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Monday, November 27, 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Monday! I always have a lot of fun creating gift guides. Here are seven, unique gifts for this holiday season!  


1. Unicorn Snot Glitter Gel for Face, Body and Hair, 45ml Pink (Vegan & Cruelty-Free) $12.99 (as low as $9.99)






So, if you know me well enough, you've heard me mention this magical product! What is Unicorn Snot you ask? Well, when a unicorn sneezes, what is to happen? Glitter comes out..and voila! Unicorn Snot is a cruelty free and vegan glitter gel for your hair, face and body. I am honestly obsessed with this stuff. I use it as a sparkly highlighter on my face, rub it on my arms for a slight shimmer, and I put it in my hair sometimes too, when I go out. It is sold on their official website and on Amazon, which I linked above for $12.99,  but places such as Hot Topic and Tilly's have it for as low as $9.99.



2. What Do You Meme? Adult Party Game $29.99





By now, you've probably heard about the game, Cards Against Humanity (AKA the adult version of Apples To Apples). If you're looking for another fun game to try, look no further. Each player has seven cards with captions on them and you pull a picture (meme) card from the deck and have a rotating judge choose which is the funniest combination. I played this at a friend's house a few weeks ago and we had a blast.


3. Grammar Grumble Mugs Set Approximately $10-$13 each





Have a friend who is a writer or a grammar snob? How great are these mugs? You can get all six for about $60, or as individual mugs, for $13 a piece.


4. [LABIOTTE] Wine Lip Tint PK01 (Blush Pink) 7g Prices vary 





This lip tint became super popular last winter. Packaged to resemble a wine bottle, this product comes in six shades and is a great lip moisturizer. It has actual wine extract in it and comes with a smudge tip applicator, inside the cap, to help blend.


5. Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask $11.50





This mask helps with pores and blackheads. It bubbles up on your face, and is trendy right now because of how much fun is had while waiting to take the mask off.


6. Constellation Mug On sale for $7.99





This is one of those heat activated mugs, where once a warm beverage is inside, more detail emerges. In this case, eleven constellations.


7. Snarky Tea $12.99 





I saw this on Shark Tank and this would make a great gift. High quality tea and fun packaging...I can think of a lot of people on my holiday list that would love this. Just reading the descriptions of these teas, is enticing to me!



I can't believe it is almost December. What are you most looking forward to before 2017 comes to a close? What is your favorite item off this gift guide?



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Monday, November 20, 2017

Everything Orgo Travel Organizer Review

Happy Monday! Looking for a great holiday gift? Today, I’m reviewing the Everything Orgo Lite Travel Organizer. 



In April, I was at The International Travel Goods Show and came across this unique product. 

When traveling, have you ever come across the problem of not having enough counter space for your toiletries? Have you dropped your products in the sink? 
Orgo solves these problems and more. The creators came up with a water resistant, organizational case that expands over the sink and enhances storage space.  





I travel frequently and the majority of my traveling is 2-4 weeks at a time, which means I take a lot with me. Orgo is sleek and compact, so it doesn’t take up much space in my suitcase. While compact, it does give me ample room to put all of my items. There are also removal organizational inserts/dividers.  



As you can see, I have room for my skin care products, toothbrush, shaver and deodorant, as well as my makeup. There are zippered compartments on each side and I like to put my jewelry in them, or a makeup palette. 

I use mine for toiletries, but the possibilities are truly endless. You can use this for children and put some snacks, crayons and small toys --- Or, put a small tablet, pens, a journal etc.  

I decided to play around with mine and see what I could fit in it. 
I was able to fit snacks, sunglasses, an essential oil, crystals, perfume, lipstick and chapstick, earbuds, phone charger, a book an IPad, and more.



Specs:
Comes in black with hot pink, black with lime green, or plain black (On their website, you will also see some other styles/colors)

Dimensions: 
15" x 11" x 2.25 (zipped)
22" x 11 x 2.25" (with ORGOsliderTM  extended)
36" x 11 x 2.25 (fully expanded)
Weight: 1.65 lbs

To open case fully and have it expand, unsnap the tabs (found at bottom of case) and slide the two pieces apart. 


If you're interested in purchasing an Orgo and want to check out their website, click here.  

Enter code, "FALL17" for a 10% discount!

Disclaimer: I was provided with the Orgo Lite for the purposes of this review, but all opinions are 100% my own



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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Yom Kippur Resolutions 5778/2017

Today, is Yom Kippur, which is known as the day of atonement. It's a time to look back on our year. I love this holiday because I see it as a spiritual cleansing of sorts. It's not only a time to say we are sorry and vow to change, but it's a time to be more mindful. To create new patterns. To evaluate our last year and start to determine how the next one might look. I choose today to let go of what is no longer serving me, make amends with those I may have wronged and to set goals for the person I'd like to be in the upcoming year. 

Here are some of my resolutions for the year 5778...


  • Drink more water  
  • Inspire people
  • Journal and write more  
  • Listen to my intuition - Instead of second guessing myself, I should listen to my gut instinct
  • Continue to weed out negativity and toxicity in my life
  • Become more involved in both the Jewish and spiritual communities around me 
  • Continue to step out of my comfort zone. If I'm fearful or nervous about an experience, do it anyway! 
  • Speak my truth 


In the coming year, I strive to love and honor myself, let my inner goddess flow, and remain grateful and count my blessings.

I pray for peace and compassion as we move forward....

Gmar Chatimah Tova! May you be inscribed in the book of life. ❤



We have 93 days until 2018 - What is something you'd like to accomplish before the year is over?

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Best Dressed at the 2017 Emmys

Happy Monday! This week's blog post is on the fashion of the Primetime Emmys. Below, you'll find some of my personal favorites! 


Jessica Biel always looks great, but I really loved her look last night (Her dress is by Ralph and Russo).




Besides loving Michelle Pfeiffer as much as I do, this has to be one of my favorites of the whole evening. Michelle looked incredible in this Oscar De La Renta dress. The intricate detailing is beautiful.





How is this woman nearly 80?? Jane Fonda sure stood out in this pink Brandon Maxwell dress. She also shook things up by sporting a new hairdo! Love it!





Ellie Kemper wore a Jenny Packham dress, which featured such delicate embroidery. How stunning did she look?




Laverne Cox shined! The gunmetal, Naeem Khan dress seemed futuristic and gave me an art deco kind of vibe. 




Gina Rodriguez is a breath of fresh air. How gorgeous is her Naeem Khan gown?


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Jessica Lange looked elegant in Gucci!







I'm sure some won't like Ajiona Alexus's jumpsuit/gown, but I happen to like it!





Also....Cutest couple award is a tie for me...Between Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban and Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy.





Did you have a favorite look? Let me know in the comments below!

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Goddess Provisions (August Unicorn Magic Review) Subscription Box


Happy Monday! Today, I'm reviewing a subscription box called, Goddess Provisions. I discovered them in December and have been receiving their emails ever since. This is my first box and I'm super excited to show it to you. 

Their August box is called, "Unicorn Magic" and after opening it, I was really pleased. It costs $33 a month. They offer you the option of purchasing as a one time "gift," so that it doesn't automatically renew. If you provide your email address, you'll get updates on the box of the month as well as their special edition boxes that you can then sign up to receive. 

On their website, it's says there are typically 4-6 full sized items. I received 8 items (totaling $90 according to their listed value). The items vary from aromatherapy, beauty products, teas, crystals, etc. A definite pro is that everything is vegan and cruelty free!








1. Soul Sunday Unicorn Aromatherapy Roller $18 Value




This roller has a blend of lavender and peppermint essential oils. It is vegan, hand-blended and what I really like, is that the roller ball is silver and feels nice when you apply it onto your pulse points. 

2. Soul Candy Chakra Diffuser Stone $5 Value




There are seven different chakras, therefore I could have received any of them in my box. The universe happened to give me the third eye chakra stone which is definitely fitting.  

So what is neat about this product is that you can add a couple drops of essential oil on the white surrounding portion of the stone and then place a crystal in the center. You then can place the diffuser stone on your body and the little disc will keep your crystal in place. 

3. Awaken Essential Oils Rainbow Energy Inhaler $12 Value




I have a natural peppermint inhaler that I purchased at my local health food store, but I'm absolutely obsessed with this one. It smells amazing. There is a blend of rose, orange, lemon, lavender, green mandarin and blue chamomile. I'm definitely putting this in my purse!

4. Unicorn Makeup Brush $11 Value




Who doesn't want makeup a brush that reminds you of a Unicorn?? This fan shaped brush can be used to apply highlighter and get that glowing unicorn look! The quality of this brush didn't blow me away, but I was able to apply highlighter pretty well. 

5. Sweetapolita Twinkle Sprinkles $9 Value




This made me smile. How cute! Vegan sprinkles with edible gold stars. You're probably supposed to be putting these on some sugar cookies or a treat, but I prefer to just sneak a handful every now and then. Shhhh! 

6. Heart + Hands Self-Care Sticker $4 Value




I'm always happy to get a sticker...especially this one! I love the intention of it and want to obtain a poster or jumbo sticker that looks like this. I found the creator of this sticker on Etsy and her shop is adorable. Click here, to check her store out! 

7. Let's Put A Bird On It Unicorn Dust Highlighter $12 Value




So, we started off with a makeup brush to apply highlighter and now we have unicorn highlighter to try out! This highlighter is organic and is made with flower infused oils and vitamin e. This is a new favorite because of its creamy texture. It starts out subtle, but you can apply more to achieve that glowy goddess look! 

8. Crystal Rose Amethyst Orgone Wand $18 Value 




This wand is filled with rose quartz, amethyst and crystal quartz. You can use it for reiki, your altar, etc. It's also a loving tool to be used to massage your feet or back. I keep staring at this because of how pretty it is. When holding the wand in my hand, I can feel the good juju. Rose Quartz is one of my favorite crystals to have because it's known for being the stone of love and having healing properties for the heart chakra. 

The Goddess Provisions box far exceeded my expectations. I am so in love with all my new goodies. 

If you're interested in signing up to receive your own box or to give one as a gift, click here!


What is your favorite subscription box?


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Monday, August 7, 2017

22 Things Before I'm 23

Happy Monday! So, last month I turned 22 and in honor of that I am making a list of 22 things I would like to accomplish before I turn 23. I made a post like this last year and it was fun to look back on it and see what from the list was completed. 


To see my post from last year, click here


1. Continue to journal more


Besides sometimes finding it therapeutic to put my thoughts down on paper, I also like to journal about my adventures while traveling



2. Learn how to drive 




3. Wake up earlier


If you know me, you'd know I'm definitely a night owl. I do enjoy mornings too...I just have to get myself on a schedule and make it a habit of being up more during the day. 



4. Don't give into fear 


Pursue my dreams. Be bold. Take risks. Do things out of my comfort zone. 
Ex: Karaoke, being a vendor at a craft show etc 



5. Be more active 


Ex: Try a yoga class. 



6. Organize/redecorate room 


I really want to create a sacred space for myself, get more organized, and rid my closet of some clothes



7. Embrace Balance 


Meditate more and continue practicing grounding techniques. Learn more about my chakra balance and imbalances 



8. Let Go


Re-evaluate my relationships and cut ties that are toxic and not serving me



9. Visit an aquarium and explore some art museums 




10. Continue to blog 


Write personal blogs, network, and incorporate more interviews into my posting



11. Fill up a notebook 


...With ideas, goals, dreams, observations, etc



12. Complete schooling program


Continue to study holistic nutrition 



13. Travel to NYC


This one is staying on my list...because I really want to explore New York



14. Delve into my creative side


Begin painting and sketching more, start making videos again, etc 



15. Read 


Focusing on autobiographies, historical literature, fashion history, spiritual/self help, and art history books



16. Get published


I'd like write for a magazine or newspaper



17. Become more involved in temple and the local spiritual community




18. New experiences


Take a cooking class / Go to Painting With a Twist



19. Meet new, like minded people 



I want to create a tribe and be surrounded and supported by amazing beings  



20. Explore new music 


I'd love to check out some local bands and try out new genres such as blues rock



21. Travel


This is a constant in my life. I want to travel to new places in the course of this year. I'd love to take a train, since it's something I've never done 



22. Continue practicing gratitude and always help others when I can 


This one is super important to me and something I never want to lose sight of

My mantra for this year: I am enough 



What are some things you want to accomplish before your next birthday?

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