14 Rose Quartz Items You’ll Want To Buy


Even if you don’t give a damn about crystals

It’s February, and love is in the air. Whether you’re celebrating the Hallmark holiday coming up or not, there’s no better time to focus on love than now—whether it’s loving those close to us or taking the time to put some much-needed attention on ourselves. All to say, you might want to get your hands on some rose quartz right about now.

The rose quartz is the stone of unconditional love. It supposedly allows love to flow into your very being, bringing your consciousness to a higher level and flushing out negativity. It carries the healing energies of compassion, peace, tenderness, and comfort. It reawakens the heart—connecting directly to the heart chakra—and helps dispel fear and emotional wounds. Sure, the love of your life probably won’t magically appear on your doorstep, but it opens you up to the possibilities of finding that special someone—or strengthening what relationships you already have.

Not all of us are into crystals, though—or, not all of us want others to know we’re into crystals. So, how can we reap the benefits of this gorgeous, blush pink stone without having to become a crystal-wielding, New Age-y type?

For those of us who aren’t looking to have a giant hunk of pink rock on our nightstand or carry a piece in our pocket wherever we go, we rounded up the best rose quartz products—from jewelry and housewares to beauty products and smoking accouterments—so you can still get your fix. And even if you don’t give a damn about what metaphysical properties the rose quartz—or any crystal, for that matter—is believed to hold, each piece is undeniably pretty as hell.

Check out 14 ways to incorporate rose quartz into your life, below.

Photo courtesy of Lucky Air Plant

Lucky Air Plant, Rose Quartz Crystal and Air Plant, $13 to $25, available at Lucky Air Plant.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.