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Month: March, 2015

What’s In My Bag

Thank you to my friend, Rachel, for inspiring me to do this post. For some reason, I am fascinated with what people have in their bags! Maybe it’s nosey-ness but anything to get a new fun gadget or maybe a cool new natural product or organizing tip. (my bag is pretty neat – but there’s just so many lip choices I have to carry at all times. So here we go!

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Hardware

Bag: Big Buddha (gifted to me from my mom and sister)

Wallet: Coach (old)

Sunnies:  Oliver Peoples

Potions

I Am Powerful Chakra Crystal Mist: A little spritz to increase inner strength, energize and build confidence, release fear and open to your flu potential. (got it at the naturopath’s office and I love it and have 2 others..)

Bach Flower Essences:  A drop or 2 in my water to replace apprehension and vague fears with a sense of security and peace of mind (Found mine at Whole Foods Market for $20 – but wait for sales!)

TerrainMax Adrenal Terrain: I can’t live without this stuff! Another find from the naturopath’s office but it’s great to use all day and it helps you be less stressed!

Lip Products

Jouer Lip Gloss in Beach: It’s perfect alone with just another cover and no mirror needed to apply! (Beach is discontinued but Nude is similar)

Wet N’ Wild (Don’t laugh) Lip Stick: It’s $1.99 at CVS! The color is so vivid and it lasts for hours and hours. Perfect for my long days at work. Any particular color from this line is wonderful – I have a few

Gadget

Agent 18 iPhone 5/6 Charger:  I always keep this baby on me for emergencies. It gives my phone a whole extra charge and it’s super cute. Got it at Target for $30.

So those are the things that are always in my purse excluding the tissues and the collection of receipts I’ve hoarded in a week’s time. What’s in your bag?!

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Living on One Dollar

I want to take a minute to share how much I love this documentary that I found on Netflix a few weeks ago. It’s call “Living on One Dollar“. My guy and I were being super lazy on a  Sunday morning and we both couldn’t agree on anything to watch – but what we always seem to agree on is a juicy documentary.

While watching the film, I thought, “Gosh, this reminds me of the whole idea of Whole Planet Foundation” and low and behold they were a partner of the film and they indeed went into detail on how micro loans, the basis what Whole Planet does, works.

The stories are so incredibly inspiring and I was moved to tears multiple times. I realized how selfish I could be and I immediately changed my tune and started giving more to the people around me because their happiness matters.

Whole Planet Foundation is deeply rooted into my job at Whole Foods Market. I am honored to work at such a socially conscious company that is making a difference all over the world (like, over 5 million people and counting!). How I got to Whole Foods Market was through a lot of prayers asking Spirit to help me find a job where I can serve my community and the world, and here I am, over 3 years later, absolutely in love with my job.

So here is the trailer – I hope you like it!  It’s available to watch on Netflix right now.

House of Intuition – Los Angeles

I have no idea how I found this Los Angeles gem, but I did. My addiction and love started when I ordered their “Glow” spray and when it arrived on my doorstep, I was hooked – the adorable packaging, sweet notes, the design, and the lovely smell of the essentials oils in my magic spritz [that I was going to bring to work immediately]. Mmmmm just mmmmmm.

Encinitas is so close to Los Angeles, so I decided on a perfect time where me and my guy can take a ride up that way and go on a journey to House of Intuition. I have to give Mr. Stephen major props for even taking this teeny tiny step into my “new age-y” world. I believe he enjoyed it too.

The shop (we went to the one on Sunset Blvd in Echo Park) was divine. A super cute hideaway that was filled with treasures, jewelry, genuine stones and crystals, and an ever clear knowledgeable crew that made me feel welcome and loved. The tarot card readings and healers were all booked for the day, but this will make the perfect excuse to go back because these peeps are legit. I need to find the mastermind behind this business – because Encinitas needs one of these babies. Hello, franchise!

Anyway, I hope you loved my rant on this gorgeous house of awesome. Enjoy the quick snaps I took and please go and visit these gurus!

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