How to Rent an Apartment in Switzerland: A Complete Guide 2023

Once you know you’re moving to Switzerland to start your new life, the next biggest task is to find a Swiss apartment to rent. And it is nooo easy task. Finding an apartment to rent in Zurich and Geneva is notoriously difficult due to the housing shortage in large Swiss cities. There’s more people looking and not enough apartments available, with the percentage of freed up apartments at any given time being less than 1%. In fact, it’s quite common for the Swiss to rent their apartment for decades, all the way into their retirement years. Combine that with Swiss society being one of the largest aging populations in the world, the ability for young professionals and students to find Swiss housing is greatly hindered. This guide to Swiss apartment renting aims to demystify the rental process in Switzerland. You’ll learn the ins and outs of where to look, how to apply, how much rent is in Switzerland and what to expect (plus some personal insight) in this guide to renting Swiss apartments.

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A little about me and why I wrote this Swiss housing guide: I’m Andrea, a Swiss-American who has lived in Switzerland for more than decade and rented in 5 cities across the French, German and Italian regions. I put together this guide for my younger self, because I wish there something like it when I was trying to find an apartment in a new city. I hope it helps newly Swissed students and expats in their renting journey.

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Everyone here knows how difficult it is, yet there’s very few resources online that don’t sound like they were written by a robot. Which I get. It’s not exactly the most interesting topic to write about. Let’s not even talk about how your Swiss landlord can be a total nightmare! *cough* greedy *cough*

I hope this guide to renting in Switzerland helps, and if there’s anything you’d like to share to help others, please do write in the comments below.

Step 1: Look Online

Chances are you’re going to Switzerland (or have just moved) without having much of a network here.

The easiest way to find an apartment is for someone you know, who’s leaving their current place, to transfer their apartment directly to you.

When tenants leave an apartment, they’re able to put forward one or more new tenant applications to the landlord.

Landlords tend to prefer this as it takes all the work out of posting the rental property on a portal, scheduling viewings and responding to queries.

Locals in Switzerland usually procure an apartment through someone they know, whether it’s a work colleague, a friend of a friend, or family member.

Switzerland being such a small country, jobs, apartments and such are often transferred via one’s network without ever being posted publicly. It’s like a game of musical chairs  – but the societal version.

Still, there are a number of ways to look for a rental apartment in Switzerland:

  • Apartment search websites
  • Social platform marketplaces
  • Hiring a relocation service

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Online Property Portals

The rental property websites have apartments listed directly by real estate agencies.

  • Homegate
  • Comparis
  • Flatfox
  • Homelike
  • Immostreet
  • Immoscout24
  • UMS

Homegate and Immostreet are some of the most popular. This is also the most difficult way to land an apartment in that your chances of being selected are slim.

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Marketplaces on Social Platforms

People are constantly moving in and out of apartments, though it does tend to slow down in the summer and winter holidays when people are away for vacation.

They will often post on Facebook marketplace or Anibis (Switzerland’s version of Ebay) to either find subletters or completely transfer the apartment over to someone new.

Tip: Apply immediately if you see something you like

Swiss apartments get snatched up before you’ve even had a chance to find them or hit send on your message. As soon as someone posts they’re leaving their apartment, rest assured they’re receiving dozens of messages as soon as they hit publish.

If you see an apartment you like, don’t waste a second in applying. It’s a race and the fastest win.

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Hiring a Relocation Service Company

Not many people opt for this route, but for those who don’t have the time to scour the web, write messages and attend viewings, hiring a relocation company will take all the work out for you.

This naturally doesn’t come free, so you would need to be willing to pay whatever fee the company requires. Sometimes it can be the first month’s rent.

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Step 2: How to Apply for Rental Apartments

An impeccable rental application can make all the difference when looking for a Swiss apartment.

There is no room for mistakes in Switzerland (as you’ll soon find out) and it’s imperative that you meet all the requirements of landlords and give them all the correct information. Precision is your friend in this country.

Applying for apartments in Switzerland is akin to applying for a job. All landlords and subleasers will require your application to include various documents including:

  • The application form from the landlord or agency
  • Copy of ID / work permit
  • Salary slip for the last 3 months
  • Extract from the local debt collection register

In Switzerland there’s no such thing as a credit score. Instead, you provide an official document showing your debt status from the local debt collection register to prove you have no outstanding debts.

In German it’s called Betreibungsauszuges and in French attestation de non-poursuites.

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Tip: Including a personal letter to your application can help

While I may never know, I feel that adding a personal letter to my rental application helped me get selected for apartments.

It’s basically like a cover letter for a job, but explaining who you are, why you’re interested in the apartment and why you would be a good tenant and neighbor.

Landlords can receive a hundred applications for one apartment, especially if it’s a nice one, so going the extra mile helps yours stand out.

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Zurich Apartment Rent (How Much Rent is in Switzerland)

The cost of renting can vary greatly depending on whether you’re:

  • In a small city, big city or village
  • In the city center versus out of the city center
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Old or recently renovated

An apartment in a smaller town like Zug instead of Zurich, or even neighboring Germany (France in French Switzerland), will be more affordable,  BUT there’s the added time and cost of commuting.

Or, if you work in Geneva, to find more affordable housing you can live in the outskirts of Geneva city like Mies, in a neighboring town like Nyon, or the next biggest city 45 minutes away Lausanne.

Many people also choose to live just over the border in French cities like Ferney Voltaire. There’s an extra layer of complexity, though, as you’re technically a resident of France, and all admin and taxes must be done under French rules.

If you prefer to live right in the city, then you might wonder which neighborhoods are best. Switzerland is very safe so you don’t need to worry about accidentally living in an unsafe neighborhood. Each neighborhood does have its own characteristics and vibe. Certain parts might be grungier than others, and some areas are livelier with lots of university students while others attract families with young kids.

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There’s plenty of very old apartment buildings in Switzerland that have terrible units like the above photo depicts. While not unlivable, you can tell these apartments haven’t been renovated in decades.

Many landlords never bother to renovate because they know people are desperate to find housing and will rent as is.

Swiss apartments don’t have in-unit laundry like in the US. They’re communal, down in the basement, and sometimes, each tenant has an allotted time slot for when they can do laundry. And if you don’t stick to your time slot, your victimized neighbor WILL complain to the landlord.

Generally speaking, if you’re a single person looking to rent a normal 1 bedroom apartment in Zurich or Geneva you’re looking at a range of CHF 1700 to CHF 2500. A studio is a little more affordable but not significantly.

Cost to Rent a Room in Switzerland

If you’re looking for a room in a flatshare, the cost can range from very cheap rooms at CHF 600 to luxury apartment rooms at CHF 2000+ with most rooms falling in the CHF 900 to CHF 1600 range.

The best place to find a room is to look for posts in Facebook marketplace, the classifieds section of expat social networks like glocals or expat groups on Facebook.

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If you need two separate bedrooms or more, then the price of renting goes up much higher.

What does 3.5 rooms, 2.5 rooms mean?

A 4 room description in Switzerland doesn’t mean there are 4 bedrooms.

A kitchen and living space count as 1.5 rooms (weird I know!). Here is what room numbers generally mean in Switzerland:

  • 1.5 = studio (kitchen/living/bedroom altogether)
  • 2 = studio (living/bedroom together + separate kitchen)
  • 2.5 = 1 bedroom (kitchen/living together + bedroom)
  • 3 = 1 bedroom (kitchen + living + bedroom)
  • 3.5 = 2 bedroom (kitchen/living room together + 2 bedrooms)

Remember, this is a just a general guideline as it can vary from canton to canton. Sometimes a very small room that’s more for storage can be counted as 0.5 rooms.

Housing Security Deposit

When you first move in, you’ll need to pay a three month deposit. (With subleases it’s usually 1 or 2 months paid directly to the subleaser.) In Switzerland, the deposit is placed in a special bank account opened by your own bank in the tenant’s name. So when you log in to your online bank account, you’ll see that separate account listed with your other Norma ones. That being said, you need a local Swiss bank account in order to be able to rent in Switzerland.

No one can touch this security deposit account, not you nor the landlord, so it’s safe and secure until you decide to end your housing contract.

Additional Expenses

Another cost you need to consider is the utility and building maintenance fees that you’ll be required to pay monthly. It’s essentially an estimated partial payment of utilities.

At the end of the year when the exact cost is calculated for the entire building and divided by the number of tenants, you’ll need to pay whatever remains if there’s a balance. There usually is a small balance remaining, but not an amount that would you make you fall off your seat.

In German Switzerland it’s called Nebenkosten, and it covers all the building expenses, maintenance, cleaning, gardening, etc.

Be sure to check whether utilities are included in the rent or an additional expense you’ll have to pay on top. With subleases, you will sometimes also have to pay separately for Internet/TV depending on each subleaser.

Radio & Television Fee in Switzerland

When renting in Swiss cities, every household must pay a yearly radio & television fee. As of 1 January 2021, the radio and television licence fee amounts to CHF 335 per year. They used to charge you based on the number of devices you have in your home, but now it’s just per household.

Subletting Warning

When subletting, make sure that your subleaser has notified their landlord that they are doing so. Tenants are NOT allowed to sublet without receiving written permission from the landlord. If they are doing so in secret, you risk the landlord finding out and kicking you out. I know someone who has had this actually happen to them, and it’s not something you want to have to deal with while adjusting to a new job and country.

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Beware of Housing Scams!

Housing scams run rampant online, and if something feels off about a posting, it’s because there probably IS!

Pictures too nice? Price too good? A too good to be true housing ad is always a scam.

Never pay a deposit before actually seeing the apartment IRL, and never trust anyone who promises to mail you the keys. They never do and said apartment never exists.

Landlord being abroad or out of the country currently is a dead giveaway of a scam.

Students seem most vulnerable to falling prey to scammers. Here’s the advice that EPFL University gives to its students:

  • NEVER pay to visit an apartment, neither in advance nor in person
  • NEVER send money to anyone if you don’t know them (mailing address, phone number, etc)
  • DON’T accept any offer you can, just because you’re worried you won’t find housing
  • DON’T agree to everything – the right of refusal can only help you
  • NEVER agree to anything under pressure

How Long Does it Take to Find a Swiss Apartment?

The length of time it takes to land a housing contract varies from person to person, but on average, you can expect to look for 6 months. Some people luck out and are able to land an apartment immediately, but not everyone gets so lucky. On the other extreme, some people look for up to a year or longer before they manage to get an apartment.

I hope this guide to renting in Switzerland was helpful, and if you have any questions or input, please drop them in the comments below. Or come say hi on Instagram! Wishing you all the best luck in your search for a new Swiss home!

Check out: How to Land a Job in Switzerland

Pact Clothing Review + Discount Code

Pact clothing

Earth’s favorite clothing, Pact makes 100% organic cotton clothes. I’ll be honest, I did NOT enjoy my first Pact experience as a customer. This was in 2019 about three or four years ago, and there were two reasons I wasn’t a fan of Pact. 1) Their designs were limited to basics while I was looking for more stylish pieces. 2) Shipping was embarrassingly slow. I must have received my order almost a month after I made my purchase. A few years have gone by since then, and I don’t know if it’s because they secured a bunch of funding or they’ve just been very successful, but the brand has grown significantly. PACT offers clothes, baby, sleepwear, bedding, bath textiles and loungewear. I LIVE in loungewear so I couldn’t ignore Pact any longer. I’m sharing my updated experience with Pact clothing.

Discount code OBL saves 15% + free global shipping at Pact.

PACT clothing

Pact now has a wider variety of clothing styles, but much of their focus is still on basics.

If you’re looking for trendy, stylish eco fashion there are plenty of clothing brands making just that out there, but they’re naturally more expensive.

For fast fashion-esque trendy clothes I try and purchase pre-loved items locally whenever possible. But items like underwear, socks and intimates, I have to buy new. And for stylish eco fashion, some of my personal favorite sustainable fashion brands are Maurie + Eve and Reformation.

If you’re looking for quality organic underwear, basics and loungewear, Pact is a great brand to check out. Let’s dive into what Pact clothing (and bedding) is actually like.

Pact organic sheets
Pact organic sheets

Pact Organic Sheets

PACT underwear

Pact Underwear

Here’s a pic of myself wearing underwear. And further below, my feet – with socks on.

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Pact Organic Cotton Cheeky Hipster 6-pk

I was in desperate need of new underwear, and I chose Pact’s hipster style in the color black.

PACT underwear

I am a US size 6 in pants and either a Medium or Large when it comes to underwear, and Pact’s Large size fits me snugly.
PACT underwear

I’m so glad I didn’t purchase the Medium size. Organic cotton isn’t as soft as bamboo, but it’s a perfectly decent fabric that’s as healthy as can be for my lady parts.

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PACT Loungewear

Now we get to the good part. What is Pact’s clothing actually like? They’re well constructed, durable and made with quality materials.

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PACT Shelf Bra Cami (only $9 on Dec 7)

I purchased the Large size but probably could have gotten away with a Medium. This is a well designed tank that has:

  • 95% Cotton, 5% Elastane
  • Adjustable straps
  • Built in shelf
  • Pre-washed and shrink resistant fabric
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It’s made in India where Pact’s Fair-Trade Factory ensures fair wages, safe conditions and sustainable livelihoods.

It has a stretchiness to it and the material is not shabby or flimsy. For only $20 this is a great quality staple to have and it comes in a dozen colors.

There are 12 days of deals going on at Pact and on Dec 7 the Shelf Bra Cami is only $9 and sleepwear is 40% off.

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PACT Split Hem Lounge Pant

Another affordable item I bought was the Split Hem Lounge Pant. I don’t know why most of Pact’s loungewear pants for women are ankle length. This was one of the small handful of lounge pants that were full length.

  • Wide-leg silhouette with slit at side of hem on each leg
  • Contour elastic waistband with internal stash pocket
  • High-rise style
  • Full length

I’m 5’5 and ordered the large and it fits perfectly around the waist but drags a bit at the feet. It’s more important that my pants be comfortable around the waist, since I can always hem the length.

These pants feel more elastic as they have 11% Elastane.

Pact clothing
Pact clothing

Pact waffle pants
Women’s Thermal Waffle Kick Pant

I got these in a size medium, and though the Pact website says they hit above the ankle for most, mine are full length, hitting the top of my foot. I prefer that! Again, I’m 5’5.

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Pact organic clothing

These are 100% Organic soft comfy lounge pants perfect for working from home or getting your hygge on during the winter.

Pact pants

Here I’m wearing my Pact purchase from several years ago with my new Pact waffle pants! Love the thick drawstrings.

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Pact men’s clothing

PACT Men’s Woven Twill Roll Up Pant

I got these for my partner because he really loves this specific look of formal looking lounge pants that’s been on trend for men lately.

Pact men clothing
Pact clothing

They can be dressed up or dressed down, and the stretchy waist is very comfortable.

Pact clothing

Pact clothing
The Olive color is beautiful and the fit is flattering.

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PACT Socks

The PACT socks feel ok but not amazing. Some of the socks are softer than the others. Pretty standard.

Pact socks
Pact clothing
PACT clothing

12 Days of Deals at Pact

Take advantage of Pact’s 12 days of deals going on in December for some great savings in organic clothing.

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Ziip Beauty Review with Before After Photos (Discount Code)

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Ziip Beauty is a device I like to view as NuFace’s more sophisticated sister. She’s elegant, highly accomplished and adored by all. This is one of my more expensive devices at $495 and considerably pricier than the NuFace. And while they have some similarities, the Ziip and Nuface are different in many ways. The technology inside Ziip includes both Microcurrent and nanocurrent, so various waveforms to help give you a superior electrical treatment. Ziip is also a device that needs to be used with their app that syncs directly to the bluetooth-enabled device. For my Ziip Beauty review along with before and after photos keep reading and save 20% with code OBL20.

There’s at least a dozen treatments, each with its own intensity level (usually level 2 or 3 with 3 being the highest) and a tutorial that you need to follow along to administer the programmed treatment properly.

The Ziip device in my experience provides a more noticeable difference immediately after treatment than many of my other devices. The main effect I see is a plumping one, though it also works to contour, lift and tighten skin.

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Do the zaps hurt?

I don’t feel any painful zingers unless I haven’t applied enough conductive gel or it’s dried out in certain areas. You’re supposed to apply LIBERALLY and at least 9 pumps for the whole face. This can of course get expensive as the conductive gels are priced high. To get around it, people have suggested getting generic conductive gels from Amazon.

Problems with the Ziip Beauty App

While the guided tutorials with the synced treatments can be very helpful to follow along, I find that the device treatment and the app tutorial are not timed together properly. The device will vibrate to signal that you can move onto the next section or repeat the movement again. When the device in the tutorial vibrates, mine does not so I’m 1 or 2 steps behind the app throughout the treatment.

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Ziip Golden Gel

The Conductive Gels made by Ziip are pricey and the Golden Gel which comes with the Ziip GX device is over a hundred dollars, making it prohibitively expensive. Some don’t find this worth it and others consider it as a standalone skincare product and treatment worthy of the price tag.

Conductive Gel: Golden Gel Ingredients

Glycerin, Aqua, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Hematite Extract, Dimethyl Isosorbide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Acetyl Glutamine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder, Bacillus/Folic Acid Ferment Filtrate Extract, Butylene Glycol, Caffeine, Caprylyl Glycol, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Copper Gluconate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Gluconolactone, Glycine Soja Extract, Gold, Jasminum Officinale Oil, Lecithin, Magnesium Aspartate, Menthoxypropanediol, sh-Oligopeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-2, sh-Polypeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-11, sh-Polypeptide-9, s-Mu-conotoxin CnIIIC, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Zinc Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbic Acid, Benzyl Benzoate.

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Technical Certifications

Ziip Beauty’s device is FDA-cleared, which is a step above FDA-registered but not the same thing as FDA-approved. FDA-cleared means the manufacturer can demonstrate that their product is “substantially equivalent to another (similar) legally marketed device” that already has FDA clearance or approval. 

Ziip Beauty also has a number of patents on their design and technology.

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How many times a week do you use it?

Ziip suggests a minimum of 3x and a maximum of 6x per week.

Ziip Before and After Photos

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ziip beauty before after

Various Ziip Treatments

A full facial is at least 12 minutes so that is a pretty long time to keep your hand working and requires a whole lot of diligence to do regularly. There ARE shorter 2 minute treatments that target specific areas.

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TheraFace Pro Review: Is It Worth It?

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The makers of the well-known wellness technology brand Theragun created a new skincare device called TheraFace Pro that offers their famous percussive therapy along with several other technologies. Their percussive therapy for the face works to reduce tension and relax facial muscles, even relieving jaw pain. If you haven’t experienced it, the sensation is hard to describe. Although it’s vibrating it doesn’t feel exactly like vibrations. I’d call it more like waves and the power is INTENSE. Besides percussive therapy, the TheraFace also functions as a cleansing brush, LED light therapy device, and microcurrent device. It’s a very well-designed and impressive device in my opinion. As TheraFace only launched less than a year ago, it’s one of the newest innovations on the market if you’re looking for a facial device. If you’re into facial massage this device was made for you. I’ll share what the TheraFace does, what I like about it and whether I think it’s worth it


TheraFace Pro

6 Functions in 1 Device


  1. Percussive Therapy

Relieves tension in face, jaw, neck, and head. Reduces minor facial muscle pain. 3 mm of amplitude. This is the facial massage function that makes the device so unique. 

The device comes with 3 interchangeable nodes for a variety of massage experiences – a flat node, pointy node and micropoint node.

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2. Microcurrent Ring

Firms and tightens skin. Improves muscle tone in face/neck. Gentle stimulation helps firm and plump for youthful glow. 

3 intensity levels

Comes with conductive gel.


3.-5. LED Light Ring (3 modes)

Red Light Therapy mode for anti-aging

Blue Light Therapy mode for acne

Red + Infrared Light Therapy mode that also includes a warming sensation

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TheraFace led light therapy

TheraFace led light therapy

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6, Cleansing Ring

Last but not least it’s also a silicone cleansing device. This is apparently the first device to combine percussive-based therapy with cleansing to enhance removal of pore-blocking debris and dead skin.

What I Like About the TheraFace

Switching out the attachments is seamless because they’re magnetic. I feel like I’m using a Dyson for my face.

There are 3 intensity levels for the percussive therapy and microcurrent, so you can choose how strong you want each treatment to be.

With the LED light ring you choose between the three light therapy modes of red, blue and red+infrared with the press of a button. Many LED masks only offer red light so this is above and beyond to me.

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What’s very cool about this device is you can combine the percussive therapy with a couple of their functions to get 2 treatments in one. 

  • LED light ring + percussive therapy
  • Cleansing ring + percussive therapy

I so appreciate that the device comes with a chic dock to store your device upright when you’re not using it. 

It has a very modern design – I have the white but the black looks incredibly sleek too. 

It’s a small detail, but I also appreciate that it shows you the exact % of battery remaining. Again, doesn’t make a huge difference but it’s a thoughtful detail.


What Is Percussive Therapy?

While Theragun’s proprietary percussive therapy is defined as having a special combination of frequency, amplitude and torque with 16mm of muscle depth, the TheraFace PRO was specially designed to have an amplitude at 3mm muscle depth to make it suitable for facial muscle relaxation. (Theragun should not be used on the face.)

The device comes with 3 nodes for facial massage that you can switch in and out:

    • Flat: General use for the entire face, neck, and chest
    • Cone: More precise treatment for targeted areas such as around the eyes, smile lines, and pressure points
    • Micropoint: Maximizes circulation in larger areas such as the forehead, cheeks, and chest

Amplitude and torque is unfamiliar territory, but I have to say percussive therapy is a completely new sensation for me and feels very different from anything I’ve used on my face before. I can feel the muscle tension melting away when I use TheraFace. I particularly love using it on the jaw area because I hold so much tension there and grind my teeth at night.


Is TheraFace Worth Buying?

If you don’t have a microcurrent or LED device already, then I think the number of skincare technologies that are combined into this one sleek device is worth the price.

You actually get a lot more bang for your buck by opting for one device that has it all versus buying a separate NuFace, LED mask and cleansing device, which go for up to hundreds of dollars each.

If you already own a microcurrent and LED light therapy device, then I don’t think the TheraFace would be worth it because you’re essentially buying just a percussive therapy device or percussive therapy+cleansing device.

If you’re trying to decide between a $400 full face LED mask OR the TheraFace then I think you would benefit more from this all-in-one device, even though a full face LED mask has its own perks.

The TheraFace Pro’s microcurrent feels just as advanced as my NuFace, so if you were already going to shell out hundreds for a microcurrent device, then this gives you plenty more technology.

I don’t believe anyone actually needs tools like these in their skincare routine to achieve healthy skin, and I don’t think people should look to them as an answer to their skin woes. Tools are simply a fun addition if you want to enhance your existing routine, you’re highly interested in preventative skincare or you just like to have the latest technology at your fingertips. 

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Save $50 during the February sale.

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Medicube Review: Is Age R Ussera Deep Shot Worth It?


I was asked by a member of the OBL community to review the Medicube, so I went out into the World Wide Web (Amazon) to purchase the Age R Ussera Deep shot. It’s a popular Korean skincare device that has a strong social media presence and plenty of influencers raving about it. But is the Medicube Age R Ussera Deep Shot actually worth it and does it make sense for you? First of all, Age R Ussera is not very accessible at $435 but they do often have sales that will bring it down to the mid $300s range and their conductive gel is around $25. It’s also not a Microcurrent device in case that’s what you’re thinking. Read on for my Medicube review.



There are some pretty big cons to this device for me, but if you’re committed you’re committed. Medicube Age R Ussera Deep Shot (why the overly complicated name!) features two technologies:

  • Ultrasound – sends ultrasonic wave energy
  • High Frequency – generates heat deep in the skin

Remember, these are not electrical currents so it’s not a ZAP feeling like the NuFace. Instead you’ll feel a warming sensation. Be careful not to give the same area consecutive “shots” because you’ll overheat the area which will be painful and probably damaging.

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The main function of the Medicube Age R Ussera Deep Shot is to stimulate collagen production.

Vaguely put, its goal is to give you healthier and better looking skin.

The concerns it can help most with are sunkenness and sagging.


I’m unsure about the long term effect of using this device and am hesitant to recommend it.

But the immediate effects I see after a treatment is more toned skin.

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What I find annoying about the device is how you need to manually press the “shot” button 80 times for a full treatment and each time you press it, there is a continuous beeping noise that only stops once the “shot” is complete. So I have nonstop beeping by my ears for several minutes.

I also find it tedious having to count 80 shots and wish the device would just work automatically for however long it takes to give you 80 shots.

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Versed Skincare Review 2023

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Versed skincare is budget friendly clean beauty line that likes to describe themselves as the cleanest drugstore skincare brand. They have some interesting skincare products so I’m excited to finally share my review on this widely accessible range. Versed offers cleansers, moisturizers, serums, toners, eye care, masks, peels and spot treatments as well as retinol body lotion, most of which are under $20. Where can you buy Versed? Versed is at Target and Amazon but not ULTA. Pour yourself a glass of vino and read on for my Versed review.

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If you’re wondering who started Versed, their parent company is a corporation called Clique Brands, which owns six digital publications including the popular Who What Wear and The Thirty. 

It’s no surprise that for a relatively new brand, Versed has the funds to create on-trend skincare products regularly. You’ll see this with their popular retinol body lotion and acne body mist which solve people’s pain points. Note that some products contain phenoxyethanol as the preservative.


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Versed Instant Resurfacing Mask

Having caught the uglies this winter, I was in desperate need of a new resurfacing mask to slough away my dead skin cells and bring back glowy skin. The Versed Instant Resurfacing Mask has such a fun jell-O consistency – it feels like I’m applying literal jelly onto my skin. There’s a very slight tingling sensation indicating to me that it’s working.

For under $18 I think you get a lot of bang for your buck – Doctor’s Visit Instant Resurfacing Mask has:

  • lactic acid 2%
  • glycolic acid 2%
  • salicylic acid 0.15%
  • pineapple and papaya enzymes 1.2%

So you’re getting a triple threat mask that combines AHA, BHA, and enzyme exfoliation to fight hyperpigmentation and boost cell turnover. The addition of salicylic acid is great for acne-prone and acneic skin too.

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Versed Mineral Sunscreen

The new Versed Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen is a creamy yet lightweight sunscreen with a subtle tint to offset any white cast. Note that it’s not meant to function as a tinted sunscreen and does not provide any coverage other than a subtle blurring effect. It has a natural finish that’s neither matte nor dewy and spreads evenly which can sometimes not be the case for lightweight-consistency sunscreens.

There’s no scent to it other than a natural oat-like scent from its ingredients. Overall, I’m enjoying this sunscreen and love the packaging. Versed Mineral Sunscreen contains:

  • zinc oxide | 15.2%
  • sea fennel extract
  • moringa seed extract

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7 Best Organic Sheets for an Eco-Friendly Bed 2023

If you’re on the search for quality organic sheets for your bed, look no further. Investing in organic sheets and bedding free from harsh chemicals and harmful toxins is one of the easiest steps you can make in creating a safe, sustainable and non-toxic bedroom. There’s no shortage of eco-friendly and organic bed sheet brands committed to sustainable practices and certified organic materials. The healthiest bedding material isn’t just about being certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) though — you also want to look for comfort, breathability and texture, which can vary widely. Organic sheets can set you back about $150-$400 for a full set but can last up to 10 years with proper care. Still, I know not everyone can afford that, so I’m also including a very cheap organic sheet brand for families on a tight budget who still want safer products. Read on for the best organic sheets for your bed.

Coyuchi sheets

Is Organic Bedding Better?

So you’re wondering whether it’s worth buying organic sheets and what’s wrong with your current sheets. Organic bedding is better in so many different ways:

  • Manufactured without harmful chemicals like pesticides, harsh chemical cleaners and fabric treatments
  • Don’t contain any inks and dyes that may contain heavy metals
  • More comfortable, breathable AND durable
  • Not treated with flame retardants often used in baby and kids products
  • Organic cotton uses less water and produces around 46% less CO2e than conventional cotton
  • Keeps the earth’s soil, air and water used to grow crops free of harmful chemicals

Organic sheets are the healthiest and most environmentally friendly bedding option.

Organic cotton sheets

Types of Organic Sheets

  • Material: Cotton, Linen, Bamboo, Hemp, Tencel, Silk
  • Thread Count: 200-1000
  • Weave Type: Sateen, Percale, Flannel, Jersey

Organic sheets

Sateen sheets thicker sheet with a luminous sheen finish that’s tightly woven and great for keeping warm during colder months


Percale sheets are crisp and breathable sheets with a matte finish


Flannel sheets are great winter sheets using combed cotton fiber that’s extremely soft


Jersey sheets are knit instead of woven and feel like you’re sleeping under your favorite old t-shirt.

Happsy organic sheet

Happsy Organic Sheet Set

Another fantastic budget-friendly organic sheet product is Happsy’s Organic Sheet Set. The downside is they only come in one color! Happsy is a brand owned by Naturepedic, and they have the expertise and technology to create quality organic products for the more conscious consumer. Happsy sheets have a 300 thread count and are GOTS certified organic with a soft and comfortable feel.

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My Green Mattress

Organic cotton sheets

A great option that’s more budget-friendly for organic sheets is Illinois-based organic home brand My Green Mattress. Offered in colors White or Natural, My Green Mattress sheets are made from 100% GOTS Organic Cotton. Their sheets are soft and silky smooth to the touch and have a light reflecting sheen. A King size set costs $169 for 1 Flat Sheet, 1 Fitted Sheet, and 2 Pillowcases. I love the feel and quality of these as well.

Avocado Green Mattress

If you want ultimate luxury when it comes to organic sheets, Avocado Green Mattress Organic Superfine Suvin Sheets are a 1000 thread count and are made with one of the world’s rarest Extra Long Staple cotton varieties. GOTS organic certified Indian Suvin Cotton is considered the king of cottons and offer incredible eco-luxury softness. They also offer regular organic cotton sheets in 400 and 600 threat count. Avocado Green Mattress bedding is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX and MADE SAFE certified and are lab-tested + screened to be free of harmful substances and toxins

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Pact Organic Bedding

Pact’s organic cotton sheets come in Cool Air Percale, Room Service Sateen, and Jersey in a variety of cool and earthen tones. I love the quality and feel of Pact bedding, and they seem to get softer with every wash.

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Coyuchi sheets


For natural non-toxic bedding that’s incredibly luxurious, Coyuchi is highly coveted thanks to their selection and quality. If you’re looking for luxury organic sheets made to the highest standards of environments and social responsibility, Coyuchi ticks all the boxes. They’re the epitome of coastal Californian luxury and have been making organic bedding since 1991. You can choose from a wide variety of Organic Percale, Crinkled Percale, Relaxed Sateen, Relaxed Linen and more in a variety of colors. In fact, even my duvet covers, throws and pillows are all Coyuchi. I’m a little obsessed!

Cozy earth sheets

Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheets

If you want to sleep in the same sheets as Oprah herself (she deemed them the softest ever), then check out Cozy Earth. They’re not made with organic cotton like the rest of the sheets mentioned, but with 100% Viscose from Bamboo. Out of all the sustainable fabrics I’ve tried cotton, linen, hemp, supima cotton, etc – bamboo has been the softest. The downside with bamboo though, is that there’s no organic certification for it, and the processing and manufacturing of bamboo isn’t the cleanest. But man oh man, Cozy Earth sheets are insanely soft.


White lotus home

White Lotus Home

For organic cotton sateen sheets, check out New Jersey-based White Lotus Home. Their handmade Sateen Sheets are made from 100% USDA-certified organic cotton yarn, and are made locally in New Jersey. The thread count of their organic sheets is a bit lower at 230 Thread Count. If thread count isn’t a priority, White Lotis Home sheets are more breathable and capture less particles.

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Amazon Organic Cotton Sheets (Under $50)

If you’re on a tight budget and can’t shell out hundreds for an organic sheet set, Amazon actually makes their own organic bedding using GOTS organic cotton. A queen set is only $45 for a flat sheet, fitted sheet and two pillowcases. I put them to the test, and while they don’t have quite the same feeling of luxury and quality as the high-end organic sheet brands mentioned above, Amazon’s sheet set is adequate for non-fussy sleepers.

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Caraway Cookware Review 2023

You’ve already thought of clean filtered water and organic mattresses, even filled most of your fridge with organic produce, but you probably haven’t thought about non-toxic ceramic nonstick coated cookware. That’s right, even our pots and pans can be made of materials (flourinated chemicals) that emit harmful toxins when heated. A number of non-toxic cookware brands are making it easier for us to cook worry-free. Caraway healthy cookware is a non-toxic version of non-stick skillets and saucepans, offering both functionality and quality. Wondering why Caraway is so popular, what Caraway is made of and how Caraway is non-toxic? Today I’m sharing my honest thoughts in today’s Caraway review.



How Is Caraway Non-Toxic?

Conventional pans and pots are coated with PTFE (such as Teflon®), lead, cadmium, and other toxic materials. In fact it’s in more than 95% of non-stick pans. While you’re cooking, these harmful ingredients can perch into your food and stay in your body for decades.

Caraway is made without any toxic materials like PFAS, PTFE, PFOA.

The FDA presented its findings from three studies on the prevalence of PFAS at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry’s annual European meeting. The premise, that the chemicals have been widely used in nonstick cookware, contact paper, food packaging, cleaning products, and other industrial products have leached into our food and contaminated our water supply. These chemicals are linked to liver damage, certain types of cancers, thyroid disease, infertility, high cholesterol, obesity and more.

Caraway cookware

They’re also better for the environment. During the manufacturing process, Caraway cookware releases up to 60% less CO2 into the environment compared to traditional non-stick coatings.

Caraway instead has a mineral based ceramic coating so nothing iffy leaches into your cooking.


Caraway cookware

What I Like About Caraway Nonstick Pan

  • Surprisingly heat up quickly and evenly (Caraway pans have an aluminum core)
  • Caraway is oven-safe thanks to stainless steel and enameled surfaces
  • Beautifully designed
  • Less oil and butter is needed
  • No rusting!
  • So easy to clean!

These are hefty pans so I expected the Caraway pan to take quite a bit longer to heat up than my lighter pan, but that wasn’t the case.

They’re also oven safe up to 550 degrees, so I can switch to baking my dish without having to transfer it to a different container.

Caraway cookware

There’s so much slip to the Caraway pan I need far less oil than I normally would and that also means less accidents of burning the surface.

Cleaning the pan is such a breeze too compared to my conventional pans. Leftover food sauce glide off easily with a swipe, so less time and energy is spent in the cleanup process.

Caraway cookware

Can Caraway make eggs without sticking?

No. I put it to the test and you still do need a small amount of oil.


What I Don’t Like About Caraway Nonstick Pan

  • Heavy
  • Not enough size options

The pans are on the heavier side, and while Caraway does offer a mini pan, there’s still not enough size options. I have a small kitchen and don’t cook for a family of 5 so I prefer smaller sizes!


Caraway Bakeware

If you love to bake, Caraway also offers baking sheets, a muffin tray, loaf pan and circle pan for making cakes, roasting veggies and more. They feature the same ceramic non-stick surface that’s chemical free and so easy to clean.


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Caraway is risk free with a 30 day trial and free returns, so if you find you don’t like their cookware you can return them easily.


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Oil Cleansing Method for Clean Skin 2023

The oil cleansing method, also known as OCM and double cleansing method, is the standard cleanse that dermatologists recommend doing every evening. If you’ve spent any time on the beauty side of social media, oil cleansing isn’t  anything new to you. The double cleanse is touted as THE way to cleanse no matter your skin type. But if you’re wondering what oil cleansing or double cleansing means, how to oil cleanse and why, then keep on reading. Oil cleansing method

What is Oil Cleansing?

Oil cleansing is based on the principle that like dissolves like. Our skincare products, makeup and sunscreen can all contain oil. Applying oil allows for a more effective way to remove dirt and oil buildup on your skin. Oil cleansing is great for dry skin, oily skin, acne-prone skin, breakouts and sensitive and reactive skin. Many people notice that after they start oil cleansing nightly, their skin looks healthier and even glows. I didn’t start oil cleansing until I was in my 20s and that’s because I started really investing my time and energy into taking care of my skin. But I honestly wish I had learned to oil cleanse during high school and college. If I had started taking better care of my skin at an earlier age, my skin might be in even better shape today! Oil cleansing method

How to Oil Cleanse

Oil cleansing should not be the sole way you cleanse your skin. It’s done as the first step in the double cleansing method: Step 1: Oil cleanse Step 2: Water-based cleanse (gel cleanser) If you’re only oil cleansing then the likelihood of debris and oil remaining in your pores is high. That’s why you should be using a traditional water-based or gel cleanser after using an oil cleanser each and every time. There are a number of ways you can oil cleanse. As each oil cleansing product is formulated differently, you should first check how the company advises you to apply AND remove their product. For instance, some oil cleansers are able to be rinsed off with just water while others need manual removal with a damp washcloth. 1. Apply to dry or damp skin 2. Massage the oil into your skin 3. Wait for a minute or two to allow all those good ingredients to get to work 4. Wash off with warm water or a damp washcloth (depends on product formulation) I know you’re going to want to remove the oil as soon as you rub it around, but I highly recommend letting it sit for a while if you can spare a few minutes! Cleansing oils are usually made of wonderful skin-beneficial ingredients and it’s a waste to remove them immediately. Let your skin soak it up! How to oil cleanse

Benefits of Oil Cleansing

There are so many benefits to oil cleansing. If you can commit to properly cleansing your skin with the double cleansing method, you will never be able to go back to basic cleansing. Sure, we all have those days when we’re too tired to cleanse, let alone double cleanse, but I just want to emphasize how important cleansing is in your skincare routine. Nothing you do afterwards matters, if you haven’t properly cleansed your skin.
  • Effectively removes makeup, sunscreen, dirt and debris
  • Addresses skin issues like breakouts, blackheads, dry skin
  • Doesn’t strip away the skin’s natural oils during cleansing
  • Reduces inflammation and soothes sensitive / reactive skin
  • Helps oily skin stop overproducing oil
  • Certain oils are deeply purifying and can clear clogged pores
  • Restores a damaged skin barrier
You might be terrified of using an oil cleanser if you have already oily or acneic skin, but DO NOT BE. Even oily skin benefits from healthy oils. In fact, using an oil cleanser can help train your skin’s tendency to over-produce oil. Same for acneic skin. Oils like Black Cumin Seed are powerfully purifying and can help clear your pores without any harsh side effects. If your skin barrier is damaged, oils can help replenish and fortify it. Skin barrier is usually damaged by the overuse of products or using the wrong products. By helping the good stay in and keeping the bad out, your skin is able to gradually improve over time. How to double cleanse

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Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Review: Is It Worth It? 2023

When I was trying to decide between the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer versus the Dyson Airwrap versus other more affordable hair dryer brands, I ultimately went with the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. And now here I am reviewing a hair dryer while my man watches the fifa World Cup. There’s so much hype around Dyson for hair, and I wondered what makes Dyson so special besides the technology, futuristic design and being famous for its vacuums. Even though I love the sleek look of a good blowout, the main reason I don’t like to blowdry my hair is because of the cumulative damage it would cause to my already very damaged hair. The Dyson hair dryer promised to prevent heat damage through its ability to dry hair faster. Still, is a hair dryer worth $429 when traditional ones cost less than $100 and how is the Dyson cost justified? I figured I could find out and if I didn’t like the Dyson Supersonic, I could always return it within the return policy deadline. I’m sharing the good and the bad in this Dyson hair dryer review, and why I don’t think majority of people should buy the Dyson Supersonic. I WILL say this is the kind of gift that would impress your mother-in-law.

Dyson hair dryer review

Dyson Hair Dryer Pros and Cons

I ultimately chose the Dyson hair dryer over the Dyson Airwrap because the Airwrap doesn’t fully dry your hair and is mainly focused on styling. So if I bought the Airwrap I’d have one more styling tool to add to my collection but would STILL be in need of a hair dryer.

I also decided to go for the black version because black looks more chic than silver. Plus my partner could enjoy using it when he needs to blowdry his hair.

Dyson hair dryer

There’s Dyson Supersonic hair dryers that are refurbished, but I decided to go with the regular hair dryer even though a refurbished one would have been $100 cheaper. Reason being for the warranty. Dyson warranty lasts two years normally, but for the refurbished one only one year. Amazon also offers refurbished Dyson products but I’m not sure what their warranty is.

Dyson hair dryer review

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Pros

Here is what the Dyson hair dryer has to offer broken down in easy to read snippets:

  • Bladeless design
  • Uses the Dyson Digita Motor V9: Spins up to 110,000rpm, propelling 13 liters of air up to the amplifier every second
  • Uses an aerodynamic phenomenon called the Coanda effect that attracts hair to surfaces through jet propelled streams of air
  • Prevents hair damage with intelligent heat control technology that measures airflow temperature over 40 times per second
  • Air Multiplier technology that creates high-velocity jets of air to dry hair quicker than traditional hair dryers
  • Five magnetic attachments for easy switching in and out
  • Flyaway attachment eliminates the need to use a hair straightener separately
  • Made with all hair types in mind
  • 3 heat settings
  • 4 speed settings
  • Smaller shape

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Dyson hair dryer

What Comes with the Dyson Hair Dryer

The Supersonic comes with five different attachments:

  • Gentle air attachment: diffuses air in a gentle and cooler stream of air. Ideal for sensitive scalps and thinner hair.
  • Diffuser: Larger diffuser for curly or wavy hair. Mimics natural air-drying by dispersing air across a wider surface area.
  • Wide-tooth comb: Great for type 4c hair
  • Styling concentrator: For a precision blowout. Used for styling and drying smaller sections of hair with a precise stream of air.
  • Flyaway attachment: Used after hair is dry to smooth out any flyaways and frizzy hair for an extra sleek effect

Dyson Supersonic hair dryer

What You Should Know about Dyson Supersonic

Something I didn’t know before I bought the Dyson hair dryer is that I needed to clean the filter once a month. Both the hair dryer’s outer filter cage and the inner filter mesh should be wiped down regularly with a dry cloth. For something so expensive, you want to make sure you’re prolonging product life with proper care.

Dyson hair dryer

Also, while I was delighted that the Dyson attachments were magnetic, the magnets are extremely strong and a little difficult to pull apart. You do eventually get the hang of it, but at first the magnets were surprisingly strong.

While the Dyson technology exceeded my expectations, it fell short in the noise department. It might be another decade (or never?) before silent hair dryers exist. The third and strongest setting on the Dyson hair dryer is pretty loud while the 2nd setting is much more tolerable for my ears.

Dyson hair dryer

How to Properly Use the Dyson Hair Dryer

Figuring out how to use the Dyson hair attachments is a learning process. To maximize the results from the Dyson Supersonic it’s important to know how and what to use each attachment for. For instance, I found that the diffuser worked best for the bulk of the hair drying process and the styling concentrator attachment was ideal at the very end. The best way to use it is to:

  • Point the nozzle away from the scalp
  • Place it around half an inch from the hair

The final step if I have time and want to look extra snatched is the flyaway attachment, which  easily replaces my hair straightener. I start just shy of my roots and go down the lengths and find that it gives me more of a sleek, shiny finish. The Dyson flyaway attachment has the most effect when used on the highest setting.

Speaking of which, the highest speed setting of the Dyson is can be a tad too strong to be used comfortably for the entire blow dry process. Ironically, the Dyson team should have made the 3rd speed just a little less powerful which would have possibly also made it less noisy. I find myself using the 2nd setting but wish I could take more advantage of the Dyson’s power.

Dyson hair dryer

My Honest Review of Dyson Supersonic

Let me start by answering whether I think you should buy the Dyson hair dryer and then I’ll explain why I got it for myself. No, don’t buy it. Why? Because it’s super expensive, and no one actually needs a $400 hair dryer in their life. The Dyson hair dryer never seems to go on sale either. They really position it as an exclusive, luxury product. My life (and hair) was truly fine before I got the Dyson for my hair and it would have been just fine without it. The Supersonic should be a holiday wishlist item that you’ll only accept as a gift, ideally from your partner since they’ll be the ones benefiting the most from you looking like THAT GIRL.

Dyson hair dryer

Here’s why I personally bought the Dyson for my hair. “Buy less, choose well and make it last” by iconic fashion designer and environmentalist, Vivienne Westwood forever changed the way I consume. I prefer to invest in products that are superior and last forever instead of cheaply made items. I’m also financially in a place where I can afford to make big ticket purchases like this. As Jay Z once said, you can’t afford something unless you can buy three of them. In my 20s when I was swimming in college loan debt and making a meager salary, I would never have even entertained the idea of such an excessive purchase.

Dyson hair dryer

Lastly, I have very damaged hair from decades of chemical processing, bleaching, dying etc. Most people have not put their hair through what I’ve put mine through. In fact, all my friends have healthy virgin hair that they might have colored or put in a few face-framing highlights once in their lives to satisfy an itch for change. Their hair would stand up just fine to some occasional heat damage and recover quickly. Mine not so much. Mine’s barely holding on by a strand.

Is the Dyson hair dryer a very cool hair tool? Yes definitely. There’s a lot of aspects I love about it. The Supersonic is by far the most advanced hair dryer I’ve experienced and the technology is without a doubt impressive. I love the non-bulky minimalistic design. It’s so easy to hold and even with the attachment on, the bulk of the device’s weight is in the handle. Almost all hair dryers look like those ConAir ones with a handle and a body that looks like a horse’s head. Because the top part is so bulky compared to the handle my hands always get tired, maneuvering it around my head becomes awkward and having to finish drying my hair becomes a lengthy and arduous mission.

Yes the Dyson hair dryer cuts down on drying time. I have very long hair that goes a little past the middle of my back and the Dyson dried it in about 11-12 minutes.

Dyson Supersonic hair dryer

Who the Dyson Hair Dryer Makes Sense For

You have to tick at least two of these bullets for the $429 Dyson hair dryer to make sense as a purchase:

  • Budget is not a concern
  • Your hair is severely damaged, thinning, prone to breakage, heavily processed, etc
  • Your time is very limited and valuable – you don’t have time to dry your hair for 20-30 minutes daily
  • You blow dry your hair daily because of a people-facing job or job that requires you to look impeccably groomed

If you normally use a hair dryer once a week or a few times a month for special occasions only, the Dyson Supersonic isn’t worth it for you. If you’ve got a stressful, demanding job that requires you to look polished at all times and very little free time, then this hair dryer will save you time, effort and your mental health.

Dont forget to check the return policy of the retailer you might make your purchase so you can return it if you don’t like it.

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100 Best Short Hairstyles & Haircuts for Women in 2023

Short haircuts are more on trend than ever for 2023 and the number of short hairstyles you can try are endless. If you’re wondering which short hair trends are in style for 2023, you’re in luck because I’ve rounded up fresh pics from today’s hairstylists of the best short hairstyles and short haircuts.

Short hair works for all hair types and textures (straight, curly, wavy, relaxed, coarse, thick, or thin). Whether you’re over 50 or still haven’t left for college, short hairstyles can be a refreshing change from long, scraggly and damaged hair that lacks bounce and volume.

How to style short hair

Not only are short hairstyles chic and lift up the face, but they’re also low maintenance and keep your hair healthy. There are SO many ways to style a short hairstyle whether you’re in for a bob, lob, shag or pixie cut.

Even if you’re not ready for the big chop just yet, scroll through for the best short haircut and short hairstyle inspiration for 2023 you can find online! Hashtag short hair don’t care.

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Try Short Hair Without Committing!

It’s so easy to try short hair without any commitment thanks to the wide variety of affordable wigs available on Amazon in all sorts of colors, styles and short lengths.

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In this post you’ll find ideas for:

  • Short hairstyles for thin hair
  • Short haircuts and hairstyles for older women over 50
  • Short hairstyles with bangs
  • Trendy short haircuts
  • Edgy short haircuts
Is short hair better for women over 65? Over 40? Don’t go by anyone’s beauty standards but your own! There’s plenty of long hairstyles for older women that are so elegant and timeless. But if it’s short hair you desire, there are a variety of piece-y, feathered, layered, modern and classic looks. The rule is that there are no rules.

Celeb short hairstyle

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Side Part Blunt Bob with Dark Roots

Cute short hairstyles

Bright Clips

Cute short hairstyles


Soft Girl Baby Braids


Gray hairstyle
Alan Albuqueurque

Curly Gray Bob


Short hairstyle
Alan Albuqueurque

Choppy Bob with a Few Wispy Bangs

Short hairstyle

Soft Bob with Bangs

Jennifer garner hair

Voluminous Soft Waves Lob


Short haircut

Soft Bob with Piecey Bangs


Lob hairstyle


Wavy Lob (Long Bob)


Short hairstyle for women over 40
Alan Albuqueurque

Asymmetrical Gray Wavy Bob

Short haircut

Slicked Back Wet Bob


Short hairstyle

Money Piece Lob


Selena Gomez hairstyle

Slicked Back Bob





Short hair for older women

Soft Jaw Length Bob 

Short hairstyles

Half Up Space Buns


Pixie haircut

Pastel Pixie with Shaved Side


Short hairstyle
Alan Albuqueurque

Icy Platinum Blunt Bob


Bella Hadid hairstyle

Slicked Down Long Pixie

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Tousled Baby Braids

Short hairstyle ideas

Money Piece Bob


Short finger wave

Finger Waves


Short hairstyle

Unicorn Blunt Bob with Bangs

Purple wig

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Celeb short hairstyle
Steven Ferdman

Soft Wave Bob


Short hairstyle ideas

Old Hollywood Glam

Short haircut


Bob with Bangs


Short haircut

Wet Look Choppy Bob


Short haircut


Blunt Lob


Celeb short hairstyle

Deep Side Part Slicked Bob


Short haircut


Pageboy Bob


Short haircut


Shoulder Length with Curtain Bangs


Lily Collins hairstyle

Finger Wave Jaw Length Bob


Short haircut


Shoulder Length with Chin Bangs


Short haircut


Tapered Lob


Pixie cut


Short Bleached Pixie


Short haircut


Jaw Length Bob

Cute short hairstyle

Side Part with Half Updo


Short hairstyle

Wet Look Jaw Length Bob


Short haircut

Past Shoulder Length with Textured Fringe

Cute short hairstyle



Pixie cut


Pink Pixie with Shaved Sides


Pixie cut


Long On Top


Shot hairstyle


Undercut Asymmetrical Crop


Short haircut


Wavy Bob & Wavy Fringe

Celeb short hairstyle

Jon Kopaloff

Curly Shoulder Length

Celeb short hairstyle


Deep Side Part Soft Wave Lob

Short haircut


Shoulder Length Tapered Curly Lob

Short haircut

Bowl Cut with Blunt Bangs

Pixie cut

Short Crop

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Y2K Butterfly Clips


Short haircut


Asymmetrical Wavy Bob


Short Bob haircut


Choppy Bob with Asymmetrical Short Fringe


Natural hairstyle


Chin Length Curly Bob


Pixie hairstyle


Long Platinum Pixie


Short hairstyle


Long On Top Pixie


Short hairstyle


Lob with Voluminous Side Swept Bangs

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Blonde Bob with Dark Undercut


Short hairstyle

Lob with Chin Length Layers

Celeb short hairstyle
Jon Kopaloff

Major Quiff


Short haircut for women over 50


Tapered Tousled Bob


Short haircut


Inverted Bob


Cute short hair style



Short haircut for women over 50


Swept Up Pixie


Pixie haircut

Swept Up Long Pixie


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Buzzcut for women



Best Short hairstyle


Side Part Swept Up Wavy Bob


Best Short hairstyle


Shaggy Bob


Pixie haircut


Undercut Pixie



Shag with Bangs


Best Short hairstyle


Swept Back Bob with Shaved Sides


Celeb short hairstyle

Jon Kopaloff

Asymmetrical Lob


Short hairstyle for women

Long Swept Ombré Layers


Short hairstyle for women

HIME Haircut


Short hairstyle

Ombré Shag with Bangs


Short hairstyle for women

Blunt Bob with Platinum Accent


Short hairstyle for women

Tousled Ombré Lob


Short hairstyle for women

Hot Pink Texture


Short hairstyle with bangs


Past Shoulder Length with Curtain Bangs


Short hairstyle for women

Half and Half Shag


Short hairstyle for women

Long Angular Lob


Short hairstyle for women

Long Pixie with Frosted Pink Tips


Short hairstyle for women

Shagget (Shag + Mullet)


Short hairstyle for women

Curly Shag


Pixie haircut

Bowl Cut Pixie


Short hairstyle for women

Curly Volume On Top Shag


Lob hairstyle

Jane Birkin Bangs Lob


Lob hairstyle

Long Lob

Short hairstyle for women



Short hairstyle idea

Peach Lob


Jennifer Lopez hairstyle

Space Buns

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100 Best Long Hairstyles and Haircuts for Long Hair in 2023

Looking for inspiration for long hairstyles and long haircuts? I’ve rounded up the latest 2023 best haircuts for long hair along with long hairstyles for you to peruse through. These fresh pics of long layers, face framing curtain bangs, wispy cuts, stunning balayage and avant-garde long hair cuts are far from boring. So if you’re lost on how to style your long hair or you’re looking for an updated new haircut, be sure to scroll through the latest long hair trends of 2023. If you have short hair that won’t grow any faster, don’t fret because you can easily try long hair wigs from Amazon to help you get through the growout phase!


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Long Mermaid Waves With Bangs

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Romantic Waves with Curtain Fringe


Long Bleached Curls

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Very Long Blunt Haircut

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Half Up Long Hairstyle

Multi-colored Balayage

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Hair Accessories


Curly Highlights

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Tucked Back Braids

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Long Curtain Bangs

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Bubble Braids

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Y2K Braids

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Very Long Shag

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Honeyed Bangs




Face Framing Layers with Balayage

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Hairband with Long Flicked In Hair and Fringe

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Copper Red Waves

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Half Up Wavy Ponytail

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Flicked In Layers with Curtain Bangs

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Butterly Clip Rows

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Long Fishtail Braids

Curly long hairstyle

Long Curls and Bangs


Long hairstyle balayage

Big Waves Balayage


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Wispy Face Framing Layers

Black hairstyles

Box Braids


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High Contrast Balayage


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Pink Cascading Layers and Bangs


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Side Clips with Face Framing Layers


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Money Piece Face Framing Layers


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Auburn Layers


Long Beach waves hairstyle

Platinum Beach Waves



Long Wispy Layers

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Pulled Back Braids

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Chunky Money Piece with Long Layers


Long red hair

Long Red Waves my


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Space Braids

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Half Up High Ponytail

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Big Volume Curtain Bangs

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Half Up Space Buns

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Butterfly Clips

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Boho Front Braids


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Flicked In Bangs



Blunt Bangs with Long Hair




Pixie and Long Shag In One

Long Bangs and Gradient Layers


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Retro Waves and Curtain Bangs

Copper Dark Balatage


Long curly hair

Long Curls



Long Layers



Half and Half

High Contrast Balayage

Bold Pink Tips

Short Fringe and Long Layers

Big Bangs and Cascading Layers

Bold and Bright

Retro Flipped Hair



Volume on Top Bangs

Block Colors



Long Layers

Pink Money Piece



Flipped In Layers

Dark Pink Balayage

Multi Color Pieces

Bright Yellow Money Piece



Half Up Ponytail


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Romantic Pinned Back Pieces


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Soft Long Waves


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Half Fishtail Braid


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Fishtail Rows


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Gold Coils

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Sleek Tucked Back Long Hair


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Long Layered Shag

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Messy Half Up Top Bun


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High Contrast Fringe


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Texture and Pieces


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Strawberry Blonde


Augustinus Bader Review 2023

Augustinus bader

Augustinus Bader is a prestigious skincare line founded by world leading stem specialist Augustinus Bader. Founded in 2017 and based in London, the clean skincare line is backed by over 30 years of research in cellular repair and his deep understanding of stem cell biology, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Each product contains their patented technology TFC8 – the renewing complex of natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins and synthesized molecules naturally found in the body. Augustinus Bader skincare products combine sustainably sourced botanicals with bioengineered clean actives. This is a luxury brand with their famous cream priced at nearly $300, so definitely not for those on a budget.

It’s no surprise that celebs enjoy this brand. Augustinus Bader is loved by Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham, Sandra Oh, Dakota Johnson, Hailey Bieber, and Margot Robbie and probably many more. In fact, it’s even referred to as the Birkin bag of skincare. I’ve even seen it carried at Swiss facial studios.

I naturally was curious as to who Augustinus Bader is and I’m not going to lie, I thought he was a woman all this time. Germany-based Professor Augustinus Bader is a globally recognized biomedical scientist and physician as we as expert in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. He works at the University of Leipzig where he lives with his family.

Augustinus bader the rich cream

TFC8 aka Trigger Factor Complex’s patented technology is made of over 40 ingredients and inspired by over 30 years of research, innovation and clinical study. TFC8 kicks your cells into repair mode and nourishes and protects the skin.

The technology guides key nutrients and powerful natural ingredients to the skin, creating and supporting an optimal environment for cellular renewal. The adaptive skincare is capable of addressing individualized concerns like fine lines and wrinkles, redness, hyperpigmentation, cellulite, stretch marks, and damage caused by external stressors. TFC8 works to train the skin for the long-term so that it looks and feels healthier, firmer, stronger, and more even over time.

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Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

Augustinus Bader offers four different types of their face cream depending on your skin type. I tried The Rich Cream which is formulated for dry skin. This is a silky cream that honestly does not feel all that heavy to me and its richness really comes from the oil content. When I think of heavy creams this one doesn’t feel like the them in the traditional sense. It goes on like velvet, melting into the skin and leaving a bit of a shiny finish from the oils. If you’re looking for a matte moisturizer, skip Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream. I do definitely notice softer, more supple skin from using this cream.

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Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Squalane, Glycerin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Ethyl Oleate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Magnesium Sulfate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl-6 Oleate, Zinc PCA, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Alanyl Glutamine, Arginine, Oligopeptide-177, Phenylalanine, Sisymbrium Irio Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, Dextran, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8.”

Banish Acne Scars Review 2023

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Founder Daisy Jing created her own skincare line Banish, because of her personal struggle with severe cystic acne. Even if you don’t suffer from acne, it’s often these highly targeted skincare lines that serve to solve a problem that are truly formulated to be efficacious. Banish Acne Scars is a brand on a mission to banish much more than just acne scars but to also banish the self-doubt, self-loathing and sense of unworthiness that too often comes with “bad skin.” Read on for my Banish Acne Scars review on the Banisher 2.0, Banish Serum and Defender SPF 50 sunscreen! This post is sponsored by Banish but all thoughts are my own.

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Narwal Robot Vacuum and Self Cleaning Mop Review 2023

The Narwal Robot Mop and Vacuum is an award-winning brand new invention that started out as an uber successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Narwal reached out to me to send over their Narwal T10 and they had me at self cleaning. Narwal is the world’s first, I repeat first, self-cleaning robot mop and vacuum. Meaning, the mop cleans itself so you don’t have to lift a finger. This technology is so impressive that it won CES 2020 INNOVATION AWARD PRODUCT for its unique mop self-washing and deep cleaning technology! Read on for my Narwal review and save 30% on Amazon during their Christmas sale.

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Moon Juice Review: I Tried SuperBeauty, Ting & Magnesi-Om

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Los Angeles based Moon Juice is a cult favorite in the wellness community with a shop on Sunset Blvd selling all sorts of brewy concoctions and a line of bioactive and bioavailable supplements. Moon Juice rose to initial fame with their infamous Sex Dust along with their Brain Dust, Spirit Dust and Beauty Dust. Today, they have a wide array of capsules, powder supplements and skincare. Moon Juice supplements are clinically studied, 100% traceable, bioavailable, and potently dosed. To ensure utmost quality, they’re also third party tested for bio-identity, purity, potency, microbiological content, residual solvents, heavy metals, and pesticides.⁣⁣ I tried the Moon Juice beauty, multivitamin, sleep and stress management supplements.

Moon Juice SuperBeauty

What is SuperBeauty formulated for: helps protect cell health for visible benefits, promotes collagen production and skin elasticity

What’s inside: 

  • Antioxidants: Glutathione, Vitamin C, and E
  • Astaxanthin: helps improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of lines.
  • Adaptogenic Schisandra: traditionally used for hydration and skin clarity
  • Silica: essential for collagen and elastin production.
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Tracability is important to Moon Juice so you know exactly where each ingredient was sourced. The Silica is sourced from Quartz rock in Spain, Schisandra is organically grown in China, Astaxanthin from the Himalayan Mountains, Reduced L-Glutathione from Japan, and Acerola from Brazil.

This is a well-rounded beauty supplement that offers so many fantastic antioxidants to support you on your beauty journey through every stage of life. It takes the guesswork out of having to figure out which individual supplements you need and ensures you get the most optimal blend daily.

Ingredients: Vitamin C (as Organic Acerola Powder), Vitamin D3 (as Vitashine D3™ Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (as D-alpha Tocopherol), Glutathione (as Setria® L-Glutathione Reduced), N-Acetyl-Cysteine, Schisandra Chinesis Berry Extract, Silicon (as LIVING SILICA Stabilized Monomethylsilanetriol Powder), Astaxanthin (as Astazine® Organic Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae), Vegetable capsule (Hypromellose), Rice Flour, Organic Rice Extract, Organic Rice Hulls, Organic Gum Arabic, Organic Sunflower Oil 


Mangesi-Om is a berry-flavored powder you add to water or any other drink to ensure you’re getting your daily magensium. We’re all deficient in magneisum and Moon Juice’s contains 3 bioavailable forms of Magnesium plus L-Theanine to help restore cellular balance for relaxation, sleep, brain health, and regularity.

  • Chelated Magnesium Gluconate and Acetyl Taurinate support muscle relaxation and cognitive function
  • Magnesium Citrate supports regular bowel movements
  • L-Theanine helps encourage a focused calm

No complaints on the taste here – it’s very pleasant to drink even in plain water. I try not to make claims with supplements as there’s something that feels sketchy about doing that, but I really do feel a calm induced from taking this. I think I also fall asleep more easily on nights that I take Magnesi-Om.

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For a natural pick me up without any extra caffeine, Ting offers B vitamins needed for energy, metabolism and mood. I personally do rely on coffee and matcha on a daily basis from the moment I wake up, but I do cap myself at 2 cups because I don’t want to become one of those office zombies drinking 5 cups of coffee a day. Ting is a great addition to my work day as I sometimes don’t find myself wanting to drink the 2nd cup of caffeine. OR if I’m just feeling tired no matter what (hello luteal phase), I can take Ting guilt-free (and get a fruity mango drink) without needing to overdose on caffeine.

Ting contains:

  • Vitamin B Complex (Vitamin B1, B2, B3 Niacin, B5, B6, B9) helps convert fat, protein, and carbs into energy
  • Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) supports healthy serotonin production
  • Adaptogenic Ginseng supports healthy brain function and short-term memory
  • Folate (Metafolin®, Vitamin B9) helps support mood regulation*
  • Other Ingredients Malic Acid, Organic Mango Flavor, Organic Monk Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Organic Beta Carotene, Silica

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60 Things To Do At Night When Bored At Home 2023

Bored at night while at home or in your room alone? Whether you’re a teenager or adult, I’m here to solve your bored nights one idea at a time! Here you’ll find a variety of creative things to do when bored, relaxing activities, self-care, self-improvement, healthy and more! Each day can start to feel no different from the one before and the one before if we’re doing the same thing day in day night. Our hustle culture teaches us that if we’re NOT being productive or constantly working, we’re useless members of society. So we end up in this never-ending cycle of overworking, exhaustion and burnout. But in recent years as the world slowed down, and even stopped at a certain point, many of us have had the opportunity to take a step back and reflect, even recalibrate our priorities and our life’s trajectory. Or if you’re here, you may just be looking for inspiration on things to do at night OTHER than watch shows and mindlessly browse the Internet and social media. Maximize your evenings and your free time with these ideas on what to do at night when bored.

Listen to an educational, inspiring or interesting podcast

From self-improvement to true crime, there’s no shortage of cool podcasts that will help you learn something you didn’t know before. I personally enjoy Gary Vee’s podcast.

Do an at-home facial

As a skincare addict, this is one of the first things I find myself wanting to do when I have spare time. If you get good at it, your at-home facial can be almost on par with a professional facial.

Things to do at night

Give yourself a foot soak

When’s the last time you had a good foot pampering session? Buff away those calloused heels and give your poor feet some much needed TLC.

Work on a vision board

I know this sounds cliche, but it’s an excellent way to work on manifestation. Manifesting what you want in life begins with thinking about it first. So put some time in to thinking and envisioning what you want to bring into your life.

Things to do at night

Do yoga

Roll out your yoga mat and spend just 10 minutes doing any form of yoga, even if it’s just stretching. Simply moving your body will improve your health in the long term.

Things to do at night

Look up new travel destinations

It doesn’t matter if summer is a lifetime away or you don’t have the cash, look up where you would want to go and picture yourself there and the things you would do. Look up destinations here.

Things to do at night

Walk your dog

If you have a dog, go walk your furry child. Walks are the best part of their day, and their lives are so much shorter than ours. Give them an extra moment of joy at little to no cost to you. If you don’t want to leave your home, then play a game with them.

Things to do at night

Give yourself an at-home manicure

Check out some low-toxin nail polish brands here.

That thing you’ve been wanting to get started on? Get started!

That book you’ve been wanting to write, the business idea you have, or that language you’ve been wanting to learn – just start! If you just get started today, you’ll be that much further ahead in X months than if you kept putting it off. Remember that people who are less intelligent than you are more successful at life because they’re actually DOING something.

Clean your makeup brushes

When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? If it’s been a while, imagine all the bacteria accumulating on the bristles that you’re then applying directly to your face. Go sanitize your makeup brushes with warm water and soap.

Work on a puzzle

With a bajillion puzzles at your fingertips on Amazon that can be delivered next day, you don’t even have to leave the house to find easy ways to entertain yourself at home.

Do a gua sha ritual

If you don’t know what gua she is, it’s a traditional Chinese practice of scraping the skin to help move stagnant chi (energy), improve blood circulation and eliminate toxins. Check out some of my videos on Instagram or TikTok for inspiration. And if you don’t have a gua she yet, check out gua she tools here.

Call a loved one

Tomorrow is never guaranteed and we never know how long we have our loved ones with us until they’re gone. So call up the friend or the family member you haven’t spoken to in a while and re-connect.

Things to do at night

Clean one part of your home

Chances are you probably don’t want to spend your night cleaning your whole place. So pick one area, whether it’s the bathroom, the desk or the fridge, and clean just that spot of the home. Cleaning feels a whole lot less daunting when you use this strategy.

Take an everything shower

What do I mean by an everything shower. That means you’re not just hopping in and out. An everything shower means you’re doing all of the steps that you normally don’t have time for when you’re in a hurry in the morning. Do a scalp massage, shave every nook and cranny of your body, exfoliate, dry brush – whatever constitutes your perfect everything shower.

Take an everything bath

Similar to an everything shower, you could take an everything bath if you prefer. That means you’re not just simply soaking in hot water – you’re putting in your essential oils, bath soak blends, lighting your candles and pouring a glass of wine.

Manifestation journal

Start a manifestation journal

Work on a manifestation journal. You don’t necessarily need to go buy a pre-designed journal as any notebook will do. Write down your thoughts, dreams, goals, and/or plans, basically all the things you want to manifest in 2023!

Things to do at night

Read a book

One of the more obvious things you can do when you’re bored is to read. Reading is nourishment for your mind and well-read people are almost always more successful at life. Why? Because without reading, your mind is only limited to your own experiences which are so minuscule compared to the vastness of humanity’s.

Things to do at night

Work on your personal brand

What I mean by personal brand isn’t your dropshipping business. I mean who you are outside of the labels society has given you. Who are you outside of the person you are at work? What are the passions you want to cultivate? If you already have some sort of personal brand you’re working on, then reflect on all you’ve accomplished and where you want to go. Set some clear goals.

Things to do at night

Make a healthy snack

Avo toast, chia seed pudding, celery with peanut butter – whatever your idea of a perfect snack is, go make it.

Have a solo dance session

Turn on your favorite song and dance like no one’s watching. I don’t care if it’s jumping around and flailing your arms type dancing. Move around and boost your serotonin levels.

Plan a date night

You don’t need to be in a relationship to plan a date night. Ideate your perfect date night with yourself and set it in motion. Have you been wanting to go to the movies for a while but just haven’t found the right time or person to go with? Take yourself to the movies. Is there a restaurant you’ve been wanting to try? Normalize eating alone in public.

Learn self-defense techniques

Ok you might need social media for this one, but I think it’s always a good idea to know self-preservation and self-defense techniques. I’ve seen ones from what to do if you’re trapped in a car, what to do if you’re traveling alone, what to check for in an airbnb when you enter, etc.

Do a DIY face mask

If you’re not in the mood for doing a full-on facial at home, try doing a simple DIY face mask. One of my favorites was passed down by my mom, and it’s a juicy cucumber face mask that’s oh so hydrating and brightening. Another favorite is mixing turmeric with water for brightening and tightening of the skin.

Take a virtual class

My partner is currently taking an online music making class at night that he purchased for hundreds. While I may not be willing to pay that much for a course, there are plenty of free ones out there that will help you learn more on just about anything.

Plan a date with your partner

For those of you currently in a relationship, plan out your ideal date with them. If you want them to initiate, then tell them what sort of date you want them to take you on.

Things to do at night

Groom your dog

For pet owners, take some time to groom your dog by brushing out their fur, cleaning their ears, clipping their nails and brushing their teeth. All they have is you to look after them.

Experience a virtual sound bath

I’m a big fan of sound baths and the healing power of sound. They’re ultra relaxing and transportive, and you can easily find them for free on Youtube.

Take a meditation class

It’s so easy to take a virtual meditation class, whether it’s on Youtube or through an app. Meditation can ease stress and anxiety levels and help teach you to practice mindfulness in your everyday life.

Brainstorm a meal for dinner

Feeding our bodies is the greatest form of self-care. When you’re bored at night in your room, browse through dinner recipes and bookmark the ones that excite you the most. Make a mental note to cook that meal sometime that week.

Buy something for your parents

We never really know how much hell we put our parents through until we become parents ourselves. Buy something spontaneous for your parents no matter how small of a gift. It could be surprising your mom with a flower delivery or sending your dad’s favorite whiskey over. You know your parents best.

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Declutter and organize your closet. There’s probably a ton of clothes you never wear that you could re-sell online or donate. Set aside of pile of clothes you want to re-home and organize the clothes you DO wear regularly.

Things to do at night

Throw out expired makeup and skincare

Many of us never bother to think about the expiration date of our skincare and makeup. That eyeshadow palette you’ve been using for four years has GOT TO GO.

Write a letter to your childhood self

Much of the anxiety, triggers and trauma we deal with as adults stem from our childhood. Help heal your inner child by writing them a letter, telling them everything you wish they would know.

Try on a new hairdo (virtually)

Try on different hair colors and hairstyles virtually for fun. Wondering what you’d look like with bangs and platinum hair?

Try posture correcting exercises

Thanks to looking at our phones and laptops constantly, poor posture is affecting everyone. Try some posture correcting moves – there are some fun ones you can do with the help of your partner too.

Learn facial massage techniques

Whether it’s sculpting your cheekbones, melting 11 lines and smoothing nasolabial folds, there are facial massages for every concern.

Take a personal finance course

We’re never taught important life skills like personal finance in school, so it’s up to us to take our financial future in our own hands. I personally really like Clever Girl Finance’s free resources!

Treat your hands to a pampering session

We often neglect our hands, when the skin there is prone to signs of aging just like our faces. You can do a luxurious DIY hand soak, exfoliation and mask session for glowing smooth hands.

Practice self affirmations

We hear it all the time, but how often do we actually set aside any time to practice positive self affirmations. Focus on the affirmations that resonate most with you and practice saying them outloud.

Look through the job marketplace

This can be a touchy subject depending on your current employment situation, but I’m a firm believer in always leveling up even if you’re currently employed. Check out what opportunities might be out there.

Reflect on your relationship

For those of you in relationships, reflect on your relationship up until this point and where you see it going in the near and far future. Write down what areas have been bothering you and what parts of your relationship need work.

Things to do at night

Enjoy a self pleasure session

Sexual wellness is just as important as any area of wellness. Whether it’s imagining your fantasy or using your personal toys, give yourself some extra love and attention.

Try candlelight meditation

I took candlelight meditation classes while traveling around Southeast Asia and have been meaning to continue practicing it at home. Candlelight meditation involves staring into a flame without blinking and quieting the mind. It’s much harder than it sounds.

Create a capsule wardrobe

Refine your individual style and assess your current wardrobe. While you don’t necessarily need to work on building a capsule wardrobe in your assessment, it’s a great way to trim down your wardrobe to the necessities. A capsule wardrobe consists of a set of tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, shoes, and accessories that can be interchangeably mixed and matched.


Reorganize something in your home

It could be your underwear drawer or that one random drawer with stationary. Organize something small that you’ve neglected.

Play with your dog

If your dog is sleeping all the time, it could be because they’re bored and have no one to play with (besides you). Stop what you’re doing and spend some time playing and interacting with your dog to brighten their day.

Make a list of restaurants or places you’d like to visit in your city

If you live in a big city, there are restaurants, eateries, cafes and bars popping up every week. Seek out some spots that look interesting to you and make a list. Then hit up some friends or loved ones and make plans to go there with them.

Write a cute note to a friend or loved one

Cherish your loved ones and show them how glad you are they’re in your life. You can do this by writing a spontaneous cute little note (by text) to the bad biddies you know and spontaneously hitting send. If you’re wanting to send to a romantic partner, then you can send a flirty or sweet one.

Find your dream candle

We’re in the middle of candle season, and if you haven’t found your dream candle yet, check out inspiration here.

Get on Duolingo

Ok language might not be your thing, but if you’re someone who loves culture and language then get started on learning a new language using Duolingo. The app and website are so easy and simple to use.

Rearrange your room

It’s always good to switch things up in your environment. Rearrange the furniture or decor in your room for a fresh new twist to your surroundings.

Write a poem

You don’t need to be a literary genius to take a crack at writing poetry. Write what flows through your soul as a personal creative outlet.

Do a DIY hair mask

There are so many ingredients in your kitchen right now that work wonders for hair health. Make a DIY hair mask and let it sit in your hair for at least an hour. I love ingredients like rice water, banana, olive oil, mayo and honey for hair.

Try the Ayurvedic practice of oil pulling

Some people swear by oil pulling every morning. Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic practice where you swish oil around your mouth for 15-20 minutes and spit it out. It’s great for oral health because it binds toxins and bacteria from your mouth and helps eliminate them.

Capsule wardrobe

Try on outfits that make you feel good

Put on that lipstick and the outfit that makes you feel like THAT girl. Embody her and be her.

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Tractive Dog Tracker Review 2023

I purchased the Tractive dog tracker during a sale, so I could have peace of mind when leaving my dog with a dogsitter. I think I paid around $35 for the actual device on sale and $10 per month for the app subscription. I have mixed thoughts about the Tractive dog tracker as I did like some aspects but felt that the performance failed when I really needed it. 
Tractive dog tracker

The Tractive device itself is light and inconspicuous on my nearly 40 lb goldendoodle who has a lot of fur. It stays secure on his harness and I’m not worried about it coming off by accident so that’s a good start. 

I have to say it is really cool being able to see where he is geographically and the routes he walks on the map (if the device is working).

With the subscription fee that includes worldwide coverage of either $10 per month for a yearlong subscription or $7 per month for a 2-year subscription, you get unlimited GPS tracking that works in 175+ countries. It’s able to do this thanks to the built-in SIM card each tracking device has.

I’m using the device in Switzerland which is very well connected, so I didn’t expect to experience trouble with GPS connectivity.  

Unfortunately, after I left Rufus with the dogsitter I tried to activate Live updates only to continuously receive an error notification that GPS connection was poor. I’m unaware of whether Rufus is outdoors or indoors, and I want to be able to get his live location even if he’s indoors. The fact that it only seems to work properly if my dog is outdoors is a con for me.

The app also offers Regular Location Updates which updates every 2-60 minutes but for me it would update after more than hour or few hours, and there seems to be no way to change that setting to get them more frequently. The 2-60 minutes has an asterisk explanation on their website that it depends on their activity level.

The wellness section of the app, where you can see how many minutes he was active during the day, calories burned and time slept, is just a bonus. 

Here is what I didn’t like about Tractive:

  • The battery died after just 3 days. I was expecting it to last 5 days like they advertise.
  • I wasn’t able to get any Live Updates and the app kept giving me GPS connection is poor notifications. 

Here’s what a Live Update looks like

When you turn in the sound, the tracker will start playing a melody on repeat. It’s not very loud so i imagine you would need to be pretty close to finding your dog and for there to be no loud noises happening around you to hear it. There’s also a light on button but it’s not the flashlight you have on your phone. It’s a very tiny white light that turns on.

Connecting with local dogs is possible by requesting them as a friend. I’m not sure if you can chat with them as I haven’t requested any friends yet.

Tractive dog tracker

Youthforia Blush Oil Review

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San Francisco-based beauty brand Youthforia came onto the scene through making a splash with their Tiktok, and their BYO Blush quickly garnered a cult following. It’s a color-changing blush oil made of a blend of plant oils and extracts that reacts with your skin’s pH level to “instantly give you the perfect shade of natural flush.” Keep reading for my Youthforia review.

youthforia byo blush

At $36 Youthforia’s BYO Blush is not exactly affordable and the brand reminds me of many other clean makeup brands like Innbeauty Project which are positioned as budget friendly.

Do I think it’s worth it at $36? No, but if you’re already attracted to this product and want it, I feel like you’d probably enjoy it. To me, $36 is basically $40 if you count taxes/shipping, so for that much money I prefer to select a specific color so I can create a specific look. I’m not so into the whole mystery color intrigue from it reacting with your body’s pH.

youthforia byo blush

The brand’s marketing is strongly focused on it being “makeup you can sleep in” which I don’t think people should take seriously. It’s the same as skincare brands saying they’re “skincare you could eat.” Are you actually going to eat your skincare? No. Are you going to sleep in your makeup? You shouldn’t.

The color I get from the Youthforia BYO Blush when it comes into contact with my skin is a pretty pink shade, which is a plus. I’m so glad it did not turn into a funky plum.

However, the consistency is that of an oil, so as someone who prefers a matte makeup look with setting powder I don’t want to add oils on top of my base. In makeup the general rule of thumb is to stick to the consistency type you’re using for your whole look ie powders with powders, creams with creams.

It’s a thin oil so it doesn’t feel greasy or heavy and it gives the effect of a natural flush.

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Lefant Robot Vacuum Review 2023

lefant robot vacuum

I recently had the opportunity to try the Lefant M1 Robot Vacuum Mop that’s sold on Amazon, and having also used the Roomba and Narwal, I was keen on having a more compact cleaning robot that didn’t have a bulky docking station. For the affordable price I feel like it does a very good job. One thing to note is that the M1 model is best for hardwood floors and not carpet, which is perfect for me. I have a small apartment so the Lefant was able to easily navigate all throughout it without any trouble. The vacuum performance is top tier and the mop adequately cleans but isn’t strong enough for stubborn stains. Let’s dive deeper into the technical specs of the Lefant robot and before and after photos.

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About the Lefant M1 Robot Vacuum Mop

The Lefant M1 offers:

  • Real-time Map + LDS Navigation: Lefant M1 robot vacuum cleaner with mop uses LIDAR navigation technology and can scan and save a map of the room. Equipped with accurate AI algorithm to plan whole house cleaning, and more precise positioning, you can view the real-time vacuuming robot route on the APP.
  • No-Go-Zone Settings & Spot Cleaning: Add NO-GO-ZONE function and virtual wall on the APP. You can set and save no-go areas for cleaning. 
  • Smart App & Voice Controls: can be controlled by App and Alexa & Google Home voice command. Use the Lefant App to monitor the cleaning path, schedule cleaning plan, adjust suction level, change cleaning mode, etc. Note: only supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi.
  • Four Cleaning Modes: Scheduled, Zoned, Spot, and Manual Remote Control. 
  • 2 in 1 vacuuming and mopping: Robot mop is equipped with a 160ml water tank and 520ml dustbin.
  • Long Running Time & Self Charging: Automatic robot vacuum can cover a maximum cleaning area of 200 square meters or 150 minutes of cleaning time when fully charged. The vacuum robot recharges itself when the battery is low.
  • Double-Side Brush Collects Dirt More Easily: double-sided brush design and a floating roller brush cover made of silicone for the suction opening
  • Low Noise & Small Body: The brushless motor is more durable and the sound is soft and not harsh. M1 is only 12.6 inches wide, 20% smaller than other LDS robot vacuum cleaners. The smaller size makes the robot easier to clean in tight rooms. It is perfect for small spaces between beds, sofas and corners.
  • Freemove 3.0 Technology: Lefant M1 can have omnidirectional detection of the surrounding environment, more easily avoiding obstacles and reducing failures caused by easy wear, deformation, dust accumulation, etc.

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How Does Lefant M1 Work?

This device is equipped with both a mop and vacuum in one unlike my Roomba Self Emptying Robot Vacuum and separate Robot Mop. The vacuum and mop function work simultaneously so particles get sucked up then mopped over right after.

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The Lefant vacuum uses 3500 pa suction which is very strong.

The mop does not have a rotating function and simply slides across the ground, so it’s not going to eliminate stubborn dried-on stains. It works adequately for a basic floor clean.

What’s Included?

  • 1 Upgraded Lefant M1 Robot Vacuum
  • 1 Charging Dock
  • 1 Power Adapter
  • 1 520ML Dustbin+160ml Water Tank
  • 2 HEPA Filiters

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Kitchen Floors

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Kitchen Floor Before Lefant M1

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Kitchen Floor After Lefant M1

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Dustbin After Cleaning

It picked up so much dust and dirt from every nook and cranny of the home.

Corners Cleaned

Mop After Use

I know that my floors should make this little rag totally black so it only cleaned somewhat.

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Facetheory Review: Affordable Clean Beauty

Facetheory is a clean and affordable skincare line that reminds me of The Ordinary with its focus on clinical actives, percentages of ingredients and simplified formulas. The brand is originally from the UK but are widely accessible in the US either by their US website or Amazon store. They have a very extensive range of products as well to suit all skin types and concerns. I first tried their Vitamin C serum and more recently their face moisturizer. Read on for my Facetheory review.

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Things I Like About Facetheory

  • 365 day guarantee: This is the most generous risk free offer I’ve seen as it usually isn’t more than 30 or 60 days!
  • B Corp certified
  • Sustainable and biodegradable packaging
  • Delivers to 100 countries
  • Prices range from $12-$32
  • Leaping Bunny and PETA approved

Facetheory Regena C20 Vitamin C Serum

Facetheory Regena C20 Vitamin C Serum

The Facetheory Vitamin C serum contains 20% Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (they also have a 30% option too) and Ferulic acid derived from rice bran. I’ve used this on and off for over a year as a daytime serum.

The Facetheory Vitamin C serum is an oil serum so if you prefer a water based non-oily product, skip Facetheory. If you don’t mind an oil product as your Vitamin C serum, this is a strong product that I don’t find irritating.

Ingredients: Propanediol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Olive Oil Polyglyceryl-4 Esters, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Ferulic Acid


Aventhra Moisturizer

For less than $12 I think this is a great moisturizer that’s thoughtfully formulated with plenty of actives.

  • COLLOIDAL OATMEAL: Facetheory Colloidal-C contains oatmeal with extremely high beta glucan content. Beta glucan is a powerful moisturiser that’s gentle on sensitive skin.
  • PANTHENOL (vitamin B5): protects against water loss

This feels gentle, soothing and adequately moisturizing. It doesn’t have the most luxurious texture, but it gets the job done.

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin (humectant), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate SE (emulsifier), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Kernel Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Propanediol (emollient derived from corn), Cetyl Alcohol (fatty acid), Stearic Acid (fatty acid), Panthenol (vitamin B5), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Tocopherol (natural vitamin E), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour (oatmeal), Sodium Anisate (preservative from aniseed) , Sodium Levulinate (preservative from sugar cane) , Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (stabilised vitamin C), Glyceryl Caprylate (emollient), Lactic Acid (pH adjuster), Sodium Hyaluronate (vegan humectant), Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder (rheology modifier). Scented version contains citrus nobilis (mandarin) peel oil (limonene: 0.485%; linalool: 0.005%).

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Force of Nature Cleaner Review 2023

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Being in the clean living space I had heard of Force of Nature natural cleaning products many times, but it would only be years later that I would finally try it. Two things stood out to me the most: it’s as strong as bleach and can kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses AND it’s so much more sustainable compared to buying cleaner spray bottle after bottle. Once you have the starter kit that includes the machine, all you need to re-purchase is their small solution capsules and add tap water to create a highly effective cleaning solution at home. If you’re looking for a more cost-effective way to clean that will save you money over time and is strong enough to disinfect then keep reading.

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How Does Force Of Nature Work?

The Force Of Nature Starter Kit is like a make-your-own-cleaning-solution-at-home machine. It comes with an electrolyzer machine, five solution capsules and a reusable spray bottle. Using it is pretty dummy proof. You fill the electrolyzer machine with tap water, add the solution capsule and press the power button. Watching the electrolyzer process is like watching a science experiment happen before my eyes.

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The process takes under 10 minutes and the clear solution will begin to look cloudy as it bubbles.

force of nature cleaner

The machine creates electrolyzed water with the right amount of pH balanced hypochlorous acid to create a solution that kills 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses. Once the green indicator light appears, you’re good to go.

Does Force Of Nature Actually Clean?

Once of my qualms about this product before getting my hands on it was whether the solution was strong enough to truly clean. The thing with chemical aka toxic cleaners is that they’re STRONG and you know that everything that comes into contact with it will die a quick and painful death. It’s reassuring to know that the Force Of Nature solution is an EPA registered disinfectant and sanitizer that’s hospital level grade.

Force of Nature is on EPA’s List of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. It’s as effective as bleach that’s registered for use in hospitals, ICUs, schools, daycares and more.

While I don’t use it for my greasy stove, it works for just about every surface I’ve used it on including my floors, bathtub, tables, sinks and more.

What does Force Of Nature Smell Like?

It’s fragrance free and doesn’t have much of a smell other than a mineral-like scent. I like to add some essential oils to change the scent for each bottle.

I also pour the Force Of Nature solution into my luxury cleaner bottle to elevate my cleaning experience.

Homecourt Products Review + Discount Code

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Homecourt was founded by Courteney Cox to bring you “beauty products for the home.” Courteney believes self-care and wellness should also translate to our environment and not just our bodies. It’s a wickedly brilliant way to describe non-toxic luxury cleaning products. If you view cleaning your home as a tedious chore, Homecourt wants to disrupt that and help elevate your home cleaning experience and turn it into a wellness practice. I tried the Kitchen Trio Set in the scent Cece which includes a Surface Cleaner, Hand Wash and Dish Soap.homecourt products

As someone who despises having to clean (I promise I still clean), the Homecourt line seemed like something that could benefit someone like me. Alas, I haven’t reached the level of wealth that would allow me to hire a cleaner weekly YET, so all the cleaning has to be done by moi. I want to feel like a bougie pilates-on-Tuesdays-brunch-on-Wednesdays SAHM – not a housemaid. The design and packaging of Homecourt products is a first step towards that. They have sleek post-consumer recycled plastic bottles with a shiny black look, but really it’s the scent that will have you wanting to dispense the product regularly. My hunch is that Courteney created an entire brand just because she never found any cleaning brand that made a scent she actually loved. When I think back to all the non-toxic cleaning products I’ve used, while all the scents were nice and pleasant, none left a memorable mark. Cece is obsession worthy – at least for me.

homecourt surface cleaner

Homecourt Cece is an exquisite scent profile of carefully sourced ingredients: cedarwood, sweet cardamom, cinnamon, patchouli oil, vetiver oil, dried mate absolute leaves, and white leather. It is so sophisticated, complex, resinous, addictive, and demands presence but isn’t overpowering.

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I have a small kitchen, so the Surface Cleaner is sufficient for the small surface areas and leaves them sparkling. I wouldn’t consider this a heavy duty cleanser, but a great non-toxic option if you’re looking for a multi-purpose product. The Dish Soap also cleaned my pots, pans and dishes sufficiently and both the Hand Wash and Dish Soap feel adequately concentrated.

4 Homecourt Scents Available

  • Cipres Mint:  notes of eucalyptus oil, spearmint, black tea, white cedarwood, and Indian papyrus.
  • Neroli Leaf: notes of sparkling apples, Brazilian green mandarin oil, North African orange flower, neroli blossoms, basil leaves, jasmine petals, and vanilla.
  • Steeped Rose: notes of upcycled rosewater, Egyptian geranium oil, guiacwood, ylang-ylang oil, and vanilla.
  • Cece: notes of cedarwood, sweet cardamom, cinnamon, patchouli oil, vetiver oil, dried mate absolute leaves, and white leather.

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Apotheke Candles Review + Discount Code

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I first heard of Apotheke candles from my favorite candle influencer, Sir Candle Man, but the brand has been around for quite some time. Apotheke founder Chrissy Fichtl started her passion brand in 2011 as a way to share her soap making and scent formulations using essential oils. While they have their own Brooklyn factory, all soaps and candles are still handmade and ingredients are sourced directly from farms. The luxury home goods brand also ships worldwide. Read on to learn more about Apotheke candles and save 15% with discount code OBL15 at Apotheke.

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Apotheke Candles

The Apotheke candles come in large, beautiful frosted glass vessels and are made of a mix of soy and mineral wax along with fragrance oils.

To be fully transparent, these are not the cleanest candles on the spectrum as neither the scents nor the wax are 100% natural.

apotheke candle

Apotheke will perform similarly to a conventional candle in terms of scent throw. Even when the candle isn’t lit, you’ll be able to smell the candle’s fragrance.

If you’re sensitive to synthetic scents, I would opt for 100% essential oil candles over these hybrid type candles.

Strong Scent Throw

The biggest advantage to Apotheke candles is their very strong scent throw if you are used to lighly scented essential oil candles.

The wax blend they’re using is also on the slow burning side and tends to last a bit longer.

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Sea Salt Grapefruit

I love a good salt scented candle (current favorite is Yield Design’s Pomelo Candle) but I would say the salt note takes a backseat in this predominantly fruity scented candle. It contains Sea Salt, Grapefruit, dew drop accords and tarragon and smells very sweet and juicy. If you love something super sweet you’ll probably enjoy this candle, otherwise it might give a bit of a headache.

I much prefer the Apotheke Charcoal candle which is a smoky darkly sweet scent. It has notes of cedarwood and sandalwood blended with smokey amber and oud, which makes for an intensely interesting scent that fills the room.

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Countries Apotheke ships to:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

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HoldOn Compostable Bags Review + Discount Code

HoldOn Compostable Bags

HoldOn Compostable Bags Review There’s finally a plastic-free, non-toxic and 100% compostable ziploc bag alternative and it’s made by HoldOn Bags. These are heavy duty and sturdy bags that easily replace your single-use plastic bags. HoldOn Bags are totally brand new and offer trash, kitchen, and storage bags made from compostable and plant based materials. Did you know 100 BILLION trash bags are tossed every year in American alone? That’s a garbage truck full of plastic trash bags every minute. HoldOn uses sustainable materials that degrade cleanly back in the earth without producing micro plastics or toxic residue. It’s time to toss away your Ziploc bags and read on for my HoldOn Compostable Bags review.

HoldOn Compostable bags

HoldOn Compostable Bags

HoldOn bags offers four kinds of trash and storage bags:

  • Compostable Tall Kitchen Trash bags 13 gallon (40 bags/box)
  • Compostable Small Trash bags 4 gallon (50 bags/box)
  • Compostable Zipseal sandwich bags (100 bags/box)
  • Compostable Zipseal gallon bags (25 bags/box)

The trash bags can be used for both composting and as regular trash bags. The food safe storage bags are ziploc bag alternatives for packing lunches, food prep, food storage, home organization and anything else you can think of!

Holdon Compostable kitchen bags

Compostable bags are the better option when it comes to choosing between “biodegradable bags” vs “Compostable bags.” Researchers from the University of Plymouth examined five plastic bag materials for three years and found that the biodegradable and oxo-biodegaradable formulations remained functional as carrier bags after being in the soil for over 3 years. This raises the question of whether biodegradable formulations offer any tangible solution to plastic waste.

HoldOn Kitchen Bags

Holdon Compostable Bags

HoldOn bags aren’t going to be quite as thick as conventional plastic bags, but they’re still heavy duty and do not rip or tear. I’ve filled up the HoldOn kitchen bags to the brim with regular food and had no issues, and even deliberately tested them with heavy weight objects. I would avoid placing any sharp metal objects as the likelihood of it tearing through the material is higher. Otherwise, these HoldOn bags can hold just about anything that fits.

HoldOn Compostable bags

HoldOn Compostable Kitchen Bags are made with a combination of non toxic plant-based ingredients like PBAT, PLA, and cornstarch.

  • Polybutylene Adipate Terephthalate: biodegradable polymer that requires less crude oil during production than plastics and breaks down quickly, without emitting methane gas or creating toxic residue.
  • Polylactic Acid: derived from organic, renewable resources like sugar or corn. It requires less energy in production and emits less greenhouse gas in decomposition than plastic.
  • Cornstarch: organic substance ethically harvested from corn and bio degraded quickly.

Hold on Compostable trash bags

HoldOn Compostable Trash Bags

The tall kitchen bags have a:

  • 13 gallon capacity that fits most standard tall kitchen trash buns
  • Strong drawstring handles
  • Multi-way flex material that prevents rips and tears
  • Triple ply to prevent leaks
  • TUV Certified Home Compostable
  • BPI Certified Industrially Compostable

2023 Update: After more experience with the HoldOn Trash Bags, I find that to ensure no rips happen I have to use 2 bags at a time. Otherwise if using 1 bag I need to be mindful of the objects I throw away ie broken glass and sharp objects will lead to ripping. It also can’t handle anything wet like food waste as it’ll soak immediately through the bag and cause a huge hole. The handles are a hit or miss. They sometimes hold up and sometimes one handle breaks off immediately.  So I would say proceed with caution if purchasing the trash bags and note that they will not be nearly as heavy duty as regular plastic bags.

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Best CBD Oils & Gummies in 2023 (Tested & Reviewed)

Looking for the best CBD oils or even CBD gummies that actually work? What was once a controversial ingredient is now a well-established part of wellness culture. From chronic pain to anxiety to sleep, CBD offers a wide range of benefits. The highly therapeutic natural antidote is made from the stalk, stems, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant (hemp oil is different and made from the seeds). It’s actually similar to cannabinoids naturally produced in our own bodies, and can help with pain, inflammation, sleep, mood, stress and anxiety. But with thousands of new CBD brands popping up every year, the amount of choices are overwhelming. Check 7 of the best CBD oils and CBD gummies you can buy in 2022.Best CBD gummies

The statements in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA, and the products listed below are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

The World Health Organisation claims that CBD oil is “generally well tolerated with a good safety profile”. There are also some studies that suggest it may be able to offer relief for those afflicted with:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Cancer (and related treatments)
  • Diabetes
  • General pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

How Long Does it Take CBD to Work?

When starting a CBD regimen, it’s important to understand that while some people may notice effects quickly, it usually takes several weeks of consistent use to see results. CBD, CBC, CBG, and CBN take time to build up in our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), so the key is consistency and continued use over time.

You’re also not going to suddenly feel different. It’s more of an absence of feeling like reduced pain, fewer symptoms of anxiety, less restless or sleepless nights.

The recommended dosage is also not something that you need to follow – it’s more of a starting point. Everyone’s biochemistry is different, and you should experiment with dosage to see what’s right for you. You can gradually up the dosage, gauge and assess from there.

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NuLeaf Naturals

If you’re looking for the strongest and highest quality CBD products, NuLeaf Naturals is among the best CBD companies around.

  • cGMP Certified: Everything is produced in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices and the QR code on each package links to the Certificate of Analysis online batch search system so customers can see the third party lab results for their product.
  • Detox Project Certified
  • ISO Certified: international standard demonstrates their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet the highest regulatory requirements.
  • Certified B Corp: Meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.

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FOCL’s brand mission is to create plant-powered supplements made with premium CBD, stress easing adaptogens, and natural botanicals to support peak performance.

The brand was born out of necessity. The CEO of FOCL, Ken Lawson, took supplements for years following a life changing diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome.

In 2019, the company planted their own organic, non-GMO hemp farm. In addition, FOCL prioritizes transparency and publishes the certificate of analysis (COA) for every product online. Furthermore, FOCL only sources what they consider to be quality ingredients.

FOCL adheres to a stringent process and meets transparency standards to obtain independent top-tier certification through TRU-ID. This certification shows FOCL’s dedication to quality and authenticity.

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Penguin cbd

Penguin CBD

There’s a reason people love Penguin CBD products. Penguin CBD uses sustainable farming methods of organically grown hemp in Oregon, with no pesticides or harmful chemicals used. They also use a CO2 extraction method when many companies use Butane and Hexane for extraction, which can result in a toxic product. Penguin CBD offers a lot of yummy flavors like Cookies & Cream, which is great for people who don’t like the natural taste of hemp. But if you’re not a fan of artificial flavors, opt for the unflavored options.

Prima hemp


Prima is a premium CBD wellness and skincare brand that’s B Corp certified and EWG Verified. Based in Santa Monica, Prima was founded by experts in the clean beauty industry, including the co-founder of The Honest Company. Prima is also the first CBD brand to be EWG verified, picking ingredients that are organic and cultivated using sustainable farming practices and fair labor standards. The entire Prima line is designed to fight stress and promote self-care — and it doesn’t hurt the packaging is modern and luxe.

CBD infusionz


CBD Infusionz offers the greatest variety of CBD products, from tinctures and capsules to vapes, topicals, edibles, candy, gum and pet products. They use  non-GMO organic hemp plants grown in Colorado, but are not yet certified. CBD Infusionz is also a member of the National Hemp Association, an organization promoting good cultivation practices among the US growers. They 3rd party lab test results for each product is available on their website for full transparency.

Miraflora gummies


Miraflora’s 160-acre USDA Organic Certified farm in Boulder County has been family-owned and -operated for more than a century. Miraflora  feeds their hemp with pure snowmelt from the Rocky Mountains and nutrient-rich fertilizer from the farm’s alpaca herd (yes, ALPACAS!). Each fall, they harvest their hemp flower and extract it into premium full-spectrum CBD oil, which is then bottle and blend into Miraflora’s tinctures, soft gels, moisturizers, sparkling beverages, pet treats, and more.

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My Honest Tripollar Review on Stop X (Discount Code)

TriPollar radiofrequency

If tightening, lifting, and plumping is in your skin goals, then Tripollar Radiofrequency devices might be the skin technology you want to add to your skincare regimen. The multi-radiofrequency works by delivering focused RF energy into the right layers of the dermis, accelerating the natural production of collagen and elastin. If you’ve gotten a Radiofrequency facial in an aesthetic clinic before, Tripollar is the at-home version of this professional treatment. If you’re wondering between the NuFace and Tripollar, they are totally different in that NuFace “works out” your facial muscles while Tripollar tightens your skin. Tripollar can be very pricey at over $600, so it’s worth catching a sale. During Cyber Week the Stop X is 50% off over at their website.

TriPollar When Radiofrequency waves interact with the skin, they convert into heat. They target the deep layers of the skin, warming them up, which then promotes natural collagen production. Multi-Radiofrequency technology means that multiple fréquences work simultaneously in one area to actively target multiple layers of the dermis. As a result, more collagen and elastin fibers regenerate in a shorter amount of time. The Thermal Mapping algorithm controls the heating process by continually sampling the tissue temperature in five different thermal points on the user’s face. It’s able to build a personal Thermal Map, calculating the most accurate temperature for effective treatment in the specific treated area. Tripollar

A Conductor Gel is Required

Similar to the NuFace, you need to use a conductor gel for the Tripollar device to be effective. Tripollar

It Needs to Be Plugged in to Work

One downside to the Tripollar Stop X is that it needs to be plugged into a wall outlet to work. This makes your mobility limited while using the device. Tripollar

How Many Times A Week?

Stop X should be used 2-3 times a week for 6-8 weeks. After that it can be used 2-4 times a month in order to maintain the results.

How Long Is Each Session?

Each session should take you 15-20 minutes so you do need to set aside a decent chunk of time whenever you use the Tripollar device.

How to Use Tripollar?

Focus on 3 treatment areas of your face: left cheek, right cheek and forehead. Apply a thin layer of the conductor gel. Move the device in a very slow circular motion on a small part of the treatment area. Once the orange indicator light illuminates followed by a ‘beep’ sound, you have reached the optimal temperature. Continue the same slow circular motion for a few seconds, then gradually enlarge the movements in the treatment area. Do this for 5 minutes. Then repeat in the next treatment area.

Who Shouldn’t Use Tripollar

While Tripollar is safe for all ages over 18, race and skin color, if you’re pregnant, use fillers or Botox or have a history of cancer you should not use Tripollar. Please check the Tripollar website for the full list.

What Does Tripollar Feel Like?

The metal nodes feel very warm as you glide them across. It can sometimes feel very hot. There’s absolutely no pain or downtime involved.

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Jones Road Beauty Review: Is Bobbi Brown’s New Makeup Line Worth It?

Famously founded by iconic makeup mogul Bobbi Brown, Jones Road Beauty is a clean makeup line most known for their Miracle Balm and What The Foundation. Bobbi Brown sold her eponymous makeup line to Estee Lauder decades ago, but had signed a non-compete clause barring her from creating another makeup company until October 26, 2020. That very day, she launched Jones Road Beauty, a brand that embraces a minimalistic “less is more” approach to makeup. Jones Road Beauty offers a trim range products, some of which are multi-functional. I purchased a few products to try and see what the hype is about and am sharing my honest thoughts in today’s Jones Road Beauty review.

Jones Road beauty

What is the difference between Bobbi Brown and Jones Road?

Jones Road Beauty is Bobbi Brown’s second foray in the makeup world. This is a contemporary line of versatile products that embrace a less-is-more approach to beauty. It’s the embodiment of Bobbi Brown’s beauty philosophy.

Jones Road Beauty also launched a range of skincare products including a face cream, eye cream, cleansing stick, oil stick and even a hair balm.

The brand was built on the philosophy that the world doesn’t need more beauty products, which I find eyebrow raising. If the world doesn’t need more beauty products, why launch yet another line of beauty products. Every beauty brand owner believes their line to be “better” so I don’t see why this is their philosophy as it really doesn’t say anything about the brand at all.

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Jones road beauty

Why did Bobbi Brown create Jones Road Beauty?

Besides the obvious answer of money, it seems like Bobbi Brown created her own line because after she sold off her original makeup brand just a few years after launching it, she wanted something all her own again. And she waited a good 20 years to do be allowed to do so.

Her answer to Instyle Magazine was to create a line that was simple to use and taught women how to look good with less.

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Jones Road Beauty Controversy

Jones Road Beauty received backlash surrounding their TikTok controversy of encouraging customers to post reviews (including negative) for viral views in exchange for payment.  Meredith Duxbury and Mikayla Nogueira who are popular beauty creators were some of the first influencers who went viral for posting negative reviews of Jones Road Beauty What The Foundation. It’s unclear whether these were authentic reviews or paid for.

Is Jones Road Beauty Clean Beauty?

Jones Road Beauty is pretty low on the spectrum of clean beauty in terms of “cleanliness” of their ingredients. They do use controversial synthetics and artificial colorants.

Is Jones Road Beauty Clean Beauty?

Here you can see a comparison of Jones Road Beauty vs another lesser known clean beauty brand and notice the difference. Clean beauty is different for every person, and there are those who will consider Jones Road clean and others not.

Jones road beauty miracle balm

Jones Road Beauty Miracle Balm

The Miracle Balm is a highlighter balm with a natural “lit from within” type finish. The concept is identical to rms Living Luminizer, except Jones Road Beauty Miracle Balm comes in a huge container. Seeing as rms Living Luminizer is one of my least favorite rms products, I’m not surprised that I didn’t really care for Jones Road Beauty’s Miracle Balm either. It feels more like a balm than it does a true highlighter.

Jones Road Beauty Miracle Balm is basically a castor oil-beeswax balm that includes mica for a shimmer effect and a mix of colorants for the shade. It doesn’t feel all that greasy or oily to me which is a plus. But I can’t see myself finding much use for this product as I use my skincare to moisturize underneath already, and if I want a highlighter effect I’d prefer to go for a true highlighter than something in-between.

One last thing to note is it has a strong herbal scent from essential oils.

Jones Road beauty miracle balm

Miracle Balm Ingredients: (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Coconut Alkanes, Mica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil, Rosmarinus Officianlis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Silica, Tocopherol, May Contain +/-: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Iron Oxides/CI 77491/CI 77499/CI 77492, CI 77163/Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77861/Tin Oxide, CI 45410/Red 28 Lake

Jones Road What The Foundation

Jones Road What The Foundation

Jones Road Beauty foundation is described as “a tinted moisture balm meets traditional foundation.” This is a light coverage foundation that provides a dewy finish, but leans more satin if you have dry skin like me. I’m not a big fan of the pot packaging as it’s not very sanitary sticking my fingers into the product everytime. I do like the somewhat thick consistency and moisturizing properties of the formula, but wish the lightest shade was a bit brighter. Porcelain, which is the lightest shade offered, is still not quite the perfect match for my skin tone.

Jones Road beauty foundation

What The Foundation Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Caprate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric/Succinic Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Xanthan Gum, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Lecithin, Stearyl Alcohol, Dilinoleic Acid/Butanediol Copolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Castor Oil/Ipdi Copolymer, Dilinoleic Acid/Glycol Copolymer Silica Silylate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain [+/-]: CI 77491 – CI 77492 – CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Mica.

More Thoughts

I’m not sure I find the $44 price to be reasonable for What The Foundation as it’s on the steep end for the pretty average ingredients list it offers. There are similar quality products for cheaper and better formulated products for a similar price.

I can’t picture myself re-purchasing the Miracle Balm for nearly $40 as I didn’t find much use for it nor was I particularly impressed.

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LetsGetChecked Review: Must Read Before You Buy 2023

LetsGetChecked is an affordable at-home health test company offering over 30 health and wellness tests that can all be done without ever leaving your home. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of making a doctor’s appointment, trekking to the doctor’s and waiting forever for results, LetsGetChecked is a convenient solution. You can check everything from Covid to testosterone, your vitamin deficiencies to STD’s and fertility and hormone levels to certain cancers. They’ve helped 2.5 million people get tested and take charge of their health, with nearly 100,000 abnormal results detected to empower people to live longer, healthier lives. You never have to awkwardly wait in the Planned Parenthood lobby to check for an STD again. As someone who always tried to avoid going to the doctor (I know it’s terrible!), I was looking into at home health testing to check my hormones and fertility when LetsGetChecked reached out. They’re also offering my readers 30% off with discount code OBL30 at

LetsGetChecked offers many benefits thanks to the fact that they:

  • Use robotics, barcoding and automation to process your sample in an anonymous way with results available within two to five business days.
  • Manufacture all sample collection kits at their accredited facility
  • Use the world’s best accredited labs
  • Have a team of physicians review your orders and results
  • Have a team of nurses, available 24/7 to help with treatment options
  • Apple Health partner
  • Available to US, Canada and most European countries

LetsGetChecked Health Test

LetsGetChecked Health and Wellness Tests

LetsGetChecked offers 34 tests within several categories. You can choose the level of comprehensiveness of the tests depending on how many biomarkers you want to test for. The more comprehensive the test the higher the cost.

  • Micronutrient test: checks for vitamin B12, D, E, Magnesium, Copper, Selenium & Zinc
  • Coronavirus tests
  • Male hormone tests: various tests that check for testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), free androgen index (FAI), cortisol
  • Female hormone tests: checks for follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone, prolactin, oestradiol, progesterone, ovarian reserve
  • Colon cancer screening test: fecal immunochemical test (FIT)
  • Thyroid tests;  checks thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (FT4), and free triiodothyronine (FT3), TSH, FT4, and FT3, and also checks thyroglobulin antibodies, thyroid peroxidase antibodies
  • Diabetes and heart test: checks for total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), HDL percent of total cholesterol, triglycerides, hemoglobin A1c
  • Sexual health tests: checks for STI’s chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, HIV, syphilis, Gardnerella, mycoplasma, ureaplasma
  • Cortisol test

LetsGetChecked health test

How to Take a Health Test at Home with LetsGetChecked

Registering Your Test

  1. First, order a test from the LetsGetChecked Health and Wellness Tests
  2. LetsGetChecked tests are anonymous and come in unmarked boxes. Each test contains a unique bar code that’s tracked by the company.
  3. To register your test kit, go to LetsGetChecked.con/activate or scan the QR code that’s on the card in your kit.
  4. Follow the steps on your screen to complete registration.

LetsGetChecked health test

Taking Your Sample

  1. Sample is taken either as swab, stool, blood, or urine depending on the test.
  2. IMPORTANT! To ensure the results are accurate you need to follow the sample instructions carefully for each individual test. For example, the female hormone test should be taken on Day 3 of your menstrual cycle.

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Returning the Sample

  1. You place the sample in the provided biohazard bag and back in the box it came in, so it’s protected during transit.
  2. You place the box (which now contains your sample) in the prepaid shipping envelope provided and mail it back the same day. You can either drop it off at the post or schedule UPS to come pick it up.
  3. Once LetsGetChecked receives it, they’ll notify you and process the sample. The medical team will review the results, and you’ll be notified of the results within 2 to 5 business days.

LetsGetChecked Health Test

LetsGetChecked Review

The entire LetsGetChecked at home health test process is super fast. As soon as I ordered, it shipped out almost immediately and came expedited in discreet packaging.

The LetsGetChecked instructions are laid out clearly on paper with the kit (and you can always check online too). Activating the LetsGetChecked kit is also straightforward and fast thanks to the QR code I was able to conveniently scan using my phone.

The least enjoyable part in all this was actually collecting the blood sample, but even that turned out to be simple and fast, There were 4 lancets in my kit just in case, and all you have to do is simply press down to use the lancet. For my hormone test I had to wait until the third day of my menstrual cycle. If you’re going to be doing this you might as well take the extra measures to ensure the test results are as accurate as possible.

Once that’s done you drop the sample in the biohazard bag, then place the biohazard back in the little box, then place the box in the prepaid mailer that has the self addressed UPS label. You can then schedule for UPS to come pick it up, but I needed to go to the post office.

I was able to check my results online after 5 days. Didn’t have to come into contact with anyone or deal with the hassle of physically going to the doctor’s. And I now have peace of mind!

LetsGetChecked Discount Code – OBL30 saves 30%

Use affiliate discount code OBL30 to save 30% on any and all LetsGetChecked health tests.

LetsGetChecked is available to the US, Canada and most European countries.

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Henry Rose Review: Best & Worst Henry Rose Perfumes

Henry Rose perfumes
Famously founded by Michelle Pfeiffer, Henry Rose is a unisex clean perfume brand that’s as safe and transparent as possible. Michelle Pfeiffer swore off conventional fragrance when her kids were born over a decade ago, and in 2019 launched Henry Rose with five perfumes. Henry Rose is the only line of clean perfumes to be formulated with the Environmental Working Group. They’re also 100% transparent in disclosing every ingredient used and hold multiple certifications that ensure quality and safety. Henry Rose is EWG Verified (stands for health, transparency, and good manufacturing practices) and Cradle to Cradle Certified (one of the world’s most rigorous product sustainability standards). So toss aside your Jo Malone and read on for the best and worst Henry Rose perfumes! Henry Rose perfumes I purchased the Henry Rose Discovery Set, which comes with 10 perfume samples. Overall, I found Henry Rose to be a true genderless unisex type of clean fragrance line, with certain scents leaning more masculine and others feminine. As with any line, there are some real standouts and others that get lost in the crowd. The full size Henry Rose perfumes come in a minimalistic no-frills transparent glass bottle with black cap. They also lean slightly on the expensive side for a clean perfume made with synthetics.

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Are Henry Rose Perfumes long lasting?

Longevity: 3 hours maybe 4 depending on the number of spritzes. Certain scents are much lighter than others and fade quickly, particularly  Sheep’s Clothing and Windows Down.

Where can you buy Henry Rose perfumes?

Henry Rose is not sold at Sephora or Amazon. For clean perfume brands that are sold on Amazon click here.

Most Popular Henry Rose Scents

Best Henry Rose Scents (Personal Opinion)

These are the Henry Rose scents I consider the best – keep in mind this is personal to me and everyone can have different favorites according to their taste!

Jake’s House (Clean & soft honeyed musky floral)

Jake’s House is a perfectly unisex scent that’s neither too masculine nor too feminine. It goes right down the middle and would work just as well for a man as it would for a women. Henry Rose Jake’s House is clean, easy, and soft with a honeyed characteristic to its floral and musky notes. There is an everyday type of scent and could easily be worn on its own and layered with other perfumes without becoming offensive. Top notes: fresh marine Middle notes: Neroli, Peony, Jasmine Bottom notes: Ambroxan, Musk

Flora Carnivora (grounding floral)

If you love florals but don’t want something too sweet or juvenile, I think Flora Carnivora is a great scent to check out. This is Henry Rose’s only true floral scent and one of their most recent new launches from 2021. Flora Carnivora is much more feminine leaning and floral but not in a bright, uplifting way – this is a grounding and sultry floral with earthy and musky characteristics that feels grown up. You have the fragrant jasmine, tuberose and orange flower at the heart of the perfume, but deepened with vetiver oil, cedarwood, opulent  musks and Amber. I find it to be a softly rich and sultry white floral scent. Update: Flora Carnivora just won an Allure Best of Beauty 2022 award for best clean fragrance!

Torn (sweet warm vanilla floral)

I’m such a sucker for vanilla scents and Torn is no exception. This is a yummy vanilla floral perfume with Rose, violet and jasmine at the heart and a base of Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla Bean and Praline. I love the addition of patchouli and violet, which are scent notes I don’t find very often used together  in clean perfume lines that aren’t 100% natural and include synthetics. To me this is a scent that seducts but remains playful. It’s a cozy, sultry, warm and sweet vanilla perfume that I can see most vanilla lovers enjoying or millennials upgrading to a more sophisticated vanilla scent. I cannot picture this scent on a man or on an older generation of women.

Dark is Night (sexy smoky earthy vanilla)

I don’t consider Dark Is Night an everyday perfume as I have to be a in a particular mood to choose a “dark” and very rich earthy scent over lighter, more feminine scents, but Dark Is Night is beautiful, sexy and interesting. This is a very rich and heavy scent, and the longest lasting scent in the Henry Rose line. I spritzed this in the morning and I could still smell it in the early evening. While I say that it’s not an everyday scent for me, that could change once fall and winter rolls around. In fact, I’d probably totally want a full sized bottle of Dark Is Night for winter. The notes are vetiver, freesia, patchouli and vanilla bean, but I mostly detect just the patchouli and vanilla bean.

Worst Henry Rose Perfumes

Okay keep in mind my worst scents are easily someone else’s best scents, but here are the Henry Rose perfumes that I didn’t like. And when I say “worst” I don’t mean they’re bad scents, I just wouldn’t purchase a full sized bottle for myself.

Windows Down

I just can’t picture myself ever shelling out $130 to buy a full sized bottle of Windows Down. I didn’t feel drawn to this scent and nothing about it really stood out to me like some of the other scents. Windows Down is a light floral scent that’s clean and crisp with some musk and green. The base notes are moss, guaiacwood and musk. For me, it leans a little too masculine but I’m not sure I would even care to smell this on a man. Though it’s in no way offensive and I know many people love Windows Down, unfortunately it reminds me of any generic mass-produced perfume to be brutally honest. Maybe it’s because I’ve been testing clean perfumes non stop for the last year, but Windows Down gets lost in the crowd for me.


Oh boy, Smyth. I tried hard to get into this perfume, but I just did not like this scent no matter what. I couldn’t get over how much it reminds me of Bath and Body Work’s fruity hand soaps. Smyth is a little too juvenile and sickly sweet for me, and much more suited to a younger customer. It’s a juicy Jolly Rancher green apple scent that dries down to something generic. Smyth is another Henry Rose scent that disappears into the crowd. Top notes: Melon, Green Apple, Sorbet, Pineapple Middle Notes: Star Jasmine, Apricot, White Tea Base notes: Sandalwood, ISO E Super, Musk, White woods

Other Henry Rose Scents

Other Henry Rose scents were perfumes I enjoyed but weren’t exactly enamored with were:
  • Fog: I can see Fog entering my Best Of list  Fog in the winter, but I’m not as drawn to it in the current summer. I also hesitate to include Fog in my “ Best Of” list as I know most women are partial to feminine, floral scents. This is a true woodsy scent that reminds me of Abbott NYC’s Sequoia and Heretic’s Sandalwood (which are both beautiful in their own way), except Fog has a tinge of sweetness to it that makes it a more alluring scent.
  • Sheep’s Clothing: Strong opening pepper note that becomes a very light musky Rose. Don’t think I’d spend $130 on a full size. This is a classic old-fashioned type of scent.
  • Last Light: Hard to put my finger on this scent as I neither loved nor hated it. I detected a sweet fruity scent with an underlying woodsy and musky characteristic. It’s easygoing and inoffensive, but not sure I’d actually spend $130 to buy a full size. Last Light is particularly suited to peach scent lovers.

Easy and light:

  • Last Light
  • Windows Down
  • Sheep’s Clothing
  • Jake’s House
  • Smyth


  • Dark Is Night
  • Fog

Most feminine:

  • Flora Carnivora
  • Last Light
  • Smyth
  • Torn

Most masculine:

  • Windows Down
  • Fog

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Not a Fan of Henry Rose? Here’s My Suggestions

If you’re not a fan of Henry Rose’s scents because they lean too masculine or heavy, then allow me to suggest the below clean perfume lines that lean more feminine:

Caraway Review: Is Caraway Non-Toxic Cookware Worth It? 2023

Caraway cookware

You’ve already thought of clean filtered water and organic mattresses, even filled most of your fridge with organic produce, but you probably haven’t thought about non-toxic ceramic nonstick coated cookware. That’s right, even our pots and pans can be made of materials (flourinated chemicals) that emit harmful toxins when heated. A number of non-toxic cookware brands are making it easier for us to cook worry-free. Caraway healthy cookware is a non-toxic version of non-stick skillets and saucepans, offering both functionality and quality. Wondering why Caraway is so popular, what Caraway is made of and how Caraway is non-toxic? Today I’m sharing my honest thoughts in today’s Caraway review.



How Is Caraway Non-Toxic?

Conventional pans and pots are coated with PTFE (such as Teflon®), lead, cadmium, and other toxic materials. In fact it’s in more than 95% of non-stick pans. While you’re cooking, these harmful ingredients can perch into your food and stay in your body for decades.

Caraway is made without any toxic materials like PFAS, PTFE, PFOA.

The FDA presented its findings from three studies on the prevalence of PFAS at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry’s annual European meeting. The premise, that the chemicals have been widely used in nonstick cookware, contact paper, food packaging, cleaning products, and other industrial products have leached into our food and contaminated our water supply. These chemicals are linked to liver damage, certain types of cancers, thyroid disease, infertility, high cholesterol, obesity and more.

Caraway cookware

They’re also better for the environment. During the manufacturing process, Caraway cookware releases up to 60% less CO2 into the environment compared to traditional non-stick coatings.

Caraway instead has a mineral based ceramic coating so nothing iffy leaches into your cooking.


Caraway cookware

What I Like About Caraway Nonstick Pan

  • Surprisingly heat up quickly and evenly (Caraway pans have an aluminum core)
  • Caraway is oven-safe thanks to stainless steel and enameled surfaces
  • Beautifully designed
  • Less oil and butter is needed
  • No rusting!
  • So easy to clean!

These are hefty pans so I expected the Caraway pan to take quite a bit longer to heat up than my lighter pan, but that wasn’t the case.

They’re also oven safe up to 550 degrees, so I can switch to baking my dish without having to transfer it to a different container.

Caraway cookware

There’s so much slip to the Caraway pan I need far less oil than I normally would and that also means less accidents of burning the surface.

Cleaning the pan is such a breeze too compared to my conventional pans. Leftover food sauce glide off easily with a swipe, so less time and energy is spent in the cleanup process.

Caraway cookware

Can Caraway make eggs without sticking?

No. I put it to the test and you still do need a small amount of oil.


What I Don’t Like About Caraway Nonstick Pan

  • Heavy
  • Not enough size options

The pans are on the heavier side, and while Caraway does offer a mini pan, there’s still not enough size options. I have a small kitchen and don’t cook for a family of 5 so I prefer smaller sizes!


Caraway Bakeware

If you love to bake, Caraway also offers baking sheets, a muffin tray, loaf pan and circle pan for making cakes, roasting veggies and more. They feature the same ceramic non-stick surface that’s chemical free and so easy to clean.


30-Day Risk Free Trial

Caraway is risk free with a 30 day trial and free returns, so if you find you don’t like their cookware you can return them easily.


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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas 2023

valentines day gifts for girlfriend

I’ve whipped up a cute little list of gift ideas for Valentine’s Day to provide some inspiration for your online shopping.

Providence Perfume Sample Set

Providence Perfume Co Day Botanical Sample Set

If you’re looking for a 100% natural perfume brand with gorgeous floral, green and fruity scents that embody divine sophistication then try out the day sample set from Providence Perfume Co. : ella mila Nail Polish, Mommy Collection - Paint the Town Red : Beauty & Personal Care

Ella Mila Paint the Town Red and Emilie Heathe Creme Red

This is the perfect bright red shade AND it’s 17-free.

BioFace Facial Mask Machine with Collagen Tablets, DIY Mask Maker -

BioFace Face Mask Machine

Disclaimer, I actually only JUST purchased this so I have yet to share how much I like it, but for anyone who loves skincare I think this is just..FUN. You can make your own DIY jelly masks with ingredients you have in the fridge and you add their collagen tablet for the machine to ooze out a perfectly shaped face mask.

Aftelier perfume

Aftelier Perfumes Chocolate Saffron Body Oil

Yes a decadent natural body oil that smells of chocolate does exist. Dutch cocoa powder holding nuances of coffee, woods, and vanilla pods paired with yellow and orange floral saffron create a stunning beauty of a fragrance. It also doubles as a hair oil.

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Underprotection Lingerie (Sustainable)

Opt for sustainable lingerie brands this Valentine’s Day.

Beauty heroes box
Beauty Heroes Curated Box Set

An organic mask lover’s dream come true, the Beauty Heroes limited edition curated box sets include products worth over $400 for a discovery price of $159.

Phomemo Mini Thermal Label Printer

I’m gifting myself this mini thermal label printer that’s all over Tic Tac. I’m not sure what I’ll use it for, but my inner child is screaming.

Pukka love tea ayurvedic tea love bio | eBay

Pukka Love Tea

What’s more appropriate than a love tea for Valentine’s Day. This organic blend will help the dreary winter month of February a little faster.

Lilysilk Rhinestone Trimmed Silk Pajamas

Other than bamboo, silk pajamas offer the most comfortable feeling when it comes to sleepwear. Lilysilk’s OEKO-Tex certified materials and elegant designs are worth checking out. (Affiliate code OBL saves).

coconut wax candles

La Lueur Candles

These luxurious candles come in the most beautiful, elegant vessels that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Plus, they’re made with vegetable/coconut/apricot wax and 100% cotton wick.


maurie eve dress

Maurie+Eve Mindful Resortwear & Knitwear

My mind is always on resortwear no matter what time of the year it is. Sustainable Australian brand Maurie + Eve is my favorite right now and they happen to ship worldwide. The quality is simply the best and they also have amazing knitwear pieces.

Classic Gold Hinged Bracelet Vermeil 14K 18K Yellow Gold S/M M/L First

Aurate Classic Gold Hinged Bracelet

I am a minimalist when it comes to my jewelry (though I secretly want to be a maximalist), and Aurate is one of my go to’s because they’re accessible and simplistic.

Idlewild Dried Florals Strawberry Fields Bouquet

I never see anyone talking about this small business when their dried floral bouquets are just simply jawdroppingly beautiful. I’ve already purchased their Strawberry Fields Bouquet for my boss.

Glow Beauty Fuel Chocolate Bar – Packaging Of The World

Glow Beauty Fuel Premium Collagen Bars

As a skincare blogger I’m always talking about products you apply to your skin, so I’m trying hard to not recommend them in this gift guide. Instead, here’s a delicious way to eat your skincare lol. The Glow Beauty Fuel bars are so tasty and ensure you get that beautifying collagen into your system without having to add any boring powders to your drink.

inoki bathhouse

Inoki Bathhouse

Disclaimer, I’ve never tried this but I’m really wanting someone to gift this to me. These luxurious and rejuvenating tea baths drawing upon ancient Japanese tradition look so unique and relaxing.

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Saint Jane Beauty Body Duo

I have never seen a more beautifully packaged body care product and I’m sure whoever receives Saint Jane Beauty as a gift will agree. (affiliate code OBL saves 15%)

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Moon Juice Sex Dust

As a longtime fan of Moon Juice’s organic supplements, I’d be remiss to not suggest the one and only Sex Dust.

Foria Quickie CBD Kit - She Bop

Foria CBD Intimacy

Spice things up in the bedroom with Foria’s organic intimacy products.

Scents of Joy 5ml EDP Trio

Sana Jardin Scents Trio

Accessible yet super chic, Sana Jardin offers clean perfumes for the feminine gal looking for wearable and gorgeous scents.

Axiology Lip to Lid Balmies Set

For the eco-minded gal, this 14 shade set of Axiology’s famous zero waste Lip-to-Lid Balmies is a makeup lover’s dream. It’s filled with flattering shades and even a few highlighters. (Code OBL saves 20%).

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Bathorium Aphrodite Bath Bomb

Interested in gifting the biggest bath bomb in North America? Check out Bathorium’s gigantic Aphrodite Bath Bomb (affiliate code OBL saves).



56 Best Wellness Self Care Gifts for a Healthy Zen Life 2023

Need healthy wellness gift ideas for the person who wants to jump back on the fitness bandwagon, desperately needs more relaxation in their stressful life, or could use healthy eating motivation? The latest tech like Google Pixel 7 Pro or Meta Quest VR might look tempting, but in recent years heath and wellness have become a major priority for many people with the state of the world being what it is. It’s as if everyone’s starting to realize that our very lives depend on how we take care of our well-being on a daily basis. And that doesn’t just mean fitness and nutrition, but tending to mind, body and soul. Wellness encompasses everything from healthy eating and physical exercise to aromatherapy and better quality sleep to mindfulness meditation and therapy. The positive affirmation you told yourself this morning, and the bath you took last night is wellness. If you’re wondering what’s a good gift for someone who is healthy, who already buys themselves everything or who could use a bit of self care, you’re sure to find some unique healthy gift ideas in this guide. Many of these luxury wellness gifts and inexpensive wellness gifts alike are on Amazon. I’ve rounded up the top wellness gifts that are sure to please even the most savvy health gurus.

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P F Candle Co

You can never go wrong with gifting clean-burning candles, especially when they’re P F Candle Co candles. Their cult favorite Teakwood and Tobacco scent catapulted the brand to fame and today they offer a wide variety of candles and reed diffusers using fine fragrance oils. Plus they’re perfect for all genders.

Aromatherapy Associates Bath Oil Set

Aromatherapy Associates Bath Oil Set

For bath lovers, the Aromatherapy Associates luxury bath oil set of ten different blends makes for a great gift. Adding a bath oil to your bath helps nourish and soften the skin while providing an aromatherapeutic experience. Aromatherapy Associates offers some of the most exquisite essential oil blends that will soothe you right to sleep or blissful relaxation.


ZUMA Nutrition Parasite Detox

Did you know the average person has over 30 different parasites living in their bodies. Parasites can steal nutrients, produce toxins and kill off good bacteria allowing for harmful yeast like Candida to grow.  Zuma Parasite Detox uses a blend of key herbs (organic or wildcrafted) with powerful anti-parasitic compounds that can eliminate the adult, larva and egg stages of different types of parasites. They use a therapeutic extraction process that’s able to concentrate the active ingredients into a water-soluble liquid extract more potent than regular tea powders or capsules.

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Pukka Tea Advent Calendar

Pukka Tea Advent Calendar

You get to enjoy 24 different sustainable, organic and fair trade cups of tea for under $20.

Healthyline mat

Healthyline Gemstone Rainbow Mat

Know a crystal lover? The ultimate luxury wellness gift for crystal fans is the Healthyline Far Infrared Gemstone Rainbow Mat. It’s filled with seven types of natural gemstones that warm up with far-infrared heat and offers pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) and seven colors of light. Healthyline mats offers multiple healing modalities in one single mat.

BodyBoss home gym

BodyBoss Home Gym 2.0

I love using my BodyBoss Home Gym in the comfort of my own home. It’s a fully portable home gym that’s designed to simulate all the bulky equipment and machines you see at the gym. BodyBoss is very easy to use once you try it out and it’s also beginner workout friendly.

Higher dose sauna blanket

Higher Dose Infrared Blanket

Popular with the likes of Lady Gaga and Bella Hadid, the celeb-favorite Higher Dose Infrared Sauna Blanket harnesses far infrared rays inside Amethyst, Tourmaline, and Charcoal layers for all the benefits of a sauna in the comfort of your home. There’s no having to go to Publix infrared sauna studios plus you save them money over the long term. The heat energy from Higher Dose Infrared Sauna Blankets boosts blood circulation to deliver all the nutrients the body needs to recover, penetrates deep to relax tense muscles, and heals damaged tissues.

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Plant Therapy Fall Essential Oil Set

Plant Therapy Lovin Fall Essential Oil Set

With essential oil blends like Fireside Flannel and Apple Orchard, Plant Therapy’s Lovin Fall Essential Oil set will have those in denial that summer has ended actually excited for sweater weather. Plant Therapy offers full transparency and high quality that’s affordable. Every bottle of essential oil from Plant Therapy goes through multiple rounds of organoleptic and analytical testing, with third-party laboratory GC-MS testing always available to the public.


Bearaby Cotton tree napper weighted blanket

Bearaby Weighted Blanket

The Bearaby Weighted Blanket (also known as a gravity blanket) is a great gift for cozying up under while lounging, watching Netflix or reading in bed. They’re made with plant based and organic materials only and come in a variety of colors and sizes to suit everyone’s needs. Scientific research shows that sleeping under an evenly distributed weight brings about a deeper, more natural sleep cycle. The sensation of feeling cocooned can also help reduce cortisol levels. Bearaby makes for a fantastic sleep wellness gift.

Getaway big bear

Getaway Escape

Some of us love the gift of experiences rather than objects. With all the stress and chaos of life, why not gift a luxurious tiny cabin escape in nature. Getaway has 19 outposts close to major cities across the US. Their tiny cabins come with all modern day luxuries and are nestled in the wilderness away from the hubbub of the city (max 1-2 hours away).

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Koa Roy massage cube

Koa + Roy Massage Cube

Massage cube anyone? These zero waste massage cubes are packaged in hemp paper and made with high quality, entirely safe, plant based ingredients. Each cube is infused with 800 mg for a truly therapeutic experience. Really dig the massage cube into tense and tight areas and feel the tension melt away.

Sun Home Sauna 

Sun Home Saunas high-powered red and near infrared light therapy devices use clinically proven wavelengths ranging from 660nm to 850nm that have strong therapeutic benefits. Not only does red light therapy improve the skin’s appearance, by helping reduce wrinkles, scars, redness and acne, it can also help with medical conditions, reduce inflammation in the body and speed up wound healing.

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Spacemasks eye mask

Spacemasks Self Heating Eye Masks

Spacemasks are a self-heating eye mask that provides 15 minutes of relaxing therapy for tired eyes. Each set comes with five individually wrapped Spacemasks infused with Jasmine to help you fall asleep, ease headaches and relax tired eyes. Once opened they’re activated by air to start warming up.

Dodow Sleep Aid Light

Dodow Sleep Aid Light

For the person you know who has sleeping issues, the Dodow is a metronome light that slowly projects a rhythmic glow onto your ceiling to help you fall asleep faster. By synchronizing your breathing to the contracting and detracting light, you can clear the mind and relax the body. I used the Dodow device back when I was suffering from insomnia issues and found that it sometimes did help me fall asleep when sleep felt impossible.

Osea Vagus Nerve Pillow Mist

The Vagus Nerve is a term that’s well known in the wellness world. It’s the 10th cranial nerve and reaches from the brain to the gut. It functions as the main component of the autonomic and parasympathetic  nervous systems that oversees mood, bodily functions and relays information from vital organs to the brain. Osea’s Vagus Nerve Pillow Mist contains a blend of essential oils that can help induce a meditative state of consciousness while promoting overall relaxation and well-being.

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Caraway cookware

Caraway Non-Toxic Cookware

For the home chef and baker, give the gift of healthy cooking with Caraway’s non-toxic cookware. They’re free of harmful toxins found in conventional products like PTFE (Teflon), lead, cadmium and more and are made with Eco-friendly ceramic. This means no toxins are getting released into food while cooking. Not to mention they look luxurious in any kitchen setting.

Hey dewy diffuser

Hey Dewy Humidifier

The ultra compact Hey Dewy Humidifer releases a cool mist to add moisture to the air and create a healthier home environment. Humidifiers reduce bacteria and virus buildup in the air, prevent skin dryness, relieve allergy symptoms and soothes sinuses. Homes should have 30-50% humidity levels ideally.

Hemlock Park Organic Candle Set

Hemlock Park Organic Candle Set

Gift an organic candle set with Hemlock Park. Each Hemlock Park candle is hand-poured in small batches at their artist-owned apothecary in Nevada. Hemlock Park offers a wide variety of 22 candle scents and a crackling wooden wick. Also sold on Amazon.

Somavedic Sky

Somavedic EMF Protection

For biohackers, wellness gurus and health fans alike, Somavedic is a coveted health product. If you’re not familiar with it, a Somavedic is an EMF mitigation device that utilizes frequency therapy to block the effects of Electromagnetic Field Radiation and 5G Radiation. EMF radiation comes from our mobile phones, cell phone towers and our wifi routers, and according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, they’re possibly carcinogenic to humans. A study published in Environmental Health suggests EMFs may cause changes to DNA.

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Bearaby Cuddler Body Pillow

Bearaby Cuddler Body Pillow

For side sleepers, pregnant moms, or anyone wanting a little spoon, the Bearaby Body Pillow is a gift they don’t need but would love to have. The genius team at Bearaby have developed a full-body pillow with plant-based Melofoam that hugs you in all the right places. It’s a squishy, breathable & ergonomic body pillow pillow that cradles the shape of your body, creates a sense of calm and provides therapeutic benefits. Plus every Cuddler comes with a 100% organic cotton cover in white.

Zuma nutrition parasite detox

Zuma Nutrition Parasite Detox Bundle

Did you know the average person has over 30 different parasites living in their bodies. Parasites can steal nutrients, produce toxins and kill off good bacteria allowing for harmful yeast like Candida to grow.  Zuma Parasite Detox uses a blend of key herbs (organic or wildcrafted) with powerful anti-parasitic compounds that can eliminate the adult, larva and egg stages of different types of parasites. They use a therapeutic extraction process that’s able to concentrate the active ingredients into a water-soluble liquid extract more potent than regular tea powders or capsules.

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Now essential oil diffuser

NOW Essential Oil Diffuser

For the gift giver on a budget, NOW offers plenty of affordable Heath and wellness gifts like their Essential Oil Diffuser. Simple yet functional, the NOW diffusers provide aromatherapy benefits by diffusing essential oils into the air and releasing their therapeutic properties.



Notes candle refill

Notes Candle Refill Kit

The most sustainable candle gift for eco-minded friends and family is the Notes Candle Refill Kit. It’s an endlessly refillable candle that you only need to purchase refills for instead of a brand new candle + vessel.

Pique matcha set

Pique Tea Matcha Beauty Bundle

The secret to why Japanese women never age — matcha. Make it into a real gift by giving a matcha set that includes a whisking tool and manual. Founded in 2014 in San Francisco, Pique Tea offers the purest, healthiest tea that are available in the form of crystals that dissolve in both hot or cold water. Pique tea crystals are triple screened for toxins like heavy metals, mold, and pesticides to ensure quality. Sun Goddess Matcha is sourced from Kagoshima, at the southernmost tip of the Japanese archipelago, the furthest distance from environmental toxins.

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Sodastream machine

Sodastream Sparkling Water Machine

Everyone needs to drink more water and Sodastream sparkling water machines not only make you want to drink water they also eliminate so much plastic bottle waste. These high-quality machines can last years and years. Mine is over 5 years old and works as good as new!

Munjoi shoe

Munjoi Convertible All Dai Shoe

Give an eco-friendly shoe that transforms into four different shoes. Munjoi convertible shoes go from sneaker to mule to sandal to open-toed mule in seconds. They’re made with algae waste from polluted waterways along with hemp, cotton and sugarcane. They’re super comfy (I’ve used mine for 2 years) and practical. Use them as a sneaker for a light jog, then a sandal for a beach day, and a stylish mule for brunch.

Berkey water filter

Berkey Water Filter

Give the gift of clean water with Berkey Water Filters, one of the highest quality water filters available. With tap water in US cities being heavily contaminated with hazardous chemicals and toxins, making sure you’re drinking clean water is a must. The Berkey Water Filter isn’t just your average water filter – it’s also a water purifier thanks to its ability to remove bacteria and viruses that a conventional filter can’t. Berkey water filters remove over 200 contaminants, including pharmaceuticals, pesticides, petroleum products, and PFAS.

Neom Organics home
Neom Organics Home Mist

Neom Organics was founded due to a necessity for personal well-being and has now grown into a global brand of aromatherapy wellness, home and skincare products. Their products are made in the UK and give any home a touch of natural luxury. Their Home Mist instantly produces a sense of call and their bestselling 3 wicks candles contain up to 3 bottles of essential oils, with no paraffin or synthetics for a soot-free burn.

Bed of nails acupressure mat

Bed of Nails Acupressure Mat

An acupressure mat is based on traditional Chinese medicine and designed to stimulate pressure points near the body’s meridians to allow chi (energy) to flow. Using one for 20 minutes a day is said to ease chronic pain, reduce headaches, and improve circulation. There are plenty of acupressure mats out there to choose from, but the one I use happens to be made by Bed of Nails.

NuLeaf CBD gummies

NuLeaf CBD Gummies for Sleep

Know someone with a sweet tooth and trouble sleeping? Satisfy both needs with NuLeaf CBD Gummies for Sleep. These are made with all natural and organic ingredients with high-quality botanicals that will help easy anxiety and slow down the mind.

Blissy silk pillowcase set

Blissy Silk Pillowcase

Enhance anyone’s sleep experience instantly with a luxe silk pillowcase. Blissy silk pillowcases are not the cheap silk pillowcases you’ll find on Amazon. They’re of the highest quality and feel completely different from the cheaper knockoffs. I’ve tried a number of under $20 silk pillowcases and they simply don’t compare. Blissy’s are handmade using high quality 22-Momme 100% Pure Mulberry Silk.

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Beauty chef inner beauty powder

The Beauty Chef Inner Beauty Essential

The Beauty Chef is designed to support both gut health + collagen production for beautiful skin, hair, and nails. Glow Inner Beauty Essential uses whole-food ingredients, bio-fermented nutrient blend, seeds, vitamin C, provitamin A, biotin, and probiotics and prebiotics. It has a decent berry flavor that isn’t overly sweet.


Foria awaken arousal oil

Foria Awaken Arousal Oil

For intimate partners, the Foria Awaken Arousal Oil is a cheeky sexual wellness gift that will give them more powerful orgasms. Awaken uses only natural ingredients to boost circulation and stimulation for a more intense experience in the bedroom.

The five minute journal

The 5 Minute Journal

For journaling lovers and newbies alike, the 5 Minute Journal is a structured and guided gratitude journal to start the day happy. It’s based on Positive psychology research so you’re more likely to stick to it.

Sad light therapy lamp

SAD Light Therapy Lamp

A thoughtful wellness gift for those who live in cold climates without a lot of sun, a SAD Light Therapy lamp helps ease seasonal affective disorder. The lamps simulate sunlight, which helps trigger the brain to release serotonin. Studies also show that using light therapy during fall and winter can help adjust circadian rhythm.

Narwal vacuum mop robot

Narwal Robot Mop and Vacuum

For the busy one who never seems to have time to clean, a robot mop and vacuum machine will be a godsend. What sets the Narwal apart is that it’s both a mop and a vacuum AND it’s self-cleaning. Meaning, the mop cleans itself so you don’t have to lift a finger. You can save someone a whole lot of time and money with this one award-winning cleaning device. Who wouldn’t want a clean home at all times!

Bathorium bath soak

Bathorium Bath Soaks

Bathorium is a line of clean bath soaks and bombs designed to elevate any bath experience into a luxurious spa-like experience at home. They offer all-natural premium clean bath salts, bath bombs, bath teas, bath soaks and bubble baths – perfect for bath lovers.

Yina body Gua sha

YINA Body Gua Sha

Gua sha is the latest Traditional Chinese Medicine-inspired beauty practice that has attracted everyone from ages 16 to senior. This technique of scraping helps release fascia, reduce tension, increase circulation and promote lymphatic drainage. While it’s trendy for the face, Gua sha’s roots begin with the body. Bay Area-based brand YINA makes a Bian stone Gua sha that’s perfect for both face and body Gua sha.

Cozy earth bamboo pajamas

Cozy Earth Bamboo Sleepwear

One of Oprah’s favorite things, Cozy Earth bamboo loungewear and bedding is the softest material your skin will touch. They’re not made with organic cotton, but with 100% Viscose from Bamboo. Out of all the sustainable fabrics I’ve tried cotton, linen, hemp, supima cotton, etc – bamboo has been the softest. The downside with bamboo though, is that there’s no organic certification for it, and the processing and manufacturing of bamboo isn’t the cleanest. But man oh man, Cozy Earth is insanely soft.

Boka tooth brush

Boka Sonic Toothbrush

The first sonic toothbrush to feature activated charcoal bristles, Boka 2.0 took years of research and customer feedback to create. It comes with 2 attachable brush heads, travel case and magnetic charging base. The Boka electric toothbrush uses sonic power vibrate at 30,000 per minute and includes a 2 minute timer with 30 second alerts, Rechargeable li-ion battery lasts over 25 days, 2 speed settings and 2 year warranty for peace of mind.

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Inbloom Kate hudson

Inbloom Kit

Kate Hudson’s supplement line Inbloom create clean, full-spectrum nutrition using the purest and highest quality whole-food ingredients from all over the world. In order to preserve the ingredients at their most potent form Inbloom products are formulated in a UL GMP certified facility with routine audits by NSF International.

Max and me circle of protection body oil

Max and Me Circle of Protection

The only body oil to be featured in this 50 product wellness gift guide is Max and Me Circle of Protection Body Oil. And that’s because it’s not a typical skincare product. Max and Me is a high vibrational eco-luxe skincare line that combines energy healing, aromatherapy and highly vibrant ingredients sourced from sacred pockets around the world.

The incredibly healing and potent Circle of Protection is for skin that needs rescue and contains ingredients selected not only for their ability to soften and nourish but also for their energetic healing abilities: Magnolia, Manuka, Bourbon Geranium, Litsea, Vetiver Bourbon, Rose Damask, and Silver Fir in a base of highest quality Argan, Marula and Chilean Rosehip oil.

Himalayan salt lamp

Himalayan Salt Lamp

A great budget-friendly gift that will enhance any bedroom is a Himalayan Salt Lamp. They’re purported to help purify the air, improve sleep and uplift your mood. Pink salt produces negatively charged ions and are believed to have the ability to remove pollen, dust, and smoke.

Boom boom inhaler

Boom Boom Essential Oil Inhaler

Essential oil inhalers are another way to reap the benefits of aromatherapy. You breathe them in using inhalers for a quick concentrated and immediate dose of essential oils instead of waiting for them to diffuse into the air. This is a great affordable wellness gift for people who have stressful desk jobs or suffer from headaches.

Coyuchi sheets

Coyuchi Organic Bedding  

For the best luxury organic bedding that will elevate any home, check out all that NorCal brand Coyuchi has to offer. Their coastal-inspired sustainable bedding, towels, loungewear and sheets are some of the highest quality around and the sophisticated designs are absolutely beautiful.

Lotus wei flower elixir

Lotus Wei Inner Peace Flower Essence Elixir

For emotional well-being and spiritual development, give the gift of flower essences. They’re a form of herbal medicine used in flower therapy that harnesses the vibrational energy of flowers. Woo woo wellness fans will love the concept of vibrational energetic medicine.

Organic aromas nebulizing diffuser

Organic Aromas Nebulizing Diffuser 

If you’re looking to gift an essential oil diffuser on the luxury end, then a Nebulizing Diffuser may be the perfect gift. These different from all the other essential oil diffusers in that they don’t use any water. Instead, Nebulizing diffusers use air pressure to diffuse essential oils, which keeps the oils and their therapeutic properties intact and thus, more potent.

Daily Harvest smoothie kit
Daily Harvest Ready-To-Blend Smoothies Custom Gift Box

Daily Harvest Ready-to-blend smoothies are made with farm-frozen, organic fruits and vegetables and are a healthy addition to anyone’s diet. Choose from a variety of delicious fruit and veggie blends that can be delivered to any home in the US.

Fontana candle

Fontana Candles

If you’re looking to gift a completely non-toxic candle, Fontana Candle Co One of the cleanest candle brands out there with zero questionable ingredients. Fontana Candle Co has become quite the popular candle brand within the clean beauty community and is great for anyone who gets headaches from synthetic scent or is recovering from illness.

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Live botanical moon cycle balm

Live Botanical Moon Cycle Balm

For a period wellness gift that isn’t a menstrual cup, consider giving all natural period relief gifts. Live Botanical Moon Cycle Balm is also a muscle and joint discomfort balm thanks to its antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and nervine properties. The aromatherapy also creates harmony by calming anxiety and removing nervous tension.

Buffy cloud pillow

Buffy Cloud Pillow Set

We all know someone with terrible pillows. Give them the gift of sustainable quality pillows like the Buffy Cloud Pillow. They’re woven from earth-friendly TENCEL lyocell fiber, and Each pillow recycles 24-30 plastic bottles. Buffy Cloud Pillow is soft yet supportive and can be customized to your preferences. I have the medium firmness pillow and find that it leans soft yet with adequate support.

Aura Inner Beauty Collagen

Aura Inner Beauty Collagen

For a luxury supplement gift, check out Aura Inner Beauty Collagen. Aura Inner Beauty is a marine collagen liquid Elixir that can be mixed into your water, coffee, juice, smoothie, and cocktails. Wild Berry Hibiscus Collagen contains hydrolyzed marine collagen sourced from wild-caught fish from Canada and organic wildberry and hibiscus for a subtle berry flavor. There’s also a coconut flavored version and passion fruit flavored version.

Vertly bath salts

Vertly Muscle Bath Salts

Artisanal bath salt blends always feel like a special treat, and even more so when they’re infused with hemp extract. The Vertly Muscle Soak Bath Salts contain a powerful bend of 24 nutrient rich botanicals, including nourishing Nettles, slow-extracted Calendula, anti-inflammatory Green Coffee, collagen-promoting Gotu Kola, hydrating Apricot Kernel and 500mg of CBD.

Idlewild floral

Idlewild Dried Flower Bouquets

Dries florals can beautify any home and Idlewild Florals makes some of the prettiest ever. These florals also last forever compared to real flowers. I don’t care what anybody says, flowers are crucial to my emotional well-being.

Cure hydration mix

Cure Hydration Electrolyte Mix

For the fitness fanatic! Cure Hydration’s electrolyte mixes are a healthy alternative to Gatorade and sugar filled sports drinks. Replacing electrlytes is the key to hydration and Cure’s plant-based formula has 4x the electrolytes of leading sports drinks and is effective as an IV drip. I love that there’s no added sugar or anything artificial, just natural fruit flavors.

Idlewild floral

12 Best Non-Toxic Natural Winter Perfumes 2023

Today I’m sharing my favorite natural winter fragrances now that the colder months are just around the corner! Instead of the citrus, aquatic, and green notes that speak to me during summer, I find myself craving darker, earthier, heavier and gourmand scents that are sexy, cozy and comforting. I have an in-depth guide to clean and organic perfumes if you’d like more info on what exactly is a clean perfume versus an organic perfume, along with other related topics. Otherwise, read on for my top picks for fall and winter perfumes that are natural and non-toxic!

maison louis marie no 4

Maison Louis Marie No 4 Bois De Balincourt

Top note: Sandalwood, Cedarwood
Mid note: Vetiver, Nutmeg, Cinnamon
Base note: Amber Wood
I’m going to make a bold statement here and say that Bois De Balincourt is Maison Louis Marie’s best scent. It is alluring, melodic, harmonious. The layers of notes draw you in and you can’t stop smelling yourself. This sultry, warm woodsy scent is a feminine leaning unisex scent. It has a yummy factor to it without going into gourmand territory.

Henry Rose dark is night

Dark Is Night by Henry Rose

  • Includes synthetics

Famously founded by Michelle Pfeiffer, Henry Rose is a unisex clean perfume brand that’s as safe and transparent as possible. Michelle Pfeiffer swore off conventional fragrance when her kids were born over a decade ago, and in 2019 launched Henry Rose with five perfumes. Henry Rose is the only line of clean perfumes to be formulated with the Environmental Working Group. They’re also 100% transparent in disclosing every ingredient used and hold multiple certifications that ensure quality and safety. Henry Rose is EWG Verified (stands for health, transparency, and good manufacturing practices) and Cradle to Cradle Certified (one of the world’s most rigorous product sustainability standards).

sexy smoky earthy vanilla

Dark Is Night is beautiful, sexy and interesting. This is a very rich and heavy scent, and the longest lasting scent in the Henry Rose line. I spritzed this in the morning and I could still smell it in the early evening. I’d totally want a full sized bottle of Dark Is Night for winter. The notes are vetiver, freesia, patchouli and vanilla bean, but I mostly detect just the patchouli and vanilla bean.

Shop Henry Rose here


By Rosie Jane perfume

James by Rosie Jane (and Lake)

  • Includes synthetics

By Rosie Jane is a beauty and fragrance brand founded in 2012 by celebrity makeup artist, rosie jane johnston. While Rosie Jane was pregnant, every fragrance made her nauseous, so she decided to create her own — and By Rosie Jane was born!

James is a woodsy amber fig scent with a subtle hint of floral. Also lovely if you want something that isn’t distinctly feminine but smells woodsy, warm and cozy yet not overly masculine. Other great winter perfumes by Rosie Jane are Dylan, which leans more masculine than James and Lake, a vanilla perfume with a hint of citrus.

Shop By Rosie Jane here


The 7 virtues vetiver elemi

Vetiver Elemi by The 7 Virtues

  • Includes synthetics

Highly feminine, Vetiver Elemi is a sweet earthy scent that’s perfect for winter. The opening of the perfume hits you with bright citrus bergamot that quickly fades away. While the heart notes are holiday favorites nutmeg and cardamom along with florals, it’s the warm cedarwood, patchouli and vetiver that dominate.

TOP: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Elemi
HEART: Cardamom, Cumin, Nutmeg, Jasmine, Geranium, Rose
BASE: Vetiver, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Amber, Moss


Heretic dirty hinoki

Dirty Hinoki by Heretic Parfum (Personal Fave)

  • Includes synthetics

Heretic Parfum uses naturally derived botanical ingredients in an organic non-GMO alcohol base to create clean fragrances that explore the unpolished version of plants and flowers. Heretic perfumes encapsulate the raw and wild side of nature and have names like Dirty Hinoki and Dirty Coconut. Their fragrances are Unisex, vegan, and cruelty-free and handcrafted in small batches at their Los Angeles studio. Heretic Parfum offers an interesting and sometimes unusual take on classic notes like vanilla, coconut, sandalwood, lavender and more.

With Dirty Hinoki, I get both worlds of masculine and feminine in one bottle, though if this is absolutely a feminine perfume. The opening of Dirty Hinoki is a juicy burst of fruit which fades to reveal woodsy notes with a caramel sweetness. Depending on the day and the weather, I sometimes get a stronger woodsy scent and sometimes a stronger sweet scent. Beautifully complex, the dry down seems to reveal a completely different perfume, one that’s highly feminine and sweet. It’s perfect for fall and winter, but frankly you could wear this year round!

TOP: Lemon, Cedar, Nutmeg, Thyme, Pine
HEART: Hinoki, Cypress
BASE: Elemi, Wormwood, Fir Absolute, Ambrettolide, Balsam, Frankincense

Henry Rose torn

Torn by Henry Rose (Personal Fave)

  • Includes synthetics

sweet warm vanilla floral

I’m such a sucker for vanilla scents and Torn is no exception. This is a yummy vanilla floral perfume with Rose, violet and jasmine at the heart and a base of Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla Bean and Praline. I love the addition of both patchouli and violet, which are scent notes I don’t find used together very often in clean perfume lines that aren’t 100% natural and include synthetics.

To me this is a scent that seducts yet still has a playful side. It’s a cozy, sultry, warm and sweet vanilla perfume that I can see most vanilla lovers enjoying or millennials upgrading to a more sophisticated vanilla scent. I cannot picture this scent on a man or on an older generation of women.

For a powdery floral perfume by Henry Rose for winter, check out Flora Carnivora.

Ellis Brooklyn amber

Super Amber by Ellis Brooklyn

  • Includes synthetics

Sephora aisle staple, Ellis Brooklyn Super Amber is a simple and linear scent without top or base notes and is perfect for Amber and vanilla lovers. Super Amber feels like a cozy sweater hug and is warm and sultry. It’s not a strong perfume at all, which is why it works so well layered with other louder perfumes. The notes are Amber, Vanilla Orchid, Virginia Cedarwood, Musk.

Shop Super Amber here

Aftelier perfumes smoke vanilla

Smoke Vanilla by Aftelier Perfumes

  • 100% natural

A dark and sophisticated vanilla with a whole lot of smokiness, Aftelier Perfume’ Smoke Vanilla is a must try for organic perfume nerds. This grown up vanilla scent made of vanilla absolute from Madagascar is accentuated with the dark smokiness of lapsang souchong tea and warm balsamic wood notes of Siam Wood. Note that this is not a sweet feminine vanilla. Aftelier Perfumes is great at making heady animalic perfumes.One seed perfume Bohemia

Bohemia by One Seed (unisex)

  • 100% natural / 80% organic

One Seed has been designing and making perfumes with care from their studio in Adelaide, South Australia since 2009. Their 100% natural and vegan perfumes are made without any synthetics and are at least 80% organic. Using pure, botanical and cruelty free ingredients, One Seed’s award-winning line of unisex fragrances have unique scent profiles fit for the epicurious.

Bohemia is probably one of the most out-of-the-box, interesting scents I’ve tried and I can imagine not everyone would gravitate towards Bohemia, but I actually liked it. Bohemia is an oriental gourmand that’s exotic, warm, and sultry. This is one of those rare scents that would be just as amazing on men as on women. Notes are Jasmine, dark chocolate, amber, pink grapefruit, tonka bean, rose, tea leaves. One Seed’s Solitude is also a great perfume for winter.

Providence perfume co

Irisque by Providence Perfume Co

  • 100% natural

Providence Perfume Co is a truly natural and organic perfume brand based out of Providence, Rhode Island. They offer fine fragrance-esque botanical perfumes along with perfume classes taught by award-winning perfumer and founder Charna Ethier.

  • Notes: Orris root, Germanica and Pallida iris, oud, deep carrot seed and botanical musk
  • A rich iris scent that’s musky and powdery
  • A more grown up floral with an oud quality
  • Smells like you dug up the iris with your own hands along with the soil
  • The rooty dark character of Irisque makes it lean masculine and would smell amazing on a man

Abbott nyc sequoia perfume

Sequoia by Abbott NYC (unisex)

  • Includes synthetics

This is the most masculine scent in this winter fragrance list. Founded by Jose Alvarez and Michael Pass and now in Sephora stores, Abbott is clean, PETA certified vegan and cruelty-free and eco-driven. Abbott sets itself from other clean fragrance brands by celebrating the vast wonders of the American outdoors through their perfumes. Their mission is to create healthy and conscious fragrances using the cleanest and most sustainable ingredients. Abbott scents are designed by two senior perfumers who have made scents for Burberry, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs among others.

Sequoia took me by surprise. At first I thought this scent was way too smoky and masculine. But then it grew on me and now I am really enjoying it, especially layered with a more feminine or gourmand perfume. It’s a bold, unique scent that’s very grounded. If you enjoy dark and earthy scents, you’ll like Sequoia.

Bohemian reves desert fleurs

Desert Fleur by Bohemian Reves

  • 100% natural

If you’re looking for a super simple 100% natural patchouli-vanilla perfume that’s still rich and decadent, then check out Bohemian Reves’ Desert Fleur. There’s something addictive about this scent that has