Beauty

Oliveda Skincare Review

20th August 2019

Oliveda Skincare

Hello, hello friends! When it comes down to skincare, I’ve tried a lot of it. And I have to be honest — I don’t think any of the products I’ve tried in the past have had brands that have had a greater emphasis or reliance on the ingredients derived from the olive tree than Oliveda. Oliveda describes itself as the “olive tree pharmacy,” offering a wide range of products that feature the benefits of olive tree derived ingredients. Have y’all ever heard of skincare focused around olive trees? I know a lot of things contain olive oil, but this product in particular distinguishes itself from olive oil.

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Fashion

Organic Basics Underwear // Sustainable Brand Highlight

14th August 2019

Organic Basics | Jade of Trades

Another day, another sustainable brand highlight. These, by far, are my favorite posts to create and publish to you guys. I LOVE to show you guys the infinite amount of sustainable, eco-conscious alternatives there are to us. When it comes to underwear, I don’t know about you but I’m not super into the idea of shopping secondhand and choosing used. I definitely want something new to me and me only! That’s why I was so excited when Organic Basics reached out to me for a collaboration. They offer such a beautifully built, eco-conscious brand for high quality and sleek underwear that you can feel GOOD about purchasing. 

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Fashion

Nisolo Shoes // Sustainable Brand Highlight

11th August 2019

I’m so super excited for today’s post! While I have reviewed a ton of sustainable fashion companies in the past, I have never had the opportunity to try out some slow fashion shoes. That’s why I was so happy when Nisolo reached out to me to try out their incredibly elegant, smart shoe collection. I am all about trying clothing brands that support fashion industries that are better for the people and the planet. 

Nisolo’s vision is a fashion industry in which success is based on more than just offering the cheapest price. “An industry that not only values exceptional design, but the producer and the planet as much as the end consumer,” (Nisolo). I LOVE when brands and corporations include what’s called an Impact Report. Nisolo’s impact report is linked right on the front page of their website, detailing their sustainability initiatives and giving tangible results from their industry. For example, some of their Impact Highlights include 157 full time, sustainable jobs created; 761 livelihoods supported across their supply chain; 100% of Nisolo producers are 18 years of age or older, etc. 

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Lifestyle

Where I’ve Been // Life Update

7th August 2019

I’m sitting down to write this at my new desk, in my new office, in my new apartment, in a new state. Everything feels so… new. It’s odd, isn’t it? How moving somewhere new just feels like a completely different chapter of your life, because it is? It’s weird to see Austen here, living a space we share. It’s weird to see our dog follow us from room to room. My life looks so different than it did 6 months ago. Actually, barely 6 days ago. It’s all new, and it’s all different. 

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Fashion

Homecoming 2019 Dress Styles to Look Out For

30th July 2019

The year 2019 is the year to go extra, and that includes choosing your homecoming dress. Don’t stick to the traditional one-piece ensembles. Choose to go extra glamorous! Be inspired by your favorite celebrities and their fashion choices for 2019. With a stand-out dress choice, who knows, you might even be crowned Homecoming royalty, right?

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