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October 20th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

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A few last-minute costume ideas that are so good, it’s almost scary. The bonus of shopping for your custom costume kit at SWELL? Your kit will end up in your closet, not the costume box.

The Tin Man (above)
Rig an elastic headband to a metal funnel (or spray paint a plastic one silver) and add it to your metallic base. Luckily, lamé is going to be a big trend this Holiday season, so you’ll get a new party dress and costume in one. Top with an axe.
Pictured: Silver RVCA Dress
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October 19th, 2014 | By | No Comments

A Slice of Life | Tips for Tip Time

how-to-cross-stepRecently, I’ve been getting a lot of Instagram comments and emails inquiring about hints or tricks for getting to the nose of a longboard, so I’m going to let you guys in on a few little secrets!
(Pictured above: Lolli Swim) (more…)

October 10th, 2014 | By | No Comments

DIY: Mason Jar Koozie

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The positive of using a mason jar as a mug: you can add a lid and boom, to-go cup. The negative: zero molten hot liquid to metacarpal protection. The solution: no, it’s not going out and buying a gadget to add a handle to your jar (put your money towards something better, say, a new pair of winter boots).  Our solution: a fresh pair of socks. Rather, a single sock. Start with a clean one. Maybe one who has lost its partner. Better yet, a fresh pair. Best yet, this palm tree pair from Stance. Clip off the bottom of the sock, or fold the excess under for a less permanent solution.
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Pictured: Stance Palm Tree Socks

October 4th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Saturday Salute: How To Make Coconut Milk

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Ever add coconut milk to your coffee, only to end your morning with a final swig of chalky white powder. You could only hope that the chalky substance in boxed coconut milk is some form of macerated coco. But flip the box over and read the ingredients. Chances are, the list extends far beyond coconut and water. Instead of ditching coconut milk all together, take 2 minutes (maybe 7 if starting from a whole coconut) and whip up some of the fresh stuff. You’ll end up with a creamier milk (no chalk), sans additives, stabilizers and whatever else was on that boxed variety ingredient list. Add it to cereal, chia seed pudding, and yes, this morning’s coffee. Read on for the how to… (more…)