Post Commute Self Care| CBD Living Brand Focus

Pour yourself a glass of wine and start a bath, the weekend is finally here!

It's only been about two weeks since my last post but I feel as if I've been away from the blog for months. Please excuse my absence I've been working on a blog schedule now that I've started my new job. The past two weeks have been amazing, and honestly I'm the happiest I have been in a long time. I feel as if this new role is a great start to my dream career. I'm on cloud 9, since this is a role I've been hoping for.

With a new role comes a new schedule, hence my absence from my blog, and instagram. I'm also adjusting to a new commute. Which actually gave me the perfect test environment for today's brand feature.

My first week of work I opted to walk more often than I took the shuttle and it definitely had an effect on my legs (re: sore af). Thankfully CBD Living sent me a few of their pain reliving skincare products, so I put them to the test.

Cruelty Free Brand Focus: Ellovi

Over the past few weeks I've been putting Ellovi's range of body butters and lip balms to the test. Ellovi (pronounced like 'love' is spelled), began their brand with their six ingredient body butter. Their body butter is handmade in Berkley, California and features good-for-you superfood ingredients, and no fillers or harmful chemicals. I've mentioned in past posts that I've been seeking out more natural products lately and Ellovi definitely fits the bill.
Loving this vanilla scent!

Ellovi's body butter comes in 5 scents; original, vanilla, mint, tangerine, and lavender. I tried both the vanilla and mint varieties. The vanilla is my current favorite, it's smells indulgent and also a bit like vanilla cake batter. (Yum!) The butter is thick, rich, and makes my skin feel super soft and nourished.

Christmas Pajamas 💕

One of my favorite things about winter is sinking into freshly washed flannel sheets after a hot shower, and using a nice rich lotion or body butter. Ellovi has snuck it's way into this ritual and I think it's here to stay!

Festive & Fit| Protein Buckeyes Recipe.

As winter rolled in I fell off the wagon an bit when it came to being consistent in my workouts. Whitney Simmons and her bubbly, fun, inspiring youtube channel has been instrumental in getting me back on track. Recently she featured a no bake holiday treats video on her channel, and I decided to make some buckeyes. Here are my results with a few substitutions.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

This year's gift guide round up features some of my favorite cruelty free products, as well as some great products that I've had fun reviewing for you guys these past few months. I know you'll love these products as much as I have, and I hope your gift recipients will too.

I'm so excited to get into the spirit of giving this holiday season, starting with these awesome goodies.

For the Self Care Aware

Cloud 9 & Meltdown

I have been loving these products from Blume. Self care has become increasingly important to me since I began my journey in the full time workforce, and during 'that time of the month' I'm even more appreciative of these products.

Cloud 9 is an essential oil roll on, the scent has helped me calm down both headaches and cramps-- helping me to get through my work day in peace. Meltdown is a true skincare game changer for me, I've always used tea tree oil on spots however Meltdown seems to help my dry out larger hormonal pimples much faster. This blend also helps soothe irritation, so I will use it on my t-zone after masking.

Blume is cruelty free, sustainable, was created by female entrepreneurs, and also donates a portion of their proceeds to Days for Girls. I know I'll be keeping these products in my arsenal for years. Blume is a great brand to introduce your gal pals to this holiday season.

For the Zen

In Focus Guide Books

I have been learning more about essential oils and meditation ever since I got into yoga last year. These books are a great place to start and include a wealth of information including history, uses, and a breakdown of each essential oil or meditation practice.