My birthday month is coming up soon – that calls for a making of the birthday wish list. I think it’s not difficult to tell I’m fond of minimalist styles and stripes. Lots of stripes.
Wool and the Gang DIY knit kit – Juliet top ($90): This is probably my most favorite item by WATG. This was first released as a pre-made item only. A few days ago, I spotted it on a random window-shop, and I was so overjoyed to find they’ve introduced it as a knit kit!
Kate Spade notebook set ($12): These would be great to use for jotting down blog ideas/plans. (Actually I want them just because I don’t have a stripe notebook.)
ZARA checked scarf ($29.90): I missed last year’s checked scarf, I have to be sure to grab one this year! I don’t have something similar now, so it’s technically a wardrobe need.
ZARA jeggings ($49.90): My current pair of jeggings is pretty old now and losing its shape and elasticity – a new one is definitely essential.
Cuyana leather tote ($150): A classic cognac tote is this season’s must have. Adding a personal monogram makes it extra charming!
Aritzia striped dress ($60): I recently bought an Aritzia dress and it’s so comfortable, I want another one. Again, I just have to have it striped.
Everlane The Boat Neck Sweatshirt ($35): A stylishly-simple sweat shirt is a staple for everyone. I was gifted 2 Everlane tops from my sister and I’ve since fallen in love with the brand. The company also has a great philosophy of ‘less is more’ – simple products without the high costs as they cut out the middlemen.
My beauty wish list will be up next! What are some things you have in your current wish list?
Some time ago, I was lucky enough to win the Jacq’s Organics Carrot con Leche giveaway on GenuineGlow.com. Jacq’s Organics was founded after owner, Barbara Jacques, learnt about her pregnancy and ovarian tumor at the same time. Every product from the brand are hand-crafted from plant based ingredients, with no preservatives, synthetics or fillers.
The Jacq’s Organics Carrot con Leche series was created for sensitive, acne-prone, and mature skins. Carrots are high in beta-carotene, which our body converts to vitamin A, an essential ingredient to maintaining and repairing skin tissue. It’s a natural remedy for anti-aging, and helps prevent acne, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone.
…socially responsible, family-friendly skin, bath and body care line that is environmentally-friendly and kid-approved created from all natural premium ingredients to render skin nourishing results.
This is the final post for the series, Better Beauty Across the Pond. For our last hurrah, Rachel and I will be featuring the products that made into our favorite (and probably yours too) category: Lips.
In case you’re new here, Rachel from All Natural Aspirations and I have teamed up to bring you a collaboration feature, Better Beauty Across the Pond. Every Monday in August, we will be sharing our best/favorite products for each make-up category: Base, Face, Eyes, and Lips (you’re reading this now). Rachel will be covering brands from the UK/EU, and I will be the US representative.
Hi there! I’m Jena, guest posting from the natural lifestyle blog, Clean’s the New Black. I am an RN who is driven to educate people about wellness and staying disease free. I understand the ravages our toxic environments are taking on us and believe we can all become our healthiest by living a natural holistic toxin-free lifestyle.
I am quite excited to share some simple at home beauty treatments with you today and hope that you all have fun with this DIY. With so many choices in clean beauty these days it can sometimes be overwhelming to decide which brands to try. This is why I love DIY beauty, you can whip up a great treatment with just a few ingredients from your kitchen, and it is easily customizable to your skin needs. Plus you know it is 100% clean and natural. If you have never tried an at home DIY facial you are in for a treat. Put on some mellow music, light some candles, and relax as you apply a skin soothing mask. Below I have given you two recipes to try, both gentle but effective. I hope you enjoy them.
Thanks to the kind folks at Vegan Cuts, I was sent the August Beauty Box* for review. Vegan Cuts is a subscription service where they offer monthly delivery of either their beauty or snack boxes. They also have special edition boxes for those who are new to vegan-friendly/cruelty-free beauty and food products.
For the Vegan Cuts Beauty Boxes, you will find between 4-7 products per month. From what I’ve seen so far there will be at least 1 full-sized item. I’ve been wanting to try their service as I find that the brands they feature use natural/organic ingredients, plus they support small businesses from time to time which earns brownie points from me. For the month of August, Vegan Cuts teamed up with mybeautybunny.com for a special curated box.
hello I'm Ru // short, small, & sweet is a green beauty blog which documents my quest in transiting to natural/organic skincare. I made the switch to green skin care after my move to the US in 2013. On this site you can find reviews of green beauty products and my personal experiences with them, healthy recipes, and also my knitting projects.