Product Reviews

POEM: Eating Words

POEM: Eating Words

i scooped the earth up in my hands, the whole planet, cold and sticky, fire at her core to help her keep herself together. i felt chocolatey soil sift around my fingers, made from her clay and spit stardust like saliva because we are made the same. i reversed routine and bent the sky so […]

Book Review: ‘Oryx and Crake’ by Margaret Atwood and the GMO Nightmare

Book Review: ‘Oryx and Crake’ by Margaret Atwood and the GMO Nightmare

If you have strong feelings about genetically-modified organisms, the creeping spread of corporate power and private security firms, or man-made climate change, Oryx and Crake and its two sequels may very well be the ideal dystopian sci-fi books for you to check out. Oryx and Crake was written by renowned author Margaret Atwood, whose impressive […]

REVIEW: Atmos Rx Vaporizer Pen

REVIEW: Atmos Rx Vaporizer Pen

Type: Dry herb combustible pen/vaporizer; waxy vape The Atmos Rx, formerly known as the Atmos Raw, is a great vape for both the novice and expert. Further, it is a must-have for travelers. Packed in its own ready-to-go, water-repellent traveling case, the Atmos can easily be mistaken for an e-cigarette. Measuring half-an-inch wide and five […]

Review: Acquarella Water-Based Nail Polish in Wicked

Review: Acquarella Water-Based Nail Polish in Wicked

I don’t often paint my nails, partially because I tend to make a massive mess of my cuticles and partially because I hate the smell of nail polish and nail polish remover. So when I heard about Acquarella, a water-based nail polish with a custom, no-stink remover, I was intrigued. I also liked that Acquarella […]

The Underlying Feminist Symbolism in ‘Ex Machina’

The Underlying Feminist Symbolism in ‘Ex Machina’

A most glorious Tuesday, with a highly anticipated film, half-price tickets, an assortment of munchies, and wonderful company – all while stoned out of my mind. I pass through the doors into the darkness of the theatre, not knowing quite what to expect yet looking forward to it all the same, by virtue of the […]

Product Reviews: Five Beauty Essentials

Product Reviews: Five Beauty Essentials

I’m a beauty-product junkie with three major concerns: coarse, curly, color-treated hair; sensitive combination skin (seriously, nose, I’m 44; stop breaking out); and an aversion to perfume.  Although I prefer unscented products – Almay fragrance-free gel deodorant for life! — a few of the scented ones are so good I buy them over and over. […]

REVIEW: PAX II

REVIEW: PAX II

The PAX II is a product whose design was given a lot of care. The product itself is sleek and ergonomic. Most handheld vaporizers either feel bulky or light and flimsy, this one sits comfortably in your hand with just a little weight to it. The biggest visual difference from the PAX I is the […]

How to Pack a Tiny Suitcase

How to Pack a Tiny Suitcase

After my brief trip to Denver for the Ladybud Magazine Relaunch, I was asked to write a “how-to” on traveling lightly for short business trips. The only luggage I brought along was my rolling carry on and a small bag for my wallet and electronics. I did not sacrifice any style and I was comfortable […]

6/6 Denver: HOODLAB & #FREEGEORGE – HEMP HISTORY WEEK 2015

6/6 Denver: HOODLAB & #FREEGEORGE – HEMP HISTORY WEEK 2015

Join HoodLAB on June 6th and come celebrate Hemp History Week 2015 (1st – 7th) at “The Big Wonderful” sustainable market place in Denver! This year HoodLAB is highlighting the International HoodLamb campaign “#FreeGeorge” that has as aim to help lift restriction on hemp farming in America and worldwide.“George Washington was a farmer who understood […]

RECIPE: Savory Dandelion Flowers, Catmint, Yarrow and Chive Fritters

RECIPE: Savory Dandelion Flowers, Catmint, Yarrow and Chive Fritters

This wonderful seasonal recipe comes to us from Maury Grimm who hails from the beautiful La Jara, Colorado. Maury posts the best natural and forage-accessible recipes on her personal social media as well as at Nature’s Table. More about Maury and her philosophies on great ingredients and health: “In the mid-70’s, I began writing about […]