Honestly, is there anything better than a brand new candle? Now that I work from home, I have one burning pretty much at all times. And now that it’s autumn, I am alllll about the cozy scents. Bring on the cinnamon, the apple, the spice, the pumpkin. YES PLEASE. If you’re like me, I thought you’d appreciate knowing what my absolute favorite fall scented candles are!
For the past month or so, I’ve had a really dry spot on my lips and it was driving me nuts! I started perusing stores for a lip scrub, thinking that it would help remove the dead skin and soften. Then I had an idea: it can’t be that hard to make… why not whip up a batch of my own?? So I did some research and discovered so many recipes for homemade lip scrubs. Seriously, SO MANY. I tried out a few and made adjustments based on what I had on hand and preferred. Here’s my DIY lip scrub concoction that’s worked really well — it’s just 3 ingredients!Continue reading “DIY Lip Scrub for Super Soft Lips”
Clean beauty is 100% my jam and Follain is my favorite place to shop for it. They opened a beautiful shop here in Seattle, but it’s also an amazing online resource for non-toxic, effective, and luxurious skincare and makeup. In fact, they have a rigorous approval process before they allow a product to be sold in their shops! So you can trust that whatever Follain offers is amazing.
Recently, Follain launched their own collection of wonderful exclusives in the clean beauty category. I was lucky enough to be given a set of every item to try out, so I wanted to share my favorites with you today. Plus, there’s a giveaway for one lucky reader!Continue reading “New Clean Beauty Exclusives from Follain + a giveaway!”
One of my favorite things to do is fall down the rabbit hole of beauty products. For instance, I’ve been reading more and more about the different ingredients in the skincare products I swear by. One favorite of mine, Osmia Vital Nectar Rose Drops, features rosehip oil, so I started researching that. Turns out that there are tons of amazing benefit to this organic ingredient! Not only is it fab for the face skin, but it is also wonderful in hand creams, body lotions, and more. I’ve actually noticed a big difference in the brightness and texture of my skin, so I wanted to share more with you. Let’s dig into more of why you need to add Rosehip Oil to your skincare arsenal!Continue reading “Why You Need to Add Rosehip Oil to Your Skincare Routine”
Lately, I’ve been all about little moments of self care. As evidenced in Joanna’s wellness posts, that can mean anything: a face mask on a Tuesday night… slathering on rose-scented lotion before bed… an extra-long, extra-hot shower on a Saturday morning. Which got me thinking, how can I elevate that experience just a little more? The answer: making my own Sugar Cube Scrub!
These sweet little sugar cube scrubs are more than meets the eye — they’re full of super-hydrating coconut oil, anti-inflammatory rosehip seed oil, and the heady scent of sandalwood, so they definitely feel like a moment of self care. Bonus? They’re ridiculously easy to make.Continue reading “Sugar Cube Scrub with Essential Oils | DIY”
We spent new years in a cabin in beautiful, snowy Leavenworth which means that my skin is totally wrecked. The cold, dry air really did a number on my skin, especially my hands. As I was reaching for my trusty collection of hand creams last night, I realized that I am probably not the only one in this boat. Today’s post is all about my absolute favorite, holy grail hand creams and what exactly I love about each!Continue reading “My Holy Grail Hand Creams for Winter”
You all know by now that I have a major soft spot in my heart for beauty and skincare. It’s basically the one self-care thing that I can commit to on a consistent basis (although, I’m working on that). I feel like makeup is a really personal item, so I didn’t include much of that in this gift guide. Instead, it’s focused on anything beauty-related and tools to make a solid skincare routine easier and more fun. Today’s gift guide is all about taking the guess work out of finding the ultimate gift for the beauty buff in your life. I rounded up some amazing beauty and skincare gift ideas in a variety of price points and styles to make your shopping easier. Happy shopping!