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Spring Ultimate Beauty Must-Haves

For me, Spring means new beginnings, light, airy – and pops of beautiful colors. I welcome Spring with open arms! Over the past few months I’ve been collecting some amazing goodies that I just know you’ll love and want to add to your beauty regimen.

 

  1. Sans Ceuticals – All Natural Baobab Regenerative Body Cream – If you haven’t read about the amazing health benefits of Baobab, check out my blog here. Many beauty body creams leave my skin feeling oily or greasy, so I love the high absorbency of this product. This body cream is full of riche omega oils and Vitamin A. This product also promotes collagen production and improves your skins elasticity. My skin has never felt so rich and full before!

2. Boots Botanics ORGANIC FACIAL OIL – 1.0 OZ – I absolutely love this moisturizer. No matter what your complexion (yes- even oily skin, seriously!), applying facial oil can help deliver the perfect amount of hydration your body needs. This formula is essential for soft skin and minimizing the signs of aging. This product packs a punch and moisturizes for up to eight hours. I use this extensively when I’m traveling to give my face an extra pump of nutrients. Extracts of rosehip, known for its rich Omega oils leaves your skin feely fresh and clean. For $9.00 it’s an amazing price for a great quality product.

3. Kiehl’s Amino Acid Conditioner – 6.8 OZ – Kiehl’s has always been a go-to of mine. I love the company and brand and it has never failed me in my life. I live in a pretty humid, tropical climate and my hair is very thick. And I mean.. THICK. So this isn’t an every day conditioner, but I will use this as a hair treatment once a month. This conditioner hydrates and strengthens your hair. Mine always feels so soft and shiny without feeling weighed down after using this. With a mixture of Amino Acids, Wheat Proteins, Coconut Oil + Jojoba Oil, your hair will get a major spa day!


4. Agave Healing Oil Treatment – 2.0 OZ I’ve found this oil in stores such as Home Goods, Tj Maxx, JC Penny and Kohl’s. If you find that you’re on a budget, but want a great hair treatment oil, I recommend Agave Healing Oil Treatment. I sometimes also use this as a body oil to moisturize dry skin.

5. Herbivore Botanicals – All Natural Pink Clay Exfoliating Facial Mask – I can’t say enough great things about Herbivore Botanicals. Not only are they a super green brand (no parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes or fragrances, GMO’s, animal testing), but they use ultra luxurious, REAL ingredients such as French Pink Clay, Chamomile, Rose Petals, and Rosehip Seed Oil. My skin is soft for days after I use this mask. It comes as a dry powdered clay that recommends you mix with water, however some times I mix it with a little aragon and coconut oil with a dab of water.


6. Penhaligon’s Vaara Hand & Body Cream – 3.4 OZ
– Splurge Alert! At $80 USD this is definitely on the pricer side of most of my favorite products, however, I feel it’s worth it’s weight in gold. This brand is exclusively at Saks Fifth Ave and is made in the UK (Thank goodness for international shipping!). The scent of this cream is OUT of this world! Coriander and carrot seeds, creamy saffron with a heart of glorious rose, Indian magnolia fill your nose. An exotic base of honey, white musks dripping over an aromatic scents of tonka, sandalwood and cedarwood. The cream is heavy however I love putting this on overnight and feeling silky smooth in the morning. For those who are looking for an ultra luxurious brand and hand cream, I HIGHLY recommend this!

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December 2015 Favorites

In case you missed the curated list for December 2015 – don’t worry! It’s all here. Below is the curated list of beautiful, hand picked, eco-friendly, and sustainably conscious products made by small businesses and chic brands.

 

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Big Magic – By Elizabeth Gilbert

$14.00 USD

Why I’m lovin’ it:  This book is just simply inspirational.  Elizabeth Gilbert asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. Self-defeating internal chatter and old, limiting belief systems are questioned and torn down throughout the book. Starting your own business? Looking to jump start your imaginative – creative life? You will not be disappointed with this book. Get this book here.

 

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Eleve – Lip Amp

$30.00 USD

Why I’m lovin’ it: Eleve is a fantastic new company with creator & CEO Gertie Wilson of Austin, Texas bringing an array of cosmetic products that are chem-free. Lip Amp is a gentle, non-tingling lip plumper that plumps, hydrates, and smoothes fine surface lines. This products boosts that it’s All-natural, Vegan, GMO-free, Gluten-free, Paraben-free, Phthalate-free and Cruelty-free. We love supporting amazing small businesses like this! Is this a must-have for your lip collection? Get Lip Amp here

 

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Bodum – “Eileen” Coffee Maker

$44.00 USD

Why I’m lovin’ it: How chic is this coffee maker? For those who are in love with the French Press then you’ll want this copper coffee maker. Designed in honor of the great Irish designer Eileen Gray, as well as all coffee lovers who frequent the bistros and cafés of Paris—Gray’s adopted city. Bodum’s classic EILEEN French Press makes a stylish addition to any tabletop decor. Perfect for gifting and entertaining. Get the Eileen here

 

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Holly’s House – Aztec Blanket in Rose

$72.00

Why I’m lovin’ it: The Aztec blanket in rose is the perfect accessory this winter! Drape it over the arm of the sofa, scatter it over the bed for a fresh look or pop it over your shoulders during those chilly evenings! The aztec blanket in rose is made from 100% cotton and jacquard woven. Order the Aztec blanket here. 

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Kishu – Binchotan Sticks

$18.00

Why I’m lovin’ it: Made in the Kishu region of Japan, Binchotan charcoal is activated through an extremely high burning temperature and rapid cooling process. Known as the best quality charcoal for purifying water and air, the variety of benefits from Binchotan charcoals can be found in a number of everyday uses. Whether to absorb chemicals in tap water, enhance blood circulation in a hot bath, stimulate healthy soil in the garden, or deflect negative ions in your home, Binchotan charcoals are a natural way to boost overall wellness. Order your set of three binchotan sticks here 

 

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Kate Wilds Art Blue Agate Coasters

$50.00 – set of 4

Why I’m lovin’ it: These beautiful agate coasters offer a boost of color to any coffee table. I love this woman’s etsy & insta – she offers an array of hand crafted items. These Brazilian agate geode slices have been dyed and polished to show the beautiful inclusions and unique banding. Approximate size: 3.5″ to 4 “. No two stones are alike, so each coaster has a one-of-a-kind shape and color. To order your set of 4 agate coasters, check out Kate’s easy shop here

 

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Herbivore Botanicals – Blue Tansy Resurfacing Mask

$48.00

Why I’m lovin’ it: This brand has been on my radar for the past 3-4 years. I’m absolutely in love with their products and their message:

“Knowing that everything we put on our skin quickly absorbs into our bodies, we ethically source the finest raw natural materials the earth has to offer.”

This resurfacing mask is fantastic. Key ingredients include Blue Tansy oil, fruit enzymes, and White Willow Bark which combined create a gentle resurfacing and clarifying mask. Get this magical elixir here.

 

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Moorea Seal – Frankincense Candle

$20.00

Why I’m lovin’ it: This candle just smells like a cozy, warm, winter campfire! With A base of frankincense, oud, and amber musk round out with notes of fir, patchouli, and juniper. Notes of bergamot top this resinous and warm scent. Essential oils of birch, cedarwood, pine, amyris, and labdanum give this candle an earthy finish. I can’t think of a more hygge element! Order this delicious smelling candle here.

 

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Mountain Rose Herbs – Chakra Essential Oil Healing Kit

$31.00

Why I’m lovin’ it: Seven aromatherapy oil blends specially created to correspond with our seven chakras. These oils are specifically used for meditation, yoga and spiritual practice and are best used for specific practices. Whether you’re looking for some grounding, or seeking higher vibrations – this essential oil kit is something I know you will be utilizing. To order your Chakra Essential Oils kit, click here.

 

Do you know of a brand or have a product that would be perfect for our monthly curated list? I would love to hear from you!