May Must Haves!
Is it just me, or does everyone love the feeling of finding new, amazing products each month? I know my wallet doesn't agree...but hey, at least my soul is happy! :)
I've tried some new things, fell in love with some old ones & I needed to include a product that recently came out that I am absolutely obsessed with, sooo...without further do, let's get on with my May Must Haves!
Whenever I see the word rosewater written on anything, my hand automatically reaches for the product and my mind says "Shut up & take my money". I love roses; their incredible colors, smells, infused waters, bath salts, essential oils...(my dōTERRA Rose roller never leaves my bag). Rosewater is high in antioxidants and reduces the appearance of blemishes, so naturally, when I saw this product by Herbivore, a brand I really fell in love with at the beginning of this year, I needed to have it. The company's been working on the formula for quite some time now, and ladies, trust me when I say - the hard work has paid off! They combined rosewater with kukui oil, aloe vera & white tea extract to create The Pink Cloud - a super light-weight, breathable, creamy & very hydrating, synthetic-free moisturizing cream! I use it in the morning after applying my serum and before facial oil or any type of makeup.
And I mean...if all of this doesn't make you wanna buy it..look at that glowing jar!
If the super cute packaging alone doesn't do the trick, learning a tiny little bit of info about Moon Juice will get you clicking that 'Add to Cart' button. These incredible superfood & adaptogen concoctions are all created for different purposes in order to maximize the benefits each ingredient has on our bodies and mind. Beauty Dust brings out that skin glow, Dream Dust soothes your tensions to promote restful sleep, Brain Dust enhances focus and mental stamina, Spirit Dust promotes uplifting feelings and a relaxing state of mind, Sex Dust ignites your creative energy (in and out of the bedroom *wink* *wink*), and Power Dust helps restore energy & supports healthy immune and cardiovascular system. Whatever you needs may be, these cute little magical potions have the answer!
I cannot put into words how excited I am about the launch of this product! Sakara Life's 10-Day Reset is absolutely everything you will ever need to jumpstart your metabolism, cleanse your body from toxins and create some new & healthy habits, all while getting creative in the kitchen department! The whole kit comes in a gorgeous package, and it contains Beauty & Detox Water Concentrates, Detox Tea, Daily Probiotic Blend, Detox Bars, Energy Bars, Life Source Plant-Based Protein Powder, and a beautiful little booklet with 20 amazing Sakara recipes! Sakara gets to be the nutritionist, and you get to be the chef! A lot of people have been asking for this option, because they either love to cook and are not interested in having their meals already cooked for them; or they want to learn how to get more creative and start using superfoods, medicinal mushrooms & adaptogens to live the Sakara way all year round!
If you're interested in reading more about my experience with Sakara's signature program, I wrote a whole post about it here and if you're interested in their Deeper Level II Detox, I also did a full review on Kali Periodical's blog!
Before trying out an organic deodorant, I'm not gonna lie, I had some prejudice. I thought it was going to smell...earthy. Luckily, the lady in Sephora convinced me that Lavanila is different. They only had two products left on the shelf, and no try-me-outs, so I had to take her word for it. It's a bit on the pricey side ($12 in store, $10 on Amazon), so I hesitated before swiping my credit card, but after learning how it was not only 100% organic, but also scored 0 on the Dirty App (the best possible score), I said yes and couldn't wait to take off the protective packaging and smell it. I was soooo pleasantly surprised with the scent! Very light & refreshing, it immediately reminded me of freshly washed linens! Oh, and it lasts for a loooong time, so the price is not so bad. I look at it as a good investment in my health :)
From chemical-free tampons & liners, to coconut sugar scrub and bath salts, Kali really knows how to make a woman happy during that time of the month (or anytime, for that matter :)). The way it works is, you choose a subscription model that works for you, and you get your KaliBox delivered to your doorstep by the first of every month so that you never run out! Genious!!! I've had the pleasure to meet with their CEO, Jonna Püra, and I fell in love with the whole concept, idea behind it & passion which beams from everyone who is a part of the company! Oh, and the packaging is GORGEOUS - I mean, give me anything with rose gold letters and I'm sold ;)
Oh and YAY - Get 50% off your first box with the code KARLA
2 Amazing Vegan Cookbooks
After being seriously obsessed with his YouTube Channel, I needed to get this cookbook...and let me tell ya, I.AM.ADDICTED! To everything. His style, flavor combinations, creative dishes & personality. This cookbook definitely ignites a spark in the kitchen! Pictured here is a purple cabbage soup I was intrigued about when I first saw it...cause...cabbage soup? I loved it so much I had to make it multiple times already!
After traveling to NYC last month and eating in two of his restaurants (Xyst & Double Zero), I needed to get more involved with his cooking, so I immediately bought his cookbook & signed up for one of his Plantlab culinary online courses. The cookbook is very professional, and might slightly scare people who are not very comfortable in the kitchen, but the recipes are not very difficult and you can really work on your skills!
...something you might not expect of me...but, hey, I did write a blog post on how Cheat Days Won't Ruin Your Life, and I am a HUGE fan of ice cream (actually gelato..but that's a topic for another time :))
I am seriously not kidding with this one. How they managed to create a perfectly creamy ice cream without ANY type of milk beats me, but all I know is - I am down for it! They have lots of new dairy-free flavors, but this one was my first pick and now I'm really excited to try others.
And that's a wrap on this year's May Must Haves! Hope you discovered some new things to try out & let me know how you like them!