Monday, September 29, 2014

Review: R.L. Linden Limited Edition Seasonal Autumn Box

Ah, Autumn. My very favorite season. The crisp air, the vibrant leaves, and pumpkin everything. Most importantly, autumn brings a new R.L. Linden Limited Edition Seasonal Box! This season's box contains a fancy cuticle oil, relaxing bath salts, an arresting scent, and a spicy tea. Everything about this box screams fall! And I am digging the contents. The cuticle oil combines lavender and frankincense with a blend of ultra-nourishing carrier oils. It works beautifully on dry, ragged skin screaming for moisture. I imagine that it would also work spectacularly on hair. The perfume is a warm, grounding, sexy, entirely unique scent. This is definitely my new, go-to autumn scent. And though I haven't tried the bath soak, I am in love with the ingredients - epsom salts, juniper berries, ginger root, marshmallow root, linden flower - a wonderfully, replenishing concoction. 

But my very favorite thing of all - Auntie Elder's Immune Brew! This spicy, warm tea is fantastic. In fact, it might be the best tea I have ever sampled. And the fact that it boosts immunity is just icing on the cake! 

Did I mention this box is limited edition? You better order yours now!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Signs of Fall

A chill in the air, crisp leaves, yes, autumn is definitely in the air (at least here in Chicago). And while I'm not quite ready for winter, there are a few things that are getting me excited for fall - 

What are you most looking forward to? 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Weekly Obsession: Eye Serums & Balms

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Admittedly, up until very recently I wasn't a huge eye serum/cream/balm devotee. I've never met a product that was a match for my dark under eye area. Lucky for me (I guess) that was really my only issue. And then the puffiness and dryness set in. That's when I gave all of those eye goodies I had piling up a second look. Slow and steady I actually began incorporating them into my routine and lo and behold, the dryness disappeared and the puffiness subsided. So it turns out, these products actually do something! Consider me a convert. So which products have me smitten? Two in fact - a luxurious serum and a cushy balm. I apply two drops of Odacite Baobab + Sarsaparilla Serum Concentrate in the morning and a generous layer of Laurel Eye Balm at night. The Odacite serum features an amazing roster of essential oils, including sarsaparilla, lavender, neroli, and palmarosa to combat wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. And the Laurel Eye Balm contains an herbal infusion of bilberry, fennel, licorice, and nettle to brighten and de-puff. More importantly, the soft, silky texture is incredible - it smooths effortlessly over the eye area without tugging or pulling the delicate skin. 

This combination is a winner for me. And I'm willing to admit that eye serums and balms are an investment in the longterm. I can't believe it took me this long to discover these two! 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

S2S for Meg Biram

This "Spend v. Splurge" post was fantastic to write. I had a blast. And I learned a lot simply from thinking about how I would answer this question and also from the other wonderful bloggers' suggestions. I hope you do too!