Maybe it’s the annual arrival of spring cleaning or that dreaded need to purge old clothes, but every day I anxiously look into my cluttered closet and feel overwhelmed. Sometimes I want to give away all my clothes and start anew. As a regular contributor for Ecouterre, I’m constantly following the latest in eco-fashion and design, though it’s been hard to apply everything I see and learn in the industry to my own personal habits. I’ve been trying to shopethically when it comes to fashion, donate unworn or old clothes, and revamp my wardrobe into one that reflects minimalism and quality pieces.
I don’t know if you’ve felt the momentum of my blog posts teetering off, but in all honestly, I’m going through a bit of “blogger’s block”. Don’t get me wrong, I still love blogging and discovering green beauty products, but I’ve just been feeling a major void in my motivation to write blog posts. Some days, I’ll type up full blog posts but never post them. I have memory cards full of photos I’ve taken only to never edit them and eventually, delete them all. While other days, I can’t even look at my laptop.
Last year, Sarita invited me to a lovely event at the West Village organic spa, Savor Spa. I failed to blog about the event, but posted some pictures on my Instagram where I met other bloggers, experienced an amazing all-natural facial, and played around with the spa’s skincare products, Om Aroma & Co. I also met Savior Spa’s founder, Angela Jia Kim, an inspiring woman and entrepreneur.
Take a look around the web and you’ll probably find any type of subscription box imaginable. Formerly Goodebox, Goodbeing is a personalized subscription box featuring 4-5 trial-sized natural beauty and wellness products shipped to your door every month. Goodebox was one of the first green beauty and skincare subscription boxes that I’d heard of since I started blogging and now as Goodbeing, the brand still continues to be a subscription box that you can trust for safe and healthy, expertly curated products.
I’ve been receiving Goodbeing boxes* to try out their new services and I wanted to share with you my experience so far as well as what was in the January and February boxes I received.
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I’m always on the hunt for outstanding products and equally awesome places to shop.iHerb is a great place to find affordable, natural and organic personal care products, food, and home goods. Not only am I a fan of iHerb’s product selection and prices, but I also admire their commitment to the environment through many eco-friendly initiatives like using recycled packaging, providing paperless orders, donating profits to various international charities, and the use of carbon neutral UPS shipments.
Read on to hear about my experience shopping at iHerb* and what I picked up in my first order. You can grab $5 off your first order using my code: BLG494. Plus, enter to win a $50 iHerb giftcard at the end of this post! (There will be 2 lucky winners!)
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and while I believe it’s a silly commercialized holiday, I always think celebrating the ones you love or yourself is totally justified. If you’re single, treat yourself! Because you’re pretty damn awesome and deserve it.
Mahalo Skin Care is launching their much-anticipated, The Petal facial mask on February 14 (Valentine’s Day) and to celebrate, Mahalo has released You Are Loved, a limited edition gift set just in time for the big day of love! This thoughtfully-curated skincare gift was inspired by sharing and receiving special moments of self-care with the ones you love. Read on to find out more about this limited-time offer and why you should pick it up before they’re sold out!
It hasn’t really started to feel like winter until recently. The temperatures are dropping and my skin is feeling it! I’ve been determined to continue focusing on skincare and maintaining a healthy routine. Here are some skincare products I’ve been using to successfully combat the effects of cold weather:
This was the year that natural deodorant ruled the green beauty community and beyond! So many brands have released new and innovative products to keep your pits healthy and fresh that there are now tons of options that make it easy and chic to kick those nasty, traditional deos to the curb. Ursa Major introduced their Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant, an all-natural stick deodorant with 24-hour protection claims. The brand also released the Citrus Riot Body Wash and Perfect Zen Body Lotion, truly elevating their variety of luxe unisex products for head-to-toe natural goodness.
first of all, happy new year! i can’t believe it is 2016 and i am sincerely thankful for all of you who are still reading and following this blog.
2015 was a crazy ride. a lot happened in my personal and professional life that has continued to shape me. looking back, i feel grateful and humbled from the lessons i’ve learned in 2015 and look forward to bettering myself and those around me in 2016. here are some things i am reminding myself while i think back to this past year: