Disclosure: I was provided samples items or a discount to use towards the purchase of discussed items. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.
Be Earnest is a completely unisex fragrance that has me relaxed and feeling 100% pampered and spoiled. I honestly cannot get enough of this gorgeous scent. This is exactly what I needed to help me chill out. It has rhubarb and apple in the top notes, but I don't smell those at all. The middle notes are listed as 'floral.' I don't detect those either. What is prominent to me, and I love it so much, is a mix of Canadian Fir Balsam and Virginia Cedar Wood. There is a synthetic musk added, probably for depth, (synthetic because they don't use animal products), but I don't detect that either.
This is one of my new, absolute favorite scents. And those of you following me on social media, my new blog for fragrances only, and sometimes here, know that I have tried A LOT of fragrances over the last few years. It's become more of a passion than a hobby at this point. Fragrance just makes me happy and Be Earnest is one of the best that I've come across. It's really just so good for the senses. It's crisp and a bit woody, and it makes me feel mentally invigorated, physically comforted and completely relaxed all at the same time.
You can order samples on their website, if you'd like to 'try before your buy,' which I always recommend.
3. Ella + Mila Nail Polish is also an eco-friendly, high end product. I love that so many companies are turning towards this kind of thinking! Labeled as the OG of "Seventeen-Free" brands, this polish is formulated without the 17 (harsh) ingredients that might be typically used in creating nail color. There are over 220 shades to choose from, including those that are chip-resistant, quick-dry and high shine.
One of the many things they offer is a "Mommy & Me" set but I'm telling you the truth when I say that sparkly one would go on my fingernails just as fast as it would go on the littles'. That's super cute (grown ups love blingy too), and of course it's vegan and animal-cruelty free.
You can find Ella + Mila at Target, Amazon, Rite-Aid, CVS and Walgreens.
To conclude...prioritizing "me time" and indulging in self-care practices is essential for overall well-being and rejuvenation. I can't be all things to everyone if I'm not taking care of myself first. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to overlook our own needs and neglect the importance of self-nurturing. By carving out moments for ourselves and engaging in activities that bring us joy and relaxation, it does ultimately help us to recharge. These are just some of the products I'm happy to use when I'm ready to take some time out for me.