Who doesn't feel cozier with a candle lit and their home smelling delicious? With scents like Chai and even Cereal (smells like Froot Loops) it's no wonder why I was smitten with Mala at first sniff. Over the past few weeks I've been lucky enough to get to know the maker behind Mala more and it's safe to say that knowing Melody has made me even more of a Mala fan. Melody is down to earth, hard-working and is genuinely passionate about sustainability and the type of maker that makes supporting local easy!
I had a chance to catch up with her earlier this month to chat with her about Mala, self-care and sustainability! (Plus we're doing a giveaway!)
Let me be the first to acknowledge that gift guides aren't really a thing I feature on my own blog and before we delve into it a few things to note: This gift guide is just code for my ultimate wish list. These are the things I would buy if I was rich. I figured I might as well go big for my blog's first gift guide. These are my definition of "I have my shit together" type of splurges. While the items aren't tens of thousands of dollars they're still expensive and I could never justify the cost, employed or otherwise.
If anyone does feel like buying me something expensive, next month's rent would be nice.
Also, this list is a great example of how I would be a terrible sugar baby because everything is under $1000 and the most expensive thing is a mattress. Seriously, I joke that I would become a sugar baby in exchange for a Costco membership and a VitaMix all the time.
I could win the lottery and I would still be all about that “sort from low to high” life while online shopping.
I'm back with another Jiyubox subscription box mini review because I am a consistent blogger until I decide to get a job. Which won't be for a while if I'm being honest. SO HERE WE ARE. Should I turn being unemployed into a regular topic here on the blog? Would it work? (Pun intended.) Anyhow, getting a bit off topic here so lets go back to the subscription box.
The theme for this season is all things cozy, perfect for fall and featuring all PNW based brands!
If you haven't read my first Jiyubox review yet you can read it here. Before we delve in, please know that this box was gifted to me but all thoughts and opinions are my own! I am also under no obligation to post in exchange for product but I have always loved to share natural beauty brands.
This reoccurring category features skincare products I liked enough to use up, but did I like it enough to repurchase? I am also getting better about posting more consistently, eh? #funemployment really frees up my time.
Items featured in this post include Midnight Paloma Calming Gel Cleanser, Mychelle Dermaceuticals Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser, One Love Organics Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser, Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser and Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash.
Wanna feel like a rich lady? Get yourself a face roller. Something about rolling my face feels so incredibly luxe. Put on a face mask, then a facial oil (right now I am all about starting off with the Midnight Paloma Detox Mask followed by a Vitruvi facial oil blend - you can read a review of the facial oil here) and use a facial roller to help push that product into your pores while giving yourself a gentle facial massage. But what do we really know about facial rolling other than the fact that it feels nice?
The two I decided to put to the test are the Midnight Paloma facial roller ($28) and the Nurse Jamie Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller ($89). Starting at $30ish a beauty roller is already a bit of an investment so the Nurse Jamie version is seemingly the mac daddy of face rollers. For three times the cost I would want the benefits to include always getting my milk to cereal ratio perfect and being able to go to bed at a reasonable hour.
(Something funny: when I first received the Nurse Jamie roller I left it out on the kitchen table for the first few days and a friend came over and assumed that it was a sex toy that I left out.)