Posting these pictures in November, I see how I took for granted that bright sun. My skin was all glowing, lips gloss poppin’, and you could tell I was soaking up the rays. But, if I could flash back to that time, I would definitely just lay on the beach more and maybe even fall asleep there. It was too good and I think it’s safe to say that pink dress is going to be a summer staple. It’s easy, comfortable and will always be a great throw on for beach days and catching some sun rays. Did you see what I did there? I rhymed, haha.
Reebok – Freestyle Hi UltraKnit
I love these based on their creativity. Reebok literally just put together the knee high socks I love with a sneaker and made it so we don’t have to buy them separately. However, my one concern is cleaning. Since it seems to be sock-like materials used for the upper, well actually Reebok’s UltraKnit fabric, how does one go about washing if they become a mess. I ask this because, well I’m a bit messy at times. Hahaha, no but really I think the material is actually really resilient and good even under cold weather conditions, so we good. Final Word: I like simple and easy, this sneaker/boot does this easily. I’m with it, thumbs up from me.
South Africa is a country I have always been mystified by. It’s history intrigues me and also sounds quite similar to that of the US. The only difference is the apparent injustices that occurred in South Africa were only addressed not too long ago. With that being said, there is a lot the US could learn from SA and we could learn from them. With that being said, the issue of poaching in Africa is horrendous. It’s truly a double edged sword, simply because you have these animals that are being killed for their skins, horns, internal organs and what have you is done illegally. Unfortunately, poaching is typically performed by impoverished people for subsistence purposes and a supplement for meager diets. In the beginning anyhow. Now those same people who are struggling, resort to poaching to help their families and village by bringing home some cash. Hence the problem. On the same side, most tend to think of the poaching that is set against the hunting privileges of nobility and territorial rulers. Or in more modern times, those who kill the animals for sport and pose in front of their kill for instagram, Facebook what have you…
Enter these beautiful women known as the Black Mambas, South Africa’s all female anti-poaching paramilitary team. These fearless ladies are recruited from local communities on the western boundaries of South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Their task, to inhibit and stop people from poaching rhino’s for their horns, and other animals from being butchered for their “bush meat”. Now a team 36, they have helped to diminish the number of animal casualties of the Balule Nature Reserve. The ex-soldiers are so important because when these animals are sought and killed, the effects on the disruption of ecological and evolutionary processes, changes in species composition within ecosystems and a general reduction in biological diversity. They matter and I just happen to think it’s extra bada** that they are all women.
I salute these brave, intelligent women for using their skills as ex-soldiers for good. Asserting themselves to solve a problem that needs to be seen. Due to all they’ve done, they have also received the “Champions of the World” award from the United Nations Environment Programme in 2015, amongst a string of other awards. These ladies are proving that anyone can contribute to the good of their community and that every little bit matters. Final word: The black mama’s are lit and they’re letting packers know that they do bite!
Nike – Air Max Fury
Do you remember those trainers we used to wear in middle school? These def are giving me those 5th grade gym class vibes and guess what…I like it. The purple accents are what really do it for me, as they def are a color I would have rocked in my developmental years, shoot even now! I like the overall execution and literal retro look of the Air Fury in this iteration, however they almost teeter the line of looking like fakes, but I guess that’s kinda the appeal. Final Word: Cop em, rock em and then sell em.
In the name of good health Pepsi has rolled out a new flavor…salted caramel. Now hold on there, whose idea was this? Don’t get me wrong, I understand that no one drinks a Pepsi and is thinking about their health, but that flavor just sounds soooo extra. On the flip side, Pepsi is already packed with tons of sugary goodness, flipping it with some extra salt may not be so bad…it could after all taste okay. In fact, I just may try, even though I am not a huge fan of soda, the salted Pepsi just may work. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, have you tried it?