This time of year, it’s really important to give yourself plenty of relaxation time (editor’s note: amen!). With the holiday season just around the corner, try to carve out some “you-time” and create a ritual of self-care. For me, that’s a nice hot bath after a chilly fall day. I’ve been really loving all the new fancy bath bombs on the market, but they can get pretty spendy and some are chock-full of artificial coloring and weird ingredients that I don’t want on my skin.
So instead of shelling out for weekly bath bombs, I thought I’d make my own recipe with a few of my favorite fall scents, like spruce and lavandin with a hint of orange. It has a sparkling orange color that’s completely organic from the Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt, a natural detoxifying clay mixture. These are a perfect handmade gift for anyone who needs a little extra relation in their life or a fun project to treat yo’ self.
Truly one of my favorite sales of the year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is upon us and you guys can get early access HERE! I always shop this huge store-wide sale and use it as an opportunity to stock up on all of my favorite items from jeans to dresses to shoes (oh, the shoes… so many great styles this year) to beauty. Here’s my exhaustive guide to the sale and all of the must-haves I’m eyeing:
Lately we’ve been spending lots of time working out on Joanna’s new deck that was sponsored by World Market (if you haven’t seen the transformation yet, you have to check out the reveal right this minute!) and after a long afternoon in the sun, my super-sensitive skin needs all the help it can get recovering from the much-needed rays. That’s why I decided to combine 6 super-hydrating ingredients to create the ultimate after sun lotion.
With summer just around the corner, I’ve already started transitioning my beauty routine and paring down my makeup regimen. Last spring, we partnered with Onomie for one of our most popular giveaways yet, so we were totally stoked when they reached out with a new product! For those of you who don’t know, Onomie is beauty brand created to simplify beauty and maximize the benefits for women who recognize that beauty shouldn’t be complicated.
Joanna’s been using their products for the past year and, now that I’ve got the chance to try them out, I’m blown away. The trio feels like just enough to even out my complexion without feeling like I’m wearing a heavy face-full of makeup. Keep on reading to learn more + enter to win the Complete Complexion Trio!
Vaseline and I go way back. Growing up on the east coast, every winter we’d get at least one major snowstorm and my mom would coat both of our faces in this trusty moisture necessity. It was perfect for keeping our skin from getting chapped while we dug out the car (and had a snowball fight or two). From there, my love of Vaseline grew more and more. I always keep a mini jar by my bed to keep my lips soft year round. Not to mention how many times I’ve used Vaseline in a pinch to sooth my dry, chapped skin after rock climbing. When it comes to moisture, this has always been my go-to.
Here’s the thing though… this old favorite recently underwent a bit of facelift, so you can imagine my excitement to partner with Vaseline on today’s post!
This year I’m all about taking better care of myself. I’m terrible at setting aside “me time” — taking even just a few minutes out of my crazy schedule for relaxation seems nearly impossible. But it’s just so necessary… that’s why I’m so excited to share a recent discovery today. Meet Mullein & Sparrow. Based out of Brooklyn, this small batch apothecary is all about nurturing the mind, body, and spirit as a pathway to inner and outer beauty. Their products are made from pure, organic botanicals and come in absolutely gorgeous packaging (aka the perfect little bottles to display on your vanity).
There’s nothing better than a nice long soak in the tub… unless it’s scented with lavender and dried roses, that is! From detoxifying bath salts to lemon rose face wash, Mullein & Sparrow products are just the thing to ensure some reflection and relaxation in the new year.
I was so excited when I saw their lavender products! Lavender has long been used to treat everything from mental exhaustion to aches and pains… not to mention it smells amazing. Soak in it’s healing properties with some artisanal bath salts, or lavender blossom body oil.
Enter below for nine chances to win! One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 10 am PST. Winner will receive a customized gift set & $50 to shop Mullein & Sparrow‘s full apothecary collection. Good luck!
Black candles, amiright?? There’s something about the moodiness of black wax, the depth of fragrance… that makes the flickering light even more romantic. Plus, with Halloween right around the corner, black candles are the perfect addition to your space — especially if you’re not super into kitschy decorations (like me).
And there are a tonnnn of options these days. One of my very first jobs was designing candle packaging and I always wanted to include black wax in my designs… but was always shut down because it was too weird. You better believe I’m patting myself on the back for the influx of black candles now ;)