South African fashion on the map globally,” says Coetzee.

McDonald’s and Gert-Johan Coetzee Big Mac Collection

The Big Mac Collection collection also includes a kid’s version, aptly named the Big Mac Kids Collection. This mini-me collection allows parents and their kids to enjoy the twinning fashion trend. All the proceeds of the sale of the streetwear collection go to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. The McDonald’s Gert-­Johan Coetzee Big Mac Collection is only available in limited quantities on www.shopgert.com. For more information on fashion designer Gert-­Johan Coetzee, visit www.gertjohancoetzee.com.

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Impromptu The Lola Collection: Life & Lipstick Unscripted

To be beautiful inside an out means to give selflessly of yourself while celebrating your outward beauty. It’s not a difficult thing to do as we will show with the great lipsticks from Impromptu The Lola Collection. This stunning collection of lipsticks, which we were introduced to at Consumer Product Events, celebrates beauty, inside and out. Impromptu’s premiere line of moisturizing lip colors, The Lola Collection, utilizes a thoughtfully developed list of ingredients while also keeping in mind those with rare allergies.

Impromptu The Lola Collection was inspired by Founder Leyna Topete’s mother, Lola, who developed an allergic reaction to her favorite cosmetic product: lipstick. Most of us never think about not being able to wear lipstick, if we don’t, it’s usually by choice. When it comes to lipsticks, the most difficult decision for most women is what color to wear. But for Lola, the thought of not being able to wear lipstick again was devastating. What else could a loving daughter do than help her mother enjoy her favorite beauty product than create her own!

The creamy lipstick collection includes richly intense hues from a coffee and cream Café Con Leche, a warm fuchsia Ribbon in the Sky, to a decadent wine-stained I Got You Babe, a sassy violet-tinted The Bronx, and the purest red of reds: Ooh-Rah, a color that celebrates the strength, honor, and pride of today’s female U.S. Marines.

The Lola Collection is born out of love, dedicated to women like Lola, and all women who find inspiration in Impromptu and the “life unscripted” lifestyle. Impromptu also supports our women in uniform by visiting military bases and giving them a splash of color with free Impromptu lipstick. Every purchase you make on the Impromptu.Life website allows them to give back to women in the military in the form of events, beauty makeovers, and gifts of product.

You can purchase the lipsticks from The Lola Collection individually for $22.00 each, or buy the entire collection, the set of all five colors for $100.00.

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BCRF’s Pink Outside the Box: Shop these BCA Products Year’ Round

Did you know you don’t have to wait until October to purchase products that support the fight against Breast Cancer? Thanks to the Breast Cancer Research Fund, we were introduced to several products that are helping to fund breast cancer research. No longer do you have to wait until October to show your support. With lots to shop for in the beauty, fashion, home, lifestyle, travel, health, fitness, and more categories, these pink BCA products help you do good 365 days a year. So join us in supporting BCRF’s Pink Outside the Box products.

A few weeks ago, the US observed National Cancer Survivors Day, a day that highlights and celebrates the fact that many are enjoying life after cancer. As anyone who lives with cancer will tell you, it is a 365-day issue, so we thought, why not highlight products you can purchase 365 days a year that helps the cause. While you can donate at any time during the year (and we encourage you to do so), there are many Pink Outside the Box products, many we use daily, that will help further the cause. Plus, for those who can’t donate, purchasing these everyday items pink BCA products ensures you are helping.

Cuisinart Kitchen Appliances

Need a new kitchen appliance? Why not try one of these from Cuisinart who donates $32,500 annually to BCRF, regardless of sales. Your purchase of a food processor, mixer, or blender will help continue to fund research and achieve a cure.

Apollo Precision Tools

Let’s face, we all need tools. Home repair is a continuous need and they will always need fixing. Apollo Tools offers a wide variety of tools and toolkits where a portion of sales are donated to BCRF. For every cordless drill sold, $2.00 is donated; for every 18 piece garden tool set, $3.00 is donated, and so on. Your home repair could save a life.

Conair Hair and Beauty Tools

Beauty tools have become essential in making sure your routine runs smoothly and quickly and these just happen to also help those in need. Whether you’re in the market for a new hairdryer, facial cleansing tool, curling iron or spa treatment device, Conair donates $110,000 annually, regardless of sales.

Everlast Training Gloves

What better way to help fight Breast Cancer than with boxing gloves! Whether you’re a beginner or a pro at sparring, heavy bag workouts and mitt work, purchasing these Everlast pink BCA products help them continue to donate $75,000 annually to BCRF, regardless of sales.

Streamlight LED Lights

Streamlight offers keychain lights, patio/camp lights and far-reaching flashlights in pink including the Pink Strion LED, Pink ProTac HL, Pink Siege AA, and Pink Nano Light. $1.00- $5.00 of every purchase of Streamlight pink BCA products are donated to BCRF.

Teleflora Pink Grace Bouquet

As the saying goes, “Say it with flowers.” So why not share how much you love them with this lovely mixed bouquet featuring pink roses arranged in a perky pink cube. With 15% of its $54.95 price going to BCRF, it’s a beautiful way to pay tribute to those who need it.

Aveda, Clinique, and Estee Lauder BCA Products

Aveda’s limited-edition Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme comes with pink cap and band featuring an invigorating rosemary mint aroma of certified organic rosemary and peppermint. $4 U.S. from the purchase price of this pink BCA product goes to BCRF, with a maximum donation of $331,000.

Each year, Clinique offers a special, limited-edition bottle of its Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, which combines all-day hydration with skin-strengthening ingredients to help skin look younger, longer. $10 from the purchase price, with a maximum donation of $475,000.

Estée Lauder’s #1 repair serum, the Advanced Night Repair, not only comes packaged with a 3-charm pink ribbon keychain that empowers you to show their support for breast cancer awareness, it also contains a touch of blue in the design to represent the less than 1% of men who are also diagnosed with breast cancer, and 20% of its $95.00 retail price is donated.

There are hundreds other pink BCA products available for purchase year’ round that helps support the cause including fashion from Lane Bryant, office supplies from Officemate, jewelry from Alex and Ani, and much, much more. To shop all of BCRF’s pink BCA product categories, visit www.bcrf.org/shop-pink.

Michelle Monaghan and Alba Botanica Skin & Hair Care Celebrate Women

Thanks to Alba Botanica Skin & Hair Care, a wonderful botanical-based, natural and 100% vegetarian skincare brand, we enjoyed a night of celebrating some amazing women and the incredible work they’ve been doing. Alba’s Do Good, Do Beautiful grant program awarded two female grant winners who are doing wonderful things, at this event with special celebrity guest, Michelle Monaghan. Founded in 2017, the campaign represents what the Alba Botanica brand stands for, female empowerment, environmental sustainability, animal rights and rescue as well as empowering fearless females who take the reins, create legacies, and are unafraid to start a revolution.

The Alba Botanica brand consistently “does beautiful” by reducing its environmental footprint whenever possible. Determined to continue “doing good,” the brand has introduced their Do Good, Do Beautiful Grant, which was set in place to further empower, encourage and inspire fearless females.

Two female-led non-profits, Emilee Spear of Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary and Kat Welton of The Barn for Equine Learning, have been awarded $15,000 to create, expand, or sustain a project in their organizations. The Do Good Do Beautiful campaign was launched through a series of videos that journeyed through the lives of five remarkable women. The women featured were dedicated and determined to empower those around them by creating positive change in the world. Each woman delves into her story, showcasing how she impacted the world around her and how her values help Alba Botanica communicate the brand message in a unique, impactful way.  On display at the event were Alba Botanica’s staple skincare products (we’re huge fans of the Hawaiian Detox Warming Clay Cleanser).

Alba Botanica Skin & Hair Care products contain 100% vegetarian ingredients and are made with vitamins, plant emollients and therapeutic botanicas for optimum beau benefits. The Alba Botanica brand range includes: Hawaiian skin care, hair care and spa treatment: Even Advanced” skin care; ACNEdoteTM acne skin care treatments; Very Emollient body lotions, bath and shower gels, cream shaves and foam shaves; Good & Clean” facial cleansers; Fast Fix beauty treatments; a full range of sun care products and deodorant sticks.

ELEMIS Supports Women for Women International with New Launch

Just in time for International Women’s Day, celebrated around the world tomorrow, March 8th, ELEMIS has launched a new limited edition skincare product, a supersize ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 100ml. This amazing skincare product that not only delivers a powerful promise to support your skin, it also promises to change women’s lives. ELEMIS will donate $46,000 from the sale of this limited edition size of their 100ml supersize anti-aging product to Women for Women International in order to help marginalized women living in conflict-affected areas, plus you can further help the cause via social media.

Housed in a luxury designer keepsake box, this No. 1 bestselling anti-aging moisturizer is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in 14 days, improve hydration and leave your skin feeling firmer and looking more radiant. How can you help this great beauty brand continue to support women? From March 6th – 8th, ELEMIS will be donating $1 every time you share or #MessageToMySister and tag @ELEMIS on social media. As longtime supporters of Women for Women International, ELEMIS’s wonderful skincare products have helped to give marginalized women living in conflict-affect areas access to the life-changing skills needed to overcome the social exclusion and economic restrictions. In 2016, they sponsored a full class of 25 women in the Kabul Province of Afghanistan. In 2017, they continued the partnership by donating $50,000 to the #SheInspiresMe campaign.

What makes this wonder beauty product so great? Besides helping to give back, it’s hero ingredient, Mediterranean algae Padina Pavonica, has been blended with Ginkgo Biloba, Chlorella, and precious Rose and Mimosa absolutes to moisturize the skin. These wonderful ingredients also help to give your skin a feeling of suppleness, firmness and elasticity.

“At ELEMIS, giving back is part of our DNA. While striving to create innovative products and treatments, the heart of our business is people’s well-being. Contributing to changing people’s lives is what helps to make a difference. We choose charities close to our hearts, that we feel really make an impact. Our donation will allow Women for Women International to help reach their recruitment goal: bringing 12,000 women through a training program that gives these women the tools they need to support their children and transform their lives forever.”  – Oriele Frank, Co-Founder & CMO, ELEMIS

“This collaboration would help fund our year-long program that gives the most marginalized women, in conflict-affected countries, access to the life-changing skills needed to overcome the social exclusion and economic restrictions they face. We are so grateful to ELEMIS for helping us to continue changing women’s lives around the world.” – Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director,Women For Women International

The ELEMIS Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream retails for $199.00 and is available on www.ELEMIS.com. Don’t forget to hashtag #MessageToMySister and tag @ELEMIS and @WomenForWomen to support this great cause.

The Naked Turtle White Rum: Have a Sip, Save a Baby Sea Turtle

We’re continuing our #GivingTuesday coverage with a great way to save the life of a baby Sea Turtle. What’s a more wonderful gift to give, than the gift of life? If you’re looking for more holiday gift ideas that benefit a good cause, keep reading on for a delicious gift idea that is as precious as it is flavorful. This holiday season is the perfect time to #SipNakedSaveTurtles with The Naked Turtle White Rum. With only one in every 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings surviving into adulthood, help these flippered friends make it home for the holidays by gifting the gift that keeps on giving. This wonderfully delicious gift is sure to impress your animal-lover on your list. And if that animal lover on your list is especially obsessed with Sea Turtles or just loves truly adorable animals, the STC (Sea Turtle Conservancy),  the largest and longest-running organization dedicated to the research and conservation of sea turtles, offers a few more gifts ideas that also benefit these adorable sea creatures.

For every bottle of the gluten-free, preservative-free, five-times distilled rum made, a donation is made to the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) to save a baby sea turtle.  At just $12.99 for a 750ml bottle, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious rum and know that you’re helping to save animals. The Naked Turtle White Rum is crafted with quality sugarcane molasses and distilled five times with the pristine waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands. While most rums are aged in oak barrels, The Naked Turtle White Rum never touches the inside of a barrel, resulting in a subtly sweet, crystal clear taste. Plus it’s gluten-free and has no preservatives! This crystal clear rum boasts a nose that’s a heavenly mix of vanilla, custard, brown sugar and light banana. Your palate will love its little hints of vanilla, coconut, and molasses, and it’s sweet, creamy, and smooth finish. As we stated before the STC offers more gifts options to help these adorable animals. You already know that every bottle of The Naked Turtle White Rum you purchase saves a baby sea turtle, and

  • Because of a Case: Save The Sea Turtles Case, $28.00 – 10% of proceeds are donated to the STC
  • Honukini Save The Sea Turtles Collection, $60.00 top, $55.00 bottom – 15% of proceeds are donated to the STC
  • Pura Vida Sea Turtle Bracelet, $15.00 – 10% of proceeds are donated to the STC

Available in 50mL, 375mL, 750mL, 1L, and 1.75L sizes, The Naked Turtle White Rum is available in FL, NC, SC, HI, TX, LA, MA, RI, MD, DE, NJ, NY, DC, and CT.