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Drink Something Natural

SweatTheStyle_SomethingNatural Something Natural sparkling water is as simple and fresh as you can get out of a bottle. As the name says, it’s flavoured by real fruit and is sweetened with stevia and cane sugar. It’s a fresh and natural alternative to diet soda and pop. Something Natural uses sparkling purified water as its base, making it a fresh and flavourful way to stay hydrated.

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Desert Essence Shea Butter Shampoo & Conditioner

AdrianneHo_Noah-1With beach season in full effect it’s important to take care of your hair with something natural that’s going to work…
SweatTheStyle_Product_DesertEssenceDessert Essence Shea Butter is a West African treasure extracted from Shea Tree nuts grown in protected and ecologically responsible areas of the African Savannah. Shea Butter helps maintain moisture in dry brittle hair, working to repair and revitalize, preventing breakage and split ends. It is particularly beneficial to processed or heat damaged hair from the sun. Wheat protein and Vanilla Cactus help make hair smooth and soothe a dry scalp. Dessert Essence doesn’t test on animals and is free of parabens, artificial ingredients making it a Sweat The Style favorite.

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The KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series Blender: Berry Protein Smoothie

adrianneho_kitchenaid-8Blenders are one of the most important things to have in your kitchen, especially if your goal is to live a healthy lifestyle. Blending food assists in pre-digestion so your body does not have to spend extra energy absorbing the nutrients in your food. The new KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series Blender is a favorite of mine! I use the blender to make smoothies several times a week so I need something that can stand frequent use.adrianneho_kitchenaid-7After my morning workouts a protein smoothie is the first thing on my mind. The blender quickly blends everything from frozen fruits and vegetables and crushes ice! Easy to use, it creates the perfectly blended smoothie with no chunks in sight. Check out one of my favorite recipes below…adrianneho_kitchenaid-9Power Berry Smoothie
Serves 3
Greek yogurt is high in protein and contains probiotics that aid in digestion, which is especially important in the morning. Almond butter contains healthy fats that improve hair, skin, and provide energy, as well as fiber to keep you full longer. Frozen berries contain antioxidants that allow your body to fight off illness. Finally Hemp protein is an easy to digest source of protein that wont affect the taste of your smoothie. Add honey as a natural sweetener that won’t jolt your blood sugar and you’re good to go!

adrianneho_kitchenaid-10Ingredients:
12 oz Frozen Berries
1 cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup Almond Butter
1/2 cup Hemp Powder
2 cups Almond Milk
1 cup Ice
2 tbs Honey

adrianneho_kitchenaidDirections:
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds or until completely smooth. Enjoy!

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Rituel de Fille Eye Soot

SweatTheStyle_RituelDeFilleDuring the summer months there is something so great about a fresh tan, glowing skin and having to wear minimal make up. So when it’s time to hit the town in the evening the goal is to wear make up that can give you amazing highlights without looking too made up.

Rituel de Fille is a new vision for beauty inspired by a unique aesthetic using natural ingredients. Their products are made with pure pigments + oils, & does not contain any waxes, so it will never melt with the warmth of your skin! All Rituel De Fille products are 99% natural & handcrafted without parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes & synthetic fragrances.

Rituel’s Eye Soot is especially amazing as its velvety texture does not crease and is specially created for long wear and therefore will not smear due to heat or sweat. Whether you’re using this product as an eye liner to make your eyes pop or as a shadow to add depth to the eye the Rituel de Fille eye soot is a great way to accentuate your summer glow!

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KORRES Black Pine Anti Wrinkle & Firming Serum

SweatTheStyle_Korres_BlackPineFirmingSerumThere’s something extra cool about a skin care product with some science behind it! Korres Black Pine Face Serum is an “anti-wrinkle, firming and lifting” formulation, which is suitable for all skin types. Its ‘USP’ ingredient is black pine polyphenol, which has been found to increase the skin’s firmness, enhance contours and decrease the appearance of wrinkles.

This serum is 93.7% natural, and does not contain parabens or silicones. Active ingredients include hyaluronic acid (which moisturizes and hydrates), soy fibers (which boost collagen levels in the skin and restore smoothness) and oat polysaccharides (which lift the skin and act against muscle relaxation).

Korres Face serum feels great on the skin! It moisturizes enough to wear alone and it’s suitable for all skin types. Adding this to your nightly ritual is a major plus! A few drops will leave you feeling moisturized with glowing skin as you wake up in the morning with any visible lines fading away. You will quickly fall in love with this serum and the way it makes your skin feel!

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GoodPop

SweatTheStyle_PopThere is something nostalgic about being a child in the summer heat enjoying your favorite popsicle. As adults it’s still an amazing treat that cools you off and satisfies your sweet tooth! Goodpop makes it very easy to indulge in our fav summertime treat! GoodPops are all-natural frozen pops made with organic ingredients.

These pops were born out of Austin, Texas by Daniel Goetz. Daniel came up with the concept when he was a senior at the University of Texas. He saw the lack of healthy refreshing popsicles and sought out to create a cool treat with all natural ingredients!

GoodPop’s ingredients include fresh fruit, 100% organic, fair trade cane sugar and ZERO artificial flavoring! Now lets get to the flavors… GoodPop currently has six yummy flavors ranging from Coconut Lime to Watermelon Agave, which only has 48 calories so you may able to sneak two of these ;-). This is the perfect Summer 16 mouthwatering treat for adults and kids. Look out for GoodPop as they continue to expand nationwide.

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Adrianne Ho Summer Feature With H&M

cq5dam-2.web.1920.1280You know those healthy-lifestyle-Instagrammers who only make you feel bad? The ones who make you secretly wish they would choke on their chia pudding? Model and fitness fashion entrepreneur Adrianne Ho is not one of them. She actually manages to promote an active lifestyle in a way that only makes you feel inspired. Inspired to sweat, inspired to eat yummy food, inspired to wear all the coolest streetwear styles.
JUNB1-16-GIF-Adrienne-HoFounder of sweatthestyle.com, a website and brand dedicated to ”natural beauty and positive health,” Adrianne Ho is now expanding her brand into television – she is currently filming season one of Sweat the City, where she interviews leaders in the food/fitness/fashion community. We asked Adrianne to join our cast of smart, inspiring girls and model our favourite swimwear for summer.cq5dam-1.web.1920.1280

What does being fit mean to you?
Being fit is when you find that balance when you eat food that you love, which tastes good and is the best quality possible so that you nurture yourself – and when you find an activity that you love. Being fit is about living a life that you enjoy. Your goal should be to have fun, feel active or get better at something instead of working out just to lose five pounds – because that is the worst feeling in the world.

Was it hard to stay body positive when you started modeling?
It was, in the beginning, for sure. In the industry they really measure the inches around your waist, your hips… it is a lot about genetics. So it’s difficult. But lately I find that with social media, with Sweat The Style, I can put out images of myself that represent who I am, more than just the measurements on my comp card.

Social media is such a great opportunity for people to get their voice out there. Ten years ago you had to jump through all these hoops that the industry created. Now you can create your own brand, make your personality shine through.cq5dam-3.web.1920.1280When do you feel the most beautiful?
After a workout. I am sweating, the endorphins are kicking in, and I am really proud of accomplishing what I wanted for the past hour.

What do you love most about your body?
What’s cool is how much your body is capable of. You don’t realize how far you can push yourself, and then you’re like – ‘wow, I can really do all these things!’ Or how your body can heal really fast, build muscle or just adapt to whatever you put it through.

How do you want to feel when you put your swimsuit on?
I just want to feel confident. Having to try on bathing suits is always a little bit nerve-racking. The best feeling is when you don’t even think about being in a bathing suit, you’re just in the moment, having fun.

What’s your favorite summer memory?
I grew up in Toronto, and it’s usually so cold. So when summer comes, everyone goes out, celebrating. I remember just being so happy that I could finally wear shorts. So just that – riding my bike around the city in Toronto.

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Honest Lip Balm Trio

AdrianneHo_JohnFrieda_LeatherSometimes it can be difficult to find something as simple as the right everyday lip balm. A product that moisturizes along with a hint of shine is key. The Honest brand has created the perfect little trio of lip balms!SweatTheStyle_HonestBrandChapstickThe natural ingredients leave your lips feeling moisturized and rejuvenated! These balms are made from organic jojoba and oils from olives, sunflowers and coconuts. The Tahititian Tamanu oil rich with Omega 6 & 9 helps restore vitality and boost moisture. The scent of the three flavors in the pack make the experience that much better.

The Lavender Mint soothes and refreshes, Sweet Orange Vanilla warms and sweetens, and Purely Simple brings extra gentle relief. These amazing balms moisturize the lips from within, rather than sealing them off like petroleum-based balms. Grab a pack and share them with your friends!

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Surfin’ USA With Aleali May

SweatTheStyle_AlealiMay_SweatCrew-20They say it’s not where you’re from it’s where you’re at. They also say you can’t go home again. But for Aleali May they’re one in the same. One of the most original girls taking street fashion digital, her unique sense of style has garnered not only the attention of the Internet but also the street. If this all sounds a bit confusing, it shouldn’t. The youth have always found new ways to express themselves and Aleali is no exception. From the front rows of fashion shows to the style guides on her namesake AlealiMay.com, this new breed of creative is riding some giant waves.SweatTheStyle_AlealiMay_SweatCrew-14We took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles with the young beauty for a better look into her routine. Always on the move, Aleali exemplifies what it means to be forward in a city that is traditionally known for its laid backness…

Where are you from?
I was born in LA, went to high school in Colorado because my dad was in the army, lived in Chicago for my college years, and now back home. Traveling to me is everything! Learning about other cultures, traditions, history, and people is amazing. Travel channel is how I started seeing the world before actually traveling. And now I’m blessed to see the same places I once watched on screen.

Why did you come back to Los Angeles?
Chicago was an amazing city to be in! But way too cold for me. To add, I just felt like coming home would be the best decision for my career. But I had to leave in order to appreciate my city and gained a whole lot of experience in the meantime.

It feels like Los Angeles is having a real moment right now in food, fashion, art and overall culture. Do you have any insight into that?
Los Angeles is definitely having its shine right now. Especially in fashion, runway shows taking place with major fashion houses is so new to the land. I love that people are starting to see the hidden values. I’m excited to see what it will be like in 5 years.SweatTheStyle_AlealiMay_SweatCrew-4A lot of people are buzzing about the new “youth wave,” and putting you in that category. Could you explain the importance of young people changing the landscape of culture and the prevalence of online community?
We must invest in the youth in order to create a better tomorrow. And that’s in fashion, in education, in all aspects of life. Even when we expand online, that’s spreading our culture, that’s investing in the youth just by existing. As Dzogchen Ponlop says,
“Who we are is shaped by our culture, and who we are is what changes it.”

In the past so many cultural and counter-cultural movements started or blossomed in New York City from hip-hop to street art. Do you feel that is still the case or has the Internet changed the importance of geographical location?
Everything goes in waves, LA then NY then back to LA and then NY again. I believe It’s a part of the natural cycle of waves (lol!).SweatTheStyle_AlealiMay_SweatCrew-8As a young creative do you think geographical location is as important as it used to be with the power of social media and the Internet?
Living in a bigger city always guaranteed a bigger network, but social media and the Internet are changing that perspective everyday. Everyday the Internet grows, and you can shine light on anyone with the touch of a button, “post.”

Do you feel a sense of support as a young creative in the Los Angeles community: Fairfax, Silver Lake or downtown arts district?
No doubt! Love the community, the community loves back!
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American kids used to hang at record stores, concerts, and skate parks. It seems now they are hanging out a lot more in line-ups to buy gear. Do you have any insight into how American kids have taken on a more Japanese approach to lifestyle, fashion, and young hustle?
Prices of so many hyped items are high. I respect young kids learning the hustle. I think it’s not only Japanese and American culture but everywhere. People see the demand for a product and they either think about buying it for themselves or flipping it. Both ways are profitable, just depends on the person.

How do you incorporate your environment into your style?
I like to wear staples of the city. For example, I’ll post Vans for my California natives or Jordan’s for the time I lived in Chicago and gained a bigger understanding of the shoes. Wherever I am, I stay open to the culture and incorporate that in my style.SweatTheStyle_AlealiMay_SweatCrew-6You’re creating a lot of original content on the regular. Can you talk a bit about what it means to be a content creator in 2015 with the Internet and social media. Does any of this make sense to your parents?
My parents never understood any of this, but they accept what I’m doing. Everyday of creating content is a new day of learning about the Internet, social media, and life in 2015. Create what you feel and show others by executing that idea through the work, as it’s always been.SweatTheStyle_AlealiMay_SweatCrew-5How do you balance your job (paying gigs) with creating personal material that presents your unique perspective and means something to you?
That’s easy, only work on things you truly have a heart for. Focus on passion and the money follows.

Where would you like to see your personal brand going in the next few years?
Hmmm, farther and stronger than where it is today.
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Do you find it hard to maintain a healthy active lifestyle in Los Angeles or is it easier because of the weather?
It’s definitely easier because of the weather. Less days cooped up inside, and more days to enjoy being outside.SweatTheStyle_AlealiMay_SweatCrew-2

 Tell us about your day to day regime?
“No two days are alike, except for the 1st and 15th, pretty much.” – Jay Z

What are your favorite ways to stay healthy and active in Los Angeles?
Taking walks around the neighborhood, practicing breathing, and doing some stretches inside or outside.

What are some of the places you go to maintain a healthy lifestyle in Los Angeles?
Yoga Studio, Runyon Canyon, and the beach.
SweatTheStyle_AlealiMay_SweatCrewHow many times a week do you sweat?
At least 2-3.

Where’s your favorite place to sweat?
Outdoors.
SweatTheStyle_AlealiMay_SweatCrew-7What kind of music do you sweat to?
Trap music: I love Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Future, Chief Keef, the list goes on… And never leaving out Jay Z.

Where’s your favorite place to eat?
Sugarfish Sushi and Whole Foods.

What are your favorite places to shop?
H Lorenzo, 424 on Fairfax, RSVP Gallery, Undefeated, ACNE Studios, and Net-A-Porter.

How would you describe your personal style?
Street style meets lux.

Has coming from Los Angeles and living there effected the way you dress?
I think wherever you live has a say on how you dress. Before I moved to Chicago I wore lots of color. When I was preparing to come back to LA, my wardrobe was mostly black. I think wherever you live you naturally gain the city’s lifestyle and certain traits of it. LA is nice, warm, fun which leads to colors. Chicago is brick cold which leads to darker tones, adding more grunge and edge. Although I still rock Vans and Chuck Taylor’s in any city.SweatTheStyle_AlealiMay_SweatCrew-9

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You have such a unique personal style, the way you blend streetwear, activewear, and high fashion. Could you talk a bit about that?
It’s never forced for me. I grew up looking up to Pharrell, Nigo, Kanye, Yoon from Ambush, M.I.A and many alike. But I also grew up in South Central, LA, where Jordan’s weren’t something that Hypebeast fan over, Jordan had every hood in every city on lock. At the same time, being a girl and wanting to have an immaculate closet of clothes was always a dream, heels included lol! This is just a mix of how I started, where I’m from, who I’m influenced by but who I’m evolving to.

What are your favorite things to do on your days off?
Meditation, hang with friends, museums and trying out new foods.

What’s your advice for young people wanting to break into the fashion industry and follow in your footsteps?
You have much more to work with as far as social platforms and you should definitely take advantage of that! Stay hungry and be willing to learn.

Any tips or tricks you’ve learned to incorporate being healthy and active into your busy lifestyle?
It’s all a mind game for me. A habit you have to practice in order to break. I have to remind myself that I am what I eat.

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Organic White Peaches

AdrianneHo_WhitePeachNewBalance-4Sink your teeth into something sweet….
SweatTheStyle_WhitePeachThe white peach is in season now and one of the sweetest of them all. The white color of the flesh means that it contains more natural sugar than the deeper colored yellow peaches which are more acidic. Rich in vitamin A and C, peaches lead to the healthy production and regeneration of skin cells as well as being a great detoxifier for the kidneys and bladder. If they give in a little after a firm but gentle squeeze and have a slight wrinkle to the skin then they are ripe and ready to eat! Keep a look out next time you’re at the market, you won’t be disappointed!

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