Change Up Your Beauty Routine

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I love when a new season hits and there are new beauty finds to discover. There’s something invigorating about new products to try for beautiful hair and skin. Some new ones I’m using this fall are from Yes To, Broo, Character Skin Care, and WEN. [read more]

Extra Beauty Steps Worth The Time

Are you ready for extra beauty steps worth the time? We found 3 brands worth trying!

Extra Beauty Steps Worth The Time

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I love pampering myself with beauty, whether it’s a face mask, hair mask or extra time in the shower with a body wash or scrub! It is my way of relaxing and de-stressing. How do you treat yourself?

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Find Your Signature Fragrance

Find Your Signature Fragrance with A.N. Other

 

When I think about all the perfumes I’ve worn over the years, only a few stand out in my memory. Some because of their iconic bottles and others for their iconic scent. I still have my mom’s last perfume bottle. Each time I smell her signature fragrance, it’s like she’s right there with me again. For me, perfumes provide one of those unique sensory experiences that go beyond smell. It’s like hearing your favorite song and remembering exactly where you were the very first time it came on the radio.

A.N Other – perfume reimagined

Recently, I was introduced to an incredible fragrance company known as A.N Other. The brand has a unique concept for how their perfumes are produced. They believe luxury can be accomplished without the “name, mood, gender, designer labels, and inflated price tags.”

A.N. Other Signature Fragrance - WD18 perfumer

To accomplish this, A.N Other gives perfumers complete freedom to create their own signature fragrance. The company invests in eco-friendly, ethically sourced ingredients, which means no animal products, dyes, preservatives or toxins are used at any time during production. And because the perfumes are sold directly to the consumer, A.N. Other is able to keep the costs down, which means you aren’t paying ridiculous mark-ups.

Your signature fragrance

A.N Other was kind enough to offer me a chance to try out their scents. I had the hardest time choosing between Oriental, Floral, Fresh, and Woody, so I asked them to surprise me. They sent me a bottle of WD/18 (Woody) created by Patricia Bilodeau, along with a few samples of the other three fragrances.

Find Your Signature Fragrance - A.N. Other Woody 18

What I like most about Woody is that is a unisex scent. It can be worn by both men and women. Although I don’t know if I would want to share my simple, yet elegant bottle with anyone else.

Perfumer Patricia Bilodeau, the creator of Jo Malone Red Roses, drew inspiration for her WD/18 from a piece of driftwood floating between the East and Hudson Rivers in New York City. She wanted to recreate the experience of seeing the sun setting upon this weathered piece of wood. I would say she captured the moment perfectly. WD/18 is rich, but also light. Musky, but also fruity.

WD/18 is a complex fragrance filled with:

  • Top Notes – pear sparkle, cardamom spice and violet leaves
  • Heart – rich orris, cypress and amyris
  • Base – sandalwood, blonde cedar and vetiver Madagascar

A.N. Other Signature Fragrances -2018

I truly enjoy this new signature fragrance, whether on its own or layered with other A.N Other scents. As I mentioned above, the brand was also kind enough to send me their sample collection. This allowed me to try out all four of the 2018 fragrances.

FR/18 – Fresh by Carlos Vinals

  • Top Notes – melon pop rocks, grapefruit zest, and gin & tonic
  • Heart – juniper, Madagascar ginger, and aromatic lavender
  • Base – chilled amberwood and metallic musk

OR/18 – Oriental created by David Apel

  • Top Notes – blood orange, star anise, and lemon sugar
  • Heart – cannabis accord, myrrh, and night blooming jasmine
  • Base – vanilla crème, tonka, and driftwood

FL/18 – Floral created by Nathalie Benareau

  • Top Notes – cotton candy, elemi, and saffron
  • Heart – Brazilian mate, night blooming jasmine, and ambrette
  • Base – aged leather, cashmere musk, labdanum, and amberwood

I must admit, I want all four A.N Other perfumes to be my signature fragrance for this year and beyond. I’m trying to decide which one I want to add to my collection next. If you’re looking for a great holiday gift for someone on your list, even if that is yourself, I highly recommend A.N Other. Pick up a bottle or two or order their sample collection to see which one will become your signature fragrance. You can apply the $10 cost to a full-size bottle purchase.

What’s your signature fragrance? Are you a woody, floral, fresh or oriental?

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Smoother Lips with CBD Oil Gloss

Smoother Lips with CBD Oil Gloss

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Recently, I have been researching ways to implement natural and plant based products into my house and my beauty routine. I have mentioned in several posts about my love for plant based cleansers and skincare as well as the bountiful benefits of Hemp Oil and CBD oil products. The area where I have fell short is finding ways to replace my make up with natural and plant based options that were affordable.

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Healing the Body with Alternative Hemp Products

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Healing the Body with Alternative Hemp Products

I have been on a journey to heal my body with alternatives to harmful and addictive medications. I suffer from depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and low back pain associated with Sciatica. I advocate constantly for mental health and I promote alternative healing. However, that being said, I also support those who choose therapy and medication. For myself, I have found that the best path has been alternative medicine and natural, plant based products.

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Join the Clean Beauty Revolution

Join the Clean Beauty Revolution

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Do you really know what’s in your beauty products? Have you ever wondered what those ingredients actually are? If like me, you are concerned about what you’re putting on your skin, it might be time to join the clean beauty revolution.

Clean beauty is more than simply switching to all-natural products. It’s about using ingredients that are safer for your skin and body, whether they’re man-made or natural. In most cases, this translates to cruelty-free products which don’t contain parabens, phthalates, sulfates, silicones, and synthetic fragrances.

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Handcrafted Candles for Every Occasion

 

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One of the simplest ways to update your décor is with candles. They can transform a room with their warm glow, aromatic throw, or elegant packaging. For me, candles let me express my style and help create the ideal mood, or feel, of every room in my home. This time of year, I’m creating a myriad of sensory experiences with the handcrafted candles of Brooklyn Candle Studio.

This independent studio, located in Brooklyn, New York, was founded by in 2013 by designer Tamara Mayne. Her obsession with aromatherapy and candlemaking extends beyond creating beautifully designed candles. It’s also about being eco-friendly. Each handcrafted candle from Brooklyn Candle Studio is made from 100% soy wax with lead-free cotton wicks primed with vegetable-based wax. In addition, each every candle is vegan and free of preservatives, petroleum, and animal testing.

Handcrafted Candles – Minimalist

While I like to burn candles all year long, my favorite time of year to do so is in the fall. There’s nothing like taking a hot bath or cozying up under a blanket while warm, toasty scents fill the air. You can imagine my excitement when Brooklyn Candle Studio offered me to send me some of their seasonal offerings.

I received Apple Cider and Fern + Moss from their Minimalist Collection. Packaged in simple glass jars, with brushed gold lids, their Minimalist Candles look perfect in every room of the house, from the kitchen to the bedroom.

 

Handcrafted Candles_Minimalist in Apple Cider and Fern+Moss

 

Apple Cider is the epitome of fall. The natural cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange, and cedarwood essential oils blend perfectly with the top notes of crisp apple. There’s nothing artificial about this candle either. It’s has a nice, rich throw, without being too sweet or overpowering.

The best way I can describe Fern + Moss is that of a yummy, outdoorsman. In a good way of course. It’s blend of natural sage, lavender, orange, spruce, and pine are heavenly. I can’t get enough of this candle, even though when I first smelled it, I wasn’t sure it was for me. I thought it would turn my home into a den of cheap cologne. Quite the contrary. It has the perfect, woodsy, musky throw.

Now if both handcrafted candles could magically bring me a hot, man carrying warm mugs full of whiskey infused cider…ah, a girl can dream.

 

Brooklyn Candle Studio – Pink Disco

 

Handcrafted Candles_Pink Disco in Prosecco

In addition to the Minimalist Collection, I was also drawn to the Brooklyn Candle Studio Limited Edition Pink Disco Collection. This unique holiday collection was inspired by cocktail party season, and features three handcrafted candles in Prosecco, Fireplace, and Cypress. Each candle is hand-poured into a frosted, blush colored jar and then stamped with a gold foil accent.

As a fan of sweet libations, I decided to order Prosecco. Nothing says holiday, cocktail party like a flute of Prosecco. Not only is the candle gorgeous to look at, but it also has a lovely throw. With notes of red berries, wild roses and white musk, Prosecco is the ideal candle for starting your evening, or cocktail party, off on the right note.

Candles for Every Occasion

What I like most about these handcrafted candles is the divine scent they leave long after I’ve extinguished their warm glow. It’s always a treat to walk into the room the next day and still smell their throw. I look forward to burning these Brooklyn Candle Studio gems all season long, as well as picking up some more for myself and for gifts.

 What are your favorite fall candle scents?  How do like to incorporate candles into your home decor?

 

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Beauty TLC: Tender Loving Coconut

Have you tried coconut beauty products? Try some Beauty TLC: Tender Loving Coconut

Beauty TLC Tender Loving Coconut

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I find myself being pretty picky with the beauty products I use. I recently had to buy a few items for my son since they were going to teach them basic skills (oral health, combing hair, using deodorant, lotion, etc). After gathering all the supplies, I realized I already had a natural deodorant I could have added to my son’s supplies, instead, I bought him at the store. I am going through the products I use with my son as well.

Are you ready to switch? It’s time to choose natural with a little Beauty TLC: Tender Loving Coconut!

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Skincare With Five Ingredients Or Less

Skincare With Five Ingredients Or Less - Fyve Lip Balm and Fyve Melting Facial Cleanser

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It seems as though finding skincare and beauty products gets harder every day. Looking at the labels on the back of bottles becomes quite the event when trying to decipher all of those hard to pronounce ingredients. I try my best to use products that are advertised as natural or vegan but sometimes you have those go to favorites that you just can’t get rid of. For me – those products are my Carmex lip balm and my Neutrogena face wash.

I have the worst time with acne and dry lips and I can never find natural products with clean ingredients that I like.

I had the pleasure of testing a brand that uses FIVE ingredients or less in all of their products and I am hooked.

 

Fyve Lip Balm

Fyve has a wonderful set of lip balms that have become an everyday essential for me. I have stashed a different flavor in my office, purse, and car. My boyfriend has even taken one to keep with him at work!… [read more]

Go Vegan and Non-GMO with your Skincare

Nutra Health provides Vegan and Non-GMO beauty products for everyday

Nutra Health Skincare

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I’ve always had terrible skin. As a teenager, I suffered from painful acne and oily skin. As an adult, I cannot say that much has changed. Throughout the years, I have learned that certain products make my hormonal acne worse and I searched for skincare items that I could trust. I mainly fell upon washes and spot treatments that were made by individuals running Etsy shops that produced great products that featured essential oils. The only downside was that I was missing that prescription grade treatment, while maintaining Vegan, to really knock out my breakouts.

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